Booka Shade Celebrates ‘Movements’ With Reissue, Eats Everything Remix of ‘Mandarine Girl:’ Exclusive
When Booka Shade released sophomore album Movements in 2006, it represented a shift in dance music culture. The single “Mandarine Girl” in particular, an eight-minute series of moods with its brooding bassline and simple yet instantly recognizable melodic hook, struck a chord with audiences worldwide. The album corresponded with the German duo’s pioneering efforts to transform the dance music club experience into a live music realm.
“White Room” and “Night Falls” went on to become the best-selling singles by Booka Shade’s Intergrooves distributor. The duo toured the critically-acclaimed LP with 150 shows in 20 months. Movements became, in its own very real way, the anchor of a sonic movement. It’s inspired so many people to grab a synthesizer, throw a pair of records on some decks, and otherwise explore the limits of electronic sound.
For its 10-year anniversary, Booka Shade are re-releasing with the title Movements 10, out Oct. 14. Available for pre-order online, it features some special remixes, like this one of the seminal hit “Mandarine Girl” from Eats Everything. The tech is turned up and the hook is turned out. Listen to the remix below exclusively onBillboard Dance, and check the tour dates to see if Booka Shade will victory lap in a city near you.
Booka Shade North American Tour Dates
25/11 The Exchange, LA, USA
26/11 The Midway, San Francisco, USA
27/11 Gothic Theater, Denver, USA
28/11 The Showbox, Seattle, USA
30/11 The Hoxton, Toronto, Canada
01/12 Concord Music Hall, Chicago, USA
02/12 Venue TBC, New York, USA
03/12 Club Soda, Montreal, Canada