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Showing posts from December 4, 2016

I Don't Wanna Live Forever - ZAYN & Taylor Swift

Speed: 59 bpm Recommended bpm range: 55 bpm to 60 bpm The DJ's Take: #1 on iTunes, and millions of 16 year old girls probably have this on repeat right about now. I'd be very tempted to mash this up with Never Be Like You - Flume . You could also half-time into faster tracks like the following:

Throwback Thursday: Welcome to Jamrock - Damian Marley

Speed: 77 bpm Recommended bpm range: 75 bpm to 80 bpm The DJ’s Take: A one-hit wonder that's worth blowing the dust off of when the time is right. I'd break this out in an urban bar or smaller club and see if anyone remembers it - they probably will. And yes: he's a son of Bob Marley . If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with:

Throwback Thursday: We Found Love - Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris

Speed: 128 bpm Recommended bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm The DJ's Take: I think this one sums up the peak of the pop EDM movement. Explosive, like fireworks for your ears. Should still get a rise out of a crowd in almost any setting. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with:

Pillowfight - Bassjackers, Skytech, Fafaq

Speed: 128 bpm Recommended bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm The DJ's Take: A grown man carrying around a stuffed animal - ridiculous... Unless you start selling it on the merchandise section of your website for $19.99 - then it makes sense. Dance-able buildup leading into a satisfying, searing drop. Slip it in this weekend if you spin EDM. Long list of key- and bpm-compatible tracks you can mix with:

Alone - Alan Walker

Speed: 97 bpm Recommended bpm range: 95 to 100 bpm The DJ's Take: I like the percussion in the drop - pretty satisfying. Definitely worth a spin on a free-form night where you're not locked into Top 40. Lengthy list of key-compatible hits you can mix with this, including:

Baptized In Fire - Kid Cudi, Travis Scott

Speed: 76 bpm Recommended bpm range: 70 bpm to 75 bpm , 75 bpm to 80 bpm The DJ's Take: Calling this trippy would be a severe understatement. Perfect video game theme music for a level where you're slogging through a swamp, cemetery, underground cave, or zombie-infested city block. If you're staying key-compatible in the 70 to 75 bpm range, try mixing with the following songs:

Marry The Night - Lady Gaga

tempo: 131 bpm bpm range:   130  to  135 bpm The DJ's Take:  Feels like a hybrid of 80s pop & Broadway. If you have a crowd of Little Monsters (aka Gaga devotees), not a bad option as a throwback. Lengthy list of key-compatible tracks to mix with: From 130 to 135 bpm: U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer Boom Boom Pow! - Black Eyed Peas I Want You To Know - Zedd ft. Selena Gomez Danza Kuduro - Don Omar Push It - Salt N Pepa And from 126 to 129 bpm: Look What You Made Me Do - Taylor Swift When Doves Cry - Prince Momentum - Don Diablo Fuck You - CeeLo I'm In Miami Bitch - LMFAO 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 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 Adore You - Miley Cyrus (Ced