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Wednesday, 2/26 from 5-7pm -> The Solution Beat Workshop w/Brandun Deshay, DJ Syda T.E.K. & Big J. Beats at Beauty Bar Denver! Free with a ticket to The 2014 Solution Beat Battle!!!

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.

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Friday, February 21st, 2014 #TheSolution7, Events, Guests 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.

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

The 2013 Solution Beat Battle contestants…Catch them going head to head on 2/27 at Beauty Bar Denver, along w/special guests Exile & Johaz (aka Dag Savage), 2012 winner BK Beats, Fast Forward, Boonie Mayfield, DJ Low Key, Sounds Supreme & more…

Shouts to each and everybody who entered this year’s battle.  We got a ton of great entries, so many we had to take an extra day to give everything a few good listens and rounding out the lineup was like splitting hairs.  With that said, we’re super excited about this year’s lineup of top notch Colorado producers; they should make for crazy competition.  Here they are:

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Spyda T.E.K.

Matt Cassidy

Grey Sinatra

Rhyme Progression

Babah Fly

Black Jordan

The Elemental Project

Selko

Big J Beats

Paul Junior

Marc Marcel

*To the producers who didn’t get picked to participate, for a lot of y’all the problem wasn’t that your beats weren’t dope, it was that you submitted mellower songs for consideration.  Entering a beat battle with mellow beats is always going to be tough and while not impossible, it does handicap your chances a lot from the jump.

Here’s the rest of the info on the event in case you missed the original post: WEDNESDAY, 2/27 -> It’s that time of year again.  #TheSolution6 is in full effect and The Solution Beat Battle is back for another year of ridiculous chops, club bangers, head nodders, face scrunchers, and all the other great varieties of beats you hear producers pull out for battles.  Just like last year, a dozen of Denver’s top producers will face off head to head to see who has the best beats in town for prize package including studio time at Denver’s premier record facility, Side 3 Studios, a $200 gear package from Acrylick, a paid guest feature at an upcoming Solution Showcase & more TBA.  As if hearing a dozen of Colorado’s top producers show off their A-game wasn’t enough, we’ve also packed out the bill with some amazing talent, check out the battle’s guest lineup:

Dag Savage (aka MPC mastermind Exile & MC Johaz)

2012 Beat Battle winner BK Beats (read his recap of it here)

Incredible one man band/DJ/singer/etc Fast Forward

CO production legend Boonie Mayfield on co-hosting duties

DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme on the turntables & more

Beauty Bar Denver (608 E. 13th St) / 9pm / 21+ / $10 Cover.

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Above: Some footage of Exile’s set from his last Solution guest spot.

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 #TheSolution6, Events, Guests No Comments

Thursday, 2/28 at 7pm -> Sound College x The Solution Celebrate J Dilla w/DJ Check One, DJ Low Key, Deejay SD, DJ Chonz, Big J. Beats, Brik-A-Brak, Casey Sidwell & more at Unit E…RSVP required for entry, details below…

POSTPONED to THURSDAY, 2/28 at 7pm due to the snow storm -> It’s Dilla month and you already we’d be bringing something full Jay Dee beats to Denver for a 7th consecutive year (check out our first ever J Dilla party here).  This year we’re teaming up with renowned Dilla expert DJ Check One/Dameion Hines, Sound College & Unit E Gallery to celebrate the life, music and legacy of the late great James Yancey.  Unit E is an art gallery space in the Sante Fe Arts District (1201 Sante Fe Dr) and because it’s an art gallery and not a bar/nightclub, we need to make sure everyone coming out RSVPs to either RSVP <at> DenverSolution <dot> com or on the party’s facebook event page by 7pm the night of the event.  Per tradition, we’ll have donuts and Sound College tees in the house and as always, an all-star lineup of talent, check it:

