The Areia Shop
Why buy from us?
areiacreations is a professional music production studio based in Seoul, Korea. For the past four years and through our brand “areia remix”, we have been offering quality kpop remixes for everybody to enjoy for free! Our studio has been growing and we are currently in the position to be working with various entertainment companies to officially bring you remixes and original kpop productions. All this became possible thanks to your constant support! We want to give you back the love by offering you more ways to experience our music! In addition with your purchase you are directly supporting the artists, the entertainment companies and of course areiacreations which means more productions, more remixes and more music for everybody to enjoy!
Do my purchases reflect on the Korean charts so my favorite artists can benefit from it?
Yes, we work only with large suppliers directly linked with the chart companies so your purchase will count and your favorite artists will benefit by being listed higher in the charts and live performances!
Will areiashop only sell CDs?
Except “areiaremix” branded merchandise like t-shirts and hoodies, areiashop will be the exclusive seller of areia’s original albums such as Silicone Princess. We are also preparing some very exciting kpop items so please do check often or make sure you’re following areiacreations on facebook and twitter to catch up!
The Areia Remix Packs
What edition are the CDs?
All the original KPOP CDs are the Korean retail editions except the rare case that there is no Korean edition ever made. In that case a Japanese Edition might be used and that will be clearly stated in the item’s description. In some rare cases there are promotional versions that were given to us directly by the entertainment companies for supporting areiacreations and we have exclusive permission to sell them or offer them as part of a bundle or subscription. They are more rare than the commercial versions and carry a significant collective and resale value. The only promotional versions we currently have are CHI-CHI’s Love Is Energy (signed & unsigned), Andamiro’s Hypnotize (signed only) and Andamiro’s Malgo (will come out on sale with our upcoming remix of the song).
What is the physical appearance of the Areia Remix disk?
The Areia Remix disk is a CDR and NOT a commercially printed silver-colored CD. Its top is a high quality color print of the cover, printed directly on the disk with no stickers or glue used. Each of the disks is personally signed by the remixer using permanent ink pen.
What are the contents of the Areia Remix disk?
The Areia Remix disk is an audio CD containing 1~3 tracks depending on the release. Starting with the Areia Remix version of the song, if the release contained a remix instrumental and an extended DJ version these will be also found on the disk. The Areia Remix disk DOES NOT contain the original song.
Is the audio quality better than the Areia Remix versions found online?
Yes. The RAW wav files used to create the disk were uncompressed direct studio exports of the remix. In comparison both the downloadable MP3s and the audio stream of the Youtube videos were compressed significantly. On the other hand many consumers may find this difference in quality insignificant or hard to hear.
Are the Areia Remix Packs legal?
We are operating under a legal framework adapted after consulting a number of top specialists in Korean copyright law and months of direct communication with several entertainment companies – who were more than happy for the extra sales and the free international promotion.
By purchasing an Areia Remix pack, you are purchasing an original, legitimate product and with it you are also receiving the signed areia remix CDR for free. This Areia Remix CDR is for your personal use only and you may hold it as long as you are also the owner of the original CD. This is because by purchasing the original CD, the respective entertainment company and their artists get their legitimate share of royalties for your use of their music. Please check out legitmix for a large scale adaptation of a similar framework in the States.
Will my CDs arrive safely?
As kpop fans ourselves we have had a lot of bad experiences receiving damaged products because most shops are trying to be cost-effective and ship the items in cheap packaging doomed to get damaged. Depending on the amount of items and weight of your order we are using either bubble wrap vinyl bags or cardboard boxes. Still we do understand the external packaging might get damaged by unforeseen conditions and that’s why we are using a second internal layer of ridiculous amounts of bubble wrap in order to protect and keep your precious idols warm and safe.
When will my items be sent?
Orders are sent out from Monday to Friday, usually in the afternoon, Korea Standard Time. Saturday and Sunday are day-off for post offices so in that case you will have to wait until Monday morning. We hold a large stock in our headquarters and we are re-stocking daily so your order will be sent on the immediately next opportunity – most likely on the current or next working day. The current date and time in Korea is
How do you post and how is shipping calculated?
All items are shipped from Korea via the standard Korea Post service. All shipping charges are calculated according to their standard rates. Shipping is automatically calculated for each shipping method and per total package weight.
How can I save on shipping?
While we are researching additional ways to deliver your items please rest assured that we will handle your order and the whole shipping process till you receive the items with the most care. There are currently three ways for us to send you your pack from Korea.
- Standard Air Mail (Post office name: “Small Packet”) This service is the most economic available and has an almost linear rate system starting from as little as 100g and reaching a maximum of 2Kg – That’s about 5~7 Remix Packs. It does get cheaper as you add more than one items but generally is the best option available when purchasing a small number of items and you want to save money on shipping. The threshold where you should start considering another option is at about 1.0+Kg (3~4 Remix Packs) as you could get a better shipping service for a similar cost. This service has NO TRACKING and unfortunately it can’t be added on top. We have good experience though shipping this way as during our fundraiser we have shipped hundreds of packets and we have zero loss reported. Depending on how your country handles mail classified as “Small Packet”, it might take anything between 1 and 4 weeks but it is an economic, proven and reliable service. We hold no responsibility for lost packets although we will try our best from our end to help. Typically a non-delivered packet would eventually make its way back to us. If you are a regular customer we would even reship the whole order providing there is some good evidence your packet is lost forever.
- Air Mail+ (Post office name: “International Parcel Service”) This is the greatest service that the post office directly handles for sending parcels internationally. It does offer tracking and it generally takes a little bit more than a week to reach you. The catch is that it has a minimum flat rate for anything up to 0.5Kg (about 2 Remix Packs). In other words even if you order a single CD from us it would cost quite a lot to ship it via this service. The good thing is that it gets a lot better after this and as your order grows larger! For example if you are from US, just shipping 1 or 2 Remix Packs would cost you $20. But if you add another 3~5 Remix packs it would only cost you an extra $5.
- Express Mail Service (Post office name: “EMS”) This is the international standard express mail service. It is even faster (4~7 days) than the above service and it does offers tracking. It also has a flat rate for anything up to 0.5Kg so it’s not recommended to use for anything less than 2~3 Remix Packs. It does get cheaper as you are adding more items but it is generally a pricey service.