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Showing posts from October 4, 2015

Something in the Way You Move - Ellie Goulding

Speed: 109 bpm Recommended bpm range: 105 to 110 bpm The DJ's Take: Good, solid electro pop that can keep a dance floor moving - feels like Love Me Harder + 10 bpm. Is it a hit? I think it could be. Try mixing or mashing up with tracks like Cruel Summer - Bananarama , The Monster - Eminem ft. Rihanna , Turn Me On - Kevin Lyttle , Mo Money Mo Problems - Notorious BIG , and Ain't It Fun - Paramore Download the song: Amazon: Something In The Way You Move

Love Me - The 1975

Speed: 97 bpm Recommended bpm range: 95 to 100 bpm The DJ's Take: Sounds a lot like David Bowie's Fame with Peter Gabriel-like vocals. I imagine this playing during a montage in a rom com where the protagonist is getting a makeover and trying on outfits at different stores on Fifth Avenue . Big on iTunes as I write this post, so consider downloading and making some mixes or mashups with tracks like the following: Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding , Don't - Ed Sheeran , Only You - 112 , Beware - Big Sean , Up Down - T-Pain , Ride Out - Kid Ink, Tyga, YG, Wale & Rich Homie Quan Good For You might be interesting, but the bpm gap is kind of wide. Download the song: iTunes: Love Me - The 1975

White Iverson - Post Malone

Speed: 65 bpm Recommended bpm range: 65 bpm to 70 bpm The DJ's Take: This is music you can walk along an abandoned beach to as the waves roll in, the seagulls call out, and you contemplate the meaning of life (or not). Maybe they'll do an alternate video with AI in white robes doing crossovers in an abandoned gym. Anyway, I think someone much more technically proficient than me should mash this up with Hozier's Take Me To Church (or half-time with Ex's & Oh's ) - that could be interesting. If you're going a little more conventional, I'd bump this up a couple bpm's and mix with tracks like Big Rings - Drake & Future , Where Are Ü Now - Skrillex & Diplo ft. Justin Bieber , Feeling Myself - Nicki Minaj , Lips Are Movin - Meghan Trainor ,  X - Chris Brown ,  Can't Hold Us - Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ,  Day N Nite - Kid Cudi , Big Pimpin - Jay-Z , and Feel This Moment - Pitbull . Download the song: iTunes: White Iverson - P

Player - Tinashe ft. Chris Brown

Speed: 106 bpm Recommended bpm range: 100 to 105 bpm The DJ's Take: A little lighter vibe than 2 On , and the pulsing beat should get dancefloors moving. Already in the Top 40 of iTunes, which means a decent part of your audience should recognize it. Slow down a couple bpm's and try mixing or mashing up with tracks like BeFoUr - ZAYN , Team - Iggy Azalea , This Summer's Gonna Hurt... - Maroon 5 , Sledgehammer - Fifth Harmony , L.A. Love (La La) - Fergie , and Turn Down For What - DJ Snake and Lil Jon . If you're staying around 105, Doing It - Charli XCX ft. Rita Ora and Trouble - Iggy Azalea ft. Jennifer Hudson are key-compatible options. Download the song: iTunes: Player (feat. Chris Brown) - Tinashe Amazon: Player [Explicit] , Player [Clean]