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Showing posts from May 10, 2015

Beautiful Now - Zedd ft. Jon Bellion

Speed: 128 bpm Recommended bpm range:  125  to  130 bpm The DJ's Take: If Woodstock ever goes EDM, there will probably be a lot of songs like this. Good for a spin during a festival, electronic club night, or dance-oriented mixtape. Try blending with key-compatible tracks like the following: Together - Calvin Harris That High - Pitbull Noche No Termina - Pitbull Wake Me Up - Avicii Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) Gangnam Style - PSY Starships - Nicki Minaj Without You - David Guetta ft. Usher Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 Who's That Chick - David Guetta ft. Rihanna Yeah 3X - Chris Brown Only Girl in the World - Rihanna Sexy Bitch - Akon Meet Me Halfway - Black Eyed Peas Down - Jay Sean Disturbia - Rihanna Hotel Room Service - Pitbull Download or stream the song: Spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes

This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like a MotherF****r - Maroon 5

Speed: 99 bpm Recommended bpm range:   95  to  100 bpm The DJ's Take: I'm probably the 278,905th person to say this, but c'mon man - this is Animals + 4 bpm's. And on the same album too. If you're looking to stay key-compatible, try mixing with tracks like: BeFoUr - ZAYN Team - Iggy Azalea Sledgehammer - Fifth Harmony L.A. Love (La La) - Fergie Turn Down For What - DJ Snake and Lil Jon Show Me - Kid Ink You and Your Friends - Wiz Khalifa Bump up a couple bpm's and Doing It - Charli XCX ft. Rita Ora and Trouble - Iggy Azalea ft. Jennifer Hudson could be in play for a mixtape or mashup. Download or stream the song: Apple Music iTunes

Feel Right - Mark Ronson ft. Mystikal

Speed: 110 bpm Recommended bpm range:   105  to  110 bpm ,  110  to  115 bpm The DJ's Take: Is it just me or does Mystikal sound like DMX doing an impression of a reverend doing an impression of James Brown? I'm old enough to remember owning his last hit on vinyl , and I actually like this one better (if only because I am a sucker for anything that feels like an authentic breakbeat). On a sidenote, let's hope the pudgy black kid doesn't flame out and end up on Dr. Drew Jr.'s Celebrity Rehab 2.0 in 15 years. Try mixing with tracks like:

How Many Times - DJ Khaled ft. Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Big Sean

Speed: 58 bpm Recommended bpm range:   55 bpm  to  60 bpm The DJ's Take:   No DJ Khaled track would be complete without a big name ensemble, and this is a perfect illustration. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with Nothing Without You - The Weeknd  and  Bitch Better Have My Money . Download or stream the song: Apple Music iTunes Amazon

The Only Way Is Up - Martin Garrix & Tiësto

Speed: 128 bpm Recommended bpm range:   125  to  130 bpm The DJ's Take: Not sure how I feel about all the distorted voices, but the beat has a sizzle to it. Worth a spin if you're blending EDM and Top 40. Consider mixing with key-compatible tracks like: Levels - Avicii Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) - Lana Del Rey Flo Rida's Good Feeling Pound The Alarm - Nicki Minaj The Night Is Still Young - Nicki Minaj I Will Never Let You Down - Rita Ora Addicted To You - Avicii Die Young - Ke$ha . Dare You - Hardwell Calling (Lose My Mind) [Radio Edit] [feat. Ryan Tedder] - Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso City of Dreams (feat. Ruben Haze) - Dirty South & Alesso Download or stream the song: Spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes

Fun - Pitbull ft. Chris Brown

Speed: 114 bpm Recommended bpm range:   110  to  115 bpm The DJ's Take: If it hadn't been for the video title, I'd have thought Jason Derulo was going upper register on the hook. Which is convenient, because this could make a nice little mashup with Want to Want Me . Danceable, seasonal, and spicy - one of those tracks that should keep the party moving, even if your crowd doesn't know it. If you're going key-compatible, try mixing with:

Forbidden Voices - Martin Garrix

Speed: 128 bpm Recommended bpm range:   125  to  130 bpm The DJ's Take: Listening to this is the audio equivalent of stuffing your muzzle with Starbursts - a 3 1/2 minute victory lap, if you will. And who can blame the young man; he seems to be doing alright for himself. Maybe not an ideal choice for Top 40 night at the local bar, but I can envision mixing with Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon or Addicted To A Memory - Zedd if you're looking to brighten the vibe in the room. Download or stream the song: Spotify playlist Apple Music Amazon

Everyday - A$AP Rocky ft. Rod Stewart, Miguel & Mark Ronson

Speed: 75 bpm Recommended bpm range:   70 bpm  to  75 bpm ,  75 bpm  to  80 bpm The DJ's Take: Feel like I'm in church listening to this - hard to go wrong with a deep, soothing organ. Plus, who the hell samples Rod Stewart and flips it into a fake duet with Miguel? Solid track for your basement stoner party mixtape. If you're staying key-compatible (with the Rod Stewart/Miguel part at least), try blending with tracks like She Knows - NeYo , Whatcha Say - Jason Derulo , Ridin' - Chamillionaire , and T.I.'s No Matter What . Fyi - bpm for the slowdown in the middle is around 59 bpm. Download or stream the song: Spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes