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.:DJ Low Key – About You… (Stream/Download):.

.:DJ Low Key – About You…(stream/download):.

Was inspired to start this mixtape a while back, then decided to shelve it, but that seemed like a waste. Anyway, “About You…” is an hour or so of mainly R&B/soul vibes for your streaming/downloading pleasure. Don’t expect it to be a permanent fixture – so enjoy, download it if you dig it & have a great day y’all!!!

Things To Do In Denver Intro
Donwill “Laura’s Song”
SiR “The Real”
Bilal “For You”
Miguel “Gravity”
Brandy “Wanna Be Down (Esta Remix)”
Ab “Kissing You”
BJ The Chicago Kid “Honey”
Solange “Champagnechroniknightcap”
Glide In Denver Interlude
Dam-Funk & Leon Sylvers “Glyde 2Nyte”
MNEK “In Your Clouds”
Total Science, Darien Brockington & Phonte “Wastin’ Time (Kaidi Tatham Remix)”
The Foreign Exchange & Median “Maybe She’ll Dream Of Me (Pure P Remix)”
Beyoncé & Ghostface “Summertime”
Mary J. Blige “Bring Me Joy”
Teedra Moses “Kisses Never Taste So Sweet”
Quadron “Favorite Star”
Banks “Warm Water (Snakehips Remix)”
J*Davey “Slooow” / “Slooow (Trackademicks Remix)”
Erykah Badu “Kiss Me On My Neck”
Davina & Raekwon “So Good”
Breezy Lovejoy “Blindfold”
Thump In Denver Outro

.:The Lessondary & DJ Low Key – Never 2ndary (stream/download):.

It’s an honor to team up with my brethren and one of the dopest crews in music, The Lessondary, on their new mixtape Never 2ndary. The crew consists of Tanya Morgan (Donwill & Von Pea), Ilyas, Che Grand, Elucid, Jermiside, Brickbeats, Aeon & Rob Cave fka Spec Boogie and is one of the deepest out. Maybe you’ve caught them on each other’s projects over the years or maybe you’ve seen me post something about the crew over the years, but right now, sit back and get familiar with The Lessondary crew before they drop their long-awaited Ahead Of Schedule album on 6/24/16 via HipNott Records.

.:The Lessondary & DJ Low Key – Never 2ndary (stream/download):.

1. Tanya Morgan feat. The Lessondary – Never 2ndary
2. Donwill – I Know Those Guys Intro
3. Von Pea & The Other Guys feat. The Lessondary – Connect Four aka Lessondary >>>
4. Spec Boogie feat. The Lessondary – Show Up Drunk
5. DJ Chong Wizard feat. The Lessondary – Check The Rhyme
6. Donwill feat. The Lessondary – Championship Vinyl
7. Che Grand feat. Tanya Morgan – People Bowling
8. The Red Giants feat. The Lessondary – Never Seen A Thing
9. Che Grand feat. Spec Boogie & Tanya Morgan – Lessondary Busy
10. Jermiside feat. Donwill & Spec Boogie – The Cookout
11. Tanya Morgan feat. Jermiside & Spec Boogie – Borrow That (Boogie’s Revenge Mix)
12. The Lessondary – Faded
13. Von Pea, Donwill & Che Grand – Live N!ggas Only
14. The Lessondary – BANG!
15. Spec Boogie feat. Tanya Morgan – Dinette Set
16. Che Grand feat. Spec Boogie & Tanya Morgan – Star (Pimps In Canada)
17. Spec Boogie feat. Tanya Morgan – Poison Clan
18. Donwill & Dash Speaks feat. Spec Boogie & I-El – Side Down
19. The Lessondary – Lessondary Nose
20. Jermiside – Fantastical Outro
21. Von Pea feat. Jermiside, Ilyas & Spec Boogie – Dreams

.:The Lessondary & DJ Low Key – Never 2ndary (downloadable zip):.

P.S. Catch most of The Lessondary, along with Russell Grande and Delasean, Rhyme Progession, DJ Dozen & myself at The Solution Showcase #17 at The Walnut Room on Saturday, 6/18!!! Pre-sale tickets available HERE!

The CRL CRRLL “Cheers” Video! Directed, filmed & edited by Black Sock Productions!!! It’s the first single from The Solution Tape #2 & first release on The Solution Records!!!!!!!!!

2014’s been an UNBELIEVABLE year for The Solution and we’re thrilled to be closing it out in grand fashion, teaming up with longtime friend of the party and one of our favorite artists in Denver, CRL CRRLL, to release “Cheers” aka the first official single from The Solution Tape #2 (finally!!!) and first release on The Solution Records (!!!!!!!). CRL’s been coming to the party for almost all of the 7+ years we’ve been rocking and makes great music with a unique sound, so when it came time to finally get everything together for our upcoming mixtape, The Solution Tape #2, it only made sense to reach out to him for an exclusive song to feature on the project.

