Booka Shade

Booka Shade

Booka Shade

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Booka Shade, the iconic German duo composed of Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier, has carved out a reputation as one of the most celebrated electronic acts to come out of Europe over the past two decades. From their seminal underground releases in the ’90s to their recent GRAMMY nomination, the duo continues to prove exactly why they remain at the heart of electronic music.

They started in Frankfurt with their sights originally set on synth-pop. Quickly gaining a strong following within electronic music, they co-founded the legendary dance label Get Physical Music alongside M.A.N.D.Y., DJ T., Koch, and Peter Hayo in 2002. Three years later, their EPs “Mandarine” and “Body Language” (the latter co-produced with M.A.N.D.Y.) launched Booka Shade into the stratosphere. In the following years, they released an extensive body of standout albums and singles that achieved global success.

Since their breakthrough performance at Sónar in 2005, Booka Shade has earned huge recognition with their innovative live shows. They were named one of Resident Advisor’s Top 5 live acts in the world in 2010. They’ve opened for legendary acts like Depeche Mode and Kraftwerk, while headlining stages at festivals such as Coachella, Glastonbury, Rock Werchter, and Red Rocks. Their unique live sets have also been featured in festival reviews and round-ups, including DJ Mag’s 10 Unforgettable Sets From The History Of Exit Festival.

Booka Shade’s fan base extends beyond electronic music enthusiasts, with slots at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Lollapalooza, and more showcasing their undeniable crossover potential. Their remix credits include artists like Depeche Mode, Moby, Hot Chip, Kings of Leon, Woodkid, and many more.

The duo was also inducted into Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 Hall of Fame, receiving strong support from the station throughout their career. Additionally, they played at the 40 Years of Radio 1 celebration with Annie Nightingale and the 20 Years of Essential Mix party, where they contributed to Pete Tong’s All Gone Ibiza compilation album.

Adding to their accomplishments is their imprint Blaufield Music, founded in 2013. The label regularly appears in the upper end of Beatport’s Top 100 charts and is championed by industry heavyweights.

Booka Shade has also embraced technological developments. Their ongoing collaboration with Dolby and Dolby Atmos began in 2017 when they reproduced their album “Galvany Street” for a special Dolby Atmos 3D Audio Blu-ray edition. This fruitful partnership continued with a new version of their album “Dear Future Self”, nominated for Best Immersive Audio Album at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards.

After twenty years, dozens of EPs, and nine albums, Booka Shade has become more than a household name. They are synonymous with the spirit that drives electronic music and have set a precedent that still holds true today.

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  • Sat/18 May 2024  - Opening Cova Santa, Ibiza, Spain
  • Sat/08 June 2024  - Lula Club, Madrid, España

UPCOMING DATES

Contact danikoala@dskonnect.com for available dates or fill out the booking request form on this page.

RECENT DATES

  • Sat/18 May 2024  - Opening Cova Santa, Ibiza, Spain
  • Sat/08 June 2024  - Lula Club, Madrid, España

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