Guests

Sunday, 4/27 at 8pm -> Red Bull Sound Select Denver w/The Legendary Bun B, FL, The Reminders & more at the Marquis Theater, curated by DJ Low Key! RSVP at RedBullSoundSelect.com for $5 cover!!!

Curated by The Solution’s own DJ Low Key. Hosted by The Solution own DJ Lazy Eyez. Featuring two of the best acts in the state, FL & The Reminders, and the legendary Bun B!!! Details on the show from djlowkey.com:

.:Make sure you RSVP for $5 admission at RedBullSoundSelect.com:.

In one of the most exciting developments of an already amazing 2014, I’ll be curating a series of Red Bull Sound Select shows here in Denver! What does that mean, exactly? It means that every few months this year, I’ll be throwing shows with top national talent and the best of Denver’s local scene, all around the city! My first RBSS show is features the legendary Bun B, Denver favorite FL and CO all-stars The Reminders, with Lazy Eyez & myself hosting and rocking the turntables at The Marquis Theater!!!

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It’s gonna be an honor to bring Houston’s honorary mayor and half of pioneering Texas duo UGK (RIP Pimp C), Bun B, out to Denver for a show. As far as I know, he hasn’t been out in Denver since the DNC in 2008 and hasn’t had a public show out here that I can think of; so make sure you save the date and don’t miss a rare chance to see a living legend live and in the flesh. Bun will be joined by The Foodchain’s FL, who’s probably my all-time favorite rapper to come out of Denver, based on his work on the three stellar Foodchain albums and his ridiculously good solo debut, Limbo. FL & Bun will be joined by The Reminders (aka Big Samir & Aja Black), a rare husband and wife rap duo who’s been traveling the country, garnering tons of attention and props from Hiero Day in the Bay to London, England to the Kennedy Center in Washington with their thoughtful brand of hip hop. Me & Lazy Eyez will be rounding out the bill, doubling up between the turntables and hosting duties for what should be a classic night hip hop in The Mile High City.

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Things get started at 8pm and with the lineup we’ve got, things should be packed. To make things better, you can RSVP at RedBullSoundSelect.com for $5 entry to the show (that’s right, only $5!!! It’s still first come, first serve til we hit capacity) and access to to some great music, videos and more online. Otherwise, it’s still quite a deal of show at $15 (just make sure you show up early, because being ready to pay a heftier cover does you no good at a sold out show). Last but not least, huge shouts to artist Michael Coriano on the incredible flyer design! 18+/8pm/2009 Larimer St.

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.:RSVP for $5 admission HERE:.

P.S. Stay tuned for more great monthly Red Bull Sound Select shows and new music in Denver, curated by myself, Holy Underground, Souls In Action & The UMS, all year long!!!

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 Events, Guests No Comments

The Solution & Rane present The 2014 Denver Regional DMC DJ Battle at Casselman’s w/DJ Chris Karns, Guilty Simpson, a Soul City Studios showcase & lots more!!!

SATURDAY, 3/29 -> Rane in association with Casselman’s, DJ Lazy Eyez & The Solution present The 2014 DMC DENVER Regional DJ Battle featuring special guests DMC World Champion DJ Chris Karns, Guilty Simpson and a Soul City Studios showcase. Partyrockers: DJs CurlyOne and Low Key. Hosts: DJ Lazy Eyez, Mane Rok and Panama Soweto. Doors at 7pm. Show 8pm-2am @ Casselmans 2620 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205. ph: 720-242-8923. All Ages/21+. $10 adv. at www.casselmans.com. $12 day of. Judges include Chris Karns, DJ Chonz, Fast Forward and more tba! *No Filming is permitted. For more info on DMC DJ Battles, please visit www.dmcdjchamps.com and https://www.facebook.com/groups/dmcusa

FORMAT
This is DMC’s classic solo showcase style DJ battle: DJs will each perform a 2 min. routine for the elimination round. Judges will select the top 6 to advance to the final round. The top 6 will each perform a 6 min. routine. The champion of this battle will advance to the 2014 DMC US Finals (date and location tba)

EQUIPMENT
For the 2014 DMC Regionals, we will use Rane Sixty Two mixers – but a Rane Sixty One mixer or Rane TTM 57 will be available upon request. Rane mixers will be supplied by DMC. DJs must bring their own headphones, slipmats, needles, records, laptops, cords, control vinyl and/or laptop stands etc. Promoter/sound will supply Technics turntables.

