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Showing posts from September 14, 2014

Hot N*gga - Bobby Shmurda

Speed: 84 bpm The DJ's Take: Good rule of thumb - when a song has its own dance , probably time to get it in your rotation. The beat is an ear worm (even if it did come from somewhere else ), and there's a grim, gritty NYC vibe. I think it'd be kind of funny if you double-timed into Shake It Off , but if your crowd likes hiphop/hipPop, maybe transition into something like Black Widow (or Teach Me How To Dougie if you want to go straight percussion with no melody) then do work in that 80 to 85 bpm range . Download the song: Amazon: Hot N*gga [Explicit]

Songs On 12 Play - Chris Brown ft. Trey Songz

Speed: 61 bpm The DJ's Take: How much do you want to bet that a remix with R. Kelly is in the works (assuming this takes off a little)? Nice to see the younger generation showing respect to a classic album , even if the artist has some issues we all know about . Take the song for what it is - end-of-the-night bedroom music. If closing time is only a few minutes away and you're playing in the 120 to 125 bpm range, this would be a nice way to kill the energy. To stay key-compatible in the 125 to 130 bpm range, try double-timing or mashing up with tracks like Lay Me Down - Avicii , Adore You - Miley Cyrus (Cedric Gervais Remix) , Ten Feet Tall - Afrojack , Take Me - Tiesto , We Run The Night - Havana Brown ft. Pitbull , Marry The Night - Lady Gaga , Club Can't Handle Me - Flo Rida , Danza Kuduro - Don Omar , Shut It Down - Pitbull ft. Akon , F*ck You - Ceelo Green , Push It - Salt N Pepa , U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer , and Right Round - Flo Rida .  In the 120