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(L-R) Jungmo, Heechul

M&D (which primarily means Miari & Dangyedong and Midnight & Dawn), also known as Kim Heechul & Kim Jungmo, is a South Korean pop rock duo formed by SM Entertainment in 2011. The duo is composed of Heechul from Super Junior and Kim Jungmo of TraxX.

The group is known for their unique style of music, different from the groups they are a part of. They plan to continuously release music which they can and want to do, regardless of the genre. To achieve this style, Jungmo composes and arranges their tracks (and also plays all the instruments needed in the song) while Heechul writes the lyrics and directs their music videos.

  • Heechul (Kim Heechul, born July 10, 1983) – Main Vocalist, Writer, Director
  • Jungmo (Kim Jungmo, born March 26, 1985) – Instrumentalist (primarily Guitarist), Backup Vocalist, Composer, Arranger
Mini Albums
  • Cottage Industry (2015)
  • Goody Bag (2016)
  • Close Your Mouth (2011)
  • Narcissus feat. Wheein (2016)

M&D provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Animated Music Video: They haven’t made one yet, but Heechul and Jungmo have their own animated character counterparts.
  • The Cameo:
    • Close Your Mouth stars Heechul’s friends Jonghun, Hongki, Simon D, Jia, Junhyung and Kim Kyungjin.
    • I Wish has Yerin as the leading lady. Lee Jinho, Cho Jaegeol, Gun Hee, and Jang Dongmin are featured in the music video. Heechul is also seen playing SUPERSTAR SMTOWN.
    • Narcissus features Wheein’s vocals and model Kim Jinkyung as the leading lady.
    • Ulsanbawi has Chaeyeon as the leading lady.
  • Concert Kiss: It happened back in 2009, before they debuted as a duo. It became a scandal, and Jungmo had to talk about it on TV to clear issues.
    Jungmo: Heechul-hyung likes that kind of that performance.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: Their first teaser images feature Animesque versions of Heechul and Jungmo, all done in black and white.
  • Fan Boy: Heechul for Chaeyeon in Ulsanbawi.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Heechul defines M&D with a lot of different meanings.
    • The “main” ones are “Miari & Dankyedong” (Jungmo’s hometown is in Miari, Seoul, while Heechul lived in Dankyedong) and “Midnight & Dawn”.
    • Other meanings include “Mo & Do” (“Hit or Miss” in Korean), and “Michinnom & Deolmichinnom” (“Crazy Guy and Less Crazy Guy” in Korean)
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Cottage Industry is a term used to for a business or manufacturing activity carried on in a person's home.
    • The six songs in the album Goody Bag all have different genres, and is marketed as an album that can be enjoyed by boys and girls alike.
    • Ulsanbawi is a rock formation in the Seoraksan national park found in Heechul’s hometown of Gangwondo, and is considered one of the province’s landmarks. Heechul mentions in Knowing Brothers that he wanted to make a song that referenced Gangwondo.
  • Overly Long Name: Jungmo is named as the “Vagrant Bum Nationwide Best Singer” in Ulsanbawi.
  • Ship Tease: The two are often subject to this as they’re very close, not to mention the above mentioned Concert Kiss. Though this is common in the Korean Pop Music industry, as a way to attract the Yaoi Fangirls.
  • Those Two Guys: Even before their debut as a duo, they were already known to be close friends.

Alternative Title(s): Heechul And Jungmo