K-Pop

News

why bts was banned from japanese tv

The K-pop group’s performance was cancelled over a controversial t-shirt.
Nicole DeMarco
3 days ago
Music

cifika is the next chapter in korean electronic music

Seoul's CIFIKA talks K-pop, Boston Dynamics and her desire to be a future person.
Lavanya Singh
10.24.18
Music

dpr live is the most creative rapper in south korea

i-D talks to the rising artist before his first-ever US tour with the DPR Crew.
Cheryl Santos
9.18.18
Music

bts, psy, and the future of k-pop crossovers

K-pop boy band BTS just broke Taylor Swift's record for the most-viewed music video in 24 hours. What does streaming history suggest happens next?
Jeff Benjamin
9.2.18
Music

momoland is smashing k-pop's 'factory girl' stereotype

The South Korean girl group was created on reality TV, but MOMOLAND might be K-pop's realest (and funniest) act.
Jeff Benjamin
8.22.18
Fashion

sauna is the mexican t-shirt label with a sense of humor

Their 'mildly wild' graphics take inspiration from bootlegging culture.
Jack Sunnucks
8.19.18
News

bts are the first k-pop band to play an american stadium

Performing to 40,000 people, the Korean pop stars can add another 'first' to their resume.
Briony Wright
8.10.18
Music

meet 88rising’s newest signing: chinese r&b star lexie liu

And watch her new Blade Runner-esque music video exclusively here.
Frankie Dunn
6.19.18
Music

eric nam is the atlantan k-pop mega star

He talks to i-D ahead of his US tour.
Cheryl Santos
5.29.18
Think Pieces

is music a weapon: from cold war jazz to k-pop’s mission in north korea

South Korea’s K-Pop envoy to their isolated and unpredictable northern neighbour is the latest in a long history of cultural propaganda. But as Fela Kuti and Pussy Riot have shown, music can be weaponised against governments too.
Jake Hall
3.30.18
Music

the k-pop star selling out london shows in under three minutes

Collaborating with everybody from Syd to Anderson.Paak, we meet K-Pop icon Dean to discuss new music, fame and feelings.
Douglas Greenwood
11.28.17
Music

moving fast: g-dragon discusses the sound of korea's future

i-D met the millennial Michael Jackson right after his private Chanel concert to celebrate the opening of the Mademoiselle Privé exhibition in Séoul.
Tess Lochanski
6.26.17