Koi Euro Best – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on February 14, 2012

Koi Euro Best
Release Date: 3/21/12
Price: 1900 yen

Final list and cover art are out. It honestly isn’t as bad as I thought it would be, especially compared to the lackluster Kiwami Euro Best. 7 repeats (or 12 if you include resings) isn’t too bad, and the fact that they stayed away from the usual Anime covers was a good choice. I really wish they had went with new Nagisa tracks instead of using songs from 3 years ago, though. Now that I think about it, lately Nagisa has been shut out of the latest Akiba Koubou releases. Hopefully she’s just busy working on a second album.

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14Feb

Koi Euro Best – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on January 29, 2012

Koi Euro Best
Release Date: 3/21/12
Price: 1886 yen

Early list is out and it’s surprisingly not too horrible. There are two new Sunplaza Nakano Kun tracks planned, with one of them being a resing of “Resort Lovers.” It seems like there’ll be a number of new tracks from DJ Fukui’s Harofuku project, so this really will be like a continuation of Buchiage Trance/Parance. Let’s see if this lasts more than one release. 😀

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29Jan

Koi Euro Best – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on January 26, 2012

Koi Euro Best
Release Date: 3/21/12
Price: 1886 yen

Breaking news! We now interrupt this string of Akiba Koubou news to bring you… more Akiba Koubou news! Somehow DJ Yossy has convinced yet another label to release a Wa Euro Best clone. This time the label is Victor Japan, and the release will be titled Koi Euro Best (Love Euro Best). The announced artists so far imply that there’ll be a few Buchiage Trance repeats. They’ll also be inexplicably sourcing a few tracks from Dreamusic’s Nikonikouhaku release from a few years ago, so don’t be surprised if “Zankoku na Tenshi no These” appears. I’m going to guess this will have 60% repeats. Hopefully DJ Yossy proves me wrong.

The Wa Euro and Kiwami Euro series have been dormant for a while now, but I wonder how this will affect the Chou Euro Best series. And how long will it be before Universal comes out with Ai Euro Best? I’m starting to think DJ Yossy has compromising pictures of all the Japanese label executives.

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26Jan

Tonda Hattari Boy (Single) – Digital Download

Posted by DanceMaster on December 2, 2011

Tonda Hattari Boy (Single)
Artist: Rocketman feat. Hatsune Miku
Release Date: 11/9/11
Price: 200 yen

Special digital release of the Rocketman song from Hatsune Miku Dance Remix vol. 1. It’s the same as the version found on the CD.

01. [4:51] Tonda Hattari Boy

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2Dec

Hatsune Miku Dance Remix vol. 1 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on December 2, 2011

Hatsune Miku Dance Remix vol. 1
Release Date: 12/7/11
Price: 1886 yen

New Vocaloid dance compilation series from Victor Japan. Features new dance remixes of popular Vocaloid songs. Remix artists include Rocketman and Sexy-Synthesizers, among others. Visit the official website for more details and samples.

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2Dec

Disco no Tetsujin – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 23, 2011

Disco no Tetsujin
Release Date: 11/23/11
Price: 2095 yen

Sequel to last year’s Disco no Tatsujin (Tatsujin = Master, Tetsujin = Iron Man). Somehow Boys Town Gang’s version of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” makes another appearance despite already being on the first release, but the rest of the track list is different. I believe this CD contains full-length versions, so nonstop mix fans should stay away.

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23Nov

Hatsune Miku Dance Remix vol. 1 – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on October 26, 2011

Hatsune Miku Dance Remix vol. 1
Release Date: 12/7/11
Price: 1886 yen

New Vocaloid dance compilation series from Victor Japan. Features new dance remixes of popular Vocaloid songs. Remix artists include Rocketman and Sexy-Synthesizers, among others. Visit the official website for more details.

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26Oct

Psychedelic Rave Special No. 1 “W Name” Best – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on September 25, 2011

Psychedelic Rave Special No. 1 “W Name” Best ~DJ Ace vs. Infected Mushroom + V.I.P. Guest~ supported by Soul Japan
Release Date: 9/21/11
Price: 1900 yen

Ladies and gentlemen, I think we have a winner for most unnecessarily long title ever. This special Psychedelic Rave release focuses on DJ Ace and Infected Mushroom, with Kaiki Gesshoku as a special guest.

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25Sep

Psychedelic Rave Special Best – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 19, 2011

Psychedelic Rave Special Best
Release Date: 7/20/10
Price: 1900 yen

Soul Japan presents DJ Ace & Infected Mushroom W Name Best, which was supposed to come out on 7/20, has been canceled in favor of a more broad release. It’s been well over a year since the last Psychedelic Rave release, so it’s interesting to see the series get revived. The tracks revealed so far are mostly the same as on the canceled release, with the addition of some songs by Kaiki Gesshoku.

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19Aug

Ballad ~Anthology of Movie Songs~ – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on July 24, 2011

Ballad ~Anthology of Movie Songs~
Artist: Ballionaire Mafia
Release Date: 7/20/11
Price: 1900 yen

Follow-up release to Ghibli House Essential Piano Set. Produced by Junichi Matsuda, better known to trance fans as B.R.G. Other names that should be familiar to Hime Trance fans include Kei and Missie, both of whom performed songs on Anime*Mix. No trance songs here, however. As the title suggests, these are all slower productions, perfect for relaxing.

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24Jul

Soul Japan presents DJ Ace & Infected Mushroom W Name Best – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 14, 2011

Soul Japan presents DJ Ace & Infected Mushroom W Name Best
Release Date: 7/20/10
Price: 1900 yen

The best of DJ Ace and Infected Mushroom, both familiar names in the Japanese psychedelic trance scene. For those wondering, the W basically means “double,” hence “double name best.”

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14May

Trance Rave Best XXI “World Greatest Hits” ~Super Best Coverz~ – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on March 24, 2011

Trance Rave Best XXI “World Greatest Hits” ~Super Best Coverz~
Release Date: 4/6/11
Price: 1900 yen

Another repackaging of old Trance Rave Best and Quake Trance covers. They revived the series for this?

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24Mar

Speed Anime M@ster ~Super Euro Best~ – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on March 23, 2011

Speed Anime M@ster ~Super Euro Best~
Release Date: 3/23/11
Price: 1900 yen

A few odd resings here and there, but for the most part it’s the same old songs Akiba Koubou have been using since the dawn of time (only a slight exaggeration). Resings are listed in bold.

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23Mar

Ora Ora Psy Trance – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on February 21, 2011

Ora Ora Psy Trance
Release Date: 2/2/11
Price: 1900 yen

Originally known as Ora Ora Psyche Best. Although there are a few new tracks, it’s mostly the same old songs that have been appearing on Psychedelic Rave and Trance Rave Best over the last few years. I swear Victor are the absolute worst when it comes to repeats. 🙁

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21Feb

Trance Rave Best XXI “World Greatest Hits” ~Super Best Coverz~ – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on February 20, 2011

Trance Rave Best XXI “World Greatest Hits” ~Super Best Coverz~
Release Date: 4/6/11
Price: 1900 yen

Victor seems intent on resurrecting a lot of their series lately, as the last Trance Rave Best came out almost 9 months ago with the release of Trance Rave Best 20. I kind of assumed they ended it since 20 would’ve been a nice number to go out on, but TRB is back with a collection of covers. Unfortunately, most of these covers are quite old and definitely overplayed.

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20Feb