Friday, 2/6 at 7pm -> The Solution’s 8 Year Anniversary Party + The Art Of Records IV:4 Decades Of Classics opening! DJ Low Key, Lazy Eyez & guest Sounds Supreme, classic album artwork reimagined by 15 of Denver’s best artists, live screenprinting by Filthe, Armando & Blake’s birthdays, live performances from CRL CRRLL and Yonnas of BLKHRTS, free Solution buttons, ZenOne & more at The Meadowlark!!! #TheSolution8…
FRIDAY, 2/6 at 7pm -> 8 years. Wow. Seems like just yesterday that me & Sounds Supreme started The Solution with no grand plans, just an idea to make the kind of party we wanted to go to and have doing it. At the time, we didn’t know quite what that was, but we knew we were tired of playing the same top 40 records for whatever crowd happened to walk into the club/bar that offered us the most money on a Friday night. The Solution wasn’t the first time either of us tried to start our own party, but somehow we were able to use everything we had learned from previous attempts to promote our own events, combine that with a large amount of youthful determination and somehow get the party of to a good enough start to ride through the initial struggle that starting anything different and unique can be.
Over the last 8 years, we’ve bounced around venues, Sounds Supreme fell back from weekly duties and Lazy Eyez joined the party, we added our official photographer Knower Of The Ledge, we’ve thrown a bunch of offshoot events and done of lot of pretty damn cool stuff, that frankly, I wouldn’t have ever considered a possibility when our little party started. All the changes and particularly the success we’ve had since partnering up with The Meadowlark (who we can’t praise enough) have us hungrier than ever and excited about how far we can take the party. That’s led us to film a video for CRL CRRLL’s “Cheers”, launch a small Solution Records label to release music we believe in and constantly strive to upgrade everything we can about the party. Hopefully you’ll dig some of the new projects we work on as we try to figure out what exactly the next level is and take the party there.
If you follow us or come out regularly, I’m sure you’ve noticed that we praise and shout out our crowd constantly. We know that there are DJs trying to throw cool niche parties like The Solution all over the world that don’t pan out, often times because there’s not a musically inclined, open-minded crowd coming out to help get the party off the ground, and we know that we could very easily be in the same boat without your love and support, so on that note, let me thank you on behalf of the whole crew for an INCREDIBLE 8 years and cheers to many, many more Denver!!! – DJ Low Key
So anyway, let’s talk 2015 and all the great stuff we have lined up to celebrate our 8 year anniversary! On an all month long note, we’re excited to bring together an all-star lineup of Denver favorites for The Art Of Records IV:4 Decades Of Classics, the latest in our ongoing art show series based around reimaginations of classic album art and the vinyl records the sound and art are immortalized on. 2/6/15 is the show’s opening party and to make sure there’s ample time for everyone to take in the artwork before things get too crazy, we’re going to be starting the party early, at 7pm, for First Friday fun. Check out the fantastic lineup of artists we have contributing to the show:
Dunn The Signtologist
On top of the beautiful surroundings, we’ll be welcoming party co-founder Sounds Supreme out to join weekly residents DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez on the turntables for what’s sure to be some inspired music. We’re excited to start getting Sounds Supreme back involved in the party with monthly guest spots, so stay tuned for more from him. We’ll also be celebrating the birthdays of our two favorite photographers, official Solution photographer Knower Of The Ledge aka Armando Geneyro and his #TheyShootn associate Blake Jackson. Both of these guys have taken a ton of great photos of the party & probably you if you’re a party regular, so make sure to wish them the best and grab them a birthday drink or two.
As if that wasn’t enough, Filthe is going to bless us with live ‘bring your own shirt’ screenprinting once again!!! Bring a tee, sweatshirt, hoodie, sweatpants, etc and he’ll customize it into fresh new Solution gear, on us!!! Don’t have a shirt to bring in? Don’t worry, we’ll have some available for sale too! Check out the picture above from last time around (when he helped us retire our previous logo) for a taste. We also had to bring in two longtime friends of the party to do some quick, mid-party performances of their party anthems. CRL CRRLL will be performing “Cheers”, party favorite and the first single from the upcoming Solution Tape #2 and Yonnas from BLKHRTS will be performing “Porties”, their super dope club anthem from last year. We’ll also have some nice new Solution buttons, hot off the press, as well as party photos by Knower Of The Ledge & ZenOne. Whew. That was a lot. Gonna be a classic night, don’t miss it!!! Things kick off at 7pm, no cover until 11pm & just $5 after. 2701 Larimer Street.
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 ->