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Friday, 9/6 -> The Solution w/DJ Low Key, special guests Sounds Supreme, DJ Dozen & Kid Hum, Turner Jackson & Lindsey’s Birthday Party, the Friday night debut of The Meadowlark Kitchen & more…

FRIDAY, 9/6 -> With Lazy Eyez out of town on official Reminders DJ business this week (he’ll be back next Friday to celebrate his birthday), we’ve got some heavy hitting guests coming by to keep DJ Low Key company.  We’re welcoming extra special guests Solution co-founder Sounds Supreme, youngest in charge DJ Dozen (Welcome to the D.O.P.E. Game) & the Dabvillain aka Kid Hum, as well as celebrating Denver favorite/the D.O.P.E. Game’s own Turner Jackson and our extra cool homegirl Lindsey’s birthdays.

As if that wasn’t enough, we’re ecstatic to announce that we’ll be featuring food from the test kitchen at the brand new Meadowlark Kitchen (official opening coming later this year) every Friday from here on out.  After a quick menu tasting, we couldn’t be more excited about the tasty food options we’ll be able to feature every single week, frequently changing based on what’s in season to always stay fresh and exciting.  If those weren’t reasons enough to come out to the hip hop party that’s “a testament to quality” (c) Westword, we don’t know what is.  21+ / 9pm / No cover until 11pm / Only $5 after.

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Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 Events No Comments

Wednesday, 4/24 -> The Solution Showcase #14 w/DJ Rhettmatic (Beat Junkies), Fly4Wird, Spyda T.E.K., DJ Low Key, Sounds Supreme & DJ Dozen at Beauty Bar Denver…The Solution Showcase has a new monthly home, but you can still catch The Solution every Friday night at the Meadowlark!

WEDNESDAY, 4/24 -> With The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez back to weekly status every Friday night and winning awards for it, we realized that Fridays should stay focused on the straight up party vibe at the Meadowlark and decided to move The Solution Showcase and it’s concert/party/beat showcase/etc mixed vibe over to Beauty Bar Denver (608 E. 13th St) so we could have more flexibility and a bigger stage to play with.

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UPDATE: Blu, TiRon & Ayomari are canceling /postponing their tour and we’re disappointed to say that because of that they will not be performing at The Solution Showcase #14.  With that said, we’re excited to announce THE LEGENDARY DJ RHETTMATIC of the WORLD FAMOUS BEAT JUNKIES will be taking their place as our out of town special guest instead.  Rhettmatic is a legend in the LA scene, having been a fixture of their nightlife circuit, working with artists like Cypress Hill, The Visionaries & Buff1 while winning quite a few DJ battle titles as well.  Expect him to smash the turntables like only a legend can.

This month’s featured Denver act is recently formed CO supergroup Fly4Wird (aka Babah Fly, DJ Fast 4Ward & Mike Wird) and our featured producer is 2013 Solution Beat Battle winner Spyda T.E.K., who blew a lot of Denver heads away en route to winning the 2013 title.  Solution co-founders DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme as well as Welcome to the D.O.P.E. Game’s DJ Dozen will be holding down the turntables as well and our friends at Red Bull are hooking up the first 50 people through the door with complimentary new Red Bull Editions.  $8 pre-sales at the weekly Solution via DJ Low Key or Lazy Eyez or at any Family Affair / $10 at the door / 21+.

.:Order pre-sale tickets to The Solution Showcase #14 online for $8:.

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Monday, April 22nd, 2013 Events, Guests, The Solution Showcase 2 Comments

Friday, 2/15 -> Denver Dre Day 2013 at The Solution w/DJ Low Key, Lazy Eyez & special guest DJ Dozen at the Meadowlark…A night full of everything Dr. Dre & more…

FRIDAY, 2/15 -> Before we even talk about Dre Day, I gotta shout out everyone who came out to our weekly relaunch/6 year anniversary party/#TheSolution6 kickoff last Friday at the Meadowlark.  I knew it was going to be a good night, but calling it a good party would be an understatement; after a wall to wall packed turnout, complete with a super cool crowd going wild to great music from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Donald Byrd & Dilla, I think it’s safe to say The Solution’s new weekly home is a hit.  Special guest DJ Izer, Sounds Supreme, Lazy Eyez, and surprise guest DJ Chris Karns aka the DJ formerly known as Vajra aka 2011 DMC world champion, DJ legend and Yelawolf’s touring DJ all tore things down while the crowd went on one wild musical ride (my set went over pretty well too, check out what I played here).  Whether you made it out or not, there are a ton of beautiful pictures of the party on Westword.com and via the Meadowlark’s photobooth on The Solution’s facebook page that you should take a look at.

