Gamelan de Couple

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Gamelan de Couple

Song Information

Gamelan de Couple's DanceDanceRevolution / REFLEC BEAT jacket.
Gamelan de Couple's pop'n music banner.

Composition/Arrangement: TOMOSUKE
BPM: 150
Length: 1:25
Genre: Gamelan
pop'n music Genre: GAMELAN TRANCE (ガムラントランス)
pop'n music Character: shalah [7-3P]
Movie: MORO
Jacket design: moroEX
First Music Game Appearance: MAMBO A GO GO
Other Music Game Appearances:



Song Connections / Remixes


This song has different backgrounds, banners, jackets, or other related images. For more information, please see this page.
  • Gamelan de Couple is one of the only two songs in MAMBO A GO GO without an Easy chart, the other being Krank heit.
    • However, its unused Easy chart can be found in the game's data.
    • It's also the only non-EXTRA STAGE song to hide difficulty levels for its charts, aside from its Super Hard chart. Both its Normal and Hard charts are meant to be played by two players, hence Gamelan de Couple's title.
  • Gamelan de Couple's MAMBO A GO GO charts were created by TOMOSUKE himself [1].
  • In the beatmania / beatmania III series, Gamelan de Couple's title is capitalized as GAMELAN DE COUPLE and its genre was changed to GAMELAN TRANCE.
    • Also, in beatmania THE FINAL, GAMELAN DE COUPLE's BPM is shown as 138 on the song selection screen. This was fixed in beatmania III THE FINAL.
  • GAMELAN DE COUPLE's Single HARD chart was made by DJ HIBI.
  • Gamelan de Couple, along with jane jana, Mobo★Moga, and STAY (Organic house Version) being crossed over mark Tomosuke Funaki's debut in the mainline arcade DanceDanceRevolution series.
  • None of Gamelan de Couple's charts have Freeze Arrows.
  • According to Tomochika Moroe, the dancing cactus in Gamelan de Couple's beatmania and DanceDanceRevolution movies and graphics is named Leonardo.
  • In the DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX series, Gamelan de Couple's artist was changed to DJ Mojo. TOMOSUKE had earlier used this alias in Dance Maniax 2ndMIX for DO ME (MONDO DISCO ITALO STYLE).
    • The MAMBO A GO GO data also credits Gamelan de Couple's artist as DJ Mojo, although this artist is not shown in-game.
  • Gamelan de Couple received a Double BEGINNER chart in DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX3.
  • Gamelan de Couple is the third unlock of the FIRE ROUTE (火ルート) in pop'n music 15 ADVENTURE's Waku-waku Mimi Nyami tankentai (わくわくミミニャミ探検隊) unlock event. It could be unlocked from July 4th, 2007 through September 26th, 2007.
    • As of September 26th, 2007, Gamelan de Couple has been unlocked for everyone to play.
  • Gamelan de Couple is the last song to date that has been crossed over from MAMBO A GO GO to pop'n music.
    • According to Jun Wakita, Gamelan de Couple was planned to be one of the MAMBO A GO GO BEMANI crossovers in pop'n music 8.
  • Gamelan de Couple uses the 3P palette of shalah, previously used on the URA version of Denpasar.
  • Gamelan de Couple has never been on a non-mobile CS release of pop'n music.
  • Gamelan de Couple was available on 코나미 팝픈뮤직 as downloadable content from October 30th, 2009.
  • In DanceDanceRevolution (2013), Gamelan de Couple received a unique video on July 30th, 2013, based on its DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME's background animations. This video is played full-screen and eliminates any on-screen dancers prior to DanceDanceRevolution WORLD.
  • Gamelan de Couple could be unlocked in REFLEC BEAT groovin'!! Upper as part of the 5th Set (TOMOSUKE's SELECTION) of the BEMANI MUSIC FOCUS unlocking system. It could be unlocked after unlocking the other songs of the 5th Set.
    • It was also in consideration by Ryu☆ to be added to his BEMANI MUSIC FOCUS set [2].
    • Its SPECIAL chart could be unlocked via the BEMANI MUSIC FOCUS event as well after unlocking Gamelan de Couple's BASIC/MEDIUM/HARD charts.
    • From September 17th, 2015 onwards, it could be purchased from the REFLEC Shop for 3800 and 1500 Refle for its BASIC/MEDIUM/HARD and SPECIAL charts, respectively.
    • In REFLEC BEAT VOLZZA, its BASIC/MEDIUM/HARD charts could be purchased in the Garage for 20 VOLZZA KEYs. Its SPECIAL chart could be purchased for 8 VOLZZA KEYs after clearing the song.
    • In REFLEC BEAT VOLZZA 2, it was playable by default.
  • After being removed from the initial release of REFLEC BEAT 悠久のリフレシア, Gamelan de Couple was revived on September 13th, 2018.

