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Showing posts from October 25, 2015

Focus - Ariana Grande

Speed: 100 bpm Recommended bpm range: 95 to 100 bpm , 100 to 105 bpm The DJ's Take: That guy who's yelling 'Focus on meh!' sounds like a cross between Mystikal , Scooby Doo, and a young Adam Sandler . More importantly, Ariana Grande sounds a lot like herself from Problem (i.e. slam dunk mashup). Consider mixing with Thrift Shop - Macklemore , Lean Back - Fat Joe and Touchin, Lovin - Trey Songz to keep things moving. Download the song: iTunes: Focus - Single - Ariana Grande Amazon: Focus

Throwback Thursday: Shake My - Three 6 Mafia ft. Kalenna

Speed: 122 bpm Recommended bpm range: 120 to 125 bpm The DJ’s Take:  Not exactly a classic, but it serves its purpose - over-the-top club filler. Wouldn't be shocked to hear this in an episode of the next Jersey Shore-style reality show. Worth a spin if things are quiet and you have a sense of humor. Try mixing with tracks like:

Don't - Bryson Tiller

Speed: 48.5 bpm Recommended bpm range: 45 bpm to 50 bpm The DJ's Take: I kind of like the low-key reference to Shake It Off ; hard to believe that song's already 10 years old. Nice track to play at the end of the night when you're telling the crowd 'you don't have to go home, but you can't stay here.' This could make a cool little mood-appropriate mashup with Same Old Love - Selena Gomez . Other tracks you may want to half-time into include What's The Difference - Dr. Dre , 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 , and Check The Rhime - A Tribe Called Quest . Download the song: iTunes: Don't - Bryson Tiller Amazon: Don't [Explicit] , Don't [Clean]

Back Up - DeJ Loaf ft. Big Sean

Speed: 80 bpm Recommended bpm range: 80 bpm to 85 bpm The DJ's Take: Why haven't some kids come up with a YouTube video of themselves dancing in an abandoned parking lot to this? Oh, wait - never mind . Worth a download for the new music playlist if you spin hipPop. Try mixing or mashing up with tracks like Play No Games - Big Sean , Just Kickin' It - Xscape , Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey , Down and Out - Cam'ron , Cheers (Drink To That) - Rihanna , and We Go Down - Krewella . Download the song: iTunes: Back Up (feat. Big Sean) - DeJ Loaf Amazon: Back Up [Explicit] , Back Up [Clean]