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Showing posts from November 8, 2015

Lush Life - Zara Larsson

Speed: 98 bpm Recommended bpm range: 95 to 100 bpm The DJ's Take: This would go pretty well with Lean On - Major Lazer and DJ Snake , right? Nice little pop song with swag and bounce; works on the catwalk or the dance floor. In addition to Lean On, try mixing with tracks like Right Hand - Drake , Dance Like We're Making Love - Ciara , Left, Right - YG , Let Me Love You - Mario , and Girls Around The World - Lloyd ft. Lil Wayne . Download the song: iTunes Amazon

WTF (Where They From) - Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell Williams

Speed: 120 bpm Recommended bpm range: 115 to 120 bpm The DJ's Take: Looks like the hype train has officially left the station on this one. Will the buzz last beyond the weekend? Who knows; I would've been more confident 10-15 years ago, back when the Neptunes sound was bumping in clubs and cars across the country. That said, I'd download it anyway, just for the short-term return. No mix or mashup recommendations from me; it's all percussion and rapping, which should go well with just about anything high-energy at 115 to 120 bpm . Download the song: iTunes Amazon

Ocean Drive - Duke Dumont

Speed: 115 bpm Recommended bpm range: 115 to 120 bpm The DJ's Take: I imagine this playing in a club as people in trendy outfits sway in a very detached way, daintily holding their half-empty martini glasses. Feels very British, so who knows how this would play in a US venue. Worth a download for a mix at the very least. Try blending with tracks like Sing - Ed Sheeran , Poker Face - Lady Gaga , The Way I Are - Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson , Forever - Chris Brown , and Rather Be - Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne . Download the song: iTunes Amazon

Another You - Armin van Buuren ft. Mr. Probz

Speed: 128 bpm Recommended bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm The DJ's Take: Nothing cute or fancy here - steady ascent, authoritative drop, smooth vocals, and no real percussion-less breaks that leave people hanging. Worth a download if you spin club-friendly electronic music or need an upbeat soundtrack for your morning drive. Try mixing or mashing up with key-compatible tracks like: Hey - Fais ft. Afrojack , Sweet Harmony - Dubvision , DADDY - PSY , Easy Love - Sigala , Cool - Alesso , Get Outta My Way - Kylie Minogue , Waiting For Love - Avicii , Honey I'm Good - Andy Grammer , La La La - Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith , Pompeii - Bastille , Invincible - Borgeous , Dear Boy - Avicii , I Could Be the One (Avicii vs Nicky Romero) [Nicktim - Radio Edit] - Single - Avicii & Nicky Romero , The Other Side - Jason Derulo , Alive - Krewella , The Veldt - EP - deadmau5 , Kids - MGMT Download the song: iTunes Amazon

Can't Feel My Face (Martin Garrix Remix) - The Weeknd

Speed: 128 bpm Recommended bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm The DJ's Take: We already covered the original awhile back of course, but if you spin EDM and live at ~128 bpm, this is a nice way to add some pop flavor without killing the vibe. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with some or all of the following: Never Leave - DVBBS , Don't Look Down - Martin Garrix ft. Usher , On My Way - Axwell ^ Ingrosso , I Want You To Know - Zedd ft. Selena Gomez , Light Years Away (feat. DBX) - Tiesto , Save the World (Radio Mix) - Swedish House Mafia , Pursuit of Happiness (Extended Steve Aoki Remix) [feat. MGMT & Ratatat] - Kid Cudi , The Days - Avicii ,  Prayer In C - Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz ,  Lay Me Down - Avicii ,  Adore You - Miley Cyrus (Cedric Gervais Remix) ,  Ten Feet Tall - Afrojack ,  Take Me - Tiesto ,  We Run The Night - Havana Brown ft. Pitbull ,  Marry The Night - Lady Gaga ,  Club Can't Handle Me - Flo Rida ,  Danza Kuduro - D

Cake By The Ocean - DNCE

Speed: 119 bpm Recommended bpm range: 115 to 120 bpm , 120 to 125 bpm The DJ's Take: A possible dance floor fire starter if you spin for Caucasian college students. I think this could sound kind of cool with Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes . Other key-compatible mix & mashup options include How Deep is Your Love - Calvin Harris + Disciples , Talking Body - Tove Lo , Come Get It Bae - Pharrell , She Came To Give It To You - Usher , Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke , Take Your Time (Do It Right) by The S.O.S. Band , Ghost Town - Adam Lambert and Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen . Bump up a couple bpm's and Be Right There - Diplo and Sleepy Tom could work too. Download the song: iTunes Amazon

Sugar - Robin Schulz ft. Francesco Yates

Speed: 123 bpm Recommended bpm range: 120 to 125 bpm , 125 to 130 bpm The DJ's Take: Those guitars are too much... one of those comically danceable tracks that could encourage even the most uncoordinated to come out and bust a move. Time to break out the six shooters . I like how this sounds with Home - Firebeatz & Jay Hardway , Sunglasses At Night - Corey Hart , Fire Burning - Sean Kingston . Sugar - Maroon 5 and Shut Up and Dance - WALK THE MOON should work too. Download the song: iTunes Amazon

Light It Up (Remix) - Major Lazer ft. Nyla & Fuse ODG

Speed: 108 bpm Recommended bpm range: 105 to 110 bpm The DJ's Take: Trumpets sort of bring to mind Cheerleader, don't they? Nice little tropical vibe that should keep people moving. If you're at around 110 bpm, try mixing with tracks like Adventure of a Lifetime - Coldplay , Bang My Head - David Guetta ft. Sia & Fetty Wap , and Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd . If you're closer to 105, consider blending with Somebody - Natalie La Rose ft. Jeremih and Whistle - Flo Rida . Download the song: iTunes

oui - Jeremih

Speed: 60 bpm Recommended bpm range: 55 bpm to 60 bpm , 60 bpm to 65 bpm The DJ's Take: As someone who took French in high school, I can indeed attest that there's no oui without u & i. The piano makes it feel like a soundtrack for a flashback to a happy memory. If you're spinning in the 55 to 60 bpm range, try mixing with Love - Keyshia Cole . If you're going 60 to 65, try mixing or mashing up with tracks like I Should've Cheated - Keyshia Cole , Here - Alessia Cara , No Type - Rae Sremmurd and Blasé (feat. Future & Rae Sremmurd) - Ty Dolla $ign , with a possible stretch up to Hotline Bling . Download the song: iTunes: Oui - Jeremih Amazon: oui - Jeremih