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High End - Chris Brown ft. Future, Young Thug

tempo: 77 bpm bpm range: 75 bpm  to  80 bpm the dj's take: I think this is the second Halloween-themed music video from Chris Brown, right? After Wall To Wall: Anyway, we all know Thriller is the gold standard, but always nice to get a reminder it's that time of year again. Solid club track for a pop or hiphop night. Try mixing / mashing up with: rockstar - Post Malone, 21 Savage We Did It - AREA21 Knock You Down - Keri Hilson, Kanye West, NeYo I Need A Doctor - Dr. Dre ft. Eminem Welcome to Jamrock - Damian Marley See You Again - Wiz Khalifa Stick Talk - Future Myself - NAV Reminder - The Weeknd Bounce - 2 Chainz ft. Lil Wayne Come & Get It - Selena Gomez download or stream High End: amazon spotify playlist itunes

Sneakin' - Drake, 21 Savage

tempo: 85 bpm bpm range: 80 bpm to 85 bpm , 85 bpm to 90 bpm the DJ's take: Fancy cars, big chains, and asses shaking; life as a famous rapper looks pretty good. Even Drake can't believe his luck: Never really turned into a hit, but a solid track with notable vocalists that should pop on a hiphop night. If you're in the 85 to 90 bpm range, try mixing with: Te Amo - Rihanna Go Off - Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo, Travis Scott Bye Bye Bye - NSYNC Army - Ellie Goulding Winner - Jamie Foxx If you're in the 80 to 85 bpm range, you can mix with: Toosie Slide - Drake Oh Boy - Cam'Ron Throw Some D's - Rich Boy Used To This - Future, Drake download or stream Sneakin': spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes amazon

Whatever It Takes - Imagine Dragons

tempo: 67 bpm bpm range:   65  to  70 bpm the dj's take: Expect this to have a healthy shelf life as background music for inspirational training montages in movies and tv shows: Also worth a spot in your workout playlist. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing or mashing up with the following: That's What I Like - Bruno Mars Hymn - Kesha Pull Up - Wiz Khalifa Grass Ain't Greener - Chris Brown MFN Right - 2 Chainz Antidote - Travis Scott My Way - Fetty Wap Dark Horse - Katy Perry 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 apple music

The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga

tempo: 128 bpm bpm range:   125  to  130 bpm The DJ's Take:  If this came out a few years earlier, good chance it's the theme song for Blades of Glory . Probably better employed in a dance routine than the club, but as a former top 5 hit , it may be worth a spin when the vibe is right. Lengthy list of key-compatible tracks to mix with: Til The Sun Rise Up - Bob Sinclar ft. Akon Joyriders - Bassjackers & Brooks Green Light - Lorde My Boo - Ghost Town DJs No Money - Galantis Hey - Fais ft. Afrojack Sweet Harmony - Dubvision DADDY - PSY Another You - Armin Van Buuren ft. Mr. Probz Cool - Alesso Get Outta My Way - Kylie Minogue Waiting For Love - Avicii La La La - Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith Pompeii - Bastille Invincible - Borgeous Dear Boy - Avicii I Could Be the One (Avicii vs Nicky Romero) [Nicktim - Radio Edit] - Single - Avicii & Nicky Romero The Other Side - Jason Derulo Alive - Krewella Easy Love - Sigala The Veldt - EP - deadmau5 dow

New Romantics - Taylor Swift

tempo: 122 bpm bpm range: 120  to  125 bpm The DJ's Take: Sounds a lot like Carly Rae Jepsen's I Really Like You , right down to the bpm. Never became a hit, but I imagine this gets the youth jumping up and down at her concerts. Worth a spin from time to time earlier on in a pop set. Some other key-compatible tracks to mix with: Blah Blah Blah - Ke$ha Nocturnal - Disclosure ft. The Weeknd New Romantics - Taylor Swift Book of Love - Felix Jaehn Let Me Love You - Ne-Yo Now You See It - Honorebel ft. Pitbull and Jump Smokers download or stream New Romantics: amazon spotify playlist

UnFazed - Lil Uzi Vert ft. The Weeknd

tempo: 63 bpm bpm range: 60 bpm to 65 bpm the dj's take: This video is like a cross between terrorist propaganda on acid and a Playstation 1 malfunction. Or an alternative episode of Xavier: Renegade Angel on Adult Swim . In any case, if you spin at college house parties, this is certainly worth a trial spin. Two notable names with recognizable vocals, and the vibe just feels right. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with: Really Really - Kevin Gates Whole Lotta Lovin - DJ Mustard ft. Travis Scott download or stream UnFazed: amazon itunes

