The Rub x Brian Coleman – Check The Technique 2

The Rub x Brian Coleman – Check The Technique 2

A Mixtape for Hip-Hop Junkies selected by DJ Ayres and DJ Eleven from
the new book Check The Technique Volume 2 by Brian Coleman.
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The Rub History of Hip-Hop 31 Mixes from 1979 – 2010


Tracklist (after the jump)

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Hip-Hop History

Mixcloud has all 31 years of our expansive ‘History of Hip-Hop’ series.

Hip-Hop History by Brooklyn Radio on Mixcloud

Mixcloud – The Rub’s History of Hip-Hop

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This time capsule approach to each year uncovers a slew of already forgotten gems. Ayres says it best: ” I think that hip-hop has this canon of “old-school” jams that get played at parties and make it onto “greatest of all time” lists, but over time the canon shrinks, and you’re left with a bunch of songs that represent current tastes rather than what was good at the time. As a DJ this can be frustrating, because we don’t want to be limited to Biggie, Tupac, Tribe, etc. We love those artists and but also feel there are lots of other great forgotten artists who were maybe less influential but still have records that will rock at a party. So I hope the series can do something to push back against that narrow-mindedness, or forgetfulness, or whatever you want to call it, that shrinking awareness that happens over time. It would be a shame if in 20 years the Throwback at Noon show was comprised of only Eminem, Drake and Lil Wayne…”

If you are looking for tracklistings, check the History of Hip-Hop category listing on the far right for a listing for each year!

Get Familiar….

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Nah, I’m Good 001


If Ian Curtis was alive to see this he prolly would hang himself again. Nah, I’m good.

Longtime homie Dave Nada and wife Jen Lasher made love in the club…. while what you’re thinking is prolly true, I’m talking about their new mixtape ‘Love In This Jersey Club’ for Mad Decent Radio. The mix celebrates the sexier side of Jersey Club and the duo run through some of the bigger remixes from the last couple of years from Nadus, Sliink, Hoodboi, Cashmere Cat, Tameil & more. Shit is banging.

Dave also made love to himself in the club once a few years ago, ‘Love In This Bmore Club


The Rub Halloween


This year Halloween fell on a weekend! The Rub is nearly a week before Oct 31 this year but that’s not going to stop us from putting on costumes and playing Thriller. Plus friends of The Rub Jubilee & Lindsey will be freaking the front room!

Cassady Locke is an old friend, a dj/producer who lives in Brooklyn NY. He loves R&B, Soca, UK Garage, and M.U.S.C.L.E., and he puts weird seaweed protein in his smoothies. For his new EP on T&A Records, Locke draws inspiration from the UK. Influenced equally by classic garage producers such as Wookie and MJ Cole, and new artists like Sbtrkt with a strong nod to 90′s R&B Locke bridges the gap between Teddy Riley and Gorgon City. With a strong Jersey Club remix from our own DJ Ayres, the EP is a no-brainer, and it’s a free download!

He has had records under Cassady Locke and just Cassady going back like 15 years, including these Latin-flavored collaborations with Sabo on Bersa Discos:

Beatport has more on Sol Selectas and on Statra, a NY deep house label:

Find those here

Cassady plays in very exclusive rooms all over New York City, check out his smooth ass 90s R&B mix:

Lazy Sunday, 90′s R&B by Cassady Locke on Mixcloud

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We’ll be taking over the basement of Santos Party House for the Freedom Party on October 10th! Super stoked to join Herbert, Cosi, Marc Smooth, and crew. Will surely be a night to remember. Come through!

The Rub at Freedom

While we’re in the party mood. Download our latest Rub Radio with tons of new rap tunes.

FOTR: Dj Platurn

DJ Platurn has been the homie for so long that we can’t remember how many times he’s played The Rub. (Maybe 3, maybe 4?) In the time we’ve known him, he has released a gazillion mixes (check out “So This Is De La Heaven” parts 1 & 2) and a never-ending stream of edits & remixes, as well as making The 45 Sessions THE single most important 7″s party in the country. (They’ve even got Diamond D and The 45 King guesting in December!?!?)

As he always does, Platurn will be smashing the front room with hip hop, funk, soul, and a gang of surprises! Catch Platurn at The Rub this Saturday Sept 27th!

Keep up with our dude

Rub Radio September 2014


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Run The Jewels – Blockbuster Night, Part 1
Salva feat. Kurupt & Problem – Drop That Bitch
The Rub feat. Tatiana Owens- Bring On The Love (Nick Catchdubs remix)
Juicy J feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug – Low
Keys N Krates – Hypnotik
Bobby Shmurda feat Fabolous & Jadakiss – Hot N—a (remix)
Rich Gang feat. Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan – Lifestyle
Big Sean – Ass Drop
Stalley – Jackin Chevys
DJ Mustard feat. 2 Chainz & Young Jeezy – Giuseppee
Que feat. 2 Chainz – Rich Nigga Problems
Plies feat. Problem – Money Bag
Big Sean feat. E-40 – IDFWU
SBTRKT feat. Raury – Higher
Alesia – Uh Uh (CRNKN remix)
Kastle feat. Lotti – Anything’s Possible
Travi$ Scott feat. Big Sean & The 1975 – Don’t Play