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Showing posts from July 20, 2014

Bend Ova - Lil Jon ft. Tyga

Speed: 103 bpm The DJ's Take: Back in January , we predicted Turn Down For What would be a legitimate banger. I feel the same way about this too. Loud, hard-hitting, and custom-made for the dance floor. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with Recess - Skrillex , This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan , No Letting Go - Wayne Wonder , Get Busy - Sean Paul , and/or Hold Yuh - Gyptian . All that said, dig around in the 100 to 105 bpm range, find anything loud and danceable, and it should work. Download the song: Amazon:   Bend Ova [Explicit]

Fireball - Pitbull ft. John Ryan

Speed: 123 bpm Recommended bpm range: 120 to 125 bpm , 125 to 130 bpm The DJ's Take: Wouldn't this be the perfect theme song for a Fireball Whisky tv ad? On a side note, interesting how popular that beverage has become - just goes to show how you can take something strong, flavor it like candy, and your consumers will explode across genders and demographics . Anyway, regarding the song, I'll give this a 40/60 chance of becoming a moderate hit. Regardless, it's new Pitbull, so worth a spin. If you're mixing around 120 bpm and want to stay key-compatible, try blending with tracks like Waves - Mr. Probz ,  Latch - Disclosure ,  Telephone ,  Say It Right ,  Sonnentanz  and/or  Marilyn Monroe - Pharrell . If you're mixing in the 125 to 130 bpm range, try blending with tracks like 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

You and Your Friends - Wiz Khalifa ft. Snoop Dogg & Ty Dolla $ign

Speed: 97 bpm Recommended bpm range: 95 to 100 bpm The DJ's Take: Definitely a West Coast throwback vibe here. Nothing really noteworthy for me, but it's the hiphop equivalent of elevator music - doesn't offend the senses, and fills up an extra couple minutes in your set. Try mixing with tracks like YOUTH - Troye Sivan , Company - Justin Bieber , Misery - Gwen Stefani , 0 To 100 - Drake , Bailando - Enrique Iglesias , Partition - Beyoncé , Show Me - Kid Ink , and Killing Me Softly - Fugees (and maybe throw in Survival of the Fittest - Mobb Deep if there are older hiphop heads in the house). Download the song: Amazon

Chandelier - Sia

Speed: 87 bpm Recommended bpm range: 85 bpm to 90 bpm The DJ's Take: More of a ballad than a danceable pop hit, but this is probably getting too popular not to cover. Watch out for those high notes if you're blasting on a weaker sound system. If you like key-compatible mixes and mashups, try blending with Burn - Ellie Goulding and Miss Independent - NeYo . Download the song: Amazon: 1000 Forms Of Fear