The Berlin-based duo Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier, aka Booka Shade, return to Bedrock to unveil their second EP for John Digweed’s imprint. Coming from one of the finest pioneering electronic music acts of the past two decades, their excitedly awaited ‘Understanding EP’does not disappoint.
Opening with the dark, enticing percussive pulse of ‘Understanding’, the masterful duo lay down a work of art that invokes the spirit of classic house music with its distinctive vocal samples, bedded perfectly on an exceptional spine-tingling Techno groove. Genre blurring electronic music at its finest. The jittery, buzzing energy of ‘Sonus’sees Walter and Arno drive the atmosphere towards more experimental sonic territory whilst never deviating from their rock-solid groove foundations.
With their extraordinary individualistic creative juices flowing freely, Booka Shade introduce hypnotising looped hooks, a low-slung Tech groove and uplifting melodies for ‘Curve’. With its subtle added dose of funk, this is the perfect combination to release some heart-warming summer sunshine into the party. As a finale, ‘Retox’ unfolds as a glorious spiralling, heart rushing electronic creation that is the perfect climactic conclusion to an exceptional EP.