FOTR this week is a couple of our favorite Canadians in Smalltown DJs. They’ve been holding down Calgary for what feels like forever and it’s pretty much impossible to say anything other than great things about them. They turned a club night into a keystone North American venue over 10 years ago. They drop killer best of the year mixes every single year. And they just recently released a really cool new original song on Fool’s Gold with guest vocals from Lisa Lobsinger (formally of Broken Social Scene). Stream this lovely new tune below and follow these great dudes pon di socials.
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TNN flex for 2017 continues into the last week of March. Big names flying around left and right these days and this past week was no exception. Kendrick Lamar popped up out of nowhere and put all wackness on warning with “The Heart Pt. IV”. Gorillaz released 4 new tunes and announced their upcoming LP formally. “Saturnz Barz” with Popcaan is the easy highlight and this 360 degree animated video for it is beyond next level animation. Tuxedo also dropped their 2nd album this week featuring another great dose of west coast flavored funk and pop, with “Take a Picture” being an early favorite. Peep all 3 in full below.
Saturday, March 25
DJ Ayres, DJ Eleven & Cousin Cole in the big room
#FOMOPARTY (Tap.10, Darling Chuck & Durian Qing) in the Frontier room
Door by Rahnon
The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn NY
$10 before 12, $15 after
We’ve got 100 skip-the-line tickets available now for tomorrow night’s party at The Bell House. $15 (all in…no fees) jumps you right past the line and straight through the door to the festivities. If you can’t get any of these tickets in time, don’t worry…there will be plenty of tickets at the door. Special guests this month are Cousin Cole and #FOMOPARTY. We hope to see you all tomorrow night!
FOTR this week is Cousin Cole, our other special guest for this month’s edition of The Rub at The Bell House. Originally from the Midwest, Cole has since become a NY/BK music staple and has been laying a foundation of cool music and good friend levels wherever he goes. Originally breaking out a bit back in the Hollerboard days with his club music productions and clever remixes, he started DJing on the reg in NY and eventually all over the world. A few years later, his “So Emotional” series with Phi Unit solidified the soulful movement in Moombahton as a very legitimate thing. Today, Cole’s DJing on the steady in NY and still cranking out interesting tunes whenever possible. Check out his New Year’s Day 2017 mix below along with all his relative socials. And don’t miss him throwing down this Saturday at The Rub!
Stay Up With Cousin Cole:
FOTR this week is the trio that has become known as #FOMOPARTY. Tap.10, Darling Chuck and Tha Yell0w R. KEL have been creating a true to life “fear of missing out” scenario with their monthly 4th Friday party at Friends And Lovers as its always at capacity and the pics afterwards always look like a great deal of fun (check their IG below for proof). As they recently celebrated their 2 year anniversary, they’ll be making their crew debut at The Rub this coming Saturday. Check the vibes in their monthly playlist below to get familiar and make sure to get a dose of FOMO at The Bell House Saturday night.
Stay Up With #FOMOPARTY
Spring time is in full effect with this March edition of Rub Radio. We all need some great new music in our lives as these temperatures start to creep up. New heat all over this tracklist from Smalltown DJs, Drake, Kingdom, Rick Ross, Jacques Greene, Calvin Harris and many more. Patio season is right around the corner and these tunes could very well be this year’s anthems.
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Apologies for the radio silence for the last week as SXSW is still a thing and that thing can easily pull you away from updating a blog 100%. Back at it this week though and TNN sees a big flex from 2 huge names in rap. Drake returns with More Life, a “playlist” that isn’t really an album but is and it’s 2017 and artists are finding more and more ways to release content and get people to care. Drake keeps the quality high as always and spreads his wings more into global pop stardom with “Blem” and continues the flute in rap trend with the “Portland”. Also we’ve got a new LP from Rick Ross, his first in 2 years, and he’s taking no prisoners on “Idols Become Rivals” and “Trap Trap Trap”. Stream all 4 tunes in full below.
TNN for 2017 is now in full on go mode as the flood of new music flexing for spring and summer attention is 100% here. Big week this past week and these are just some of the new gems. First up is a brand new one out of nowhere from Frank Ocean that’s just super dope. Second sees the return of Lorde and he bucking the pressure of her sophomore turn with a beautiful piano ballad. Third we have Little Dragon dropping their first new music in 3 years and it’s literally flames. Finally, we’ve got Amine dropping his first cut of 2017 and it feels like Timbo and the Neptunes met up and got busy. Stream all 3 in full below.
These days with the ongoing political climate, there’s a serious chance that you’re super angry. For this week’s #TBT, we revisit DJ Eleven’s Fight Music: Best Of MOP mixtape that should take care of any emotions you’re having. Or at least help you take out your anger in a constructive way. Revisit this TOUGH mixtape in full with a stream above or a download below.
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