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Showing posts from August 21, 2016

False Alarm - Matoma & Becky Hill

Speed: 103 bpm Recommended bpm range: 100 to 105 bpm The DJ's Take: No gimmicks, no ear-splitting pretense - just bouncy electronic tropPop. Fits right into a pop mix while the weather's still warm. Mix with key-compatible tracks like the following:

Gone - Afrojack, Ty Dolla $ign

Speed: 74 bpm Recommended bpm range: 70 bpm to 75 bpm The DJ's Take: Clean, hard-hitting trap that should resonate with a younger crowd. Worth a spin earlier on in a pop set, and if it catches on in the coming weeks, move it into more of a prime time slot. This could sound pretty good with On My Mind - Ellie Goulding , Lollipop - Lil Wayne , and Whatever You Like - T.I. Download or stream the song: Spotify Apple Music iTunes Amazon

#TBT: I Need A Girl - Trey Songz

tempo: 84 bpm bpm range: 80 bpm to 85 bpm the dj’s take: Catchy guitar riff and a decent hook made this a solid summer track back in '09. A little on the slower & sentimental side, but still danceable enough keep things moving. Try mixing with: Love On The Brain (Don Diablo Remix) - Rihanna Just Like Fire - Pink Nobody Has To Know - Kranium ft. Ty Dolla $ign Bad Blood - Taylor Swift Shake It Off - Taylor Swift Hey Mama - David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj Not A Bad Thing - Justin Timberlake download or stream the song: spotify playlist apple music itunes amazon

Throwback Thursday: ...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears

Speed: 93 bpm Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm The DJ's Take: What more can you say - maybe the biggest hit of my freshman year in college, and it marked the start of one of the most polarizing pop careers in the past 20 years. A true throwback, especially if you're spinning a 90s night. Try mixing with:

Calm Down - G-Eazy

tempo: 106 bpm bpm range: 100 to 105 bpm , 105 to 110 bpm the DJ's take: Who said a single has to be three or four minutes long to make an impact? This one proves you can do two and keep things moving. Worth a spin in the hipPop portion of a Top 40 set. Recommended key-compatible tracks for a mix or mashup include: Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan Bitches N Marijuana - Chris Brown, Tyga & SchoolBoy Q Loyal - Chris Brown Ayo - Chris Brown & Tyga I Don't F**k With You - Big Sean ft. E-40 Team - Lorde U Know What's Up - Donell Jones download or stream the song: Key and bpm-compatible Spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes Amazon

LUV - Tory Lanez

Speed: 95 bpm Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm The DJ's Take: This sounds like a cross between Rihanna's Work and Tanto Metro & Devante's Everyone Falls In Love Sometimes . Has a dancefloor-friendly bounce that should work in a hiphop / dancehall oriented set. I'd consider mixing or mashing up with tracks like: