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Showing posts from May 4, 2014

Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz

Speed: 120 bpm Recommended bpm range: 115 to 120 bpm , 120 to 125 bpm The DJ's Take: I can definitely picture this being played poolside at resorts across the country in the coming weeks. Nice island vibe, and it's making a notable climb up the charts, so certainly worth a download. If you're working in the 115 to 120 bpm range, stay key-compatible by mixing with tracks like International Love - Pitbull ft. Chris Brown , Treasure - Bruno Mars , Because of You - NeYo , and In My Head - Jason Derulo . If you're stretching it closer to 125 bpm, try mixing with some or all of the following: Thinking About You - Calvin Harris , 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 Simo

Bailando - Enrique Iglesias ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona

Speed: 91 bpm Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm The DJ's Take: Nice to hear Enrique take a break from all that pop EDM and get back to actually singing. I don't know how popular this'll become outside the Latin community, but I was tapping my foot from the first listen. Should be pretty danceable for a gig or mixtape, and it's got a nice summer vibe. Key-compatible with YOUTH - Troye Sivan , Misery - Gwen Stefani , Company - Justin Bieber , Show Me - Kid Ink , Partition - Beyoncé , Animals - Maroon 5 , Survival of the Fittest - Mobb Deep , You And Your Friends - Wiz Khalifa , 0 To 100 - Drake , and Killing Me Softly - Fugees ; you can also slow down a couple bpm's and blend with Not A Bad Thing and I Need A Girl . Download the song: Amazon

2 On - Tinashe ft. SchoolBoy Q

tempo: 101 bpm The DJ's Take: About 8 or 9 years ago, this could've been a real hit. In 2014, it's a danceable single worth a spin to warm up the crowd. If you're looking to stay key-compatible, try mixing with tracks like Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo , Do What U Want - Lady Gaga , Hold On, We're Going Home - Drake , What's My Name - Rihanna , Candy Shop - 50 Cent , and Find Your Love - Drake . Download the song: Amazon: 2 On (Main Rap)

Wiggle - Jason Derulo ft. Snoop Dogg

Speed: 82 bpm The DJ's Take: If there's one thing we've learned over the years, it's this - our readers really like Jason Derulo. And I could see Wiggle being a solid follow-up to Talk Dirty . Worth a download and a spin if you feel like integrating some new music. To stay key-compatible, try mixing with tracks like Dance (A$$) Remix - Big Sean ft. Nicki Minaj and Down On Me - Jeremih ft. 50 Cent . Teach Me How To Dougie may be a nice fit too. Download the song: Amazon: Wiggle (feat. Snoop Dogg)

Me and My Broken Heart - Rixton

Speed: 87 bpm The DJ's Take: Yes - we all know that parts of this song are heavily influenced by Lonely No More (which I learned from the outraged YouTube comments). But it's a nice little pop song that's making a strong move up the charts. Kind of feels like a more leisurely, youthful This Love . Worth a spin as things wind down at the end of a gig - try mixing with tracks like Part II (On The Run) - Jay-Z ft. Beyoncé , How Many Drinks - Miguel , Obsessed - Mariah Carey , Love The Way You Lie - Eminem ft. Rihanna , Started From The Bottom - Drake , Roar - Katy Perry , and Irreplaceable - Beyoncé . Download the song: Amazon: Me And My Broken Heart