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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…

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Friday, 2/28 -> The Solution Beat Swap & Fashion Show w/an Akomplice Sample Sale, Judith & Joe, Family Affair, Karma Leigh, Xencs L. Wing, choice records from 10 top Denver Diggers, Moontower Tacos, guest host Brandun Deshay, DJ Low Key, Lazy Eyez & more at the Meadowlark!!!

FRIDAY, 2/28 at 7pm -> UPDATE: Acclaimed Chicago producer/MC Brandun Deshay (collabs w/Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Rockie Fresh, Danny Brown, Mac Miller & more!) is gonna guest host and rock a few songs at the party!!!

We’re excited to be wrapping up a ridiculously fun month of events for #TheSolution7 in grand fashion (no pun intended…LOL) with a the first ever Solution Beat Swap & Fashion Show!!! We’ll be combining music and fashion with styles by Akomplice Clothing, Family Affair, Karma Leigh & Xencs L. Wing, records by ten top Denver diggers and both gear and vinyl from the lovely ladies at Judith & Joe Fashion & Records mobile boutique. We teamed up with the crew at Akomplice for sample sale back in December, which was a hit despite sub-zero temperatures all night, so we decided to bring back the sample sale for round 2; with a great selection of one of a kind items, rarities and more great Akomplice gear on sale at deeply discounted prices (tip: come early at 7pm for the choicest record & gear selections).

Combining music and fashion is just the start though, Moontower Tacos will be back at the Meadowlark too, bringing their uniquely delicious Austin-style tacos to the party. Solution residents DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez will be on the turntables, Knower Of The Ledge will be catching the fun on film and the night’s gonna be so much that we’re gonna start early at 7pm. Should be a perfect way to cap off a fantastic month of events to celebrate our 7 years of bringing Denver the best in hip hop & lots more, hopefully we’ll see you there!!! 2701 Larimer St / 21+ / No cover until 11, only $5 after.  More info on the party on Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram.

#TheSolution7

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Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 #TheSolution7, Events No Comments

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.

#TheSolution7

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

#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, 12/6 -> Super rare Akomplice Sample Sale at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez at the Meadowlark! One of a kind items, deep sales & more on Akomplice Clothing, starting at 9pm!!!

FRIDAY, 12/6 -> We’re super excited to be teaming up with our good friends over at Akomplice Clothing for a very rare sample sale, featuring one of a kind items, rarities and a whole lot more at a deep discount at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez.  It’s a great chance to get presents for everyone on your Christmas list, get yourself ready for Winter or just make sure you have some fresh gear that no one else has; all while supporting a Colorado-based company that’s been active in the hip hop scene for years.  Award-winning DJs and Solution residents DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez will be on the turntables all night, party photographer Knower Of The Ledge will be snapping flicks of the party for our Instagram (@DenverSolution) and Facebook pages and a good time will be had by all at “Denver’s best hip hop party” (c) Dear Denver. 2701 Larimer St / 9pm / 21+ / No cover until 11, only $5 after.

P.S.  Also, make sure you check out the new Akomplice x Joey Bada$$ X J Dilla boxed set.  It’s super fresh boxed set featuring a 45 of “Two Lips”, an unreleased Dilla instrumental on one side and a Joey Bada$$ vocal version on the other, super fresh Akomplice J Dilla tee or crewneck and edition of the Akomplice Times featuring an interview with Ma Dukes, with all 100% of the proceeds from the boxed sets going to buy instruments and music lessons for low income youth. (random fact: all the Dilla records in the picture above are from Solution co-founder DJ Low Key’s collection)

P.P.S.  This is the second of a series of Solution events featuring Denver-based businesses for the holidays, stay tuned for more good stuff as we make your holiday shopping easier while keeping the money in the local community!!!

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 Events No Comments

Win an Ahead of the Class tour prize pack, courtesy of the Solution, Akomplice, Snowboard Mag & Family Affair…

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What’s up with the Solution you ask? Well here’s a quick update…

As you hopefully already know, the Solution has parted ways with 3014 (after a series of bounced checks while the “owner” was in Mexico…SMH…We got our cash and bounced).  We moved the party to Shag last week and filled up the spot for #FuckFOEFriday (check out the pics on our facebook page), but the move to Shag was a one off relocation for our party with King F.O.E. and PopularLemonade.com and we’re still trying to decide where the Solution will make our new weekly home.

