Biography of Booka Shade
Booka Shade is a German electrohouse duo. It is made up of Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier, described as veterans of the Frankfurt electronic
music scene. They have released three albums, Memento, Movements and The Sun the Neon Light. Their 2005 singles "Mandarine Girl" and "Body Language"
(with M.A.N.D.Y.) were widely played in clubs and licensed on many mix CDs; Resident Advisor called "Body Language" "one of the biggest releases of
the year." "Body Language" has been used as a sample by will.i.am in the song "Get Your Money" from his album Songs About Girls. It also appears in
the videogame Forza Motorsport 2 for the Xbox 360, as the M.A.N.D.Y vs Booka Shade version.
They were featured on BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix on July 2, 2006.
After beginnings similar to those of Underworld (namely as an overlooked early nineties synth pop duo), the band has more recently d club music. Their
releases resulted on European imprints like R S Records and Harthouse.
In 2002, the duo founded Get Physical Records with DJ T. and M.A.N.D.Y.
Booka Shade have just returned from a successful tour of Australia. The next single ‘Bad Love’ will be released shortly and is taken from the
forthcoming album ‘More!’ due for release in early summer. More info. to follow on remixes soon. You can can also get a free download of the track
‘Regenerate’ at www.bookashade.com
There is an interview with Arno discussing the new album in Clash magazine and also online at their website. Click on Clash image above for direct
Resident Advisor have voted ‘Movements’ no. 8 in a poll of 100 best albums of the decade. Click RA poll image for the top 100.