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Showing posts from September 28, 2014

It Girl - Pharrell

Speed: 96 bpm The DJ's Take: As someone who grew up in the 8- and 16-bit era, this is a cool little video. Relaxing beat with some meat on it - reminds me of that old school rap track Feel The Heartbeat . I think this could be good for a mixtape - try blending with key-compatible songs like 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 , and Renee - Lost Boyz . Download the song: Amazon: It Girl

The BMC Top 10 for September 2014

1. Shake It Off - Taylor Swift 2. Break Free - Ariana Grande ft. Zedd 3. All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor 4. Black Widow - Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora 5. Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj 6. Bailando - Enrique Iglesias 7. Fireball - Pitbull 8. Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz 9. Maps - Maroon 5 10. Anaconda - Nicki Minaj Any thoughts on what should be in the Top 10? Let us know on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram . (Photo via Morguefile )

Habits (Stay High) - Tove Lo

Speed: 110 bpm The DJ's Take: So we covered the remix awhile back , the song got popular, I thought I'd already covered it, and turns out the original version is pretty different. My bad. Anyway, Habits has an ethereal vibe - I could imagine riding a horse on an abandoned beach (or an open prairie) into the sunset as it plays. Not exactly a happy song though; I think if you're a grownup who hasn't been living under a rock, you can identify with the lyrics to a certain degree. Either that, or you're a healthy, well-adjusted person, so good for you. Anyway, if you're doing a key-compatible mix or mashup, Like A Prayer - Madonna would be a slam dunk. Also try blending with tracks like Man of the Year - SchoolBoy Q , Nothin' On You (feat. Bruno Mars) - B.o.B , Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars , Grenade - Bruno Mars , and Ooo La La - Robin Thicke . Motown Philly - Boyz II Men could work too if you're looking to pick up the energy and edge into the