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Showing posts from June 12, 2016

Heathens - twenty one pilots

Speed: 90 bpm Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm The DJ's Take: Not exactly energetic or uplifting, but somehow it plods along. More importantly, this group seems to have something the young people like. Tough to say if Heathens will turn into a radio staple, but it's doing well on iTunes, so worth a spin in a recorded mix. If you're around 90 bpm, try mixing with tracks like:

Flexicution - Logic

Speed: 80 bpm Recommended bpm range:  75 bpm to 80 bpm , 80 bpm to 85 bpm The DJ's Take: When he's saying 'oh god, oh my god,' it makes me think of the Tribe Called Quest track that had me breaking my neck back in college. Beats drives hard like a steady rain, flow feels like a throwback (in a good way), and the early returns on iTunes and on the web are promising. Try mixing with key-compatible tracks like:

Champions - Kanye West

Speed: 67.5 bpm Recommended bpm range: 65 bpm to 70 bpm The DJ's Take: Any doubt this will be blasting on the sound system when the NBA Finals end? Kind of feels like Flashing Lights , only with re-arranged notes and about 25 bpm slower. This is straight stadium music, and considering the hype, I'd download it as soon as possible. Try mixing with tracks like:

Touch - Nick Jonas

Speed: 100 bpm Recommended bpm range: 95 to 100 bpm , 100 to 105 bpm The DJ's Take: Little touch of acoustic, a little pop, and just enough percussion to make it danceable. Kind of feels like George Michael's Faith , although probably won't reach the same status as a karaoke classic. Worth dropping in the early portion of a set to see what happens. Try mixing with tracks like: