J DIlla

Sunday, 2/26 -> The 11th Annual Solution J Dilla Celebration in conjunction w/FASOR Lab featuring the legendary DJ Revolution, DJ Low Key, CRL CRRLL, Lazy Eyez & Neon Brown! Photos by IG: @Armando_Geneyro, complimentary donuts & more surprises early at The Meadowlark!!!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 #TheSolution10, Events, Guests No Comments

#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.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Friday, February 7th, 2014 #TheSolution7, Events, Guests 2 Comments

Friday, 12/6 -> Super rare Akomplice Sample Sale at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez at the Meadowlark! One of a kind items, deep sales & more on Akomplice Clothing, starting at 9pm!!!

FRIDAY, 12/6 -> We’re super excited to be teaming up with our good friends over at Akomplice Clothing for a very rare sample sale, featuring one of a kind items, rarities and a whole lot more at a deep discount at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez.  It’s a great chance to get presents for everyone on your Christmas list, get yourself ready for Winter or just make sure you have some fresh gear that no one else has; all while supporting a Colorado-based company that’s been active in the hip hop scene for years.  Award-winning DJs and Solution residents DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez will be on the turntables all night, party photographer Knower Of The Ledge will be snapping flicks of the party for our Instagram (@DenverSolution) and Facebook pages and a good time will be had by all at “Denver’s best hip hop party” (c) Dear Denver. 2701 Larimer St / 9pm / 21+ / No cover until 11, only $5 after.

P.S.  Also, make sure you check out the new Akomplice x Joey Bada$$ X J Dilla boxed set.  It’s super fresh boxed set featuring a 45 of “Two Lips”, an unreleased Dilla instrumental on one side and a Joey Bada$$ vocal version on the other, super fresh Akomplice J Dilla tee or crewneck and edition of the Akomplice Times featuring an interview with Ma Dukes, with all 100% of the proceeds from the boxed sets going to buy instruments and music lessons for low income youth. (random fact: all the Dilla records in the picture above are from Solution co-founder DJ Low Key’s collection)

P.P.S.  This is the second of a series of Solution events featuring Denver-based businesses for the holidays, stay tuned for more good stuff as we make your holiday shopping easier while keeping the money in the local community!!!

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 Events No Comments

What is #TheSolution5?

(click to enlarge flyer)

February 2012 marks 5 years of The Solution and before anything else can be mentioned, we have to thank everyone in Denver and beyond who’s come out to the party.  Whether it was in our earliest days at the Shelter/Milk Bar or at our longest running home, The Funky Buddha, or maybe you just learned about us via The Solution Showcase at the Meadowlark over the last month or two, it doesn’t matter; we wouldn’t be able to do anything cool without your love and support.  With that said, a lot has changed since we started the party and we want to make sure everyone knows about what we’re up to going forward.

As you might have noticed, the party has grown beyond just a club night.  Last year, we embarked on a statewide tour with Tanya Morgan, TiRon, Whygee, King F.O.E. & Boonie Mayfield, threw our first BBQ (with our good friends Family Affair) and started a monthly spinoff based around showcasing new talent, called The Solution Showcase, at the Meadowlark.  This year we’ve already launched The Solution Boulder at ‘Round Midnight, we’re about to take the party outside of our great state for some collabs with like-minded parties in other cities and this month, we’re going to celebrate our 5 years with 5 events that we call The Solution 5 aka #TheSolution5.

With that in mind, what hasn’t changed about The Solution is that we’re still dedicated to making sure every event we throw is something we’d wanna go to, something fun and, hopefully, something a little more unique than your average party.  With that in mind, let us tell you about what we’ve got in store for #TheSolution5.

Wednesday, February 22nd we’re teaming up with world renowned Red Bull Music Academy for what’s shaping up to be a one of a kind celebration of the man who was quite possibly the greatest hip hop producer ever, J Dilla.  We’re throwing the party at Beta Nightclub (1909 Blake St) and it’s an unprecedented event to hear Dilla’s music on one of the best sound systems in the world.  As if that wasn’t enough, we’re bringing out the legendary DJ Spinna (New York) and frequent Dilla collaborators and Detroit icons Waajeed & Phat Kat out to celebrate with us.  Phat Kat will be rocking with Dameion Hines and Q-Knox of Big Wheel, who’ll also be performing a tribute to Jay Dee of their own.  The Solution DJs aka DJ Low Key, Sounds Supreme and Lazy Eyez will be on the turntables to kick things off and with Dilla’s catalogue, you’re gonna miss some incredible music if you show up late.

Thursday, February 23rd is The Solution Showcase #3 at the Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St) and the lineup is ridiculous.  We’ve got Trackademicks (of A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold Records) and DJ Tap 10 coming out from the Bay, bringing a trademark slap that’s one of our favorite sounds out.  Black Actors (Quiz fka Sunkenstate and .anansi) is our Denver feature and the one and only Kid Hum will be making his live production debut, plus DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez will get the party started.

Saturday, February 25th is the opening of The Art Of Records at Family Affair downtown (2048 Larimer St) from 6-9pm.  It’s an art show based around classic hip hop album artwork being interpreted by top Colorado-based artists including the likes of Dunn The Signtologist, Path One, Thomas Evans, Tristan Minton & more, curated by Dunn himself and DJ Low Key.  We’ll be displaying the actual 12″ album covers next to the artwork and DJ Low Key will be spinning the records on display throughout the evening to bring things full circle.

Sunday, February 26th we’re excited to present The Solution Beat Battle at La Rumba (99 W. 9th Ave).  A dozen of Denver’s top producers will face off head to head to see who has the best beats in town.  Producer extraordinaire Boonie Mayfield will be rocking a live beat showcase, “legends in the making” (according to Ali Shaheed Muhammed of A Tribe Called Quest) and new school vets Tanya Morgan will be performing and we still have more on the bill to be announced shortly.  If you’re a producer or beatmaker looking to enter, check out this post for more info.

Every Thursday night in Boulder, don’t miss our fifth event of the #TheSolution5, The Solution Boulder, at ‘Round Midnight (1005 Pearl St).   In the coming weeks, we’ll be throwing our infamous chicken & waffles party up there, featuring a performance from Tanya Morgan, hosting a women’s shoe and fashion show with Installation (an easy contender for best shoe store in the whole state) and a whole lot more.

So thanks again for everything Colorado, you’re the best. Here’s to the next 5 years and beyond.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Meet Waajeed, one of our special guests for The Solution’s 6th Annual J Dilla Celebration on Wednesday, 2/22…Shouts to Red Bull Music Academy & Bling 47…

The Solution’s 6th annual celebration of the life and music of Jay Dee aka J Dilla is only a couple of days away (Wednesday, 2/22) and we can’t wait.  We’ve teamed up with the infamous Red Bull Music Academy and Beta Nightclub (1909 Blake St) to bring out some ridiculous artists and we wanna make sure you’re familiar.  On that note, meet Waajeed; Detroit legend, frequent Dilla collaborator, producer (and ghost producer) extraordinaire in his own right, half of PPP and the man who named Slum Village.

YouTube Preview Image

Waajeed got his start DJing (he was Slum Village’s early DJ) and made his way into production after fixing an MPC of J Dilla’s that had been broken by Questlove.  Dilla told him he could have the MPC if he could fix it, Waajeed made it happen and the rest is history.  Since then Waajeed’s made quite a name for himself in the production world; releasing two critically acclaimed Platinum Pied Pipers/PPP albums, producing tracks for artists like Slum Village, Jazmine Sullivan & Sa-Ra Creative Partners,  as well as remixing the likes of Radiohead, Roy Ayers and Marvin Gaye (check out his AMAZING “I Want You” remix below) and getting heavy into ghost production (check the video below) while traveling the world DJing.  Check out the homie DJ Mensa’s The Best Of Waajeed & Platinum Army (circa 2006) for a great introduction to Waajeed & PPP’s music.

YouTube Preview Image

YouTube Preview Image

Waajeed’s also the founder of Bling 47, a label/website that has released projects from Jay Dee, Tiombe Lockhart & more; as well as being a great resource on Dilla and Detroit.  Check out the previously unreleased original version of J Dilla’s “Crushin’” (from the Ruff Draft EP) that Waajeed just posted on Bling47.com below and check the site for more exclusive goodness.

YouTube Preview Image

Catch Waajeed rocking with NY’s DJ Spinna, Phat Kat (performing with members of Big Wheel) and The Solution DJs (DJ Low Key, Sounds Supreme & Lazy Eyez) for our 6th Annual J Dilla Celebration on Wednesday, 2/22 at Beta.

(click to enlarge)

#TheSolution5

Tags: , , , , , ,

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 #TheSolution5, Events, Updates No Comments

Meet DJ Spinna, one of our special guests for The Solution’s 6th Annual J Dilla Celebration on Wednesday, 2/22…Shouts to Red Bull Music Academy…

YouTube Preview Image

We can’t wait for The Solution’s 6th annual celebration of the life and music of James Yancey aka J Dilla on Wednesday, 2/22.  We’ve teamed up with the infamous Red Bull Music Academy and Beta Nightclub (1909 Blake St) to bring out some amazing artists and we wanna make sure you’re familiar.  With that said, let me introduce you to New York production/DJ legend DJ Spinna.

YouTube Preview Image

New York’s DJ Spinna is legendary producer/DJ who’s worked with everyone from Eminem to Mos Def to J-Live to his group The Jigmastas, was tapped to remix songs by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Mary J Blige, George Michael, De La Soul, Das EFX & MC Eiht before making himself into a force to be reckoned with on the house music scene (his Shawn Escoffery’s “Days Like This” remix is a house classic).

YouTube Preview Image

Listen to his ridiculous J Dilla tribute, “Dillagence” with Phonte above or download it here (which you might have heard at The Solution before) and check out The Recall, his self-made best of production mixtape, here.

