Booka Shade  

North America


Berlin-based Booka Shade (Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier) leapt to the forefront of contemporary dance music in 2005 with their classic singles “Body Language” (with M.A.N.D.Y.) and “Mandarine Girl”, and their debut full-length ´Memento´. Since then they’ve released a string of hit singles, become one of the world’s most sought-after electronic live acts and developed their unique sound on the acclaimed albums ´Movements´ and ´The Sun & The Neon Light´.

2008 was one of the duo’s most successful and madly busy years yet. As well as releasing ´The Sun & The Neon Light´, their most ambitious and full-realized album to date, they embarked on another exhaustive world tour. Performing at festivals like Glastonbury, Rock Am Ring and Creamfields in Argentina, they cemented their reputation as one of the most formidable live acts around (Resident Advisor voted them the 5th best live act in the world). Their single "Charlotte" was one of the top three selling underground tracks on Beatport in 2008 and Booka Shade was voted ´Best Tech House Act 2008´.

Having released a Movements tour edition, a live DVD called ´We Came To Dance´ (which found them performing to 12,000 fans at the Pukkelpop festival) and ´Cinematic Shades´, a compilation of more reflective tracks from the Booka Shade back catalogue, the guys are now back in their Berlin studio working on a new album. They will play selected shows in Spring and over the summer festival season. Their eagerly-anticipated US tour starts in March 2009.

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