Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier, better known by tech-house fans as Booka Shade, were showered with praise from Groove, Pitchfork, and, of course, XLR8R throughout 2006. The recognition was certainly deserved, given that they’ve been crafting their particularly progressive mix of electro and techno since the mid-’90s. It’s also undeniable that tracks from last year’s album Movements, notably “In White Rooms” and “Night Falls,” were among the biggest hits in just about every dance club worldwide, and that’s to say nothing of their abundant portfolio of remix work.
At the same time, the attention given to Booka Shade isn’t only for the team’s productions. They also co-founded the Get Physical label, produced tracks for labelmates DJ T and M.A.N.D.Y., and are known for their energetic, interactive live shows.
03/15 Brooklyn, NY: Studio B
03/16 Toronto, ON: The Mod Club
03/17 Montreal, QC: Musee Juste Pour Rire
03/19 Chicago, IL: Funky Buddha Lounge
03/22 Miami, FL: Studio A
03/23 San Francisco, CA: Mezzanine
03/24 Los Angeles, CA: Avalon