Produced by: Kang Wook-jin & Ham Seung-chun
G-Dragon: “Ham Seung-chun and Kang Wook-jin are both producers that work for YG. They worked on ‘Without You’ off the One of a Kind EP, and [fellow Big Bang member] Seungri’s latest EP, Let’s Talk About Love.”
Kang Wook-jin: “Once a month, all the producers in YG have a meeting with the founder and CEO, Yang Hyun-suk. We present him with all the demos we’ve been working on throughout the month, and he’ll decide which artist will use what record. Through that meeting, ‘MichiGO’ was picked for G-Dragon.
Once a month, all the producers in YG have a meeting with the founder and CEO, Yang Hyun-suk. We present him with all the demos we’ve been working on throughout the month, and he’ll decide which artist will use what record. -Kang Wook-jin
“Only a few days after the track was sent to GD, the guide was finished. There isn’t that much difference between the demo version and master version of ‘MichiGO.’ The biggest change that’s noticeable would be the pre-chorus part. The pre-chorus in the master version was actually the outro in the demo version. GD wanted something hype that he can dance to before the chorus, so we ended up making that change. As a result, I think that’s what makes ‘MichiGO’ so unique and appealing.
“For ‘MichiGO,’ we had GD in mind from the beginning. We wanted to make something that’s trendy, hip, and exciting. It was a really fast process. GD’s recording gets done really quickly. More so than the recording process, we put a lot of emphasis on the mixing and balancing the synth and GD’s vocals. As producers, we are both very happy about the final outcome of the record. It hints at both trap and a bit of dubstep, but it balances them in an odd way.”
Ham Seung-chun: “To add to Kang Wook-jin’s points, after the first round of edit, the song reached GD. While at the video shoot for the record, GD requested an edit on the record. If you listen to the hook, which goes, ‘Dance, dance, dance,’ there’s a clap sound. This wasn’t there initially. Overall, the song came out perfectly.”