DM STAR ~kansai energy style~
DM STAR ～関西 energy style～
Yeah yeah So good! Yeah yeah dance dance Yeah yeah dance dance Master the synergy Come on! Everybody's gonna move, start a revolution Musical key to an evolution Fixing it right, can you feel the vibes? C'mon y'all, have a real good time Get in touch with the rhythm and beat Overpower, like the energy Kickin' that move when I rock with the blast Givin' the command, keep comin' on fast Wow wow Oh oh oh Wow oh yeah Lift me up, we'll have a real good time So good, under the disco lights It's the cure, music forever be So good, master the synergy Osaka... Kansai... Everybody... The time is now Yeah! Party, party Dance Masters Hittin' the groove, it's the beat to master 12:45 and we're doin' just fine Hit me once, you blow my mind Turn it up, on the floor Hands in the air, screaming out for more Dance, dance to the sound Rockin' out for the underground Tie me... Tie me up now Just get me out... Lift me up, we'll have a real good time So good, under the disco lights It's the cure, music forever be So good, master the synergy So good, setting the room alight Your touch is makin' me come alive! Let's go, moving up to the beat I know, we'll find the energy The energy The energy Just feel the beat!
Song Connections / Remixes
- DM STAR ～関西 energy style～ is a remix of DM STAR, the opening theme of DanceEvolution, known as DanceMasters in the North American release.
- A long version of DM STAR, titled DM STAR (Full style for TGS), appears on the DanceEvolution Original Soundtrack.
- DM STAR ～関西 energy style～ contains samples from B4U, another NAOKI song.
- The two Thunder Clap members, Aki and Emiru, appear in the video, their first appearance in a movie without the Speedy Cat members Mika, Yuri, and Akane.
- According to the beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem game data, DM STAR ～関西 energy style～ was originally titled HYPER KANSAI EXPRESS.
Song Production Information
This song is the OP for DanceEvolution, the next generation rhythm dance game released for the XBOX360/KINECT in late 2010.
I felt that this song would be great for IIDX 18.
In fact, there is a bit of a difference between the IIDX version and the game version of this song.
If you have the chance to listen to both versions, try to listen to the differences.
I was born in Osaka, so when L.E.D. assigned the music for the production of the game, he felt that I was best suited to make a dance song from that region (laughs).
I have many memories of Kansai, but I had to juggle many different ideas of how to represent this city in a song.
I decided to make a fierce techno-infused Speed Rave (my term) song.
The result is DM STAR ～関西 energy style～.
Video Production Information
IIDX fans! The long awaited super-SPEED RAVE song from NAOKI has finally arrived!
Under the dark sky of night, do you ever feel the waves of melancholy around you?
Even if I could stop them, I still couldn't completely shake them off. All I can do is run as far as I can.
I want to go to where the highway disappears into the distance, leaving everything behind.
"A sentimental speed song"...a song that puts me into that certain state of mind.
(※ At least that was my impression of it.)
In case you are not familiar with the characters...besides the three familiar IIDX car gals, these two are the best girl racing duo in Kansai.
Emiru Motegi is from a mixed blood line, with her red hair coming from her mother's side and her penchant for racing from her father, a famous rally racer (Emiru Motegi/19/Kobe, Japan)
Aki Suzuka is the beloved daughter of the president of a major manufacturing company, and a mechanical genius in her own right (Aki Suzuka/19/Osaka, Japan).
....I loved making this movie.
Although I haven't worked on a movie with these characters by themselves before, I didn't really have a problem making this movie once I began.
Also, if you look at Aki's pose, it looks like she is finishing eating a piece of takoyaki.
Difficulty & Notecounts
beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 12. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)
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