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Beats Per Minute Mixing With Vinyl Records

Beats Per Minute Mixing With Vinyl - Keeping The Flow With Gradual Ups & Downs

The key ingredient to keeping a full dance floor is to keep the flow using gradual ups & downs using Beats per minute as a guide to creating a good flow of music. Using BPM's gives you the option to adjust the speed up or down to match the tempo of the record currently playing and a classic song that wouldn't normally work will give a new take and a whole new character at a different speed. (Plus or Minus)

Experiment and dare to be different

Using your Musical and BPM knowledge you can maintain consistent BPM's from one song to the next, there is a smoother transition, and less likelihood of dancers deciding to leave the dancefloor.

When you have the BPM's of all your records you will be able to experiment and be different - you can come up with some truly spectacular segues and mixes that will leave the dancers amazed at your musical knowhow and imagination!

Mid-Tempo Selection Example

  • Make It On My Own - Alison Limerick (112)
  • He's The Greatest Dancer - Sister Sledge (113)
  • Soul Man - Sam & Dave (114)
  • Let's Dance - David Bowie (115)
  • Billie Jean - Michael Jackson (117)

Up-Tempo Selection Example

  • Let's Go Round Again - Average White Band (129)
  • This Old Heart Of Mine - The Isley Brothers (130)
  • Boogie Wonderland - Earth Wind And Fire (132)
  • Jump (For My Love) - Pointer Sisters (135)
  • Mamma Mia - Abba (138)