Tuesday, July 7

The Rub Up CD Giveaway

I'm always looking for a good excuse to spend a bunch of time going through new reggae, especially when I'm on the road. Sheeit, any old excuse will do. Ayres & I decided we wanted to do a giveaway with our "Rub Up" mixCD (art & tracklist at www.djeleven.com/rub_up.html) so a new mix of reggae is the perfect promo for it. Boom! Excuse delivered. For the lucky first 50 people to email us at itstherub@gmail.com with their mailing address, you will have a shiny new copy of "Rub Up" in your mailbox in a couple weeks. - DJ Eleven

Stream or Download DJ Eleven's "Reggae From The Road" mix on BrooklynRadio.net

Monday, July 6

Photos from The Rub, July 4, 2009

Ian Meyer

Ayres & Chef

West Coast!

Skinny Friedman, Ketil & Nick Catchdubs

JMat, Seoul Korea & Mike Robot

JD & DJ Mel

Mike the 2600 King & Mike Famous

Mike 40oz

Mike the 2600 King was excited about free Scion flip-flops

Giving the Scion flip-flops a test run

Sunday, July 5

The Do-Over is a Sunday afternoon party in LA that always has incredible DJs and never announces the line-up; they post the DJ sets on their blog so everyone who didn't get in can hear what they missed. Like The Rub, they always have a line around the block, and like The Rub, the DJs can play whatever they want - that means good music! Ayres, Eleven & Cosmo have all played the Do-Over separately. Here are the DJ sets, along with pictures from the most recent Do-Over.

DJ Ayres Live at the Do-Over (Z-Share)

DJ Eleven Live at the Do-Over (Z-Share)

Cosmo Baker & Thee Mike B Live at the Do-Over (Z-Share)

Going in!

Mr Choc (Beat Junkies) and Peanutbutter Wolf (Stones Throw)

Feelin it!

(it's just a sticker, we don't have Rub Serato records - yet)

Do-Over crowd is so Tice!

DJ Ayres & DJ Fashen

More flicks from Champion-Photos

Friday, July 3

The Rub is celebrating 7 years of our residency at Southpaw! Listen to The Rub live over years. Downloads below, tracklists here.

The Rub Live Volume 1:


The Rub Live Volume 2:


The Rub Live Volume 3:


The Rub Live Volume 4:


The Rub Live Volume 5:


The Rub Live Volume 7:


The Rub Live Volume 8:


tracklists here.

Thursday, June 25


"I was bitten by the nostalgia bug a few weeks year ago listening to an old Jackson 5 record and got kind of carried away, so I did a mix of Michael Jackson joints for Rub Radio (http://brooklynradio.net/the-rub/). I started in 1970 with the Jackson 5 and went all the way up through 2001, not always mixing because I wanted to go in chronological order. I skipped over some of the more obvious songs (ABC, I Want You Back, Billie Jean, PYT) - if anybody is dying to hear those, please come see me DJ in real life. I hope this mix brings up as many happy memories and good feelings for you when you listen to it as it did for me making it."

Download the mix here http://www.zshare.net/download/53748048b24e0397/

Monday, June 8

New show up!

Rub Radio broadcasts from SXSW 2009, with super special rap guest and one of our favorite people in the world Bun-B (be sure to get that new UGK album!), plus a quick bull session with Diplo, who talks about his Major Lazer project with Switch.  Cosmo, Eleven & Ayres seal the deal with some hip-hop, some house, some soul and a whole lot of off-the-cuff mic antics.  Listen and be sure to keep it locked in next month for The Rub's 7 year anniversary show."

Rub Radio on Scion Broadband
Or listen on iTunes > Radio > Hip-Hop > The Rub on Scion Radio 17

Friday, June 5

New DJ Eleven remixes for download!

