South Korea’s KOCCA Proudly Presents ‘K-POP NIGHT OUT’ at MIDEM 2016 on June 6 in Cannes
Featuring Critically Acclaimed Korean Artists Ego Function Error, Guckkasten, Eluphant and IDIOTAPE
Additional KOCCA Press Events to Take Place at the Intercontinental Carlton Cannes – Grand Salon – June 3 at 20:00
SEOUL, South Korea, June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) is thrilled to announce its arrival at this year’s MIDEM (Marche International du Disque et de l’Edition Musicale), showcasing four outstanding Korean acts at their official showcase “K-POP NIGHT OUT”.
An official press event will be held on June 3 from20:00-22:30 at the Carlton Hotel, Grand Salon. Following the success of “K-POP NIGHT OUT” at Cannes for “MIDEM 2015”, KOCCA is again supporting the K-pop showcase titled, “K-POP NIGHT OUT“.
For more information on the KOCCA “K-POP NIGHT OUT” showcase, click here: http://www.midem.com
KOCCA, established in 2009 and affiliated with the government of the ROK, is Korea’s leading organization dedicated to bringing local Korean cultural and artistic talent to a global audience, andMIDEM is a perfect opportunity for KOCCA to connect with the global market place and build momentum for K-POP internationally.
The official press event will give media and the MIDEM music community an exclusive opportunity to connect with key delegates from KOCCA and learn more about the export mission.
There will be a five-minute speed meeting with Korean music buyers, “MEET THE KOREANS”from 10:30-11:30 (@Palais des Festivals, Networking Village). All attending artists and official KOCCA delegates will be available for interviews by “ALL ABOUT K-POP NIGHT OUT” (Media Conference) from 13:45-14:15 (@RIVIERA 7, Label Summer Camp).
The “K-POP MEET UP“, a networking party right before K-POP NIGHT OUT will be from 18:00-19:30 (@Carlton Hotel, La Cote Rest).
To RSVP for the event or for further inquiries, contact Dong Hyun Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Following the networking party, KOCCA will present an official MIDEM showcase “K-POP NIGHT OUT” at the Grand Salon, Intercontinental Carlton Cannes.
With many making their major debut in France, the artists are an eclectic mix of K-POP, Rock, Punk, Psychedelic, Hip-hop, and EDM. Performing artists include Ego Function Error, the promising rookies on the Korean Indie scene, Korean rockersGuckkasten,Eluphant, the top emotional hip-hop group and IDIOTAPE, Korea’s leading EDM artists who have already received international attention.
For more details on attending artists, see below.
SHOWCASE 2016. 6. 3.
- MEET THE KOREANS (Speed Meeting) from 10:30-11:30 @ P. 1 Networking Village
- ALL ABOUT K-POP NIGHT OUT (Media Conference) from 13:45-14:15 @ R. 7 Label Summer Camp
- K-POP MEET UP (Networking Party) from 18:00-19:30 @ Carlton Hotel, La Cote Rest
- K-POP NIGHT OUT (Showcase) from 20:00-22:30 @ Carlton Hotel, Grand Salon
Rock, Punk, Psychedelic
Ego Function Error plays psychedelic punk rock. The band has four members; Kim Kook-kook, Kim Mee hee, Kim Min jung and Kwak No-ja. Their performances on stage are always full of the kind of passion and energy that gets the audience to move their bodies.
The original meaning of Guckkasten in German is a Chinese-style kaleidoscope invented in ancient China. Similar to psychedelic images hidden under analogous art when looking into a kaleidoscope, Korea’s representative band Guckkasten tries to create a sound with a motif.
Kebee, who is considered to be the pride of Korea, and skilled rapper Minos are together known as Eluphant. Their debut album ‘Eluphant Bakery’ was released in 2006, with later songs such as ‘Lullaby’, ‘Star Candy’ and Thanks for All the Fish’.
In 2010, six synthesizers and one drum kit formed the electronic band IDIOTAPE that plays synth rock music. Based on 15 years of DJing experience, the leader Dguru has displayed the perfect live mix stage. Analog synthesizer/song writer Zeze and well-known power drummer DR complete IDIOTAPE’s performance.