Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The BMC Top 10 for August 2015


1. Good For You - Selena Gomez ft. A$AP Rocky

2. Lean On - Major Lazer and DJ Snake

3. Bad Blood - Taylor Swift

4. Back To Back - Drake

5. Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae) - Silento

6. Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd

7. Cool For The Summer - Demi Lovato

8. How Deep Is Your Love - Calvin Harris + Disciples

9. Omen - Disclosure ft. Sam Smith

10. Honey, I'm Good - Andy Grammer

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(Photo via Morguefile)

Saturday, August 29, 2015

What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber



Speed: 125 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm

The DJ's Take: So I guess I've got at least one thing in common with your average 12 year old girl - we both like a Justin Bieber song. Light, breezy beat, and vocals that don't feel put on or contrived. If the young man wants to be more than a pop culture punching bag, singles like this should help. Definitely worth a download.

Try mixing or mashing up with tracks like Disarm You - Kaskade, One Last Time - Ariana Grande, Time of Our Lives - Pitbull and NeYo, Fireball - Pitbull, Open Wide - Calvin HarrisFlashlight - R3hab & Deorro#SELFIE - The ChainsmokersCannonball (Earthquake) - Showtek & Justin Prime ft. Matthew KomaI Love It - Icona PopAnimals - Martin GarrixUnder Control - Calvin Harris & AlessoStay The Night - ZeddClarity - ZeddThis Is What It Feels Like - Armin Van BuurenTurn Up The Music - Chris BrownWild Ones - Flo Rida ft. SiaBeautiful People - Chris BrownParty Rock Anthem - LMFAOFirework - Katy Perry, I Like It - Enrique Iglesias

Download the song:





Amazon: What Do You Mean?

Monday, August 24, 2015

Renegades - X Ambassadors



Speed: 90 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm

The DJ's Take: A little unconventional for what we usually cover, but this seems to be on a notable upward incline. Kind of feels like a more organic, less manic Wake Me Up, right? Strong singalong potential in the chorus, and some good key-compatible mix/mashup potential with songs like Diamonds - RihannaAdorn - Miguel, Again - Fetty Wap, 679 - Fetty Wap, Body On Me - Rita Ora ft. Chris Brown, Style - Taylor Swift, Jealous - Nick Jonas, Good Thing (feat. Nick Jonas) - Sage the Gemini, Candy Rain - Soul For Real, and Check The Rhime - A Tribe Called Quest.

Download the song:





Amazon: Renegades

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Levels - Nick Jonas



Speed: 102 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 95 to 100 bpm, 100 to 105 bpm

The DJ's Take: If we're ranking songs with the name Levels, I'm going with Avicii. But this has pop hit potential - probably best employed during a high school dance or at a casual bar on Top 40 night.

**Unconventional mashup idea alert**: This reminds me a lot of Tom Cochrane's Life Is A Highway, which was hot when I was in middle school. Virtually identical bpm, similar key; no idea how tricky it would be, but worth a try for someone looking to dig into the archives a little (jeez; just realized the song's almost 25 years old).

Back to reality: I'd try dropping maybe 3 bpm's and doing something with Taylor Swift's Blank Space. If you're living around 100 bpm, try mixing with tracks like Don't Tell Em - Jeremih, Dreamlover - Mariah Carey, Be Faithful - Fatman Scoop and Pretty Girls - Britney Spears ft. Iggy Azalea.

Download the song:





Amazon: Levels - Nick Jonas

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Back to Earth - Steve Aoki ft. Fall Out Boy



Speed: 128 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm

The DJ's Take: Key-wise and feel-wise, this reminds me of both Journey's Separate Ways and Bon Jovi's Livin On A Prayer. Interesting mix/mashup potential there; I'll let you figure that out next time you're spinning for a middle-aged Caucasian crowd. Personally, I kind of like the idea of rock-infused EDM - definite headbanging / moshpit potential in the right environment. Try mixing with some or all of the following:

