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A Look Back on This Year’s Indie Music

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2011.12.27 11:08 Mwave Nancy Lee

The world might have been crazy about K-Pop this year, but 2011 was a huge year for a little thing called Indie music as well. And if K-Pop is all about perfectly-packaged idol stars, Indie artists served to be the antithesis, representing carefree individuality.

On the December 23 broadcast of Mnet’s Wide Entertainment News, the show looked back on the year and the rising stars in Indie music that took Korea by storm.

We can’t talk about the Korean Indie music scene without mentioning duo 10cm. The boys, who were known as ‘the idols of Hongdae’ before they hit mainstream success with song Americano, had an incredible year with the release of their first studio album, even appearing on MBC’s Infinity Challenge, which further increased their visibility.

Singer Yoon Do Hyun praised another talented Indie artist Jang Kiha, who exploded onto the music scene in 2008 with his self-produced debut album Cheap Coffee, in the clip, saying, “I watched the music video because I heard Jang Kiha shot it himself. This guy is a genius.” Jang Kiha has since been performing to sold out crowds with his group Jang Kiha and the Faces.


The clip also features female duo Rooftop Moonlight, who has been featured on the soundtrack for drama Pasta, underground hip hop artist VerbalJint and rising stars band Monni.

Check out the video below!

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