Summertime is officially here as our guy DJ Eleven releases his smoothed-out collaboration with Senor Kaos called “Da Bitchez 2012,” a very creative edit of Jeru The Damaja’s 1994 classic “Da Bitchez.” Impossible not to get nostalgic once those horns kick in. Perfect tune for those summertime cruises or BBQ’s.
Words from DJ Eleven: “The homie Señor Kaos and I just dropped our update of Jeru The Damaja’s “Da Bitchez”. In no way meant to disrespect women, we wanted to pay homage to Jeru and DJ Premier’s classic. Now 18 years after its release, Kaos and I re-visited and revamped it. This is the first track off Kaos’ EP, “Mama Said The Sun Rises In The Resurrection”, coming July 3rd, 2012″
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On Sunday we played at our other favorite party, the Do-Over, at Dekalb Market in Brooklyn. The top secret lineup was Pete Rock, DJ Spinna, Monk One and The Rub, and over 2000 people came out despite a forecast for rain. But the weather held out and everyone slayed it, with The Rub batting clean up as the sun went down. Huge shouts to everyone who came out and danced, ate, had a drink or 6, and showed so much love. Be on the look out for another big party at Dekalb later this month. – DJ Ayres
Shout out to The Focus Camp for all of these photos!
Getting closer and closer to party time everybody!!! Come see our new digs and close out April with a sweaty good time.
While we know many of you guys are celebrating the unofficial holiday of 4/20, we figured we should help y’all out by giving you the perfect soundtrack for all your festivities today.
Honestly, what better artist to listen to on 4/20 than Devin the Dude? Thanks to DJ Eleven’s hour-long “Eleven & The Dude mix,” we got you taken care of quite right. Tracklist after the jump.
The fellas over at Turntable Lab invited us to come and record a set for their Radio show, so you know we had to deliver the goods. Tracklist below.
Touch – Sensitive Body Stop
Onra - The Perfect Match
Drop Out Orchestra – Emperor Tamarin
Linda Lewis – Class Style (DJ Pump Edit)
Kutcorners – Diamond feat. Curtis Santiago
Pitchben – Stand Up
AD.d+ – Mary Go (DJ Eleven remix)
Ghosts of Venice – Her (Bit Funk Remix)
Escort – All That She Is
Storm Queen – Look Right Through (Aeroplane Remix)
Genius of Time – Houston We Have A Problem
RCMP – Sweat & Loving (DJ Ayres Remix)
Young Jeezy – I Do (Sammy Bananas Remix) *Ayres’s Transition Edit
BADBADNOTGOOD – Hard In Da Paint
Nas – The Don
Lil Chuckee – Wop
Schlachtofbronx – Yuh Mumma
Valentino Khan & Will Bailey – Rukus
Bro Safari – Uncrushable (Jay Fay Remix)
Usher – Climax (Keys N Krates Remix)
Good news for all DJ Eleven fans as he has created a one-stop shop for nearly all of his mixes released. Our pals over at MixCloud have featured numerous projects from The Rub, including our History of Hip-Hop and our last Southpaw party, but we are proud to be able to showcase all of the tireless work DJ Eleven has put in on each of these very unique mixes.
Ten years ago Mikey Palms told us he was opening a bar in Park Slope in an old 99 Cent store with his childhood friend, Matt Roff. As soon as we saw it, we immediately knew we wanted to throw a party there. The Rub started the first summer Southpaw opened, and after an unprecedented run of over a hundred monthly parties, we are sad to report Southpaw is closing.
Simply stated there would be no Rub without Southpaw. Before Fifth Avenue had any sushi restaurants, yoga studios or boutiques, Mikey and Matt took a bet on the neighborhood. They helped us connect with a community of people who wanted to stay in the Slope and party with their friends to quality music. Southpaw was an oasis for Brooklynites who didn’t want to go to Manhattan and spend half a paycheck on bottle service while some asshole played The Strokes off an iPod. And they didn’t just invest in the neighborhood, they invested in three DJs who were dying to find a big room were we could play cool shit for a crowd who loved music as we did.
We were talking about it the other day, and Mikey put it in perspective when he said “remember, when we opened, you could still smoke in bars.” This was just six months after Bloomberg took office – before mash-ups, before 50 Cent, before Serato or MySpace, or all-over print and skinny jeans, before any of us had gone on tour or released a record. If you were there in the beginning you remember Roger, and Uncle Moe, and Marissa, and Bill, and Alex (RIP). You remember when Mark Ronson Djed on Halloween in face paint, when Diplo and Low-Bee played in a blizzard, when DJ Premier dropped in for a surprise DJ set and when Dave Nada tore the room wide open with Baltimore club. You remember when a couple fucked the sink off the bathroom wall, when Pumpkinhead got in a fistfight at the end of the night and rolled around on the dancefloor, when the winner of the White Rapper Show threw up and passed out on stage, when we got shut down and had to move to Bar Reis because Southpaw didn’t have a license to serve lemons and limes, when Jeru the Damaja hopped on stage and performed “Come Clean.” There was a special feeling every month, like a big house party, loud and sweaty and thrilling. And in the last few years, you also remember waiting on a long ass line around the block. We could have moved The Rub to a bigger club plenty of times, but it was such a special feeling and a perfect crowd, and besides we were loyal to Mike and Matt, and of course Kenan and Ro and the whole crew.
This Saturday will be the last time The Rub is at Southpaw, but it’s not the last Rub. Mikey and Matt are going to focus on their Williamburg club, Public Assembly. The Southpaw space will become a tutoring center for children. Eleven, Cosmo and I are taking The Rub down the hill to Bell House, a beautiful venue very similar to Southpaw in a lot of ways, but a little bigger, with a little better sound, and a little off the beaten path. We looked at a bunch of clubs in Brooklyn and talked to a ton of our friends, and everyone agreed that this feels like the perfect room. The gang’s all going to be there, with Rahnon and Matt at the door, and me, Eleven and Cosmo on the turntables. We’re switching it up to the last Saturday of every month, and we hope you’ll help us spread the word so we can keep it up for ten more years. Please please please sign up for our email list, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and ask your friends to do the same. And if you don’t have anything else to do this Saturday, come to Southpaw (EARLY, to beat what will surely be a crazy line) and join us for the first Rub of the rest of your life!
After the jump: 10 years of Rub Flyers!
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Eugene Tamborine and myself just let our remix of Goapele’s “Play” fly this week. (Check the Soundcloud player to download it.) Thanks to DJ Icewater for the mix, Ricardo Guitierrez for the master, and Dee Phunk for the art.
Plus, as an added and very unexpected bonus, our Yum Yum homie Tand Williams came with the ill video!
I’m been scheming on this party for MONTHS. A chance to get some of my favorite DJs together in one place with some of my favorite people and celebrate a day when everything comes up elevens? Yeah, I’ll take that. Here’s the story:
Friday, November 11, 2011
The Red Bull Space – 40 Thompson Street (at Watts), NYC
Music by Mick Boogie, Max Glazer, DJ Moma, Matthew Africa,
DJ Illo, and these guys called The Rub,
Hosted by Donwill & Mike Baker The Bike Maker
9PM-1AM, open bar all night, $11.
There are a VERY limited number of tickets available at www.eleven11eleven.eventbrite.com/.
Grab them NOW. Because when they’re gone, they’re gone.