Archive for The Solution Showcase

Wednesday, 6/26 -> The Solution Showcase #15 w/Tanya Morgan (Donwill+Von Pea), CRL CRRLL, DJ Matt Cassidy, DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme at Beauty Bar Denver…Catch TM premiering songs from their upcoming Rubber Souls album!!!

WEDNESDAY, 6/26 -> The Solution Showcase is back at Beauty Bar Denver with another ridiculous lineup of talent from Denver all the way to Brooklynati.  For June’s Solution Showcase #15 we’re featuring Solution favorites and friends of the party, Donwill & Von Pea aka Tanya Morgan (Brooklyn / Lessondary), singer/musician CRL CRRLL, producer DJ Matt Cassidy and Solution co-founders DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme.  Tanya Morgan will be rocking some brand new joints off their highly anticipated Rubber Souls album with producer 6th Sense and based on everything we’ve hear dso far, Denver is in for a treat.  Carl Carrell will also be performing material from his new CRL CRRLL projects while featured producer DJ Matt Cassidy will be rocking a mix of new and old bangers for your listening pleasure.  Things kick off at 9 and we’ve got complimentary Red Bull Editions (their 3 new flavors) for the first 50 people who come out.  This one has all the makings of a classic, get your $8 pre-sale tickets at Family Affair downtown, at The Solution or Goodness or online next week.  608 East 13th Ave / $10 at the door / 21+ / 9pm.

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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.

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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+.

.:Order pre-sale tickets to The Solution Showcase #14 online for $8:.

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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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Saturday, 1/26 -> The Solution Showcase #12 w/Yonas Michael (aka Y-O, formerly of U-N-I), Team Latchkey, Yorrissey, DJ Low Key & B-Money at the Meadowlark…

SATURDAY, 1/26 -> For our twelfth edition, The Solution Showcase kicks off 2013 by importing one of our good friends from Los Angeles, Yonas Michael aka Y-O (formerly of U-N-I), as our out of town featured act.  Y-O’s gonna be joined by super hype Denver up and comers Team Latchkey, BLK HRTS/Pirate Signal producer/mastermind Yorrissey, Solution co-founder DJ Low Key & Solution Boulder alum B-Money for what promises to be another dose of the best in hip hop at the Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St).

Even if you’re not familiar with the name Yonas Michael or The Mixtape Before Blvck Swan Theory, his recent project with mixtape monster Mick Boogie, you should know Y-O his work in critically acclaimed (and former XXL Freshmen feature) group, U-N-I, including being one of the hosts of our mixtape, The Solution Tape #1, a few years back.  Featured Denver act Team Latchkey has two producers who’s names should ring a bell, as both DealzMakesBeats & J Gunna aka Black Jordan were featured at the party last year.  They’ll be joined by the rest of the crew (Morning After, Big Keim, B Smith & DJ Hobo) in the six man group’s official Solution Showcase debut.  Yorrissey, producer for recently signed Denver heavyweights BLK HRTS and award-winning Pirate Signal, will be rocking beats as our featured producer for this month.  DJ Low Key and Denver favorite B-Money will be holding down things on the turntables and making sure things are just as much a party as a rap show and that should round out another top notch lineup for your listening, dancing and drink pleasure.  9pm/21+/$5 pre-sales at all 3 Family Affair locations or only $8 at the door.

Saturday, 12/22 -> The Solution Showcase #11 w/Spree Wilson (ATL), Boonie Mayfield, Fo Chief, Neon Brown, DJ Low Key, Sounds Supreme & Lazy Eyez at the Meadowlark…Extra thick lineup to celebrate one year of showcases!

SATURDAY, 12/22 -> After featuring “Hov’s fav cat”/Questlove protege Danny! at last month’s Solution Showcase, we’re back at it with another ridiculously talented new artist who’s been racking up praise from legends and an extra thick lineup to celebrate the showcase’s one year anniversary (thanks for helping us make it happen Denver!!!).  This month’s Solution Showcase #11 features Atlanta-based Q-Tip/No I.D. protege Spree Wilson, CO production legend Boonie Mayfield, Fresh Breath Committee’s Fo Chief, eclectic producer/DJ Neon Brown and all three Solution DJs; DJ Low Key, Sounds Supreme & Lazy Eyez.  Catch this stacked lineup at the Meadowlark as we celebrate one year of bringing out the best in up & coming and CO-based hip hop acts to Denver each month.  $5 pre-sale tickets are available at all 3 Family Affair locations and get you 15% off your entire purchase, perfect for holiday shopping.  Otherwise, it’s only an $8 cover to catch 7 top notch acts at an award-winning venue.  2701 Larimer St / 21+ / Doors at 9pm.

