Love House Extra – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 31, 2009

Love House Extra
Release Date: 7/22/09
Price: 2171 yen

The Love House series returns with the latest in house music. Okay, not really. I mean, using “Digital Love” in 2009?! The Kylie track ain’t exactly new, either.

On the plus side, there’s supposed to be a new remix of “Final Night” by Bentley Jones. The Jason Nevins remix of “Hot ‘n’ Cold” is nice, too, though they should’ve used the Almighty version.

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31May

Around 40 Eurobeat – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 30, 2009

Around 40 Eurobeat
Release Date: 7/22/09
Price: 2381 yen

R40 is a relatively new Japanese term that’s short for “Around 40.” Basically, it refers to people who are around the age of 40. The term is used to market items to people in a specific age group. For instance, a couple of years ago EMI released a compilation titled Disco R35 that featured music that people in their 30’s grew up with (80’s music, for the most part).

R40 Eurobeat features classic 80’s eurobeat that’s been repeated again and again and again on other compilations. It’d be cool if EMI remixed these like they did with the classics on the Happy Paradise series, but it seems they’re far more content going the cheap route.

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30May

Quake Trance presents Quake News #04 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 29, 2009

Quake News 4Quake Trance presents Quake News #04
Release Date: 6/3/09
Price: 999 yen

The monthly series rolls on with the latest trance tracks.

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29May

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best The Movie – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 28, 2009

DanceExit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best The Movie
Release Date: 6/3/09
Price: 1905 yen

The latest SATB sub-series, this time focusing on anime movie themes. You gotta hand it to Quake for not simply using repeats. Yes, there are a few songs from older volumes, but they appear to be newly remixed.

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28May

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best Ecstasy Second Season – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 27, 2009

Ecstasy 2Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best Ecstasy Second Season
Release Date: 6/3/09
Price: 1905 yen

More trance covers of bishoujo game themes. “Musou Uta” was covered way back on the first SATB, though this looks like an entirely new cover. Meanwhile, “You” and “Katayoku no Icarus” look to be new remixes of the versions featured on SATB 4. “Kirameku Namida wa Hoshi ni” seems to be the same version that was on SATB 5, however.

There sure is a lot of Acid=Stone Valley on this…

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27May

The Standard Club – Piano Dance classic cancer – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 26, 2009

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

Apparently “cancer” refers to the astrological sign. I’m still not entirely sure what it has to do with classical music.

Anyway, there are samples of “Gymnopédie” and “Longing Love” on The Standard Club’s MySpace.

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26May

Happy Core*Speed 2 ~Omikoshi Trance~ – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 25, 2009

Happy Hardcore*Speed 2 ~Omikoshi Trance~
Release Date: 7/15/09
Price: 2500 yen

The second release in the Happy Core*Speed series comes out just a month after the first one. Apparently there are at least 4 releases planned, though it’s unknown when the others will come out

A “mikoshi” is a portable Shinto shrine that’s often carried during Matsuri festivals. I’m not really sure what that has to do with happy hardcore. ^^;

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25May

Happy Core*Speed 1 – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on May 24, 2009

Happy Core SpeedHappy Hardcore*Speed
Release Date: 6/17/09
Price: 2500 yen

Just a quick update with the cover art.

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24May

Mega Trance 10 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 23, 2009

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

5 years of Mega Trance! Disc 1 of this special collection compiles the latest trance tracks and remixes from the likes of DJ U*Hey?, Delaction, and DJ Tora. Meanwhile, Disc 2 contains almost every DJ U*Hey? song ever made for Mega Trance.

I’ll get the negative out of the way first: repeats. Specifically, Mega Trance 09 repeats. Tracks 6, 10 were just featured on MT 09 and have no business being here. It doesn’t help that I dislike the DJ Ten remix of “Scorpion” immensely. There are also a few repeats from other FARM compilations, which is a bit annoying, but at least they’re not too overused.

Luckily, it looks like there’s more than enough new stuff to make up for the repeats. A trance mix of Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida” should be interesting, and a Delaction remix of “7 Years & 50 Days” is bound to be amazing. I’m also very much looking forward to DJ Tora’s new remix of “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

Disc 2 is also shaping up quite nicely, with pretty much every original DJ U*Hey? track ever along with some of his remixes to boot. We even get a brand new 2009 remix of “Lost in Tokyo.”

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23May

King of Techno – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 22, 2009

King of TechnoKing of Techno (CD+DVD)
Release Date: 7/8/09
Price: 2500 yen

The CD+DVD set is now available for pre-order on CDJapan, HMV, and Amazon. The list posted earlier was apparently the final list, so don’t expect any surprises.

The CD will be a nonstop mix, while the DVD will have TechPara routines. Future releases in the series include King of Euro and King of Trance.

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22May

Super Anime Remix Touge 2 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 21, 2009

Super Anime Remix Touge 2Super Anime Remix Touge stage 2
Release Date: 5/27/09
Price: 2381 yen

I was excited to hear that Red Monster would be back with a new collaboration with Tugumi, but I never would have imagined that the duo would be taking on my favorite anime theme, “Naraku no Hana”!! I’m also a big fan of “Uninstall” and, of course, “Glamorous Sky.” I really like “Shangri-La,” too, but didn’t need to hear it repeated again.

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21May

Dancemania presents Natsu Monogatari 2009 supported by 9LoveJ – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 20, 2009

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

Akiba Koubou! Akyr! Saifam! Ventura! LED!!! The final list for Natsu Monogatari 2009 has a surprising amount of diversity. Sure, it’s still mostly Anime covers and J-Euro, but there’s enough variety to keep me interested. Plus, no psychedelic!

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20May

Exit Trance presents CM Covers 3 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 19, 2009

CM Covers 3Exit Trance presents CM Covers 3
Release Date: 5/20/09
Price: 1905 yen

Synchronized Love!! What an awesome random song for them to choose. Even better, they’ve chosen to cover my favorite Ouendan song, “Rirura Riruha.” Icon is usually pretty hit-or-miss for me, but I’m hoping for the best.

Again, it’s worth noting that they’ve changed the title from “CM Trance” to “CM Covers,” so these may not all be trance covers.

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19May

Exit Tunes presents Stardom – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 18, 2009

Dead Ball P BestExit Tunes presents Stardom
Release Date: 5/20/09
Price: 1905 yen

Caramelldansen. Need I say more?

Quake have set up an official site with samples and the commercial: http://www.stardom.cd/

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18May

Exit Tunes presents The Very Best of Dead Ball P loves Hatsune Miku – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 17, 2009

Dead Ball P BestExit Tunes presents The Very Best of Dead Ball P loves Hatsune Miku
Artist: Dead Ball P
Release Date: 5/20/09
Price: 1905 yen

The Dead Ball Project is a group that is mostly famous for Vocaloid songs. Their songs have already appeared on a few Exit Tunes albums, and Quake will soon be releasing a full album of their greatest hits.

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17May