BOOKA SHADE are probably one of the most influential house acts of this decade & last. The German-based duo have been crafting innovations in house & techno for a long time now, and have been making quite a name for themselves in the process – not only known for their stellar production techniques and massive house tracks, but they are also known for their ability to rock crowds senseless the world over.

Want me to let you in on some good news? The dudes are coming to Australia this month for a string of dates! Get hyped!

In anticipation for their upcoming shows we managed to get in touch with the guys to pick their brain about some of their favourite tunes this month. Here’s what the boys had to say…

Arcade Fire ‘Reflektor’

Walter: ‘One of the most interesting bands on the planet at the moment. Looking forward to the new album.’

Arctic Monkeys – ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’

Arno: Love the new album.

Booka Shade ‘Love Inc’

W: ‘In case you belong to the small number of people on earth who don’t know us — this is our new single!’

Depeche Mode ‘Nothing’

A: ‘There has to be one song from DM here. We’re huge fans, opened up concerts for them, remixed them. Eternal worship.’

Nightmares On Wax ‘Now Is The Time’

A: ‘Fantastic fun track.’

Yello ‘You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess’

W: ‘Swiss electronic Pioneers, Yello, have been a great inspiration in our youth. we collected the 12″s of the album. Fabulous examples of early ‘extended mixes’.’

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‘Jubilee Street’

A: ‘The song that hit me most in the last couple of years. heard it 40 times on repeat. Everyday. For weeks.’

The KLF ‘What Time Is Love?’

W: ‘Long live the 90’s.’

Sasha Funke ‘Mango’

A: ‘One of the best club tunes ever written.’


October 24
The Prince of Wales, MELBOURNE **SOLD OUT**

October 25

October 26
Garden Party, Ivy, SYDNEY w/DIGITALISM

Oct 26
Fat As Butter, NEWCASTLE

‘Love Inc’ is out now via ONELOVE Recordings & ‘Eve’ will be out via ONELOVE 8th November

Words by Nick Luke


One part Moonbase Commander, one part Purple Sneakers DJ, one part Purple Sneakers Radio producer – all parts good guy.