The Mixtape: join Oat Oaks on a hypnotic rock odyssey to the edge of mighty Volgograd

The Mixtape: join Oat Oaks on a hypnotic rock odyssey to the edge of mighty Volgograd

Volzhsky-based DJ and musician, Vadim Zolotukhin and his band Oat Oaks take us into the bohemian world of southern Russian rock

7 June 2018
Volzhsky is a small town perched on the banks of the mighty Volga, across from its big brother Volgograd. It might seem an unassuming place, but in recent years its been colonised by a wave of young music fanatics who have turned this Soviet outpost into one of the most vibrant scenes in the southern provinces. Exclusively for The Calvert Journal, Volzhsky native Vadim Zolotukhin — aka Oat Oaks — has created this mixtape of eclectic and enigmatic Volga rock to give you a taste of the area’s energy. Spanning from classic rock to noise and drone, plus indie tunes and a healthy dose of spiky post-punk, it’s living proof of the creative DIY spirit of Russia’s towns. Dive in.









Tracklist:


Rough Partner—- I Won’t Bother Your Sleep


Then it hit me — Emptiness becomes you (give me a chance)


Dr Zoldberg — Last


Eyes of Amphibians — Krai


Stress — Boy You’ve Got Trouble


Oat Oaks — Un Arf [Hunfr Afr]


Galloping Elephants — You’ve lost yourself!


Ellie in a poppy field — Time to go back home


Our hydroelectric — Blue suede shoegazer


Zi Fir — My Twin’s Lover Is Dead


Doominsp — Homeless (feat. Opasnaya Britva)


Enjineer — Somali students in Russia


James Bonđ and sex — Untitled I


Microwave Popcorn — Vegan Love


Charly Newar — Escapism


PTChTs — Song about ice cream


Nn — Alone


Kalder — Howling


OPAL — Gold mine


AyrKeida — Real


Sabotage — Skinhead


Liars on the Bicycles — Fall Asleep


Magic Carpet — Endless wall


Muah Muah — In Circles