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DJ mix/mashup: roxanne loves cheap thrills (ft. Harry Styles' As It Was x a-ha's Take On Me)

Made with Logic Pro at 86 bpm Quick note on what I did with Harry Styles' As It Was - the original plan was to use that 10 note drum-less synth intro on a loop. But things got a bit more complicated when I realized the 10th note came with a heavy drum hit. So we did a little surgery, subbed in the same note without the drum, and cut it up to get a decent imitation of what I wanted in the beginning. If you'd like to have a go, Amazon download links are below. Or feel free to do something totally different with the songs in the relevant DJ Cheat Sheet playlist . As It Was - Harry Styles Take On Me - a-ha Roxanne - Arizona Zervas Cheap Thrills - Sia
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Made with Logic Pro at 86 bpm 15:35 of pop (with a little 80s and r&b) Check out some more mixes here . This episode was made using this playlist . Tracklist (start times in parentheses): 1. As It Was - Harry Styles 2. Take On Me - a-ha (0:53) 3. Ridin' Solo - Jason Derulo (2:51) 4. Too Little Too Late - JoJo (5:38) 5. Don't Lie - Black Eyed Peas (6:45) 6. Cheap Thrills - Sia (8:21) 7. Your Body's Callin' - R. Kelly (10:24) 8. Take On Me - a-ha (Kygo Remix) (13:00)

DJ mix/mashup: Higher Down in the DM (Yo Gotti, Drake, Baauer & Just Blaze ft. Jay-Z, Jack Harlow)

Made with Logic Pro at 77 bpm As I start to do more of these, the more I understand the acronym that my third grade teacher used to say on a regular basis: K.I.S.S. Keep it simple, stupid. In this case, don't stack 4 or 5 different tracks on top of each other. These songs are individual creations, not components in whatever a dummy like me is trying to put together. Basslines can clash unintentionally, loud on top of loud can create distortion, etc. Takes some more thought than I expected. Different from mixes where you're holding a beatmatch for maybe 30 seconds at most during a transition from one song into the next. Anyway, this one came out alright once we simplified things. Second half is Baauer's Higher mixed with the drum-less intro to Drake's Headlines, then blended over the drum-less intro to Jack Harlow's Nail Tech, and finally we bring in the end of Nail Tech. Interesting note on the ending to Nail Tech - sounds a bit like Kanye's Flashing Ligh

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Made with Logic Pro at 105 bpm If I keep doing these, hopefully they all come together as quickly and easily as this one. Started off with the vocal-only intro for DJ Snake and AlunaGeorge over a little section of Roses with minimal vocals, and made that the central theme. Then I took a couple parts from the intro to Intro by DMX. Fun fact: found this one on youtube when an article (or the algorithm) brought me to the walkout for a post-prison Mike Tyson fight. Tell me those bells aren't the ultimate death knell: And then we switched up the mood a bit with The Real Slim Shady and its dark, bouncy looniness. Probably the biggest hit of the four pieces we used, and good background sound for a mental institution or a Halloween party. Amazon downloads below, and don't forget the key- and bpm-compatible DJ Cheat Sheet playlist if you want to make your own version. Plus - a full mix stretched out to 19 minutes featuring this music and more. You Know You Like It - DJ Snake

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