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The Story of O.J. - Jay-Z

tempo: 83 bpm bpm range:   80 bpm  to  85 bpm the dj's take: 50 Cent called Jay-Z's new album 'like  golf course music .' I'd call this song 'something to play softly in the background at around 3 a.m. in a swanky Manhattan cocktail lounge.' Not a banger, but certainly something to brood to over a drink. Some tracks worth mixing with between 80 and 85 bpm: Thunder - Imagine Dragons Big Poppa - Notorious BIG Just A Friend - Biz Markie M.I.L.F. $ - Fergie Hold Up - Beyoncé Stressed Out - twenty one pilots Trumpets - Jason Derulo Wiggle - Jason Derulo Pills N Potions - Nicki Minaj Down On Me - Jeremih ft. 50 Cent Dance (A$$) Remix - Big Sean ft. Nicki Minaj And a couple more ~86 bpm: Slow Hands - Niall Horan Better - Meghan Trainor Ride of Your Life - Tinashe download or stream the song: amazon itunes

I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas

tempo: 128 bpm bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm the DJ’s take:  No lie - when this got big, I played it once a night for 30+ gigs. Not one complaint. The signature guitar riff tells you what's coming, and the drop doesn't disappoint. A worthy throwback if you're taking it back to the late 2000s. Try mixing with key-compatible tracks like: Summer - Calvin Harris More - Usher Me Too - Meghan Trainor Give Me Your Love - Sigala ft. John Newman & Nile Rodgers Bouncybob - Martin Garrix +1 - Martin Solveig Be Right There - Diplo & Sleepy Tom How Deep Is Your Love - Calvin Harris + Disciples Secrets - Tiësto and KSHMR I Cry - Flo Rida Let's Go - Calvin Harris and NeYo We'll Be Coming Back - Calvin Harris Take Me Home - Cash Cash Day N Nite (Crookers Remix) - Kid Cudi download or stream the song: amazon spotify playlist iTunes

Feels Good - Tony! Toni! Toné!

tempo: 118 bpm bpm range:   115  to  120 bpm the DJ’s take:  Apparently this got a bump from an appearance on that Cartoon Network show  Rick and Morty awhile back. Couldn't have happened to a more underrated song, if you ask me. Drop this on a 90s night or for a crowd craving that new jack swing. Key-compatible tracks worth mixing / mashing up with: Fresh - Kool & The Gang Too Good - Drake ft. Rihanna I Wanna Know - Alesso ft. Nico & Vinz Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice A Place With No Name - Michael Jackson Wild Wild Love - Pitbull Slow down a couple bpm's and try combining with: Under Pressure - Queen & David Bowie Or you can double-time over: waves - Miguel ft. Travis Scott Bad Intentions - Niykee Heaton ft. Migos Jam - Kevin Gates ft. Trey Songz, Ty Dolla $ign, Jamie Foxx White Walls - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis download or stream the song: amazon itunes

Down - Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne

tempo: 132 bpm bpm range: 130 to 135 bpm the DJ’s take: If Jay Sean is a one-hit wonder (my guess is yes), this is a nice way to make a debut - and to go out. Most memorable line for me is when Lil Wayne says 'I'm down like the economy.' So it's not exactly a new single, considering the reference . Which makes Down a worthy addition to the throwback playlist. If you're in the 127 to 129 bpm range, try mixing with: PYT - Michael Jackson Break Through The Silence - Martin Garrix, Matisse & Sadko Children - Justin Bieber Beautiful Now - Zedd Together - Calvin Harris Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia Without You - David Guetta ft. Usher Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 Who's That Chick - David Guetta ft. Rihanna And if you're at 130+: Meet Me Halfway - Black Eyed Peas Sexy Bitch - Akon Yeah 3X - Chris Brown Sun Is Shining - Axwell ^ Ingrosso Gangnam Style - PSY download or stream the s

Obsesion (No Es Amor) - Frankie J ft. Baby Bash

tempo: 75 bpm bpm range: 70 bpm  to  75 bpm ,  75 bpm  to  80 bpm the DJ’s take: Anyone remember Vida Guerra ? She was something - especially before Instagram gave us a thousand different models to ogle at in any given moment. Anyway, worth a spin as a throwback, especially with a Hispanic crowd. If you're between 70 and 75 bpm, 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 And from 75 to 80 bpm: Back To You - Louis Tomlinson & Bebe Rexha Power - Kanye West All The Above - Maino ft. T-Pain Chains - Nick Jonas Man Down - Rihanna Mirrors - Justin Timberlake Purple Reign - Future Turnin

How Do U Want It - Tupac ft. KCi & JoJo

tempo: 93 bpm bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm the DJ’s take:  So apparently Tupac and Madonna dated back in the day ? I have no comment on the breakup letter. Just wish that my old correspondence could sell for six figures. Anyway, true story: every time I hear this beat, I make a face like Jay-Z when he hears the beat for Dirt Off Your Shoulder in Fade to Black. It’s that smooth and soulful. Mix in the over-the-top vocals of KCi and JoJo from 90s R&B group Jodeci and you’ve got a classic. Not for everyone, but rap fans will appreciate your knowledge when you drop this. Try mixing with: X Gon' Give It To Ya - DMX Baby - Brandy download or stream the song: amazon itunes

Keep Ya Head Up - Tupac

tempo: 86 bpm bpm range: 85 bpm to 90 bpm the DJ's take:  Not exactly a party track, but it's definitely an uplifting anthem. And if you get the right crowd, it could start a mass sing-along. More than worth a spin in the throwback portion of your program. Key-compatible tracks worth mixing with include: From 81 to 84 bpm: Holy Key - DJ Khaled Exchange - Bryson Tiller Play No Games - Big Sean Just Kickin' It - Xscape Down and Out - Cam'ron And above 85 bpm: We Go Down - Krewella download or stream the song: amazon spotify playlist itunes

Say Aah - Trey Songz ft. Fabolous

tempo: 93 bpm bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm the DJ’s take: If Blame It and In Da Club got mixed in a blender with some ice, this would be the frozen cocktail. It’s got a laid back yet manic energy to it - a worthy throwback to drop whether you’re a dj trying to get a crowd hype during a hiphop / R&B set, or just pre-gaming with your people before hitting the club. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing / mashing up with: Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg Rollin - Calvin Harris, Future, Khalid Bloodstream - The Chainsmokers NO - Meghan Trainor No Mediocre - T.I. Boom Clap - Charli XCX Africa - Toto It Girl - Jason Derulo I Got To Have It - Ed OG In Da Club - 50 Cent Ooh! - Mary J. Blige Addiction - Ryan Leslie ft. Fabolous Why You Wanna - T.I. download or stream the song: amazon spotify playlist itunes

Cupid Shuffle - Cupid

tempo: 144 bpm bpm range: 70 bpm to 75 bpm , 140 bpm to 145 bpm t he DJ’s take:   Solid choice for a wedding reception, a school dance, or a bar mitzvah: the vocalist is telling you how to do it, and the language is appropriate for all ages. Had never heard of this until a request at a gig awhile back; it became a semi-regular part of the rotation soon after. Try mixing or mashing up with: We Did It - AREA21 Another Life - Afrojack, David Guetta Both - Gucci Mane ft. Drake Pick Up The Phone - Young Thug, Travis Scott At Night - MNEK GDFR - Flo Rida Inside Out - The Chainsmokers Private Show - TI ft. Chris Brown Rap God - Eminem Applause - Lady Gaga Up Out My Face - Mariah Carey download or stream the song: spotify playlist itunes amazon