#TBT this week to our NYE Mix collab with Okayplayer from last year that closed out 2016. Tracks included that are still killin in the clubs from Anderson .Paak, Kanye, Chance, Travis Scott and many more. What will be featured on this year’s year end mix? Gotta stay tuned for that one. In the meantime, get a 2016 refresher today and cop those tickets for #itstherub NYE 2018 right HERE.

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#TBT – Rub Radio: THXGVNG by Rok One



Get hella stuffed with this extra special Thanksgiving TBT! We’re thankful yet again for our friend Rok One, who gave us this cornucopia of plenty for Rub Radio. This THXGVG mix from Rok is loaded with love and thanks and of course, mixed to perfection. Make this your Turkey Day soundtrack today and have a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving weekend. And see you at The Rub on Saturday night!

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We’re launching a new series of Hip-Hop History mixes, highlighting producers. We’re starting with Mike Will Made It, a multiplatinum beatmaker who has crafted hit records over the last 6 years for Future, Ciara, Rae Sremmurd, 2 Chainz, Juicy J, Drake, Rihanna, Beyonce – pretty much all the major hip-hop and R&B artists on the radio in this decade. Mike Will has an impressive range of records in his discography, and he’s known for his signature deep 808s bubbling at a slow tempo.

Whose catalog should we dig into for the the next Hip-Hop History: The Producers mix? Let us know at Facebook.com/itstherub and Twitter.com/itstherub.

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Tracklist:

Future – Turn On The Lights
Young Thug – Pacifier
Ace Hood – Bugatti (ft. Rick Ross & Future)
Rick Ross – Tupac Back (ft. Meek Mill)
Kendrick Lamar – DNA
Yo Gotti – Rake It Up (ft. Nicki Minaj)
Mike Will Made it – Bars of Soap (ft. Swae Lee)
Rae Sremmurd – No Flex Zone
Rae Sremmurd – No Type
Rae Sremmurd – Black Beatles (ft. Gucci Mane)
2 Chainz – No Lie (ft. Drake)
Rihanna – Pour It Up
Beyonce – Formation
Lil Wayne – Love Me (ft. Future & Drake)
Gucci Mane – Richest Nigga In The Room
YB – Lambo
Kanye West – Mercy (ft. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)
Kendrick Lamar – Humble
Schoolboy Q – My Hatin Joint
Ciara – Body Party Remix (ft. Future & B.o.B.)


#TBT – Rub Radio October 2013



#TBT this week with the October edition of Rub Radio from 2013. Loaded with bangers from Killa Cam, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Danny Brown, Anna Lunoe, Tittwsworth and many more. Fresh rap cuts mixed with some cutting edge dance tunes just like always but with a sprinkle of that October magic. Revisit this one on the stream above and the direct DL below.

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Tracklist:

Cam’ron – Golden Friends
Rick Ross, French Montana & Meek Mill – Bout That Life
Pusha T – No Regrets ft. Jeezy & Kevin Cossom
Louis Futon – Plasticccc
PCC – Do It All (Stick Em)
Yo Gotti – Fuck You ft. Meek Mill
2 Chainz – Used 2
Johnny Cinco – Wrong Nigga Money
Pusha T – Who I Am feat. 2 Chainz & Big Sean
Danny Brown – 25 Bucks
Anna Lunoe – Breathe
Canblaster – Presents ft. Para One (Edit)
Tittsworth – African Drake
Lil Silva – Salient Sarah ft. Sampha


Special guest mix this month for the September edition of Rub Radio from this month’s special guest, Kevlove. This Jersey native is a sinister DJ with the Spidey sense on music selection and what’s new and fresh. He carves through a number of sick nu nu from Dizzee Rascal, A$AP Ferg, Dej Loaf, Jorja Smith, Nao and many others. If the tastefully turnt and vibed out soul sounds tasty to you, press play on this mix and get yourself all sorts of prepped for September’s party on the 30th at The Bell House!

