The Solution Boulder

Meet B-Money, special guest DJ for The Solution Showcase #12 on 1/26 at the Meadowlark…

B-Money is about as hip hop and Colorado as it gets.  From coming up as part of the Basementalism crew in the mid 2000s to hosting so many members of the hip hop scene that his old spot in Boulder was practically a #COhiphop landmark to appearing in the US DMC finals representing the state, he’s been collecting props on the local and national scenes at a steady pace.  B-Money initially established himself spinning b-boy jams and college radio, but over the last few years, he’s also turned into a force to be reckoned with on both the nightclub and turntablist scenes, and was a fixture at The Solution Boulder before legendary Boulder nightclub ‘Round Midnight closed.  Here’s more on B-Money via his bio in case you’ve been sleeping on a Colorado hip hop fixture:

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“B*Money got inspired to climb the risers after watching old DMC battle videos and listening to DJs on the radio. Now he is fighting those battles himself, DJing on the radio, and appearing in the same series of videos he grew up watching. Radio and battling exposed him to wide range of audiences and helped land him gigs playing at festivals, clubs, and venues throughout the United States while sharing stages with some of hip-hop’s most elite acts including The Roots, The Pharcyde, Souls of Mischief, Ali Shaheed Muhammed (A Tribe Called Quest), Too Short, Rhazel, and The X-Ecutioners, just to name a few. With a heavy emphasis on constantly honing his turntablist skills he has been recognized as a DMC USA National Finalist and has backed and or toured with One.Be.Lo, Bionik Brown, 1865, Wheelchair Sports Camp, and The Reminders as a show DJ. But to B*Money, the foundation of DJing is being able to rock any party, and thus he prides himself on being able to play for a variety of crowds. Blending musical genres from jazz, funk, soul, rock, and pop, to dubstep, house, and hip-hop, he has been known to rock whatever audience is in front of him, appearing in venues from New York to San Francisco. He has rocked parties and events for the NCAA, The Onion, Red Bull, Sephora, Akomplice Clothing, and Illiterate Magazine. B*Money’s skills and versatility make him appealing to any crowd, at any size venue, at any time.”

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Don’t miss B-Money making his Solution Denver debut at The Solution Showcase #12 on Saturday, 1/26, along with LA’s Yonas Michael (aka Y-O, formerly of U-N-I), Denver up and comers Team Latchkey, BLK HRTS/Pirate Signal producer/mastermind Yorrissey & Solution co-founder DJ Low Key for what promises to be a great night of hip hop at the Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St).   9pm/21+/$5 pre-sales at all 3 Family Affair locations or only $8 at the door.

P.S.  Rumor has it B-Money will be debuting an all new video set in his Solution Showcase debut.  All the more reason not to miss it!

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 Guests, The Solution Showcase No Comments

‘Round Midnight is being sold & because of that, The Solution Boulder is going on hiatus /// Win free Theophilus London at the Fox tickets, courtesy of DJ Low Key & The Solution…

Pretty simple situation.  Two days ago, I got word that ‘Round Midnight, the home of The Solution Boulder, was in the process of being sold to new ownership and because of that they were going to be closed indefinitely.  I was always a fan of Chuck, Pinks, Aaron & the rest of the ‘Round midnight crew and hate to see them end their run in Boulder, but I also know sometimes you gotta sell, especially when you’re sitting on prime real estate like they are on Pearl St.  I don’t know if/when they’ll be reopening or if we’ll continue throwing The Solution Boulder there or anywhere else in Boulder at the moment.

Right now, my focus is on the monthly Solution Showcase and the smash hit of the Summer, Goodness (going til October), down in Denver, as well as a variety of other projects (some of which will be taking place in Boulder), so I’m going to take a break in regards to The Solution Boulder.  So don’t worry hip hop heads, me, DJ Dozen, B-Money, Sounds Supreme & crew will continue to bring CO all the best in hip hop & more on a regular basis, so stay tuned to, & my twitter page for more upcoming events.

P.S. We didn’t feel in was right to say goodbye without a parting gift Boulder.  I have a pair of free tickets to tonight’s Theophilus London show at the Fox Theatre for the first three people to send me an e-mail titled “Theo On Thursday” at Contests <at> djlowkey {dot} com.  Winners will be announced/contacts by 7pm. Good luck! – DJ Low Key

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 Contests, Events, The Solution Boulder, Updates No Comments

Thursday, 8/2 -> Live Art by Chicago’s Brandon Fox at The Solution Boulder w/DJ Low Key & B-Money at ‘Round Midnight…

THURSDAY, 8/2 -> We’re excited to welcome acclaimed Chicago-bred artist Brandon Fox (fresh off of a feature in Unity Worldwide magazine) out for some live painting with acrylic and marker from 10PM to 1AM at The Solution Boulder at ‘Round Midnight (1005 Pearl St).  Me & B-Money will be on the turntables, spinning the best in hip hop, R&B, soul, funk, dancehall & more fun stuff, we’ve got $3 craft beer specials & $3 stoli cocktails & you already ‘Round Midnight sounds better than any club in Boulder. 10PM/No Cover/21+.

