TBT this week to 2009 and The Rub’s History of Hip-Hop from that wonderful year. Uptempo party rap had become very much a thing with Pitbull, LMFAO, Kid Sister and Chelley but the South’s imprint was so strong that one-hit wonders on the pop breakthrough tip had become very common place (see Hurricane Chris, GS Boyz, New Boyz, etc). Jay-Z had his first #1 hit ever with “Empire State of Mind”. Lil’ Wayne and Young Money ruled the airwaves completely. And Drake was this new star from that camp that everyone still new better as Wheelchair Jimmy. Most everyone was just surprised any rapper from Canada could matter on the charts. Revisit this mix in full above and peep the tracklist below.

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FOTR: Dirty South Joe

FOTR this week is Dirty South Joe. This dude has been repping Philly in a big way for a long time. Mad Decent, Armand’s, Mad Decent Block Party (when it was just a 1 day event in Philly) and Hollerboard are just some of the things DSJ laid his early marks on and he’s been on a solid roll of doing dope stuff ever since. He’s been steady influential on the careers of the entire Brick Bandits crew. His Luvstep mix series with Flufftronix has played a big roll in the more chilled sounds of bass music breaking through to the masses. His “So Far Gone” Drake night has taken off in the last couple years and is now a traveling party. Oh…and he’s got dank memes for days. Check out his mix for Feel Good Records from last year and link up with Joe on his socials as well.

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9.26 – That New New

TNN is back after a week off last week and just in time to welcome in fall (aka 4th quarter). It’s been heavy hitters dropping great music all year but 4th quarter always seems to bring them out tenfold. Kicking it off is a brand new one from recently reunited group, The Cool Kids. This sounds hard, focused and really impressive. Secondly, in what’s probably even bigger news, we’ve got the audio to back up the story from last month about The Weeknd and Daft Punk working together. “Starboy” is going to pop in a major way. There’s no other way around it. Finally, we’ve got the first single from the upcoming NxWorries LP, which is the duo made up of 2016 breakout star Anderson .Paak with his producer partner, Knxwledge. Stream all 3 tunes in full below.

The Rub September 2016

9.23 – Skip-the-line Tickets

Avoid the side eye, buy your advance tickets!

We’ve got 100 skip-the-line tickets available now for tomorrow night’s party at The Bell House. $15 (all in…no fees) jumps you right past the line and straight through the door to the festivities. If you can’t get any of these tickets in time, don’t worry…there will be plenty of tickets at the door. Special guest this month is Tand Williams and DJ Riz. We hope to see you all tomorrow night!


FOTR: Tand Williams

FOTR this week is Tand Williams from Germany, our special guest this month for The Rub. He’s one of the core members of the YUM YUM crew, who are celebrating 10 years this year of throwing fantastic events all over the world. Tand makes his way to BK this weekend to drop his extremely vibe friendly sound on the front room at The Bell House on Saturday night. To get a little taste on what to expect, peep his mix from last year’s YUM YUM anniversary celebration below. Make sure to click some links on the socials as well and do not miss out on The Rub this weekend as well!

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Rub Radio September 2016 – Favorite Things Vol. 1

Favorite Things Vol. 1 edition of Rub Radio is a new theme where we’re going to do mixes with some of our favorite records of all time. The idea is to approach making a mix like you would back in high school, where you put on songs you love and want to share with a crush, or your best friend. We’ll each be doing them and likely have some guests do mixes like this too. Hope you enjoy!

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#TBT – Rub Radio – September 2013

TBT this week to the September edition of Rub Radio from 2013. Lots of bangers in here on the front side here from Keys N Krates, 2 Chainz, Diplo and Chooky that show how interesting rowdy tunes were 3 years ago. Back half has some more chiller sounds from Toro Y Moi, Drake, The Weeknd and K-Maxx. The whole tracklist should fire you back to Sept. 2013 with a big grin on your face. The full stream is above and download is below.

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FOTR: Dirtyfinger

FOTR this week is NY DJ Dirtyfinger. He’s a staple of the BK DJ scene and seems to always be rocking somewhere extremely fun whether it’s House of Yes, Tender Trap, El Cortez or even overseas backing up the one and only Zebra Katz. His presence on the party circuit is consistent week in and week out and it always seems to be where it’s vibes over everything else. He got a chance to drop a set for RINSE in France earlier this year and you can check that out in full below. Click some links and give him a follow on the socials as well.

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9.12 – That New New

TNN is back after a week off last week due to the Labor Day holiday. The fall flood of new music is most definitely on though and the quality already seems like it’s going to be super high this final quarter of 2016. First up, we’ve got a hypnotic tune off of Travis Scott’s excellent new LP. “Goosebumps” stands out on this release and that’s not just because Kendrick Lamar comes through with his usually scene stealing guest verse. Second, we’ve got a Zack de la Rocha solo sighting and he’s on an El-P beat and sounds hungry. This is an exciting equation. Lastly, we’ve got a new one from D.R.A.M. who’s just fired off another super addictive song. Stream all 3 in full below.