Got some new music for y’all from a longtime friend of ours, DJ Benny B. Benny is one of the more prolific DJ’s we know for releasing mixes, but his latest one has captured our interests. We knew he has always been a huge R&B fan, but with his latest mix, he crafts together 20 House remixes of familiar R&B anthems. Seriously, press play on House of Music Vol 2 and you’ll be ready for the weekend right at track one. This mix bangs!
Benny’s one of the hardest working DJ’s in New York City. Make sure you stay up with him via TWITTER and check out his website. He also drops knowledge on the regular about ramen, chinese food, manga, bagels, daily commutes to midtown, and shitty top 40 DJ requests. He also is the self-proclaimed “best wedding DJ on the planet” so take the Pepsi challenge with him on that one.
Benny also contributed to DJ Ayres’ popular Heavy Warmup series a little while back. This is one of the best mixes of the series.
Late Pass here, but DJ Ayres has kinda taken over the internet with the launch of his new podcast “Small Talk.” Ayres goes through his rolodex and interviews some of his favorite personalities in music and entertainment. Seriously, there are NO topics off limits here. We’re obsessed with these already.
The latest one featured one of our buddies Dances With White Girls. He’s one of the most unique personalities we know and this interview is just too good. Follow @dances on Twitter for pretty much the best feed in the game.
The inaugural Podcast featured Los Angeles native and incredibly talented producer/DJ Them Jeans
Brand new music from our guy DJ Eleven as he releases a remix EP of his original tracks “Last Beat” and “Beeline.” If you remember over the summer Eleven teamed up withe buzz-worthy singer Sharina Doyle for the soulful EP “Last Beat.” This time around Eleven recruited a few of his pals Kutcorners, DJ Ayres, Matty C, and Nightfall to turn out some top notch remixes. Kutcorners keep the groove nice and soulful, letting the vocals breathe a little while Ayres takes it fully onto the dancefloor for a very exquisite uptempo remix (Instrumental also available). Nightfall takes “Beeline” straight into the drum n’ bass world to make this a very versatile EP.
In case you missed the original, stream it below:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Get there early my peoples
Special Guest: The Freshest from Canada (We got all 4 of em!)
This month we continue our love affair with Canada by bringing in our boys from Vancouver, The Freshest. For those that are unfamiliar with these guys, well let’s just say quite frankly they are as talented as any DJ crew we know. We can’t get enough of them! Comprised of four world-class DJ’s named Kutcorners, DJ Marvel, DJ Seko, and Rico Uno, these Vancouver Canada residents have played all over the world. Aside from that, each of these guys bring their own style and background to the table. We had DJ Marvel play The Rub this summer and he got that back bar turnt up by midnight.
For a little taste of these guys, here is the second installment of their Live Set 2.0 with Marvel and Kutcorners, with sounds all played live:
The crew also drops new mixes on the regular, all worth a listen. Just do yourself a favor and follow their soundcloud page:
Live Set 1.0:
We’re stoked to have ALL four of these guys play with us Saturday. It’s the place to be this weekend, so come out early and let’s stay up late!
We all know that Thanksgiving Eve is one of the best party nights of the year, especially for those who live in New York and do not leave New York. The city clears out, nobody has to work in the morning, and we all wake up knowing we’re going to eat all-day long on Thanksgiving. Basically we are all some grown adults feeling a little like Ferris Bueller as we go out tonight.
Well, the best part of all of this is that we are throwing a huge party tonight with our good pals and party rockers, The Freedom Party. These guys throw an incredible weekly party at Le Poisson Rouge that fits The Rub-mantra perfectly. We have thrown a couple dual parties before and they always pop off. We suggest you put your party hat on and get out to Brooklyn early for what’s going to be the best party in New York City tonight.
70 N. 6th St (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
$10 before midnight
Here is a video recording from the last Freedom party to get you in the mood for tonight
Another year and another batch of incredible Halloween costumes at The Rub Halloween party. Thanks to all of ya’ll who came out to celebrate with us. There was something really special about the energy of the night, and boy, did shit get real in NYC less than 48 hours later. We hope all of our friends and Rub family are holding up well during the aftermath of such a storm. Enjoy the photos below, all taken by our good friend Kenny Rodriguez.
*** UPDATE – THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED ***
For those interested, DJ Ayres will be playing a special set tonight at a Halloween party/fundraiser. Proceeds go to charity and from the looks of it, this should be one insane party!
Advance Tickets through EventBrite HERE
Check out the party’s fantastic promo video:
Indianapolis’ finest, Scott Matelic, makes his Rub debut this month and we couldn’t be happier! We’ve known about Scott for sometime thanks to his work on a really solid EP he released back in 2004 called “Primitive Pessimist”. It was such a vastly underrated EP, filled with heavy beats and beautifully melodic keys that holds up really well today. Since then, Scott has been a working DJ in Indianapolis but has now made his way to over to Brooklyn last year. We don’t like to throw praise out too easily around here, but when it comes to Scott Matelic as a DJ, let’s just say he can hold his own with the best of the best. He has a very rare ability to be able to scratch during his set as a way to heighten the mood, not draw attention to his scratching. He is a top notch party rocker who is a terrific fit for The Rub’s atmosphere.
His latest work as a producer is a collaboration with Jay McElfresh entitled “Gold Metal.” The group released an album recently called “Drop Out City” that is available to stream. Highly recommended!
Scott was also featured in a short student film shot back in 2010 that allows a nice window into his world and background in music.