Techno Pop Anime – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on September 30, 2008

Techno Pop Anime
Release Date: 11/26/08
Price: 2381 yen

A new 2-disc compilation coming from EMI. As the title implies, it will feature techno, trance, and house covers of popular anime tracks. Disc 1 will be a nonstop mix, while a bonus disc will feature instrumental and a cappella versions. 2381 yen for two discs isn’t half bad.

Tentative track list after the jump.

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30Sep

Exit Trance presents Pagal! Trance – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on September 28, 2008

Pagal! TranceExit Trance presents Pagal! Trance
Release Date: 10/15/08
Price: 2000 yen

This was supposed to have been released on September 17, but was delayed to October 15. The early track list only contained repeats. However, the final list thankfully has a handful of new tracks, including a trance cover of a very popular eurobeat song…

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28Sep

Anime*Dance ~Anison Hit Kumikyoku~ – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on September 26, 2008

Anime*Dance ~Anison Hit Kumikyoku~Anime*Dance ~Anison Hit Kumikyoku~
Release Date: 10/1/08
Price: 2190 yen

Saifam are out, but Digital Koubou, makers of the J-Euro tracks on Summer Story 2008, are in! Tracks 1 and 13 also appear on Super Anime Remix. Interesting to see so many companies licensing from Digital Koubou. They seem to be a growing force in the world of eurobeat.

Sadly, mioco is also missing in action. She’s become somewhat of a mainstay in the world of FARM eurobeat, so it’s odd to not see her included. Maybe she’ll appear on Ghibli*Speed, though?

Final track list after the jump.

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26Sep

Hime Trance presents Tsukasa Mix – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on September 24, 2008

Tsukasa MixHime Trance presents Tsukasa Mix
Release Date: 11/12/08
Price: 1886 yen

The early track list is out and from the looks of it all of the songs will indeed be by Tsukasa.

There’ll be a number of repeats appearing, and it’s rather disappointing that we’ll be seeing the same old remixes making return appearances when other, better remixes exist. For instance, there are a ton of great remixes of “Prologue,” so why subject us to the same old Spacey vs. garamonn Remix yet again?

Tentative track list and more analysis after the jump.

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24Sep

S&K digital downloads coming soon!

Posted by DanceMaster on September 22, 2008

S&K

DJ Kirk has confirmed that digital downloads should be available in about 3 weeks on Amazon, Music Load, and iTunes.

Again, you can listen to samples of their old and new songs here: http://sandkmusic.com/pages/music.php

I wonder if the rest of the Black Forest catalogue will go up as well? Steve Rhyner did quite a few tracks for Dancemania Speed as well, but so far it seems that only S&K’s tracks are going up.

22Sep

Party Around the World – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on September 20, 2008

Party Around the WorldParty Around the World (iTunes)
Release Date: 9/18/08
Price: $9.99

Party Around the World is now available on iTunes Plus! The album is also available digitally on Limewire and LaLa. Unfortunately, it seems that the album is only available in the US at the moment, so those outside the US may have to wait for the physical release on October 28.

20Sep

VIP Mega Euro Star ~Hybrid~ – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on September 18, 2008

VIP Mega Euro Star ~Hybrid~
Release Date: 11/5/08
Price: 2505 yen

It’s baaack! FARM’s VIP Mega Euro Star series was last seen in 2006, while the last Love Para release was back in November of 2007. It’s a bit of surprise, then, to see FARM return to the eurobeat fray after so long an absence.

Tentative track list and analysis after the jump.

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18Sep

Dance Dance Revolution X is out!

Posted by DanceMaster on September 16, 2008

DDR X
…and it’s largely disappointing when it comes to the licenses. The 2008 X-edits are indeed just edits of the originals, generally using the second verses in place of the first verses. I’m told that they play well, but new remixes would’ve been much better.

As far as I know the only other revival not mentioned so far is Smile.dk’s “Boys.” No Captain Jack O_O

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16Sep

Anime*Dance presents Ghibli*Speed – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on September 12, 2008

Anime*Dance presents Ghibli*Speed
Release Date: 11/5/08
Price: 2190 yen

A themed Speed release? Who do FARM think they are, EMI? As the title implies, Ghibli*Speed will feature Studio Ghibli anime theme songs redone at ridiculously high BPMs. The first Anime*Dance features tracks from Saifam, so I’d expect them to contribute again.

