Break The Silence (B.T.S.)

Seoul Train’s next single, “Break The Silence (B.T.S.)”, coming on 4/20/21, is a response to the silence surrounding the racism and violence against Asians. The silence MUST be broken if we are to move forward.

This year marks the first year after Seoul Train’s previous single “Yellow Peril” dropped. At the time, there was an alarming trend of racism against Asians and he wanted to make a stand.

One year on and this alarming trend has now exploded and escalated into ongoing assaults and murders, yet we still only see the very tip of the iceberg. Many of us have started to rise up and our voices are making their way across the globe. But it is still met with silence. Deafening silence. This must end now.

Please support the existing movements like Stop AAPI Hate, #Washthehate, #iamnotavirus and all the others. We stand united, but we are not united as one yet. Let’s not splinter our efforts, let’s really come together and counter the violence by increasing protection, improving education and even simply watching each other’s backs.

We will rise. We are not going anywhere, get used to us!


Break The Silence (B.T.S.) will be out on 4/20/21 on all major platforms, including Naver, Bugs and Melon in South Korea.

E1-Ten - CCTV - Seoul Train Remix

Seoul Train on his remix of E1-Ten’s “C.C.T.V.”

When E1-Ten (TrackAddicts, Gotcha, Nicotine, LoveFUNK) recorded his latest album “The LoveFUNK”, I visited him in the studio and ended up playing keys on it. However, the track with the only featuring on the album caught my ear.

That track was “C.C.T.V.” featuring veteran MC Brainpower, with backing vocals by Maikal X, addressing issues like the total loss of our privacy, internet trolling and the constant monitoring by the authorities: ‘Who monitors the monitor man, that monitors the monitor’s monitor man?’ Says it all…

So when Ten and I started talking about remixing I immediately chose “C.C.T.V.” because the track spoke to me and I had a clear idea of what I wanted to do with it. I also felt it would be a great send-off and salute to my old MC moniker Shogun, a name that has served me well for so many years but is no longer in line with what I’m doing right now. From now on it will all be Seoul Train, whether it be DJ’ing or MC’ing.

Anyway, after I did the music, the words came almost automatically and so I decided to add a verse and my view on today’s Dystopia: ‘Living in the camera-rich, who’s the perp? The snitch? The victim? The East Wickian witch?’

The UK has the densest network of C.C.T.V. cameras in the world so also from that point of view these are valid concerns. Not even the actual recordings per se, but the ones who have access (as low as Constable level!) and the blanket approach to the recorded data. Bye-bye privacy, hello Big Brother. It might not be the year 1984, but it sure feels like the book. Think about that. Our intellectual property rights, our civil and legal rights, our freedom, our autonomy are all on the chopping block. Are we willingly going to give it all away? The last step is our location data. My GPS is only on when I’m really really lost, I can tell you that.

Show your support by streaming or buying my remix of E1-Ten’s “C.C.T.V.” featuring Brainpower HERE (Wallboomers Music). Walk with us.

For full productions, remixes, collabos, featurings or consultancy please reach out HERE.