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Showing posts from August 18, 2013

Take Me - Tiesto ft. Kyler England

Speed: 128 bpm The DJ's Take: The piano and the pounding synth give this single a unique feel. Does it have Top 40/pop appeal? I'm not sure, but this is probably something you can play in a club to keep things moving. By the way, anyone else think the video is secretly one long car commercial? Makes me feel like going on a road trip. For a key-compatible mix, try blending with: We Run The Night - Havana Brown ft. Pitbull , Danza Kuduro - Don Omar , Shut It Down - Pitbull ft. Akon , Feel So Close - Calvin Harris , F*ck You - Ceelo Green , Push It - Salt N Pepa , U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer , Right Round - Flo Rida Download the song: Amazon:

Thinking About You - Calvin Harris ft. Ayah Marar

Speed: 128 bpm The DJ's Take: These videos are becoming increasingly NSFW, aren't they? Provocativeness and randomness aside, this has a nice, consistent, and stylish groove to it. Doesn't pound like I Need Your Love, but certainly worth a spot in your weekend EDM mix, and should get a solid reception. Mix with: Need U (100%) - Duke Dumont ft. A*M*E , I Need Your Love - Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding , Va Va Voom - Nicki Minaj , Titanium - David Guetta and Sia , Turn Me On - David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj , Where Have You Been - Rihanna , In The Dark - DEV , Don't Stop The Party - Black Eyed Peas , Take Over Control - Afrojack ft. Eva Simons , Shots - LMFAO , Where Them Girls At - David Guetta ft. Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj , Backseat - New Boyz , Judas - Lady Gaga , Give Me Everything - Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo & Afrojack , Till The World Ends - Britney Spears , Tonight (I'm Lovin You) - Enrique Iglesias , Just Can't Get Enough - Black Eyed Peas , Hold It

Collard Greens - SchoolBoy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar

Speed: 77 bpm The DJ's Take: This has kind of a laid-back, covertly sinister bounce that I was feeling. Reminds me a little of Sublime's Caress Me Down . Probably what you should play for a wisely-chosen demographic, like 20-somethings who don't mind hearing edgier tracks outside the Top 40. With the new school year coming, I could see Collard Greens making things a little interesting at a college party. If you're looking to keep it key-compatible, consider mixing with Talk That Talk , No Sleep , or even Halo for a changeup. Would you put Collard Greens on a party playlist? Definitely Maybe; depends on the people and type of party No way free polls   Download the song: Amazon:

This Is What It Feels Like - Armin Van Buuren ft. Trevor Guthrie

Speed: 130 bpm The DJ's Take: I don't know what to make of this Trevor Guthrie character. He looks like a cross between David Spade and Kurt Cobain, sounds like a mix of John Legend, Sting, and the guy from Coldplay. Strange video, and even stranger cameo from Ron Jeremy. As for the track, this is pretty good driving music at the very least. Very clean. And you do have a solid buildup to the climax with steady, pounding percussion to back it. Try mixing with the following if you're looking to stay key-compatible: I Love It - Icona Pop , Cannonball - Showtek & Justin Prime , Animals - Martin Garrix , Under Control Calvin Harris & Alesso , Stay the Night - Zedd ft. Hayley Williams , Clarity - Zedd ft. Foxes , Turn Up The Music - Chris Brown , Wild Ones - Flo Rida ft. Sia , Beautiful People - Chris Brown , Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO , Firework - Katy Perry , I Like It - Enrique Iglesias Download the song: Amazon: