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Magnolia - Playboi Carti

tempo: 81-82 bpm bpm range: 80 bpm  to  85 bpm the dj's take: Call me a child of the 90s - the word Magnolia reminds of the Tom Cruise movie where he played a self-help guru: The beat kind of reminds me of a lighter Sittin Sidewayz , which would make a nice little mashup. Some other key-compatible tracks worth mixing with in the 77-78 bpm range: Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You) - UGK, Outkast You Da Baddest - Future, Nicki Minaj All Eyes On You - Meek Mill ft. Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown Live Your Life - T.I. ft Rihanna Miss Me - Drake And from 80 to 85: Live Your Life - T.I. ft. Rihanna Chainsaw - Nick Jonas Be As You Are (JordanXL Remix) - Mike Posner Send My Love - Adele Royals - Lorde download or stream Magnolia: amazon spotify playlist

Dusk Till Dawn - ZAYN ft. Sia

tempo: 90 bpm bpm range: 85  to  90 bpm ,  90  to  95 bpm the dj's take: First thought when I saw the song title - isn't that the name of that Tarantino / George Clooney movie: Goes to show how old I'm getting. Anyway, it's a buzzworthy single with notable names that's worth a spin in a recorded / streaming set. Just keep in mind the percussion-less sections, which could kill the vibe if people are dancing. Good list of key-compatible tracks to mix / mash up with, including: Nuthin' But A G Thang - Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg Style - Taylor Swift Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix) - Kanye West ft. Jay-Z The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody) - Bebe Rexha ft. Lil Wayne Perfect Pint - Mike WiLL Made-It Waterfall - Stargate, P!nk, Sia LUV - Tory Lanez Sit Still, Look Pretty - Daya Hide Away - Daya Again - Fetty Wap 679 - Fetty Wap Jealous - Nick Jonas Good Thing (feat. Nick Jonas) - Sage the Gemini Diamonds - Rihanna Right Here (Human Nat

Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO

tempo: 130 bpm bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm , 130 to 135 bpm The DJ's Take: A former #1 song in the country , and an all-purpose dance track that should work at a wedding, a pep rally, or in any high-energy setting. That especially includes flash mobs: If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing or mashing up with: Animals - Martin Garrix I Like It - Enrique Iglesias ft. Pitbull 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 & J

Till The World Ends - Britney Spears

tempo: 132 bpm bpm range: 130 to 135 bpm the DJ's take: Remember those news stories about how South Korea blasted k-pop across the DMZ: I nominate this song as a foreign entry into the playlist. There's a certain electricity in the beat that transcends its general status as a pop edm relic. And would anyone be surprised if this still gets an occasional spin in a Vegas party bus / limo during a bachelorette party? Some key-compatible tracks in the 128-129 bpm range: Shots - LMFAO Blame - Calvin Harris ft. John Newman Thinking About You - Calvin Harris Va Va Voom - Nicki Minaj Turn Me On - David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj Where Have You Been - Rihanna Don't Stop The Party - Black Eyed Peas Take Over Control - Afrojack ft. Eva Simons Where Them Girls At - David Guetta ft. Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj Judas - Lady Gaga Just Can't Get Enough - Black Eyed Peas Beautiful - Akon Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot And a couple more at 130+: Judas - Lady

Criminal - Natti Natasha x Ozuna

tempo: 80 bpm bpm range: 75 bpm  to  80 bpm ,  80 bpm  to  85 bpm the dj's take: That has to be the least intimidating prison ever. A little different from this one: As for the track itself, the slow bounce should work well on a Latin night or as a change of pace in a hiphop or pop set. Generating some buzz across the major platforms, so expect at least a few people in the crowd to recognize it. Try mixing or mashing up with: Black and Yellow - Wiz Khalifa Learn To Let Go - Kesha So Good - Zara Larsson ft. Ty Dolla $ign On My Mind - Ellie Goulding Bounce - 2 Chainz download or stream Criminal: amazon itunes

XO TOUR Llif3 - Lil Uzi Vert

tempo: 78 bpm bpm range:   75 bpm  to  80 bpm the dj's take: What a strange video - did Lil Uzi Vert join a terrorist group or something? As for the track itself, worth a spin in a more laidback hiphop set. Consider integrating into a key-compatible mix or mashing up with: Use Me - Future Private Show - Britney Spears Messin' Around - Pitbull ft. Enrique Iglesias Live Your Life - Rihanna American Oxygen - Rihanna download or stream the song: amazon iTunes

