April Rub Recap

Here’s a little something DJ Parler captured this past Saturday night at #itstherub…

5.1 – That New New

TNN rolls right into May (no Timberlake memes to be seen or used) and the new music train keeps on moving along super strong. This past week saw new LPs drop from Feist, Gorillaz, Cashmere Cat and more…and none of these are featured here. Basically the release pool is strong. First up is a solo cut from Offset of Migos. If there’s anyone who’s quietly become a name synonymous with catchiness in 2017 it’s this dude. His first solo cut “Monday” maintains this healthy trend. Next we have a new single off the upcoming new album from Shabazz Palaces and this is super retro and futuristic at the same time. Finally, we’ve got a new r&b heater from SZA with Travis Scott. Stream all 3 of this tight new tunes in full below.

The Rub April 2017


4.29 – 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 DJ Parler and Prince Klassen. We hope to see you all tomorrow night!


FOTR: DJ Parler

DJ Parler (par-le) is a long-time friend of The Rub who last played the party way back in 2013. A resident DJ at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival and the long-running Dilla tribute/benefit party Donuts Are Forever, P is a beast of a party DJ who always finds creative ways to share his deep knowledge of music. Check out his Samplology mix series to hear him get busy on the samples used for some of the your favorite rap joints, including this one he just released focused on the work of Ms. Lauryn Hill you can check below (or download here) along with all of his other relevant links. And make sure to catch him at The Rub this Saturday Night at The Bell House.

Stay Up With DJ Parler


This month for Rub Radio, we have a guest mix from NYC’s DJ Parler. He personally went out of his way to bring you some Springtime rooftop and 2 step type vibes and he absolutely delivered. Great cuts from the likes of Kendrick, Drake, Thundercat, Tuxedo, Kaytranada, mOma+Guy, GoldLink and many more are all featured here and mixed with taste and precision. Stream above and download below.

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4.24 – That New New

TNN this week feels a bit thin. Maybe it’s because we’ve had such a flow of big records and big names dropping big records. There was some good tunage that dropped last week though and here’s some stuff of note. Big Boi has announced a 3rd solo LP and the first samples of what it will sound like is out. Yeah it’s got Adam Levine on this first track but DJ Dahi and DJ Khalil are on the beat and it’s kinda fire. MØ is also resurfacing with some new solo stuff and “Nights With You” has some stellar production from Cashmere Cat, Benny Blanco and Sophie. Finally, we’ve got Jessie Perez dropping her debut EP and it just oozes future superstar. Hairs standing up on your arm type chills with her talent and sound. Peep all 3 in full below.

#TBT – DJ Ayres – Parent Trap

TBT this week to the O.G. Trill Dad, DJ Ayres and his Parent Trap mixtape. Trap Music was all the rage with the kids just a few years ago, but the grown ups were definitely being left out. This mix was made for all the Trill Dads and Twerkin’ Moms so they could join in on the fun! It’s always been time to get Grown and Trappy as DJ Ayres mixed the biggest and best in adult contemporary electronic trap music, including music by Diplo, Miguel, Keys N Krates, Ryan Hemsworth, RL Grime, The Rub, Sinjin Hawke & Just Blaze. Presented by Mad Decent Worldwide Radio – Ayres was twerkin’ all the mollies! Revisit this banger of a mix in full above.

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FOTR: Queen Majesty

FOTR this week is Queen Majesty. She’s a gem of NY dj culture as she’s been collecting reggae vinyl for over two decades and traveled all over the world with these sounds and vibes. She’s a storied resident of East Village Radio (RIP) and has blossomed in the handmade hot sauce world with her Queen Majesty Hot Sauce. Last week she dropped her latest mixtape, Like A Version. It’s a sequel to her very popular Trilla mixtape from a decade ago and features some brilliant reggae covers of some of the best ’80s tunes of all time. Stream it in full below and make sure to check out Queen Majesty on all of the listed socials.

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4.17 – That New New

TNN is here this week to say 1 thing really. There was other music that dropped last week other than Kendrick Lamar’s new album that effectively broke the internet Thursday night. As it was a landmark release, it’s been fluffed and refuted enough. Let’s talk about some other stuff. First up is a fire opening track from Little Dragon’s last LP which also came out on K.Dot day. Next is Cousin Stizz as he continues is steady climb and his latest features Offset from Migos. Finally we’ve got a fun new party tune from Mal & Squid. Stream all 3 in full below.