Anison “Kamikyoku” Cover Mix!! – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on March 31, 2013

Anison “Kamikyoku” Cover Mix!!
Release Date: 3/27/13
Price: 1429 yen

Formerly Tsutaya-exclusive compilation featuring eurobeat covers of anime themes. It was released back in 2012, but will finally see a wide release this March.

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31Mar

Vibration All Stars – Supereurobeat Vol. 36-39 – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on March 30, 2013

Supereurobeat
Artist: Vibration All Stars
Price: $8.99 per album; $1.29 per track

Volumes 36-39 of LED’s Supereurobeat series have finally been released to iTunes this March. I was starting to think Luigi Stanga would never get around to releasing the rest of the catalogue, but with these four releases I believe all of LED’s Eurobeat songs are now available on iTunes. Vol. 36-38 are primarily composed of tracks that were licensed to FARM for their Eurobeat compilations, as well as tracks from EMI’s Natsu Monogatari series. Many of these tracks have been available for quite a while on Juno Download. However, there were two tracks from Natsu Monogatari 2009 that have never been available for purchase. Until now.

That’s right, Supereurobeat Vol. 39 features the digital debuts of both “Destination to Desire” and “Good Night Tokyo,” the final two songs released by LED Records/Vibration. They’re listed under different artists than they were on Dancemania, but they’re unmistakably the same tracks.

Also noteworthy is “Re-light My Fire” on Vol. 38, which I always forget is an LED track. It appeared on Happy Paradise 2 but apparently has never been released digitally, either. Good on LED for remembering to release it.

I’m glad the entirety of LED’s catalogue is now available, but it seems somewhat bittersweet because there’s an aura of finality surrounding their release. It’s as if we can never again expect anything new from LED. 🙁

Full list of available albums and Dancemania-related tracks after the jump.

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30Mar

Best Hits Vol. 2 -Brand New / All Time Party Hits Mix!!- – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on March 29, 2013

Best Hits Vol. 2 -Brand New / All Time Party Hits Mix!!-
Release Date: 3/22/13
Price: 1886 yen

Another house compilation from Manhattan Records. Music produced by Power Music, with the non-stop mixing duties performed by Getfunky.

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29Mar

Best Hits -Brand New / All Time Party Hits Mix!!- – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on March 28, 2013

Best Hits -Brand New / All Time Party Hits Mix!!-
Release Date: 11/23/12
Price: 1886 yen

Another house compilation from Manhattan Records. Music produced by Power Music, with the non-stop mixing duties performed by Getfunky.

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28Mar

100% Hits!! -International Platinum Party- – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on March 27, 2013

100% Hits!! -International Platinum Party- mixed by DJ Roc the Masaki
Release Date: 3/20/13
Price: 1500 yen

Another new house compilation from Manhattan Records, with music once again produced by Power Music. Seems to be an odd mix of current hits plus classics from the ’70s and ’80s. Mixed by DJ Roc the Masaki.

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27Mar

Ainyan – Anison Cover Best Mix – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on March 26, 2013

Anison Cover Best Mix
Artist: Ainyan
Release Date: 3/20/13
Price: 1905 yen

House and electro covers of anime standards. From the makers of No.1 Party Mix -R&B House Best-.

Also available on iTunes Japan.

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26Mar

Ultra Dance Mix -Party Hit Tunes- – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on March 25, 2013

Ultra Dance Mix -Party Hit Tunes-
Release Date: 3/27/13
Price: 600 yen

16 more full versions of songs from No.1 Party Mix -R&B House Best-. Oddly, the non-stop had mix had 33 songs, so one song, “Give Me Everything,” was left off the digital releases entirely. This edition is less interesting than the other collection, though it does have the DJ U*Hey? remix of “Without You.” It’s more piano house than trance, though. 🙁

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25Mar

R&B Anthem -R&B House Best- – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on March 24, 2013

R&B Anthem -R&B House Best-
Release Date: 3/6/13
Price: 600 yen

Digital only album featuring 16 full versions of songs from No.1 Party Mix -R&B House Best-. This one features most of the good remixes from the non-stop mix, including all of the Threemason remixes as well as the DJ ET-Q remix.

