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Showing posts from September 18, 2016

In The Name Of Love - Martin Garrix ft. Bebe Rexha

Speed: 67 bpm Recommended bpm range: 65 bpm to 70 bpm The DJ's Take: Could this be the first Martin Garrix single we've covered that wasn't 128 bpm? Yet another sign that pop EDM is moving in another direction. This was actually in the newsletter back in early August, I didn't bother to put it on the site, and now it's in the Spotify Top 10. May be better for a festival, event, or laidback bar gig because of the lengthy percussion-less stretches during the build-up. Try mixing with:

Would You Wear This? Thoughts on DJ Footwear and the Yeezy Boost 350 v2

I don't pretend to know much about sneakers (or fashion in general). But the impending release of the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 got my attention. Interesting design, and it made me think - is this something a dj would wear at a gig?

Throwback Thursday: Throw It In The Bag - Fabolous ft. The Dream

Speed: 86 bpm Recommended bpm range:  80 bpm  to  85 bpm ,  85 bpm  to  90 bpm The DJ’s Take:  What's the over / under on how long it took to make this beat? A minor hit from the the 2000s with a catchy hook / dance that didn't quite catch on. That said, hiphop fans will probably remember, so consider dropping it in as a throwback. Try mixing with: Side To Side - Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj LA Confidential - Tory Lanez Sure Thing - Miguel Spaceships - Area21 Golden - Travie McCoy ft. Sia Talk That Talk - Rihanna No Sleep - Wiz Khalifa Halo - BeyoncĂ© Russian Roulette - Rihanna Download or stream the song: Spotify playlist (songs with similar key & bpm) Apple Music iTunes Amazon

Pick Up The Phone - Young Thug, Travis Scott

Speed: 69 bpm Recommended bpm range: 65 bpm to 70 bpm , 70 bpm to 75 bpm The DJ's Take: Probably my front-runner for Ringtone of the Year. And if I ever own a hotel in a tropical location, this is going in the elevator playlist. Worth a spin in the new music portion of a hiphop set. If you're in the 70 to 75 bpm range, try mixing with: At Night - MNEK , GDFR - Flo Rida , Inside Out - The Chainsmokers , Private Show - TI ft. Chris Brown , Rap God - Eminem If you're between 65 to 70, Forgot About Dre - Dr. Dre ft. Eminem , Summer - The Carters , and Often - The Weeknd should also work. And if you're feeling experimental, you can half-time into Cupid Shuffle - Cupid and Applause - Lady Gaga . Download or stream the song: Key and bpm-compatible Spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes Amazon

Dang! - Mac Miller ft. Anderson .Paak

Speed: 107 bpm Recommended bpm range: 105 to 110 bpm The DJ's Take: Sounds like a slower, mellower CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! , right? Has a nice groove that would fit right in at a trendy hotel lounge. If you're willing to drop a couple bpm's while staying key-compatible, consider mixing with Cool Girl - Tove Lo , The Life - Fifth Harmony , and Whistle - Flo Rida . If you're staying in the 105 to 110 bpm range, try mixing with: