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DJ Ozma

January 6th, 2007 . by Matt

Controversial/wacky DJ Ozma has done a cover version of U;Nee’s GO, called chou! (超!means ‘super!’).

Here is U;Nee’s version (I went with the live version because it is much better than the promotion video) –

And here is the cover by DJ Ozma –

I often hear new Korean songs that I heard in Japan years before. With Korean melodies flowing into Japan, it looks like Korean music could be coming of age.


12 Responses to “DJ Ozma”

  1. comment number 1 by: Brian

    Hey, a non-anti-Korean post. Amazing. And for those who come here just to revel in their anti-Korean sentiment, it must be such a snore. I predict very few comments for this post, since it is not anti-Korean enough.

    Anyways, how many people know the extent of Japan and Korea’s inter-dependency? To bring down one side is to only hurt the other. And yes, that goes for the Korean side too.

  2. comment number 2 by: Ocebey

    now you’re beeing sarcastic.

    by the way you said

    Anyways, how many people know the extent of Japan and Korea’s inter-dependency? To bring down one side is to only hurt the other. And yes, that goes for the Korean side too.

    So then you may admit that the way the Koreans make too much of a fuss over this dokdo/takeshima island is bad for Koreans too.
    And i’ll leave it at that as it’s not the subject here.

    So now Korean music goes to Japan. With that and Yon-Sama the Japanese will be won over far more quicky that with the aggressive rethoric (not that they could be won over that way).

  3. comment number 3 by: polysics

    korean music is copied by japan, and vice versa. no secret there. chinese music will cover both korean and japanese. as long as you ad your own flavour to the mix. korean music comming of age? the industrie seems to be suckin right now. late 90’s early 00’s was prime for kpop

  4. comment number 4 by: polysics

    oh and everyone copies american music. korea moreso than the rest of asia. sad

  5. comment number 5 by: shadkt

    Brian,

    No one comes here to revel in anti-Korean sentiments.
    They come here for a balanced look at Japan-Korea relationship.
    Unfortunately, Korea (and China) are much better at being vocal towards the international community than Japan, so you most likely are hearing one-sided argument, and sites such as Occidentalism is a very much needed balance.
    Now, do any of the so-called Anti-Japan sites show anything good about Japan?

    As to copying, you should look into how much Korea has been copying from Japan in the past. Bandai can’t even register the copyright of “Gundam” in Korea because it’s been copied left and right.

  6. comment number 6 by: Fantasy

    Brian:

    Anyways, how many people know the extent of Japan and Korea’s inter-dependency? To bring down one side is to only hurt the other. And yes, that goes for the Korean side too

    .

    I am full well aware of this situation. That is exactly why I find that the Korean Anti-Japanism is not only weird and unjust but also harmful to the KOREAN economy. And the same goes for the Korean Anti-Americanism, as well.

  7. comment number 7 by: shadkt

    Talk about Korea’s weird hate and love relationship with Japan, it seems the former Prime minister of Korea Ko(Koh?) is thinking about including in his presidential election pledge the building of the Japan-Korea tunnel. (Sorry, JP article)

    Korea is very much anti-Japan nowadays where being educated in Japan can have significant setbacks for you in election, but they would think about building a tunnel to connect to that hated country. I just don’t understand their mentality. If I were them, that’s the last thing I’d like built.

  8. comment number 8 by: sekushii

    This is no surprise. All of DJ Ozma’s songs have been covers of Korean songs.

  9. comment number 9 by: Matt

    This is no surprise. All of DJ Ozma’s songs have been covers of Korean songs.

    I realised that long after I posted it. I know nothing about Japanese pop culture these days. Even my Japanese is jidai okure.

  10. comment number 10 by: Occidentalism » U;Nee suicides

    […] Just a couple of weeks after I posted this U;Nee music video, she has suicided. Pop singer Yuni was found dead on Sunday after an apparent suicide at her home in Inchon City, west of Seoul, according to police. […]

  11. comment number 11 by: powerofmind

    Hi people!
    I’ve been following this blog for a while now and decided to post something as well.
    I didn’t know where to post this so I’ll just post it here since it’s music related.
    This myspace site called “Pyongyang Hardcore Resistance” claims to have political hardcore techno from NK:
    http://www.myspace.com/dprkhc
    Not really anti-any-nation (like the common trend in many people -_-;;)… except maybe “anti-power”. I don’t think it’s for real, but it’s worth checking out anyway.

  12. comment number 12 by: consoleman

    LoL, so Japanese r copying Korean