Music Montag: Booka Shade

by James Glazebrook

"BS_003.jpg" by eike koenig under Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic

“BS_003.jpg” by eike koenig under Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic

Booka Shade are back! One day, when I’m feeling nostalgic, I’ll tell you about how the Berlin duo were the soundtrack to our first visit to the city; how listening to them now takes us back to so many precious times and places; how “Mandarine Girl” reminds us of countless stellar DJ sets (including mine); how “In White Rooms” and “Regenerate” are still among our favourite tracks; how the strings version of “Night Falls” was our wedding march. Some other time… for now I’ll just tell you that their excellent new EP Haleshop is out today, on limited edition hand-stamped white vinyl, and that they’re announcing new live European dates all the time – go to bookashade.com to find out about both pieces of great news!

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Vinyl Giveaway: Win Wax from Tolcha

by James Glazebrook

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[EDIT: this competition is now closed. Click here to see if we’re running any open competitions] 

Kraut Dub: has there ever been a sweeter combination of words? How about: free vinyl? Tolcha, the Berlin-based acoustic/electronic four piece, have given us two copies of their new album, on limited edition vinyl, to give away. They describe Neustadt as “an ever evolving future-vintage sci-fi movie score with a hint of film noir and a heavy dub signature.” And, as if that didn’t sound awesome enough, the music also inspired a film noir short (shot by the Polacos film collective) which can only be seen in full during Tolcha live shows. Watch this sneak peek, and scroll down for details about how to win the soundtrack on wax. If you’re not lucky enough to win a copy, find out where to buy it (and the digital release, out tomorrow) on tolcha.de.


Leave a comment below, telling us who you’d like to play you in a film noir about your life.

You have until 6pm tomorrow, Tuesday 15th January, to enter. Good luck!

The Boring Bit (yawn, RULES):

1. You must be 18 years or older to enter.
2. We will keep a record of each comment in a database and then a random number generator picks the winner.
3. We will announced the winners via our Facebook page on Wednesday 16th January.

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