Dig in the crates, expect surprises at your fingertips. Vinyl! Away from the message boards and online hype sites for new music, rarities and exclusives are still out there on wax. In New York, three purists act as the bridge between new and old school—DJs Eleven, Cosmo Baker, and Ayres, collectively known as The Rub.
When old head DJs run out of tricks, Cosmo, Ayres, and Eleven flip the script. Between their collaborative and solo mixtapes on '80s hip-hop or New Jack Swing, they've filled more gaps than Biz Markie's grill. To hear them live at their monthly party in Brooklyn is the real kicker though where they glean all genres, peppered by their 12" remixes of forgotten gems. Watch the interview below.