DM STAR ~Kansai energy style~
DM STAR ～関西 energy style～
Composition/Arrangement: NAOKI MAEDA
Lyrics/Vocals: Konami All Stars (Andy Littlewood, Becca Hossany)
Producer: DJ Silver
Genre: SPEED RAVE
VJ: alo (overlays by VJ GYO)
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem
Other Music Game Appearances: None.
FEMALE MALE yea yea... So good...oh oh Yea yea...... Dance dance... Yea yea dance dance Oh oh...listen to energy Come on Everybody in the room start a revolution Musical key to an evolution Mixing it right can you feel the vibe C'mon y'all have a real good time Get in touch with the rhythm and beat Over powered by the energy Kickin it through,what a rush,what a blast Under your command,keep it comin' fast Lift me up,we'll have a real good time So good,under the disco lights The cure,musical remedy So pure,lost in this energy Osaka...Kansai Yeah,yeah.......Yeah,yeah Everybody,it's party time Everybody now....Ugh,ugh! Party,party,dance masters In the groove,it's the beat I'm after 12:45 and we're doin' just fine Hit me once and you blow my mind Burning up.....on the floor Hands in the air,screaming out for more Dance,dance to the sound Blasting out from the underground Party,party on now, keep lifting me out,just shout Ugh,ugh,c'mon.....take it Ugh,ugh,c'mon Lift me up,we'll have a real good time So good,under the disco lights The cure,musical remedy So pure,lost in this energy So good,setting the room alight Your touch is making me come alive Let's go,moving up to the beat I know that we'll find the energy The energy,the energy,just feel the beat
Song Connections / Remixes
- DM STAR ～関西 energy style～ is a different version of DM STAR, the opening theme of DanceMasters, known as DanceEvolution in Europe and Japan.
- DM STAR appears as DLC for BOOM BOOM DANCE / Rhythm Party.
- DM STAR ～関西 energy style～ contains samples from B4U, another NAOKI song.
- DM STAR ～関西 energy style～ is part of beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem's JAPAN TOUR series of unlocks, representing the Kansai region.
- The two Thunder Clap members, Aki and Emiru, appear in DM STAR ～関西 energy style～'s video, their first appearance in a movie without the Speedy Cat members Mika, Yuri, and Akane.
- According to the beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem game data, DM STAR ～関西 energy style～ was originally titled HYPER KANSAI EXPRESS.
- DM STAR ～関西 energy style～ is unlockable in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS from September 6th, 2017, after purchasing its NORMAL, HYPER, and ANOTHER charts with BITs.
Song Production Information
This song is the OP for DanceEvolution, the next generation rhythm dance game released for the XBOX360/KINECT in late 2010.
I felt that this song would be great for IIDX 18.
In fact, there is a bit of a difference between the IIDX version and the game version of this song.
If you have the chance to listen to both versions, try to listen to the differences.
I was born in Osaka, so when L.E.D. assigned the music for the production of the game, he felt that I was best suited to make a dance song from that region (laughs).
I have many memories of Kansai, but I had to juggle many different ideas of how to represent this city in a song.
I decided to make a fierce techno-infused Speed Rave (my term) song.
The result is DM STAR ～関西 energy style～.
Video Production Information
IIDX fans! The long awaited super-SPEED RAVE song from NAOKI has finally arrived!
Under the dark sky of night, do you ever feel the waves of melancholy around you?
Even if I could stop them, I still couldn't completely shake them off. All I can do is run as far as I can.
I want to go to where the highway disappears into the distance, leaving everything behind.
"A sentimental speed song"...a song that puts me into that certain state of mind.
(※ At least that was my impression of it.)
In case you are not familiar with the characters...besides the three familiar IIDX car gals, these two are the best girl racing duo in Kansai.
Emiru Motegi is from a mixed blood line, with her red hair coming from her mother's side and her penchant for racing from her father, a famous rally racer (Emiru Motegi/19/Kobe, Japan)
Aki Suzuka is the beloved daughter of the president of a major manufacturing company, and a mechanical genius in her own right (Aki Suzuka/19/Osaka, Japan).
....I loved making this movie.
Although I haven't worked on a movie with these characters by themselves before, I didn't really have a problem making this movie once I began.
Also, if you look at Aki's pose, it looks like she is finishing eating a piece of takoyaki.
Difficulty & Notecounts
beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 12. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem→Present||-||6||9||10||-||6||9||11||-|
|beatmania IIDX INFINITAS||-||6||9||10||-||6||9||11||-|
|JAPAN TOUR / WORLD TOUR|
|JAPAN TOUR||Dances with Snow Fairies - DM STAR ～関西 energy style～ - ELECTRIC MASSIVE DIVER - Raise your hands|
WE LOVE SHONAN
|JAPAN TOUR Revival Unlocks||LOVE♥SHINE - Pink Rose - Under the Sky - ヒマワリ - 真夏の花・真夏の夢|
|WORLD TOUR||Breaking the ground - Hardcore Mania - Kailua - Let The Track Flow - LIFE SCROLLING - PARADISE LOST|
THE BLACK KNIGHT - perditus†paradisus