Sunday, 5/26 -> Native Tongues Goodness w/DJ Low Key and special guests Mick Boogie (Brooklyn) & Es Nine (of Prime Element) on the Meadowlark’s patio + the launch of the Goodness Film Club at 10PM! Come celebrate everything Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Jungle Brothers & crew related all day and night!!!
SUNDAY, 5/19 at 3pm -> With Monday being Memorial Day and most people having the day off, it’s only right that we have an extra special Goodness the day/night before. This edition is extra special indeed, as we import world renowned DJ Mick Boogie (DJ for Jay-Z/Lebron, mixtapes w/Little Brother, Busta Rhymes) from Brooklyn and Prime Element’s own Es Nine to join me in celebrating the legendary Native Tongues crew. Even if you don’t know the crew name, you know the Native Tongues fore-bearers, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, The Jungle Brother & Queen Latifah, but their affiliations extended to Black Sheep, Monie Love, Leaders Of The New School, Brand Nubian, Common, Chi-Ali, Bush Babees, The Beatnuts, Mos Def & beyond. We’ll be rocking classics, album cuts, b-sides, remixes, guest spots, rarities, original samples and so on from all the members of the crew, all day and into the night on the Meadowlark’s incredible patio.
Then at 10pm, we’re kicking off the first night of the Goodness Film Club with a screening of Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest on the Meadowlark patio’s outdoor screen. For the rest of the Summer, every Sunday we’ll be screening either a music related movie, comedy or something else cool after we wrap up the music at 10pm. Consider it your wind down for the weekend, I know that’s my plan. No Que No Tacos Y Mariscos will be cooking up tacos and on the drink side of things, we’ll have Jessica the Solution Bartender and Tara serving three delicious flavors of agua frescas with Svedka and a whole lot more. 2701 Larimer St/ No Cover / 21+.
P.S. Stay tuned for details on a special edition, Bonus Goodness on Memorial Day itself, Monday, 5/27 too!
DJ Low Key – So What! First Monday Mix – May 2013…Catch So What! w/me, DJ K-Nee & Big Style on the third Saturday of every month at Beauty Bar Denver!!!
Daft Punk feat. Todd Edwards “Fragments Of Time”
Yam Who? feat. Noel McKoy “Summertime”
D’Angelo “One Mo’ Gin” (Booty Sweat Remix)
Kendrick Lamar feat. Jay-Z “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix)”
Mos Def & Mannie Fresh “Black Jesus”
Elijah Blake feat. Common “X.O.X.”
Bilal “West Side Girl”
J Cole feat. Miguel “Power Trip”
2 Player Co-Op (Trackademicks & 1-O.A.K.) “How Soon Is Now”
Sunday, 5/19 -> Goodness w/DJ Low Key and special guests DJ Bedz (Denver Nuggets DJ), Spyda T.E.K. (CO Springs) & Truth Live (The Bay Area) on the Meadowlark’s patio…
SUNDAY, 5/19 at 3pm -> Goodness continues on in grand fashion with another super dope DJ lineup, this time with Denver Nuggets team DJ, DJ Bedz, Los Angeles-bred DJ/producer Spyda T.E.K. and the Bay Area’s Truth Live joining me on the turntables. DJ Bedz spins in front of hundreds of thousands of people every year, but rarely gets to flex his deep crates like this, 2013 Solution Beat Battle Spyda T.E.K. has been working on original remixes & mashups for his set and Truth Live is making a tour stop in Colorado just to rock for us. All three guests should make me step my game up and that should make for another great Sunday of music on the Meadowlark’s incredible patio. No Que No Tacos Y Mariscos will be cooking up food and on the drink side of things, we’ll have Jessica the Solution Bartender and Tara serving three delicious flavors (strawberry, pineapple & watermelon) of agua frescas con Svedka and a whole lot more. 2701 Larimer St/ No Cover / 21+.
Sunday, 5/12 -> Mother’s Day Goodness w/DJ Low Key and special guests Dayta & Sounds Supreme on the Meadowlark’s patio! No Que No Tacos, aguas frescas & more, bring your mom out!!!
