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Showing posts from October 15, 2017

Forever - Martin Garrix, Matisse & Sadko

tempo: 128 bpm bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm the dj's take: Long live 128 bpm festival-level edm. This one needs an elaborate light show and people making heart signs with their hands: Can the genre make a comeback? Tough to say. But I don't think it'll ever really go away. Extensive list of key-compatible tracks to mix with: Timber - Pitbull ft. Ke$ha Something New - Axwell /\ Ingrosso Super Bass - Nicki Minaj Do You Remember - Jay Sean Spotless - Martin Garrix, Jay Hardway Hold On & Believe - Martin Garrix Slave To The Rhythm - Michael Jackson Birthday - Katy Perry Play Hard - David Guetta Sweet Nothing - Calvin Harris Paradise - Benny Benassi and Chris Brown Waiting - Oliver Heldens & Throttle More Than Ever - Breathe Carolina & Ryos download or stream Forever: amazon spotify playlist

How Long - Charlie Puth

tempo: 110 bpm bpm range: 105 to 110 bpm , 110 to 115 bpm the dj's take: That hook reminds me of this song: I obviously listened to a lot of soft rock radio as a kid in the mid to late 80s. Getting back to the track in question, sounds like a hit. Easy, breezy pop with slick little guitar riffs sprinkled in. Should be especially appealing to the young female demographic. Some key-compatible tracks between 105 and 110 bpm: Rich Love - OneRepublic, Seeb Are You Sure? - Kriss Kross Amsterdam & Connor Maynard ft. Ty Dolla $ign Run Up - Major Lazer ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR, Nicki Minaj Be Alright - Ariana Grande Wild Things - Alessia Cara The Monster - Eminem ft. Rihanna Something In The Way You Move - Ellie Goulding Cruel Summer - Bananarama Mo Money Mo Problems - Notorious BIG And if you venture above 110: The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson download or stream How Long: spotify playlist (105 to 110 bpm) itunes

Silence - Marshmello, Khalid

tempo: 71 bpm bpm range: 70 bpm  to  75 bpm the dj's take: Good ambient music for a workout or a run. Probably not lively enough for a high-energy club night, but if you're spinning in public, this should work in a more laid-back bar setting or in a streaming / recorded mix. On the topic of silence, I went on Amazon and found maybe the most lavish earplugs ever made: Pop these in during a nap and you will truly be a Sleeping Beauty. As for the track, try mixing or mashing up with: Rake It Up - Yo Gotti ft. Nicki Minaj Jumpman - Drake & Future Mercy - Kanye West Deliver - Fifth Harmony How Low - Ludacris Bank Account - 21 Savage Butterfly Effect - Travis Scott 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 Throw Sum Mo (feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug) - Rae Sremmurd Ba

Patek Water - Future, Young Thug, Offset

tempo: 77 bpm bpm range: 75 bpm  to  80 bpm the dj's take: Had to google Patek, and my jaw dropped: Here's my question: why not just get a knockoff? Most people can't tell the difference. And if you get robbed, no big deal. Then again, considering I had to google Patek, I'm probably the wrong guy to ask about fashion. Try mixing / mashing up with key-compatible tracks like: I Just Can't - R3HAB, Quintino Headlines - Drake Heavy - Linkin Park ft. Kiiara Side To Side - Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj A-YO - Lady Gaga Down in the DM - Yo Gotti LA Confidential - Tory Lanez Blast Ya - Borgore ft. Barrington Levy Collard Greens - SchoolBoy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar No Sleep - Wiz Khalifa Halo - Beyoncé download or stream Patek Water: amazon spotify playlist  itunes

Gorgeous - Taylor Swift

tempo: 92 bpm bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm the dj's take: Reminds me of TLC's Unpretty minus the fancy drums and guitar: Also, if this gets big, don't be shocked if a quirky acappella group at Cornell University does a parody: Anyway, you know the drill - get this in the pop rotation a.s.a.p. Try mixing or mashing up with tracks like: Suena El Dembow - Joey Montana, Sebastián Yatra Pendulum - Katy Perry One More Chance (Remix) - Notorious BIG SUBEME LA RADIO - Enrique Iglesias All We Know - The Chainsmokers Starboy - The Weeknd and Daft Punk Back To Sleep - Chris Brown No Games - Serani Out of the Woods - Taylor Swift This Is How We Do - Katy Perry Teaser - Tanto Metro & Devonte, Devonte & Tanto Metro Heads High - Mr. Vegas F.F.F. - Bebe Rexha, G-Eazy Otis - Jay-Z and Kanye West download or stream Gorgeous: amazon spotify playlist  itunes

