Booka Shade

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Booka Shade
Booka Shade at DEMF in 2007
Background information
Origin Frankfurt, Germany
Genres House, tech house, minimal
Labels Get Physical Records (2002-present)
Members Walter Merziger
Arno Kammermeier

Booka Shade is a German house duo. It is made up of Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier, described as veterans of the Frankfurt electronic music scene. They have released four albums.[1]


After beginning as a synth-pop duo (having been compared to Underworld[citation needed]), they have transitioned to creating club music. Their releases resulted in European imprints like R&S Records and Harthouse.

In 2002, the duo founded Get Physical Records with DJ T. and M.A.N.D.Y..[2]

Their 2005 singles Mandarine Girl and Body Language (with M.A.N.D.Y.) were widely played in clubs[3][4] and licensed on many mix CDs.

They were featured on BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix on July 2, 2006.[5]

Resident Advisor called the song Body Language "one of the biggest releases of the year.".[6] Body Language has been used as a sample by in the song Get Your Money from his album Songs About Girls. It also appears in the video game Forza Motorsport 2 for Xbox 360, as the M.A.N.D.Y. vs Booka Shade version.

The Song "In White Rooms" was featured on CSI: NY - Season 2 Episode 23 [7]

Booka shade is planning to bring some good beats and beer to dans dakkar.[8]


Booka Shade have released four albums of their own material, Memento, Movements,The Sun & the Neon Light and More!. Arno has commented in several interviews[citation needed] that while Memento was seen as a more minimalist techno album, Movements pushed the boundaries of people's definition of genres, introducing certain vocal and synth sounds unheard of in Memento.

Several Get Physical compilations have been mixed by Booka Shade and involve material from other Get Physical artists.




  • 1995 "Kind of Good"
  • 1996 "Silk"
  • 2004 "Every Day in My Life" (Marc Romboy vs. Booka Shade)
  • 2004 "Stupid Questions"
  • 2004 "Vertigo / Memento"
  • 2005 "Body Language" (M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade)
  • 2005 "Mandarine Girl"
  • 2005 "Memento Album Remixes"
  • 2006 "Darko"
  • 2006 "In White Rooms"
  • 2006 "Night Falls"
  • 2006 "Played Runner" (DJ T. vs. Booka Shade)
  • 2007 "Body Language" (M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade) (remixes)
  • 2007 "Tickle / Karma Car"
  • 2007 "Numbers (DJ Kicks)"
  • 2008 "Charlotte"
  • 2008 "Donut" (M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade)
  • 2010 "Bad Love"
  • 2010 "Teenage Spaceman"
  • 2010 "Regenerate"
  • 2012 "Honeyslave"
  • 2013 "Haleshop"
  • 2013 "Blackout: White Noise"
  • 2013 "Love Inc."
  • 2014 "Love Drug"


Awards and nominations[edit]

Preceded by
Beatport Music Awards: Best Tech House Artist
2008 - 2009
Succeeded by

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