Screaming fan girls, good looking artistes and one night of high energy performance are some words to describe the special segment of this year’s Music Matters Live 2012 opening night. Named “K-Pop Night Out”, the segment is proudly supported by KOCCA (Korea Creative Content Agency) and sees nine representations of the K-pop music genre down in Singapore for an explosive concert.
These nine are Drunken Tiger JK, Yoon Mirae (Tasha), M.I.B., BIZZY, BTOB, DJ Clazzi of Clazziquai Project, Yi Sung Yol, J’Kyun, and RhythmKing, with some here to perform in Singapore for the first time.
Even though some are new to the mainstream K-Pop fans here in Singapore just by the initial amount of cheers and screams from those present, they had no difficulty in getting the crowd going as Clarke Quay was soon drowned out by the voices of the crowd.
K-Pop Night Out opened with Rhythm King performing “Love Song” followed by four of their newest tracks. Rapper JKyun followed up with a five song set while DJ Clazzi who recently released his debut solo album “Infant” spinned live for 30 minutes. Hip hop quartet M.I.B (Most Incredible Busters) rocked the stage with their latest hits while Bizzy added to the extremely hyped evening with this own unique blend of music.
Of course the biggest turnout of fans were for Korean Boy Group, BTOB, where fans had arrived early in the afternoon to camp for the best spots. And even though they were obviously not used to the humid weather looking at them on stage, that didn’t stop them from giving their all and even taking off their jackets to the delight of the female fans.
Closing the night off was one of Korea’s most respected hip hop artiste, Tiger JK and his wife, T. They treated the crowd and especially Korean hip hop fans to a total of 8 tracks which got everyone dancing in their spot and closing off the night that proves that Korean music really matters to the fans here.
By Kenneth Wong
Photo Credits: Nicholas Kwan
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