New York’s 10 Best DJs


Lots of family in this list, including The Rub!

FOTR: Misun


We go way back with Misun: their “The Sea” EP was released on Ayres & Tittsworth’s T&A records, and The Rub collaborated with them on the awesome “Feel You”. We’re really stoked on their debut album, which just came out this week!. They cover a ton of styles, from rock to pop, R&B to western without sounding inauthentic or stagey, and the songwriting is confident and fun.

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The last call is here to enter Red Bull’s 2015 Thre3style World Finals! With a long list of Friends Of The Rub that have competed and even taken the crown, Four Color Zack, Moma, Mike 2600, Hedspin, Skratch Bastid + more, we wanted to let all our other homies know you still have some time to enter. This coming year’s world finals will be held in Tokyo, so don’t hesitate and if anything you get to go to Tokyo and reenact Bill Murray’s karaoke scene with all your best buds.

– Fill in the form below.
– Upload a 5 minute VIDEO of your Thre3style set to the site on the form. Just you in the studio doing your thing, shot from an angle where we can see what you’re doing – make sure the file name contains your DJ name and country.
– Leave us wanting more.
– If selected you’ll be contacted with the info provided below.
– Don’t worry, your video will remain private and only seen by our judges.

Your Judges
Jazzy Jeff
Skratch Bastid
Four Color Zack (2012 Red Bull Thre3style Champion)
Hedspin (2011 Red Bull Thre3style Champion)

Think you got what it takes? Send in your application here

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FOTR: Theo Bark

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Theo Bark (aka Wise King T, aka Bad Barks, aka the bald white guy with a beard on the left in the picture) has been a friend of The Rub since we were working with Spitkicker. In fact, Theo A&R’ed this mix that Eleven did with Spitkicker and MF Doom:

DJ Eleven & MF Doom – Next Spit 3 by Djeleven on Mixcloud

In the years since, Theo made some great music videos for Jazzy Jeff & Peedi Crack, Marco Polo & Masta Ace, and Hezekiah & Bilal. He’s also become one of the most hilarious and perceptive people writing about music.

Take the rest of the afternoon off and catch up on Theo’s observations about music festivals at The Huffington Post, Thump, and Animal New York. (His piece on attending HARD Summer sober is particularly great.) Also, you can watch him interviewing a gazillion up-and-coming artists over at Huff Post Live.

Keep up with all FOTR here

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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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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!