It doesn’t feel like very long ago that we got our first look at beatmania IIDX 8th style. Now we have some more follow-up information thanks to Konami‘s appearance at the yearly AOU show and the reveal of the beatmania IIDX 8th style AOU Song List.
For those not in the know, AOU is a massive arcade game showcase that takes place in Japan every year. All of the big manufacturers use it as a place to showcase upcoming titles and build interest with prospective buyers.
Of course, with such a huge platform to sell their upcoming music game title and attract players to try it out as a means to show interest amongst fans, it would make sense that Konami would put the effort in to show off some new tracks.
beatmania IIDX 8th style AOU Song List
|2-STEP||STICK AROUND||Megu with Scotty D.||134||3|
|テクノ歌謡 (Techno Song)||BIT MANIA||AKIRA YAMAOKA||148||5|
|80’s EUROBEAT||BLOWN MY HEART AWAY||good-cool feat. Jeff Coote||124||5|
|DEEP HOUSE||FLUTE MAN||SPARKER||130||5|
|A.O.R.||JELLY KISS||Togo Project feat. Sana||135||5|
|POPS||WORLD WIDE LOVE||MTO||122||5|
|PSYCHEDELIC TRANCE||ALIEN WORLD||PINK PONG||145||6|
|ELECTRO||FUNKY BINGO PARADISE||SAWASAKI YOSHIHIRO||140||6|
|TRANCE||FOUNDATION OF OUR LOVE||dj TAKA feat. ASAKO||133||6|
|HARD CHANSON||LOVE IS ORANGE||Orange Lounge||180||6|
|HARDCORE BREAKBEATS||OUTER LIMITS||L.E.D.-G||171||6|
|ROCKET BEATS||TRIBAL MASTER||NAPAKICK||130||6|
|METAL HOUSE||夜のサングラス (Yoru no Sunglass)||School (good-cool feat. すわひでお (Hideo Suwa))||125||6|
|HYPER EUROBEAT||DRIVIN’||NAOKI feat. PAULA TERRY||155||7|
|TECHNO||MUSIC TO YOUR HEAD||SLAKE||144||7|
|EUROBEAT||COLORS -Y&CO. EUROBEAT REMIX-||dj TAKA (remixed by 横田商会 (Yokota Shokai))||155||7+|
|LATIN SWING||RED NIKITA||Osamu Kubota||140||7+|
Much like the tracklist from the location test, there are a handful of surprises to be found in the beatmania IIDX 8th style AOU Song List.
The return of NAPAKICK and Lion MUSASHI are both surprising, and welcome, inclusions. Lion MUSASHI as the alias for a house track is specifically interesting.
I’m definitely looking forward to songs with titles like ‘FUNKY BINGO PARADISE’ and ‘MONKEY DANCE’ as well, hopefully we’ll have a better idea of when we can sink our teeth into these new songs soon.