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Showing posts from August 14, 2016

Invitation - Yellow Claw ft. Yade Lauren

Speed: 104 bpm Recommended bpm range: 100 to 105 bpm The DJ's Take: Feels like the last couple Justin Bieber hits of similar bpm, but with its own distinctive flavor. Not sure if this'll be a hit, but besides the lack of a big-name vocalist, no reason it shouldn't be. Fits pretty easily into a playlist including tracks like:

Alarm - Anne-Marie

Speed: 73.5 bpm Recommended bpm range: 70 bpm to 75 bpm The DJ's Take: Sounds like someone put female vocals over a variation on the beat from Trap Queen . And that's not a bad thing; has a modern pop feel a younger crowd can appreciate. This should integrate smoothly into a mix including tracks like:

It Takes Two - Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock

tempo: 112 bpm bpm range: 110 to 115 bpm the DJ’s take: Hate to break it to you, but if you can’t get down to this, you probably can't get down to anything. Classic Lyn Collins sample and tight rhymes are timeless. This is what rap was, and what it should be. It Takes Two deserves a permanent place in your house party playlist. Don't worry about key-compatibility here. Should go well with just about anything in a similar bpm (see above). download or stream the song: amazon itunes

Kids - OneRepublic

Speed: 100 bpm Recommended bpm range:   95  to  100 bpm ,  100 to 105 bpm The DJ's Take: Sounds like a more refined form of 80s synth pop. Would add an invigorating couple of minutes to a roadtrip playlist, or a Top 40 set, considering the group and the solid initial reception it's getting on iTunes & Spotify. If you're around 102-103 bpm, try mixing with key-compatible tracks like:

Capsize - FRENSHIP, Emily Warren

Speed: 93 bpm Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm The DJ's Take: Has a soothing, almost hypnotic quality that would fit right in at a yacht party. Or during a grueling session on the rowing machine. Worth a spot in an emerging pop playlist. Consider mixing or mashing up with:

This Girl - Kungs, Cookin' On 3 Burners

Speed: 122 bpm Recommended bpm range: 120 to 125 bpm The DJ's Take: Has a perky, easy breeziness to it. I could imagine hearing this at a ballroom dance competition or on a soul / R&B night at a café somewhere in Latin America. That said, it's getting traction on the pop charts, so you can integrate into a mainstream evening. Try mixing with tracks like: