January 31st, 2012

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RUMBLING WITH THE BEST IN K-POP || YAM Magazine



To Choi Jin Yi, better known by her stage name, Rumble Fish, her rise to stardom has come full-circle. From coming out of relative obscurity back in 2003 to slowly becoming known to the mainstream, her success in the ballad-rock genre is noted by many. Her most recent hit, I Love You, I Love You [MV] garnered much praise for its whimsical, romantic tones.

Yet, Choi’s greatest success is most tied to her past. Before she was known as a solo singer, Rumble Fish used to be a four person rock-pop group. Made of three guys and one girl, these four were known as one of the premier Korean rock-pop bands. From 2003 – 2010, the Rumble Fish crew consisted of:

Choi Jin-yi (최진이) : vocal
Kim Ho-il (심호근) : bass
Park Cheon-whi (박천휘) : drums
Lee Won-sang (이원상) : guitar

Debuting as an indie group, they didn’t have the luxury of being under a well-funded label, such as SM Entertainment, YG, or JYP. Thus, to promote their music, they featured in venues at the popular Hongdae area in Seoul. They quickly developed a fan base at various clubs, as their once-small indie gatherings soon became mini-concert sized.



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Mate’s Jeong Jun Il Puts on His Final Performance before Enlistment

Indie rock band Mate’s Jeong Jun Il, who recently made headlines as he revealed his secret marriage and plans to divorce, put on his final performance before enlisting in the army.

He was chosen as the winner of Album of the Month with his first solo album, Lo9ve3r4s at the 4th Olleh Music Indie Awards, which was held on January 28 in Seoul and presented his last performance with three days left before his enlistment.



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