May 4

Ready for Take OffReady for Take Off
Artist: Overhead Champion
Release Date: 4/29/09
Price: 300 yen

Avex haven’t been doing much with trance lately, so it was a surprise to see a brand new digital single from Overhead Champion.

Ready For Take Off

01. [7:22] Ready for Take Off (Extended)
02. [3:44] Ready for Take Off (Radio Edit)

Starts off electro-ish, but transitions into classic OHC, which is very much a good thing. Hopefully this is a sign that Avex haven’t abandoned the SBT series yet. The single is now available for purchase on iTunes and various other Japanese download services. Keep in mind that Avex still haven’t made the switch to iTunes Plus, so if you grab the single from there you’ll get saddled with DRM and likely a low bit rate as well.