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Friday, 3/1 at 6pm -> The Art Of Records II Opening at the Meadowlark, co-curated by Dunn The Signtologist & DJ Low Key…Plus, a built-in afterparty at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez…

FRIDAY, 3/1 at 6pm + afterparty from 10pm on-> #TheSolution6 closes out with the opening of the second Art Of Records show, co-curated by Dunn the Signtologist and DJ Low Key, which features some of Denver’s top artists flipping classic hip hop albums covers in all sorts of incredible directions, all while DJ Low Key rocks at all vinyl set of the records that inspired the pieces.  Last year’s show at Family Affair was RIDICULOUS (see pics here) and things are shaping even even crazier for 2013, so please join us at the Meadowlark as we recognize and pay homage to the talented assortment of artists that make The Art Of Records such an indelible part of loving music.  After 10pm, things switch over to The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez and the party continues on with the best in hip hop & more til 2am, so plan to make a night of it.  Check out a few pics from last year and more info on the show below. 21+/No cover until 11/$5 after/2701 Larimer St.

Over the last few decades album art has gone from a 12” canvases to a 2” screens, and that’s usually the best-case scenario for the often incredible art that accompanies music releases.  Landmark albums like A Tribe Called Quest’s Low End Theory, Nas’s Illmatic and De La Soul is Dead have instantly recognizable covers that are embedded in music and art lovers’ psyches forever, but the 12” as a canvas has become a rarity in the public eye.  Everyone from music and art lovers to average people on the street still connect to both the album art and 12” format, yet we rarely take the time to honor the truly great ones.  The Art Of Records is an exhibit that aims to do just that; focusing on the legacy of exceptional art accompanying exceptional music and the idea of introducing both to a new generation.

The Art Of Records combines art, music and tradition to celebrate and honor the rich history and mystique of record cover art, 12″ vinyl and the artists that create it (both musically and graphically). Curated by Dunn the Signtologist and DJ Low Key, the exhibit features a series of classic 12″ album and single covers re-imagined and recreated by top artists in Denver.  The 12” covers will also be on display and the concept comes full circle with DJ Low Key playing an all vinyl set of the featured records as the night’s soundtrack.

UPDATE:

The all-star lineup of artists for The Art Of Records II:

Buckner
Ian Rumley
Stacy Sturdy
Tristan Minton
Thomas Evans
Michael Coriano
Dunn The Signtologist
Joseph Martinez
Jaime Molina
TiredPirate
Delton
Girr

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Thursday, February 28th, 2013 #TheSolution6, Events 2 Comments

Wednesday, 2/27 -> The 2013 Solution Beat Battle w/special guests Exile & Johaz aka Dag Savage, 2012 winner BK Beats, co-host Boonie Mayfield, one man band DJ Fast Forward, DJ Low Key, Sounds Supreme & more at Beauty Bar Denver…

WEDNESDAY, 2/27 -> It’s that time of year again.  #TheSolution6 is in full effect and The Solution Beat Battle is back for another year of ridiculous chops, club bangers, head nodders, face scrunchers, and all the other great varieties of beats you hear producers pull out for battles.  Just like last year, a dozen of Denver’s top producers will face off head to head to see who has the best beats in town for prize package including studio time at Denver’s premier record facility, Side 3 Studios, a $200 gear package, a paid guest feature at an upcoming Solution Showcase & more TBA.  As if hearing a dozen of Colorado’s top producers show off their A-game wasn’t enough, we’ve also packed out the bill with some amazing talent, check out the battle’s guest lineup:

Dag Savage (aka MPC mastermind Exile & MC Johaz)

2012 Beat Battle winner BK Beats (read his recap of it here)

Incredible one man band/DJ/singer/etc Fast Forward

CO production legend Boonie Mayfield on co-hosting duties

DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme on the turntables & more

Beauty Bar Denver (608 E. 13th St) / 9pm / 21+ / $10 Cover / Only $5 if you buy a pre-sale ticket at The Solution Showcase #13 on 2/22 or the Sound College x The Solution J Dilla Celebration on 2/24.

