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Kiss - Prince

tempo: 111 bpm bpm range: 110  to  115 bpm the dj's take: I remember seeing this video on MTV as a kid and thinking 'what a strange guy... but what a funky song.' A true throwback that should get a positive reaction on a pop or 80s night, in a free-form dance set, or just about anywhere else. Some other key-compatible tracks worth mixing with: From 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 Solo Dance - Martin Jensen And if you're willing to bump up a couple bpm: Get Lucky - Daft Punk download or stream the song: amazon spotify playlist itunes

Angel - Fifth Harmony

tempo: 62 bpm bpm range: 60 bpm  to  65 bpm the dj's take: If nothing else, this needs to get some play at the next Victoria's Secret fashion show as the models with the wings prance around. Sounds more like something for The Weeknd or G-Eazy, but this works too. Worth a flier earlier on in a pop night. If you're staying key-compatible, try half-timing into: Dynamite - Taio Cruz Thong Song - Sisqo Zero - Chris Brown Fuego - Alok, Bhaskar Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell Stereo Love - Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina Maps - Maroon 5 download or stream the song: amazon itunes

Black and Yellow - Wiz Khalifa

tempo: 82 bpm bpm range: 80 bpm to 85 bpm the DJ’s take: A big hit with a massive hook and a booming beat. Drop it in a hiphop or pop set at any college or twenty-something bar and you just might incite a singalong. Worst case scenario: it sounds like this unfortunate rendition at the Boston Bruins' 2011 Stanley Cup celebration: Some other key-compatible tracks to mix with: Learn To Let Go - Kesha So Good - Zara Larsson ft. Ty Dolla $ign On My Mind - Ellie Goulding Black and Yellow - Wiz Khalifa Bounce - 2 Chainz download or stream the song: amazon itunes

Don't Stop The Party - Black Eyed Peas

tempo: 128 bpm bpm range:   125  to  130 bpm The DJ's Take: In the power rankings for ~recent songs called Don't Stop The Party, I'm ranking this #2 behind Pitbull . But it's a strong #2. Not a bad choice for a fashion show with fast, heavy strutting or a high-energy electro dance party. Try mixing with: I Need Your Love - Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding Where Have You Been - Rihanna Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People In The Dark - DEV Pump Up The Jam - Technotronic Shots - LMFAO The Way You Move - Outkast Blame - Calvin Harris ft. John Newman Thinking About You - Calvin Harris Va Va Voom - Nicki Minaj Titanium - David Guetta and Sia Turn Me On - David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj Take Over Control - Afrojack ft. Eva Simons Where Them Girls At - David Guetta ft. Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj Judas - Lady Gaga Give Me Everything - Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo & Afrojack Till The World Ends - Britney Spears Tonight (I'm Lovin You) - Enrique Iglesias Just

How Low - Ludacris

tempo: 72 bpm bpm range: 70 bpm  to  75 bpm the DJ’s take: Ever hear about this guy's contract rider for a 2016 performance at UGA ? Damn. I should've gone into rap. My favorite item from the list: As for the track, it's big and booming, and was enough of a hit in its day to earn throwback status. Worth a spin in a hiphop or pop set. Try mixing or mashing up with: Bank Account - 21 Savage Butterfly Effect - Travis Scott Jumpman - Drake & Future Slippery - Migos ft. Gucci Mane No Frauds - Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne Feel Me - Tyga ft. Kanye West I Got The Keys - DJ Khaled Pony - Ginuwine Uber Everywhere - Madeintyo Wonderful - Travis Scott ft. The Weeknd Mercy - Kanye West Throw Sum Mo (feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug) - Rae Sremmurd Bad Girls - M.I.A. download or stream the song: amazon spotify playlist itunes

Bonita - J Balvin, Jowell & Randy

tempo: 96 bpm bpm range: 95  to  100 bpm the dj's take: The bounce is strong in this one. Plus, the high-pitched buzz adds a little texture. On a side note, is it just me, or does J Balvin change his look every video? Anyway, worth a spin on a pop or Latin night. Good list of key-compatible tracks from 95 to 100 bpm: Sorry - Justin Bieber Let Me Love You - DJ Snake & Justin Biebe r Water Under The Bridge - Adele The Greatest - Sia You Know You Like It - DJ Snake and AlunaGeorge Try Me - Jason Derulo ft. Jennifer Lopez & Matoma Worth It - Fifth Harmony Honest - The Chainsmokers Sexual Healing - Maxamillion Express Yourself - N.W.A. Used To Love You - Gwen Stefani The Fix - Nelly ft. Jeremih Honey - Mariah Carey Where The Party At - Jagged Edge Ball - T.I. Fancy - Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX And at 100+ bpm: Get Low - Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix) - Marvin Gaye download or stream the song: amazon spotify

