Hime Trance 4 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 16, 2010

Hime Trance 4Hime Trance 4
Release Date: 1/27/10
Price: 1886 yen

Track lengths have been announced and it looks like most of the tracks got healthy edits. The Lil’B song gets the distinction of being the longest track on the album, though Tsukasa’s “Shin Ai” isn’t far behind. Some songs got the short end of the stick, however. While I’m happy that I’ll only have to endure ~2 minutes of “Santa Maria,” the new remix of “Coconut” is the shortest track on the CD, coming in at a paltry 1:22. Hopefully EMI will release a Download Selection so we can hear full versions of these songs.

It’s still unknown who’ll be doing the “Hime” remixes of “Boy” and “Coconut.” However, Shohei Matsutmoto has been confirmed as the producer of the Gavin and ari tracks. Also, making his Hime Trance debut is the one and only king of Rock-Trance, N.O.-SYO!!! He’s collaborated with Kei for the original song, “Somebody’s Voice.” I know Kei has been itching to sing another original song for a while now, so it’s great to see her get her wish.

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16Jan

Around 40 Eurobeat 2 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 15, 2010

R40 Eurobeat 2Around 40 Eurobeat 2
Release Date: 1/27/10
Price: 2381 yen

Not much has changed between the early list and the final one. I wonder how much longer this series can last, because they’ve used up most of the bigger hits by now.

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15Jan

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Complete Best 2 – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on January 14, 2010

SAT Complete Best 2SAT Complete Best 2Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Complete Best 2
Release Date: 1/20/10
Price: 2667 yen (Regular Edition) or 2857 yen (Limited Edition)

Just a quick reminder that this comes out next week. It doesn’t look like the track list has changed.

Edit: Quake have a preview video up now: http://anitra.jp/title/comp2.php

Oddly, the preview video has “Kimi Shinitamou Koto Nakare” from SATB 7 as track 14 (shifting everything after by one track) and “Zutto Mitsumeteite (Ryu* Remix)” gone completely. However, the web page still has the old track list up. I’ll update this post when there’s confirmation that the track list has changed.

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14Jan

Exit Tunes presents Vocalolegend – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 13, 2010

VocalolegendExit Tunes presents Vocalolegend
Release Date: 1/20/09
Price: 1905 yen

Another month, another Vocaloid album. This is technically the third in a series, after Vocarhythm and Vocalostar. I don’t really get why they have to change the title each time.

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13Jan

House Flavor R&B ~The Premium~ – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 12, 2010

House Flavor R&B ~The Premium~House Flavor R&B ~The Premium~
Release Date: 2/3/10
Price: 2095 yen

House Flavor R&B is one of FARM’s more successful brands and is especially popular on iTunes. If you can’t figure it out from the title, the series focuses on R&B covers with a touch of house. In the past, FARM have licensed tracks from Saifam for this series, but lately they’ve been relying more on Japanese producers.

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12Jan

Up Beat! ~Weekend Story~ – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 11, 2010

Up Beat Weekend StoryUp Beat! ~Weekend Story~ mixed by Neuron Attack
Release Date: 2/3/10
Price: 2286 yen

The second release in the Up Beat! series, following last January’s Love Strings. If the first album is any indication, then expect lots of house and electro.

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11Jan

Captain Jack – Back to the Dancefloor – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 11, 2010

CJBack to the Dancefloor
Artist: Captain Jack
Release Date: Spring 2010

The Captain Jack website has been updated with more details on the upcoming album, formerly known as Rewind to the 90’s.

2010 we celebrate Captain Jack’s 15th anniversary. The new album “Back to the Dancefloor” will contain DJ remixes of the greatest hits as well as new compositions in the 90’s style. It will be released in 2010 with a videoclip and a huge promotional campaign.

Also featured is a live medley of some of Captain Jack’s most popular songs. I’m really loving the new remixes of “Drill Instructor” and “Captain Jack.”

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11Jan

Anime Nitro 2 ~ANiRe:MATiON EGGs~ – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on January 10, 2010

Anime Nitro 2Anime Nitro 2 ~ANiRe:MATiON EGGs~
Release Date: 1/27/10
Price: 1905yen

An updated track list has been revealed for Anime Nitro 2. Punk Dirty Channel are back, but the producers of the other tracks aren’t yet known. The list looks pretty solid so far, avoiding the usual anime standards (“Aquarion,” “Zankoku,”). Okay, it does have “Tamashii no Refrain,” but most of the other tracks aren’t too overplayed.

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10Jan

Ray & Anita – In Da Name of Love (Single) – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 9, 2010

Ray & AnitaIn Da Name of Love (Single)
Artist: Ray & Anita
Release Date: 1/22/10

2 Unlimited are back! Okay, due to copyright reasons they’re no longer allowed to use that name, but Ray Slijngaard & Anita Doth have reformed under the name Ray & Anita. Their first single, “In Da Name of Love,” just came out on iTunes Netherlands and is set for a CD single release later this month.

I was hoping they’d come back with a proper techno track, and while I’m not usually a big fan of electro-house, I do like this song quite a bit. Yeah, the bassline is ripped straight from David Guetta’s “Love Is Gone,” but the chorus is infectious. There are rumors that there’ll be more traditional dance remixes on the single, so keep an eye out for those.

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9Jan

Pachi*Dance Collection ~Ichi no Mai~ – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 8, 2010

Pachi DancePachi*Dance Collection ~Ichi no Mai~
Release Date: 12/16/09
Price: 2000 yen

A new collection of anime theme covers from the makers of P-Trance. It appears to be a digital only release. And yes, it has “Zankoku na Tenshi no These.”

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8Jan

Psychedelic Lover 08 – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 7, 2010

Psychedelic Lover 08
Release Date: 2/3/10
Price: 2381 yen

Mega Trance seems to be dead at the moment, so I figured I’d start covering some of FARM’s other series. Psychedelic Lover 08 will serve up the latest psychedelic trance hits, including covers of “I Gotta Feeling” and “Love Is Gone.”

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7Jan

Psychedelic Lover presents -Driving Rave- – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 6, 2010

Driving RaveRock This Party!!
Release Date: 12/23/09
Price: 1900 yen

This psychedelic compilation from FARM came out last month. It’s almost all repeats, but I have to admit the list has some of my favorite psyche tracks. The Texas Boys vs. Akai mix of “He’s a Pirate” in particular is psychedelic swashbuckling fun. I’m also quite fond of Sesto Sento’s “Lift Me Up.”

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6Jan

Psychedelic Rave Best ~Covers~ – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 5, 2010

Psychedelic Rave Best ~Covers~
Release Date: 2/24/10
Price: 2171 yen

A psychedelic trance compilation from Victor Japan. Many of these covers have already been featured on various Buchiage Parance releases.

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5Jan

Gal Mama Paradise – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on January 4, 2010

Gal Mama ParadiseGal Mama Paradise Vol. 00
Release Date: 2/10/10
Price: 1900 yen

Victor Japan have delayed Gal Mama Euro Best and changed the title to Gal Mama Paradise. They’ve also released some details on the track list. It appears that the CD will mostly have repeats from Trance Rave and Buchiage Parance.

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4Jan

Anime Summit – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 3, 2010

Anime Summit
Release Date: 2/24/10
Price: 2427 yen

This anime theme compilation was originally supposed to be released last summer but was delayed. “Bacchikoi!!!” by Dev Parade was originally scheduled to appear, though it’s unclear if that’ll still happen. The only announced artist so far is Happy Transmission. They haven’t mentioned yet exactly which of their songs will appear, but I’m quite fond of their “Tamashii no Refrain” cover:

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3Jan