Producers, beatmakers, musicians & such, if you’d like to enter, here’s what you need to do by midnight on Sunday, 2/24.  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, 2/24 at midnight.  Participants will be announced on Monday, 2/25.  Last but not least, here’s a little audio from last time Exile visited The Solution (along with DJ Day and surprise guests Tanya Morgan & Che Grand):

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Sunday, February 17th, 2013 #TheSolution6, Events No Comments

Thursday, 2/28 at 7pm -> Sound College x The Solution Celebrate J Dilla w/DJ Check One, DJ Low Key, Deejay SD, DJ Chonz, Big J. Beats, Brik-A-Brak, Casey Sidwell & more at Unit E…RSVP required for entry, details below…

POSTPONED to THURSDAY, 2/28 at 7pm due to the snow storm -> It’s Dilla month and you already we’d be bringing something full Jay Dee beats to Denver for a 7th consecutive year (check out our first ever J Dilla party here).  This year we’re teaming up with renowned Dilla expert DJ Check One/Dameion Hines, Sound College & Unit E Gallery to celebrate the life, music and legacy of the late great James Yancey.  Unit E is an art gallery space in the Sante Fe Arts District (1201 Sante Fe Dr) and because it’s an art gallery and not a bar/nightclub, we need to make sure everyone coming out RSVPs to either RSVP <at> DenverSolution <dot> com or on the party’s facebook event page by 7pm the night of the event.  Per tradition, we’ll have donuts and Sound College tees in the house and as always, an all-star lineup of talent, check it:

Video tribute by DJ Check One

DJ sets by DJ Low Key, Deejay SD & DJ Chonz

Beat tribute by Big J. Beats

7″ Vinyl (45) Donuts sample set by Brik-A-Brak

Live bass and drums by Casey Sidwell & Dameion Hines

Once again, MAKE SURE YOU RSVP IF YOU’RE PLANNING TO ATTEND. You can RSVP for your friends as well but we need everyone’s name attending, sending your name +1 is not an option (if your name’s not on the list, you won’t get in, that’s the venue’s policy).  Everyone is invited though, you can send as many names as you want as long as you submit them on time, and we’re looking forward to seeing Denver show out for a night of incredible music as we celebrate on of the musical geniuses of our time.  21+/7PM/$5 at the door with RSVP.

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Saturday, February 16th, 2013 #TheSolution6, Events 1 Comment

Friday, 2/22 -> The Solution Showcase #13 w/Von Pea (of Tanya Morgan), Diamond Boiz, Paul Junior, DJ Low Key & DJ Lazy Eyez at the Meadowlark…

FRIDAY, 2/22 -> It’s that time again, The Solution Showcase is back for another month with more of the best in national and Colorado-bred talent.  Things have been great with the monthly showcase, but we’re about to make them even better.  Instead of $8 at the door and $5 pre-sales, once a month we’ll be incorporating the monthly Solution Showcase into the new weekly Solution at the Meadowlark and keeping the price the same whenever possible.  That means NO COVER until 11pm and only $5 afterwards most of the time, even with stacked lineups of national and CO talent.  We figured the consistency would be good and if you tell a few friends about the lower price and showcases, then everybody wins.

With that said, let’s talk lineup.  For this month’s Solution Showcase #13, we’ve got an all-time Solution favorite and good friend of the party, Brooklynati’s own Von Pea (of Tanya Morgan), making his solo Denver debut, complete with fresh new material and classics in tow.  Von’s been out to The Solution as much as anyone over the years, but always performing with Donwill (and sometimes Ilyas) as Tanya Morgan.  This time he’s gonna be out here performing tracks from Pea’s Gotta Have It, premiering new joints from his upcoming Duly Noted EP with Aeon (set to drop next month, but if you e-mail DulyNoted@DenverSolution.com we’ll send you the exclusive Solution preview) and more.  He’ll be joined by Denver favorites Diamond Boiz (aka Dyalekt, Zome & Zé), Fresh Breath Committee’s Paul Junior and The Solution’s own DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez on the turntables in another top notch bill. 21+/Free until 11/$5 after/2701 Larimer St.

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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

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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.


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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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