The Rub 10.9 at Verboten



The Rub 10.31 at The Bell House

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The Rub Pizza Shirt


We loved this design by Mel Barat so much that we had to put it on a shirt! Buy it now at Extra toppings not included.

Rubble Kings – The Mixtape

In case you missed it, Rubble Kings is a recently released documentary about the war torn gang era of NY from 1968 to 1975 that was fueled by failing race relations and an overall “unfocused rage”. The movie focused on the events during this time period that broke down these walls and ultimately gave birth to hip-hop culture. Just this week saw the release of Rubble Kings – The Mixtape which effortlessly showcases the amazingly powerful music of this time period from all walks of life. Director Shan Nicholson enlisted the help of additional Rub homies Sammy Needlz, Rok One and DJ Tahleim to put this amazing project together and give this documentary a proper soundtrack. Listen to and download this fantastic mix below.

“Rubble Kings” The Mixtape by Sammy Needlz on Mixcloud


Photos from The Rub 9.26

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FOTR: Star Eyes

FOTR (Friend of The Rub) this week is bass music queen and, one of our special guest for the next party at Verboten, is Star Eyes. She’s been an integral part of Trouble & Bass (RIP) and has been killing it steady for the Red Bull Music Academy in more ways than one. We’re so stoked to have her DJ with us on the 9th and you can preview some of her “Night Bass” type things via a B2B set with Petey Clicks from earlier in the year below. Make sure and cop your presale tickets for the next party at Verboten HERE.

Stay Up With Star Eyes:


9.28 – That New New

EDIT: I wrote a long, kinda bummer version of this post which reads like an excerpt from The Adderall Diaries. But then I realized that besides being kinda weird and sad, it didn’t fit the format of TNN, so here’s the decaf version, with the longer version after the jump.

New Disclosure! Besides “Nocturnal,” other highlights from the album are “Good Intentions” feat. Miguel, “Willing and Able” feat. Kwabs, and “Holding On” feat. Gregory Porter.

If Fetty Wap’s album had come out in June it would have easily been our pick for album of the summer. Even without the great singles (“Trap Queen,” “679,” “My Way”), the whole record is a solidly enjoyable listen.

You know that thing where you friend sends you her music and you don’t want to listen because you’re afraid you aren’t going to like it (because you don’t like anything) and then you would feel awkward but then you do listen to it a month later and it’s really good, and then you feel stupid for overthinking it? Or is that just me?

TL;DR including unsolicited thoughts on TheWeeknd record below.

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The Rub Sept 26 at The Bell House

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TBT: DJ Eleven Heavy Warmup

Heavy Warmup by Djeleven on Mixcloud

DJ Eleven’s installment for the Heavy Warmup series really captures that 11 PM – 12 PM in the club feeling, from just-walked-in-the-club to two-drinks-in-and-hitting-the-dancefloor. Also perfect for pre-gaming, or just vibing out solo to a great hour of hip-hop and R&B.

Download here (right click “save target as”)

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Building Beats

This Saturday at The Rub we are donating our door proceeds from 9-10 to a charity that’s close to our hearts, Building Beats. Come through early and take advantage of our happy hour drink specials, then give yourself a pat on the back for helping kids harness their creativity and build life skills.