Mike 2600 On Rub Radio

Get up on new dance discoveries and party classics, mixed live by beloved Brooklyn selectors The Rub. This month we have special guest Mike 2600 ripping the set live from Minneapolis.

A purveyor of real raw rap and full-figured funk and long-time friend of The Rub, Mike has gotten parties open from St. Paul to San Francisco, from Oregon to Osaka. Click here or visit the handily little widget in the left-hand column of the site.

Codes On Rub Radio

Get up on new dance discoveries and party classics, mixed live by beloved Brooklyn selectors The Rub. This time Codes attacks the turntables with a bunch of exclusives from Slow Roast label mates Craze, Klever, Kill The Noise and JWLS, along with his own remixes, mixed and scratched impeccably. Whose house? CODES HOUSE!

FACT: The Rub is the best hip-hop and classics party in North America.

 Started in 2002 at Southpaw by DJ Ayres, DJ Eleven, and Cosmo Baker, The Rub does it Brooklyn style: great dance music mixed well, affordable drinks, and real people; no dress code, no bottle service, no VIPs or celebrity DJs. The combination of great music, a hot and sweaty dance floor, and phenomenal word-of-mouth buzz for the party means a line around the block every month.  An unparalleled mix of hip hop, disco, 80s, reggae, funk, house and a fearlessness for breaking new records keeps the crowd bouncing. What started as a party became a DJ crew, and the three DJs have travelled around the world to play in over 100 cities in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia.  In addition, they successfully crossed the bridge from hugely popular mashups to original production, and all three release music at a dizzying pace.  Visit www.itstherub.com for music, photos and tour information.

Oliver Interview For Scion A/V

Here’s an interview for Rub Radio brought to you by Scion A/V that I did with my friends Oliver Goldstein and Vaughn “U-Tern” Oliver, collectively known as Oliver (of course.) Los Angeles based Goldstein and Vancouver born and bred U-Tern had been working together for a long while, collaborating on music by sending files back and forth between their two cities. When U-Tern decided to relocate to LA, well all sorts of funky shit started to go do. Check the interview and peep for yourselves, as two of my favorite producers go in on how they make the magic happen.

These two guys, with more talent individually in their pinkie toes than most people in the world could dream of having, form like Voltron to make some of the funkiest new music around. You can check more of their work here on their SoundCloud page, and check out one of the latest pieces from them, the Morodor on Jupiter sounding “Memories Of The Future” below. Also, shout to Oliver for having crazy vintage rock & roll t-shirt game, including an original Ronnie James Dio shirt that he was wearing in the video that I was salivating over and we talked a lot about, but couldn’t show because of “rights” or something to that effect. Anyway, enjoy the interview and the tunes.

Oliver – Memories Of The Future by weareoliver

Tensnake Interview for Scion A/V

Recorded live from the deserts of Palm Springs whist vision questing, here’s an exclusive interview I did with my homeboy Tensnake for Rub Radio brought to you by Scion A/V. For those who haven’t heard of him, he had one of the biggest club smashes of last year with his number Coma Cat and I talk to him a little about his background, his creative process and what his most cherished piece of vinyl is. Czech it out below.

For more music from the gawd, make sure to peep his Soundcloud page for more joints, including one of his latest, the wildly tasteful, retro sounding “Something About You” (featured below.) Sounds like someone is a Robert Clivillés & David Cole fan… And such a dope video at that.

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    DJ Stuart "Re-Work V2"
    Wet "All The Ways" (Branchez Remix)
    De La Soul "Beautiful Night"
    Phife "Nutshell"
    With You "Ghost" feat. Vince Staples (Major Lazer Remix)
    Tall Black Guy "The Heart Of The Town"
    KRNE "I'll Be Good"
    Hoodboi "Closer"
    Drake "With You" Feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR
    Christopher Cross "Ride Like The Wind" (Joey Negro Dub Disco Mix)

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