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Friday, 11/7 -> First Friday: Made You Look, a #TheyShootn 35mm photo exhibition by Knower Of The Ledge at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez! Plus, we’re celebrating Adrian & DJ DSRN’s birthdays, guest photographer Blake Jackson, ZenOne & more at The Meadowlark!!!

FRIDAY, 11/7 -> After celebrating his one year anniversary as party photographer last Friday, we’re extra excited to feature the photography of our own Knower Of The Ledge aka Armando Geneyro for First Friday, 11/7 at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez!!! As you might know, his photos have been making our Instagram & Facebook both looks great for the last year, while also improving the average party goers profile pics by at least 200%, on top of shooting a lot of INCREDIBLE pictures at his own Instagram page at @KnowerOfTheLedge (go follow him now!!!). We’ll be featuring Armando’s 35mm photography exhibition throughout November, and in case your walls are less that immaculately decorated, you defnitely want to look into buying one before they all sell out (one sold before the show even went up!).

As if that wasn’t enough, we’ll be celebrating the birthday of two Solution favorites and longterm friends of the party; Adrian and Brandon Carter aka DJ DSRN’s birthdays! On top of that, special guest photographer Blake Jackson will be joining us at The Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St) and documenting all the happy faces and beautiful people, ZenOne will be in the building and as always, DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez will be on the turntables, rocking all the best in hip hop and a whole lot more for your dancing pleasure! 21+ / 9pm / No cover until 11pm, only $5 after.

P.S. The patio heaters are on and ready for Fall, so we shouldn’t miss a beat as the seasons change!!!

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Monday, November 3rd, 2014 Art at The Solution, Events No Comments

Friday, 10/31 -> The Solution’s Cartoon & Cereal Halloween w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez! Costume contest (win the world’s biggest gummy bear), free candy & mini cereal boxes, party photos by Knower Of The Ledge, ZenOne & more!!!

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 Events No Comments

Friday, 8/22 -> Unofficial Mad Decent/Outkast Afterparty at The Solution w/special guests DJ Trackstar (ATL/Run The Jewels & Killer Mike’s DJ) & birthday boy DJ B*Money, DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez at The Meadowlark! Party photos by Knower Of The Ledge, art by Royal Stain & more!!!

UPDATE: Thanks to the magic of our friend Trackstar & good musical karma, we were able to work things out for DJ Cutmaster Swiff, longtime Outkast DJ & Dungeon Family crew member (think “Wheelz of Steel”), to also come rock at The Solution!!!!!! We’re super excited to welcome the legendary DJ from one of the best rap groups ever (top 3, no question!!!) out to our little hip hop party and hope y’all will send him home raving about how much fun he had, like most of our guests. Definitely a Solution you don’t want to miss, thanks in advance Denver!!!

FRIDAY, 8/22 -> After a wall to wall packed, record setting Friday last weekend at The Meadowlark, we’re excited to up the ante for this week with some extra special guests at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez. All the way from Atlanta, GA, we’ll be welcoming mixtape master, world touring DJ extraordinaire and Run The Jewels & Killer Mike’s official DJ, Trackstar The DJ, to the turntables for some Mad Decent/Outkast afterparty fun (the show at Fiddler’s will be done by 11 at the latest, then it’s straight to The Solution!)!!!

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If that wasn’t enough, we’ll also have Colorado favorite on the decks, fresh off of a trip to teach DJing/hip hop culture in Croatia with legendary Diamond D and celebrating his birthday!!!

Plus, all month long, we’re displaying some amazing art from renowned Colorado artist Tristan Minton aka Royal Stain aka Pager and official Solution photographer Knower Of The Ledge will be in the building throughout the night, taking extra fresh party pics. Should be an incredible night, don’t miss it! 21+ / No cover til 11 / Only $5 after / 2701 Larimer St.

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014 Events, Guests No Comments

Friday, 8/1 -> First Fridays at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez, special guest DJ Expo (Los Angeles) & art by Pager aka Tristan Minton! Come party for a good cause as we raise money for Pager’s unexpected hospital bills at The Meadowlark!!!

FRIDAY, 8/1 -> Don’t miss an extra special edition of the The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez featuring Los Angeles favorite DJ Expo (Escapism / MOM LA) and an art opening by longtime friend of the party Tristan Minton, who was recently unexpectedly hospitalized with some health complications.

Starting on 8/1, we’ll be displaying some incredible new works from renowned Colorado artist Tristan Minton aka Royal Stain aka Pager at The Meadowlark (for the first few weeks of August) and for the night we’ll be donating half of the door’s proceeds to hopefully help offset some of his recent hospital bills, so come check out some amazing art for a good cause. As usual, party residents DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez will be holding down the turntables and with help from a world traveling DJ like Expo, it should be a one to remember.

As if that wasn’t enough, the night’s also the afterparty for Infinite Monkey Theorem’s 80s themed First Friday (which features DJ Low Key & goes from 5-10pm, just five blocks down the street). Knower Of The Ledge will be in the building throughout the night, taking extra fresh party pics, don’t miss it! 21+ / No cover til 11 / Only $5 after / 2701 Larimer St.

