The NCT Song You Probably Didn’t Know HYBE Producer BUMZU Worked On
While HYBE producer BUMZU is well-known for making music for SEVENTEEN, he doesn’t only work on music for the company’s groups.
Not only has BUMZU worked with JYP Entertainment‘s veteran boy group 2PM, but he’s also worked for SM Entertainment‘s SHINee and NCT.
During BUMZU’s Billboard magazine interview, the producer confirmed he worked on NCT 127‘s second mini-album for the song “Back 2 U (AM 01:27)”. He even shared how the opportunity came up and the process behind making it.
BUMZU happened to be participating in SM Entertainment’s songwriting camp with GRAMMY-winning producers. Everyone bonded so well that the song came together quickly. BUMZU was able to feel a bit of that teamwork again for SEVENTEEN’s “HOT”.
It was for a songwriting camp with SM that I participated in, and that session was with The Stereotypes—who are very famous—and August Rigo. The three of us were just cooking so well. It was such a good, happy session.
The topline [melody] only took us three takes. We just used different parts of that to complete the song on the spot. That was a wonderful experience, and also August recently participated in SEVENTEEN’s ‘HOT’. So working with him again was wonderful.
Because there are so many K-Pop groups, the people who work behind the scenes are actually working on more music than fans know and have connections in the most unexpected places.