DJS MUST REGISTER TO BATTLE by answering EACH of the following questions and send them to DMC USA’s Christie Z-Pabon at usa@dmcworld.com – no later than March 28th, 2014 – but it’s best to register early so you can get the info you need to know!

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Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 Events, Guests No Comments

Saturday, 3/15 from 4pm to midnight -> The SX Solution Showcase w/Exile, Dag Savage, Tanya Morgan, Tree, Tef Poe, Black Spade, YC The Cynic, Boonie Mayfield & lots more at La Barbecue!!!

SATURDAY, 3/15 from 4pm to midnight -> It’s that time of year again, things are warming up, it’s feeling like spring break and we’re beyond excited to announce this year’s SX Solution Showcase at La Barbecue (recently named the #13 new restaurant in the entire country by GQ Magazine, and it was pretty much the only one that wasn’t over the top fancy)!!! We’ve teamed up with one of our favorite music blogs/sites, Potholes In My Blog, our good friends at Akomplice Clothing and the one and only Leann Mueller Photography to build on last year’s unforgettable SX704 Solution Showcase and feature even more amazing talent from all over the country. And oh yeah, free beer all day with no cover, RSVPs or wristbands necessary to get in. So with no further delay, take a look at the ridiculous lineup for the party:

Exile + Dag Savage featuring Choosey (Dirty Science / Los Angeles)

Tanya Morgan (New York)

Tree (Chicago)

Tef Poe (St. Louis)

YC The Cynic (New York)

Boonie Mayfield & Audiopium (Colorado)

Yonas Michael (Los Angeles)

Black Spade (St Louis)

Weekend Money (New York)

Theophilus Martins (Los Angeles)

CRL CRRLL (Denver)

Spec Boogie (New York)

Family Affair (St. Louis)

Catch Lungs (Denver)

Nick Menn (St. Louis)

JUST ADDED:

Ken Rebel (New York)
CharlieRED (New York)
Turner Jackson (Denver)
Slangston Hughes (New Orleans)
Bodega Brovaz (Dallas)

+ more TBA

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While Austin’s known for BBQ and there are many exceptional establishments in town, La Barbecue has a more renowned pedigree and pitboss than almost any spot in Texas (the yelp reviews explain things well here) and is generally considered to run neck and neck with Franklin’s (the one from the current Mastercard commercial with Chef Nobu) for the #1 spot in the Austin/regional BBQ hierarchy. Here’s a little more about La Barbecue:

“After one bite, I was convinced this is the best brisket in existence.” – AustinFoodstyle.com.

“His name may not (yet) carry the same level of recognition as Aaron Franklin or John Mueller, but make no mistake, John Lewis makes some of the best barbecue not just in Austin but in the state of Texas. From his massive handcrafted smoker on South First Street, Lewis produces tender, subtly smoky brisket with a bark that doesn’t get carried away with its bite. And his pulled pork has no peer in town.” - Austin360.com

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P.S. If you came out to last year’s event, please note that La Barbecue has moved locations & they’re now much more conveniently located on 1200 E 6th St, right around the corner from the Fader Fort.

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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 Events, Guests 2 Comments

Wednesday, 2/26 -> The 2014 Solution Beat Battle Contestants! Catch all 12 plus a ridiculous amount of talent showcasing at The 2014 Solution Beat Battle at Beauty Bar Denver!!!

