Sunday, 4/27 at 8pm -> Red Bull Sound Select Denver w/The Legendary Bun B, FL, The Reminders & more at the Marquis Theater, curated by DJ Low Key! RSVP at RedBullSoundSelect.com for $5 cover!!!

In one of the most exciting developments of an already amazing 2014, I’ll be curating a series of Red Bull Sound Select shows here in Denver! What does that mean, exactly? It means that every few months this year, I’ll be throwing shows with top national talent and the best of Denver’s local scene, all around the city! My first RBSS show is features the legendary Bun B, Denver favorite FL and CO all-stars The Reminders, with Lazy Eyez & myself hosting and rocking the turntables at The Marquis Theater!!!

Bun_B_RB_Pic

It’s gonna be an honor to bring Houston’s honorary mayor and half of pioneering Texas duo UGK (RIP Pimp C), Bun B, out to Denver for a show. As far as I know, he hasn’t been out in Denver since the DNC in 2008 and hasn’t had a public show out here that I can think of; so make sure you save the date and don’t miss a rare chance to see a living legend live and in the flesh. Bun will be joined by The Foodchain’s FL, who’s probably my all-time favorite rapper to come out of Denver, based on his work on the three stellar Foodchain albums and his ridiculously good solo debut, Limbo. FL & Bun will be joined by The Reminders (aka Big Samir & Aja Black), a rare husband and wife rap duo who’s been traveling the country, garnering tons of attention and props from Hiero Day in the Bay to London, England to the Kennedy Center in Washington with their thoughtful brand of hip hop. Me & Lazy Eyez will be rounding out the bill, doubling up between the turntables and hosting duties for what should be a classic night hip hop in The Mile High City.

804fc5736197037676e9a580a18840a4

Things get started at 8pm and with the lineup we’ve got, things should be packed. To make things better, you can RSVP at RedBullSoundSelect.com for $5 entry to the show (that’s right, only $5!!! It’s still first come, first serve til we hit capacity) and access to to some great music, videos and more online. Otherwise, it’s still quite a deal of show at $15 (just make sure you show up early, because being ready to pay a heftier cover does you no good at a sold out show). Last but not least, huge shouts to artist Michael Coriano on the incredible flyer design! 18+/8pm/2009 Larimer St.

The-Reminders

.:RSVP for $5 admission HERE:.

P.S. Stay tuned for more great monthly Red Bull Sound Select shows and new music in Denver, curated by myself, Holy Underground, Souls In Action & The UMS, all year long!!!

DJ_Low_Key_RBSS_Curator_Screenshot

Saturday, 4/26 -> Sa Da Tay w/DJ Low Key, DJ Dozen & more at Beauty Bar Denver…Win a Pootie belt buckle! Sepatown, my damies!!!

SATURDAY, 4/26 -> Wah dah tay, my daimies! Yes, you guessed it, it’s a Pootie Tang-inspired party at Beauty Bar Denver (608 E. 13th St), brought to you by your good friends, DJ Low Key & DJ Dozen. We’ll be on the turntables rocking all that great feel good music, all night long, we’ll have the classic movie itself playing & we’ve got some Pootie belt buckles (sepatown now!!!!!) for giveaways! 9pm / No cover til 10pm / Only $5 After / 21+.

Monday, 6/23 -> The Foreign Exchange & DJ Low Key at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom! Don’t miss your only chance to catch The Love In Flying Colors Tour in CO!!!

FE_2014_Dates

MONDAY, 6/23 at 8pm -> *Does a happy dance*

If you came out to see Phonte & Nicolay aka The Foreign Exchange in their infamous RBMA-backed 2011 Colorado debut (you can listen here), then I’ll just cut to the chase so you can go ahead and get your presale tickets for this time around. You can get them HERE.

Now for everybody else. Grammy nominated duo, The Foreign Exchange, put on a ridiculously great show, the crowd that comes out is cool as can be and seeing them with the live band really takes producer Nicolay’s work to another level. Phonte is a natural born entertainer and their band is super dope, with Zo! on the keys, a variety of dope rotating vocalists (including the likes of Sy Smith, AB & Jene Jolly to name a few) and other fantastic players, rocking their super thorough catalog and a few covers. FE’s live show ends up being about as good of a time you can have in two or so hours, I HIGHLY recommend it.

As if that wasn’t enough, I’ll be getting the night started at Cervantes Masterpiece Theater with a variety of soul, R&B, house, hip hop and more to get the vibe set for what’s gonna be about as sure shot of a memorable night as the Summer’s going to offer. Get your pre-sales online HERE and make sure you put this one in your calendar. 8pm doors / 2637 Welton Street.

FE_2014_Tour_Banner

CRL CRRLL recaps his SXSW & The 2014 SX Solution Showcase is a big part of it…Check it out!!!

