Two-Mix

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Two-Mix
Origin Japan
Genres Pop, electropop, techno
Years active 1995–2009
2013–present
Labels King Records (1995–1998)
Warner Music Japan (1998–2002)
Little Station (2003)
Geneon Entertainment (2005–2007)
ShiinaTactix-Music (2009–present)
Website Little Station
Members Minami Takayama
Shiina Nagano

Two-Mix (temporarily known as || MIX⊿DELTA) is a Japanese pop music group formed in 1995 by Minami Takayama (vocals and composer) and Shiina Nagano (synthesizer and lyricist). Their style is fast electronic pop.

History[edit]

They met in the early 1990s. Minami, already well-established as a voice actress, was in the indie band Re-X and met Shiina through a friend. Minami released a solo album in 1992, Endless Communication which Shiina contributed to. They formed a group together Es Connexion and released an album. In 1995 they formed Two-Mix.

They have been featured in anime such as Gundam Wing and Detective Conan (in which the title character, Conan Edogawa, is voiced by Minami. They also made a guest appearance in one of the episode in which they were kidnapped and saved by Conan and his friends).

In 1999, Two-Mix produced Miru Takayama(a cousin of Minami) and in 2000 Miru and Minami formed M*TWO-MinaMiru-.

In 2005, Minami and Shiina were joined by Joe Rinoie as an additional singer and composer, changing the group's name to || MIX⊿DELTA for a limited time.

In 2008, Shiina started his solo music project ShiinaTactix-Music, featuring different female vocalists, Sanae Kobayashi, Yoko Hikasa and Mutsumi Tamura.

In 2013, Two-Mix released a digital download single "T-R-Y: Next / Across The End: Platinum Stream" and Shiina composed the music for a song "Rhythm Linkage" with Yoko Hikasa in her album "Hikasa Yoko Collaboration Album Glamorous Songs".

In 2014, Shiina composed the music for a song "Reboot Tactics" with Kaori Sadohara(from Sweet Arms) in their album "Trigger".

Discography[edit]

Two-Mix singles[edit]

No. Information Sales
1st Just Communication
  • Released: April 29, 1995
264,000
copies sold
2nd Rhythm Emotion
  • Released: November 22, 1995
353,000
copies sold
3rd TRY ~Return to Yourself~
  • Released: March 23, 1996
113,000
copies sold
4th Love Revolution
  • Released: July 24, 1996
126,000
copies sold
5th Rhythm Generation
  • Released: October 2, 1996
98,000
copies sold
6th White Reflection
  • Released: January 15, 1997
156,000
copies sold
7th True Navigation
  • Released: June 4, 1997
142,000
copies sold
8th Summer Planet No. 1
  • Released: September 3, 1997
89,000
copies sold
9th Living Daylights
  • Released: November 21, 1997
70,000
copies sold
10th Time Distortion
  • Released: June 21, 1998
50,000
copies sold
11th Beat of Destiny
  • Released: May 8, 1998
45,000
copies sold
12th Last Impression
  • Released: July 23, 1998
107,000
copies sold
13th TRUTH ~A Great Detective of Love~
  • Released: November 26, 1998
228,710
copies sold
14th Body Makes Stream
  • Released: May 12, 1999
45,000
copies sold
15th Maximum Wave
  • Released: August 25, 1999
36,000
copies sold
16th Side Formula
  • Released : October 27, 1999
35,000
copies sold
17th Naked Dance
  • Released: March 8, 2000
16,000
copies sold
18th Gravity Zero
  • Released: August 29, 2001
19th Before the Ignition
  • Released: May 3, 2003
20th Lightning Evolution / I'm Yours
  • Released: August 20, 2009

Digital singles[edit]

  • "T-R-Y: Next / Across The End: Platinum Stream" - 2013

|| MIX⊿DELTA singles[edit]

  • "Toki wo Koete" - 2007 (first opening theme for Engage Planet Kiss Dum)
  • "A Runner at Daybreak" - 2007 (second opening theme for Engage Planet Kiss Dum)

Miru Takayama with Two-Mix singles[edit]

  • "Justice: Future Mystery" - 1999 (5th opening theme for Kindaichi Case Files)
  • "Kiss" - 1999
  • "Rhythmic Youth" - 1999

Others[edit]

  • M*TWO-MinaMiru- - 37°C: Binestu Senki - 2000

VHS[edit]

  • "Vision Formula" - 1999
  • "Naked Dance" - 2000

DVD[edit]

  • "Vision Formula 2000-DVD" - 2000
  • "White Reflection The Movie" - 2001

External links[edit]