Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Dark Horse - Katy Perry ft. Juicy J
Speed: 66 bpm
The DJ's Take: I haven't heard fingersnaps that prominent since Buy U A Drank and She Got Her Own. Is it a hit? I'll say at least moderate, especially with the momentum from her upcoming album. Not sure how people will respond to the fact that this is cold and kind of lifeless compared to Roar, but we'll find out soon enough.
If you're a dj, you'll probably get at least a couple months of mileage. And if you like key-compatible mixes/mashups, try blending with All Of The Lights or Drunk in Love.
Edit (3/21/14): Yes, I was a little off on the popularity of this one. Assuming your crowd isn't allergic to DeadMau5, mixing this with Ghosts N Stuff sounds pretty nice (see second video above). And Sunglasses At Night may be interesting if you're mixing Top 40 and 80s.
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