FOTR: Fool’s Gold



FOTR this week is the team that is Fool’s Gold Records. Founded by A-Trak, Nick Catchdubs and Dust La Rock (RIP) in 2007, they’ve branded themselves as a true innovator and tastemaker in terms of the music they release and how they present themselves as an entity in the music business. They’ve always been super supportive of The Rub and we consider them family for it. This coming Saturday is Fool’s Gold Day Off NYC at the Coney Art Walls and features a crazy lineup of acts like Jay Electronica, Flosstradamus, boss man A-Trak, PNB Rock, recently added Trippie Redd and many others. Tickets can still be copped right HERE. Don’t miss it!

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FOTR: Anna Lunoe



FOTR this week is Anna Lunoe. She’s established herself as a true mogul in dance music after relentless touring, making the Hyperhouse brand explode through her Beats 1 Radio show as well as steadily releasing music with her production work and vocal prowess. In the U.S. alone, she’s gone from playing illegal warehouse raves to less than 100 people in Kansas City close to 10 years ago (I was there) to touring with folks like Jack U and playing every major festival stage you can think of. She closed out a long run of constant touring this past weekend at the 10 year anniversary of HARD Summer while 8 months pregnant. She’s about to take an extended break to have her baby and we wish her and her family the absolute best. Check out her latest single below and make sure to keep up with Anna on all her socials.

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FOTR: Max Glazer



Our second FOTR this anniversary week is Max Glazer. It’s been awhile since he’s guested with The Rub but we’re very excited to have him back. He’s a terrific DJ and his unique Dancehall/Reggae vibe is something we love and feel it really compliments our “play everything” approach.

Max is part of Federation Sound with Kenny Meez and they together have become a worldwide force in reggae music. The pair have a fantastic radio show on RBMA that airs every third Wednesday of the month. Make sure to check out the most recent episode featuring Estelle and Tarrus Riley that’s embedded below. Max also just returned from touring in support of Chronixx, one of the biggest names currently in revival reggae.

Max is a longtime friend and we’re really in for a treat Saturday as dancehall and reggae have seen such a welcomed resurgence in popularity in and out of the club. This set is not to be missed!

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FOTR: DJ mOma



Our first FOTR this anniversary week is DJ mOma. He’s guested with us at The Rub so many times at this point over the years now that he’s basically Rub family. He’s also no stranger to our FOTR section either. (Like here, here and here.)

In case you aren’t up on his steady stream of NY visibility and work, his Everyday People party is one of the best parties in the city and very recently got this glowing feature article in the New York Times. Along with Eli Escobar, another long-time FOTR, Mo has a years long residency at Le Bain called Dance Dance Dance and he regularly fills in for ?uestlove at his Bowl Train party at Brooklyn Bowl. Don’t sleep on these mOma + Guy tracks and edits either.

A great dude, an always inspiring party rocker, and a true music head. You can be guaranteed mOma’s going to play an amazing set for our 15th anniversary celebration this Saturday!

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FOTR: YehMe2



FOTR this week is YehMe2. You may recognize him as the guy who publicly left Flosstradamus after a decade plus of being in that very influential project. This past week showcased the release of his 2nd mixtape to honor this solo departure, as it’s now been a year since the seemingly amicable split. It’s always fascinating to see someone break out on their own from a successful group project and “Steal This Mixtape 2” sounds like a solo artist coming into their own. Stream this nu nu in full below and click some links to keep up with all things YehMe2.

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FOTR: DJ Big Jacks



#FOTR this week is DJ Big Jacks out of Toronto. This long standing music junkie has been intensely curating his love of music since the jump with his pops. His deep crates have taken him all over the world to DJ (including this upcoming Saturday at The Rub!), mixes featured by fashion brands like H&M, Forever21, Aritzia, etc. and he’s a Toronto radio community staple along with DJ Royale, his Grand Groove DJ partner in crime, and Bozack Morris. He just released his latest mix for Aritizia a couple weeks ago and it’s quickly become a favorite for us. The vibes are super clean and will get you those glow up type of feels we’re always after. Stream it in full below and check out his links as well. And don’t miss Big Jacks at The Rub this Saturday!

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FOTR: Herbert Holler



FOTR this week is NYC’s own Herbert Holler. You’ve probably seen/heard him as part of the trifecta of DJs that make up Freedom Party (shout out Cozi and Marc Smooth), but he’s been lacing the NY party seen for a decade plus with feel good music. He dropped this “Friends With Benefits” mix last month and it caught our collective ears as something we wanted to share. As a dude who’s out to make people smile and appreciate music as much as he does, it definitely permeates this super fresh mix. Stream in full below and make sure to connect with Herbert on the socials.

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FOTR: Jubilee



FOTR this week is Jubilee. She’s one of our favorite people in NY and continues to make an appearance in our FOTR section as she’s constantly doing dope things. She recently released the 3rd volume of her “Magic City” Miami Bass themed compilation series, featuring tunes this go around from Ikonika, Untold, Doctor Jeep, Proper Villains and more. The whole comp is streaming now on her Soundcloud. Check it out in addition to her links and socials featured below to stay in the loop with all things Jubilee.

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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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