NCT 127‘s “Sticker” is quickly becoming a fan favorite thanks to the group’s killer vocals, fiery raps, and the catchy flute sound that’s heard throughout the song.
Taeyong told Teen Vogue that the group fell in love with the track as soon as they heard it. He said, “The moment we heard the signature flute sound, we realized this is for us.”
So who is the genius producer behind this catchy new NCT 127 song?
Meet Yoo Young Jin!
Yoo Young Jin is a singer-songwriter, composer, and producer signed to SM Entertainment. He debuted as a solo artist in 1993 with the mini album Blues in Rhythm Single 1.
As a producer, Yoo Young Jin is known for his rhythmic flourishes, experimental song structures, and sonically interesting productions. His writing, composing, producing, and arranging credits date all the way back to 1996, so you’ve definitely heard one of the songs he’s credited on! Perhaps you’ve heard one of his earliest credited songs, “Warrior’s Descendant” by H.O.T.
Maybe you know “Be Natural” by S.E.S., which he’s credited on as a writer, composer, and arranger.
He also wrote, composed, and arranged SHINHWA‘s “Perfect Man.”
He wrote, composed, and arranged “Sorry Sorry” by Super Junior, and he once said that he considers this song to be his representative work.
He also wrote and composed Girls’ Generation‘s “Genie.”
He wrote, composed, and arranged SHINee‘s “Ring Ding Dong,” too.
He also composed Red Velvet‘s “Bad Boy” and NCT DREAM‘s “Go.”
He composed NCT 127 and WayV‘s “Regular” and EXO‘s “Obsession,” too.
More recently, Yoo Young Jin has been credited for composing and arranging Red Velvet Irene and Seulgi‘s “Monster,” and for composing, arranging, and writing SHINee Taemin‘s “Heaven,” as well as aespa‘s debut song, “Black Mamba.”
aespa also covered his original song, “Forever,” and he is credited as a composer, writer, and arranger on their most recent hit, “Next Level!”
These songs are only a few examples of the hundreds of songs Yoo Young Jin is credited on, but they make it clear that he was involved in many of K-Pop’s biggest hits. Yoo Young Jin has been recognized for his incredible work and contributions, and he was even listed as number 39 on Billboard‘s list, “The 50 Greatest Producers of the 21st Century.”