Over the Summer, DJ Low Key met up with CRL CRRLL for a fateful studio visit that led to “Cheers” getting picked out of a batch of incredible music for the mixtape and next thing you know everyone in Denver was loving this song that only DJ Low Key & DJ Lazy Eyez were spinning, whether they heard it at The Solution on a Friday night, saw CRL perform it live, caught it when we DJed a brunch gig or whatever. At that point, we began to realize that “Cheers” was something extra special and decided it deserved as much of a push as we could give it. That turned into us teaming up with Black Sock Productions and Jonathan Martin to shoot a video at Goodness w/DJ Low Key & friends and The Solution, which turned into us deciding that “Cheers” was so good that it needed to get full-on single push, a physical pressing (coming in early 2015!) and so on. It’s funny how something can organically grow so fast, but it’s great to witness and be a part of. And with that said, for your listening pleasure, we’re super proud to present to you, a new celebratory anthem, right on time for New Year’s Eve and all your best moments of 2015; CRL CRRLL “Cheers”, the first single from The Solution Tape #2 (coming 2/2015) & first release on The Solution Records!!!!!!!

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“Cheers” video directed, shot & edited by Jonathan Martin for Black Sock Productions. “Cheers” produced, written & engineered by CRL CRRLL. Video filmed on location at The Meadowlark during both The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez and Goodness w/DJ Low Key & friends. Still photos by Armando Geneyro aka Knower Of The Ledge. Outro song: CRL CRRLL featuring Von Pea (of Tanya Morgan) “Cruise”. Stay tuned for The Solution Tape #2 in February 2015 and CRL CRRLL’s Ghostwaves double-EP in early 2015 and don’t miss The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez, every Friday night at The Meadowlark in Denver, CO!!!

P.S. Don’t forget to close out the year at The Solution’s New Year Eve 2014 Party at Beauty Bar Denver, featuring a special appearance by the legendary DJ Chris Karns (World DMC Winner, US Thre3 Style Finalist & Master Of The Mix Runner Up), The Solution’s own DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez, a special “Cheers” live performance by CRL CRRLL to break in the new year & more!!!

P.P.S. In case you missed The Solution Tape #1 (chock full of exclusives and live audio from the likes of Von Pea & Donwill of Tanya Morgan, Exile & DJ Day, Kooley High, Moe Green, Mike Baker & 1 O.A.K. of The Honor Roll & a whole lot more!!!), check it out RIGHT HERE! Enjoy!!!

#CheersYou

Friday, 12/12 -> CRL CRRLL “Cheers” Video Premier + Knower Of The Ledge & Darius Carey’s Graduation Party, ZenOne & more at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez at The Meadowlark! Shouts to Black Sock Productions!!!

FRIDAY, 12/12 -> In what was probably the best year The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez has ever had (no small statement), we’re extra excited to be working with Denver favorite, longtime friend of the party & Red Bull Sound Select artist CRL CRRLL on the release of “Cheers”, one of our favorite songs we’ve heard come from the Mile High City and the first single from our upcoming mixtape, The Solution Tape #2. For the “Cheers” video, we partnered up with another friend of party, Black Sock Productions, to put together a fun video for the anthematic ode to enjoying life, following CRL around a day & night at The Meadowlark during both The Solution & Goodness. “Cheers” has been garnering a ton of “what song is this playing?” comments and rave reviews over the last few months as we’ve played it out around town at live events and we can’t wait to put it out there for the world to hear (as well as our next mixtape in February 2015!).

As if that wasn’t enough we’re also celebrating the college graduations of both Armando Geneyro aka Knower Of The Ledge aka the guy who’s been take all dope photos you can find on our our Instagram & Facebook (and probably yours if your come out to the party) over the last year plus and party regular/world traveler Darius Carey.

We’ve also got a few of the now sold out CRL CRRLL “Cheers” t-shirts to give away to some lucky folks, Knower Of The Ledge is gonna still be on duty taking party photos despite his celebrating his graduation (the mark of a true pro) and who knows, we might have another surprise or two in store for what figures to be an incredible night. 21+ / 9pm / No cover until 11pm, only $5 after / 2701 Larimer Street.

#CheersYou

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

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“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):.

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

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I first met Blu back in June 2007, in the few months between when his debut with Exile, Below The Heavens, first circulated in small circles online and when it came out for retail sale. I had randomly come across The Narrow Path EP the year before and it completely blew my mind. I put “Narrow Path” on my Mixing In Action #2 mixtape that Fall and to this day, I never get tired of that perfect song (it was first song after the intro & Von Pea’s ridiculous “So Low Key” freestyle on that tape, a testament to how much I was digging it). By the time Below The Heavens leaked, I was already sold on Blu & Exile being one of the most exciting things in hip hop and the album exceeded all my expectations, giving me feelings similar to what I imagine a DJ in 1994 would have felt the first time they listened to Illmatic or what it felt like the first time cats heard Paid In Full in the late 80s.

