FOTR: Sake One


Sake One is a vet from the Bay Area and, along with Eleven, a founder of the (((Local 1200))) crew. He’s blessed the turntables at The Rub more times than any other guest and is back to kick up dust with us yet again at The Bell House this Saturday, May 30th. A self-proclaimed musical servant to the people, he’s taken his incredible musical taste and ill party rocking skills all over the world and we’re incredibly stoked to have him back in our hood.  While you get yourself souped for Saturday, peep Sake’s live Outkast mix and several of his other eclectic and knocking mixes.

SAKE ONE’S ‘The Art Of Storytellin’ Live Mix(Partial) by Footlong_Development on Mixcloud

Eleven, Sake 1 & Goapele – Big Things Start Small 1 by Djeleven on Mixcloud

Eleven, Sake 1 & Goapele – Big Things Start Small 2 by Djeleven on Mixcloud

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Rub Radio May 2015


Rub Radio (May 2015) by Brooklyn Radio on Mixcloud

This month we hop into the Delorean and fire up the flux capacitor for a quick romp through 80s synth-pop, new wave and post-punk.


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XTC – Making Plans For Nigel
Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny Come Home
Psychedelic Furs – Love My Way
Ministry – I Wanted To Tell Her
Depeche Mode – Behind The Wheel
Information Society – Lay All Your Love On Me
Real Life – Send Me An Angel
Kim Wilde – You Keep Me Hangin On
Pet Shop Boys – Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)
New Order – True Faith
Duran Duran – The Wild Boys
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
Frida – I Know There’s Something Going On
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
Human League – Mad World

Ten Walls – Sparta

Now that Man Trance is officially a thing and this week’s #TNN artist, Ten Walls already has a couple of these MT anthems under his belt…it’s exciting to hear new potential summer weaponry from him. He dropped “Sparta” back on the first of the month and it feels like he’s got another big one on his hands. The booming layered horn melody is kind of everything and the entire groove of the track is quite slick and engaging. The two sided single is on sale now at all your normal interweb places where you purchase dance music but you can stream the title track in full below.

#TBT DJ Eleven – Summer Madness

There’s just something about summer themed music that just makes everything seem all right. For this week’s #TBT, that’s exactly what Eleven brings to the table with a delicious mix of some of the most memorable summer tunes maybe ever. Summer Madness is a complete 180 from his previously mentioned Winter Sadness series where the feels should obviously flip from bundling up inside by a fireside to drinking your favorite beverage on a patio with your friends in the warm sun. If the weather is turning super nice in your part of the world, like it’s starting to in NY, check this stream below for your instant soundtrack.

DJ Eleven – Summer Madness by Djeleven on Mixcloud

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FOTR PT 2: Nick Catchdubs

So you may have noticed how we gave some much deserved dap to Nick Catchdubs back in February for FOTR when his eye-catching video for Wut’s That dropped. And because his debut artist album Smoke Machine recently dropped with the freshness, we felt it necessary to give him another FOTR nod. It’s not everyday homies drop debut full lengths and Nick definitely did his thing here. The entire project is deftly rooted in hip-hop and club music, but with a futuristic flair that always been a signature of his productions and Fool’s Gold as a label. Bangers on the front side knock quite nicely but it’s the uptempo joints towards the end feel like the real secret weapons. Peep Smoke Machine in full below and give him a follow him on these internetz.

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The Rub May

IDYLL – Bad Boi

Midwest duo and recent Friends of Friends signees, IDYLL, just dropped their first single and video from their forthcoming debut EP due June 16th and they are this week’s #TNN. Bad Boi is a haunting love stricken tune that’s been given a crazy animated visual treatment by Zero Ghul. With an overall style that updates the classic singer-songwrite approach, singer Angelina Lucero’s emotive vocals ooze with the essence of say…Lana Del Ray, while producer Jojo Yang blends a very sleek soundtrack that tastefully combines elements from 808s and classical music. Check the song and video for Bad Boi below.

#TBT DJ Ayres – Return of the Mash

#TBT this week takes us back to fall of 2010 as Ayres opened up his “dance pop” crate and cranked out this super fresh mix for Urban Outfitters. Return of the Mash is a slick representation of the electronic music experimentations that took place with pop music towards the end of the last decade which have ultimately became a huge influence on the Billboard charts of the last five years. Don’t necessarily believe me? Take a listen for yourself below and hear the early ideas from so many artists and producers that are dominating charts, playlists and festival lineups in 2015. Shouts to Mike 2600 for this killer artwork as well.

Return of the Mash by Dj Ayres on Mixcloud

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FOTR: Jubilee

FOTR is one of our oldest friends in the dj/internet world and she’s been a boss for longer than most probably know. Jubilee gets our nod this week as she’s been instrumental in pushing the tropical bass movement pon di internetz for some time now, whether it’s been from her native Miami or as a long term resident of NY. As we celebrate this great friend, current Mixpak crew member and Flashing Lights alumni, she’s officially released her first curated compilation recently, in collaboration with Opening Cermony, called Magic City. This free 11 track comp is loaded with all sorts of Miami influenced bass music mixed with all the right levels of tropical flavors. Peep this release in full below along with a number of links to follow this great and talented individual.

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Nosaj Thing – Fated LP

We haven’t covered a full LP on #TNN yet but there’s no reason to keep this weekly post about our new music favorites in some sort of a box. Hitting just last week on Innovative Leisure is the latest LP from Nosaj Thing, who’s a relative veteran at this point in his career compared to most producers in today’s electronic beat scene resurgence. Fated puts his skill set back on full display though and the results are very buttery from start to finish. Even though a majority of the tracks are short and hover right around the two minute mark, his weirdly melodic head nod inducing soundtracks sound very at home in 2015. With his sound aging so well and that awesome feature from Chance The Rapper, this effort definitely won’t hurt his chances to stand out among the clouded flood that is the internet music world of today. Stream Fated in full below.