The Rub x Thump – Luv U Better

Thursday February 20th, 2014

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)

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The February Rub

Wednesday February 19th, 2014

We’ve got NI– Sky and Prince Klassen coming to rock with us this Saturday. It’s going to be another great night!

Rub Feb

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The Rub NYE mix for Okayplayer

Tuesday December 31st, 2013

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.

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The Rub New Year’s Eve party

Monday December 2nd, 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

THE RUB New Year’s Eve Party
DJ Eleven & DJ Ayres
Special Guests: Nick Catchdubs & Prince Klassen

The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York

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Future Classics mix for Adidas

Tuesday November 5th, 2013

Future Classics Mixtape by The Rub by Adidas Originals on Mixcloud

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.

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Rub Radio Oct 2013

Tuesday November 5th, 2013

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Cam’ron – Golden Friends
Rick Ross, French Montana & Meek Mill – Bout That Life
Pusha T – No Regrets ft. Jeezy & Kevin Cossom
Louis Futon – Plasticccc
PCC – Do It All (Stick Em)
Yo Gotti – Fuck You ft. Meek Mill
2 Chainz – Used 2
Johnny Cinco – Wrong Nigga Money
Pusha T – Who I Am feat. 2 Chainz & Big Sean
Danny Brown – 25 Bucks
Anna Lunoe – Breathe
Wale – Lovehate Thing (Sammy Bananas Remix)
DJ Class – Tear Da Club Up (Bumen System Remix)
Canblaster – Presents ft. Para One (Edit)
Tittsworth – African Drake
Lil Silva – Salient Sarah ft. Sampha

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new Sept Rub Radio

Wednesday September 25th, 2013


Rub Radio – September 2013 by Brooklyn Radio on Mixcloud

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Live at The Do-Over

Friday September 6th, 2013

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!

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The Rub Remixed EP

Thursday August 1st, 2013

Art by Josh Ruck

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Hot and fresh out the kitchen, it’s The Rub Remixed!

The Rub’s first EP of original music was released in June, and the duo (DJ Eleven and DJ Ayres) enlisted a handful of their favorite producers to remix the four songs.  Inspired by the legendary Brooklyn party, The Rub Remixed is extremely eclectic, from boom bap hip-hop to rave anthems to chill out vibes.

Marco Polo brings a 90s rap aesthetic to “Feel You,” enlisting Lil Fame from M.O.P. to add some Brooklyn grime to complement Misun’s smoky singing.  German dancehall dons So Shifty lift the Natalie Storm feature “Dutty Gyal” to high energy carnival Soca levels, while XXXChange (T&A) keeps the electro feel of the original track but raves it out.  Oakland’s Trackademicks (Fools Gold) smooths things out with his “Black & White” remix, delivering notes of  80s R&B and Bay slaps.  Michna’s (Ghostly International) “At Night” remix is deep and lo-fi, like Afrika Bambaata scoring a Michael Mann film.

Go to The Rub website to download the original The Rub EP for free along with The Rub’s brand new mix for The Fader, and don’t miss their monthly bash at The Bell House, where they are celebrating their 11 year anniversary this summer.

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Feel You (Marco Polo Remix)

Sunday July 21st, 2013

Here’s the first joint we’re leaking from The Rub Remixed EP (hitting online retailers on July 30th). The homie Marco Polo took Misun back to the 90s and brought the one & only Lil Fame from M.O.P. (WHOA!!!) along for a guest verse.

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