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"How to Blend familiar hits with lesser-known tracks in a playlist the right way"

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Creating a playlist that includes a mix of both popular and lesser-known tracks can be a great way to keep your audience engaged and excited. As a DJ, it's important to strike the right balance between playing crowd favorites and introducing new music to keep things fresh and interesting. In this post, we'll take a look at some tips and techniques for blending familiar hits with lesser-known tracks in a playlist the right way.

When creating a playlist, take into account the audience you will be performing for. In a club or bar setting, the crowd may expect to hear familiar hits to dance to, so it may be effective to begin the playlist with popular tracks. As the night goes on, consider introducing lesser-known songs to keep the playlist dynamic and engaging.

One technique for blending familiar hits with lesser-known tracks is to use the "rule of thirds." This means that for every three popular tracks you play, you should include one lesser-known track. This keeps the energy up while also introducing new music to your audience.

Another technique is to use "segues" or "transitions" between tracks. This means that you carefully choose the next track based on the tempo, key and style of the current track. This can help to create a seamless flow between tracks, even if they are vastly different in style.

To keep your playlist engaging, mix up the types of music included. Incorporating a variety of genres such as hip-hop, pop, and EDM can keep the audience interested and energized throughout the night.

To create a dynamic and exciting playlist, mix well-known songs with lesser-known tracks. Using techniques such as the "rule of thirds" and "segues" and including a range of music genres can help keep the audience engaged and the party going all night long.

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