Kuala Lumpur, 30 April 2018- The Korean idol boy group MXM came to Malaysia for their first Fanmeeting. Jointly organized by iMe Malaysia and Warner Music Malaysia, MXM “MATCH UP” Fan meeting was held on 1st May 2018 at HGH Convention Hall. MXM, which consists of two members Im Young Min and Kim Dong Hyun, is a South Korea duo/sub-unit of Brand New Music.The Press conference was held at Ritz Carlton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. MXM presented themselves to media for the first time looking all handsome and dashing. The press conference started with their self-introduction.
Q: How it is being here in Malaysia?
Young Min: This is our very official visits to Malaysia for the first time and I heard from my SNS saying they are fans from Malaysia and telling us that they miss us. So here we are finally and looking forward to having a great moment with you guys.
Q: We find out that Young Min has stayed at Singapore for 5 years, are they any differences being here in Malaysia as compared to Singapore?
Young Min: I am sorry about this question because until I was born in there, I only stayed until 5 years old. Actually, I don’t have much memory.
Q: We would like to know what music concept do you like to try as MXM?
Dong Hyun: For me, I have tried the funky music or something that mix up with tropical sound. So let’s try out some band music and as our company are well known for hip-hop genres so let try the genres of hip hop too.
Q: Did you guys know or good at any instrument to start a band?
Dong Hyun: I am looking out to try out. I am not so good at it yet but I will be trying out some guitar or piano
Q: Which artist you would like to collaborate with and who is your role model?
Young Min: Ever since I was little kid, the singer Park Jaebum (Jay Park) was my favourite artist. So I will be looking forward to collaborating if there’s a good opportunity given to me.
Dong Hyun: My role model has always been senior Park Hyo Shin. But I want to try to collaborate with Crush and Bolbbalgan4.
Q: Will MXM release another song as a project group with YDPP?
Young Min: We don’t have any specific plan yet, but I know there are overwhelming respond from fans and which we are very thankful. So looking to have a great performance together if there’s an opportunity given.
Q: About Lee Dae Hwi and Park Woojin, what would like you to say to them who are currently promoting under Wanna One?
Dong Hyun: Dae Hwi and Woojin are such good brothers and they are performing so well. So if there are good chances to be given, I’m looking forward to collaborates in future at the same stage.
Q: How do you feel about Malaysian fans?
Young Min: I’ve known that there was really supporting from Malaysia even when I was in Korea and I just got to see myself yesterday there was warm hospitality from fans. We are really thankful for that and that’s why I got to try my best to show you my best tomorrow at the stage.
Q: Double Single title ‘Rematch’. Could you brief us about ‘Rematch’?
Young Min: Different from our previous album, this one has to show more maturity and calmness. So it shows different sides of us.
Q: From the song ‘Diamond Girl’, it’s was very different like very funky as compared to Gone Cold. So how it is changing genres from there?
Young min : Actually the song “Diamond Girl” is for the fans. Each time we took in the stage, we got so much love and support from fans so we are really thankful and greatful for that and try our best to show that.
Q: Where do MXM got their inspiration from?
Young Min : For me, I watch movie and drama so I can get the inspiration also from poems.
Q: If you can have fans to remmember MXM one thing, what is it?
Young Min : if I would like to choose only one, then I would be an idol who are talented and who is giving out bright energy to those fans whoever listen out to our music.
Dong Hyun : I would like to be in memory who gives out the comfortness. Where ever you are you can just played on our music. You know you just played it in ur earspring.
Q: Can you tell us three things that your fans dont know about Dong Hyun and Young Min?
Young Min : the first thing I would like to talk about Dong Hyun is, he is well known with his appetite! But nowadays he is not really into it.
Dong Hyun : One of the secret that fans might not know about Young Min is nowadays he is into filming with a camera. So he would take the camera and just making the film and take it.
Q: Do you boys really chat your SNS? Comment from sosial media? Twitter, facebook and instagram?
Dong Hyun: I think so.We try to check all the comment after we upload our content and there is fans who will send a letter at fancafe too.
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Edited by Tracey
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