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Throwback Thursday: Mo Money Mo Problems - Notorious BIG ft. Mase and Puff Daddy

Speed: 104 bpm Recommended bpm range: 100 to 105 bpm The DJ’s Take:  A definitive party anthem of the 90s. Has an almost timeless quality - good chance a typical pop crowd (especially in NYC) will wave their hands side to side yelling, 'b-i-g p-o-p-p-a, no info fuh the D-E-A...' If you're staying key-compatible, try mixing with: STARVING - Hailee Steinfeld & Grey ft. Zedd Roses - The Chainsmokers We Don't Talk Anymore - Charlie Puth & Selena Gomez Hip Hop Hooray - Naughty By Nature Touch - Nick Jonas I'm Up - Omarion Love Me Harder - Ariana Grande ft. The Weeknd Rack City - Tyga Going Back To Cali - Notorious BIG Love More - Chris Brown Run It! (feat. Juelz Santana) - Chris Brown Download or stream the song: Spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes Amazon

Throwback Thursday: I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston

Speed: 119 bpm Recommended bpm range: 115 to 120 bpm The DJ’s Take: If there's one 80s song you need in your library, this is it. Pretty much a guarantee to increase the energy in a room, and will likely get females to sing along. Keep in mind there's a key change a little over 3 minutes in. Try leading in with Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Want To Have Fun . After the key change, go into tracks like: Paparazzi - Lady Gaga Dirty Mind - Flo Rida Waves - Mr. Probz (Robin Schulz Remix) Latch - Disclosure Telephone - Lady Gaga ft. BeyoncĂ© Say It Right - Nelly Furtado Sonnentanz - Klangkarussell ft. Will Heard Marilyn Monroe - Pharrell Download or stream the song: Spotify playlist (post key-change) Apple Music iTunes Amazon

Throwback Thursday: Get Busy - Sean Paul

Speed: 101 bpm Recommended bpm range:   100  to  105 bpm The DJ’s Take:  Thinking of spinning a little dancehall to break the monotony? Then get this in the playlist. Old enough that I can remember dropping it at some of my first gigs, but timeless enough that you should get some mileage from it too. Mix with some or all of the following: Work From Home - Fifth Harmony This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan Finesse - Bruno Mars Body Moves - DNCE That’s My Girl - Fifth Harmony We Can (feat. Tory Lanez) - Kranium #BDAY - Tank ft. Chris Brown, Siya, Sage The Gemini I'm Sayin' - Omarion Working For It - ZHU & Skrillex & THEY Saved - Ty Dolla $ign ft. E-40 Not For Long - B.o.B ft. Trey Songz Body Language - Kid Ink (feat. Usher & Tinashe) Gust of Wind - Pharrell ft. Daft Punk Bend Ova - Lil Jon Recess - Skrillex No Letting Go - Wayne Wonder Hold Yuh - Gyptian Children's Story - Slick Rick Download or stream the song: Spotify playlist

Caroline - Aminé

Speed: 60 bpm Recommended bpm range:   55 bpm  to  60 bpm ,  60 bpm  to  65 bpm The DJ's Take: The beat sort of sounds like a slowed-down, distorted version of Madonna's Like A Virgin . Not the highest energy track, but considering its success, you'll probably be ok throwing this on during a Top 40 night. Try half-timing into songs like: Break The Rules - Charli XCX i - Kendrick Lamar Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz International Love - Pitbull ft. Chris Brown I Need Your Love - Calvin Harris Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz Need U (100%) - Duke Dumont ft. A*M*E Ocean Drive (Hayden James Remix) - Duke Dumont Shake My - Three 6 Mafia Download or stream the song: Spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes Amazon

Feel Me - Tyga ft. Kanye West

Speed: 71 bpm Recommended bpm range:   70  to  75 bpm The DJ's Take: Nothing too complex here - simple little riff on repeat with two dudes rapping over it. But they happen to be Kanye and his wife's sister's boyfriend, so it's sure to generate some buzz. Worth a spot in your new music playlist. Consider mixing with the following: I Got The Keys - DJ Khaled Pony - Ginuwine Uber Everywhere - Madeintyo Jumpman - Drake & Future Wonderful - Travis Scott ft. The Weeknd Might Not - Belly ft. The Weeknd Mercy - Kanye West Throw Sum Mo (feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug) - Rae Sremmurd Bad Girls - M.I.A. Download or stream the song: Spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes Amazon

Real Chill - Rae Sremmurd, Kodak Black

Speed: 65 bpm Recommended bpm range:   60 bpm  to  65 bpm ,  65 bpm  to  70 bpm The DJ's Take: Something almost ghoulish about that beat, like you're walking around in a graveyard or an abandoned mansion. Worth a spin on a hiphop night. A few other songs worth mixing / mashing up with: ??? (Where) - Ty Dolla $ign 1st Day Out Da Feds - Gucci Mane Bake Sale - Wiz Khalifa ft. Travis Scott Kiss Kiss - Chris Brown ft. T-Pain TKO - Justin Timberlake Download or stream the song: Spotify playlist Apple Music iTunes Amazon

Space Race - Sterling Mercury

Speed: 125 bpm Recommended bpm range:   120  to  125 bpm ,  125  to  130 bpm The DJ's Take:  Feels like a breakbeat from a 16 bit video game. Simple, bouncy composition that could work in a cartoon, a digital short, or maybe as a podcast theme song. Might sound interesting with a lengthy list of key-compatible hits: Freak - R3hab ft. Quintino FREE.K - Pitbull Break Through The Silence - Martin Garrix, Matisse & Sadko Children - Justin Bieber Sun Is Shining - Axwell ^ Ingrosso Beautiful Now - Zedd Together - Calvin Harris That High - Pitbull Noche No Termina - Pitbull Wake Me Up - Avicii Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) Gangnam Style - PSY Starships - Nicki Minaj Without You - David Guetta ft. Usher Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 Who's That Chick - David Guetta ft. Rihanna Yeah 3X - Chris Brown Only Girl in the World - Rihanna Sexy Bitch - Akon Meet Me Halfway - Black Eye

The BMC Top 10 for December 2016

1. Starboy - The Weeknd and Daft Punk 2. Side To Side - Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj 3. Sneakin' - Drake, 21 Savage 4. 24K Magic - Bruno Mars 5. I Don't Wanna Live Forever - ZAYN & Taylor Swift 6. Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd 7. Alone - Alan Walker 8. Rockabye - Clean Bandit, Sean Paul, Anne-Marie 9. Cold Water - Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber 10. The Greatest - Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar Any thoughts on what should be in the Top 10? Let us know on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .