TV Dance – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 24, 2014

TV Dance
Release Date: 7/16/14
Price: 1852 yen

Upcoming dance compilation from Avex that’s being released to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Japanese TV broadcasting. It’s supposed to include dance arrangements of TV themes. No mention of who will be doing the arrangements, or even what genres will be included. I’m hoping we’ll get surprise trance or eurobeat remixes.

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24May

Dconstructed -EDM Meets Disney- – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 17, 2014

Dconstructed -EDM Meets Disney-
Release Date: 6/25/14
Price: 2800 yen

Well, this is a little weird. This third EDM Disney compilation, due in June, is mostly repeats from the first two CDs. I guess the success of Electronic Disney Music and the global EDM phenomenon prompted Disney to release an EDM compilation in the US. Dconstructed was released in the US in April, both in CD form as well as a digital download, but the Japanese version will apparently have two bonus tracks. I wonder if they’ll release Eurobeat Disney in the states now?

New songs not featured on the first two CDs include an Armin van Buuren remix of “Let It Go” and a Yogi remix of “Roar.”

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17May

House Nation Digital Best Gig – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on March 26, 2014

House Nation Digital Best Gig
Release Date: 3/26/14
Price: 900 yen

The House Nation series lives on with this new digital compilation. Unlike most of Avex’s digital cash grabs, this is actually a pretty good deal. For 900 yen you not only get 21 full versions, but also a 90 minute non-stop mix. Victor Japan recently tried something similar with their Anime EDM release, so I hope this practice of full versions + non-stop mix becomes more common in the future.

Coincidentally, there have been a number of recent articles mentioning that the Japan music industry saw a steep decline in sales last year. Apparently people in Japan have finally stopped buying as many CDs as they used to, and Japanese labels are only now beginning to truly embrace the digital market. Yesterday I mentioned that FARM have slowed their physical output, and Avex have also been releasing just a fraction of the CDs that they used to release. I’m still wondering where Rave Mix 002 is.

Thanks to Arctic for the tip!

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26Mar

More! Electronic Disney Music – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on February 23, 2014

More! Electronic Disney Music
Release Date: 2/26/14
Price: 2800 yen

The sequel to Electronic Disney Music arrives with even more EDM covers of Disney classics and somewhat more palatable cover art. Producers includes CTS, DJ Komori, and Ram Rider. Visit the official website for more info.

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23Feb

More! Electronic Disney Music – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 1, 2014

More! Electronic Disney Music
Release Date: 2/26/14
Price: 2800 yen

The sequel to Electronic Disney Music arrives next month with even more EDM covers of Disney classics. One track, “When You Wish Upon a Star,” is already available on iTunes Japan. Other producers includes CTS, DJ Komori, and Ram Rider. Visit the official website for more info.

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1Jan

Asamade Nomisugi Chuui Ho! ~Enkai Song Best~ – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on December 31, 2013

Asamade Nomisugi Chuui Ho! ~Enkai Song Best~
Release Date: 12/18/13
Price: 900 yen

New digital compilation from Avex with songs for end-of-year parties. Features favorites like “Night of Fire,” “Dragostea Din Tei,” and “Tokyo, Go!”

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31Dec

Maharaja presents Global Mix EDM Best Hits – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on October 2, 2013

Maharaja presents Global Mix EDM Best Hits
Release Date: 10/2/13
Price: 2400 yen

Slight title change for this new Maharaja compilation. They’ve added “EDM Best Hits” to the title. It’s also been revealed that DJ Boss will be doing the non-stop mix as well as a new remix of “Survival Dance”.

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2Oct

Maharaja presents Global Mix – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 9, 2013

Maharaja presents Global Mix
Release Date: 10/2/13
Price: 2400 yen

OMG, new Maharaja release! Unfortunately, it’s not what you might expect. Apparently the Maharaja Roppongi club has a “Global Mix” event where they play EDM and other Top 40 hits. Perhaps in an effort to represent global studios, they’ve licensed tracks from Saifam, Power Music, and Dynamix in addition to in-house tracks. I actually thought that something like this would end up being Rave Mix 001.

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9Aug

Rave Mix Boom! 001 – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on August 9, 2013

Rave Mix Boom! 001
Release Date: 8/7/13
Price: 1200 yen

Digital EP featuring full versions to accompany the recently released CD. I can’t help but think it’s a little pricey, though. EMI’s EDM Compilations were 900 yen for 13-14 songs, while this is 1,200 yen for 10 songs. Avex tax, I guess 🙁

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9Aug

Rave Mix 001 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 8, 2013

Ultra EDM #1 ⇨ Rave Mix 001
Release Date: 7/17/13 ⇨ 8/7/13
Price: 1905 yen

Despite the name change to the more generic “Rave Mix,” this is still indisputably an EDM album, with familiar names like Afrocjack, Nervo, Armin van Buuren, and Avicii.

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8Aug

House Nation ~Party Hit~ – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on August 3, 2013

House Nation ~EDM~
Release Date: 7/24/13
Price: 450 yen

The fifth of five House Nation digital EPs. This one features party songs from Best Mix Loves… House Nation.

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3Aug

House Nation ~EDM~ – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on August 2, 2013

House Nation ~EDM~
Release Date: 7/24/13
Price: 450 yen

The fourth of five House Nation digital EPs. This one features EDM songs from Best Mix Loves… House Nation.

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2Aug

House Nation ~Meikyoku Cover~ – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on August 1, 2013

House Nation ~Meikyoku Cover~
Release Date: 7/24/13
Price: 450 yen

The third of five House Nation digital EPs. This one features covers of popular Western songs.

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1Aug

House Nation ~Josei Vocal~ – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on July 31, 2013

House Nation ~Josei Vocal~
Release Date: 7/24/13
Price: 450 yen

The second of five House Nation digital EPs. This one features female vocalists.

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31Jul

House Nation ~Dansei Vocal~ – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on July 30, 2013

House Nation ~Dansei Vocal~
Release Date: 7/24/13
Price: 450 yen

Avex really went HAM last week in revisiting old series. In addition to Super Best Trance and Cyber Trance, they also released 5 House Nation digital EPs. This first release features male vocals.

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30Jul