BAYOG Radio: New Releases — February 2021

BAYOG Radio: New Releases — February 2021

Hello my luvs~ I know it’s Monday, and I would normally leave y’all a Music Monday post. However, I just haven’t really been up to writing due to alot of different things. I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with alot of emotions and thoughts due to all the recent events in the news. As an Asian-American and a woman, it’s really shaken me more than I initially thought. There were also some personal stuff. So I might take a couple days to just clear my thoughts and emotions. So in the meantime, I’d like to leave you with the February music releases for BAYOG Radio: New Releases.

As you may remember, I started a new series of rotating playlists for BAYOG called BAYOG Radio. One of the playlists is the BAYOG Radio: New Releases playlist. Overwhelmed and don’t know how to keep up with all the new music releases? No worries I gotchu and did all the work for you. BAYOG Radio: New Releases is a rotational playlist in which I drop newly released Asian music of various genres; Mostly from the Korean and Japanese music scene. The playlists are rotated in the middle of every month. So it’s time that the January releases are swapped out of the playlist. No worries though. You can still find what was included from January in our [January 2021 Releases] post.

You can find the BAYOG Radio: New Releases playlist below:


BAYOG Radio| New Releases — February 2021

So now we get to the updates for what was included on our February 2021 list. We had even more releases in February than January. So yeah, the list is long. As per usual, I tried to include new releases from all sorts of artists and genres; Regardless of whether it was my personal preference or not. My point with this playlist to maybe help you find new music and/or artists that you like. Of course, we all have different tastes. So I just scour around and drop all the things for y’all~ Again, it’ll be listed alphabetically and in the following format: Artist|Song|Album|Release Date.
**Also a reminder that these tracks will be rotated out of the playlist in the middle of April~


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From now on I’ll be putting the list on a separate document you can view. February had alooot of releases. We literally have 480+ tracks for February. It was 11-12 pages long on a Word document. So yeah, we’ll do this through Google sheets now, y’all.

[View February 2021 Releases]

Just a sample of some of this month’s Albums/EPs/Singles

Anticipated Releases & Monthly Favorites

The Spotify x Kakao M mess threw us off. Still, we were anticipating a couple releases from artists like Chung Ha, Sunmi, and SHINee. I personally found alot of new artists and songs I liked; Especially from the underground and lesser known artists~ So it was a good month of new music~

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Minty’s Favorites

  • Kim Woo Seok (UP10TION/1X)|2nd Desire (Tasty)[KR]
    Faves: “Sugar”, “Holiday
  • maco marets; satomoka; Shin Sakiura | L.A.Z.Y.[JP]
  • E:Rn|Pretend To Know(아는 척)[KR]
  • Dept|Spring in Winter[KR]
  • BIBI|Eat My Love[KR]
  • Wilcox, Motte|Rude[KR]
  • MAMAMOO|Travel -JP Version-[KR/JP]
    This was the JP version of their Travel album. There were a few tracks recorded in Japanese, while the rest were still in Korean.
    Faves: “Just Believe In Love”, “Dingga -JP Version-“, “AYA -JP Version-
  • PARKMOONCHI x Young K (DAY6)|What A Wonderful Word[KR]
  • A.M (Limitless)|I still love you(미련없어)[KR]
  • BIG Naughty|Bucket List[KR]
  • Suran|Sunny [KR]
  • Chung Ha|Querencia[KR]
  • YonYon|Bridge[JP/KR]
  • Sunmi|TAIL[KR]
  • SHINee|Don’t Call Me[KR]
    Faves: “Kiss Kiss”, “Attention”, “Marry You
  • luvis|After noon[JP]
  • Lee Seung Hyub (J.DON)|On The Track[KR]
  • KISSXS|Love Is Callin_[KR]
  • kojikoji|PEACHFUL[JP]
  • Kang Daniel|Paranoia[KR]
  • HIRAIDAI|”Life Goes On”[JP]
    Faves: “Romeo+Juliet – Love goes on-“, “Starbucks, Me and You”, “Sayonara”, “Holiday”, “Stand By Me, Stand By You”, “Girl Friend”, “陽のあたる場所へ”
  • Gaho, Jian|ARE YOU THERE[KR]
  • Gaeko (Dynamic Duo), Kwon Jinah|I feel like[KR]
  • CL|Wish You Were Here[KR]
  • yourbeagle|Repeat (Feat. Kid Whine)[KR]
  • Purple Kiss|Can We Talk Again[KR]
  • ZIN|Walk-in Closet[JP]

