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Jun 29

French Electro Sound
Release Date: 6/18/14
Price: 2000 yen

New compilation from Warner Music Japan that makes use of their newly acquired licenses. Former EMI artists like Daft Punk and David Guetta feature prominently on this French electro album. Judging by the track lengths, this CD has full versions.

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Sep 18

Whatever Harajuku
Artist: Mademoiselle Yulia
Release Date: 9/18/13
Price: 1886 yen

Second album from the electro queen.

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Sep 17

Harajuku Wander (Single)
Artist: Mademoiselle Yulia
Release Date: 8/28/13
Price: 250 yen

Lead single from Mademoiselle Yulia’s second album. Available on iTunes Japan.

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Jul 28

Whatever Harajuku
Artist: Mademoiselle Yulia
Release Date: 9/18/13
Price: 1886 yen

Mademoiselle Yulia’s second album, following 2011’s Mademoworld.

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Jun 9

EDM ~Electronic Dance Madness~ 4
Release Date: 6/5/136/26/13 ⇨ Release Cancelled
Price: 2190 yen

Bad news for EDM fans. It seems that EDM 4 has been cancelled for the time being. I hope this isn’t a result of Universal meddling. -_-

Update! DJ Tomo mentioned on his Twitter that the EMI/Universal merger was indeed responsible. Parlophone, formerly part of EMI and home to David Guetta and Coldplay (basically half of EDM), was sold off to Warner as part of the merger, so DJ Tomo was no longer able to use their songs freely. I wonder if he was in the middle of mixing the CD when the sale was finalized, and he wouldn’t have been able to do an entirely new list in such little time?

He goes on to apologize to anyone who was looking forward to EDM 4. He does say that he’s considering a new project, which may be released in August. There’s no mention if the EDM series will continue in the future.

Unfortunately, this has bad implications for Dancemania as well. EMI subsidiaries in European countries like Denmark and Sweden were also sold off to Warner, so say good-bye to the likes of Me & My and Smile.dk 🙁

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May 16

EDM ~Electronic Dance Madness~ 4
Release Date: 6/5/13 ⇨ 6/26/13
Price: 2190 yen

The release date for this upcoming 4th release in the EDM series has been delayed a few weeks. The new release date is now June 26.

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Apr 18

EDM ~Electronic Dance Madness~ 4
Release Date: 6/5/13
Price: 2190 yen

Early list is out, and EMI have already defaulted to repeat mode. “Titanium” is a straight up repeat, even though it’s Che’Nelle on vocals instead of Sia. “Don’t You Worry Child” and “Save the World” also make return appearances, albeit in remixed form. Coldplay’s “Paradise” also shows up again with a different remix. Of course, the list is still early, so hopefully the final list ditches the repeats.

Interesting that Coldplay and Kylie are still present despite the sale of Parlophone to Warner Music. Either the sale just hasn’t been finalized, or it doesn’t affect licensing deals in Japan. And with the exception of Rihanna (ugh), so far there isn’t much in the way of Universal.

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Apr 9

EDM ~Electronic Dance Madness~ 4
Release Date: 6/5/13
Price: 2190 yen

Universal’s acquisition of EMI Music Japan (now EMI Records Japan) is now complete, and it looks like EMI will continue to operate as a subsidiary. As such, EDM 4’s release will arrive on schedule this June, though it still remains to be seen how the sale of various EMI assets to Warner Music will affect which artists will appear on EDM. It’s also highly likely that many Universal artists will begin appearing more often on EDM.

Pre-order at CDJapan.

Mar 18

EDM ~Electronic Dance Madness~ 3
Release Date: 3/13/13 ⇨ 3/20/13
Price: 2190 yen

The third release in the EDM series was delayed a week to March 20. Expect EDM hits from David Guetta, Deadmau5, Moby, Calvin Harris, and…Duran Duran?! I wish Tomo Hirata would choose some more recent songs, though. I’m sure EMI force him to choose from their catalogue, but there’s really no reason to have “Teenage Dream” on a 2013 album. -_-

On a related note, EMI Music Japan were recently acquired by Universal Japan as part of Universal’s global acquisition of EMI. It’ll be very interesting to see how the acquisition will affect EMI’s compilations in the future. At best, it means they’ll be able to draw on Universal’s large catalogue of artists. At worst, they’ll neglect EMI altogether. 🙁

Update: An interview with Tomo Hirata confirms that EDM 4 is already in the works.

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Mar 8

EDM ~Electronic Dance Madness~ 3
Release Date: 3/13/13 ⇨ 3/20/13
Price: 2190 yen

The third release in the EDM series has been delayed a week. Cover art and the final track list have been revealed, though. Expect EDM hits from David Guetta, Deadmau5, Moby, and others. Also includes a new song and remix by Tomo Hirata. Hmm, I wonder how long before we start seeing more new remixes by Japanese producers?

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Jan 29

EDM ~Electronic Dance Madness~ 3
Release Date: 3/13/13
Price: 2190 yen

More tracks revealed for this third entry in the EDM series from EMI.

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Jan 26

Party ElectRock performed & mixed by Minimum Cox
Release Date: 1/23/13
Price: 1905 yen

Sequel to R&B ElectRock, which was released in July of 2011. Prolific FARM artist, Minimum Cox, will produce all of the songs on this album. There’ll no doubt be a few repeats from over the last year or so, but there should also be some new tracks, including a new cover of “Gangnam Style” as well as an LMFAO cover.

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Jan 15

EDM ~Electronic Dance Madness~ 3
Release Date: 3/13/13
Price: 2190 yen

The third release in the EDM series arrives on schedule this March. Expect EDM hits from David Guetta, Deadmau5, Moby, and others.

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Dec 13

EDM ~Electronic Dance Madness~ 2
Release Date: 12/5/12 ⇨ 12/12/12
Price: 2190 yen

2nd release in the EDM series, featuring hit electronic dance music from artists like David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Kaskade, and more.

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Dec 1

Party ElectRock performed & mixed by Minimum Cox
Release Date: 1/23/13
Price: 1905 yen

Sequel to R&B ElectRock, which was released in July of 2011. Prolific FARM artist, Minimum Cox, will produce all of the songs on this album. There’ll no doubt be a few repeats from over the last year or so, but there should also be some new tracks, including a new cover of “Gangnam Style” as well as an LMFAO cover.

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