"Between my shitty memory, a series of harddrive mishaps, and general lack of attention to self-promotion, it has been a looooooooong time since I put up a batch of remixes. This is a group of my favorite things I've done in the last 9 months or so, or the ones that have turned out to be the most useful. Hope you enjoy!" - DJ Eleven

Yello vs. Nicola Fasano - 75 Oh Yeah Street (DJ Eleven blend) (right click "save target as")

Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science (DJ Eleven re-edit)

Jazmine Sullivan vs. Ultramag - Bust Your Windows (DJ Eleven remix)

The Pixies - Debaser (DJ Eleven re-edit)

Poor Righteous Teachers vs. The Lost Boys - Easy Star (DJ Eleven blend)

Demarco - Fallen Soldiers (DJ Eleven remix)

Rae & Ghost vs. Makonen - Freek (DJ Eleven blend)

D'Angelo - Girl You Need A Change of Mind (DJ Eleven re-edit)

ABC - Look of Love (DJ Eleven re-edit)

Bill Withers vs. The Biz - Lovely Day (DJ Eleven re-fix)

Eurythmics Vs. Kraftwerk - Here Comes The Rain (DJ Eleven Eins, Zwei, Drei remix)

The Cataracs - So Simple (DJ Eleven extended remix)

Bobby Hebb - Sunny (DJ Eleven remix)

The Beastie Boys vs Jeru The Damaja - So Watcha Want (DJ Eleven remix)

Outkast vs TVOTR - Wheels of Cold Steel (DJ Eleven remix)

Tuesday, June 2

I'm back from Australia!

Australia Photos Here

Interview in Sneaker Freaker

Mix for Triple J (national radio in Australia) - http://www.flashinglightslightslights.com/dropbox/Ayres-JJJ.mp3 (right click - save target as)

Gary Byrd - Soul Travelling
Billy Paul - Let The Dollar Circulate
Young Jeezy - Circulate
Cool Breeze ft Dungeon Family - Watch For The Hook
Q-Tip - Move
Black Sheep - The Choice Is Yours Remix
The Chamber Brothers - Funky
Pharell - Can I Have It Like That
Spank Rock & Benny Blanco - Loose (accapella) / Ludacris - Postion (instrumental)
E-40 & Too Short - This is the One (remix)
Slum Village - Raise it Up
Thomas Bangalter - Extra Dry
Royksopp - Happy Up Here (Boyz Noise remix)
Royksopp - Happy Up Here
Nice & Smooth - Funky For You
James Brown - Ain't It Funky (Yosaku remix)
Moodyman - The Dancer
Jesse Rose - Well Now
D-Train - You're The One For Me (Big Love edit)
Top Billin' - Willing
Mr Oizo - Gay Dentists (Andrew Ross edit / OG)
Dynamite MC, Jack Beats - What (Boy 8 Bit remix)
Wideboys - What You're Thinking
DJ Zinc - 138 Trek / Jay-Z - Say Hello (accapella)
Curses - What I Need (Sharkslayer remix)
Joker - Digidesign

Thursday, May 28

Scion Radio 17: May Lindstrom Interview Preview from Scion A/V on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 26

Brunchtastic Sunday jumpoff The Do-Over in LA just celebrated its 5 year anniversary, with Cosmo and Mike B on the wheels. Download the whole thing!

Cosmo Baker and Mike B: Live at the Do-Over, 5/17/09

Monday, May 18

OZ tour mix

http://therub.crewcial.org/OZ-AYRES-CATCH.mp3 (right click "save target as")

Alkaholiks - All Night
Royksopp - Vision One
Snoop & Xzibit - Bitch Please
EPMD - You Gots To Chill
Kool & The Gang - Jungle Jazz
J Dilla - Fuck The Police
Slick Rick - Mona Lisa (instrumental)
Rene Costy - Scrabble
Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady (Mr. K edit)
The Apples - The Power
Africa Bambaataa - Planet Rock (DJ Ayres Unplugged Edit)
DJ B-Eazy - Bongo Remix

Novaima - Yo Voy (Seiji Remix)
Scottie B and King Tutt - African Chant (Top Billin Remix)
Rod Lee - Latin Groove
Dre Skull f. Sizzla - Gone Too Far (Buraka Son Sistema Remix)
Ms Dynamite - Bad Gyal
Dance Area - AA247 (Nacey Remix)
Cubic Zirconia - Fuck Work (Nacho Lovers Remix)
Juan Maclean - One Day (Surkin Remix)
Mac Dre & Mac Mall f. E-40 - Dredio
Kid Sister - I'll House You '09
Donnis - Like Dat

Wednesday, May 13

We moved our Wednesday party from 105 to a new club called The Griffin and I'm very excited about it:

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
Manny, Christina, Eli & Cosmo are Proud to Present
Featuring resident DJs
Eli Escobar
& Cosmo Baker
Spinning (REAL) GOOD MUSIC all night
@ The Griffin - 50 Gansevoort St. - New York, NY
Email here for RSVP, and be prepared because we all come correct.

