The Rub March


This week’s #TBT is in the spirit of 2000 and the debut run of the Spitkicker Tour curated by De La Soul. Ayres & Eleven smoothly run through this hour and change of head nod inducing classic collaborations they appropriately called Spitkicker Collabs 1. The tracklist features the original tour lineup up of De La, Common, Pharoahe Monch and a host other cuts that quickly remind you how fresh this time period in hip-hop really was. Grabbing De La Soul to also host the mix definitely didn’t hurt things either.

Eleven & Ayres – Spitkicker Collabos 1 by Djeleven on Mixcloud

Download: DJ Ayres & DJ Eleven – Spitkicker Collabos 1 (right click “save target as”)

Tracklist: Read the rest of this entry »

The Rub 2/15 Photos by ShoShots

See the whole photo album at The Rub Facebook

FOTR: Nadastrom


Our good friends Nadastrom released their long-awaited debut album last week and it only makes sense we salute them in this week’s Friends of The Rub. This self-titled full length from them was well worth the wait. Released on Dubsided/Friends of Friends, this 11 track LP is heavy on vibes (surprise!) and shows a great maturation of their sound that we’ve genuinely grown to love over the years. You can cop Nadastrom HERE and you can stream the whole album on their Bandcamp below.

Stay Up With Nadastrom:


BRIC House Party


BRIC House Party with The Rub
BRIC Arts / Media House
647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Tickets & Details

#TBT DJ Eleven – I Love Soul

DJ Eleven - I Love Soul

February is quickly coming to a close this week, but that’s no reason to give up on love. Love honestly really knows no boundaries, genres or even specific eras of time. In fact, I’d go so far to say that love will always and forever be “in”, especially when it comes to music, art and the freedom of expression. DJ Eleven embodies this vibe so well for our #TBT this week with a revisit to his I Love Soul mixtape. Timeless favorites from all eras and walks of life, all brought together by a dense love for soul.

I Love Soul by Djeleven on Mixcloud

Download: DJ Eleven – I Love Soul (right click “save target as”)

Tracklist: Read the rest of this entry »

The Bladerunners

Boston natives and one our favorite DJ duos, The Bladerunners, are this month’s welcomed guests to The Rub this Saturday night at The Bell House in Brooklyn. DJ 7L and DJ Braun Dapper recently let their killer catalog full of essential remixes loose on the Beat Junkies record pool. 7L has also just launched the redesign of his Get On Down website loaded with classic LPs and vintage music memorabilia. Saturday night, however, will see them in their comfort zone behind the decks where these dudes always seem to make magic.

Stay Up With The Bladerunners:

The Bladerunners Facebook
7L Twitter
7L Instagram
7L Soundcloud
DJ Braun Dapper Soundcloud

The Rub February Flyer


Rub Radio February 2015

Rub Radio (February 2015) by Brooklyn Radio on Mixcloud



Tracklist: Read the rest of this entry »

Glam Life 3

While it’s still winter and the cold maintains it’s grasp on so many of us, the bright side is the amount of daylight per day is slowly growing and the spring time vibe season is right around the corner. In an effort to capture that feeling a bit early, today’s #TBT revisits Eleven and Ayres’ Glamorous Life 3 mix that’s heavily rooted in the vibetank. 80’s R&B and Boogie classics are the modus operandi here and the listen alone should provide you with a pleasant jolt of warmth. Stream and download links are below.

Eleven & Ayres – The Glamorous Life 3 by Djeleven on Mixcloud

Download: DJ Eleven & DJ Ayres – The Glamorous Life 3 (right click “save target as”)

Tracklist: Read the rest of this entry »