Love X Stereo é dupla de eletro, baseada em Seul, capital da Coreia do Sul. Eles já tocaram em diversos festivais ao redor do mundo e participaram do K-Rookie 2014, no qual ficaram em segundo lugar.
Love X Stereo is an electro duo from Seoul, Korea. Consisting lead vocalist and synthesizer, Annie Ko and guitarist and producer Toby Hwang, the duo debuted in 2011, releasing an EP album called Buzzin ‘. The duo took second place at K-Rookie 2014 and has participated in several international festivals such as: K-CON 2016 in Los Angeles and South by Southwest 2016 in Austin.
1. What was the formation process of the Love X Stereo? How did you two meet? How you came up with the name?
Toby was originally in his own punk band called Skrew Attack. I joined the band around 2005. We were together since then, and we started Love X Stereo in late 2011. We always liked the word “stereo”, and at that time we were listening to The Cardigans’ “Love Fool” and instantly wanted to add the word “Love”. We put “X” in between so it gives more collaborative meaning into it. “Love X Stereo” means, love goes both ways.
Electronic music is evolving for sure – in many different ways. There are djs doing EDM style music and there are artists doing electronic/synth pop style music as well. Great electro bands out there. You should check them out – find them on bandcamp: best way to find good music.
4. How was participated in K-Rookie 2014 and getting the second place?
6. Which country would you like to perform again?
Any country is cool, actually. We never got to perform in Europe and South America, so hope that happens soon.
7. How did the idea of “37” project come about and is the project developing?
(New music and videos will be released to the public later on – starting around late March.)
8. The songs and videos ideas are finished or are you doing them during the year?
It’s an on-going project, so we’re doing all of ‘em during the year. Which is more fun! Instant feedback is always fun and motivating.
9. What inspires you?
Musically, have to say that “instruments” really inspires us. We like to blend analog and digital instruments, so what we come up with those instruments at that time inspires us the most.
10. Is there a possibility of you come and perform in Brazil?
We’d love to perform in Brazil. You help us out with our project “37” on Patreon, and watch or listen to our new songs as many times as possible, we’ll be able to get there in no time 🙂
11. Now a question about tourism. What places do you suggest to people who are visiting South Korea and want to know more about indie music and art?
If you love art and history, just go to the National Museum of Korea. Massive building with full of treasures. And the best part is – admission is free. (Except special exhibitions.)
12. For those who are new to Korean electronic music, which songs do you suggest?
I’d say just listen to the whole album, not just one song. Listen to artists like, Neon Bunny, Aseul, LudiSTELO, HEO, From The Airport, Glen Check, and many others.
13. Is there anything you would like to say to your Brazilian fans?
Feliz Ano Novo. Espero conhecê-los em breve! [the answer was in portuguese, means “Happy New Year. I hope to meet you soon]