Thursday, May 21st, 2009
New York's Finest Presents
The World Premier of
Cosmo Baker & 4th Pyramid

Playing strictly afrosheen
@ Plan B - 339 E. 10th St. - New York, NY

Saturday, May 9

We put on for Norway this month, with special guest Lindstrom.  The disco producer discusses winning the Norwegian grammy, his love for old records, and his 24 minute opus, "Where You Go I Go Too."  As always The Rub dudes mix it up with a deep selections of soul, hip-hop, house and a special set of UK Funky!

Listen to Rub Radio
iTunes > Radio > Hip-Hop > The Rub

Friday, May 8

Flashing Lights is tonight! RSVP for reduced guestlist, and download the latest Flashing Lights mix if you haven't already.

Thursday, May 7

Be sure to check out our friend Queen Majesty's BloggClott for reggae and dancehall treats

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New DJ Eleven/DJ mOma party and mix: Special Delivery 3

Special Delivery
APT - 419 W. 13th Street btwn 9th Avenue & Washingon, NYC
with DJ Eleven & DJ mOma
10PM-4AM, $10, email APTdelivery@gmail.com for the free before midnite list.

Get the Special Delivery 3 Mix here!

01. Won't Trade (Hedspin Edit) - Q-Tip
02. Good Life (Horny Horn Mix) - Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
03. Let's Talk About Sex (Super Crispy) - Salt 'N' Pepa
04. I Need Your Lovin' - Cover Girls
05. Starchild - Level 42
06. Weekend ft. Chris Wiltshire - Class Action
07. Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - DCUP
08. Party Lights (Morsy Mix) - Gap Band
09. Dance Our Way - DJ Eleven
10. Walkin' on the Moon feat. Kanye West (UMYO Remix) - The Dream
11. When I Think Of You (Eleven Rough Turf Remix) - Janet Jackson
12. Kiss You Back - Digital Underground
13. Bust Your Windows (DJ Eleven Remix) - Jazmine Sullivan

14. Regulate feat Yahzarah - Camp Lo
15. Squeeze Me (A Skillz Remix) - Kraak & Smaak
16. Superstylin' - Groove Armada
17. Everyone Nose (Douster Remix) - N.E.R.D.
18. Pro Nails (Rusko Remix) - Kid Sister
19. Boyz - Dub & Run
20. Int'l Players Anthem (mOma dubfix) - UGK
21. Gangsta Party feat. Bun B & 8 Ball (edit) - Yo Gotti
22. Poppin' Tags feat Twista (edit) - Jay-Z
23. So Sexy feat R.Kelly - Twista
24. I'm Fine feat Young Buck - Colin Munroe
25. Punch Drunk Love feat Kanye West - Common

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New mix on Brooklyn Radio:

DJ Ayres - Dance Til You're Dead

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
DJ Deeq - Just Dance
The Dream - Fast Car
Robin Thicke - Magic (Steve Aoki remix)
Royksopp - This Must Be It
The Juan Maclean - No Time
Mylo - Drop The Pressure (Laidback Luke Bootleg)
Calvin Harris - I'm Not Alone
Kid Cudi vs Crookers - Day N Nite (Agent X remix)
Sugababes - No Can Do (Mowgli remix)
Chelley - Took The Night (DJ Ayres Flat Beat edit)
Nicole Fasano vs Pat Rich - 75 Brazil Street
Telephoned - Pop Champagne
DJ Class ft Kanye West - I'm The Ish (remix)
Mike V - 12 Past Midnight
Diana Ross vs Wiley - Wearing My Rolex (El Barto & Liam B remix)
Romanthony - Curious (Treasure Fingers remix)
MGMT - Of Moons, Birds and Monsters (Holy Ghost remix)
Lykke Li - Breaking It Up (Pocketknife's Loosefoot Remix)

Tuesday, May 5

Pictures from the Giant Step party on Monday are up, check them out!

