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Showing posts from January 11, 2015

Ghost - Ella Henderson

Speed: 105 bpm The DJ's Take: Just heard this on Pandora and liked it. Turns out Ghost just broke the Top 30 in the Billboard Hot 100. Not your typical dancefloor banger, but if it rises into Top 5-10 status, that hook has definite singalong potential. Worth a download - if you're looking for key-compatible mix/mashup picks, consider going with 2 On - Tinashe ,  Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo ,  Do What U Want - Lady Gaga ,  Hold On, We're Going Home - Drake , and  What's My Name - Rihanna . Download the song: Amazon: Ghost - Ella Henderson

Sugar - Maroon 5

Speed: 120 bpm The DJ's Take: Reminds me a lot of Last Friday Night (TGIF) - Katy Perry - I see a pretty good mix/mashup there. A Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay  and  You Make Me - Avicii  might work in a mix too. This one feels like a hit; definitely worth a download. Download the song: Amazon:  Sugar [Clean] - Maroon 5

Stuck On A Feeling - Prince Royce ft. Snoop Dogg

S peed:  100 bpm The DJ's Take:  Gave me a little flashback to Brandy's What About Us (which I had on vinyl back in the day). Making a move up the pop charts, and it's easy listening that should keep things moving on the dancefloor. Try mixing/mashing up with Get Low if your crowd needs an energy boost. Download the song: Amazon: Stuck On a Feeling

Elastic Heart - Sia

Speed: 65 bpm The DJ's Take: I'm guessing a lot of the buzz is about that video - I'd analyze it myself, but that level of 'art' is beyond me. Cool production on the track though; could easily be the instrumental for a modern hiphop banger (would be funny if the remix featured Two Chainz periodically yelling his name). Try mixing/mashing up with tracks like  Pop That - French Montana  and  Pour It Up - Rihanna . Or you can double-time with All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor ,  Beautiful Girls - Sean Kingston ,  La La La - Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith ,  Pompeii - Bastille ,  Invincible - Borgeous ,  Dear Boy - Avicii ,  I Could Be the One (Avicii vs Nicky Romero) [Nicktim - Radio Edit] - Single - Avicii & Nicky Romero ,  Cinema - Benny Benassi ,  The Other Side - Jason Derulo ,  Alive - Krewella , and  The Veldt - EP - deadmau5 . Slow down a couple bpm's and you can also double-time mix/mashup with I Lived - OneRepublic . Download the song:

I Lived - OneRepublic

S peed: 120 bpm The DJ's Take:  Even when this song falls off the charts, it'll be a staple of inspirational video and audio montages for years to come. Worth a download for a Top 40 night if you spin at your local pub. Try mixing with tracks like Get Lucky - Daft Punk , Poison - Bel Biv Devoe , Billie Jean - Michael Jackson , Straight Up - Sean Paul , and Move Ya Body - Nina Sky . Download the song: Amazon:  I Lived - OneRepublic