Saturday, 11/24 -> The Solution Showcase #10 w/Danny!, J. Carey, Infamous Jones, DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez at the Meadowlark…

SATURDAY, 11/22 -> After taking a bye month for the South Broadway Soundclash/Halloween in October, The Solution Showcase is back to bring you another stacked lineup of hip hop at the award-winning Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St).  The Solution Showcase #10 features Danny! aka Danny Swain aka “Hov’s fav cat.” (c) Questlove as our of town act, fresh off the release of his critically acclaimed Payback album on Okayplayer Records (with cameos from everybody from Blu to Lil B to Tanya Morgan to Swizz Beats to El-P to Phonte).   Very dope singer/sometimes rapper J. Carey is our featured CO artist for the month and The D.O.P.E. Game’s Infamous Jones is our featured producer, while The Solution’s own DJ Low Key and Lazy Eyez hold things down with the best in hip hop & more on the turntables.  Don’t miss a chance to catch this crazy lineup for only $5 via pre-sale (plus 15% off your purchase) at any of the Family Affair locations or just $8 at the door.  Starts at 9pm / 21+.

.:Meet Danny! aka Danny Swain, our featured out of town act for The Solution Showcase #10:.

.:Meet J.Carey, our featured CO act for The Solution Showcase #10:.

.:Meet Infamous Jones, our featured Denver producer for The Solution Showcase #10:.

Saturday, 9/22 at 7PM -> The Solution Showcase #9 w/Ro Blvd (LA) feat. Thurzday & Free Speech, Prime Element, Fast Forward, DJ Low Key & more at the Meadowlark…

Saturday, 9/22 at 7PM -> After getting things back on track with another packed Solution Showcase last month, we’re back for The Solution Showcase #9 with wunderkind producer Ro Blvd (LA), Thurzday (LA /// formerly of U-N-I) & Free Speech (The Bay /// BrekFast Club), CO hip hop icons Prime Element, elusive DJ/producer Fast Forward, DJ Low Key & more at the Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St).  You might remember Ro Blvd and Thurzday as 2/3 of the hosts from The Solution Tape #1 (back before U-N-I split up).  They’ll be joining Free Speech (of The BrekFast Club), as our featured out of town acts for the night.  We’ll also be featuring A.V.I.U.S., Es Nine & Cysko Rokwel aka Prime Element as our Denver artists and acclaimed producer/DJ Fast Forward as our featured producer.

Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with someone on the bill, a big part of The Solution Showcase is about discovering dope new music and we’ll be linking up music, videos and more info on all the artists as we get closer to the party. So stay tuned to DenverSolution.com to learn more about the performers and hopefully we’ll see you on 9/22! 21+ /// $5 Pre-sales now available at all three Family Affair locations & get you 15% off your entire purchase /// $8 at the door /// Doors at 7pm.

Saturday, 8/25 at 9PM -> The Solution Showcase #8 w/Chicago’s BrandUn DeShay, Bianca Mikahn, Black Jordan, DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez at the Meadowlark…

 

SATURDAY, 8/25 at 9PM -> “It’s been a long time, we shouldn’t have left you…”.  After a scheduling issue in July and breaking from our formula to honor some of Denver’s best DJs in June, The Solution Showcase is back on track with another ridiculously dope lineup.  For The Solution Showcase #8, we’re importing infamous Chicago MC and producer BrandUn DeShay, the first lady of Denver hip hop Bianca Mikahn, criminally underrated producer Black Jordan (from Team Latchkey, fka Jay Gunna), myself and #COhiphop saint, Lazy Eyez (I’m sure he’s gonna hate that title, but it fits…LOL).

