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Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Fix - Nelly ft. Jeremih



tempo: 95.5 bpm

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

The DJ's Take: Song #7 in our Pop Sampler mix (9:30):



Obviously influenced by Sexual Healing, but don't worry - they cleared it (via wikipedia):


Worth a spin in the earlier part of a pop night.

Some key-compatible tracks from 90 to 94 bpm:


And from 95 to 100:


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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Lay Me Down - Avicii ft. Adam Lambert and Nile Rodgers



tempo: 125 bpm

bpm range: 120 to 125 bpm125 to 130 bpm

The DJ's Take: Song #5 in our No More Tears mix (5:33):



Only lasts about 30 seconds, but it's a pretty solid cameo. Strong disco and funk vibe that should get a crowd to cut a rug in the right environment.

If you're spinning from 120 to 125 bpm, try mixing with:


And between 125 and 130 bpm:


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Saturday, August 4, 2018

In My Feelings - Drake



tempo: 91 bpm

bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm

the dj's take: Song #7 in our eight is not enough mix (17:26):



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:

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

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Microphone Fiend - Eric B. & Rakim



tempo: 94 bpm

bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm

the dj's take: Song #3 in our eight is not enough mix (4:15):



Hard-hitting beat that feels very different from the source of the sample:



The polar opposite of today's mumble rap - you can understand every lyric, and it's tremendous. Deserves a long-term spot in the rotation if you spin old school hiphop.

Try mixing with:

In My Feelings - Drake
Nice For What - Drake
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

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