ZIPmania All Best Mix – Pre-release Info

ZIPmania All Best Mix
Release Date: 9/18/13
Price: 2190 yen

ZIPmania lives!!! Holy crap, EMI/Universal are really pumping out some unexpected releases this year. After reviving the Speed series after a 6-year hiatus, they’ve gone ahead and revived ZIPmania, which hasn’t seen a release since ZIPmania 7 in 2004.

ZIP-FM is a popular radio station in Nagoya, Japan that happens to be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Their influential ZIP Dance Hits 20 chart used to be full of Dancemania artists back in the late ’90s and early ’00s, and they had a close relationship with EMI for years.

A few artists have been revealed, and the sad reality is that Dancemania will forever be changed by EMI’s sale to Universal. Misa and Pandora do make appearances, as does Katy Perry, but the rest of the list is populated by Universal artists like Lady Gaga, LMFAO, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna. One of things I used to love about Dancemania was that it focused more on European artists, so I can’t help but be disappointed that more mainstream artists are showing up. And unless EMI license the tracks from Warner, we might be missing tracks like “Dub-I-Dub” or “Butterfly” that would truly make this an anniversary release.

01. Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull
02. Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
03. Lady Gaga
05. Misa
06. Pandora
07. Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris

Pre-order at CDJapan.

4 Responses

  1. Arctic Says:

    Holy crap!! Despite the… odd list of artists, times do change, and I’m so happy to see ZIPmania revived! ZIPmania was always one of my favourite Dancemania series!

  2. shawaazu Says:

    Nice, might get this.

  3. DanceMaster Says:

    Yeah, on one hand the world probably didn’t need to hear “Dub-I-Dub” or “Butterfly” on Dancemania again, but I still hate the idea of annoying people like the Biebs potentially being on my favorite series.

    That said, ZIPmania always had the best mixing, and I hope we get some crazy transitions like Misa -> Lady Gaga.

  4. Vincent Says:

    I’m guessing the thhree songs are California Gurls, On The Floor and We Found love for Katy Perry, J-Lo and Rihanna. LMFAO could be Sorry For Party Rocking.

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