About Booka Shade
Meet one of the most prolific duos to come out of the German house scene. Separately they are Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier, but together they make up Booka Shade, veterans of the Frankfurt Electronic Music movement.
The combined talent between Merziger and Kammermeier is staggering, to say the least. They started their own label, Get Physical, in 2002 and promptly produced almost all releases. That includes remixes of M.A.N.D.Y., DJ T., Chelonis R. Jones and Sunsetpeople. And being in charge let them not only apply their own talents, it also allowed them input on a number of other media-based projects. They also put a lot of attention on club projects for more established labels, and before long the name Booka Shade was sparking excitement in clubs all over Europe.
Even EM fans are somewhat unaware that Booka Shade has released four albums of their own material: "Memento," "Movements," "The Sun & the Neon Light," and "More!" Out of the four, it was "Memento" that was probably the most talked-about, as it was seen as a minimalist techno album. "Movements," meanwhile, seemed to challenge the notion of 'genre' and included vocal and synth sounds not heard in the duo's debut album.
It's always guaranteed that Booka Shade can light up a crowd, but now even more so since the duo has paired with Vodafone to create a music app that makes the audience part of the music. It was showcased at their recent Umspannwerk show in Berlin in front of 600 fans. The audience was prompted to download the free app, which was controlled by the dance music duo live on stage, creating a spectacle that allowed fans to become part of the performance by tapping their phones at the right time.
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Past 12 Months
date city state venue 1/3/2015 London London XOYO 6/24/2015 Pilton Som Worthy Farm 7/24/2015 Brighton Sxe Concorde 2
date city state venue 3/26/2014 Amsterdam ?? Melkweg 4/25/2014 London Lnd Village Underground 4/26/2014 Dublin D Vicar Street 5/23/2014 Bethel NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 5/25/2014 Philadelphia PA Morgan's Pier 6/8/2014 Stein bei Nurnberg BY Rock Im Park 6/21/2014 Denver CO Beta Nightclub 6/22/2014 Austin TX Kingdom 6/26/2014 San Francisco CA 1015 Folsom 6/26/2014 Rothbury MI Double JJ Ranch 8/23/2014 London Lbh Clapham Common 8/29/2014 Paris Zig Zag Club 10/24/2014 London Lbh Electric Brixton 10/31/2014 New Orleans LA New Orleans City Park 11/1/2014 Pomona CA Fairplex At Pomona 11/2/2014 Pomona CA Fairplex At Pomona 11/3/2014 Los Angeles CA Mayan Theatre 11/7/2014 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
date city state venue 2/15/2013 Brussels Tour & Taxis 2/27/2013 Zurich ZH Kaufleuten 2/28/2013 Frankfurt Hesse Batschkapp 3/6/2013 Paris La Gaite Lyrique 3/6/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Paradiso 3/7/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Paradiso 3/8/2013 Berlin BE Postbahnhof 3/9/2013 London London Fire 3/15/2013 Miami FL Bayfront Park 3/15/2013 Miami FL Bayfront Park 3/19/2013 New York NY Irving Plaza 3/20/2013 Philadelphia PA Trocadero Theatre 3/21/2013 Washington DC 9:30 Club 3/22/2013 Miami FL Bayfront Park 3/22/2013 Miami FL Bayfront Park 4/12/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Club 4/16/2013 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 4/17/2013 Seattle WA The Showbox 4/19/2013 San Francisco CA Mezzanine 4/19/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Club 6/7/2013 London London O2 Academy Brixton 6/21/2013 Las Vegas NV Las Vegas Motor Speedway 7/18/2013 Dour Wal La Plaine de La Machine a Feu 11/14/2013 London London Oval Space 11/16/2013 Manchester Man Victoria Warehouse 11/21/2013 Paris La Machine Du Moulin Rouge 11/22/2013 Basel BS Hinterhof Bar
date city state venue 9/14/2012 Lille Magazine Club 9/15/2012 Pau Le Showcase 9/22/2012 Jakarta X2 9/27/2012 Bangkok 10 Bed Supperclub 9/28/2012 Macau Club Cubic, City of Dreams 9/30/2012 Beijing 11 Lantern Club 11/16/2012 Bristol Bst Motion 11/16/2012 Bristol Bst Motion 12/15/2012 Basel BS Das Schiff
date city state venue 8/11/2011 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 8/12/2011 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 8/13/2011 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 8/14/2011 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 8/16/2011 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 8/18/2011 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 8/19/2011 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 8/20/2011 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 8/21/2011 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 8/23/2011 Atlanta GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood 8/24/2011 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 8/27/2011 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 8/28/2011 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 8/30/2011 Albuquerque NM Isleta Amphitheater 9/2/2011 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 9/3/2011 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 9/10/2011 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre
date city state venue 10/21/2010 Toronto ON Mod Club Theatre 10/22/2010 Detroit MI Saint Andrews Hall 10/25/2010 Boston MA Royale Boston 10/26/2010 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg