R&B Boutique -in the party- 2nd Floor – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 31, 2012

R&B Boutique -in the party- 2nd Floor mixed by DJ Kenkaida
Release Date: 2/22/12
Price: 1800 yen

Fourth release in FARM’s R&B Boutique series. Once again features a non-stop mix of R&B house songs mixed by DJ Kenkaida.

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31Jan

Utatte Mita J-Pop – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on January 30, 2012

Utatte Mita J-Pop
Release Date: 3/7/12
Price: 1905 yen

More repeats from Akiba Koubou. Again, there had better be new arrangements or this’ll be another waste of space. If you didn’t notice, “Ginga Tetsudou 999” is listed on this as well as the Anison album. Maybe they’ll do both “Ginga Tetsudou 999” as well as “The Galaxy Express 999.” Or maybe they’ll put the same song on two different albums. :{

Announced utaite include Kouhey, Yuge, Yamadan, Usa and Priko.

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30Jan

Utatte Mita Anison – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on January 29, 2012

Utatte Mita Anison
Release Date: 3/7/12
Price: 1905 yen

Sigh, here comes “Zankoku” again. Almost all of the tracks announced so far have been covered by Akiba Koubou in the past. At the very least we’ll get some resings, but the description provided to retailers did mention house, techno and trance remixes in addition to the usual euro so perhaps we’ll get new arrangements as well. Announced utaite include Kouhey, Yuge, Yamadan and Usa.

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29Jan

Koi Euro Best – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on January 29, 2012

Koi Euro Best
Release Date: 3/21/12
Price: 1886 yen

Early list is out and it’s surprisingly not too horrible. There are two new Sunplaza Nakano Kun tracks planned, with one of them being a resing of “Resort Lovers.” It seems like there’ll be a number of new tracks from DJ Fukui’s Harofuku project, so this really will be like a continuation of Buchiage Trance/Parance. Let’s see if this lasts more than one release. 😀

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29Jan

Geki Atsu! Drama Euro Chanbara Hen – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on January 28, 2012

Geki Atsu! Drama Euro Chanbara Hen
Release Date: 3/7/12
Price: 2000 yen

There go my hopes of Sengoku Basara covers. It looks like AKBK are sticking strictly to the J-Drama theme, as the only songs announced thus far are from live-action, jidaigeki dramas. Whatever, as long as I don’t have to hear “Zankoku” again.

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28Jan

Geki Atsu! Drama Euro Deka Hen – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on January 27, 2012

Geki Atsu! Drama Euro Deka Hen
Release Date: 3/7/12
Price: 2000 yen

Early list is out, and so far it looks like it’ll be mostly new material. “Taiyo no Hoero!” and “Seibu Keisatsu” should be familiar to Speed Deka fans. No “Rhythm & Police” yet, though. 🙁 I was afraid they’d attempt to shoehorn Lupin the 3rd into this, but right now it looks like they’re staying true to the theme and sticking to live-action J-Dramas.

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27Jan

Koi Euro Best – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 26, 2012

Koi Euro Best
Release Date: 3/21/12
Price: 1886 yen

Breaking news! We now interrupt this string of Akiba Koubou news to bring you… more Akiba Koubou news! Somehow DJ Yossy has convinced yet another label to release a Wa Euro Best clone. This time the label is Victor Japan, and the release will be titled Koi Euro Best (Love Euro Best). The announced artists so far imply that there’ll be a few Buchiage Trance repeats. They’ll also be inexplicably sourcing a few tracks from Dreamusic’s Nikonikouhaku release from a few years ago, so don’t be surprised if “Zankoku na Tenshi no These” appears. I’m going to guess this will have 60% repeats. Hopefully DJ Yossy proves me wrong.

The Wa Euro and Kiwami Euro series have been dormant for a while now, but I wonder how this will affect the Chou Euro Best series. And how long will it be before Universal comes out with Ai Euro Best? I’m starting to think DJ Yossy has compromising pictures of all the Japanese label executives.

