Heavy Warmup 16: DJ Equal

I asked DJ Equal for a heavy warmup mix a little while back and he delivered with this super vibey beach house mix, perfect for the last bit of summer! Be sure to catch him live at any one of a plethora of clubs in NY, Philly & LA; dates here.

August 18th, 2014Categories: DJ Mixes, Downloads, Heavy Warmup

The Rub August

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August 16th, 2014Categories: Flyers, The Rub

Boyfriend – Fears (DJ Ayres Remix)

August 11th, 2014Categories: Downloads

The Rub x Escort



Friday, August 15
The Rub “Bring on The Love” Record Release Party
Escort (8 Piece Live Disco Band!)
Tatiana Owens (Live Performance)
Prince Klassen
The Bell House
149 7th St, BK, NY
9 PM / $15 / 21+
tickets at:
Here’s the art for the single:

There is a disco version and an 80s freestyle version.  We just premiered the freestyle
mix on our Seratocast!  Follow us on Twitter or watch our website to hear the disco mix

in the coming weeks.
July 30th, 2014Categories: Flyers, The Rub

The Rub 12 Year Anniversary Photos

July 30th, 2014Categories: Photos, The Rub

Nick Catchdubs’s Friend


July 29th, 2014Categories: Flyers

July Parties

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Wednesday, July 16
U-Street Music Hall, Washington DC

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July 14th, 2014Categories: Flyers

The Rub Seratocast

SeratoCast Mix 6 – The Rub by Serato on Mixcloud

Our friends at Serato asked us to rock volume 6 of their new Seratocast 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: DJ Mixes, The Rub

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.

Read the rest at Thump.Vice.com

June 12th, 2014Categories: Press