FOTR: Mike 2600



Back-to-back weeks here for FOTR and we’re featuring next level artist/graphic design types. This week is our upper Midwest brethren, Mike 2600 from Minneapolis. Chances are you’ve seen Mike’s solo designs or work for Burlesque of North America on a tour poster, t-shirt, vinyl artwork or even in print at some point in time over the years, and hopefully you’ve taken notice. Mike’s been one of our favorite artists for as long as we can remember and he’s easily one of the best all-around dudes to top it all. He’s also a stellar dj as well as you can hear in this set from last year. Make sure to click some links and catch up with the self proclaimed “record selector/vector inspector” below.

ayres1

Stay Up With Mike 2600

Website
Burlesque of North America
Twitter
Instagram
Soundcloud
Youtube


Rub Radio with Mike the 2600 King



Get up on new dance discoveries and party classics, mixed live by beloved Brooklyn selectors The Rub. This month we have special guest Mike 2600 ripping the set live from Minneapolis. A purveyor of real raw rap and full-figured funk and long-time friend of The Rub, Mike has gotten parties open from St. Paul to San Francisco, from Oregon to Osaka.

This show ran May 2012.


#TBT – DJ Ayres – DJ Ayres’ Laboratory



DJ Ayres’s Laboratory by Dj Ayres on Mixcloud

TBT this week back to one of the mixes Ayres dropped as a series with the insanely talented Mike 2600 designing all the cover art. This week, we go back to DJ Ayres’ Laboratory set that’s loaded with catchy indie dance tunes, remixed pop gems, snap rap classics and some tastefully turnt levels sprinkled in for good measure. Mixed with the touch that only Ayres can provide. Revisit this in full with the stream and download below.

DOWNLOAD (right click “save as”)

Tracklist: Read the rest of this entry »


FOTR: Bird Peterson



FOTR this week is Bird Peterson out of Austin, TX. He’s been cranking out tunes on the reg for what seems like forever and he originally caught fire on the legendary Hollerboard before eventually releasing tracks on basically every dope independent dance label of the last 10 years. He’s also got his own Teenage Riot Records, which just saw the release of his latest project Meal Ticket along side a couple other FOTR’s in Mike 2600 and Sammy Bananas. Check out this fresh new EP below and keep up with Bird on all the relevant socials as well.

Stay Up With Bird Peterson

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Soundcloud


#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

DOWNLOAD (right click “save as”)

Tracklist: Read the rest of this entry »


#TBT DJ Ayres – Return of the Mash



#TBT this week takes us back to fall of 2010 as Ayres opened up his “dance pop” crate and cranked out this super fresh mix for Urban Outfitters. Return of the Mash is a slick representation of the electronic music experimentations that took place with pop music towards the end of the last decade which have ultimately became a huge influence on the Billboard charts of the last five years. Don’t necessarily believe me? Take a listen for yourself below and hear the early ideas from so many artists and producers that are dominating charts, playlists and festival lineups in 2015. Shouts to Mike 2600 for this killer artwork as well.

Return of the Mash by Dj Ayres on Mixcloud

Tracklist: Read the rest of this entry »


Red Bull Three Style image

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.

HERE IS THE SIMPLE ENTRY PROCESS:
– 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
Z-Trip
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


SXSW ’07 Pix



SXSW 2007, Austin TX (good photos by Ian Meyer, crummy ones by Ayres & Eleven)

SXSW festival last weekend was a tremendous amount of fun. There’s nothing like hanging out with friends from all over the world in 70 degree weather, seeing countless incredible musicians and djs for free all weekend, eating great food, and partying into the wee hours. Highlights (in no particular order): Ghostface Killah, The Melvins, Federation, Redman, Amy Winehouse, SWOLL, DJ Day, Mike 2600 King, Morse Code, Diplo, King Most, Catchdubs, DJ Mel, Prince Klasson, Smalltown DJs, Flosstradamus, A-Trak, Kid Sister, Vyle, Cool Kids, Federation, UGK, Rakim, Hier, DJ Haul, Revolution, Boris, Amanda Blank, Solico, RJD2, Nasa, breakdancing, bbq and Sabbath in the Motherfucking Park.

RIP IBM Thinkpad #2, all hail IBM Thinkpad #3. It’s nothing!


13 Years of Rub Flyers



Rub13-v2

Flyer by Paul Noonan


Flyer by Paul Noonan & Rhek


Flyer by Rhek

TheRub_APR_PSTR
Flyer by Rhek

March-Poster-Web
Flyer by Rhek

TheRub_Feb_PSTR
Flyer by Rhek

RUBJAN_PSTR1
Flyer by Rhek

The Rub NYE 2014
Flyer by Stefan & Paul Noonan

The-RUB-Feb-2014-800-pix-update
Flyer by Stefan

The-Rub-October-web-1

Rub September Cup-Flyer-11x17-web
Flyer by Paul Noonan, photo by Ayres


Design by Van Hall & lettering by Chino BYI


Flyer by Stefan


Flyer by Stefan



Flyer by Stefan


Flyer by Stefan


Flyer by Stefan


Flyer by Stefan


Flyer by Stefan


Flyer by Dee Phunk


Flyer by Dee Phunk


Flyer by Dee Phunk


Flyer by Dee Phunk


Flyer by Josh Ruck


Flyer by Josh Ruck


Flyer by Dee Phunk


Flyer by Dee Phunk


Flyer by Dee Phunk


Flyer by Dee Phunk


Flyer by Dee Phunk

Read the rest of this entry »


11 Years of Rub Flyers



Read the rest of this entry »