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Younger Now - Miley Cyrus

tempo: 122 bpm bpm range: 120 to 125 bpm the dj's take: Reminds me of Rod Stewart's Forever Young with bigger percussion and a little 50s / country vibe mixed in. I'd try it out in a pub or casual bar setting during the earlier portion of a pop set. Try mixing / mashing up with key-compatible tracks like: All Day And Night (Late Session) - Jax Jones, Martin Solveig, Madison Beer Dynamite - Taio Cruz Zero - Chris Brown Fuego - Alok, Bhaskar Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell Stereo Love - Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina Maps - Maroon 5 Or you can drop a couple bpm's and mix with: Just Dance - Lady Gaga Thriller - Michael Jackson Cheerleader - OMI Love Lockdown - Kanye West download or stream the song: amazon itunes

Friends - Justin Bieber, BloodPop®

tempo: 105 bpm bpm range: 100  to  105 bpm ,  105  to  110 bpm the dj's take: String this together (or mash up) with Sorry and Let Me Love You , and even the most stoic Belieber will probably pass out. Danceable beat, satisfying drop, and vocals from the biggest male artist in the business - pretty sure this needs to go in the rotation a.s.a.p. Some other key-compatible tracks to mix with: Get Low - Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz False Alarm - Matoma, Becky Hill Invitation - Yellow Claw ft. Yade Lauren Hymn For The Weekend (Seeb Remix) - Coldplay, Seeb Promise - Kid Ink ft. Fetty Wap Try Me - Jason Derulo ft. Jennifer Lopez & Matoma Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix) - Marvin Gaye Stay - Kygo ft. Maty Noyes Here For You - Kygo ft. Ella Henderson Omen - Disclosure ft. Sam Smith About You - Trey Songz You Know You Like It - DJ Snake and AlunaGeorge Worth It - Fifth Harmony I'm Sprung - T-Pain Stuck On A Feeling - Prince Royce Electric Feel - MGMT S

Glorious - Macklemore, Skylar Grey

tempo: 70 bpm bpm range: 65 bpm  to  70 bpm ,  70 bpm  to  75 bpm the dj's take: Grandma's are pretty cool, aren't they? Letting you do all the stuff your parents won't, and buying you all the toys your parents don't. The beat is a little sentimental, but has enough drive to be inspirational. Feels like a hit - definitely worth a spin on a pop night or at a sporting event / pep rally. Try mixing or mashing up with key-compatible tracks like: 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 Cupid Shuffle - Cupid Applause - Lady Gaga Up Out My Face - Mariah Carey download or stream the song: amazon spotify playlist itunes

Memories - David Guetta ft. Kid Cudi

tempo: 130 bpm bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm , 130 to 135 bpm the DJ’s take: If you can love anything half as much as the dj below loves this song, consider yourself fortunate: Worth a spin in a throwback dance or electronic set. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with: Temperature - Sean Paul Move Your Body (Alan Walker Remix) - Sia WIEE - Martin Garrix If It Ain't Love - Jason Derulo Home - Firebeatz & Jay Hardway Sunglasses At Night - Corey Hart Shut Up and Dance - WALK THE MOON download or stream the song: amazon spotify playlist itunes

Walk It Out - Unk

tempo: 80 bpm bpm range:  75 bpm  to  80 bpm ,  80 bpm  to  85 bpm the DJ’s take: 2005-08 was an uneven era for hiphop (to put it nicely). Sure, you had Gold Digger , but D4L's Laffy Taffy was the #1 song in the country at one point. Still scratching my head over that. Anyway, this is one of the tracks from that period with a legitimate shelf life. Infectious beat, and a catchy hook - drop it in a pop or hiphop set, and you just might start a danceoff. Some other key-compatible tracks to mix with: Redbone - Childish Gambino Family Feud - Jay-Z ft. Beyoncé Black Widow - Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora Reaper - Sia Could also sound interesting with the third part of SICKO MODE - Travis Scott . download or stream the song: amazon itunes

When Doves Cry - Prince

tempo: 126 bpm bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm the dj's take: If you spin 80s, there's no way you can leave this out of the rotation, right? An iconic song of the decade, and certainly worth breaking out from time to time in a pop or wedding set. And to think that it all revolves around a simple little 3 note keyboard / synth riff. Brings to mind a certain musical cat: Obligatory Chappelle's Show shoutout: Anyway, if you're staying key-compatible, some tracks worth mixing with from 121 to 124 bpm: This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna Instruction - Jax Jones ft. Demi Lovato Hype - Dizzee Rascal & Calvin Harris Shades of Grey - Oliver Heldens & Shaun Frank ft. Delaney Jane Prayer In C - Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz And from 125 to 130 bpm: Momentum - Don Diablo Fuck You - CeeLo Supercut - Lorde I'm In Miami Bitch - LMFAO Right Round - Flo Rida Boom Boom Pow! - Black Eyed Peas Intoxicated - Mar

Versace On The Floor - Bruno Mars

tempo: 87 bpm bpm range: 85 bpm to 90 bpm the DJ's take: Sounds like the last song at a late 80s / early 90s high school dance. Just barely straddles that line between parody and legitimate baby-making music. Keep in mind that there's a key change late in the song. If you're staying key-compatible with the first 3:20 or so, here's a track to mix with in the 80 to 85 bpm range: Send My Love - Adele And from 85 to 90: Despacito - Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber Perfect Pint - Mike WiLL Made-It ft. Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane, Rae Sremmurd Tunnel Vision - Kodak Black Chainsaw - Nick Jonas Be As You Are (JordanXL Remix) - Mike Posner The Man - Aloe Blacc Royals - Lorde Paper Planes - MIA After the key change, here are some more tracks worth mixing with: Two Birds, One Stone - Drake Waterfalls - TLC Impatient - Jeremih ft. Ty Dolla $ign New Americana - Halsey Nobody To Love - Sigma Drankin' Patna - T-Pain How Many Drinks - Migu

In My Bed (So So Def Remix) - Dru Hill

tempo: 95 bpm bpm range:   90 to 95 bpm , 95 to 100 bpm the DJ’s take: The soulful tones of Sisqo over a banging Jermaine Dupri beat - what more do you need? If you integrate 90s r&b into your sets, this needs to be in the rotation. And for the Dru Hill memorabilia fans out there, a cool little photo for the bedroom wall: Try mixing with: Gold Digger - Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx Work - Rihanna ft. Drake No Scrubs - TLC Escápate Conmigo - Wisin ft. Ozuna Faith - George Michael Don't You Need Somebody - RedOne Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lean Back - Terror Squad, Fat Joe & Remy Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home) [feat. Plies] - Usher Winner - Jamie Foxx Try Again - Aaliyah download or stream the song: amazon itunes

Without You - Avicii ft. Sandro Cavazza

tempo: 134 bpm bpm range: 130 to 135 bpm the dj's take: With a vocalist named Sandro Cavazza, I expected the first-ever edm opera crossover. Quite a letdown. Sounds like a slightly sped-up version of David Guetta & Usher's Without You , which could make for an interesting mashup in an electronic set. Some other key-compatible tracks worth mixing with: Meet Me Halfway - Black Eyed Peas Down - Jay Sean Sexy Bitch - Akon Yeah 3X - Chris Brown Sun Is Shining - Axwell ^ Ingrosso Gangnam Style - PSY download or stream the song: amazon itunes