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!

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Tracklist:
The Bar Kays – You’ve Made A Change In My Life
Goldie Alexander – Spend My Life With You
One Way – Shine On Me
Larry Graham – Sooner Or Later (Big Jacks’ edit)
Dayton – The Sound Of Music (European mix)
Kleeer – Tonight
The Funkacise Gang – Funkacise
Ritchie Family – All Night All Right
Kashif – Lover Turn Me On
Dayton – Out Tonight (Frankie Rodriquez’ Nightly Club Mix)
Unlimited Touch – Searching To Find The One
Final Edition – I Can Do It (Anyway You Want)
Vernon Burch – Get Up
Carrie Lucas – Dance With You
Gaz – Sing Sing (Big Jacks’ Edit)
Carmen – Time To Move
The Sylvers – Reach Out
Dcup – To Be In Love
Aretha Franklin – Jump To It
Lenny Wiliams – You Got Me Running
Carl Bean – I Was Born This Way (Instrumental)
Chic – Soup For One
Chaka Khan – Fate
Chic – Chic Cheer
Nick Straker Band – A Little Bit Of Jazz
Northend featuring Michelle Wallace – Happy Days
Geraldine Hunt – Can’t Fake The Feeling
Orange Krush – Action
Teena Marie – I Need Your Loving


#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.

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For this week’s #TBT mix we’re taking it back to 94…
As you know The Rub has finally brought back the History of Hip Hop series. Our next mix is 2014 so let’s take a look at that golden era 20 years before that shaped it all. So many absolute classics in one year, and with over 100k plays on Mixcloud it’s obvious these sounds are still as important as ever.

Download: History of Hip-Hop 1994 (Mixed by DJ Ayres)

Tracklist after the jump!

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#TBT – DJ Ayres – Electrofied



DJ Ayres just recently re-uploaded his “Electrofied” mix that he did for 10 Deep and we’re sharing it today as a TBT. Lots of amazing classic Electro music. All tunes that played a huge part in the early does of hip-hop, break dancing and party rocking. Happy New Year…cause it’s electric.

Download: DJ Ayres – Electrofied (right click “save target as”)

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History of Hip-Hop



As we get closer to celebrating the 14th 17th anniversary of The Rub, it’s always a time to reflect. And as our (mostly) weekly TBT section focuses on that exact notion, we’ll be reminiscing about some of the larger projects we’ve been a part of in the coming weeks. First up is our History of Hip-Hop series we did with our friends over at Brooklyn Radio. This extensive mix series looks back at some of the greatest Hip-Hop and Rap tunes of every year from 1979 all the way up until 2009, celebrating 3 decades of the music that’s been so influential to us and the rest of the world. Check out just a few favorites below. And feel free to take some time and revisit the interview with Brooklyn Radio that was done when the series was completed as well!

Get em all here: http://www.itstherub.com/category/history-of-hip-hop/


#TBT – DJ Eleven – Summer Madness



DJ Eleven – Summer Madness by Djeleven on Mixcloud

It’s almost Labor Day Weekend and Summer is on it’s way out. For this week’s #TBT, that’s exactly what Eleven brings to the table with a delicious mix of some of the most memorable Summer tunes maybe ever. Summer Madness is a perfect soundtrack to going to the park for a picnic or rooftop party with your friends in the sun. If you’re making it into “one last Summer jump off this weekend”, check this stream above and download below for your instant soundtrack.

Download: DJ Eleven – Summer Madness (right click “save target as”)

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#TBT Rub Radio – RIP Prodigy



Hard to believe it’s already been a year since we lost Prodigy. Recorded live at The Rub last June with Ayres on the decks. RIP to this true hip-hop legend. Shout out again to Mike Davis for the cover art.

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Tracklist:

Mobb Deep – Got It Twisted
Mobb Deep – It’s Mine (ft. Nas)
Mobb Deep – G.O.D. Pt. III
Mobb Deep – Trife Life
LL Cool J – I Shot Ya (ft. Prodigy)
Mobb Deep – Give Up The Goods (ft. Big Noyd)
Mobb Deep – Drink Away The Pain (ft. Q-Tip)
Pete Rock – Tha Game (ft. Prodigy)
Mobb Deep – Drop A Gem On Em
Prodigy – Keep It Thoro
Mobb Deep – Burn (ft. Big Noyd & Vita)
Mobb Deep – Quiet Storm (ft. Lil Kim)
Mobb Deep – Still Shinin’ (DJ Excel Edit)
Mobb Deep – Survival of the Fittest
Mobb Deep – Shook Ones Part Two


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TONIGHT, The Rub Movie Night is back at Alamo Drafthouse, with Menace II Society! Last month we recorded a mix inspired by our first movie, Belly, and we were all set to do it again this month but we realized we already have two mixes which are perfectly suited for the night, from DJ Eleven (last week) and our brother Matthew Africa (R.I.P.), which we share with you today.

About the movie:

Released 25 years ago in May of 1993, Menace II Society was the directorial debut of the Hughes Brothers (twins Allen & Albert – directors of cult classic Dead Presidents). Set in it Watts, CA, Menace tells the story of Caine (Tyrin Turner) and O-Dog’s (Larenz Tate) struggles against the racism, drugs, and violence that gripped the LA area at the time. The film stars a pre-Fresh Prince Jada Pinkett and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as an amazing roster of West Coast rappers, including MC Eiht, Too $hort, and Saafir.

After the screening, join us for more music, dancing and drinking at the House of Wax!

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#TBT – DJ Eleven – Gangsta Shit



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On June 7, The Rub Movie Night is back at Alamo Drafthouse, with Menace II Society! Last month we recorded a mix inspired by our first movie, Belly, and we were all set to do it again this month but we realized we already have two mixes which are perfectly suited for the night, from DJ Eleven (posted above!) and our brother Matthew Africa (R.I.P.), which we will share next week.

About the movie:

Released 25 years ago in May of 1993, Menace II Society was the directorial debut of the Hughes Brothers (twins Allen & Albert – directors of cult classic Dead Presidents). Set in it Watts, CA, Menace tells the story of Caine (Tyrin Turner) and O-Dog’s (Larenz Tate) struggles against the racism, drugs, and violence that gripped the LA area at the time. The film stars a pre-Fresh Prince Jada Pinkett and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as an amazing roster of West Coast rappers, including MC Eiht, Too $hort, and Saafir.

After the screening, join us for more music, dancing and drinking at the House of Wax!

COP YOUR TICKETS!!


TBT this week to our History of Hip-Hop mix showcasing the heat rocks that dropped in 2008. Hard to believe some of these records are a decade old already but here we are. So many of these styles of indie and commercial rap were starting to blend in 2008 and you can start to understand how open the genre and platforms are in 2018. Check out these classic sounds from Rick Ross, Outkast, Jay-Z, Dilla, Weezy, Yeezy, Jeezy, The Cool Kids and so many others.

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