Rub Radio August 2019

This month we’re joined by DJ Dirtyfinger, both on Rub Radio and at the party at The Bell House on Saturday 8/31! Our August mix boasts a wide variety of shit we’re feeling, including new rap, dancehall, afrobeats, house, R&B and NOLA brass.


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17th Anniversary party pics.

Our July 2019 pictures from The Rub 17th Anniversary are up on our Facebook! Shot by Kenny Rodriguez.

To see the rest of the photos from our 17th Anniversay party, check both of the albums here and here and Facebook.

The Rub August 2019

This month Dj Ayres & Dj Eleven are joined by the always dirty Dirtyfinger
We’ll see you at The Bellhouse!



2019 Playlist

New music hand picked by The Rub! #TheRubSelects


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2015 feels like it was yesterday, and this mix is chock full of anthems that still get run in the clubs and on the radio, like Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” and Desiigner’s “Panda.”  Then there are the viral hits that helped to define the current culture (think “Hotline Bling,” “Look At My Dab,” “Milly Rock.”)  But our favorites are the songs in the margins, songs like “Wavybone,” and “The Blacker The Berry,” and “Good Times.”

As always with The Rub’s History of Hip Hop series, the goal is to expand the canon to include not only the most popular songs of the year but also all of the forgotten greatness.  But most importantly it’s a banging mix from start to finish!


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The Rub July 2019


’16 Years Of The Rub’ book give away.

July 27 marks 17 years since the first night The Rub threw a party at Southpaw, and we want to celebrate with you!
We’ll be giving free ’16 Years of The Rub’ photo books to all advance ticket buyers.  All you have to do is purchase a ticket at and our door person Rahnon will have a book for you to take on your way out.
To preview the book, with photos by Kenny Rodriguez plus ShoShots and Ian Meyer, visit

#TBT – Dj Moma’s Heavy Warm Up

For this week’s #TBT we warm it up with Dj Moma (one of this month’s guests!).

Our “Heavy Warm Up” mixes were a series of mixtapes dedicated to the sounds you might hear finessed in the first hour at the club.  DJ mOma is one of our closest Rub affiliates, and a hell of a DJ. Everyday People vibes on deck…

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The Road Podcast

DJ Eleven and DJ Ayres talked to DJ Crooked, DJ Goldfinger and MOMA about The Rub, the early days of mashups, gentrification, reggae music and a whole lot more! Audio stream below:

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June 2019 party pics.

Our June 2019 pictures from The Rub are up on our Facebook! Shot by Kevain Delpesche.

To see the rest of the photos from The Rub June 2019 party, visit our Facebook page.