Crystal House -R&B Party- – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on July 11, 2012

Crystal House -R&B Party- mixed by Daiki × ZK
Release Date: 7/11/12
Price: 1714 yen

This album just dropped today and the new songs are glorious. If you’ve never heard of Daiki × ZK before, make sure to check out my Artist Spotlight on the duo. To put it briefly, they’re the second coming of J-Trance. They use a variety of styles on their covers, including house and electro, but there’s no denying the strong trance influence due to ZK’s background. After all, ZK (Kazuhisa Hirota) was a frequent contributor to Trance Paradise, Mega Trance, and Trance Rave series under the pseudonyms Ace Closer, Cannon Cracker, Floorbreaker, and others. The funny thing is that I wasn’t always a fan of the synths he used in his trance days — “Carlito” in particular grated on my nerves — but as ZK he’s been nothing short of amazing. If you’ve been missing that J-Trance sound, definitely give Daiki × ZK a listen.

The mixed album is also available digitally on iTunes Japan for 1,200 yen.

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