Berlin-based duo Booka Shade plays Brighton
Berlin-based duo Booka Shade, aka Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier have carved out a reputation as one of the most celebrated electronic acts to come out of Europe over the past two decades.
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 legendary acts such as Depeche Mode and Kraftwerk, whilst headlining stages at the likes of Coachella, Glastonbury, Rock Werchter, and Red Rocks just to name a few. In recent years, the band has appeared amongst the likes of DJ Mag’s ‘Alternative Top 100 DJ List’ (2018), whilst their notable live sets have led to key mentions amongst a host of distinguished festival reviews and round-ups, including placement within DJ Mag’s ’10 Unforgettable Sets From The History Of Exit Festival’.
Booka Shade were also inducted into Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 Hall of Fame, having received strong support from the station throughout their careers, playing at both the ’40 Years of Radio 1′ celebration with Annie Nightingale and the ’20 Years of Essential Mix’ party, whilst also mixing Pete Tong’s ‘All Gone Ibiza’ compilation album.
2018 saw releases via the likes of Mark Knight’s Toolroom as well as two EP’s via John Digweed’s Bedrock, with the duos recent musical output seeing a firm switch back to the club and firmly towards the dance floor with EP’s such as ‘Torch / The Highs Are Higher’.
They’ll make their long-overdue return to Brighton on December 13th for a performance at The Arch, with support from Brighton based talents and The Arch residents such as Markus Saarlander, Lola, Sean Branton and SDXN.
Tickets for Booka Shade at The Arch can be purchased via Skiddle and are already on their second release – https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Brighton/The-Arch/Booka-Shade—Live/13649937/