Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and with it another tide of randy, amorous DJ mixes cleverly hoping to capitalize on the trending topic and incite libidos around the world. Well, you can forget about all those cheesy basslines and sultry vocals, because we have an R&B mix to end all R&B mixes. The Rub has carefully assembled Luv U Better, an hour-long set, jam-packed with early 2000s R&B joints from top-shelf vibe dealers like Brandy, Ashanti, R. Kelly, and Aaliyah, which you can stream above.
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Nina Sky – Intro
Brandy – What About Us
Ashanti – Only You
Cassie – Long Way 2 Go
Kelis – Caught Out There
Rell – It’s Obvious feat. Jay-Z
Joe – Stutter (Double Take Remix) feat. Mystikal
SWV – Can We (Get Freaky Tonight) feat. Missy Elliot
Aaliyah – Come Back In One Piece feat. DMX
Keyshia Cole – I Changed My Mind
Faith Evans – You Gets No Love
Ryan Leslie – Just Right feat. Snoop Dogg
Mary J Blige – Back 2 Life 2000 feat. Jadakiss
Mariah Carey – Heartbreaker Remix feat. Da Brat & Missy Elliot
Joe – Ride With U feat. G-Unit
Babyface – There She Goes
Faith Evans – Burnin Up (Just Blaze Remix) feat. Freeway
New Edition – Hot 2 Nite
Jaheim – Just in Case
Mario – Let Me Love You
Musiq Soulchild – Just Friends (Sunny)
Raphael Saadiq – Still Ray
Lauryn Hill – Ex Factor
R-Kelly – When A Woman’s Fed Up
Jaheim – Could It Be
D’Angelo – Untitled (How Does It Feel)
Unfortunately, The Rub NYE party is all sold out. But, with the help of our friends at Okayplayer, we’re bring the party to you.
Adidas asked us to make a mix for their Classics series, so Ayres & I picked up our crystal ball and predicted 25 Future Classics. Here are some of our favorite rap records from the last year and change, with a sprinkling of rock, dancehall and trap for good measure.
Playing at The Do-Over has become one of my favorite-est things about LA. A receptive crowd, palm trees in the venue, and all the sangria folks can drink make it a highlight every single year. This might be the sloppiest of the sets I’ve played there over the years but it was also one of the funnest!
I’ve been toying around with different ideas about what to do with my mixtape catalog for a couple years now. No one is buying mixtapes, so why bother trying to sell them. And fewer and fewer people even have CD players, much less cassette decks, so why give them away. But I’m still very proud of them, so why let them collect dust in a box or on a harddrive. How about giving them all away… There’s a good idea!
I’ve uploaded every mixtape I could put my hands on to Mixcloud for streaming, as well as including a download link in the description for each. Go nuts, tell a friend, and don’t hesitate to share the links!
I’ll let the good folks from Aritzia tell it: “We were obviously thrilled when DJ Eleven pitched us on putting together a mix of the best female MC talent called Ladies First. But when the finished mix surpassed our expectations as we listened to a seamless blend of back to back gems classic and new, we wondered how we ever lived without this mix in our music library?! Enjoy Ladies!”
Grab the tracklist after the jump…
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In preparation for this Saturday’s Summer of The Rub party, Ayres & I put together a mix of 60′s & 70′s rock and soul to get everyone in the mood. (Tracklist after the jump.) Our buddies at Fool’s Gold Records are hosting it as the most recent episode of their Foolcast series. Click on the cover art or head to Fool’s Gold to download it.
And join us this Saturday, June 23rd as we begin the celebration of 10 Years of The Rub at Dekalb Market. It’s all ages, FREE, and we’ll be getting down with two of our favorite DJs, Neil Armstrong & Rich Medina, from 4PM-10PM. See you Saturday!
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We’re dusting off our khakis & Chucks for the launch of this summer’s Str8 West Coastin’ series on this Saturday, June 16th. In addition to ringing in Jessica from co-sign and Michelle from Audible Treats’ birthdays, we’re also celebrating the bornday of the one Tupac Shakur. For such a momentous occasion, we had to go big and get fellow Cali
transplant J. Period to come through and join us. Check the flyer for details and the mix to get you in the mood.
Ayres & I are back with a new mix to get you in the right state of mind for The Rub next Saturday, May 26th. We’ll be joined that night by our good friend Nick Catchdubs (Fool’s Gold) to get the summer off to the right start. Stream the mix in the player below or head to Brooklyn Radio to download it.
No rest for the weary as as Ayres & I drop a new mix with our friends over at Brooklyn Radio. Take a listen as we feature tracks by Oliver $, Sticky Ft Natalie Storm, Breakbot, Oliver, and a new one by yours truly featuring Sharina Doyle.