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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

You - Lost Kings ft. Katelyn Tarver

tempo: 106 bpm

bpm range: 100 to 105 bpm105 to 110 bpm

the DJ's take:  Song #4 in our exexseven mix (8:20):

This is the kind of music you skip along the beach to, like a modern day I'm Walking On Sunshine. Probably better for an electro-oriented night, but I think you could sneak it into a pop set to fill a couple minutes.

Try mixing or mashing up with key-compatible tracks like:

Download or stream You:

Spotify playlist

Apple Music



Saturday, February 8, 2020


tempo: 80 bpm

bpm range: 75 bpm to 80 bpm80 bpm to 85 bpm

the dj's take: Song #4 in detour 44 (8:32):

The beat sounds like Black Beatles on molly. A solid party track designed to make a crowd go apeshit. Do not blast this in the car though, unless you feel like getting a speeding ticket. Most importantly, easy to mix; nice minimal intro, and then gets right down to business.

Slow down a couple bpm's and this could sound cool with I'm Upset - Drake.

Some other key-compatible tracks from 80 to 85 bpm:

download or stream APES**T:


spotify playlist


Friday, February 7, 2020

Truth Hurts - Lizzo

tempo: 79 bpm

the dj's take: Song #5 in detour 44 (10:51):

That little piano riff is the foundation of the track, so we chopped up the beginning strains and laid them 4 times over the final section of THE CARTERS' APESHIT for a softer intro. Then you just drop in the hook with the full-blown percussion for the win. Here's how it looked in Logic Pro X:

Definitely worth trying in your next pop / hiphop mix.

Some other key- and bpm-compatible music:

download or stream Truth Hurts:


spotify playlist

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Stars - Marshmello

tempo: 71 bpm

The DJ’s Take: Song #6 in Episode 41 (8:32):

Notice that I didn't play much of this track on its own. That overlap with Rudimental & Major Lazer's Let Me Live and then Wiz Khalifa's iSay is pretty good; acts like a sonic condiment that enhances the flavor of whatever you're listening to.

Some other key-compatible music:

Deuces - Chris Brown
Drunk In Love - Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z
Ni**as in Paris - JAY-Z & Kanye West
Curve - Gucci Mane ft. The Weeknd
Grammys - Drake, Future
Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae) - Silento
Light Years - Yellow Claw
Malibu - Miley Cyrus

download or stream Stars:


spotify playlist

Monday, February 3, 2020

I'd Die Without You - P.M. Dawn

tempo: 80 bpm

the dj's take: The final track in chapter 42 (17:53):

My favorite slow jam ever. Maybe because it came out around the time I hit puberty. But mostly because it's just on point in almost every way; would be a good choice for a wedding.

Tried a more extended beat match out of Janet Jackson's Come Back to Me, but the chords didn't quite fit together - bringing this in at the end was the right move.

Some other key-compatible music:

download or stream I'd Die Without You:


spotify playlist