On the 7th of June 2016 HIGHGRND posted an update on various social networks. The update consisted with the caption “[NEW FAMILY] Electronic Band ‘IDIOTAPE’ HIGHGRND x IDIOTAPE” and a video.
IDIOTAPE first debuted in 2010 with VU Entertainment. It seems their contract will be similar with Hyokoh where there is dual management over the group- as there is no current indication they have went separate ways with VU Entertainment .
IDIOTAPE consists of three members Dguru(producer/synthesizer),Zeze(synthesizer) and DR(drums). They describe themselves as an electronic, shoegazing rock band. The inspiration behind their band name is drawn from the concept of how cassette tapes were disappearing – thus they used the word ‘tape’ then they saw the word ‘idiot’ and decided to put the words together and take away one of the ‘t’s – funnily enough the name becomes “idiot ape” , Dguru jokes that he thinks humans are the dumbest of all apes(and thus that is the meaning of their band name) in an interview [x]
IDIOTAPE also are fond of analogue , and thus use analogue instruments/equipment.
Their Facebook bio:
In 2010, 6 synthesizers and 1 drummer formed an electronic band Idiotape to play synth playing rock music.
Based on 13 year DJ’ing experience, the leader DGURU has been showing the perfect live mix stage, analog synthesizer/song writer Zeze and well-known power drummer DR complete Idiotape’s performance. Influenced by 60’s to 70’s rock music, Idiotape reinterpret Korean rock music with their unique synthesizer sound. Their non-verbal trailblazing music will certainly grab international audience’s attention.
They debuted with an EP titled 080509
Their most recent EP came out ‘RE’ in 2016 , it’s title track was “Don’t Go”
They have previously worked with both SHINee and F(x) before. With SHINee they worked on the 2013 remix track of ‘everybody’ and with F(x) they worked on the remix of Ice Cream as part of “Seoul Melody”
IDIOTAPE has performed at a number of international gigs including SXSW in 2011 & 2014, Canadian Music Week 2011, Summer Sonic Japan 2011, Sonic Mania Japan 2012 , V-ROX Festival Russia 2014, V-ROX Festival Russia 2014 and they had a US tour in 2014 as well as EU tour in 2015.
Some English interviews they’ve had
They have upcoming performances in various French Festivals .