LargeUp Premiere: Download The Rub feat. Natalie Storm’s “Dutty Gyal”

June 14, 2013

Words by Jesse Serwerโ€”


The Rub’s DJ Ayres and DJ Eleven are known for their legendary parties that blend up every genreโ€”or all the good ones, at leastโ€”into one musical utopia. In fact, you could say that the two (along with Rub co-founder and Okayplayer/LargeUp family for life, Cosmo Baker) are part of a select few DJs responsible for the general genre-smashing and border-erasing that has occurred in music over the last decade or so. So it’s no surprise that The Rub’s new EPโ€”their first as producers making original tracksโ€”would include some dancehall flavor, alongside hip-hop, house, electro, moombahton and other ingredients.

What’s more, the bashment vibes come courtesy of LargeUp’s own Natalie Storm. Nats brings her distinctive voice and deejaying style to “Dutty Gyal,” a Major Lazer-esque electro-dancehall rattler with steelpan vibes over garage-y drumsโ€” a combination sure to get our small-island and U.K. people moving in unison.

The Rub EP drops Tuesday, June 18 via T&A Records. Stream “Dutty Gyal” below, and share your thoughts in the comments.