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CRL CRRLL – “Cheers”

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When you hear the name The Solution, it probably evokes visions of rigorous dancing, upbeat and unique musical selection, and an eclectic crowd. And all of that is true. When you hear CRL CRRLL you may see images of cool light shows, a smooth vocal range and intricate beats, which is also true. Put all of that together and you have “Cheers.” When shooting videos to accompany a track as familiar and specific as “Cheers,” why look any further than the parties that inspired it. The gang took the feel good single, collaborated with Black Sock Productions and Jonathan Martin and shot a video at The Solution and Goodness, including both live shots and photos from The Solution photographer, Armando Geneyro (@knoweroftheledge). Why is this such a great video? Well, besides the fact that you’re probably in it, it embodies that feeling, you know the one, where everyone knows your name… “Cheers” is a single off of the forthcoming The ...

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Fresh Pressed: DJ Lazy Eyez, Tommy Brown, Ill Se7en, Aklock, Eddie Knolls, and more

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In today’s catch up edition we have a grip of new music, mostly singles, one mixtape and one EP. (We placed them in the order we thought they would be the most enjoyable to you, our beloved audience.) Tommy Brown – “Intro Music” The new track off Welcome to the D.O.P.E. Game player, Tommy Brown’s forthcoming project, Covered In Gold 24k definitely fits the assumed(though misleading) meaning of the collective. Trap to a tee, Tommy is definitely engaging, albeit repetitive.  “Intro Music” drops out mid way through and switches it up with beat and speed, which added an element of interest to the single. Ill Se7en – “New Jack City” In a complete change of pace, both on this playlist and for Ill Se7en, “New Jack City” features a crispy Mikey Fresh beat that forces the emcee to break out of his groove a bit. The joint is extremely likable and bears replaying, though the Nino Brown line at the end distracts from the uniqueness due to the familiarity from ...

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Recap: 2014 DMC DENVER Regional DJ Battle

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The Denver DMC Regional DJ Battle went down Saturday, March 29th at Cassleman’s Bar and Venue, and the unpackable venue was surprisingly full as a variety of heads milled about trying to catch a glimpse of greatness. The Soul City Crew put on a vibrant performance in between the earlier and later rounds, with Panema Soweto and Ill Seven displaying airtight delivery and Luke Skyy giving the b-boys and girls a funky track to live for. There was a smattering of technical problems throughout the night, likely due to the new management at Cassleman’s, and we’d be lying if we said it went un-bitched about by performers and supporters alike. However, the skill in the building did more than enough to overshadow any of the venue’s shortcomings. Chris Karns’ guest set, in particular, left the crowd with their collective jaws on the ground. The competition itself was impressive as always, and it was nice to see both new and old ...

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The 2014 Solution Beat Battle Recap

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There are some events that remind us why hip-hop is so beautiful, and it’s not at all shocking that the latest said event was The 2014 Solution Beat Battle. Producers are generally some humble and nice m’fuckers, bottom line, and a room full of them and their supporters made for a happy, buoyant occasion. Though the friendly atmosphere was omnipresent, that’s not what made the event worthwhile. It was the level of talent that blew us away. The 12 beatmakers were diverse in style and execution, each obviously hungry for the win, and every single one of them had a chance. If you missed it, allow me to explain the tragedy of doing so. Seeing producers, who generally stay behind the scenes, dance energetically and sometimes awkwardly to their own music is something that can never be recreated with words. They break their necks and punch their fists at various intervals, punctuating the drops, samples, and drums that they know like the back ...

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#TheSolution7: A Month-long Celebration

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February marks an important time for Colorado hip hop, the Meadowlark, and DJs Low Key and Lazy Eyez, it’s the seventh anniversary of The Solution. Over the last seven years The Solution has changed venues, switched up DJs and has gained traction as the favorite Friday night dance party. Throughout the month of February, starting tonight, there will be seven events to commemorate the occasion. Let’s go through them, shall we? 1 The Solution’s 7 Year Anniversary Party DJ Low Key, Lazy Eyez & Sounds Supreme, art by Karma Leigh & Michael Coriano and more. Friday, February 7 | The Meadowlark (2701 Larimer St.) | 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. Free until 11 | $5 after | 21+ The first event marks the actual anniversary of The Solution and this party will boast music provided by DJ Low Key and DJ Lazy Eyez and a very special guest DJ, Sounds Supreme, which is only appropriate as he and DJ Low Key ...

