Artist: sampling masters MEGA vs 青龍
Composition/Arrangement: sampling masters MEGA, Seiryu
Genre: ROTTERDAM TECHNO
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS CS
Other Music Game Appearances:
Song Connections / Remixes
- A long version of VOX UP, titled VOX UP (Extended RRVer.), appears on Ryu☆'s third album, Rainbow☆Rainbow.
- Samples from VOX UP were later used in BLUE DRAGON (黒龍 Remix), a remix of BLUE DRAGON that can be found on the BLUE DRAGON Exclusive Mixxx album.
- A sequel to VOX UP by 青龍×sampling masters MEGA & sampling masters AYA, titled VOX RUSH, appears on Seiryu's second album, AO-∞.
- VOX UP is one of the hidden songs of beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS CS. It can be unlocked via MILITARY SPLASH by clearing five of the conditions listed here and obtaining eight medals.
- VOX UP is the first song composed by Shinji Hosoe in the beatmania IIDX series since 1st Samurai in beatmania IIDX 10th style.
- VOX UP is the only CS beatmania IIDX Shinji Hosoe song and the only CS original song involving a CARDINAL GATE artist.
- It is also Ryutaro Nakahara's first collaboration song under the 青龍 alias, the first song by 青龍 that is not under the genre "DANCE SPEED", and the first 青龍 song that is not 191 BPM.
- "Vox" means "voice" in Latin, and is also used as an abbreviation for "vocals." This may be a reference to the high-pitched vocal samples used throughout VOX UP.
- In beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS CS, VOX UP had the most notes out of all Doubles NORMAL charts in beatmania IIDX, with 1105 notes.
- However, VOX UP received toned down new Single and Doubles NORMAL charts in beatmania IIDX 21 SPADA, with just 754 and 726 notes respectively.
- Sound data for VOX UP can be found in beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro, including its unused song preview.
- It was finally added as a playable song to beatmania IIDX 21 SPADA, as part of MAP DX-6 of the Qprogue event.
- In beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS CS, VOX UP's artist was listed as sampling masters MEGA vs. 青龍.
- The use of cars in VOX UP's video may be a reference to Shinji Hosoe's song "ROTTERDAM NATION(FOO MIX)" from the arcade racing game Ridge Racer, which sounds very similar to VOX UP.
Song Production Information
sampling masters MEGA
Thank you all for voting for me to collaborate with one of the leading figures in game music, "sampling masters MEGA"!
It was amazing.
It was amazing how well we kicked off together when we first met to make the collaboration song.
For all the fans of mega, this would be the first song he had made in a while. 100% of the fans would be amazed by this.
In collaborating with MEGA, we decided to have a BPM with some tension. Not just 200, but 202, since we wanted to add a bit of emotion to the song. The artist title for the song (sampling masters MEGA vs. Seiryu) implies that there will be a battle, so we added the vocal samples to make it sound that there were two groups battling each other. In this sense, the theme of "battle" fit well for DJ TROOPERS.
Now it is your turn, the player, to try this song. It's your challenge, and I await your result.
Video Production Information
Difficulty & Notecounts
beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 12. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS CS||-||8||11||12||-||8||10||12||-|
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania IIDX 21 SPADA→Present||-||8||11||12||-||7||↑11||12||-|
|Qprogue||お願いアインシュタイン - Pharaoh - ra'am - BLUE DRAGON(雷龍Remix IIDX) - Dark Fall - NEMESIS -gratitude remix- IIDX Edition|
|Qprogue DX||死神自爆中二妹アイドルももかりん(1歳) - All is Wrecked - Shattered control - into the battlefield - BRAVE OUT|
|CS Songs||Unicorn tail - RIZING YOU UP - Recollection - Claiomh Solais - BRAINSTORM - VOX UP - THE DETONATOR|