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Music Elixir

Eavesdrop on a conversation between two friends about their favorite Asian artists and music and how music is their tonic of life.

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The Real Price of Passion Navigating the Challenges of Music Merchandise and Live Events
Ever felt the pinch of eye-watering concert ticket prices or the disappointment of missing out on exclusive merchandise? You're not alone. Join us as we navigate the treacherous terrain of ticket scalping and merchandise scams. With the Fujii Kaze ticket frenzy as our backdrop, we're comparing the crazy resale costs to life's big expenses and spotlighting the pitfalls of pre-release merch madness. It's a world where being a vigilant fan is as crucial as being a passionate one, and we're here to share our shock, advice, and maybe a laugh or two about our own pre-show synchronicity.As the music industry's battle with scalping rages on, we're front and center in the discussion of the financial strains it imposes on fans. We've all been there, grappling with the temptation to splurge beyond our means just to catch a glimpse of our idols live. Sit with us as we explore recent efforts to curb ticketing injustices and the heartache of fan club presale letdowns. We're swapping tales from the trenches of the ticket war, offering empathy and a dose of reality to fans facing the music of sold-out shows and elusive tickets.Then there's the beat of J-Pop's latest and the solo ripples in the BTS universe – we're on it. From ARASHI's Matsumoto Jun to BTS's RM, we're dissecting solo ventures and group dynamics, ready to prep you for any concert with the latest gear (like the 'army bomb' for BTS fans). Our conversation goes deep, touching on music's personal impact, the thrill of the hunt for that rare SUGA shirt, and the ways our favorite tunes shape our identity. So if you're ready to get personal with music, merch, and everything in between, plugin for a session with your go-to banter duo.Support the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
59:55 5/25/24
Sultry Tunes, Club Anthems, and Global Fusion: A Musical Deep Dive
We're bringing back the joy and the jams, starting with a track that infuses your playlist with classic R&B slow jam vibes. Discover the sultry sounds of BananaLemon's latest hit featuring NaNa, as we unpack the nuances of their collaboration "AiAi". Next, the  DJ stylings of DPR CREAM bring us on a "test drive" of sound and emotion. We salute HyunA's fierce independence and dissect her '90s club anthem "Q&A," a track that embodies her unyielded spirit. The episode rounds out with a deep dive into BE:FIRST's latest release, 'Masterplan,' where we celebrate its global sound fusion and dissect its energetic performance. Apologies for keeping the fans waiting, but the wait is worth it. Join us for a conversation brimming with musical dissection, heartfelt admiration, and that extra pinch of celebrity gossip to keep things intriguing.BananaLemon infoInstagramXYouTubeNaNa infoInstagramXDPR CREAM infoInstagramXYouTube HyunA infoInstagramXYouTubeBE:FIRST infoofficialInstagramXYouTubeSupport the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
34:06 5/22/24
Tales from the Ticket Lines and Tunes of the Times
Ever tried to snag tickets to your favorite band, only to find they're sold out and reselling at prices that make your wallet weep? We get it! Our latest episode is a blend of fiery rants and bittersweet nostalgia, as we share war stories from the battle to see BTS and Bad Bunny live, and discuss whether the rush of a concert is worth the chaos when live streaming is just a click away.Remember the days when rock concerts were a test of survival? We sure do. In a candid stroll down memory lane, we swap stories of mosh pits and the transformation of our concert-going tactics. Safety and enjoyment now trump our youthful pursuit of front-row thrills. Join us for a trip through the evolution of live music experiences, where laughter mixes with serious reflections, and assigned seating gradually becomes the new rock 'n' roll rebellion.Wrapping things up, we're buzzing over the rise of a brand-new boy band born from the Japanese survival show Nizi Project. Despite internet woes, we dissect the global strategy behind the scenes and dish out thoughts on NEXZ's pre-debut track. And because we love to keep you on your toes, we throw in a lively debate over distressed jeans and a jaunt through the kaleidoscopic Kansai music scene. Don't miss the upbeat banter and our take on the earworms served up by SUPER EIGHT, WEST. and Naniwa Danshi.Support the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
54:07 5/8/24
Unleashing Musical Passion Amidst Job Chaos
Hey everyone, it's Sarah with DJ Panic, and let me tell you, when job chaos collides with podcast passion, the result is an episode you don't want to miss. We're peeling back the curtain on our lives with tales of work mayhem and the supervisory saviors. Work banter aside, the music still plays a central role, and we're here to sift through the noise, bringing you the tracks that truly resonate. From tunes that serve as our daily anthems to the sassiest songs that embody a 'villain era,' our musical rundown is as eclectic as it is electrifying. Imagine a world where music breaks barriers and artists redefine the global stage—well, that's the reality we're exploring today. We're putting the spotlight on Asian acts like PSYCHIC FEVER and their sultry "Love Fire," demonstrating how genre-blending melodies and heartfelt lyrics are setting the industry alight. And hold onto your headphones, because we're diving headfirst into ORβIT's "MONEYBAG 7 Version," a multilingual hip-hop tour de force that's all about artistic authenticity. No guests, just pure, unadulterated Sarah and DJ Panic, dishing out the insights and indulging in the power of music.Wrapping up, we're getting up-close and personal with the music group that's got us hooked with their vocal prowess and on-stage charisma. We're breaking down their latest performances, member dynamics, and why their music should be on your radar. So, whether you're here for the anecdotes, the analysis, or the artist love, we've got your playlist and your podcast fix covered. Let's celebrate the sounds, the stories, and the sheer joy of discovering new music together. Hit play and let's start the conversation. No guests, just pure, unadulterated Sarah and DJ Panic, dishing out the insights and indulging in the power of music.Kenshi Yonezu info:InstagramXYouTubeBABYMONSTER info:InstagramXYouTubeNissy info:InsatgramXYouTubeSKY-HI info:InstagramXYouTubePSYCHIC FEVER from EXILE TRIBE info:InstagramXYouTubeORβIT info:InstagramXSupport the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
