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Saturday, March 17, 2018

FLY - Marshmello

tempo: 67-68 bpm

bpm range: 65 bpm to 70 bpm

the dj's take: Pretty sure this will be the background music in a slam dunk highlight video in the near future. Or maybe as entrance theme for a younger MMA fighter. Probably better employed in a concert / festival setting or in a recorded electro set.

Some other key-compatible tracks:

No Hands - Waka Flocka
Portland - Drake
No Frauds - Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne
Scared To Be Lonely - Martin Garrix, Dua Lipa
Jigga What, Jigga Who - Jay-Z
I Got The Keys - DJ Khaled
Uber Everywhere - Madeintyo
Might Not - Belly ft. The Weeknd
Mercy - Kanye West

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Everybody Hates Me - The Chainsmokers

tempo: 77-78 bpm

bpm range: 75 bpm to 80 bpm

the dj's take: Some life advice from yours truly - whenever it feels like the walls are closing in and everybody hates you, take a deep breath and respond in a calm, mature manner:

Feels good, right? You're welcome.

As for the track, the percussion-less interludes make it tough to spin when there's a mandate to keep people moving. But if we're dealing with a concert or a gamers' convention, this should fit in just fine.

Some other key-compatible singles to mix with:

Saint - Huncho Jack, Travis Scott, Quavo
Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You) - UGK, Outkast
You Da Baddest - Future, Nicki Minaj
All Eyes On You - Meek Mill ft. Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown
Live Your Life - T.I. ft Rihanna
I'm On One - DJ Khaled
Miss Me - Drake
American Oxygen - Rihanna
Messin' Around - Pitbull ft. Enrique Iglesias
Touch My Body - Mariah Carey

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Contra - Logic

tempo: 63 bpm

bpm range: 60 bpm to 65 bpm

the dj's take: I don't care if the title says 'no damage' - those Contra play-through videos on youtube still get the blood pumping:


As for the track, has a southwestern vibe to it with the hazy guitars. Would be good background music for a road trip through a lonely stretch of Texas.

Could sound interesting if you mix / mash up with No Love - Eminem ft. Lil Wayne.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Flava In Ya Ear Remix - Craig Mack ft. Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Rampage

tempo: 90 bpm

bpm range: 85 to 90 bpm90 to 95 bpm

the dj's take: Flava In Ya Ear should be a street term for a wet willy after the perpetrator eats garlic. No idea who Craig Mack was outside of this hard-hitting hiphop classic, but if this is the most notable thing you've left behind in your lifetime, you've done alright. RIP.

Should sound ok key-wise with:

Despacito - Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber
Perfect Pint - Mike WiLL Made-It ft. Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane, Rae Sremmurd
Tunnel Vision - Kodak Black
Chainsaw - Nick Jonas
Be As You Are (JordanXL Remix) - Mike Posner
The Man - Aloe BlaccRoyals - Lorde
Paper Planes - MIA

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

How Will I Know - Whitney Houston

tempo: 120 bpm

bpm range: 115 to 120 bpm120 to 125 bpm

The DJ's Take: Former #1 song in the country, and pretty much impossible not to dance to. Whether or not you do it seriously is your prerogative. With about a minute left, the key changes, so see if you can mix out before that happens.

Could sound good with We Be Burning - Sean PaulGirls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper and I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston.

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Never Be The Same - Camila Cabello

tempo: 65 bpm

bpm range: 60 bpm to 65 bpm65 bpm to 70 bpm

the dj's take: Sounds a little like a country ballad. Vibe is similar to Flume's Never Be Like You, only less electronic and more traditional. Good choice for a mashup. Not really club material, but should be just fine in a lower-key bar environment.

Some other key-compatible tracks to mix with:

Faking It - Calvin Harris ft. Kehlani, Lil Yachty
Gucci Gang - Lil Pump
Car Radio - twenty one pilots
No Broken Hearts - Bebe Rexha ft. Nicki Minaj
All Day - Kanye West

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