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Showing posts from March 9, 2014

Part II (On The Run) - Jay-Z ft. Beyonce

Speed: 87 bpm The DJ's Take:  Somehow I picture this as a track that females in fancy cocktail dresses can sway to in an upscale lounge. Probably not going to blow up the club, but it's got an elegance and polish to it. In fact, I gave it the thumbs up in Pandora, which is pretty rare for me. A few mix suggestions (first two more key-compatible than the rest): How Many Drinks - Miguel , Obsessed - Mariah Carey , Love The Way You Lie - Eminem ft. Rihanna , Roar - Katy Perry , Irreplaceable - Beyonce Download the song: Amazon:

Man of the Year - Schoolboy Q

Speed: 56 bpm The DJ's Take: When Time Magazine names me Man of the Year, I hope this is playing as I walk up to make my acceptance speech. The bpm is interesting - slow down a little and you can double time with key-compatible songs like Yeah! and Nothin On You , or speed up a little and double time with tracks like She Doesn't Mind , Teenage Dream , and DJ Got Us Fallin In Love . Download the song: Amazon:

#SELFIE - The Chainsmokers

Speed: 128 bpm Recommended bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm The DJ's Take: The beat is like a heavier version of PSY's Gentleman with a female voiceover that reminds me of Frank Zappa's Valley Girl . Having spent enough time on Instagram over the past few months, I think you could sneak this in during a 125 to 130 bpm mix in a club full of twenty-somethings and they could definitely identify. How many selfies have you taken in the past week? 0 1-5 6-10 11-15 16-20 20+ free polls   Try mixing with some or all of the following: Now That I've Found You - Martin Garrix , I'll House You (VIP Mix) - Don Diablo ft. Jungle Brothers , Virus (How About Now) - Martin Garrix ft. MOTi , Strong - R3HAB and KSHMR , What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber , Wildest Dreams (R3hab Remix) - Taylor Swift , Disarm You - Kaskade , One Last Time - Ariana Grande , Time of Our Lives - Pitbull and NeYo , Fireball - Pitbull , Open Wide - Calvin Harris ,  Fla