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DANCE EARTH PARTY (also often known by the acronym DEP) was a Japanese dance-vocal unit from LDH, that debuted in 2013. The unit is part of EXILE ÜSA's project DANCE EARTH.

Since 2015, the unit's line-up was formally composed by ÜSA, EXILE TETSUYA and Dream Shizuka.

The activities as a fixed unit ended on December 4, 2018 but the group can return with rotative line-ups in the future.

MembersEdit

Temporary MembersEdit

HistoryEdit

Dance Earth Party 2013

DANCE EARTH PARTY (2013)

Dance Earth Party 2014

DANCE EARTH PARTY (2014)

Dance Earth Party 2015

DANCE EARTH PARTY (2015-2018)

2013Edit

"DANCE EARTH" is a theatral dance project that started in 2008 by EXILE ÜSA and it is still active. DANCE EARTH PARTY was created in 2013 for this project, including vocalists and performers from various groups.

In 2013, the line-up was USA, EXILE TETSUYA, EXILE NESMITH and Crystal Kay. The unit released the debut single "Inochi no Rhythm" on January 16 under UNIVERSAL SIGMA. The song was used for the project DANCE EARTH ~Seimei no Kodo~ and it was the only single to be released under the UNIVERSAL SIGMA label.

2014Edit

In 2014, the unit moved from UNIVERSAL SIGMA to rhythm zone.

For the project Changes, the line-up was USA, TETSUYA, Kobayashi Naoki (EXILE / Sandaime J Soul Brothers), Sekiguchi Mandy (GENERATIONS), Shizuka, Aya, Ami and Erie (Dream / E-girls). The unit released the single "PEACE SUNSHINE" on April 16.

2015Edit

In 2015, the line-up got fixed with the members ÜSA, TETSUYA and Shizuka.

The line-up released the single "BEAUTIFUL NAME" on August 5, featuring The Skatalites and Imaichi Ryuuji from Sandaime J Soul Brothers.

The group released their fourth single "DREAMERS' PARADISE" on November 25, featuring RHYMESTER's member Mummy-D.

2016Edit

On August 3, DEP released their fifth single "NEO ZIPANG ~UTAGE~" featuring banvox and DRUM TAO.

On October 15, the group realized the DANCE EARTH FESTIVAL '16, with various events including performances by artists inside and outside LDH and also including DEP. On the same day, the group released two digital singles "To The World" and "HEART OF A LION", previously only available for streaming on AWA.

2017Edit

On December 2, 2016, the group announced their first album , released on February 1, 2017.

On May 13, it was announced that the DANCE EARTH FESTIVAL 2017 would be held in October 14 and 15, with EXILE THE SECOND as guests on the 15th. A new song, "WAVE", was also announced. The song was released as a digital single on June 9.

The group released their 6th single "POPCORN" on August 30.

2018Edit

The group released their 7th single "Anuenue" on March 14. The single include footage of the DANCE EARTH FESTIVAL 2017.

On July 14, 15 and 16, it was held the DANCE EARTH FESTIVAL 2018 ~SPLASH SUMMER~.

On July 14, the group released the single "HAPPiLA" in MUSIC CARD format and digitally on July 17. The song features GENERATIONS.

On December 4, 2018, it was announced that the group as a fixed unit ended its activities but the group can return its activities in the future with a rotative line-up.[1]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  1. [2017.02.01]

SinglesEdit

  1. [2013.01.16] Inochi no Rhythm
  2. [2014.04.16] PEACE SUNSHINE
  3. [2015.08.05] BEAUTIFUL NAME
  4. [2015.11.25] DREAMERS' PARADISE
  5. [2016.08.03] NEO ZIPANG ~UTAGE~
  6. [2017.08.30] POPCORN
  7. [2018.03.14] Anuenue

Digital SinglesEdit

  1. [2016.09.23] To The World
  2. [2016.10.05] HEART OF A LION
  3. [2017.06.09] WAVE
  4. [2018.07.17] HAPPiLA

Other SinglesEdit

  • [2018.07.14] HAPPiLA (MUSIC CARD release)

Collaborations/OthersEdit

  • [2015.11.18] Various Artists - Dream ~Disney Greatest Songs~ (#8 "Omoi wo Tsutaete")

Video ReleasesEdit

  1. [2019.02.06] DANCE EARTH FESTIVAL 2018

TriviaEdit

  • In 2015, the unit was included on the musician page of LDH's website.

Related ArticlesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Q.昨年DANCE EARTH PARTYのメンバーから発表がありましたが、今後のDANCE EARTH PARTY、そしてDANCE EARTHの活動などはどうなるのか教えてください!

External LinksEdit

DANCE EARTH PARTY
Category · DANCE EARTH PARTY songs template
Members
Current Members EXILE ÜSA · EXILE TETSUYA · Dream Shizuka
Former Members EXILE NESMITH · Crystal Kay · Kobayashi Naoki · Sekiguchi Mandy · Dream Aya · Dream Ami · Dream Erie
Discography
Albums 1.
Singles 1. Inochi no Rhythm · 2. PEACE SUNSHINE · 3. BEAUTIFUL NAME · 4. DREAMERS' PARADISE · 5. NEO ZIPANG ~UTAGE~ · 6. POPCORN
Digital Singles 1. To The World · 2. HEART OF A LION · 3. WAVE
Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts Dream · EXILE · EXILE THE SECOND · Crystal Kay · Sandaime J Soul Brothers · GENERATIONS
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