Booka Shade celebrate 20 Years with their forthcoming ‘Booka Shade Reworked’ project, as Joachim Pastor remixes their 2012 track ‘Honeyslave’ for the first installment.
Celebrating twenty years of a successful project is a feat only a few artists get to experience, let alone a milestone they get to experience while still touring the globe and releasing stand-out singles as producers still at the top of their game. But that’s precisely what 2023 brings for legendary German electronic duo Booka Shade, with the Blaufield Music bosses doubling things up with the 10th Anniversary celebrations of their flourishing record label.
Set to showcase a carefully curated series of remixes across the summer months between June and August, the duo will invite a host of exciting producers, including the likes of 8Kays, Qrion, Nils Hoffmann, Joplyn, and more, to breathe new life and offer up fresh takes on some of the most iconic records from across their careers. Up first, early June welcomes the project’s first glimpse and an insight into what’s to come with Paris-based DJ/producer Joachim Pastor remixing ‘Honeyslave’.
Harnessing the original’s resonant leads while adding brooding synths contracted by pockets of serenity and peace, Pastor’s remix is a showcase of tension and release, with intense builds, swirling pads and impactful kicks guiding the production deep into the night.
Featuring as an additional bonus, the package also features a remix from Berlin-based duo BAUGRUPPE90, who flip the pair’s famed collaboration with M.A.N.D.Y., ‘Body Language’ – upping the tempo and diving into a groove-driven, rolling techno workout as punchy percussion and hazy chords build alongside the legendary melody for a workout made for the peak time.
You can now listen to the full premiere of Joachim Pastor’s remix exclusively on When We Dip. Enjoy!
Release Date: June 2nd, 2023. Buy Here