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Showing posts from August 2, 2015

Again - Fetty Wap

Speed: 93 bpm Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm The DJ's Take: Again is a pretty fitting title for this song because, quite frankly, it sounds like 679 Part II. How long will Fetty Wap be popular? Beats me. But he's far exceeded my predictions, so I say milk the hype for all it's worth. If you're staying key-compatible, in addition to 679, try mixing or mashing up with tracks like  Sit Still, Look Pretty - Daya , 679 - Fetty Wap , Style - Taylor Swift , Jealous - Nick Jonas , Diamonds From Sierra Leone - Kanye West , Good Thing (feat. Nick Jonas) - Sage the Gemini , Adorn - Miguel , She Ain't You - Chris Brown ,  Candy Rain - Soul For Real , and Check The Rhime - A Tribe Called Quest . Download the song: Amazon: Again [Explicit]

Back to Back - Drake

Speed: 87 bpm Recommended bpm range: 85 to 90 bpm The DJ's Take: We all know the hype is coming from the beef with Meek Mill and the stinging lyrics. But to me, it's a slow, steady banger with a minimalist, older school feel. If you're spinning for a crowd that cares about hiphop, this should probably be in your rotation. Percussion is dominant here, so Back to Back should blend in with just about anything in the 85 to 90 bpm range. But if you want to stay in the same key as those low synths, try mixing or mashing up with tracks like Energy - Drake , The Black The Berry - Kendrick Lamar , Black Widow - Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora , Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys , and Rude Boy - Rihanna . Download the song: Amazon: Back To Back [Explicit]

Hotline Bling - Drake

Speed: 67.5 bpm Recommended bpm range: 65 to 70 bpm The DJ's Take: Those thick guitar licks are hard to resist - makes me think of coconuts, females in bikinis, and drinks at the beach. Strong summer vibe, and people know the voice; try mixing or mashing up with No Type - Rae Sremmurd if you're staying key-compatible in the 65 bpm range. Move up to 70 bpm and I recommend blending with tracks like Handsome and Wealthy - Migos , All I Do Is Win (feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross) - DJ Khaled , Holy Grail - Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake , and Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars . Download the song: Amazon: Hotline Bling

Locked Away - R. City ft. Adam Levine

  Speed: 94 bpm Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm The DJ's Take: If there's one song I'd pick to take us through the end of summer, this would be it. Tropical vibe that's good for the pool or a road trip, and a soaring, singable chorus featuring someone everybody recognizes. Try mixing with tracks like Post To Be - Omarion ft. Chris Brown and Jhen√© Aiko , F**kin' Problems - A$AP Rocky , and Lose Yourself To Dance - Daft Punk ft. Pharrell . On a side note, we covered this in our newsletter a couple days ago. Joining the list is a great way to get the scoop on new mix & mashup ideas or find songs that aren't on the site. It's free, and I only bother you twice a month (the 1st and 15th). If that sounds good, sign up today . Download the song: Amazon: Locked Away