Sunday, April 26, 2015

15.04.24 BEAST interview session: Upcoming concert tour in Hong Kong and Taiwan

BEAST will be holding their “Beautiful Show” concert tour on 30th May 2015 at AsiaWorld-Expo Arena, Hong Kong, before heading to Taiwan on 6th June. The ticket pricing is as follows: HK $ 1380 / $ 1080 / $ 780 / $ 480. The event is brought to you by Sun Entertainment Culture and Jasco entertainment.

 Since it is BEAST’s first solo concert in Hong Kong, the organizers decided to interview the members exclusively in South Korea.

In the interview session, Yoseob mentioned that although the members had attended events in Hong Kong , they actually did not have any chance to go on sightseeing, thus, he hopes that they could enjoy Hong Kong’s famous night view soon. Moreover, it has been a long time since BEAST met their fans in Hong Kong, therefore, Kikwang hopes that BEAST could present their best songs and performances to their beloved fans.

Furthermore, BEAST members mentioned that they often involve in various activities during their leisure time: Kikwang will spend his time exercising - no wonder he has a healthy muscular body; Yoseob expressed that regular exercise and reading could refresh his mind and body; As a member of Korean artists’ football team, Doojoon will be busy on the field weekly; Hyunseung will meet his friends and enjoy bowling with them; Junhyung will spend his free time in the studio as a composer; Lastly, Dongwoon will enjoy aromatherapy in his house.
Although currently BEAST does not have any plan to make a comeback, the members are consistently working hard to improve themselves, and hopefully they could meet their fans soon. Lastly, all the members are looking forward to their upcoming solo concert in Hong Kong next month.

cr: dkpopnews 

Monday, April 20, 2015

15.04.12 BEAST's short MV for 'Hands Up'

On April 10th, BEAST dropped a shot version of the music video of their newest Japanese single 'Hands Up.'

'Hands Up' is the rhythmical dance track which was released on April 6th, and topped the chart a day after its release.
BEAST will hold a Japan fan meeting tour in May in four cities: Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka.

Watch below:
cr: dkpopnews

15.04.12 BEAST Hong Kong concert tickets will be on sale soon

BEAST will be holding their Beautiful Show Tour concert on 30th May 2015 at AsiaWorld-Expo Arena, Hong Kong. The event is organised by Sun Entertainment Culture and Jasco entertainment.

Since their debut in 2009, this will be the BEAST's first time having a concert in Hong Kong. After the concert in Hong Kong , they will be performing on 6th June 2015 in Tianmu Stadium, Taiwan. Therefore, fans in Hong Kong and Taiwan will have the opportunity to experience the charming performance of BEAST.

 Since the announcement of the concert details, the organizers have been receiving overwhelming support and response from fans in Hong Kong and Taiwan. In order to repay the support of fans, the organizers decided to sell official merchandise at the concert, such as hand lamps, towels, light headband, badge and hat. The price of merchandises is almost similar to the price in South Korea. For example, the hand lamp will be sold at HKD 150 each.  In addition, the fans will be able to pre-order the official merchandises online. Further ordering details will be announced at a later date.

Moreover, the concert tickets will be on sale starting next week.
Last but not least, BEAST members are looking forward to meet their heartwarming fans during their first concert in Hong Kong.

cr: dkpopnews

15.04.08 BEAST's 'Hands up' tops Itunes Japan chart

On April 7th, Cube entertainment announced that BEAST's latest Japanese track, "Hands Up" nabbed first place on iTunes Japan. 
"Hands Up" is the rhythmical dance track which was released on the 6th. It topped the chart after only 1 day, showing BEAST's strong popularity in Japan.
BEAST recently also formed its own independent Japanese label “BEAST Music” to focus on promotion in Japan. Through the new label, they are set to unveil a new song every month for 10 consecutive months. 
Meanwhile, BEAST will hold a Japan fan meeting tour in May with 4 big cities: Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka.
cr: dkpopnews 

15.04.04 BEAST's 2nd teaser video for 'Hands Up'

BEAST will make a comeback with Japanese single!

