TiRon sent me a demo of this months ago and it’d been my jam for most of the year when he hit me up to add some cuts last month. After going through a few different records, I ended up grabbing a sample saying “but oh well” from one of my all-time favorite hip hop albums. Anyways, enjoy, and if you like what you hear, catch me opening for ScHoolboy Q on Saturday, 5/12 at the Fox Theatre and feel free to download my mixtapes with TiRon here and here if you haven’t already.
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.
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”
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.
The homie DJ Chonz recently posted up this Colorado hip hop classic from way back in 1994. It appeared on producer/Radio Bums co-founder Hakeem’s No Coast Line album, along with some other #COHipHop gems. Chonz called Chill the “Hands down #1 emcee out of CO” and after witnessing him freestyle in person and hearing joints like this and “Dying To Live”, I’m inclined to agree. Anyways, the track aged well; take a listen and check out one of the best MCs to ever come out of CO.
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)
Last month, I had the pleasure of working with the Red Bull Music Academy to bring the Foreign Exchange to Denver for their debut show out here in CO, as well as opening for the show. The show was nothing short of incredible, everything from the vibe in the crowd to the sound to the band’s energy was just right and, through the magic of Red Bull Music Academy Radio, I have audio proof. Check out the links below to stream the almost two hour long show that the band called one of their best ever. Extra special thanks to the Red Bull Music Academy for making the show happen, the longtime homie Nicolay, the new homie Phonte, the incomparable Sy Smith (aka the “DJ Low Key” voice on my mixtape IDs), Zo, Aimee, the rest of the band, Summit Music Hall, Family Affair, DJ Squirt, Side 3, Brittney the Square, DJ Dozen and most importantly, everybody that came out, for helping make Monday, 3/14/2011 one of the best shows I’ve ever been to (as well as been a part of). With that said, check out the links from RBMARadio.com below to stream the show it’s entirely:
I been meaning to throw these on my Bandcamp for a minute. While Kingmost did the damn thing on Laura’s Tape a lot of my DJ friends have been asking about how can they get their hands on some of the songs to play out at clubs. Here they are. This only includes the R&B remake songs. The original joints are now available here along with bonus artwork and the Laura’s Song music video.
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Upcoming Special Events
Friday, 5/17: The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez at the Meadowlark.
Saturday, 5/18 at 8pm: So What! w/DJ K-Nee, Big Styles & DJ Low Key at Beauty Bar Denver.
Sunday, 5/19 at 10:30am: Zengo Bottomless Brunch w/DJ Low Key. $35 for endless small plates and cocktails at one of Denver's best restaurants.
Sunday, 5/19 at 3pm: Goodness w/DJ Low Key, special guests DJ Bedz (Denver Nuggets Team DJ), DJ Spyda T.E.K. (Colorado Springs/Los Angeles), Truth Live (The Bay Area) & more on the Meadowlark's patio.
Wednesday, 5/22: The Solution Showcase #15 at Beauty Bar Denver, lineup coming soon!
Friday, 5/24: The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez at the Meadowlark.
Saturday, 5/25 from 10am-4pm: DJ Low Key on the Red Bull MXT at the Thunder Valley National.
Sunday, 5/26 at 10:30am: Zengo Bottomless Brunch w/DJ Low Key. $35 for endless small plates and cocktails at one of Denver's best restaurants.
Sunday, 5/26 at 3pm: Native Tongue Goodness w/DJ Low Key, specials guests world renowned DJ Mick Boogie (Brooklyn, NY) & Es Nine (of Prime Element), a screening of the "Beats, Rhymes & Life" Documentary at 10pm & more on the Meadowlark's Patio.
Tuesday, 6/25 from 5-9pm: Four Seasons Pool Party w/music by DJ Low Key.
Wednesday, 6/26: The Solution Showcase #16 at Beauty Bar Denver, lineup coming soon!
Every Friday Night: The Solution w/DJ Low Key, Lazy Eyez & friends at the Meadowlark…
The best in hip hop & a whole lot more.
Complimentary photo booth.
Food by Year Of The Snake.
No cover until 11 / Only $5 after.
9pm / 21+ / 2701 Larimer St.
The Solution named “Best Club Night Return” in Westword 2013 Best Of Denver…
At this point, the Solution is well on its way to becoming a Denver institution. But it isn't just our town's longest-running and most revered hip-hop night — it's also a testament to quality and resilience. Despite having moved virtually all over town since it was founded half a dozen years ago by DJs Low Key and Sounds Supreme, the Solution continues to draw a faithful crowd wherever — and however — it goes. Even after the Solution took a hiatus from weekly parties, the Solution crew continued to offer showcases featuring a parade of the best local MCs and producers, along with lauded acts from elsewhere. And last month, when the Solution returned to a weekly format at its new home at the Meadowlark, all was right in the cosmos again. -
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