I was instantly obsessed with Below The Heavens and when I saw Blu was on tour with labelmates The Strange Fruit Project in early Summer 2007 as an unbilled opener (a pretty common situation when you’re a young cat trying to gain experience and pay dues), I reached out to have perform at my (at the time) fledgling party, The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme. Blu linked me up with his manager at the time, the great Jon Kim, and we worked out the rather humble details of the show. The night of the show/party, I picked up Blu & Jon Kim at Denver venue Cervantes and brought them back to the rooftop of The Shelter (now Bar Standard), where Blu rocked the best set I’ve ever seen from him, full of the hunger of a young rap prodigy trying to make his mark with his debut album.

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Not too long after that, I had the random opportunity to help make a video happen for Blu & Exile’s fantastic “Blu Collar Workers”; flying out to LA and teaming with France aka Eric Maitrepierre, Exile Ramirez & Aaron Rosenbloom to put together a video which to this day has amassed almost 750,000 views as a relatively low budget video from an tiny indie album that defied all odds on a label that most die-hard hip hop heads aren’t even familiar with (Sound In Color). Around that time, Jon Kim also asked me to make a mixtape for him and Blu to sell on tour, which ended up getting shelved when Blu signed his Warner deal (womp womp, I was disappointed, but it was completely understandable based on the situation).

Since then, I’ve caught up with Blu a few times at SXSW over the years (including the performance with him & Tanya Morgan at a Nah Right/Smoking Section showcase above) and stayed a big fan of his music. Then, at the beginning of the year of the year, mutual friend and Portland tastemaker Kenny Fresh (of Fresh Selects fame) reconnected us after Blu asked him for a DJ recommendation. Based on our history, Blu was with it and the results of the project are on bandcamp now, for your listening pleasure. I know I was put on to quite a lot of impressive songs, slept-on gems and extra obscure joints when Blu sent over the tracks, hopefully the mixtape works out the same for you! Enjoy!!!

.:Download Blu – Soul Amazing Part Three (mixed by DJ Low Key):.

.:Download Jenesis Magazine – The Movement Volume 3 (mixed by DJ Low Key):.

Jenesis Magazine is, in my humble opinion, one of the only hip hop publications that has any semblance of quality control or actual sense of what’s good in 2012.  They’ve been consistently covering what’s new and dope years before the XXLs of the world, so if you’re not already familiar, head on over to JenesisMagazine.com to learn more about what your friends with be excited about in 2013…LOL.

But before you do, take a quick minute to download The Movement Volume 3, the latest in their series of annual mixtapes.  It’s a mix of new artists they featured in the last year or so and follows in the footsteps the first two volumes, mixed by Pittsburgh legends DJ Nugget and the homie DJ Bonics (Wiz Khalifa’s DJ, among other accolades).  So anyways, hit the links below to get a taste of the Movement, you’ll be glad you did.  Last but not least, shouts to Jenesis Magazine for supporting the new music I think is great, for featuring me in their DJ issue last year and for reaching out to me to mix their annual tape.

.:Jenesis Magazine – The Movement Volume 3 (mixed by DJ Low Key) (tracked version):.

.:Jenesis Magazine – The Movement Volume 3 (mixed by DJ Low Key) (untracked/podcast/phone streaming version):.

1. DJ Low Key & Thurzday “The Movement Volume 3 Intro”
2. Ro Blvd feat. Thurzday “Great Going Good”
3. H.O.P.E. “Killer”
4. Tanya Morgan “Whatever That’s Mine”
5. Dom Kennedy “When I Come Around”
6. TiRon & Ayomari “M.F.G.”
7. Skeme “Krazy (Ape Shit)”
8. Nick Pratt “Comin Dyne Clean”
9. Devin Miles “Open Season”
10. J. Fin “I Want More”
11. Boaz “Black Ice”
12. Aleon Craft “Speed Of Sound”
13. OverDoz “December”
14. Young Scolla feat. Mook Grand “Headphones”
15. J. Ferb “Carpe Diem”
16. The Come-UP “Voice Of The City”
17. Varsity Squad feat. One Be Lo “U Minor, We Major”
18. King Mez x Khrysis feat. Thee Tom Hardy & Sean Boog  “From The South”
19. The 58’s “58s”
20. Fortilive (!llmind  + Mushmouf + Slo-Mo) “Ain’t No Place”

.:Download DJ Dahi – Show & Tell (mixed by DJ Low Key):.

