Countdown Party -Best Mega Mix- – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on December 17, 2014

Countdown Party -Best Mega Mix-
Release Date: 12/3/14
Price: 1800 yen

Well, this is interesting. No, not the album itself, which is composed of the usual Universal repeats. What’s interesting is that the digital version includes both the non-stop mix as one file as well as full versions for only 1000 yen. Hopefully that’s how Universal will continue to handle releases in the future.

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17Dec

I Love EDM -The Best & The Greatest- – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on November 21, 2014

I Love EDM -The Best & The Greatest-
Release Date: 10/8/14
Price: 1000 yen

Full versions of 17 songs from the recent I Love EDM release.

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21Nov

Countdown Party -Best Mega Mix- – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 20, 2014

Countdown Party -Best Mega Mix-
Release Date: 12/3/14
Price: 1800 yen

Another new non-stop mix album from Universal. Surprise, surprise, it’s nothing but repeats. I seriously can’t believe how many times Universal have repackaged these songs.

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20Nov

DJ Jet Baron – Enak Dealer – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 4, 2014

Enak Dealer
Artist: DJ Jet Baron
Release Date: 12/3/14
Price: 1886 yen

First full album from the Funkot (Indonesian Happy Hardcore) artist, DJ Jet Baron.

Pre-order at CDJapan.

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4Nov

Let’s Go! Champagne-Man – EP – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on November 3, 2014

Let’s Go! Champagne-Man – EP
Release Date: 8/11/14
Price: 500 yen

Another new Funkot EP from DJ Jet Baron. Includes a new 2014 remix of “Summer Rising.” Visit Universal’s official website for more info

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3Nov

Enaker’s High – EP – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on November 2, 2014

Enaker’s High – EP
Release Date: 7/11/14
Price: 500 yen

New EP from DJ Jet Baron, known for bringing the Funkot (Indonesian happy hardcore) sound to Japan. Also features a track from KazuyaP. Visit Universal’s official website for more info

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2Nov

DJ Kaori’s Best EDM Mix – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on October 9, 2014

DJ Kaori’s Best EDM Mix
Release Date: 11/26/14
Price: 2050 yen

The latest release in the hugely popular DJ Kaori’s Mix series, which has sold over 4 million copies over the years since its debut in 2005. This one will focus on EDM hits, though the early list looks really mainstream. You can visit the official website for more info on previous entries.

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9Oct

I Love EDM -Hits & Anthems- – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on October 8, 2014

I Love EDM -Hits & Anthems-
Release Date: 10/8/14
Price: 1850 yen

New dance compilation from Universal and the possible substitute for EDM Anthem IV. As expected, 20 of the 29 tracks are repeats from previous entries in the EDM Anthem series. As expected, it’s part of the I Love Party series.

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8Oct

I Love Party Pop ~ Be Happy! – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 27, 2014

I Love Party Pop ~ Be Happy!
Release Date: 10/29/14
Price: 1850 yen

Update (8/27/14): The release has mysteriously disappeared from most retailers, so it may be canceled or just delayed.

Ayup, Universal are definitely trying to build up their “I Love” brand. As opposed to the main series, the “I Love Party Pop” albums focus a bit more on general pop and less on dance. Featured artists include Ariana Grande, The Vamps, Carly Rae Jepsen and *shudder* Justin Bieber. Fun fact: “Beauty and a Beat” has somehow been on all three releases in the I Love Party series thus far.

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27Aug

I Love EDM -Hits & Anthems- – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 26, 2014

I Love EDM -Hits & Anthems-
Release Date: 10/8/14
Price: 1850 yen

New dance compilation from Universal. EDM Anthem IV really should’ve been announced by now, so I think this may be its substitute. The title sort of coincides with Universal’s I Love Party series, which makes me think it’ll be part of some larger “I Love” series. Of course, since this will technically be a new release I wouldn’t be surprised if they use it as an excuse to feature repeats from EDM Anthem.

The release is also being touted as an unofficial tie-in to the Ultra Music Festival Japan, er, festival. Sony Music Japan are releasing the official compilation, but that’s not stopping all of the other labels from trying to cash in.

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26Aug

Vibes Zenkai Summer Festival! – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on August 24, 2014

Vibes Zenkai Summer Festival! (Vibes Zenkai Natsu Matsuri!)
Release Date: 7/23/14
Price: 1000 yen

Full versions of 24/28 of the songs from Vibes Zenkai Natsu Mix. It looks like they have plans for the future of the series, as they’ve already set up an official website.

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24Aug

Drive ga 100-bai Tanoshiku Naru 90s Best Deluxe – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on August 5, 2014

Drive ga 100-bai Tanoshiku Naru 90s Best Deluxe (Driving 90s Best Deluxe)
Release Date: 7/16/14
Price: 1000 yen

Updated version of Driving 90s Best, now with more Universal. Available on iTunes Japan.

Previously this had artists like Me & My, Smile.dk, and Cut ‘n’ Move, but their absence here further confirms that EMI Japan no longer have the rights to them. At this rate I wonder if they’ll even bother releasing a 20th anniversary Dancemania album. 🙁

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5Aug

Drive ga 100-bai Tanoshiku Naru 80s Best Deluxe – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on August 4, 2014

Drive ga 100-bai Tanoshiku Naru 80s Best Deluxe (Driving 80s Best Deluxe)
Release Date: 7/16/14
Price: 1000 yen

Updated version of Driving 80s Best, now with more Universal. Available on iTunes Japan.

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4Aug

Kaji ga 100-bai Hakadoru High Tension Song Best -Deluxe- – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on August 3, 2014

Kaji ga 100-bai Hakadoru High Tension Song Best -Deluxe- (Cheer Up Songs Deluxe (House Keeping Edition))
Release Date: 6/25/14
Price: 1000 yen

Updated version of Kaji ga 100-bai Hakadoru High Tension Song Best, which removes songs from artists that EMI lost the rights to and adds more Universal artists. Available on iTunes Japan.

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3Aug

Vibes Zenkai Natsu Mix – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on July 15, 2014

Vibes Zenkai Natsu Mix
Release Date: 7/16/14
Price: 1850 yen

Summer compilation from Universal Japan. Mostly the same top 40 hits they’ve been peddling from the last few years, though they somehow managed to have “Samba de Janeiro” on twice. Also, nothing says summer anthem like the theme song from Frozen.

It looks like they have plans for the future of the series, as they’ve already set up an official website.

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15Jul