One of the many highlights of this year's Lente Kabinet was a radiant set from Barbara Boeing.
It brimmed with music from her homeland of
Brazil and spanned everything from funk to synth, pop to soul. After
many years building up her digital archives, it was only a couple
years ago that Boeing decided to start collecting vinyl in order to
open up new musical worlds and challenge herself as a DJ. By now she
is skilled at bringing together disparate and sometimes almost
un-mixable sounds into one absorbing tapestry, and can often be found
doing so at the Alter Disco night she runs in Curitiba with best
friend Phil Mill.
Coming off the back of her recent European tour she has put together a
mix of superbly easy listening South American sounds from the worlds
of AOR, pop, soul and tropicalia. Slowly working its way through the
gears, the lively percussion gradually makes way for more propulsive
house style drums that pump the dance floor with distinctly Latin
overtones. It's a classy and uplifting way to start your week.