#TBT – Rub Radio – March 2013

#TBT this week to Rub Radio 4 years ago with the March 2013 edition. Surkin had just dropped an insane new EP that’s criminally underrated to this day. PSY was a global phenomenon so much that Diplo remixed him. Flume was still a super unknown. JT was in the midst of 20/20 Experience domination. Classix and Aeroplane were 2 of the hottest names in house music. And vibes in general were starting to win out over the aggressive turn up. Revisit that full stream above and grab the download below.


Surkin – Oedo 606
Hyperparadise (Flume Remix)
Psy – Gangnam Style (Diplo Remix ft. 2 Chainz & Tyga)
UZ – I Got This ft. Trae Da Truth, Trinidad James & Problem
Ace Hood – Got Damn ft. Plies
Big KRIT – Shine On ft. Bun B
Kendrick Lamar – Now Or Never ft. Mary J. Blige
Justin Timberlake – Strawberry Bubblegum
Rhye – Open (Jeff Samuels Faded Mix)
Classix – Holding On
Kimbra – Two Way Street (Aeroplane Remix)
The Freshest – Call Your Name (DJ Theory Remix)

FOTR: Dave Nada

FOTR this week is long time homie Dave Nada who’s going on a REAL MOOMBAHTON HOURS tour to donate a portion of his fees to charity in every market and bring awareness to communities all over the country. It’s already inspired other DJs to take to social media this week and pledge to charities in similar ways. It’s all about bringing people together when it matters most. Check out his mission statements, announced tour dates and mixtape to launch the project below.

1) The world needs to party together some more and nothing brings a dance floor together like moombahton music, so let’s get it!

2) I will be donating 10% of my fees in support of *local non-profit organizations in each town/community I play. Moombahton has always been a family affair, so I’m using my platform to help others and to raise awareness for groups and institutions that need it. If you fw the vision and would like to link and build fam, holler at me! [email protected]


– 3/2 @ Cobra Arcade Bar – Body Talk w/ Pickster & Melo (Phoenix, AZ)
“Sounds Academy” – Music school for underserved youth.

– 3/3 @ Ace Hotel – Sweet II Bad (Los Angeles, CA) DAY
“SRO Housing” – Housing for homeless and low-income in Skid Row.

– 3/3 @ Bruno’s w/ Sazon Libre (San Francisco, CA) NIGHT
“Causa Justa” – Equal rights for people of color, immigrants, and women.

– 3/11 @ Hi-Tones w/ Bruk Out! (San Antonio, TX)
“Martinez Street Women’s Center” – Health services, education and advocacy.

– 3/16 @ Indian Roller w/ Bruk Out! (Austin, TX)
“Grassroots Leadership” – Fighting prison profiteering, mass incarceration, and deportation.

– 3/17 @ The North Door / Peligrosa House (Austin, TX)
“Las Latinas” – Empowering young latinas using media and technology.

– 3/19 @ Irene’s (Austin, TX)
“American Youthworks” – Empowering youth through education, job training, and community services.

– 3/21 @ Plugged In x La Clinica w/ JSTJR (Miami, FL)
“ACLU of Florida” – American Civil Liberties Union of Florida.

– 3/24 @ Dream – Jungle Fever (Miami, FL)
“ACLU of Florida” – American Civil Liberties Union of Florida.

– 3/25 @ Churchill’s Pub – Winter Bass Conference w/ Otto Von Schirach (Miami, FL)
“ACLU of Florida” – American Civil Liberties Union of Florida.

– 4/3 @ Velvet Lounge – Moombahton Mondays: Soulove Edition w/ Jon Kwest (Wash, DC)
Planned Parenthood DC – Reproductive health services.


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2.27 – That New New

TNN returns this week after a week off. And while there’s been a healthy dose of new music coming out, the last 10 days or so absolutely and completely belong to Future. He’s dropped two 17 song LPs in back-to-back weeks, each album catered to specific audiences and both are slotted to debut #1 on the Billboard Top 200. If that goes down, that’s the first time ever an artist has released 2 albums in 2 weeks and they both debut at #1. So with the spirit of history, here’s 4 songs from these LPs that stood out after early listening sessions. Stream all 4 in full below.

The Rub February 2017

2.25 – Skip-the-line Tickets

We’ve got 100 skip-the-line tickets available now for tomorrow night’s party at The Bell House. $15 (all in…no fees) jumps you right past the line and straight through the door to the festivities. If you can’t get any of these tickets in time, don’t worry…there will be plenty of tickets at the door. Special guests this month are Chances With Wolves and Phi Unit. We hope to see you all tomorrow night!


FOTR: Chances With Wolves

Our second FOTR this week and additional special guests at The Bell House this Saturday night is Chances With Wolves. This dj duo made up of Kenan and Kray have been running with CWW as a radio show for going on 9 years now and are way more interested in the vibe than any sort of restricted format. Check out the latest episode of their wonderful show below (a special tribute to Nina Simone at that!) and make sure you check them on the set Saturday night with the rest of the crew!

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FOTR: Phi Unit

1 of our FOTR this week is Phi Unit, one of our guests this month for The Rub. Phi has been in BK for a grip now and has certainly made his mark as a DJ and producer. His “So Emotional” mixtape and remix series with other FOTR Cousin Cole is kinda legendary at this point, with their midtempo and tropical flavored flips of vibey love induced cuts. What’s really kept him busy and spreading his wings in recent years is his Building Beats program, which brings music and DJ programs to schools and underprivileged youth. It started out as a NY specific program but has quickly spread with national and international recognition. Check out his Playground Podcast below as well as links to all his relevant urls. And don’t miss Phi at The Bellhouse this coming Saturday!

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Building Beats

Rub Radio February 2017

Rub Radio is back with new music from 2 Chainz, Kingdom and Post Malone and more. Plus Ayres & Eleven play some classics featuring Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown’s drummer), Junie Morrison (keyboards for Ohio Players and Parliament) and David Axelrod, all of whom passed away in February.

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Migos – Kelly Price ft. Travis Scott
Post Malone – Cold
2 Chainz – Here We Go Again
mOma + Guy – Rain Drop
Kingdom – Nothin ft. Syd
Lindstrøm – Closing Shot
Tensnake – Tazaar
Eli Escobar – Phreeky
Rihanna – Needed Me (B. Cause Instant Funk Mix)
James Brown – Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved / Funky Drummer
Ohio Players – Funky Worm
Childish Gambino – Redbone
David Axelrod – Holy Thursday

#TBT – DJ Ayres – Twelves 12″ Live Vinyl Mix

#TBT this week to DJ Ayres and the all vinyl mix he did for Southern Hospitality back in 2009 for their world renown Twelves 12: Live Vinyl Mix Series. The series was based on the premise of picking 12 of your favorite 12″s and laying it down live. Ayres went in with classics from Fonda Rae, Alicia Myers, Three Times Dope, Nu-Yorican Soul, RCMP, U.P.I. and more. Revisit this killer mix in full above.

FOTR: mOma + Guy

FOTR this week is again mOma + Guy. Sure we just featured them a couple months ago with The Rih-Fix and now they are back again with another batch of funky tropical flavored uptempo edits that you basically need in your crates. The “Fake Love” and “Bad & Boujee” flips alone are worth copping here but they all have some flavor. Check the sounds below and jump over to their Bandcamp and “name your price” to snag the full EP.

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