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Showing posts from October 30, 2016

Setting Fires - The Chainsmokers

Speed: 105 bpm Recommended bpm range: 100 to 105 bpm , 105 to 110 bpm The DJ's Take: And the hit streak continues... A little more high-energy than the last couple of singles, which should translate better to a Top 40 dance floor. Here are some other tracks worth mixing with:

Throwback Thursday: I Can Transform Ya - Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Swizz Beatz

Speed: 84 bpm Recommended bpm range:  80 bpm  to  85 bpm The DJ’s Take:  If you're ever spinning the afterparty for the annual meeting of a Transformers cosplay convention , this should definitely be in the playlist. Loud, reverberating, and sharply punctuated with Swizz Beats' trademark whistles - if your crowd needs a jolt, this is a decent option. Try mixing with key-compatible tracks like:

Throwback Thursday: Turnin Me On - Keri Hilson ft. Lil Wayne

Speed: 80 bpm Recommended bpm range: 80 bpm to 85 bpm The DJ’s Take: Forgot about this one, didn't you? I got some mileage out of it in my day, and it's certainly worth blowing the dust off and dropping when the mood is right. Long list of songs you can mix with, including:

I Got You - Bebe Rexha

Speed: 98 bpm Recommended bpm range: 95 to 100 bpm The DJ's Take: File this one under the 'sounds like a hit, but probably won't be' department. Has a catchy hook and a heavy, epic electronic beat that were clearly intended to back a breakout single. Worth a spin earlier on in a Top 40 night. Some other songs worth mixing with include:

The BMC Top 10 for October 2016

1. Starboy - The Weeknd and Daft Punk 2. Side To Side - Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj 3. Cold Water - Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber 4. Closer - The Chainsmokers 5. 24K Magic - Bruno Mars 6. Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5 7. My Way - Calvin Harris 8. All We Know - The Chainsmokers 9. Let Me Love You - DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber 10. The Greatest - Sia Any thoughts on what should be in the Top 10? Let us know on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram . (Photo via Morguefile )

Two Birds, One Stone - Drake

Speed: 87 bpm Recommended bpm range: 85 bpm to 90 bpm The DJ's Take: Cold beat, which is appropriate for a diss track . Feels like a slower version of Addiction . If you don't need to keep people dancing, this is worth a spot in the new music portion of a set. Try mixing with key-compatible tracks like: