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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Lalala - Y2K, bbno$



tempo: 65 bpm

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

the dj's take: Opening track in #37:



Every time I hear 'sha-sha-sha' in this song, it makes me think of Dale Gribble from King of the Hill. Someone made a video of every time he says this:



No better way to emphasize a point. I give it a slight edge over John Madden's 'Boom!'

Try mixing with:

What Is Love - Haddaway
Hey Brother - Avicii
Dreamer - Axwell /\ Ingrosso
Break Free - Zedd, Ariana Grande
Red Lights - Tïesto
Somebody To Love (Remix) - Justin Bieber ft. Usher
Like A G6 - Far East Movement
Would You Ever - Skrillex & Poo Bear
Byte - Martin Garrix & Brooks
Pillowfight - Bassjackers, Skytech, Fafaq
I Want You - Tiesto & Mike Williams
Lions In The Wild - Martin Garrix & Third Party
Ghost - Oliver Heldens
Lift Me Up - David Guetta
Whip It! - LunchMoney Lewis
Sweet Lovin' - Sigala
Won't Stop Rocking - R3hab & Headhunterz
Heaven - Shaun Frank & KSHMR
Poison - Martin Garrix
Love Myself - Hailee Steinfeld
Five More Hours - Deorro x Chris Brown
Five Hours - Deorro
Don't Wake Me Up - Chris Brown
Born To Get Wild - Steve Aoki ft. will.i.am
Hideaway - Kiesza
Kanye - The Chainsmokers
Helicopter - Martin Garrix & Firebeatz
Samurai (Go Hard) - R3hab
Love Me Again - John Newman
Wizard - Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway
Revolution - R3hab & Nervo & Ummet Ozcan
Scream & Shout - will.i.am and Britney Spears
Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO
Count On Me - Chase & Status
Scream - Usher
Birthday Sex - Jeremih
Glad You Came - The Wanted

download or stream Lalala:

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

What Is Love - Haddaway



tempo: 124 bpm

bpm range: 120 to 125 bpm

the dj's take: Song #6 in #37 (9:28):



If you have a sense of humor, this has to be in the rotation, right? But even though people probably laugh and do the exaggerated neck spasms, it isn't a total joke. Still a legitimate banger after all these years.

Try mixing with:

Hey Brother - Avicii
Dreamer - Axwell /\ Ingrosso
Break Free - Zedd, Ariana Grande
Red Lights - Tïesto
Somebody To Love (Remix) - Justin Bieber ft. Usher
Like A G6 - Far East Movement
Would You Ever - Skrillex & Poo Bear
Byte - Martin Garrix & Brooks
Pillowfight - Bassjackers, Skytech, Fafaq
I Want You - Tiesto & Mike Williams
Lions In The Wild - Martin Garrix & Third Party
Ghost - Oliver Heldens
Lift Me Up - David Guetta
Whip It! - LunchMoney Lewis
Sweet Lovin' - Sigala
Won't Stop Rocking - R3hab & Headhunterz
Heaven - Shaun Frank & KSHMR
Poison - Martin Garrix
Love Myself - Hailee Steinfeld
Five More Hours - Deorro x Chris Brown
Five Hours - Deorro
Don't Wake Me Up - Chris Brown
Born To Get Wild - Steve Aoki ft. will.i.am
Hideaway - Kiesza
Kanye - The Chainsmokers
Helicopter - Martin Garrix & Firebeatz
Samurai (Go Hard) - R3hab
Love Me Again - John Newman
Wizard - Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway
Revolution - R3hab & Nervo & Ummet Ozcan
Scream & Shout - will.i.am and Britney Spears
Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO
Count On Me - Chase & Status
Scream - Usher
Birthday Sex - Jeremih
Glad You Came - The Wanted

download or stream What Is Love:

amazon

spotify playlist

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Feels Like Summer - Childish Gambino



tempo: 83 bpm

bpm range: 80 bpm to 85 bpm

the dj's take: Song #6 in Volume 35: Back to School (14:18):



A little trickier to mix than expected; the percussion's deceptively slippery. Worth a spin during a climate change rally.

Some other key-compatible tracks:

Freedom - Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar
School Spirit - Kanye West
Good Morning - Kanye West
Clique - Kanye West, Jay-Z, Big Sean
Black and Yellow - Wiz Khalifa
Dilemma - Nelly ft. Kelly Rowland

download or stream Feels Like Summer:

amazon

spotify playlist

Monday, September 30, 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Freedom - Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar



tempo: 85 bpm

bpm range: 80 bpm to 85 bpm85 bpm to 90 bpm

the dj's take: Track #4 in Volume 35: Back to School (8:56):



That transition from Clique is about as close as I can come to taking you to church, outside of lugging an organ into your house and busting out a Bach fugue. Or asking for a donation to fund my private jet. Full compliments to Just Blaze and Hit-Boy.

Try mixing with:

School Spirit - Kanye West
Good Morning - Kanye West
Clique - Kanye West, Jay-Z, Big Sean
Black and Yellow - Wiz Khalifa
Feels Like Summer - Childish Gambino
Dilemma - Nelly ft. Kelly Rowland

download or stream Freedom:

amazon

spotify playlist

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Pursuit of Happiness - Kid Cudi ft. MGMT, Ratatat



tempo: 58 bpm

bpm range: 55 bpm to 60 bpm

the dj's take: Track #2 in mix 36 (1:53):



Cool breakdown of how the beat was made:



As for the placement within the mix, it's a nice little bridge from something slower and dreamy into the upbeat pop that energizes a crowd. I bet at least a few people will sing along on any given night; worth a longer-term spot in the rotation.

Some other key-compatible music:


download or stream Pursuit of Happiness:

amazon

spotify playlist