Berlin-based Booka Shade are Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier. They formed the now legendary dance label Get Physical Music with M.A.N.D.Y., Thomas ‘DJ T.’, Koch and Peter Hayo. Their EP’s ‘Mandarine’ and ‘Body Language’ launched Booka Shade into the stratosphere.

Swiftly followed by ‘In White Rooms’ and ‘Night Falls’, setting alight dance floors World-wide. Sónar 2005 was the beginning of Booka Shade’s unrivaled live heritage, including being named 2010 Resident Advisor’s Top 5 Live Act in the World, opening for Depeche Mode, playing at Lollapalooza, Tomorrowland, Montreux, headlining stages at Coachella, Glastonbury, Rock Werchter, Red Rocks, and many others. After 20 years,100’s of live shows, seven albums and dozens of EP’s, Booka Shade have become more than a household name, the band embodies the spirit that drives electronic music today. Booka Shade’s latest album ‘Cut The Strings’ takes them back to their dance floor roots with focused rhythms and layered soundscape. Check them out live on Day One on January 1st in Ampere alongside Luigi Madonna, Nick Curly and many others.