Lean On - Major Lazer and DJ Snake ft. M∅

tempo: 98 bpm bpm range:   95  to  100 bpm The DJ's Take: So I went to a bachelor party in Miami around the time Lean On was hot, and we had a whatsapp group to keep tabs on everyone. Which was good, because I may have wandered off once or twice... Anyway, that's when one guy posted the video that would change our lives forever: You're welcome. Some key-compatible tracks from 95 to 99 bpm: Alone - Alan Walker 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 103: Right Hand - Drake Don't Quit - DJ Khaled, Calvin Harris, Travis Scott, Jeremih 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 - Major Lazer Fancy (Yellow Claw Remix) download or stream Lean On: amazon spotify playlis

Hey Mama - David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj and Afrojack

tempo: 86 bpm bpm range:   85 bpm  to  90 bpm The DJ's Take: If we're talking songs named Hey Mama, I'm partial to Kanye: That said, this is a former Top 10 hit with a big presence. Worthy of being blasted in a Top 40 set or at a sporting event. Some key-compatible tracks from 81 to 84 bpm: I'm The One - DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Chance The Rapper, Quavo Just Like Fire - Pink I Need A Girl - Trey Songz Go Hard Or Go Home - Wiz Khalifa And from 85 to 90: Bad Blood - Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift Hey Mama - David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj Not A Bad Thing - Justin Timberlake Nobody Has To Know - Kranium ft. Ty Dolla $ign Fight Song - Rachel Platten download or stream Hey Mama: apple music amazon

C'Mon - Ke$ha

tempo: 126 bpm bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm The DJ's Take: What's up with Kesha's love of warm alcoholic beverages (via ): Which one would you choose? Gun to my head, I'd say nothing and die with my pride intact. Anything with an alcohol content < 10% should be consumed ice cold. Long list of key-compatible tracks to mix or mash up with: Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) - Lana Del Rey Levels - Avicii Good Feeling - Flo Rida Pound The Alarm - Nicki Minaj The Night Is Still Young - Nicki Minaj I Will Never Let You Down - Rita Ora Addicted To You - Avicii Die Young - Ke$ha The Only Way Is Up - Martin Garrix & Tiesto Dare You - Hardwell Calling (Lose My Mind) [Radio Edit] [feat. Ryan Tedder] - Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso City of Dreams (feat. Ruben Haze) - Dirty South & Alesso download or stream C'Mon: amazon spotify playlist

Want to Want Me - Jason Derulo

tempo: 114 bpm bpm range:   110  to  115 bpm The DJ's Take: Add back in I and You, and we've basically got the same title as that Cheap Trick song, right? Anyway, Want to Want Me is a sentimental favorite for me. Easy to dance to, and should work at a wedding or on a pop night at the local bar. If you're between 110 and 115 bpm, try mixing with: In My Head - Jason Derulo Because Of You - Ne-Yo Heat Stroke - Calvin Harris Hands To Myself - Selena Gomez Cool For The Summer - Demi Lovato Fun - Pitbull ft. Chris Brown The Hills - The Weeknd And from 115 to 120: Anywhere - Dillon Francis Treasure - Bruno Mars download or stream Want To Want Me: amazon spotify playlist iTunes

Is That For Me - Alesso & Anitta

tempo: 105 bpm bpm range: 100  to  105 bpm ,  105  to  110 bpm the dj's take: It's like someone asked Alesso to do a legal knockoff of Sorry and he cut it a little too close: Also, I predict Anitta's inflatable silver coconuts will either become an international fashion trend or a hilarious Halloween accessory. Or both. Long list of key-compatible tracks to mix or mash up with: Sorry - Justin Bieber Let Me Love You - DJ Snake, Justin Bieber Friends - Justin Bieber, BloodPop® 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