Video tribute by DJ Check One

DJ sets by DJ Low Key, Deejay SD & DJ Chonz

Beat tribute by Big J. Beats

7″ Vinyl (45) Donuts sample set by Brik-A-Brak

Live bass and drums by Casey Sidwell & Dameion Hines

Once again, MAKE SURE YOU RSVP IF YOU’RE PLANNING TO ATTEND. You can RSVP for your friends as well but we need everyone’s name attending, sending your name +1 is not an option (if your name’s not on the list, you won’t get in, that’s the venue’s policy).  Everyone is invited though, you can send as many names as you want as long as you submit them on time, and we’re looking forward to seeing Denver show out for a night of incredible music as we celebrate on of the musical geniuses of our time.  21+/7PM/$5 at the door with RSVP.

#TheSolution6

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Saturday, February 16th, 2013 #TheSolution6, Events 1 Comment

Saturday, 6/16 from 9:30pm-4am -> The Solution presents Round 2 at 1919 Gallery w/Donwill & Von Pea of Tanya Morgan (NY), DJ Low Key, Lazy Eyez, Gyp Da Hip & Big J Beats…Complimentary PBR & vodka drinks til 12…The birthday celebration continues on!

SATURDAY, 6/16 from 9:30pm-4am -> The birthday madness continues on after Goodness at the Meadowlark with Round 2 at 1919 Gallery (1414 Tremont).  We’ve got music by Donwill & Von Pea of Tanya Morgan (NY), DJ Low Key, Lazy Eyez, Gyp Da Hip & a live production set from Big J Beats (of 1984) to celebrate the birthdays of Charley Cox, Denver Frank, Monique M, Donwill & DJ Low Key, plus complimentary PBRs & vodka drinks til 12 (full cash bar after). $5 w/wristband from the Meadowlark or RSVP / $10 otherwise.

Also, Saturday, 6/16 from 3pm-9pm -> Birthday madness Round 1 at Goodness on the Meadowlark’s patio (2701 Larimer St). Special performance from Tanya Morgan (NY), music by DJ Low Key, Sounds Supreme, Lazy Eyez & DJ Amen, Summertime fashion show by Family Affair, tacos by El Chingon and celebrating the birthdays of DJ Amen, Charley Cox, Denver Frank, Monique M, DJ Chonz, Donwill & The Solution’s own DJ Low Key. No Cover/21+.

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Thursday, June 14th, 2012 Events, Updates No Comments

Meet Big J Beats & Marky Bias aka 1984, our featured CO artists for The Solution Showcase #4 on 3/24…

Meet Big J Beats & Marky Bias aka 1984.  Big J Beats is one of Denver’s top producers, almost taking The Solution Beat Battle crown last month (he was runner up) and recently producing all of Turner Jackson’s acclaimed Star Destroyer album.  Marky Bias is a freestyle champ and Big J’s rapping counterpart in 1984.  You can catch them throughout the front range, blowing away crowds with their unique mix of live production and dope raps.

Their bio reads:

1984: Heavy lyricists, originally from Pueblo, Colorado. This Denver based Hip Hop duo is 2010’s version of the Fat Boyz. Having lived past lives in Heavy Metal bands, 1984 is composed of freestyle champ, Marky Bias and Big J. Beats, an amazing producer/digger/drummer. They rock shows, and make live beats with laptops, buttons and control pads. They are not typical rappers. They don’t look like rappers. They don’t act like rappers, and they rap better than most rappers.  -Aisha Renee /// Happy Little Tree’s Design Studio

.:Download Turner Jackson’s Star Destroyer, entirely produced by Big J Beats:.

Catch 1984 rocking along with Che Grand, Dealz Makes BeatsDJ Low Key and Lazy Eyez at The Solution Showcase #4 at the Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St).  Stay tuned to @DenverSolution for more info, a chance to win free tickets & more.  21+ /// $5 Pre-sales available at Family Affair downtown (plus get 15% your entire purchase when you buy a Solution Showcase ticket) /// $8 at the door.

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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 The Solution Showcase No Comments

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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

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