Ryu* – Seventh Heaven – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on February 12, 2015

Seventh Heaven
Artist: Ryu*
Release Date: 2/4/15
Price: 2500 yen

Seventh major album from prolific Bemani artist, Ryu*. This is part of Exit Tunes’ Hyper RMX project, RMX being an acronym of Ryu*, Mayumi, and Xceon, three artists who have been quite prominent in the Bemani world. Exit Tunes are charging a premium for these albums, however, with each selling for 400 yen more than usual. Bonus items include a logo charm.

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12Feb

Xceon – Tsumi to Batsu – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on February 11, 2015

Tsumi to Batsu
Artist: Xceon
Release Date: 2/4/15
Price: 2500 yen

First major album from prolific Bemani artist, Xceon. This is part of Exit Tunes’ Hyper RMX project, RMX being an acronym of Ryu*, Mayumi, and Xceon, three artists who have been quite prominent in the Bemani world. Exit Tunes are charging a premium for these albums, however, with each selling for 400 yen more than usual. Bonus items include a logo charm.

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11Feb

Mayumi Morinaga – Din Don Dan – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on February 10, 2015

Din Don Dan
Artist: Mayumi Morinaga
Release Date: 2/4/15
Price: 2500 yen

Oh, wow, it feels like forever since Mayumi’s last album. And, no, the MAYU releases don’t count. This is part of Exit Tunes’ Hyper RMX project, RMX being an acronym of Ryu*, Mayumi, and Xceon, three artists who have been quite prominent in the Bemani world. Exit Tunes are charging a premium for these albums, however, with each selling for 400 yen more than usual. Bonus items include a logo charm.

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10Feb

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best The Final – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 5, 2015

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best The Final
Release Date: 1/7/15
Price: 2000 yen

Rest in peace, SATB. Thanks for the memories.

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5Jan

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best The Final – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on December 16, 2014

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best The Final
Release Date: 1/7/15
Price: 2000 yen

Any hopes of SATB ending with a bang were dashed with the reveal of the final tracklist. There are 18 tracks in all, with 7 of those being random repeats ranging from the first SATB to bitter (!?), and even one from the most recent SATB, 22.

plazma gets the distinction of having the most new tracks with 2 arrangements. Hommarju, Mars, MK, Dizzi Mystica, and Flash back Dominant get one each. Icon also returns with a single new track after missing SATB 22. And for some reason the DJ Sa9 alias returns with a new track, even though it hasn’t been seen since 2009’s SATB 7.

Here’s the curious thing: there are also two new artists, Motion Combat and Tsukemen Prince. So odd and random to introduce new producers instead of bringing back Ryu* or Starving Trancer for new tracks. I know Ryu* is busy with the new album, but to have 3 Ryu* tracks only for none of them to be new seems awfully cruel.

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16Dec

Ryu* – Seventh Heaven – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on December 10, 2014

Seventh Heaven
Artist: Ryu*
Release Date: 2/4/15
Price: 2500 yen

Seventh major album from prolific Bemani artist, Ryu*. This is part of Exit Tunes’ Hyper RMX project, RMX being an acronym of Ryu*, Mayumi, and Xceon, three artists who have been quite prominent in the Bemani world. Exit Tunes are charging a premium for these albums, however, with each selling for 400 yen more than usual. Bonus items include a logo charm.

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10Dec

Xceon – Tsumi to Batsu – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on December 9, 2014

Tsumi to Batsu
Artist: Xceon
Release Date: 2/4/15
Price: 2500 yen

First major album from prolific Bemani artist, Xceon. This is part of Exit Tunes’ Hyper RMX project, RMX being an acronym of Ryu*, Mayumi, and Xceon, three artists who have been quite prominent in the Bemani world. Exit Tunes are charging a premium for these albums, however, with each selling for 400 yen more than usual. Bonus items include a logo charm.

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9Dec

Mayumi Morinaga – Din Don Dan – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on December 8, 2014

Din Don Dan
Artist: Mayumi Morinaga
Release Date: 2/4/15
Price: 2500 yen

Oh, wow, it feels like forever since Mayumi’s last album. And, no, the MAYU releases don’t count. This is part of Exit Tunes’ Hyper RMX project, RMX being an acronym of Ryu*, Mayumi, and Xceon, three artists who have been quite prominent in the Bemani world. Exit Tunes are charging a premium for these albums, however, with each selling for 400 yen more than usual. Bonus items include a logo charm.

