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Song Information

Artist: L.E.D. fw.堀澤麻衣子
Composition/Arrangement: Toshiyuki Kakuta
Lyrics: Maiko Horisawa, Koshuka
Vocals: Maiko Horisawa
BPM: 175
Length: 2:01
Genre: DRUM & BASS
Movie: Ta-k (synesthesia)
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 9th style CS
Other Music Game Appearances:


Open my mind, I look up a clear sky
Sun is shining, feeling new days coming

I'm still going, even the world comes to the end
(It) should work, cause I am believing in the truth

Even the world's filled with depression

So I'm coming to the world dreams are born
Taking you to the place with new dreams..

Open the door to tomorrow
Cause I am believing in the truth
Believing in the truth

Song Connections/Remixes

  • A long version of PHOTONGENIC appears in L.E.D.'s first album, 電人K.
    • An R&B remix by DJ YOSHITAKA, titled PHOTONGENIC -DJ YOSHITAKA Remix-, also appears in 電人K.


  • PHOTONGENIC marks Maiko Horisawa's first appearance in the beatmania IIDX series.
  • PHOTONGENIC received an almost entirely new set of charts upon its arcade debut in beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD. Only its Single NORMAL chart was carried over.
  • PHOTONGENIC has a louder volume than nearly every song in beatmania IIDX 9th style CS. This was later adjusted on the beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK album.

Song Production Information


This is surprisingly my first DRUM & BASS song in the beatmania series.
I had previously thought about asking Maiko Horisawa, who participated as the lyricist and vocalist this time, to participate in my track production if there's an opportunity, and while creating this track, Horisawa's style matched my desired image, so I gave her my long-awaited offer. As a vocalist and opera singer, Maiko Horisawa is a talented singer who's active in a wide range of genres, and I think many people have heard Horisawa's songs in various places.
Well, the title "PHOTONGENIC" is a blend of the words Photon, Genetic, and Photogenic.

Maiko Horisawa

I usually sing healing pop-styled songs, but for my first DRUM & BASS song, L.E.D. and I were able to form this song's worldview together, which was very enjoyable. I'm moved to be able to share fun with many BEMANI fans through music and games. I also posted the lyrics in my homepage, so please post your impressions if it's great. I also sang the theme song of PS2's "Z.O.E", so some people might know me from that(^^)

Video Production Information

Ta-k (synesthesia)

Following 8th style, I once again created a video for a L.E.D. song.
It's a D'n'B song with a speedy feeling and female vocals providing a sense of space... it's too lovely.
Taking L.E.D.'s requests such as image color into account, I completed this video during a tight production period, due to my time mismanagement.
I think I finished it slightly differently to his previous video. Although blue hasn't primarily appeared in my videos recently, I still really liked this color while making this video. ...... But even though I made a video with a color I liked, I wonder why it's difficult... due to my time mismanagement. What do you think? (sweats)

Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 7+ in 9th style CS, and 1 to 12 from HAPPY SKY onwards, (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)

Old Charts

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Notecounts - 701 1001 1163 - 761 1104 1413 -
beatmania IIDX 9th style CS - 6 7 7 - 7 7+ 7+ -

New Charts

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Notecounts 294 701 1002 1162 - 747 1086 1409 -
beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD→Present - ↑7 10 10 - 7 9 11 -
beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD CS 3 7 10 10 - 7 9 11 -