So let’s talk Dre Day.  Dre Day is a national phenomenon that’s popped up over last few years, as parties all over the country are taking it upon themselves to honor to music and career of Andre Young aka Dr. Dre.  I’m not sure if there’s been one in Denver before, but we’re excited to make one happen.  Me, Lazy Eyez and special guest DJ Dozen (Welcome To The D.O.P.E. Game) will be holding down the turntables and spinning everything Dre related, from the World Class Cru days through the N.W.A-era into the Death Row dynasty and onward to the Aftermath and “Detox” eras, complete with guest spots, original samples, features, other production and everything else Dre’s been affiliated with, all the way up to his Kendrick verses.  21+/Free until 11/$5 after/2701 Larimer St. – DJ Low Key

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(Pictures via Ken Hamblin for Westword, full gallery here)

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Sunday, February 10th, 2013 #TheSolution6, Events 2 Comments

Meet Infamous Jones, our featured Denver producer for The Solution Showcase #10 on Saturday, 11/24 at the Meadowlark…

Denver, meet Infamous Jones.  Fresh off producing, D.I.A. “In This Town” (with Turner Jackson, Marcus Arrilius, AP, King F.O.E., Chuck’T, Capital G, Young Hamm, Tuxx, Dre Payne, Tytanik, Rebel Minority, Champion, 5280 Mystic & DT), one of the most impressive and ambitious posse cuts in #COhiphop history, we’re featuring Infamous Jones as our CO producer for The Solution Showcase #10.

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DJ Dozen first introduced us to Infamous Jones a few years back and we’ve been watching him steadily ascend the ranks of Denver production scene ever since, working with his Welcome To The D.O.P.E. Game crew and showing off his skills in The Solution Beat Battle earlier this year.  Besides producing for the crew, Infamous has dropped a few different full length projects you should know about, including the Ghost Buster Remixes project w/DJ Dozen and Infamous Jackson w/Turner Jackson.

.:Download Infamous Jones & Turner Jackson – Infamous Jackson:.

.:Download Infamous Jones & DJ Dozen – Ghost Buster Remixes: The Haunted Hills Edition:.

Now that you’re a little more familiar with Infamous Jones, make sure you check him out on Saturday 11/24 at The Solution Showcase #10, along with “Hov’s Fav Cat” (c) Questlove, Danny!, J. Carey, DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez at the award-winning Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St).  Don’t miss a chance to catch this insane lineup for only $5 via pre-sale (plus 15% off your purchase) at any of the Family Affair locations or just $8 at the door.  Starts at 9pm / 21+.

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Friday, November 23rd, 2012 The Solution Showcase 1 Comment

3 ways to win free Big K.R.I.T. at the Boulder Theater tickets, courtesy of me & The Solution…Don’t miss The Solution Boulder, every Thursday night!!!

THURSDAY, 7/19 & every THURSDAY -> 3 ways you can win a pair of tickets to the Big K.R.I.T. show at the Boulder Theater ($40 value), courtesy of me & The Solution Boulder.

-Be the first person to share this contest on facebook via your wall (take a screenshot to verify). Congrats to Jeremy Pape.

-Be the first person to e-mail contests@djlowkey.com with the subject “Big K.R.I.T.” Congrats to Danielle Pastel.

-Be the first person to buy a drink & make a Big K.R.I.T. request at The Solution Boulder on Thursday, 7/19 (starts at 10PM).

Make sure you catch The Solution Boulder w/DJ Low Key, DJ Dozen, B-Money, Sounds Supreme & friends bringing Boulder the best in hip hop+more, before and after the Big K.R.I.T. show and every Thursday night at ‘Round Midnight (1005 Pearl St).

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 Events, The Solution Boulder No Comments

Every Thursday -> The Solution Boulder w/DJ Low Key, Sounds Supreme & friends at ‘Round Midnight…Upcoming events in March…

THURSDAY, 3/8 -> We celebrate the west in grand fashion at The Solution Boulder at ‘Round Midnight (1005 Pearl St in downtown Boulder) with:

-All the best in west coast hip hop, all night long
-Complimentary chicken & waffles from 10-11pm
-Gin & juice specials, $4 Red Bull/Vodkas & more + win Raekwon tickets
-Music by DJ Low Key & DJ Dozen, including a Nate Dogg tribute set!

