Whew! Now that was a fun party Saturday night. We thank all of you for coming out to celebrate our first official residency at The Bell House. It was a great success! You guys kept that place packed!
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Tonight is the night! This is going to be insane. The Bell House has no idea what’s about to hit ‘em
Saturday, April 28th
The Bell House – 149 7th Street btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues, Brooklyn
Ayres, Eleven plus special guests DJ mOma.
$10, 10 PM – 4 AM, 21+ w. ID
Doors open at 10pm. Get there early y’all. You know the drill!
For our latest entry into “Friends of The Rub” we bring you a close friend and collaborator of ours, DJ mOma. One of NYC’s most prolific DJ’s for years now, mOma has played numerous Rub’s (including our huge NYE 2012 party) as well contributed to DJ Ayres’ Heavy Warmup Series.
Tomorrow night, we bring him back with us to crush our first official Saturday residency at The Bell House. He’ll be holding things down in the back bar all night. Gonna be rowdy.
We’re also big fans of his remix work and want to make sure all of you pick up his latest 2 tracks.
His “Love Forever” Michael Jackson rework brings the house down every time:
He just released this new one, a remix of the Fantasia song “Free Yourself” to get the dance floor grown n’ sexy:
Stay in touch with DJ mOma through his website HERE
Time Out New York recently interviewed DJ Ayres and DJ Eleven about the latest happenings with The Rub as well as thoughts on our new home at The Bell House.
TONY: When you found out that Southpaw was closing, was there any thought of going on hiatus, or even shutting the party down?
Eleven: No, not at all. We’ve actually known for a while—several years at least—that we had sort of outgrown Southpaw, but we definitely never wanted to stop doing the Rub. What happened was, Southpaw told us they were closing down about ten days before the last party we did there. And Ayres and I literally left that meeting, walked a couple doors down to a coffee place and began to figure out what we were gonna do next. We didn’t skip a beat. You know, the Rub pays our bills, but it’s also something that’s near and dear to our hearts. It’s not something we want to walk away from because we have to. When we do walk away someday, it’ll be because we want to.
TONY: Does being in Brooklyn help?
Ayres: Definitely. When we started, there weren’t very many big parties at all in Brooklyn, and I think that let us have the Rub develop in a more natural way. We always wanted it to feel like a house party.
TONY: It’s always had the reputation of being a very unpretentious affair.
Eleven: That’s very important—probably the most important thing about the Rub. We know we have to take care of our friends, but we’ve always avoided creating a feeling of elitism. If you’ve got ten bucks and you’re okay with waiting in line for a bit, then we want you. Just be ready to party.
Read the full interview on Time Out New York
We’re happy to showcase our pal Fashen, a world-class DJ who most recently came through and tore up the The Rub’s guest slot this past January, and who is now just about to release his very first EP next week on Young Robots.
His debut EP “So Complete” came out of nowhere for a guy pretty much known for only being a top flight club DJ. The lead single “Ecstasy” is a such a stomper with a groovy rhythm and some seriously feel-good vocals. Summertime vibes written all over this one!
Be the first to listen to “Ecstasy” below:
Keep up with Fashen HERE
Young Robots is releasing this EP next Tuesday! Lots of heavy hitters lately from this label run by Skinny Friedman, DJ Apt One, and our own DJ Ayres. GET FAMILIAR
No rest for the weary as we drop a new mix for you guys today with our friends over at Brooklyn Radio. Take a listen as we feature tracks by Oliver $, Jay Fay Ft. G-Eazy, Azealia Banks, Cee-Lo Green, Sticky Ft Natalie Storm and more…
This month, The Rub celebrates their seven year anniversary! New Jersey Club producer DJ Tameil comes through and talks about his early days learning the ropes with Redman and Artifacts all the way up to his present day movement. Tameil drops an alternatingly rock hard, poppy and often hilarious DJ set showcasing his Brick Bandits crew along with new Philly and Baltimore Club exclusives.
Update: they got the interview up on YouTube:
I’m always looking for a good excuse to spend a bunch of time going through new reggae, especially when I’m on the road. Sheeit, any old excuse will do. Ayres & I decided we wanted to do a giveaway with our “Rub Up” mixCD (art & tracklist at www.djeleven.com/rub_up.html) so a new mix of reggae is the perfect promo for it. Boom! Excuse delivered. For the lucky first 50 people to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with their mailing address, you will have a shiny new copy of “Rub Up” in your mailbox in a couple weeks. – DJ Eleven
* USA RESIDENTS ONLY *
The contest is over! Hope everyone enjoys the mix!
Stream or Download DJ Eleven’s “Reggae From The Road” mix on BrooklynRadio.net