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Song Information

NORTH's pop'n music banner.

Artist: WALL5
Composition/Arrangement: HEIGO TANI
BPM: 138
Length: 1:43
Genre: CELTRANCE (ケルトランス)
Movie: ? (beatmania), VJ GYO (illustrations by GOLI) (beatmania IIDX)
pop'n music Character: fili [16]
pop'n CG designer: shio (new colors and animations)
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania APPEND GOTTAMIX2 ~Going Global~
Other Music Game Appearances:



Song Connections / Remixes

  • A long version of NORTH, titled NORTH (Original), appears on the beatmania APPEND GOTTAMIX2 ~Going Global~ Original Soundtracks and INTERSTATE ROCK albums (where it's simply titled NORTH).
    • The long version of NORTH is slowed down compared to the original, from 138 BPM to 127 BPM, and is also in a lower key (E minor) compared to the original (F# minor).
  • A sequel to NORTH, titled south, appears in DanceDanceRevolution (2013).


  • NORTH's overlays were not retained when the song was revived in beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED.
  • NORTH is one of the hidden songs pop'n music 16 PARTY♪, unlockable from April 9th, 2008. To unlock it, clear クラゲータ with the 上下さかさま (Jogesakasama) Ojama. NORTH will be available in the SECRET category for your next Stage.
    • As of April 23rd, 2008, it is available by default.
  • NORTH's EX chart in pop'n music is based on its beatmania IIDX Double HYPER chart.
  • Most of fili's animations were recycled from Caring Dance. However, fili got new WIN and LOSE animations.
    • These WIN and LOSE animations and NORTH's background are references to its beatmania APPEND GOTTAMIX2 ~Going Global~ animations.
  • NORTH was one of the new songs from pop'n music 16 PARTY♪ that was cut on the next pop'n music title, along with 20,november and Mighty Guy.
  • NORTH has never been on a CS release of pop'n music.
  • According to TOMOSUKE on his staff comments, NORTH is his favorite beatmania APPEND GOTTAMIX2 ~Going Global~ song.

Music Comment


Song Production Information

beatmania IIDX


This version of beatmania was a compilation of ethnic music, so I was put in charge of Celtic music. I struggled a lot to create the melody, as Celtic music refers to music created by Irish people, with there being various kinds. I also tried to combine a Celtic-style melody with the currently popular genre of trance, as well as breakbeats to make the beats complex. Don't get flustered by these complex beats, just do your best to stay on rhythm and succeed at the game.


HEIGO TANI, also known as WALL5, is a popular techno creator and a famous member of the breakbeat unit "CO-FUSION", which is currently attracting attention worldwide, and is an artist I'm personally interested in.
This "CELTRANCE" genre is created by fusing Celtic melodies with trance, which is different from the Goa trance that I (L.E.D.LIGHT) often use (although I think the roots are similar). It's a genre commonly known as Euro trance or epic trance.

It's inspired by elements of German trance and characterized by glittering synth chord sequences and "sweet" melodies, and often includes dreamy female choruses.
Epic (Euro) trance has primarily been popular in Europe from the previous year to this year, but it seems to recently become standardized in clubs on Ibiza, Spain, a famous resort island.
Epic (Euro) trance parties are also held at several clubs in Japan, and they have become very popular.

I highly recommend Epic trance parties for those intending to visit a club for the first time.
I'm sure the easy-to-understand melodies, synth riffs, and dramatic patterns are guaranteed to get the crowd going.
Furthermore, I think it'll be even more exciting if you can possibly visit as a couple.
Eh, but how about me? Of course we both went together... with my male friend (tears).

pop'n music



Video Production Information


When I heard this song for the first time, nostalgic feelings began welling up in my mind.
Somehow, it reminded me of a sunset when I was a boy.
Celtic and trance (just like that).
It's good. It's a good song.
I won't say much about the animations.
I should've drawn a more beautiful 16-color sky.
I wanted it to be more Celtic-inspired.
I have nothing but regrets about this animation.
Please refer to the animation in GOTTA2 when you play this song.
That version is a masterpiece. I'm going to run away.

Character Information


Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania difficulty rated from 1 to 9.
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 onwards.
pop'n music difficulty rated from 1 to 43 through pop'n music 20 fantasia. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from KANI KANI CRAB and Pop'n Music Fever.)


Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Normal Hard Another Normal Hard Another
Notecounts 464 - - 793 - -
beatmania APPEND GOTTAMIX2 5 - - 5 - -

beatmania IIDX

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Notecounts 230 305 466 - - 402 791 - -
beatmania IIDX 4th style - 4 5 - - 4 5 - -
beatmania IIDX 5th style - 4 5 - - ↑5 ↑7 - -
beatmania IIDX 9th style→11 IIDX RED - 4 5 - - 5 7 - -
beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY→15 DJ TROOPERS - 4 5 - - 5 ↑8 - -
beatmania IIDX 4th style CS - 4 5 - - 4 5 - -
beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED CS 3 4 5 - - 5 7 - -

pop'n music

Game Standard Battle
5-Buttons Normal Hyper EX Normal Hyper
Notecounts 313 335 490 791 337 490
pop'n music 16 PARTY♪ 14 17 26 33 15 21