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Showing posts from September 11, 2016

The Half - DJ Snake, Jeremih, Young Thug

Speed: 85 bpm Recommended bpm range: 80 bpm to 85 bpm , 85 bpm to 90 bpm The DJ's Take: The beat kind of reminds me of Throw Sum Mo ; minimalist head-nodder that can get things moving in a club. I'm surprised this hasn't gotten more buzz - try throwing it in during the warmup portion of a set as you build up to your peak groove. Other key-compatible tracks worth mixing or mashing up with:

My Way - Calvin Harris

Speed: 120 bpm Recommended bpm range: 115 to 120 bpm , 120 to 125 bpm The DJ's Take: Sounds like a bouncy anthem for a Travel Channel special covering a Caribbean island. Safe to say this'll be a hit, or at the very least one of the more popular dance tracks in your rotation. Other key- and bpm-compatible singles worth mixing with: Good Girls Lie - Akon Freedom - Pitbull Hold Up, Wait A Minute - ZHU Cake By The Ocean - DNCE How Deep is Your Love - Calvin Harris + Disciples Talking Body - Tove Lo She Came To Give It To You - Usher Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Take Your Time (Do It Right) by The S.O.S. Band Ghost Town - Adam Lambert Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen Download or stream the song: Key and bpm-compatible Spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes Amazon

Throwback Thursday: Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan

tempo: 104 bpm bpm range: 100 to 105 bpm the DJ's take: When a notable young EDM producer jacks your hook and Kanye speeds up another one of your hits to launch his rap career, you know you've left a legacy. This one makes me want to pop and lock . Worth a spin during a 30th high school reunion. Try mixing with key-compatible tracks like: Calm Down - G-Eazy 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

#tbt: Shut It Down - Pitbull ft. Akon

tempo: 128 bpm bpm range:   125  to  130 bpm the dj's take:  Feel like taking it back to 2009? Nothing more emblematic of that period in pop than a thumping Miami-style club beat with Pitbull and Akon. Long list of key-compatible tracks to mix with, including: Boom Boom Pow! - Black Eyed Peas Hype - Dizzee Rascal & Calvin Harris This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna Intoxicated - Martin Solveig & GTA Higher Place - Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ft. NeYo Shades of Grey - Oliver Heldens & Shaun Frank ft. Delaney Jane Can't Feel My Face (Martin Garrix Remix) - The Weeknd Never Leave - DVBBS Don't Look Down - Martin Garrix ft. Usher On My Way - Axwell ^ Ingrosso I Want You To Know - Zedd ft. Selena Gomez Light Years Away (feat. DBX) - Tiesto Save the World (Radio Mix) - Swedish House Mafia Pursuit of Happiness (Extended Steve Aoki Remix) [feat. MGMT & Ratatat] - Kid Cudi The Days - Avicii Prayer In C - Lilly Wood &

Throwback Thursday: Baby By Me - 50 Cent ft. Ne-Yo

Speed: 95 bpm Recommended bpm range:   90  to  95 bpm ,  95  to  100 bpm The DJ’s Take:  Remember when a new single from 50 Cent mattered? Yeah; it's been awhile. 2009 was probably around the time we all knew things weren't turning around. But if you spin on a hiphop-oriented night, this isn't a bad option in the earlier hours. Lengthy list of hits in the 90 to 95 bpm range you can mix with, including:

Throwback Thursday: Bye Bye Bye - NSYNC

tempo: 86 bpm bpm range: 85 bpm to 90 bpm the DJ's take: Hard to overstate how big this group was around 2000. The release of new singles and music videos were bonafide events that had young females routinely losing their composure. So let's do the math - your main target demo is in their early to mid 20s. Fifteen years ago, they were probably crushing hard on these guys. Safe to say you'll get a positive reaction on a throwback pop night. If you're in the 85 to 90 bpm range, try mixing with: Go Off - Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo, Travis Scott Sneakin' - Drake, 21 Savage Army - Ellie Goulding Winner - Jamie Foxx If you're in the 80 to 85 bpm range, try mixing with: Used To This - Future, Drake Oh Boy - Cam'Ron Throw Some D's - Rich Boy download or stream the song: Spotify Apple Music iTunes Amazon

Perfect Illusion - Lady Gaga

Speed: 125 bpm Recommended bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm The DJ's Take: Been a minute since we heard from Lady Gaga, and the initial buzz around this single shows that she still has a high profile. Sounds more like a show tune than something you'd spin on a Top 40 night, but you can't deny what's hot on the [suburban] streets. One thing to keep in mind - there's a key change. So for the first part of the song, try mixing with:

Influence - Tove Lo ft. Wiz Khalifa

Speed: 105 bpm Recommended bpm range: 100 to 105 bpm , 105 to 110 bpm The DJ's Take: Has a seductive tropical bounce that should get females moving. Interesting guest spot from Wiz Khalifa, and he's versatile enough to pull it off without getting in the way. Certainly worth a spot in the new music portion of a set, with some potential to creep up the charts over time. If you're between 105 and 110 bpm, try mixing with: