House Addict ~J-Pop Covers~ – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 31, 2009

House AddictHouse Addict ~J-Pop Covers~
Release Date: 9/2/09
Price: 1905 yen

Each of the songs featured on House Addict has already been covered at one point or another in the Exit Trance series, which made romanizing the tracks super easy for once. 😉 None of the artists are familiar to me, and I can’t seem to find any info on them. It’s possible that they’re Western artists, but they could also just be aliases for the usual Exit Trance musicians.

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31Aug

Buchiage Parance #10th Best – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 30, 2009

Buchiage Parance #10th Best (CD+DVD)
Release Date: 9/23/09
Price: 2848 yen

The 10th release in the long-running Buchiage Parance/Trance series has a strangely perplexing title. Placing a # sign in front of an ordinal just strikes me as bizarrely redundant. Then again, this is the country that gave us Super Anime Remix Super Best. I really hope this isn’t another Best release, though, since they already released one shortly after Buchiage Trance #6. CDJapan’s description does mention that it’ll be a mix of best hits and new songs. Let’s just hope it’s more of the latter. #9 had mostly Akiba Koubou songs, and I’d expect this one to have those as well as Euro Panic! repeats.

The series has sold over 1,000,000 copies over the past few years, but sales have declined recently. With Wa Euro Best selling well, however, the appetite for Euro may be on the rise once again and we could see another surprise hit on our hands.

Pre-order at CDJapan. Amazon Japan also have it for only 2,452 yen.

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30Aug

Lady Bird feat. Sara – Kitto…Sayonara (Single) – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 29, 2009

Sweet SongSweet SongKitto…Sayonara (CD+DVD Single)
Kitto…Sayonara (CD Single)

Artist: Lady Bird feat. Sara
Release Date: 8/26/09
Price: 1300 yen (CD+DVD) or 1000 yen (CD Only)

No DJ Kaya remix 🙁

The full music video is also up:

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29Aug

Anime House Project ~Shinkyoku Selection~ Vol. 1 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 28, 2009

Anime HouseAnime House Project ~Shinkyoku Selection~ Vol. 1
Release Date: 8/26/09
Price: 1905 yen

Official site is up: http://www.animehouse.jp/

The final list is the same as the early one, albeit slightly rearranged. The track lengths indicate that the songs will be full versions.

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28Aug

Gotouchi Disco Hits Series – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on August 27, 2009

I did a few posts recently about a series of Disco albums from EMI, Sony, and Victor. The releases, titled Shinjuku, Roppongi, and Shibuya Disco Hits, were supposed to feature disco hits popular in each area of Tokyo and were all set for release on September 16. Due to unknown reasons, however, the whole series has been postponed and possibly canceled altogether. I’ll post an update in the future if plans change.

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27Aug

Around 40 Eurobeat – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on August 27, 2009

R40 EuroAround 40 Eurobeat -Download Selection-
Release Date: 8/12/09
Price: 1200-2700 yen

Wa Euro Best isn’t the only recent EMI release to receive the digital treatment. Around 40 Eurobeat also has a selection of tracks up for download. Once again, iTunes or Musico are pretty much the only choices for those outside of Japan.

Interestingly, Around 40 Eurobeat has been selling very well, with almost 20,000 copies sold after four weeks of release. And much like Wa Euro Best, it’s actually been selling more copies each week it’s out. Could Eurobeat be on the verge of a comeback?

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27Aug

Natsu Monogatari presents Wa Euro Best – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on August 26, 2009

Wa Euro BestNatsu Monogatari presents Wa Euro Best -download selection-
Release Date: 8/12/09
Price: 1200-2550 yen

Wa Euro Best -download selection- is now up for sale on most major Japanese download services. It includes full versions of most of the songs from the CD, with the exceptions of “Bacchikoi” and the two Pachislot songs.

For those outside of Japan, your best bet is either iTunes or Music Ocean. Unfortunately, EMI added Wa Euro Best as a “Partial Album” on iTunes, so you can only buy the individual tracks. If you want to buy all 17 tracks, it’ll be 2550 yen.

Music Ocean (Musico) does offer all 17 tracks as 320 kbps MP3s for only 1,200 yen. That may seem like a good deal, but I just had a horrible experience with them. In the past I’ve only downloaded single tracks from Musico and got ridiculously slow download speeds (5 kB/s). Luckily the downloads completed without cutting off. However, if you buy an album you get it as a freakishly large zip file, and you only get two chances to download it. Long story short: don’t buy full albums from Musico. You’re better off just getting the individual files that you really want.

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26Aug

Natsu Monogatari presents Wa Euro Best – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on August 25, 2009

Wa Euro BestNatsu Monogatari presents Wa Euro Best
Release Date: 8/5/09
Price: 1886 yen

First, some corrections regarding the track list. Track 6 was previously listed as “Ginga Tetsudou 999,” but there was indeed a last-minute change and it’s been replaced by “Samishii Nettaigyo.” Also, “Sousei no Aquarion” had been listed as the Haruka version, but it’s actually the Nagisa version on the final release.

Also, EMI have put up the TV commercial on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsvWwuD9-VU
Eagle-eyed viewers will notice that the female dancer appeared as one of the competitors on the Natsu Monogatari 2009 DVD. A bit odd that EMI hired non-Japanese people to promote a release that’s specifically targeted at Japanese people, but maybe they were going for the irony.

As first reported at ParaParaStage, DJ Yossy/Yosshi/whatever claimed that his future in the business hedged on this release. Apparently the requirements were that Wa Euro Best either A) Sold 10,000 copies or B) Placed in the Oricon Top 100. Well, I’m happy — and quite frankly, shocked — to report that it has accomplished not one, but BOTH of those goals.

In its first week out, Wa Euro Best reached number 23 on the weekly Oricon Top 100, selling a little over 5,000 units. That’s an amazing feat for a dance compilation these days. What’s ever crazier is that in its second week it sold even better, with another 6,000+ copies sold. Keep in mind that Oricon don’t track sales from all retailers, so in all Wa Euro Best has probably sold somewhere around 15,000 copies. Hopefully that’s enough for EMI to release a 2010 edition of Natsu Monogatari, and perhaps even an Italo-Euro Best.

Update (8/26): In its third week of release Wa Euro Best sold a further 8,000 copies! That means a total of around 20,000, which is a phenomenal number.

Thanks to everyone who supported the release!

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25Aug

Mademoiselle Yulia ~ Neon Spread 2 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 24, 2009

Neon Spread 2Mademoiselle Yulia ~ Neon Spread 2
Release Date: 8/26/09
Price: 2171 yen

The second release in the Neon Spread series, which primarily focuses on electro. The tracks are once again compiled and mixed by Mademoiselle Yulia.

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24Aug

Back to Basics…

Posted by DanceMaster on August 23, 2009

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been back for a few days now. Thankfully I had just enough posts scheduled to last during the break, though I do apologize for most of them being about Disco or Anime compilations (you can blame the labels for releasing nothing but CDs from those genres). I still have to go through my backlog of e-mails, so if you e-mailed me during the past three weeks please be patient in awaiting a response.

I also noticed that the poll hasn’t been working. Dunno when it stopped working, but it’s fixed now.

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23Aug

Girls Night Out * ZIP – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 23, 2009

Girls Night Out ZIPGirls Night Out * ZIP
Release Date: 8/26/09
Price: 1886 yen

“Koko Soko” didn’t make it on the final list. 🙁

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23Aug

Quake Trance presents Quake News #08 – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 22, 2009

Quake Trance presents Quake News #08
Release Date: 10/7/09
Price: 999 yen

Cascada does her best Lady GaGa impression with her latest single, included on this release. Other tracks include a trance cover of Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You” and an electro cover of ATC’s “Around the World.”

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22Aug

Exit Trance presents Sagyouyou BGM Trance 3 – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 21, 2009

Exit Trance presents Sagyouyou BGM Trance 3
Release Date: 10/7/09
Price: 1905 yen

There’s a bit of confusion surrounding this release. Some retailers are listing it as Electro House 3, but others are listing it as Trance 3. Quake haven’t provided an early list yet so it’s hard to tell which it’ll be.

Pre-order at CDJapan.

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21Aug

Exit Trance presents UmaUma Dekiru Trance wo Tsukutte Mita 6 – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 20, 2009

Exit Trance presents UmaUma Dekiru Trance o Tsukutte Mita 6 Doushite Kou Natta!
Release Date: 10/7/09
Price: 1905 yen

The sixth release in the UmaUma Trance series. The early list is dominated by Musical Tennis and Idolm@ster songs.

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20Aug

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Bitter – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 19, 2009

SATB bitterExit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance bitter
Release Date: 8/19/09
Price: 1905 yen

Fairly interesting list, though some of the songs don’t make sense. Is “Galaxy Express 999” really a bittersweet song?

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19Aug