FOTR: Nadastrom


Our good friends Nadastrom released their long-awaited debut album last week and it only makes sense we salute them in this week’s Friends of The Rub. This self-titled full length from them was well worth the wait. Released on Dubsided/Friends of Friends, this 11 track LP is heavy on vibes (surprise!) and shows a great maturation of their sound that we’ve genuinely grown to love over the years. You can cop Nadastrom HERE and you can stream the whole album on their Bandcamp below.

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The Bladerunners

Boston natives and one our favorite DJ duos, The Bladerunners, are this month’s welcomed guests to The Rub this Saturday night at The Bell House in Brooklyn. DJ 7L and DJ Braun Dapper recently let their killer catalog full of essential remixes loose on the Beat Junkies record pool. 7L has also just launched the redesign of his Get On Down website loaded with classic LPs and vintage music memorabilia. Saturday night, however, will see them in their comfort zone behind the decks where these dudes always seem to make magic.

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FOTR: Four Color Zack

Four Color Zack

Four Color Zack’s breakout in the last few years has put him near the top of the whole DJ stratosphere. As 2012 Red Bull Thre3style World Champion and an all around great dude, he’s currently out on this year’s Thre3style circuit judging the competitions and flexing a nightly performance. You can keep up with the ongoing Thre3style schedule here.

Zack and DJ Scene just dropped a collaborative production project on Fool’s Gold featuring Mad Lion (bo!) and a song with M.O.P. called Slap it Down.  

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FOTR: Skinny Friedman

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Skinny Friedman is a longtime homie and it was a treat to have him catch wreck last weekend at The Rub.  While he’s become a great music writer (as a steady contributor to Noisey among others) and a beast on the beats, his DJ sets never fail to be a blast!

For more, check his Chobani and Adderall 4 The Fall Classic mixtape from a couple months ago. So very tastefully turnt.

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Queen Majesty shot by Really Nathan
Queen Majesty has been one of our closest homies for a long time. Her involvement with Deadly Dragon Sound in New York’s Reggae world is unquestionable and her knowledge in the genre is untouchable.

With her long running radio show on East Village Radio recently coming to an end (RIP EVR), her focus has turned towards her amazing hot sauces and now legendary club night, Downtown Top Ranking.
queen majesty hot sauce

We are stoked to have Queen Majesty joining us this Saturday at The Rub. She will be rocking the front room with another FOTR, DJ Marvel, from Canadia. Until then get a ginger beer, roll one up, and listen to a mix she did a few months back for The Good Life.

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FOTR: Misun


We go way back with Misun: their “The Sea” EP was released on Ayres & Tittsworth’s T&A records, and The Rub collaborated with them on the awesome “Feel You”. We’re really stoked on their debut album, which just came out this week!. They cover a ton of styles, from rock to pop, R&B to western without sounding inauthentic or stagey, and the songwriting is confident and fun.

FOTR: Theo Bark

Theo Bark The Hundreds

Theo Bark (aka Wise King T, aka Bad Barks, aka the bald white guy with a beard on the left in the picture) has been a friend of The Rub since we were working with Spitkicker. In fact, Theo A&R’ed this mix that Eleven did with Spitkicker and MF Doom:

DJ Eleven & MF Doom – Next Spit 3 by Djeleven on Mixcloud

In the years since, Theo made some great music videos for Jazzy Jeff & Peedi Crack, Marco Polo & Masta Ace, and Hezekiah & Bilal. He’s also become one of the most hilarious and perceptive people writing about music.

Take the rest of the afternoon off and catch up on Theo’s observations about music festivals at The Huffington Post, Thump, and Animal New York. (His piece on attending HARD Summer sober is particularly great.) Also, you can watch him interviewing a gazillion up-and-coming artists over at Huff Post Live.

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Our friends Jubilee and Dj Lindsey have been on fire as of late… well, they keep a steady flame under New York it seems and we are stoked to have them as this month’s guests for the Halloween shake down at The Rub!

Jubilee recently contributed to the long list of Fact Mag DJs with her rad mix. The mix opens up with her latest remix for Sam Tiba, cooked up with fellow Brooklyn Bass gawd Burt Fox.


Jubilee’s Fact Mix 461 is hot fyah

Check out Jubilee’s collabo remix with Burt Fox for Sam Tiba

Lindsey apparently got her heart broken recently while trying out to be Pharrell’s DJ, but that didn’t stop her from putting out this incredible mixtape featuring some of latest R&B that may or may not be from the future.
Dj Lindsey
The Good Good by DJ Lindsey

Catch both of them this weekend at The Rub’s Halloween extravaganza!!!

Cassady Locke is an old friend, a dj/producer who lives in Brooklyn NY. He loves R&B, Soca, UK Garage, and M.U.S.C.L.E., and he puts weird seaweed protein in his smoothies. For his new EP on T&A Records, Locke draws inspiration from the UK. Influenced equally by classic garage producers such as Wookie and MJ Cole, and new artists like Sbtrkt with a strong nod to 90’s R&B Locke bridges the gap between Teddy Riley and Gorgon City. With a strong Jersey Club remix from our own DJ Ayres, the EP is a no-brainer, and it’s a free download!

He has had records under Cassady Locke and just Cassady going back like 15 years, including these Latin-flavored collaborations with Sabo on Bersa Discos:

Beatport has more on Sol Selectas and on Statra, a NY deep house label:

Find those here

Cassady plays in very exclusive rooms all over New York City, check out his smooth ass 90s R&B mix:

Lazy Sunday, 90’s R&B by Cassady Locke on Mixcloud

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FOTR: Dj Platurn

DJ Platurn has been the homie for so long that we can’t remember how many times he’s played The Rub. (Maybe 3, maybe 4?) In the time we’ve known him, he has released a gazillion mixes (check out “So This Is De La Heaven” parts 1 & 2) and a never-ending stream of edits & remixes, as well as making The 45 Sessions THE single most important 7″s party in the country. (They’ve even got Diamond D and The 45 King guesting in December!?!?)

As he always does, Platurn will be smashing the front room with hip hop, funk, soul, and a gang of surprises! Catch Platurn at The Rub this Saturday Sept 27th!

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