Dance Dance Revolution X2

Posted by DanceMaster on July 31, 2010

DDR X2

Bemanistyle has the song list for the Japanese arcade release of DDR X2, and there are quite a few surprises:

CAPTAIN JACK – CAPTAIN JACK (GRANDALE MIX)
JOGA – DAM DARIRAM
PAPAYA – HERO
JENNIFER – IF YOU WERE HERE
JENNIFER – IF YOU WERE HERE -L.E.D.-G STYLE MIX)

I’m told that Captain Jack (Grandale Mix) is a different edit than the one used previously. The biggest surprised, however, is the new “If You Were Here” remix!

I wonder how likely we are to get a full version, considering that Konami rarely include licensed tracks on the soundtracks nowadays.

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31Jul

Chou! Animebeat – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on July 30, 2010

Chou! AnimebeatChou! Animebeat ~Best Hit Selection~
Release Date: 8/4/10
Price: 2405 yen

Long-T! OHC! Ryu*! kors k! DJ Command! Rayto! I think I’ve died and gone to J-Dance heaven. If the producers weren’t enough to entice you, the album also has a who’s who of vocalists. Shihori, Nagisa, and Mi->Na represent Akiba Koubou, and the Hime Trance queen, Kei, also makes an appearance. The rest of the artists include popular Nico Nico singers and producers, including Hana-tan, nayuta, baker, and IOSYS.

I’m most excited about “Naraku no Hana” being done by DJ Kaya. ^_^

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30Jul

JapaNation – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on July 29, 2010

JapaNationJapaNation
Release Date: 7/7/10
Price: 2286 yen

Compiled and mixed by DJ Kaya, this compilation exclusively features J-Dance songs with Japanese lyrics. Most of it is house, but I do spot a handful of trance tracks near the end.

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29Jul

cosMo @ Bousou P – Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on July 28, 2010

cosMo @ Bousou PHatsune Miku no Shoushitsu
Artist: cosMo @ Bousou P feat. Hatsune Miku
Release Date: 8/4/10
Price: 1905 yen

First album from cosMo @ Bousou P. Includes the song that made him famous, “Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu.”

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28Jul

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best 10 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on July 27, 2010

SATB 10Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best 10
Release Date: 8/4/10
Price: 1905 yen (Regular Edition) or 3143 yen (Limited Edition)

Speed Anime Trance Best reaches an epic milestone with the 10th release in the series. I spot a few repeats, unfortunately, including “SW” from TranceMaster 03 for no discernable reason. Am I wrong in thinking that “SW” was an original song? Or did some anime series pick it up as a theme?

Anywho, MK features most prominently once again, with a total of 7 tracks. Hommarju comes in a distant second with 4 (one of which is a repeat). Disco da Gama has 3 tracks, while Ryu* gets 2 (although only one is actually new). Acid=Stone Valley and Cubby-S get only one track each. Starving Trancer is represented with one track, but again, it’s a repeat. B.U.S. and Icon get no love whatsoever.

Limited edition comes with a figure of Yuzuha. I don’t recall hearing that name before, so perhaps it’s the girl on the cover? Both the limited and regular editions comes with a fake credit card featuring the cover art. Oddly, the limited and regular editions have the same cover art. I kinda liked the alternate covers in the past. :{

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27Jul

Anime Euro Best ~Robot Edition~ – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on July 26, 2010

Anime Euro Best RobotAnime Euro Best ~Robot Edition~
Release Date: 9/15/10
Price: 2284 yen

The second release of the AEB series has robot-themed anime themes as a, umm, theme. All of the songs announced so far have already been done (in some cases, to death) by Akiba Koubou. There should be 18 tracks in all.

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26Jul

Doki Doki Dream Campus – Caramel*Heart (Single) – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on July 25, 2010

yes, Do it!Caramel*Heart (Single)
Artist: Doki Doki Dream Campus
Release Date: 7/7/10
Price: 952 yen

Second single from FARM’s new idol group. “Caramel*Heart” is a new song, while “Tomare!” has already appeared on Anime Dance*Best Gig.

