Quake Trance Best 23 – Pre-release Info

Trance GangstaQuake Trance Best 23 mixed by DJ Uto
Release Date: 11/21/12
Price: 1905 yen

OMG! I can’t believe I get to use my favorite DJ Uto picture again after over 2 years! That’s right, Japan’s premier hard dance/trance compilation series is coming back after a 2-year hiatus. I have no idea what prompted the resurrection of QTB, but it might be the upcoming 10-year anniversary of Quake Records. In 2003, Quake Records was started by DJ Uto with the money he won from the Japanese reality show, Money no Tora, which may be better known to Westerners as Dragons’ Den or Shark Tank.

The first release of the label was “Money no Trance” (a play on the title of the show) and featured popular hard dance hits from Europe. It would become the first release in the Quake Trance Best series. Years later, in 2006, DJ Uto started a spinoff series called Exit Trance, which focused more on J-Trance. Soon Exit Trance became the dominant series, overshadowing Quake Trance before itself becoming overshadowed by Exit Tunes releases focusing on Vocaloid and Utatte Mita. It’s great to know that after all this time DJ Uto still has a place in his heart for what started his business in the first place.

As always, Quake Trance Best 23 will be mixed by DJ Uto.

Pre-order at CDJapan.

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