Booka Shade will release their fourth artist album More! this May in a joint venture between Get Physical Music and Cooperative Music.
Regarded by many as the best live electronic act in the world, Booka Shade have enjoyed a meteoric rise since establishing themselves with their breakthrough album ‘Memento’ in 2005. Worldwide club hits such as ‘Body Language’, ‘In The White Rooms’ and ‘Charlotte’ followed, as well as their second album ‘Movements’, which is regarded as one of the last decade’s classic electronic albums. 5 years on and with the release of their fourth LP, the duo prove they are still hungry for More!
“The album is called More!. More refined production, more multi-layered atmospheres, more emotion.” Explains Arno Kammermeier (one half of Booka Shade), “We wanted this album to be more energetic with strong grooves and of course the typical Booka Shade melodies and atmospheres that we love. The album takes you through every stage of the night out; the excitement before you go out, the party, the late, late night, a bit of paranoia…. and then the sunny morning of a new day.”
Across the album, Arno, and the other half of Booka Shade, Walter Merziger delve deeper than ever before, delivering what has to be their most dynamic and accomplished album to date, which is saying something for Booka Shade! For the first time on any of their albums they’ve collaborated with guest vocalists, sharing the limelight with electronic pioneers Yello and Get Physical favourite Chelonis R. Jones.
“We’re so excited about 2010 and taking the new album on the road. We’ve been working on these songs in the studio for the last 18 months and now is the time to hear them loud!” Arno continues, “The world tour will start in February with us headlining the Future Music Festival in Australia, followed by club shows in key cities throughout Europe and a short trip to the U.S. to introduce the album Stateside. I can safely say we have a big summer of festivals in front of us too!”.
Indeed they do, with the full live schedule to be announced very soon, including (for the first time ever) a fully live UK tour, taking in all the major cities across the country (see below for a preview of confirmed dates). Until then, please log on to Booka Shade’s website to download Regenerate, one of the stand-out tracks from the album that will not only delight fans but also give the world a clear sign of what’s to come with More!
M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade single Donut, is also available to buy now.
LIVE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
1/ Havanna Sex Dwarf
2/ Donut (interpretation)
4/ The Door
5/ Teenage Spaceman
6/ Divine (feat. Yello)
8/ L.A. tely
9/ Bad Love (feat. Chelonis R. Jones)
10/ No Difference
11/ This Is Not The Time
– ‘MORE!’ RELEASE DATE (ALBUM): 3RD MAY 2010
– ‘BAD LOVE’ RELEASE DATE (1ST SINGLE): 16TH APRIL 2010