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Showing posts from October 18, 2015

Lost And Found - Ellie Goulding

Speed: 137 bpm Recommended bpm range: 135 to 140 bpm The DJ's Take: Doesn't this remind you of a faster, bouncier version of Losing My Religion ? Maybe that's just the Gen X/Y'er in me. Anyway, if you're a lady, I'd mash this up with Closer - Tegan and Sara and blast it in the car during your next girls-only road trip as the wind blows through your hair. If you're mixing with pop, try double-timing over tracks like Remember Me - Chris Brown , 7/11 - BeyoncĂ© , Tuesday - I LOVE MAKONNEN , Motivation - Kelly Rowland ,  Young Forever - Jay-Z , and  Love In This Club (feat. Young Jeezy) - Usher . Download the song: iTunes: Amazon: Lost And Found

Hollow - Tori Kelly

Speed: 126 bpm Recommended bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm The DJ's Take: Feels like a lighter, slightly faster Rumour Has It - Adele - could make an interesting little mix or mashup. I'd also consider blending with tracks like Bills - LunchMoney Lewis , New Romantics - Taylor Swift , I Really Like You - Carly Rae Jepsen , Let Me Love You - NeYo , California Gurls - Katy Perry , Part of Me - Katy Perry and I Wanna Go - Britney Spears . Download the song: iTunes: Hollow - Tori Kelly Amazon: Hollow

Lay It All On Me - Rudimental ft. Ed Sheeran

Speed: 122.5 bpm Recommended bpm range: 120 to 125 bpm , 125 to 130 bpm The DJ's Take: We covered this one in the newsletter a couple weeks ago , and it looks like there's some staying power here. Doesn't have the sunny disposition you'd expect from a pop dance hit, but has a steady bounce and groove to keep things moving. If you're in the 120 bpm range and want to brighten it up a little, try blending with tracks like How Will I Know - Whitney Houston , Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper , and I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston (or Jaded - Disclosure if you're maintaining a more serious vibe). If you're bumping up to 125 bpm +, try mixing with songs like A Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay , You Make Me - Avicii , On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull , Give It 2 U - Robin Thicke , Live For The Night - Krewella , Don't Stop The Party - Pitbull , Right Now - Rihanna and David Guetta , We Found Love - Rihanna ft. Calvin

Somebody’s Watching Me - Rockwell ft. Michael Jackson

tempo: 124 bpm bpm range: 120 to 125 bpm , 125 to 130 bpm the DJ’s take:  A classic Halloween track. Several questions - why is Michael Jackson doing the hook for a one hit wonder? Who takes showers with their shorts on? Was he trying to sound like the dude who does Monster Mash ? And when was that haircut ever acceptable? The world may never know. Anyway, whether you’re dj’ing or putting together a playlist for your Halloween party, you will probably get a request for this. Get it in there before you forget. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with: Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) - Lana Del Rey Levels - Avicii Good Feeling - Flo Rida 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 The Only Way Is Up - Martin Garrix & Tiesto Dare You - Hardwell Calling (Lose My Mind) [Radio Edit] [feat. Ryan Tedder] - Sebastian Ingrosso & Ale

Used to Love You - Gwen Stefani

Speed: 96 bpm Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm , 95 to 100 bpm The DJ's Take: I wonder how much of this song's current popularity is due to her gig as a judge on a singing show, millennials who remember Hollaback Girl, or Gen X/Y'ers like me who remember her from No Doubt. Maybe it's a combination of all 3. In any case, a cute little pop song the younger females in the crowd should be able to sing along to. Could be kind of fun to blend with Used to Love U - John Legend if you stretch bpm's. Try mixing with tracks like The Fix - Nelly ft. Jeremih , Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye , Fancy - Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX , Creep - TLC , Honey - Mariah Carey , Where The Party At - Jagged Edge , What's Luv - Fat Joe , and T.I.'s Ball . If you're going closer to 100 bpm, try mixing with About You - Trey Songz , You Know You Like It - DJ Snake and AlunaGeorge , Worth It - Fifth Harmony ,  Stuck On A Feeling - Prince Royce , Electric Feel - MGMT

Here - Alessia Cara

Speed: 61 bpm Recommended bpm range: 60 bpm to 65 bpm The DJ's Take: Not exactly high energy, but this is now in legit Top 40 territory and your crowd should at least know the chorus by now. A decent choice for ending the night; try mixing or mashing up with No Type - Rae Sremmurd or Blasé (feat. Future & Rae Sremmurd) - Ty Dolla $ign (which could be a bridge into Hotline Bling ). If the crowd needs some smelling salts, try half-timing into tracks like Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars , Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson , Tik Tok - Ke$ha and Motown Philly - Boyz II Men . Download the song: iTunes: Here - Alessia Cara Amazon: Here - Alessia Cara

Confident - Demi Lovato

Speed: 130 bpm Recommended bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm , 130 to 135 bpm The DJ's Take: Well, that was an interesting video, although I have no idea what the plot is. As for the track, definitely one for the females (or guys who like to prance around and snap their fingers). Worth a download for the new music portion of your program. Try mixing or mashing up with songs like the following: Rewind - Kelela , The Nights - Avicii , When Love Takes Over - David Guetta ft. Kelly Rowland , Fade Into Darkness (Vocal Radio Mix) - Avicii , A Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay ,  On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull ,  Give It 2 U - Robin Thicke ,  Live For The Night - Krewella ,  Don't Stop The Party - Pitbull ,  Right Now - Rihanna and David Guetta ,  We Found Love - Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris ,  S&M - Rihanna ,  Bulletproof - La Roux ,  Low (feat. T-Pain) - Flo Rida , Calabria 2007 - Enur Download the song: iTunes: Confident - Demi Lovato Amazon: Confident [Explici