Exit Tunes presents Kamikyoku o Utatte Mita 5 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 31, 2011

Exit Tunes presents Kamikyoku o Utatte Mita 5
Release Date: 9/7/11
Price: 1905 yen

Fifth in Quake’s series of Utatte Mita albums. Will once again include Vocaloid songs sung by famous Utatte Mita singers. Comes with a limited edition cell phone strap and B2 size poster.

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31Aug

Exit Tunes presents GUMitive by Megpoid – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 30, 2011

Exit Tunes presents GUMitive by Megpoid
Release Date: 9/7/11
Price: 1905 yen

Second album featuring Megpoid, following GUMism. Order early for a smartphone sticker, cellphone strap, fake credit card, poster, and clear file. Visit the official site for samples and more info.

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30Aug

P!! J-Pop Coverpoid Non Stop Mix – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 29, 2011

P!! J-Pop Coverpoid Non Stop Mix
Release Date: 9/28/11
Price: 1905 yen

From the makers of Idol Retsuden!! Cover 48 ~ Bishoujo Jidai Non Stop Mix comes another cover compilation. CDJapan says the covers will be in “Vocaloid style,” whatever that means.

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29Aug

Doki Doki Dream Campus – Jelly Beans (Single) – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 28, 2011

Ping-Pong Dash (Single)
Artist: Doki Doki Dream Campus
Release Date: 1/12/11
Price: 952 yen

Fourth single from FARM’s new idol group.

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

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28Aug

Luv Euro 2 – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 27, 2011

Luv Euro 2
Release Date: Winter 2011
Price: 1800 yen

I got my copy of Natsu Euro yesterday and was surprised that there was a teaser for Luv Euro 2 on the obi strip, complete with cover art. It says that it’s scheduled for release “Winter 2011.” I’m kind of wondering if this evolved into Idol Euro, or if it will in fact be a separate release. If it’s the latter, Idol Euro is set for release in November, so if they’re aiming for a winter release for this then it has to mean a December release date.

Pre-order at CDJapan.

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27Aug

Idol Euro – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 26, 2011

Idol Euro
Release Date: 11/16/11
Price: 1800 yen

Another Akiba Koubou release from Full Moon, following Luv Euro and Natsu Euro. The title suggests that there’ll be a focus on idol song covers. I’d be shocked if there isn’t an AKB48 cover on this. Mixed by DJ Mocchi.

Pre-order at CDJapan.

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26Aug

Dance Dance Revolution X3 vs. Dance Dance Revolution 2nd MIX

Posted by DanceMaster on August 25, 2011

As reported on Bemanistyle, the next release in the Dance Dance Revolution series, DDR X3, will feature a Dance Dance Revolution 2nd MIX mode. Rather than simply emulating 2nd MIX, the game will feature 2nd MIX on the X3 engine so you can enjoy it for the first time in HD. Obviously it wouldn’t be 2nd MIX without the licensed tracks, so Konami have teamed up with EMI for the first time since 2006 to include Dancemania tracks on DDR. Presumably all 2nd MIX tracks will be present so we can once again relive the glory of the 90s.

Why 2nd MIX? Without a doubt, 2nd MIX represented the height of popularity for both DDR and Dancemania. The soundtrack, which is scheduled to be re-released by EMI this November, sold an astounding 550,000+ copies. By comparison, 3rd MIX sold less than half that at only 200,000 sold.

Meanwhile, Dancemania Sparkle has been selling relatively well, reaching as high as 16 on the Oricon daily charts. There’s definitely an appetite for 90s music out there, so let’s hope we see more Dancemania and DDR releases in the future.

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25Aug

Dancemania Sparkle – Best of 90s Dance Pop – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 24, 2011

Dancemania Sparkle – Best of 90s Dance Pop
Release Date: 8/3/11 8/24/11
Price: 2381 yen

Update (9/23/11): Relatively slow week for CD sales in general, so Sparkle finished at #14 its fourth week out with roughly 4,800 copies sold.

For those that missed EMI’s Twitter contest, they’re doing another round with another 3 winners winning a 5,000 yen gift card. Just tweet about your favorite Dancemania memory and include the hashtag “#ダンスマニア http://emij.jp/idance/” Deadline is September 25, but again, it’s only open to Japanese residents.

In other Dancemania news, Japanese radio station 81.3 FM, J-WAVE will be doing a special broadcast commemorating the 15th anniversary of Dancemania. The broadcast will be on Thursday, September 27 at 22:00 local Japan time. You may or may not be able to view the broadcast live or archived on J-WAVE’s Ustream. It looks like they’ll also spend some time on DDR, so make sure to tune in.

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24Aug

Mademoiselle Yulia – Mademoworld – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 23, 2011

Mademoworld
Artist: Mademoiselle Yulia
Release Date: 10/5/11
Price: 2667 yen

Mademoiselle Yulia’s first solo album will be released this October. 12 tracks in all, including her hit debut single, “Gimme Gimme.”

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23Aug

R&B Boutique -in the party- -The E.P.- – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on August 22, 2011

R&B Boutique -in the party- -The E.P.-
Release Date: 8/24/11
Price: 600 yen

Digital EP featuring full versions of Kenkaida’s new songs from the CD.

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22Aug

Age mix ~All Genre Best~ – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 21, 2011

Age mix ~All Genre Best~
Release Date: 9/21/11
Price: 1905 yen

A new compilation featuring songs from all genres. Well, everything except trance it seems… Anyway, there are tons of repeats from past FARM releases. Expect J-Pop, K-Pop, House, Eurobeat, and even classic 70s Disco.

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21Aug

The Best of K-Pop Densetsu ~Master Covers~ – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 20, 2011

The Best of K-Pop Densetsu ~Master Covers~
Release Date: 9/21/11
Price: 1905 yen

Hmm, another K-Pop cover compi. This one features some songs from FARM’s K-Pop Party Mix series.

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20Aug

Psychedelic Rave Special Best – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 19, 2011

Psychedelic Rave Special Best
Release Date: 7/20/10
Price: 1900 yen

Soul Japan presents DJ Ace & Infected Mushroom W Name Best, which was supposed to come out on 7/20, has been canceled in favor of a more broad release. It’s been well over a year since the last Psychedelic Rave release, so it’s interesting to see the series get revived. The tracks revealed so far are mostly the same as on the canceled release, with the addition of some songs by Kaiki Gesshoku.

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19Aug

Francfranc’s Best Beautiful Covers -Fly High Megamix- – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 18, 2011

Francfranc’s Best Beautiful Covers -Fly High Megamix-
Release Date: 9/7/11
Price: 2381 yen

The latest CD in Francfranc’s Best series. Francfranc is an interior design company in Japan, and apparently they release music CDs for some reason. Mixed by DJ Fumi*Yeah! and also features two new songs from him.

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18Aug

Chou Euro Best – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on August 17, 2011

Chou Euro Best
Release Date: 10/12/11
Price: 1800 yen

Cover art is out, and it’s strangely familiar, heh. The kanji is definitely read “chou,” and they added butterflies on the cover to emphasize it. “Wasureru Koto ga Setsunakute” is apparently a new Nagisa re-sing, and Sunplaza Nakano-kun will also have a new song. The album is scheduled to have only 15 songs, so it’ll be interesting to see if it’ll be a non-stop mix again..

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17Aug