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Showing posts from July 10, 2016

Make Me... - Britney Spears ft. G-Eazy

Speed: 62 bpm Recommended bpm range: 60 bpm to 65 bpm The DJ's Take: So I thought once you get your own show in Vegas , your career is pretty much over. But apparently with Britney, life goes on after Sin City. This one shot straight into the top 2 on iTunes upon its release, which proves that she still matters. Definitely worth integrating into your summer pop playlist. Try mixing with:

Rise - Katy Perry

Speed: 51 bpm Recommended bpm range: 50 bpm to 55 bpm The DJ's Take: Considering it's the Olympics, this should have a shelf life of at least a few weeks, right? And considering he used Roar for his entrance music a few years ago, maybe the newly-unretired Manny Pacquiao will use Rise for his next bout. Try mixing with Kiss It Better - Rihanna and Bitch Better Have My Money - Rihanna . If you're feeling the need to pick up the pace, half-time into:

Music Review: What’s Your Fantasy - Ludacris

tempo: 70 bpm bpm range:   65 bpm  to  70 bpm ,  70 bpm  to  75 bpm the DJ’s take: This was Luda’s first hit single, and it can be devastating in the right setting. The beat pounds your eardrums like a relentless series of body blows from a heavyweight boxer. I think this’ll get a better reception if you’re in the South or spinning for a more diverse crowd. On the flipside, this was a national hit when it came out, and anyone can recognize the voice. Regardless, make sure you have a strong set of speakers to handle this one. If you're between 65 and 70 bpm, try mixing with: Remember Me - Chris Brown ft. Tyga 7/11 - BeyoncĂ© And from 70 to 75 bpm: iSpy - Kyle ft. Lil Yachty Rehab - Amy Winehouse Break Up - Mario Trap Queen - Fetty Wap Alarm - Anne-Marie Ain't No Time - Future Tuesday - I LOVE MAKONNEN What a Girl Wants - Christina Aguilera Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj Motivation - Kelly Rowland Young Forever - Jay-Z Love In

We Don't Talk Anymore - Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez

Speed: 100 bpm Recommended bpm range: 95 to 100 bpm , 100 to 105 bpm The DJ's Take: I could've sworn there was initially a more acoustic version of this that didn't take off. Now there's a little more bounce, and it's probably made it more appealing to the masses. Worth a spin during the more laidback portion of a Top 40 night. I'd consider mixing or doing a mashup with key-compatible tracks like:

Olé - John Newman

Speed: 90 bpm Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm The DJ's Take: So apparently this is Calvin Harris throwing shade at Taylor Swift (and yes, I only recently learned what 'shade' means). Or maybe he's just really into bullfighting; who knows. Nice, light summery feel that should work at a laidback outdoor party where people are sipping Corona Light and daintily nibbling on hors d'oeuvres. If you're around 90 bpm, try mixing with:

Toothbrush - DNCE

Speed: 105 bpm Recommended bpm range: 100 to 105 bpm , 105 to 110 bpm The DJ's Take: Hook has a sing-songy, nursery rhyme quality to it, and the beat has a nice, steady groove. No wonder this is close to cracking the Top 10 on iTunes at the moment. Definitely worth integrating into your pop playlist this summer. If we're in the 100 to 105 bpm range, try mixing with: Don't Need Nobody - Ellie Goulding BeFoUr - ZAYN Team - Iggy Azalea Nobody Has To Know (Major Lazer & KickRaux Remix) - Kranium ft. Ty Dolla $ign Player - Tinashe This Summer's Gonna Hurt... - Maroon 5 Sledgehammer - Fifth Harmony L.A. Love (La La) - Fergie Turn Down For What - DJ Snake and Lil Jon Misery - Maroon 5 If we're in the 105 to 110 bpm range, try mixing with: Changes - Tupac Shakur I Wish (My Taylor Swift) - The Knocks & Matthew Koma Feel Right - Mark Ronson ft. Mystikal Peaches N Cream - Snoop Dogg Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang Trouble - Igg