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Showing posts from March 19, 2017

Issues - Julia Michaels

tempo: 57 bpm bpm range:   55 bpm  to  60 bpm the DJ's take: Not exactly a banger, but it's getting a little too big to ignore. I'm guessing this'll do well with contemporary dance choreographers and in casual bar settings with young females. Try half-timing into: Paparazzi - Lady Gaga Dirty Mind - Flo Rida Waves - Mr. Probz (Robin Schulz Remix) Latch - Disclosure Telephone - Lady Gaga ft. BeyoncĂ© Say It Right - Nelly Furtado Sonnentanz - Klangkarussell ft. Will Heard Marilyn Monroe - Pharrell Slow down a couple bpm's and maybe you can mess around with 24K Magic . download or stream the song: Spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes


tempo: 61 bpm bpm range:   60 bpm  to  65 bpm the DJ's take: Feels like a beat that didn't quite make the cut for More Life . Still easy on the ears though; has an organic bounce that's worth integrating into a more eclectic pop mix. Try mashing up with songs like: I Don't Wanna Live Forever - ZAYN & Taylor Swift Never Be Like You - Flume download or stream the song: Apple Music iTunes

Light My Body Up - David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne

tempo: 73 bpm bpm range:   70 bpm  to  75 bpm the DJ's take: Long way from When Love Takes Over , right? That said, it's fun when everything isn't a pounding 130 bpm EDM track. Nice little piece of pop trap that should work during the new music portion of a set. Try mixing with: Changed It - Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Wayne Heavy - Linkin Park ft. Kiiara Sidewalks - The Weeknd Tell Your Friends - The Weeknd Pop That - French Montana Spaceships - Area21 Blast Ya - Borgore ft. Barrington Levy download or stream the song: Spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes

Throwback Thursday: Girls Around The World - Lloyd ft. Lil Wayne

Tempo: 98 bpm Bpm range: 95 to 100 bpm The DJ’s Take: Beat has a smooth, old school feel - definite hints of Paid In Full in the percussion. Solid track that got some buzz in the late 2000s, and should keep things moving on a pop or hiphop night. Strong list of key-compatible tracks to mix or mash up with (scroll down in the box below): Let Me Love You - Mario Alone - Alan Walker Lean On - Major Lazer and DJ Snake WILD - Troye Sivan DOPE - T.I. Write On Me - Fifth Harmony Running Out - Matoma ft. Astrid S Boom - Major Lazer Lush Life - Zara Larsson Dance Like We're Making Love - Ciara Left, Right - YG My House - Flo Rida Classic Man - Jidenna Download or stream the song: Spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes

Throwback Thursday: All The Above - Maino ft. T-Pain

tempo: 75 bpm bpm range: 70 bpm to 75 bpm , 75 bpm to 80 bpm the DJ’s take: When the nation elects me as the first Asian-American president, I may stand at the podium pounding my chest as this track blares over the speakers. Kind of a “ We Are the Champions ” for the early 2010s. Strong list of key-compatible hits in two bpm ranges: From 70 to 75 bpm: All Night - The Vamps & Matoma Broccoli - D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty Low Life - Future + The Weeknd RGF Island - Fetty Wap Blood On the Money - Future Trophies - Drake Give Me A Try - Sizzla Bottoms Up - Trey Songz BedRock - Young Money Got Your Back - T.I. ft. Keri Hilson Boyfriend #2 - Pleasure P Crank That - Soulja Boy Say My Name Obsesion (No Es Amor) - Frankie J featuring Baby Bash From 75 to 80 bpm: Chains - Nick Jonas Man Down - Rihanna Mirrors - Justin Timberlake Purple Reign - Future Turnin Me On - Keri Hilson Rockin That Thang - The Dream Can't Tell Me Nothing - Kanye West Power

Gyalchester - Drake

tempo: 66 bpm bpm range:   60 bpm  to  65 bpm ,  65 bpm  to  70 bpm the DJ's take: What's Gyalchester? England's version of Noiva do Cordeiro ? I don't know about you, but this beat makes me feel cool just by listening to it. Decent list of tracks to mix or mash up with, including: From 60 to 65 bpm: Bad Intentions - Niykee Heaton ft. Migos Running Back - Wale ft. Lil Wayne Jam - Kevin Gates ft. Trey Songz, Ty Dolla $ign, Jamie Foxx From 65 to 70 bpm (check out the scroll-down box below): Bad Things - Machine Gun Kelly, Camila Cabello Ain't My Fault - Zara Larsson Sorry - BeyoncĂ© Sledgehammer - Rihanna Pop Style - Drake waves - Miguel ft. Travis Scott Shake It Off - Mariah Carey Pop That - French Montana Iz U Down - Kid Ink No Option - Kid Ink download or stream the song: Spotify playlist (60 to 65 bpm) Spotify playlist (65 to 70 bpm) Apple Music iTunes

Use Me - Future

tempo: 76 bpm bpm range:   75 bpm  to  80 bpm the dj's take: Sounds like something you play on the way home after a long night out. I'd try this out at the end of a hiphop set, just to wind down the energy a bit. Consider mixing with key- and tempo-compatible tracks like: Private Show - Britney Spears Messin' Around - Pitbull ft. Enrique Iglesias Live Your Life - Rihanna American Oxygen - Rihanna download or stream the song: Apple Music iTunes