In July 2002, The Rub began with a simple goal: the creation of a classics and hip-hop party to be held on the first Saturday of every month at Southpaw in Brooklyn, NY. We do it Brooklyn style: great dance music mixed well, affordable drinks, and real people; no dress code, no bottle service, no VIPs and no celebrity DJs. The combination of great music, a hot and sweaty dance floor, and phenomenal word-of-mouth buzz for the party brought the people there. The unparalleled mix of hip hop, disco, 80s, reggae, funk, house and everything in between keeps them coming back. In addition, the three DJs have been releasing mixtapes at a breakneck pace, traveling to gigs around the world, and put out six official Rub CDs and 11 records. Over the last few years, The Rub boys have DJed in over 50 cities in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and everywhere in between alongside Public Enemy, Chemical Brothers, Justice, Slick Rick, Diplo, Mark Ronson, Moby, A-Trak, DJ Premier, Blonde Redhead, MSTRKRTFT, Spankrock, and Grandmaster Flash, to name a few.
Rub Radio (January 2021)
New music to start 2021 off right, from R&B to instrumental hip-hop to Afrobeats to throwback house and more! Mixed as always by Brooklyn’s premier party-rocking crew, The Rub. DOWNLOAD Rub Radio (January 2021) Tracklist: Eli Escobar – zombieland Madlib – Hopprock Jazmine Sullivan – Girl Like Me (ft. H.E.R.) Melii – You Ain’t Worth …
Rub Radio – Paradise Garage Tribute
During quarantine, a list of 1000+ records Larry Levan played at the Paradise Garage made the rounds, and we had some time on our hands so we went through it and listened to a ton of disco songs. (Check the list here) While the list turns out to be partially inaccurate, it did light a …
Rub Radio – History of Hip-Hop: The Producers Vol. 7, Best of J Dilla Part 2
Rub Radio is back with a second J Dilla mix! Volume 2 features production for A Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, Common, The Roots and Bilal, a whole bevy of Detroit rap classics, forgotten joints by Nas, Busta Rhymes and Ghostface Killah, and even a remix for Daft Punk! DOWNLOAD Rub Radio – History of …
Rub Radio – History of Hip-Hop: The Producers Vol. 6, Best of J Dilla Part 1
Next in our Producer Series, we’ve got J Dilla! What can you say about one of the greatest beatmakers of all time, of any genre? The music speaks for itself, and we had so much fun putting together this mix that we’re going to drop another one next week. So enjoy the History of Hip …
Rub Radio – History of Hip-Hop: The Producers Vol. 5, Best of Prince Paul
We’ve been Prince Paul fans since we were kids, starting with his production for De La Soul’s first three albums. From Stetsasonic, Big Daddy Kane, 3rd Bass to Gravediggaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School & Dr. Octagon, this tribute takes you through some of our favorites from the Doo Doo Man’s storied career. Plus you get …
Rub Radio – History of Hip-Hop: The Producers Vol. 4, Best of The Trackmasters
For our fourth installment of The Producers, we’re diving into The Trackmasters’ catalog of hits! The duo of Poke & Tone were responsible for a ton of hits in the mid to late 1990s, when we were starting out DJing clubs, so these songs all hold a special place for us. Their classic sound is …
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