I Love Party Pop – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 30, 2013

I Love Party Pop
Release Date: 11/27/13 ⇨ 12/25/13
Price: 1900 yen

The second release in Universal’s I Love Party series. No track list yet, but it’ll most likely be mainstream top 40 hits. I’d expect Lady Gaga’s “Applause” plus stuff from Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry and other Universal/EMI artists. I just hope they use more recent material this time instead of old, dated tracks.

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30Nov

I Love Party -Welcome 2 da Dance Floor- – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 29, 2013

I Love Party -Welcome 2 da Dance Floor-
Release Date: 4/24/13
Price: 1886 yen

The first release in Universal’s I Love Party series, which focuses on dance pop songs. Waaay too mainstream for my tastes. It doesn’t help that a lot of the songs are already a few years old.

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29Nov

What’s Up! The Best ~ 10th Anniversary – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 28, 2013

What’s Up! The Best ~ 10th Anniversary
Release Date: 12/4/13 12/25/13
Price: 2838 yen

Ah, now we know why V.I.P didn’t come out in December like it usually does. It seems that Universal have reserved the month for the 10th anniversary release of their own long-running R&B/Hip-Hop/Dance compilation series, What’s Up! No track list yet, but it’ll be a 2-disc set. Disc 1 will focus on dance, including the latest EDM hits. Disc 2 will feature R&B/Hip-Hop from the past decade. The set will come in a 2-disc wide case, as well as a cardboard sleeve.

Pre-order at CDJapan.

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28Nov

N.O.-SYO – Dur-Moll Heaven – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on November 27, 2013

Dur-Moll Heaven
Artist: N.O.-SYO
Release Date: 11/27/12
Price: ??? yen

N.O.-SYO’s album is now up on Japanese iTunes, and will be available worldwide on November 30. You can listen to samples on Amazon MP3. Unfortunately, it does look like he’s dropped the “club/trance” aspect of his music for this album; the arrangements are pure rock.

On a side note, I contacted N.O.-SYO by e-mail a few months ago asking if he was willing to ship Sound Drive -Drift Luxy V.I.P.- worldwide, and he just recently got back to me and kind of misunderstood the question (my fault for using Google Translate, lol). He reiterated that Sound Drive -Dance Rock Mix- is finally available digitally worldwide, but made no mention of DLV.

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27Nov

Anison Mix Tape! – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 26, 2013

Anison Mix Tape! mixed by DJ Makoto
Release Date: 11/27/13
Price: 2000 yen

New anime song compilation mixed by DJ Makoto. Final list is mostly the same is the preliminary one, except “Hohoemi no Bakudan” replaces “Namikaze Satellite.” No one seems to have any samples up, nor is the album available digitally, so it’s unclear what musical genresare represented. The description does mention “tension max,” which could point to something fast.

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26Nov

AsoBitCity presents Anime Hit Best – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 25, 2013

AsoBitCity presents Anime Hit Best mixed by DJ Aliy
Release Date: 10/26/13
Price: 1714 yen

A new AKBK-produced anison compilation that’s exclusive to AsoBitCity. I don’t believe there are any new productions on this.

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25Nov

Anison Euroid Mix ~Gakuen Seifuku Hen~ – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 24, 2013

Anison Euroid Mix ~Gakuen Seifuku Hen~
Release Date: 1/10/14
Price: 1800 yen

Another anison cover release from Akiba Koubou, though judging by the title this one will have Vocaloid vocals. AKBK have covered most of these tracks in the past, so they’ll probably just put the Vocaloid vocals over the existing productions. Mixed by DJ Mocchi.

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24Nov

Anison Cover Denshou!! -Be Happy- – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 23, 2013

Anison Cover Denshou!! -Be Happy-
Release Date: 1/8/14
Price: 1714 yen

Another anison cover release from Akiba Koubou. Scheduled to include songs from “Uta no Prince-sama” and “Shin Seiki Evangelion.” The latter, of course, probably means “Zankoku na Tenshi no These.”

