Cysko Rokwel

Friday, 5/10 -> Special guests The Crunk Brothers (Cysko Rokwel, DJ Discord, DJ Tense & Platinum Floyd) at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez!!! Photos by IG @Armando_Geneyro, complimentary Solution stickers & more at The Black Box…

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 Events, Guests No Comments

Friday, 11/1 -> Prime Element – Welcome To The Future Release Party at The Solution w/DJ Low Key, Es Nine, Lazy Eyez & Cysko Rokwel, live art from Delton Demarest & more at the Meadowlark…

FRIDAY, 11/1 -> We’re looking forward to celebrating the new EP from one of Colorado best hip hop groups, Prime Element, at The Solution.  To get the night started, we’ll be previewing Prime Element’s new Welcome To The Future EP, which featuring guest appearances from Toki Wright (Rhymesayers), Metty Dertmerchant (of Sweatshop Union) & Jon Shockness (of Air Dubai) with production from Es Nine, Shuko and the Solution’s own DJ Lazy Eyez.  From there, Cysko Rokwel & Es Nine of Prime Element and DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez of The Solution will be blessing the turntables with all the best in hip hop and lots more for your dancing and drinking pleasure.  We’ll also be featuring live painting and goods by EP cover artist & Denver favorite Delton Demarest to class things up.  It all goes down at the award-winning Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St) at 9pm / No cover til 11pm / Only $5 after / 21+.

P.S. Prime Element’s Welcome To The Future EP drops on November 2nd, make sure you check it out on their bandcamp!

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Thursday, October 17th, 2013 Events, Guests No Comments

Friday, 3/8 -> The Solution x The 90s House Party w/DJ Lazy Eyez & guests Es Nine, Cysko Rokwel & DJ Discord (Crunk Brothers)…

FRIDAY, 3/8 -> Over the last few years, The (sometimes 90s) House Party (formerly at Tooey’s), has been one of our favorite parties in the city and we were sad to hear from its founders and resident DJs, Es Nine & Cysko Rokwel, that they were going to take a break from the party.  Having had a couple of great collaborations with Cysko & Es Nine over the last few years at Tooey’s, we were excited to invite them, along with their Crunk Brother brethren DJ Discord, to bring their best 90s flavor over to the the Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St) for one night only.  With DJ Low Key on the road for two weeks (catch him in LA, Houston & Austin), Lazy Eyez will be repping hard for the home team and this Solution x 90s House Party collab should give you flashbacks of the 90s in the best way possible.  Find your Cross Colours, pull out your Starter Jackets (we see you Opt Won), trim up your high tops fades, dig out those door knockers and we’ll see you there. 21+ / No cover until 11 / $5 after.

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Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 Events No Comments

Saturday, 12/1 -> Tooey’s House Party x The Solution collab to celebrate The (formerly 90s) House Party’s 4 Year Anniversary w/Es Nine, Cysko Rokwel, DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez…

SATURDAY, 12/1 -> We’re joining forces with one of our favorite parties in town, the (formerly 90s) House Party at Tooey’s, to celebrate their 4 year anniversary and if you’re a hip hop head in Denver that’s probably all you need to know.  The all-star DJ lineup features Es Nine, Cysko Rokwel, DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez in what should be a great follow up to last year’s great collab. Tooey’s (1520 Marion St) / 10PM / 21+ / No cover / No gimmicks, just exceptional music.

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Sunday, November 25th, 2012 Events No Comments

Meet Cysko Rokwel, A.V.I.U.S. & Es Nine aka Prime Element, our featured Denver group for The Solution Showcase #9 on Saturday, 9/22 at the Meadowlark…

Denver, you probably already know them, but in case you don’t, meet producer Es Nine, MC A.V.I.U.S. & DJ Cysko Rokwel aka Prime Element (fka 3 The Hardway), easily one of the top groups in #COhiphop.  After linking up under the name 3 The Hardway in 2007, the group changed their name to Prime Element in 2010 and dropped their official debut album, Set In Stone, a year later on Kamikazi Airlines Records to both local and international acclaim (Prime Element gets mad love overseas).  Since then, Cysko, Es Nine & A.V.I.U.S. have been traveling the country on tour with the likes of Swollen Members, Dilated Peoples, People Under the Stairs, Souls Of Mischief, Sweatshop Union and Saigon while playing on top notch stages like the Warped Tour, as well as a who’s who of top Colorado venues, bringing a finely tuned show built upon the classic MC/DJ/producer combo to tens of thousands of hip hop fans in just a few short years. Check out the rest of the post for a taste of Prime Element’s music and more info on each member.

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Es Nine

You might remember Es Nine as our featured producer for The Solution Showcase #2 back in January.  If you came out that night, I don’t even need to explain how Es Nine is bringing boom bap to a new generation of hip hop fans or mention that he’s produced tracks for indie hip hop heavyweights like KRS-One, Dilated Peoples, Encore, Killah Priest, Prince Po, Kam Moye, Fashawn & Apathy or that he’s one of the most requested engineers in the Denver area, but in case you didn’t make it out and don’t already know, check out his instrumental project, Light Of Day, to get more familiar with one of Colorados top producers.  P.S. Es Nine is also a very dope DJ, which you might also already know if you’ve been to the great Denver hip hop parties that he’s involved in, such as The (formerly 90s) House Party and Ya Dig! (with Cysko Rowkel).