YouTube Preview Image

Forever overachieving, super promising Denver singer/songwriter/producer CRL CRRLL just posted a great recap of his 2014 SXSW experiences and a lot of it focuses on his time and performance at The 2014 SX Solution Showcase/Austin Goodness, as well as footage of Exile, Tef Poe, Black Spade, Tree, YC The Cynic, Tanya Morgan & more. Take a couple of minutes to check it out and stay tuned for a full recap of last month’s SXSW events, coming real soon!

P.S. Be on the lookout for CRL CRRLL’s new jam “Cheers” from The Solution Tape #2, coming this Summer!!!

Saturday, 4/19 -> So What! Funk & Reggae Party 2 w/DJ K-Nee, DJ Big Styles, DJ Low Key & special guest selecta DJ Uplifter at Beauty Bar Denver!!!

So_What_Funk_And_Reggae_2_Front

SATURDAY, 4/19 at 8pm -> THIS IS THE REMIX!!! Even Mo’ funk, even mo’ reggae, even mo’ dancin’ and fun!!! MORE FIYAH!!! What does the music of Bob Marley, Beenie Man, James Brown, Grace Jones, Nina Simone, Sly Stone and Bounty Killa have in common? SO WHAT! FUNK AND REGGAE PARTY VOLUME 2!!!

Last year the So What! DJs destroyed the dance floor at our first ever Funk and Reggae Party! For Volume Two we are Turnin’ UP!!! Come out and dance to the best dance floor jams from classic reggae to futuristic funky grooves! so we are starting EARLY!!!

DOORS OPEN AT 8 PM, NO COVER BEFORE 10 PM!

So_What_Funk_And_Reggae_2_Back

On the 1s & 2s:

Your So What! resident DJs

DJ K-Nee, DJ Low Key & DJ Big Styles

PLUS SPECIAL GUEST DJ UPLIFTER!!!

21+ with ID | $5 Cover after 10 PM | Beauty Bar Denver (608 E. 13th St)

Feedback on Blu & DJ Low Key – Soul Amazing Part Three from around the Internet…The Source says “Get hip now”…

Blu_And_DJ_Low_Key_The_Source_Screenshot

“Blu is one of the game’s best indie/underground spitters…His style is original and if you’re new to him, get hip now.” – The Source

“The man, the myth, the legend. Clap for him. Blu, Los Angeles hip-hop artist and underground superhero, has released the third installment of his soul amazing full-length series courtesy of DJ Low Key. DJ Low Key has compiled thirty-nine tracks of immaculate raps and soulful productions by Blu which make for a rather high-quality album – a notion simultaneously unsurprising (due to Blu’s stature) yet unexpected (who do you know dropping thirty-nine-track gems?).” – Potholes In My Blog

“These #soulamazing installments that @HerFavColor dropped really shows off how much work he’s put in over the years:” – Shake of 2 Dope Boyz

.:Stream & download Blu – Soul Amazing Part Three (mixed by DJ Low Key):.

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 DenverSolution.com for more pics from the party every week, courtesy of Solution photographer Knower Of The Ledge aka Armando Geneyro!!!

#TheSolution7

Saturday, 4/12 -> Plat Maravich – Force Of Nature Volume 1 Release Party w/DJ Low Key, Bianca Mikahn, Team Latchkey, Smoove Quotes & Lily Fangz at The Glob!!!

Plat_Maravich_Release_Party

SATURDAY, 4/12  at 9pm -> Come join us in celebrating Plat Maravich’s new project, Force Of Nature Volume 1 (which is full of incredible Yonnas Abraham, of BLKHRTS, production), at The Glob (3551 Brighton Road). Smoove QuotesLily Fangz, Team Latchkey are all performing, Bianca Mikahn is hosting and I’ll be on the turntables. $10 / 9PM.

YouTube Preview Image

Sunday, 4/6 at 11am -> DJ Low Key at Highland Tap & Burger Brunch With A Beat! Feel good jams at the award-winning restaurant & brewpub!!!

Highland_Tap_And_Burger_Brunch_Menu_Page_1

SUNDAY, 4/6 from 11am-3pm -> I’m excited to be DJing Highland Tap & Burger’s (2219 W. 32nd Ave) awesome new Brunch With A Beat this (and most) Sundays. It’s a great way to start of your Sunday, with a delicious assortment of brunch favorites from stuffed french toast to chicken fried steak to an assortment of breakfast hashes and of course, their infamous burgers (named best burger by Westword Best Of Denver 2013 and definitely one of the top 2 or 3 in town for sure). Things kick off at 11am and most days there’s a short wait for a table if you don’t get in by 1 or so, but trust me it’s well worth it.

Highland_Tap_And_Burger_Brunch_Menu_Page_2

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!