That is a type of “distinctive to The Bias Record” countdowns, since most end-of-year lists give attention to the artists and never the behind-the-scenes expertise. However, I’ve all the time been a sucker for a terrific songwriter. Few Ok-pop acts keep on with the identical producers for lengthy, making it much more vital to search out your favourite composers and observe their careers.
Listed below are ten abilities that actually fueled 2021 with glorious work.
10. MOON KIM
Branching out from his work with Royal Pirates, Moon Kim collaborated on quite a lot of idol releases this 12 months. For me, it’s a blended bag of music. However, he’d earn his spot on this checklist for DRIPPIN’s improbable Attain Out Your Fingers alone!
DRIPPIN – Attain Out Your Fingers
P1Harmony – Scared, Reset, Ayaya, Finish It
Victon – Up To You
EXO – Don’t Battle The Feeling
SF9 – Hey Hello Bye, Reminiscence, Goals, On And On
ONF – Whistle
Pentagon – Honey Drop
WEi – Respiration
CRAVITY – Name My Title
MCND – Cat Waltz
After a 12 months away from this checklist, Bumzu’s work with Seventeen and Nu’est brings him again. It looks like his sound expanded in 2021, which was particularly evident on Nu’est Romanticize album.
Seventeen – Prepared To Love, Rock With You, Anybody, To You, Heaven’s Cloud, GAM3 BO1, Wave, Similar Dream, Similar Thoughts, Similar Evening, Crush, Pang!, Imperfect Love, I Can’t Run Away, 2 Minus 1
Nu’est – Inside Out, Costume, Don’t Wanna Go, Black, Earphone, Want It, Doom Doom, Rocket Rocket, I’m Not
Even when I assumed the general high quality of their work stalled a bit in 2021, there’s no denying the ability (and recognition) of Edenary tracks. They crafted a number of standouts for frequent collaborators ATEEZ and Dreamcatcher.
ATEEZ – Take Me Dwelling, Fireworks (I’m The One), Everlasting Sunshine, Deja Vu, Turbulence, The Actual, The Leaders, Time Of Love, Rejoice, Nonetheless Right here, Be My Lover, Feeling Like I Do, Rocky, All About You, Not Too Late, Be With You, The Letter
Dreamcatcher – Odd Eye, BEcause, Wind Blows, Poison Love, 4 Reminiscence, New Days, Airplane, Whistle, Alldaylong, A Coronary heart Of Sunflower
7. CHO WONSANG
As Lucy’s fundamental producer, Cho Wonsang co-wrote all their greatest materials this 12 months. He’s an especially gifted arranger and musician, and I admire how he’s pushing himself (and his band) towards a various set of sounds.
Kenzie is a Ok-pop legend for a purpose. Her work with SM artists has resulted in basic after basic, and her contact virtually ensures a tune’s high quality. She helped craft improbable work for SHINee, Key and NCT this 12 months, proving her continued potential to each embrace and set developments.
SHINee – Don’t Name Me, CØDE
Key – Unhealthy Love
NCT Dream – Whats up Future, Diggity, Bungee
aespa – I’ll Make You Cry
NCT 127 – Favourite (Vampire)
NCT U – Universe (Let’s Play Ball), OK!
Crimson Velvet – Pushin’ N Pullin’
5. “HITMAN” BANG
HYBE’s tracks are sometimes composed by SO many individuals, making it exhausting to know who was actually liable for their success. However when my favourite 2021 songs from the company, one title was credited in virtually all of them. As HYBE’s chairman, Bang Si-hyuk nonetheless manages to harness his creativity. Now, do away with that terrible vocal processing and we’ll be good!
TXT – 0X1=LOVESONG (I Know I Love You), LO$ER=L♡VER, Anti-Romantic, Frost, Ice Cream, What If I Had Been That Puma, No Guidelines, Pricey Sputnik
ENHYPEN – Drunk-Dazed, Tamed-Dashed, Fever, Not For Sale, Go Massive Or Go Dwelling, Higher Aspect Dreamin, Simply A Little Bit
Seventeen – Prepared To Love
2AM – Ought to’ve Identified
4. RYAN S. JHUN
Ryan S. Jhun will need to have been essentially the most prolific producer in Ok-pop this previous 12 months. Simply take a look at all of the songs he was a part of! With a lot content material, the outcomes are sure to be blended. I definitely don’t get pleasure from each tune he produces, however anybody who offers us SHINee’s I Actually Need You and Mirae’s Killa in the identical 12 months deserves consideration.
SHINee – I Actually Need You
Youha – Abittipsy
Mirae – Killa, We Are Future
Oh My Woman – Dun Dun Dance, Pricey You, My Doll, Quest, Who Comes Who Is aware of, Swan
IU – Superstar, Flu
CRAVITY – My Flip, Mammoth, Unhealthy Habits
WayV – Kick Again
Weeekly – After College
WJSN The Black – Simple
Taemin – Strings, Unhappy Children
LOONA – PTT, WOW, Not Pals, Hula Hoop
Kim Woojin – Nonetheless Dream, My Rising Pains, In My House
Moon Jongup – Us
The Boyz – B.O.Y (Wager On You)
NCT U – Maniac, Universe (Let’s Play Ball)
BTOB – Outsider
fromis_9 – Speak & Speak
NCT 127 – Focus, The Wet Evening
bugAboo – bugAboo, All Evening Play
Kai – Peaches, Blue
IVE – Eleven
3. BRAVE BROTHERS
Representing the second-gen sound, Courageous Brothers made an enormous resurgence alongside his group Courageous Ladies. He could not have as many 2021 credit as others on this checklist, however it’s a matter of high quality over amount. He just about soundtracked my complete summer time.
2. SCORE & MEGATONE (13)
Going into 2022, that is the group I’m most enthusiastic about. Rating and Megatone make their debut on this checklist because of the killer trilogy of Born To Be Wild, Burn It and Fanfare. That is coming off the heels of final 12 months’s Legal by Taemin. When their polished, melodic contact is in full bloom, these guys are unstoppable.
1. HWANG HYUN
Hwang Hyun is essentially the most thrilling producer working in Ok-pop at the moment. I’m unsure what he’s going to do throughout ONF’s enlistment (I selfishly hope Golden Little one will develop into his new muse), however so long as he’s making nice music I’ll be joyful. He’s so good at fusing experimental sounds to massive pop melodies, crafting tracks which are each approachable and compelling.
ONF – Lovely Lovely, Ugly Dance, Popping, Goosebumps, My Title Is, Secret Triangle, On-You, Journey Advisor, Suggestions, I.T.I.L.U., Lights On, My Genesis (Übermensch), Summer time Poem, Dry Ice, Summer time Finish, Whistle, Fats And Sugar, Present Should Go On
Kwon Eunbi – Door
Ailee – Don’t Train Me
Ladies Planet 999 – O.O.O (Over&Over&Over)