49:44 5/8/24
Music Fandom Frenzy: Concert Woes, Ticket Battles, and the Pulse of Live Performances
Ever find yourself scrubbing furiously at a concert stamp that just won't quit? Join Sarah and DJ Panic as we chuckle over the clingy aftermath of a Robyn Hitchcock gig. But it's not all about stubborn ink; we'll whisk you through the rollercoaster of emotions when your favorite artists like I.M and YOASOBI play concerts on the same night. Music lovers and concert-goers alike, lean in as we share our tales of woe and wonder from the frontlines of live music.As much as we adore the thrill of the stage, snagging tickets can be a showdown with disappointment—especially when faced with ticket scalpers turning our dream seats into budget nightmares. Picture this: you're in a digital queue, 16,000-strong, for a 5,000-seat venue. Frustrating, right? Hear us out as we rally behind artists crusading against exorbitant resale prices and reflect on the ups and downs of securing those coveted passes. And let's not forget the magic sprinkled by stage designers who transform venues into immersive realms, much like Bad Bunny’s recent gigs that have set our standards sky-high.Our episode's finale isn't just a plea for podcast love—though your support through ratings and shares does give us extra pep in our step. It's about the shared heartbeat of every music fanatic—a rhythm that echoes through Arashi's anniversary celebrations to the evolving fan communities and the anticipation of new tour dates. So, buckle up for a joy ride through the rich tapestry of the music industry and the colorful experiences that stitch us all together. Grab your headphones and let's groove through the beats of this musical extravaganza together.Support the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
49:06 5/1/24
Celebrating the Unifying Power of Music and Dance Across Communities
Picture a stage where reggaeton meets goth, where classical strings soar over urban beats, and where the scent of celebration fills the air. Our journey doesn't stop at music; witness the glamour and grace of flamenco's fiery dance as we discuss our weekend plans.Then, let's buzz about the debut of Aぇ! group under STARTO Entertainment's wing and what it means for the music scene. Their fresh tracks are already causing a stir, and we're betting on their unique mix of pop rock, and dance to shake up the industry. We'll also spill some personal anecdotes about fan club memberships, the dynamics within them, and how celebrity social media tactics can forge unbreakable bonds within these communities. It's a deep dive into the heart of fandom, where the love for music and dance unites us across cultures.Closing the curtain, we laugh, reflect, and give thanks for the adventure of running an independent podcast. From the unpredictability of weather to the unpredictability of securing interviews, we share the behind-the-scenes hustle that keeps Music Elixir thriving. Our gratitude is immense for your support, and as we continue to evolve, we promise to bring you along for the exciting ride that lies ahead in the world of music, dance, and fan culture.Support the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
65:47 4/24/24
From Fan Mayhem to Music Revelations and Artist Evolutions
Ever found yourself in the whirlwind of an airport mob, just to catch a glimpse of your favorite stars? Well, you're not alone, but safety first, folks! Our latest episode takes a hard look at the pandemonium at airports caused by eager fans, and why it's vital to prioritize personal space—for the wellbeing of everyone, including the stars we adore. In a heartfelt twist, we also extend our apologies to Number_i and their loyal followers, and clear up any mispronunciations of the group's name—with special insights straight from Mr. Kishi and the band members themselves.Strap in for a Coachella pre-chat that's as colorful as the festival itself.  Then, we dissect the thematic layers of the "Blow Your Cover" music video, revealing how its narrative reshapes our connection to the song. Plus, we spill the beans on Arashi's groundbreaking announcement of their new company, stirring up the fanbase and reshaping the artist-fan relationship.Lastly, we turn our attention to the personal journeys that intertwine with our love for music. We discuss the perfectionist streak in artists like Matsumoto Jun, the authenticity of STARTO's new social media presence, and Nino's photo book that's rewriting the rules of celebrity culture. But it's not all serious business—we laugh over the culture shock of open marijuana use at Coachella and the international fan experience. The conversation wraps up with a raw reflection on the emotional bonds we forge with our favorite artists, their career shifts, and the dreams they ignite within us. Join us for an episode that's a tribute to the highs and lows of true fandom life.Support the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
55:48 4/17/24
Pop Culture Revelations: Celebrating, Bidding Farewell, and Embracing Joy
