Friday, August 7, 2009
Speed: 96 bpm
The DJ’s Take: First off, if you’re not a big Eddie Griffin fan, go to about 1:58 in the video for the actual song. Former #1 single from the late 90s, and you can mix it with Obsessed if you slow this down a little. Not going to set the floor on fire, but a good solid track that can keep things moving.
Download the MP3: Honey
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Speed: 132 bpm
The DJ’s Take: Somehow when I hear this, I feel like I’m listening to Radio Disney. But the hook is catchy, and it’s already a hit on the pop charts and radio. 130 beats per minute seems to be the magic number these days for club hits, and this one fits right in, so put it in rotation.
On a side note for dj’s, this might sound good with Hotel Room Service, since they’re in the same general key.
Download the MP3: Down
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Speed: 128 bpm
The DJ’s Take: If you’re like me, you’ve played Calle Ocho to death, and you’re looking to extend the mix. One way is to get the hot club track that Pitbull jacked the beat from. Use this to build the crowd up for when you play the top 40 track they know and love.
Download the MP3: 75, Brazil Street (Radio Vocal Mix), 75, Brazil Street (Original Mix, No Vocals)
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Speed: 86 bpm
The DJ’s Take: One of my top 10 favorite songs from high school. I am a fool for rich guitar riffs and muted trumpets, whether real or synthesized. A classic track from one of the great female groups of the last 20 years. If you play or enjoy 90s rap and R&B, this is a must-have.
Download the MP3: Waterfalls
Monday, August 3, 2009
Speed: 119 bpm
The DJ’s Take: If you spin 80s at all, you need to have this one in rotation. Simple as that. Easily the track I get asked for the most when I go retro, and singalongability is an 11 on a scale of 1 to 10. True, the dudes may involuntarily cringe when this comes on, but they’ll change their tune when the ladies start breaking out and getting down.
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Sunday, August 2, 2009
Speed: 128 bpm
The DJ’s Take: Seems like there are a few remixes for Halo, but I like this one the best. Good strong beat, it’s in the same key as the original, and definitely more danceable. Also, at ~9 minutes long, you can drop this and take a little breather if needed.
Here’s a link where you can download the mp3 of the original, if that’s what you like: Halo (81 bpm)
Download the MP3: Halo (Dave Audé Club Remix)