#TBT The Rub – Going Back to Cali

Almost exactly a decade ago, The Rub did a Summer West Coast tour to flex their muscles (aka DJ skills) and commemorated this journey with their very appropriately titled mix, Going Back to Cali. In what’s a very timely #TBT for this week, this mix showcased a wide variety of tunes with an obvious homage to a number of artists who have been instrumental in putting the West on the map and continuing that tradition of excellence. The beauty of this mix to me though it never stays in one place stylistically or regionally, and the flow of sample drops in between their modern era flips is all too slick. Just take a listen below and see if this doesn’t make you want to hit Cali for a summer getaway.

The Rub (Ayres & Eleven) – Goin Back to Cali by Dj Ayres on Mixcloud

Download: The Rub – Going Back to Cali


BB King – Chains & Things
Ice Cube – A Bird in the Hand
Ohio Players – Funky Worm
Camron f. Jim Jones – The Dope Man
NWA – Dopeman
MC Breed – Ain’t No Future in Your Frontin
Biggie – Goin Back to Cali
Dre + Tupac – California Love
Joe Cocker – Woman to Woman
Foster Sylvers – Misdemeanor
DOC – It’s Funky Enough
Elephant’s Memory – Mongoose
Cypress Hill – Latin Lingo
Tupac – I Got My Mind Made Up
Headhunters – God Made Me Funky
Ryan Leslie + Snoop Dogg – Just Right
Tramps – Rubberband
Mary J Blige + G-Unit – Hate It Or Love It Remix
TI + Lil Kim – Get Your Shit Together
Slim Thugg – Do It For You
Too Short – Short But Funky
Skyy – High
Le Pamplemousse – Give Me What You Got
Tha Alkaholiks – Daaam!
Fat Larry’s Band – Act Like You Know
Jay-Z – Encore (DJ Eleven Rerub)
Cameo – Single Life
Bad Azz – Wrong Idea
Dogg Pound – Bigg Pimpin
Meters – Oh Calcutta
Amerie – One Thing (Mr K mix)
Maceo and The Macks – Soul Power ’74
Usher and Bad Seed – Ride
Kidgusto – Holy Brown
DJ Day – What Planet What Station
Blackalicious – Feel That Way (DJ Eurok remix)
DJ Angola – Bailalo (Quantic remix)
Afroheat #3 – Coolie Dance afrobeat
Newcleus – Jam On It / 1, 2 Step (DJ Ayres Rerub)
Paul Hardcastle / Kraftwerk (DJ Ayres Rerub)
Connie – Funky Little Beat
Biggie / Raze – Break For Love (Sal’s remix)
Feelin On Yo Booty / Baby Got Back (DJ Ayres Rerub)
Trina – Pull Over (Old School Remix)
Ying Yang Twins – Wait (DJ Ayres Rerub)
Les Visiteurs – Snoop’s Acid Drop
LL Cool J – Goin Back to Cali
Ciara & Ludacris – Oh
Mike Jones, Slim Thug + Paul Wall – Still Tippin