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Anderson .Paak & Tokimonsta “Found In You” on Red Bull’s 20 Before 16 series with a HUGE DJ Low Key shout! All the praise hands emojis!!!
HUUUUUGE shouts to Red Bull for showing me so much love and featuring pictures from my Red Bull Sound Select Tokimonsta/
Music/entertainment site Axs.com says The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez “never misses the mark” & “when you want to see, be seen and dance the night away, there’s really no other destination in town”! Thanks Axs!!!
Many thanks to music/ticketing/entertainment web site Axs.com for the kind words and mentioning The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez as their Friday pick in their recent ‘Party every night in Denver with these hip-hop events‘ article. Here’s what they had they say about us ->
Fridays | The Solution | Meadowlark | No cover before 11
The Solution at the Meadowlark (2701 Larimer Street, Denver) is an event that gets talked about repeatedly, as it never misses the mark. Catch the weekly dance party that is always graced by the ever-impressive DJ Low Key and DJ Lazy Eyez, and what’s more, they often book some amazing talent as they pass through town. Beyond the music, The Solution often boasts art showcases and other innovative offerings including the upcoming show for Blake Jackson. When you want to see, be seen and dance the night away, there’s really no other destination in town, just beware, the party is always documented with fresh photos.
DJ Lazy Eyez talks about The Solution, not being “a fancy jukebox” while DJing & more with Cypher Sessions…
“At some point you have to question whether or not you’re really DJing and contributing something, or if you’re just a fancy jukebox.” – DJ Lazy Eyez explains what The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez is all about in a recent interview with Cypher Sessions. Check out the full question & interview below->
Cypher Sessions: What has your time at The Solution been like since you joined, and what have you learned from that weekly showcase?
DJ Lazy Eyez: “The Solution has always been a very special thing to me. The Solution was originally founded by DJ Low Key and DJ Sounds Supreme. Even at the beginning I would just go as a fan and hang out. Partying at the Solution those first couple of years was a very special time in my life when I had just graduated college and was still living a young carefree life in my 20s. I joined the Solution sometime around 2009. DJ Low Key has always been someone I collaborated with even in college when we used to throw 18 and up club nights in Boulder (I was the co-promoter and Low Key was the DJ). So the fit was very natural. I think we have mutual respect in terms of DJing, work ethic, and quality Hip-Hop; plus, we’re homies. The Solution has helped me grow more as a party rocking DJ, but also as a good Hip-Hop DJ.
It’s very easy to get wrapped up in the club life and being a DJ, and you can easily fall into a very formulaic boring top 40 DJ. In all reality, anyone with some beat matching skills and a laptop can DJ whatever douche club / bar in downtown Denver or college town. I’ve been there, DJ Low Key has been there. At some point you have to question whether or not you’re really DJing and contributing something, or if you’re just a fancy jukebox. The Solution allows us to have our own crowd who appreciates quality music (not just Hip-Hop). I love the fact that we are able to get away with so many genres and off the radar tracks. I think a lot of DJs if they actually saw what we get to do for such a great crowd, would be jealous. We don’t have to play anything we don’t want.
On top of that, things like the Solution and Goodness have been able to create a sense of community and friendships that I especially appreciate. You can come to one of our events and meet a who’s who of Colorado Hip-Hop. It really is a golden age for us, and I keep that in mind every week we DJ.”
Please take a quick minute to vote DJ Low Key in the 2014 Westword Music Showcase…I’m nominated for “best hip hop DJ” & a vote for DJ Low Key is a vote for quality music!!!
(Illustration by Noah Van Sciver, see me on there?)
SATURDAY, 6/21 from 4-5PM -> It’s Westword Music Showcase time and I’m nominated again (shouts to the nominating committee, I appreciate the recognition & Westword, Denver’s premier music/arts/entertainment magazine)!!! It’s an honor in itself to be nominated, but everyone wants to win. With that said, please do me a favor and head over to the Westword Music Showcase site, find the “DJ – Hip Hop” category towards the bottom and vote DJ Low Key. Thanks again y’all, I appreciate the support. Catch me spinning on Vinyl’s rooftop from 4-5pm actual WMS event, it should be a blast!!! Last but not least, props to all the dope DJs around town, both those nominated and not!
