[Feature] YB Collabs through the Years: Part 5 Swings and Thelma Aoyama


Swings (also known as Jonathan Moon or Moon Swings) is from the hip-hop crew Overclass. Recently cited by critics on Rhythmer magazine for being among the best Korean rappers for his rhythm and rhyme, Swings was invited through Teddy and eKnock to feature on a song for Taeyang’s 2010 Solar album.

Taeyang ft. Swings – After You Fall Asleep (니가 잠든 후에) (Solar, 2010)
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Swings likewise asked Taeyang to collaborate on his digital single, a remake of Yoon Jong Shin’s  2010 hit. Swings mentioned a little bit about working with Taeyang in this HIPHOPLE  interview.

Q: How did the remix come about?  Though I could have imagined a remix version, Taeyang’s feature was a surprise.
Swings: My personal favorite Korean R&B vocalist in Korea is Taeyang.  I was very happy to have worked together with him.

Q:  What type of person is Taeyang?
Swings: From what I see, Taeyang is the type that’s diligent/earnest and really kind, endlessly kind. Exactly that type.  And naive/innocent.

Q:  You also did a feature on Taeyang’s album.
Swings: Teddy recommended me to Taeyang, and Taeyang said, “I want to work with this hyung”.  Therefore, the feature came about with Teddy’s recommendation, Taeyang’s consent and Kush’s phone call to me.

By Instinct Remix – Swings ft. Yoon Jong Shing & Taeyang , 2011
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Thelma Aoyama

Pop and R&B artist Thelma Aoyama is Big Bang’s labelmate on Universal Music Japan. As far as we know, Thelma only performed this song once with Taeyang on BB’s Electric Love Tour (and we don’t have any fancams of that unfortunately.)  This 2010 duet  marks Taeyang’s (or should we say Sol’s?)  first collaboration with an artist outside of Korea.  Hopefully, it will only be the first of many more in the future.

Fall In Love2010 (Thelma Aoyama -Single)

Thanks to the uploaders and to Piglet and Silly for the translations!

Next: Part 6 Teddy and Kush

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2 thoughts on “[Feature] YB Collabs through the Years: Part 5 Swings and Thelma Aoyama”

  1. I loved his collabs with Swings and Thelma, all very great songs and musicians indeed! 😉

    Hopefully we’ll get to see him have duets/duos with more artists outside Korea in the near future! 😀

  2. We all know just how loved YB is by Korea’s premier hip-hop and R&B artists. I’m just glad that they view YB as a true R&B artist, one of the only idols up to this caliber.

    “Q:  What type of person is Taeyang?
    Swings: From what I see, Taeyang is the type that’s diligent/earnest and really kind, endlessly kind. Exactly that type.  And naive/innocent.”
    ^THIS right here….Swings nailed YB’s personality exactly!

    I want to see more collabos outside of the YGFamily!!!

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