Right Hand - Drake

tempo: 101 bpm bpm range: 100 to 105 bpm The DJ's Take: Not one of his biggest hits, but it's minimalist booty music with a Bay Area flavor. Should keep things moving at a brisk pace on a hiphop or freeform night. Also good for blasting in the car on the way to the club (or the post office). Some key-compatible tracks from 96 to 99 bpm: Alone - Alan Walker Lean On - Major Lazer and DJ Snake Lush Life - Zara Larsson Dance Like We're Making Love - Ciara Waves - Kanye West Girls Around The World - Lloyd ft. Lil Wayne And from 100 to 105 bpm: Truffle Butter - Nicki Minaj ft. Drake & Lil Wayne Havana - Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug Don't Quit - DJ Khaled, Calvin Harris, Travis Scott, Jeremih Nothin' On You - B.o.B ft. Bruno Mars Obsession - Vice ft. Jon Bellion No More Sad Songs - Little Mix ft. Machine Gun Kelly Buried In Detroit (Lucas Löwe Remix) - Mike Posner ft. Big Sean I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix) - Mike Posner Boom -

Love Galore - SZA ft. Travis Scott

tempo: 68 bpm bpm range: 65 bpm  to  70 bpm the dj's take: Spoiler alert - is it possible to go from happy to horrified as fast as Travis Scott in that video? I remember seeing the infamous scene in Misery as a kid, and it still makes me cringe . As for the track, a sensual beat that should liven up a pop or hiphop set; worth a regular spot in your rotation. Try mixing / mashing up with: DNA. - Kendrick Lamar Where Are Ü Now - Skrillex & Diplo ft. Justin Bieber  White Iverson - Post Malone goosebumps - Travis Scott Feeling Myself - Nicki Minaj ft. Beyoncé Make Love - Gucci Mane ft. Nicki Minaj Big Pimpin - Jay-Z ft. UGK Deja Vu - Post Malone & Justin Bieber In The Name Of Love - Martin Garrix ft. Bebe Rexha Let Me Love You - Ariana Grande Day N Nite - Kid Cudi Jimmy Choo - Fetty Wap Horses In The Stable - Ty Dolla $ign Know Ya - Ty Dolla $ign Gold Bottles - Jeezy Big Rings - Drake & Future download or stream Love Galore: amazon spoti

Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars

tempo: 147 bpm bpm range:   70 bpm  to  75 bpm ,  145  to  150 bpm The DJ's Take: As a non-religious person, I've always wondered what it would feel like to get locked out of heaven. This looks about right: If your crowd can't dance to this, call in some EMT's because they may not have a pulse. A former #1 song in the country, and the Super Mario Bros. swimming sounds in the beat are a nice touch. Try mixing / mashing up with: All I Do Is Win - DJ Khaled Handsome And Wealthy - Migos Holy Grail - Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake Marry You - Bruno Mars download or stream Locked Out Of Heaven: spotify playlist (songs with similar key & bpm) apple music iTunes amazon

No Type - Rae Sremmurd

tempo: 62.5 bpm bpm range: 60 bpm  to  65 bpm The DJ's Take: A prime example of minimalist hiphop. Simple beat with some flourishes in the percussion, and nursery rhyme lyrics. The harpsichord makes this sound like something royalty listened to in the 1400s, lounging around the castle with nothing to do. Hard to dance to, although this crew gives it a good effort: All that said, the memorable hook and hit status back in 2014 make it worth an occasional spin on a pop or hiphop night. Try mixing or mashing up with: No Complaints - Metro Boomin ft. Drake, Offset LOVE. FEAT. ZACARI. - Kendrick Lamar, Zacari Sign of the Times - Harry Styles Weak - AJR oui - Jeremih Here - Alessia Cara Blasé (feat. Future & Rae Sremmurd) - Ty Dolla $ign And if you're willing to bump up a couple bpm: The Recipe - Kendrick Lamar Hotline Bling - Drake No Sense - Justin Bieber ft. Travi$ Scott I Should've Cheated - Keyshia Cole download or stream No Type: a

Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better) - Felix Jaehn ft. Jasmine Thompson

tempo: 118 bpm bpm range: 115 to 120 bpm The DJ's Take: Show me a person who doesn't like the xylophone, and I'll show you someone who needs an attitude adjustment. How can you resist this: Overall, Ain't Nobody has a clean, polished bounce that gives it versatility. Should work in just about any setting, whether you're doing a pop set or a choreographed dance routine. And as a bonus, the Chaka Khan influence may win you some brownie points with the older folks in the crowd. Try mixing with: Fine By Me - Chris Brown All My Love - Major Lazer ft. Ariana Grande I Don't Like It, I Love It - Flo Rida Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson Motown Philly - Boyz II Men Tik Tok - Ke$ha Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars download or stream Ain't Nobody: amazon spotify playlist