FOTR: Khalil



FOTR this week is Khalil, our special guest for this month’s edition of The Rub coming up this Saturday at The Bellhouse. This London native is the co-founder of Livin Proof (LDN) and Back To Live (NYC) and is a relative master at weaving together a fusion of musical styles intended for dance floor utopia. He’s rocked Boiler Room, done mixtapes for Noisey and Highsnobiety, toured all over the world and played all the major club nights and spots like Output, Fabric, Plastic People, Jazz Cafe and more. You can get a taste of his versatility in his recent Central Avenue mix on his Mixcloud. Check that out below along with all his URLs. And don’t miss him on the set this Saturday at The Rub!

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FOTR: Thee Mike B



FOTR this week is the LA forever homie, Thee Mike B. It is believed that he came up with the phrase “a dude among dudes” or at least is the first one fully embody it. He’s been a staple DJ and influencer on the west coast for eons and in recent years, he’s carved out a nice little niche with his Brillstein house music productions. Case in point is his fire new EP on Brobot just out last week. You can peep those vibes below as well as get linked with all the Brillstein socials. If you tight with Mike, he just had a birthday Monday as well. Happy Birthday boss. Hope it was as trill as humanly possible.

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FOTR: Sammy Bananas



FOTR this week is the super longtime Rub homie, Sammy Bananas. This great producer/dj, activist and cool dad is still fighting the good fight in 2017 and we’ve got a couple things to give him dap for. First up is his continued work raising awareness for climate change with DJs for Climate Action. They recently marched in the Climate March in Washington DC and raised $1300 that same night at U Street Music Hall for the People’s Climate Movement. On top of that, he’s dropped some new music under a new alias, El Niño & The Southern Oscillations, that’s just gorgeous. Stay up with the man on the socials below.

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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.

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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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FOTR: Smalltown DJs



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.

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FOTR: Cousin Cole



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!

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FOTR: #FOMOPARTY



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.

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FOTR: Funkontrol



FOTR this week is a new project from some old friends. Skinny Friedman and Scott Melker have united to form Funkontrol. While they’ve been hard a work on music together for awhile now, the project is newly unveiled and shared with the world. They’ve signed the project to Tommy Boy Records and just released their first single, “Banker’s Club”, a couple weeks ago. It’s a brooding and crispy electro influenced hip-hop track that’s really well done. You can stream it below in full as well as click some links to follow the guys. Stay tuned for an LP from them dropping as early as this Summer.

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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]

TOUR DATES & CAUSES:

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

– 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.

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

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