THURSDAY, 3/15 -> Art Opening from Dunn The Signtologist at The Solution Boulder w/DJ Sounds Supreme & DJ B Money + win Raekwon tickets

THURSDAY, 3/22 -> Ladies Shoe x Fashion Show w/Installation, more info coming soon!

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

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 Events, The Solution Boulder, Updates No Comments

Thursday, 12/15 -> The Solution Showcase #1 w/TiRon & Ayomari, Turner Jackson feat. DJ Dozen, The Girlgrabbers, DJ Low Key, Sounds Supreme & more at the Meadowlark…

THURSDAY, 12/15 -> I’m super excited to announce the launch of The Solution Showcase, a new monthly party/show/event/whatever-you-wanna-call-it that we’re throwing at the Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St).  In the same way that me and Sounds Supreme started The Solution to be the kind of party we’d wanna go to, The Solution Showcase is gonna combine the vibe of The Solution with a live show element; showcasing an up and coming out of town act, a dope Denver artist and a Denver-based producer or production crew each month, plus assorted other goodness.

To get things started right, we’re bringing out critically acclaimed and super dope Los Angeles-based rappers TiRon and Ayomari, whose recently released album, A Sucker For Pumps (available to stream free here), is one of the best projects I’ve heard all year (up there with Section .80, Watch The Throne, Charity Starts At Home, To Live For, To Die For & such).  And I’m not alone, Dream Hampton, co-author of Jay-Z’s book Decoded called it a classic and her favorite album of the year, hugely popular blog the Smoking Section gave it 4 1/2 of 5 stars and the album has landed them on numerous bills in LA alongside Dr. Dre’s favorite new rapper, Kendrick Lamar.  You may have also gotten familiar with TiRon and Ayomari via T&A:The Prelude to ASFP (the mixtape I did for them earlier this year, download it here), Ketchup (my other mixtape collab with TiRon and 2Dopeboyz’s favorite mixtape of 2009, download it here), MSTRD, the PB & J Solution or collabs with the likes of Blu, Pac Div, Miguel, Asher Roth, Oddisee and so on.

TiRon and Ayomari will be joined by Denver’s own Turner Jackson, whose last album, My Heart Needs Space (available for free download here), is one of the best local projects I heard all year and showed ridiculous growth from the young MC.  His frequent collaborator and youngest DJ in charge, DJ Dozen, will hold him down on the turntables for the night.  The Girlgrabbers (aka Q-Knox, GypDaHip & Brik-A-Brak) will be showcasing their one of a kind musical magic as our featured producers for the night (check out some of their prolific catalogue here).  In classic Solution fashion, me & Sounds Supreme will round out the lineup as the night’s DJs, rocking all the best in hip hop and more.  We’ll be posting music and videos from everybody on the bill to get y’all familiar over the next month or so, so don’t worry if you’re not up on the whole lineup, just trust that the DJs you like aren’t gonna steer you wrong (a big part of this night is gonna be about discovering great new music and we think you’re gonna love it).  Also, we’ve got a few surprises to announce that’ll make the night even better, so stay tuned to @DenverSolution for those last few details and a chance to win free tickets.  21+ /// $5 Pre-sales available at Family Affair downtown after Thanksgiving /// $8 at the door. – DJ Low Key

P.S. The Meadowlark is a pretty small venue and this show could very well sell out, so don’t sleep!!!!!

P.P.S. This is just the start of a bunch of big Solution news…We’re about to make up for lost time in a major way, watch!!!

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Friday, November 18th, 2011 Events, Guests, The Solution Showcase, Updates 8 Comments

Friday, 1/28 -> Special guest DJ Dozen & his B-Sides: Part Deux Mixtape Release Party + Miss Rachel’s Birthday at the Solution + DJ Image from Philadephia…

FRIDAY, 1/28 -> We’re looking out for our college homies at the Solution with a special guest set from DJ Dozen, youngest in charge, plus we’re celebrating the release of his B-Sides Part Deux mixtape (free mixtapes for the first 50 people!!!) and Denver fixture Miss Rachel’s birthday party!!!  DJ Dozen has been steady on the come up over the last few years and his impressive B-Sides Part Deux tape proves it, you definitely wanna get a copy.  And as if that wasn’t enough, we’re hosting the birthday party for Basementalism alum/PopularLemonade.com founder Miss Rachel, so you already know it’s gonna be a great night.  3014 Colfax Ave / 21+ / No cover/ Music at 9.

JUST ADDED: Special guest set from DJ Image, all the way from Philadelphia (catch him opening for Raekwon on Saturday 1/29).

