Es Nine

Friday, 5/31 -> Special guest Es Nine (of The Crunk Bros/CA) 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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Friday, May 31st, 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

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

Friday, 1/20 -> The Solution Showcase #2 w/Inka One, The Foodchain, Es Nine, DJ Low Key, Sounds Supreme & Lazy Eyez at the Meadowlark…

FRIDAY, 1/20 -> First off, thank you Denver. The first Solution Showcase was packed full of great people and great energy.  All the performers left the party raving about how cool the crowd was, saying everything from “that was the best show I’ve ever been a part of” to “you guys have a great thing going on in Denver”; so thank y’all for being so damn cool.  Everybody I talked to in the crowd showed love right back, excited to see some of their favorites rock and learn about other dope new music.  Just about everything went according to plan, better than expected even; and on that note, it’s my pleasure to announce the lineup for The Solution Showcase #2 at the Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St).

He’s one of LA’s favorite DJs, the founder of Boombox, one of the best hip hop parties in the country, was a key part of Basementalism’s national college radio dominance in the mid 2000s and still somehow manages to hate 99% of the music that comes out, your favorite hater Inka One.

In my humble opinion, their new album Brunch is one of the best #COHipHop albums of all time, they’ve rocked with a who’s who of hip hop over the last few years and made fans worldwide, you know them as The Foodchain.

Our featured producer 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 & a whole lot of other notable artists, the one and only Es Nine.

The Solution DJs aka me, Sounds Supreme and Lazy Eyez will also be rocking throughout the night, bringing you the very best in hip hop & more.  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.  Just like last time, we’ll be posting music & videos from everybody performing over the next few weeks to get y’all familiar, so don’t worry if you’re not up on the whole lineup, just know that me, Sounds & Lazy aren’t gonna steer you wrong (a big focus of this night is about introducing Denver to great new music, that is what DJs are supposed to do, right?).  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. – DJ Low Key

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Friday, January 6th, 2012 Events, The Solution Showcase 4 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

I Remember: The top 3 Solution moments from Boonie Mayfield & Che Grand…

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.  Here’s favorites from two-time Denver Big Tune Champ and producer extraordinaire Boonie Mayfield and Brookyn-based MC, the Lessondary’s own Che Grand (of Fixtape, EGU & Fixtape Two fame); stay tuned for more classic memories leading up to the party on 2/4.

Boonie Mayfield aka Boon Doc’s Top 3 Solution Moments:

1. Boonie Mayfield Fundraiser/Producer Showcase (aka Boonie’s Solution): I am so grateful for The Solution putting this together for me after I was going through such a tough time with my studio getting robbed. There IS support in the Colorado music scene, no matter what some people may think. The showcase was a BLAST!!! It was just nonstop heat coming out of those speakers from the likes of Xperiment, Kid Hum, Fat Trak, Es Nine, etc. And I was really happy that my boy Stro from The Procussions came through as well… I’ve always looked up to that cat. Tons of my closest friends came to support… it was fun to see everybody having fun. Not to mention, the drinks were nicely priced!!! I got pretty damn tipsy (lol). (The above pic is Boonie Mayfield & Xperiment at Boonie’s Solution)

2. I met a GORGEOUS and intelligent woman one night through a mutual friend who surprised me with her great taste in music. I got her number but didn’t wanna come off like I was hittin’ on her. For a while, The Solution nights were the only times I’d see her…and I always looked forward to it (lol). She didn’t exactly know that though, because I showed a lot of mixed signals and wasn’t too sure if I should express my interest. Who doesn’t hate potential rejection? Anyways… her and I became really close… and in a lot of ways she changed my life. That night, I did not expect to meet someone I’d fall in love with. Oh yeah… and I got pretty damn tipsy that night too!

3. (TIE) J Dilla Tribute w/ Slum Village and The West Coast nights: The SV show is self-explanatory! Once “The Look of Love” came on… I think I almost elbowed my date in the eye-socket from the excitement. On another note, I just enjoy hearing Low Key spin… ’cause he’s always playing tracks that I WISH I’d hear at every club. He’s like a human Pandora. So, if you know me well… you know I LOVE ME SOME G-FUNK!!!! That West Coast night was just DOPE! It made me wanna crease up some khaki’s and c-walk on your grandma’s carpet…. with dog-shit on my shoes… Yes, it was THAT gangsta! Don’t ever play “Doggy, Dogg World” and expect me to sit still. By the way…. did I mention I was pretty damn tipsy that night as well?

Che Grand’s Top 3 Solution Moments:

Every year has been great!  I can’t thank you enough for you having us come out, giving us exposure to the folks of Denver. The hospitality n red bull I appreciate it all man!  The years have kind of become a blur now, but off top here are my top 3 Solution moment (this excludes other moments that have happened during our BDAY weekend celebrations that can’t be put on the list since we’re talking strictly solution nights lol).

1. 1st Annual DJ Low Key, Donwill & Che Grand Birthday Extravaganza at the Solution at the Shelter: The awesome customized birthday cake the first year I came thru, that was bangin!

2. 2nd Annual DJ Low Key, Donwill & Che Grand Birthday Extravaganza at the Solution at the Funky Buddha: Rockin a crowd with my first ever live DJ set at the Solution! (That was the year Von [Pea] and Don’s flight was delayed. I think I may have rocked again that weekend at the sushi spot too!)

3. Red Bull Music Academy On The Floor with Exile & DJ Day at the Solution at the Funky Buddha: Rapping with Exile and DJ Day live on the MPC!

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*Honorable mention to my dude Charley and “the stripper darts intermission” lol oh and I can’t forget my fave bartender Jessica *swooon*  Can’t wait for June.

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Monday, January 24th, 2011 I Remember No Comments

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