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8Dec

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best The Final – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 9, 2014

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best The Final
Release Date: 1/7/15
Price: 2000 yen

Well, here we are at the end of an era. The writing has been on the wall for a while now, but it’s still sad that the Speed Anime Trance Best series will be ending after 8 years and 23 main entries. Sales have been quite low since SATB 20, and it seems that the new management at Exit Tunes can no longer justify the expense of keeping the series going.

Amazon’s description seems to imply that there’ll be repeats of the best tracks from throughout the series, but there’ll also be new songs. Hopefully they’ll bring back even more classic artists to give the series a proper send-off.

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9Nov

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best 22 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on October 3, 2014

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best 22
Release Date: 10/1/14
Price: 2000 yen

Final list and cover art are out for the 22nd release in the SATB series. Only 17 tracks, but I guess that’s better than the pathetic 15 that SATB 21 had. Plus, at least they’re using up the whole CD this time. The total length of the album is a little under 80 minutes.

It’s a pretty balanced album, as Hommarju, Booing Day, Dizzi Mystica and plazma get 3 tracks each. MK gets 2, while Flash back dominant gets a single track. One of the big surprises here is the return of the Mars alias, last seen only on SATB 14. Also surprising is the return of Ryu*, who hasn’t been on an SATB album since SATB 15. Icon gets left out completely for the first time since SATB 11.

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3Oct

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best 22 – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on September 20, 2014

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best 22
Release Date: 10/1/14
Price: 2000 yen

Final list and cover art are out for the 22nd release in the SATB series. Only 17 tracks, but I guess that’s better than the pathetic 15 that SATB 21 had. Plus, at least they’re using up the whole CD this time. The total length of the album is a little under 80 minutes.

It’s a pretty balanced album, as Hommarju, Booing Day, Dizzi Mystica and plazma get 3 tracks each. MK gets 2, while Flash back dominant gets a single track. One of the big surprises here is the return of the Mars alias, last seen only on SATB 14. Also surprising is the return of Ryu*, who hasn’t been on an SATB album since SATB 15. Icon gets left out completely for the first time since SATB 11.

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20Sep

Ryu* – We’re so Happy – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on September 20, 2014

We’re so Happy
Artist: Ryu*
Release Date: 9/17/14
Price: 2000 yen

Ryu*’s 6th album drops this September with more extended versions of his Bemani productions plus new tracks. 15 tracks are planned. Bonus items include a cell phone strap and sticker. Retailer-exclusive bonuses include remix CDs or an alternative jacket art. Meanwhile, Konamistyle have a deluxe set featuring a can badge, muffler towel, and special bonus CD. Visit the official website for more info.

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20Sep

Ryu* – We’re so Happy – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on July 13, 2014

We’re so Happy
Artist: Ryu*
Release Date: 9/17/14
Price: 2000 yen

Ryu*’s 6th album drops this September with more extended versions of his Bemani productions plus new tracks. 15 tracks are planned. Bonus items include a cell phone strap and sticker. Visit the official website for more info.

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13Jul

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best 22 – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on July 11, 2014

Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best 22
Release Date: 10/1/14
Price: 2000 yen

It looks like the reports of SATB’s death have been greatly exaggerated. The 22nd release in the series lands on October 1, which probably means there’ll only be two releases this year after all, but I guess that’s better than one. Surprisingly, the album is already listed on the official SATB website. Scheduled tracks include the OP themes from Jojo, Sidonia, and No Game No Life. 20 tracks are scheduled for now, but the last time they said that it turned into 15. Here’s hoping they go back to at least 18.

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11Jul

Starving Trancer – Nagare Hoshi Egao – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 22, 2014

Nagare Hoshi Egao
Release Date: 4/27/14
Price: 1000 yen

Starving Trancer is getting in on the M3 action, releasing a new event only CD on April 27. The title track is a trance song with vocals by Daisy × Daisy. The second track, “Yellow Appear,” is more interesting in that has some Eurobeat/Techno influences. Soo…when do we finally get a Starving Trancer album?

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22Apr