Saturday, February 13, 2016

Wavy - Ty Dolla $ign ft. Joe Moses



Speed: 105 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 100 to 105 bpm

The DJ's Take: Not sure what wavy means? Here's the definition. I guess there's only so many times you can say 'I'm so fly' before it's time to switch things up. As for the track, it's light, breezy hipPop that should keep things moving in a bar or club. Try mixing or mashing up with key-compatible tracks like Focus - Ariana Grande, Problem - Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, and Touchin, Lovin - Trey Songz ft. Nicki Minaj.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Make Me Like You - Gwen Stefani



Speed: 118 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 115 to 120 bpm

The DJ's Take: If you're spinning for a heavily Caucasian contingent, glittery chick pop is often a solid bet. Gets the young ladies on the floor, and the guys soon follow. This one has a nice little bounce, and it's Gwen Stefani, so people should recognize the voice (if not the song). Worth a spot in the new music playlist. Try mixing or mashing up with tracks like:

Want To Want Me - Jason Derulo, Cool For The Summer - Demi Lovato, Fun - Pitbull ft. Chris Brown, Treasure - Bruno Mars, In My Head - Jason Derulo, Because Of You - NeYo, Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz, International Love - Pitbull ft. Chris Brown

Or you can double time over Formation - Beyoncé, Me, Myself & I - G-Eazy & Bebe Rexha, and The Hills - The Weeknd.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Moses - French Montana ft. Chris Brown, Migos



Speed: 72 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 70 bpm to 75 bpm

The DJ's Take: If they ever make Prince of Egypt 2, I vote for this to be the theme song. Has a big, booming sound that can give a shot in the arm to the right crowd at the right time. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing or mashing up with tracks like:

Jimmy Choo - Fetty Wap, Horses In The Stable - Ty Dolla $ign, Know Ya - Ty Dolla $ign, White Iverson - Post Malone, Gold Bottles - Jeezy, Big Rings - Drake & Future, Where Are Ü Now - Skrillex & Diplo ft. Justin Bieber, Feeling Myself - Nicki Minaj, Lips Are Movin - Meghan TrainorX - Chris BrownCan't Hold Us - Macklemore and Ryan LewisDay N Nite - Kid Cudi, Big Pimpin - Jay-Z

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cowboy - Wiz Khalifa



Speed: 77 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 75 bpm to 80 bpm

The DJ's Take: When I see the word 'Cowboy,' it makes me think of that Kid Rock song. This one's a little quieter and less obnoxious, which I can appreciate. Probably more of a filler track than a feature track, but it should keep things moving during a hiphop set. Try mixing or making a key-compatible mashup with Wiggle - Jason Derulo, Dance (A$$) Remix - Big Sean ft. Nicki Minaj, or Down On Me - Jeremih ft. 50 Cent.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Jimmy Choo - Fetty Wap



Speed: 66.5 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 65 bpm to 70 bpm

The DJ's Take: When you've got the name of a fancy shoe brand in the title, safe to say it should appeal to females. Probably best employed during a hiphop set, although the distinctive voice of Fetty Wap could make it worth a spin on a pop night as well. Try mixing or making a mashup with key-compatible tracks like:

Horses In The Stable - Ty Dolla $ign, Know Ya - Ty Dolla $ign, White Iverson - Post Malone, Gold Bottles - Jeezy, Big Rings - Drake & Future, Where Are Ü Now - Skrillex & Diplo ft. Justin Bieber, Feeling Myself - Nicki Minaj, Lips Are Movin - Meghan TrainorX - Chris BrownCan't Hold Us - Macklemore and Ryan LewisDay N Nite - Kid Cudi, Big Pimpin - Jay-Z

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Monday, February 8, 2016

iSay - Wiz Khalifa ft. Juicy J



Speed: 75 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 70 bpm to 75 bpm

The DJ's Take: Nothing like an inspirational piano riff to class up a rap beat. And for those who don't recognize the 'what can I saayy... what can I dooo...' chorus, here's where it comes from. Anyway, solid single that's worth a download for the new music portion of your program. Try mixing or making a mashup with key-compatible tracks like Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae) - Silento, Drunk In Love - Beyoncé, and Deuces - Chris Brown.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Formation - Beyoncé



Speed: 61 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 55 bpm to 60 bpm, 60 bpm to 65 bpm

The DJ's Take: Have any doubt this'll be a hit? Yeah; me neither. That boom is undeniable. Definite stretches where it's key-less, but when the melody sets in, I'd consider mixing with tracks like Me, Myself & I - G-Eazy & Bebe Rexha, and The Hills - The Weeknd.

You could also half-time into Want To Want Me - Jason Derulo, Cool For The Summer - Demi Lovato, Fun - Pitbull ft. Chris Brown, Treasure - Bruno Mars, In My Head - Jason Derulo, Because Of You - NeYo, Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz and International Love - Pitbull ft. Chris Brown.

No download yet, but when it's available, I'll post the link.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Die a Happy Man - Nelly



Speed: 88 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 85 bpm to 90 bpm

The DJ's Take: Who knew a rapper could sing a cover of a country song, let alone have it turn into a hit? I feel like this would play a little better below the Mason-Dixon line, but there's enough hiphop flavor for a traditional pop night. Try mixing or mashing up with tracks like Real Friends - Kanye West, Down and Out - Cam'ron, and We Go Down - Krewella.

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Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers, Daya



Speed: 80 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 75 bpm to 80 bpm, 80 bpm to 85 bpm

The DJ's Take: The shimmery intro makes you think of 311, and the light drop sort of sounds like a sped-up, higher-register She Knows with the fake horns. Is it a hit? Who knows; I didn't expect Roses to blow up like it did. Anyway, worth a spot in the new music playlist.

If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing or making a mashup with tracks like Heart Attack - Trey Songz and Strange Clouds - B.o.B ft. Lil Wayne.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Fly Shit Only - Future



Speed: 55 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 50 bpm to 55 bpm, 55 bpm to 60 bpm

The DJ's Take: That beat sounds like the overworld theme music for an old school role-playing game. Makes you feel as though you're on a long journey. For that reason, I don't see it being a banger, but worth a spin for the new music portion of a hiphop-oriented mix. If you need to pick up the pace and stay key-compatible, try half-timing into tracks like:

In The Night - The Weeknd, Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd, Light It Up (Remix) - Major Lazer, Adventure of a Lifetime - Coldplay, Stick Around - Akon & Matoma, Somebody - Natalie La Rose ft. Jeremih, Whistle - Flo Rida, Bang My Head - David Guetta ft. Sia & Fetty Wap.

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