23 Mar Noise of Art Present: Booka Shade
German house duo Booka Shade don’t really need an introduction, such is their contribution to the electronic music scene over the last 18 years. Their fifth studio album, Eve – its title taken from the name of the Manchester recording studio in which the record was created – was released at the end of 2013. A solid album, Eve had a good critical reception. Offering classic fall-to-the-floor house beats and catchy vocal samples, my favourite tracks are Love Inc and Many Rivers; the latter cleverly samples Jimmy Cliff’s Many Rivers to Cross, which blends in nicely with the modulated synths and summery, electro vibes.
The duo just dropped the video for their new single, Crossing Borders, with vocals from Fritz Kalkbrenner. It is a rather hypnotising affair.
Next month, the Noise of Art collective are celebrating 100 years of electronic music by putting on a month of events, culminating in the London debut of Booka Shade’s new live set on April 25th. In true Noise of Art style, the duo will be playing at one of London’s most unique venues, Shoreditch’s Village Underground. Tickets are selling out quickly, of course, but are currently available for £20.35. It promises to be a big night, with Groove Armada’s Tom Findlay and We Have Band providing the beats for the exclusive afterparty. Noise of Art founder, Ben Osbourne, will also be DJing on the night.
Written by Grace Howard.