The jovial-looking fellow pictured above, to the left of the photo, is none other than legendary Brooklynite DJ Ayres. For those of you who’ve been out of the loop this past decade, Ayres has been setting the borough off for years, hosting the now infamous Rub parties, which kicked off all the way back in 2002. Although, he may best be known for spinnin’ tunes in the club, the man some know as Ayres Haxton Jr. has also pumped out a torrent of killer mix tapes over time, as well as putting together remixes for a series of genre-defining acts on his own record label. Recently, Ayres was gracious enough to bless us with his presence at our NYC locale, alongside his right-hand-dude Nick Chacona, who as been known to help engineer tunes for the DJ.
Chocona is an established producer in his own right, as he’s recently mixed a slew of recent Plant releases, and remixed an Eli Escobar record with Roy Dank. The duo call themselves Beg To Differ, and put a distinct spin on the track “Desire.” You can check out a whole list of Chocona’s work at his Discogs page.
Anyway, the noted multi-tasker Ayers just dropped the Silence of the Lambs-inspired I’d Fuck Me mixtape last month, which kicks off with a brief Q Lazzarus sample at the outset, and only gets funkier from there. You can sample the EP below, and get a feel for the DJ’s signature sound, as well as his distinct take on classic Club music. Drawing from a number of sources and genres, Ayres comes away with a sound that is super dance-able, but should also appeal to the crate diggers of the world. In other words, the guy makes it look easy.
Ayres has a slew of gigs coming up this month, which I’m sure he would be glad to have you attend. As always, The Rub will be happening next month, but you should also make a point to send along some good tidings to the DJ as he plays the Strictly Hits party on July 30th, which happens to land on his Birthday. For a full list of dates, as well as any other DJ Ayres related news, be sure to check out his home page/blog. Ayres is making it happen!
J/M/Z to Marcy Ave
G to Broadway
L to Lorimer