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Showing posts from April 16, 2017

Mic Jack - Big Boi, Adam Levine

tempo: 115 bpm bpm range:   110  to  115 bpm ,  115  to  120 bpm the dj's take: Futuristic funk is a genre I wouldn't mind hearing a little more of on the pop charts. Might feel a little overdone to a Top 40 crowd, but drop it at the right time, and this could work. The presence of familiar vocals should make it a bit more palatable. Good list of tracks to mix with in two different speeds: 110 to 115 bpm: 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 And from 115 to 120 bpm: Solo Dance - Martin Jensen 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 to115 bpm) spotify playlist (115 to 120 bpm) apple music itunes

Attention - Charlie Puth

tempo: 100 bpm bpm range:   95  to  100 bpm ,  100  to  105 bpm the dj's take: Sounds like something you'd hear during a party scene in a movie about clean-cut twenty-something professionals in Manhattan. Has a Maroon 5 quality that should be a safe spin at a pop gig. Some other songs worth mixing or mashing up with: I Ain't No Joke - Eric B & Rakim Calm Down - G-Eazy Bitches N Marijuana - Chris Brown, Tyga & SchoolBoy Q Loyal - Chris Brown Ayo - Chris Brown & Tyga I Don't F**k With You - Big Sean ft. E-40 Team - Lorde U Know What's Up - Donell Jones download or stream the song: spotify playlist apple music itunes

Hard Times - Paramore

tempo: 120 bpm bpm range:   115  to  120 bpm ,  120  to  125 bpm the dj's take: Sounds like the theme song for a sitcom about a group of young, quirky hipsters living in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Feels a little indie, a little 80s - should get people dancing in a dive bar or a casual setting. If you're at 115 to 120 bpm, try mixing with: Anywhere - Dillon Francis Treasure - Bruno Mars And from 120 to 125 bpm (scroll down in the box below): Symphony - Clean Bandit, Zara Larsson This Girl - Kungs, Cookin' On 3 Burners Break The Rules - Charli XCX i - Kendrick Lamar Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz International Love - Pitbull ft. Chris Brown I Need Your Love - Calvin Harris Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz Need U (100%) - Duke Dumont ft. A*M*E Ocean Drive (Hayden James Remix) - Duke Dumont Shake My - Three 6 Mafia download or stream the song: spotify playlist (115 to 120 bpm) spotify playlist (120 to 125 bpm) apple music itunes

Throwback Thursday: Blame It - Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain

tempo: 89 bpm bpm range:   85  to  90 bpm ,  90  to  95 bpm the DJ’s take:  Moral of this song: accountability is overrated. One of the notable pop songs of the late 2000s, and still worth a spin on a Top 40 night for a little nostalgia. Bump up a couple bpm's and try mixing with key-compatible tracks like the following: Can't Deny It - Fabolous ft. Nate Dogg Hypnotize - Notorious BIG Olé - John Newman Heathens - twenty one pilots Youth - Troye Sivan 0 To 100 - Drake Bailando - Enrique Iglesias Partition - Beyoncé Killing Me Softly - Fugees download or stream the song: spotify playlist apple music itunes

Go Off - Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo, Travis Scott

tempo: 88-89 bpm bpm range:   85 bpm  to  90 bpm the dj's take: A little generic and disposable, like the movie it's featured in. But that's the point, right? Worth a spin if you need some filler on a hiphop or pop night. Try mixing with: Sneakin' - Drake, 21 Savage Bye Bye Bye - NSYNC Army - Ellie Goulding Winner - Jamie Foxx download or stream the song: apple music itunes

Kissing Strangers - DNCE ft. Nicki Minaj

tempo: 120 bpm bpm range:   115  to  120 bpm ,  120  to  125 bpm the dj's take: Is DNCE destined to be a one-hit wonder? Maybe. But they seem to know what they are, and it's kind of fun to listen to - solid millennial wedding reception music. And Nicki Minaj should give this single a little boost. Worth mixing or mashing up with: Falling - Alesso A Lonely Night - The Weeknd Trust Nobody - Cashmere Cat, Tory Lanez, Selena Gomez Love Runs Out - OneRepublic She Doesn't Mind - Sean Paul DJ Got Us Falling In Love - Usher Teenage Dream - Katy Perry download or stream the song: spotify playlist apple music itunes

Whippin - Kiiara ft. Felix Snow

tempo: 83 bpm bpm range:   80 bpm  to  85 bpm the dj's take: Light pop with enough thump to induce some head-nodding. Probably a mega-hit if Selena Gomez or someone else were on the vocals, but sounds pretty good as is. Try mixing with: Myself - NAV Reminder - The Weeknd Bounce - 2 Chainz ft. Lil Wayne Gotta Lotta - 2 Chainz ft. Lil Wayne The Heart Wants What It Wants - Selena Gomez Party - Beyoncé Come & Get It - Selena Gomez Started From The Bottom - Drake download or stream the song: spotify playlist apple music itunes

The Cure - Lady Gaga

tempo: 100 bpm bpm range:   95  to  100 bpm ,  100  to  105 bpm the dj's take:  Shouldn't they have just given this beat to whatever is left of Fifth Harmony? A new single from Lady Gaga doesn't generate the same kind of buzz anymore, but it's worth a spot earlier on in a Top 40 set. Good list of key-compatible tracks in the scroll-down box below: Stay - Zedd, Alessia Cara Get Busy - Sean Paul Work From Home - Fifth Harmony This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan Finesse - Bruno Mars Body Moves - DNCE That’s My Girl - Fifth Harmony We Can (feat. Tory Lanez) - Kranium #BDAY - Tank ft. Chris Brown, Siya, Sage The Gemini I'm Sayin' - Omarion Working For It - ZHU & Skrillex & THEY Saved - Ty Dolla $ign ft. E-40 Not For Long - B.o.B ft. Trey Songz Body Language - Kid Ink (feat. Usher & Tinashe) Gust of Wind - Pharrell ft. Daft Punk Bend Ova - Lil Jon Recess - Skrillex No Letting Go - Wayne Wonder Hold Yuh - Gyptian Children&

Trap Paris - Machine Gun Kelly ft. Quavo, Ty Dolla $ign

tempo: 63 bpm bpm range:   60 bpm  to  65 bpm the dj's take: Trippy little beat, although if we're ranking recent songs about Paris, I'd put it just behind Jay-Z & Kanye . That bass drum should resonate pretty nicely through club-level speakers. Certainly worth a spin earlier on in a hiphop night. Could sound good with: goosebumps - Travis Scott Make Love - Gucci Mane ft. Nicki Minaj And if you bump up a couple bpm's: Deja Vu - Post Malone & Justin Bieber In The Name Of Love - Martin Garrix ft. Bebe Rexha Jimmy Choo - Fetty Wap Horses In The Stable - Ty Dolla $ign Big Rings - Drake & Future Gold Bottles - Jeezy Big Rings - Drake & Future download or stream the song: apple music itunes