SUNDAY, 5/12 at 3pm -> I love you Denver, and I can’t thank you enough. Despite an overcast afternoon and weather in the 50s making me nervous, Cinco De Goodness, the 2013 Goodness w/DJ Low Key & friends kickoff party, was packed and INCREDIBLE!!! A ton of familiar faces came through, the vibe was as perfect as we all remembered and smiles were had all the way around on the Meadowlark’s beautiful patio, just like we’d been looking forward to.
Goodness returns this weekend with Sunday’s forecast calling for a more proper mid 70s and featuring two of my favorite DJs; Houston fixture Dayta (Kracker Nuttz / Good Good Fridays) and Solution co-founder DJ Sounds Supreme joining me on the turntables. No Que No Tacos Y Mariscos will be back with an expanded menu and on the drink side of things, we’ll be featuring three flavors of our signature agua frescas con Svedka that your momma will love. Jessica the Solution Bartender and Tara will be serving your drinks with a smile, the music will be incredible and it’s should be another borderline flawless Sunday afternoon at Goodness; hopefully we’ll see you out! 2701 Larimer St / No Cover / 21+.
Saturday, 5/18 -> So What! w/DJ K-Nee, Big Styles & DJ Low Key at Beauty Bar Denver! Plus, Door Diva Miss Deirdre & lots more!!!
Join the So What! DJs as they take you on a journey through the sounds of Nu Groove, Jazzy Hip Hop, the Best of Soul, and World Flavors! Back to Basics On the 1s and 2s:
DJ Low Key
DJ Big Styles
and at the door your hostess the door diva Ms Deirdre!
DOORS OPEN AT 8 PM, NO COVER BEFORE 9 PM!
Friday, 5/10 -> The Solution x Good Good Fridays w/DJ Low Key, Lazy Eyez & special guests Dayta (Houston/Kracker Nuttz/Nana Chill) & DJ Clockwork (Cincinnati/Most Dope/Mac Miller’s DJ) at the Meadowlark…One of Houston’s best parties brings its flavor to Denver!!!
UPDATE: Just got word that friend of the party, Cincinnati’s DJ Clockwork, will be in Denver this weekend, so we added the Most Dope DJ to the bill. Besides being Mac Miller’s DJ and part of the Most Dope crew, Clockwork did time as Reflection Eternal’s DJ and is one hell of a party-rocker himself (you might have caught him rocking at our jam packed four year anniversary party a while back). Him, plus Dayta & your Solution DJs should make for an incredible night of music, see you there!!!
FRIDAY, 5/10 -> We’re super excited to welcome one of my favorite DJs out right now, Houston’s own Dayta, to Denver as we collab with Good Good Fridays, his very dope like-minded party to The Solution. Dayta throws Good Good Fridays with another super dope DJ, Klinch, every Friday night at The Flat, one of Houston’s most highly regarded spots amongst music lovers. Every week, they bring a ridiculous variety of what they describe as “That Good Good Music” to one of the country’s biggest cities and back in 2011, we partnered up with them for the first ever out of state Solution event (check it out here). We’ve been wanting to bring a taste of Good Good Fridays to Denver ever since and we’re excited to finally make it happen! Me & Lazy Eyez will be joining Dayta on the turntables as we bring some undeniably dope Houston flavor to the Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St). 21+ / 9pm / No cover til 11 / $5 after. – DJ Low Key
Sunday, May 5th -> Cinco De Goodness w/DJ Low Key, DJ Chris Karns, DJ Largechild & DJ Dozen on the Meadowlark’s patio to kick off the 2013 season! Food by No Que No Tacos Y Mariscos, Agua Frescas & more…
SUNDAY, 5/5 at 3PM -> It’s here! Goodness w/DJ Low Key & friends, my Summertime party on the Meadowlark’s beautiful patio is back for the 2013 patio season!!! Last year, Goodness got off to an unbelievable start, with a ton of great people, top notch music, refreshing, delicious tacos & assorted randomness coming together like magic every weekend. Now we’re back for 2013 and kicking things off with an all-star DJ lineup including world renowned DJ Chris Karns, underrated Lipgloss resident DJ Largechild, Welcome To The D.O.P.E. Game’s DJ Dozen & myself.
