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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Juicy - Notorious BIG

tempo: 97 bpm

bpm range: 95 to 100 bpm

the DJ’s take: Song #11 in our Chapter 13 mix (26:04):

Possibly Christopher Wallace's greatest single, and a definitive anthem for anyone who is living the dream. Doesn't matter what kind of music you spin - this one is timeless.

On a side note, apparently you can buy the yellow basketball jersey he's wearing in the video (via Amazon):

Maybe an interesting fashion statement, or a fun Halloween costume idea.

Try mixing with:

download or stream Juicy:

Spotify playlist

Apple Music



Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Particula - Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa ft. Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna

tempo: 100 bpm

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

the dj's take: Song #9 in our Beat Salad 103 mix (18:28):

Particula would be a good name for a cartoon series about a mini-vampire who goes around biting people and controlling their minds. Combination of 'Particle' and 'Dracula,' get it?

He'd look something like this (via Amazon):

As for the track, feels like a faster, richer version of Sweetest Girl. Should get people moving if they're open-minded and you drop it at the right time.

Some key-compatible tracks from 95 to 99 bpm:

Closer - The Chainsmokers
Don't - Ed Sheeran
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

And from 100 to 105 bpm:

breathin - Ariana Grande
Magenta Riddim - DJ Snake
Freaky Friday - Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown
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

download or stream Particula:


spotify playlist (95 to 100 bpm)

spotify playlist (100 to 105 bpm)


Thursday, October 4, 2018

What You Want - Mase ft. Total

tempo: 94 bpm

bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm

the dj's take: Song #5 in eight is not enough (10:40):

Kind of tricky to mix with the scratches and percussion; had to move it around a little to find the right spot. Worth a spin on a 90s hiphop night.

Random Mase memorabilia discovery on Amazon:

Tried to dig up some video of the pitch, but couldn't find any. Hopefully it turned out better than 50 Cent:

As for the track, try mixing with:

Player's Ball - OutKast
Nice For What - Drake
In My Feelings - Drake
Microphone Fiend - Eric B. & Rakim
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 What You Want:


spotify playlist

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye

tempo: 95 bpm

bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm, 95 to 100 bpm

the dj's take: The leadoff song in our Pop Sampler 2.0 mix:

Classic. Although like a lot of things from the 80s, has sexual healing become obsolete? Because apparently you can now reach the promised land through hugs:

Achieving the dream without all the extra fuss? Sign me up.

Some key-compatible tracks from 90 to 94 bpm:

And from 95 to 100:

download or stream Sexual Healing:


spotify playlist