Sunday, 2/15 -> The 2015 Solution Beat Battle at Beauty Bar Denver!!! Producers, see how to enter below & stay tuned for more info and headliner announcements shortly…
Producers, beatmakers, musicians & such, if you’d like to enter The 2015 Solution Beat Battle, here’s what you need to do by midnight on Tuesday , 2/10. Please send either:
-A soundcloud link to 3+ of your beats
-An e-mail with 3 beats attached
-A streaming link to a project you produced
-a photo of yourself (to be posted when the competitors are announced)
-a short bio
No application fee necessary. Once again, the submission deadline is Tuesday, 2/10 at midnight. Participants will be announced on Wednesday, 2/11 by midnight. More info, prizes & headliners announcements coming next week, check out previous Solution Beat Battles for more info.
Friday, 1/30 -> Blake Jackson 4th Wall: Rogues & Heroes Closing Party + Mikey Fresh Pop-Up Shop at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez! Get your fix of music, art, records, photos & lots more at The Meadowlark!!!
FRIDAY, 1/30 -> After a jam-packed, extra crazy opening night at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & DJ Lazy Eyez earlier this month (with a cameo from rap prodigy Mac Miller & DJ, Clockwork) and a wonderful January of being graced by his super fresh work, Blake Jackson’s 4th Wall: Rogues & Heroes show is in its home strech at The Meadowlark. To officially close things out, we’ll be giving away the print featured in the flyer above to whoever comes up with the best ‘Rogue & Hero’ combination to fit it (i.e. Radioactive Man vs. Space Ghost, Mysterio vs. Iceman & so on) and celebrating this Friday. To enter to win the print, just post your best suggestion on either The @DenverSolution or @Jake_Blackson Instagram page under our posts with the flyer. Blake will decide his favorite combo and we’ll announce the winner on Friday evening, it’s just that easy.
On top of that, we’ll be featuring Blake Jackson himself taking guest party photos & have a pop-up shop on the heated patio featuring records, Good Woods, gear & more by the one and only Mikey Fresh. As usual, Solution residents DJ Low Key & DJ Lazy Eyez will be on the turntables spinning all the best in hip hop and more to keep the party moving, all night long, we’ll see you there!!! 9pm / No cover until 11pm / 21+ / 2701 Larimer Street.
January 2015 -> Catch Blake Jackson’s 4th Wall: Rogues & Heroes photo exhibit at The Meadowlark all month! Don’t miss the closing party on Friday, 1/30 during The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez!!!
JANUARY 2015 -> After a jam-packed, extra crazy opening night earlier this month (with a cameo by renowned rap prodigy Mac Miller & guest set from his DJ, Clockwork, check the pics below), we wanted to remind y’all make sure you check out Blake Jackson’s super dope 4th Wall: Rogues & Heroes show at sometime before January wraps up at The Meadowlark. Blake’s photo exhibit features some fantastic work, head over to his Instagram page at @Jake_Blackson to get more familiar with his work. He’s already sold about half the show, come check it out before the month wraps up and it’s gone for good.
To officially close things out, we’ll be celebrating on Friday, 1/30 at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & DJ Lazy Eyez on the turntables, Blake taking party photos, goods and records by Mikey Fresh and more while we rock all the best in hip hop and more, all night long! 9pm / No cover until 11pm / 21+ / 2701 Larimer Street.
Music/entertainment site Axs.com says The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez “never misses the mark” & “when you want to see, be seen and dance the night away, there’s really no other destination in town”! Thanks Axs!!!
Many thanks to music/ticketing/entertainment web site Axs.com for the kind words and mentioning The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez as their Friday pick in their recent ‘Party every night in Denver with these hip-hop events‘ article. Here’s what they had they say about us ->
Fridays | The Solution | Meadowlark | No cover before 11
The Solution at the Meadowlark (2701 Larimer Street, Denver) is an event that gets talked about repeatedly, as it never misses the mark. Catch the weekly dance party that is always graced by the ever-impressive DJ Low Key and DJ Lazy Eyez, and what’s more, they often book some amazing talent as they pass through town. Beyond the music, The Solution often boasts art showcases and other innovative offerings including the upcoming show for Blake Jackson. When you want to see, be seen and dance the night away, there’s really no other destination in town, just beware, the party is always documented with fresh photos.
Sunday Night Sound Session w/DJ Hyphen & J Moore premiers CRL CRRLL “Cheers” on 100K watt FM radio!!! We’re honored to have the record featured on SNSS between D’Angelo & Lion Babe!
In case you’re not familiar, SNSS is a long-running, highly regarded mixshow that’s been broadcasting for close to a decade now and directly helped shaped a Seattle scene healthy enough to spawn the likes of independent hip hop stars like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Blue Scholars, Shabazz Palaces & such, as well as having a strong national and online impact. With that said, we’re very excited and super honored to have them premier “Cheers” on FM radio on such a heralded institution (between D’Angelo & Lion Babe at that!)!
“He is out of Denver, very dope vocalist, be on the lookout for him” (c) DJ Hyphen on CRL CRRLL. Check out the show above, catch the “Cheers” video below & stay tuned for The Solution Tape #2 next month!!!
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.
“At some point you have to question whether or not you’re really DJing and contributing something, or if you’re just a fancy jukebox.” – DJ Lazy Eyez explains what The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez is all about in a recent interview with Cypher Sessions. Check out the full question & interview below->
Cypher Sessions: What has your time at The Solution been like since you joined, and what have you learned from that weekly showcase?
DJ Lazy Eyez: “The Solution has always been a very special thing to me. The Solution was originally founded by DJ Low Key and DJ Sounds Supreme. Even at the beginning I would just go as a fan and hang out. Partying at the Solution those first couple of years was a very special time in my life when I had just graduated college and was still living a young carefree life in my 20s. I joined the Solution sometime around 2009. DJ Low Key has always been someone I collaborated with even in college when we used to throw 18 and up club nights in Boulder (I was the co-promoter and Low Key was the DJ). So the fit was very natural. I think we have mutual respect in terms of DJing, work ethic, and quality Hip-Hop; plus, we’re homies. The Solution has helped me grow more as a party rocking DJ, but also as a good Hip-Hop DJ.
It’s very easy to get wrapped up in the club life and being a DJ, and you can easily fall into a very formulaic boring top 40 DJ. In all reality, anyone with some beat matching skills and a laptop can DJ whatever douche club / bar in downtown Denver or college town. I’ve been there, DJ Low Key has been there. At some point you have to question whether or not you’re really DJing and contributing something, or if you’re just a fancy jukebox. The Solution allows us to have our own crowd who appreciates quality music (not just Hip-Hop). I love the fact that we are able to get away with so many genres and off the radar tracks. I think a lot of DJs if they actually saw what we get to do for such a great crowd, would be jealous. We don’t have to play anything we don’t want.
On top of that, things like the Solution and Goodness have been able to create a sense of community and friendships that I especially appreciate. You can come to one of our events and meet a who’s who of Colorado Hip-Hop. It really is a golden age for us, and I keep that in mind every week we DJ.”