Jongno Edits is an homage to the golden age of K-pop, those rarely heard but always loved strains of psych- rock, funk, disco and boogie from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s. Our mystery editors spent countless hours getting their hands dusty in the record shops and flea markets of Seoul’s Jongno-Gu, in order to dig out the ultra-rare gems from the ‘Land of the Morning Calm’.
These tracks have been put together especially for KAT45 and the 7» format in mind: short and steady edits of soul and psych-rock… No effects or crazy filtering, but fine layering and editing of really hard to find Korean classics that stays true to the originals.
Jongno Edits — Drifter
— — / Key Brothers
South Korean psychedelic rock masterpiece, heavy drums all the way around. In 1971, the Korean group Key Boys split up and its members either went solo or joined/formed groups like He6, Guys & Dolls, and the Key Brothers. This track (A Drifter’s Life, ) is from the Key Brothers second album, , which was released in 1972 and features two fantastic originals, one of them penned by the Korean rock god Shin Jung-Hyun, and a sick 12 minute cover of Evil Ways.
Jongno Edits — Dark Alley
— / Jung Sung Jo — Dark alley
Jung Sung-jo began his career as music director in film with «It Rained Yesterday» (1975) by director Lee Jang-ho, and left music to work on about 50 film scores including «Winter Woman», «Lee Jang-ho’s» «Baseball Team» and «My Bride My Love». He organised a band called ‘Jung Sung-jo and Messengers’ with Cho Kyeong-su and Choi Byung-geol in the 1970s, and introduced jazz sounds into film music, playing the saxophone and flute.