On the food tip, El Chingon and Chef David Lopez (aka DJ Psycho), who did tacos for us last year, are opening their new location at 44th & Tennyson (go check it out!) and unfortunately they’re not going to be able to do tacos for us this season. With that said, we’re bringing in No Que No Tacos & Mariscos to do food for the 2013 Summer season. No Que No has an actual food truck and will be able to serve a bigger menu than we offered last year (including fried foods!), so expect a wider variety of delicious options for your patio dining pleasure. On the drink side of things, we’ll still be featuring our signature agua frescas con Svedka with a few new surprises for 2013. It’s gonna be an incredible Summer at Goodness, hopefully you can join us! 2701 Larimer St / No Cover / 21+.
Friday, 5/3 -> The Art Of Records Public Microphone Tee Drop + Denver Hip Hop Congress Fundraiser + MCA/Beastie Boys Tribute + Food by the Cluck Truck at the Meadowlark…TiredPirate x The Solution x Family Affair on the limited tees…
FRIDAY, 5/3 -> Don’t miss an extra special edition of The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez at the Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St) as we team up with TiredPirate & Family Affair for our first limited edition Art Of Records tee (!!!!!), right on time to commemorate the one year passing of rap legend MCA of the Beastie Boys. We’re taking TiredPirate’s fantastic Ill Communication-inspired piece from The Art Of Records, flipping into a fresh t-shirt, then releasing at The Solution while we go heavy on the Beastie Boys to celebrate the life of MCA and the music of the Beastie Boys (plus a lot of the top quality hip hop we normally rock). To make things even better, proceeds from the sale of the tee are going to a Colorado scene fixture, the Denver chapter of national nonprofit Hip Hop Congress.
On top of the tees, Hip Hop Congress will be running a raffle with a ridiculous lineup of prizes to raise money for Summer’s annual Spirit Of Hip Hop Park Jam, including great stuff from the likes of Rawh Brand, Xencs L. Wing, TiredPirate, Joseph Martinez, DJ Matt Cassidy & more, plus of course, a few of our limited Public Microphone tees. We’ll be rocking the best in hip hop & a whole lot more on the turntables, The Cluck Truck will be parked out front with delicious food (check their menu HERE, it look like a perfect compliment to a good beer or post party wrap up meal) and all shall be right in the Denver for the night.
Complimentary photo booth / Beautiful patio / $5 Red Bull & Svedka / 21+ / No cover until 11 / Only $5 after / “Our town’s longest running & most revered hip hop night…A testament to quality” – Westword / More info on the party on Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr
P.S. We have a second colorway to unveil too, gotta love that!!!
Wednesday, 4/24 -> The Solution Showcase #14 w/DJ Rhettmatic (Beat Junkies), Fly4Wird, Spyda T.E.K., DJ Low Key, Sounds Supreme & DJ Dozen at Beauty Bar Denver…The Solution Showcase has a new monthly home, but you can still catch The Solution every Friday night at the Meadowlark!
WEDNESDAY, 4/24 -> With The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez back to weekly status every Friday night and winning awards for it, we realized that Fridays should stay focused on the straight up party vibe at the Meadowlark and decided to move The Solution Showcase and it’s concert/party/beat showcase/etc mixed vibe over to Beauty Bar Denver (608 E. 13th St) so we could have more flexibility and a bigger stage to play with.
UPDATE: Blu, TiRon & Ayomari are canceling /postponing their tour and we’re disappointed to say that because of that they will not be performing at The Solution Showcase #14. With that said, we’re excited to announce THE LEGENDARY DJ RHETTMATIC of the WORLD FAMOUS BEAT JUNKIES will be taking their place as our out of town special guest instead. Rhettmatic is a legend in the LA scene, having been a fixture of their nightlife circuit, working with artists like Cypress Hill, The Visionaries & Buff1 while winning quite a few DJ battle titles as well. Expect him to smash the turntables like only a legend can.
This month’s featured Denver act is recently formed CO supergroup Fly4Wird (aka Babah Fly, DJ Fast 4Ward & Mike Wird) and our featured producer is 2013 Solution Beat Battle winner Spyda T.E.K., who blew a lot of Denver heads away en route to winning the 2013 title. Solution co-founders DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme as well as Welcome to the D.O.P.E. Game’s DJ Dozen will be holding down the turntables as well and our friends at Red Bull are hooking up the first 50 people through the door with complimentary new Red Bull Editions. $8 pre-sales at the weekly Solution via DJ Low Key or Lazy Eyez or at any Family Affair / $10 at the door / 21+.