Ever found yourself laughing uncontrollably in the middle of a technical glitch? It's just "another day at the office" for us, Sarah and DJ Panic, as we peel back the curtain on Music Elixir's podcast recording shenanigans. Let's cozy up and chat about the endearing mess of mixing work and play, and the refreshing shift towards workplaces that put our well-being first. Strap in for a whirlwind tour of Asian pop culture as we celebrate BTS Jimin's spectacular Spotify milestone and debate the finer points of K-Pop and J-Pop lyrics that leave us mystified and amused. Are you ready for an emotional rollercoaster? Bid an emotional farewell with us to Sexy Zone's Kento Nakajima and get the scoop on the group's audacious plans for the future. Plus, we'll let you in on the secrets of unleashing positive energy through music, and we're not talking about your average tunes these are tracks that could give even chocolate a run for its money in the endorphin department!We're wrapping things up with a chuckle, musing over a karma-themed rap and sharing tales that prove laughter really can be the best medicine. Don't forget to stay vigilant in this wild world, where we juggle joy with the responsibility of keeping each other safe. From Japanese concert experiences to the lingering effects of COVID, we're all about the balance. So, let's keep this party going—share your stories, send us your thoughts, and join us in the symphony of laughter and heartfelt moments that make Music Elixir your home away from home.Support the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
60:35 4/10/24
Harmonies of the Heart Unveiling Two Tales of Love and Loneliness
Discover the emotional landscapes of Asian music as Sarah and DJ Panic, bring you an episode that promises to enchant your ears and tug at your heartstrings. We kick things off by analyzing V from BTS's "FRI(END)S" a track that swings us back to the '50s with its R&B soul, while capturing the poignant transition from friendship to romance. We also spotlight Fujii Kaze's "Michi Teyu Ku (Overflowing)" with it's distinct artistry, delving into how both these performers, with their unique styles, create a harmonious listening experience. The music videos are not just a visual treat; they're an integral part of the storytelling, amplifying the emotions that the songs stir within us.Embark on a narrative journey with us as we contrast the stark realities of single life against the technicolor world of romance through the eyes of a protagonist. His life, once tinted with shades of solitude, suddenly blooms with the richness of love. Through our discussion, we explore the thematic currents of love and loneliness, as well as the subtle yet profound ways our environment influences our emotional state, culminating in an ironic twist that reminds us of the caprices of fate.Wrapping up our session, we dissect a musical masterpiece that travels from the delicate notes of a piano concerto to the resounding crescendo of an orchestra. We marvel at the '80s ballad, pop jazz, R&B, and gospel influences that dance together to evoke an emotional epiphany, complete with a bass drop that leaves us breathless.  Join us for this heartfelt journey through the powerful and evocative world of Asian music, where every chord strikes a chord within.V (Kim Taehyung)InstagramFRI(END)S videoX (BTS)Fujii KazeInstagramYouTubeMichi Teyu Ku (Overflowing) videoME It's not just music... it's Fujii Kaze episodeSupport the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
46:39 4/3/24
Unwrapping Friendship and Pop Culture: Artisan Gifts, Music Idol Scoops, and Dream Analysis
We have a tradition that's become the highlight of our birthdays: exchanging quirky, one-of-a-kind gifts that celebrate our friendship. This episode wraps up warmth and nostalgia as we unwrap treasures like a bento box kerchief and origami crane earrings, laughing about how they're so us. But it's not just about the gifts; a run-in with Paco, the charming French barista, adds a splash of flirtation to Panic's morning coffee run, and you'll want to hear this story.Switching gears from our personal celebrations, we delve into the world of J-Pop and K-Pop with updates that have our fan hearts fluttering and pondering. The dating and marriage announcements of idols like Kiriyama Akito and Koyama Keiichiro are reshaping industry norms, and we can't help but dish on how these personal milestones are stirring up the fanbase. We also get candid about the bittersweet departure of Sexy Zone and some personal revelations shaking up the K-Pop scene. Our banter, mixed with a dash of serious musings, offers a candid look at the delicate balance between public personas and private lives.Finally, let's get surreal as Panic recounts an enigmatic dream involving global sensation Bad Bunny in a barbershop scenario you'd never expect. The dream analysis turns into a thought-provoking exploration of symbols and the search for meaning in the unexpected. So go ahead, hit play, and join us for an episode that's as eclectic and vibrant as the world of music and dreams itself.Support the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
56:21 3/27/24
Auditory Revolution with Number_i and the Spirit of Fuji
Brace yourself for a whirlwind adventure as Sarah and Panic, unfold tales from a Montreal winter wonderland and segue into the musical stylings of Sho Hirano, Yuta Jinguji and Yuta Kishi. Our latest episode peels back the layers of Number_i's fresh mini-album "GOAT," teasing the variance of sound from the new entertainment company TOBE. Embarking on a sonic exploration, we delve into the conundrum of fresh yet familiar tunes from these artists. "Is it Me" and "Midnight City" stand as testaments to their heritage while paving the way for new rhythms that resonate with our very souls. We're left pondering the enigma behind their streaming figures and the regional variances in their musical embrace. Moreover, we're scratching our heads over why certain melodies, like the infectious "Rain or Shine," haven't quite echoed through the streaming world as one would expect. Join us as we sift through the rich fabric of their fanbase and weigh in on the influence of nostalgia versus the thirst for the new.To cap off our melodious expedition, we immerse ourselves in the bold artistry of "Fuji," a track that blends classical guitar with rap and hip hop elements to echo the grandeur of its namesake. We're talking about a declaration of independence in the industry, a fervent expression of freedom, and a confident stride into a new epoch for these daring artists. As we analyze the strategic track placement and the fervor it has sparked amongst fans, we invite you to tune in and experience this auditory revolution alongside us.You can hear our talk for the single 'GOAT' through this link:ME Dancing Across Cultures...episodeNumber_i info:InstagramXYouTubeTikTokTOBE officialSupport the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