.:Download Es Nine – Light Of Day:.

Cysko Rokwel

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4 Time US DMC Finalist.  2 Time US DMC Runner Up.  2010 East Coast DMC Champion.  2 Time Colorado DMC Champion.  Crunk Brother.  CO turntablist legend.  Incredibly dope DJ.  Those are just a few of the titles that Cysko Rokwel has acquired on his way to becoming one of the top DJs in Colorado and the country.  And while Cysko is most known for being one of the fiercest DMC competitors of the last decade, he’s also dropped some great mixtapes (his Best Of The Beatnuts tape is CRAZY!) and been a fixture on the party scene (alongside Es Nine) with events like the The (90s) House Party & Ya Dig!.

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A.V.I.U.S.

Prime Element frontman A.V.I.U.S. is best known within the context of the group, but has been busy on the Denver scene since his pre-3 The Hardway/Prime Element solo debut, Patience, dropped in 2007.  Over that 5 year period, A.V.I.U.S. has commanded a wide variety of crowds in true MC fashion along with Es Nine & Cysko as a member of Prime Element while also keeping a few rhymes in the stash for a solo project.  Last year, he dropped that solo project, For Better or Worse, an EP on House Of Waxx Recordings led by the Es Nine-produced single “Same Ol Line”, which includes verses by XXL Freshman cover feature Fashawn & Evidence (of Dilated Peoples).

.:Download A.V.I.U.S. For Better or Worse:.

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Now that you’re up on Prime Element, catch them at The Solution Showcase #9 with LA’s Ro Blvd, Thurzday & Free Speech, elusive DJ/producer Fast Forward, DJ Low Key & more on Saturday, 9/22 at the Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St).  We know there are a lot of other events going on the same night, so we’re starting early at 7PM sharp on the patio stage (for the first time ever!) and giving anyone who shows their ticket/ticket stub from another 9/22 event $3 off cover (only $5 for this crazy lineup instead of $8) to help you maximize the last official day of Summer.  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 7pm.

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 Guests, The Solution Showcase No Comments

SATURDAY, 6/23 -> The Solution Showcase #7 w/Deejay Tense, K-Tone, Cysko Rokwel, DJ Top Shelf, Gyp Da Hip & DJ Low Key at the Meadowlark…


SATURDAY, 6/23 from 9pm-2am ->

1 Night. 6 DJs. 6 styles.

For one night only, we’re flipping the formula for The Solution Showcase and making #7 the CO DJ Edition w/K-Tone, Cysko Rokwel, DJ Top Shelf, Deejay Tense, Gyp Da Hip & DJ Low Key aka all six of the DJs nominated for “best hip hop DJ” in the Westword Music Showcase (make sure to vote for your favorite here by 6/25).  It’ll be rare chance to see why the six of us were nominated on the same night, in the same building, with a fresh party vibe at the Meadowlark (2701 Larimer) /// 21+ /// $5 with an RSVP to RSVP@DenverSolution.com or Westword Music Showcase ticket stub or $8 at the door.

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Monday, June 18th, 2012 Events, The Solution Showcase 2 Comments

Saturday, 8/6 -> The 90s House Party x The Solution w/Es Nine, DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez at Tooey’s…

SATURDAY, 8/6 -> For one night only, Denver’s two favorite hip hop nights are joining forces.  The Solution is teaming up with our favorite hip hop party in town, the 90s House Party, to celebrate Lazy Eyez’s 2nd college graduation (he just wrapped up his master’s, like a boss!!!) at Tooey’s (Colfax & Marion).  Es Nine, DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez will be on the ones and two and we’ll be wishing Es Nine’s partner on the 90s House Party, Cysko Rokwel (as well as DJ Vajra), the best of luck in the US DMC finals. No gimmicks /// No cover /// 21+.

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Thursday, August 4th, 2011 Events, Guests 3 Comments

Please take a quick minute & vote DJ Low Key in the 2011 Westword Music Showcase…

From djlowkey.com: What’s up world?  I wanted to check in and see if you’d do me the quick favor of heading over to Westword.com and voting for me for best hip hop DJ in the Westword Music Showcase.  Voting is easy and painless and since I’m up against such Colorado DJ heavyweights as defending DMC NYC champion DJ Cysko Rokwel, Moolah Boy K-Tone, Solution co-founder Sounds Supreme and world renowned turntablist DJ Vajra, I’m gonna need your help to follow up my win in 2010 (Thanks again Denver, I also won in 2008 and I think a win this year would make me the first three time winner; please help me make history).  I have a ton of respect for all four of the other competitors and they’re all friends of mine, but you can’t vote for everybody so you might as well vote DJ Low Key (category 39).

And most importantly, thanks for the support in the contest and my DJ career, whether or not I win. I couldn’t do what I do for a living without the support of fine people like yourself and I know, appreciate and relish that.

P.S. If I win, I’ll make a mixtape for y’all or throw a party or both or something else that’s even better, trust.

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Monday, May 23rd, 2011 Press, Updates No Comments

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

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