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Showing posts from May 1, 2016

Grass Ain't Greener - Chris Brown

Speed: 67 bpm Recommended bpm range: 65 bpm to 70 bpm The DJ's Take: Better suited for a choreographed dance routine than a dance floor, but a new Chris Brown single should usually be worth your consideration. Getting a decent initial reception on iTunes, and it's worth a spin in a more laidback bar or lounge environment. Try mixing or mashing up with key-compatible tracks like:

CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! - Justin Timberlake

tempo: 113 bpm bpm range: 110 to 115 bpm the DJ's take: Nice little pop track that's already getting some traction on iTunes. Despite the association with a kid flick , I'd consider adding this to the rotation. If you're around 110 to 115 bpm, try mixing with key-compatible tracks like: Secrets - The Weeknd LOYALTY. (FEAT. RIHANNA.) - Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna I Love You - Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Kid Ink Rockin' - The Weeknd In The Night - The Weeknd Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd Light It Up (Remix) - Major Lazer Adventure of a Lifetime - Coldplay Bang My Head - David Guetta ft. Sia & Fetty Wap If you're up toward 115 to 120 bpm, try mixing with: Adore - Jasmine Thompson Safe and Sound - Capital Cities Bad Romance - Lady Gaga Don't You Want Me - The Human League SexyBack - Justin Timberlake download or stream the song: Key & bpm-compatible Spotify playlist (110 to 115 bpm) Key & bpm-compatible Spotify playlist

Throwback Thursday: My Boo - Ghost Town DJs

Speed: 130 bpm Recommended bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm , 130 to 135 bpm The DJ's Take: Another sign I am approaching middle age - a lot of people are discovering this through that viral running man challenge , and I remember being in high school in the mid 90s listening to it on the local hiphop radio station. Regardless of how you found out about My Boo, that percussion is like nectar for b-boys and over-enthusiastic dancefloor exhibitionists. Definitely worth a download for the next couple weekends. Try mixing or mashing up with key-compatible tracks like:

True Colors - Zedd & Kesha

Speed: 126 bpm Recommended bpm range: 125 to 130 bpm The DJ's Take: I'm sure you can get some mileage because of the artists, but too many percussion-less interludes for a Top 40 dance set. Better suited for a recorded mix or an event / party where people are sitting, standing or walking around. Try blending with key-compatible tracks like:

Buried in Detroit (Lucas Löwe Remix) - Mike Posner ft. Big Sean

Speed: 103 bpm Recommended bpm range: 100 to 105 bpm The DJ's Take: Painfully obvious that you need to mix this with I Took A Pill In Ibiza - same singer, same key, and almost the same bpm. In fact, as I've said in the past, more artists should try the same tactic. Because if you do it right, dj's don't have to think twice about playing your tracks back to back.

Too Good - Drake ft. Rihanna

Speed: 118 bpm Recommended bpm range: 115 to 120 bpm The DJ's Take: If Work worked, then another collabo between the two artists should be a hit, right? Has sort of a pre-packaged Latin vibe like One Dance , which may or may not throw off Drake fans. Worth a spin in the new music portion of a pop set. Try mixing with key-compatible tracks like:

The BMC Top 10 for April 2016

1. Work - Rihanna ft. Drake 2. Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande 3. One Dance - Drake 4. Low Life - Future & The Weeknd 5. Work From Home - Fifth Harmony 6. Formation - Beyoncé 7. NO - Meghan Trainor 8. Fast Car - Jonas Blue ft. Dakota 9. Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers ft. Daya 10. Love Yourself - Justin Bieber Any thoughts on what should be in the Top 10? Let us know on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram . (Photo via Morguefile )