Boonie Mayfield

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    March 21, 2013

    The 2013 Westword Music Showcase ballot

    Update 3/21/13: The poll is now open. Let the voting begin! The road to the nineteenth annual edition of the Westword Music Showcase is officially being paved. While we've already announced some of the acts appearing on the Main Stage this year, below are the acts appearing on this year's Showcase ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    The Solution celebrates six years with #TheSolution6 tonight through Friday

    With two events down, including the offical re-launch of the Solution weekly at the Meadowlark a few weeks back and last weekend's Denver Dre Day, #TheSolution6, a celebration marking the sixth anniversary of the Solution's founding at Milkbar, is well underway. Tonight at Beauty Bar, the Solution c ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    2012 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    Update 3/14/12: The polls are officially open. Please feel free to make your way to the 2012 Westword Music Showcase ballot and register your vote! The 2012 Westword Music Showcase ballot is here -- no more waiting. Well, that's not entirely true: You will have to wait another day or so before the ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    The Solution celebrates five years with #TheSolution5, which kicks off tonight at Beta

    If you're a hip-hop head in Denver, there is simply no place else to be tonight than Beta for #TheSolution5's kickoff event, the Solution's 6th Annual J.Dilla Celebration, which of course is a celebration centered on the life and music of the late J. Dilla. Actually, if hip-hop's your thing, if you ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Boonie Mayfield

    Black Kool-Aid

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    September 2, 2011

    Clubs: Sunday's Labor Day party rundown

    ​What are you doing this weekend? Duh, partying like it's the end of summer, because, well, it is! It's also Labor Day weekend, and so hopefully you'll have nothing to do on Monday except recover from said partying. To that end, we've got the drop on a slew of events that are going down this S ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    Tanya Morgan heads up Ahead of the Class Tour

    JJ Casas​ Tanya Morgan, once a group with a following confined to the East Coast underground hip-hop scene, has seen several layers of artistic success since first coming onto the scene. Anyone affiliated with the following of Donwill and Von Pea can assert the mainstream success of artists l ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    The year in features: a handy link guide to all local interviews/profiles in Westword in 2010

    Jim J NarcySnake Rattle Rattle Snake, profiled in June 2010​Whatever the measure of success -- whether its defined by artists making music on their own or having someone else doing their bidding -- a music scene is only as interesting as, well, the music being made there, of course, and the pe ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    2010 Red Bull Big Tune Finals, 11/18/10

    Jennifer Boyer​ RED BULL BIG TUNE FINALS 11.18.10 | Metro, Chicago First there were eighteen. Then there was one. Last night at the Metro in Chicago where the 2010 Red Bull Big Tune finals took place, aspiring producers from around the country competed against each other in the hopes of rece ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010
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    November 18, 2010

    Anatomy of a hip-hop song: Local producers weigh in on what it takes to make a great track

    David Lang / Red Bull PhotofilesBoonie Mayfield (top) and Xperiment Beats​The term "producer" has very different connotations in the worlds of rock and hip-hop. Although they're both instrumental in shaping the sound, they serve very different functions. Generally speaking, in rock, a produc ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    All right, unscrupulous theives: Enough with the taking of stuff that doesn't belong to you!

    ​The band 200 Million Miles, in case you haven't heard, got burgled last week. Twice. In one week. And none of the items have been recovered. According Zale Hessler, who spoke with our friends at the A.V. Club, first the thieving bastard(s) reportedly broke into drummer Carl Sorensen's car an ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    Frogs Gone Fishin's trailer gets robbed forcing band to cancel tour

    Flickr/Kyle McDonald​I'm convinced that there's a special place in hell reserved for bottom feeders who steal other people's stuff, particularly musical equipment. If there's any sort of justice in the universe, it's in a grimy, rat-infested, shit smeared hole also occupied by those who rip of ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    Tonight: Boonie's Solution at the Rex Lounge

    Red Bull​Back in June, you might remember us mentioning how Boonie Mayfield's studio had been burglarized and how he had lost most of his equipment. When we caught up with the seemingly always upbeat producer, one of our favorites, to discuss the robbery, he was, well, dependably upbeat. Heart ... More >>

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    August 6, 2010

    The Colorado Stand Up Project recognizes the art of hip-hop in Colorado

    All sketches by Thomas EvansAja Black of the ReMINDers (from top left), Boonie Mayfield, A.V.I.U.S., DJ Vajra, Low Key (from bottom left), DJ Lazy Eyez, Joe Thunder, Es-Nine. ​ A few months ago, the curious questions started circulating via tweets and Facebook comments. Everyone wanted to kno ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Spoke In Wordz on his new album and mixtape and the lack of respect for hip-hop legends

    ​ Spoke In Wordz is a rapper with a background rooted in the structure of poetry. His flow is notably diverse. Like one of his major inspirations, Guru, Spoke uses a velvety voice to deliver his lyrics, but he also spits in Spanish, lightning-fast, with a tone used to provoke thought on such ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    Have you seen this black resonator guitar?