51:50 3/20/24
The Delicate Dance of Supporting Artists in the Digital Age
Ever felt the tension while celebrating your favorite artist, cautious not to step on the toes of perplexing copyright laws? Let Panic and Sarah guide you through the labyrinth of LDH's fan rules with a dash of humor, as we untangle the enigma of sharing content online, debating the nuances between fan adoration and intellectual property rights. Amidst our celebrations for International Women's Day, we delve into the puzzling world of official photos and the recent trend of birthday billboards, all while navigating the ever-changing dynamic between artists and their admirers.We analyze the seismic impact of digital engagement on K-pop sensations like BTS and Blackpink, dissecting the nuances of fandom power in the age of viral content. But it's not all glitz and fandom frenzy; we also confront the prickly side of copyright enforcement, pondering the future influence of international fans on entertainment giants. And because no music chat is complete without a little gossip, we bring you the latest buzz from influencers, some barroom karaoke scuffles, and a boy band lineup shuffle.Wrapping up with some candid banter, we speculate on BTS's Jin and Suga's post-military plans and the implications of their social media hush. Our episode is a kaleidoscope of opinions, from the melodramatic squabbles over (G)I-DLE's "Super Lady" to forecasting the shape of K-pop's future. So, whether you're a die-hard fan or just love a hearty debate on the quirks of music culture, tune in as we share our unfiltered take on the symphony of fandom, right down to the last note.Support the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
55:39 3/13/24
Laughter, Lyrics, and Life's Unpredictable Journey
Ever mixed up your words in a tweet or found yourself in a wacky situation that could only happen to you? Grab your headphones and get ready for a laugh as we, Panic and Sarah, recount our own series of delightful blunders and unexpected roles in this episode of Music Elixir. From social media snafus to an accidental gig as a salon receptionist, we peel back the curtain on the lighter side of life's mishaps, and gently remind everyone to treat themselves with kindness when the days just don't go as planned.Venturing into the vibrant heart of the Japanese entertainment landscape, we unpack the latest seismic shifts shaking the industry. Tsuyoshi Domoto's bold move within STARTO has everyone talking, while Sexy Zone navigates fresh waters with the upcoming departure of Kento. And just when you thought the surprises were over, we gear up for Boston's musical panorama to be enriched by the arrival of Kpop's P1Harmony, and yes, we plan to be there!So, cozy up with your favorite beverage and join us for a journey where dreams intersect with reality, cats rule the roost, and the Japanese pop culture scene reveals its ever-evolving narrative. It's all happening here on Music Elixir, where the unexpected becomes the highlight and every tune tells a new tale.Support the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
47:32 3/6/24
A Sonic Tapestry of Emotional Anthems
Settle in as we embark on an auditory voyage to the heart of Asian music, navigating through the intricate emotions embedded in three soul-stirring singles. Our episode kicks off with a light-hearted observation that quickly gives way to the profound landscapes of heartache and longing. We unwrap the delicate layers of I.M and Heize's "Slowly," letting the smoky vocal harmonies and the sorrow-laden strings of Spanish guitars tug at our heartstrings. The conversation then flows into a mesmerizing duo – the electricity of DPR ARTIC and DPR IAN's debut collaboration "Do or Die" and the nostalgic groove of Aimi Tanaka's "Osaka Loneliness."As the brass and guitar riffs of Tanaka's award-winning tune transport us to the vibrant streets of Osaka, we can't help but feel the poignant clash of isolation amidst the city's pulsating nightlife. Her husky voice, an instrument in itself, carries the weight of the Enka tradition and wraps us in the embrace of a song that's both a cry for company and a celebration of solitude. Meanwhile, the captivating fusion of Ian's velvety tones with DPR Artic's production on "Do or Die" pulls us into a synth trance, aligning us with its universal themes and goth club ambiance.We wrap up our musical odyssey by examining the creative synergy that brings these tracks to life, emphasizing the impact of collaboration in the realm of music. As we share our own connections to these songs, we shed light on how DPR's visionary collective harnesses the power of artistic union to craft a soundscape that resonates with audiences worldwide. The episode not only reveals the magic behind each melody but also touches on the personal stories and experiences that music so beautifully intertwines with our lives.I.M info:InstagramYouTubeHeize info:InstagramYouTubeTanaka Aimi (田中あいみ) info:officialInstagramXDPR ARTIC info:InstagramXDPR IAN info:InstagramXSupport the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
36:23 2/28/24
Celebrating Empowerment and Igniting Trends