WEDNESDAY, 2/26 -> This year’s Solution Beat Battle had more entries than the previous two and it was tougher than ever for us to narrow it down to a dozen entries (hence the half a day delay in posting the contestants, sorry to keep y’all waiting). We got a ton of top notch beat submissions and appreciate everyone who entered; some were really dope just a little too relaxed for a battle, some showed a lot of potential but needed a little refinement and someone had to be the tough 13th person who was super close to making it, so if you submitted and didn’t get in, definitely don’t think it was because your beats were wack. Big up everyone who entered, everyone who’s competing and best of luck to all of you tomorrow and in the future!!!

AG Flux

Al Kelly

Broken

Cliff Cage

Diles

DJ Matt Cassidy

DJ Paradox

DMD

Infamous Jones

Mikey Fresh

Rhyme Progression

Skizzaz Skullface

P.S. Don’t forget about The Solution Beat Workshop

WEDNESDAY, 2/26 from 5-7pm -> We’re excited to holding our first Solution Beat Workshop, featuring Chicago producer/MC extraordinaire Brandun Deshay (production credits include Chance The Rapper, Danny Brown, Casey Veggies, Curren$y, Dom Kennedy, Tanya Morgan & lots more), Denver favorite Big J. Beats and 2013 Solution Beat Battle winner DJ Spyda T.E.K. talking production techniques, creative processes, equipment and software, the business side of beatmaking, answering questions from the crowd and more before the battle gets going.  The focus will be intermediate and advanced techniques, but all ability levels are welcome.  The workshop is free with a $10 ticket to The Solution Beat Battle.

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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 #TheSolution7, Events, Guests No Comments

Wednesday, 2/26 from 5-7pm -> The Solution Beat Workshop w/Brandun Deshay, DJ Syda T.E.K. & Big J. Beats at Beauty Bar Denver! Free with a ticket to The 2014 Solution Beat Battle!!!

WEDNESDAY, 2/26 from 5-7pm -> We’re excited to holding our first Solution Beat Workshop, featuring Chicago producer/MC extraordinaire Brandun Deshay (production credits include Chance The Rapper, Danny Brown, Casey Veggies, Curren$y, Dom Kennedy, Tanya Morgan & lots more), Denver favorite Big J. Beats and 2013 Solution Beat Battle winner DJ Spyda T.E.K. talking production techniques, creative processes, equipment and software, the business side of beatmaking, answering questions from the crowd and more before the battle gets going.  The focus will be intermediate and advanced techniques, but all ability levels are welcome.  The workshop is free with a $10 ticket to The Solution Beat Battle.

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Friday, February 21st, 2014 #TheSolution7, Events, Guests No Comments

Sunday, 2/16 -> Winter Goodness aka The Solution’s 8th Annual J Dilla Celebration w/DJ Low Key, special guests DJ Lazy Eyez & DJ Spyda T.E.K., a special menu by Moontower Tacos, Judith & Joe Records & Fashion Truck, photos by Knower of the Ledge & more on the Meadowlark’s (enclosed & heated) patio!!!

From djlowkey.com: SUNDAY, 2/16 from 2-10pm -> Every time the weather gets over 50 degrees on a Sunday I get text messages from people saying they miss Goodness and I basically respond the same way every time, “you think you miss it, that’s my baby! LOL”.  With that said, on Sunday, 2/16/14, for one day only, we’ll be bringing Goodness w/DJ Low Key & friends back for a Winter, all J Dilla edition on the Meadowlark’s incredible, newly enclosed and of course, heated patio (2701 Larimer St).  With this Winter Goodness doubling as The Solution’s 8th Annual J Dilla Celebration, I’ll be joined by Lazy Eyez & DJ Spyda T.E.K. as we dig deep in the crates to bring you an 8 hour shift of Jay Dee classics, rarities, samples, b-sides and so on.

