Archive for June, 2013

The Playground Podcast

Here’s a podcast which is both a mix and an interview with some jerk.

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June 25th, 2013Categories: Uncategorized

Michael Jackson Mix


This is re-up of a Michael Jackson mix from 2008, a year before his death. Back then I wrote:

“I was bitten by the nostalgia bug a few weeks ago listening to an old Jackson 5 record and got kind of carried away, so I did a mix of Michael Jackson joints for Rub Radio. I started in 1970 with the Jackson 5 and went all the way up through 2001, not always mixing because I wanted to go in chronological order. I skipped over some of the more obvious songs (ABC, I Want You Back, Billie Jean, PYT) – if anybody is dying to hear those, please come see me DJ in real life. I hope this mix brings up as many happy memories and good feelings for you when you listen to it as it did for me making it.”

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June 25th, 2013Categories: DJ Mixes

The Rub EP Out Now!




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“This is The Rub’s first ever release of original music, with vocals from Natalie Storm, Misun, Tatiana Owens and Bigg Base. It’s super varied, from 70 BPM deep 808 vibes all the way up to 130 BPM dancehall / bass music, some soul and some rap and some pop. Kind of like a Rub party! The EP is exclusively on iTunes this week, then it will be in full release Wednesday June 19th, both for free on The Rub website and for sale on all digital outlets.

With their self-titled EP, The Rub, the duo behind the monthly party that the Village Voice deemed NYC’s best, release four new songs that, in the spirit of the party, bring the heat across genre. Although their It’s the Motherfuckin’ Remix mixtape series received praise in outlets like Spin, Pitchfork, and MTV, The Rub EP is the group’s first release of original music.

Where opener “Feel You” places D.C. singer Misun over an electronic soul track worthy of Portishead, “Dutty Gal” (featuring Natalie Storm) increases the BPMs and lowers the bass, delivering a peak hour electro-dancehall rattler in the vein of DJ Zinc and Major Lazer. “Black & White,” meanwhile, is a radio-ready NYC rap track with hard verses from Bronx newcomer Bigg Base and a big hook from Tatiana Owens, and instrumental closer “At Night” offers uneasy late night ambience with deep bass and rolling 808s that recall the work of producers like SBTRKT and Ryan Hemsworth.

In the coming weeks expect a Fader mix, a remix EP (mid July), and more sweaty nights at The Rub, where DJs Ayres and Eleven will keep you dancing early into the morning (every last Saturday at the Bell House).”

June 19th, 2013Categories: Downloads, The Rub

The Rub mix for The Fader

Download: The Rub’s FADER Mix

Tracklist after the jump

Longtime FADER readers and marginally aware New Yorkers are no doubt familiar with The Rub, the legendary Brooklyn party now in its second decade. (Next one is June 29th at the Bell House.) With umpteen mixtapes under their belts, DJ Ayres and DJ Eleven released the first ever original The Rub EP this week. Buy it on iTunes, download their celebratory FADER mix and then read an interview with the pair, including DJ Ayres’ deft, preliminary analysis of Yeezus as Kanye’s becoming-a-dad album and DJ Eleven’s best breakfast recipe.”

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June 18th, 2013Categories: DJ Mixes, The Rub

Small Talk 12: Lunoe, Las Vegas & Patel

On this episode of Small Talk, I gab it up with Anna Lunoe, Nina Las Vegas and Puja Patel on Australian radio, smuggling drugs, Disclosure, French Montana vs. Will I Am sampling house music, The-Dream and grabbing your balls.

Small Talk w/ Anna Lunoe, Nina Las Vegas and Puja Patel by Brooklyn Radio on Mixcloud

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June 17th, 2013Categories: Small Talk Podcast