Look At Me Now - Chris Brown

tempo: 73 bpm bpm range: 70 bpm  to  75 bpm The DJ's Take: You ever play that old Super Nintendo game Earthbound ? This instrumental would fit right in . And Busta Rhymes finally regains some semblance of the beast he was back in the 90s . Most importantly, a former #1 song in the country that your crowd should remember and appreciate. Worth a longer-term spot in the rotation. Try mixing with: He Like That - Fifth Harmony iSpy - Kyle ft. Lil Yachty Baptized In Fire - Kid Cudi, Travis Scott Break Up - Mario Trap Queen - Fetty Wap Alarm - Anne-Marie Ain't No Time - Future Remember Me - Chris Brown ft. Tyga 7/11 - BeyoncĂ© Tuesday - I LOVE MAKONNEN Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj Motivation - Kelly Rowland Young Forever - Jay-Z Love In This Club (feat. Young Jeezy) - Usher We Belong Together - Mariah Carey download or stream Look At Me Now: amazon spotify playlist itunes

Krippy Kush - Farruko, Bad Bunny, Rvssian

tempo: 81-82 bpm bpm range: 80 bpm  to  85 bpm the dj's take: It's like someone turned on Google Translate into Spanish for Future and Migos. Kind of tough for a mainstream hiphop / pop night because there's no exotic beat to back the unintelligible vocals. But if you're spinning a Latin night (or just testing the cross-lingual appeal), this is certainly worth a spin. Some other 81-84 bpm key-compatible tracks to mix / mash up with: Location - Khalid Holy Key - DJ Khaled Exchange - Bryson Tiller Back Up - DeJ Loaf ft. Big Sean Play No Games - Big Sean Just Kickin' It - Xscape Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey Down and Out - Cam'ron Cheers (Drink To That) - Rihanna And a couple more from 85 to 86: The Half - DJ Snake Keep Ya Head Up - 2Pac We Go Down - Krewella download or stream Krippy Kush: amazon spotify playlist itunes

I Get The Bag - Gucci Mane ft. Migos

tempo: 70 bpm bpm range: 65 bpm  to  70 bpm ,  70 bpm  to  75 bpm the dj's take: If Gucci Mane or Migos gets an endorsement deal with Doritos, this should be the track for the tv commercial. Nothing too distinctive here, but it sounds like a lot of other recent hiphop hits, so I Get The Bag should fit in pretty well. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing or mashing up with: Sky Walker - Miguel ft. Travis Scott T-Shirt - Migos Bake Sale - Wiz Khalifa ft. Travis Scott Panda - Desiigner Purple Lamborghini - Skrillex & Rick Ross Long Time - Ty Dolla $ign Ride - twenty one pilots King of Everything - Wiz Khalifa Kiss Kiss - Chris Brown ft. T-Pain download or stream I Get The Bag: amazon spotify playlist itunes

Criminal - Britney Spears

tempo: 108 bpm bpm range: 105 to 110 bpm the DJ's take: Before Mask Off , Britney Spears was apparently into flutes too. Never became a big hit, but this could work during the earlier portion of a pop set in an unpretentious bar setting. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with: Signs - Drake Light It Up (Remix) - Major Lazer Craving You - Thomas Rhett ft. Maren Morris Bang My Head - David Guetta ft. Sia & Fetty Wap Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd This One's For You - David Guetta ft. Zara Larsson download or stream Criminal: amazon spotify playlist itunes

Bad At Love - Halsey

tempo: 59 bpm bpm range: 55 bpm  to  60 bpm the dj's take: Sounds like a slightly slower and more dramatic Time After Time . Might make an interesting mashup: Won't set the dancefloor afire, but worth a spin in a quieter environment or in a recorded set. Some other key-compatible tracks: LOYALTY. (FEAT. RIHANNA.) - Kendrick Lamar Nobody - Keith Sweat Not Gon' Cry - Mary J. Blige I Don't Wanna Live Forever - ZAYN, Taylor Swift Never Be Like You - Flume download or stream Bad At Love: amazon itunes