Nilo (닐로)

1/21/2021

Nilo (닐로) was in the Music Access studio for VIP Access with DJ Lex. Nilo debuted in 2015 and he is under Nilo Company and LIMEZ Entertainment.

Tidbits::
– When songwriting, he writes about his experience but he also focuses on how the audience will receive the song and tries to find the right lyrics and emotion.
– He was a member of an acapella group for about 8 years with 5 other people.
– Nilo started getting into music in high school in about 10th grade. He went to an academy to learn music, and then joined his acapella group when he was 20.
– When he has a schedule the next day he forces himself to go to sleep.
– He loves bread, and it’s the first thing he orders at restaurants. However, if he could eat one food for the rest of his life that food item isn’t bread.
– He likes americanos and thinks it’s cruel to put milk in coffee, so he never drinks lattes from coffee shops.
– One item he can’t throw away is a pair of clippers that he received as a gift from the pianist who participated in 지나오다 (Pass by).
– When at Karaoke rooms he usually sings rock songs, and instead of waiting for the score he moves onto the next song. He usually turns the score feature off.
– In school his favorite class was math, and his least favorite was history.
– His signature song is 지나오다 (Pass by) because when people hear it they think Nilo.

Q & A::
Q: What kind of song is (unnamed emotion)?
A: It a warm song. With this song, he focused more on the lyrics than the melody.

Q: Why did you choose Nilo as your name?
A: He wanted a name with two syllables. He gives it the meaning of “he who likes blue.” The ‘O’ comes from his last name.

Live Performance::
지나오다 (Pass by)

DJ Sophiya and DJ LEX

01/12/2021

DJ Sophiya from Arirang Radio’s Cine Factory was in the Music Access studio for VIP Access to interview DJ Lex. Lex debuted in 2017 as a member of Bigflo, and he’s currently under HO Company.

Tidbits::
– DJ Sophiya and her husband Distract composed (melody and top line) and worked on SIP with Lex. Lex wrote the Korean lyrics.
– There were times during recording when Lex changed how he was singing (musical style, trot) and DJ Sophiya would be hard on him.
– Lex will be on a dance show that is supposed to air in February.
– Doing a zombie apocalypse he would have his dog Buddy and a golf club.
– During a drama that he has been filming he discovered that he likes being the bad person.
– Arirang Radio staff have given him nicknames: Arirang Prince, Lexy (lex and sexy), and Fool Next Door.
– If he had a superpower he would like to have the power to stop time.
– If the world were to end tomorrow he would sleep, on this particular day.
– His members contacted him to congratulate him on his solo work and solo debut. Ron said the song was “not bad.”
– Music is the reason he came to South Korea.

Q & A::
Q: Why did you name the song SIP?
A: He wanted to do a play on words. It does mean to sip on something, but when said in Korean it means 10.

Q: What do you like or hate about the winter season?
A: I love that his birthday is in the winter season. He likes winter fashion (the layers and different outfits). He doesn’t like the cold, but he also doesn’t like the stickiness of summer.

Q: What is the difference between being in a group? What are the pros and cons?
A: Being solo he got more lines and more say in how the song goes. Being in a group the songs and the rewards are divide amongst the members. Being solo all the pressure is on you, and you can’t blame someone else when things go bad.

Live Performance::
SIP – LEX

CEO Chunsia (천시아 대표님)

CEO Chunsia Master (천시아 대표님) was in the Kpoppin studio for an Insider Report with DJ Isak. Chunsia heals people with “singing bowl” subtle vibrations.

Singing Bowls According to CEO Chunsia::
The singing bowl method uses different types of bowls and the sound is reminiscent of sounds typically heard around temples. It is used to help people heal mentally.

The different bowls (varying in size (width, and depth), thickness, and material components) produce different vibrations. They typically come from Tibet and the Himalayas and are handmade to produce specific vibrations.

You don’t need to reserve time to listen while meditating or something like that. It’s something that can be played in the background (aka white noise) as you go about your day.

The vibrations of the bowls are slow and elongated and help to loosen the body, and some people experience a feeling of relief.

**Author-nim note: It’s very soothing and would probably be very beneficial to someone with sleep insomnia. (DJ Isak and I shared this same opinion after experiencing one of her demonstrations.)**

It is best to meditate is in the morning. Out of personal experience, she has found that morning meditation has a greater effect on you as you go about the day.

The more busy a person is the more time they need to spend meditating, and the more helpful meditating will be from them. When you meditate you need to train yourself to either focus on one thought or nothing at all.

Q & A::
Q: How did you get into singing bowls
A: The first time she got into singing bowls was about 13 years ago. When she was in her 20s she was really into meditation and the different ways of doing it. When she was doing singing bowls she realized that she was healing herself.

Q: What services do you offer?
A: She does one-on-one sessions, group sessions, and has classes where she teaches how to do singing bowls.

Q: How long can a bowl continue to make sounds after one tap?
A: It depends on the bowl. however, some of the larger bowls can go for about a minute.

Q: How has singing bowls benefited you?
A: She used to be a workaholic, and since getting into singing bowls she has learned to relax and put a comma in life. It has enabled her to slow down and enjoy her life and its various moments.

Live Performance::
Singing Bowls – CEO Chunsia
She did a couple of demonstrations, but I didn’t record those sections, and I don’t know if Arirang Radio will be posting a video of them. If they do, I”ll embed the video here.

Where to find her::
If you’re in South Korea, I highly recommend you visit her blog/website Zen Healing U and her healing center in person. You’ll be in for a treat that will leave you feeling relief from stress and you might get a more peaceful sleep.

Queen Wa$abii (퀸 와사비)

Queen Wa$abii (퀸 와사비) was in the SoundK studio for You Who Came from the Stars with DJ Ashley. Queen Wa$abii debuted in 2019. She is currently an independent artist.

Tidbits::
– After graduating from college she taught me junior high Ethics as part of a teaching internship, and while she loved to teach, she decided teaching wasn’t the job for her.
– Street dancing is what got her into the hip-hop scene. She always wanted to be a street dancer.
– She’s a big fan ASAP Rocky because he is cute.
– The number one thing she learned from staying in New York was that life was hard.
– While self-training for rapping, she developed vocal nodules.
– She never imagined being a singer or rapper. She just always thought she’d be on a stage.
– The show Show Me the Money gave her the confidence to believe that she could do rap as a career.
– Before being on Good Girl she had only had 3 experiences of performing in clubs.
– Queen Wa$abii is in talks with various companies regarding signing a contract.
– Her name is Kim Sohee (김소희), and her English name is Victoria.
– She twerks when she feels down because it makes her feel better.
– She wants to meet Jay Park, and she has wanted to meet him since high school.
– Queen Wa$abii has 2 siblings (brother and sister) that her younger than her.

**Author-nim’s comment: she has an adorable laugh**

Q & A::
Q: How did the name Queen Wa$abii come about?
A: While eating at a restaurant a friend recommended her the name Wa$abii because her lyrics are spicy and sometimes crazy but cute. She put queen to separate herself from an already established DJ called Wasabii.

Q: What is the meaning behind the song 까먹었다?
A: The title has two meanings.1.) I forgot (something) and 2.) I peeled it and ate it (a censored version of the meaning).

**Author-nim’s comment: the uncensored version of the song has a lot of expletives. Refer to album imagery for a clearer meaning. (Note the banana 🍌 and what those 18+ typically use it to reference)**

Live Performance::
신토 booty (Shinto Booty)