Rub Radio Feb 2018 – Getlive! at DAF12

DJ Getlive!, one of our favorite guests at The Rub, returns to the party this month so we gladly handed him the keys to Rub Radio. He comes with a beast of a live set from this year’s Donuts Are Forever 12, an annual J Dilla tribute party in Brooklyn.

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#TBT this week is to our February 2016 guest edition of Rub Radio from Rok One. Because he has an encyclopedic knowledge of all things rap related and makes great mixes, we thought he’d be the perfect person to make an Anti-Valentine’s Day mix last year. If you believe in holding grudges against exes who did you wrong, lyrics explicitly airing your awkward sexual predictions (hi Kanye!), and a general hostility towards the opposite sex, you’re gonna love this one! Especially if you’re cursing the way Hallmark shoves Valetine’s Day down your throat year after year.

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That New New – 2.12.18

Calvin Harris – Nuh Ready Nuh Ready (ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR)

Last week we talked about “IUD” and this week we get it from the dude’s perspective, with PARTYNEXTDOOR singing about how isn’t ready to be a daddy. This is the perfect recipe for a meetcute with Okay Kaya!

Black Panther Soundtrack

The rollout for both the movie and the soundtrack has been crazy, and not surprisingly the TDE-helmed album lives up to the hype! They’ve got such a talented team, it’s hard to pick a favorite, but right out the gate, “Bloody Waters” with Ab-Soul, Anderson .Paak and James Blake is really doing it for us.

A-Trak & Falcons – Ride For Me (feat. Young Thug & 24hrs)

Young Thug has so many vocal styles, it’s sometimes hard to ID him on a track if you don’t know it’s him. We’re going to call this one “Mystikal’s James Brown impression.” 24hrs comes in with the Swae Lee-style sweetness to balance Thugger’s guttural shouting.

All this plus new ones from Craze, Ravyn Lenae, Detboi, BlocBoy & Drake in our TNN Q1 2018 playlist:

TNN 2.5.18

Busta Rhymes ft. Missy Elliot & Kelly Price – Get It

We’re old, so we still have Busta & Missy in our top ten (do millennials even have top tens anymore?). This is produced by Bangladesh and it’s really crazy. Who doesn’t want to live in a world where this goes to the top of the charts and has a bonkers futuristic video with all three dressed in cyborg costumes made out of garbage bags, doing weird spastic dances?

Odie – Little Lies / Leven Kali – Do U Wrong (ft. Syd)

Every now and then a new song hits you in just the right place emotionally, nurturing you like comfort food. “Little Lies” should do you right, especially if you are a Frank Ocean fan. And the Leven Kali record randomly autoplayed in Soundcloud after “Little Lies” and carried the vibe, so we’re throwing it in too!

Dabrye & Ghostface – Emancipated

You’d be forgiven if you’re not familiar with Dabrye, who is more of an electronic music producer – in the best sense, like Warp Records / Ninja Tune etc, not like EDM – from Michigan. His album comes out February 15 on Ghostly International, a very reliable label for cool, weird music. Ghostface has been releasing more or less same-y records, so getting to hear him over a Dilla-esque beat is a rare treat. There’s an equally great Dabrye record with MF Doom called Lil Mufuckaz.

Listen to these plus new Keys N Krates (album out now!), Rich Brian and Offset below:

TNN 2.1.18

“Dat New New” is a Kid Cudi song from 2008 and “That New New” is a weekly feature where we, The Rub, tell you about new music we rate.

The Migos – Walk It Talk It (ft. Drake)

Migos have a new album called Culture II which is about four hours too long but there are a good handful of diamonds in that rough, especially the songs with features. 21 Savage, Cardi B, 2 Chainz and Drake all bring an element of surprise to what is otherwise a fairly unremarkable project from the hugely influential Atlanta trio.

Okay Kaya – IUD

Here’s what you need to know: Okay Kaya is from Norway, this beat is like a slow wave syrup rolling onto a tropical beach, and the lyrics are about going to the clinic with her boyfriend to get a birth control implant. Fun story: my Swedish friend pronounces “Planned Parenthood” as “Planet Parenthood,” which sounds like an infinitely more cheerful place. Which is as good a place as any to transition to the Young Fathers.

Young Fathers – In My View

Brent Tactic sent this one over and we were not up on Young Fathers, who sound a little like TuneYards – bespoke, distorted beats and more or less traditional indie vocals. It works though!

Listen to all 3 songs plus new ones from Chromeo and The-Dream, Keys N Krates and Drake below:

January 2018 Photos

Our January pictures from The Rub are up on our Facebook! All by ShoShots

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The Rub @ Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Thursday Feb 8, 2018
Doors: 11:00 PM
21 and over

The Rub January Flyer

Saturday, January 27
The Rub
DJ Eleven & DJ Ayres
with guests
Uproot Andy, Sammy Needlz & Brent Tactic
The Bell House
149 7th St. BK NY
door by Rahnon

1.27 – Skip-the-line

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 Uproot Andy, Sammy Needlz and Brent Tactic. We hope to see you all tomorrow night!


FOTR: Sammy Needlz

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.

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