Here’s the first joint from The Rub Remixed EP (July 30). Marco Polo takes Misun back to the 90s and Lil Fame (M.O.P.) jumps on for a guest verse.
This is The Rub’s first ever release of original music, with vocals from Natalie Storm, Misun, Tatiana Owens and Bigg Base. It’s super varied, from 70 BPM deep 808 vibes all the way up to 130 BPM dancehall / bass music, some soul and some rap and some pop. Kind of like a Rub party! The EP is exclusively on iTunes this week, then it will be in full release Wednesday June 19th, both for free on The Rub website and for sale on all digital outlets.
With their self-titled EP, The Rub, the duo behind the monthly party that the Village Voice deemed NYC’s best, release four new songs that, in the spirit of the party, bring the heat across genre. Although their It’s the Motherfuckin’ Remix mixtape series received praise in outlets like Spin, Pitchfork, and MTV, The Rub EP is the group’s first release of original music.
Where opener “Feel You” places D.C. singer Misun over an electronic soul track worthy of Portishead, “Dutty Gal” (featuring Natalie Storm) increases the BPMs and lowers the bass, delivering a peak hour electro-dancehall rattler in the vein of DJ Zinc and Major Lazer. “Black & White,” meanwhile, is a radio-ready NYC rap track with hard verses from Bronx newcomer Bigg Base and a big hook from Tatiana Owens, and instrumental closer “At Night” offers uneasy late night ambience with deep bass and rolling 808s that recall the work of producers like SBTRKT and Ryan Hemsworth.
In the coming weeks expect a Fader mix (June 18), a remix EP (mid July), and more sweaty nights at The Rub, where DJs Ayres and Eleven will keep you dancing early into the morning (every last Saturday at the Bell House).
Download: The Rub’s FADER Mix
Tracklist after the jump
“Longtime FADER readers and marginally aware New Yorkers are no doubt familiar with The Rub, the legendary Brooklyn party now in its second decade. (Next one is June 29th at the Bell House.) With umpteen mixtapes under their belts, DJ Ayres and DJ Eleven released the first ever original The Rub EP this week. Buy it on iTunes, download their celebratory FADER mix and then read an interview with the pair, including DJ Ayres’ deft, preliminary analysis of Yeezus as Kanye’s becoming-a-dad album and DJ Eleven’s best breakfast recipe.”
Read the interview here: http://www.thefader.com/2013/06/18/fader-mix-the-rub/#ixzz2WaANjLhs
Last night, TrapMusic.net debuted The Rub “At Night” and it’s already blowing up like you thought it would (same number same hood etc etc). This is the imaginary Michael Mann soundtrack song on our EP, all 808 and pads on some sexy bass shit. The EP will be out on iTunes next Tuesday, June 11! And look for an even vibier Michna remix of “At Night” on The Rub Remixes EP in July.
Tittsworth and I just released this huge compilation on T&A Records, with help from Dave Nada, Bro Safari, Craze, LeDoom, Vamos Promo and a bunch of our favorite producers. And it’s free!
Download the entire compilation as a Zip at
It’s that time of the month as we release the October edition of Rub Radio. Lots of new hip hop throughout this one along with some absolute smashers from TNGHT, MARTEL, and a great edit from Ryan Hemsworth.
Take a run through this one before coming out this weekend to our annual Halloween blowout.
Tracklist after the jump!
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New music out this week from our guy DJ Eleven as he teams up with Mike Baker the Bike Maker for The Provocateurs EP. Released on 11 inch records, this album features 11 tracks filled with tight beats and very clever rhymes. This is feel good Bay area hip hop at it’s finest. We’re proud of our dude Eleven for this one!
Maybe the best part of this release is the fantastic video the fellas made for the lead single “Mike Check.” Bonus points to you if you know the films this video references!
Throwing a popular party like The Rub in New York City for 10 years strong will always be a defining accomplishment of DJ Eleven’s resume, but how about his astounding catalog of mixes he has put together over the years? Luckily for you, he has compiled an all in one site so you can grab up to FORTY-THREE mixes he has worked on during his time so far with The Rub.
This is days worth of content and material for your listening pleasure. All mixes are available for both streaming and downloading.
This is on some “I wannna see all my friends at once” Olympic all-star levels of Friends of The Rub. Of these guys, all but one has played multiple parties with The Rub going back 7 or 8 years, from New York to LA, Boston to Miami. Fashen dropped his first EP of disco-house jams on Young Robots, and he’s back with an EP of remixes from all the buds. Get the exclusive on Beatport, or grab it in a couple of weeks on iTunes, Amazon, etc and save a little coin. Big cosign from The Rub!
Lot of buzz lately surrounding Yuna, whose recent collaboration with Pharrell on her debut album as put her on the map. DJ Ayres was asked to remix her track “Live Your Life” and did so with the help of NYC tastemaker and Rub collaborator Scott Melker. The result is sublime and is now available to download for free below.