DJ Technics Interview

April 16th, 2014Categories: T&A Records

Katy Perry “Dark Horse” Edit

March 29th, 2014Categories: Downloads

Chances With Wolves

I’ve wanted to do a guest set on Chances With Wolves for the longest time, and finally thought up a good theme – music about God. Turns out they’d been thinking of a doing a show with a “Higher Power” theme, so it was kismet. Digging for an hour of good music which fits both the show and the theme gave me a newfound respect for how much work goes into doing a show every week and never repeating a record… it’s astonishing. The music we played is mostly old, soulful, often weird and obscure, and if that’s your bag, be sure to listen to their show every week.

PS: If you haven’t already, listen to episode 20 of my podcast, Small Talk with guests Chances with Wolves and learn more about the dudes behind this terrific show.

Episode #286 ( with Special Guest DJ AYRES )

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March 21st, 2014Categories: DJ Mixes

#TBT Rave Til Infinity

I’ve been ripping classic mix CDs!  Throw these on and reminisce about 2007 blog house warehouse parties:

art by Nick Catchdubs


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art by Steve Deniro

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March 19th, 2014Categories: Uncategorized

Spring Forward

Play 8: DJ Ayres’ “Sunshine At Midnight” Block Party Mix by Malibu Play on Mixcloud

This mix is designed to take you into the Spring – still a bit chilly in places, but with rays of sunlight peaking through. I brought a bunch underground dance artists to the party to rub elbows with perennial favorites like Kendrick, Diplo & Rihanna . The first half takes it to the club with soulful vocals, Korg M1 organs, pianos and raw beats, while the second half dips into Trill Dad territory.

RAC – Let Go ft. Kele & MNDR
Woz – Early Morning Champagne ft. Joel Compass (Adelaide Remix + OG)
Shadow Child – Friday
Anna Lunoe – Breathe
Joe Goddard – Gabriel feat. Valentina (Seiji Remix)
Toyboy & Robin – Jaded
Tatiana Owens ft. DJ Ayres – Beautiful People (Treasure Fingers Remix)
Canblaster ft. Para One – Presents
Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Four Color Zack Remix)
Rihanna – Pour It Up (RL Grime Remix)
Miguel – Do You (Cashmere Cat Remix)
Keys N Krates – I Just Can’t Deny
Diplo – Revolution ft. Faustix, Imanos & Kai 1
Rustie – After Light
Justin Timberlake – My Love (Instrumental)
B.O.B. ft. Wes Fif – Haterz Everywhere (Accapella)
Kastle ft. Jmsn – Make You Stay (Andrea Remix)

February 27th, 2014Categories: DJ Mixes

The Rub – Luv U Better

Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and with it another tide of randy, amorous DJ mixes cleverly hoping to capitalize on the trending topic and incite libidos around the world. Well, you can forget about all those cheesy basslines and sultry vocals, because we have an R&B mix to end all R&B mixes. The Rub has carefully assembled Luv U Better, an hour-long set, jam-packed with early 2000s R&B joints from top-shelf vibe dealers like Brandy, Ashanti, R. Kelly, and Aaliyah, which you can stream and download above.

Nina Sky – Intro
Brandy – What About Us
Ashanti – Only You
Cassie – Long Way 2 Go
Kelis – Caught Out There
Rell – It’s Obvious feat. Jay-Z
Joe – Stutter (Double Take Remix) feat. Mystikal
SWV – Can We (Get Freaky Tonight) feat. Missy Elliot
Aaliyah – Come Back In One Piece feat. DMX
Keyshia Cole – I Changed My Mind
Faith Evans – You Gets No Love
Ryan Leslie – Just Right feat. Snoop Dogg
Mary J Blige – Back 2 Life 2000 feat. Jadakiss
Mariah Carey – Heartbreaker Remix feat. Da Brat & Missy Elliot
Joe – Ride With U feat. G-Unit
Babyface – There She Goes
Faith Evans – Burnin Up (Just Blaze Remix) feat. Freeway
New Edition – Hot 2 Nite
Jaheim – Just in Case
Mario – Let Me Love You
Musiq Soulchild – Just Friends (Sunny)
Raphael Saadiq – Still Ray
Lauryn Hill – Ex Factor
R-Kelly – When A Woman’s Fed Up
Jaheim – Could It Be
D’Angelo – Untitled (How Does It Feel)

February 19th, 2014Categories: DJ Mixes, The Rub

The Rub February

February 5th, 2014Categories: Flyers

Parent Trap


MDWWR #80: DJ Ayres “Parent Trap” by T&ARecords

“Trap Music” was all the rage with the kids in 2013, but what about the grown-ups? Now all you Trill Dads and Twerkin’ Moms can join in on the fun with the Parent Trap mixtape! It’s time to get Grown and Trappy as DJ Ayres mixes the biggest and best in adult contemporary electronic trap music, including music by Diplo, Miguel, Keys N Krates, Ryan Hemsworth, RL Grime, The Rub, Sinjin Hawke & Just Blaze. Mad Decent Worldwide Radio – we’re twerkin’ all the mollies!


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1. Shlohmo – Bo Peep (Do U Right) feat. Jeremih
2. Drake – Shot For Me
3. Miguel – …All (Kastle Remix)
4. Obey City – That Molly / PRGz – Rollin Accapella
5. Sinjin Hawke & Just Blaze – One
6. Cristian Dinamarca – Mamani
7. Wave Racer – Rock U Tonite
8. Canblaster – I Can’t Wait
9. RL Grime – Because of U
10. Keys N Krates – I Just Can’t Deny
11. Diplo – Revolution featuring Faustix, Imanos and Kai
12. Surkin – Lose Yourself (Rustie Remix)
13. Jakwob – Fade (Sane Beats Remix)
14. Ryan Hemsworth – Weird Life
15. Disclosure – You & Me (Flume Remix)
16. Miguel – Do You (Cashmere Cat Remix)
17. Rihanna – Pour It Up (RL Grime Remix)
18. Deadmau5 – I Remember (Zubah Edit)
19. Kelela – Bank Head / Three 6 Mafia feat. UGK – Sippin on Sizzurp Accapella
20. The Rub – At Night (Michna Remix)
21. Phaseone – Bianca



I’ve uploaded a couple of blends from the tape. Download here:

January 22nd, 2014Categories: DJ Mixes, Downloads

Rub Radio January 2014

January 21st, 2014Categories: DJ Mixes, The Rub

Vinyl Mondays -> Record Face

Vinyl Mondays was a feature I did weekly on the Flashing Lights website until we threw in the towel.  I migrated all the posts to for future generations to read and download but haven’t done a new one in years.  And now like a phoenix, this new column on TTL blog rises from the ashes.  The first post is a favorite DC Go-Go tune, “The Bud” by Huck-A-Bucks.


January 20th, 2014Categories: Downloads, Vinyl Mondays