Joplyn 'Too Close' (Robot Koch Remix)

Berlin-based indie electronica artist Joplyn has teamed up with German producer-composer Robot Koch on an ambient, synth-heavy remix of her single “Too Close.” Joplyn recently returned wit…

Farr Festival Announces Day-By-Day Stage Breakdown
This year's edition takes place from June 13-15 in Hertfordshire, UK.

Following the conclusive lineup announcement, Farr Festival has revealed its day-by-day stage breakdown. New for this year at Farr is the Main Stage. Performing here will be Todd Terje, Booka Shade, R…

Booka Shade to Release New Album
'Galvany Street' is scheduled for April 7 release.

Booka Shade will soon return with their sixth studio album, titled Galvany Street. Galvany Street is described by the duo as a “new beginning,” and follows on from their Movements10 releas…

Podcast 482: M.A.N.D.Y.
Philipp Jung and Patrick Bodmer string together just under an hour of timeless broken beat cuts.

In the world of electronic music, few artists can boast a resume as long and storied as Philipp Jung and Patrick Bodmer (a.k.a. M.A.N.D.Y.). The duo formed at the Monza Club in Frankfurt as a DJ-colle…

Booka Shade's Movements Album Set for 10-Year Reissue
Eats Everything, Nils Frahm, Deetron, and more all provide remixes.

October will see the release of an expanded reissue of Booka Shade’s 2006 Movements album. The album was Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier’s second full-length as Booka Shade, landing o…

Q&A: Blond:ish
In the runup to Halloween's Minimal Effort affair, Vivie Ann and Anstascia reveal the inspirations behind their hypnotic debut album.

It’s been a long time coming, but Vivie Ann Bakos and Anstascia D’elene have released their debut full length, entitled Welcome to the Present. The pair’s Blond:ish project, formed when the two …

Q&A: M.A.N.D.Y.
On the eve of the Amsterdam Dance Event, the veteran duo's Philipp Jung preps for the Transmat Gets Physical fiesta.

The two friends have been spinning together for over 15 years; they founded the world-conquering Get Physical label with friends Peter Hayo, Thomas “DJ T.” Koch, and Arno Kammermeier and W…

Booka Shade More!

Sometimes less really is more. Where Booka Shade’s highly acclaimed second album, Movements, epitomized the duo’s low-key, approachable beats and dappled, warm synth melodies, the German t…

Booka Shade The Sun and the Neon Light

It’s almost too perfect that Berlin’s Booka Shade included a track called “Comacabana” on this latest outing–you could just as easily doze off to these jams as freak out. The album’s split personality…

Booka Shade: Booka Shade: DJ-Kicks

When artists like Erlend Øye are given a crack at this series of sonic time capsules, unexpected delights occur, as they do on this volume from golden boys Booka Shade. Like Øye, they’re not DJs, and …

Booka Shade Movements

The title is presumably intended as a play on words, simultaneously referencing the Get Physical label and Booka Shade’s own place in the scheme of scenes and trends. Featuring interpretations a…

Booka Shade Mandarine EP

Shifting away from their more esoteric and dizzying sounds, the production duo of Walter Merziger and Arno Kammemeier has created one for the dancer in all of us. “Point Break” is a rude g…

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