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Thursday, July 31st, 2014 Events, Guests No Comments

Flashback: Great pics from #TheSolution7 & lots more by Solution photographer Armando Geneyro aka Knower Of The Ledge!!!

(Above photo of DJ Low Key, Lazy Eyez & Sounds Supreme by Kenneth Hamblin III for Westword, check out their full gallery HERE /// All photos below by Solution photographer Armando Geneyro aka Knower Of The Ledge)

Last month’s 7 events for The Solution’s seven year anniversary were ridiculously fun and we’ve got to give all the credit to you Denver! You beautiful (for the most part…LOL) people came out to all seven events in record numbers, rocking excellent taste in music with enthusiasm, great energy and lots of smiles and it was AMAZING!!! Check out the pics below for a taste of the month’s events and check out lots more pictures on our Facebook page, our Instagram feed and in these two Westword galleries (one from our 7 Year Anniversary party & one from The 2014 Solution Beat Battle).

P.S. If you see a friend on our Facebook page or Instagram feed who hasn’t been tagged, please tag them and let them know to check their out pic!

Stay tuned to our social media pages and this site for more pics from the party every week, courtesy of Solution photographer Knower Of The Ledge aka Armando Geneyro!!!

#TheSolution7

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Monday, March 31st, 2014 #TheSolution7, Events, Flashbacks, Press, Updates No Comments

The Solution & Rane present The 2014 Denver Regional DMC DJ Battle at Casselman’s w/DJ Chris Karns, Guilty Simpson, a Soul City Studios showcase & lots more!!!

SATURDAY, 3/29 -> Rane in association with Casselman’s, DJ Lazy Eyez & The Solution present The 2014 DMC DENVER Regional DJ Battle featuring special guests DMC World Champion DJ Chris Karns, Guilty Simpson and a Soul City Studios showcase. Partyrockers: DJs CurlyOne and Low Key. Hosts: DJ Lazy Eyez, Mane Rok and Panama Soweto. Doors at 7pm. Show 8pm-2am @ Casselmans 2620 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205. ph: 720-242-8923. All Ages/21+. $10 adv. at www.casselmans.com. $12 day of. Judges include Chris Karns, DJ Chonz, Fast Forward and more tba! *No Filming is permitted. For more info on DMC DJ Battles, please visit www.dmcdjchamps.com and https://www.facebook.com/groups/dmcusa

FORMAT
This is DMC’s classic solo showcase style DJ battle: DJs will each perform a 2 min. routine for the elimination round. Judges will select the top 6 to advance to the final round. The top 6 will each perform a 6 min. routine. The champion of this battle will advance to the 2014 DMC US Finals (date and location tba)

EQUIPMENT
For the 2014 DMC Regionals, we will use Rane Sixty Two mixers – but a Rane Sixty One mixer or Rane TTM 57 will be available upon request. Rane mixers will be supplied by DMC. DJs must bring their own headphones, slipmats, needles, records, laptops, cords, control vinyl and/or laptop stands etc. Promoter/sound will supply Technics turntables.

DJS MUST REGISTER TO BATTLE by answering EACH of the following questions and send them to DMC USA’s Christie Z-Pabon at usa@dmcworld.com – no later than March 28th, 2014 – but it’s best to register early so you can get the info you need to know!

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Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 Events, Guests No Comments

Friday, 3/7 -> The Solution w/Lazy Eyez & special guest Sounds Supreme celebrates the birthdays of Denver favorites Qknox (Bigwheel/Girlgrabbers) & Spenser B (Spirit Of Hip Hop) at the Meadowlark!!!

FRIDAY, 3/7 -> We’re welcoming Solution co-founder and Denver favorite Sounds Supreme back for a guest set with Lazy Eyez (DJ Low Key’s on the road w/Tanya Morgan this week) to celebrate the birthday’s of two Colorado hip hop mainstays, Spirit Of Hip Hop co-organizer Spenser B & musician extraordinaire Qknox (of Girlgrabbers & Bigwheel fame) the Meadowlark. Solution photogapher Knower Of The Ledge will be in the spot and after all of last month’s craziness for #TheSolution7, the fun should only continue on at “Denver’s best hip hop party” (c) Dear Denver, come see why!  2701 Larimer St / 9pm / 21+ / No cover until 11, only $5 after.  More info on the party on Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram.

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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 Events No Comments

Friday, 2/28 -> The Solution Beat Swap & Fashion Show w/an Akomplice Sample Sale, Judith & Joe, Family Affair, Karma Leigh, Xencs L. Wing, choice records from 10 top Denver Diggers, Moontower Tacos, guest host Brandun Deshay, DJ Low Key, Lazy Eyez & more at the Meadowlark!!!

FRIDAY, 2/28 at 7pm -> UPDATE: Acclaimed Chicago producer/MC Brandun Deshay (collabs w/Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Rockie Fresh, Danny Brown, Mac Miller & more!) is gonna guest host and rock a few songs at the party!!!

