For full disclosure: I haven’t been to Garosu-gil.
After I’ve gotten used to too shallow K-pop debut music, I started wandering off my Korean music radar and listened to some English indie. After a while, I started missing the Korean language. I can’t remember when exactly but I searched Google for some Korean indie out of curiosity, hoping they exist. And they do! I was so thrilled to be off the K-pop scene for a change and diverted my listening attention to chill Korean indie music. I was also delighted to have found a Korean indie account in 8tracks and on Tumblr.
I’m not someone excellent at making playlists – whatever the genre or language. I can’t stick to a certain theme and I tend to just put in all my current favorite tracks and that’s the reason I haven’t published a single playlist ever. But because my love for Korean indie music is ever-growing I thought, why not share the beauty of it to the world and start with a very simple category?
1. Away // Primary ft. Beenzino
2. 햇살이 아파 // Standing Egg ft. 마마무 `휘인`, 오브로젝트 `윤닭
3. 벚꽃엔딩 // Busker Busker
4. 물음표 // Primary ft. Zion T. & 최자
5. 뻔한 멜로디 // Zion T. ft. Crush
6. 꺼내 먹어요 Eat // Zion T.
7. 그날에 우리 My Love // Urban Zakapa
8. Dreamer // Standing Egg
9. 자니 Johnny // Primary
10. Officially Missing You // Geeks
11. 가끔 Sometimes // Crush
12. She’s Back // Standing Egg
13. Cafe Latte // Urban Zakapa
14. 낮달 // Fromm
15. 웃는 것 밖에 // Standing Egg
I’m a big fan of 8tracks and I’ve started creating my very own playlists there, too. My first playlist is this so you could listen to this mix below!