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Miss Me - Drake ft. Lil Wayne

tempo: 77 bpm bpm range:   75 bpm  to  80 bpm The DJ’s Take:  I guess everyone wants to be appreciated and missed when they step away for a bit. Kind of like MJ when he came back to Chicago as a Wizard: As for the track, those horns are heavy. It's like they gathered the most enthusiastic trumpet players from the local middle school bands for this one. Worth a spin on a hiphop night as a throwback. Try mixing / mashing up with: XO TOUR Llif3 - Lil Uzi Vert Use Me - Future Private Show - Britney Spears Messin' Around - Pitbull ft. Enrique Iglesias Live Your Life - Rihanna American Oxygen - Rihanna download or stream Miss Me: amazon itunes

You & Me - Marshmello

tempo: 78 bpm bpm range:   75 bpm  to  80 bpm the dj's take: This reminds me a lot of All The Small Things : That could make an interesting little mashup, right? Anyway, worth a spin during a more electro / trap-oriented set for a younger demographic. A couple key-compatible tracks between 70 and 75 bpm: Break Up - Mario Trap Queen - Fetty Wap Alarm - Anne-Marie And from 75 to 80: iSpy - Kyle ft. Lil Yachty Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj Baptized in Fire - Kid Cudi, Travis Scott download or stream You & Me: amazon itunes

Loyal (West Coast Version) - Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Too $hort

tempo: 99 bpm bpm range:   95  to  100 bpm The DJ's Take:  One of the more notable hooks in recent years - definite singalong material in the club. The beat reminds me of Blow The Whistle , only smoother: Some other key-compatible tracks worth mixing with: Báilame (Remix) - Nacho, Yandel, Bad Bunny Ayo - Chris Brown, Tyga Team - Lorde Bitches N Marijuana - Chris Brown, Tyga & SchoolBoy Q I Don't F**k With You - Big Sean ft. E-40 Might also be fun to double-time over Bitch Better Have My Money . download or stream Loyal: amazon itunes

Dirty Sexy Money - David Guetta ft. Charli XCX & French Montana

tempo: 80 bpm bpm range:   75 bpm  to  80 bpm ,  80 bpm  to  85 bpm the dj's take:  This is the definitive picture of Dirty Sexy Money: Big electro trap track that should play well in a club or a bar with heavy duty speakers. Some other key-compatible singles to mix with: The Way Life Goes - Lil Uzi Vert Walk It Out - Unk Redbone - Childish Gambino Family Feud - Jay-Z ft. Beyoncé Black Widow - Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora Reaper - Sia download or stream Dirty Sexy Money: amazon itunes

Corazón - Maluma ft. Nego do Borel

tempo: 99 bpm bpm range: 95  to  100 bpm the dj's take: Another bouncy Latin track that should work well in an ethnically-themed set. Of course, I don't know any Spanish, so let's see what the first verse means in English (via ): Excellent perspective. Kind of like investing; you don't want to put everything into one stock. Diversify, so you can reduce volatility and maximize returns. Some key-compatible tracks to mix / mash up with: Run Me Dry - Bryson Tiller Sua Cara - Major Lazer Chained To The Rhythm - Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley Daddy Yo - WizKid Old Thing Back - Matoma & Notorious BIG ft. Ja Rule & Ralph Tresvant This Is How We Do - Katy Perry Shoop - Salt N Pepa Na Na - Trey Songz Paranoid - Ty Dolla $ign download or stream Corazón: amazon spotify playlist itunes

Young Forever - Jay-Z ft. Mr. Hudson

tempo: 70 bpm bpm range:   65 bpm  to  70 bpm ,  70 bpm to 75 bpm The DJ’s Take: When I open my HGH / plastic surgery emporium somewhere in a shady Southern California strip mall, that hook will be the background music on our tv ad campaign. We'll naturally get the older clientèle, and having a hip theme song will get some of the younger folk who are being pre-emptive. Bank on it. Worth a spin as a throwback in a pop or hiphop set. Consider mixing with: Look Alive - Blocboy JB, Drake 7/11 - Beyoncé Tuesday - I LOVE MAKONNEN Young Forever - Jay-Z Love In This Club (feat. Young Jeezy) - Usher We Belong Together - Mariah Carey What's Your Fantasy - Ludacris Remember Me - Chris Brown ft. Tyga download or stream Young Forever: amazon

No Limit - G-Eazy ft. A$AP Rocky, Cardi B

tempo: 89 bpm bpm range: 85 bpm  to  90 bpm the dj's take: Those drums are fancy. A throwback beat that reminds me a little of Back That Azz Up , especially with the cymbals: Worth a spot on a mixtape or in a hiphop set. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with: Rude Boy - Rihanna Izzo (H.O.V.A.) - Jay-Z Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys Famous - Kanye West Back to Back - Drake Izzo (H.O.V.A.) - Jay-Z Energy - Drake The Black The Berry - Kendrick Lamar Black Widow - Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora Reaper - Sia Remember Me - T.I. ft. Mary J. Blige download or stream No Limit: amazon spotify playlist itunes