BAYOG Discord Fam’s Favorites

  • SHINee|Don’t Call Me[KR]
  • Chung Ha|Querencia[KR]
  • GOT7|Encore[KR
  • Baek Yerin|tellusaboutyourself (Remixes)[KR]
  • Kid Milli, dress|Face & Mask[KR]
  • Kang Daniel|Paranoia[KR]

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Finding out a majority of my K-Jams were gone…

I meant to do this switch and update in the beginning of March. However, that whole chaotic Spotify x Kakao M mess really threw me off. I almost thought I’d have to give up on all BAYOG playlists. If y’all didn’t know, a huge chunk of Korean music was removed from Spotify around the end of February and beginning of March. Not all Korean music was affected, but alot of it was. So people compared it to Thanos’ finger snap from Infinity War. Anyway, the major removal of music was due to the end of the licensing agreement between Spotify and Kakao M. See, Kakao M is a major company that holds the distribution rights for a huge chunk of Korean music. They weren’t able to come to an agreement when the licensing agreement expired. Plus, there’s the issue of Spotify being direct competition of Kakao M’s Melon, a major Korean music streaming platform. It was a huge shock for Korean music fans. Everyone, particularly the international fans, were outraged. Since a good majority of international fans relied on Spotify for the Korean music finds/streams.

Despite me listening to “haPPiness”, I was not feeling happiness to see most of my playlists were useless
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Me and my friends trying to figure out who survived the Spotify x Kakao M Thanos snap, and see if we could figure out the missing artists/songs based on album art…

I was devastated because most of my playlists got obliterated pretty badly. I was actually struggling to think of what to do for BAYOG Playlists. I was especially sad about losing music from my treasure finds of smaller, lesser known artists and songs. I listen to music alot and can recognize most of my library. Even if the info came out blank, I could at least recognize the artist and album art. That’s not the case for my small, random treasure finds though. At one point some songs were being directly added back by the artists themselves. However, it messed up stream analytics. Also, you’d have to manually re-add songs to playlists. Have y’all seen my playlists? I was pretty fucked… So I was had anxiety about it, and my friends who follow my playlists felt anxiety cuz they knew I had anxiety… Fortunately, discontent from both consumers and artists probably gave Spotify and Kakao M pressure to come to an agreement after all. Thus, my K-Jams and playlists are back~ It was stressful, but I’ll admit we got some good memes.


Anyway, that’s it~ I hope y’all enjoy the current tracks on the BAYOG Radio: New Releases playlist. I think next time I’ll continue putting the list of tracks on a separate document because these lists are getting hella long to be listed on a post. March had alot of releases and is probably longer than this… I might even just go ahead and make permanent playlists for each month if it’s gonna be this long… Hopefully you found some fun new songs and/or artists! What were some of your favorites for February? Did you find any new artists or songs?~ Let me know in the comments, my socials, or Discord!~


It’s off topic to the post, but again, the world has been hella crazy. I’ve been shaken and overwhelmed as hate crimes and violence against AAPI is truly coming into focus. The growing and recent attacks have been increasingly more on my mind; Always has, but even more so. Combined with the highlight on violence against women in general, it’s got my mind and heart feeling heavy. Especially as an Asian-American woman. I’ve spent days with my mind stuck on incidents and traumas I or my friends have experienced. So I might not be consistent with blogging as I take some time to process these overwhelming thoughts and emotions. That being said, as an Asian-American woman with a small platform, I wanted to address the matters at hand. Hate, discrimination, and violence against Asians is not new. It’s just that it’s increased dramatically and has been more documented during this pandemic. I also want to point out that this issue is not exclusive to the US. Similar cases are found everywhere were there are diasporic Asian communities. In regards to the US, I know many are unaware of the US’ dark history against the AAPI community. I suggest taking a look into it, or talking to someone; I’m happy to discuss things if you’d like. Most importantly, try to get involved; Be it through donations to help the community and/or discussions. Don’t be bystanders. Stand up, protect and help each other if you see something. I mean this for all communities. While the current focus is on hate against AAPI right now, all hate, discrimination, and violence is an issue; No matter which community it’s against. The situations for each community aren’t exactly the same, but we have many similar issues that we’re fighting against. So as a community of human beings, let’s stick together and fight this common issue together. Take care. Please, please stay safe. Stop hate and ignorance, and have compassion and sympathy. Look out for each other. Learn and start a conversation. Love one another. Have wonderful day my luvs, and know that I love you all.

