Summer Vacation(CU mix)

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Summer Vacation(CU mix)

Song Information

Artist: OutPhase
Composition/Arrangement: TaQ, dj TAKA
Guitar: Tim Leffman
BPM: 135
Length: 1:44
Movie: VJ YUZ
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 6th style
Other Music Game Appearances: None.



Song Connections / Remixes

  • An extended version of Summer Vacation(CU mix), titled summer vacation, appears on TaQ's first album, bounce connected.


  • Summer Vacation(CU mix)'s video shows footage of Guam.
  • Summer Vacation(CU mix) lost its unique title card in beatmania IIDX 7th style.
  • Summer Vacation(CU mix) was absent from the location tests of beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD. However, it reappeared in the final release.

Song Production Information


Tim Leffman, an Englishman nearly 2m tall, is a hardcore live guitarist who spent most his life playing the acoustic guitar, singing, and travelling.
I got to know him through TaQ's previous recording of his album and decided to feature him on this song.

He usually performs in Irish pubs and bars, so he is, like most musicians, a typical night owl.
Aside from "SummerVacation", based on the original concept of the sun, the recording began at a studio in Shibuya during the day on the Obon holiday.

The reason for working with Tim was simple.

We had to be careful, as our relentless processing of the sound would sometimes offend the musicians. Musicians play sounds with their own meaning, and we don't like to change them. Tim is very flexible in that regard, as his interests in new music and sounds is never ending. Thanks to him, we were able to try a new method of using Tim's recordings at the beginning of the project.

While feeling full from the necessity of coffee in the studio (with free refill), we confirmed each other's intentions and set the tempo with handclaps.

Tim showed us the phrases he came up one after another. Imagining the rhythm from his phrases, we formed an appropriate loop and began recording.
TaQ entered the booth with Tim and directed with a live vibe feeling, while TAKA stayed in the control room with an objective perspective.
In the end, it took less than 3 hours to finally see the song and get the necessary phrases.

TaQ took the recorded material back to our studio, and started editing the guitar and arranging the rhythms, and the OutPhase remix battle began.

In the sweltering heat of the summer of 2001, we worked up a sweat and squeezed out this midsummer track, Summer Vacation!

Video Production Information


The video was very difficult to make because I received the request during an extremely tight schedule....
I tried to make it link with Blueberry Stream.

The video footage was taken with a DV underwater camera unit that I personally purchased and it was very useful? I'm trying.

Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated 1 to 7+ from 6th through 9th style, 1 to 8 in 10th style, 1 to 8+ in IIDX RED, and from 1 to 12 from HAPPY SKY onwards. beatmania (2006) difficulty rated from 1 to 10.

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Notecounts 379 667 949 - - 984 1328 - -
beatmania IIDX 6th style→9th style - 6 7+ - - 6 7+ - -
beatmania IIDX 10th style - 6 8 - - ↑7 8 - -
beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED - ↓5 8 - - 7 ↑8+ - -
beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY→13 DistorteD - 5 ↑9 - - ↑8 ↑12 - -
beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD→18 Resort Anthem - 5 9 - - ↑9 12 - -
beatmania IIDX 19 Lincle→Present - ↑6 9 - - 9 12 - -
beatmania IIDX 6th style CS 3 5 7+ - - 6 7+ - -
beatmania IIDX 7th style CS 3 5 7+ - - 6 7+ - -
beatmania (2006) 3 5 8 - - 8 9 - -
beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE - 6 9 - - - - - -