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26Jan

Geki Atsu! Anime Euro Robot Hen – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on January 26, 2012

Geki Atsu! Anime Euro Robot Hen
Release Date: 2/8/12
Price: 2000 yen

In contrast the mostly new School Edition, the Robot Edition is a fiery cesspool of repeats. All of the usual repeat offenders are here, including the worst offenders, Sousei, Zankoku, and Shangri-La. Gekitei gets a pass because it’s full of awesome. Oddly, “Hikari to Kage o Dakishimeta Mama” is being credited to Kohana instead of Hanatan, even though they’re supposedly the same person and it’s been credited to Hanatan in the past.

Anyway, it’s not all gloom and doom. There are 4 new tracks from Usa, Anima and Kei. 4/15 is a pretty lousy ratio of new tracks though. Excessive repeats killed the Anime Euro Best series. Let’s hope Tokuma don’t follow the same path.

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26Jan

Geki Atsu! Anime Euro Gakuen Hen – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on January 25, 2012

Geki Atsu! Anime Euro Gakuen Hen
Release Date: 2/8/12
Price: 2000 yen

Well, the School Edition of the Geki Atsu! Anime Euro series isn’t quite as horrific as I had imagined. There are 7 new tracks + one resing, so at least we can say it’s over 50% new material. 😀 The new tracks are sung by the likes of Kei, Ayumi, Kou-Hey, Usa, Koko on Boku, and Twin Stars. I’m still not sure who the last two are, but I’m assuming Ayumi is frequent AKBK collaborator, Ayumi Nomiya.

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25Jan

Geki Atsu! Drama Euro Love Love Hen – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 24, 2012

Geki Atsu! Drama Euro Love Love Hen
Release Date: 1/25/12
Price: 2000 yen

DJ Command, valle blanco and Sumijun each get 2 tracks on this edition. Asahi, Ovrar, and the always under-represented 2bad get 1 track each. Surprisingly, Rayto and relative newcomer, Beat Charger, each get 3. Beat Charger is mostly known as a Vocaloid producer and also works under the pseudonym, Sankakuha P. Pretty much all of his Vocaloid productions are Eurobeat, so it looks like he’ll be a good addition to Akiba Koubou.

Running time for the album is about an hour, with the longest song coming in at 5 minutes.

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24Jan

Geki Atsu! Drama Euro Kizuna Hen – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 23, 2012

Geki Atsu! Drama Euro Kizuna Hen
Release Date: 1/25/12
Price: 2000 yen

I’m really excited for these first two releases in the new Geki Atsu! series. If the variety of vocalists wasn’t already enough, they also brought out all the big guns to produce the songs. valle blanco gets the majority of the tracks with 5. Meanwhile, DJ Command has 3 under his command. Ovrar and Rayto each get 2, while Asahi and Sumijun get a single track each. A new arranger also joins the AKBK stable of producers: the one and only Elementas (of Toho Eurobeat fame)!

The track lengths have also been revealed and they’re more than generous, with Kei getting the longest track clocking in at over 6 minutes. One of the Usa tracks is only 2 and half minutes though, and the whole album is only a little over an hour long. They probably should’ve went with full versions instead of a non-stop mix. Some of the previous Geki Atsu! releases have had digital releases, but unfortunately even those didn’t full-length tracks.

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23Jan

Dancemania Sparkle Classics – Best of 80s Disco Pop – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 22, 2012

Dancemania Sparkle Classics – Best of 80s Disco Pop
Release Date: 1/18/12 1/25/12
Price: 2381 yen

It’s the same repeats you know and love and are sick of by now. Mixed by Mitsugu Matsumoto and DJ Mocchi.

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22Jan

Diamond ~Celebrity Style Best Mix~ – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 21, 2012

Diamond ~Celebrity Style Best Mix~
Release Date: 1/18/12
Price: 1695 yen

From the makers of Party Hits R&B House. Mixed by DJ Rina.

Also available digitally on iTunes Japan.

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21Jan

Vocalo Smile – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 20, 2012

Vocalo Smile
Release Date: 1/18/12
Price: 1886 yen

Vocaloid compilation from Full Moon Records, produced by DJ Mocchi. The title implies that this will have happy songs.

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20Jan

Vocalo Tears – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 19, 2012

Vocalo Tears
Release Date: 1/18/12
Price: 1886 yen

Vocaloid compilation from Full Moon Records, produced by DJ Mocchi. The title implies that this will have sad songs. Poor, sad Miku. Someone give her a hug.

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19Jan