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Side To Side - Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj

tempo: 79-80 bpm bpm range: 75 bpm  to  80 bpm , 80 bpm to 85 bpm the DJ's take: Beat kind of sounds like Welcome To Jamrock in a different key with little hints of Skrillex. Given the artists and the reggae vibe, I think this has some summer pop potential. Worth a spot in the new music playlist. Some key-compatible tracks between 75 and 80 bpm: Headlines - Drake Heavy - Linkin Park ft. Kiiara A-YO - Lady Gaga Down in the DM - Yo Gotti LA Confidential - Tory Lanez Blast Ya - Borgore ft. Barrington Levy Collard Greens - SchoolBoy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar Spaceships - Area21 Tell Your Friends - The Weeknd And from 80 to 85 bpm Sure Thing - Miguel Golden - Travie McCoy ft. Sia Talk That Talk - Rihanna No Sleep - Wiz Khalifa Halo - Beyonc√© Flex (Ooh Ooh Ooh) - Rich Homie Quan download or stream the song: Spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes Amazon

Throwback Thursday: Love You Down - INOJ

Speed: 134 bpm Recommended bpm range: 130 to 135 bpm The DJ's Take: If My Boo is more than a one-song resurrection of 90s dance music, I nominate Love You Down as the follow-up. That percussion reminds me of Push It , and even if no one younger than 30 remembers it, this is almost impossible not to get down to. Try mixing or mashing up with key-compatible tracks like:

Dope - T.I. ft. Marsha Ambrosius

Speed: 95 bpm Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm The DJ's Take: Dr. Dre does a solid job sampling Aaliyah's last single Rock The Boat without really altering the key or bpm. Mix with Back & Forth , and that's a nice little 10 minute section of a set. You can also try blending with key-compatible tracks like:

Chainsaw - Nick Jonas

Speed: 85 bpm Recommended bpm range: 80 bpm to 85 bpm The DJ's Take: Sounds like background music from a traumatic breakup scene in a modern TV drama. Actually, it's basically Jealous minus about 8 bpm, right? Probably a better fit at the beginning or end of a relaxed Top 40 night. Try mixing or making a mashup with key-compatible tracks like:

Feel No Ways - Drake

Speed: 97 bpm Recommended bpm range: 95 to 100 bpm The DJ's Take: Percussion feels like something from an old school rap beat, and the synths are straight from an 80s R&B track. Light, breezy feel that should play well in a lounge-type environment.

Controlla - Drake

Speed: 94 bpm Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm The DJ's Take: Smooth, bouncy, club-friendly beat; a little surprised this isn't doing a little better on the charts, but I think that'll happen in time. Even if it doesn't, Controlla is still worth a spot in your prime-time hiphop playlist. Try mixing or mashing up with key-compatible tracks like: Magnets - Disclosure ft. Lorde Locked Away - R. City ft. Adam Levine Post To Be - Omarion ft. Chris Brown & Jhené Aiko F**kin' Problems - A$AP Rocky Download or stream the song: Spotify Apple Music iTunes Amazon