If you’ve seen the popular South Korean survival show Produce 101 Season 2, then you’re no stranger to MXM. Consisting of Im Young Min and Kim Dong Hyun, the duo debuted in September last year, becoming their agency Brand New Music’s first ever boy group.
Just like their name – which stands for Mix and Match – the boys’ music features an array of genres, from synth pop track “Diamond Girl” to hip hop-infused number “I’m The One”. At their press conference ahead of their [Match Up] Fan Meeting in Singapore, MXM talked about their goals as music composers, future plans and some fun trivia about themselves.
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On the unique habits they display while living together
Dong Hyun: “Young Min wakes up in different poses every day. Sometimes, he wakes up seated on the bed; sometimes, he has one arm under his back.”
Young Min: “There was once when Dong Hyun woke up at 6am and ordered fried chicken.”
Their goals as music composers
Young Min: “It would be fantastic if one of the songs we composed could become the title track. We will try our best so that one day our title track would be composed by one of us.”
Their must-have items when travelling overseas
Young Min: “I always bring my Bluetooth speaker with me.”
Dong Hyun: “I always have instant noodles with me, while Young Min brings a lot of spare clothes.”
What they would be studying in school if they weren’t performers
Dong Hyun: “I think I would be one of those university undergrads who study music.”
Young Min: “I’m really interested in furniture design, so if I were not performing, I would probably be studying design and even make my own furniture.”
Young Min on a future concept they’d like to tackle
“It would be really great if we could do something sexier and hotter.”
When asked if they had any plans to collaborate with any singers
Dong Hyun: “There are no collaborations planned at this point of time, but we would love to collaborate with the senior singers at [our agency] Brand New Music.”
When asked to rate their chemistry with each other
Both agreed unanimously on a whopping 95%, as they’ve known each other for a long time.
If they’d prefer appearing on variety shows or in dramas
Young Min: “I definitely have an interest in acting, so it would be nice if I could show my acting skills onscreen one day.”
Dong Hyun: “Since I’ve appeared in a music programme in Korea, I am interested in being on those kinds of shows more often.”
The variety show they dream of being on
Dong Hyun: “Both of us are very active, so we would like to be on Running Man.”
What fans should know about their upcoming fan meeting
Young Min: “We’ve put in so much effort and preparation to make this show happen, so please look out for it, and be prepared to have fun!”