What’s Up! The Best Mix – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on June 25, 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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25Jun

Vocalo EDM Hits – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on June 24, 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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24Jun

Best Hits 58 Megamix – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 23, 2015

Best Hits 58 Megamix mixed by DJ Fumi*Yeah! & DJ Yu-ki
Release Date: 12/24/14
Price: 1905 yen

Two-disc set featuring 58 popular songs mixed by DJ Fumi*Yeah! and DJ Yu-ki, featuring Fatman Scoop. Tracks are licensed from Aqua Project, Dynamix, and Power Music. Unfortunately, it’s exclusive to Tsutaya Records.

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23May

Love’s Party -Blazin’ Hot Megamix- – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 17, 2015

Love’s Party -Blazin’ Hot Megamix- mixed by DJ Fumi*Yeah! & DJ Yu-ki
Release Date: 10/22/14
Price: 1900 yen

Third release in the Tsutaya-exclusive Love’s Party series. Mixed by DJ Fumi*Yeah! and DJ Yu-ki.

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17May

No.1 Party Mix -Ultra Vibes R&B- – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 12, 2015

No.1 Party Mix -Ultra Vibes R&B- mixed by Satoshi Hoshino
Release Date: 5/13/15
Price: 1850 yen

New entry in Star Music’s No.1 Part Mix series, which hasn’t seen a release since 2013. The first release was composed of Power Music licenses and included a few remixes by Japanese artists like ET-Q, DJ Satoshi and U*Hey?. And then they repeated those remixes endlessly for two years. This one is mostly Power Music licenses, plus a few original tracks from Japanese artists like Glutton Boyz and tAisuke. Also interesting that DJ Satoshi is going by his full name now.

Available digitally on iTunes Japan.

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12May

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 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

No.1 Party Mix -Ultra Hits R&B- – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 12, 2015

No.1 Party Mix -Ultra Hits R&B- mixed by Satoshi Hoshino
Release Date: 5/13/15
Price: 1850 yen

New entry in Star Music’s No.1 Part Mix series, which hasn’t seen a release since 2013. The first release was composed of Power Music licenses and included a few remixes by Japanese artists like ET-Q, DJ Satoshi and U*Hey?. And then they repeated those remixes endlessly for two years. It’s probably not a good sign that the early list has songs from previous entries in the series. Also interesting that DJ Satoshi is going by his full name now.

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12Apr

Best of Denpa Song!! – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 5, 2015

Best of Denpa Song!!
Release Date: 3/25/15
Price: 1800 yen

New anison cover series, featuring the best of denpa songs. Pretty interesting track list, with a mix of classics and newer stuff. Can’t seem to find any samples, but I usually associate denpa with electronic music and high-pitched vocals.

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5Apr