Wax Poetics Unleash Brazilian Boogie with Lincoln Olivetti Mixtape

By 09 June, 2014

Brazilian music writer/DJ/expert Allen Thayer has put together a great mixtape for Wax Poetics magazine. The mix is a tribute to the producer and arranger Lincoln Olivetti and is stack-full of great Brazilian boogie, funk and disco from the 70s and 80s. Olivetti turned 60 this year, but this mix celebrates a period of six years (1978-1984) in which he worked with Jorge Ben, Tim Maia, Erasmo Carlos, Marcos Valle and Sandra Sá, amongst other.

Thayer was one of the contributors to the Sounds and Colours Brazil book, where he wrote about Marcos Valle and Arthur Verocai, as well as writing a piece on “Brazilian Samples That Made Hip-Hop History”.

You can read Thayer’s extensive notes regarding each track on Lincoln Olivetti: Brazilian Boogie Boss 1978-1984 at Wax Poetics and listen to the mix below:

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