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Tracklist:

Dizzee Rascal – The Other Side
Jay Prince feat. Amine – Vice
GoldLink feat. Brent Faiyaz, Shy Glizzy – Crew
Jorja Smith & Preditah – On My Mind
Knox Fortune – Lil Thing
Lil Uzi Vert – The Way Life Goes
A$AP Ferg – Plain Jane
G-Eazy feat. A$AP Rocky, Cardi B – No Limit
French Montana feat. Pharrell – Bring Dem Things
Calvin Harris feat. ScHoolboy Q, PARTYNEXTDOOR, D.R.A.M. – Cash Out
Dej Loaf – No Fear
Mr. Probz feat. Anderson .Paak – Gone
Snoop Dogg feat. October London – Go On
Nao – Nostalgia
Elderbrook – Good Times
SZA – Quicksand
Burna Boy – Rock Your Body


Rub Radio August 2017



Rub Radio is coming in hot for August with a roundup of summer bangers. We set it off with a plethora of new hip-hop from the likes of French Montana, Vince Staples, and Texas legends Z-Ro and Trae. Then we go into stellar new dance cuts from Kah-lo, Jim-E Stack and Claus Casper w/ Jean Phillips. Give it a spin this week before hitting The Bell House this Saturday night!

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Tracklist:

French Montana – A Lie (ft. The Weeknd & Max B)
Tyga – Run It Back (ft. Young Thug)
Z-Ro – He’s Not Done Yet
Trae – Thuggin (ft. Young Thug & Skippa da Flippa)
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Drowning (Water) ft. Kodak Black
Vince Staples – Love Can Be… (ft. Damon Albarn, Kilo Kish, Ray J & GTA)
Janet Jackson – Someone To Call My Lover (James Patrick Drum Dub)
Kah-lo – Fasta (ft. Riton)
Claus Casper & Jean Philips – Shameless
Jim-E Stack – Dreamt
Alunageorge – Turn Up The Love
Count Bass D – Too Much Pressure (ft. Snoop Dogg)
Tuxedo – July (Sly & Robbie’s Dub)


Favorite Things Vol. 1 edition of Rub Radio from last year was a new theme to an old tried and true idea. The goal is to do mixes with some of our favorite records of all time. The idea is to approach making a mix like you would back in high school, where you put on songs you love and want to share with a crush, or your best friend. Maybe time for round two of this soon? Revisit this great series kick-off from Ayres with the stream above and the free download below.

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The Rub 15 Year Anniversary Mix



There’s no way we could fit all the songs that defined The Rub over the last 15 years into an hour-long mix, though we’ll try to cram them into six hours at the party on Saturday. Instead we hit record and played songs that sound great mixed one after another, from hip-hop to funk to afro-house to freestyle to electro to disco to R&B to reggae. Big love goes to Spin for premiering the mix!

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Tracklist:

Intro (Sam & Dave “Soul Sister, Brown Sugar”)
Freeway – What We Do (ft. Jay-Z)
Jay-Z – Roc Boys
Choppa – Choppa Style (ft. Master P)
T.I. – Ball (ft. Lil Wayne)
A$AP Rocky – Fuckin Problem (ft. Drake & Kendrick Lamar)
Vince Staples – Big Fish (ft. Juicy J)
E-40 – Function (ft. YG, Iamsu & Problem)
Too $hort – Keep Bouncin (ft. Snoop Dogg)
Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s – Blow Your Head
Breakestra – Cramp Your Style
Syl Johnson – Different Strokes
Lee Fields – Money I$ King
Main Source – Live at the Barbecue
EPMD – Rampage (ft. LL Cool J)
Ding Dong – Badman Forward (Smutlee Tambourine Remix)
Q-Tip – Manwomanboogie ft. Amanda Diva
Africanism – Viel ou La (Disgraceland Edit)
Circle Children – Zulu
Azari & III – Reckless With Your Love (Tensnake Remix)
Corina – Temptation
Miami Sound Machine – Dr. Beat
Mylo – Drop The Pressure
Uffie – ADD SUV (Armand Van Helden Club Remix)
Sébastien Tellier – Kilometer (A-Trak Remix)
The-Dream – Walking On the Moon (U-Tern Lightning Blend)
Mary J Blige – Just Fine
Dan Hartman – Relight My Fire
Thelma Houston – Don’t Leave Me This Way
Chaka Khan – Clouds
DJ Khaled – Shining (ft. Beyonce & Jay-Z)
Twista – Overnight Celebrity (ft. Kanye)
The Diplomats – Dipset Anthem
Buju Banton – Buju Moving
Sean Paul – Punkie
Mr Vegas – Mus Come A Road (Prince Klassen Remix)


