#TBT – DJ Eleven – Soul Vol. 2



TBT this week comes from DJ Eleven and the 2nd Volume of his “Soul” series. The eras and styles of soulful vibes contained within should this mix should give you a warm hug this Thursday. Everything from Aretha to Zapp to Joi to Lil Kim to Portishead show up on this stellar tracklist. Revisit this shot of sweetness from Eleven today by streaming in full below or copping that download below. Enjoy.

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Str8 West Coastin is BACK



Your favorite summer jump off of West Coast party jams, Str8 West Coastin, is back at Project Parlor. This summer’s run of 3rd Saturday’s in June, July and August kicks off this Saturday. DJ’s Still Life, Dopeshoes and our own DJ Eleven always make this one of the best summer day parties in NY. The story from the crew reads as follows…

The sixth summer of Brooklyn’s celebration of West Coast rap and backyard BBQ culture kicks off on Saturday June 18th. The first party of the season is always a special one, signaling that the gates are finally open for summer fun. As always, we have some of the best DJs in NYC spinning nothing but West Coast rap, quality food on the grill, and a few tricks up our sleeve. Don’t act like you haven’t missed us.

Once again this year, Str8 West Coastin’ takes place on the third Saturdays in June, July and August at Project Parlor in Bed-Stuy. Mark your calendars for 6/18, 7/16, and 8/20. We’ll see you in the backyard.

For more info, check out www.str8westcoastin.splashthat.com/.


#TBT – DJ Eleven – Soul 1



TBT this week to Eleven’s smooth as silk “Soul 1” mixtape that’s been around for quite some time now. It still sounds great to this day primarily because of the classic nature of so much of the tracklist. Blended with ease as he’s well known for doing, Eleven drops essentials from Bobby Womack, Sade, Mary J. Blige, Lonnie Liston Smith, Outkast and more like it’s nothing. Late spring soulful vibes are always very real and this mix is well worth the revisit to tap right into that mindset. Stream and download are below.

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#TBT – DJ Eleven – Eleven & The Dude



Happy 4:20 Rub crew! Oh wait…was that yesterday? This weed is so good I forgot it’s the future already lol. Who’s got snacks? Good thing Devin the Dude likes weed. He’s awesome. So is Eleven with this sweet mix of all everything Devin from the Myspace days. We’re going to sit back and blaze one up to this. It’s 4:20 somewhere amirite?

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#TBT The Rub – Hip Hop History 2002 Mix



The Rub’s History of Hip Hop series was an extremely ambitious mixtape project to take on but like always, these mixtapes are curated and mixed with absolute precision. Of course, leave the 2002 version of this series to be one of my favorites and it’s our #TBT mix for the week. Seriously though, 2002 was an amazing year for rap with Cam’ron’s Rocafella debut, Clipse flipping everyone on their ear with their first officially released LP, Scarface dropped a classic in The Fix and so many of the big party cuts became instant classics. Revisit this stellar mix with a stream or a download below.

The Rub’s Hip-Hop History 2002 Mix by Brooklyn Radio on Mixcloud

History of Hip-Hop 2002 (Mixed By DJ Eleven) (right-click, save as)
artwork by Rhek (Sharks & Hammers)

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As Labor Day weekend is now upon us and summer has so quickly started coming to an end, it only makes sense to revisit the “Summer of The Rub” mix on the #TBT tip as it’s classic sounds seem to forever encapsulate this time of year so well. Timeless rock and soul proliferate this mix with the kind of vibes and flow you’ve come to expect from Ayres and Eleven. This is one to turn on loud this weekend and completely kick back to. We all hope your summer was as enjoyable as ours.

DJ Eleven & DJ Ayres (The Rub) – Summer of The Rub by Djeleven on Mixcloud

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8/1 – DJ Eleven at El Cortez



Weekend party alert! Our own DJ Eleven will be throwing down on Saturday for the first time at new Bushwick club, El Cortez. The room sports a very tasty Funktion-One soundsystem in an intimate upstairs environment. Joining Eleven will be DJ Velcro, who’s known for his global heavy beats and vibes. Make this your spot to be in BK on Saturday. No cover. Music starts at 10 pm.

Event link is HERE.


Str8 West Coastin’



If you’re in NY this Saturday, make sure and check out the 2nd edition of this summer’s incarnation of Str8 West Coastin’ @ Project Parlor in Bed-Stuy. Outdoor day vibes from 2-9 pm but the party will be kicking rain or shine. Residents DJ Still Life & DJ Eleven welcome special guests this month, DJ Meka and Darling Chuck. If West Coast rap is anywhere near your thing, this is the party you’ve been waiting for. Lucha Lucha will be serving up authentic San Diego style burritos as well. RSVP right HERE.


#TBT DJ Eleven – 50 Minutes of Fresh



As one of the most prolific producers ever in rap music, Mannie Fresh’s resume of tunes is relatively insane. His reign as the go-to in-house guy at Cash Money Records is arguably responsible for starting the careers of Lil Wayne, Juvenile, BG…as well as his own group in Big Tymers. While that Cash Money ship has long since sailed, Mannie Fresh has collaborated with a who’s who of the rap world and imagine my excitement when I came across Eleven’s mix from 2009 last night showcasing so much of this stellar catalog. This one is a must revisit ASAP. Stream and download are below.

50 Minutes of Fresh by Djeleven on Mixcloud

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#TBT DJ Eleven – Best of the Bay 2



With Str8 West Coastin’ kicking off at Project Parlor this Saturday in Bed-Stuy and the Golden State Warriors winning the NBA Finals this week, it only makes sense to #TBT to the second half of Eleven’s Best of the Bay mix. Much like the first half, Eleven runs through classics on all levels of West Coast hip-hop that it feels like it’s easily the most appropriate soundtrack right now. West Coast is the best coast as they say right? Well maybe at least for this week.

Best of the Bay 2 by Djeleven on Mixcloud

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