Exploring Seoul’s Music Scene Through the Lens of Photographer Nils Clauss
Seoul, South Korea – a city pulsating with energy and teeming with untold stories. Amidst its bustling streets and towering skyscrapers, lies a world of music waiting to be discovered. Join us on a journey through the vibrant beats of Seoul’s eclectic music scene, as seen through the lens of photographer Nils Clauss.
A Collaboration with Friends of Friends
Our adventure begins with an invitation from Friends of Friends (FF), an esteemed international interview magazine renowned for its insightful portrayals of creative individuals. Commissioned as the photographer for this special feature, Nils Clauss had the privilege of capturing the enigmatic DJ Soulscape in his element.
Reviving Forgotten Melodies: The DJ Soulscape Story
DJ Soulscape, also known as Min Jun Park, is more than just a DJ. He’s a curator of Seoul’s musical history. Through his project, 360 Sounds, Soulscape pays homage to the forgotten melodies of Korean music from the 1960s and 70s. Influenced by American beats and fueled by a passion for preserving Korea’s musical heritage, Soulscape’s eclectic blend of old and new resonates with audiences far and wide.
Navigating Seoul’s Creative Landscape
As we traverse the vibrant streets of Seoul, Soulscape leads the way, offering insights into the city’s dynamic music culture. From the traditional charm of Jongno to the eclectic vibe of Itaewon, each neighborhood holds a unique melody waiting to be heard. It’s here, amidst the neon-lit alleys and hidden gems, that Soulscape finds inspiration for his craft.
A Glimpse Behind the Lens
In an exclusive interview, Soulscape shares his musical journey. He speaks from childhood memories of soul vinyl to the bustling streets of Seoul. His alter ego, Espionne, brings a fusion of Brazil-inspired bossa nova and jazz melodies, adding depth to Seoul’s creative tapestry. Through his record store, RM360, Soulscape creates a haven for music enthusiasts, fostering a sense of community and connection.
Embracing the Future of Seoul’s Music Scene
As our journey comes to a close, we reflect on the vibrant tapestry of Seoul’s music scene and the role of DJ Soulscape in shaping its future. 360 Sounds celebrates its 7th anniversary and new studio albums in the making. The horizon looks bright for Seoul’s musical landscape. Soulscape’s dedication to his craft and passion for music continue to inspire and enrich the cultural fabric of Seoul.