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Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 Events, The Solution Boulder No Comments

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 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

Thursday, 6/14 -> Catch Von Pea (of Tanya Morgan/Brooklyn) in his solo CO debut at The Solution Boulder w/DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme at ‘Round Midnight…

THURSDAY, 6/14 -> Catch special guest Von Pea (of Tanya Morgan/Lessondary) in his solo Colorado debut at The Solution Boulder w/DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme at ‘Round Midnight (1005 Pearl St).  The acclaimed Brooklyn MC has racked up countless props, courtesy of everyone from Questlove of the Roots to Jay-Z’s new favorite rapper Danny Swain to Ali Shaheed Muhammed of A Tribe Called Quest, come out and see why.  21+/No Cover/Music at 10. $3 Stoli cocktails & $3 crafts beer specials.

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Thursday, June 14th, 2012 Guests, The Solution Boulder No Comments

Thursday, 5/3 -> Chicken & Waffles 2: Mo’ Chicken, Mo’ Waffles at The Solution Boulder at ‘Round Midnight…

THURSDAY, 5/3 -> By popular demand, it’s back.  People were bugging out the first time we brought chicken & waffles to Boulder, so we had to bring it back to The Solution Boulder at ‘Round Midnight (1005 Pearl St) one more time before the semester ends.  Complimentary chicken & waffles from 10 til midnight (we raised the bar last time with waffle makers in the club and we’re doing it again), $3 mimosas + $3 craft beer specials and DJ Low Key & DJ B-Money spinning all the best hip hop, R&B, soul, funk, reggae & more (with a west coast tilt, as is customary for chicken & waffles) all night.  21+ /// No cover /// Music at 10pm.

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Monday, April 30th, 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

Win free tickets to see Raekwon & Freddie Gibbs at the Fox every Thursday in March at The Solution Boulder…

We’ve teamed up with one of our all-time favorite venues, The Fox Theatre, to present the Boulder stop of the Unexpected Victory Tour featuring Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan), Freddie Gibbs, JD Era & The Foodchain on Friday, 3/30.  One of the perks of teaming up with the Fox is that we get the opportunity to give away a pair of tickets to the show every Thursday at The Solution Boulder (at ‘Round Midnight /// 1005 Pearl St) from now until the night before it happens.  We’ll be posting a different way to win a free pair of tickets every week for the rest of the month here and at so stay tuned, or you can click here to buy one if you’re not the contest type.

1st pair: The first person to share this Thursday’s Chicken & Waffles party on facebook and show DJ Low Key on their phone in person this Thursday, 3/8, will get a free pair of tickets to the show (not to mention complimentary chicken & waffles if it’s between 10-11pm, gotta love that!).

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Monday, March 5th, 2012 Contests, Events, The Solution Boulder No Comments

What is #TheSolution5?

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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.

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Every Thursday -> The Solution Boulder w/DJ Low Key, Sounds Supreme & friends at ‘Round Midnight…We’ve got Tanya Morgan, Courtland Urbano, Turner Jackson, B Money, Dunn The Signtologist, chicken & waffles and a fashion show to get things started…

EVERY THURSDAY -> The Solution Boulder has officially hit ‘Round Midnight (1005 Pearl St).  Every Thursday night you can catch DJ Low Key, Sounds Supreme and some of #COHipHop’s top DJs spinning the best in hip hop and more.  We’re teaming up with Installation (easily one of the best shoe stores in the state, if not country), Red Bull and some other friends of our to get things off to a proper start.  Check out what we’ve got lined up for the next few weeks at The Solution Boulder:

2/16: Amatuer Ape’s own, Boulder favorite DJ B Money comes through for a guest set.

2/23: #TheSolution5 hits Boulder w/special guests Tanya Morgan (XXL Freshman List 2009 /// Brooklyn) + Courtland Urbano (fka Xperiment /// Portland) + Turner Jackson Star Destroyer Listening Party at 10pm + Sounds Supreme & DJ Dozen.

3/8: The Solution Boulder’s Chicken & Waffles (all west coast music, all night, complimentary chicken & waffles til 11, Nate Digg tribute and gin & juice specials).

3/15: Art Opening from Dunn The Signtologist.

3/22:  Ladies Shoe & Fashion Show with Installation.  More details coming soon.

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


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Thursday, February 16th, 2012 #TheSolution5, Events, The Solution Boulder, Updates No Comments