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Music picks: Mandopop concerts online, new album by South Korean boy group AB6IX, entertainment news and top stories

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Online concert with Ayal Komod and Accusefive

As part of a campaign by Samsung Taiwan to promote its Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 smartphones, a concert featuring Taiwanese artists Ayal Komod and Accusefive aired on September 30.

The hour-long show opened with Ayal Komod performing the Crossroads number. Then the indie band Accusefive performed their song Somewhere In Time. The group also performed Where I Lost Us, which was nominated for Song of the Year at this year’s Golden Melody Awards.

Between performances, the musicians sat down and talked about smartphones.

To watch the concert on YouTube, visit this site.

Mobile game anniversary concert with stars

This screenshot shows Singaporean singer-songwriter Tanya Chua during the concert online. PHOTO: RAGNAROK X: NEXT GENERATION / YOUTUBE

To celebrate the first anniversary of the Ragnarok X: Next Generation mobile game, an online concert featuring numerous mandopop artists went live on October 15th. The game was released in Taiwan in October last year and in many countries in Southeast Asia in June of this year.

Among the stars were Taiwanese singer Waa Wei, who performed her new song Have A Nice Day, and Singaporean singer-songwriter Tanya Chua, who performed one of her signature numbers, Don’t Bother Me. .

Taiwanese group EggPlantEgg also had a blast with Hokkien acts such as Ms. Doremi and Back Here Again.

To watch the concert on YouTube, visit this site.


Dance / Pop

Mo ‘Done


Members of the South Korean boy band AB6IX, who are (left to right) Jeon Woong, Park Woo-jin, Kim Dong-hyun and Lee Dae-hwi. PHOTO: AB6IX / FACEBOOK

AB6IX
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Since debuting in 2019, South Korean boy band AB6IX has faced its fair share of challenges. The European and American stages of their first world tour were canceled early last year due to Covid-19. And last June, former frontman Lim Young-min quit the group following a drunk driving incident.

Nonetheless, the four remaining members – Jeon Woong, Kim Dong-hyun, Park Woo-jin and Lee Dae-hwi – made a spirited effort for their second studio album, Mo ‘Complete, which was released last month (September).

Its title means “more complete”, taking the name of their first EP in 2019, B: Complete.


The cover of the Mo ‘Complete album. PHOTO: AB6IX / FACEBOOK

The opening track Showdown, which crackles with swagger, starts things off on a strong note. Next comes Level Up, which cranks up the funk with its catchy electronic dance beat.

The first single Cherry bursts with sweetness – whether it’s the lyrics or the music video – though comparing a loved one to a cherry on a dessert gets too cloying after a while.