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Friday, July 13, 2018

God is a woman - Ariana Grande

tempo: 73 bpm

bpm range: 70 bpm to 75 bpm

the dj's take: So I guess this is a message for Pete Davidson? Seems like he's already a believer (via instagram):

Good for them. Life's short; most of us can only dream of meeting someone who makes you want to get a tattoo you'll deeply regret in the future.

Strong list of key-compatible tracks:

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Monday, July 9, 2018

In My Feelings - Drake

tempo: 91 bpm

bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm

the dj's take: The #InMyFeelingsChallenge is a little much for an older guy like me. But I guess that means you're obligated to play it at a hiphop or Top 40 gig, right? Worth a shot; you may just set off the grandaddy of all dance-offs. Especially if you pair it with Nice For What.

A few other key-compatible tracks:

Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
Hurt You - The Weeknd
El Perdón - Nicky Jam, Enrique Iglesias
Closer - The Chainsmokers
Don't - Ed Sheeran
Ride Out - Kid Ink, Tyga, YG, Wale & Rich Homie Quan

download or stream In My Feelings:


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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

If You Know You Know - Pusha T

tempo: 77 bpm

bpm range: 75 bpm to 80 bpm

the dj's take: Next-to-last track in our newest mix if you know, throw some d's (starts around 26:24):

I'm a fan of that bass. Certainly worth blasting out of the family sedan as you triumphantly cruise around the neighborhood. The mix is proof positive that this could sound pretty good with LSD's Genius as the lead-in and Rich Boy's Throw Some D's going out.

download or stream If You Know You Know:



Monday, July 2, 2018

Talk Up - Drake, JAY-Z

tempo: 70 bpm

bpm range: 65 bpm to 70 bpm70 bpm to 75 bpm

the dj's take: If I ever did an interview-oriented podcast, it'd probably be called Talk Up!™ Hard southern beat and big names should make this at least a short-term staple in a hiphop rotation. Although when it comes to DJ Paul productions, hard to top this one:

Good list of key-compatible tracks:

download or stream Talk Up:


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Friday, June 29, 2018

Don't Matter To Me - Drake, Michael Jackson

tempo: 103 bpm

bpm range: 100 to 105 bpm

the dj's take: Feels more like a Michael Jackson track featuring Drake. The beat almost shimmers; sounds like a hit to me. By the way, I think it's also worth mentioning that Michael's sister once did a song called Doesn't Really Matter:

They're a family of nihilists, I tell ya! #dadjoke

Try mixing with key-compatible tracks like:

download or stream Don't Matter To Me:


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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Narcos - Migos

tempo: 62-63 bpm

bpm range: 60 bpm to 65 bpm

the dj's take: Dope sample that's worth a listen on its own:

Hard not to get down to, even with my increasingly creaky joints. Anyway, seems like almost any new single from Migos gets the people going, so drop it in a club or bar set and see what happens.

Could sound interesting with:

Only - Nicki Minaj ft. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
UnFazed - Lil Uzi Vert ft. The Weeknd
Really Really - Kevin Gates
Whole Lotta Lovin - DJ Mustard ft. Travis Scott

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Gust Of Wind - Pharrell Williams ft. Daft Punk

tempo: 100 bpm

bpm range: 95 to 100 bpm, 100 to 105 bpm

The DJ's Take: Last song in our internationally acclaimed Beat Salad mix (starts around 27:37):

Normally you figure Pharrell and Daft Punk with a touch of Hans Zimmer would generate a little more buzz. Didn't happen. Although apparently it was a favorite during the album listening party (via uproxx):

I wish someone would invite me to a high-profile listening party... A boy can dream, right?

Some key-compatible tracks from 100 to 105 bpm:

Magenta Riddim - DJ Snake
Freaky Friday - Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown
Particula - Major Lazer
A Different Way - DJ Snake ft. Lauv
Let Me Go - Hailee Steinfeld, Alesso, Florida Georgia Line, watt
Goodies - Ciara
This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
The Cure - Lady Gaga
Stay - Zedd, Alessia Cara
Get Busy - Sean Paul
Work From Home - Fifth Harmony
Finesse - Bruno Mars
Body Moves - DNCE
That’s My Girl - Fifth Harmony
We Can (feat. Tory Lanez) - Kranium
#BDAY - Tank ft. Chris Brown, Siya, Sage The Gemini
I'm Sayin' - Omarion
Working For It - ZHU & Skrillex & THEY
Saved - Ty Dolla $ign ft. E-40
Not For Long - B.o.B ft. Trey Songz
Body Language - Kid Ink (feat. Usher & Tinashe)
Gust of Wind - Pharrell ft. Daft Punk
Bend Ova - Lil Jon
Recess - Skrillex
No Letting Go - Wayne Wonder
Hold Yuh - Gyptian
Children's Story - Slick Rick

And from 95 to 99:

Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
Mayores - Becky G ft. Bad Bunny
Only You - 112 ft. Notorious BIG, Mase
Selfish - Future, Rihanna
Beware - Big Sean
Up Down - T-Pain
Beat It - Sean Kingston
download or stream Gust of Wind:


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