Turbo – South Korean k-pop, electropop, and dance-pop group
The popular band Turbo was created to be a competition for another South Korean dance project, Deux. In the duo, Kim Jong-kook was responsible for choreography and DJ Kim Jung Nam was the vocalist.
The group debuted in 1995 with the release of the LP, 280 Km/h Speed, the title of which fit the name of the band perfectly. The singles "검은 고양이" (Black Cat) and "선택" (Choices) became popular. The artists worked with the labels GM Agency and Doremi Media. The album didn’t manage to make it into any official charts.
In 1996, the musicians released another LP, New Sensation. This time, the album turned out to be commercially successful. It sold 800,000 copies in the first two months after the release. It was recorded with the assistance of GM Agency and Doremi Media. The singles "Love Is...(3+3=0)" and "어느 재즈 바... (At the Jazz Bar...)" became hits. The critics believe that the success of the second album was partially due to the pause in the Deux’s performances. One of the members of the competitor’s group suddenly passed away.
The same year, the band presented a new album, X-Mas Dance Party Mix with Turbo. Even though the fans gave it high scores, the album failed to make it into the charts. However, the organizers of private events actively tried to book Turbo.