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Showing posts from August 22, 2010

Right Above It - Lil Wayne ft. Drake

tempo: 76 bpm bpm range: 75 bpm to 80 bpm the DJ’s take:  This one is like hiphop cocaine - a loud, high-octane beat that's designed to drive a crowd into delirium. Worth spinning at a club gig, a sporting event, a rally, or a fighter jet exhibition. The presence of two major artists maximizes the recognizability factor; add it to the library for those moments when your set needs a boost. Try mixing with HUMBLE. - Kendrick Lamar and I Knew You Were Trouble. - Taylor Swift . download or stream the song: amazon itunes

Music Review: Just A Dream - Nelly

Speed: 90 bpm Recommended bpm range: 85 bpm to 90 bpm , 90 to 95 bpm The DJ’s Take: So I’m checking the Billboard Hot 100, and I see this single debuting at #12, and I’m thinking two things. First thought: Holy crap - Nelly’s still alive? Second thought: Interesting case of the country crossover. And by that, I mean that when I’m checking the charts, I see these random pop country tracks from groups like Lady Antebellum , and it reminds me that there are areas in the U.S. below the Mason-Dixon line and out west where people actually like the kind of music that features warm acoustic guitars. And that’s how Nelly got big last decade with hiphop-and-a-drop-of-country singles like Ride Wit Me . In other words, Just A Dream’s initial popularity makes more sense after you’ve thought about it a little bit. Personally, I see this as more of a song you listen to in the car with the windows down, versus something you dance to in a bar or club. But if you’re a dj, and you feel

B.M.F. (Blowin Money Fast) - Rick Ross

tempo: 70 bpm bpm range: 70 bpm to 75 bpm the DJ’s take: This is some seriously booming production that would’ve been better received a couple years ago, back when 70 - 75 bpm hiphop was all the rage. While I haven’t spun this, I can tell you a couple things based on a limited sample size - the people I know who like this are male, 20-27 years old, and their preferred method of listening to B.M.F. is booming it in their car stereo. So simply put, if you’re trying to get a group of ethnically ambiguous young women to dance at a club, don’t play this. But if you are spinning at a club in the hood and you feel like starting a fight, this just might get it done. Download the MP3: Amazon

Throwback Track: Push It - Salt N Pepa

Speed: 130 bpm Recommended bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm , 130 to 135 bpm The DJ’s Take: If there’s one song out there that makes people literally “dance like no one’s watching” at weddings and clubs, this just might be it. And that’s exactly why you need to have this in your music library. Push It to bad dancers is like a midriff-bearing halter top to BBW s with tramp stamps - they can’t resist the call, even if it kills the rest of us. Download the song: Amazon DJs - turn on key adjust and mix this with: U Can’t Touch This - MC Hammer , Right Round - Flo Rida , Club Can’t Handle Me - Flo Rida , If U Seek Amy - Britney Spears , I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry