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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a high resolution video of Xam’d scenes. Also please get “SHUT UP AND EXPLODE” yourself or e-mail email@example.com 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.