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Today, Booka Shade are kicking off their North America tour, starting in Montreal and culminating in a mammoth show at LA’s Hard Haunted Mansion. Last week we caught up with Walter Merziger, one half of the legendary German duo, to chat about their forthcoming tour, the Get Physical label, and 90s rave culture. Here’s how it played out:

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photo cred: www.physical-music.com
Last week I went utterly ape s**t upon finding out that my favorite German dance duo Booka Shade are about to embark on a six date tour of the US in May. Here’s a glimpse at their schedule:
05.25 – Music Hall of Williamsburg, New York, NY
05.27 – Henry Fonda, Los Angeles, CA
05.28 – Oak Canyon Ranch, Irvine, CA
05.29 – Red Rocks, Morrison, CO
05.30 – Sasquatch Festival, Seattle, WA
05.31 – Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI
You can also view their Australian and European dates HERE.
These tour dates are in conjunction with the release of their forthcoming LP entitled More! which is set to drop on their Get Physical label in Germany on April 23rd, and the rest of the world ten days later. Don’t ask why there’s a delay – I’m guessing it’s a home ting. The album marks the follow up to 2008’s Sun & The Neon Light LP, which was massive, so I’m excited to check out their new stuff. The ‘Shade were also kind enough to provide everyone with a promo track from the forthcoming album via their website, you can check it out here:

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be in a field in San Bernardino witnessing Tocadisco smash his set at Beyond Wonderland. One of the standout tracks for me was this:
Get Physical label double-team. This track’s been around for a while, but I don’t think it’s received the kudos it deserves


While our friends to the south will be getting HARD to Fake Blood and Boy 8-Bit on Saturday, we here in San Francisco have the head start on our weekends thanks to Blasthaus, who is hosting both acts at Mezzanine alongside local DJ heros Nisus and Sleazemore. Tickets are still on sale! Mr. Berry and I will be in attendance, passing out our brand new Gotta Dance Dirty stickers like genital warts in Tijuana.

Booka Shade & M.A.N.D.Y. – Donut (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
Miike Snow – Animal (Nisus Remix)
The Gossip – Love Long Distance (Fake Blood Remix)