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Talking Body - Tove Lo

Speed: 120 bpm The DJ's Take: Kind of a fun, whimsical pop song that should appeal to females and fashion show music coordinators. Currently making a move in the lower part of the Billboard Hot 100, and I'll be surprised if it doesn't jump at least a little more. For a key-compatible mix/mashup, try blending with tracks like Come Get It Bae - Pharrell , She Came To Give It To You - Usher , Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke , Take Your Time (Do It Right) by The S.O.S. Band , Ghost Town - Adam Lambert and Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen. Download the song: Amazon: Talking Body [Explicit]

Chains - Nick Jonas

Speed: 76 bpm The DJ's Take: Reminds me of Kanye West's Power with the handclaps, background battle cries, and hard-driving vibe. Could easily be re-packaged as a hot hiphop track. Other key-compatible mix/mashup candidates include Trophies - Young Money , Mirrors - Justin Timberlake , Give Me A Try - Sizzla , Bottoms Up - Trey Songz , BedRock - Young Money , Got Your Back - T.I. ft. Keri Hilson , All The Above - Maino , Boyfriend #2 - Pleasure P , Crank That - Soulja Boy , Say My Name , and Man Down - Rihanna . In any case, this is making a move up the charts, and with good reason - well-produced, and well-worth a spot in your playlist. Download the song: Amazon: Chains - Nick Jonas

Go Hard or Go Home - Wiz Khalifa & Iggy Azalea

Speed: 84 bpm The DJ's Take: Is it any surprise this is on the Furious 7 soundtrack? I feel like the song title is something I'd yell out as I throw up gang signs after landing a lame trick in my 42 view YouTube x-treme skateboarding video. At the very least, this is loud, energetic filler that's worth a download for your new music folder. Stay key-compatible by double-timing into tracks like Shake It Off - Taylor Swift and Hey Ya! by Outkast . Download the song: Amazon: Go Hard or Go Home

Somebody - Natalie La Rose ft. Jeremih

Speed: 105 bpm The DJ's Take: I feel like this track has 'minor hit' written all over it. Seems to come on a lot on the local hipPop radio station, but doesn't do much for me, although jacking the chorus from one of the most female-friendly dance tracks in history doesn't hurt . If you're playing bouncy 100 bpm pop, this should keep things moving in the club. Could make a cool little key-compatible mix/mashup with Whistle - Flo Rida . Download the song: Amazon: Somebody [feat. Jeremih]

Remember Me - Chris Brown, Tyga

Speed: 69 bpm The DJ's Take: After listening to that intro, you can't convince me the producer wasn't channeling Keith Sweat's Nobody (which, btw, could make a nice mashup with Songs On 12 Play ). Pretty obvious this isn't for a conservative crowd, but it's getting love on iTunes and the percussion delivers some bumpability. Try mixing/mashing up with tracks like Trap Queen - Fetty Wap ,  7/11 - BeyoncĂ© , Tuesday - I LOVE MAKONNEN ,  Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj ,  Motivation - Kelly Rowland ,  Young Forever - Jay-Z , and  Love In This Club (feat. Young Jeezy) - Usher . Download the song: Amazon: Remember Me [Explicit] , Remember Me