Rub Radio July 2018: Prince Klassen & Run P.

The Rub celebrates our 16th anniversary with guest mixes from Prince Klassen and Run P., who are also playing at the Anniversary party on Saturday. The two guests deftly mix classic funk and jazz with new hip-hop and house.

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Drake – Ratchet Happy Birthday
Sly5thAve feat Jimetta Rose – Let Me Ride
EARTHGANG feat Ari Lennox – Nothing But The Best
Daktyl feat Duckwrth – Warpaint
Nipsey Hussle – Hussle In The House
The Game feat Kendrick Lamar – On Me
Sly5thAve – Shiznit
Jean-Jacques Perrey – E.V.A. (Just To Get A Rep Edit)
Gang Starr – Just To Get A Rep
Frankie Cutlass – Puerto Rico
Big Pun feat Tony Sunshine – 100%
The Internet – La Di Da (reprise)

Run P.

The J.B.’s – You Can Have Watergate, Just Gimme Some Bucks and I’ll Be Straight
Vicki Anderson – Message from a Soul Sister
Romare – Work Song
Kendrick Lamar – Alright
Rhythm Heritage – Theme From S.W.A.T.
Kaytranada – Track Uno
Simba – Jaywalking
Outkast – Spottieottiedopealicious (Nacey Remix)
Tom Misch – Twinkle
General Ludd – Woo
Ohio Players – Love Rollercoaster

FOTR: Prince Klassen

FOTR this week is Prince Klassen. He’s a regular guest at The Rub and a top shelf FOTR if there ever was one. He moved out of NY at the end of 2016 and there was a short time where it was unknown if he was going to maintain his presence out our monthly event at The Bell House. Thankfully, things have settled in on a bit of normalcy and Prince Klassen has been a part of almost every Rub party so far in 2017. With his regularly scheduled monthly visits now, he’s been playing other parties and keeping up with his Wild Combinations Mix series out at Lot Radio. Check out his most recent mix below and click on some of his socials to keep tabs with our bud.

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Rub Radio November: Prince Klassen

You already know Prince Klassen as our resident opening DJ for the last few years, so you should be no stranger to his impeccable taste and ninja dj skills. This month he takes over Rub Radio, and much like his sets at The Bell House, this is both a musicology lesson and a sensual treat; a journey for your ears and your ass.

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FOTR: Prince Klassen

FOTR this week is Prince Klassen as he’s one of our guests on NYE at The Bell House and he’s been a resident with us there for a solid minute now. He was so kind to deliver us 3 categories of his “Records of The Year”. Peep some wonderful music below.

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Rub Radio Oct: Prince Klassen

Rub Radio (October 2015) by Brooklyn Radio on Mixcloud

You know him, you love him, ladies and gentlemen, Prince Klassen!


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Prince Klassen – MiMS Mix # 33

Here’s my mellow Prince Klassen’s latest mix; I’ll let him tell you about it:

MIMS Guest Mix: PRINCE KLASSEN (Turntable Lab, NYC) by Music Is My Sanctuary on Mixcloud

Hey everyone,

Hope all is well. I wanted to send over the first part of my latest DJ mix series that I am very proud of. The mix is made up entirely of the works of Japanese super musician Yamashita Tatsuro and this first volume was made specially for Music Is My Sanctuary. Most are familiar with his hits ‘Merry Go Round’ or ‘Dancer’ and while I love those songs, I wanted to go a little deeper into his catalog as a solo artist and a studio artist.
That said となりのたつろ pt.1 features solo, studio, and cover work all praising the legendary Japanese musician. The mix spans from doo wop to boogie, reggae to city pop soul & a ballad for good measure. All genres Tatsuro has surely rekindled in his long and prolific career.
Please feel free to share amongst your friends and I hope you enjoy it!
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FOTR: Bo Bliz & Prince Klassen

This Saturday is The Rub’s annual Halloween party, pretty much our favorite party of the year, so we hollered at a couple of our favorite DJs to rock at the Bell House with us. Here are a couple of mixtapes from Bo Bliz and Prince Klassen for you to listen to while you’re getting your costume straight:

Bo Bliz – 19XX Mix – Crossfaded X The Decades by Crossfadedbacon on Mixcloud

21 Year Anniversary Photos

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This was the last regular Rub party. We’ll be back for a Halloween reunion every year, but The Rub is no longer a monthly or quarterly party.

Residents: DJ Eleven and DJ Ayres
Guests: DJ Low Beezy, DJ Lindsey, Prince Klassen and Brent Tactic
Door by Rahnon and Gian
The Bell House

There’s an argument to be made that 2012 was one of the greatest years in hip-hop. The Rub’s History of Hip Hop 2012 mix argues the case forcefully, with wall to wall bangers in a plethora of regional styles.

LA’s DJ Mustard produced approximately 99.9% of the songs on hip-hop & R&B radio, and Kendrick Lamar dropped a masterpiece of an LP. Future, Macklemore, and Trinidad James blew up, Big Sean, Meek Mill and 2 Chainz had monster radio records, and Kanye’s G.O.O.D. music compilation kept him on the airwaves (alongside Jay-Z and Pusha T). NOLA bounce saw a big resurgence: Nicky Da B went from local artist to international sensation with “Express Yourself,” and the “Triggaman” beat found its way into big club singles by T.I. & Lil Wayne, Trina and Meek Mill among others. ATL-style hip-hop trap and EDM-style trap began to play nice together, and DJs like Bauuer, Diplo, Lunice & Hudson Mohawke, RL Grime and Cashmere Cat all had big hybrid hip-hop-R&B-EDM-trap records. The Bay area scene also produced a bunch of hits, especially HBK Gang. Throw in a NY renaissance – French Montana, Nicki Minaj, ASAP Mob, Action Bronson, El-P, etc – and you’ve got yourself a banner year for hip-hop.

Listen to all of 33 of The Rub’s History mixes, from 1979 to 2012, at

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The Rub January Flyer


Saturday, January 26
The Rub
DJ Eleven, DJ Ayres & Prince Klassen
w/ Special Guests: DJ Tara, Meka, Likwuid & Mawkus
Hosted by Clarence “Jah C” Fruster
Doors by Rahnon
The Bell House
149 7th Street, BK, NY
$15 advance tickets available now!