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Friday, June 14, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wild Thoughts - DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller

tempo: 98 bpm

bpm range: 95 to 100 bpm

the dj's take: Taking it all the way back to the beginning - song #4 in Pop Sampler 1.0 (4:38):

So I guess this is basically Maria Maria in a different key? Easy to beat match, and should have a solid shelf life in a club or party setting. Worth a longer-term spot in the rotation, especially as the weather gets warmer.

Long list of key-compatible hits to mix or mash up with, including:

From 100 to 103 bpm:

From 95 to 99 bpm:

And in the 93-94 bpm range:

download or stream the song:


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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Ghetto Supastar - Pras, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Mya

tempo: 100 bpm

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

the dj's take: The final song in mix #20 (17:54):

Interesting transition from Talk Dirty into this; I wanted to have that hook interspersed with Ol' Dirty Bastard's verse to make it feel like a back-and-forth. Came out ok - maybe you can try at your next gig or practice set and do me one better.

On a side note, here's my pick for t-shirt of the week:

Some other key-compatible tracks:

download or stream Ghetto Supastar:


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Friday, May 31, 2019

No Matter What - T.I.

tempo: 73 bpm

bpm range: 70 bpm to 75 bpm

the dj's take: The final song in our episode 29 mix (24:55):

Actual footage of me chopping up the intro to match with Whatcha Say:

The final result in Logic Pro X:

Definitely sounds better than it looks.

Some other key-compatible tracks to mix with:

download or stream No Matter What:


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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Whatcha Say - Jason Derulo

tempo: 72 bpm

bpm range: 70 bpm to 75 bpm

the DJ’s take: Penultimate song in episode 29 (22:29):

Nice transition out of Can't Take It From Me, even if the notes don't totally match up melodically. Big hit when it came out, although the heavy auto-tune and exaggerated instrumental may seem a little dated. Worth a spin as a throwback.

Try mixing or mashing up with:

download or stream the song:


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