    Aaron Thackeray (click to enlarge)Andy Thomas and his Johnson, electric-acoustic, black, resonator guitar​Andy Thomas is bummed. Can't say that we blame him. See that beautiful black resonator he's playing here? She's a beauty, yeah? Well, "was" a beauty is more accurate. Seems some unscrupulo ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    Boonie Mayfield on rebuilding his studio after being buglarized

    Red Bull​ Boonie Mayfield (aka Solomon Vaughn) is one of the hottest emerging hip-hop producers in the game. And that's not just us talking. While it's true: He is one of our favorite beat makers; it's not just us who are smitten Boonie's beats. For the past two years, Boon Doc has taken home ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Boonie Mayfield and Xperiment: An interview with Red Bull Big Tune finalists

    Here it is. The clip we've been waiting for: The winners of this year's Red Bull Big Tune battle, Boonie Mayfield, back-to-back winner and our favorite producer this side of J.Dilla, and Xperiment, the newest addition to the Humble Beast roster, seen here chopping it up with the folks from Red Bul ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010

    Hip-hop hearsay: Xperiment joins Humble Beast, new track from SP Double, F.O.E. and Whygee's Dispensary Music, DJEarAttent's new mixtape and more

    Xperiment​ Colorado hip-hop is serious right now, and there's a bunch of cats making moves. Hot on the heels of his runner-up finish to back-to-back winner Boonie Mayfield in the recent Red Bull Big Tune battle, Xperiment is the latest addition to the Humble Beast roster. Based in Portland, O ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010

    Boonie Mayfield's studio gets cleaned out by robbers

    ​ All right, here's some news that literally just makes your stomach turn: A few weeks ago, Boonie Mayfield (aka Solomon Vaughn), one of the state's -- hell, the country's -- preeminent beatmakers and producers had his entire studio cleaned out by some soulless scumbags. Worst part: Boon Doc ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Freeloader: Download the Art of Broken Glass EP by Mr. J Medeiros and Boonie Mayfield

    ​Ah, yeah! Another Monday, another killer free download. A few weeks ago, we posted the "Holding On" video from Mr.J Medeiros and mentioned how the Procussions MC has emerged as an intriguing artist in his own right. He's certainly won us over. And dude's still on our radar. We just caught win ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Hey, DJ! Q&A with DJ LARGECHILD

    Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats (and kittens) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half co ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    Producer Boon Doc has beef with his MPC 1000

    When producers have problems with their equipment, it's usually solved quickly by checking out the index or troubleshooting page of an instruction manual. But in the case of Denver producer Boon Doc, aka Boonie Mayfield, who is currently preparing for the Red Bull Big Tune Finals in Atlanta next m ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    Food Chain connects with Boon Doc for new single

    ​Since the release of their self-titled EP on April 20, Colorado hip-hop super-group Food Chain has given away and offered up more than 3,000 EPs and downloads. And there's no slowing down the crew of emcees and producers. They recently hooked up with Colorado producer-of-the-moment Boon Doc, aka ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    About Last Night: Boon Doc mops up competition at Red Bull Big Tune

    About 700 hip-hop heads came out to Beta Nightclub last night to see twelve producers battle toe-to-toe in Red Bull Big Tune competition. Among the familiar faces that competed included Yonnas of the Pirate Signal, who was surprisingly ousted in the first round by Xperiment of Educated Figures. Ther ... More >>

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    April 24, 2009

    The Procussions' Mr. J Medeiros returns to Colorado for EP release

    Although the future of the Procussions is up in the air, founder Mr. J Medeiros is continually working hard on new music out in Los Angeles. He's currently working on his new album, Friends, Enemies, Apples, Apples, which is scheduled to drop sometime this summer. But in the meantime it appears he h ... More >>