In TiRon’s words: Before we drop DJ Dahi’s instrumental project “Toys” we grabbed all of the work he’s done with other artists and compiled a mixtape called “Show & Tell” mixed by DJ Low Key.  He’s done some of the most important records in my catalogue and we just want you to understand who Dahi was and how incredible he is.

.:DJ Dahi – Show & Tell (mixed by DJ Low Key) (tracked):.

.:Download DJ Dahi – Show & Tell (mixed by DJ Low Key) (untracked/podcast style version):.

1. Dahi Beats “33rd Session”
2. Pac Div “Posted”
3. Ayomari feat. TiRon “Happy Thoughts”
4. Tiron & Ayomari “Jack Kerouac”
5. Dahi Beats “82nd Session”
6. Iggy Azalea feat. Problem “Drop That”
7. Pac Div “Number 1”
8. Dahi Beats “12th Beat”
9. TiRon & Ayomari “No Wonder”
10. TiRon “For Your Smile”
11. Pac Div feat. Colin Munroe “Underdogs II”
12. Dahi Beats “34th Session”
13. Pac Div “SuperNegroes”
14. TiRon “Take A Bow”
15. TiRon, Ayomari & Tunji “Quitter”

And make sure you check out DJ Dahi’s dope new beat tape, Toys, over at TheCafeteriaLine.Bandcamp.com.

DJ Low Key mixtapes, the official dozen…Download them all for free below…

Here’s all of my “official” mixtapes as of September 2011…You can download/stream all 12 of them for free below…All I ask is that if you like what you hear, you tell some friends…Newest tapes are on top, click the mixtape covers for tracklists & more info…Thanks for listening, enjoy…

.:TiRon & Ayomari – T & A : The Prelude to ASFP (mixed by DJ Low Key) (tracked version):. /// (untracked/podcast version – stream on your phone)

.:Che Grand & DJ Low Key – The Fixtape Two: In It For The Drink Ticket (tracked version):. /// (untracked/podcast version – stream on your phone)

.:DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme – The Solution Tape #1 (hosted by U-N-I & Ro Blvd):. /// (untracked/podcast version – stream on your phone)

.:M11X & Illroots.com present DJ Low Key – De La Extras #2:. (tracked version):. /// (untracked/podcast version – stream on your phone)

.:Jermiside & DJ Low Key – Die Jerm Die (tracked version):. /// (untracked/podcast version – stream on your phone)

.:TiRon & DJ Low Key – Ketchup (tracked version):. /// (untracked/podcast version – stream on your phone)

.:Tanya Morgan presents Ilwil – Beat Thieves 2 (mixed by DJ Low Key) (tracked version):. /// (untracked/podcast version – stream on your phone)

.: Median’s Relief In The Making (mixed by DJ Low Key & hosted by 9th Wonder) (tracked version) :. /// (untracked/podcast version – stream on your phone)

.:Che Grand & DJ Low Key – Limited Edition:The Fixtape (tracked version):. /// (untracked/podcast version – stream on your phone)

.:DJ Low Key – Mixing In Action #2 (hosted by Tanya Morgan) (tracked version):. /// (untracked/podcast version – stream on your phone)

.:DJ Low Key & DJ Amen – The Bar Luxe Late Night Soundtrack (hosted by Sy Smith):.

.:DJ Low Key – Mixing In Action #1 (hosted by Median) (tracked version):. /// (untracked version – stream on your phone)

.:Download TiRon & Ayomari – T & A : The Prelude to ASFP (mixed by DJ Low Key):.

.:T & A : The Prelude to ASFP (mixed by DJ Low Key) (tracked):.

.:T & A : The Prelude to ASFP (mixed by DJ Low Key) (untracked/podcast style version):.

1. What You Waiting On (Prod. By DK)
2. The Do (Prod. by J Dilla)
3. My Wingman & Me (Prod. By Phonix)
4. My So Called Twenties (Prod. by Cook Classics)
5. Just A Dreamer ft. Tunji (Prod. by Skin & Bones)
6. 3 Drink Minimum (Prod. by SA-RA Creative Partners)
7. Ms Right (Prod. by DOOM)
8. Sydney (Prod. by Cook Classics)
9. Get Ova Dat Pt. 2 (Prod. by Phonix)
10. No Wonder (Prod. by DJ Dahi)
11. Devils (Prod. by Diddy & Mario Winans)
12. Soon As (Prod. by Caribou)
13. The Luncheon (Prod. by Lord Quest)
14. Superwoman (Prod. By Jansport J)
15. Quitter ft. Tunji (Prod. by DJ Dahi)
16. Good Food (Prod. by Quaran Goodman)

TiRon & Ayomari – A Sucker For Pumps coming soon!!! Also, make sure you check out TiRon & DJ Low Key – Ketchup, TiRon’s MSTRD and Ayomari’s PB&J Solution.