BEAST reveal their 2nd teaser video on their official YouTube channel with the title 'Hands Up,' although the teaser is short, fans seems to be curious for its full release.

Watch below:

cr: dkpopnews

Thursday, April 16, 2015

[INTERVIEW] 141029 ANAN October Issue Part 2

Playing games inside my room, which is like a PC/game room, is resting time
“The price of furniture in Japan or Korea are alike~” Doojoon-san who cooly, calmly check the prices of the furniture even till the corners of the shop. An independent life that is wished and hope for “I’m able to do everything that I want to do so it’s perfect!”, and according to the members, out of the six of them, he has the cleanest house. “I made a room exclusively for playing games and there are 5 TVs and PCs. It’s like a PC/Game room. I like playing games that much but the members have no interest in it (cries).” How many hours do you play? “Um~.. Let’s cut it down a little, please write ‘3 hours’ (laughs)”.

Dujun’s choice:
“I have the exact succulent at home. I chose this with the thought of (the fan) carefully raising this pot (of succulent) while thinking of me” 3000yen

 An affectionate side that values furniture because it contains memories with his family♡
Hyunseung-san who lay down on the huge bed at the start of the filming, sent a sexy look to the camera. The laid-back atmosphere created a good tension in the shop. However, when speaking about his home that he lives in with his family, with an affectionate gentle look he said “Because I’m not living on my own, I can’t change up the interior up to my liking. But I think it is fine just the way it is. About our sofa, furniture we’ve been using it since I was a baby – I’d like to keep using it in the future too. It is most enjoyable when I’m playing games or web-surfing in my room.”

Hyunseung’s choice:
“”It’ll be great to use this when it gets really busy to the point that you don’t even get time to wash your hair. (But) I wash my hair every day”. Even the members were surprised at Hyunseung’s unrestrained comment! 1200 yen

Decorated the house according to his wishes but already has plans to change up the arrangement!
BEAST’s sound-maker who writes and produces, Junhyung-san. However unexpectedly, he doesn’t listen to music when he’s at home. “Because I’m constantly listening to music due to my work, at home I’d like to rest my ears.” Having a reputation for fashion sense, he is also the most interested in interior amongst the members. “What I’d like to have are fashion brand props that will become the focal of the house. Right now I have a huge red sofa in the house so there’s an modern image therefore I’m interested in interior too. Since I get bored easily, I can’t not change it up often.. I want to place a stylish table and change up the atmosphere.”

Junhyung’s choice:
After agonizing about it, he chose a bright red watering can. “I want to pour water on my fans. That’s a joke. I think it’ll be cool even just putting it in the house” 2500 yen

Moving to a larger house and making a workout room?!
“I’m happy to be able to come to Jiyugaoka’s interior shop!” said Yoseob-san while laughing. He picked up boxing about a year ago and right now he has a small health club in his house. “I don’t play games, I also don’t meet up with my friends outside often. I was looking for something I could do that I could focus on and somewhere along the way, I picked up working out. Compared to the house I revealed on a Korean show, I’ve moved to a slightly bigger house and dedicated/made a room solely for working out. I have a bench press, barbell, and a sandbag too. Every evening, I spend about 30-40 minutes in that room.”

Yoseob’s choice:
“I chose something that is practical. Please use it when you go for a holiday or camping.” A multi-tool that has a spoon, fork, wine opener etc. 950 yen.

Excited in the interior shop! Right now, collecting information on furniture from the members.
Kikwang-san whose eyes turned wide as soon as entering the furniture shop exclaiming “Wow!” He opened drawers, sat on sofa, and even asked about shipping prices etc. No matter how you see it, it looks like he’s serious about buying. “I moved in summer but I got hurt immediately after so I’ve not even unpacked my boxes or brought in my furniture. Now I’m looking through magazines, asking members where they bought their furniture so I’m collecting info. The furniture here are nice. I want to buy every~thing. But the price to me is a little.. (laughs). I’ll go earn money and will come back at a later time.”

