#TBT this week with the October edition of Rub Radio from 2013. Loaded with bangers from Killa Cam, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Danny Brown, Anna Lunoe, Tittwsworth and many more. Fresh rap cuts mixed with some cutting edge dance tunes just like always but with a sprinkle of that October magic. Revisit this one on the stream above and the direct DL below.
Cam’ron – Golden Friends
Rick Ross, French Montana & Meek Mill – Bout That Life
Pusha T – No Regrets ft. Jeezy & Kevin Cossom
Louis Futon – Plasticccc
PCC – Do It All (Stick Em)
Yo Gotti – Fuck You ft. Meek Mill
2 Chainz – Used 2
Johnny Cinco – Wrong Nigga Money
Pusha T – Who I Am feat. 2 Chainz & Big Sean
Danny Brown – 25 Bucks
Anna Lunoe – Breathe
Canblaster – Presents ft. Para One (Edit)
Tittsworth – African Drake
Lil Silva – Salient Sarah ft. Sampha
FOTR this week is Chromeo. These legendary Funk Lordz should be familiar to the readers out there as Dave 1 and P-Thugg have been making ridiculous fun and catchy music for well over a decade now. Their 80’s rooted sound and vibe has caught on in many ways since the heyday of blog house and has progressed to a point where it has transcended pop culture. As a testament to their catalog and history, possibly their most famous album just got a special 10 year anniversary reissue. “Fancy Footwork” has been re-released (as “Fancier Footwork”) with all the official remixes and packaged together with a number of special merch items. You can check out all the new items at their merch shop (click the image below) and stay connected with these guys on all the socials.
Stay Up With Chromeo:
Watch this video below of DJ Eclipse tearing it up on Funkmaster Flex’s turntables and you might guess he has a superstar attitude to go with his massive skills, but E is truly the nicest dude in the world. We met him at Fat Beats in the 90s, the brick and mortar epicenter of underground hip-hop, where he was the manager. Despite burning the candle at both ends, co-hosting The Halftime Show and DJing for Non Phixion, Eclipse always greeted us with a smile and a pound, and 20 years later, he’s still that humble, friendly guy. You can still catch him burning up the airwaves with the best hip-hop records you’ve never heard before, on Sirius’ Hip Hop Nation (Rap is Outta Control on Monday nights), and follow him on all the socials:
Stay Up With DJ Eclipse:
DJ Stef’s sudden passing this past Sunday is a huge loss. A big homie to nearly every DJ and hip hop fan in the Bay Area, Stef was unfailingly enthusiastic, supportive, and generous. She started the influential Vinyl Exchange zine in the mid-90s championing a golden era of independent hip hop, impacting the taste of a generation of west coast DJs, and helping launch the careers of a huge number of artists. Stef was also an accomplished graphic designer with a long list of clients, including our dear friend Matthew Africa’s “Yay Game: the Best of E-40”. Always supporting live music, DJs, and her friends, we knew we’d see Stef anytime we stopped through the Bay for a gig.
Our love and support goes out to her husband Serg, her family and friends, and everyone who was touched by her, as we were. We love you, Stef, and miss you already. Give Matthew a hug for us; we’re glad you’ll both have a friend to talk music with
We’ve got 100 skip-the-line tickets available now for tomorrow night’s party at The Bell House. $15 (all in…no fees) jumps you right past the line and straight through the door to the festivities. If you can’t get any of these tickets in time, don’t worry…there will be plenty of tickets at the door. Special guest this month is Kevlove. We hope to see you all tomorrow night!
FOTR this week is Kevlove, who is also our special guest this Saturday at The Bell House. He’s a Jersey City native and has been embedded in the burgeoning culture that’s been developing there. Any quick glance at Kev’s socials and you see that he’s loaded up with a number of gigs every single week whether in Jersey or NY/BK. What’s got us so hyped on him playing The Rub this Saturday is the way he rocks a set. His M.O. is really encapsulated in this quote: “What is most important to me in DJing or any project I undertake is to genuinely have the love for it. This foundation is imperative because everything else after falls into place – people begin to see your vision, you start connecting and building relationships, and opportunity begins to present itself.” PREACH. You can get a quick feel for his vibe on the decks with his fresh edition of Rub Radio he just dropped for us last week below. Stay up with him as well on all the socials and we’ll see you all on Saturday at The Bell House.
Stay Up With Kevlove:
TNN stays with the fire as the seasons turn to fall and we’ve definitely got some interesting new gems for you this week. First up is a big collab cut from Rapsody, who first came to notoriety with her appearance on Kendrick’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” LP. He returns the favor on her just released new LP along with Lance Skiiwalker on the smoking tune “Power”. Next we’ve got a new one from Maggie Rogers, who’s been featured in this column before. She’s the one that got Pharrell to tear up hearing her music in a NYU masterclass, remember? Her career has blossomed since then with a debut EP, tons of sold out shows, appearances on late night TV, etc. She’s released a great goodbye for now tune in “Split Stones” that sends her into a much deserved break. Finally, we’ve got an up-and-coming rap trio out of AZ that’s just dropped a tune that feels like the heyday of The Neptunes and Timbaland producing party cuts. Injury Reserve’s “See You Sweat” simply bangs and lord knows we need some new club ammo for the midtempo sets. Check out all 3 tunes below in full.
Special guest mix this month for the September edition of Rub Radio from this month’s special guest, Kevlove. This Jersey native is a sinister DJ with the Spidey sense on music selection and what’s new and fresh. He carves through a number of sick nu nu from Dizzee Rascal, A$AP Ferg, Dej Loaf, Jorja Smith, Nao and many others. If the tastefully turnt and vibed out soul sounds tasty to you, press play on this mix and get yourself all sorts of prepped for September’s party on the 30th at The Bell House!
Or listen to the unmixed version on Spotify:
Dizzee Rascal – The Other Side
Jay Prince feat. Amine – Vice
GoldLink feat. Brent Faiyaz, Shy Glizzy – Crew
Jorja Smith & Preditah – On My Mind
Knox Fortune – Lil Thing
Lil Uzi Vert – The Way Life Goes
A$AP Ferg – Plain Jane
G-Eazy feat. A$AP Rocky, Cardi B – No Limit
French Montana feat. Pharrell – Bring Dem Things
Calvin Harris feat. ScHoolboy Q, PARTYNEXTDOOR, D.R.A.M. – Cash Out
Dej Loaf – No Fear
Mr. Probz feat. Anderson .Paak – Gone
Snoop Dogg feat. October London – Go On
Nao – Nostalgia
Elderbrook – Good Times
SZA – Quicksand
Burna Boy – Rock Your Body