Exit Tunes presents Radio Hanjyuku Girls – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 30, 2015

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Release Date: 4/29/15
Price: 4500 yen

A spin-off release from the Hanjyuku Girls series. This will be a CD+DVD set, with the CD actually being a CD-ROM with MP3s of a radio drama. Visit the official site for more info.

Pre-order at CDJapan.

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30Apr

Anison Mix Laboratory ~Second Report~ – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 29, 2015

Anison Mix Laboratory ~Second Report~
Release Date: 4/29/15
Price: 2778 yen

The sequel to Anison Trance Laboratory is out, and despite the previous releases in the series being produced by Ace Closer, Universal have gone in a different direction and hired DJ Kenzi to produce the sequel. Instead of trance, the album now mainly features hardcore and drum ‘n’ bass. Visit the official website for more info.

The album is also available digitally on iTunes Japan for 1900 yen.

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29Apr

Flower Garden – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 28, 2015

Flower Garden
Release Date: 4/26/15
Price: 1000 yen

A second release from RTTF Records during this year’s Spring M3-35 event. This one features a flower theme, with tracks evoking a feeling of spring. A lot of variety here, with genres ranging from trance to house. Track 4 is easily my favorite, with its fusion of Japanese instrumentation and a fresh dance beat. No word yet on when/if the album will be available digitally.

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28Apr

Speed Star 2 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 27, 2015

Speed Star 2
Release Date: 4/26/15
Price: 1500 yen

RTTF Records is back this Spring M3 with a sequel to last year’s Speed Star release. The first was a fantastic mix of hardcore, speed trance, and euro speed, and the sequel looks like it’ll bring more of that speedy sound that mainstream labels no longer cater to. With BPMs ranging from 170 to a staggering 238, and genres like “Dancemania Space,” “Celtic Waltzcore,” and “Astrologic StarShoot,” there’s bound to be plenty of variety. Guest artists include Daniel Seven from Italy and UK hardcore artist, Shoujo.

The album will be available as a two-disc physical release during M3-35, but presumably it will also be made available digitally at a later date.

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27Apr

EDM Extreme – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 26, 2015

EDM Extreme
Release Date: 7/1/15
Price: 2300 yen

New EDM compilation from Exit Tunes. When I first saw the cover art I thought it would be a spiritual successor to Quake Trance Best, but instead it’ll feature “Japanese EDM” from artists mostly associated with J-Core like Ryu*, kors k, and Redalice. Visit the official website for more info.

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26Apr

DJ Caesar presents Rockaloid – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 25, 2015

DJ Caesar presents Rockaloid
Release Date: 6/17/15
Price: 2300 yen

New release from Exit Tunes featuring rock covers of popular Vocaloid songs. Produced by DJ Caesar, who has released a number of similar albums on the Avoc”ad Muzik label.

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25Apr

Zips – Zips – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 24, 2015

Zips
Artist: Zips
Release Date: 6/17/15
Price: 2300 yen

New album from Vocaloid producer, Zips. Bonus items include IC card stickers. Visit the official site for more info.

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24Apr

Ryokun – Last Live Tour 2015 – Re:set – in Shibuya Koukaidou – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 23, 2015

Last Live Tour 2015 – Re:set – in Shibuya Koukaidou (DVD)
Artist: Ryokun
Release Date: 6/17/15
Price: 4500 yen

New DVD release from Exit Tunes, featuring footage from Ryokun’s final live tour. Bonus items include a mouse pad, letter, and poster. You can visit the Read the rest of this entry »

23Apr

DJ Kaori’s Best Pop Hits – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 22, 2015

DJ Kaori’s Best Pop Hits
Release Date: 3/4/153/25/15 ⇨ 4/22/15
Price: 2300 yen

The latest release in the hugely popular DJ Kaori’s Mix series, which has sold over 4 million copies over the years since its debut in 2005. This one will focus on pop hits. It was originally scheduled for release in early March under the title “DJ Kaori’s Best Hit Pop,” but has since been delayed to late April. You can visit the official website for more info on previous entries.

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22Apr

Vibes Zenkai Spring Festival! – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on April 21, 2015

Vibes Zenkai Spring Festival! (Vibes Zenkai Haru Matsuri!)
Release Date: 4/15/14
Price: 1000 yen

Digital only follow-up to last year’s Vibes Zenkai Summer Festival! There’s no accompanying mix CD this time, it seems. At first I was surprised that there were actually some more recent songs, and then I kept reading the tracklist and saw “Beauty and a Beat” and “2012 (It Ain’t the End).” -_-

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21Apr

What’s Up! The Best Mix – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 20, 2015

What’s Up! The Best Mix
Release Date: 6/24/15
Price: 3000 yen

The latest in Universal’s long-running What’s Up! compilation series. This 2-disc set features the latest dance and EDM hits on disc 1, while disc 2 focuses more on R&B/hip-hop hits from 2000-2010. Both discs will be non-stop mixes.

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20Apr

Vocalo EDM Hits – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 19, 2015

Vocalo EDM Hits
Release Date: 6/24/15
Price: 2000 yen

New compilation from Universal featuring EDM covers of Vocaloid songs. The album will be produced by m-flo’s Taku Takahashi, while vocals will be provided by various utaite like Yuuto, Glutamine, and Kakicho.

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19Apr

Mellow Magic II ~Premium Driving~ – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 18, 2015

Mellow Magic II ~Premium Driving~
Release Date: 6/10/15
Price: 1750 yen

Sequel to the piano house compilation from FARM Records. Includes covers of current hits like “All About That Bass” and “Uptown Funk” as well as older classics like “I Will Always Love You.”

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18Apr

Urban Night Lounge presents -The Best of Driving- – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 17, 2015

Urban Night Lounge presents -The Best of Driving- performed by The Illuminati
Release Date: 4/15/15
Price: 2300 yen

A two-disc set to celebrate the best of Urban Night Lounge, a piano house series which is produced by The Illuminati (aka DJ U*Hey?). The first disc is a non-stop mix featuring tracks from the 5 previous releases in the series as well as a few new tracks. Disc two appears to be full versions of all-new tracks. Both discs are also available separately on iTunes Japan.

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17Apr

Exit Tunes presents Entrance Dream Music – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 16, 2015

Exit Tunes presents Entrance Dream Music
Release Date: 4/15/15
Price: 2100 yen

The Speed Anime Trance Best series has taken a hiatus, but it looks like Exit Tunes haven’t abandoned the dance music scene completely. The EDM boom is in full force, so this April they’ll be releasing a Vocaloid EDM album featuring top producers, including Ryu* and Sota Fujimori! Sadly, no appearances from other Exit Trance mainstays. Bonus items include a sticker (1 of 4 designs) and a poster. Retailer-exclusive bonuses are also available, ranging from can badges to remix CDs. Visit the official website for samples and more info.

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16Apr