Festival Focus

Sounds with a View – Lente Kabinet

Words and images by Arif Malawi

Anxiously awaiting this weekend’s Lente Kabinet and eager to avoid getting trapped in genre mumbo jumbo, we decided to take a rather unorthodox approach to introducing you to a few of the festival’s finest. Instead of wordy descriptors, we present you our inaugural Sounds with a View, a window into an artist’s trademark sound. Taking a visual representation of a single Young Marco, Dollkraut, Pender Street Steppers, Palms Trax and Barnt track, we reveal each artist’s approach to producing. Note how the images not only represent the composition chronologically, but also reflect the atmosphere of the music. Let your eyes wander below and see you at Het Twiske on Saturday.

1. Young Marco’s waves of arpeggiators

Young Marco

Young Marco – Moving Fast (Very Slowly) – Hand of God 2010

2. Dollkraut’s epic arrangement


Dollkraut – Theme of Fukoyama – Tape 2013

3. The Pender Street Steppers’ hazyness

Pender Street

Pender Street Steppers – Bubble World – Mood Hut 2014

4. Palms Trax’s reassuringly steady house

Palms Strax

Palms Trax – People of Tusk – Dekmantel 2015

5. Barnt’s insane blueprint for a modernist building


C.P.I. – Proceso (Barnt Remix) – Hivern Discs 2014

You can catch Young Marco, Dollkraut, Pender Street Steppers, Palms Trax and Barnt at Het Twiske on 30 May. Subbacultcha members, we’ve lined up a special Lente Kabinet deal for you. Better act quick though, only valid while supplies last. Find out more here.