With that said, we’re going to take the next two Fridays (2/25 & 3/4) off to focus on the move and prepare for the Ahead of the Class Tour, which happens to feature the first Solution related events outside of Denver (we see you Boulder, Breckenridge & Colorado Springs).  So anyways, please bear with us for the next two weeks, make sure you put Friday, 3/11 in your calendar for the Solution’s 5th Annual J Dilla Tribute and come check us out at the Marquis Theatre on Saturday, 3/12 for the Ahead of the Class Tour w/Tanya Morgan, TiRon, Whygee, King F.O.E., DJ Low Key, Lazy Eyez and specials guests TBA.

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Friday, February 25th, 2011 Ahead of the Class CO Tour, Events, Updates No Comments

I Remember: The top 3 Solution moments from DJ Big Styles fka Styles & Fashion and Dunn the Signtologist…

To get ready for the 4th Anniversary of the Solution on Friday, Feb. 4th, we’re checking in with some of our favorite regulars and people around Denver to hear what their favorite moments from the party have been.  Here’s favorites from Denver hip hop legend Big Styles fka Styles N’ Fashion and nationally renowned, Denver-based artist Dunn the Signtologist; stay tuned for more classic memories leading up to the party on 2/4.

Styles & Fashion’s Top 3 Solution Moments:

1. DJ Low Key channels Charlie Murphy at his birthday party at the Solution at the Shelter: We all know DJ Low Key, but do we really know Low Key? I know him as a Southern gentleman, discriminating tastemaker and heterosexual male Subaru loyalist (a first!). So imagine my shock and awe when at his birthday party back in ‘07 at the OG solution when he broke character and “rocked the mic.” After performances by Che Grand and Tanya Morgan (which I largely missed, you will see why in solution memory #3) suddenly over the loudspeakers we all hear: “Aight you bitches! this is the last motherfucking song of the night! shout out to all the people who bought me drinks tonight! I’m fucked up! Bitches! Where is the afterparty? Shout out to motherfucking Che Grand up in this bitch!” I thought sure it was Charlie Murphy, but nope, it was Justin Green, aka DJ Low Key stumbling over his words and his feet at the end of the night.

2. The GOOD Fridays reunion at the Solution at 3014: It was just a couple of months ago, but already it’s one of my favorite Solution moments. After a lil’ bit of hype (internet buzz I think is what the young folks call it) I hustled on over to 3014 Colfax to be embraced in what I thought was sure to be some revisionist history. Who are rap fans if not complete revisionists? The original GOOD Fridays was ahead of its’ time, back when people thought Kanye sucked, rap music had sold out, and no one supported “real hip hop”. Thank God those days are gone! “Rap fans are always jumping at the chance to claim the past. This is going to be big” I thought to myself as I strutted with pride toward the Solution and swung open the door to find: a half empty bar, a few die hard fans and a solemn DJ Low Key. “Cheer Up homeboy!,” I yelled at Low Key over Sounds Supreme surprisingly NOT playing “Lady Don’t Tek No” by Latryx (I almost didn’t recognize him.) “This is just like a real GOOD Friday, everybody swears they’re coming, no one actually does.” I felt bad for ruining the Solution for a night, but it felt good to reconnect with the folks that did come out. DJ Massv, one of the OG GOOD Fridays crew got his car towed before he could even make the venue, so he didn’t attend. Gotta love this rap shit.

3. Jessica aka “The Bartender” – I know what you’re thinking: Styles, do we need to blow this chick’s head up anymore? Yes, yes we do. Aside from DJs, “The Bartender” has been the only mainstay for me at the Solution. You never forget your first time, and my first time was back in ‘07 at Low Key’s birthday party. What’s crazy for me is how directly this night mimicked the lyrics to T-Pain’s hit from the same year, ironically titled- wait for it: “Bartender.” (I know right! T-Pain is a GENIUS!) Follow the eerie parallels: 1) I had just broke up with my girl, and had gone to the club. 2) I was just looking for someone to talk to and show me some love. 3)Everybody was jocking me as soon as I stepped in the spot. 3) We can all agree that Jessica is a prettly lil’ thing, and the bar at that time was up at the top. 4)When I ordered my beer she indeed showed me some love (well she had to, the manager at Bar Standard recognized me and comped my beer! ) 4) She gave me drinks to drink 5) I drunk em. 6)I could have sworn that I thought she she thought I was cool. 7) I gave her a wink 8)she winked back…..and that’s where the similarity ends. Yup, I ignored the live performances and instead hit on “the bartender.’ Of course I thought I was brand new, in reailty I quickly became another statistic on the “Dudes at the Solution who have hit on me” chart that I imagine the nerdier version of Jessica has on her laptop. But for a few minutes many moons ago, life absolutely imitated art. God Bless T-Pain, and God Bless the Solution.

Dunn the Signtologist’s Top 3 Solution Moments:

1. The first time I was able to hang my art in conjunction with the Solution at the Funky Buddha: It was a crazy place to hang work wiring signs to posts and pipes around the covered rooftop venue. It turned out to be an amazing event it was one of the first hip hop themed nights in Denver I had been able to display my artwork. I remember the great experience of watching everyone dancing, drinking, networking and interacting with my artwork.

2. The Akomplice Season Six Release Party at the Solution at the Shelter:  A fashion show put on by Akomplice & an art show put on by The Signtologist was set up on the roof top of along with a stage for some special guests Akomplice brought along. It was one of the first events I had done with Akomplice and was the perfect meshing of street wear with street art presented to The Solution’s fan base. This was first of many shows Akomplice & The Signtologist did with The Solution over the years.

3. The Solution Returns at 3014:  My first time walking into The Solution and it’s newest home at 3014 on Colfax. The Solution has lived a lot of places around Denver over the years and done so many huge events! But for a minute it went missing in action and was homeless and there wasn’t a place in Denver to go on Fridays for guaranteed great hip hop. I was so happy to walk into 3014 and see nothing had changed just the venue. It’s always been about great music, people dancing, seeing the same family always in attendance and feeling once again that familiar community vibe. Thanks for all the memories fellas!

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Thursday, January 20th, 2011 I Remember No Comments

Friday, 5/28 -> The Solution moves to Bar Standard’s patio for the Summer!!! Plus, giveaways from Akomplice, Frank151 & more…

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FRIDAY, 5/28 ->  Memorial Day is right around the corner and that means that it’s almost officially (drums please!!!) Summertime.  And every Denver hip hop head knows that Summer in Denver isn’t complete without the Solution crushing some dope patio.  This year is no different.  Starting on 5/28, the Solution will be rocking outside on Bar Standard’s BEAUTIFUL patio (it’s quite an upgrade from the Buddha’s rooftop, Blu said it reminded him of the infamous Do-Over when we first brought him out).  The forecast is in the 80s, we’ve got giveaways from Akomplice to get your gear game up, copies of the new Frank151, $3 Absolut drinks, $2 PBRs and you know the music’s gonna be on point at the best club in Denver (c) Westword , don’t miss it.  21+ / doors at 9 / Free until 11, only $5 after.

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Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 Events, Updates No Comments

Let’s have a contest…Who wants free tickets to Madlib, Alex B & DJ Low Key at the Fox & an Akomplice tee?

From djlowkey.com: Contests are always fun, right? I have a pair of tickets to the show I’m rockin with Madlib and Alex B on 4/22 to giveaway, plus a fresh Akomplice tee as an added bonus…Be the fifth person to e-mail me two different Madlib aliases at questions[at]djlowkey.com and they’re yours…Otherwise you can get your pre-sale tickets here for $18 or for $23 dollars the day of…Also, you can cop Akomplice gear at Family Affair, Akomplice-Clothing.com & at finer clothing stores worldwide…See y’all in Boulder…

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Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 Contests No Comments

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