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Showing posts from October 12, 2014

Slow Acid - Calvin Harris

Speed: 104 bpm The DJ's Take:  Sounds like a harder version of Disco Science (which I remember from watching the movie Snatch ~15 years ago). It's interesting, especially considering what Calvin Harris usually makes - I could picture this playing in a dark, seedy nightclub with people dressed in Goth gear swaying to the beat. Or during a montage of robot industrial laborers assembling weapons of mass destruction in a futuristic factory. Top 40 potential? I doubt it. But this could be a cool little mix/mashup with Get Low by Lil Jon . Otherwise, probably more of a mixtape nugget you can blend with trap or something more electronic in the 100 to 105 bpm range. Download the song: Amazon: Slow Acid

Jealous - Nick Jonas

Speed: 93 bpm Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm The DJ's Take:  I must be in a weird mood - covering Taylor Swift, and now one of the Jonas Brothers. But hey, it's a Top 40 song on the rise, and a twenty-something demographic will probably dig it, so that's my excuse. Sounds like a sexier version of Whataya Want from Me . Also, consider mixing or mashing up with key-compatible tracks like: Sit Still, Look Pretty - Daya ,  Again - Fetty Wap , 679 - Fetty Wap , Style - Taylor Swift , Jealous - Nick Jonas , Diamonds From Sierra Leone - Kanye West , Good Thing (feat. Nick Jonas) - Sage the Gemini , Adorn - Miguel , She Ain't You - Chris Brown ,  Candy Rain - Soul For Real , and Check The Rhime - A Tribe Called Quest Download the song: Amazon

Out Of The Woods - Taylor Swift

Speed: 92 bpm The DJ's Take:  More of a new age 80s-style synth ballad than a club banger. But this feels ripe for a remix - add a little extra percussion, and Out Of The Woods should appeal to the twenty-something female demo, which is all you really need, right? If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with tracks like This Is How We Do - Katy Perry , Na Na - Trey Songz , Paranoid - Ty Dolla $ign , Return of the Mack - Mark Morrison , One More Chance - Notorious BIG , No Games - Serani , and Real Love - Mary J. Blige . Download the song: Amazon: 1989

Tuesday - I LOVE MAKONNEN ft. Drake

Speed: 70 bpm The DJ's Take:  Is it just me, or does this guy kind of sound like Future? Chill, end-of-the-night vibe, but just enough percussion to make it danceable. Add all that to a singalong hook, and I think this could be a legit hit. If you're doing a key-compatible mix, try blending with tracks like Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj , Motivation - Kelly Rowland , Young Forever - Jay-Z , and Love In This Club (feat. Young Jeezy) - Usher . Download the song: Amazon:  Tuesday (feat. Drake) [Explicit]