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Wednesday, 2/27 -> The 2013 Solution Beat Battle w/special guests Exile & Johaz aka Dag Savage, 2012 winner BK Beats, co-host Boonie Mayfield, one man band DJ Fast Forward, DJ Low Key, Sounds Supreme & more at Beauty Bar Denver…

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, 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 / Only $5 if you buy a pre-sale ticket at The Solution Showcase #13 on 2/22 or the Sound College x The Solution J Dilla Celebration on 2/24.

Producers, beatmakers, musicians & such, if you’d like to enter, here’s what you need to do by midnight on Sunday, 2/24.  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, 2/24 at midnight.  Participants will be announced on Monday, 2/25.  Last but not least, here’s a little audio from last time Exile visited The Solution (along with DJ Day and surprise guests Tanya Morgan & Che Grand):

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#TheSolution6

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Sunday, February 17th, 2013 #TheSolution6, Events No Comments

Friday, 5/11 -> The 2012 USA DMC Denver Regional DJ Battle at Cassleman’s, presented by DJ Lazy Eyez & The Solution…

2012 DMC DENVER CO Regional DJ Battle
May 11, 2012

Presented by The Solution

Host: DJ Lazy Eyez
Showcase by DMC World Champion: DJ Shiftee!
Judges: DJ Shiftee, DJ Chonz and more tba.
Partyrocking: DJ Es-Nine & Low Key

9pm-?
18+ / 21+ to drink.
Buy tickets at www.casselmans.com

Casselmans
2620 Walnut St.
Denver CO 80205
www.casselmans.com

No Filming. Still Photography OK
Presented by
www.DJLazyEyez.com www.DenverSolution.com

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/232834570133899/

More competition info at details at the official DMC web site.

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 Events, Updates No Comments

Every Thursday -> The Solution Boulder w/DJ Low Key, Sounds Supreme & friends at ‘Round Midnight…We’ve got Tanya Morgan, Turner Jackson, Dunn The Signtologist, chicken & waffles and a fashion show to get things started…

EVERY THURSDAY -> The Solution Boulder has officially hit ‘Round Midnight (1005 Pearl St).  Every Thursday night you can catch DJ Low Key, Sounds Supreme and some of #COHipHop’s top DJs spinning the best in hip hop and more.  We’re teaming up with Installation (easily one of the best shoe stores in the state, if not country), Red Bull and some other friends of our to get things off to a proper start.  Check out what we’ve got lined up for the next few weeks at The Solution Boulder:

2/23 -> Special guests Tanya Morgan (Brooklyn) + Turner Jackson Star Destroyer Listening Party from 9:30-10:30pm.

3/1 -> The Solution’s Chicken & Waffles (all west coast music, all night, complimentary chicken & waffles til 11 and gin & juice specials).

3/8 -> Ladies Shoe & Fashion Show with Installation.  More details coming soon.

21+ /// No Cover /// Music at 10.

#TheSolution5

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Meet the Foodchain…Our featured Denver artists for The Solution Showcase #2 on Friday, 1/20…

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Since bursting on the scene in 2009 and being named Westword’s “best new hip hop crew” in their “Best of Denver” issue, The Foodchain has been one of the top groups in Colorado hip hop, making noise all the way across the front range and worldwide over three projects and on songs with the likes Talib Kweli and Big Pooh of Little Brother.  DJ Low Key calls their new album, Brunch, “one of the best #COHipHop albums of all time”, they’ve rocked with everyone from Lauryn Hill to Ice Cube over the last few years and recently signed a deal with acclaimed New York DJ Statik Selektah’s digital imprint.  Check out Brunch and learn more about the Foodchain below.

.:Download The Foodchain – Brunch for free on bandcamp:.

After you’ve listened to Brunch, check out more Food Chain Albums here and videos below.

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From their bio: The Foodchain, a hip hop collective based out of Denver, Colorado is a one of a kind team of M.C’s and producers. The band of “Super Friends’” vocal representation consists of four MC’s Mic Coats, C-1, FL, and ChampionSoundKillaBlack, internally dubbed “the offense”.Conversely, “the defense” provides the group’s sound, and is driven by two incredible producers, Mass Prod and MoHeat on Keys, turntablist and bassist DJ Louiscide, and percussionist Alex The Great.

