Electronic Duo, Booka Shade Re-Release Ninth Studio Album Dear Future Self in Dolby Atmos
Berlin, July 29 2020: Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB), a leader in immersive entertainment experiences, and critically-acclaimed German house group Booka Shade have today announced the release of a special reissue of the duo’s ninth studio album Dear Future Self, mixed in immersive Dolby Atmos sound.
Originally released via Blaufield Music in May 2020, the new Dolby Atmos Music release of Dear Future Self will be available on TIDAL’s HiFi tier and Amazon Music HD through AvidPlay. AvidPlay is a DIY music distribution service allowing artists, producers, and record labels the ability to self-distribute their music in Dolby Atmos. With Dolby Atmos Music and AvidPlay, subscribers can now bring next-level immersive listening experiences to their fans, deliver unlimited singles and albums annually to compatible streaming services, and grow their fanbase while keeping 100 percent of their rights and earnings.
Recorded across the globe as Booka Shade toured the worldwide circuit, the thirteen-track LP includes recorded sessions from New Zealand to the duo’s home city of Berlin, and features collaborations with artists from Iceland, South Africa, England and Germany to deliver a collection of international dancefloor-focused electronic cuts.
Booka Shade’s Arno Kammermeier said: “As a band we’ve always been interested in pushing technology forward and seeing what’s possible when it comes to delivering the best listening experience to our fans. I was blown away when I first heard the Dolby Atmos mix of the album in Berlin – it really was a pleasure to listen to and offered a fresh perspective on the album. Dolby Atmos truly brings an extra layer of life to the music.”
Christine Thomas, Senior Director of Music Partnerships at Dolby Laboratories added: “Genre-defining acts deserve to have their music presented at its very best, and we’re thrilled to bring the latest Booka Shade album to their fans in Dolby Atmos. This remixed version of Dear Future Self brings fans even closer to the duo’s vision with some of their most exciting work yet, and through Dolby’s collaboration with AvidPlay, they can now share this heightened immersive experience with the world.”
Dolby Atmos Music is an immersive music experience that adds more space, clarity and depth to audio. Instead of hearing songs in stereo, Dolby Atmos gives the listener the feeling of being inside the music, as creators are able to strategically place distinctive audio elements into a three-dimensional sound field, offering a fully immersive soundstage.
Booka Shade has been a prominent act in house music for over 25 years. Following on from their most recent full-length album Cut The Strings in 2018, the German duo’s 2020 release of Dear Future Self sees a project which is focussed on club-ready sounds, with the album’s tracks already featuring heavily as part of their touring setlist and live performances from the past 12 months.
To learn more about Dolby Atmos Music, visit music.dolby.com.
About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) is based in San Francisco with offices in over 20 countries around the globe. Dolby transforms the science of sight and sound into spectacular experiences. Through innovative research and engineering, we create breakthrough experiences for billions of people worldwide through a collaborative ecosystem spanning artists, businesses, and consumers. The experiences people have – with Dolby Cinema, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Audio, and Dolby Voice – revolutionize entertainment and communications at the cinema, on the go, in the home, and at work.
About Booka Shade
Berlin-based duo Booka Shade, aka Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier, have carved out a reputation as one of the most celebrated electronic acts to come out of Europe over the past two decades.
Earning recognition with their innovative live shows, Booka Shade has been named one of Resident Advisor's Top 5 live acts in the world in 2010. They have opened for legendary acts such as Depeche Mode and Kraftwerk, whilst headlining stages at the likes of Coachella, Glastonbury and have also inducted into Pete Tong's BBC Radio 1 Hall of Fame.
Over 25 years, dozens of EP’s and nine albums later, Booka Shade have become more than a household name, they have become synonymous with the spirit which drives electronic music and have set a precedent to which electronic music is still held to today.
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