17th Anniversary party pics.

Our July 2019 pictures from The Rub 17th Anniversary are up on our Facebook! Shot by Kenny Rodriguez.

To see the rest of the photos from our 17th Anniversay party, check both of the albums here and here and Facebook.

The Rub August 2019

This month Dj Ayres & Dj Eleven are joined by the always dirty Dirtyfinger
We’ll see you at The Bellhouse!




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2015 feels like it was yesterday, and this mix is chock full of anthems that still get run in the clubs and on the radio, like Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” and Desiigner’s “Panda.”  Then there are the viral hits that helped to define the current culture (think “Hotline Bling,” “Look At My Dab,” “Milly Rock.”)  But our favorites are the songs in the margins, songs like “Wavybone,” and “The Blacker The Berry,” and “Good Times.”

As always with The Rub’s History of Hip Hop series, the goal is to expand the canon to include not only the most popular songs of the year but also all of the forgotten greatness.  But most importantly it’s a banging mix from start to finish!


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’16 Years Of The Rub’ book give away.

July 27 marks 17 years since the first night The Rub threw a party at Southpaw, and we want to celebrate with you!
We’ll be giving free ’16 Years of The Rub’ photo books to all advance ticket buyers.  All you have to do is purchase a ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-rub-tickets-56930071376 and our door person Rahnon will have a book for you to take on your way out.
To preview the book, with photos by Kenny Rodriguez plus ShoShots and Ian Meyer, visit 

#TBT – Dj Moma’s Heavy Warm Up

For this week’s #TBT we warm it up with Dj Moma (one of this month’s guests!).

Our “Heavy Warm Up” mixes were a series of mixtapes dedicated to the sounds you might hear finessed in the first hour at the club.  DJ mOma is one of our closest Rub affiliates, and a hell of a DJ. Everyday People vibes on deck…

Listen and tracklist below, download (here):

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June 2019 party pics.

Our June 2019 pictures from The Rub are up on our Facebook! Shot by Kevain Delpesche.

To see the rest of the photos from The Rub June 2019 party, visit our Facebook page.


Ayers & Eleven recorded a new mix of NEW sounds for the latest Heavy Hits podcast. Listen, and download the tracks via the Heavy Hits dj service HERE.

“The Rub residents: DJ ELEVEN & DJ AYRES are two of NYCs most respected DJs and you can hear why with this slick mix blurring the lines between hip hop, international, disco, house and more. Check the skills, click the heart, download the tracks and head over to the next installment of THE RUB on Saturday June 29th at THE BELL HOUSE in Brooklyn featuring guest DJs Getlive!, Ric808 and Mike Nasty.”


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Save The Date – June 2019

We’ll see you 6/29…
$15 advance tickets available now!
DJ Ayres & DJ Eleven + special guests Getlive!, Ric808 and Mike Nasty.

For this week’s #TBT mix we got back 9 years to Great Minds. In this mix Toronto’s Big Jacks and DJ Eleven’s pulled their favorite CLASSIC Disco, Funk and Boogie sounds… It was so good they even made 2nd mix in the series. Tracklist below, enjoy!

Listen below or download here (right click, save).


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#TBT – The Glamorous Life

For this week’s #TBT mix we dig deep and revisit Eleven and Ayres’ The Glamorous Life. This mix was the first of three and featured classic Boogie / R&B / New Jack Swing cuts from the likes of Sheila E, Bobby Brown, SOS Band, Vanity, Gap Band + so many more.

Listen below or download here(right click, save).