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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Yoga - Janelle Monáe ft. Jidenna

Speed: 65 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 60 bpm to 65 bpm, 65 bpm to 70 bpm

The DJ's Take: Is there such a thing as classy twerking music? Because if so, this is it. Has that slow bounce females should enjoy - I bet this sounds pretty good over a big pair of club speakers, especially with those bass drums. Try mixing with key-compatible tracks in the 60 to 65 bpm range like CoCo - O.T. Genasis, Party Girls - Ludacris ft. Wiz Khalifa, Birthday Sex - Jeremih and Loveeeeeee Song - Rihanna ft. Future.

On a side note, we covered this about three weeks ago in the newsletter. So if you were a subscriber, you'd have read my initial take on it already. Just sayin...

If you're feeling like ramping up the energy, try half-timing into tracks in the 125 to 130 bpm range like Ghost - Oliver Heldens ft. RUMORS, Lift Me Up - David Guetta, Whip It! - LunchMoney Lewis, Sweet Lovin' - Sigala, Won't Stop Rocking - R3hab & Headhunterz, Heaven - Shaun Frank & KSHMR, Poison - Martin Garrix, Love Myself - Hailee Steinfeld, Break Free - Ariana Grande ft. Zedd, Five More Hours - Deorro x Chris Brown, Five Hours - Deorro, Born To Get Wild - Steve Aoki ft., Hideaway - Kiesza, Break Free - Ariana Grande ft. Zedd, Kanye - The Chainsmokers, Red Lights - Tiesto, Helicopter - Martin Garrix & Firebeatz, Samurai (Go Hard) - R3hab, Love Me Again - John Newman, Wizard - Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway, Revolution - R3hab & Nervo & Ummet Ozcan, Scream & Shout - and Britney Spears, Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO, Count On Me - Chase & Status, Scream - Usher, and Hey Brother - Avicii.

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