Young, Wild & Free - Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa ft. Bruno Mars

tempo: 95 bpm bpm range:   90 to 95 bpm , 95  to  100 bpm The DJ's Take: So apparently this was on the soundtrack for Mac & Devin Go To High School. A quick plot summary via wikipedia : Pretty fitting theme song. Maybe they can run it back for the sequel. Anyway, while the movie may have gone straight to dvd, the single went Top 10, which makes it worth an occasional spin on a pop night. Some key-compatible tracks from 90 to 95 bpm: Lemon - N.E.R.D & Rihanna Dusk Till Dawn - ZAYN ft. Sia Nuthin' But A G Thang - Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg Style - Taylor Swift 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 She Ain't You - Chris Brown Again - Fetty Wap 679 - Fetty Wap Jealous - Nick Jonas Good Thing (feat. Nick Jonas) - Sage the Gemini Diamonds - Rihanna Right Here (Human Nature Remix) - SWV C

Bedroom Floor - Liam Payne

tempo: 120 bpm bpm range: 115 to 120 bpm , 120  to  125 bpm the dj's take: Nothing wrong with talking trash in the hook of a pop song. Probably at least somewhat autobiographical, right? Guys from One Direction have been around the block a few times. Some other fine examples of verbal jousting in a different arena: Getting back to the track, I'd give it a spin in a Top 40 set. Tropical flavor in the beat, and there's some buzz building on all the notable music listening platforms. If you're between 115 and 120 bpm, try mixing with: Woman - Kesha ft. The Dap Kings Paparazzi - Lady Gaga Dirty Mind - Flo Rida Say It Right - Nelly Furtado Marilyn Monroe - Pharrell And from 120 to 125 bpm: Waves - Mr. Probz (Robin Schulz Remix) Latch - Disclosure ft. Sam Smith Who Dat Girl - Flo Rida ft. Akon Telephone - Lady Gaga ft. Beyoncé More Than You Know - Axwell /\ Ingrosso Bad Liar - Selena Gomez What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber One Last Tim

Ghostface Killers - 21 Savage, Offset, Metro Boomin, Travis Scott

tempo: 83 bpm bpm range: 80 bpm to 85 bpm the dj's take: As a casual fan of old school kung fu, gotta pay homage to the original Ghostface Killer: Bad ass. But does he really have to do all that tumbling around before killing people? Seems like you'd want to conserve your energy. As for the track, perfectly adequate for a hiphop set. Try mixing with: Countdown - Beyoncé Clique - Kanye West, Jay-Z, Big Sean Criminal - Natti Natasha x Ozuna 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 Ghostface Killers: amazon itunes

Clarity - Zedd ft. Foxes

tempo: 128 bpm bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm The DJ's Take: Guess this song is proof that wikipedia brings people together (via wikipedia ): The good news for Zedd - now when he reaches out to an artist, they probably don't have to wikipedia him anymore. Long list of key-compatible tracks to mix / mash up with: Used To Have It All - Fais & Afrojack One Last Time - Ariana Grande What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber Who Dat Girl - Flo Rida ft. Akon Animals - Martin Garrix I Like It - Enrique Iglesias ft. Pitbull Wildest Dreams (R3hab Remix) - Taylor Swift 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 Open Wide - Calvin Harris Flashlight - R3hab & Deorro #SELFIE - The Chainsmokers Cannonball (Earthquake) - Showtek & Justin Prime ft. Matthew Ko

Can't Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton

tempo: 146 bpm bpm range: 70 bpm to 75 bpm , 145 to 150 bpm The DJ's Take: Former #1 song in the country for a good reason. If you're looking to hype a crowd up, tough to do much better than this. Pretty good marching band music too: Try mixing / mashing up with: Relationship - Young Thug ft. Future DNA. - Kendrick Lamar Party - Chris Brown ft. Usher, Gucci Mane Big Pimpin - Jay-Z ft. UGK Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd Let Me Love You - Ariana Grande Day N Nite - Kid Cudi Where Are Ü Now - Skrillex & Diplo ft. Justin Bieber Feeling Myself - Nicki Minaj X - Chris Brown Moses - French Montana download or stream Can't Hold Us: amazon spotify playlist itunes

Dance (A$$) Remix - Big Sean ft. Nicki Minaj

tempo: 80 bpm bpm range: 75 bpm  to  80 bpm ,  80 bpm  to  85 bpm The DJ's Take: My favorite part of the video was learning the Korean word for ass: Pronunciation is something like 'ung-dung-ee.' So now you can sing the hook for this song in a foreign language. Congratulations. Probably more of a throwback at this point, but should still bang in a club. Try mixing with: The Story of OJ - Jay-Z Thunder - Imagine Dragons Big Poppa - Notorious BIG Just A Friend - Biz Markie M.I.L.F. $ - Fergie Hold Up - Beyoncé Stressed Out - twenty one pilots Trumpets - Jason Derulo Wiggle - Jason Derulo Pills N Potions - Nicki Minaj Down On Me - Jeremih ft. 50 Cent download or stream Dance (A$$): amazon spotify playlist itunes

I Need Your Love - Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding

tempo: 125 bpm bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm The DJ's Take: This one thumps. Like taking a jackhammer to your temples and eardrums. One of the more fist-pumpable beats in recent memory: Try mixing with: 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 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 Give Me Everything - Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo & Afrojack Till The World Ends - Britney Spears Tonight (I'm Lovin You) - Enrique Iglesias Just Can't Get Enough - Black Eyed Peas Hold It Against Me - Britney Spears Beautiful - Akon Cooler Than Me - Mike Po