Ever wondered what it feels like to watch your creative sparks ignite trends across the entertainment industry? Sarah and Panic, your hosts of Music Elixir, pull back the curtain on this very experience. We pride ourselves on our innovativeness, yet we don't shy away from discussing the bittersweet reality of others mirroring our ideas. Our banter takes a turn towards the voiceover realm, highlighting the undeniable power of networking and collaboration in keeping the creative fires burning.This session turns up the heat with a passionate dissection of anthems that scream empowerment from the artists (G)I-DLE, RIKU with MA55IVE THE RAMPAGE and SUPER EIGHT. These tracks, armed with bold harmonies, gritty synths, and heart-pumping beats, are the embodiment of boldness and independence — the kind that fuels your fiercest workout or resurrects any party from the lull. We celebrate these electrifying tunes and the audacious spirit of the phenomenal artists behind them, sharing insights that will have you adding these powerhouses to your playlists in no time. As we gear up for a month-long celebration of Women's History Month, we're putting the spotlight on the powerhouse female musicians who've shaped the industry. The commitment to female representation is not just a March endeavor for us; it's a year-round pledge. Stay tuned for a journey of appreciation and empowerment, as we honor the achievements of women in music.(G)I-DLE info:InstagramXYouTubeRIKU, MA55IVE THE RAMPAGE, LDH info:official LDHSUPER EIGHT info:InstagramXSupport the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
38:30 2/21/24
From Glitzy Goodbyes to Tarot Cards Unveiling the Secrets of Stardom
Dive into the unexpected as we unpack the surprising split by Jessi from Jay Park's More Vision. Why would Jessi call it quits after such a close bond and a mere nine months? We're peeling back the layers on creative differences and industry shockwaves, plus discussing the potential impact on Jessi's future, including the We Bridge Expo. But the conversation doesn't dwell on goodbyes for long; we're also sharing the lighter side of life with Sakuma Daisuke's Twitter escapades and celebrating BTS's triumphs, even as they serve their military time.Strap in for a rollercoaster of celebrity antics and heartfelt musings. From Twitter notifications that buzz more than a beehive, to Yamada’s car adventures with his Senpai. We scoop on celebrity interactions, like Fuma's apparent infatuation with good looks, and the buzz about Kanjani∞'s impending name change (as of this release they are- now Super Eight). And don't worry, we haven't forgotten to talk about Tomo's magnetic stage presence that's capturing hearts everywhere.Join us as we stroll down a more thoughtful path, considering the personal battles and beliefs of BTS's RM as he navigates military service. Our chat takes a mystical twist with tarot readings, dream interpretations, and the enigmatic power of symbols – like those two ravens that might just change the way you see your world. Curious about the six of swords or what it means when cockroaches invade your dreams? Tune in, and we'll explore these cosmic questions together, with plenty of laughs along the way.(An additional topic we covered - who dominated the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championship 2024?!)Support the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
50:20 2/14/24
Riding the Wave of Psychic Fever: The Ascent to Global Stardom and Infectious Beats
Prepare to be whisked away on a musical journey as Sarah and Panic, take you through the dynamic saga of PSYCHIC FEVER from EXILE TRIBE, Japan's latest sensation chasing global stardom. We give you an overview of their story, from the rigorous "Musha Shugyo" shows to time spent in Thailand, along with a bit of the personal with their array of zodiac signs!The pulse of Psychic Fever's music is undeniable, and we can't wait to share our take on tracks like the whimsically worded "Psyfe Cypher" and the sleek "Rocket (Take You Higher)," with its penthouse party ambiance. Jimmy's raspy voice commands attention amidst a symphony of rap battles and melodic harmonies, proving that this group isn't just another pop ensemble—they're trendsetters with a sound that's as diverse as it is catchy. Whether it's the old-school hip-hop vibe or the seductive R&B, the songs of Psychic Fever have a magnetic quality that's sure to resonate.Our episode wouldn't be complete without a candid discussion on how Psychic Fever's tunes influence our personal playlists and daily routines. We share that moment when a potent rap verse caught us mid-task, and the smooth "chocolatey" vocals that ensnared us completely. We also give a nod to JP THE WAVY's impact on the group's sound and the varied energies across their album. So, if you're looking for music that can both soothe and electrify, join us as we celebrate the artistry of Psychic Fever and discover the rich tapestry of sounds that will feed your soul and invigorate your day.Special shout out to @PCF_ThaiForEVER (PSYCHIC FEVER Thai ForEVER) on X-Twitter for requesting this episode.PSYCHIC FEVER from EXILE TRIBE info:InstagramXYouTubeofficial Support the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
39:35 2/7/24
An Intriguing Blend of Romance, Revelations, and Runway Triumphs
Our latest episode revisits the controversial tides of age gap relationships, spurred by the dating choices of a certain local DJ and the marital dynamics within the Domoto household. We peel back the layers of societal norms and parental concerns, in a candid look at how the times they are a'changing, and love, really isn’t about the numbers. We mix humor with the hypothetical as we imagine the daily life of an odd-couple pair of friends in matrimonial bliss, and we take a moment to bask in Raul's meteoric rise in the fashion world. His recent runway domination proves that charisma can't be tailored. Join us for an episode that's brimming with fantasy, surprise, and a whole lot of laughs—it's the kind of conversation you won't want to miss.Support the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
34:55 1/31/24
Nostalgic Notes and Mystical Musings in the JPOP and KPOP Scene
