Jul 28

Super Best Trance presents X’mas Trance – EP
Release Date: 7/24/13
Price: 450 yen

What better way to celebrate summer than with an X’mas Trance EP? This one mostly has songs that appeared on the Cyber Trance presents X’mas Trance series. For some reason it also has a cover of Blondie’s “Maria,” which is apparently a Christmas carol now?

Anyway, this is the last of the SBT EPs released on July 24th. It remains to be seen if Avex will keep this up and release more SBT EPs in the future.

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Jul 27

Super Best Trance presents Summer Trance – EP
Release Date: 7/24/13
Price: 450 yen

What better way to celebrate summer than with a Summer Trance EP? And in typical Avex fashion, it has a repeat! That’s right, for no reason other than to screw people over, this has “Santa Maria (DJ Ten Remix),” even though the second EP already had it.

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Jul 26

Super Best Trance presents Overhead Champion – EP
Release Date: 7/24/13
Price: 450 yen

Another SBT EP, this time featuring OHC songs.

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Jul 25

Super Best Trance II – EP
Release Date: 7/24/13
Price: 450 yen

Avex’s second digital SBT EP features songs from SBT IV, VII, VI, and 10. I definitely recommend the John Robinson and Delaction songs, but I’m not too fond of the DJ Ten remixes.

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Jul 24

Super Best Trance I – EP
Release Date: 7/24/13
Price: 450 yen

HOLY CRAP! It’s been 4 years since the last Super Best Trance release, so it came as quite a shock when I saw a series of new SBT releases on iTunes. Each release has 5 tracks and costs 450 yen for the entire release, which is a steal compared to the prices the vinyls have been going for. The track lists are seemingly random, pulling tracks from various SBT releases over the years. This first one has tracks from SBT V, ZIP Dance Nation, SBT II, SBT presents X’mas Trance, and Ultra Z-Trance 03.

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Dec 16

Super Best Trance 10Super Best Trance 10 ~The Best~
Release Date: 1/7/09
Price: 2427 yen

Well, it’s not as bad as it could have been. At least Avex resisted the urge to license “Caramelldansen.” 😛

Obviously there are a ton of repeats, but it is surprising that they left off some of the more popular songs like “Heavenly Star” and “Are U Wake Up?” Instead, they’ve licensed quite a few tracks from EMI, FARM, and Quake.

There are at least 4 new J-trance tracks/remixes, the most exciting of which is a new Delaction remix of John Robinson’s “Can U Feel It?” Also noteworthy is a new collaboration between DJ Joker and Heaven’s Wire called “G-Kill.”

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Nov 12

Super Best Trance 10 ~The Best~
Release Date: 1/7/09
Price: 2427 yen

To recap, SBT -The Best- came out after the first four releases (SBT I-IV). SBT Request Countdown came out after another three releases (SBT V-VII). And now SBT 10 ~The Best~ will be coming out after only two releases (SBT 08 and 09). At this rate SBT 11 will be another best-of release!

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Aug 7

Super Best Trance 09Super Best Trance 09
Release Date: 8/6/08
Price: 150 yen per track

Full versions of tracks from SBT 09 are now available for purchase on various Japanese download sites. The only viable option for those not living in Japan is Avex’s own mu-mo service:
http://music.mu-mo.net/album/?id=32835&subgenre=4&filetype=music

For info on how to buy from mu-mo, check out Mikaeru’s very informative thread on Eurobeat Prime. Keep in mind that the files up on mu-mo are mostly 128 kbps wma files that are DRM protected. The tracks are 150 yen each, and unfortunately there’s no option to buy the entire album, so if you want all of the tracks you’ll have to shell out 3300 yen.

Am I the only one pissed that Avex mostly put up radio edits? In some cases the edits on the actual nonstop CD are longer than the “full versions”!

Jul 31
Super Best Trance 09 – Update
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Super Best Trance 09Super Best Trance 09
Release Date: 8/6/08
Price: 1886 yen

Avex have updated the official Super Best Trance website with SBT 09 info. Samples are available here: http://www.avexnet.or.jp/SBT/disco/index.html.

“Tokyo, Go” is basically the same as before, except it has new percussion and the familiar “Viva la Revolution” sample that Shohei has used many times in the past. “Who Knew” sounds really good, though.

For more info on the release, check out my previous blog post:
http://www.dancemania-ex.com/blog/2008/07/16/super-best-trance-09-final/

Jul 16

Super Best Trance 09Super Best Trance 09
Release Date: 8/6/08
Price: 1886 yen

“Heavenly Star” and “And She Said” again?! Granted, they’re remixes that have yet to appear on SBT, but surely they could’ve chosen new songs to remix instead.

The lineup really wouldn’t have looked that bad … six months ago. As it stands, I’m really only looking forward to the new OHC remix and possibly the “remix” of “Tokyo, Go!”

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Jun 24

Super Best Trance 09
Release Date: 8/6/08
Price: 1886 yen

I have no words.

Tentative list:

01. Take Off (DJ Ozawa Remix) / Stimulator
02. The Beauty of Silence (Shohei Matsumoto Remix) / Svenson & Gielen
03. Touch the Sky feat. Machi Okabe / DJ Kaya feat. Keen
04. Infected (Delaction Remix) / Barthezz
05. Ring Ding Part 2 (Delaction Remix) / Baby Chris
06. I Will Love Again (DJ Ten Remix) / Baracuda
07. Love You Tonight / DJ Kaya feat. Keen
08. The Real Thing / DJ Tora feat. Sean & Kim

These Keen songs may also be appearing:
09. Love You Tonight (Club Mix) / DJ Kaya feat. Keen
10. Heaven (Club Mix) / DJ Kaya feat. Keen

Tsukasa is also confirmed, which most likely means “Kimi e no Omoi (Spacey vs. garamonn Remix)” will be making an appearance.

If you love repeats, then pre-order at CDJapan.