The Rub Seratocast

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Our friends at Serato asked us to rock volume 6 of their new <a href=””>Seratocast</a> series. We kept it in the vein of our monthly Rub Radio mix, with new music from every corner of our crates, plus we debuted our new single, which comes out in August. Given all the twists and turns, we think it flows remarkably well. Big shout to Prince Rakeem for providing the intro material.
xo The Rub

The Rub – We Invented Serato (feat. RZA)
Cam’ron & A-Trak – Dipshits
Grandtheft & Keys N Krates – Keep It 100
Popcaan – Hustle (feat. Pusha T)
T.I. – Turn It
Lstreetz – Informants
RL Grime & What So Not – Tell Me
Trippy Turtle – Trippy’s Theme
James Nasty feat. Pork Chop – Do It (Tittsworth Remix)
A-Trak + Milo & Otis feat. Rich Kidz – Out The Speakers (Caked Up Remix)
Sub Focus – Close (Grandtheft Remix)
Spankrock – Gully
Nadastrom – Fallen Down (Justin Martin Remix)
La Roux – Let Me Down Gently (Playless Remix)
The Rub feat. Tatiana Owens – Bring On The Love (Freestyle Mix)
Jim-E Stack – Reassuring
Smalltown DJs – See Thru (The Slow Waves Remix)
FKA twigs – Two Weeks
Lana Del Rey – Pretty When You Cry
Prince – Diamonds and Pearls

July 12th, 2014Categories: Uncategorized

Still Rub

I’m coming home to you / where something see-through / so I can see your heart.
Night can never come / soon enough for me / I watch the sky all day.

Night is where I find / you and piece of mind / my days are filled with glee.


That’s why I truly / give you what you need / because you love me for me.

Tuesday, July 1
Doc Adam & DJ Ayres
The Tube
Portland, OR

Monday, July 7
Motown on Mondays
Oakland, CA

June 27th, 2014Categories: Flyers

Hollerboard Article

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“We definitely predated hipsters,” says Diplo of the now-defunct web forum known as the Hollerboard. “It was like a secret club.”

Throughout the 2000s, the Low-Bee board, otherwise known as the Hollerboard, was an online gathering place for DJs, internet nerds, producers and party kids to exchange music, talk shit, party right, hook up, and LOL. It grew from a tiny community that had migrated from other Philadelphia-based indie rock and hip-hop boards, connected with a party called Hollertronix, thrown by a then-relatively unknown Diplo and his good friend, DJ Low-Budget or Low-Bee.

“What it did was solidify our scene in Philly and NYC—[party crews like] Hollertronix, The Rub, etc.—very like-minded kids,” Diplo continues.

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June 12th, 2014Categories: Press

Kindling Quarterly Feature

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I have a long interview and some great pictures in Kindling Quarterly #5, a beautiful magazine about creative fathers.

June 10th, 2014Categories: Press

Rub Radio May 2014

May 27th, 2014Categories: DJ Mixes, The Rub

Moombahton Mini-Doc

On Saturday June 1, 2013, “Moombahton Massive Day” was celebrated in Washington D.C. Film director Sahar Sarshar was there to document the event, discussing the party’s origin with the creators and the spirit of the movement with family and friends.

The daytime portion was held at Velvet Lounge w/ the Moombahton Massive Crew, Que Bajo, and Maracuyeah DJs. The back patio was hosted by Mama Nada and her world famous empanadas and Ecuadorian cuisine.

The night time portion was held at the 930 Club w/ DJs Nadastrom, Sabo, Tittsworth, Gent & Jawns, Kingman Fire, Heartbreak, Jay Fay, DJ Ayres, Cousin Culo, DJ Reck, Phi Unit, DeeJay Theory, Jon Kwest, and Thomas Blondet. Visuals provided by DJ Orion.

Moombahton Massive = Dave Nada, Matt Nordstrom, & Sabo.

Filmed & Directed by Sahar Sarshar.

May 23rd, 2014Categories: T&A Records, Videos

DAD Mix 88: The Rub

The good folks at Do Androids Dance let us take over the turntables for the latest episode of their terrific mix series. Here are our favorite new house, disco, UK garage, trap and twerk records, bookended by a couple of classics by Frankie Knuckles (R.I.P.). Tracklist at Do Androids Dance or after the jump.

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April 24th, 2014Categories: DJ Mixes

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