29 May 2010

Booka Shade Review

So I saw Booka Shade live at the Music Box in Hollywood last Thursday.  Review time.


The opener was supposed to be Joaquin Bamaca.  However, after looking this dude up, he clearly wasn't the guy that we saw on stage.  Whoever we DID see, was quite possibly the worst DJ I've ever seen.  Not that he fucked up or anything, just the most boring, repetitive songs, terrible transitions, just really awful and boring.

Then Booka Shade came on.  They were pretty awesome.  The above video is them playing Charlotte on thursday.  They played all original songs, so if you're not familiar it's a sort of Progressive Techno / Tech House.  In other words, pretty, minimal, robotic music.  Some songs were definitely better than others, and the crowd would respond accordingly.  That said, I'd definitely recommend seeing them play a festival rather than a club.  Their sound is much better suited for a massive stage than a club.

How about some remixes?

Kingdom (Booka Shade Remix) - Dave Gahan
Sick track.  Techno.

The Expert (Booka Shade Remix) - Yello
More awesome Techno.

O Superman (ft. Laurie Anderson) (Felix Da Housecat Remix) - M.A.N.D.Y. & Booka Shade (Golden Banana)
Really like this one.  I remember hearing Destructo drop this at a HARD 13.

Booka Shade Remixes (86 MB)
Zipped // By Track

Stay tuned for a Simian Mobile Disco review.

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