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Showing posts from February 5, 2017

Chained To The Rhythm - Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley

tempo: 95 bpm bpm range:   90  to  95 bpm ,  95  to  100 bpm the DJ's take:  Still trying to figure out whether the beat feels more like an 80s montage or something Caribbean. Then again, it's 'featuring Skip Marley,' so probably the latter, right? Anyway, this is her first single in awhile, so expect to get at least a little mileage out of it. Try mixing with key-compatible tracks like: Cold - Maroon 5 ft. Future Daddy Yo - WizKid Hello Friday - Flo Rida ft. Jason Derulo Old Thing Back - Matoma & Notorious BIG ft. Ja Rule & Ralph Tresvant This Is How We Do - Katy Perry Shoop - Salt N Pepa Na Na - Trey Songz Paranoid - Ty Dolla $ign download or stream the song: Spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes Amazon

Throwback Thursday: Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-lite

tempo: 122 bpm bpm range: 120 to 125 bpm the DJ’s take: Another classic chick track you can drop on Throwback Night. The bassline and the breaks are tight, and it’s a fun, simple single. People either know it and love it, or they ask you who sings it. Stir it into your 120 bpm 80s or early 90s mix and let it simmer. Good list of key-compatible tracks worth blending with (scroll down in the box below): Shed A Light - Robin Schulz, David Guetta ft. Cheat Codes Used To Have It All - Fais & Afrojack Waves - Mr. Probz Latch - Disclosure Telephone - Lady Gaga ft. BeyoncĂ© Sonnentanz - Klangkarussell I'll House You (VIP Mix) - Don Diablo ft. Jungle Brothers What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber One Last Time - Ariana Grande Time of Our Lives - Pitbull and NeYo I Love It - Icona Pop Under Control - Calvin Harris & Alesso download or stream the song: Spotify playlist Amazon iTunes

Weak - AJR

tempo: 62 bpm bpm range:   60 bpm  to  65 bpm the DJ's take: I was a fan of SWV's Weak back in middle school, but this one is good too. Feels a little like Never Be Like You with a high-impact drop that pays off in a big way. Some other key-compatible singles worth mixing with (scroll down in the box below): LOVE. FEAT. ZACARI. - Kendrick Lamar Sign of the Times - Harry Styles The Recipe - Kendrick Lamar Hotline Bling - Drake No Sense - Justin Bieber ft. Travi$ Scott No Type - Rae Sremmurd oui - Jeremih I Should've Cheated - Keyshia Cole Here - Alessia Cara BlasĂ© (feat. Future & Rae Sremmurd) - Ty Dolla $ign download or stream the song: Spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes

Hear Me Now - Alok, Bruno Martini, Zeeba

tempo: 122 bpm bpm range:   120  to  125 bpm the DJ's take: Feel like this would've sounded cool in the background of those old Verizon commercials . Good song to groove to at the beach, and the gentle whistle is soothing and memorable. Lot of options for key-compatible mixing: In the 120 to 125 bpm range: Sing - Ed Sheeran Poker Face - Lady Gaga Rather Be - Clean Bandit Forever - Chris Brown Slave to the Rhythm - Michael Jackson In the 125 to 128 bpm range: Birthday - Katy Perry Do You Remember - Jay Sean Sweet Nothing - Calvin Harris Super Bass - Nicki Minaj Paradise - Benny Benassi, Chris Brown Waiting - Oliver Heldens & Throttle More Than Ever - Breathe Carolina & Ryos download or stream the song: Spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes

Solo Dance - Martin Jensen

tempo: 115 bpm bpm range:   110  to  115 bpm ,  115  to  120 bpm the DJ's take: Light, breezy electro-pop with a catchy hook - what more could you ask for? And as a bonus, this is one of the hotter songs on Spotify. Solid list of key-compatible tracks you can work with: If you're in the 110 to 115 bpm range, try mixing with: Routine - Alan Walker x David Whistle Safe And Sound - Justice D.A.N.C.E. - Justice Kiss The Sky - Jason Derulo Fast Car - Jonas Blue ft. Dakota C O O L - Le Youth Say My Name - ODESZA ft. Zyra Poison - Bel Biv Devoe In the 115 to 120 bpm range, try going with: This Town (Tiesto Remix) - Niall Horan Welcome - Martin Garrix & Julian Jordan Billie Jean - Michael Jackson Get Lucky - Daft Punk download or stream the song: Spotify playlist (110 to 115 bpm) Spotify playlist (115 to 120 bpm) Apple Music iTunes