Saturday, 3/21 at 3pm in Austin -> The Solution Rap Fan Showcase w/Fashawn, Exile & Choosey (of Dirty Science), Statik Selektah, Dee-1, Tef Poe, Tanya Morgan, Black Spade, Iman Omari & a whole lot more at La Barbecue! World renowned BBQ, free beer all day, giveaways from Akomplice & more during SXSW Music!!!
P.S. More info coming soon, but check the crazy dope lineup! Details for Austin Goodness, which takes places on Saturday 3/21 from 11am-5pm and features a RIDICULOUS lineup of DJs from all over the country, coming soon!!! Go ahead and save all of 3/21 for insanely good music, even better BBQ and free beer the whole day at La Barbecue…
Thursday, 3/5 -> Red Bull Sound Select Denver w/Tokimonsta, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, CRL CRRLL & Fast4ward at Larimer Lounge, curated by DJ Low Key & hosted by Lazy Eyez! RSVP at RedBullSoundSelect.com to get in for only $3!!!
THURSDAY, 3/5 -> Last year, I had the honor of curating three Red Bull Sound Select shows in Denver, bringing out the legendary Bun B for a long overdue Denver debut, prodigious rapper Vic Mensa & Leather Chords for their first CO gigs and musical genius Exile and his Dirty Science crew, as well as featuring some of my all-time favorite Colorado artists & more. Now it’s 2015 and I’m super excited my first RBSS show of the new year; Tokimonsta, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, CRL CRRLL, Fast4ward & host Lazy Eyez at Larimer Lounge!!! While I’m a hip hop dude first and foremost, anyone who’s seen me DJ knows that my taste in music goes a lot deeper and this show is a great example, filled with incredible artists that have hip hop roots/elements/etc in their music, but make experimental music that doesn’t really fit into a box, in the best way possible.
If you’re not familiar, Tokimonsta’s an INSANE producer/DJ from Los Angeles who debuted on Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder label after blowing cats away at RBMA years prior. Her “2 On” remix was probably the single best remix I heard in 2014 and her latest EP, Desiderium, stays in heavy rotation. The first single from Desiderium is called “Realla” & features the show’s other out of town guest, the unbelievably talented Anderson .Paak.
Formerly known as Breezy Lovejoy, Anderson .Paak put out both mine & Lazy Eyez’s favorite album of 2014, his stunning debut Venice. Soulfully drawing from a variety musical styles, Anderson’s music includes elements of R&B, rock, funk, house & more, but comes together for a sound that only he seems to be able to pull off. He’ll be rocking with his band The Free Nationals and based off of everything I’ve heard and the music, their live show is one of the best in music right now. Anderson also just dropped the first single from his upcoming collaboration No Worries project with Knxwledge on Stones Throw, check it below.
Multi-talented, experimental singer/songwriter/producer CRL CRRLL’s sound is also hard to box in, covering everything from soulful dance tracks, emotive downtempo joints to sophisticated pop anthems with ease. Fast4ward rounds out the bill with his own, one-of-a-kind skills, combining everything from turntables and beatboxing to piccolos and live guitars to create one of the most entertaining live shows I’ve ever seen. Him and CRL CRRLL will be performing their own music, but they’ve also been collaborating in the studio and have a few surprises in store for us, so make sure to come out early to see what they have in store.
Things get started at 8pm sharp and with a super dope lineup, pretty small venue and Tokimonsta headlining, the show should fill up early, so I’d highly recommend getting there early. As if the stacked bill wasn’t enough, you can RSVP at RedBullSoundSelect.com for $3 entry (that’s right, only $3!!! Less than $1 per musical genius on-stage! It’s first come, first serve though, so get there early) and also get access to some great music, videos and more online. Otherwise, it’s still quite a deal at the $15 walk up price, just make sure you show up early, because being ready to pay a $15 cover does you no good at a sold out show. 18+/8pm/2712 Larimer Street.
P.S. Stay tuned for more great monthly Red Bull Sound Select shows and new music in Denver, curated by myself, Souls In Action & The UMS, all year long (plus more shows all over the country)!!!
Sunday, 2/15 at 8pm -> The 2015 Solution Beat Battle w/special guests Khrysis (NC/Justus League) & Add-2 (Chicago/JAMLA Records), DJ House Shoes (LA/SCM), CRL CRRLL & Fast4wrd (performing together for the first time), a showcase set from 2014 winner DJ Matt Cassidy, host DJ Low Key & more!!! Catch 12 of the area’s top producers bringing their A-game for the title! #TheSolution8…
SUNDAY, 2/15 at 8pm -> The Solution Beat Battle is back for our 4th annual production competition! Here are the 12 (mainly) Denver-based producers/beatmakers/musicians involved:
One Flu Over
Big J Beats
Prizes include a $250 Akomplice prize package, photo shoot with Armando Geneyro, a Solution/Goodness prize package, press assistance from Hip Hop Roll Call & more, check out previous Solution Beat Battles for more info. 21+ / $10 / Doors at 8pm.
Friday, 1/23 -> Special guest DJ Tricky T (Phoenix, AZ/The Blunt Club/MOM PHX) at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez! Party photos by Knower Of The Ledge, ZenOne, all the best in hip hop & lots more at The Meadowlark!!!
FRIDAY, 1/23 -> We’re happy to be welcoming longtime Phoenix veteran DJ Tricky T up to The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez to join on us for a guest set! Tricky’s been a HUGE part of the Arizona scene for years, including a longtime run at AZ staple The Blunt Club and more recently founding the Phoenix chapter of nationally acclaimed party Motown On Mondays. He’ll be joining Solution residents DJ Low Key & DJ Lazy Eyez, Knower Of The Ledge aka Armando Geneyro on party photos, ZenOne & more for another action-packed night of all the best in hip hop and everything else dope. 9pm / No cover until 11pm / 21+ / 2701 Larimer Street.
Friday, 1/9 -> Special guest Clockwork DJ (Mac Miller’s DJ) + Blake Jackson Photo Exhibit Opening at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez! Don’t miss 4th Wall:Rogues & Heroes throughout January at The Meadowlark!!!
FRIDAY, 1/9 -> We’re excited to keep last year’s momentum going full speed ahead with an extra dope double feature of fun at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez! First off, we’ll be welcoming longtime friend of the party, Clockwork DJ (Mac Miller’s DJ / Most Dope Crew) over to spin after the Mac Miller concert, and since the show’s just Clocks and Mac, he’ll be over early for the afterparty!!!