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Friday, January 21st, 2011 Events No Comments

I Remember: The top 3 Solution moments from Brittney the Square and DJ Dozen…

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.  First up, we have R&B/soul music guru Brittney the Square and the youngest DJ in charge aka DJ Dozen sharing their top 3 Solution moments; stay tuned for more classic memories leading up to the party on 2/4.

Brittney The Square’s Top 3 Solution Moments:
1. The 2010 (4th Annual) Solution J Dilla Tribute w/ Slum Village at Bar Standard:  SV is the first hip hop group that really got me listening to hip hop back in 2002.  So, to meet them and see them perform at The Solution was amazing.  Although I spent most of the night in the back corner away from the party soliciting donations for the J Dilla Foundation, the night still managed to make my top 3 list for a few reasons:  1. meeting SV and seeing them perform some of my favorite tracks 2. eating all the damn donuts (powdered and chocolate were the preference) 3. hearing tracks that I had no idea Dilla produced and buggin’ out about it and of course, 4. supporting a good cause.

2.  Meeting my boyfriend at the Solution at the Funky Buddha:  It was either my first or second night ever at The Solution and I was helping out with usual stuff when Low Key introduced me to, who would later be, my future boyfriend.  When we met, we immediately got on the subject of, of course, music and our music preferences.  We talked about not only hip hop, but soul/r&b, which is my favorite.  I was impressed that he knew all of my favorite artists and I think he was impressed that I was so into and passionate about the same music as he was.  It took me awhile to really come around, but eventually I did.  Hate to admit it, but you can find love at the “club”.

3.  My third favorite Solution moment doesn’t have a name.  It’s just those random nights dancing and vibing to good ass music with your favorite people.  That’s what it’s all about, right?

DJ Dozen’s (yes, that’s him rocking the Thugnificent look for Halloween) Top 3 Solution Moments:
1.  The first annual Solution J Dilla tribute at Milk:  I hit up the party with Dealz, Mike Lee, and Gully Gabby; it was my first time seeing midwest music embraced in CO. At the ripe age of 18, I stepped out to see what this good music was all about. I still remember sittin wit Dealz and every so often yelling “Dilla Made This Too?!?” It was def a good experience.

2.  Exile, DJ Day, Tanya Morgan and Che Grand at the Solution at the Funky Buddha:  After a long day setting up and facilitating there is nothing better that to get an unexpected crazy live show.  Coming in, I knew that DJ Day and Exile were set to perform but at no point was I ready for the Micheal Jackson Tribute or for Donwill, Von Pea and Che Grand to rip freestyles over their beats mid party!!! Crazy night but super fun!

3.  Solution moments come in a blur for some of us who attend on a regular basis, not at all because they are the same, it’s more like having extra fun. Like I go out normally but the atmosphere aint like this; in the club jammin all night, with ya hands in the air, not worrying about any problems.  Of course there’s drinks too, but just an overall good feeling vibe going through everybody in the building.

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Monday, January 10th, 2011 I Remember 1 Comment

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Friday, 3/14 in Denver at 9pm: Special guests DJ Deft & DJ Discord join Lazy Eyez at The Solution at the Meadowlark.



Saturday, 3/15 in Austin from Noon to 4pm: Austin Goodness w/DJ Low Key & friends at La Barbecue featuring special guests Dayta, DJ Sober, DJ Dozen, DJ Clockwork, Deejay Theory, DJ Expo, DJ A-Minor & more, hosted by Donwill & Von Pea (aka Tanya Morgan).



Saturday, 3/15 from 4pm to midnight: The SX Solution Showcase w/Exile, Dag Savage, Tanya Morgan, Tree, Tef Poe, Black Spade, YC The Cynic, Boonie Mayfield & lots more at La Barbecue.


Friday, 3/21: The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez at the Meadowlark.


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The Art Of Records III: Enter The Marauders, curated by DJ Low Key & Dunn The Signtologist…

Check out the acclaimed art show at Family Affair Denver (downtown at 2049 Larimer St) through December 2013, featuring a dozen of Denver's best artists re-imagining the album & 12" artwork of A Tribe Called Quest's Midnight Marauders & Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), right on time for the two iconic hip hop albums' 20th anniversary.

Every Friday Night: The Solution w/DJ Low Key, Lazy Eyez & friends at the Meadowlark…


The best in hip hop & a whole lot more.
Complimentary photo booth.
Food by Year Of The Snake.
Beautiful patio.
No cover until 11 / Only $5 after.
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9pm / 21+ / 2701 Larimer St.

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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