Booka Shade

About Booka Shade

Booka Shade is a German house duo. It is made up of Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier, described as veterans of the Frankfurt electronic music scene. They have released 5 studio albums including Memento (2004) Movements (2006), The Sun & The Neon Light (2008), More! (2010) and Eve (2013) and a mix album for DJ Kicks.

In the early 1990s the duo made music under the name Planet Claire and released an album of the same name, produced by Peter Hayo. The duo have stated the name Planet Claire came from a B-52’s song of the same name

In the late 1990s, the duo collaborated with DJ T and together with friends Patrick Bodmer and Philipp Jung aka M.A.N.D.Y. established the record label Get Physical. The Get Physical label grew rapidly and quickly became a respected name in electronic music. In 2005, Mixmag voted Get Physical as ‘label of the year’ after it became the best selling label on Beatport across all genres.Artists that released on Get Physical include Trentemoller, Chelonis R.Jones, Damian Lazarus, Modeselektor and Junior Boys amongst many others Booka Shade themselves started to release records on Get Physical Music from 2004.

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