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Showing posts from November 15, 2015

Know Ya - Ty Dolla $ign ft. Trey Songz

Speed: 68 bpm Recommended bpm range: 65 bpm to 70 bpm The DJ's Take: I'm a little confused - is Ty Dolla $ign supposed to be a rapper or a singer? Hmm... let's just call him a ringer. This one feels like something R. Kelly would do; has a nice little bounce to it. Keep in mind there are lengthy portions with talking at the beginning (very reminiscent of the original version of Biggie's One More Chance ) and end, so watch for that. On a side note, some advice to the younger guys out there - if you just started dating a girl and she's making you take it slow, this track represents one potential scenario she's worried about. Or she could just be playing you. So good luck with that. Try mixing or mashing up with tracks like White Iverson - Post Malone , Gold Bottles - Jeezy , 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 , 

I'm Sayin' - Omarion ft. Rich Homie Quan

Speed: 100 bpm Recommended bpm range: 100 to 105 bpm The DJ's Take: I don't know if this'll do as well as Post To Be (probably not), but this is more my type of sound. No attempt to be cute or gimmicky; just a straight club beat with some meat. If you spin hiphop, this should keep things moving during the new music portion of your program. Try mixing with tracks like: Working For It - ZHU & Skrillex & THEY , Saved - Ty Dolla $ign ft. E-40 , This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan , Not For Long - B.o.B ft. Trey Songz , Body Language - Kid Ink (feat. Usher & Tinashe) , Gust of Wind - Pharrell ft. Daft Punk ,  Bend Ova - Lil Jon ,  Recess - Skrillex , No Letting Go - Wayne Wonder ,  Get Busy - Sean Paul , Up Down - T-Pain , Hold Yuh - Gyptian Download the song: iTunes Amazon

Strong - R3hab & KSHMR

Speed: 128 bpm Recommended bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm The DJ's Take: That video is like a 3 minute made-for-Univision movie. As for the track itself, it's your standard 128 bpm banger. Worth a download if you spin EDM in a club environment. Try mixing or mashing up with some (or all) of the following: Now That I've Found You - Martin Garrix , I'll House You (VIP Mix) - Don Diablo ft. Jungle Brothers , Virus (How About Now) - Martin Garrix ft. MOTi , What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber , Wildest Dreams (R3hab Remix) - Taylor Swift , Disarm You - Kaskade , One Last Time - Ariana Grande , Time of Our Lives - Pitbull and NeYo , Fireball - Pitbull , Open Wide - Calvin Harris ,  Flashlight - R3hab & Deorro ,  #SELFIE - The Chainsmokers ,  Cannonball (Earthquake) - Showtek & Justin Prime ft. Matthew Koma ,  I Love It - Icona Pop ,  Animals - Martin Garrix ,  Under Control - Calvin Harris & Alesso ,  Stay The Night - Zedd ,  Clarity - Zedd ,  This Is What

Shades Of Grey - Oliver Heldens & Shaun Frank ft. Delaney Jane

Speed: 124 bpm Recommended bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm The DJ's Take: If there's one word I'd use to describe this, it would be 'swanky.' Makes me want to hit up a lounge somewhere in downtown Miami, greyhound in hand, top two buttons on my shirt undone, slathered in Aqua Velva , and swaying to the beat with a wannabe model. No shame in my game. Anyway, if you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with tracks like the following: Can't Feel My Face (Martin Garrix Remix) - The Weeknd , 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 Gervai

Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix) - Marvin Gaye

Speed: 101 bpm Recommended bpm range: 95 to 100 bpm , 100 to 105 bpm The DJ's Take: Cute, bouncy track, but I have one issue - it's not sexy. And when you're talking about a fresh take on Sexual Healing, it shouldn't feel like a theme to a Nickelodeon show, right? Anyway, if you're in the 102-104 bpm range, try mixing with Sorry - Justin Bieber , Here For You - Kygo ft. Ella Henderson , Omen - Disclosure ft. Sam Smith , 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 , Sexual Healing - Maxamillion , and Get Low - Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz . If you're spinning at around 97-98 bpm, try mixing with Used to Love You - Gwen Stefani , 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.

