Starting March 7th in Raleigh -> Tanya Morgan x DJ Low Key x Spec Boogie Show Dates (NC, ATL, NOLA, ATX & more TBA)…
Von & Don waiting for their Taxi to North Carolina.
Note: We will be with DJ Low Key and special guest Spec Boogie for all of the dates…huahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
March 7th @ Cats Cradle (back room)
300 E Main St
with Tab One & Scienze
March 10th @ The Basement at Graveyard Tavern
1245 Glenwood Avenue
with Boog Brown / Illmont / Teenburger
March 13th @ Half Step
75 1/2 Rainey St
March 15th @ La Barbecue
1200 E. 6th St
Great Winter Goodness/The Solution’s 8th Annual J Dilla Celebration recap by Black Sock Productions…
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.
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, DJ Low Key, Lazy Eyez & more at the Meadowlark!!!
FRIDAY, 2/28 at 7pm -> 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 $5 after. More info on the party on Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram.
Wednesday, 2/26 from 5-7pm -> The Solution Beat Workshop w/Brandun Deshay, DJ Syda T.E.K. & Big J. Beats at Beauty Bar Denver! Free with a ticket to The 2014 Solution Beat Battle!!!
WEDNESDAY, 2/26 from 5-7pm -> We’re excited to holding our first Solution Beat Workshop, featuring Chicago producer/MC extraordinaire Brandun Deshay (production credits include Chance The Rapper, Danny Brown, Casey Veggies, Curren$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.
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!!!
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
-$100 in gear from Family Affair
-An interview with internationally acclaimed site, PotholesInMyBlog.com
-A photo shoot with official Solution photographer Knower Of The Ledge
-A paid guest feature at an upcoming Solution Showcase & more TBA
The competition is always thick and the camaraderie is always off the charts, so head down early and catch Denver beat-making community shining on one of our favorite nights of the year. The main focus is on Denver’s scene and the battle, but we’re also excited to welcome some other ridiculous talent down for the night.
Chicago’s own Brandun Deshay, who’s produced songs for everyone from Danny Brown to Chance The Rapper to Casey Veggies, on top of ripping mics on his own, will be back in Denver after performing at The Solution Showcase last year to rave reviews. He’ll be joined by brilliant one man band and musical genius Fast Forw4rd, 2013 Beat Battle winner DJ Spyda T.E.K. & Denver mainstay Big J. Beats in showcasing music for the crowd, while Solution residents DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez hold down the turntables and hosting duties for the night.
The Solution Beat Workshop
Wednesday, 2/26 from 5-7pm -> We’re excited to holding our first Solution Beat Workshop, featuring Chicago producer/MC extraordinaire Brandun Deshay (production credits include Chance The Rapper, Danny Brown, Casey Veggies, Curren$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
-An e-mail with 3 beats attached
-A streaming link to a project you produced
-a photo of yourself (to be posted when the competitors are announced)
-a short bio
No application fee necessary. Once again, the submission deadline is Sunday, 2/23 at midnight. Participants will be announced on Monday, 2/24.
Friday, 2/21 -> Denver Dre Day 2014 at The Solution w/DJ Low Key, Lazy Eyez & special guest DJ Mahf (St. Louis)…All Dr. Dre everything, all night, 40 Oz Ring Toss & lots more at The Meadowlark…
FRIDAY, 2/21 -> Don’t ever act like you forgot about Dre. It’s that time of year again and The Solution’s excited to celebrate the good Doctor Andre Young aka Dr. Dre at The 2nd Annual Denver Dre Day. We’ll be bringing in special guest and former St. Louis Red Bull Thre3 Style Champ DJ Mahf to join DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez in spinning all the best Dr. Dre songs, production, remixes, features, samples and so on, all night long.
The music is guaranteed to be the chronic, but we’ll also be featuring 40 oz ring toss and The $20 Sack Pyramid games on the patio, Dre videos all night long and photos by Knower Of The Ledge to add to the fun. Things get started at 9pm and with so much incredible music to cover, we highly recommend you show up early. 2701 Larimer St / 21+ / No cover until 11, only $5 after. More info on the party on Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram.
Friday, 2/14 -> Love Junkies at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez, a night of rap love songs & sweet soul music with a slow jam hour to wrap up the night at the Meadowlark!!!
FRIDAY, 2/14 -> Before anything, HUGE shout out to everyone who came out to last Friday’s 7 year anniversary of The Solution! It was one of the craziest nights in the party’s history & our biggest night at the Meadowlark yet, thank you Denver!!!
With that said, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, so you know DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez had to get together all the best rap love songs, sweet soul music and of course, slow jams (an hour of them to close out the night!!!) to celebrate the night. Knower Of The Ledge will be in the place taking party pics, the forecast looks good and of course, you can always meet a last minute Valentine at the party! 2701 Larimer St / 9pm / 21+ / No cover until 11, only $5 after. More info on the party on Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram.