TNN rolls right into April and that last week of March contained some great new music. K. Dot pops up with his 2nd new joint in as many weeks and this time with a mind-blowing video to accompany the music. Is “Humble” on that next level that Kendrick has been on for years now or is it a case of playing down to the audience? Only time will tell. Soulwax also reappears with their first new LP since 2005 and it’s a really solid reminder of how revolutionary these dudes are. Lastly, we’ve got a slick new one from JMSN and his second sneak peak at his new LP dropping the end of April. Stream/view all 3 in full below.
TBT this week takes us back to Spring 3 years ago with the March 2014 edition of Rub Radio. Bunch of huge names here like Beyonce, Katy Perry, Kanye, Lil Wayne, Pharrell, Major Lazer, etc and some anthems like Drunk In Love and YG’s My Nigga are probably hits forever. But what really standouts in this mix is the absolute bangers from some of these aforementioned big names, and some names that may or may not be household in 2017, that didn’t really run game on the charts. The Maino, Juvenile, Justin Martin, Jack Beats and Major Lazer joints really stand out. That old Blaqstarr tune sprinkled in always sounds fresh as well. Revisit this one in full above.
Beyonce – Drunk in Love Remix ft. Kanye West
Katy Perry – Dark Horse Remix ft. Juicy J
Maino – Watch Me Do It ft. T.I. & French Montana
Juvenile – Pay The Rent ft. Jeezy & Yo Gotti
YG – My Nigga Remix ft. Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, Rich Homie Quan & Nicki Minaj
DJ Kay Slay – ‘90s Flow ft. Ghostface, Raekwon & Sheek Louch
Marco Polo – Emergency Man ft. Malcolm & Martin
Jack Beats – Beatbox
Odysseus – Hold On ft. Ruby Goe
Danny Torrence & Richard Beynon – All I Gave To You (Prince Club Into The Future Radio Edit)
Sammy Bananas – Never Say
Chromeo – Come Alive ft. Toro Y Moi (Le Youth Remix)
Pharrell – Come Get It Bae ft. Miley Cyrus
Blaqstarr – Supastar 2.0
Major Lazer – Aerosol Can ft. Pharrell
Justin Martin – Buggin’
Scottie B – Find A Way
Sevyn Streeter – It Won’t Stop ft. Chris Brown
FOTR this week is a couple of our favorite Canadians in Smalltown DJs. They’ve been holding down Calgary for what feels like forever and it’s pretty much impossible to say anything other than great things about them. They turned a club night into a keystone North American venue over 10 years ago. They drop killer best of the year mixes every single year. And they just recently released a really cool new original song on Fool’s Gold with guest vocals from Lisa Lobsinger (formally of Broken Social Scene). Stream this lovely new tune below and follow these great dudes pon di socials.
Stay Up With Smalltown DJs
TNN flex for 2017 continues into the last week of March. Big names flying around left and right these days and this past week was no exception. Kendrick Lamar popped up out of nowhere and put all wackness on warning with “The Heart Pt. IV”. Gorillaz released 4 new tunes and announced their upcoming LP formally. “Saturnz Barz” with Popcaan is the easy highlight and this 360 degree animated video for it is beyond next level animation. Tuxedo also dropped their 2nd album this week featuring another great dose of west coast flavored funk and pop, with “Take a Picture” being an early favorite. Peep all 3 in full below.
Saturday, March 25
DJ Ayres, DJ Eleven & Cousin Cole in the big room
#FOMOPARTY (Tap.10, Darling Chuck & Durian Qing) in the Frontier room
Door by Rahnon
The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn NY
$10 before 12, $15 after
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 Cousin Cole and #FOMOPARTY. We hope to see you all tomorrow night!
FOTR this week is Cousin Cole, our other special guest for this month’s edition of The Rub at The Bell House. Originally from the Midwest, Cole has since become a NY/BK music staple and has been laying a foundation of cool music and good friend levels wherever he goes. Originally breaking out a bit back in the Hollerboard days with his club music productions and clever remixes, he started DJing on the reg in NY and eventually all over the world. A few years later, his “So Emotional” series with Phi Unit solidified the soulful movement in Moombahton as a very legitimate thing. Today, Cole’s DJing on the steady in NY and still cranking out interesting tunes whenever possible. Check out his New Year’s Day 2017 mix below along with all his relative socials. And don’t miss him throwing down this Saturday at The Rub!
Stay Up With Cousin Cole:
FOTR this week is the trio that has become known as #FOMOPARTY. Tap.10, Darling Chuck and Tha Yell0w R. KEL have been creating a true to life “fear of missing out” scenario with their monthly 4th Friday party at Friends And Lovers as its always at capacity and the pics afterwards always look like a great deal of fun (check their IG below for proof). As they recently celebrated their 2 year anniversary, they’ll be making their crew debut at The Rub this coming Saturday. Check the vibes in their monthly playlist below to get familiar and make sure to get a dose of FOMO at The Bell House Saturday night.
Stay Up With #FOMOPARTY
Spring time is in full effect with this March edition of Rub Radio. We all need some great new music in our lives as these temperatures start to creep up. New heat all over this tracklist from Smalltown DJs, Drake, Kingdom, Rick Ross, Jacques Greene, Calvin Harris and many more. Patio season is right around the corner and these tunes could very well be this year’s anthems.
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Apologies for the radio silence for the last week as SXSW is still a thing and that thing can easily pull you away from updating a blog 100%. Back at it this week though and TNN sees a big flex from 2 huge names in rap. Drake returns with More Life, a “playlist” that isn’t really an album but is and it’s 2017 and artists are finding more and more ways to release content and get people to care. Drake keeps the quality high as always and spreads his wings more into global pop stardom with “Blem” and continues the flute in rap trend with the “Portland”. Also we’ve got a new LP from Rick Ross, his first in 2 years, and he’s taking no prisoners on “Idols Become Rivals” and “Trap Trap Trap”. Stream all 4 tunes in full below.