Nobody To Love - Sigma

Speed: 175 bpm Recommended bpm range: 85 bpm to 90 bpm , 175 bpm to 180 bpm The DJ's Take: So I'm a little late on this one, but sometimes it takes awhile for the ideas to ruminate. Try double-timing with tracks like Drankin' Patna - T-Pain , How Many Drinks - Miguel ,  Part II (On The Run) - Jay-Z ft. Beyoncé , Me and My Broken Heart - Rixton , and Obsessed - Mariah Carey . On a side note, this is a wonderful opportunity to re-introduce you to the phenomenon that was Bound 2 . You're welcome. Download the song: iTunes Amazon

Hold Up, Wait A Minute - ZHU ft. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony & Trombone Shorty

Speed: 116 bpm Recommended bpm range: 115 to 120 bpm The DJ's Take: Besides the obvious MJ references and West Coast vibe, I feel like this beat would've fit in pretty well on Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds. Also, cool to hear Bone Thugs-N-Harmony; haven't seen anything from them since high school. Just good, solid dance music anyone can get down to - try mixing with tracks like the following: Cake By The Ocean - DNCE , How Deep is Your Love - Calvin Harris + Disciples , Talking Body - Tove Lo , 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 , Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen Download the song: iTunes Amazon

Love Yourself - Justin Bieber

Speed: 100 bpm Recommended bpm range: 100 to 105 bpm The DJ's Take: Sure, there's no percussion here. But this could work at the end of the night when you're trying to quiet things down. Worth a shot as your Mariano Rivera track as long as it stays popular. If you're staying key-compatible and feeling adventurous, try mixing or mashing up with tracks like Love Me Harder - Ariana Grande ft. The Weeknd , Rack City - Tyga , Ain't It Fun - Paramore , Mo Money Mo Problems - Notorious BIG , Going Back To Cali - Notorious BIG , Love More - Chris Brown , and Turn Me On - Kevin Lyttle . If you're going down closer to 95 bpm, Juicy - Notorious BIG could make for a fun little remix. Download the song: iTunes Amazon

Never Forget You - Zara Larsson & MNEK

Speed: 73 bpm Recommended bpm range: 70 bpm to 75 bpm The DJ's Take: Is this some trailer for Where The Wild Things Are 2? Also, nice to see Biz Markie making a comeback; didn't know he could sing like that. Seriously though, that beat is a legitimate head-nodder - feels a little like Where Are Ü Now with the distorted voices and reverberating bass. If we're staying key-compatible, Swimming Pools - Kendrick Lamar might be an interesting track to mix in. Download the song: iTunes Amazon

Poison - Martin Garrix

Speed: 128 bpm Recommended bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm The DJ's Take: Looking for something big & brash to jump around and wave your arms to as pyrotechnics explode in the background? Here you go. Some key-compatible options to mix with: Ghost - Oliver Heldens ft. RUMORS , Lift Me Up - David Guetta , Whip It! - LunchMoney Lewis , Sweet Lovin' - Sigala , Won't Stop Rocking - R3hab & Headhunterz , Heaven - Shaun Frank & KSHMR , Love Myself - Hailee Steinfeld , Break Free - Ariana Grande ft. Zedd , Five More Hours - Deorro x Chris Brown , Five Hours - Deorro , Born To Get Wild - Steve Aoki ft. , Hideaway - Kiesza , Kanye - The Chainsmokers , Red Lights - Tiesto , Helicopter - Martin Garrix & Firebeatz , Samurai (Go Hard) - R3hab , Love Me Again - John Newman , Wizard - Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway , Revolution - R3hab & Nervo & Ummet Ozcan , Scream & Shout - and Britney Spears , Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO , Count On