The Rub Sept 11 at Verboten

Round 2 of our new monthly at Verboten has been announced with DJ Craze, DJ Wonder and Sammy Bananas as our special guests. Friday, September 11, $20 presale tickets, North 11th and Wythe.


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8/29 – Skip-the-line-tickets

(photo courtesy of @mindyahbiznes)

We’ve got 100 skip-the-line tickets for tomorrow night’s party and they’re going very fast. $15 (all in…no fees) jumps you right past a long wait in line, regardless of when you show up to The Bell House. Otherwise, The Rub line is always a roadblock by 11:00 pm. So if you don’t want to wait and don’t jump at this deal, you’re unfortunately stuck having to come out early to avoid the chaos. Special guests this month are Friendly Greg and Scott Matelic.


FOTR: Friendly Greg


Our 2nd and final FOTR (Friend of The Rub) this week is Friendly Greg. He’s been an NY DJ staple for some time now, opening up for and playing with a who’s who of dope people who make music. Some quick googling will also reveal that he started the very cool Panda Toes (R.I.P.) blog years ago and has his name tied to some very influential events while in college at Dartmouth in the late ’00s. We’re stoked to have him play some tunes with us at The Bell House on Saturday and a quick listen to any of his mixes, like the one below, will show you why.

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FOTR: Scott Matelic

Our first FOTR (Friend of The Rub) this week and one of our guests this Saturday for The Rub at The Bell House, is Scott Matelic. Scott’s been in NY (via Indianapolis) now for a number of years now and has guested with us at The Rub in the past. His DJing style is one of our favorites in the city and we’re so psyched to have him back at the party. His production skills are nothing to sneeze at as well. Check out his tough new co-production with Patrick Stuckey for The Comdot below and make sure to put Saturday’s festivities on your calendar.

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8.23 – That New New

Two new ones to share with you today for TNN (That New New) that may or may not be David Lee Roth & Madonna approved. First up is a new original from long time Rub homie, Tittsworth. “Ha-Ta-Dan” is a tribal type house banger with guest vocals from none other than dancehall legends T.O.K. and it’s out now on Zulu Records. Second is a heady future house type of cut from new Fool’s Gold artist, Madeaux, who’s got a massive debut EP for the label dropping next month. Stream both new jams below. We think you’ll be glad you did.

#TBT DJ Ayres – DJ Ayres’s Laboratory

So in 2012, Ayres dropped a nice little series of mixes with the insanely talented Mike 2600 designing all the cover art. For today’s #TBT we revisit the DJ Ayres’s Laboratory set that’s loaded with catchy indie dance tunes, remixed pop gems and some tastefully turnt levels towards the end. Ace as always. Stream and download this one below.

DJ Ayres’s Laboratory by Dj Ayres on Mixcloud

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The Rub – Sway In The Morning 8.13

ICYMI, We kicked off #itstherub at Verboten last Friday with great success. Party pics courtesy of Sho Shots can be viewed HERE. Eleven and Ayres both had the pleasure of spinning on Sway In The Morning last Thursday in effort of promoting the new jump off. Now we’ve got a link for you to download and check out that early A.M. mix session.

The Rub – Sway In The Morning 8.13

And definitely stay tuned for the 9.11 lineup at Verboten coming at you very soon.

Photos from The Rub 8/14/15

Our first party at Verboten was super fun! ShoShots captured souls:

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See the whole set on The Rub Facebook page