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DJ Low Key guest set on The Midnight Snack w/DJ Ill Digitz & Charlie Smarts of Kooley High on Waxx.FM…

Last month, I was featured on the homie Ill Digitz’s radio show The Midnight Snack. Check out the show, featuring guest host Charlie Smarts & the tracklist below – and enjoy…

Hour 1 Tracklist (DJ Ill Digitz):
1) Rapsody – Power feat. Kendrick Lamar
2) King Mez – From The South
3) Pac Div – Whiplash
4) Count Bass D – Too Much Pressure feat. Snoop Dogg
5) Curren$y – Address feat. Stalley
6) World Renown – How Nice I Am
7) Lute – Still Slummin’
8) Lute – Morning Shift
9) The Roots – Right On feat. Joanna Newsom & STS
10) EPMD – Never Seen Before (Remix)
11) Shortie No Mass – U Like My Style (Remix)
12) The Kid Daytona – On The Hill
13) L’Orange – Look Around feat. Oddisee
14) Artifacts – C’mon Wit Da Git Down (Remix)
15) AZ – Doe Or Die
16) Jay-Z – Dirt Off Your Shoulder (Conscious Remix)
17) J*Davey – You Are
18) Fly Anakin & Koncept Jackson – Foisey’s Interlood
19) TiRon & Ayomari – Airplane Mode
20) Platinum Pied Pipers – Stay With Me (Grooveman Spot Remix)
21) Jay Beige – Strange

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Hour 2 Tracklist (DJ Low Key):
1) Kooley High – What The Deal feat. Median & HaLo
2) Tanya Morgan – Peppermint
3) TiRon & Ayomari – It’s A Trip
4) Rich Jones – No Clue feat. Mykele Deville
5) Lux Deville – Happy
6) Joey Purp – Susie Cues
7) Tyler, The Creator – November
8) A$AP Mob – RAF feat. Frank Ocean
9) Jay-Z – We Family
10) Syd – Moving Mountains
11) 1-O.A.K. – Every Night feat. Duckwrth
12) SZA & James Fauntleroy – Waves (Trackademicks Remix)
13) Mad Skillz – Bad Attitude
14) Kintaro – Mk feat. Anderson .Paak
15) The Boy Illinois – Dancing Like Diddy
16) Puff Daddy – Watcha Gon’ Do feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Rick Ross
17) M.F. Doom – Doomsayer
18) Wu-Tang Clan – People Say feat. Redman
19) J Period, Pharoahe Monche, Posdnuos & Black Thought – Rise Up
20) Thurz – Cinema

Sound engineering by DJ Jester (@djjesternyc)

.: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

.: Sedrick Avenue – “GDNSS (produced by DJ SpydaT.E.K.)”

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!!!

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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

.: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 a 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):.

DJ Low Key – So What! First Monday Mix – August 2013…Catch So What! w/me, DJ K-Nee & Big Styles on the third Saturday of every month at Beauty Bar Denver!!!

Don’t miss So What! w/me, DJ K-Nee & Big Styles, on the 3rd Saturday of the month at Beauty Bar Denver…More info on the So What! facebook page

.:DJ Low Key – So What! First Monday Mix – August 2013 (click to stream/download):.

Ab “You Used To Love Me”

Mar “Inglewood”

TiRon & Ayomari “Haven’t You Heard?”

Napoleon Wright II “Michael”

Michael Jackson “Rock With You (The Reflex Revision)”

Sampha “Without”

1 O.A.K. “Yaya”

Thundercat “Oh Sheit, It’s X!”

Krystal Klear “Tried For Your Love (Hudson Mohawk Rework)”

Big Boi, Monche & Scar “Raspberries”

Quadron “Favorite Star”

Chance The Rapper “Chain Smoker”

BONUS:

.:DJ Low Key – So What! First Monday Mix – June 2013:.

.:DJ Low Key – So What! First Monday Mix – May 2013:.

DJ Low Key – So What! First Monday Mix – June 2013…Catch So What! w/me, DJ K-Nee & Big Styles on the third Saturday of every month at Beauty Bar Denver!!!

Don’t miss So What! w/me, DJ K-Nee & Big Styles, on the 3rd Saturday of the month at Beauty Bar Denver…More info on the So What! facebook page

.:DJ Low Key – So What! First Monday Mix – June 2013 (click to stream/download):.

Tanya Morgan & 6th Sense “For Real”

Carl Carrell “Gone”

Jack Magma “Cat Got Your Tongue”

BJ The Chicago Kid “Sex x Money x Sneakers”

Rhye “Hunger”

Bag Raiders “So Demanding”

Full Crate & Mar “Settle For (Seymour Bits Remix)”

The Foreign Exchange “The Last Fall (Remix)”

Spree Wilson, The Flush & Go Dreamer “All I Need”

Ro Blvd & Cali Cush “Summer Solstice”

Miguel “Do You… (Cashmere Cat Remix)”

DJ Low Key – So What! First Monday Mix – May 2013…Catch So What! w/me, DJ K-Nee & Big Styles on the third Saturday of every month at Beauty Bar Denver!!!

Don’t miss So What! w/me, DJ K-Nee & Big Styles, on the 3rd Saturday of the month at Beauty Bar Denver…More info on the So What! facebook page

.:DJ Low Key – So What! First Monday Mix – May 2013:.

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”

ScHoolboy Q & TiRon “Love Me Not” (produced by Chuck Inglish, cuts by DJ Low Key)

.:ScHoolboy Q & TiRon “Love Me Not” (produced by Chuck Inglish, cuts by DJ Low Key):.

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.