Booka Shade + Art Basel Hits Miami

Don't know how we missed it, but apparently Booka Shade released a new album 'The Sun & the Neon Light' earlier this year that we completely overlooked here at the Radar. Just goes to show you how much music is out there. Some stuff just slips through the cracks. Impossible to catch everything that is released nowadays, especially in the internet age.

Anyways I'm a big fan of Booka Shade. Saw them perform earlier this year at Lollapallooza in Chicago and they were by far one of the most fun acts to watch. In the midst of the mostly Indie Rock bands that were performing it was refreshing to see a fun electronic act get on stage and get everyone dancing.

I listened to the The Sun & Neon Light all week-end along with the new Bomb the Bass record and it's a solid affair! Not sure why it hasn't gotten more buzz? It's a little darker and more experimental than their previous record, but still very good with a few vocals sprinkled in for good measure. If you buy the Special Edition it comes with a Second Disc featuring remixes from the album. Booka are amazing musicians and pretty much always put out great stuff. Can't go wrong with anything they release.

Check out these two great tracks from the album, plus a new remix Patrice Baumel did for Sweet Lies which is phenomenal!

MP3: The Sun & the Neon Light - Booka Shade (YSI)
MP3: Psychameleon - Booka Shade (YSI)

MP3: Sweet Lies (Patrice Baumel Remix) - Booka Shade (YSI)

P.S. Art Basel Officially Starts here in Miami today and lasts until Sunday, so there's tons of Art Installations, Artists, Buyers and cool weather to boot! That means I'll be out and about taking pictures of some of the happenings and posting them up sometime next week for you to see. If you're in Miami I will be spinning at Gen Art's Official Vanguard Exhibition Party this Friday from 8 PM-12 AM @ Charcoal Studios in Downtown. Last years party was insane! So much amazing art! Tickets are $20 for General Admission and includes FREE alcohol! Can't beat that! Afterwards I'm off to my Friday Residency @ The Vagabond were Tommie Sunshie will be spinning and Local Indie Band and good friends Modernage will be performing along with New Artworks on Display! Can't wait!!

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