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Showing posts from December 13, 2015

Little More - Chris Brown

Speed: 67 bpm Recommended bpm range: 65 bpm to 70 bpm The DJ's Take: If we're comparing songs that feature the chorus 'Wake me up before you go,' I'm giving Wham! a decisive edge in catchiness . On the other hand, I would be decidedly less ashamed to play this in my car. So let's call it a tie. Anyway, another solid single from a guy who seems to be on everything these days. Try mixing or mashing up with some or all of the following: Antidote - Travis Scott , My Way - Fetty Wap , Dark Horse - Katy Perry , Guts Over Fear - Eminem ft. Sia , Best Mistake - Ariana Grande , New Flame - Chris Brown , Rude - MAGIC! , All Of The Lights Download the song: iTunes Amazon

Picture Me Rollin' - Chris Brown

Speed: 103 bpm Recommended bpm range: 100 to 105 bpm The DJ's Take: Anyone notice how much music this guy is putting out, whether he's doing his own singles or singing the hook on someone else's? Fun little approximation of west coast funk-infused hiphop. Maybe he can enlist E-40 or Too $hort for the remix. Try doing a mix or mashup with tracks like Middle - DJ Snake , Alive - Sia , Ghost - Ella Henderson , 2 On - Tinashe ,  Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo ,  Do What U Want - Lady Gaga ,  Hold On, We're Going Home - Drake , and  What's My Name - Rihanna . Download the song: iTunes Amazon

Sexy Love - Ne-Yo

Speed: 94 bpm Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm The DJ's Take: Throwback Thursday! In fact, this is so old that I only vaguely remember spinning it back in the day. Has definitely aged well though; try mixing or mashing up with key-compatible tracks like 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.'s Ball . Download the song: iTunes Amazon

Intoxicated - Martin Solveig & GTA

Speed: 125 bpm Recommended bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm The DJ's Take: As famed producer Bruce Dickinson once said, this one needs more cowbell . Feels like dance music for fancy people; probably better suited for an electro-oriented event, but should get anyone's toe tapping after a cocktail or two. Try mixing or mashing up with tracks like: Higher Place - Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ft. NeYo , Shades of Grey - Oliver Heldens & Shaun Frank ft. Delaney Jane , 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 C

All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey

Speed: 75 bpm, 150 bpm Recommended bpm range: 70 bpm to 75 bpm , 145 to 150 bpm The DJ's Take: Are you spinning Top 40 at a casual bar in the next week or so? Doing a corporate holiday party or domestic get together? Then this song is pretty much essential; one of those tracks you can drop in with minimal mixing and people will appreciate it. If you do feel like making a key-compatible mix or mashup, try blending with tracks like Ex's and Oh's - Elle King and Where Are Ü Now - Skrillex & Diplo ft. Justin Bieber . Sort of tricky, but if you have the ear and the skill/technical knowledge, it's doable. Download the song: iTunes Amazon

Say It - Tory Lanez

Speed: 53.5 bpm Recommended bpm range: 50 bpm to 55 bpm The DJ's Take: This is straight end-of-the-night fare. I appreciate the sample - If You Love Me was an R&B hit back when I was in high school, but it's underrated today. If you're spinning near 55 bpm, try mixing or mashing up with White Walls - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis or half-time into Wasted - Tiesto . If you're closer to 50 bpm, this could sound cool with Don't - Bryson Tiller . Download the song: iTunes Amazon

Book of Love - Felix Jaehn ft. Polina

Speed: 125 bpm Recommended bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm The DJ's Take: I get a kick out of that guitar & xylophone combo - unconventional, yet effective. One of those songs that makes you feel a little cooler just listening to it. Somewhat difficult (for me at least) to find an exact match key-wise on this site, but I'd try mixing with tracks like 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 . Could also sound interesting with Prayer in C . Download the song: iTunes Amazon

Virus (How About Now) - Martin Garrix & MOTi

Speed: 128 bpm Recommended bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm The DJ's Take: So this has been out for about a year, but today is the first time I've heard it. Probably not something you should break out in a casual bar on a Top 40 night, but I could picture spinning it in a big club on an EDM night or at a festival. Try mixing with some or all of the following: Now That I've Found You - Martin Garrix , Haters - Deorro & Will Sparks ft. iE-z , I'll House You (VIP Mix) - Don Diablo ft. Jungle Brothers , Strong - R3HAB and KSHMR , 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 Har

Get Ugly - Jason Derulo

Speed: 111 bpm Recommended bpm range: 110 to 115 bpm The DJ's Take: Didn't this album come out awhile ago? Apparently you can still push singles months after the fact. Given the well-known vocals, this is spinnable, although I'd wait until it gains some traction before adding to your prime-time playlist. Try mixing or mashing up with tracks like All My Love (Remix) - Major Lazer , Motown Philly - Boyz II Men , and Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars . Download the song: iTunes Amazon