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Showing posts from April 26, 2015

Nasty Freestyle - T-Wayne

Speed: 67.5 bpm Recommended bpm range:   65 bpm  to  70 bpm The DJ's Take: Amazing that this has gotten as popular as it has. That said, wouldn't be shocking if you get requests, so I can't blame you too much for dropping a dollar on a download. If you're doing a key-compatible mix or mashup, I'd consider going with tracks like Kiss Kiss - Chris Brown ft. T-Pain and TKO - Justin Timberlake . Download the song: iTunes

Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh) - Rich Homie Quan

tempo: 82 bpm bpm range: 80 bpm to 85 bpm the DJ's take: This video needs some subtitles. Except for the part when he says 'ooh ooh ooh' - I understood that. Decent beat; the staccato handclaps give it some backbone. Worth a spin in an urban club setting on hiphop night. If you're looking for key-compatible tracks to mix or mash up with, some options include Collard Greens - SchoolBoy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar , Talk That Talk - Rihanna , No Sleep - Wiz Khalifa , or Halo - Beyoncé . download or stream the song: Apple Music Amazon

The BMC Top 10 for April 2015

1. Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding 2. Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars 3. Shake It Off - Taylor Swift 4. Bitch Better Have My Money - Rihanna 5. Love Me Harder - Ariana Grande ft. The Weeknd 6. See You Again - Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth 7. I Want You To Know - Zedd ft. Selena Gomez 8. Lean On - Major Lazer and DJ Snake 9. Blank Space - Taylor Swift 10. Want to Want Me - Jason Derulo Any thoughts on what should be in the Top 10? Let us know on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram . (Photo via Morguefile )

Dance Like We're Making Love - Ciara

Speed: 96 bpm Recommended bpm range:   95  to  100 bpm The DJ's Take: It's been a minute since I heard some good R&B, and this one fits the bill. There's a quiet, driving intensity in the beat, and I like how the percussion switches up a bit during the bridge . That takes some thought - Dr. Luke certainly earned his ducats here. If you're looking for something key-compatible to mix or mash up with, try tracks like:

Fight Song - Rachel Platten

Speed: 88 bpm Recommended bpm range:   85 bpm  to  90 bpm The DJ's Take: I do not watch the WNBA, but this could be a pretty good theme song for the playoffs (or for just about any other televised women's sport). Good mashup potential with We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift . Not A Bad Thing and I Need A Girl could also work around 86 bpm. If you're at around 90 bpm and feel like changing the mood a little without switching key, try mixing with tracks like YOUTH - Troye Sivan , 0 to 100 - Drake , Bailando - Enrique Iglesias , Partition - BeyoncĂ© , and Killing Me Softly - Fugees . Download or stream the song: Apple Music iTunes

Cheyenne - Jason Derulo

Speed: 100 bpm Recommended bpm range:   95  to  100 bpm ,  100  to  105 bpm The DJ's Take: Nice background music for an 80s movie as the protagonist searches the city streets for the love interest that got away. Here's my question - is there room for two songs from the same album at the top of the charts at the same time (not counting Taylor Swift)? In this case, I'm guessing not - Want To Want Me is an effusive, dancefloor-friendly blockbuster that'll probably overshadow any of the other singles. That said, it's a clean, well-produced pop song that should get some radio play. Certainly worth a spin for a mixtape or during the 'new music' portion of your programming. If you're looking for key-compatible tracks, try going with: