Berlin-based duo Booka Shade (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. Underneath the new moniker Booka Shade presents: Yaruba, the two producers have created an EP that appeals to their underground club roots. They explain, YARUBA represents the dark, clubby side of Booka Shade. Black Cow is a track we´ve been playing with great response in our DJ sets since last September, and kept refining the sound design. Released under their own label imprint Blaufield, Yaruba: EP One will be available on Beatport from 18th May.
In 2002 Booka Shade formed the now legendary dance label Get Physical Music (together with M.A.N.D.Y., Thomas DJ T. Koch and Peter Hayo), a defining moment in both their history individually and in the electronic music scene. They have huge recognition with their innovative live shows, previously given the accolade of being one of Resident Advisor’s Top 5 live acts in the world. 20 years, dozens of EPs and 6 albums later, Booka Shade have become synonymous with the spirit which drives electronic music and setting a precedent to which electronic music is still judged by today. They continue to pioneer and redefine the boundaries of music in their Berlin studio whilst touring their live production internationally..