Forever overachieving, super promising Denver singer/songwriter/producer CRL CRRLL just posted a great recap of his 2014 SXSW experiences and a lot of it focuses on his time and performance at The 2014 SX Solution Showcase/Austin Goodness, as well as footage of Exile, Tef Poe, Black Spade, Tree, YC The Cynic, Tanya Morgan & more. Take a couple of minutes to check it out and stay tuned for a full recap of last month’s SXSW events, coming real soon!
Feedback on Blu & DJ Low Key – Soul Amazing Part Three from around the Internet…The Source says “Get hip now”…
“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
Flashback: Great pics from #TheSolution7 & lots more by Solution photographer Armando Geneyro aka Knower Of The Ledge!!!
(Above photo of DJ Low Key, Lazy Eyez & Sounds Supreme by Kenneth Hamblin III for Westword, check out their full gallery HERE /// All photos below by Solution photographer Armando Geneyro aka Knower Of The Ledge)
Last month’s 7 events for The Solution’s seven year anniversary were ridiculously fun and we’ve got to give all the credit to you Denver! You beautiful (for the most part…LOL) people came out to all seven events in record numbers, rocking excellent taste in music with enthusiasm, great energy and lots of smiles and it was AMAZING!!! Check out the pics below for a taste of the month’s events and check out lots more pictures on our Facebook page, our Instagram feed and in these two Westword galleries (one from our 7 Year Anniversary party & one from The 2014 Solution Beat Battle).
Stay tuned to our social media pages and DenverSolution.com for more pics from the party every week, courtesy of Solution photographer Knower Of The Ledge aka Armando Geneyro!!!
Many thanks to Red Bull Music Academy for the shout in their new book, For The Record! It’s an honor!!! P.S. RBMA 2014 in Tokyo coming soon…
Big up the homie Scuba for sending me this pic and letting me know my name was mentioned in the incredible new RBMA For The Record book (as “Justin Green”, my government)! Red Bull Music Academy is one of the best forces in the modern music scene and it’s been an honor to work with them over the years, so seeing something like this is just the icing on the cake.
Anyway, you should probably check it out. Okayplayer called it their #1 must buy Black Friday item a few weeks back and said this, “1. For The Record coffee table book from Red Bull Music Academy: You are already familiar, perhaps, with Red Bull Music Academy’s steez. They have now translated that steez into a deluxe coffee table book: “a collection of conversations between 36 of music’s true masterminds.” That list happens to include a who’s who of music-creators we are actively obsessed with here at OKP, including (but not limited to Erykah Badu, Nile Rodgers, Metro Area, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Just Blaze, Buraka Som Sistema, Sly & Robbie, Paul Riser (of Motown)…& more! For The Record went on sale Monday in the U.S. for $39.95 in certain specialty bookstores, music shops and in the Gestalten online shop.”
P.S. RBMA 2014 is right around the corner, head over to RedBullMusicAcademy.com to get more info on the 2014 Academy in Tokyo, Japan!
“Every Friday night at the Meadowlark, The Solution lives up to its tagline, “The best in hip-hop and a whole lot more.” DJ Low Key and Lazy Eyez have crafted an event that lives comfortably inside the realm of quality hip-hop, and still manages to always incorporate artists and records that are mere relatives of the genre. The flawless blend of music packs the dance floor with the eclectic mix of attendees, the DJs are consistently the cream of the damn crop, and every once in a while one of your favorite national artists will slide through with the intimate performance of a lifetime. If you’re sleeping on this one, it’s time to wake the hell up.” – HipHopRollCall.com
“The best hip hop night in Denver” – DearDenver.net
“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 DJ Low Key and DJ 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.” – Westword
Best hip hop night, best club night and best club night comeback awards in the Westword – Best Of Denver issues