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DJ mix/mashup: Higher Down in the DM (Yo Gotti, Drake, Baauer & Just Blaze ft. Jay-Z, Jack Harlow)




Made with Logic Pro at 77 bpm

As I start to do more of these, the more I understand the acronym that my third grade teacher used to say on a regular basis: K.I.S.S. Keep it simple, stupid. In this case, don't stack 4 or 5 different tracks on top of each other. These songs are individual creations, not components in whatever a dummy like me is trying to put together. Basslines can clash unintentionally, loud on top of loud can create distortion, etc. Takes some more thought than I expected. Different from mixes where you're holding a beatmatch for maybe 30 seconds at most during a transition from one song into the next.

Anyway, this one came out alright once we simplified things. Second half is Baauer's Higher mixed with the drum-less intro to Drake's Headlines, then blended over the drum-less intro to Jack Harlow's Nail Tech, and finally we bring in the end of Nail Tech. Interesting note on the ending to Nail Tech - sounds a bit like Kanye's Flashing Lights, especially with the violins. Wanted to get that in there somehow, and we did.

If you'd like to have a go, Amazon download links are below. Or feel free to do something totally different with the songs in the relevant DJ Cheat Sheet playlist.

Down in the DM - Yo Gotti

Headlines - Drake

Nail Tech - Jack Harlow

Higher - Baauer and Just Blaze ft. Jay-Z

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