Longserving German House duo Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier, better known to the world as Booka Shade, follow up last year’s ‘Home’ alongside M.A.N.D.Y with a diverse four-piece EP for Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records.
Opposing the heavy-hitting Electro House more commonly associated with the record label of Steve Aoki, the dark and hypnotic lead progressions of Booka Shade’s latest release are met with a climax of growling bass and strong melodics true to their own melodic persuasions. While there may never again be a record of the same calibre as the House classic that is ‘Body Language’, the ‘Honeyslave’ EP indicates that among the times of urban crossovers, Booka Shade are never ones to rest on their laurels.
As far as British success stories go, none have perfected the field of emotionally charged chart-friendly Dub Step better than Daniel Stephens and Joe Ray, better known as London’s own Nero. With a spate of large scale festival appearances under their belts and their highly acclaimed debut album ‘Welcome Reality’ still going strong across the globe, Reaching Out marks yet another chapter of their status as a European stronghold within their oversubscribed genre.
As eclectic Tech House visionaries and one third of the brains behind Get Physical Music, Arno Kammermeier and Walter Merziger, who make up Booka Shade, have continued to deal in sophisticated doses of unpredictable Dance music. Their remodel, by far the most imaginative take on Nero’s unintimidating original, brings ambient percussion, unpredictable keys and the glow warm vintage synthesiser to an otherwise uninspiring package of remixes.
Words by Dan Carter
With an amazing remix together with Hook N Sling set on the horizon, Goodwill shows up his wide, distinct sound yet another time remixing Booka Shade’s latest trademarker called Regenerate. Any release info hasn’t been revealed yet so stay tuned!
Luke Mandala is giving away his remix of Booka Shade’s amazing track Regenerate, check it out!
Free Download: Booka Shade – Regenerate (Luke Mandala Remix)
Following up on their trademark hit Body Language together with M.A.N.D.Y, the Berlin-based duo Booka Shade delivers a harmonic high-class release called Regenerate, featuring remixes made by Popof & Kris Menace to name a few. It got released two days ago through Get Physical Music, support the duo now!
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