Life was so simple back in the day. Wake up, eat breakfast, trade stocks, do some blow, try to go to sleep, then do it all over again. Cosby had it good. This was the glamorous life. Dj Ayres and Eleven soundtrack the lives we wish we lived. Boogie, R&B, and Modern Soul. Listen below….
DOWNLOAD (right click “save target” on PC, CTRL click on Mac)
Cam’ron & A-Trak – Dipshits
Grandtheft & Keys N Krates – Keep It 100
Hudson Mohawke – Chimes
Nicki Minaj – Shanghai
Rae Sremmurd – No Flex Zone
Salva – Drop That Bitch (feat. Kurt, Schoolboy Q, Problem & Bad Lucc)
RL Grime & What So Not – Tell Me
Juicy J – Low (feat. Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby & Young Thug)
Keys N Krates – Are We Faded
Lil Wayne – Believe Me (feat. Drake)
Baauer – One Touch (feat. AlunaGeorge & Rae Sremmurd)
Tinashe – 2 On (feat. Schoolboy Q)
Popcaan – Love Yuh Bad
Tittsworth – After The Dance (feat. Alison Carney, Q-Tip & Theophilus London)
Tensnake – Love Sublime (feat. Fiora & Nile Rodgers)
Gorgon City – Ready For Your Love (feat. Mnek)
Para One – You Too
A-Trak – Push (feat. Andrew Wyatt)
Basement Jaxx – Never Say Never (Mark Knight Remix)
Dej Loaf – Try Me (Nick Catchdubs Remix)
James Nasty – Don’t Stop (2.0 Mix)
Spank Rock – Burning Man
Schoolboy Q – Studio (Grandtheft Edit)
Trippy Turtle – FoFo
AG Cook – Beautiful
Giraffage – Tell Me
ILOVEMAKONNEN – Tuesday (feat. Drake)
Our homie ShoShots came through on New Year’s Eve and captured souls; the whole set is on The Rub Facebook, and here are a few of our favorites.
Tickets are SOLD OUT for The Rub NYE Party with residents DJ Ayres & Eleven along with special guests Still Life and Mawkus. Ticket ensures entry along with complimentary champagne on countdown.
The Rub NYE
The Bell House
149 7th street
Hard to believe another year has passed. The Rub can’t thank everyone enough for supporting our monthly shindig at The Bellhouse and we always like to go out with a bang. While 2015 is just around the corner, here is last year’s NYE mix we made in conjunction with OkayPlayer.
DOWNLOAD / LISTEN HERE
The Rub x OkayPlayer NYE 2013 (right click, save link as)
With the holidays among us the feels are heavy, you’re either super stoked or super angry… For #ThrowbackThursday we revisit DJ Eleven’s Fight Music: Best Of MOP mixtape that should take care of any emotions you’re having.
DOWNLOAD / LISTEN HERE (right click, save)
Stephen Powers aka Espo came to be one graffiti’s great heroes in the last 15 years. Originally coming to people’s attention with his in your face approach to painting city roll down gates it wasn’t long before his work was moving from the streets to the galleries.
In the pop world, Espo’s work can be seen on Kurt Vile’s latest album (one of my personal faves), Mf Doom & Jneiro Jarel’s JJ Doom album, and a little closer to home we asked Espo for our very own logo a few years back!
With his ‘Love Letter’ series going global in the early 2000s, his latest project focuses on hand painted signage that offers both nostalgic and helpful slogans, puns, and imagery that is a fine balance of tongue in cheek and street knowledge at the same time. Icy Signs has set up a store front in downtown Brooklyn, with pop ups in other cities, that showcases the latest work from Powers and co along with a retail aspect to pick up prints, books, and coffee mugs. Check out his work below and salute one of world’s finest artist!
Stay Up With Espo
For Throwback Thursday we dig deep into The Rub’s mixtape archives and revisit The Glamorous Life put together by Eleven and Ayres. The mix was the first of three and featured classic Boogie / R&B / New Jack Swing cuts from the likes of Sheila E, Bobby Brown, SOS Band, Vanity, Gap Band + so many more. Listen below or download here(right click, save).