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THE BIG GIG: BOOKA SHADE

If you only attend one live gig this month, make it this...

Since re-defining the house and techno scene with their work on Get Physical during the mid-'00s, Booka Shade have continued to plug away, keeping standards high and ensuring their profile has continued to rise.

With every year that passes, tunes like ‘Night Falls’, ‘In White Rooms’ and ‘Mandarin Girl’ (co-produced with M.A.N.D.Y) improve with age like a fine wine as we reflect on the game-changing influence they’ve had on dance music today. ‘Eve’, their fifth artist album in 2013, added another LP to an already staggering discography.

However, it’s their live show that gets them the most hype these days. Bravely introducing an electronic drum kit and live synths to their show a few years ago, they proved to doubters that pure dance music and instruments could mix, picking up hordes of new followers in the process.  

After playing at London’s Oval Space, they return to the capital for a gig at Village Underground for Noise of Art this month, supported by Ben Osborne and more TBA.

Books Shade @ Village Underground, London

Friday 25th April | 7.30pm – 11pm | Tickets: £19.25

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