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Showing posts from September 22, 2013

Show Me - Kid Ink ft. Chris Brown

Speed: 98 bpm The DJ's Take: I knew I recognized that little synth riff from somewhere - song title is a dead giveaway . There's definite hit potential here. Smooth, laidback, and a nice little soundtrack as couples start to pair up and get close on the dance floor. Some suggested tracks for mixes/mashups:  Swerve - Sage the Gemini ,  Numb - August Alsina ,  Out of My Head - Lupe Fiasco , Adorn - Miguel , Somebody Else - Mario ,  She Ain't You - Chris Brown Download the song: Amazon: 

All Me - Drake ft. 2 Chainz and Big Sean

Speed: 61 bpm The DJ's Take: That synthesized voice singing in the background reminds me of the opera scene from Final Fantasy 3 (yes, I played way too much Super Nintendo as a teen). Beat is smooth and simple, and the vocals are decent enough. This seems to be getting love on iTunes, so worth downloading and spinning for Drake fans excited about his new album. Unconventional mix/mashup idea - try doing some double-time with Sun Don't Shine and/or Telephone . Post what you come up with on our Facebook page - I'm curious to hear how it sounds, and it's a nice way to potentially get some exposure for yourself. Download the song: Amazon:

Somebody Else - Mario ft. Nicki Minaj

Speed: 91 bpm The DJ's Take: You know how sometimes you hear a cool song on Pandora, but you're not really paying attention to the title or artist, you forget about it for a couple months, and then it pops up again in a sidebar on YouTube? Pretty much sums this track up for me. That sample is on point , vocals are the tightest I've heard from Mario in awhile, and Nicki Minaj doesn't get in the way. I think this could've been a mainstream hit 10 years ago. Now, it's more of a niche single you play for an urban crowd that can get down to hiphop-flavored R&B. Reminds me a lot of Faith Evans & Carl Thomas' Can't Believe both key and bpm wise, although the drums hit a little harder. I think this could also go nicely with something like Adorn - Miguel if you're looking to stay a little more modern. Other potentially mixable tracks include Numb - August Alsina , Swerve - Sage the Gemini , Show Me - Kid Ink , Diamonds - Rihanna , and She A

Stay The Night - Zedd ft. Hayley Williams

Speed: 128 bpm The DJ's Take: I don't know - this feels like a hit, but for reasons that are beyond my understanding. The support will likely come from artsy, sensitive teens and young adults who are tweeting some variation of 'OMG! This is so amazing! #zedd #hayley #love.' Much more of a pop ballad than EDM, and sounds way too much like Clarity , but those may ultimately be the selling points.  Besides Clarity, try mixing/matching with the following to stay bpm and key-compatible: I Love It - Icona Pop , Cannonball - Showtek & Justin Prime , Under Control - Calvin Harris & Alesso , Animals - Martin Garrix , This Is What It Feels Like - Armin Van Buuren , 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: