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Jun 30

No.1 Party Mix -World Famous R&B- mixed by DJ Satoshi
Release Date: 6/19/13
Price: 1714 yen

House compilation from VillageAgain. Sequel to No.1 Party Mix -R&B House Best-. The music is produced by Power Music, but a number of the tracks are labeled “SME ReMaster Ver.” Translation: “We were too lazy to properly remix this.” The album is currently available only by renting it from Tsutaya or purchasing the digital version on iTunes Japan.

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Jun 29

EDM! EDM!! EDM!!! mixed by DJ Satoshi
Release Date: 4/24/13
Price: 1695 yen

EDM compilation from VillageAgain. Features a lot of repeats from No.1 Party Mix -R&B House Best-.

Also available on iTunes Japan.

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Jun 28

Party Hits R&B -House Edition- Vol. 2
Release Date: 3/20/13
Price: 600 yen

Full versions of songs from the Party Hits series. Available on iTunes Japan.

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Jun 27

J-Pop Cover Densetsu V
Release Date: 8/7/13
Price: 1905 yen

The fifth release in FARM’s highly successful J-Pop Cover Densetsu series, which has sold a combined 500,000+ units. It’s been a while since J-Pop Cover Densetsu IV, which came out in November of 2011. Mixed by DJ Fumi*Yeah!

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Jun 26

Sweet Days ~Acoustic Melody~
Artist: Megg and Mary
Release Date: 7/10/13
Price: 1714 yen

New album from FARM Records, featuring acoustic covers of songs like “Gangnam Style” plus songs from One Direction, Taylor Swift, and Ghibli.

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Jun 25

R&B in the House -Extra Best- mixed by DJ Fumi*Yeah!
Release Date: 6/19/13
Price: 1900 yen

The latest release in the R&B in the House series. Features 50 songs in all, with 6 of those being new productions. As always, mixed by DJ Fumi*Yeah!

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Jun 24
Disko Warp – Undead
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Aww, bittersweet news from the Disko Warp scene. After 8 years, it seems that Pete is feeling burnt out and will be taking a break from Disko Warp for the foreseeable future. More details on his decision can be found in a series of Tumblr posts:

A Heart to Heart
Clarification

In the meantime, Pete is making the entire Disko Warp back catalog (sans licensed covers) available for FREE on SoundCloud. Best of luck, Pete! Hopefully one day you can come back feeling refreshed and ready to make more great music!

Jun 24

Hyper Funkot ~ Mega Speed Dance Traxx
Release Date: 6/19/13
Price: 1886 yen

EMI’s first foray into the world of Funkot. One can only wonder why Enka Speed couldn’t be this fast. -_-

Update (6/27/13): Interesting article on DJ Jet Baron and the Funkot movement: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2013/06/27/music/sincerity-is-the-new-ecstasy-in-funkots-summer-of-love/ He lost me when he said “Scatman” was objectively awful. -_-

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Jun 23

What’s Up Dance The Greatest Hits 2
Release Date: 6/19/13
Price: 3048 yen

The latest release in the What’s Up! series. Disc 1 features mainstream dance hits, while Disc 2 focuses more on EDM. I can’t help but feel that the list is a little outdated.

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Jun 22

Electronic Disney Music
Release Date: 6/19/13
Price: 2800 yen

Holy crap, what an ugly cover. Anyway, Disney’s take on EDM was released digitally last week on the 12th on iTunes, but the physical release only came out on the 19th. Visit the official website for more info.

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Jun 21

Exit Tunes presents Freebum -Freedom ni Utatte Mita-
Artist: __ (Underbar)
Release Date: 5/15/13
Price: 1905 yen

Second album from utaite, __ (Underbar). First-press bonus features include a cell phone strap, mouse pad, commuter pass, clear file and poster. There are also retailer-exclusive presents available, ranging from t-shirts, mirrors, and PV DVDs.

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Jun 20

Sekiban
Artist: Sekihan
Release Date: 4/3/13 ⇨ 6/19/13
Price: 1905 yen

Fourth major album from Sekihan. Bonus items include a cell phone strap and mousepad, as well as a clear file and poster. Retailer-exclusive bonuses include a live CD, talk CD, mirror, and more. Visit Sekihan’s official website for more info.

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Jun 19

Exit Tunes presents Ikemen Voice Paradise 6
Release Date: 8/7/13
Price: 1905 yen

The latest in the Ikemen Voice Paradise series, featuring male utaite singing Vocaloid songs. Comes with a cell phone strap and a special bonus CD with the utaite talking about random things, presumably.

Pre-order at CDJapan.

Jun 18

Shoubu Zenya Gengetsu ~Hikite Ban~
Artist: Osamuraisan
Release Date: 7/17/13
Price: 1905 yen

First major album from the acoustic guitar player, Osamuraisan. No track list yet, but will presumably include acoustic guitar covers of Vocaloid songs. This version will feature only solo instrumentation by Osamuraisan.

Pre-order at CDJapan.

Jun 17

Shoubu Zenya Ginpuu ~Utaite Ban~
Artist: Osamuraisan
Release Date: 7/17/13
Price: 1905 yen

First major album from the acoustic guitar player, Osamuraisan. No track list yet, but will presumably include acoustic guitar covers of Vocaloid songs. This version will feature accompanying vocals by famous utaite, including Glutamine, Shamuon, and more.

Pre-order at CDJapan.

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