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

Best Hits 2014 Megamix – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 21, 2015

Best Hits 2014 Megamix mixed by DJ Yu-Ki
Release Date: 1/17/15
Price: 1980 yen

Two-disc set from Aqua Production, featuring 50 tracks and 140 minutes of music. It’s also available digitally on iTunes Japan. Most of the album is produced by Aqua Project.

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21May

Best Hits 2013 Megamix – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 20, 2015

Best Hits 2013 Megamix mixed by DJ Yu-Ki
Release Date: 11/20/13
Price: 1905 yen

Whoops, I thought I posted about this, but it must have fallen through the cracks. It’s a two-disc set featuring 50 tracks and 140 minutes of music. It’s also available digitally on iTunes Japan. Most of the album is produced by Aqua Project.

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20May

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

100 Mix We Are Having a Blast – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 16, 2015

Manhattan Records presents 100 Mix We Are Having a Blast mixed by DJ Roc the Masaki
Release Date: 2/18/15
Price: 2200 yen

The second release in Manhattan Records’ seemingly annual 100 Mix series. Features 100 songs on a single CD, though due to CD specifications the first track includes two songs. Exclusive to Tsutaya Records. You can listen to samples on Manhattan Records’ web store.

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16May

100 Mix Get Into High Spirits – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 15, 2015

Manhattan Records presents 100 Mix Get Into High Spirits mixed by DJ Roc the Masaki
Release Date: 5/21/14
Price: 2200 yen

Oh, wow, I miss the absolute insanity of 100-song megamixes. This series from Manhattan Records features 100 tracks on a single CD, including an assortment of Power Music licenses and in-house Manhattan Records songs. Since CD specifications have a max of 99 tracks, the first track here plays double duty, serving as the intro and the second track on the CD. The CD appears to be exclusive to Tsutaya Records. You can listen to samples on Manhattan Records’ web store.

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15May

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

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

The Best Hot Shots!! -2014 2nd Half Hits- – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 14, 2015

The Best Hot Shots!! -2014 2nd Half Hits- mixed by DJ Roc the Masaki
Release Date: 12/17/14
Price: 1500 yen

Sixth in the series of Tsutaya-exclusive compilations produced by Manhattan Records. All of the tracks are licensed from Power Music. You can listen to samples on Manhattan Records’ web store.

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14Apr

2014 Best 50 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 13, 2015

2014 Best 50 mixed by DJ Getfunky
Release Date: 12/3/14
Price: 2000 yen

Compilation from Manhattan Records featuring house covers of 2013 hits. All tracks produced by Power Music. Mixed by DJ Getfunky.

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13Apr

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

Speed Star 2 – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on March 31, 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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31Mar

Toho R&B House Party Vol. 3 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on March 30, 2015

Toho R&B House Party Vol. 3
Artist: Halozy
Release Date: 8/16/14
Price: 1429 yen

The fourth release in the Toho R&B House series. Includes a track by Valleystone, a.k.a. Acid=Stone Valley.

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30Mar