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FRIENDS - Marshmello, Anne-Marie

tempo: 96 bpm bpm range:   95  to  100 bpm the dj's take: Beat kind of reminds me of a slower, lighter version of Flo Rida's Whistle . Would be hard to tell it's Marshmello without the song title, and that isn't a bad thing. Makes it a little more listenable for a more mature pop audience. Try mixing with: Man of the Woods - Justin Timberlake It Ain't Me - Kygo, Selena Gomez Na Na - Trey Songz Échame La Culpa - Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato Corazón - Maluma ft. Nego do Borel 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 Paranoid - Ty Dolla $ign Cold - Maroon 5 Hello Friday - Flo Rida ft. Jason Derulo Summer In The Winter - Kid Ink ft. Omarion download or stream FRIENDS: amazon spotify playlist itunes

God's Plan - Drake

tempo: 77 bpm bpm range:   75 bpm  to  80 bpm the dj's take: If I ever open a megachurch or a Christian-themed academy for future D1 college basketball recruits, it'll be named God's Plan. Ethereal beat matches the track title, and this should get a good reaction in almost any setting considering the positive buzz. Not quite key-compatible, but could sound interesting with: Spotlight - Marshmello, Lil Peep Can't Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton Relationship - Young Thug ft. Future X - Chris Brown Moses - French Montana download or stream God's Plan: amazon itunes

You Owe Me - The Chainsmokers

tempo: 90 bpm bpm range:   85  to  90 bpm ,  90  to  95 bpm the dj's take: Search for 'you owe me' on itunes and this is what you'll see: I'll go with Nas & Ginuwine for a back-to-the-00s party in NYC, and The Chainsmokers for background music at a hipster gathering or a lower-key electro-pop set. Try mixing with: Eastside - benny blanco, Halsey, Khalid EL BAÑO - Enrique Iglesias ft. Bad Bunny You're All I Need To Get By - Method Man & Mary J. Blige Baby Baby Baby - TLC I Like Me Better - Lauv A Lie - French Montana, The Weeknd, Max B Cold Water - Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber Cheap Thrills - Sia Never Give Up - Sia Ridin Solo - Jason Derulo Airplanes - B.o.B Flashing Lights - Kanye West Replay - IYAZ Take On Me (Kygo Remix) - a-ha Renée - Lost Boyz Stand By You - Rachel Platten Should've Been Us - Tori Kelly You Be Killin Em - Fabolous Magic - Coldplay Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes download or stream You

International Love - Pitbull ft. Chris Brown

tempo: 120 bpm bpm range:   115  to  120 bpm ,  120  to  125 bpm The DJ's Take:  Some interesting reviews of this track from back in the day ( via wikipedia ): Props to the guy who fit 'puerile' and 'Pitbull' in the same sentence. Anyway, a fun song to drop as a throwback in a pop set. Oozes that glitzy Miami club vibe; worth a spot in the dance rotation. If you're between 115 and 120 bpm, try mixing with: Anywhere - Dillon Francis Treasure - Bruno Mars And from 120 to 125 bpm (scroll down in the box below): MIDDLE CHILD - J. Cole Good Old Days - Macklemore, Kesha Swish Swish - Katy Perry ft. Nicki Minaj In The Dark - DEV Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz Hard Times - Paramore Symphony - Clean Bandit, Zara Larsson This Girl - Kungs, Cookin' On 3 Burners Break The Rules - Charli XCX i - Kendrick Lamar Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz I Need Your Love - Calvin Harris Need U (100%) - Duke Dumont ft. A*M*E Ocean Drive (Hayden Ja

River - Eminem, Ed Sheeran

tempo: 90 bpm bpm range:   85  to  90 bpm ,  90  to  95 bpm the dj's take: Not a club banger, but this could work as background music at a rock-themed bar. Two big name artists should keep the buzz going for a bit beyond the initial release. Worth a spot in your pop rotation. Try mixing / mashing up with these key-compatible tracks: Bella y Sensual - Romeo Santos, Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam In My Bed (So So Def Remix) - Dru Hill Gold Digger - Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx Work - Rihanna ft. Drake No Scrubs - TLC Escápate Conmigo - Wisin ft. Ozuna Faith - George Michael Don't You Need Somebody - RedOne Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lean Back - Terror Squad, Fat Joe & Remy Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home) [feat. Plies] - Usher Winner - Jamie Foxx Try Again - Aaliyah download or stream River: amazon spotify playlist

Look Alive - Blocboy JB, Drake

tempo: 70 bpm bpm range:   65 bpm  to  70 bpm ,  70 bpm  to  75 bpm the dj's take:  That riff sounds like a 10 year old messing around during a piano lesson. If Genius ever does a Deconstructed on this, it'll be one of Drake's security guards talking about how he got bored during a recording session, tickled the ivories, and the beat-maker ran with it. Should get a solid reaction at an urban club. Try mixing with: Look At Me Now - Chris Brown 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 - Beyoncé 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 Alive: amazon spotify playlist itune

Dura - Daddy Yankee

tempo: 95 bpm bpm range:   90  to  95 bpm ,  95  to  100 bpm the dj's take: Tough to top Gasolina , but this one's a worthy entry in the Daddy Yankee catalog. Feels like a hit if you're spinning in a smaller NYC club with an ethnic clientèle. May be fun to drop on occasion on a Top 40 night, just to see the reaction. If you're between 90 and 95 bpm, try mixing with  Locked Away - R. City ft. Adam Levine . And from 95 to 100 bpm: All I Want Is You - Miguel Colors - Halsey Post To Be - Omarion ft. Chris Brown & Jhené Aiko F**kin' Problems - A$AP Rocky Lose Yourself To Dance - Daft Punk download or stream Dura: amazon itunes