Kikwang’s choice:
“I hope the person receiving this present thinks of me and raises it preciously well with a mindset of raising me.” Succulent, 3000 yen

 He looks like a good looking man who plays the piano but in reality, a man who works hard because of Lego.
Dongwoon-san who isn’t sure when is the next time he could be living together with his family so he’s living with them right now. Although he is a reliable magnae, at home he spends his time like a small child!? “I like lying on the floor and spending time building Lego! I’m building a Euro castle from a 5000-6000 piece Lego. I’ve started it for a month now but I’m not even halfway done (laughs). At home, I play the electric piano too. I play a lot of classical music.” Whenever they head to Korea, he will look for figurines to decorate his room together with Junhyung-san. “I wanted Iron Man but I went this time and it’s all sold out.”

Dongwoon’s choice:
Dongwoon-san said “I want to send a photo frame with my photo inside. I also cut the picture myself with a scissors. The design is cool too so I’m satisfied.” 4000 yen.

cr: @yongjunna, @KongKongXD and @makky_B2ST_tw

[INTERVIEW] ANAN October issue (part 1)

(The situation) Now exists because we went through the hardship of staying in a dorm together.

─Right now Hyunseung and Dongwoon are staying with their families while the other 4 are living independently; comparing now to the times when you were dorming together, what are the pros (to living on your own)?
Hyunseung: I am able to rest at my own pace. I sleep well.
Junhyung: I am able to change the interior to my liking and I have freedom to create a space that’s mine alone. But now, thinking back of the time when us six were squashed shoulder to shoulder in one room, it was enjoyable.
Yoseob: During our trainee days, in one room there were three bunk beds so it was extremely small. Whenever we ordered jjajangmyun, we would eat it on the bed…
Junhyung: Everyone lied down in the same direction but only Kikwangie would be in the opposite direction. Every morning when I wake up, his legs would be in front of my eyes.
Kikwang: It’s because I wanted to kiss Junhyungie’s feet (laughs).
Junhyung: A nice smell comes out of my feet and you can sleep well cause of it right?
Kikwang: Yeah, a nice smell (laughs). To be honest, if everyone was lying down in the same direction, we wouldn’t have been able to sleep.
Yoseob: Dongwoonie’s sleep talking is severe.
Junhyung: Dongwoonie would start sleep talking when he’s asleep so everyone knows when he falls asleep. But he jerks/moves his body and that’s scary (laughs).
Yoseob: He kicks the wall in his sleep (laughs).
Junhyung: Dongwoonie, when you were rooming with Yoseobie, you were complaining about this and that right?
Dongwoon: Hold up! No! I really liked it!!
Yoseob: Looking at it, it feels like there was a wall I couldn’t see in that room, a feeling like there was another room within that room (laughs).
Dongwoon: However, when I use the computer at night, Yoseobie hyung…
Doojoon: (imitates Yoseob)”Go to bed quickly!”
Yoseob: The gaming screen is blinding. But I have no idea where he found it, but he had a huge box and blocked the light from escaping.
Hyunseung: Dongwoonie pounds across the hallway at night too but he’s the best magnae.
Doojoon: Although we had difficult times while dorming, isn’t it because of those times that we are able to be how we are now? Us altogether nosily talking about it could be something trivial but I’m happy.
Hyunseung: Yup, it’s definitely that way.
Junhyung: Although it wouldn’t work out if we went back to that again (laughs).

Facts of living alone. Marrying late!?

─Please tell us about your room (or house).
Hyunseung: The room that I have in the home I live in with my family is a comfortable one. It’s ordinary. In my room, I surf the web and I play games.
Dongwoon: I stay with my family too and my room is grey toned. In it, my pastel toned photo frames and Bearbricks are the point (of the room).  At the veranda, I put things like cactus, giving it a botanical garden feel.
Doojoon: You call that a botanical garden!? You only have 2~3 pots.
Dongwoon: The fans gave me presents so putting them together it looks like a garden.
Junhyung: The red sofa is the point in my house. At first it was a beige sofa but spilled things on it would leave marks so I went with a darker color. Going with a darker color, if I chose black it would feel heavy. It is a house I live in alone so I treated myself to a red sofa.
Yoseob: That sofa is comfortable.
Junhyung: But actually, my mom scolded me asking why I chose a red one. To my mom, a sofa that isn’t beige won’t do, she’s the type of person who thinks that if the sofa isn’t beige, it isn’t considered a sofa (laughs).
Doojoon: I have 5 computers at home for gaming and there’s a sandbag too for exercising.
Junhyung: There’s a tape on it since the sandbag is torn (laughs).
Yoseob: My pet Yanggaengie is the focus of my house so I’m not really sure who is the owner of the house…

