Red Velvet’s SEULGI Releases 28 Reasons / Los Angeles Remixes with iScreaM Vol. 22

Red Velvet’s SEULGI Releases 28 Reasons / Los Angeles Remixes with iScreaM Vol. 22


SEULGI, from the iconic K-pop quintet Red Velvet, has released iScreaM Vol 22: 28 Reasons / Los Angeles featuring remixes of two tracks taken from her critically-lauded debut solo EP [LISTEN HERE].

The project features remixes of 28 Reasons by CIFIKA and LOOZBONE and fan-favorite B-side Los Angeles by Moksi. Pop sensation SEULGI released her 28 Reasons EP in October, which earned 5 stars from NME praising its cohesive fusion of “R&B and dance-influenced pop, each incorporating opposing forces of light and dark.”

Billboard included the EP on their “25 Best K-Pop Albums of 2022” list, while the title track also ranked at No.13 in Dazed’s Best K-pop Tracks of 2022 list.

Much-buzzed about Korean-born electronic pop artist and producer CIFIKA has been making waves on the global stage, earning praise from Dazed Korea and i-D for her experimental approach.

She has collaborated with Romy (The xx), CRUSH and HYUKOH, and continues to work with fashion brands such as Maison Valentino and Louis Vuitton.

CIFIKA translates SEULGI’s “28 Reasons” into a progressive tech house cut, enhancing the song’s contrasting theme by looping the lyrics of “sweet and bitter” as it builds into a richer soundscape with stacked techno beats. In the second half of the track, CIFIKA’s vocals gradually appear and blend with SEULGI’s vocals to bring listeners a new auditory experience.

Internationally renowned Dutch producer and DJ duo Moksi have collaborated with DJ Snake, Yellow Claw, and Hardwell. They reimagined SEULGI’s “Los Angeles” as a bright and dreamy rhythmic house track, bringing a completely different perspective to the original track.

The track features SEULGI’s vocals re-edited to sound like a new instrument, paired alongside melodic synthesisers. Elsewhere producer and DJ LOOZBONE reinvents “28 Reasons” as a house rhythm track with heavy bass to emphasise the song’s overall tension.

Contrasts between light and darkness; strength and gentleness have long been themes expressed in Red Velvet’s sonically diverse discography; through the 28 Reasons EP listeners are introduced to SEULGI’s take on these elements as she balances R&B and dance-pop infused up-tempos and ballads.

On top of SEULGI’s solo endeavors in art, music, and fashion, Red Velvet recently announced their first headline concert since 2019. The “Red Velvet 4th Concert: R to V” is taking place in Seoul on 1 and 2 April.

The hugely popular quintet, renowned for their versatility and sophisticated performances, have also been confirmed to perform at Primavera Sound 2023 in Barcelona on 1 June and Madrid on 8 June.

Red Velvet released their eighth EP The ReVe Festival – Birthday in November, which hit No.1 on worldwide charts include iTunes Top Albums charts in 44 countries; smashing their own record by selling 710,000 copies in pre-orders alone.

It marked their second release of the year, following The ReVe Festival – Feel My Rhythm, which became Pitchfork’s highest-rated album from a K-Pop girl group. The group rounded out 2022 by releasing their festive collaboration with aespa, “Beautiful Christmas,” which topped Billboard’s Hot Trending Songs chart.

Red Velvet debuted in 2014 and have attracted fans across the globe with their unique music, with songs like “Bad Boy,” “Ice Cream Cake,” “Russian Roulette,” and more.

Their 2019 album The ReVe Festival: Finale set the record as the first female K-pop act to top the iTunes Top Albums Chart in 44 countries, while its main single “Psycho” also hit No. 1 on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart.

In 2020, they appeared in DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour film as the K-Pop trolls, and participated in the soundtrack song “Just Sing.”


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