This playlist is the result of a collaboration with two subscribers! Actually, they did the playlist, all I did was to make the video and all that stuff, so I wanted to credit them properly for doing this awesome mix.
They are from the Balkans, and this idea came onto them because some kpop songs sound familiar with their mainstream music.
This is their description and explanation about this mix:
“The balkan mainstream music is the fusion of contemporary genres, like hip-hop, trap, EDM and so, and traditional music from the region and under the great influence of the Middle East and Indian music (that is why some Middle Easterner and Indians may find some songs familiar to them as well).
The playlist was supposed to show what kpop songs we found familiar to our culture and to show our personal experience how Kpop is really the global thing.
The whole purpose is not any cultural appropriation, but appreciation for all those artists and composers who were willing to respectfully use the vibes from other cultures to make bops.”
That being said, if you like this, we could do more playlist like this one, inspired by the sounds of places all around the world ♥
(song list at the end)
0:00 EXO – Lotto
3:06 Stray Kids (스트레이 키즈) – 아니 (Any)
5:55 CRAVITY – My Turn
9:24 ATEEZ (에이티즈) – HALA HALA
12:43 BLACKPINK – Crazy Over You
15:25 AleXa – Do Or Die
18:31 다크비(DKB) – 미안해 엄마 (Sorry Mama)
21:44 방탄소년단 (BTS) – Anpanman
25:31 SUPER JUNIOR-D&E (동해&은혁) – 땡겨 (Danger)
28:44 G-Dragon, 태양(Taeyang) – Good Boy
32:49 TWICE(트와이스) – GO HARD
35:48 몬스타엑스(MONSTA X) – FANTASIA
38:51 카드(KARD) – Dumb Litty
41:59 FAVORITE – Loca
45:22 NCT 127 – Mad Dog
48:22 포미닛(4minute) – 미쳐(Crazy)
51:31 투모로우바이투게더(TXT) – 동물원을 빠져나온 퓨마(PUMA)
54:56 에일리(Ailee) – Room Shaker
58:08 GHOST9 – Think of Dawn