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need to turn" pop" song into dance/club. what should the min bpm be?
Old 7th September 2010
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need to turn" pop" song into dance/club. what should the min bpm be?

A good friend of mine is playing at an event and needs his pop songs more "danceable." His songs range from 80-90 bpm and he wants a 4/4 kick. Normally i would just warp it and be fine. But he is goin to play some instruments live and sing on top of it. Im a little skeptical in the idea, but he is admit on it. What's ur opinion on the min and/or max bpm i should go to.
Old 7th September 2010
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120-128bpm

For anything in the lower 80's you might want to bring the tempo down to double time it. 80 - 16 = 64 x 2 = 128.
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127 is disco heaven.
Old 7th September 2010
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115-125 for a chilled house vibe, might be easier said than done, as that amount of warping probably won't be subtle!



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Old 7th September 2010
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Some pop/dance songs are slower than you might think. I know lots of slow but pumpy hip-hop tracks. But otherwise yes, at least 115+. If it's less than 120, he better have a big moving bassline underneath.
Old 7th September 2010
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I DJ on weekends and most of the best dance stuff is in the upper range of the 120s: Sexy Chick (David Guetta) I Gotta Feeling (BEPs) I'm In Miami Bitch (LMFAO) Hotel Room Service (Pitbull) Right Round (Flo Rida) Whine Up (Kat Deluna) I'm The Ish (DJ Class) ...

But there's great dance stuff between 80 and 90 too. Often these are 1/16 type beats. Drop It Low (Ester Dean) is 88 and is a go-to track that I can always count on to fill the dance floor.



Replay is another example at 90:

Old 7th September 2010
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Old 8th September 2010
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Most of the trance is on 135-139 bpm.
~70 bpm original song could be easily converted to ~140 bpm with 4x4 beat.

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