The Rub April 2023


NYE 2023


Saturday, 12/31/22, 9 PM – 3 AM
DJs Khalil, Ayres, Eleven & Petey Complex
Door By Rahnon and Gian
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn

TNN 2.1.18

“Dat New New” is a Kid Cudi song from 2008 and “That New New” is a weekly feature where we, The Rub, tell you about new music we rate.

The Migos – Walk It Talk It (ft. Drake)

Migos have a new album called Culture II which is about four hours too long but there are a good handful of diamonds in that rough, especially the songs with features. 21 Savage, Cardi B, 2 Chainz and Drake all bring an element of surprise to what is otherwise a fairly unremarkable project from the hugely influential Atlanta trio.

Okay Kaya – IUD

Here’s what you need to know: Okay Kaya is from Norway, this beat is like a slow wave syrup rolling onto a tropical beach, and the lyrics are about going to the clinic with her boyfriend to get a birth control implant. Fun story: my Swedish friend pronounces “Planned Parenthood” as “Planet Parenthood,” which sounds like an infinitely more cheerful place. Which is as good a place as any to transition to the Young Fathers.

Young Fathers – In My View

Brent Tactic sent this one over and we were not up on Young Fathers, who sound a little like TuneYards – bespoke, distorted beats and more or less traditional indie vocals. It works though!

Listen to all 3 songs plus new ones from Chromeo and The-Dream, Keys N Krates and Drake below:

FOTR: A Party Called Rosie Perez

Our other #FOTR this week is a full residency of DJs from one of Brooklyn’s most exciting new parties, A Party Called Rosie Perez. DJ’s Laylo, Suce & Christian Martir combined forces after years of individually playing parties and events in BK and noticing there was a void in Latin influenced nightlife and clubbing. Starting as a solo one-time one off in 2015, A Party Called Rosie Perez was a massive success immediately. Noticing the vibe catching fire and understanding the drive for the demand, they quickly turned this into a monthly traveling party around the entire borough. Fast forward to early 2017 and they celebrated their 1 year anniversary, featured in a party profile on Remezcla and are wrapping up an extremely successful 2017 with an appearance with us at The Rub. Check out their links, 1 year anniversary recap video below and make sure to get some Latin flavor in your post Thanksgiving weekend in the front room this Saturday at The Bell House!

Stay Up With A Party Called Rosie Perez:


FOTR: Goapele

Words by DJ Eleven:

Goapele and The Rub go back like babies and pacifiers. We’ve been friends since before “Closer” reached undeniable classic status, before we remixed “Hey Boy”, before she just dropped her 5th and newest release “Dreamseeker”, and before she broke down “Stand” from her new album for Song Exploder. Like every single one of her releases, “Dreamseeker” is beautiful, honest, and thoughtful, and her commitment to social justice hasn’t wavered. We’re bummed we missed her in NYC a couple months ago but she’s doing shows across the country this summer and fall, so keep an eye on her social media and be sure you don’t make the same mistake.

Stay Up With Goapele


6.24 – Skip-the-line Tickets

Avoid the side eye, buy your advance tickets!

We’ve got 100 skip-the-line tickets available now for tomorrow night’s party at The Bell House. $15 (all in…no fees) jumps you right past the line and straight through the door to the festivities. If you can’t get any of these tickets in time, don’t worry…there will be plenty of tickets at the door. Special guests this month are Big Jacks and Brent Tactic. We hope to see you all tomorrow night!


FOTR: DJ Marvel

FOTR this week is DJ Marvel, Canadian DJ extraordinaire and member of Vancouver’s The Freshest crew. Marvel has been a beast forever and his skills have taken him to stages and nightclubs all over the world. His mixtape game is always nice as well. He hit us with his most recent joint that highlights that wonderful flute trend in rap. Appropriately titled, “The One Time At Band Camp”, Marvel drops flute rap knowledge from today and yesterday with extremely tasteful skill. Stream this mix in full below and make sure to check out some links as well.

Stay Up With DJ Marvel


These days with the ongoing political climate, there’s a serious chance that you’re super angry. For this week’s #TBT, we revisit DJ Eleven’s Fight Music: Best Of MOP mixtape that should take care of any emotions you’re having. Or at least help you take out your anger in a constructive way. Revisit this TOUGH mixtape in full with a stream above or a download below.

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11.21 – That New New

TNN is back in the fold this week after a week off and we’ve got some big records to share with you. It was literally a challenge to limit it to just 3 this week but here goes. First up is the official video to A Tribe Called Quest’s “We The People”, the lead single to their first LP in 18 years that went straight to #1 on the Billboard Top 200. Next, we’ve got a surprisingly great new sound to feature from Childish Gambino. He’s apparently ditched the rap in favor of some Prince and Funkadelic type vibes and the results are shockingly very dope. Finally, we’ve got a favorite album cut from the recently released new LP from Justice. Stream all 3 in full below.

6.27 – That New New

The end of June is upon us and summer is officially in full swing. And on the TNN tip, there is never any slowing down with solid and notable new tunes coming out. It seems to be just a way of life in 2016. First up, we’ve got a huge new posse cut from Jeezy, 2 Chainz and Future called “Magic City Monday”. 2 Chainz stays stealing the show like always. Second, we’ve got a new original from NY house producer, Moon Boots. He drops a really smooth foray into ’90s influenced classic dance vibes. Finally, we’ve got a new cut from THEY., an eclectic duo that’s burst onto the music scene in the last 12 months. Their latest, “Say When”, is a super rouged and bluesy banger. You can stream all 3 in full below.