2020-12-14 (Bemaniac Edition Vol. 3)

!setterekcufrehtom dna srekcufrehtoM Get your goddamn heads ready to bob, get your muthafuckin’ feet ready to set the dancefloor on fyaaaah! Welcome to the 3rd volume of the Bemaniac Edition! Do you perverts realize that it’s been 6 fuckin’ years since I made the last Bemaniac Edition?! I think we’re about fuckin’ due, don’t you? 

So, this edition probably won’t mean as much to those of you who’ve never played a Bemani music game such as beatmania IIDX and/or Dance Dance Revolution. The music’s still as fucktacular as 10 fucks on a fuckcycle built for 2, so maybe give it a fuckin’ whirl and you might get into it. To those of you who have played either or both of those games, oh man, I’ve got a glorious bunch of aural fuckin’ sex in store for you. I scoured my library far and wide for an assortment of absolute classics and lovely little rarities. To be honest, you’d probably be hard-pressed to locate some of these tracks anywhere else but right fuckin’ here on this podcast.  

A lot of the stuff is straight from the game soundtracks, but there are a number of tracks from individual artists’ albums. See, in addition to being a huge Bemani nerd, loving the games and all, I went so far as to download as much of the music as I could get my hands on. I haven’t downloaded much of anything over the past few years due to space and backup concerns. Speaking of which, a number of the tracks are actually relatively low quality for the same reason. That’s how long I’ve had these fuckin’ tracks in my arsenal. I spent a good deal of my teenhood and early 20s waiting for popular technological demands to catch up to my own, and now, it’s just a matter of having the fuckin’ money to do everything I want to do. No doubt y’all know that story from your own life. 

As far as the track order goes, I didn’t worry too much about trying to organize shit in the usual magnetic poetry type of way. I tried to make it as diverse as possible while also keeping to certain recurring themes like intro, outro, boss music, sexy tracks, etc. The reason why I did that is because I wanted this edition to be similarly as diverse as the games themselves. Truly, Bemani has some of the most diverse soundtracks in all rhythm gaming, and I would even go so far as to say that they’re pretty much the gold standard. I can’t even hang with it all, despite my best efforts. I could go on and on and fuckin’ on. Seriously, almost every single one of these tracks has a memory attached to it. Lemme tell ya a few before we commence…

Track 2 (called Jack and Mark Get Busy!) is the first beatmania track that caught my attention, and it’s also one of the first tracks I ever played on any beatmania game. A buddy of mine introduced me to the original 5-key beatmania game when they still had one at 8 on the Break (which is an arcade in central Jersey, FYI). It’s actually a pretty jarring difference in gameplay from the original 5-key beatmania games and the 7-key beatmania IIDX games. I definitely prefer the latter though. If you’re actually curious, I’ll explain why if you ask.

Track 3 (called route 80s), shit, this is now the 3rd time that track has made an appearance on the Bemaniac editions, and there are only 3 fuckin’ editions. Unless I’m mistaken in my terminology, beatmania does this thing called “keysounds,” which means when you hit a key or trigger the turntable portion of the controller (oh, yeah, there’s a turntable involved in the game), you trigger a sound from the track. Basically, the more accurate you are in your gameplay, the better the song sounds. Anyway, when the opening sample of, “ATTENTIOOOOOOOOONNNNNN!” goes off, I would just go HAM on the turntable to make it reverb like a motherfucker. I’m easily amused. What can I say?

Track 7 (called AM-3P), I first found that through DDR, and I actually learned how to left-right step my way through the whole track, which ends up with me facing away from the screen during the first portion of the song. Left-right stepping just means that I avoid doubling my steps during the song, like, every arrow is hit by a different foot. That sort of thing (double-stepping, I mean) is typically required on harder song charts where left-right stepping is just impractical or downright fuckin’ insane. Honestly, I’m skeptical that anyone who isn’t already familiar with these games is even listening to this podcast, but I figured I’d explain just in case. Anyway, yeah, AM-3P is a fun song, and it’s great for showboating. At least, as much as anyone can showboat playing DDR. There’s also freestyling, but I’m not about that life.

Speaking of which, track 10 (called Wonderland (UKS Mix)) is one I saw a freestyler play during a tournament in NYC sometime in 2003 or something. If ever I were to try getting into freestyling, it’d be because of how awesome that dude looked doing it on that track. Freestyling is basically what it sounds like, but more specifically, it’s done using easier song charts so that you can actually dance around on the pad a bit more. Accuracy is obviously not as much of a concern, although you do need to make sure you don’t fail. You don’t necessarily have to memorize the chart, but you have more freedom to move around if you know what’s coming.

Aaaand speaking of THAT… fuck… track 100 (called Paranoia Survivor Max), I saw someone at that same tournament who had not only memorized the chart, but was able to do it facing away from the screen. That shit was un-fuckin’-believable. Truly, you’d need to look up a video of that song being played on its hardest difficulty to understand what I mean. It’s fuckin’ mind-boggling, and I can barely pass that fucker even on my best days, and with full visibility.

Obviously, I could keep going on for-fuckin’-ever, but I’ll spare your attention spans for now so that we can finally YOJNEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

01 Uraken - Welcome (from beatmania IIDX 14th style GOLD (Lineouts)) [00:04:23]

02 Distant Soundz Feat. MC Image - Jack and Mark Get Busy! (from beatmania 6th MIX - The UK Underground Music- OST (Disc 1)) [00:06:24]

03 sampling masters MEGA - route 80s (from beatmania IIDX 6th style OST (Disc 1)) [00:08:00]

04 Scott Brown - Go Berzerk (from beatmania IIDX 13th style DistorteD OST (Disc 2)) [00:09:30]

05 S&K - GET UP N’ MOVE (from DDR Party Collection Official) [00:11:21]

06 Ryu☆ - Second Heaven (from starmine (Disc 1)) [00:12:38]

07 KTz - AM-3P (from DDR Party Collection Official) [00:16:26]

08 NAOKI - B4U (from beatmania IIDX 4th style OST) [00:17:48]

09 L.E.D. vs kors k - SOLID STATE SQUAD (from Denjin K) [00:19:22]

10 X-TREME - WONDERLAND (UKS MIX) (from Dance Dance Revolution 3rd MIX OST) [00:24:01]

11 DJ TECHNORCH fw. GUHROOVY - KAMAITACHI (from beatmania IIDX 14th style GOLD OST (Disc 1)) [00:25:27]

12 Mr. T - Zero-One (from Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix) [00:27:21]

13 Ryu☆ - Plan 8 (from beatmania IIDX 20th style tricoro OST (Disc 1)) [00:28:58]

14 TaQ - symbolic (from beatmania IIDX 8th style OST (Disc 2)) [00:30:59]

15 JOGA - DAM DARIRAM (KCP Mix) (from Dance Dance Revolution 4th Mix (Disc 1)) [00:32:57]

16 Jonny Dynamite! - On The Jazz (from DDRMAX 6th Mix (Disc 1)) [00:34:29]

17 TЁЯRA - DoLL (from beatmania IIDX 10th style OST (Disc 1)) [00:36:06]

18 Wall5 - EVO66 (from beatmania IIDX 11th style OST (Disc 1)) [00:37:58]

19 Ryu☆ - Aurora (from starmine (Disc 1)) [00:39:59]

20 Tips & Tricks Vs Wisdome - Let’s Groove (from DDRMAX 6th Mix (Disc 1)) [00:43:43]

21 sampling masters MEGA - rottel-da-sun (from beatmania IIDX 6th style OST (Disc 2)) [00:45:05]

22 Akira Yamaoka - 昭和企業戦士荒山課長 (Syouwa Kigyou Sennsi Arayama Katyou) (from beatmania IIDX 9th style OST (Disc 1)) [00:46:33]

23 Mr. T plus H - Enjoy your life (from beatmania IIDX 13th style DistorteD OST (Disc 1)) [00:48:31]

24 (original by) Johnny Cymbal - Mr. Bassman (from Dance Dance Revolution Disney’s RAVE OST) [00:50:20]

25 DJ SUWAMI - The Cube (from beatmania IIDX 5th style OST) [00:51:38]

26 good-cool - Spin The Disc (from Beatmania & Pop’n Music good-cool Super Collection) [00:53:24]

27 TaQ - Holic (from beatmania IIDX 3rd style OST) [00:56:22]

28 朱雀 - CONTRACT (from beatmania IIDX 13th style DistorteD: CARDINAL GATE conclusion) [00:57:46]