With love from BAYOG’s Mama Bear,
Minty


LET’S BE FRIENDS!~ (つ✧ω✧)つ

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Hihi! I’m Minty! I’m Thai-American~ เป็นคนไทยค่ะ~ ยินดีที่ได้รู้จักนะคะ~
I’m BAYOG’s hella basic Asian chick, Real People Stuffs expert, and boba addict. I’ve been a part of the BAYOG Crew since 2017~ I fangirl and mostly blog about music, live action movies/dramas, manga/webtoons, and occasionally webnovels~ When I’m not blogging, I’m usually writing/singing Thai-English covers~

It’s nice to meet all of you lovely people from around the world! Thanks for stopping by our blog!~
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Feel free to buy me bubble tea/milk tea/coffee if you’d like. I’m always sleep deprived, and I’ll forever appreciate your kindness~

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Let’s talk memes, music, dramas, movies, spoilers, or fan spazz!~
I also sing and write lyrics~ You can hit me up on my socials or Discord. I’m always happy to make friends~ For questions or business inquiries, contact me through my BAYOG email~
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BE SAFE. BE RESPONSIBLE.
WASH YOUR HANDS. WEAR A MASK.
SOCIAL DISTANCE. PLEASE.

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Take care y’all. Please stay safe and take care of yourself. All jokes and fun aside…Always wash your hands, practice social distancing, and wear a mask! It’s better to be cautious than face irrevocable consequences of health complications or death.


BLACK LIVES MATTER

AS A GROUP OF BIPOC, BAYOG strongly stands with Black Lives Matter. We are all too familiar with the racism that we, our friends, and family have faced on a daily basis. Every life is precious. However, as BIPOC, we also recognize that black people are a group of people that face extreme racism and at a higher risk for their safety. We’ve individually done several donations. Of course, donations to support the cause and support change isn’t the only thing needed. Support for the cause and change also requires conversation and understanding. Make sure to have those conversations. Please remember to be an active supporter, be it through donations, sharing information, and/or conversations and speaking up.

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Keep it up fam!

If you can, please consider donating. I’ve donated more than once as well. For one of my donations, I donated through the BTS ARMY x BLM project. I recommend that if you’re unsure of where to donate. This is because the donation will be split amongst several different non-profit organizations. Of course, you can also choose a specific organization(s) if you wish as well. You can find that [HERE].

You can also check out the following:

STOP ASIAN HATE CRIMES

As an Asian-American, racism and hate crimes against AAPI isn’t new. It’s always been around. Unfortunately, misinformation and the pandemic has caused an insane surge in racism and xenophobia. There has also been an insane rise in hate crimes. More recently, we’re seeing a surge of hate crimes against the Asian elderly. Particularly in the California and New York areas. Some cases even leading to injuries and even death. The sad thing is that many cases do not get alot of attention, or are just looked passed. It breaks my heart and is cause for concern since it affects our community. Since some of the BAYOG Crew (including myself) are Asian-Americans ourselves, I wanted to use our small platform to help in anyway. Hate, racism, and xenophobia is an ugly thing. We’re friends, in the same community, and against the same social injustices. So be kind and let’s fight these things together.

You can also check the following for more information, ways to help, & to donate:

Please report hate crimes at Stop AAPI Hate:

Volunteer
You can see if your community has a volunteer chaperone or neighborhood watch/patrol program.
Some examples:

Volunteer at any other organizations that provide assistance to Asian-Americans; Particularly the elderly.
Some examples:

  • Heart of Dinner @ NYC, New York| https://www.heartofdinner.org/
    An organization that supports local businesses and provides meals and care packages to the Asian elderly in NYC.
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SAY “NO! NOT TODAY!” TO RACISM, XENOPHOBIA, AND HATE Y’ALL

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