Dancemania -Let’s Party-
Release Date: 11/11/15
Price: 1000 yen
Total Length: 1:17:03
Dancemania lives! Oh, and so do I 😀 As you may or may not have noticed, the blog hasn’t really been updated for a few months now. In addition to a lack of motivation and being busy, there just hasn’t been all that much to write about. I intended on starting things up again next year with a renewed focus (sorry, no more non-dance Exit Tunes releases), but had to break my hiatus to bring news of a new Dancemania release!
That’s right, after a break of its own, Dancemania comes back with a new digital release. The last release in the series was Zipmania All Best Mix almost two years ago exactly. And while a digital release isn’t exactly ideal, it’s nice to know that Universal still think that the Dancemania brand still has value. The album art even has the squiggly mascot! Here’s hoping this means that there’ll be a proper anniversary release next year, which will mark 20 years since the release of Dancemania 1 back in 1996.
Now for the bad news: the tracklist. It’s mostly EDM, which is fine since that’s what dance music sounds like today. What’s not okay is including tracks like “Beauty and a Beat” or “Hangover” from 2012. Thankfully, there are some more recent tracks that actually debuted in 2015, but they’re too few and far between. I wouldn’t mind if Dancemania returned as an EDM mix series, but put some effort into it, Universal!
The album is available on iTunes Japan as well as other Japanese digital stores.
01. [3:41] Cool (Full Version) / Alesso feat. Roy English
02. [3:49] Waiting for Love / Avicii
03. [3:59] I Want You to Know (Radio Edit) / Zedd feat. Selena Gomez
04. [3:31] Starships / Nicki Minaj
05. [3:34] Break Free / Ariana Grande feat. Zedd
06. [3:18] Bang Bang / Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
07. [3:47] Beauty and a Beat / Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj
08. [3:55] SummerThing! / Afrojack feat. Mike Taylor
09. [4:40] #thatPower / will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber
10. [4:20] Coming with You / Ne-Yo
11. [4:04] Hangover / Taio Cruz
12. [4:15] What’s Up Suckaz / TJR
13. [4:01] Bullet Blowz / Havana Brown & Kronic
14. [3:42] Reload (Vocal Version – Radio Edit) / Sebastian Ingrosso, Tommy Trash & John Martin
15. [4:27] Secrets (Original) / Tiësto & KSHMR feat. Vassy
16. [5:56] Million Voices / Otto Knows
17. [7:57] Dear Boy / Avicii
18. [4:07] Something New / Axwell /\ Ingrosso