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Sunday, 4/15 -> The 2018 DMC Denver DJ Battle w/former DMC world champ Chris Karns & lots more!!!


Sunday, 4/15 at 5pm -> The Solution’s excited to once again be a sponsor of the legendary DMC Denver DJ Battle – check out the details below and DJs make sure you register to compete before midnight on Friday, 4/13/18!!!

2018 DMC Denver Regional DJ Battle presented by Rane in association with Mile High DJ Supply

Sunday, April 15th, 2018
Feat. DMC World Champion: Chris Karns
5pm-12am. 21+
$15 adv. $20 day of
Bar Standard 1037 Broadway Denver CO 80204
Judges: Shake One, Chonz and Chris Karns!

DJS MUST REGISTER TO BATTLE by answering each of the questions located HERE and send them to DMC USA’s Christie Z at BEFORE April 13th, 2018 11:59pm EST. No walk ups. DJs can enter as many battles as they like.

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Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 Events No Comments

Some super dope, previously unseen footage of J Dilla & Slum Village at soundcheck…Speaking of Dilla, our 5th annual Dilla tribute is right around the corner…

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This footage is awesome, right?  Speaking of the magic of Dilla, we wanted to let you know that we’ll be posting up the date and details about our 5th annual J Dilla tribute soon…In the meantime, check out this video clip from last year’s J Dilla tribute at the Solution, featuring Slum Village with DJ Low Key on the tables for performance…

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 Solution Media, Updates 1 Comment

I Remember: The top 3 Solution moments from writer Ru Johnson & Ill Seven of Isolated Generation…

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 writer Ru Johnson and Ill Seven of Isolated Generation; stay tuned for more classic memories leading up to the party on 2/4.

Ru Johnson’s top 3 Solution moments:

1.  One of my first times at The Solution (at the Buddha) one of the deejays played “Cher Chez La Ghost” and there were literally 20 of us singing and rapping at the top of our lungs. And, I’m pretty sure was a dance-off between Little Wing and some random guy in a vest. We banged on walls and the stage and danced like there was no tomorrow.

2.  Pretty recently at the 3014 location, Low Key effectively slayed our hip-hop souls with the addition of some Jay Electronica “Exhibit C” into the playlist. Looking over at several cats from the scene completely jammin out, I realized The Solution is the ONLY Friday night party that speaks to the hip-hop purist in me.

3.  It was a freezing Friday eve when the guys were still rocking at Funky Buddha. I was rolling deep with the homegirls and we decided to “last call” it at The Solution. Sounds Supreme dropped “Soldier of Love” (this was right when the song came out) and the vibe was so perfect, I could have been at a basement party in Brooklyn.

Ill Seven’s top 3 Solution moments:

1.  The Solution’s Annual Chicken & Waffles Parties: First would have to be the way they held it down with the west coast “Chicken and Waffles” tribute parties!  I’m from the west coast and I’ve never seen anyone ’til them do anything with Chicken and Waffles out here in Denver…and on top of that, hold it down with such a strong west coast vibe, got to love the ideas these guys come up with.

2.  The 2010 (4th Annual) Solution J Dilla Tribute w/ Slum Village at Bar Standard: Seeing SV Live! I’m a big fan of Dilla and SV; Low Key and Sounds Supreme held Dilla down in such a dope way…I think Dilla would of been honored.

3.  Tanya Morgan & Che Grand at the Solution on the Shelter’s Rooftop:  Last but not least, was the Tanya Morgan show, the first time I saw those cats was at The Solution, and I became a fan. I was hearing a lot of dope things from Low Key about those guys, and knowing the type of music that they play at The Solution I trusted that they would be dope live, and without a question they killed it.

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Monday, January 17th, 2011 I Remember No Comments

Friday, 3/5 -> The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme moves to Bar Standard…First up, our annual J Dilla tribute with special guests Slum Village!!!

FRIDAY, 3/5 -> It’s our pleasure to announce the first Friday at the Solution’s new home, Bar Standard (1037 Broadway).  To celebrate our move to a nicer, newer venue, we’re starting things out at Bar Standard with our 4th annual J Dilla tribute and bringing out Detroit rap legends Slum Village to perform!!!   That’s all Dilla, all night, plus SV!!! Plus, we’ll be giving away free DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme – The Solution Tape #1 (hosted by U-N-I & Ro Blvd) CDs to the first 100 people, we’ve got complimentary donuts and a charity raffle for the J Dilla Foundation with prizes from Akomplice, Frank151/Denver Diggers, Stones Throw Records, Hapa Sushi, The Gro Project, Sound College & more.  There will also be Sound College J Dilla tees available for sale with proceeds going to the J Dilla Foundation, check out Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey wearing one at DAF #4 last month here and come out to get down for a good cause.  21+ / Music at 9 / Discounted pre-sale tickets available here.

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Thursday, February 25th, 2010 Events, Updates 3 Comments

Kooley High, Median & Halo “What’s The Deal” from DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme – The Solution Tape #1…

Here’s another exclusive track from DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme – The Solution Tape #1, this one courtesy of 9th Wonder proteges Kooley High, Solution guest/DJ Low Key collaborator Median* and recently retired NC rapper Halo. “What’s The Deal” was originally recorded 2 years ago for a now shelved DJ Low Key mixtape collaboration with Spitkicker (the tape was for their web site and they have no site since getting hacked in late 2008), but it only made sense to feature it on the Solution Tape #1 since the song is full on Colorado references including shouts to the Solution, Denver and our good but since closed friends the 400 and Bar Luxe.  Since then, Kooley High has been racking up props from all angles (including an upcoming tour with Solution favorites Tanya Morgan, check the dates at and Median is in the midst of recording a ridiculous follow up to his acclaimed debut Relief, definitely catch up on them if you’re not familiar.  The first Solution mixtape is set to drop on 2/26 as we celebrate our last night at the Funky Buddha before moving to our new home at Bar Standard (1037 Broadway) and there will be physical copies, don’t miss it.

.:Kooley High, Median & Halo “What’s The Deal” (produced by Ka$h) from DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme – The Solution Tape #1:.

* In case you missed it -> Median’s Relief In The Making, mixed by DJ Low Key and hosted by 9th Wonder

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Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 Guests, Mixtapes, Solution Media, Solution Mixtapes, Updates 1 Comment