Official Solution photographer Knower Of The Ledge will be in the building snapping flicks and we’re excited to be welcoming our friends Judith & Joe Fashion & Records mobile boutique back out to join the fun. As if that wasn’t enough, Moontower Tacos will be back in the building, serving their insanely good food. The icing on the cake though, is that me and the cooks at Moontower are creating a special Dilla Taco that’s gonna be incredible (think about how delicious their chicken & waffle taco is for an example of how the magic of sweet, savory and spicy will play out), as well as some other tasty treats. Things are getting going an hour earlier than Goodness 2013, at 2pm, and we’re rocking til 10 at night. Turn it up!!! No Cover / 21+.

P.S. Goodness w/DJ Low Key & friends is scheduled to return for the 2014 season on Sunday, 5/4.  Put it in your calendar now & don’t miss your chance to get an unprecedented Winter fix on 2/16.

#TheSolution7

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Monday, February 10th, 2014 #TheSolution7, Events, Guests No Comments

#TheSolution7…7 events to celebrate 7 years of The Solution bringing Denver the best in hip hop & more…

Denver’s premier hip hop blog, Hip Hop Roll Call has the scoop on the entire month’s events for #TheSolution7, check it out HERE…

Producers, beatmakers, musicians & such, if you’d like to enter The 2014 Solution Beat Battle, here’s what you need to do by midnight on Sunday, 2/23.  Please send either:

-A soundcloud link to 3+ of your beats
or
-An e-mail with 3 beats attached
or
-A streaming link to a project you produced

and

-a photo of yourself (to be posted when the competitors are announced)

and

-a short bio

to:

thesolutionbeatbattle <at> denversolution (dot) com

No application fee necessary.  Once again, the submission deadline is Sunday, 2/23 at midnight.  Participants will be announced on Monday, 2/24.

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Friday, February 7th, 2014 #TheSolution7, Events, Guests 2 Comments

Friday, 2/7 -> The Solution’s 7 Year Anniversary w/DJ Low Key, Lazy Eyez & guest Sounds Supreme, art by Michael Coriano & Karma Leigh, Judith & Joe Fashion+Records Truck, Knower Of The Ledge, Blizzy & Blake’s birthdays and more at the Meadowlark!!!

FRIDAY, 2/7 -> 7 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  We’re honored.  It’s hard to believe that our little party’s been around in some way, shape or form for so long, but time flies when you’re having fun & who are we to complain.  We invited a bunch of our talented friends down to join in the fun, check it:

-Special guest, Solution co-founder DJ Sounds Supreme joins Solution residents DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez on the turntables!

-Knower Of The Ledge aka Armando, Joe Blizzy & Blake Jackson’s birthdays!

-Works from ridiculously talented artists Michael Coriano & Karma Leigh!

-Judith & Joe Fashion & Records!

+ more TBA at the Meadowlark!!!

Based on 6 previous anniversary parties, it should be one to remember at “Denver’s best hip hop party” (c) Dear Denver, come see why!  2701 Larimer St / 9pm / 21+ / No cover until 11, only $5 after.  More info on the party on Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram.

P.S.  This Friday also marks one year since our return to weekly status, at our home, the award-winning Meadowlark!  HUGE shout to the entire staff for letting us take over Fridays!!!

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 #TheSolution7, Events, Guests No Comments

Friday, 11/1 -> Prime Element – Welcome To The Future Release Party at The Solution w/DJ Low Key, Es Nine, Lazy Eyez & Cysko Rokwel, live art from Delton Demarest & more at the Meadowlark…

FRIDAY, 11/1 -> We’re looking forward to celebrating the new EP from one of Colorado best hip hop groups, Prime Element, at The Solution.  To get the night started, we’ll be previewing Prime Element’s new Welcome To The Future EP, which featuring guest appearances from Toki Wright (Rhymesayers), Metty Dertmerchant (of Sweatshop Union) & Jon Shockness (of Air Dubai) with production from Es Nine, Shuko and the Solution’s own DJ Lazy Eyez.  From there, Cysko Rokwel & Es Nine of Prime Element and DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez of The Solution will be blessing the turntables with all the best in hip hop and lots more for your dancing and drinking pleasure.  We’ll also be featuring live painting and goods by EP cover artist & Denver favorite Delton Demarest to class things up.  It all goes down at the award-winning Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St) at 9pm / No cover til 11pm / Only $5 after / 21+.

