Mixtape #105

July is here and with it comes our monthly mixtape, curated this time around by Honey Oat, the duo of Gabe Stout and Janak JP, who won us over earlier this year with their grand self-titled debut album. Their ebullient and exciting compositions incorporate elements of jazz and funk and Zimbabwean Shona music. We’re thrilled they found the time to put together this stunning mix, featuring incredible songs from a myriad genres and styles, with artists from the likes of Stereolab, Juan Wauters, Beverly Glenn Copeland, Bermuda Triangle and many more. Enjoy!

  1. Sly and the Family Stone – If This Room Could Talk [Epic]
  2. Stereolab – I’m Going Out of My Way [Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks / Elektra]
  3. Combo Chimbita – Brillo Mas Que El Oro (La Bala Apuntadome) [Epitaph]
  4. Bermuda Triangle – Suzanne
  5. Glenn Jones – Of Its Own Kind [Thrill Jockey]
  6. Juan Wauters – Dos [Captured Tracks]
  7. Micachu and the Shapes – Sea Air [Rough Trade]
  8. Richard Swift – Dirty Jim [Secretly Canadian]
  9. Martha Reeves & the Vandellas – (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave [Motown]
  10. Quinton Brock – Hold Me [Astro Nautico]
  11. SHIVA LINGA – Gone With the Wind [Shivani Desai]
  12. Norma Tanega – Illusion [RCA Victor]
  13. Big Thief – Cattails [4AD]
  14. Beverly Glenn Copeland  – Sunset Village [RCA Victor Atlast Records]

Honey Oat´s eponymous debut album out now

Gabe Stout and Janak JP, who make up Honey Oat, released their eponymous debut album last week.  An album of ebulient and exciting compositions in the realms of jazz and funk, it “renders time wavering and unpredictable”, as the press release describes. “The music sits still as much as it departs in oneiric spirals. Against the current of social media and its loops of endless replayability, Honey Oat’s music sits with hyperlocal remembrance, spontaneity.”

For a taster of the record, take a listen to their lead single ‘A Stranger Spring’.

Honey Oat is out now through Astro Nautico