Sunglasses Is A Must Live From Indianapolis

In 2006 me and DJ Ayres as The Rub went on tour with A-Trak for the North American “Sunglasses Is A Must” tour. About two months of rocking parties coast to coast to coast. 4 turntables, 3 laptops, 2 microphones, samplers, foot pedals, drum machines, cowbells, stuffed talking robotic parrots, giant inflatable liquor bottles, and more… Captured here live from our show in Indianapolis, Indiana. Parts one and two for your enjoyment… Fun times!

Sunglasses Is A Must

A-Trak & The Rub: Sunglasses Is A Must Live Part 1 by Cosmo Baker on Mixcloud

A-Trak & The Rub: Sunglasses Is A Must Live Part 2 by Cosmo Baker on Mixcloud

Public Statement Regarding The Rub

Today I am announcing that due to circumstances, I will no longer be participating as a member of The Rub. The demands of my solo career have made it so that I will be unable to perform at our monthly in Brooklyn, nor will I be doing any more touring with the group.

I’m grateful for the way my involvement with The Rub has helped forge my career, as well as the manner in which my presence has helped make The Rub the historical entity that it is, shaping music & DJ culture into what we now see today in the 21st Century. I am so grateful for the fans that have supported us across the globe, as well as in our home of Brooklyn, NY. I look forward to humbly serving them in the future, returning the love that has been given over the past decade. And I’m thankful for a great DJ partnership that lasted for so long, and trust that the future of the group will be bright.

There are no real endings in life, only points where certain stories conclude, which in turn allow other greater stories to begin. This is such an exciting time and I can’t wait to share it with all of you! Again, thanks for everything…

Peace & Love,

Cosmo Baker

The Rub At Bell House – Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, May 26th, 2012
The Rub
DJ Ayres
DJ Eleven
& special guest
Nick Catchdubs
The Bell House – 149 7th St. – Brooklyn, NY
10PM-4AM, $10 at the door, 21+.

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.

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  • Cosmo Baker’s Top Ten Records Of May

    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)


    Club Cheval "Discipline"
    Mura Masa "What If I Go"
    Kate Bush "Why Should I Love You?"

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