Friday, July 3, 2015

679 - Fetty Wap ft. Remy Boyz

Speed: 95 bpm

The DJ's Take: So much for one hit wonder, right? I'm sticking to my guns though - two hit wonder. All that said, can't deny it's got a club-friendly sound. Worth a download for the new music folder. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with tracks like the following:

Style - Taylor Swift, Jealous - Nick Jonas, Good Thing (feat. Nick Jonas) - Sage the Gemini, Diamonds - RihannaAdorn - MiguelCandy Rain - Soul For Real, and Check The Rhime - A Tribe Called Quest

Download the song:

Amazon: 679 (feat. Remy Boyz) [Explicit], 679 (feat. Remy Boyz) [Clean]

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Cool for the Summer - Demi Lovato

Speed: 114 bpm

The DJ's Take: I know mindless Vegas pool party music when I hear it, and this is it. The hard guitars add a little edge, so who knows - if the establishment you dj at has a pole, some young lady in her early 20s may wrap herself around it to this track. Also, currently #1 on iTunes, so your audience is probably familiar.

Try mixing with tracks like The Hills - The Weeknd, Want To Want Me - Jason Derulo, Fun - Pitbull ft. Chris Brown, Treasure - Bruno Mars, In My Head - Jason Derulo, Because Of You - NeYo, Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz and International Love - Pitbull ft. Chris Brown.

Download the song:

Amazon: Cool for the Summer [Explicit]

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Play No Games - Big Sean ft. Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign

Speed: 81.5 bpm

The DJ's Take: A true throwback - I knew that video reminded me of a 90s sitcom. And it features the vintage R&B bounce that got my head nodding as a teenager. In fact, pair this with Just Kickin' It - Xscape and you have a hot mix/mashup for the grown and sexy. Other options include Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey, Down and Out - Cam'ron, Cheers (Drink To That) - Rihanna, and maybe even We Go Down - Krewella if you wanna go cross-genre.

Download the song:

Amazon: Play No Games [feat. Chris Brown] [Explicit], Play No Games [feat. Ty Dolla $ign] [Clean]

Sunday, June 28, 2015

All Eyes On You - Meek Mill ft. Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown

Speed: 77.5 bpm

The DJ's Take: Powerful, driving beat you can blast in the car or dance to in the club. Seems like the rest of the country likes it too, which means you should get this in your playlist as soon as possible. If you're going key-compatible, try mixing with tracks like American Oxygen - Rihanna, Live Your Life - T.I. ft Rihanna, I'm On One - DJ Khaled, and Miss Me - Drake

Download the song:

Amazon: All Eyes On You (feat. Chris Brown & Nicki Minaj) [Explicit]

Monday, June 22, 2015

Good For You - Selena Gomez ft. A$AP Rocky

Speed: 89 bpm

The DJ's Take: I'm gonna classify this one under a new genre I just made up - brooding music. Not something you listen to during a workout, but it's interesting. Should have at least some short term value for gigs considering the artist, but I'd save this one for a mix or mashup. Bump up a couple bpm's and try blending with tracks like the following:

Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding, Don't - Ed Sheeran, Only You - 112, Beware - Big Sean, Up Down - T-Pain, Ride Out - Kid Ink, Tyga, YG, Wale & Rich Homie Quan

Download the song:

Amazon: Good For You [feat. A$AP Rocky]

No Sleeep - Janet Jackson

Speed: 88 bpm

The DJ's Take: A true throwback - this could've fit right in on The Velvet Rope. Is it a hit? Not sure; R&B doesn't seem to resonate with the people anymore. That said, Janet Jackson's fan base is obviously huge, and they should appreciate this smooth, vintage single.

If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing tracks like Out of the Woods - Taylor Swift, One More Chance - Notorious BIG, No Games - Serani, and Real Love - Mary J. Blige.

Download the song:

Amazon: No Sleeep

Friday, June 19, 2015

Runaway (U & I) - Galantis

Speed: 126 bpm

The DJ's Take: The incessant 'You-u-u-and-I-I-I-I-I' can get a little grating, but I could pump my fist to this. Apparently it's big in the UK, so maybe it'll catch on here at some point. Worth a spin during an EDM night. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with tracks like Shut Up And Dance - WALK THE MOON, Addicted to a Memory - Zedd, and Forbidden Voices - Martin Garrix.

Download the song:

Amazon: Runaway (U & I), Runaway (U & I) [Kaskade Remix]

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Golden - Travie McCoy ft. Sia

Speed: 82 bpm

The DJ's Take: Lighthearted, sentimental, and Sia on the hook - sounds like a hit to me. In fact, there's a strong resemblance to Billionaire (feat. Bruno Mars) - Travie McCoy, which people may or may not appreciate. Worth a download for a laidback Top 40 bar gig.

Besides Billionaire, here are some other possibilities for key-compatible mixes and mashups: Flex (Ooh Ooh Ooh) - Rich Homie Quan, Collard Greens - SchoolBoy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar, Talk That Talk - Rihanna, No Sleep - Wiz Khalifa, and Halo - Beyoncé.

Download the song:

Amazon: Golden (feat. Sia) [Explicit], Golden (feat. Sia) [Clean]