We’re excited to be wrapping up a ridiculously fun month of events for #TheSolution7 in grand fashion (no pun intended…LOL) with a the first ever Solution Beat Swap & Fashion Show!!! We’ll be combining music and fashion with styles by Akomplice Clothing, Family Affair, Karma Leigh & Xencs L. Wing, records by ten top Denver diggers and both gear and vinyl from the lovely ladies at Judith & Joe Fashion & Records mobile boutique. We teamed up with the crew at Akomplice for sample sale back in December, which was a hit despite sub-zero temperatures all night, so we decided to bring back the sample sale for round 2; with a great selection of one of a kind items, rarities and more great Akomplice gear on sale at deeply discounted prices (tip: come early at 7pm for the choicest record & gear selections).

Combining music and fashion is just the start though, Moontower Tacos will be back at the Meadowlark too, bringing their uniquely delicious Austin-style tacos to the party. Solution residents DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez will be on the turntables, Knower Of The Ledge will be catching the fun on film and the night’s gonna be so much that we’re gonna start early at 7pm. Should be a perfect way to cap off a fantastic month of events to celebrate our 7 years of bringing Denver the best in hip hop & lots more, hopefully we’ll see you there!!! 2701 Larimer St / 21+ / No cover until 11, only $5 after.  More info on the party on Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram.

#TheSolution7

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Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 #TheSolution7, Events No Comments

Great Winter Goodness/The Solution’s 8th Annual J Dilla Celebration recap by Black Sock Productions…

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Very dope video recap of last Sunday’s Winter Goodness w/DJ Low Key & friends/The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez’s 8th Annual J Dilla Celebration on The Meadowlark’s patio by Black Sock Productions ltd..

The weather was better than we could have ever hoped for, the crowd was filled with a ton of regulars from the Summer and smiling faces, Moontower Tacos blessed us with great food, Judith & Joe brought the records & gear, and most importantly, me, DJ SpydaTek & DJ Lazy Eyez had an opportunity to play Dilla for 8+ hours; it was about as good as a Sunday gets.

Goodness returns (in grand fashion) on May 4th…Until then, catch The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez every Friday night at the Meadowlark!!!

#TheSolution7

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Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 #TheSolution7, Events No Comments

Wednesday, 2/26 -> The 2014 Solution Beat Battle w/special guests Brandun Deshay (Chicago), Fast Forw4rd, DJ Spyda T.E.K., Big J. Beats, DJ Low Key, Lazy Eyez & more at Beauty Bar! Catch a dozen of Denver’s top producers battling for the title & prizes!!!

WEDNESDAY, 2/26 -> UPDATE: We just added renowned Chicago producer/DJ Maker (of Qwel & Maker fame) to the bill! Still only $10.

Ahhh, February. You noticed right, that is the sound of fresh, new battle-ready beats you’ve been hearing out of basements and studios around the city as producers, beatmakers and instrumentalists get ready for The 2014 Solution Beat Battle at Beauty Bar Denver (608 E. 13th St)!!! Last year’s battle was a blast, with DJ Spyda T.E.K. edging out Cliff Cage and ten other ridiculously talented producers (recap here via HipHopRollCall.com) to take the 2013 title. This year a dozen producers will be battling for the crown, plus a ridiculous prize package featuring:

-$250 in Akomplice gear

-A $100 Zengo gift card

-$100 in gear from Family Affair

-An interview with internationally acclaimed site, PotholesInMyBlog.com

-A photo shoot with official Solution photographer Knower Of The Ledge

-A paid guest feature at an upcoming Solution Showcase & more TBA

The competition is always thick and the camaraderie is always off the charts, so head down early and catch Denver beat-making community shining on one of our favorite nights of the year. The main focus is on Denver’s scene and the battle, but we’re also excited to welcome some other ridiculous talent down for the night.

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Chicago’s own Brandun Deshay, who’s produced songs for everyone from Danny Brown to Chance The Rapper to Casey Veggies, on top of ripping mics on his own, will be back in Denver after performing at The Solution Showcase last year to rave reviews. He’ll be joined by brilliant one man band and musical genius Fast Forw4rd, 2013 Beat Battle winner DJ Spyda T.E.K. & Denver mainstay Big J. Beats in showcasing music for the crowd, while Solution residents DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez hold down the turntables and hosting duties for the night.

$10 cover gets you into the battle & the afternoon’s Beat Workshop (details below). 21+ / More info on the battle & The Solution on Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram.

The Solution Beat Workshop

Wednesday, 2/26 from 5-7pm -> We’re excited to holding our first Solution Beat Workshop, featuring Chicago producer/MC extraordinaire Brandun Deshay (production credits include Chance The Rapper, Danny Brown, Casey Veggies, Curren$y, Dom Kennedy, Tanya Morgan & lots more), Denver favorite Big J. Beats and 2013 Solution Beat Battle winner DJ Spyda T.E.K. talking production techniques, creative processes, equipment and software, the business side of beatmaking, answering questions from the crowd and more before the battle gets going.  The focus will be intermediate and advanced techniques, but all ability levels are welcome.  The workshop is free with a $10 ticket to The Solution Beat Battle.

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.

#TheSolution7

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Thursday, February 20th, 2014 #TheSolution7, Events 1 Comment

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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

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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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