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Showing posts from February 4, 2018

Wait - Maroon 5

tempo: 63 bpm bpm range: 60 bpm to 65 bpm the dj's take: I think we've got a new genre of music - adult contemporary trap. Also, might be fun to half-time into Animals for an interesting mix / mashup: Considering the percussion-less interludes, this one is better suited for a dance recital or background music at an event. Could also sound good with Call Casting - Migos and I Remember - AlunaGeorge . download or stream Wait: amazon itunes

Domino - Jessie J

tempo: 127 bpm bpm range:   125  to  130 bpm The DJ's Take: I Gotta Feeling anyone? It's like the Black Eyed Peas and Katy Perry did a collabo. So there's an easy mix / mashup right there. Dance pop with an infusion of rock; a decent throwback for a Top 40 bar gig. Try mixing with: You Be Love - Avicii Again and Again - Basto The Time (Dirty Bit) - Black Eyed Peas OMG - Usher Feel So Close - Calvin Harris Summer - Calvin Harris More - Usher Me Too - Meghan Trainor Give Me Your Love - Sigala ft. John Newman & Nile Rodgers Bouncybob - Martin Garrix +1 - Martin Solveig Be Right There - Diplo & Sleepy Tom How Deep Is Your Love - Calvin Harris + Disciples Secrets - Tiësto and KSHMR I Cry - Flo Rida Let's Go - Calvin Harris and NeYo We'll Be Coming Back - Calvin Harris Take Me Home - Cash Cash Day N Nite (Crookers Remix) - Kid Cudi download or stream Domino: amazon spotify playlist

Africa - Toto

tempo: 92 bpm bpm range:   90  to  95 bpm the dj's take: Pretty good oral history in Billboard on the 35th anniversary of Africa hitting #1 on the charts . As someone who dj'ed at a college bar from ~2007-10, I can confirm that Caucasian millennials love this song and will sing that chorus like it's the national anthem. [semi]Pro tip: do a mix / mashup with Juicy  and Juicy Fruit . A little cross-genre change of pace that's unconventional, but effective. Solid list of key-compatible tracks: Candy Paint - Post Malone Cásate Conmigo - Silvestre Dangond, Nicky Jam I Got To Have It - Ed OG Say Aah - Trey Songz Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg Rollin - Calvin Harris, Future, Khalid Bloodstream - The Chainsmokers NO - Meghan Trainor No Mediocre - T.I. Boom Clap - Charli XCX It Girl - Jason Derulo In Da Club - 50 Cent Sorry Not Sorry - Bryson Tiller Ooh! - Mary J. Blige Addiction - Ryan Leslie ft. Fabolous Why You Wanna - T.I. Trillmatic

All The Stars - Kendrick Lamar (with SZA)

tempo: 97 bpm bpm range:   95  to  100 bpm the dj's take: This would sound pretty good with  I Feel It Coming , wouldn't it? And add in Wild Thoughts for good measure. Anyway, it's pretty simple - any pop / hiphop dj should get All The Stars in the rotation a.s.a.p. Long list of other key-compatible tracks to mix / mashup with: Say Something - Justin Timberlake ft. Chris Stapleton Fancy - Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX Bonita - J Balvin, Jowell, Randy Sorry - Justin Bieber Let Me Love You - DJ Snake & Justin Biebe r The Greatest - Sia Water Under The Bridge - Adele You Know You Like It - DJ Snake and AlunaGeorge Try Me - Jason Derulo ft. Jennifer Lopez & Matoma Worth It - Fifth Harmony Honest - The Chainsmokers Sexual Healing - Maxamillion Used To Love You - Gwen Stefani The Fix - Nelly ft. Jeremih Honey - Mariah Carey Where The Party At - Jagged Edge Express Yourself - N.W.A. Ball - T.I. download or stream All The Stars: amazon

Mine - Bazzi

tempo: 71 bpm bpm range:   70 bpm  to  75 bpm the dj's take: This one belongs on the soundtrack for a teen romantic drama. Getting some good buzz on spotify, and should fit right in during a pop set at a high school dance. Some other key-compatible tracks to mix / mash up with: Bank Account - 21 Savage Silence - Marshmello, Khalid Rake It Up - Yo Gotti ft. Nicki Minaj Deliver - Fifth Harmony How Low - Ludacris Butterfly Effect - Travis Scott Jumpman - Drake & Future 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 Mercy - Kanye West Throw Sum Mo (feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug) - Rae Sremmurd Bad Girls - M.I.A. download or stream Mine: amazon spotify playlist itunes