Extravagant Party ~Chogouka Artist Nonstop Party~ – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on September 9, 2014

Extravagant Party ~Chogouka Artist Nonstop Party~
Release Date: 9/10/14 ⇨ 10/8/14
Price: 2000 yen

This all-genre mix from Warner Music Japan has been delayed a month, but a seemingly final list has materialized. It’s, uh, really quite random, and only the first and last songs are newly remixed.

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9Sep

Extravagant Party ~Chogouka Artist Nonstop Party~ – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on June 30, 2014

Extravagant Party ~Chogouka Artist Nonstop Party~
Release Date: 9/10/14
Price: 2000 yen

A new non-stop mix from Warner Music that features songs from all genres. That means artists like Daft Punk, Coldplay, and David Guetta share the stage with Dionne Warwick, Frankie Valli, and Fleetwood Mac. I’m curious to find out if they’ll be using remixes for the older tracks, because otherwise this’ll be one hell of a mess.

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30Jun

French Electro Sound – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on June 29, 2014

French Electro Sound
Release Date: 6/18/14
Price: 2000 yen

New compilation from Warner Music Japan that makes use of their newly acquired licenses. Former EMI artists like Daft Punk and David Guetta feature prominently on this French electro album. Judging by the track lengths, this CD has full versions.

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29Jun

Million Dance 2 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on December 27, 2013

Million Dance 2
Release Date: 12/25/13
Price: 1886 yen

I was wondering when “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” would start appearing on Japanese dance compilations. In addition to Norwegian EDM parodies, the album also has appearances by legendary Japanese trance producers like DJ Kaya and DJ Ozawa.

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27Dec

Million Dance 2 – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 18, 2013

Million Dance 2
Release Date: 12/25/13
Price: 1886 yen

Wow, this is quite a surprise. The sequel to Warner’s Million Dance will come out on Christmas day, less than two months after the first CD. The series is interesting because it features dance music from around the world. In fact, they’re currently recruiting Japanese producers on Facebook. The first release included a track from Prog5, which is one of the aliases of Shohei Matsumoto (aka Heavens Wire), so I can’t wait to see who might show up on the sequel.

I’m just disappointed they didn’t go with Billion Dance. 🙁

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18Nov

Million Dance – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on October 29, 2013

Million Dance
Release Date: 10/30/13
Price: 1886 yen

Warner have really been on a dance kick lately. It really warms my heart to see dance back on the forefront after being treated like a bastard child during the ’00s. This compilation is particularly interesting because it mostly eschews mainstream acts in favor of more obscure European artists. It also has a few Japanese artists, like DJ Dirt Flare and Prog5 (Shohei Matsumoto/Heavens Wire).

Don’t ask me what on Earth the title means, though. I just hope there’s a sequel so they can call it Billion Dance.

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29Oct

What’s EDM? – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on September 30, 2013

What’s EDM? mixed by DJ Komori
Release Date: 3/20/13
Price: 1886 yen

This came out earlier this year, and I wasn’t planning on covering it, but I thought I might as well mention it along with the other recent Warner releases. It’s an EDM compilation with slightly less mainstream artists than those featured in other EDM series. Really weird title, though.

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30Sep

Million Dance – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on September 29, 2013

Million Dance
Release Date: 10/30/13
Price: 1886 yen

Warner have really been on a dance kick lately. It really warms my heart to see dance back on the forefront after being treated like a bastard child during the ’00s. This compilation is particularly interesting because it mostly eschews mainstream acts in favor of more obscure European artists. It also has a few Japanese artists, like DJ Dirt Flare and Prog5 (Shohei Matsumoto/Heavens Wire).

Don’t ask me what on Earth the title means, though. I just hope there’s a sequel so they can call it Billion Dance.

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29Sep

The Finest -Dance The Best- – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on September 28, 2013

The Finest -Dance The Best-
Release Date: 9/18/13
Price: 2171 yen

A new dance compilation from Warner Music. The Finest is an R&B compilation series similar in vein to EMI’s VIP or Universal’s What’s Up. In fact, Universal and Warner collaborated on a The Finest × What’s Up release as well as on What’s Up × The Finest.

This CD was originally conceived as a 2-CD set titled The Finest The Best of Best R&B / Dance / Hip Hop. However, dance is back in fashion now, so Warner apparently decided to ditch the R&B/Hip-Hop and went for a single-CD dance compilation instead. Also, CD Japan list it as “The Finest -The Dance The Best-,” which I find mildly amusing for its overuse of articles.

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28Sep