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.