#TBT – Rub Radio – July 2013



TBT this week goes back 4 years to our anniversary Rub Radio mix from July 2013. Lots of bangers on this mix and some unfortunately have become a bit forgotten in a very short amount of time. You’ve got a now trap classic from Key’s N Krates, Grandtheft and Skratch Bastid’s fantastic “Miley” tune, Drake’s quiet anthem in “The Motion”, one of the best tunes from Yeezus, a underrated hit from JT and a couple of Rub tune sightings as well. Summer is (FINALLY) in full effect and it’s about to be that time to celebrate The Rub turning 15. Stream and download below.

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Tracklist:

The Rub – Feel You ft. Misun & Lil Fame (Marco Polo Remix)
Rick Ross – Oil Money Gang ft. Jadakiss
Jadakiss – Big Boy Dialogue ft. The-Dream
El-P & Killer Mike – Banana Clipper ft. Big Boi
French Montana – Fuck What Happens Tonight ft. Mavado, Khaled & Scarface
Keys N Krates – Dum Dee Dum
RL Grime – Heard Me
Grandtheft & Skratch Bastid – Miley
Nick Catchdubs – Business ft. IAMSU! & Jay Ant
E.U. – Da Butt
Wale – Clappers ft. Nicki Minaj & Juicy J
Juicy J – Bounce It ft. Wale & Trey Songz
Migos – Hannah Montana
The Melker Project – Holy Grail Boss ft. Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake & Mimosa
Drake – The Motion ft. Sampha
Kanye – Hold My Liquor ft. Chief Keef
Superprince – Say It
Justin Timberlake – Take Back The Night
DJ Eleven & Mike Baker the Bike Maker – Lucky
Jay-Z – BBC ft. Nas
Breakbot – You Should Know ft. Ruckazoid
Nicos Gun – Dirty (DJ Apt One Remix)


Rub Radio – RIP Prodigy



This past Saturday at The Rub, Ayres played a stellar tribute set to Prodigy featuring nothing but cuts from P and Mobb Deep. We also happened to press record and it’s now live for your listening pleasure as a very special edition of Rub Radio. RIP to this true hip-hop legend. Shout out to Mike Davis for the cover art.

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Tracklist:

Mobb Deep – Got It Twisted
Mobb Deep – It’s Mine (ft. Nas)
Mobb Deep – G.O.D. Pt. III
Mobb Deep – Trife Life
LL Cool J – I Shot Ya (ft. Prodigy)
Mobb Deep – Give Up The Goods (ft. Big Noyd)
Mobb Deep – Drink Away The Pain (ft. Q-Tip)
Pete Rock – Tha Game (ft. Prodigy)
Mobb Deep – Drop A Gem On Em
Prodigy – Keep It Thoro
Mobb Deep – Burn (ft. Big Noyd & Vita)
Mobb Deep – Quiet Storm (ft. Lil Kim)
Mobb Deep – Still Shinin’ (DJ Excel Edit)
Mobb Deep – Survival of the Fittest
Mobb Deep – Shook Ones Part Two