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Showing posts from November 6, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Boom Boom Pow! - Black Eyed Peas

Speed: 130 bpm Recommended bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm , 130 to 135 bpm The DJ’s Take: Once upon a time, this was the #1 song in the country. I spun it a lot. And at this point, throwback status has officially been conferred. Don't be shocked if Boom Boom Pow gets the amateur b-boys' competitive juices flowing. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with:

Throwback Thursday: Russian Roulette - Rihanna

Speed: 80 bpm Recommended bpm range:   75 bpm  to  80 bpm ,  80 bpm  to  85 bpm The DJ’s Take: Not exactly uplifting. But it's a former Top 10 hit, and even though it could be a theme song for a depressing drama, a dj has some interesting options for key-compatible mashups. If you're in the 80 to 85 bpm range, try mixing with the following:

Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd, Gucci Mane

Speed: 73 bpm Recommended bpm range: 70 bpm to 75 bpm The DJ's Take: When did this hit #1 on iTunes? Guess I must've missed some viral video that had it on in the background. Cold, steady beat that should translate well in a club. Consider mixing with tracks like:

Used To This - Future ft. Drake

Speed: 82 bpm Recommended bpm range: 80 bpm to 85 bpm The DJ's Take: If you're into big names and heavy voice enhancement, this is the track for you. Otherwise, better suited for the soundtrack of Empire or the warmup portion of a set. If you're staying key-compatible, consider mixing with Bye Bye Bye - NSYNC , Oh Boy - Cam'Ron and Throw Some D's - Rich Boy . Download or stream the song: Key and bpm-compatible Spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes Amazon

This Town (Tiesto Remix) - Niall Horan

Speed: 120 bpm Recommended bpm range: 115 to 120 bpm , 120 to 125 bpm The DJ's Take: Nice way to re-purpose an acoustic ballad into an easy listening dance track that should fill a couple minutes. And if there are any One Direction fans in the crowd, maybe you'll get a few squeals for good measure. Try mixing with these key-compatible tracks: