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Showing posts from September 6, 2015

Same Old Love - Selena Gomez

Speed: 98 bpm Recommended bpm range: 95 to 100 bpm The DJ's Take: Anyone else think of Dr. Dre's What's The Difference after the first listen? That's a good mashup candidate right there. Kind of boring, but the artist and her demographic make it worth a download. Besides the aforementioned song, try mixing or mashing up with the following: Nuthin' But A G Thang - Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg , Diamonds from Sierra Leone (Remix) [feat. Jay-Z] - Kanye West Diamonds - Rihanna , Again - Fetty Wap , 679 - Fetty Wap , Style - Taylor Swift , Jealous - Nick Jonas , Good Thing (feat. Nick Jonas) - Sage the Gemini , Candy Rain - Soul For Real , Check The Rhime - A Tribe Called Quest Download the song: Amazon: Same Old Love

Tell Your Friends - The Weeknd

Speed: 75 bpm Recommended bpm range: 70 bpm to 75 bpm , 75 bpm to 80 bpm The DJ's Take: With that light, effeminate voice, it's interesting to listen to the explicit bravado in the lyrics . Almost like Tracy Chapman re-interpreting a gangsta rap track. The beat is something you might hear in a high-class, low-key cocktail lounge as you're sipping on the last martini of the evening. That said, it's The Weeknd, which means an obligatory download for the new music folder. Try mixing or mashing up with tracks like Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh) - Rich Homie Quan , Collard Greens - SchoolBoy Q , No Sleep - Wiz Khalifa , and Halo - Beyoncé . Download the song: Amazon: Tell Your Friends [Explicit] , Tell Your Friends [Clean]

Hit the Quan - @iHeartMemphis

Speed: 80 bpm Recommended bpm range: 80 bpm to 85 bpm The DJ's Take: I have a great idea for a reality TV show - take all the video clips of kids dancing to songs like this and show it to them in about 10 to 15 years (so for older generations, we're probably digging into the VHS archives ). The embarrassment and looks of horror will make it a must-watch. That said, with high schools and colleges opening up soon, you probably want to have this fad track on hand for potential requests. Try mixing or mashing up with tracks like All Eyes On You - Meek Mill ft. Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown , Live Your Life - T.I. ft Rihanna , I'm On One - DJ Khaled , and Miss Me - Drake near the 80 bpm range, and Paper Planes - MIA , Royals - Lorde , and The Man - Aloe Blacc if you're closer to 85. Download the song: Amazon: "Hit the Quan" #HTQ

Burn Slow - Wiz Khalifa ft. Rae Sremmurd

Speed: 62.5 bpm Recommended bpm range: 60 bpm to 65 bpm The DJ's Take: Did you really need Rae Sremmurd to just say 'Burn slow' over and over again? I admit I didn't listen to the whole song, so maybe they actually do something more. But if not, you probably could've gotten a more distinctive voice like Fetty Wap at a similar price, right? Anyway, kind of a mediocre track overall, but people seem to be buying it on iTunes, so do a mashup with Nothing But Trouble - Lil Wayne ft. Charlie Puth and call it a day. Download the song: Amazon: Burn Slow (feat. Rae Sremmurd) [Explicit]