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Catch The Foodchain rocking along with Inka OneEs Nine, DJ Low Key, Sounds Supreme and Lazy Eyez at The Solution Showcase #2 at the Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St).  And in keeping with the Brunch theme, we’ll have complimentary silver dollar pancakes from 9-10pm to sweeten the deal, so make sure you come out early.  Stay tuned to @DenverSolution for more info, a chance to win free tickets & another contest.  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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Thursday, January 12th, 2012 Guests, The Solution Showcase, Updates No Comments

Meet Es Nine…Our featured producer for The Solution Showcase #2 on Friday, 1/20…

The Solution Showcase #2’s featured producer Es Nine is a member of Prime Element and En Stereo, was named by best producer in Denver by Westword in ’09, and has produced songs for KRS-One, Dilated Peoples, Fashawn, Killah Priest, Kam Moye & a whole lot of other notable artists. Download his instrumental project Light Of Day, check out the video links below & catch more music from him here.

.:Download Es Nine – Light Of Day:.

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Catch Es Nine rocking along with Inka One, The Foodchain, DJ Low Key, Sounds Supreme and Lazy Eyez at The Solution Showcase #2 at the Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St).  And in keeping with the Brunch theme, we’ll have complimentary silver dollar pancakes from 9-10pm to sweeten the deal, so make sure you come out early.  Stay tuned to @DenverSolution for more info, a chance to win free tickets & another contest.  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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Thursday, January 12th, 2012 Events, Guests, The Solution Showcase 1 Comment

Shouts to Lazy Eyez & #COHipHop…Check out DJ legend Rob Swift’s post about the 2011 Denver DMC event he put together…

Lazy Eyez is a super modest guy and I’m sure he’d never think to post this on here, but me, I’m shameless and had to show y’all what Rob Swift (of the LEGENDARY X-Ecutioner’s DJ crew) had to say about the 2011 Denver Regional DMC battle that Lazy put together last month.  It’s not the first time that Lazy has single-handedly put the time, money and effort up to ensure that the DMCs had a regional battle in Colorado, but from all accounts, this year’s battle was the most classic one yet.  Recent Thre3 Style Boulder winner and world renowned turntablist DJ Vajra beat out runner-up Cysko Rokwel (another world famous battle DJ from here in Denver), third place finisher B-Money (in a three-way tie w/Jeff C & Wax Shreds) and a host of other great turntablists to take the title, but Cysko’s set was so exceptional that he was given the rare runner up invite to return to the US DMC finals in NY.  I’m sure some video from the event will be popping up soon, but in the meantime, get ready to root for Vajra & Cysko in the national DMC finals and pat yourselves on the back Denver, Lazy and everyone who participated.  With that said, check out Rob Swift’s perspective on the event below. – DJ Low Key

2011’s Denver, Colorado DMC Regional was dope, PERIOD! It had a throwback feel to it. Some of ya’ll reading this probably weren’t around during the time of the New Music Seminar Battles for World Supremacy back in the day but that’s what last night’s Denver heat reminded me of. I myself was too young to actually attend the early NMS battles of the 1980s so I resorted to tracking down the NMS VHS tapes from years like 1988 and 89 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srcpASrIfF8 *man do I miss watching cats cut up straight vinyl, but I digress…). By the time 1990’s NMS battle came around, I finally made the pilgrimage into Times Square to witness my very first DJ battle in person. The experience was pivotal in my life. Actually being there and standing a few feet away from heroes like DJ Aladdin, Busy B Starski and Ice Cube had a huge impact on my decision to choose the path I have as a DJ. Something tells me there was someone in that audience who was inspired just like I was when I attended my first battle.  Last night wasn’t just about the DJs. Denver’s DMC regional also celebrated other elements of Hip Hop. There was a B-Boy and MC battle which reminded me of the 1989 NMS. Granted 89s NMS Dance Battle was more of a “Kid N’ Play” dance style of battle so it didn’t encompass the intricacies I saw the B-Boys display in Denver. But nonetheless, Denver was yet another reminder that a person’s uncontrollable urge to move to the music Turntablists/Battle DJs like us create still holds true. Just as it did in 89! Even the Graff element was being represented (Big Shout to The Signtologist for hitting me off with probably the coolest gift I’ve ever received from a fellow artist).  To all the DJs, MCs and Dancers who competed, I SALUTE YOU! These days, I can’t help but feel like other genres of music like Dubstep and Electro seem to be taking away some of the attention away from Hip Hop. Whether that’s really happening or not, it was refreshing to see all of you stay true to the core principals of OUR culture ——–> Love, Peace, Unity and Having Fun!  Honorable mention goes to DJ Lazy Eyez aka Sean Choi and Christie Z. Pabon for sacrificing their time and energy to put together such a successful Hip Hop event. I’d also like to send mad love out to Casselmans for hosting all of us at such a beautiful venue.  Here’s to Hip Hop in Denver and everywhere else in the world!  Rob Swift

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Saturday, May 14th, 2011 Updates No Comments

.:DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme – The Solution Tape #1 (hosted by U-N-I & Ro Blvd):.