─Junhyung raises a puppy too right. In Japan, if someone who lives alone raises a pet, he/she will marry late.
Junhyung: I don’t know if it’s that way in Korea too but when you raise a pet, you definitely get less lonely. You could probably feel that there is no need to get married. You clear its litter, you give it food, wash/shower it. Looking at how much attention is given to it, there’s probably lesser time to have a relationship with a woman.
Yoseob: There’s nothing that can be done when you miss out on the suitable age to get married. Since marriage isn’t something that turns out just as what you expect it to be.
Junhyung: That is right.

─The messiest room?
Yoseob: Mine! I’ve been busy so things are slowly piling up. I should spring cleaning sometime.
Doojoon: Kikwangie’s has nothing, it’s like a model house/showroom.
Yoseob: You room is fairly clean too but it’s because you’re just like Kikwangie – with very little things (laughs).
Doojoon: I clean up diligently!
Yoseob: Really? (laughs) The person who decorates his room best is probably Junhyung. If Kikwangie clears and arranges his stuff, it’ll look good too.
Kikwang: Right after I moved, I got hurt so my things have been like that. I’ll start putting my room together now!

What song will you let BEAUTY listen to in your room!

─If you invited BEAUTY to your room, which BEAST song would you let her/him listen to?
Junhyung: History, that Kikwang wrote thinking about the atmosphere of lovers spending time together in a room. I can’t really understand the lyrics, I would like to try it so I can understand the feeling.
Kikwang: Then for me too, ‘Histery’!
Hyunseung: You got the title wrong (laughs). It’s your own song.
Kikwang: It is ‘History’ mixed with ‘Mystery’…
Doojoon: For me, a song that hasn’t been released. A song that Junhyungie has completed, a demo song that only the members know of. Isn’t that refreshing?
Junhyung: That is a leak (laughs).
Doojoon: It’s fine listening from my phone isn’t it.
Yoseob: For me, Junhyung’s solo song ‘Slow’. I think it’s a song you listen to in a composed atmosphere.
Dongwoon: I don’t like people in my roo… I don’t like anyone entering my room so I lock it.
Hyunseung: Aren’t you all forgetting a song that you’d like BEAUTY to listen to?
All: Huh!?
Hyunseung: ‘What About You?’. You should introduce our song to the Japanese BEAUTY.
All: Oh~!! We definitely want you to listen to it.

─In the future. what kind of house/room would you like to live in?
Hyunseung: I want to live in a house by the sea, like the one that came out in the ‘Full House’ drama.
Doojoon: Right now I’m living in my dream house so I’m satisfied with this!
Yoseob: I would like a house with a garden at the front and at the back where Yanggaengie can play around. Right now, more than myself, it would be nice if Yanggaengie had a house. Ah, will I be marrying late because I’m having these thoughts (laughs).
Dongwoon: I hear that in Florida you can get a house with a swimming pool for USD1200 a month. If that’s true, I want to move around many places like that.
Kikwang: The place I want to live in would have a swimming pool, I could play soccer, basketball and tennis in it, I could see the sea or the river, it would be bright and well-ventilated and I could get into the tub while watching a huge TV…
Dongwoon: You could achieve that dream with USD1200 in Florida (laughs).
Junhyung: I would like to live in the house Kikwangie described but the house needs to have value. Buy it cheap but sell it at an expensive price! Like that.
Doojoon: Is it an investment (laughs).
Kikwang: If I live with the person I love, I don’t want to live in the city; I want to live a laid-back life in the quiet suburbs.
Junhyung: I’m definitely like that too when I think of being married. Till that happens, right now is enjoyable!

cr: @yongjunna, @KongKongXD and @makky_B2ST_tw