As the snow falls, Sarah and Panic cozy up to the mic and invite you into our world of Asian music reverie. Expect a hearty dose of nostalgia mixed with modern flair as we kick things off with TVXQ's U-KNOW (Yunho) and his disco-inspired "Fix It." Our chat sways through the beats of his solo adventure, and we also discuss his behind the scenes collaborator. Plus, we've got a little mystery on the burner, as Sarah teases out the remnants of a peculiar dream that's more than just a sleepy memory.Transitioning with the ease of a well-oiled turntable, we pump it up with PSYCHIC FEVER from EXILE TRIBE (feat. F.Hero & Bear Knuckle) on the track "Spice," where metal riffs meet spitfire lyrics. The diversity in their music mirrors their ethos of inclusion, something we celebrate as much as the tracks themselves. Last up we have ORβIT and the single "Bull's Eye"! Yugo's charm and Tomo's allure- our hearts can barely keep up as we discuss our boys, and the beloved group's reunion song. It's a melting pot of happiness that only gets richer when we shine a spotlight on June's songwriting genius , and the entire groups vocal talents .Now, brace yourselves as we head down a sparkler-lit tunnel, where dreams weave into reality and hint at an auspicious encounter right around the corner. Our banter takes a playful turn with the latest social media shenanigans from entertainers like Nino and Fuma, with a selfie that could give the new CEO a run for his money. It's a glimpse into the jovial world of Japanese entertainment, and just like that cheeky post, our podcast is sure to leave you with a smile. So, join us for a session that's part melody, part mystery, and wholly mesmerizing.TVXQ infoInstagramXYouTubePSYCHIC FEVER from EXILE TRIBE infoInstagramXYouTubeTikTokORβIT info officialInstagramXYouTubeTikTokSupport the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
43:48 1/24/24
The Rhythms of Fame, and the Harmonies and Heartbeats of Asian Superstars
Imagine navigating the highs and lows of life with Japan's finest tunes as your backdrop—that's just a slice of what Sarah and Panic unpack in this melodious episode of Music Elixir. We're diving headfirst into the deep end, and surfacing with insights on Kento Nakajima's daring solo voyage and Sexy Zone's transformation. We then toast to the age-old question of turning 30 in the idol world, and all that entails.But that's not all. Join us as we explore the star-studded universe of celebrity philanthropy and influence, where Arashi's heartfelt donations to a devastated landscape shine brightly, and the fashion impact of BTS members V and Suga remain steady despite military service!We'll also navigate the intricate dance of celebrity personal lives, from unexpected dating announcements to the tender moments that reveal the softer side of fame. And for those pondering the perplexities of the heart, we muse on age gaps, the evolving desires beyond traditional relationship paths, and the fleeting nature of love—always served with a generous sprinkle of humor and warmth. Don't miss out on this heartwarming and thought-provoking journey through the labyrinth of celebrity, music, and personal revelations.Support the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
51:04 1/17/24
Dancing Across Cultures: 5 Asian Beats and 1 Latin Rhythm
Join us, Sarah and Panic, as we unleash our Wood Dragon-inspired villainy to bring you an episode chock-full of musical discoveries and quirky insights. We're not just spinning tracks; we're spinning tales—of rebranding journeys, debuts that pack a punch, and melodies that demand you roller-skate across the living room. Discover why our eclectic mix of favorites, from KID PHENOMENON's jazzy vibes to RIIZE's funky beats, will keep your playlist endlessly fresh and unpredictably fun.Our passion for music knows no bounds, and this episode is a testament to that. We dissect the aggressive new sound of Sho Hirano, Yuta Jinguji, and Yuta Kishi post-King & Prince, navigating their strategic leap into the international scene with "GOAT" We also share our fascination with the seamless blend of traditional Japanese elements and modern madness in Hiromitsu Kitayama's "RANSHIN," proving that music can truly be a reflection of life's chaos and beauty. It's not just about what we hear; it's also about the stories these artists tell through their daring transitions and bold new images.We wrap up with an irresistible urge to move to "El Tiki Tiki," a beat that transcended language barriers and sparked a dance outbreak in Puerto Rico—and the workplace. Find out how a song can turn into a movement, quite literally, as we break down the Tiki Tiki dance and its curious blend of steps. Music Elixir is your invitation to an auditory party where every track is a gateway to a new cultural insight or a nostalgic trip down memory lane. So, let's crank up the volume and let the world of music take the lead!4EVE infoInstagramYouTubeXKID PHENOMENON from EXILE TRIBE infoYouTubeXRIIZE infoInstagramYouTubeXHiromitsu Kitayama infoInstagramYouTubeXNumber_i infoInstagramYouTubeXSupport the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
53:48 1/10/24
Grooves and Stars Aligning for a Harmonious New Year
As the confetti settles from our New Year's celebrations, Sarah and Panic, welcome you to an episode brimming with the excitement of looking back and leaping forward. We take a stroll down memory lane, reminiscing about the joys and laughter of our recent Christmas festivities, and then set our eyes on the dazzling horizon of 2024 for Music Elixir. It's not just about the milestones we've hit or the dreams we're chasing—it's about the sheer joy of sharing our growth with a listener base that spans from our home turf to the bustling streets of Tokyo, Nagoya, and Yokohama.Strap yourself in for a ride through the pulsating heart of the music industry, delving into the triumphs and challenges our favorite artists face in the realm of global recognition. We're not just scratching the surface; we're exploring the labyrinth of music distribution, marveling at the ways labels spin their webs around talent, and the quest for streaming services to satiate international fans' appetites. Plus, we've got a sneak peek into how astrology might just play a part in the melodies of 2024, teasing a future conversation that's as intriguing as it is cosmic.Finally, it's not an episode of Music Elixir without a dose of unfiltered joy and a heartfelt thank you to those who turn the wheels of our podcasting journey. While unwrapping gifts from our 'EaRTH' supporters we are weaving a tapestry of laughter, dreams, and the unbreakable bond of music that ties us all together. As we wrap up, we're sending out a massive shoutout to all our supporters, who are helping us inch closer to our dream of illuminating the Land of the Rising Sun with our presence. Join us for an episode that's as warm and inviting as a hug from an old friend.Support the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
