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Here's Five: Oscar Mein Of Soaked Oats' Top '00s Deep Cuts

Here's Five: Oscar Mein Of Soaked Oats' Top '00s Deep Cuts

Annabel Kean / Oscar Mein / Thursday 8th October, 2020 11:22AM

They've done their breakfast prep and are ready to take their Soaked Oats musical treats on the road, with the Say Hey And Play Some New Ones nationwide tour kicking off tonight in Ōtepoti. Joining them for all ten shows is Jesse Schrader's DJ act Hot In The City, with champs Hans Pucket, Ha The Unclear, Wiri Donna and Neive Strang popping in for a jam along the way. Before they charged ahead, we asked lead vocalist and former hip hop dancer Oscar Mein to take a moment to look back — back to the raging 'Noughties'. With a prompt to select five '00s deep cuts, Mein took the idea and ran with it; low rise jeans, whale tail and all. First, here's the tour and ticket info, don't miss out...

Soaked Oats 'Say Hey And Play Some New Ones' Tour w/ Hot In The City

Thursday 8th October - Dive, Dunedin* w/ Neive Strang
Friday 9th October - Blue Smoke, Christchurch*
Saturday 10th October - Yonder, Queenstown*
Wednesday 14th October - The Plant, Blenheim*
Friday 16th October - Lucky Bar, Whanganui*
Saturday 17th October - Hawkes Bay Arts Festival, Napier
Friday 23rd October - Tuning Fork, Auckland w/ Hans Pucket
Saturday 24th October - Longline Classic Festival, Gisborne
Sunday 25th October - Leigh Sawmill, Leigh* w/ Ha the Unclear
Saturday 28th November - San Fran, Wellington* w/ Wiri Donna

Tickets on sale HERE via UTR*

Oscar Mein: Was trying to remember what early teen me listened to then it all came flooding in. Always nice going back over the stuff that got you started and lead on to the next thing. The jouuurrnneyyy...

1. King Kapisi - 'Reverse Resistance'
My brother had this single on CD with 'Sub-Cranium Feeling' on the flip side, routinely played in the household. His voice, strong.

2. P-Money Ft. 4 Korners - 'The Xpedition'
This album kinda was it for a very long time, P-Money seemed otherworldly. Dj Sir-Vere's Major Flavours was massive also, heard a whole lotta Hip Hop through those compilations. Vol. 5 got a particularly heavy workout.

3. Sound Providers - 'The Field'
There was definitely a competitive aspect to who could find the unheard of gem, a friend called Henry showed me this in high school and I was a little jealous.

4. Ski Beatz Ft. Mos Def & Whosane - 'Taxi'
Another from beyond the border. This might be sneaking into 2010... but it's a goodun.

5. Tim Moore - 'Dark Child'
I would've come to this after the '00s but there you go, the original [Made famous by Marlon Williams]! Saw Tim Moore's old band Von Klap for the first time at their last ever show in Christchurch and it was something. James Davies put me on, danke James.


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Soaked Oats - Say Hey And Play Some New Ones
Sat 28th Nov
San Fran, Wellington