Tropical April

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Tropical April

Song Information

Artist: Risk Junk
Composition/Arrangement: Risk Junk
BPM: 182
Length: 2:03
Genre: VACATION DANCE
VJ: Fukutomi WAVE (overlays by VJ GYO)
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem
Other Music Game Appearances: None.

Lyrics

None.

Song Connections / Remixes

None.

Trivia

  • Tropical April is Takayuki Ishikawa's fifth and last song using his Risk Junk alias exclusive to even number beatmania IIDX titles.
    • All of his Risk Junk alias appearances in beatmania IIDX since have been crossovers from the REFLEC BEAT series.
  • Mika, Yuri, and Akane appear in Tropical April's overlays.
  • Tropical April is used as background music in a mission on the KONAMI arcade game ROAD FIGHTERS (ロードファイターズ).
  • Tropical April was added to beatmania IIDX INFINITAS on November 7th, 2018 as part of the November 2018 Basic Subscription Monthly Songs.

Song Production Information

Risk Junk

Around the time that Resort Anthem was announced, I had a vague idea of what song I would make that would fit into the theme of the game.
But passing by a room that was playing a certain melody, I was struck with an idea for the song.

Using the recording function of my cell phone, I hummed the tune for my idea!
Next, when I had to choose a genre for the song, I didn't want to choose one that would restrict the way I could make the song, but rather, one that would help me guide me as I made this song.

With the advances in computers these days, it is easier now more than ever to make a good song at a relatively low price.
In the future, the only way to make a name for one self is to have a distinguishing sound, and I want to focus on a sound that no one else is doing.

Video Production Information

VJ GYO

This song makes me feel like I am at the sea, no matter where I am!
When I first listened to it, the first thing that came to mind was a familiar sight, swimming at the sea and observing the husle and bustle at the beach...while on vacation.

With summer approaching, I can imagine myself going to the CD music shop on the corner, and seeing the cover image for this CD.

At the hot summer beach, with the cool sea nearby...what an uplifting image!

Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 12. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
BEGINNER NORMAL HYPER ANOTHER LEGGENDARIA NORMAL HYPER ANOTHER LEGGENDARIA
Notecounts - 827 1174 1395 - 636 1071 1388 -
beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem→Present - 8 10 11 - 6 9 11 -
beatmania IIDX INFINITAS - 8 10 11 - 6 9 11 -