Jean Tan & HubbaBubbas Songs in Korean Mini Series "Barefoot Diva" 맨발의디바
It is August and it's Singapore National Day Month! We are proud to announce that Jean Tan and HubbaBubbas' songs will be played in the latest upcoming K-Drama mini series "Barefoot Diva 맨발의디바"! Two songs from the Korea & Singapore collaboration album "Sweet & Salty Date", Waiting for Love (Jean Tan) and Infinite Hand Hug Loop (HubbaBubbas), will be played in the mini series. The third Singaporean song is Jean Tan's "Everything I Love", which is only available digitally in Korean Music Stores. There's a lot more motivation to catch this new K-Drama, beaming with national pride in addition to the cute Korean cast and romantic story line!
The SBS Moby Dick mini love series "Barefoot Diva" (playwright Baek Eun Jin, director Yong Kwon Kim) is scheduled to be released in August. The protagonist, Kim Sang Kyun (Jun Kyung) who is from JBJ, has shown interest in acting for the first time since the suspension of JBJ activities.
'Barefoot Diva' is a fantasy music romance that goes beyond time about the dream of the twenty year old youths, Han Ji-Sun (Kenta Bun) and Jun Kyung (Kim Sang Kyun). The "Barefoot Diva" is presented in a mini love series format with TV drama feel.
SBS 2 trilogy mini-romance series 'Barefoot Diva' will be broadcast on August 11 at 0:15:12 - 0:25 and will be broadcasted through POOQ at 1 pm on October 10.
We have been back in Singapore for almost 2 weeks and we are still having Seoul hangover. Yes, KBBQ anytime!
A huge thank you to Zandari Festa for the special Singapore and Korea Collab Stage. We were pleasantly surprised to see the Zandari banners on lamp posts all over Hongdae area with special mention of DanZZan stage performance. Appreciate all the kindness that has been extended to us.
The night before our Zandari performance, we had a hang out session in our Hongdae airbnb house. So glad that Campfire and Foundation Music dropped by. You have to check out SGCampfire music! It was a great time over Korean fried chicken and beer, and of course ended by making music together. So surreal to be doing this with a whole bunch of awesome Singaporeans in Seoul! Below is the video of the music jam live stream we had. Sweet memories!
HubbaBubbas, Jean Tan and BECKA were in Seoul for Zandari Festa. On 30 Oct, we decided to hang out in our airbnb house in Hongdae. So happy to have CampFire and Foundation Music joined us that night. It was a Singapore night in Hongdae! We had Korean fried chicken wings and beer before this and some great chats before settling some music. Loads of laughter. Great memories! :)SOOS OIO songwriters.sg OneClickWonders #danzzandate #hongdae #seoul #hangout #fun
The next day started early at Make Up For Ever Seoul at 8.30am because it was show day! Appreciate all four make up artistes taking time to make sure HubbaBubbas, Jean Tan and Becka look their best when they should be home helping their families prepare for Chuseok, an important Korea festival in their calendar.
This is the first time all three Singapore artistes played for a music festival in Korea. Not everything worked out the way we planned it to, but the artistes adjusted and rose up to the occasion. Love how all three artistes enjoyed themselves on stage and off stage. Seeing them shine on stage that Sunday afternoon at Zandari Festa is beyond words!
It has been slightly more than one year since we started putting this album and project together. There were moments when we wonder what will come out of this. Besides performing in Seoul at Zandari Festa, all three Singapore artistes have their albums/EPs launched in Korean music stores, a bonus beyond the track in DanZZan Date. For the Singaporeans to perform in Seoul makes a sweet end to the project. Although operationally this is the end, we choose to see this as a start. A start for many more things to come, in more ways than one. This is definitely not the end of the artistes' music journey, but a milestone. We hope the exposure through this project will launch them out to greater stages and reach.
We must make mention of Leeway Music & Media, who went all the way to make this possible. Not an easy feat and you got the Singaporeans into Korea!
Here's a short video summary of the DanZZan stage in Zandari Festa.
We are still editing the video footages from the artistes performances at Zandari. Will release them once they are ready. Follow us on our social media for updates. Below are a few shoots of the venue at Zandari Festa. For more photos, you can go to our Facebook Album.