CDJapan don’t seem to be carrying it, but you can order it from Amazon Japan.

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25Jul

Ghibli Rock – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on July 24, 2010

Ghibili RockGhibli Rock
Release Date: 8/25/10
Price: 2095 yen

FARM will be releasing yet another Ghibli cover compilation in August. This time the covers will be done in a rock style. For more information and samples, visit FARM’s special Ghibli Rock website.

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24Jul

Eternity – Another Way – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on July 23, 2010

Another WayAnother Way (Single)
Artist: Eternity
Release Date: 5/10/10
Price: 2.49 USD

One of my favorite Dancemania Speed songs gets a trance makeover! Chris Bucknall, half of the duo known as CJ Crew, now runs Cubit Records, a new UK label that focuses on Pop and Dance. He’s decided to revisit one of his original works, “Another Way,” which originally appeared on Speed Giga 4 ~ Dancemania Speed Evolution. As far as I can tell the vocals are the same on this remake. The entire single (6 tracks in all) is available for only $2.49 at 7digital!

Unfortunately, there’s no Speed remix :{

That reminds me, I really should work on that CJ Crew feature…

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23Jul

R&B House -Best Hit 30- – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on July 22, 2010

R&B HouseR&B House -Best Hit 30-
Release Date: 8/7/10
Price: 1886 yen

Mixed by DJ U5, half of the duo, Prog5. Despite the title, there have been 31 tracks announced.

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22Jul

Lady Bird – Stylist – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on July 21, 2010

7PMStylist
Artist: Lady Bird
Release Date: 8/4/10
Price: 2381 yen

Lady Bird’s first album with a major label. In addition to their three previous singles, they have a lot of new songs in the works with new guest vocalists.

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21Jul

Premier Euro – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on July 20, 2010

Wa Euro Premier BestPremier Euro ~Download Selectiont
Release Date: 7/21/10
Price: 1500 yen

Downloads for Premier Euro are now up for sale. Pay 1,500 yen for songs you already have! I grabbed “Du-Du Di-Da” for the time being, and it’s a pretty good remix by valle blanco.

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20Jul

Premier Euro ~ Best of Wa Euro Best – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on July 19, 2010

Wa Euro Premier BestPremier Euro ~ Best of Wa Euro Best
Release Date: 7/21/10
Price: 2171 yen

The official Dancemania website has been updated with information on Premier Euro. The track list has changed slightly since last time, with “Cat’s Eye” being expelled in favor of “Shiny Summer.” Also, “Friends” is now being listed as a “9LoveJ Premier Mix.”

The album comes with a lyrics booklet and a limited edition “premium gold jacket.”

I’m still holding out hope that Premier Euro will become a new series. The title is less limiting, which would hopefully mean Western-produced eurobeat in addition to the J-Euro.

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19Jul

Exit Tunes presents Stardom 4 – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on July 18, 2010

Exit Tunes presents Stardom 4
Release Date: 9/1/10
Price: 1905 yen

Fourth in Quake’s series of “internet super producer” compilations.

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18Jul

Exit Trance presents UmaUma Dekiru Trance wo Tsukutte Mita Complete Best 2 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on July 17, 2010

SAT Complete BestSAT Complete BestExit Trance presents UmaUma Dekiru Trance wo Tsukutte Mita Complete Best 2
Release Date: 7/21/10
Price: 1905 yen (Regular Edition) or 3143 yen (Limited Edition)

Only three UmaUma Trance albums have come out since the last Complete Best, so this release seems premature to me. In addition to 8 tracks from UmaUma Trance 6, 6 tracks from UmaUma Trance 7, and 8 tracks from UmaUma Trance 8, there are also 7 brand new tracks, mostly done by Hommarju. Oh, and for some reason it has the Speedycake remix of “Caramelldansen.” They could have at least commissioned a new remix.

In breaking news, Quake will be releasing a Ryu* album this coming fall. Hopefully that doesn’t mean he’ll be MIA for SATB 10.

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17Jul