P.S. Prime Element’s Welcome To The Future EP drops on November 2nd, make sure you check it out on their bandcamp!

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Thursday, October 17th, 2013 Events, Guests No Comments

Friday, 10/4 -> Special guests DJ Harvey Dent (Baltimore) & DJ Izer at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez at the Meadowlark as we celebrate Vell & Jamie’s birthdays!!!

FRIDAY, 10/4 -> We’re welcoming special guests DJ Harvey Dent , recently named 2013’s “best hip hop DJ in Baltimore” by the Baltimore City Paper (grab one of his High Yellow Soul mixes here) and longtime friend of the party, DJ Izer, out to The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez to celebrate our homegirls Vell (aka Sarah aka Velli) and Jamie Lee Secrest’s (of Denver Dessert Trolley fame) birthdays at the Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St).  9pm / No cover til 11pm / Only $5 after / 21+.

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Monday, September 30th, 2013 Events, Guests No Comments

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Friday, 3/14 in Denver at 9pm: Special guests DJ Deft & DJ Discord join Lazy Eyez at The Solution at the Meadowlark.



Saturday, 3/15 in Austin from Noon to 4pm: Austin Goodness w/DJ Low Key & friends at La Barbecue featuring special guests Dayta, DJ Sober, DJ Dozen, DJ Clockwork, Deejay Theory, DJ Expo, DJ A-Minor & more, hosted by Donwill & Von Pea (aka Tanya Morgan).



Saturday, 3/15 from 4pm to midnight: The SX Solution Showcase w/Exile, Dag Savage, Tanya Morgan, Tree, Tef Poe, Black Spade, YC The Cynic, Boonie Mayfield & lots more at La Barbecue.


Friday, 3/21: The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez at the Meadowlark.


Friday, 3/28: The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez at the Meadowlark.


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The Art Of Records III: Enter The Marauders, curated by DJ Low Key & Dunn The Signtologist…

Check out the acclaimed art show at Family Affair Denver (downtown at 2049 Larimer St) through December 2013, featuring a dozen of Denver's best artists re-imagining the album & 12" artwork of A Tribe Called Quest's Midnight Marauders & Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), right on time for the two iconic hip hop albums' 20th anniversary.

Every Friday Night: The Solution w/DJ Low Key, Lazy Eyez & friends at the Meadowlark…


The best in hip hop & a whole lot more.
Complimentary photo booth.
Food by Year Of The Snake.
Beautiful patio.
No cover until 11 / Only $5 after.
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9pm / 21+ / 2701 Larimer St.

The Solution named “Best Club Night Return” in Westword 2013 Best Of Denver…



At this point, the Solution is well on its way to becoming a Denver institution. But it isn't just our town's longest-running and most revered hip-hop night — it's also a testament to quality and resilience. Despite having moved virtually all over town since it was founded half a dozen years ago by DJs Low Key and Sounds Supreme, the Solution continues to draw a faithful crowd wherever — and however — it goes. Even after the Solution took a hiatus from weekly parties, the Solution crew continued to offer showcases featuring a parade of the best local MCs and producers, along with lauded acts from elsewhere. And last month, when the Solution returned to a weekly format at its new home at the Meadowlark, all was right in the cosmos again. - Westword

DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme – The Solution Tape #1 (hosted by U-N-I & Ro Blvd)

Featuring exclusives and world premiers from Von Pea, Ilyas and Donwill of Tanya Morgan, Exile, DJ Day, Che Grand, Kooley High, Median, Donnis, Ro Blvd, Mike Baker, 1 O.A.K., Whygee, Kid Hum, 8thW1, Adad, Buff1, Waajeed, Moe Green & more. Get your copy at the Solution or download it for free by clicking the cover above.

 

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