Dancemania

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Dancemania is a series of remix compilation albums by i-DANCE. The series deals primarily with dance music, especially Eurodance. Despite many of its tracks being made by various musicians from all over the world and mainly from the European continent, the albums have been released exclusively in Japan.

Contents

The first issue, Dancemania 1, was released on April 10, 1996, with artists including E-Rotic, Cut 'N' Move, Me & My, Maxx, Basic Element, Magic Affair, Odyssey, Captain Jack, Interactive, Space Pilots, and DJ Quicksilver as the leading mixer. [1] 1 debuted at number 14 on the Oricon weekly album chart in April 1996 [2] and reached number 4 in the same chart in May 1996 [3] and ranked number 56 in the yearly Top 100 best-selling album chart in 1996 with 480,980 copies sold. [4]

Dancemania has spawned many sub-series projects, such as Summers & Winters, Bass, Euro Mix, Super Techno, Classics, Delux, Game, Club, Zip Mania, Trance, Trance Paradise, Covers and Speed . Many of these sub-series have further each spawned their own sub-series projects. [5]

The series released approximately 50 volumes in its first four years and the label claims that over 10 million copies were sold by the end of the 20th century. [6]

Many songs from the series have been licensed for use in Bemani games by Konami, such as Dance Dance Revolution or Dance Maniax .

Nonstop Megamix Dancemania Dancemania 1 cover.jpg
Nonstop Megamix Dancemania

Releases

No.Release dateRef
1April 10, 1996 [1]
2 July 17, 1996 [7]
3 October 9, 1996 [8]
4 January 16, 1997 [9]
5 April 28, 1997 [10]
6 July 16, 1997 [11]
7 October 16, 1997 [12]
8 January 16, 1998 [13]
9 April 29, 1998 [14]
10 July 16, 1998 [15]
X1 January 13, 1999 [16]
X2April 9, 1999 [17]
X3July 23, 1999 [18]
X4October 20, 1999 [19]
X5January 13, 2000 [20]
X6April 12, 2000 [21]
X7July 19, 2000 [22]
X8January 17, 2001 [23]
X9April 18, 2001 [24]
20November 21, 2001 [25]
21January 30, 2002 [26]
22April 26, 2002 [27]

Main series

Sub series

Summers & Winters

Summers mainly features Latin dance and reggae. Winters mainly features handbag house, breakbeat and big beat. [5]

  • Nonstop Megamix Dancemania Summers 1 – 3
  • Nonstop Megamix Dancemania Summers 2001
  • Nonstop Megamix Dancemania Winters 1 – 2
  • Nonstop Megamix Dancemania Winters Rock Groove

Speed

These features Hardcore and Happy Hardcore songs and remixes.

Bass

These features Drum 'n' Bass and Jungle songs.

  • Nonstop Megamix Dancemania Bass #0 – #11

Euro Mix

In this sub-series, "euro" means Eurobeat and Europop. [5]

  • Nonstop Megamix Dancemania Euro Mix Happy Paradise 1 – 2
  • Dancemania Presents J:Paradise
  • Dancemania EURO CLASSICS

Super Techno

  • Nonstop Megamix Dancemania Super Techno I – II
  • Nonstop Megamix Dancemania Super Techno Best

Classics

Classics features vintage tracks of Eurobeat/Hi-NRG/R&B from the late 1970s–1980s club scene. [5]

  • Dancemania Classics
  • Nonstop Megamix Dancemania Euro Classics
  • Nonstop Megamix Dancemania Club Classics 1 – 2
  • Nonstop Megamix Dancemania SuperClassics 1 – 3
  • Nonstop Megamix Dancemania SuperClassics Best
  • Nonstop Megamix Dancemania 80's
  • Non-stop Essential Mix Dancemania 80's Two
  • Dancemania Sparkle Classics – Best of 80s Disco Pop

Trance Paradise

  • Trance Paradise The Best
  • Hime Trance 1 – 4
  • Himetra Best
  • Himetra Speed
  • Himetra Presents Tsukasa Mix
  • Himetra Anime*Mix
  • Hostrance 1 – 2
  • Auto Gallery Tokyo 2006
  • Kabatra

Others

  • Non-stop Megamix Dancemania Sports
  • Dancemania presents Disco Groove
  • Nonstop Megamix Disco Viking
  • Nonstop Megamix Disco Viking Megamix
  • Dancemania Presents Summer Story 2007 Supported by 9LoveJ
  • Dancemania Presents Summer Story 2008 Supported by Club J
  • Dancemania Presents Summer Story 2009

Special series

  • Dancemania Delux 1 – 5
  • Nonstop Megamix Dancemania Hyper Delux
  • Nonstop Megamix Dancemania Extra
  • Nonstop Megamix Dancemania Diamond
  • Dancemania Diamond Complete Edition

Tie-up series

Game
D.D.R.
  • Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix Original Soundtrack Presented by Dancemania
  • Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix Original Soundtrack Presented by Dancemania
  • Dance Dance Revolution Solo 2000 Original Soundtrack Presented by Dancemania
  • Dance Dance Revolution 4th Mix Original Soundtrack Presented by Dancemania
  • Dance Dance Revolution 5th Mix Original Soundtrack Presented by Dancemania
  • DDRMAX Dance Dance Revolution 6th Mix Original Soundtrack Presented by Dancemania
  • DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution 7th Mix Original Soundtrack Presented by Dancemania
  • Original Soundtrack Dance Dance Revolution Extreme
  • Original Soundtrack Dance Dance Revolution Party Collection
  • Dance Dance Revolution Festival & Strike Original Soundtrack Presented by Dancemania
  • Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix Original Soundtrack Presented by Dancemania (re-release)
Dance Maniax
  • Original Soundtrack Dance Maniax
  • Original Soundtrack Dance Maniax 2nd Mix
Beatmania
  • Beatmania 5th Mix Original Soundtrack Presented by Dancemania
  • Beatmania 6th Mix Original Soundtrack Presented by Dancemania
Club
  • Non-stop Mix Fura Mania
  • Dancemania Presents Club The Earth I – II
  • Dancemania Presents Club The Earth Disco Classics
  • Dancemania Presents Two Face
  • Dancemania CLUB CLASSICS 1-2
Zip Mania
  • Dancemania featuring Nagoya-based radio station Zip-FM. [28]
  • Nonstop Megamix Zip Mania 1 – 7
Giants Mania
  • Dancemania Presents Giants Mania

Trance

  • The Best of World Trance FantasiA 1 – 3
  • Trance Mania 1 – 3
  • Nonstop Megamix Dancemania Trance Z 1 – Z 2
  • Nonstop Megamix Dancemania Super Trance Best

Covers

Covers features cover versions of various famous songs remixed and covered by dance music acts.

  • Dancemania COVERS
  • Dancemania COVERS 2
  • Dancemania COVERS 01

[29]

Artist

  • Dancemania Presents E-Rotic Megamix
  • Dancemania Presents Scorccio Super Hit Mix
  • Dancemania Presents Cartoons Toontastic!
  • Dancemania Presents Captain Jack Captain's Best - Best Hits and New Songs -
  • The Very Best of E-Rotic
  • Dancemania Presents Captain Jack Party Warriors

Video series

  • Nonstop Megamix * Video Happy Paradise Para Para Mania

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  3. Oricon Database, Oricon Album 1996-5-20 (in Japanese)
  4. Oricon Database, Oricon Album 1996 Top 100 (in Japanese)
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