May 022016
 

Current version: 2.0.
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Overview: CYTOKINE circle has been founded by illustrator Unagi Kabayaki, and later his brother Linjin has also joined it. Linjin is making electronic music, focusing on electro house, trance and the like.

The circle released more than 45 albums since it was formed in 2006. 81th comiket (2011) has became the first event when Linjin released his “solo” work under the name of ZYTOKINE. Linjin had been using vocaloid vocals until aki joined the circle in 2009. Now she’s one of the main vocalists of ZYTOKINE together with Nana Takahashi (Linjin+Nana Takahashi=cold kiss), itori, Mei Ayakura and 3L. You can find some similarities with Alstroemeria Records.

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May 022016
 

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Overview: Pinokiti Records is an electronic music label (doujin circle) connecting many talanted composers: AJURIKA, Ryo Watanabe, syatten, Hiroshi Okubo, Haruka Tamasaki, satella and other. You can find mild progressive house and energetic progressive trance, d’n’b here. Fruited vagabond series includes tracks composed only using FL Studio software.

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May 022016
 

Current version: 3.0.
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Overview: If I’d have to describe ENS in two words, I’d say electronic dance music + female vocals. Genres vary from electro house and trance to hardcore (artists: 黒鳥, すみじゅん, きりん, crouka, spiced with amazing doujin vocalists like Tsubaki, Chata, Hotaru et al.) If you like toho arranges, that would be another great reason to check it out, since it is main activity of the circle.
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Apr 162016
 

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Overview: STRLabel is a big electronic music label (doujin circle). It covers really various genres, from Disco, House and Progressive Trance to Drum’n’Bass, with many unique sounding composers. You can also find some instrumental tracks from sweez & Meine Meinung which are pretty famous for its Final Fantasy arranges and charming acoustic sound. Members: sweez, tigerlily, roop, DOT96, cybermiso, nini. Many other famous artists like Kenichi Chiba, satella, ag and Ryo Nakamura are also participating on STRLabel albums.

Official site, Bandcamp

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Apr 122016
 

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Overview: Black Berry Recordings (BBR) is a doujin circle led by three artists: MAYA AKAI, in, Odikonic. It is closely related with other electronic music circle called RIGHT STUFF. If you like high quality progressive & uplifting trance and house you’re in the right place. BBR creates both original and Visual Novels (usually Key) arrange albums. In addition to member of the circle you can also find other names you might be familiar with—Kyohei Akagawa, Junk,void, Maozon, satella, Tomohiko Togashi and many more
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Apr 112016
 

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Overview: en;Dolphin Records is a doujin circle best known for its Tokyo Audio Waffle series. The albums of the series are relaxing and has its own theme — food. It’s usually chilling electronic music like progressive house, sometimes it’s spiced with delicious vocals by Satoko (砂糖子). Main composers: Motome Nakaji (中路もとめ), Yukihide Nino (新乃ユキヒデ).
en;Dolphin Records is involved with really various range of genres like hip hop, d’n’b, techno etc.

Official site (Tokyo Audio Waffle, en;Dolphin Records)

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Apr 112016
 

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Current version: 1.0.
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Overview: You can call Unitone a doujin circle, but it’s actually a nice electronic music label with top-notch composers like aran, Kenichi Chiba, lawy, Ryunosuke Kudo, satella and many more famous Japanese composers: Nhato, Kyohei Akagawa, KaNa, Nostalgraph, NAGO, MK, Dirty Androids and many more. Unitone covers various genres, but usually it’s progressive/uplifting trance, electro or classic house.

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Mar 202016
 

Current version: 2.0.
Upgradable: no.

Overview: Mohican Sandbag is a doujin circle has been active until 2011. The type of music is electronic (touhou arranges): psy/goa-trance, techno, experimental etc. Mohican Sandbag has many collaboration albums with techno doujin circle Aramitama (荒御霊).

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