Pierce The SkyEdit
Artist: JAKAZiD feat. K.N.
Genre: UK Hardcore
First Appeared On: DanceDanceRevolution X2 (Arcade Version)
Difficulty: SP: ???? DP: ????
Pierce The Sky (Full Version) was announced as one of the tracks to be included in the official game soundtrack.
- In Replicant D-Action, Pierce The Sky represents the color Blue.
- In Maniac Mode episode 3, where JAKAZiD made a guest appearance, he admits that he thought he missed the submission deadline when the song wasn't available for play when the game got released. He later on got surprised when he found out that Pierce the Sky is a part of Replicant D-Action.
- K.N. or Kanazuki, the song's vocalist, is Filipino.
I co-wrote the original demo version of "Pierce The Sky" with K.N. during my final year of university.
Between then and now I've remixed it several times,
and it's surreal to think that the final definitive mix has been adopted for use in DDR,
especially as I have been a devoted fan of the series for over a decade now.
Within this track I thought a lot about the rhythm of each musical element
and how they could be translated into an interesting but fun step chart for DDR.
Additionally, I included the oldskool-style section with piano and breakbeats
to add some variety and excitement to the track before the final chorus.
An interesting piece of trivia about this song is that K.N. recorded the vocals in my closet
which I had converted into a vocal booth at the time.
Given the circumstances, I think the vocals were actually captured rather well!
JAKAZiD gave me the demo track for Pierce The Sky and I had an image of Vic Viper flying through space,
navigating out of tough spots and being unstoppable.
The message of the song is related to that; if you have your dreams,
don't be afraid to reach out for them despite how tough it may be. Let's go beyond and pierce the sky on high~ ♪
I wrote most of the lyrics on a commuter train.
That's not quite a spaceship zooming through the universe, is it? *laughs*
I've been a Bemani fan for ten years now and it gives me such a thrill to know that my song is in DanceDanceRevolution X2.
I hope DDR players will enjoy the song and maybe one day I'll be good enough to full combo it!