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Showing posts from November 13, 2016

I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd, Daft Punk

Speed: 93 bpm Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm The DJ's Take: Ladies & gentlemen, looks like we've got our next megahit. About as smooth, soothing, and beautiful as it gets in the pop genre, and The Weeknd sounds like peak Michael Jackson. My bold prediction: people will groove, fall in love, and make babies to this. Best of all, a lot of mix and mashup possibilities including:

Party Monster - The Weeknd

Speed: 78 bpm Recommended bpm range:  75 bpm to 80 bpm The DJ's Take: I knew I recognized the name Party Monster from somewhere ... Would also make a great title for a future biography of a troubled Hollywood star. Like 'Party Monster: The Robert Downey, Jr. Story.'

Do You Remember - Jay Sean ft. Sean Paul and Lil Jon

tempo: 126 bpm bpm range:  125  to  130 bpm the DJ’s take:  When automated software finally gets the hang of making pop songs, I imagine it'll sound a lot like this. Worth a spin if you're doing a re-union for a high school class of 2009. Solid list of hits you can mix with, including: Spotless - Martin Garrix, Jay Hardway Hold On & Believe - Martin Garrix Slave To The Rhythm - Michael Jackson Birthday - Katy Perry Timber - Pitbull Play Hard - David Guetta Sweet Nothing - Calvin Harris Super Bass - Nicki Minaj Paradise - Benny Benassi and Chris Brown Waiting - Oliver Heldens & Throttle More Than Ever - Breathe Carolina & Ryos Something New - Axwell ^ Ingrosso Download or stream the song: Key and bpm-compatible Spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes Amazon

Love & War - Yellow Claw ft. Yade Lauren

Speed: 80 bpm Recommended bpm range:  75 bpm to 80 bpm , 80 bpm to 85 bpm The DJ's Take: Has a Major Lazer / Diplo feel to it. Energetic buildup and a satisfying drop - what more could you ask for? Give it a go this weekend, then try integrating into a mix including key-compatible tracks like these:

We The People... - A Tribe Called Quest

Speed: 93 bpm Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm The DJ's Take: Never thought I'd cover another new single from this group. Glad to be wrong. Definitely feels like a Tribe track; guttural guitar riff, thumping, head-nodding percussion, and the unmistakable presence of QTip and Phife Dawg. Worth a spin on a hiphop night or at an anti-Trump rally. If you're staying key-compatible, consider mixing or mashing up with: