Rub week for March is finally upon us and our first guests for this month’s event are Brooklyn Took It. They are a party crew here in BK that’s been bringing some really great vibes to the soulful and vibe-friendly party scene since January of 2015. In a reluctant way, the crew of Noms, Rogue and Jamaal Orr formed like voltron to add an exciting monthly event at Friends N Lovers, their home in Bed-Stuy. In short, “Brooklyn Took It is a dance party led by resident DJs Rogue and Noumenon who spin Classic 90’s and early 2000 Hip-Hop, R&B, Funk, Soul, Breaks, Disco, and Dancehall. The rules are simple: Come as you are, ready to dance.” Check out a mix from Nom below and don’t miss this crew in the front room this Saturday at The Bell House!
Stay Up With Brooklyn Took It
Another one of our special guests this Saturday at The Rub is Kevlove. He lives over the Jersey side and has been embedded in the burgeoning nightlife and club 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. Kev’s way of playing tunes though is what’s really got us becoming fans of his djing. 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. Check out his vibe for a preview via his edition of Rub Radio he did for us back in September. Stay connected with him as well on all the socials and we’ll see you all on Saturday at The Bell House.
Stay Up With Kevlove:
One of our guests for The Rub this month is DJ GetLive! Born and raised in Queens, GetLive! has been djing since 1999 by sneaking into clubs and jumping on the decks at the tender age of 16. He’s quickly become one of our favorite DJs in the city and he’s known for his party rocking djing style that features a diverse and eclectic music selection on top of slick turntable skills that makes classic records you may have forgot about sound incredibly fresh and new again. We let him take over Rub Radio this month and he provided us with a live set from his Donuts are Forever party, an annual tribute to the one and only Dilla. He totally brought the goods on this mix. Peep this and definitely make sure you do not miss his set this Saturday at The Bell House.
Stay Up With DJ GetLive!
Our other special guest this month is NY’s own Sammy Needlz. Sammy is Producer/DJ/doer-of-all and is a decade plus staple at Shade45 on SiriusXM with fellow Rub homie Statik Selectah. He’s also traveled all around the world to dj different club scenes and recently he’s started to spread his wings as a budding tour manager for a pretty crazy roster of top shelp EDM talent. Over the past several years, he’s also started to heavily focus on working in the studio further investing in his music skills, whether it’s his own or his A&R efforts on a number of current projects. Behind the decks though, that’s his real claim to fame and we’re expecting him to really come with it on Saturday at the Bell House. Don’t miss him getting down with Uproot Andy in the front room Saturday. For now, bump this live Ice Cream Sundays mix he dropped a couple years ago loaded with so many classics.
Stay Up With Sammy Needlz:
Uproot Andy is one of our special guests this Saturday for The Rub at The Bell House. He’s been murdering the scene on the global beats vibe for years and we’re extremely stoked to have him at The Rub. As founder of Que Bajo, he’s helped maintain New York as a multi-cultural dance haven. In addition to the festivities Saturday, he’s dropping his new Studio 189 mixtape/16 track remix album on Thursday at Esther & Carol in Manhattan. And while we wait for his flood of new content, check out his Boiler Room set from August of 2017 below. Give him a follow on the socials as well.
Stay Up With Uproot Andy:
FOTR this is week is our special guest crew in the front room for NYE this year. Makossa Brooklyn Cookout is hands down one of the best summer daytime jump offs in the city since 2010. With resident DJs Wonway, Tara and Shinobi Shaw, along with host Dee Phunk + special guests, Makossa has become an institution since being birthed in backyard of Fresthetic in Williamsburg some eight plus summer’s ago. Bay Area roots from Wonway connected with Rare Form in NYC to create this bi-coastal connection that Time Out has rated as one of the best daytime parties in the city. Expect Tara and Shinobi Shaw to bring the best of all vibes to the front room NYE to light up the room and put a smile on your face as we close out 2017. Check out some vibes from one of their end of summer parties earlier this year below and follow the crew on all the relevant socials. And cop those tickets for The Rub NYE party RIGHT HERE NOW!
Stay Up With Makossa Brooklyn Cookout:
Veteran dj/producer Statik Selektah is our FOTR (Friend of The Rub) this week as he celebrates the release of his latest solo album, 8. This dude just continues to stay out there and busy at all times. Multiple radio show residencies (including his current stay at Shade45), now 8 star-studded solo albums and too many collaborative projects to really count have all contributed to this consistent hustle. With features from the likes of Run The Jewels, G-Eazy, Curren$y, 2 Chainz, Joey Bada$$, The Lox and so many others, 8 is out now and you can stream 6 tunes from it below.
Stay Up With Statik Selektah:
FOTR this week is Nick Hook. This producing chameleon has a new project, 50 Backwoods, dropping next week with DJ Earl on Fool’s Gold and it’s shaping up to be an interesting release. The killer first single featuring vocals from Wiki just dropped last week. Nick and Earl are also heading out on a tour starting this week and hitting 9 cities total through the 23rd. Make sure to peep this new single and project (album is due this Friday!) and catch Nick out on tour.
Stay Up With Nick Hook:
FOTR this week is one of the baddest (if not THE baddest) DJ on the planet. The resume should be well known already but this dude is as technically gifted on the decks as it gets. 3X solo DMC champ in a row (the only DJ to ever to accomplish that feat), multiple team titles with The Allies and a stack of Youtube vids showing off his skills that millions and millions of views. Not to mention his continued push to play and feature the dopest and most forward thinking turn up anthems in his sets. He’s also one of the dudes running Slow Roast Records, which is an imprint that’s been cranking out killer content for years now. Catch this recent showcase of skills, next level tunes and some Slow Roast catalog in Craze’s amazing Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 from a couple weeks ago. You’ve got just under 3 weeks to stream this bad boy. Check it out and link with Craze on all the socials outlined below.
Stay Up With DJ Craze:
Our first FOTR this week and one of our special guests on at our November edition of #itstherub is Santurce, Puerto Rico’s finest: DJ Velcro. In addition to being an accomplished MC and producer, Velcro is also a versatile DJ who just smashes parties. If you’re ever in San Juan, PR on a Monday night, you NEED to stop through his long running weekly party.
Check out his most recent single and video below and get ready to hear him rock on Saturday with us at The Bell House!
Stay Up With DJ Velcro: