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I wrote about 80s Freestyle in The Fader years ago but never did a full length mix until now. Tracklist, and a repost of the article, below.

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Get your tickets now for this year’s best Halloween dance party in town and party for an awesome cause!

The Witch’s Ball

Random Acts of Halloween’s 4th Charity Event

Friday, October 31st
Doors open at 10:00 PM
Beer and Alcohol included in ticket price
Location in Chelsea to be revealed on October 30th to ticket holders

THE RUB, featuring DJ Eleven and DJ Ayres will be performing all night, so don’t miss out on the best dance party in town! NY Circus Works is in the house again with stilt walkers, silk dancers, and contortionists!


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The Rub November


Our friends Jubilee and Dj Lindsey have been on fire as of late… well, they keep a steady flame under New York it seems and we are stoked to have them as this month’s guests for the Halloween shake down at The Rub!

Jubilee recently contributed to the long list of Fact Mag DJs with her rad mix. The mix opens up with her latest remix for Sam Tiba, cooked up with fellow Brooklyn Bass gawd Burt Fox.


Jubilee’s Fact Mix 461 is hot fyah

Check out Jubilee’s collabo remix with Burt Fox for Sam Tiba

Lindsey apparently got her heart broken recently while trying out to be Pharrell’s DJ, but that didn’t stop her from putting out this incredible mixtape featuring some of latest R&B that may or may not be from the future.
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The Good Good by DJ Lindsey

Catch both of them this weekend at The Rub’s Halloween extravaganza!!!

Goapele – Hey Boy (The Rub Remix)

Goapele’s new album “Strong As Glass” is in stores now!

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!

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