The Giant Step party was a whole lot of fun, plus we met legendary disco don, DC Larue! Check him out on MySpace and Discogs if you're not up on him; he'll be releasing remixes soon of a handful of his classic tracks from the 70s.

Friday, April 24

New DJ Ayres Remixes for Download:

Chelley vs Mr Oizo - I Took The Night (DJ Ayres Flatbeat Mix)

Count & Sinden f. Rye Rye vs Hijack - Hardcore Girls Possessed (DJ Ayres edit)

Africa Bambaattaa - Planet Rock Unplugged (DJ Ayres Breakout remix)

Emynd f. Young Chris - We Don't Give A... (DJ Ayres & Nadastrom remix)

Armand Van Helden - Shake That Ass (DJ Ayres's instrumental edit)

Salt N Pepa vs Wink - Push It Higher (DJ Ayres Edit)

Turf Talk vs Sebastian Tellier - We All Gettin Paid (DJ Ayres edit)

Black Box - Everybody Everybody (DJ Ayres Quiet Storm remix)

DJ Ayres - Face Down Ass Up (Calabria Party Break)

4 Hero - Mr Kirk's Nightmare (DJ Ayres King of the Beats Remix)

Ursula 1000 - Zombies (DJ Ayres remix)

Paul Johnson vs High Powered Boys - Get Down (DJ Ayres edit)

Wednesday, April 22

Manny, Cristina, Cosmo & Eli are proud to present
With Resident DJs
Cosmo Baker
Along with Special guests
Staccato (DJ Gina Turner & Lousiahhh) - Los Angeles, CA
@ 105 Rivington - 105 Rivington St. - New York, NY

Monday, April 13

Scion Radio party this Tuesday for free at Plan B!
Jokers of the Scene, Super Viral Brothers, DJ Tameil, DJ Ayres (The Rub) & Blu Jemz
more info here

DJ Eleven European Tour Dates
April 16 - Bla, Oslo Norway
April 17 - Yum Yum Special, Mucich, Germany
April 18 - Yum Yum Duisburg, Germany
April 22 - Redrum, Helsinki, Finland
April 24 - Southern Hospitality, The Social, London, England
April 25 - Au Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, France

Just in time for my European tour, I threw together another little mix to get everyone else as excited as I am. (And, by threw together, I mean slaved over a hot computer for weeks on end. ha) Without further delay

DJ Eleven's European Vacation
UGK feat. Ron Isley - The Pimp And The Bun
The Isley Brothers - Here We Go Again
Woods Empire - Universal Love
Rick James - Moon Child
Blackbyrds - Mysterious Vibes
Chaka Khan - Eye To Eye
Barry Manilow - Copacabana (DJ Eleven Remix)
LCD Soundsystem - Nike Joint (Morsy Mix)
The Cataracs - So Simple (DJ Eleven Remix)
Tittsworth - Drunk As F_CK (Meterhead Dark Disco Mix)
DJ Eleven - Dance Our Way
Cunnie Williams feat. Monie Love - Saturday 2009 (Alex Gaudino & Jason Rooney Remix)
Infekto - Me Myself and Infekto
NWA - Something To Dance To
John Legend feat. Andre 3000 - Greenlight (Diplo Dade
County 1988 Mix)
8 Ball & MJG - Ridin' High
OutKast - Ghetto Musick
Keri Hilson feat. Ne-Yo & Kanye West - Knock You Down
OJ Da Juiceman - Make Tha Trap Say Aye
Big Tuck & Gucci Mane - Not A Stain On Me (Remix)
Trillville - Some Cut
Tum Tum feat. E-40 - Caprice Musik (Remix)
E-40 feat. Shawty Lo - Break Ya Ankles
Shawty Putt feat. Too Short & Lil Jon - Dat Baby
Dr. Evil - How Could You Be So Dr. Evil
Elephant Man - God Bless
Lauryn Hill - Lost Ones (Remix)
Esco - The One
T.O.K. & Beenie Man - Ms World
Beenie Man & T.O.K. - Trapped
Mr. Easy - Heartbreaker
The Notorious BIG - Friend Of Mine
The Notorious BIG feat. Too Short - Big Booty Hoes
Common - Heat
Q-Tip - Breathe And Stop
Jay-Z - Roc Boys (THOSE MFs remix)
Rek Shit Rebulz - Summer Realness
Mr. Oizo - It Takes Two (Prince Klassen Edit)
Outkast - Wheels of Cold Steel (DJ Eleven remix)
TV On The Radio - Crying
Jellybean - The Mexican
Nick Straker Band - A Little Bit Of Jazz (Shep Pettibone MasterMix)
The Whispers - I Can Make It Better
Treasure Fingers - Cross The Dancefloor (Chromeo Remix)

