Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier, aka Booka Shade, are one of the most pioneering electronic music acts to come out of the past two decades and are set to release their latest single ‘Crossing Borders’ ft Fritz Kalkbrenner from their 2013 album ‘Eve’.
2013 was a phenomenal year for Booka Shade, having returned with their fifth artist album ‘EVE’ and toured the world with their incredible live shows. Stand out gigs from 2013 included their live set at London’s Oval Space and their live performance at the 20th Anniversary of BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix at The Warehouse Project. They were joined by some of dance music’s biggest heroes of the past and present including Sasha, Hot Since 82, Pete Tong and Eats Everything.
‘Crossing Borders’ was co-written with fellow Berliner and vocalist Fritz Kalkbrenner. Fritz, a DJ and producer is celebrated for his warm soulful sound, championed for marrying hip hop, soul and house together and renowned all over the world for his beautiful voice, most notably for his vocals on his release ‘Sky & Sand’ with his brother, Paul Kalkbrenner
‘Crossing Borders’ provoked a huge reaction with the fans and has resulted in artists lining up to make their mark on the track. In the coming months you can expect to hear remixes from the likes of Kolombo, Chopstick & Johnjon, Mathias Kaden, Pleasurekraft, Chi Thanh as well as Booka Shade themselves. Featuring Andy Cato from Groove Armada on the trombone, ‘Crossing Borders’ is enriched with acoustic and chilling electronic tones and demonstrates the trials and tribulations of the every day struggle “we’ve got to go on, even if we stray, crossing borders to another side”.
Out now on Onelove via iTunes