The Rub August

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The Rub x Escort Tag Team Mix

New mix of disco and house with our friends Escort, to gear up for our party Friday night. Head on over to Complex for the full writeup and tracklist.

The Rub ft Tatiana Owens “Bring On The Love”


OUT NOW! The Rub featuring Tatiana Owens “Bring On The Love”

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Credits: All production and instrumentation by The Rub. Guitar on Disco Mix by Mark Tewarson. Photo by Kenny Rodriguez. Artwork by Vytis Gruzdys aka Boyfriend.

The Rub & Escort – August 15



Friday, August 15
The Rub “Bring on The Love” Record Release Party
Escort (8 Piece Live Disco Band!)
Tatiana Owens (Live Performance)
Prince Klassen
The Bell House
149 7th St, BK, NY
9 PM / $15 / 21+
tickets at:

Photos: The Rub 12 Year Anniversary




See the whole gallery right here:

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FOTR: Chances With Wolves

We’ve known the guys from Chances with Wolves since probably the second Rub, in 2002. Both Kenan and Kray worked with us at Southpaw for 8 or 9 years, and Kenan has DJed The Rub at least 5 times. They had one of the most popular shows on East Village Radio, and continue to record and release shows on their website. When it came time to pick a guest for our 12 Year Anniversary, Chances was our first choice. Get familiar after the jump:

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The Rub 12 Year Anniversary


Many thanks to Chino for writing our names on our anniversary flyer and also just for general stand-up-dudery over the years. Watch the video, then read him on 12OZ Prophet, listen to him on Small Talk and buy all of his books, they’re terrific.

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The Rub Seratocast

SeratoCast Mix 6 – The Rub by Serato on Mixcloud

Our friends at Serato asked us to rock volume 6 of their new Seratocast series. We kept it in the vein of our monthly Rub Radio mix, with new music from every corner of our crates, plus we debuted our new single, which comes out in August. Given all the twists and turns, we think it flows remarkably well. Big shout to Prince Rakeem for providing the intro material.
xo The Rub

The Rub – We Invented Serato (feat. RZA)
Cam’ron & A-Trak – Dipshits
Grandtheft & Keys N Krates – Keep It 100
Popcaan – Hustle (feat. Pusha T)
T.I. – Turn It
Lstreetz – Informants
RL Grime & What So Not – Tell Me
Trippy Turtle – Trippy’s Theme
James Nasty feat. Pork Chop – Do It (Tittsworth Remix)
A-Trak + Milo & Otis feat. Rich Kidz – Out The Speakers (Caked Up Remix)
Sub Focus – Close (Grandtheft Remix)
Spankrock – Gully
Nadastrom – Fallen Down (Justin Martin Remix)
La Roux – Let Me Down Gently (Playless Remix)
The Rub feat. Tatiana Owens – Bring On The Love (Freestyle Mix)
Jim-E Stack – Reassuring
Smalltown DJs – See Thru (The Slow Waves Remix)
FKA twigs – Two Weeks
Lana Del Rey – Pretty When You Cry
Prince – Diamonds and Pearls

Gone Fishin

We’re on vacation until June 26th, so no Rub Radio this month. In our absence, there’s no better time to revisit 31 years of Hip-Hop History mixes:

Hip-Hop History by Brooklyn Radio on Mixcloud

Listen to all the Hip-Hop History mixes here.

Bonus Beat

Is that Freedom Rock? Well turn it up! Get groovy with Summer of The Rub:

The Rub – Summer Of The Rub by Brooklyn Radio on Mixcloud