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Showing posts from March 1, 2015

Trouble - Iggy Azalea ft. Jennifer Hudson

Speed: 106 bpm The DJ's Take: This one conjures up thoughts of 70s R&B/soul and gospel with breakbeat-type percussion; different, but kind of cool. Almost feels like a Jurassic 5 instrumental or something lower key from Rich Harrison . Worth a shot if you're spinning hiphop or pop, and Iggy Azalea's voice should save you from any potential blank stares. If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with tracks like BeFoUr - ZAYN , Team - Iggy Azalea , Doing It - Charli XCX ft. Rita Ora , Fantasy - Mariah Carey , Ride Wit Me - Nelly , Sledgehammer - Fifth Harmony ,  L.A. Love (La La) - Fergie , and  Turn Down For What - DJ Snake and Lil Jon . Download the song: Amazon: Trouble [feat. Jennifer Hudson] [Explicit]

All Day - Kanye West ft. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney

Speed: 61.5 bpm The DJ's Take: Kanye's taken the time machine back to the Clique era, and I like it. Grim, driving beat that you can nod your head and chant along to. Hiphop dj's should get this in their rotation as soon as possible. If you're working in the 65 bpm range, could be a cool key-compatible mix/mashup with Dead and Gone - T.I. ft. Justin Timberlake . May also sound interesting with Songs On 12 Play - Chris Brown ft. Trey Songz . Or you can double-time with 125 to 130 bpm tracks like I Want You To Know - Zedd ft. Selena Gomez , Light Years Away (feat. DBX) - Tiesto ,  The Days - Avicii ,  Prayer In C - Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz ,  Lay Me Down - Avicii ,  Adore You - Miley Cyrus (Cedric Gervais Remix) ,  Ten Feet Tall - Afrojack ,  Take Me - Tiesto ,  We Run The Night - Havana Brown ft. Pitbull ,  Marry The Night - Lady Gaga ,  Club Can't Handle Me - Flo Rida ,  Danza Kuduro - Don Omar ,  Shut It Down - Pitbull ft. Akon ,  F*ck

I Really Like You - Carly Rae Jepsen

Speed: 122 bpm Recommended bpm range: 120 to 125 bpm The DJ's Take: Carly Rae Jepsen has a unique window of opportunity - she's a one hit wonder, but her one hit was so big that three years later, any new single she puts out will generate buzz. And this is the sound her demographic will like: 80s teen synth pop with a hook young high school females can empathize with and sing along to. Worth a download? I'd hold off for now to see if the initial hype lasts, although record pool dj's should take a flyer with an eye toward prom season. If you're dialing down toward the 115 bpm range, consider mixing or mashing up with tracks like Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars and Motown Philly - Boyz II Men . Up toward 120 to 125 bpm , consider mixing or mashing up with tracks like Let Me Love You - NeYo and California Gurls - Katy Perry . Download the song: Amazon: I Really Like You

The BMC Top 10 for February 2015

1. Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding 2. Blank Space - Taylor Swift 3. Love Me Harder - Ariana Grande ft. The Weeknd 4. Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars 5. Animals - Maroon 5 6. Only - Nicki Minaj ft. Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown 7. Shake It Off - Taylor Swift 8. Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj 9. Sugar - Maroon 5 10. Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Remix) - Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz Any thoughts on what should be in the Top 10? Let us know on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram . (Photo via Morguefile )