Aneuta -80~90’s Girl Pop Non-Stop Cover- – Review

Posted by DanceMaster on June 30, 2010

AneutaAneuta -80~90’s Girl Pop Non-Stop Cover-
Release Date: 6/30/10
Price: 2381 yen

N.O.-SYO outdoes himself with this spiritual successor to Oreuta. Initially I thought the whole album would be by N.O.-SYO but they wisely added other artists to the mix, including Delaction, Spacey, and NRG Factory. Vocals are performed by Hime Trance mainstays Tsukasa and Kei, and some songs actually have the original artists providing the vocals. It all adds up to one of the most enjoyable trance albums of the year.

It’s worth noting that full versions are now up for sale on various download services, including iTunes Japan. Neither of the Akira Asukara tracks nor the bonus track by Hatsune Miku are available, however. To make matters worse, you have the buy the tracks individually for 200 yen each (3000 yen for all of the tracks), plus they’re low quality and saddled with DRM. You’re much better off buying the CD, as the tracks are given generously long edits so I doubt you’d be missing much.

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30Jun

R&B in the House ~Electro Wave~ – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on June 29, 2010

R&B Electro WaveR&B in the House ~Electro Wave~
Release Date: 6/30/10
Price: 1900 yen

Electro house covers of hit songs. Mixed by DJ Fumi*Yeah!

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29Jun

Aneuta -80~90’s Girl Pop Non-Stop Cover- – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on June 28, 2010

AneutaAneuta ~Around 30 Girl Pop Non-Stop Cover~
Release Date: 6/30/10
Price: 2381 yen

Hime Trance fans rejoice! I’ll have a mini-review up tomorrow, but suffice it to say that Aneuta gives Hime Trance 4 some serious competition for trance album of the year. With names like N.O.-SYO, Delaction, Tsukasa, and Kei, you can’t go wrong!

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28Jun

Cherry Farm – Liquid Fictions (Single) – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on June 27, 2010

Liquid FictionsLiquid Fictions (Single)
Artist: Cherry Farm
Release Date: 7/14/10
Price: 952 yen

Debut single from the idol unit, Cherry Farm. They’ll be starring in a mockumentary titled Liquid Fiction, to be released on DVD a week later on 7/21. From what I gather it’s supposed to explore the dark world of idol groups, or something like that. The important thing is that Starving Trancer, MK, and Hommarju are reportedly involved in the film’s soundtrack, and the ending theme is by Ryu*. There’s also a special edition of the DVD that includes a CD with remixes. It’s unknown if the bonus CD is the same as this single.

Visit the film’s official website for, umm, some creepy stuff.

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27Jun

Anime House Project ~Boy’s Selection~ – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on June 26, 2010

AHP Boy'sAnime House Project ~Boy’s Selection~
Release Date: 6/16/10
Price: 600 yen

The Boy’s Selection sub-series finally gets a digital release. The good news for fans is that, unlike the other AHP albums, Boy’s Selection is being released under iTunes Plus. Even better, the release includes all of the songs from both Boy’s Selection albums for only 600 yen! Get it at iTunes.

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26Jun

Love House Best Mix – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on June 25, 2010

Love House Best Mix
Release Date: 8/4/10
Price: 2171 yen

Love House only gets a release once a year, so it’s upsetting that EMI chose to make this year’s edition a nonstop, best-of compilation. There are a handful of tracks new to the series, but for the most part it’s the same old stuff.

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25Jun

Trance Rave “20th Anniversary” Perfect Best – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on June 24, 2010

TRB 20Trance Rave “20th Anniversary” Special Best
Release Date: 6/23/10
Price: 2848 yen

The 20th release in the ground-breaking Trance Rave Best series also commemorates the 10-year anniversary of the series. A DVD will be included with footage from various Trance Rave parties.

The track list is pretty much all repeats. It would’ve been nice to see a few new tracks, but I can’t deny that the selection is a good approximation of the best of Trance Rave. Any guesses on what the lead track is?

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24Jun

Exit Trance presents Super Aerodynamic – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on June 23, 2010

Super AerodynamicExit Trance presents Super Aerodynamic
Release Date: 6/16/10
Price: 1905 yen

The Aerodynamic series gets another relaunch. A lot of these songs are ancient, for lack of a better term, but I guess that’s par for the course for the Aerodynamic series.

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23Jun

Exit Tunes presents Otome Piano de Utatte Mita ~Dai 1 Gakushou~ – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on June 22, 2010

Otome Piano de Utatte MitaExit Tunes presents Otome Piano de Utatte Mita ~Dai 1 Gakushou~
Release Date: 7/7/10
Price: 1905 yen

OMG, it’s a Starving Trancer album! Two popular Utatte Mita artists, Rumdarjun and Kettaro, guest star on the album along with Exit Trance mainstays including hideki and Maki. Only 12 tracks and around 46 minutes in total, but it’s Starving Trancer! Dunno if it’s a non-stop mix or if the tracks are full versions.

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22Jun

Exit Tunes presents Supernova 3 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on June 21, 2010

Supernova 3Exit Tunes presents Supernova 3
Release Date: 7/7/10
Price: 1905 yen

Supernova 3 features original songs from popular Vocaloid artists. I’m strangely curious as to what “potato-head in wonderland” sounds like.

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21Jun

Lady Bird feat. Seira Kagami – Kitto…Sayonara (Single) – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on June 20, 2010

Kitto…SayonaraKitto…Sayonara (Single)
Artist: Lady Bird feat. Seira Kagami
Release Date: 6/9/10
Price: 200 yen

The duo comprising DJ Ten and Ace Closer have remade one of their songs from last year with a new vocalist. “Kitto…Sayonara” was originally performed by Sara, but the new version is sung by Seira Kagami. And while the original was more of a J-Pop ballad, the remake has an upbeat house sound.

The single is now available for purchase on iTunes, but it will also be on the upcoming “Tokyo wa Yoru no Shichiji” single.

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20Jun

Niconikoushien ~Minna Yakyuu Sukika!?~ – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on June 19, 2010

NiconikoushienNico Nico Koushien ~Minna Yakyuu Sukika!?~
Release Date: 7/21/10
Price: 2405 yen

A baseball-themed sequel to Nikonikouhaku. Akiba Koubou will be producing once again, though it’s unclear if the songs will still be done in a eurobeat style.

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19Jun

Rock This Party! -Rock meets House- – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on June 18, 2010

Rock This Party 2Rock This Party! -Rock meets House-
Release Date: 7/14/10
Price: 2095 yen

This second release in the Rock This Party series features more house covers of “rock” songs.

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18Jun

LUG Generation ~Celebrity R&B House Mix~ – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on June 17, 2010

LUG GenerationLUG Generation ~Celebrity R&B House Mix~
Release Date: 7/14/10
Price: 1886 yen

More R&B House from FARM. LUG is some sort of car thing, so it’s fitting that the album is mixed by DJ Murauchi, known for his involvement with Quake’s Aerodynamic series.

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17Jun

noisy – Kiss no °C (Single) – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on June 16, 2010

Kiss no °CKiss no °C (Single)
Artist: noisy
Release Date: 4/7/10
Price: 952 yen

Second single from Idol group, noisy. Apparently it’s a cover of an old eurobeat song. The title track is produced by DJ Command, while “Sousei no Aquarion” is by valle blanco. Yes, that probably means it’s the same version of Sousei we’ve been hearing from Akiba Koubou for years now.

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16Jun