#FOTR this week is DJ Big Jacks out of Toronto. This long standing music junkie has been intensely curating his love of music since the jump with his pops. His deep crates have taken him all over the world to DJ (including this upcoming Saturday at The Rub!), mixes featured by fashion brands like H&M, Forever21, Aritzia, etc. and he’s a Toronto radio community staple along with DJ Royale, his Grand Groove DJ partner in crime, and Bozack Morris. He just released his latest mix for Aritizia a couple weeks ago and it’s quickly become a favorite for us. The vibes are super clean and will get you those glow up type of feels we’re always after. Stream it in full below and check out his links as well. And don’t miss Big Jacks at The Rub this Saturday!
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FOTR this week is NYC’s own Herbert Holler. You’ve probably seen/heard him as part of the trifecta of DJs that make up Freedom Party (shout out Cozi and Marc Smooth), but he’s been lacing the NY party seen for a decade plus with feel good music. He dropped this “Friends With Benefits” mix last month and it caught our collective ears as something we wanted to share. As a dude who’s out to make people smile and appreciate music as much as he does, it definitely permeates this super fresh mix. Stream in full below and make sure to connect with Herbert on the socials.
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FOTR this week is Jubilee. She’s one of our favorite people in NY and continues to make an appearance in our FOTR section as she’s constantly doing dope things. She recently released the 3rd volume of her “Magic City” Miami Bass themed compilation series, featuring tunes this go around from Ikonika, Untold, Doctor Jeep, Proper Villains and more. The whole comp is streaming now on her Soundcloud. Check it out in addition to her links and socials featured below to stay in the loop with all things Jubilee.
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FOTR this week is Khalil, our special guest for this month’s edition of The Rub coming up this Saturday at The Bellhouse. This London native is the co-founder of Livin Proof (LDN) and Back To Live (NYC) and is a relative master at weaving together a fusion of musical styles intended for dance floor utopia. He’s rocked Boiler Room, done mixtapes for Noisey and Highsnobiety, toured all over the world and played all the major club nights and spots like Output, Fabric, Plastic People, Jazz Cafe and more. You can get a taste of his versatility in his recent Central Avenue mix on his Mixcloud. Check that out below along with all his URLs. And don’t miss him on the set this Saturday at The Rub!
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FOTR this week is the LA forever homie, Thee Mike B. It is believed that he came up with the phrase “a dude among dudes” or at least is the first one fully embody it. He’s been a staple DJ and influencer on the west coast for eons and in recent years, he’s carved out a nice little niche with his Brillstein house music productions. Case in point is his fire new EP on Brobot just out last week. You can peep those vibes below as well as get linked with all the Brillstein socials. If you tight with Mike, he just had a birthday Monday as well. Happy Birthday boss. Hope it was as trill as humanly possible.
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FOTR this week is the super longtime Rub homie, Sammy Bananas. This great producer/dj, activist and cool dad is still fighting the good fight in 2017 and we’ve got a couple things to give him dap for. First up is his continued work raising awareness for climate change with DJs for Climate Action. They recently marched in the Climate March in Washington DC and raised $1300 that same night at U Street Music Hall for the People’s Climate Movement. On top of that, he’s dropped some new music under a new alias, El Niño & The Southern Oscillations, that’s just gorgeous. Stay up with the man on the socials below.
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DJ Parler (par-le) is a long-time friend of The Rub who last played the party way back in 2013. A resident DJ at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival and the long-running Dilla tribute/benefit party Donuts Are Forever, P is a beast of a party DJ who always finds creative ways to share his deep knowledge of music. Check out his Samplology mix series to hear him get busy on the samples used for some of the your favorite rap joints, including this one he just released focused on the work of Ms. Lauryn Hill you can check below (or download here) along with all of his other relevant links. And make sure to catch him at The Rub this Saturday Night at The Bell House.
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FOTR this week is Queen Majesty. She’s a gem of NY dj culture as she’s been collecting reggae vinyl for over two decades and traveled all over the world with these sounds and vibes. She’s a storied resident of East Village Radio (RIP) and has blossomed in the handmade hot sauce world with her Queen Majesty Hot Sauce. Last week she dropped her latest mixtape, Like A Version. It’s a sequel to her very popular Trilla mixtape from a decade ago and features some brilliant reggae covers of some of the best ’80s tunes of all time. Stream it in full below and make sure to check out Queen Majesty on all of the listed socials.
FOTR this week is a couple of our favorite Canadians in Smalltown DJs. They’ve been holding down Calgary for what feels like forever and it’s pretty much impossible to say anything other than great things about them. They turned a club night into a keystone North American venue over 10 years ago. They drop killer best of the year mixes every single year. And they just recently released a really cool new original song on Fool’s Gold with guest vocals from Lisa Lobsinger (formally of Broken Social Scene). Stream this lovely new tune below and follow these great dudes pon di socials.
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FOTR this week is Cousin Cole, our other special guest for this month’s edition of The Rub at The Bell House. Originally from the Midwest, Cole has since become a NY/BK music staple and has been laying a foundation of cool music and good friend levels wherever he goes. Originally breaking out a bit back in the Hollerboard days with his club music productions and clever remixes, he started DJing on the reg in NY and eventually all over the world. A few years later, his “So Emotional” series with Phi Unit solidified the soulful movement in Moombahton as a very legitimate thing. Today, Cole’s DJing on the steady in NY and still cranking out interesting tunes whenever possible. Check out his New Year’s Day 2017 mix below along with all his relative socials. And don’t miss him throwing down this Saturday at The Rub!
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