‘Initial D’ Eurobeat legends Dave Rodgers and MOTSU team up for dream collaboration album, out now!

December 26, 2023 | 477 Visits

When the hit anime series ‘Initial D’ began broadcasting in 1998, it sparked the street-racing and Eurobeat boom. Now, on December 20, 2023, a dream collaboration album has been released featuring two Eurobeat legends who each created music for ‘Initial D’ – “King of Eurobeat” Dave Rodgers, and m.o.v.e member MOTSU. The album is titled DAVE RODGERS ‘EUROBEAT KINGS feat. MOTSU’.

Download and streaming links:

https://avex.lnk.to/EURO_KINGS

The two legends collaborated on cover versions of m.o.v.e’s hit song ‘Gamble Rumble’ in February 2023 and Rodgers’ hit ‘SPACE BOY’ in July, surprising and delighting fans of Eurobeat, before finally releasing brand-new song ‘FLASH INTO THE NIGHT’ on December 13. Don’t miss these high-octane Eurobeat tunes born from the incredible chemistry and crushing power of two superstar artists.

‘Initial D’, the driving force behind the street-racing and Eurobeat boom, now has an official successor: ‘MF GHOST’. This all-new anime series from ‘Initial D’ creator and manga artist Shuichi Shigeno began broadcasting in October 2023, drawing attention from fans around the world. The Eurobeat scene grows stronger every day – now’s the time to climb into the passenger seat!

 

Release information

■ DAVE RODGERS ‘EUROBEAT KINGS feat. MOTSU’

Collaboration album released December 20

AVCD-63541 2,000 yen + tax

Download and streaming links: https://avex.lnk.to/EURO_KINGS

 

Tracklist:

M1. DAVE RODGERS ‘FLASH INTO THE NIGHT feat. MOTSU’

M2. DAVE RODGERS ‘Gamble Rumble feat. MOTSU’

M3. DAVE RODGERS ‘SPACE BOY feat. MOTSU’

M4. DAVE RODGERS ‘FLASH INTO THE NIGHT feat. MOTSU’ (Instrumental)

M5. DAVE RODGERS ‘Gamble Rumble feat. MOTSU’ (Instrumental)

M6. DAVE RODGERS ‘SPACE BOY feat. MOTSU’ (Instrumental)

M7. DAVE RODGERS ‘Gamble Rumble feat. MOTSU’ (Extended ver.)

M8. DAVE RODGERS ‘SPACE BOY feat. MOTSU’ (Extended ver.)

 

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■ DAVE RODGERS ‘FLASH INTO THE NIGHT feat. MOTSU’

YouTube: https://youtu.be/ourEp0JAVk4

 

■ DAVE RODGERS ‘SPACE BOY feat. MOTSU’

YouTube: https://youtu.be/3phhdxzCqzg

 

■ DAVE RODGERS ‘Gamble Rumble feat. MOTSU’

YouTube: https://youtu.be/-zu5KOWemAw

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■ Original version of DAVE RODGERS ‘SPACE BOY’

Download and streaming links: https://va.lnk.to/nII98

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvUTNX0FDPA

 

■ Original version of m.o.v.e ‘Gamble Rumble’

Download and streaming links: https://avex.lnk.to/GambleRumble

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhTxlm4REQc

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About Dave Rodgers

Known to his fans as the King of Eurobeat or even the Emperor of Eurobeat, Dave Rodgers is the shining star of the Eurobeat world. He created numerous Eurobeat songs for the ‘SUPER EUROBEAT’ series, which is synonymous with the birth of major Japanese record label avex, and has produced and composed music for top J-pop artists including TM NETWORK, Namie Amuro and V6. He also provided several Eurobeat songs for the ‘Initial D’ anime series, such as ‘SPACE BOY’, ‘BEAT OF THE RISING SUN’ and ‘DEJA VU’, becoming a favorite among anime fans and gearheads while also becoming a mainstay of online memes and finding fans around the world!

 

About MOTSU

At age 22, MOTSU visited the United States and taught himself rap and dance, before making his debut as the leader of dance music unit MORE DEEP. Since then, he has launched and participated in multiple music projects, including m.o.v.e, ALTIMA and motsu×DJ KAYA, operating at the forefront of the Japanese music scene. He has also been proactive in pursuing a global career, with successful overseas performances in around a dozen countries outside of Japan, helping to lay the path for other Japanese artists to follow.

Since the early days of rap and dance music in Japan, MOTSU has used his unique performance skills, his gift for producing sound and lyrics, and his distinctive music sense to transcend borders and genres, representing Japan to reach audiences around the world with unstoppable momentum.

 

Links

<DAVE RODGERS>

■ Official website: https://www.daverodgers.it/

■ X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/daverodgers2020

■ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedaverodgers

 

<MOTSU>

■ Official website: https://avex.jp/motsu/

■ X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/Motsu_MC

■ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/GhettoBlastaMotsu

■ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motsumc/

■ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@motsumc

 

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