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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Diplomatic Immunity - Drake

tempo: 76 bpm

bpm range: 75 bpm to 80 bpm

the dj's take: Sounds like a Jay-Z beat. If Hollywood ever makes American Gangster 2, maybe this'll pop up on the soundtrack. Anyway, you know the drill - drop this on a hiphop night and show the youth you're with it.

Try mixing with:

End Game - Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Future
Get It Right - Diplo, MØ
Dance (A$$) Remix - Big Sean ft. Nicki Minaj
Down On Me - Jeremih ft. 50 Cent

download or stream Diplomatic Immunity:



God's Plan - Drake

tempo: 77 bpm

bpm range: 75 bpm to 80 bpm

the dj's take: If I ever open a megachurch or a Christian-themed academy for future D1 college basketball recruits, it'll be named God's Plan. Ethereal beat matches the track title, and this should get a good reaction in almost any setting considering the positive buzz.

Not quite key-compatible, but could sound interesting with:

Spotlight - Marshmello, Lil Peep
Can't Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton
Relationship - Young Thug ft. Future
X - Chris Brown
Moses - French Montana

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Supplies - Justin Timberlake

tempo: 60 bpm

bpm range: 55 bpm to 60 bpm60 bpm to 65 bpm

the dj's take: If this gets popular enough, will we see employees at LL Bean and Staples stores doing flash mob videos where they sing & dab? Expect a remix featuring a member of Migos, Cardi B, or Nicki Minaj. Worth a spin in a pop or hiphop set.

Try mixing or mashing up with:

Only - Nicki Minaj ft. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
UnFazed - Lil Uzi Vert ft. The Weeknd
Really Really - Kevin Gates
Whole Lotta Lovin - DJ Mustard ft. Travis Scott

download or stream Supplies:



Sick Boy - The Chainsmokers

tempo: 90 bpm

bpm range: 85 to 90 bpm90 to 95 bpm

the dj's take: Sick Boy would be a good name for a rapper. Just add 'Lil' at the beginning and you're a star. As for the track, vocals kind of sound like twenty one pilots. Would work well in an electro musical on Broadway.

Some other key-compatible tracks:

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Wait - Maroon 5

tempo: 63 bpm

bpm range: 60 bpm to 65 bpm

the dj's take: I think we've got a new genre of music - adult contemporary trap. Also, might be fun to half-time into Animals for an interesting mix / mashup:

Considering the percussion-less interludes, this one is better suited for a dance recital or background music at an event.

Could also sound good with Call Casting - Migos and I Remember - AlunaGeorge.

download or stream Wait:



Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Anywhere - Rita Ora

tempo: 107 bpm

bpm range: 105 to 110 bpm

the dj's take: Will this be the next theme song for Virgin or British Airways? Or maybe a tv ad campaign for space tourism. Anyway, has a nice electronic bounce that should keep things moving in a pop set.

Some other tracks worth mixing with:

LoveGame - Lady Gaga
Madiba Riddim - Drake
Sleeping With A Friend - Neon Trees
Nasty Boy - Notorious BIG
Shots - Imagine Dragons
Last Christmas - Wham!

download or stream Anywhere:


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Roll In Peace - Kodak Black, XXXTENTACION

tempo: 70 bpm

bpm range: 65 bpm to 70 bpm70 bpm to 75 bpm

the dj's take: The beat sounds like background music for footage from the 1900s:

At the very least you're choosing between this song and Maple Leaf Rag.

Not exactly uplifting, but I could see it working in a hiphop set or at a chill, casual gathering. If you're between 65 and 70 bpm, try mixing with:

And from 70 to 75 bpm:

I Get The Bag - Gucci Mane ft. Migos
Sky Walker - Miguel ft. Travis Scott
T-Shirt - Migos
Bake Sale - Wiz Khalifa ft. Travis Scott
Panda - Desiigner
Purple Lamborghini - Skrillex & Rick Ross
Long Time - Ty Dolla $ign
Ride - twenty one pilots
King of Everything - Wiz Khalifa
Kiss Kiss - Chris Brown ft. T-Pain

download or stream Roll In Peace:


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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

My My My! - Troye Sivan

tempo: 103 bpm

bpm range: 100 to 105 bpm

the dj's take: When my new fashion line drops, this will be blasting out of the speakers during our runway shows in Milan / Paris / NYC. That said, it's a clear #2 in the power rankings of songs called My My My:

Some other tracks in a similar key:

Me Rehúso - Danny Ocean
One Dance - Drake
For Free - DJ Khaled ft. Drake
Let's Talk About Sex - Salt N Pepa
Colors - Halsey
Piece By Piece - Kelly Clarkson
Lose Yourself To Dance - Daft Punk
In My Room - Yellow Claw & DJ Mustard ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Tyga

download or stream My My My!:


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