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DTS Entertainment Takes Electronica Into Surround With The Crystal Method

by July 22, 2004

Agoura Hills, CA - July 22, 2004 - DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) (Nasdaq:DTSI) entertainment label, DTS Entertainment (DTSE) announces that it will releasethe DTS-ES surround sound mix of The Crystal Method's Legion Of Boom on DVD-Audio on August 3rd. This title marks the first surround music release from America'spremiere electronic group.

Created in a bomb shelter turned state-of-the-art recording studio, Legion Of Boomis the most recent release from duo Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland, aka The Crystal Method. Further entrenching the group as one of the country's finest producers ofdance music made for rock & roll people, Legion Of Boom features collaborations withLimp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland, John Garcia of desert rock band Kyuss, Bay areapoet Hanifah Walidah, DJ Swamp and many more.

The surround DVD-A from DTSE is packed with extras, including:

  • Exclusive surround re-mixes of all 12 Legion Of Boom tracks
  • Bonus tracks: Two exclusive surround re-mixes of "Born Too Slow"
  • DTS ES 6.1-channel for DVD-Video players
  • "Born Too Slow" music video in DTS-ES
  • Director's cut of "Born Too Slow" video in DTS-ES
  • The Making Of Legion Of Boom featurette in DTS-ES
  • Special "Mix Breakdown" of "True Grit" track
  • On-screen biography and live photo gallery

"It was a true joy working with The Crystal Method to create this title," said JeffSkillen, Vice President of DTS Entertainment. "Ken and Scott are great advocates of surround sound, and really recognize how the technology can enhance all genres ofmusic."

Since Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland left their native Las Vegas and started releasing indie 12" singles in the mid-nineties, The Crystal Method's bass-fortified, hard-rolling concoctions have marked them out as leaders of theAmerican dance scene. Vegas, their 1997 major label debut, melded pounding beatswith hard rock dynamics, but the most distinctive sound it made was that of ground being broken. Having spent years on the road - playing just about every club andfestival, and licensing their music out to everything from video games to majormovie blockbusters - The Crystal Method returned to record shelves in 2001 with Tweekend, which saw the duo collaborating with heavyweights like Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello and Stone Temple Pilots front man Scott Weiland. In no time, The Crystal Method sold 1.5 million albums and became America's number one electronic band.

Instead of rushing back to the studio, however, the group prepared for their next release, Legion Of Boom, by getting back to their roots. Jordan and Kirkland returned to the clubs for a series of DJ dates, put together their first mix album,Community Service, and tried out some of their ideas on live audiences at everyopportunity. By the time the basic tracks for Legion Of Boom were laid down inJanuary 2003, the music once again sounded exactly like The Crystal Method, and no one else. Spontaneous, defiant, intense, loud and occasionally insane, Legion Of Boom was released in January 2004 on V2 Records. For more information, go to www.thecrystalmethod.com .

About DTS Entertainment
DTS Entertainment is an entertainment label that licenses, produces, and markets anexpansive series of DVD-Audio and 5.1 Music Discs to millions of DTS DigitalSurround enthusiasts. Currently, there are more than 100 DTS Entertainment musictitles available covering a wide variety of genres, including poprock mega-hitssuch as the Eagles? Hell Freezes Over and Sting's Brand New Day. For moreinformation, please visit www.dtsEntertainment.com .

About DTS
DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) is a digital technology company dedicated todelivering the ultimate entertainment experience. DTS decoders are in virtuallyevery major brand of 5.1-channel surround processors, and there are 280 millionDTS-licensed consumer electronics products available worldwide. A pioneer inmulti-channel audio, DTS technology is in home theatre, car audio, PC and gameconsole products, as well as 5.1 Music Discs, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio and DVD-ROMsoftware. Additionally, DTS is featured on more than 22,000 motion picture screensworldwide. Founded in 1993, DTS is headquartered in Agoura Hills, California andhas offices in the United Kingdom, Japan and China. For further information, please visit www.dtsonline.com .

DTS, DTS-ES and DTS Entertainment are registered trademarks of Digital TheaterSystems, Inc. >

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