At the peak of their powers
Booka Shade - More!

Booka Shade can do no wrong. A duo moving with cool calculation and a clinical self-assurance, they breeze from progressive, electronic stargazing (‘Teenage Spaceman’) to the Azzido Da Bass wamp of ‘The Door’ with the metronomic regulation of a heartbeat.

Moving from the bass-heavy production of sophomore ‘Movements’, ‘More!’ fleshes out its minimal skeleton with warm, house swathes (‘Scaramanga’) more reminiscent of Balearic sunsets than dark, techno dungeons.

This album might not carry the sub-woof weight of its predecessor but it carries the icy menace of producers at the peak of their powers. Cooler than a liquid nitrogen drip.


Words by Reef Younis

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