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24Mar

The Big Reunion – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on March 23, 2013

The Big Reunion
Release Date: 3/8/13
Price: £6.99

Available only in the UK, this digital release features the tops songs from all of the bands involved in The Big Reunion. Included are four songs from Atomic Kitten, 911, and Blue that have appeared on Dancemania. Liberty X get only one track, and it’s not “Thinking It Over.” -_-

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23Mar

Exit Tunes presents Vocalotwinkle – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on March 22, 2013

Exit Tunes presents Vocalotwinkle feat. Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len
Release Date: 3/20/13
Price: 1905 yen

Second Exit Tunes album to focus solely on the Kagamine twins. Bonus items include a rubber cell phone strap (1 of 4 designs), mousepad (1 of 8 designs), clear file, and poster. Retailer-exclusive bonuses include can badges and bromides. Visit the official website for samples and more info.

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22Mar

40mP – Shintai Sokutei – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on March 21, 2013

Shintai Sokutei
Artist: 40mP
Release Date: 3/20/13
Price: 1905 yen

Third album from 40mP under the Exit Tunes label. Bonus items include a cell phone strap (1 of 6 designs), mousepad, clear file, and poster. Visit the official website for samples and more info. There are some interesting retailer-exclusive bonuses as well, including a piano arrange CD from Animate or a PV DVD from Tsutaya.

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21Mar

Drive ga 100-bai Tanoshiku Naru 90s Best – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on March 20, 2013

Drive ga 100-bai Tanoshiku Naru 90s Best
Release Date: 1/30/132/27/13 ⇨ 3/20/13
Price: 1886 yen

The usual fare from Smile.dk, Me & My, MC Hammer, Bellini, and more. Also available on iTunes Japan for 900 yen.

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20Mar

Drive ga 100-bai Tanoshiku Naru 80s Best – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on March 19, 2013

Drive ga 100-bai Tanoshiku Naru 80s Best
Release Date: 1/30/132/27/13 ⇨ 3/20/13
Price: 1886 yen

Pretty standard set of 80s tracks that Dancemania fans have seen countless times. Judging by the track lengths, this won’t be a non-stop mix. Also available on iTunes Japan for 900 yen.

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19Mar

EDM ~Electronic Dance Madness~ 3 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on March 18, 2013

EDM ~Electronic Dance Madness~ 3
Release Date: 3/13/13 ⇨ 3/20/13
Price: 2190 yen

The third release in the EDM series was delayed a week to March 20. Expect EDM hits from David Guetta, Deadmau5, Moby, Calvin Harris, and…Duran Duran?! I wish Tomo Hirata would choose some more recent songs, though. I’m sure EMI force him to choose from their catalogue, but there’s really no reason to have “Teenage Dream” on a 2013 album. -_-

On a related note, EMI Music Japan were recently acquired by Universal Japan as part of Universal’s global acquisition of EMI. It’ll be very interesting to see how the acquisition will affect EMI’s compilations in the future. At best, it means they’ll be able to draw on Universal’s large catalogue of artists. At worst, they’ll neglect EMI altogether. 🙁

Update: An interview with Tomo Hirata confirms that EDM 4 is already in the works.

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18Mar

No.1 Party Mix -R&B House Best- – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on March 17, 2013

No.1 Party Mix -R&B House Best- mixed by DJ Satoshi
Release Date: 3/6/13
Price: 2190 yen

Interesting new house compilation from VillageAgain. All of the tracks are licensed from the seemingly ubiquitous American label, Power Music. However, some of the tracks have been remixed by Japanese producers. The non-stop mix is by DJ Satoshi, previously known as half of the Mega Trance act, Glutton Boyz, and he even contributes some remixes of his own. The Mega Trance connection doesn’t end there, as there are also tracks by DJ U*Hey?, both under his main alias as well as under his Threemason alias. DJ ET-Q, perhaps best known for his Hime Trance appearances, is also present with a remix. Unfortunately, the remixes aren’t trance, but more garden variety house and EDM.

Also available on iTunes Japan.

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17Mar