Booka Shade is a German electrohouse
duo, made up of Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier, both 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.” Running their own production company and studio for the past 15
years, they have applied their wide range of talents not only to the
realm of electronic music, but also many other media productions.
After two early ’90s synthpop album releases and a number of live
tours, they switched their attention to club projects for established
labels like R&S, Harthouse and Tommy Boy. But it was their early
incarnation of Booka Shade on illustrious Dutch label Touché which hit
the zeitgeist, triggering excitement and enthusiasm in clubs all across
2004 saw the release of Booka Shade’s acclaimed debut album, memento on Get Physical. This LP was met with a great deal of praise, but it was their seminal collaboration with M.A.N.D.Y, Body Language, that launched Booka Shade into the stratosphere.
At the end of 2006 the UK’s leading electronic music website, Resident Advisor crowned Booka Shade Best Live Act as well as awarding them with the title of Best Album for their second long-player, Movements. The band’s most coherent and engaging work yet, Movements was released in May 2006 and featured the massive club hits Mandarine Girl and Body Language, alongside new club anthems Night falls, In white room and Darko