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Often - The Weeknd

Speed: 67 bpm Recommended bpm range: 65 bpm to 70 bpm The DJ's Take: Good grinding music for an urban club setting - have to say, I like it better when his tracks have a little percussion to move to. If you're spinning in the 65 bpm range and want to keep it key-compatible, try blending tracks like Yoga - Janelle MonĂ¡e and Party Girls - Ludacris ft. Wiz Khalifa or half-time into more energetic pop/EDM in the 125 to 130 bpm range like: Rumors - 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. will.i.am , Hideaway - Kiesza , Break Free - Ariana Grande ft. Zedd , Kanye - The Chainsmokers , Red Lights - Tiesto , Helicopter -

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

Nothing But Trouble - Lil Wayne & Charlie Puth

Speed: 63 bpm The DJ's Take: Am I imagining things, or is hiphop getting cool again? And who'd have thought Charlie Puth would become a hiphop hook specialist? I like this one - good variation and a driving musicality that supports the vocals. The beatmaker obviously took the time, and the result is solid. A little unconventional, but if you're doing some key-compatible mashups, try half-timing with tracks like the following: The Only Way Is Up - Martin Garrix & Tiesto , Avicii's Levels , 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 the song: Amazon: Nothing But T