Wednesday, 2/26 -> The 2014 Solution Beat Battle w/special guests Brandun Deshay (Chicago), Fast Forw4rd, DJ Spyda T.E.K., Big J. Beats, DJ Low Key, Lazy Eyez & more at Beauty Bar! Catch a dozen of Denver’s top producers battling for the title & prizes!!!

WEDNESDAY, 2/26 -> UPDATE: We just added renowned Chicago producer/DJ Maker (of Qwel & Maker fame) to the bill! Still only $10.

Ahhh, February. You noticed right, that is the sound of fresh, new battle-ready beats you’ve been hearing out of basements and studios around the city as producers, beatmakers and instrumentalists get ready for The 2014 Solution Beat Battle at Beauty Bar Denver (608 E. 13th St)!!! Last year’s battle was a blast, with DJ Spyda T.E.K. edging out Cliff Cage and ten other ridiculously talented producers (recap here via HipHopRollCall.com) to take the 2013 title. This year a dozen producers will be battling for the crown, plus a ridiculous prize package featuring:

-$250 in Akomplice gear

-A $100 Zengo gift card

-$100 in gear from Family Affair

-An interview with internationally acclaimed site, PotholesInMyBlog.com

-A photo shoot with official Solution photographer Knower Of The Ledge

-A paid guest feature at an upcoming Solution Showcase & more TBA

The competition is always thick and the camaraderie is always off the charts, so head down early and catch Denver beat-making community shining on one of our favorite nights of the year. The main focus is on Denver’s scene and the battle, but we’re also excited to welcome some other ridiculous talent down for the night.

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Chicago’s own Brandun Deshay, who’s produced songs for everyone from Danny Brown to Chance The Rapper to Casey Veggies, on top of ripping mics on his own, will be back in Denver after performing at The Solution Showcase last year to rave reviews. He’ll be joined by brilliant one man band and musical genius Fast Forw4rd, 2013 Beat Battle winner DJ Spyda T.E.K. & Denver mainstay Big J. Beats in showcasing music for the crowd, while Solution residents DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez hold down the turntables and hosting duties for the night.

$10 cover gets you into the battle & the afternoon’s Beat Workshop (details below). 21+ / More info on the battle & The Solution on Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram.

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.

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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Thursday, February 20th, 2014 #TheSolution7, Events 1 Comment

Friday, 2/21 -> Denver Dre Day 2014 at The Solution w/DJ Low Key, Lazy Eyez & special guest DJ Mahf (St. Louis)…All Dr. Dre everything, all night, 40 Oz Ring Toss & lots more at The Meadowlark…

FRIDAY, 2/21 -> Don’t ever act like you forgot about Dre. It’s that time of year again and The Solution’s excited to be partnering up with the national Dre Day movement (started by Mike 2600 & crew in Minneapolis) to celebrate the good Doctor Andre Young aka Dr. Dre in grand fashion at The 2nd Annual Denver Dre Day. We’ll be bringing in special guest and former St. Louis Red Bull Thre3 Style Champ DJ Mahf to join DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez in spinning all the best Dr. Dre songs, production, remixes, features, samples and so on, all night long.

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The music is guaranteed to be the chronic, but we’ll also be featuring 40 oz ring toss and The $20 Sack Pyramid games on the patio, Dre videos all night long and photos by Knower Of The Ledge to add to the fun. Things get started at 9pm and with so much incredible music to cover, we highly recommend you show up early. 2701 Larimer St / 21+ / No cover until 11, only $5 after.  More info on the party on Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram.

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 #TheSolution7, Events No Comments

Friday, 2/14 -> Love Junkies at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez, a night of rap love songs & sweet soul music with a slow jam hour to wrap up the night at the Meadowlark!!!

FRIDAY, 2/14 -> Before anything, HUGE shout out to everyone who came out to last Friday’s 7 year anniversary of The Solution! It was one of the craziest nights in the party’s history & our biggest night at the Meadowlark yet, thank you Denver!!!

With that said, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, so you know DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez had to get together all the best rap love songs, sweet soul music and of course, slow jams (an hour of them to close out the night!!!) to celebrate the night. Knower Of The Ledge will be in the place taking party pics, the forecast looks good and of course, you can always meet a last minute Valentine at the party! 2701 Larimer St / 9pm / 21+ / No cover until 11, only $5 after.  More info on the party on Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram.

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 #TheSolution7, Events 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.

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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, 1/31 -> The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez retires our current logo with complimentary ‘bring your own shirt’ live screenprinting by Filthe! Bring a blank tee & we’ll transform it into a fresh Solution one!!!

FRIDAY, 1/31 -> To commemorate the logo we’ve been using for the last few years, we’re having Gabe “Filthe” Parra come in to do complimentary ‘bring your own shirt’ screenprinting as we bid it a fond farewell!  What does that mean?  It means you can bring in a blank shirt to the party and we’ll turn it into a fresh, Solution logo tee on the spot, for free!!!  The live screenprinting was a huge hit last time around (at 2013’s final Goodness), check the video of Filthe at Goodness HERE.

Solution residents DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez will be spinning, Knower Of The Ledge will be taking party pics & we’ll retire the logo in style at “Denver’s best hip hop party” (c) Dear Denver, come rock with us!  2701 Larimer St / 9pm / 21+ / No cover until 11, only $5 after.  More info on the party on Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram.

P.S. In case you hadn’t heard, the Meadowlark recently enclosed more of their patio for the Winter & added some extra heaters, making it perfect for smoke breaks, taking a breather from the dance party inside and/or getting a quick drink from the outside bartender.

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Friday, January 24th, 2014 Updates No Comments

Friday, 1/24 -> Summit Sessions 2013/14 Release Party at The Solution w/DJ Low Key, Lazy Eyez & special guest DJ Matt Cassidy at the Meadowlark! The first 100 people get a free copy of the new mixtape!!!

FRIDAY, 1/24 -> With the snowboard/ski season in full swing, it’s only right for DJ Matt Cassidy to drop his annual Summit Sessions mixtape for your riding pleasure.  This year, The Solution’s own DJ Low Key contributed to half the mix and we’re celebrating it this Friday by giving away 100 free copies of the mixtape!  That’s right, swing through, get a free copy and catch Solution residents DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez plus special guest DJ Matt Cassidy rocking on the turntables.  Knower Of The Ledge will be in the spot taking top notch party photos, the vibe will be right and good times will be had by all at “Denver’s best hip hop party” (c) Dear Denver, come rock with us!  2701 Larimer St / 9pm / 21+ / No cover until 11, only $5 after.  More info on the party on Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram.

P.S. In case you hadn’t heard, the Meadowlark recently enclosed more of their patio for the Winter and added some extra heaters, making it perfect for your smoke breaks, taking a breather from the dance party inside and/or getting a quick drink from the outside bartender.

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 Events No Comments

The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez…Every Friday night at the award-winning Meadowlark…Here’s what they say about us…

“Every Friday night at the Meadowlark, The Solution lives up to its tagline, “The best in hip-hop and a whole lot more.” DJ Low Key and Lazy Eyez have crafted an event that lives comfortably inside the realm of quality hip-hop, and still manages to always incorporate artists and records that are mere relatives of the genre. The flawless blend of music packs the dance floor with the eclectic mix of attendees, the DJs are consistently the cream of the damn crop, and every once in a while one of your favorite national artists will slide through with the intimate performance of a lifetime. If you’re sleeping on this one, it’s time to wake the hell up.” – HipHopRollCall.com

The best hip hop night in Denver” – DearDenver.net

“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 DJ Low Key and DJ 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

4 Westword Music Showcase “Best Hip Hop DJ” Awards between DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez

Best hip hop night, best club night and best club night comeback awards in the Westword – Best Of Denver issues

That’s us.  The Solution.  Every Friday night at The Meadowlark.  Come rock with us.

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Friday, January 10th, 2014 Events, Updates No Comments

Friday, 1/3 -> The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez goes back to the future on 4 turntables!!! We’re kicking off the night with classic breaks and working up through the best of 2013 at the Meadowlark…

FRIDAY, 1/3 -> We’re kicking off 2014 at The Solution back to the future style; starting the night off with breaks set and soul music, working into the 80s, 90s and 2000s as the night goes on and then closing out the night with all the best 0f 2013 to get us “back to the future” and 2014.  DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez will be rocking on 4 turntables all night, so expect the music to be even crazier than normal as we take you on a musical journey.  We’ll also be celebrating Solution regular Angela’s birthday, Knower Of The Ledge will be in the spot taking party pics and the vibe is always right, so hop in our Delorean and rock with us!  Enclosed heated patio / $5 Red Bull & Svedka / 21+ / No cover until 11, only $5 after / 2701 Larimer St / More info on the party on Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram.

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Monday, December 30th, 2013 Events 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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