CHECKING YOU OUT

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CHECKING YOU OUT

Song Information

Artist: good-cool feat. JP Miles
Composition/Arrangement: Tatsuya Furukawa
Lyrics/Vocals: JP Miles
BPM: 108-216
Length: 1:42
Genre: HIP HOP
VJ: VJ GYO
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 4th style
Other Music Game Appearances: None.

Lyrics

Checkin you out, checkin you out, checkin you out, all night
Checkin you out, checkin you out, checkin you out, you're just right!
Checkin you out, checkin you out, checkin you out, all night
You're just the kind of guy I like

I've been checking you out all night
You're just the kind of guy that I like
You won't even let me out of your sight
So stop playin cool, come on now baby make your move

You're the kind of guy that makes me feel like I could win
As I dance across the floor
Watch me dance, watch me dance
Watch me move, watch me move
Watch me dance and make my move on you

I've been checkin you out all night
You're the kind of guy I like
You've been checkin me out all night
You've never let me out your sight!

Checkin you out, checkin you out, checkin you out, all night
Checkin you out, checkin you out, checkin you out, you're my type
Checkin you out, checkin you out, checkin you out, you're so cool
Don't be afraid, go on make that move

Checkin you out...checkin you out!

Song Connections / Remixes

Trivia

  • CHECKING YOU OUT received ANOTHER charts in beatmania IIDX 9th style.
  • CHECKING YOU OUT was added to beatmania IIDX INFINITAS as part of the January 2016 Basic Subscription Monthly Songs.
    • On May 18th, 2016, it became unlockable through the Akashic Explore event for players who did not already have it.
    • From November 2016, it can be purchased with BITs.
  • According to VJ GYO, both CHECKING YOU OUT and I'M FOR REAL were supposed to have live-action videos. At the end, though, he was forced to go CG for both of them.
    • CHECKING YOU OUT's video features VJ GYO character Mika.

Song Production Information

good-cool

The soulful vocals of the captivating diva, JP Miles, shine through on this track.
The genre is "HIP HOP", but I tried to make it less underground and more melodic.
The selling point of this song is that there is scratching!
If you can get past the triple rhythm, you might be one step closer to becoming a real DJ.

Video Production Information

VJ GYO

It's not so much an award winning song as it is an upper-ground R&B song with hip-hop elements, but when you play it in-game, you'll need a super scratch technique that's just like a real DJ battle.
It's a real scrubbing paradise!
So, I tried to capture the duality of the song and give it an upper-ground R&B feel with some rough and noisy effects that look like it's been scraped and scratched all over the place.
When the song title is sang in the lyrics, I timed the video to be eye catching by moving the female character around.
I really wanted to do a live-action version, but due to various reasons, I have to use CG characters...

Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 7 in 4th style, 1 to 7+ from 5th through 9th style, 1 to 8 in 10th style, 1 to 8+ in 11 IIDX RED, and 1 to 12 from 12 HAPPY SKY onward.

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
BEGINNER NORMAL HYPER ANOTHER LEGGENDARIA NORMAL HYPER ANOTHER LEGGENDARIA
Notecounts 193 339 481 700 - 339 482 703 -
beatmania IIDX 4th style→6th style - 5 7 - - 5 7 - -
beatmania IIDX 9th style→10th style - 5 7 N/A - 5 7 N/A -
beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED - 5 ↑8 N/A - 5 ↑8+ N/A -
beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY→14 GOLD - 5 ↑9 11 - 5 ↑10 11 -
beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS→18 Resort Anthem - ↑6 9 11 - ↑6 ↑11 11 -
beatmania IIDX 19 Lincle→Present - ↑7 9 11 - ↑7 11 11 -
beatmania IIDX 4th style CS - 5 7 - - 5 7 - -
beatmania IIDX 9th style CS - 5 7 7 - 5 7 7 -
beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST 2 6 9 11 - 6 11 11 -
beatmania IIDX INFINITAS - 7 9 11 - 7 11 11 -
beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE - 7 9 11 - - - - -