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Showing posts from December 8, 2013

Trillmatic - A$AP Mob ft. A$AP Nast and Method Man

Speed: 95 bpm The DJ's Take: Feel like taking a time machine back to the 90s? Just press play and let the flow consume you. The beat would've fit right in on Tical , and Method Man's throwback verse confirms it. That simple yet sinister bassline seals the deal for me. Probably something you only break out for true hiphop heads if you're gigging in NYC, but they'll appreciate it. If you're looking to stay key-compatible, try mixing with the following: HeadBand - B.o.B , Rack City , Juicy , Say Aah , Drop It Like It's Hot Download the song: Amazon:

Numb - August Alsina ft. B.o.B and Yo Gotti

Speed: 96 bpm The DJ's Take: Sounds a lot like Chris Brown, right? I usually don't listen to lyrics, and a young man should have a little swag, but these were a little much. Act like you've been there before, sir. That said, it's a slick beat, and worth a spot in a hiphop mix. Try blending with the following tracks to stay key-compatible: Turn Down For What - DJ Snake ft. Lil Jon ,  Swerve - Sage the Gemini , Show Me - Kid Ink , Adorn - Miguel , Diamonds - Rihanna ,  She Ain't You - Chris Brown , Somebody Else - Mario Download the song: Amazon:

Cannonball (Earthquake) - Showtek & Justin Prime ft. Matthew Koma

Speed: 128 bpm The DJ's Take: Would this work in your typical Top 40 club or bar? Probably not. But play it in the middle of an EDM mix at a festival or other setting where people appreciate it, and you may be on to something. The beat definitely pounds as advertised, and there are some notable tracks with compatible keys and bpm's: I Love It - Icona Pop , Animals - Martin Garrix , Under Control - Calvin Harris & Alesso , Stay The Night - Zedd , Clarity - Zedd , 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:

Noche No Termina - Pitbull

Speed: 126 bpm The DJ's Take: I knew I should've taken Spanish in high school. In any event, you can't tell me this won't kill at any Mexican or Hispanic-themed event where the tequila is flowing like wine (fyi, Cinco de Mayo is only about 5 months away). Makes me think there's an opportunity for a new genre - let's call it MDM (Mariachi Dance Music). Two keys here - Pitbull's stock is up once again with Timber , and even I can figure out what that 'Noche No Termina' chorus means. Sure, the trumpets are a little tacky, but isn't that what your crowd wants every once in awhile? Definitely a place in your rotation for this, and it could become a go-to party track in the near future. What do you think of Noche No Termina? Love it I could dance to it after a few shots Don't like it - too tacky free polls   Download the song: Amazon: Stay key-compatible and try mixing with some or all of the followi