TBT this week focuses on another one of our career highlights, Rub Radio. This monthly mix can be traced back to our radio show for Scion, which made the jump over to Brooklyn Radio after a few years. It’s become a platform to showcase what’s new and exciting in our collective music worlds as well as showcasing some great music from our friends. Sometimes we even have our DJ friends take the wheel and give us a guest mix. Some choice selections from the series are below along with some links to the entire collection and a way to subscribe to the series every month. Enjoy!
Grab all the archives here: Rub Radio
FOTR this week is Deejay Theory. Based in San Francisco, Theory has been repping the tropical side of dance music for what seems like forever and is a mainstay on the U.S. club circuit. He’s an active member of Faction Sound and LargeUp.com. His Tormenta Tropical party in San Fran he throws with Oro11 is one of the most well known Tropical Bass parties in the world. He’s also one half of the Brother in Arms production team with fellow Rub homie J Boogie. Last weekend, he rocked the Northern Nights Music Festival and put together an exclusive mix for the event that you can stream below. Check those tropical vibes and make sure to click some links as well.
Stay Up With Deejay Theory
TNN keeps it moving this week as the new music flood never stops. We’ve got some electronic and hip-hop newness for you including a resounding return to form from an influential dance act. Justice are back with a new single, “Safe and Sound”. It’s party gritty french disco and part return to the pop crossover days of “D.A.N.C.E” and it feels pretty massive on first listen. Next up, we’ve got Onda flipping Gallant’s “Bourbon” into a midtempo tropical pop banger. Finally, we’ve got FLACO out of Indianapolis and his head nod vibes of “New Things” that has instant replay value. Check out all 3 in full below.
As we get closer to celebrating the 14th anniversary of The Rub, it’s always a time to reflect. And as our (mostly) weekly TBT section focuses on that exact notion, we’ll be reminiscing about some of the larger projects we’ve been a part of in the coming weeks. First up is our History of Hip-Hop series we did with our friends over at Brooklyn Radio. This extensive mix series looks back at some of the greatest Hip-Hop and Rap tunes of every year from 1979 all the way up until 2009, celebrating 3 decades of the music that’s been so influential to us and the rest of the world. Check out just a few favorites below. And feel free to take some time and revisit the interview with Brooklyn Radio that was done when the series was completed as well!
Get em all here: http://www.itstherub.com/category/history-of-hip-hop/
FOTR this week is Doc Adam. This staple of the Pacific Northwest, whether he’s in Seattle or Portland as he seems to migrate between the two, has been around since the Hollerboard days and is still holding court to this day. He’s always playing various different types of parties and rocking numerous styles, something that can be attested to his diverse musical palate. He’s also been a consistent contributor to the DJ edit game over the years. If you ever grabbed any of those edit packs on his Tumblr back in the day, consider yourself lucky to be sitting on that DJ weapon gold. As of late, he’s been steady updating his Heartthis.at page (RIP Doc’s Soundcloud) with new and old edits that are all freely downloadable. He just threw up a bunch of new ones earlier this month and you can peep a small selection below. Click some of those socials and give this dude a follow as well.
Stay Up With Doc Adam
TNN is back this week after a week off and we’ve got some big names crashing the new music party once again. While it was a very tumultuous week in a number of ways, the music world came with it and provided us with the continued release it always seems to be there for. First up, there’s Francis & The Lights with features from Kanye West and Bon Iver. You may recognize this tune as a sample from Chance the Rapper’s recent “Coloring Book” mixtape. Second is the Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock & Ab-Soul) remix of Schoolboy Q’s “That Part” and it just makes you feel like rap is in a good place with this crew. Finally, we’ve got a collaboration from M.I.A. and Skrillex, which honestly seemed inevitable at this point. It appears to be another glimpse into her forthcoming new album as well. Peep all 3 tunes in full below.
Saturday, July 9
The Rub x 143
DJ Eleven / Siik / DJ Ayres / SOSUPERSAM
Greenwood Beach at Coney Art Walls
3050 Stillwell Ave, Coney Island
4-10 PM. $10 presale / $15 door
door by Rahnon
TBT this week is comes from our friends from the 143 crew. This crew loves you and is all about the slow jams, love songs and R&B classics. And those vibes are laced all over this mix they did for the Seratocast mix series. As we mentioned a couple days ago, the DJ combo of Partytime, siik and SOSUPERSAM linked up to kick off this successful event series back in 2013 and they are bringing these feels to Coney Island with us this Saturday at The Coney Island Art Walls from 4-10 pm. Grab your tickets HERE. Until then, kick back and soak in the sounds of Usher, Mariah, 112, Drake and so many more favorites from this mix. This event Saturday promises to be great!