Trance Paradise 10th Anniversary – Trance Paradise 4

Posted by DanceMaster on September 6, 2014

Trance Paradise 4
Release Date: 3/31/06
Price: 1886 yen

Hot on the heels of Hime Trance’s success, Trance Paradise 4 marked a turning point for the main series, as it’s the first to be almost all Japanese produced. Hime Trance’s popularity meant 3 repeats from that album, but there were still an impressive 4 new EMI remixes. “Gasolina” is probably the most memorable of them all, since it’s so unlike most of Delaction’s other oeuvre. Misa’s soccer-themed “So So” would also prove to be an instant classic, so much so that many of OHC’s future remixes would try to mimic its sound.

The emphasis on Japanese trance that started with TP3 continued here with original productions from Delaction, Heavens Wire, DJ Tora, and DJ Kousuke. There’s an entire section of J-trance that my friend jokingly called the “school section” since it reads like a list of school subjects. Also noteworthy are two licenses from Universal, “I Want You” and “Reason,” that were both produced by DJ Kaya.

Pretty much the only missteps on the album are the awful Crazy Frog inspired “Axel F” (which is thankfully the shortest song on the album) and the bonus track, “Alabasta,” which just sounds like noise to me.

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Big Paaartyy!! In the EDM – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on September 6, 2014

Big Paaartyy!! In the EDM mixed by DJ Fumi*Yeah!
Release Date: 10/8/14
Price: 2000 yen

New EDM compilation from FARM Records, featuring a mix of Spinnin’ Records song and in-house covers. Kind of strange that they’ve seemingly abandoned the Love EDM brand.

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