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Showing posts from December 27, 2015

I Know What You Did Last Summer - Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Speed: 114 bpm Recommended bpm range: 110 to 115 bpm , 115 to 120 bpm The DJ's Take: Without doing any research, I'm gonna guess there are about 13,267 Youtube covers of this song recorded by aspiring teenage pop artists. Very Radio-Disneyish, so you probably want to save this for a younger crowd. Try mixing or mashing up with key-compatible tracks like: Safe and Sound - Capital Cities Bad Romance - Lady Gaga Don't You Want Me - The Human League SexyBack - Justin Timberlake Adore - Jasmine Thompson Download or stream the song: Apple Music iTunes Amazon

The BMC Top 10 for December 2015

1. Sorry - Justin Bieber 2. Jumpman - Drake & Future 3. Hotline Bling - Drake 4. Good For You - Selena Gomez ft. A$AP Rocky 5. What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber 6. Lean On - Major Lazer & DJ Snake 7. The Hills - The Weeknd 8. Love Yourself - Justin Bieber 9. Love Me Harder - Ariana Grande ft. The Weeknd 10. Same Old Love - Selena Gomez Any thoughts on what should be in the Top 10? Let us know on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram . (Photo via Morguefile )

Low Life - Future + The Weeknd

Speed: 72 bpm Recommended bpm range: 70 bpm to 75 bpm The DJ's Take: Two big names and a simple yet compelling beat - sounds like a hit to me. Try mixing or mashing up with key-compatible tracks like: RGF Island - Fetty Wap Blood On the Money - Future Trophies - Drake 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 Man Down - Rihanna Obsesion (No Es Amor) - Frankie J featuring Baby Bash Chains - Nick Jonas Download or stream the song: Spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes

Home - Firebeatz & Jay Hardway

Speed: 128 bpm Recommended bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm The DJ's Take: That drop sounds like a jacked-up version of Corey Hart's Sunglasses At Night , which would make an interesting mashup. Not really a fan of the vocals-only interludes, so I'd consider editing and minimizing them if possible. Probably best suited for a festival or EDM-oriented event. Try mixing with key-compatible tracks like: If It Ain't Love - Jason Derulo Hula Hoop - Omi Automatic - ZHU x AlunaGeorge Sugar - Robin Schulz ft. Francesco Yates Fire Burning - Sean Kingston Sugar - Maroon 5 Shut Up and Dance - WALK THE MOON Download or stream the song: Spotify playlist Apple Music Beatport

I'm Up - Omarion ft. Kid Ink & French Montana

Speed: 98 bpm Recommended bpm range: 95 to 100 bpm The DJ's Take: Someone should tune up that toy piano in the beat. Then again, who knows - maybe it'll become this producer's signature sound. In any case, worth a spin if you're looking to fill a couple minutes and save the more notable music for later in the evening. Try mixing or mashing up with key-compatible tracks like:

One Call Away - Charlie Puth

Speed: 91 bpm Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm The DJ's Take: Would anyone be surprised if this guy's management was in talks with Verizon or AT&T? Then again, who calls anyone anymore, since we're all apparently texting or keeping in touch via Snapchat, Whatsapp, or whatever messaging service is hot these days. Seems like this is geared toward tween females, but if you're gonna integrate this in a key-compatible playlist, try mixing or mashing up with tracks like:

I Wish (My Taylor Swift) - The Knocks & Matthew Koma

Speed: 108 bpm Recommended bpm range: 105 to 110 bpm The DJ's Take: Should a guy really want to find his Taylor Swift? Because that seems like a lot of drama. As for the single itself, it's certainly worth a spot on your beach day playlist. Try mixing or mashing up with tracks like: Watch Me Do - Meghan Trainor , Feel Right - Mark Ronson ft. Mystikal , Peaches N Cream - Snoop Dogg , Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang , Trouble - Iggy Azalea ft. Jennifer Hudson , Doing It - Charli XCX ft. Rita Ora , Jump Around - House of Pain , Let's Get Blown - Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell Download the song: iTunes Amazon