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An Insane Weekend of Hip-Hop

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This weekend (and before and after) Colorado has an insane amount of live hip-hop going on.  With one, two and sometimes three shows per night there are options, many options to get out and about. So, should you brave the impending cold here are some of the things you could, and should be doing. THURSDAY Snowdown 2014 (Juicy J and more) It’s SIA week, or Snowsports Industries America convention for the noobs. And each year there is an epic winter party to commemorate the week called Snowdown. This year the event is presented by The Collective 360 & Frosted Leaf at the Fillmore. In an interesting match up of styles you can witness, Juicy J, RL Grime, SALVA , Bass Physics, hosted by Jack Da Ripper. Check www.SNOWDOWNsia.com for more info or tickets or check the FB invite. Free4All Volume 4 (Ghostface, ASAP Ferg, Crizzley and more) Each year for the last four, Ink Monstr has been giving Denver an amazing opportunity to see live music, rub shoulders with awesome people and have ...

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Colorado hip-hop loves the kids

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People are starting to catch on to the great things that are happening in the community. I was recently sought out and asked to write about Colorado hip-hop for Colorado Public Radio. Not only was I happy to have another media outlet to write for, but I’m even more excited that people care to know about what the community has to offer. My first article which was published today (and can be read here) is about the family friendly side of hip-hop and how there are many people striving to bridge the generational gap and shape the future. Beyond the awesome people I interviewed (Bianca Mikahn, Molina Speaks, Chase Evered, and Travis Branam) and organizations I profiled in said article (yes, read it, I’m serious) I thought it worth touching on here as well. This weekend there are two family-friendly events that are worth mentioning, and attending. So grab up the young ones and share your culture. Saturday: 303 Choir ...

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Weekend Planning: Art shows, Birthdays and Hip-Hop

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If we can just make it through the week, this weekend is looking to be a good one. Of course, I’m a little biased, because this is my birthday weekend. Coincidentally, there are some really great events that will be going down that I wanted to highlight.  As always, check out the HHRC calendar to pre-plan your weekend. Friday Chubby Robot has become synonymous with the innovative and awesome events he throws. Much like his 8bit Video Game show, his latest show, Gutter Kids, inspired by the Garbage Pail Kids is yet again setting the bar for creative and fun events. Opt Won, the curator knows his events speak for themselves. “Anything I do with Chubby Robot, I try to make sure it is so unique no one will ever be able to duplicate it.” This event, which goes down Friday, August 2nd at Buffalo Exchange (51 Broadway) from 6-11 p.m. features many artists interpretations of themselves as a “Gutter ...

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Hip-Hop’s Backbone: Colorado DJs

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Every head has heard someone say that DJs are the backbone of hip-hop, but here in Denver it seems especially true, as our DJs are the cream of the crop, and take their role in the game seriously. They work as party starters, record breakers, sturdy foundations and overall supporters of the music in every way. Just last month the Denver DMC Regional Battle took place here in Denver at Casselman’s at the tail end of a pretty nasty blizzard. Though no Colorado DJ placed in the event, the DJs that entered showed up and did some really creative routines. The judges for the event were DJ Deus, Fast4Ward and Rob Swift (X-Ecutioners), and they had their work cut out for them, because the audience was vibing with a good majority of the contestants. The battle ended with DJ Dividend Cut (NC) in 3rd, DJ Ohm (NM) placing 2nd and DJ Chuck Flava (CA) taking it all. Trailing closely were Colorado’s own ...

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DJ Lazy Eyez

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DJ Lazy Eyez is to the Colorado community what a DJ is to hip-hop, the foundation. From radio personality, to promoter, to music business guru, Lazy can – and does – do it all.  From his Basementalism days to present day Lazy has held down, supported and represented for hip-hop in every way possible and he is now the resident DJ, along with DJ Low Key at The Solution. Most recently he seamlessly curated and hosted the Denver DMC Regional battle at Casselman’s, reminding everyone how talented and confident he really is. When and how did you get your start DJing? My first gig was in high school. I was at a school dance and the school DJ never showed up. I was always that guy who used to rock thick books of CDs (remember the CD books?). I Dj’d that night with all the CDs I had in my car. Everyone had a good time and they asked me ...

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