BrandUn DeShay

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.

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

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

#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

Meet Chicago’s BrandUn DeShay, our featured out of town artist for The Solution Showcase #8 on Saturday, 8/25 at the Meadowlark…

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Above: BrandUn DesShay “Why You Gotta Zodiac Me Like That” Video / Below: Casey Veggies feat Dom Kennedy, C-San & Kendrick Lamar “Ridin Roun Town (Remix)” (prod. by BrandUn DeShay)

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As The Solution Showcase #8 gets closer, we wanted to introduce you to the bill.  The month’s out of town headliner is Chicago MC & producer BrandUn DeShay, one of the best young talents in hip hop.  BrandUn first caught our attention with his song “Why You Gotta Zodiac Me Like That?” and his production work for Dom Kennedy (“Locals Only”), Casey Veggies (“Ridin Round Town”) & Odd Future (before parting ways with the group, at one point he was a member).

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Above: BrandUn DesShay “World Famous” Video / Below: Danny Brown “Radio Song” (prod. by BrandUn Deshay)

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Since then, BrandUn has released a steady stream of quality mixtape releases (including Your Favorite! MixTape 2: Special Edition & Volume 3! To Get Ready) and continued to produce tracks for some of the top new artists in hip hop, including Danny Brown (“Radio Song”, “Pac Blood” & “Party All The Time” from XXX), Curren$y (“Racing Stripes”), Sir Mikey Rocks (formerly of the Cool Kids), Rockie Fresh (Maybach Music Group), Kendrick Lamar, TiRon, OverDoz, Von Pea & recent Billboard cover feature Mac Miller.  All this led up to the release of his highly anticipated All Day DeShay album last Fall, which spawned the popular singles “World Famous”, “1Up” & “Ur Fresh” and cemented BrandUn DeShay as one of the best all around artists in hip hop today.

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Above: BrandUn DesShay “Ur Fresh” / Below: “Rest Stop Flow” w/Casey Veggies & Tyler, The Creator

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Check out the videos in this post and this interview with Hip Hop DX to get more familiar with a name that you’re gonna be hearing a lot more of from here on out and make sure you catch BrandUn DeShay making his Denver debut at The Solution Showcase #8 w/Bianca Mikahn, Black Jordan, DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez, inside at the Meadowlark (2701 Larimer).  Starts at 9pm/21+/$5 pre-sales at all three Family Affairs or $8 at the door.

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Above: Reebok Classics x BrandUn DeShay  / Below: GLC feat. J-Lyn “Whisper In The Summer’s Ear” (produced by BrandUn DeShay)

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 Guests, The Solution Showcase No Comments

Saturday, 8/25 at 9PM -> The Solution Showcase #8 w/Chicago’s BrandUn DeShay, Bianca Mikahn, Black Jordan, DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez at the Meadowlark…

SATURDAY, 8/25 at 9PM -> “It’s been a long time, we shouldn’t have left you…”.  After a scheduling issue in July and breaking from our formula to honor some of Denver’s best DJs in June, The Solution Showcase is back on track with another ridiculously dope lineup.  For The Solution Showcase #8, we’re importing infamous Chicago MC and producer BrandUn DeShay, the first lady of Denver hip hop Bianca Mikahn, criminally underrated producer Black Jordan (from Team Latchkey, fka Jay Gunna), DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez.

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BrandUn DeShay is a classic double threat, having released numerous critically acclaimed mixtapes as an MC/producer while also doing beats for the likes of Dom Kennedy, Curren$y, Danny Brown, Von Pea, Mac Miller, Sir Michael Rocks (of the Cool Kids) & others.  Having come up in the group Paradox, Bianca Mikahn has been rocking mics on the Denver circuit with the Mercury Sauce collective for years, making quite a name for herself in the usually male-driven hip hop scene.  Black Jordan, who’ll be celebrating the release of his Basement Instinct beat tape at the party, blew us away with his music at The Solution Beat Battle earlier this year and we’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to feature his production at the showcase ever since.  You probably already know about DJ Low Key and Lazy Eyez if you’re reading this, but if not, we’ve both been pushing quality hip hop for years in Denver, trying to make the kind of events we’d like to go to happen, while winning an award or two in the process.

Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with someone on the bill, a big part of The Solution Showcase is about discovering dope new music and we’ll be linking up music, videos and more info on all the artists as we get closer to the party. So stay tuned to DenverSolution.com to learn more about the performers and hopefully we’ll see you on 8/25! 21+ /// $5 Pre-sales now available at all three Family Affair locations & get you 15% off your entire purchase /// $8 at the door /// Doors at 9.

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Friday, August 10th, 2012 Events, The Solution Showcase 2 Comments

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