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BrandUn DeShay is a classic double threat, having released numerous critically acclaimed mixtapes as an MC/producer while also doing beats for the likes of Dom Kennedy, Curren$y, Danny Brown, Von Pea, Mac Miller, Sir Michael Rocks (of the Cool Kids) & others.  Having come up in the group Paradox, Bianca Mikahn has been rocking mics on the Denver circuit with the Mercury Sauce collective for years, making quite a name for herself in the usually male driven hip hop scene.  Black Jordan , who’ll be celebrating the release of his Basement Instinct beat tape at the party, blew us away with his music at The Solution Beat Battle earlier this year and we’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to feature his production at the showcase ever since.  You probably already know about me and Lazy Eyez if you’re reading this, but if not, we’ve both been pushing quality hip hop for years in Denver, trying to make the kind of events we’d like to go to happen, while winning an award or two in the process.

Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with someone on the bill, a big part of The Solution Showcase is about discovering dope new music and we’ll be linking up music, videos and more info on all the artists as we get closer to the party. So stay tuned to DenverSolution.com to learn more about the performers and hopefully we’ll see you on 8/25! 21+ /// $5 Pre-sales now available at all three Family Affair locations & get you 15% off your entire purchase /// $8 at the door /// Doors at 9.

UPDATE: Meet BrandUn DeShay, our featured out of town artist for The Solution Showcase #8 on Saturday, 8/25 at The Meadowlark. BrandUn is an MC/producer from Chicago who’s worked with the likes of Danny Brown, Curren$y, Dom Kennedy, Casey Veggies, Mac Miller, Von Pea, Sir Mikey Rocks & more.

 

The Solution Showcase #8 update aka we’ll catch y’all on 8/25 + Catch Theo Martins (LA) & more for free at Goodness on 7/29…

So here we are, close to the 4th Saturday of the month and still barely a mention of The Solution Showcase #8…What gives?  Here’s what happened, due to a miscommunication between the Meadowlark and a charity event that was original scheduled for 7/28 (the date The Solution Showcase #8 was originally set for), the venue ended up being double-booked for a significant portion of the time that we’d be throwing the event.  Not being the type to argue with a charity, we decided to postpone the Solution Showcase for the month of July, but that’s not the interesting part of the story.

Here’s where it gets interesting. I had already booked the planned out of town guest for The Solution Showcase #8, Okayplayer favorite and Los Angeles-based, Providence-bred MC/DJ Theo Martins before getting the news and, having a great relationship with the Meadowlark & Red Bull, they offered to cover the costs of bringing him out so we added him to the lineup for Goodness on Sunday, 7/29 (I hope you already know about Goodness, my new weekly Sunday afternoon party on the Meadowlark’s beautiful patio /// 2701 Larimer St).

So now you can catch Theo Martins, rapping and spinning, as well as the original planned lineup for Goodness; myself, Denver legend DJ Chonz, the very dope and highly slept-on DJ Ear Attent and guest hosts Jessica Simmons (the infamous Solution bartender) and man about town DenverFrank in celebrating the 4 year anniversary of his infamous Denver culture blog, DenverFrank.net.  The lineup is stacked and in Goodness tradition, there’s no cover, so come on down for what promises to be a great day (and a good chance to win a Frank151 Denver Diggers hat). Then, after Goodness, check out Fifty/50, the new Sunday night party that me and Jessica Simmons are launching at Tryst; more info here and on the flyer below.

SATURDAY, 6/23 -> The Solution Showcase #7 w/Deejay Tense, K-Tone, Cysko Rokwel, DJ Top Shelf, Gyp Da Hip & DJ Low Key at the Meadowlark…

SATURDAY, 6/23 from 9pm-2am ->

1 Night. 6 DJs. 6 styles.

For one night only, we’re flipping the formula for The Solution Showcase #7 and making it The CO DJ Edition w/K-Tone, Cysko Rokwel, DJ Top Shelf, Deejay Tense, Gyp Da Hip & DJ Low Key aka all six of the DJs nominated for “best hip hop DJ” in the Westword Music Showcase (make sure to vote for your favorite here by 6/25).  It’ll be rare chance to see why the six of us were nominated on the same night, in the same building, with a fresh party vibe at the Meadowlark (2701 Larimer) /// 21+ /// $5 with an RSVP to RSVP@DenverSolution.com or Westword Music Showcase ticket stub or $8 at the door.