Hello Asia! New Music Video: HOTSHOT - "Take a Shot" (South Korea, 2014)


Brand new six member rookie boy group HOTSHOT dropped their debut track, "Take a Shot" on October 28. It's a dubstep-infused hip hop track with a catchy chorus and a kaleidoscopic take on the monochrome music video trend of late. HOTSHOT, you have our attention!

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Zhoumi - "Rewind" (South Korea, 2014)


SM Entertainment's new solo artist Zhoumi, the Chinese singer/songwriter/actor best known for his work as a member of Super Junior-M and SM the Ballad, has released two versions of his debut track "Rewind". The Korean language version features a guest appearance from EXO member Chanyeol, while the Mandarin version features EXO's Tao.

Hello Asia! Photo Gallery: KILL/DIL Press Call - Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai (31.10.14)

Hello Asia editor Johnny Au is currently in Mumbai, India on assignment and he was invited today to take part in the press call of the Bollywood blockbuster film KILL/DIL. KILL/DIL is a romantic action film starring Bollywood stars Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra, Ali Zafar and legend actor Govinda. The movie soundtrack consists of 8 tracks sung by Bollywood singers. Hello Asia! brings you these exclusive Australian photos from the press call.

the AU sessions: Used Cassettes performs "Barcelona" in Seoul, South Korea

South Korea based rock band Used Cassettes performs their song 'Barcelona' LIVE exclusively for the AU Review and Hello Asia! Used Cassettes is made up of four expats living in South Korea and has been performing for the past 5 years.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: 2AM - "Days Like Today" (South Korea, 2014)


JYP boy group 2AM released their pre-release track "Days Like Today", a soul-pop song with a reserved and lonely music video depicting an older man reminiscing on the lost love of his youth.

GOT7 Top Charts with Japanese Debut Single "Around The World", Hit 10 Million YouTube Views on "A"

GOT7 display at Tower Records

GOT7’s Japanese debut single “Around the World” has hit number 2 on the Oricon Daily Chart, number 1 on Tower Records Daily Chart and number 3 on the Oricon Weekly Chart.

2AM Top Charts with New Single "Over The Destiny"


2AM’s new song “Over the Destiny” is already topping charts. The leading single from their new full-length album Let’s Talk, “Over the Destiny” hit the top of the charts soon after release on October 30th, hitting number one on Olleh Music, 2nd on Genie Music, 3rd on Bugs and reaching the top 10 on seven major music charts.

Hello Asia! Japanese Film Festival 2014 Review - Rurouni Kenshin (Japan, 2012)

Rurouni Kenshin

It’s easy to be apprehensive about live action adaptations of popular books, manga or anime, but in the case of Keishi Otomo’s Rurouni Kenshin such apprehension is unnecessary. Part one of the epic Kenshin trilogy is a thrilling action flick that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Hello Asia! Japanese Film Festival 2014 Review - Thermae Romae II (Japan, 2014)

Thermae Romae II

What’s more ridiculous than a Japanese time slip drama-comedy flick set between ancient Rome and modern Japan? The SEQUEL to that time slip drama flick! I had the pleasure of catching Hideki Takeuchi’s Thermae Romae at last year’s Japanese Film Festival, and there was no way I was going to miss the follow up at this year’s event. It turns out I wasn’t the only one - the theatre was once again almost full and delighted with the absurd tale of bathing through the ages.

Demi Louise performing 'Ruins' LIVE at Zandari Festa 2014 in Seoul, South Korea

Melbourne based singer/songwriter Demi Louise performing her song 'Ruins' LIVE at Zandari Festa music festival in Seoul, South Korea. Demi Louise was the first Australian artist to perform at Zandari Festa.

Cross Gene, Weaver and Olivia Ong set to star at 2014 Skechers Sundown Festival

Multi-nation boy group Cross Gene headlines the fantastic Asian pop and rock music lineup for Skechers Sundown Festival 2014 held at Marina Promenade in Singapore.

EXO, G-Dragon and Taeyang confirmed to to appear at 2014 MAMA

K-Pop stars EXO (pictured above), G-Dragon & Taeyang are confirmed as the first artist announcement for the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) announced by Asia’s leading content and media Company CJ E&M today. Previously 17 award categories and nomination were revealed by Mnet featuring the most popular K-Pop artists over the past year.

Hello Asia! Japanese Film Festival 2014 Review - "Leaving on the 15th Spring" (Japan, 2013)

Leaving on the 15th Spring

Turning 15 is never easy, regardless of where you live. It’s an age of rebellion and exploration for most, but for Leaving on the 15th Spring's small-town kids on an isolated Japanese island, it’s a coming-of-age ritual.

Secret Sounds and Now/Live announce joint venture in Secret Sounds Asia.

A new business venture has been created between Secret Sounds and Now/Live, in Secret Sounds Asia. Established with the intention to encourage and strengthen the already burgeoning Asian touring market, the renowned Australian company headed up by Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco have joined forces with the boutique promotions company which has been responsible for some critically acclaimed touring artists performing through Singapore, Hong Kong and Taipei

Hello Asia! Japanese Film Festival 2014 Review - Tokyo Refugees (Japan, 2014)

Tokyo Refugees

Most of us can relate to the feeling of scraping by, struggling to make rent and living off cheap instant food. Tokyo Refugees explores what’s just past the point of scraping by in this confronting and believable story.