Category: Press

Time Out New York interview

April 25th, 2012

Ayres & I sat down with Bruce Tantum from Time Out New York to talk about the history of The Rub, where we’re going, and why we’re so excited about our new home.  Make sure you come party with us this Saturday, April 28th as we celebrate our new night (Last Saturdays!) at our new home (The Bell House!).  Click on the image or here to read the full interview.

Interview with Food Republic

November 4th, 2011

Since I gave up smoking, drinking, coffee, sugar, and just about everything else fun, about all I have left is my undying love for bacon and a desire to eat well at every meal.  So when the folks from Food Republic hit me about doing an interview about what and where I like to eat, I was more than ready.  You can check it out here.  (For the rest of their DJ week interviews, including with Z-Trip, A-Trak, Tittsworth, M.O.S. and other others go here.)

Press for J-Boogie remix

November 3rd, 2011

My remix of J-Boogie’s “Go To Work” feat. The Pimps of Joytime has been getting a lot of great press in the last couple of weeks.  Here’s some of the highlights:

URB, OkayPlayerGiantStep , RCRDLBL, HypetrakSoulBounceAlterHipSoul, RawDrive, StupidDope, Blind For The Kids.

In case you missed it, you can listen to and download the track from player down below:
J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science – Go to Work (feat. The Pimps of Joytime) (DJ Eleven Remix) by 11InchRecords

All Day Play & Turnstyle

June 21st, 2011

The folks at Turnstyle just posted a little piece on 11 Inch Records, plus a clip of an interview I did with DJ Platurn on You can check out the piece here and the full interview on YouTube up above or over here

11 Inch press love

March 23rd, 2011

Over at the 11 Inch Records site, I just posted a crap-ton of links to press that Donwill & The Kickrums have garnered for their recent releases.  Go check them over here.

Mannie Fresh Love

December 4th, 2010

It’s been mad long since I dropped “50 Minutes of Fresh”, my ode to the genius of Mannie Fresh, but the Village Voice picked up on it yesterday and spread a little love to get folks ready for Fresh’s guest spot at reOPENed last night.  In case you missed the mix, here it is one mo’ gin, along with the Voice’s perfect synopsis of the tape.

50 Minutes of Fresh

New Press

August 18th, 2010

With the old press page in permanent Han Solo-esque deep freeze, here’s some new press:

New York Magazine recognized our little FAM party as one of THE parties to check out in the city.  Thanks guys!

One friend in particular at The Village Voice had this to say about one Thursday in particular:

The good folks at one of the internet’s best named blogs added my Devin mix to their interview with the man himself. Check it out at

Shouts to the folks from Themes for Young Lovers for having me contribute a set of silly answers to some questions. (Plus I got to put this ridiculous photo to good use!) You can check out my blah blah blah at

The crack commando squad at Suite 903 called up The Rub dudes and asked us to come through & wax poetical about what we do, soul music, and all kinds of other good stuff. You can check it out here:

New York Magazine shouted out The Rub’s History of Hip Hop (HOHH) series.  (While mistakenly giving Ayres all the credit.  Bastards!)

The good folks at let us ramble a little bit about HOHH


July 25th, 2010

After many years of faithful service, I’ve decided to retire my old html heavy website & trade up for a fancy WordPress-y thing-a-majig.  For most people, the response would be “yawn… what did you say?”  But, that site, and in particular the PRESS page, represented quite literally years of work in the by-gone days of print media, both writing & trying to drum up interest in a younger Joseph Eleven.

So, for the sake of my mom still being able to brag about what her tallest son once accomplished and because I can’t bear to throw all that work away, click here to see what looked like before I completely stopped updating it.  You’ll find my monthly column for Hip Hop Connection, pieces I did for Wax Poetics, and mixtape reviews from a who’s who of magazines that have gone out of business, along with more than a couple of The Rub’s well-deserved accolades.

Going forward, all new press (ie: those snarky comments I copied & pasted from the blogosphere) will be posted under the PRESS category.  I’m pretty sure you don’t care, Mom.