Booka Shade Preps DJ-Kicks Mix
- Words: Fred Miketa
Arno Kammermeier and Walter Merziger–alias Booka Shade, founders of the Get Physical imprint–are a production duo, not DJ tag team, and the two have solidified this image by eschewing the usual hum-drum laptop sets in favor of more “hands-on” performances. But now, the duo switches gears with its DJ-mix debut for !K7’s acclaimed DJ-Kicks series.
Rather than focusing on hot contemporary club tracks and rising stars for their mix, the veteran producers have compiled a classic set of old, new, obscure, and accessible tracks, from John Carpenter to The Tubes to Matthew Dear. It’s a hybrid of cinematic spook, jangling punk, and poppy tech-house, and it’s as danceable as a mix can get.
The Shade is also including two brand-new exclusive tracks with the release, one of which features vocals (a rarity for Booka Shade tracks). It remains to be seen whether or not these dudes will take to the decks any time soon while on the road, but this release will definitely keep heads scratching and feet moving.
DJ-Kicks: Booka Shade is out October 22, 2007 on !K7
1. Passengers “A Different Kind Of Blue”
2. Nôze “Slum Girl” Circus Company
3. Cerrone “In the Smoke”/ Ben Westbeech “Hang Around”
4. John Carpenter - The Bank Robbery - Silva Screen Records
5. Booka Shade “Estoril”
6. Yazoo “Situation (US 12" Remix)”
7. Akiko Kiyama “The Misida Monarchy”/Karel Fialka “The Things I Saw”
8. Lopazz “2 Fast 4 U”
9. Quarion “Play Your Part”
10. John Carpenter “Arrival At The Library”/ Mlle Caro & Franck Garcia “Far Away”
11. Aphex Twin “Alberto Balsam”
12. Heaven 17 “Geisha Boys and Temple Girls”
13. The Tubes “Drums”
14. Brigitte Bardot “Contact”
15. Booka Shade “Numbers”
16. Quarion “Karasu”
17. The Streets “It's Too Late”
18. Amir Ad Fontes “Virtual Nature“
19. Carl Craig “Landcruising”
20. Matthew Dear “Tide”
21. Matthew Dear “Don & Sherri (Hot Chip Remix)”
22. Richard Hawley “Last Orders”
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