29 SDMS - un deux trois (from DDR Party Collection Official) [01:02:07]

30 LOCKOUT - FANTASY (from DDRMAX2 7th Mix (Disc 1)) [01:03:41]

31 ANAL SPYDER - Macho Gang (from beatmania*maniac-tracks) [01:04:57]

32 NC feat. NRG Factory - SEDUCTION (Vocal Remix) (from DDR Extreme 2 V-Rare 5) [01:06:30]

33 Cunt Cheese - In Da Pussy (from beatmania GOTTAMIX2 ~Going Global~ OST) [01:10:46]

34 KING KONG & D.JUNGLE GIRLS - BOOM BOOM DOLLAR (K.O.G G3 MIX) (from Dance Dance Revolution 3rd MIX OST) [01:12:22]

35 E-ROTIC - In the Heat of the Night (from Gimme Gimme Gimme) [01:13:42]

36 NIKO - NIGHT OF FIRE (from beatmania IIDX 6th style OST (Disc 2)) [01:17:26]

37 Combined - Fire (from Dance Dance Revolution Disney’s RAVE OST) [01:19:12]

38 D.J. Amuro - F (from beatmania IIDX 19th style Lincle (Disc 1)) [01:20:42]

39 Aya - G2 (from beatmania IIDX 6th style OST (Disc 2)) [01:22:34]

40 TaQ - DXY! (from beatmania IIDX 4th style OST) [01:24:30]

41 Tatsh Assault X (from beatmania IIDX 13th style DistorteD OST (Disc 1)) [01:26:13]

42 Sho-T - A Stupid Barber (from DDR Party Collection Official) [01:27:54]

43 青龍 - 3y3s (from starmine (Disc 3)) [01:29:33]

44 BUS STOP - LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ (from DDRMAX2 7th Mix (Disc 1)) [01:34:26]

45 Mr. T - Fly Through the Night (from beatmania IIDX 6th style OST (Disc 1)) [01:35:49]

46 TaQ - Innocent Walls (from beatmania IIDX 10th style OST (Disc 2)) [01:37:44]

47 Akira Yamaoka - i feel… (from beatmania IIDX 7th style OST (Disc 1)) [01:39:42]

48 kors k feat. LIA - Horizon (from Ways For Liberation) [01:41:26]

49 Smile.dk - Dancing All Alone (from DDR 5th Mix (Disc 1)) [01:46:27]

50 Orange Lounge - LOVE IS ORANGE (from beatmania IIDX 8th style OST (Disc 1)) [01:47:41]

51 VIVIAN - CONGA FEELING (from DDR Party Collection Official) [01:49:22]

52 nc ft. NRG Factory - INNOCENCE OF SILENCE (The Sparky Forbidden Remix) (from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA V-Rare 9) [01:50:51]

53 TaQ - stromatolite (from ongaq:stromatolite) [01:56:37]

54 L.E.D. - The Strong Jaeger (from beatmania IIDX 8th style OST (Disc 2)) [02:03:27]

55 USAO - ZED (from beatmania IIDX 20th style tricoro OST (Disc 1)) [02:05:20]

56 Akira Yamaoka - Your Rain (RAGE MIX) (from DDR FESTIVAL PREMIUM CD) [02:07:21]

57 kors k - Love Is Eternity (from beatmania IIDX 10th style OST (Disc 2)) [02:08:48]

58 Ryu☆ - 雪月花 (from starmine (Disc 1)) [02:10:55]

59 NAOKI - D2R (from beatmania IIDX 7th OST (Disc 2)) [02:14:50]

60 Hedonist - B2W2 (remix of kors k “Clione”) (from beatmania SERIES ARRANGE ALBUM Leben) [02:16:21]

61 CJ Crew feat. Christian D - Rhythm And Police (K.O.G G3 Mix) (from DDR 5th Mix (Disc 1)) [02:22:25]

62 Zektbach - Apocalypse罪狩りの聖女 (from The Epic of Zektbach -Ristaccia-) [02:23:55]

63 dj REMO-CON - Pollinosis (from beatmania IIDX 12th style Happy Sky OST (Disc 2)) [02:28:47]

64 dj TAKA - snow storm -original mix- (from milestone (Disc 1)) [02:30:41]

65 Silvertear - So Deep (Perfect Sphere Remix) (from DDRMAX 6th Mix (Disc 1)) [02:35:01]

66 〆G - evergreen (Spore remix) (from Dear, Mr. kors k) [02:36:29]

67 Captain Jack - My Generation (Fat Beat Mix) (from DDR 5th Mix (Disc 1)) [02:44:40]

68 ASLETICS - NO DOUBT GET LOUD (from beatmania IIDX 10th style OST (Disc 1)) [02:46:07]

69 Tess - Justify My Love (from DDRMAX 6th Mix (Disc 1)) [02:47:43]

70 qurter - super highway (Artcore mix) (remix of nouvo nude “super highway”) (from beatmania SERIES ARRANGE ALBUM Leben) [02:49:06]