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23Nov

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best 20 – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on November 22, 2013

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best 20
Release Date: 12/4/13
Price: 1905 yen

A final list has been revealed for the 20th release in the SATB series. Thankfully, Acid=Stone Valley’s return back in SATB 19 wasn’t just temporary, though he still only has one track. Airportexpress has been allocated the most, with five total tracks. Other artists include Hommarju (3 tracks), plazma (3), kinoto (2), Flash back Dominant (2), MK (2), Dizzi Mystica (1), and Icon (1). It also appears that there’ll be some new vocalists/aliases present, like Yuuji and Goneko.

Bonus items include a cell phone strap shaped like an ornament, a poster, and a yet-to-be-revealed special item.

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22Nov

Dancemania 25 Tracks – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on November 21, 2013

Dancemania 25 Tracks
Release Date: 2/15/12
Price: 750 yen

It seems that Universals has been updating some old iTunes releases, giving them cleaner artwork and, in some cases, lower prices. The most notable is Dancemania 25 Tracks, which is down to 750 yen from 1200 yen.

Other price drops include:

Wa Euro Best -Download Selection- 1200 yen ⇨ 750 yen
Anim80s 1200 yen ⇨ 750 yen

The downside to all of this is that it seems they’re taking down older stuff. I noticed I no longer have cloud access to the Wa Euro Best releases. -_-

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21Nov

Exit Tunes presents Under the Live 2013 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 21, 2013


Artist: __ (Underbar)
Release Date: 10/16/13 ⇨ 11/20/13
Price: 2856 yen (Limited Edition) or 2381 yen (Regular Edition)

New Live album featuring __ (Underbar). There’ll be two editions released, a regular edition as well as a limited edition that includes a DVD. Oddly, they’ve canceled the original release, which was scheduled for October 16, and have opted to delay the album to November 20. Not only that, but they’ve changed the catalog numbers from QWCE-306 and QWCE-307 to QWCE-316 and QWCE-317, respectively. The prices have also gone up, with the CD version now costing 2381 yen instead of 1905, and the CD+DVD version selling for 2856 yen instead of 2381. Apparently the changes are because they’ve decided to expand the album to 2 discs instead of just 1.

Bonus items include a cell phone strap, clear file, and poster. Retailers-exclusive presents are also available, the best of which is arguably Animate’s bonus CD. More details can be found on the official site.

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21Nov

ZIP Hot 100 No. 1 Mega Hits – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on November 20, 2013

ZIP Hot 100 No. 1 Mega Hits – ZIP-FM 20th Anniversary Special
Release Date: 11/20/13
Price: 900 yen

The digital counterpart to ZIP Hot 100 1993-2013 All Time No. 1 Hits features 14 full versions from the CD … which already had full versions. So, yeah, this is kind of pointless if you already have the CD.

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20Nov

N.O.-SYO – Dur-Moll Heaven – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on November 20, 2013

Dur-Moll Heaven
Artist: N.O.-SYO
Release Date: 11/27/12
Price: ??? yen

N.O.-SYO’s been teasing it for a while now, but his latest album will finally be released next week. He seems to be billing it as a fusion of hard rock and classical, which makes me wonder if he’ll leave out the club/trance sound of his previous works. It should also be noted that a number of the tracks on the album have already been covered by him.

On a related note, Doc-S pointed out in the comments that Sound Drive -Dance Rock Mix- will finally be made available digitally after 3 years. Hopefully the rest of N.O.-SYO’s catalogue will make its way online sooner rather than later.

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20Nov

ZIPmania Super Greatest Hits – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on November 19, 2013

ZIPmania Super Greatest Hits – ZIP-FM 20th Anniversary Special
Release Date: 11/20/13
Price: 900 yen

Update (11/26/13): As pointed out by Mike D in the comments, the full album is back up on iTunes Japan with the correct track list.

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19Nov

EDM ~Erotic Dance Music~ – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 19, 2013

EDM ~Erotic Dance Music~ mixed by DJ Rie
Release Date: 12/18/13
Price: 1900 yen

Another EDM compilation, this time from Victor Japan. I did a double-take when I first saw the title, thinking it was somehow related to E-Rotic, but no such luck. I’m not really sure why it’s an “erotic” dance mix, but it may have something to do with the fact that it’s being mixed by a female DJ, DJ Rie.

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19Nov