Preliminary track list after the jump.

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12Sep

Party Around the World delayed!

Posted by DanceMaster on September 10, 2008

Party Around the WorldParty Around the World
Release Date: 9/9/08
Price: $12.99

Amazon now lists the release date as October 28. According to the official site, there was a problem with manufacturing and it’ll take a few weeks to sort out. It’s not like CDs are manufactured on the day of release, though, so I’m wondering why we’re only finding out about this problem now.

In any case, the Smile.dk team was gracious enough to put up a free download of “Doki Doki” to make up for the delay:
http://www.smiledk-music.com/news/15/52/

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10Sep

Anime*Mania – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on September 8, 2008

Anime ManiaAnime*Mania
Release Date: 8/27/08
Price: 1905 yen

I previously posted the track list here, but the artists have since been revealed. It turns out that most, if not all, of this compilation is produced by Ventura Music (and yes, Kei is the same Kei from Hime Trance and Buchiage Trance). It’s been a while since we’ve heard Ventura produce pure eurobeat, with most of their recent efforts being speed-style songs. Unfortunately, no one seems to be offering samples, so I don’t know if this compilation is actually any good.

Nonstop Index-Mix
01. Naraku no Hana / Yoko Kobayashi
02. Tamashii no Refrain / Rhyme Knight
03. Secret Ambition / fkm
04. Zankoku na Tenshi no These / DJ Esprit
05. Touch / Kei
06. Sousei no Aquarion / Kayoco
07. Motteke! Sailor Fuku / Mizuka Arai
08. First Kiss / Ako Higano
09. Hayate no Gotoku! / Mastergo
10. Shichiten Hakki*Shijou Shugi / t-vox
11. Happy*Material / DJ Astro
12. Colorful Days / Hiroko Fubayashi
13. Iteza*Gogo Kuji Don’t be late / Maximum-Z
14. Joint / Hyper-Hyper
15. Hare Hare Yukai / Maiko
Strategic Version
16. Iteza*Gogo Kuji Don’t be late / Maximum-Z
17. Motteke! Sailor Fuku / Mizuka Arai
18. Hare Hare Yukai / Maiko
19. Happy*Material / DJ Astro
20. Colorful Days / Hiroko Fubayashi
21. Joint / Hyper-Hyper
22. Naraku no Hana / Yoko Kobayashi
23. Sousei no Aquarion / Kayoco
24. First Kiss / Ako
25. Hayate no Gotoku! / Mastergo
26. Shichiten Hakki*Shijou Shuugi / t-vox
27. Zankoku na Tenshi no These / DJ Esprit
28. Touch / Kei
29. Tamashii no Refrain / Rhyme Knight
30. Secret Ambition / fkm

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8Sep

Exit Trance presents Sagyouyou BGM Trance – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on September 7, 2008

Sagyouyou BGM TranceExit Trance presents Sagyouyou BGM Trance
Release Date: 10/1/08
Price: 1905 yen

Whereas CM Trance is made up of only J-Trance, Sagyouyou Trance appears to feature only western-style trance. Looking over the list, I still don’t get how it (or, for that matter, the cover) relates to the theme.

Final list after the jump.

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7Sep

Exit Trance presents CM Trance – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on September 6, 2008

CM TranceExit Trance presents CM Trance
Release Date: 10/1/08
Price: 1905 yen

Most of the tracks on the final list are unknown to me. That’s most likely a good thing, as CM Trance features very few repeats.

Final list after the jump.

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6Sep

Captain Jack – Turkish Bazar (Single)

Posted by DanceMaster on September 5, 2008

Turkish BazarThe new Captain Jack single is slated for release on September 18, but Juno Download has samples up now:

Turkish Bazar (Single)
Turkish Bazar (House Mixes)

The house mix isn’t too bad, though I oddly prefer the reggaeton version. Still, would it have killed them to make a eurodance mix for old times’ sake?

5Sep

Koakuma Princess – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on September 4, 2008

Koakuma Princess
Release Date: 10/29/08
Price: 2848 yen

CD+DVD set featuring Koakuma-themed trance and eurobeat songs.

01. ageha -Yoru Chou- / Nemu
02. Rady ~Koakuma no…~ / Shizuka Mutou
03. nuts on you ~Aoi Umi e~ (Rayto Eurobeat Mix) / Saki Namba
04. Ai no Kuni / Hotaru Akane

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4Sep