71 MISSING HEART - MOONLIGHT SHADOW (New Vocal Version) (from DDR Party Collection Official) [02:53:07]

72 朱雀 - VANESSA (from beatmania IIDX 14th style GOLD OST (Disc 2)) [02:54:34]

73 Eagle - S!ck (from beatmania IIDX 20th style tricoro OST (Disc 1)) [02:56:06]

74 dj TAKA with NAOKI - KAKUMEI (from beatmania IIDX 7th style OST (Disc 2)) [02:58:06]

75 virkato - ピアノ協奏曲第1番"蠍火" ("Piano Concertino No. 1 Scorpion Fire") (from beatmania IIDX 11th style OST (Disc 2)) [02:59:52]

76 RAM - HIGH (from beatmania IIDX 10th style OST (Disc 1)) [03:01:57]

77 FEL - Azure complex (remix of QUADRA “Deep Clear Eyes” & DJ Swan “gentle stress”) (from beatmania SERIES ARRANGE ALBUM Leben) [03:03:44]

78 TaQ - Electro Tuned (the SubS mix) (from beatmania*maniac-tracks) [03:08:05]

79 DJ AC-DC - Never Ending Story (Power Club Vocal Mix) (from DDR 5th Mix (Disc 1)) [03:09:40]

80 D-Complex - Ecstasy (from DDR 5th Mix (Disc 1)) [03:11:11]

81 L.E.D. - GHOST REVIVAL (from beatmania IIDX 10th style OST (Disc 2)) [03:12:52]

82 NAOKI - Can’t Stop Fallin’ In Love ~speed mix~ (from DDR 5th Mix (Disc 1)) [03:14:54]

83 朱雀 - Anisakis -somatic mutation type “Forza” (from beatmania IIDX 15th style DJ TROOPERS OST (Disc 1)) [03:16:25]

84 RE-VENGE - ORION.78 (AMeuro-Mix) (from DDR Party Collection Official) [03:18:37]

85 dj TAKA - ΕΛΠΙΣ (from beatmania IIDX 20th style tricoro OST (Disc 1)) [03:20:07]

86 nc ft HARDCORE NATION - SOUL CRASH (from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA OST (Disc 1)) [03:22:12]

87 OutPhase - sync (from beatmania IIDX 5th style OST) [03:23:48]

88 Tatsh & Naoki - Red Zone (from beatmania IIDX 11th style OST (Disc 1)) [03:25:43]

89 Humanoid - MENDES (from beatmania IIDX 15th style DJ TROOPERS OST (Disc 2)) [03:27:28]

90 NO.9 - END OF THE CENTURY (from beatmania IIDX 3rd style OST) [03:29:16]

91 good-cool - Last Message (from Beatmania & Pop’n Music good-cool Super Collection) [03:30:50]

92 AKIRA YAMAOKA - i feel… (New Age Hope Mix) (from V-RARE SOUNDTRACK-5 『DDRMAX2 -Dance Dance Revolution 7thMIX-』) [03:33:53]

93 DJ SPEEDO feat. ANGELICA - THERE YOU’LL BE (from DDRMAX2 7th Mix (Disc 1)) [03:35:01]

94 NAOKI - STILL IN MY HEART (MOMO MIX) (from DDRMAX2 7th Mix (Disc 1)) [03:36:27]

95 OutPhase - .59 [live] (from History of beatmania IIDX) [03:38:07]

96 L.E.D. - ACID IMMORTAL (from Denjin K) [03:44:19]

97 Reven-G - Sakura (from beatmania IIDX 8th style OST (Disc 2)) [03:48:09]

98 Tatsh - Xepher (from beatmania IIDX 12th style Happy Sky OST (Disc 2)) [03:49:47]

99 Z - MAXX UNLIMITED (from DDRMAX2 7th Mix (Disc 1)) [03:51:45]

100 290 - PARANOiA survivor MAX (from beatmania IIDX 9th style OST (Disc 1)) [03:53:21]

101 L.E.D.-G VS GUHROOVY - eRAseRmOToRpHAntOM (from beatmania IIDX 13th style DistorteD OST (Disc 2)) [03:54:52]

102 金獅子 - 嘆きの樹 (Nageki no Ki) (from beatmania IIDX 13th style DistorteD: CARDINAL GATE conclusion) [03:57:08]

103 100-200-400 - Fascination MAXX (from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA OST (Disc 1)) [04:01:26]



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