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Showing posts from September 4, 2016

Deja Vu - Post Malone and Justin Bieber

Speed: 67 bpm Recommended bpm range: 65 bpm to 70 bpm The DJ's Take: Sounds like something you'd hear in the lounge, lobby or elevator of an old hotel in Miami or Honolulu. Basically White Iverson , Part II - chill vibe that should fit right in at the pool. Some other songs worth mixing with include:

Throwback Thursday: Break Up - Mario

Speed: 73 bpm Recommended bpm range: 70 bpm to 75 bpm The DJ's Take: This track pretty much marked the end of Mario's career, right? Oh well. It was a good run. Worth a spin in the earlier portion of a hiphop / R&B night. If you're staying key-compatible, here are some tracks worth mixing with:

Fancy - Drake ft. T.I. and Swizz Beatz

tempo: 88 bpm bpm range: 85 bpm  to  90 bpm The DJ’s Take: In the power rankings of songs called 'Fancy,' I'll put this squarely behind Iggy Azalea . A bit of a forgotten entity off Drake's debut album, but the chipmunk sample gives it a throwback feel that should work on a hiphop night. Try mixing / mashing up with these key-compatible tracks: The Ocean - Mike Perry Good Morning - Kanye West Wake Up - Fetty Wap download or stream the song: amazon itunes

3 Wayz - Ty Dolla $ign, Travi$ Scott

Speed: 60.5 bpm Recommended bpm range: 60 bpm to 65 bpm The DJ's Take: The beat sounds like a circus or a carnival in slow motion. Probably better suited for background music in a bar or on a hiphop night. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with tracks like:

Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes

Speed: 83 bpm Recommended bpm range: 80 bpm to 85 bpm The DJ's Take: Serious question - would anyone besides high school girls get down to this song? Because as a young Gen-X'er, I'm probably as out of touch as an 80 year old British aristocrat who uses a flip phone. That said, I have seen twenty-something females in a dive bar sing along to Justin Bieber's Love Yourself on a jukebox, so it's possible, right? Anyway, a very popular single right now, so probably worth a shot on a Top 40 night in a casual setting. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with:

Ain't My Fault - Zara Larsson

tempo: 70.5 bpm bpm range: 65 bpm to 70 bpm , 70 bpm to 75 bpm The DJ's Take: I'd be a little more bullish on this if a bigger name were doing it. That said, I sense some hit potential anyway. Banging percussion with an exotic Eastern feel, plus a vocalist who can carry a pop track. If you're in the 65 to 70 bpm range, try mixing with: Sorry - Beyoncé Sledgehammer - Rihanna Pop Style - Drake waves - Miguel ft. Travis Scott Shake It Off - Mariah Carey Pop That - French Montana Iz U Down - Kid Ink No Option If you're in the 70 to 75 range, try mixing with Never Forget You - Zara Larsson & MNEK , It Will Rain - Bruno Mars and Swimming Pools - Kendrick Lamar . Download or stream the song: Key and bpm-compatible Spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes Amazon