Dancemania EX × Trance Paradise » 2009 » April

« Older Entries

Apr 30

Aerodynamic Best 2Exit Trance presents Aerodynamic Best 2
Release Date: 5/8/09
Price: 1905 yen

Ring-a-diggi-dong, what’s going on?! The utterly cheesy, yet strangely infectious, “Wake up the world” is the lead track for this latest collection of Quake repeats. Some of the repeats are from really old albums, going as far back as Quake Trance Best 5.

The album is mixed by DJ Murauchi, who also contributes the album’s sole new song.

Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

R25 4Exit Trance presents R25 Speed Anime Trance Best 4 ~Ghibli Edition 2~
Release Date: 5/8/09
Price: 1905 yen

I don’t follow Studio Ghibli as close as I should, so few of these tracks are familiar to me. I guess that’s for the best. After all, they could’ve just remixed “Ponyo” again.

Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

(Hapikoa) Happy Core*Speed 1
Release Date: 6/17/09
Price: 2500 yen

“Hapikoa” is Japanese shorthand for “Happy Hardcore.” Although, with all of the anime themes on this CD they should’ve just called it Anime*Core. Hearty Inc. will be producing most of the album, with some backup from Disko Warp. Disko Warp Pete has mentioned that he’ll be contributing 6 tracks/remixes to the album, out of 21 total tracks. Judging by the tentative list, the album will be about 50% anime themes and 50% original songs.

Being an anime compilation, it has the requisite star in the title and, of course, the mandatory “Ponyo” cover. My love for “Naraku no Hana” knows no bounds, however, so color me interested.

And for those wondering, this was the other real release I was alluding to on April Fools’ Day. It was originally supposed to be called Happy Hardcore! Super Speed.

Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27
HMV Spring Campaign!
icon1 DanceMaster | icon2 Site News | icon4 04 27th, 2009| icon3No Comments »

Just wanted to alert everyone to the fact that HMV Japan are having a massive Spring sale at the moment:

http://www.hmv.co.jp/news/article/904150080

23% off if you buy 3 qualifying CDs. The multi-buy discount generally applies to older titles. Pretty much everything released before and including October 2008 will be eligible. This is a great way to catch up on your collection and to support the dance/trance industry in Japan! For Exit Trance fans, this means that the price of an average album will only be ~1540 yen. For SEB fans, this means that older albums that used to cost upwards of 3000 yen are down to about 2300.

Apr 27

Moe*DanceMoe*Dance presented by Anime*Dance
Release Date: 5/27/09
Price: 2381 yen

Yay, more Anime*Dance. That’s exactly what the world needed. To sweeten the pot further, FARM have loaded this release up with lots of repeats. For those wondering what “Moe” refers to, I refer you to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moe_%28slang%29

Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Charlie's PartyCharlie’s Party
Artist: Charlie
Release Date: 4/29/09
Price: 1886 yen

Darn, none of the trance remixes made it. 1886 yen also seems strangely expensive for only 8 songs. If you really want this, my advice is to just wait for it to show up on iTunes. Chances are it’ll be much cheaper there.

Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23
Mega Trance 10 – Update
icon1 DanceMaster | icon2 Trance | icon4 04 23rd, 2009| icon3No Comments »

Mega Trance 10Mega Trance 10 Anniversary
Release Date: 5/27/09
Price: 2362 yen

FARM will celebrate the 5th anniversary of Mega Trance with a special 2-disc release. Disc 1 will feature the latest songs and remixes, while disc will compile the very best of DJ U*Hey? Expect brand new Saifam remixes, as well as remixes of tracks by the likes of Charlie and Groove Coverage. Early list and analysis after the jump.

Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Micchu!Micchu! (CD+DVD)
Artist: A·G·E
Release Date: 4/22/09
Price: 1905 yen

A CD+DVD mini-album from the Host group A·G·E. “Fireball” recently appeared on Love ParaPara ~ Eurobeat Hits 30!

Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

Natsu Monogatari 2009Dancemania presents Natsu Monogatari 2009 supported by 9LoveJ (CD+DVD)
Release Date: 6/10/09
Price: 3000 yen

Are you ready for a Summer Story? The early track list is out for this year’s edition of Natsu Monogatari, and it’s chock full of anime and J-euro, much like last year’s release. On the plus side, there’s also brand new eurobeat from Italian labels, as well as Dancemania classics.

For those interested in who’ll be dancing on the DVD, D-tan from ParaParaStage has a post with that info.

Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20
Anime*Max – Final Release Info
icon1 DanceMaster | icon2 Eurobeat | icon4 04 20th, 2009| icon31 Comment »

Anime*MaxAnime*Max
Release Date: 4/22/09
Price: 2500 yen

Anime*Max comes out this week. Unfortunately, no retailers are listing the complete track list, but Amazon do have a partial list with artists. I do have a copy on the way, so I’ll post the full list along with a review as soon as possible.

Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Sagyouyou BGM Trance 2Exit Trance presents Sagyouyou BGM Trance 2
Release Date: 4/22/09
Price: 1905 yen

New songs and remixes! Of course, there are still plenty of repeats, but I think the new material looks worthwhile enough. I’ve particularly grateful for a new “Holylance” remix instead of having to endure the Texas Boys or Crystal remix yet again.

Judging by the titles alone, “Healing Place” and “Open Your Eyes (Perfect Stream vs. MK Uplifting Remix)” should be great, peaceful music to listen to in the background.

Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Super Anime Remix 3Super Anime Remix Vol. 3
Release Date: 4/22/09
Price: 2286 yen

Not a bad final list, with plenty of songs that haven’t been covered by Quake (at least not yet). “Lion” is a repeat from Super Anime Remix Touge, but everything else is new.

Disc 1 is a non-stop mix, while disc 2 contains the full versions.

Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Exit Tunes presents Vocalostar
Release Date: 6/17/09
Price: 1905 yen

Vocarhythm 2 has been canceled, only to be replaced by Vocalostar. Presumably it’ll be similar to Vocarhythm, with songs featuring vocals by Vocaloid superstar Hatsune Miku. I’ve included the tentative list for Vocarhythm 2 below, but the list for Vocalostar will probably be different.

Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

Piano Dance classic cancer
Artist: The Standard Club
Release Date: 6/3/09
Price: 2400 yen

I’m not entirely sure what the “cancer” refers to, but the “classic” clearly points to the fact that this will feature piano house versions of classical songs. Pretty solid list so far.

Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Quake Trance presents Quake News #04
Release Date: 6/3/09
Price: 999 yen

The latest tracks picked by Helios.

Read the rest of this entry »

« Older Entries