Friday, April 10

This month Rub Radio welcomes special guests Runaway (DFA, Wurst), who talk about disco, travel, production, and settle once and for all the rumor that they were once literally homeless. (They weren't.) Plus they bang out a mix of house music including their own exclusive new tracks. The Rub dudes get on the turntables and mix in everything from hip-hop, soul and funk to calypso, French pop and Krautrock. Let's Rub!

iTunes > Radio > Hip-Hop > The Rub

Buy Runaway's music:
Alberg 30 (vinyl)
Brooklyn Club Jam (Original / Brennan Green version)

Friday, March 27

Flashing Lights was written up in The New Yorker this week! Our first press clipping, not bad.

Dance Revolution
by Sasha Frere-Jones

"Whatever you call this new moment in dance music—Rave 4.0, House 9.0—it’s a mistake to think of it as new, exactly. You can hear the pulse and the sounds of disco’s stepchildren in Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights” and Timbaland’s “The Way I Are,” and Lady Gaga’s No. 1 hit “Just Dance” is the most explicit return yet of house music. More interesting work, as usual, is happening on the margins, with producers like London’s Fake Blood, the Los Angeles duo Acid Girls, and a trio of New York d.j.s—Nick Catchdubs, DJ Ayres, and Jubilee—who hold a monthly party called Flashing Lights. Their description of the night’s aesthetic is fairly straightforward: “house + disco + techno + rave.” Recent Flashing Lights parties have been high-spirited, low-attitude events that recall the mood of New York City dance clubs from the early eighties, like Danceteria. Remember: the event is actually for dancers, rather than for people who need to text each other in public. Flashing Lights will be held on April 3rd at Studio B, in Greenpoint."

Very true, SFJ! In fact we will be joined by La Roux, all the way over from the UK:

Skream remix. Embedding is disabled for La Roux's official videos so follow the links:

La Roux - In For The Kill (video)

La Roux - Quicksand (video)


MRI Light Painting Website / Flickr

MRI Light Painting Website / Flickr

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More MRI Light Painting Website / Flickr

RSVP at the Flashing Lights website.

Thursday, March 26

A pause from all the dance music for a little hip hop w/ Eleven and Cosmo, plus A-Trak, Craze, Klever, Catchdubs, Dave Nada, Blu Jemz, and Egg Foo Young
Rok Bar
1905 Collins Ave., Miami, FL

Thursday, March 12

Flicks from One Step Beyond at the Museum of Natural History (The Rub & Dave Nada)
by Ian Meyer

More bloggery: Winter / Spring 2008

The Rub Live 1 - 7 (Free Downloads)

DJ Ayres Michael Jackson Mix

New Rub Radio w. Bun B & Diplo

DJ Eleven Remixes for Download

Ayres's Australia pix + mix for Triple J Radio

Scion Radio 17 Preview Video

Cosmo and Mike B Live at The Do-Over 5 Year Anv

Ayres and Catchdubs Go To Australia

Bang! Moves To The Griffin

Lindstrom on Rub Radio

DJ Eleven and DJ mOma - Special Delivery 3 Mix and Party at APT

New DJ Ayres Mix: Dance Til You're Dead

Giant Step party recap

New Remixes from DJ Ayres

Bang! with Cosmo, Eli and Staccatoi

DJ Eleven's Euro Vacation + Mix

Rub Radio w/ Runaway

Flashing Lights in the New Yorker

Cosmo + Eleven at WMC

Pix from The Rub and Dave Nada at The Museum of Natural History

Winter / Spring 2009

Fall / Winter 2008

Spring / Summer 2008

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Jul - Dec 2007

Mar - Jun 2007

Feb 2007

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