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Boom Boom Satellites Launch Unique Video Remix Contest and Take on rhe 2008 Summer Blockbuster "Dark Knight"Dec 1st 2008
Japanese dance rock pioneers BOOM BOOM SATELITTES celebrate the digital release of their new album EXPOSED (out now on Sony Japan) by announcing the second annual "AMVJ REMIX SESSIONS" contest.*
AMVJ is the combination of two creative video cultures. Bringing together the refined video editing techniques of Anime Music Video (AMV) enthusiasts with the cutting-edge artistry of VJ Culture, "AMVJ Remix Sessions" was originally initiated by Boom Boom Satellites whose song "SHUT UP AND EXPLODE" is featured on the soundtrack to the animation series Xam'd: Lost Memories. This project allows fans to explore creativity, mixing and arranging their own personalized video clip to "Shut Up And Explode."
Fans may enter the competition via www.animemusicvideos.org. On this website you will find how to entry your work to this contest. In obtaining the remix work materials, please contact [email protected] for a high resolution video of Xam'd scenes. Also please get "SHUT UP AND EXPLODE" yourself or e-mail [email protected] for a sample. Winners will be personally selected by the band and prizes include the chance to get a special SONY gold 16GB Walkman! Work fast because the deadline for entries is January 12th, 2009.
Boom Boom Satellites are also a favorite act of Hollywood filmmakers having recently landed substantial placement for tracks "Scatterin' Monkey" and "4 A Moment Of Silence" (Both from their 1999 U.S. debut album "OUT LOUD") in the nightclub scene of summer 2008 blockbuster The Dark Knight. They also famously worked on the music to the soundtrack of main scene from Luc Besson's Yamakashi, while in 2004, Boom Boom Satellites coordinated the soundtrack to the anime film Appleseed; pairing four new songs with material from artists including Paul Oakenfold, Basement Jaxx and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Including Exposed, Boom Boom Satellites have released six studio albums – Out Loud (1998), Umbra (2001), Photon (2002), Full Of Elevating Pleasures (2005) and On (2006).
*Boom Boom Satellties first launched the "AMVJ Remix Sessions" in early 2008 with the song "Easy Action" as featured on the soundtrack to the animated movie Vexille.*
Boom Boom Satellites new album "EXPOSED" is now available on iTunes
**STREAM album track "Shut Up And Explode" by clicking here**
Enter the "AMVJ REMIX SESSIONS" competition:
Japanese Electronic Rock Pioneers BOOM BOOM SATELLITES
Return with New Album
Digital Release Date: October 14, 2008
Featuring Hit "SHUT UP AND EXPLODE", The Opening Theme to
Sony Playstation 3 Exclusive Digital Animation Xam'd: Lost Memories
On October 14, Japanese electronic rock pioneers Boom Boom Satellites (aka bassist/programmer Masayuki Nakano and guitarist/vocalist Michiyuki Kawashima) celebrates their 10-year anniversary with the digital release of "EXPOSED." Boom Boom Satellites are widely considered one of the first true "dance rock" band's (the genre didn't even exist back then) and their impact is felt in the music of some of today's most popular artists. "Exposed" offers 12 tracks that blends philosophical lyrics and an untamed physical rave experience with the toughness of rock'n'roll and the precision of electronic programming.
Boom Boom Satellites first gained notoriety during the late-90's electronica explosion for making music that sounded unlike what anyone else was doing in the world. The band's melding of dance and rock music was in your face, unique and 100% live. And this live show is at the crux of what makes Boom Boom Satellites stand out from the crowd. In fact, the live show is so good that Boom Boom Satellites have been a favorite at top festivals around the world and toured with acts including Underworld and Moby, among many others.
Including Exposed, Boom Boom Satellites have released six studio albums – Out Loud (1998), Umbra (2001), Photon (2002), Full Of Elevating Pleasures (2005) and On (2006). Critical acclaim for Out Loud lead to many opportunities from the onset including global tours and remix requests from artists including Garbage, Josh Wink and Jaydee and Ken Ishii. Boom Boom Satellites are also a favorite act of Hollywood filmmakers having famously worked on the music to the soundtrack of main scene from Luc Besson's Yamakashi. In 2004, Boom Boom Satellites coordinated the soundtrack to the anime film Appleseed; pairing four new songs with material from artists including Paul Oakenfold, Basement Jaxx and Ryuichi Sakamoto.
10 years after their debut, with various trials and errors, Boom Boom Satellites still keep driving through the music scene. With fewer people listening to whole albums these days, Boom Boom Satellites focused on creating a record that would be set up best for people to enjoy. As a result, the Exposed clocks in at a relatively short 42 minutes and features songs that tend to flow nicely into each other. The music is also harder and more aggressive than previous releases; filled with crunching metallic guitars, bouncy basslines, electronic efx and catchy lyrics. Exposed album track "Easy Action" was featured in Fumihiko Sori's 3D live action anime film series, Vexille, and was included in the soundtrack featuring ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION, Underworld, and THE PRODIGY. "Shut Up And Explode" was chosen as the opening theme to Sony Playstation 3 exclusive digital animation Xam'd: Lost Memories. This marks the first title released for Sony Playstation's world wide video delivery service and is now available in the U.S.
EXPOSED is digitally released in North America on October 14.