About Booka Shade
With their beginnings in Frankfurt and their sights originally on synth-pop, the duo Booka Shade quickly gained a strong following. In 2002 Booka Shade formed the now legendary dance label Get Physical Music, where they would have a platform for their own music.
Three years later, in 2005, their EP’s Mandarine EP and Body Language, launched Booka Shade into the stratosphere with both EPs becoming an international success. The duo further solidified their position as electronic maestros with tracks like In White Rooms and Night Falls, setting dancefloors into a frenzy the world over.
Since their break-through performance at Sónar in 2005, Booka Shade have earned huge recognition with their innovative live shows, even being named one of Resident Advisor’s Top 5 live acts in the world in 2010. They have opened for Depeche Mode, and headlined stages at Coachella, Glastonbury, Rock Werchter, and Red Rocks just to name a few.
The duo’s fan base is in no way constricted to electronic music enthusiasts. They’ve had great success playing slots in the Montreux Jazz Festival, Lollapalooza, and more by utilizing their massive crossover potential, which is as evident in their billings as it is in their remix credits, including acts like Depeche Mode, Moby, Hot Chip, Kings of Leon, Woodkid, The Knife and many more. They also have a passion for classical music, with the boys collaborating with China’s near-legendary classical pianist, Lang Lang for a special performance in Berlin. c