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  • 03/22/2013

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Booka Shade Announces New EP; Hear the Lead Track Now

Booka Shade has been relatively quiet since the release of its last album, 2010's More!, issuing only a handful of EPs over the past few years. Apparently, that's all about to change, as the long-running German duo will soon be releasing a new EP via the Blaufield Music imprint, which will reportedly be followed by the outfit's fifth full-length. The Blackout: White Noise EP (artwork above) will be available for sale at Beatport on Monday, March 25, and the title track is described as a "menacing" cut where the pair's "signature dark undertones and expert understanding of space, atmosphere, and composition combine with analog warmth and classic Chicago nods to create an essential floor-ready Booka Shade moment." The song also happens to feature veteran house act Chelonis R. Jones pitching in with some guest vocals. Speaking of collaboration, the EP also marks the first occasion where Booka Shade is teaming up with famed designers La Boca, who will now be contributing to the duo's visual aspect, including the design of a limited-edition 12" that's in the works for Record Store Day next month. In the meantime though, "Blackout: White Noise" is streaming in the player below.

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