Rising Okay-Pop Tremendous-Rookies

The rookie teams within the Okay-pop scene are a number of the most fun we’ve seen recently, and we’re thrilled to introduce the newest: xikers, hailing from KQ Leisure – solely the second group the company has debuted since Okay-pop heavyweights ATEEZ. Earlier than their official debut in March, KQ Leisure had teased the group final summer time underneath the placeholder moniker of ‘KQ Fellaz 2’. The members MINJAE, JUNMIN, SUMIN, JINSIK, HYUNWOO, JUNGHOON, SEEUN, HUNTER, YUJUN, and YECHAN made their method on-line throughout pre-debut, leaving anticipation for his or her official debut sky-high.

Their debut single ‘TRICKY HOUSE’ packs an electrifying punch, seamlessly mixing experimental EDM with a world, futuristic sound. In the meantime, their different title monitor ‘ROCKSTAR’ has a sound paying homage to early-2000s pop-punk, earlier than descending into an all-out, high-octane belter. Each tracks lead xikers’ first-ever mini-album, ‘HOUSE OF TRICKY : Doorbell Ringing’ – a genre-bending, commanding first physique of labor that has already helped the group debut at Quantity 75 on the Billboard 200, simply weeks into their profession.

Of their first international interview, xikers communicate with NME about their targets for his or her first yr, connecting with their new fanbase, and the invaluable recommendation they obtained from label-mates ATEEZ.

The group’s identify, xikers, is a mix of the unknown variable ‘x’ coordinate and the time period ‘hikers’ reflecting the picture of vacationers, which means boys touring by infinite time and area, tying into their idea. Every member of xikers brings distinctive expertise and skills to the group, with dance expertise being distinctive. The ambiance once they’re working collectively is a pure supply of motivation. The ten members have a nice surroundings the place they’re open to communication, sharing opinions, and ideas.