61:16 1/3/24
Cracking the Music Elixir Playlist Code and other random talk
Prepare to get that song out of your head and into the open as Sarah and DJ Panic, share our current musical obsessions including the unstoppable "El tiki tiki".  We're also raising our glasses to celebrate the overwhelming response to our "Travis Japan: Hollywood TJ Dream" episode, which has opened the doors to a whole new wave of listeners. Join us on this melodious voyage, where we'll discuss not just the tunes that keep our feet tapping, but also the incredible impact these Asian artists have on our listeners from around the globe.Ever wonder about the faces behind the microphones? Look no further! Today, we're showering gratitude on you, our listeners, for boosting our podcast's rating and engaging with us through Spotify's Q&As. Our community is the heartbeat of Music Elixir, and we're thrilled to see it grow. Plus, we're contemplating our future dreams, including attending podcast conventions to meet and learn from fellow podcasters. It's all about connection and growth here, so let's keep this party going strong.As BTS marches through their military enlistment, we're following every step of their journey, from Tae Tae's striking Instagram post to RM's charming enlistment snaps. The transformation they're experiencing is not just physical; it's a deep, emotional process that we're discussing with equal parts humor and heart. But that's not all – we're also scratching our heads at the quirks of music streaming platforms, pondering the mysteries behind our personalized playlists, and taking a trip down memory lane with some synth-pop classics. So plug in your headphones, and let's crack the code of these musical enigmas together!Support the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
50:55 12/27/23
Vacation, Family Cars, and Random News
Have you ever been slapped by the reality of work just as you're sipping the last drop of your vacation mojito? That's exactly how Panic felt returning from the sunny shores of Puerto Rico, only to be greeted by a software update that wreaked havoc on the first day back. Imagine teaching your dad to use a smartphone, but it's not a phone—it's his new Subaru Crosstrek. Sarah recounts the parents' reactions to their new rides, you can't help but chuckle at the universal dance of older generations with new tech. Now, we don't always keep it light; sometimes we steer into the important crossroads of life. Discussing the legal shields raised against online defamation targeting figures like Kwon Ji-yong (G-Dragon), we underline the no-nonsense approach to protecting one's good name in the digital age. Yet, in the same breath, we can't resist celebrating YouTube milestones and discussing Japan's latest 'handsome rankings' in ViVi's magazine. Whether it's the gravity of legal battles or the giddiness of hearing an old favorite song, this episode promises a kaleidoscope of stories that reflect the many hues of our everyday existence.Support the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
59:25 12/20/23
Revisiting Ohno Satoshi's Birthday Bash, Exploring Car Buying, College Hockey, and Asian Pop Culture
Remember that heartwarming celebration of Japanese artist リーダー Ohno Satoshi 大野 智 40th birthday when we transformed the studio into a festival of music and memories? Let's strap in as we revisit that magical time, explore the mesmerizing world of Arashi (嵐) music, and share your reactions to that special episode. We'll also peek into what it's like to be car shopping for Dad, mixing in some personal anecdotes, and car preferences.Have you ever attended a college hockey game at UMass or experienced a reunion at Harvard? We'll take you on that journey, discussing the passionate fandom that follows young players as one would their favorite bands. As a bonus, we'll also share our accidental discovery of a heavenly Thai restaurant in Cambridge that ended up being the cherry on top of our memorable day. We'll close out with some hot updates from the vibrant worlds of K-pop and J-pop. From mispronunciations to security issues and the recent mishap at a K-pop group's morning show performance, we'll cover it all, including a candid chat about the challenges and controversies artists face in the industry.  So why wait? Tune in, join us on this whirlwind ride of music, culture, and personal stories, and be a part of the conversation.Support the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
59:48 12/6/23
From Personal Adventures to Celebrity Controversies: A Look into Music, Privacy, and Stellar Fascination
Ever had to pivot when life throws you a curveball? Join us as we share our personal experience on how we turned a concert postponement into an unexpected adventure. This tale is just a taste of what you'll find in our kaleidoscope of topics in this episode.Next, can you imagine finding your personal life under the microscope because your spouse is a celebrity? We unravel a chilling case of a Japanese idol's partner facing a living nightmare of stalking, leading to a heartbreaking divorce. Our discussion exposes the dark side of fan obsession, highlighting the need for respect and privacy. After that, we shift gears to talk about the smoking trends among K-pop idols, the trend of idols taking control of their careers by leaving companies.We round off with some spicy controversies. Did you know G-Dragon's drug issues have resurfaced? Or the scrutiny Lisa from BLACKPINK has been facing? We lay it all out, even venturing into the glamorous world of burlesque and its fair share of wardrobe malfunctions! As we wrap up, join us in our obsession to inspire you to embark on this celestial journey with us. We promise you'll want to come back for more.Our temporary outro music: Track: "Take It All Off"Music provided by https://slip.streamFree Download / Stream: https://get.slip.stream/eZT3XxSupport the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
