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Showing posts from April 12, 2015

American Oxygen - Rihanna

Speed: 79 bpm Recommended bpm range:  75 bpm  to  80 bpm The DJ's Take: I think the producer got a little carried away with the distorted sound - would be interesting to hear how it'd translate on a big audio system (had to make sure this wasn't some pirated version). Key & bpm-wise, I think it could go well with Messin' Around - Pitbull ft. Enrique Iglesias , Live Your Life - T.I. ft Rihanna , I'm On One - DJ Khaled , and Miss Me - Drake . Bump up to about 83 bpm and tracks like Be As You Are (JordanXL Remix) - Mike Posner , Paper Planes - MIA , Royals - Lorde , The Man - Aloe Blacc , and Irresistible - Fall Out Boy should work. Download or stream the song: Apple Music iTunes

Addicted To A Memory - Zedd ft. Bahari

Speed: 128 bpm Recommended bpm range:   125  to  130 bpm The DJ's Take: This kind of reminds me of Madonna's Beautiful Stranger . Mysterious, ethereal vibe with the key-shifting vocals and buildup. Worth a spin during an EDM set, and could make a nice little mix or mashup with Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon . Download or stream the song: Spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes

Dear Future Husband - Meghan Trainor

Speed: 159 bpm Recommended bpm range: 155 to 160 bpm The DJ's Take: While I don't see doowop pop becoming any more than a passing novelty, it sure is working for Meghan Trainor. Hard to listen to if you're not a teenaged female, but a unique change of pace song and worth a download if you spin Top 40. The interesting thing here is the key change - maybe transition in with something like a slowed-down Miss Independent - NeYo and transition out with tracks like Live Your Life - Rihanna and Irresistible - Fall Out Boy (or Runaround Sue - Dion if you're spinning at the local sockhop). Then maybe you can gradually speed up and get into The Man - Aloe Blacc , Royals - Lorde and Paper Planes - MIA .  Download the song: iTunes Amazon