Great new tune from Treasure Fingers and Ghosts of Venice here for That New New this week and the throwback rave vibes are very strong with this one. As a single release with two mixes, “Moving On” as a whole is definitely tight, but it’s the ‘Warehouse Mix’ that really got me going. The U.K hardcore influenced breakbeats and synth stabs are basically everything and I feel like the world just got a new potential anthem for the afterhours and sunrise sets. At least, that’s what’s speaking to me here. What is silly is there’s no download or formal release details for the track. Release this bad boy and let it breathe because this one kinda rules fellas.
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We’ve got 100 skip-the-line tickets for tomorrow’s party and they’re going fast. $15 jumps you right past a long wait in line, regardless of when you show up to The Bell House. Otherwise, The Rub line is always a roadblock by 11:00 pm. So if you don’t want to wait, advice is to come out early. Special guests this month are DJ Knife from Boston and recent BK transplant, Brent Tactic.
New Rub Radio is up as well to get you fully primed for Saturday night.
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lazy old farts hustling artist-entrepreneurs and we don’t always make time to update our blog, but we have all this great music and culture we like to share – so we’ve brought in a slightly younger fart dynamic social media expert to help us. So this is a massive shout to Brent Tactic for lighting a fire on The Rub blog and keeping it burning! If you haven’t been paying attention, scroll down and check out new songs and videos we love, spotlights on our friends doing cool things, throwback mixes and much more. Incidentally, Brent is also a terrific DJ who recently moved to Brooklyn and he will be rocking with us at The Rub on Saturday! And if you can’t make it in person, do yourself a favor and listen to Brent on Soundcloud.
Boston’s own DJ Knife is our FOTR this week and is also one of the special guests and this month’s edition of The Rub at The Bell House in BK. He and his Fresh Produce crew have been doing the damn thing in Boston nightlife for quite some time now and flexing on musical diversity and versatility has been the name of his game. Just one listen to his recently released STRANGE BREW 5 will show you, dude has some deep crates and is definitely not scared of changing genres or decades. Makes you think his set this Saturday is not to be missed eh?
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Shlohmo has been someone to watch in the electronic music underground for some time now as he’s one of the reasons why the west coast beat scene ever became a thing in recent years. As his slow, sometimes brooding music has built a steady fan base for him over time…it was his collaborations with singer Jeremih that really made a number of listeners (and the press) take note. He released his new solo album, Dark Red, earlier this month on True Panther/We Did It and it’s a bit of a sonic departure for him. It’s interesting to hear how the distorted electronic R&B type sounds he helped popularize have now evolved into more experimental soundscapes that more closely resemble My Bloody Valentine and Squarepusher, as if sounds and ideas in the electronic underground have almost come full circle. “Beams”, one of our favorites from this bold new LP, is featured below for this week’s That New New.
There’s just something about dance tunes from the 1980’s that always makes me incredibly happy. The energy and vibe of the music from this time period was unprecedented and laid a huge foundation for dance music as a whole. For our #TBT this week, we take a look back at DJ Ayres and his Space ‘N Faders mix, which he laced with great tracks from this era. Classics from the likes of Shannon, Depeche Mode, Rockwell, Nu Shooz and so many more essentials make up this excellent tracklist. Cool story about this mix is that it was Ayres’ first ever mix for Turntable Lab back in 2000 and Scott from Ten Deep did the cover art to completely compliment the vibe. Stream and download are below.
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