53:41 11/29/23
Exploring the Dynamic Soundscapes of ITZY, IMP., Hey! Say! JUMP, Nissy, & SUMNI
Ever fancied a jaunt through the vibrant landscapes of Asian music? Well, now's your chance! Hang out with us, Panic and Sarah, as we serve up our favorite picks from the region's dynamic soundscape. We'll start things off on a high note with K-pop sensation, ITZY, and their chart-topping song "Style". As we get into the groove of their infectious beats.As the rhythm takes over, we toss the spotlight onto the dance-worthy tracks from Japanese artist Nissy, and the boy bands- Hey! Say! JUMP and IMP.  Let's marvel at their innovative soundscapes that push the boundaries of the music industry and reinvent the auditory experience. Want a peek at what makes their music TikTok-worthy? Stick around as we dissect the catchy and high-energy vibes that these groups are known for!But hold on, we're not done yet! We'll cap things off by exploring the sultry corners of K-pop and R&B with the ravishing SUNMI and the undefinable magic of her single "Stranger". So, tune into Music Elixir and embark on this exhilarating sonic journey with us!ITZY info:InstagramXYouTubeofficialNissy info:InstagramXYouTubeHey! Say! JUMP info:InstagramXYouTubeIMP. info:officialSUNMI info:InstagramXYouTubeSupport the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
40:13 11/22/23
Music Elixir Rants and Rambles About: Celebrations, delulu news, and Bad Bunny
Welcome aboard! This musical voyage starts off with some Halloween gumption, comparing the trick-or-treat traditions of Western Massachusetts with the grand Halloween celebrations at Tokyo's Shibuya Crossing. Get ready for your cultural sweet tooth to be satiated. We start with some J-pop news, covering some of our fave artists and their current endeavors. Then we move to the eye of the storm, where we confront the controversy surrounding BLACKPINK's Lisa's performance at the Crazy Horse Burlesque, is it art or crude? Our discourse navigates the blurred lines between being a fan or being a stalker.Our odyssey concludes with an in-depth analysis of Bad Bunny's 'BATICANO'. Unravel the mystery of German horror, film noir influences, and the philosophical depth in his lyrics. His latest album 'nadie sabe lo que va a pasar mañana' stands out from his previous work with his unique way of addressing mental health issues through music. This isn't just a podcast, it's an adventure into the heart of musical artistry. So, buckle up and let the rhythms guide you, you're in for a treat!Our interlude music:Track: "Approve The Groove", Neo NylonMusic provided by https://slip.streamFree Download / Stream: https://get.slip.stream/QAEmJ6Listen on Spotify: https://go-stream.link/sp-neo-nylonSupport the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
58:58 11/8/23
Music Elixir Diving into the Diverse Universe of Asian Music
Have you ever wondered how music can be so diverse yet unite us all? Tantalize your ears today with a journey through the vibrant world of Asian music! We've got you covered with five remarkable singles from artists hailing from Japan, Indonesia, and South Korea. You're sure to move to the rhythm of GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE’s dance anthem 'Diamonds', you'll groove to the disco beats of U-Know, and get hooked to the catchy track 'Bang' by the Indonesian group StarBe.Now picture this: a Korean rapper with genius lyricism and a heavy bass that gets you thinking and reflecting. BewhY is going to make you marvel at his unique beats and rhythms while exploring how his faith influences his music. His philosophical approach is bound to intrigue you as you explore the depth of his lyrics and the profoundness of his views. You're in for a surprise with HWASA's latest single 'Chili', which begins with an unexpected acapella and soon transitions into a reggaeton beat. If you've been craving for a blend of raw talent and attitude, HWASA is your go-to artist. Her fierce rap delivery and the energy she brings to the track are invigorating. So come join us, as we explore and appreciate the magic of Asian music. It's not just an episode, it's a musical voyage.GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBEInstagramX/TwitterYouTubeU-KnowInstagramStarBeInstagramX/TwitterYouTubeBewhYInstagramX/TwitterYouTubeHwasaInstagramYouTubeSupport the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
46:18 11/1/23
Music Elixir Rants and Ramblings: What's new in the News
Join Panic and Sarah as we explore the captivating world of Asian music in this episode of Music Elixir. From MONSTAX's military enlistment to the potential name change for Sexy Zone, we've got some of the details and some opinions. We're also sharing stories of Asian artists traveling to New York for photo shoots, going to Boston to catch a Red Sox game, and showing up in the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas! So, buckle up for an exciting blend of news, discussion, and reflection!Have you ever wondered about the coincidences in music release and production? We chat about how Jungkook's album drop and the fascinating production of his single 3D by BloodPop are linked to ARASHI. And if you're a fan of group dynamics, we've got something for you too! We discuss Johnny's West's transition to simply 'WEST.', and what it might mean for their fan club. Finally, we delve into the emotional side of the music industry with Fuma's thoughts on Sexy Zone's potential name change, and their canceled overseas work. Kis-My-Ft2, Snow Man, and Naniwa Danshi members share their love for their fans and their resolve to continue delivering amazing entertainment despite the changes within the company. So, are you ready to tune in?Support the Show.Please help Music Elixir by rating, reviewing, and sharing the episode. We appreciate your support!Follow us on:TwitterInstagram If have questions, comments, or requests click on our form:Music Elixir FormDJ Panic Blog:OK ASIA
58:30 10/25/23

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