Momentum - Don Diablo

tempo: 126 bpm bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm the dj's take: If Don Diablo did a remix of This Is What You Came For , this is what it would sound like. High-energy track that should get people jumping around on an electro club night or at a festival. And for the intellectually curious, an explanation of momentum from the Mississippi State Athletics youtube channel (Go Dawgs!): Consider mixing with: Fuck You - CeeLo Supercut - Lorde I'm In Miami Bitch - LMFAO Right Round - Flo Rida Boom Boom Pow! - Black Eyed Peas Intoxicated - Martin Solveig & GTA Higher Place - Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ft. NeYo Lay Me Down - Avicii Can't Feel My Face (Martin Garrix Remix) - The Weeknd Never Leave - DVBBS Don't Look Down - Martin Garrix ft. Usher On My Way - Axwell ^ Ingrosso I Want You To Know - Zedd ft. Selena Gomez Light Years Away (feat. DBX) - Tiesto Save the World (Radio Mix) - Swedish House Mafia Pursuit of Happiness (Extended Steve Aoki

Hymn - Kesha

tempo: 67-68 bpm bpm range: 65  to  70 bpm the dj's take: Beat feels like a brighter version of Katy Perry's Dark Horse , especially with the fingersnaps. Probably better suited for a streaming or recorded dj mix than a live set, unless you're spinning at a church service. Try mixing / mashing up with: That's What I Like - Bruno Mars Dark Horse - Katy Perry Whatever It Takes - Imagine Dragons Pull Up - Wiz Khalifa Grass Ain't Greener - Chris Brown MFN Right - 2 Chainz Antidote - Travis Scott My Way - Fetty Wap Guts Over Fear - Eminem ft. Sia Best Mistake - Ariana Grande New Flame - Chris Brown Rude - MAGIC! All Of The Lights Ghosts N Stuff - deadmau5 download or stream the song: amazon spotify playlist itunes

First Day Out - Kodak Black

tempo: 70 bpm bpm range: 65 bpm  to  70 bpm ,  70 bpm  to  75 bpm the dj's take: Didn't Gucci Mane do a song with a similar title awhile back ? Guess it wasn't federal prison , so that would explain the difference. I wonder what Caucasian white collar criminals do when they get out of jail, since they don't rap about it... Somewhat interesting article from Fortune offers a few examples. Some key-compatible tracks to mix / mash up with: Versace (Remix) - Migos ft. Drake Gucci On My - Mike WiLL Made-It, 21 Savage, YG, Migos Fake Love - Drake Hotline Bling - Drake No Sense - Justin Bieber Are You That Somebody? - Aaliyah download or stream the song: amazon itunes

3 - Britney Spears

tempo: 135 bpm bpm range: 130 to 135 bpm , 135 to 140 bpm the DJ’s take: I used to play this a lot when it came out. Basically pop edm on speed, with a modern icon singing about something we've all thought about. A former #1 on the Billboard charts, and worth a spin as a throwback track. If you're in the 130 to 135 bpm range, try mixing with: Wildest Dreams (R3hab Remix) - Taylor Swift This Is What It Feels Like - Armin Van Buuren Turn Up The Music - Chris Brown Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO And from 135 to 140 bpm: Malibu - Miley Cyrus Or you can double-time over: Drunk In Love - BeyoncĂ© Confessions Part II - Usher Ignition (Remix) - R. Kelly Elevated - Wiz Khalifa I Remember - AlunaGeorge Call Casting - Migos Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae) - Silento Ni**as In Paris - Jay-Z, Kanye download or stream the song: amazon spotify playlist (65 to 70 bpm) itunes

OMG - Camila Cabello ft. Quavo

tempo: 70 bpm bpm range: 65 bpm  to  70 bpm ,  70 bpm  to  75 bpm the dj's take: In the power rankings of songs named OMG, I'm sliding this in right after Usher . Vocals sound like a cross between Selena Gomez and Bebe Rexha, which could help. Worth a spin on a pop or hiphop night. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with: Back To You - Louis Tomlinson & Bebe Rexha 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: amazon spotify playlist itunes