Secrets - Tiësto and KSHMR, Summer - Calvin Harris, Feel So Close - Calvin Harris, I Cry - Flo Rida, Feel This Moment - Pitbull, Day 'N' Nite (Remix) - Kid Cudi, Let's Go - Calvin Harris and NeYo, We'll Be Coming Back - Calvin Harris

Download the song:





Amazon: Back to Earth

Body On Me - Rita Ora ft. Chris Brown



Speed: 89 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm

The DJ's Take: The beat's trying a little too hard to be epic, but the name recognition should earn it a spot in your new music rotation. Probably best employed at a bar gig during the warm-up portion of the festivities. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing or mashing up with tracks like Again - Fetty Wap, 679 - Fetty Wap, Style - Taylor Swift, Jealous - Nick Jonas, Good Thing (feat. Nick Jonas) - Sage the Gemini, Diamonds - RihannaAdorn - MiguelCandy Rain - Soul For Real, and Check The Rhime - A Tribe Called Quest.

Download the song:





Amazon: Body on Me

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better) - Felix Jaehn ft. Jasmine Thompson



Speed: 118 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 115 to 120 bpm

The DJ's Take: Sounds strange hearing a young Ellie Goulding sound-alike instead of Chaka Khan. Regardless, it has a light, breezy feel, like elevator music you can tap your foot to. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with tracks like the following:

All My Love - Major Lazer ft. Ariana Grande, I Don't Like It, I Love It - Flo Rida, Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson, Motown Philly - Boyz II Men, Tik Tok - Ke$ha, Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

Download the song:





Amazon: Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better) [feat. Jasmine Thompson]

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Fix - Nelly ft. Jeremih



Speed: 95.5 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm, 95 to 100 bpm

The DJ's Take: One way to hedge your bets when you're trying to make a hit - jack the chorus from an iconic song. So no matter what, there's something a crowd can recognize and sing along to. The production team didn't even change the key, so Sexual Healing's an obvious track to mash up with.

Other possibilities include Fancy - Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, Honey - Mariah Carey, Where The Party At - Jagged Edge, What's Luv - Fat Joe, and T.I.'s Ball.

If you're operating near the 100 bpm range, try mixing with tracks like About You - Trey Songz, You Know You Like It - DJ Snake and AlunaGeorge, Worth It - Fifth HarmonyStuck On A Feeling - Prince Royce, Electric Feel - MGMT, Sexual Healing - Maxamillion, and Get Low - Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz.

Download the song:





Amazon: The Fix (feat. Jeremih) [Explicit], The Fix (feat. Jeremih) [Clean]

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Should've Been Us - Tori Kelly



Speed: 90 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm

The DJ's Take: I feel like one day, Tori Kelly can be a pop star; she just hasn't found the right song yet. This one feels like half a hit (or maybe I'm just prejudiced against tracks that don't even make an attempt at a bridge). All that said, it's easy on the ears, and you can mix with some or all of the following:

You Be Killin Em - Fabolous, It Girl - Pharrell, Magic - Coldplay, Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes, You're All I Need - Method Man & Mary J. Blige, Baby Baby Baby - TLC, Opposite of Adults - Chiddy Bang, Ridin Solo - Jason Derulo, Airplanes - B.o.B, Find Your Love - Drake, Flashing Lights - Kanye West, Replay - IYAZ, Renée - Lost Boyz

Download the song:





Amazon: Should've Been Us

Friday, August 7, 2015

Again - Fetty Wap



Speed: 93 bpm

The DJ's Take: Again is a pretty fitting title for this song because, quite frankly, it sounds like 679 Part II. How long will Fetty Wap be popular? Beats me. But he's far exceeded my predictions, so I say milk the hype for all it's worth. If you're staying key-compatible, in addition to 679, try mixing or mashing up with tracks like Style - Taylor Swift, Jealous - Nick Jonas, Good Thing (feat. Nick Jonas) - Sage the Gemini, Diamonds - RihannaAdorn - MiguelCandy Rain - Soul For Real, and Check The Rhime - A Tribe Called Quest.

Download the song:





Amazon: Again [Explicit]