Music Comment

Feel the primitive sounds! And then, dance! I love gamelan.

Song Production Information



I like to listen to gamelan by the riverside while I broil food in my brazier.
I like to listen to gamelan while I recite beautiful Japanese poetry.
I like to make my friends listen to gamelan when I reconcile with them after a fight, instead of saying sorry. I like to play gamelan for shy people who can't bring themselves to ask, to hide their embarrassment.
I like to listen to gamelan while sitting on the floor, hands on my knees, watching static camera footage of highways on TV late at night and in the early morning.
I like gamelan.



When the production entered the final stage, wouldn't it be interesting if the 3 congas acted as separate folk instruments each, so that everyone had a percussion session? When I thought this, I wrote this song with a Gamelan theme.
Since each conga has a separate phrase, I think it's enjoyable to play together with 2 people.
I tried to make the center conga a love-dovey zone, and searched for various ways where during the sequences, your hands could touch, but due to the specifications, it was rejected... the lovey-dovey strategy failed (laughs).
Since gamelan phrases are also often used in techno, this song also took over techno-ish trends.
However, gamelan scales are very similar to Okinawan scales. Was it probably conveyed as Bali → Okinawa?

pop'n music


I love gamelan music!
I still love gamelan!

So, this is a crossover from MAMBO A GO GO.
The word gamelan represents the music style and the instruments used in it.
The gamelan instrument has extremely distinct overtone components, with the music style and musical scales making it extremely trancey and playful.
I think there are quite many musicians who noted that this instrument really fits repetitive music genres such as minimal and trance.
Gamelan scales are similar to Okinawan scales, and I think they fit easily into Japanese ears.

The title is Gamelan de Couple because I originally wanted couples to play it together in MAMBO.
So, the MAMBO notecharts were created for couples to enjoy playing together.

Well, for the pop'n charts, I really recommend finger pressing this!
Since it's a percussive song, when you flexibly move and press well with the back of your hand, it creates a very pleasant trance-like percussion play.
Instead of individually pressing each button, please try to think of a great hand flow.

If you do that, all good kids will also love gamelan!

Character Information


Staff Comments



This is the renewal of a character who also appeared in beatmania THEFINAL! Actually, his name is "Leonardo". He's named by a certain programmer. It seems intuitive. It doesn't have a deep meaning. I'm currently looking for cactus names!

Orange, who has appeared in various songs, apparently seems to resemble his creator.

pop'n music


This is a crossover from the nostalgic MAMBO!
The green song card image strongly remained in my mind.


Although I played it MAMBO A GO GO, this was completely impossible.


Gamelan is the noun of the verb gamel (hit, grab).

Seiya Murai

I like gamelan.
Or rather, Japanese people quite like the gamelan, right? Isn't it probably from festival music? Doesn't it probably make the Japanese festival-loving blood excited?
Although there are some gamelan-styled songs in the BEMANI series, this is another intense gamelan!
Although it's too difficult and it doesn't feel like I could clear it, when I hear that the people next to me can clear it, I also become passionate.


I somehow love these kinds of songs, right~? Although it feels like I'm saying I like this song too much in comments here and there, please don't worry about it. I somehow like them all. I can't choose. I want to find a lovely Southeast Asian man and live a carefree life.


My memories of Gamelan de Couple? OK, let's talk about it.
Looking back 5 years ago, I was involved in developing pop'n 8. Around that time in a Nishi-Shinjuku arcade, TOMOSUKE and I were surprised to see many single players playing a song meant for two people, but that didn't matter too much.
pop'n 8's main feature was the crossover songs from other game series, which wasn't very common in pop'n back then.
Remembering those times, I'm certain that it was during New Years Day when I went to a hot spring with TOMOSUKE, who I just shortly met and were both reserved. "I'd like to cross over MAMBO's songs, but what do you think? Thank you for your support and please remember me" "Not at all, by all means, we'd also love to cross it over. Thank you for your support and please remember me" Through that exchange, MAMBO's songs were included in pop'n 8.
I'm certain that Gamelan de Couple was the top candidate at that time, but I just included a song which exactly sounded Gamelan-ish in the previous game, so it went away. And during Iroha, I moved this song aside and included GAMELAN from KEYMANI.
So, this somehow became the third Gamelan song in pop'n. The pop'n team loves gamelan.

Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania difficulty rated from 1 to 9.
DanceDanceRevolution difficulty rated from 1 to 10 from DDRMAX2 to SuperNOVA2, and 1 to 20 from X onwards.
MAMBO A GO GO difficulty rated from 1 to 8.
pop'n music difficulty rated from 1 to 43 through pop'n music 20 fantasia, and 1 to 50 from Sunny Park onwards.
REFLEC BEAT to groovin'!! Upper difficulty rated from 1 to 10+, 1 to 13 in VOLZZA/VOLZZA 2, and 1 to 15 in 悠久のリフレシア. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from KANI KANI CRAB, Pop'n Music Fever and BEMANIWiki 2nd.)


Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Normal Hard Another Normal Hard Another
Notecounts 479 555 656 543 617 656
beatmania THE FINAL 6 7 9 7 8 9
beatmania III THE FINAL 6 7 9 6 7 9


Game Single Double
Beginner Basic Difficult Expert Challenge Basic Difficult Expert Challenge
Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows 114 / 0 149 / 0 175 / 0 298 / 0 - / - / - 152 / 0 171 / 0 297 / 0 - / - / -
DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME→SuperNOVA2 1 3 5 8 - 3 5 9 -
DanceDanceRevolution X→Present 3 4 7 12 - 5 7 13 -
DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME CS JP 1 3 5 8 - 3 5 9 -
DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX3 / Dancing Stage Unleashed3 DLC N/A 3 5 8 - 3 5 9 -
DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX4 DLC N/A 3 5 8 - 3 5 9 -
DanceDanceRevolution / Dancing Stage SuperNOVA CS NA/EU 1 3 5 8 - 3 5 9 -
DanceDanceRevolution (PS3) / New Moves DLC 2 3 5 9 - - - - -
DanceDanceRevolution GRAND PRIX 3 4 7 12 - 5 7 13 -


Game Difficulty
Easy Normal Hard Very Hard
Notecounts 442 447 596 452

⁑ Denotes chart is unused and cannot be accessed through normal gameplay.

pop'n music

Game Normal Mode Battle Mode
Notecounts 321 373 640 848 348 692
pop'n music 15 ADVENTURE→20 fantasia 15 23 34 39 22 34
pop'n music Sunny Park→Present - 29 40 45 22 34


Old Charts

Game Level
Basic Medium Hard Special
Notecounts 164 271 471 653
REFLEC BEAT groovin'!! Upper 4 7 10 10+
REFLEC BEAT plus 4 7 10 -

New Charts

Game Level
Basic Medium Hard White
Notecounts 164 271 498 653
REFLEC BEAT 悠久のリフレシア 6 9 12 14

土ルート Usual Days - 鹿鳴館の怪人 - One Phrase Blues - QUICK RESULT - スーパーモグー
水ルート Distance - 月影華(TSUKI-KAGE-BANA) - 月雪に舞う花のように - CLIO - Aqua
風ルート memories... - 緑の風 - Flow - FU-FA - Caring Dance
火ルート Loveholic - Ska a gogo - Gamelan de Couple - アンデスの太陽 - Soul On Fire
闇の世界 Quiet - WHITE BIRDS (Mirage Mix) - Apocalypse~memento mori~ - 天庭
光の世界 Polis - Prince on a Star - Votum stellarum -forest #25 RMX- - ZETA~素数の世界と超越者~
無の世界 neu
3rd Set (Des-ROW's SELECTION) 大見解 - Funky sonic World - BE LOVIN - CURUS
4th Set (Ryu☆'s SELECTION) GENOM SCREAMS - Presto - JET WORLD - Go Beyond!!
5th Set (TOMOSUKE's SELECTION) I'M GONNA GET YOU! - the keel - LOVE IS ORANGE - Gamelan de Couple
6th Set (kors k's SELECTION) Flash Back 90's - White Eve - HELL SCAPER - starmine
7th Set (Users' SELECTION) 明鏡止水 - Pink Rose - sync - Beyond The Earth
9th Set (wac's SELECTION) PULSE - GRADIUSIC CYBER - Nova emoção - 踊るフィーバーロボ
10th Set (dj TAKA's SELECTION) ♥Love²シュガ→♥ - Lucy - GUILTY - V - V₂