Time to Empress
Time to Empress
Artist: dj TAKA feat. wac & secret K
Composition/Arrangement/Lyrics: dj TAKA
Vocals: Kanako Hoshino
VJ: VJ GYO
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST
Other Music Game Appearances:
It's time to empress 恋してキッスして pure my heart 今日から頭の中まで feelin' your heart いつでも あなたの腕に魔法かけて all time always thinking it's time to empress ざわめく街から telephone call さわぎの中でも何にも I don't know why, wow wow あと何日も会えないのに it's not true my ダーリン it's time to be my empress
It's time to empress Koi shite, kiss shite, pure my heart Kyou kara atama no naka made feelin' your heart Itsudemo anata no ude ni mahou kakete all time always thinking it's time to empress Zawameku machi kara telephone call Sawagi no naka demo nan nimo I don't know why, wow wow Ato nannichi mo aenai no ni it's not true my darling it's time to be my empress
It's time to empress Love me, kiss me, pure my heart From today, inside my head, feelin' your heart Put magic in your arm anytime all time always thinking it's time to empress telephone call from a noisy city But even in that noise, I don't know why, wow wow Even though there's many days left until we can meet it's not true my darling it's time to be my empress
Song Connections / Remixes
- Time to Empress is based off the unlockable TAKA BGM from the arcade version of beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS.
- Time to Empress is Jun Wakita's only usage of his wac alias in beatmania IIDX to date.
- To unlock Time to Empress in beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST, clear either V₂ or 天空脳番長危機十六連打 to get the TAKA BGM, and enable it. Then go over songs beginning with the letters E M P R E S S (in that order), pressing Select over each. If done correctly, Time to Empress will be unlocked immediately.
- Time to Empress marks the first CS original from beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST to appear in an arcade beatmania IIDX title.
- Time to Empress is part of the LEGEND CROSS event in beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro.
Song Production Information
"Time to Empress" is based off the AC custom BGM in the game. For this, I reconstructed the song based on the motif of the style.
I thought about adding lyrics to the first half of the song, but I felt that the melody of that part was too high for any female vocalist.
In addition to Hoshino, who was a personal fan of the song, I invited wac to help with production of the song.
She later sent me flowers along with a PS2 version of the compilation.
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 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST||-||4||8||10||5||8||11|
|beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro→Present||-||4||↑9||10||↑7||8||11|