First Singapore and Korea Collaboration Featuring HubbaBubbas, Jean Tan and Becka at Seoul’s Indie Music Festival – Zandari Festa 2017
HubbaBubbas, Jean Tan and Becka will be sharing the stage with Korean artistes — G-Urban, Gonne Choi and Dawn of the Day at Zandari Festa this October. The first time these artistes performed together was at SHINE Fest this year at both the ION Stage and *SCAPE Bandstand with the launch of the Singapore-Korea collaboration album, Sweet & Salty Date (단짠데이트), DanZZan Date in Korean.
Sweet & Salty Date (단짠데이트) or DanZZan Date is a project by SOOS OIO (Singapore) and Leeway Music & Media Inc (Korea). The objective of the album is to bring indie artistes of Singapore and Korea together to increase their reach collectively. DanZZan Date means Sweet and Salty Date in Korean. Each of the eight singer-songwriters wrote a song on the theme of food and love, expressed in their own unique interpretation and style. Becka sang about her favourite Singapore food in So Sedap, Jean Tan captures the sweetness and saltiness of Waiting for Love, and we will leave you to unravel HubbaBubbas’ Infinite Hand Hug Loop. As a sophomore album of this collaboration, listeners can expect a light pop listening experience with a blend of unique style and personalities of the eight artistes. This album also features two bonus tracks from two special guests Jennifer Chung (United States) and Joyce Chu (Malaysia).
The EPs of HubbaBubbas and Becka – Amy(gdala) and BECKA, were also launched in Korean music stores this September.
Bringing together Singapore and Korea Indie Artistes
Three Singapore indie artistes and five Korean indie artistes performed at SHINE Fest the first weekend of July. HubbaBubbas (SG) and G-Urban (KR) rocked the stage with Uptown Funk, while Becka (SG) and WABLE (KR) serenaded the audience with That’s What I Like at the ION Stage on 30 Jun 2017 evening. On 1 July 2017, each of the eight artistes did set of 15-20min performance of their originals at *SCAPE Bandstand 5-8pm, including a few collaboration covers.
Six out of eight singles are released Internationally (except Korea) on 29 June 2017.
After last year’s sessions of Magic Behind the Music under songwriters.sg, we have been quietly putting together a Singapore-Korea collaboration album, 단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date, consisting of eight indie singer-songwriters from both countries. 단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date means Sweet and Salty Date in Korean. Each of the 8 singer-songwriters wrote a song on the theme of food and love, expressed in their own unique interpretaion and style. We are delighted to update you that the album is almost ready to launch!
단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date is an initiative by SOOS OIO in Singapore with Leeway Music & Media Inc in Korea. The objective of the album is to bring indie artistes of Singapore and Korea together for an exchange and to help them increase their reach in both country through collective promotion. As a sophomore album of this collaboration, listeners can expect a light pop listening experience through the unique indie style and personalities of the eight artistes.
After a few months of selection in Singapore and Korea, we have our eight artistes – three from Singapore and five from Korea. Each of the artiste has a unique music style and personality. We love the process of different artistes coming together in a project like this. Do check out the artistes featured in this album. Follow their social media and keep a look out for the release of their songs in 단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date.
The artistes of 단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date will put up an hour performance at SHINE’s main stage in front of ION Orchard with a mixture of solos and also joint performances between the artistes from Singapore and Korea. Let the artistes of 단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date kick start your Friday evening at SHINE Fest with their music.
Date: 30 Jun 2017 (Fri) Time: 6.00pm-7.00pm Venue: Stage outside ION Orchard
2. THE MAGIC BEHIND THE MUSIC – 단짠 데이트 DANZZAN DATE
Magic Behind the Music is back this year! Come and join the artistes of this album in a casual chit-chat session about the music and also the indie music scene of both Singapore and Korea. Together with Jake Lee from Leeway Music & Media Inc, the artistes managers, Pauline Phoon of SOOS OIO, and the artistes in the album, it will be an exchange of music culture between Singapore and Korea.
If you want to hear more from 단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date artistes, head to *SCAPE this Saturday evening for a solid 3-hours line up. Grab yourself some snacks and drinks and hang out with your Singapore emerging talents and also indie artistes from Korea.
While you are busking in the festivities of SHINE Fest, drop by 단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date booth in front of Mandarin Orchard Singapore Hotel (333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867) to browse & purchase albums of the artistes and find out more information about them. Keep a look out for announcement of Meet & Greet time slots at the booth with the artistes too.
A special shout out and thanks to National Youth Council and SHINE Fest for your support in this project. Appreciate all the hard work and literal sweat that each one of you put in. <3 <3 <3