It’s been a long time coming, but we promise it’s worth the wait…Ladies and gentlemen, we’re proud to present to you, DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme – The Solution Tape #1…Hosted by our good friends and some of our favorites artists out, U-N-I & Ro Blvd, and featuring exclusives and world premiers from some of the top new MCs and producers in hip hop including all three members of Tanya Morgan, Donnis, Exile, DJ Day, Che Grand, Buff1, Adad, 8thW1, Whygee, Kid Hum, Kooley High, Median, Theo Martins, Mike Baker, 1 O.A.K., Moe Green & more, as well as some of our favorite newer tracks…Check it out below and leave us a comment to let us know what you think, cool?

.:DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme – The Solution Tape #1 (hosted by U-N-I & Ro Blvd):.

.:DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme – The Solution Tape #1 (hosted by U-N-I & Ro Blvd) (extended untracked/podcast style version):.

Tracklist:

1. DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme “Question:What’s The Solution?”
2. U-N-I & Ro Blvd “The Solution Tape #1 Intro”
3. Donnis & Ro Blvd “Meet Me At The Solution”*
4. Moe Green “Round & Round”#
5. Donwill “808 Hi”*
6. Ilyas “Put It Up”#
7. Von Pea & Suhburb “Toss It Over”*
8. Kooley High feat. Median & Halo “What The Deal”*
9. Whygee & Kid Hum “I Play The Wall”*
10. Adad “Hi”#
11. BJ The Chicago Kid “Sky’s The Limit”
12. Theo Martins “Kirby’s Airwalk”#
13. Erykah Badu “Jump in The Air”
14. 8thW1 & 2 Hungry Bros “Talkin’”#
15. Ro Blvd “Desha Dayana Instrumental”
16. U-N-I & Ro Blvd “Land Of The Kings”
17. Donwill “Love Junkie”
18. TiRon & Ayomari “Ms. Right”
19. FRESHselects x Waajeed feat. Buff1 “You”#
20. El Prez & Ro Blvd “Lil Miss Popular”
21. Food Chain “Who Ridin’”
22. U-N-I “Beautiful Day” (Live at the Akomplice Season 11 Release Party)*
23. Exile & DJ Day feat. Von Pea, Donwill & Che Grand “Live at the Solution – 6/26/09″*
24. Exile & DJ Day “Funky Beats Interlude – Live at the Solution”*
25. Sounds Supreme “Intro”
26. Raheem Devaughn & Phil Ade “Pretty Girls (Remix)”
27. Chip Tha Ripper “Thank God”
28. Nneka feat. Jay Electronica “Walking (J.Period remix)”
29. Skyzoo “Beautiful Decay”
30. Othello & DJ Vajra “Connect For”#
31. Kidz In The Hall “Jukebox”
32. U-N-I & Ro Blvd “Stylin’”
33. Lupe Fiasco “Lean”
34. Nametag feat. Skyzoo “Back On My Shit”
35. Seven feat. Talib Kweli “Go Slow (DJ Premier Remix)”
36. Whygee & Gyp Da Hip “The Solution Freestyle”*
37. Gorillaz “Stylo (Chiddy Bang Remix)”
38. U-N-I & Ro Blvd feat. Miguel “Lately”
39. Mike Baker & 1 O.A.K. “The Solution (Mile High)”*
40. U-N-I & Ro Blvd “Shouts”

* Exclusive to the Solution Tape #1
# Exclusive world premier

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Friday, 2/12 -> Corpses Listening Party at the Solution w/DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme, hosted by Food Chain…

FRIDAY, 2/12 -> We’ve got the Food Chain, one of Denver’s best rap groups, guest hosting the Solution for a special listening party for their new album, Corpses, which features guest spots from Talib Kweli, Big Pooh (Little Brother), Chaundon & Joe Scudda, plus the single “Who Ridin’”.  The Chain has been dropping jams since bursting onto the radar last year and are definitely one of my favorites in town.  Check out the video below and recent Westword feature to get familiar with the Chain.

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Friday, February 5th, 2010 Events, Guests No Comments

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The Solution named “Best Club Night Return” in Westword 2013 Best Of Denver…



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

DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme – The Solution Tape #1 (hosted by U-N-I & Ro Blvd)

Featuring exclusives and world premiers from Von Pea, Ilyas and Donwill of Tanya Morgan, Exile, DJ Day, Che Grand, Kooley High, Median, Donnis, Ro Blvd, Mike Baker, 1 O.A.K., Whygee, Kid Hum, 8thW1, Adad, Buff1, Waajeed, Moe Green & more. Get your copy at the Solution or download it for free by clicking the cover above.

 

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