What sort of music is "Empress March" from Beatmania IIDX16?
June 8, 2012 5:03 AM   Subscribe

What genre of music would you say this song (SLYT, 0:28) is, and where can I find more like it?

The track in question is "Empress March", credited to DJ Yoshitaka.

This isn't anywhere near the sort of music I usually listen to, so I don't know how to even begin looking for moreā€”but I was recently exposed to it, and I love it to bits, and I can't just sit around listening to a twenty-eight second track on repeat all evening long. (I mean, I can, but...)

FOLLOW-UP QUESTION, ADVANCED DIFFICULTY: if you can identify the track as belonging to genre X, what would you say are the telltale markers of X?
posted by Mothra Pisces to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I would have called it Happy Hardcore, but maybe Eurodance is better. I'm no specialist.
posted by Jehan at 6:49 AM on June 8, 2012

The Japanese call it Eurobeat.

But yes, happy hardcore is also really similar.
posted by empath at 9:44 AM on June 8, 2012

Eurodance is a different thing, btw. Much slower.
posted by empath at 9:45 AM on June 8, 2012 [1 favorite]

See also parapara
posted by empath at 9:48 AM on June 8, 2012

The Japanese call it Eurobeat.

ARGH. That is what I had in my head. I am so stupid before 9AM.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 10:21 AM on June 8, 2012

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