Aneuta -80~90’s Girl Pop Non-Stop Cover- – Review

Posted by DanceMaster on June 30, 2010

AneutaAneuta -80~90’s Girl Pop Non-Stop Cover-
Release Date: 6/30/10
Price: 2381 yen

N.O.-SYO outdoes himself with this spiritual successor to Oreuta. Initially I thought the whole album would be by N.O.-SYO but they wisely added other artists to the mix, including Delaction, Spacey, and NRG Factory. Vocals are performed by Hime Trance mainstays Tsukasa and Kei, and some songs actually have the original artists providing the vocals. It all adds up to one of the most enjoyable trance albums of the year.

It’s worth noting that full versions are now up for sale on various download services, including iTunes Japan. Neither of the Akira Asukara tracks nor the bonus track by Hatsune Miku are available, however. To make matters worse, you have the buy the tracks individually for 200 yen each (3000 yen for all of the tracks), plus they’re low quality and saddled with DRM. You’re much better off buying the CD, as the tracks are given generously long edits so I doubt you’d be missing much.

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30Jun

Mega Trance 11 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 22, 2010

Mega Trance 11Mega Trance 11
Release Date: 4/28/10
Price: 2190 yen

Delaction. Overhead Champion. DJ Joker. DJ U*Hey? Heavens Wire. Remo-con. ‘Nuff said.

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22Apr

Mega Trance 11 – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on March 22, 2010

Mega Trance 11Mega Trance 11
Release Date: 4/28/10
Price: 2190 yen

Mega Trance lives!! It’s been almost a year since Mega Trance 10 came out, but FARM are finally bringing back the long-running series. Highlights include a new version of Heavens Wire’s “The End of Summer,” this time featuring DJ Joker. I’m also excited about a pair of R&B trance remixes, including an Overhead Champion remix of “I Gotta Feeling” as well as a Delaction remix of “Fire Burning.” Other artists include DJ Tora, DJ Ozawa, DJ Uto, and Los Hermanos.

The early list is looking very promising. I just hope they don’t ruin it all by adding tons of electro.

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22Mar

Mega Trance 10 – Review

Posted by DanceMaster on August 6, 2009

Mega Trance 10Mega Trance 10 Anniversary
Release Date: 5/27/09
Price: 2362 yen

Mega Electro 10? That’s what almost half of the first disc sounds like. Add in a few too many repeats and you end up just skipping half the album. It’s not a total loss, however, as we do get a fantastic Delaction remix as well as new stuff from DJ U*Hey? and DJ Tora. There’s even a promising new trance duo known as Glutton Boyz.

Despite the overabundance of repeats (and electro!), it’s still a recommended buy, if only for the Delaction track and the DJ U*Hey? Best disc. If you’re not interested in the second disc, I recommend just buying “7 Years and 50 Days,” “Viva la Vida,” “Jackknife,” “He’s a Pirate,” and “Closer” off iTunes Japan.

Full track-by-track review of the first disc after the jump.

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6Aug