Also this is the first episode that is actually just an hour! Also we have forums now. They are The first was Mara Nell - Hot Gal being released as a single this past week. Starting on Friday more singles will be released They are Kazue Nakai DJ Yossy Come On! Vannelli Project For me, Natsu 09 looks horrendous. EMI should let Dancemania die off already. And looks so good. I hope Bij De Strekdam - Radical - Muziek & Natuur In Nederland - De Waddenzee mixing is just as good.
Loving that Koko Soko is on it despite not being eurobeat at all. So fans of speed music should be glad to hear that Pony Canyon will be releasing their own speed compilation this coming June.
Personally I love Speed. It was the type of music I listened to growing up. Nice to see some North American tracks making it in Japan. So look out for this CD at online retailers soon! SEB Review V. Hey, it's TrainerKelly here! First up will be SEB I know the album is a few months old, Change My World (Mavors Extended Mix) - Hitomi Sakuma - Change My World Plus.
it just happens to be one of my favourite SEB CDs of all time as well as the only one I've ever done a thorough review on. For those who have read my review over at Wordpress, you might notice several differences between this review and the review from there.
Anyway, enough for the little intro and let's get down to business, shall we? Out of the six mega-mixes I have heard, this one appears to be the most enjoyable for me. Amazingly remixed by DJ Boss, this mega-mix has next to no flaws.
Well, not literally "flying by"; just the way the mega-mix was produced, you kind of get that sense that there is something like footage sliding forward on a screen. It sounded perfect! It sounds almost as if the song was part of a non-stop mix CD and there was a slight delay to the track changing, so there's a moment of awkward silence.
Other than this, the songs all seem to transition into each other surprisingly well. This is one of my favourite tracks on the CD for the awesome mixing of the songs. I, personally, keep on waiting for another fantastic mega-mix like this, but it has yet to come. The vocals on the other hand - not so much. Maybe it's the accent though, accents don't typically bother me in songs. Maybe it's something else. I'm not really that sure why I don't like the vocals, other than they seem to stick out from the fantasy sound of the song.
This song is lighter with the synths than the other male Eurogroove songs, which tend to be more aggressive. This cover isn't as great as some of the others I have heard from other artist.
This is probably one of the two worst tracks on this entire CD - though, it isn't horrible, the vocals just don't work with it. I can't compare his version to the original Duran Duran version as I never heard it before, but from this version, I can say it works. My only problem with this song is that it sounds like every other track David Dima produces. After repeating the CD for about a month and a half, this song has sunk into my bottom three. The original song was pretty slow, pretty disco-like of course, the entire Confessions on a Dancefloor album was disco-likeand had that feeling of actually being on a dancefloor.
The vocal choice for this cover couldn't have been more perfect! The pitch of the vocals are slightly higher than the original, almost sounding like a younger version of Madonna. Honestly, I think I like this version better than the original. The fast beats, the fantastic singing, and how close it sounds to the original made it a fantastic track to listen to, before I started to skip over the covers except for the next song and just listen to the remakes.
The fast beats add a lot of energy to the song and Tina Ray's vocals just add to it! I tend to find myself singing along unconsciously to it when I'm listening to the song which I don't usually do.
I like how the intro makes sounds as if someone was changing to a different radio station. The vocals are easy Winchester Cathedral - The George Garabedian Players - Taco Bell Presents – Tijuana Taxi sing along to and aren't at a higher pitch like many Eurobeat songs seem to be.
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It's that kind of beat. It's good, but not fantastic. Of course, after I bothered to actually pay attention, I fell in love with this song! The lyrics of the song are depressing, yet amazing at the same time! I think they're well written and tell some sort of story, which is always a nice thing to listen to even if it is depressing.
I love Mauro Farina's vocals as well! Maybe that's just because I'm a Change My World (Mavors Extended Mix) - Hitomi Sakuma - Change My World Plus. Farina fan or maybe it's because it sounds like he's singing this song with tons of energy and emotion. The only bad thing I can think about this song is the very end. It makes me laugh because it sounds as if they didn't know how to end the song, so they just dragged out the end a few beats and ended it with a crash symbol.
It doesn't take away from how fantastic this song sounds though. I had stayed up all night, was craving some new Eurobeat music, and I was curious about this track. I listened to the preview several times over and over before purchasing the song. It honestly became an instant hit with me. The laugh in the beginning, the lonely sounding intro, and the kind of dark sound of the song just drew me in right away, along with the fantastic vocals by Davide Budriesi Kevin and Clara Moroni Cherry.
I have yet to hear a song under that name I don't like. I notice that some Eurobeat fans talk about the song being too "hallow" and could totally be better with another synth riff. To me, the hallow sound of the song is what gives the song its feeling. It works well for the vocals and the tone of the song, in my opinion at least. I do agree though that another synth riff would have made it sound even better, mainly for the beginning of the song Maybe Im Amazed - The Beatles - Alpha Omega 1B it's just the instrumental playing.
To me, this song is giving that alias Dr. Love a personality of some sort. Comparing to the original, this one is a heck of a lot more darker; the original sounded Anyway, this song still is within my top favourite Eurobeat songs, despite have played it for Change My World (Mavors Extended Mix) - Hitomi Sakuma - Change My World Plus. longer than this CD has been out. I forget which song I thought it was now, but it sounds similar to another song.
I was never a huge fan of the original, nor am I huge fan of this remake which is sung by the same artist and under the same name. The Platinum Mix is pretty boring, marking this as the worst song on the CD in my opinion. There's nothing particularly interesting or mind blowing about this remake. It just sounds like a modern version of the original song, which is exactly what it is.
I personally enjoy the vocals better in this version rather than the original. Maybe the heavy accent in the original throws it off for me? Or maybe how Maurizio Dejorio seems to have a lot more fun singing the vocals than the original artist.
One of the things I do prefer in the original is the way the Japanese is spoken. There are certain parts in the song when a Japanese girl is speaking. In the original, she has more of an attitude when she speaks, as oppose to this new version where she speaks it in kind of a "suggestive" kind of way except for the very end of the song, where I think she says "But I'm not too young to fall in love" in Japanese, but I'm not entirely sure.
I kind of miss the "Yeah! The first time around of reviewing this song, this song was probably at number four or five on my top favourite songs, but after listening to the CD for a month and half, this soon became my Change My World (Mavors Extended Mix) - Hitomi Sakuma - Change My World Plus.
favourite track for its new sound, awesome vocals, fun lyrics, and the energy it provides. The lyrics of the song are slightly feminine Well, hey, the original song was sung by females after allso it just adds to the comical sense.
The fact that Fastway is kind of rapping "do it now; somethin' for me" and his shouting of "GO2! The worst part of this song is probably the very end when they just echo "vampire" over and over; it should have really gone out with a bang literally or something like that, rather than something as simple as echoing. I also miss the "Whooooooooa!
Overall, it's a song that is more fun than the original and honestly, I prefer this version. This version, I feel, has made an improvement to the original. Domino and Lolita sound great in this song! Their vocals are more on the same level usually Lolita's are much higher than Domino's and they make the song more fun to listen to.
Whatever the reason is, they did a great job pulling this off. In the original version, Fastway didn't sound like he wanted to sing the song.
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