Around the Future

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Around the Future

Song Information

Artist: Maozon vs. C-Show
Composition/Arrangement: Maozon, C-Show
BPM: 162
Length: 2:08
Movie: VJ GYO (overlays by BEMANI Designers)
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 25 CANNON BALLERS
Other Music Game Appearances: None.



Song Connections / Remixes

  • A long version of Around the Future appears in Maozon & C-Show's first album, MUSIC.


  • Around the Future is the Bayside -SCARLET- Section 2 EXTRA STAGE of the IIDX AIR RACE EXTRA STAGE system. It can be played from March 8th, 2018.
  • Around the Future marks the first collaboration between Maozon and Akira Michishita in BEMANI.
  • Around the Future's overlays feature the girl from On the FM in them.
  • NAGI is uncredited on the official CANNON BALLERS website page for Around the Future's overlays.
  • Around the Future was added to beatmania IIDX INFINITAS (2020) on November 4th, 2021 as part of the November 2021 Basic Subscription Monthly Songs.
    • From November 2nd, 2022, it can be purchased with BITs.
    • As of March 13th, 2024, it is playable by default.

Song Production Information


Hello. I'm C-Show. It's been quite a while since I first met Maozon, back in the same SOUND VOLTEX FLOOR contest, and while we work for the same music production company, this is our first time collaborating, surprisingly.
When we discussed about what kind of genre to make, we concluded that "it's not fun to make a normal drum'n'bass song".
Maozon said "I want to do an old school song", and he did the first draft, however I wasn't used to this BPM, and Maozon worked on an effective, beautiful break where breakbeats were used abundantly and drops covered the confusion, so I struggled three times more than I imagined.
Normally, when collaborating with others, I often leave the melody to them and instead focus on working on the drum and bass sounds, or I create the melody and my partner works on the arrangement.
In this song, there are parts where our two melodies overlap each other, and I think it ended being a song with a big cooperative feeling.
I incorporated sounds and rhythm patterns that are pretty much rare these days, but it certainly made me feel nostalgic as to when I was just starting out in DTM.


Hello. I'm Maozon.
As C-Show mentioned above, we were first accepted in SOUND VOLTEX FLOOR's dj TAKA song REMIX contest, and this is our first collaboration in the BEMANI series.

Well, this song is a collaboration with C-Show, and when I first discussed with him about what style of song should we go with, I suddently said "I want to do an old school song~", and C-Show agreed.

However, when I started working on my part, I thought "is it really necessary that this song has to be confined to an existing genre?", and while I changed direction, the rave stabs, piano backing, breakbeats, and other things remain from then.
Then, I passed it to C-Show and he went wild.

The result is a type of song that each of us would not normally create.
Breakbeats, dubstep, J-Core, various styles are mixed together.

This song is hard to describe with existing words, so I have taken the liberty of naming its genre CYBERCORE.

Please play it and enjoy!

Video Production Information

BEMANI Designers

In STEP UP from this game had Hearty as Q-pro, and I was secretly planning to have her appear again in a C-Show song that fitted her.
So, this time we have Hearty going out to the club.
Since this song is a collaboration with Maozon, I recruited Lavie, Hearty's friend, to join her in the movie.
She likes an atmosphere reminiscent of the 90's... or whatever you call it, that's how she feels.

Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 12. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Notecounts - 561 892 1329 - 570 942 1385 -
beatmania IIDX 25 CANNON BALLERS→Present - 6 9 11 - 6 9 11 -
beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE - 6 9 11 - - - - -
beatmania IIDX INFINITAS (2020) - 6 9 11 - 6 9 11 -
Bayside -SCARLET- Persephone (Section 1) - Around the Future (Section 2) - Raspberry Railgun (Section 3)
Papilio ulysses
Bayside -EMERALD- Illusionary Waterlily (Section 1) - Slipstream (Section 2) - Antigravity (Section 3)