YouTube Preview Image

Spinna is also widely respected as one of NYC’s best DJs, having regularly collaborated with one and only Bobbito on their world renowned “Wonderful” parties (honoring Stevie Wonder, and Stevie has even attended twice!!!), working with the likes of Spike Lee, Q-Tip, Jazzy Jeff and Gilles Peterson  on events and traveling everywhere from Tokyo to Europe and beyond.  Catch DJ Spinna rocking with Detroit legends Waajeed, Phat Kat (performing with members of Big Wheel) and The Solution DJs (DJ Low Key, Sounds Supreme & Lazy Eyez) for our 6th Annual J Dilla Celebration on Wednesday, 2/22 at Beta.

(click to enlarge)

#TheSolution5

Tags: , , ,

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 #TheSolution5, Events, Updates No Comments

Video: The Solution’s 5th Annual J Dilla Tribute at Family Affair with Tanya Morgan…

YouTube Preview Image

In the midst of our first Colorado tour earlier this month, we made a surprise stop at Family Affair for our 5th annual J Dilla tribute.  Our friends at Red Bull and Top Shelf Vodka blessed us with complimentary drinks, Donwill and Von Pea of Tanya Morgan came through for surprise DJ sets and a few quick verses at the end of the night and a good time was had by all in the name of James Yancey.  Family Affair threw together a little video of the night and some funny Tanya Morgan footage and we thought y’all might wanna check it.  Last but not least, special shouts to Family Affair, Brittney the Square, Red Bull, Top Shelf Vodka, Tanya Morgan & everybody who came out for a great night.

Tags: , , , ,

Friday, March 25th, 2011 Events, Solution Media No Comments

Friday, 3/11 at Family Affair -> The Solution’s 5th Annual J Dilla Tribute w/special guest hosts…


FRIDAY, 3/11 -> Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the music of James Yancey aka Jay Dee aka J Dilla alongside some of Denver’s biggest Dilla fanatics.  DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez will be rocking all your favorite Dilla classics, rarities, remixes, b-sides & more from 8-12pm at Denver’s premier boutique, Family Affair (21st & Larimer downtown).  It’s our 5th time paying tribute to one of the best producers ever and after collaborating with Slum Village and Stones Throw over the last few years, you already know we’re gonna remind you why you love Dilla all over again. Free donuts and no cover, but donations to Ma Dukes are encouraged.  And oh yeah, we’ll have a couple of guest hosts in the building that you won’t wanna miss!!!

Update: Thanks to a generous contribution from Top Shelf Vodka and our good friends at Red Bull, there will be complimentary Red Bull/Vodkas (while supplies last).

Tags: ,

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 Updates 1 Comment

We love you Dilla…Happy birthday and rest in peace…

http://www.vimeo.com/19637436

Today would have been his 37th birthday…RIP James Yancey, thanks again for all the incredible music…Check out the great new documentary by B. Kyle above and some other great J Dilla related video below…

YouTube Preview Image

YouTube Preview Image

YouTube Preview Image

YouTube Preview Image

It’s a great time to donate to the J Dilla Foundation here…Also, stay tuned for our 5th annual Dilla tribute on 3/11/11, more details coming soon…

Tags: , , ,

Monday, February 7th, 2011 Events No Comments

Some super dope, previously unseen footage of J Dilla & Slum Village at soundcheck…Speaking of Dilla, our 5th annual Dilla tribute is right around the corner…

YouTube Preview Image

This footage is awesome, right?  Speaking of the magic of Dilla, we wanted to let you know that we’ll be posting up the date and details about our 5th annual J Dilla tribute soon…In the meantime, check out this video clip from last year’s J Dilla tribute at the Solution, featuring Slum Village with DJ Low Key on the tables for performance…

http://www.vimeo.com/10652779

Tags: , , ,

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 Solution Media, Updates 1 Comment

Join The Solution newsletter for details on upcoming events, free music, party photos, video & lots more!!!

* indicates required

Add us on Facebook…

Get more familiar with The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez…

For more on what we're up to, bookmark this page and follow us on twitter at @DenverSolution, facebook at Facebook.com/DenverSolution, instagram at Instagram.com/DenverSolution & tumblr at YourSolution.Tumblr.com for more info. All events at the Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St), unless otherwise noted.

To book a birthday party, special event or other celebration at the Solution, please contact questions{at}djlowkey{dot}com.

Also, don't forget to check out djlowkey.com, djsoundssupreme.com and djlazyeyez.com to see what Low, Sounds and Lazy are up to...

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


All the best in hip hop & a whole lot more, every Friday night at The Meadowlark.
Party photos by IG: @Armando_Geneyro.
Beautiful heated patio.
No cover until 10pm / Only $5 after.
Facebook.Twitter.Instagram.
9pm / 21+ / 2701 Larimer St.

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.

 

Categories

RSS DJLazyEyez.com