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Strip That Down - Liam Payne, Quavo

tempo: 106 bpm bpm range:   105  to  110 bpm the dj's take: So I guess this is what it sounds like when you take a Chris Brown song and put a One Direction guy (or Ed Sheeran) on it. Wouldn't be out of place earlier on in a pop mix; maybe save this one for a prom. If you're staying key-compatible around 105 bpm, try mixing with: Ego Death - Ty Dolla $ign I Ain't No Joke - Eric B. and Rakim Calm Down - G-Eazy And if you're dropping down a couple bpm's: U Know What's Up - Donell Jones download or stream the song: amazon apple music

Bad Liar - Selena Gomez

tempo: 121 bpm bpm range:   120  to  125 bpm the dj's take: Just a hunch, but this one should get the 20-something female demo going. Selena Gomez singles generate buzz, which means it needs to be in the rotation a.s.a.p. In honor of the song title, some footage of maybe the worst liar of all-time in action: If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with the tracks in the scroll-down box below: Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-lite 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 Y.A.L.A. - MIA And if you're hovering just below 120 bpm, you could lead into this with 

Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson

tempo: 118 bpm bpm range: 115 to 120 bpm the DJ’s take: Remember that Sega Genesis game Moonwalker from back in the day? Just goes to show you the pop appeal this track had at the time. Solid ingredient to extend your MJ mix a few extra minutes; blend with Bad for a key-compatible kick. download or stream the song: amazon itunes

BedRock - Young Money ft. Lloyd

tempo: 74 bpm bpm range: 70 bpm to 75 bpm the DJ’s take:  Can't lie - I used to sing the hook in the car (and sometimes in the shower). Chances are good that your crowd did too, and that they still remember it. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with: 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 download or stream the song: spotify playlist itunes amazon

Power - Kanye West ft. Dwele

tempo: 78 bpm bpm range: 75 bpm to 80 bpm the DJ’s take:  Tribal, primal, and liable to start a riot in the right environment. If I'm ever a sound guy for a political rally, this one's blasting out the speakers as the featured speaker steps on stage. Worth a spin on a free-form pop or hiphop night. Try mixing or mashing up with the tracks in the scroll-down box below: All The Above - Maino ft. T-Pain 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 Flexicution - Logic Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio This Is Why I'm Hot - MIMS download or stream the song: amazon spotify playlist itunes

Dynamite - Taio Cruz

tempo: 121 bpm bpm range: 120 to 125 bpm the DJ’s take: So I retired from dj'ing ~2010. But even if I'm a little out of touch, my guess is this'll still get a solid reaction on a pop night. Songs are a lot like drinks - people want something that packs enough of a punch, but doesn't totally knock them out. Transition into Sisqo's Thong Song and see what happens. Or you can try mixing / mashing up with: Zero - Chris Brown Fuego - Alok, Bhaskar Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell Stereo Love - Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina Maps - Maroon 5 Around 118 to 119 bpm, try mixing with: Just Dance - Lady Gaga Thriller - Michael Jackson Cheerleader - OMI Love Lockdown - Kanye West download or stream the song: amazon itunes

I Like It - Enrique Iglesias ft. Pitbull

tempo: 129 bpm bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm the DJ’s take:  On a scale of 1 to 10, fist pumpability on this one is an 11.5. One of the original pop edm party anthems, and a worthy theme for the Jersey Shore . In 2,000 years, archaeologists will uncover digital copies of this song and conclude that we were ridiculous. Check out the scroll-down box below for key-compatible tracks: What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber Wildest Dreams (R3hab Remix) - Taylor Swift Used To Have It All - Fais & Afrojack Now That I've Found You - Martin Garrix Haters - Deorro & Will Sparks ft. iE-z I'll House You (VIP Mix) - Don Diablo ft. Jungle Brothers Virus (How About Now) - Martin Garrix ft. MOTi Strong - R3HAB and KSHMR Disarm You - Kaskade One Last Time - Ariana Grande Time of Our Lives - Pitbull and NeYo Fireball - Pitbull , Open Wide - Calvin Harris Flashlight - R3hab & Deorro #SELFIE - The Chainsmokers Cannonball (Earthquake) - Showtek & Justin Prime ft. M