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Showing posts from May 28, 2017

Down - Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane

tempo: 98 bpm bpm range:   95  to  100 bpm the dj's take: I know Camila Cabello left the group, but can we really tell the difference? Sounds like a slower  Work From Home . A little trop-pop, dancehall bounce that should properly warm up a Top 40 crowd before you get into the good stuff. If you're around 99 bpm, try mixing with  Body Language - Kid Ink (feat. Usher & Tinashe) . And if you're between 100 and 103 bpm, some more key-compatible tracks: The Cure - Lady Gaga Stay - Zedd, Alessia Cara Get Busy - Sean Paul 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 Gust of Wind - Pharrell ft. Daft Punk Bend Ova - Lil Jon No Letting Go - Wayne Wonder Hold Yuh - Gyptian Children's Story - Slick Rick downlo

Drop It Like It’s Hot - Snoop Dogg Ft. Pharrell

tempo: 92 bpm bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm the DJ’s take:  Chosen as the #1 'Rap Song' of the 2000s by Billboard (and the #93 overall song of the decade by Rolling Stone ), easy to mix or integrate into a mashup, and guaranteed to be appreciated in almost any setting. A crowning achievement for the Neptunes, and the shelf life should extend well beyond the release date. Get it in the rotation as soon as possible. Try blending with these key-compatible tracks: Rollin - Calvin Harris, Future, Khalid Bloodstream - The Chainsmokers NO - Meghan Trainor No Mediocre - T.I. Boom Clap - Charli XCX Africa - Toto It Girl - Jason Derulo I Got To Have It - Ed OG Say Aah - Trey Songz In Da Club - 50 Cent Ooh! - Mary J. Blige Addiction - Ryan Leslie ft. Fabolous Why You Wanna - T.I. download or stream the song: amazon spotify playlist itunes Widgets

Halo - Beyoncé

tempo:  81 bpm bpm range:   80 bpm  to  85 bpm the DJ’s take:  Nothing wrong with dropping a ballad every once in awhile, right? Sure, it's something straight out of a romantic drama, but undoubtedly a major, Grammy-winning hit when it came out . I'm guessing this is a popular karaoke pick, and there should be some people in the crowd who'll sing along if you spin it at a pop gig. Try mixing or mashing up with key-compatible songs like: Side To Side - Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj LA Confidential - Tory Lanez Sure Thing - Miguel Golden - Travie McCoy ft. Sia Talk That Talk - Rihanna No Sleep - Wiz Khalifa Russian Roulette - Rihanna download or stream the song: amazon spotify playlist itunes

Know No Better - Major Lazer ft. Travis Scott, Camila Cabello, Quavo

tempo: 119 bpm bpm range:   115  to  120 bpm the dj's take: When Major Lazer releases a danceable single with notable vocalists, you're spinning this on a pop or electronic night (whether you like it or not). May not be worth a primetime spot right away, but test it out earlier on in a weekend set and see what happens. Good list of key-compatible tracks to mix or mash up with, including: Between 115 and 120 bpm: Falling - Alesso A Lonely Night - The Weeknd Trust Nobody - Cashmere Cat, Tory Lanez, Selena Gomez And from 120 to 125 bpm: Pretty Girl (Cheat Codes X CADE Remix) - Maggie Lindemann Kissing Strangers - DNCE ft. Nicki Minaj Love Runs Out - OneRepublic She Doesn't Mind - Sean Paul DJ Got Us Falling In Love - Usher Teenage Dream - Katy Perry download or stream the song: amazon spotify playlist itunes

The BMC Top 10 for May 2017

1. HUMBLE. - Kendrick Lamar 2. There For You - Martin Garrix, Troye Sivan 3. DNA. - Kendrick Lamar 4. I'm The One - DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber 5. First Time - Kygo, Ellie Goulding 6. Attention - Charlie Puth 7. Mask Off - Future 8. XO Tour Llif3 - Lil Uzi Vert 9. Symphony - Clean Bandit, Zara Larsson 10. That's What I Like - Bruno Mars Any thoughts on what should be in the Top 10? Let us know on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

Dirt Off Your Shoulder - Jay-Z

tempo: 82 bpm bpm range: 80 bpm to 85 bpm the DJ’s take:  This beat encapsulates the modern definition of 'bounce.' Just watch the [alleged] moment when Jay-Z first heard it. Probably not too different from when he met BeyoncĂ©: Get this in the rotation a.s.a.p. and make it your designated  WMD . Try mixing or mashing up with key-compatible tracks like: Best I Ever Had - Drake Comin Out Strong - Future ft. The Weeknd Love & War - Yellow Claw Don't Mind - Kent Jones Happy - Pharrell Daydreamin' - Lupe Fiasco Hello (Cover) - Conkarah & Rosie Delmah I Can Transform Ya - Chris Brown download or stream the song: iTunes amazon

Gear Review: Numark Mixtrack Pro 3

I've always had a soft spot for all-in-one dj controllers - compact design, easier to set up, and a good all-around value. So what would I buy if I were still spinning? The Numark Mixtrack Pro 3 would be high up on the wish list. Simple to use, and new enough to offer the features a modern dj needs (see the video above), but not so new that it costs an arm and a leg. A sampling of the feedback from around the web: 'This is the best Mixtrack Pro yet. It's the most 'grown up' looking design to date for this model, being nicely spaced out, and feels very natural in use, especially with those lovely long pitch controls... For the price, it's a steal.' - Digital DJ Tips (4 stars out of 5) 'This is a real plug and play experience. Throw your tracks into Intro and you're off. Syncing works on a very simple level, and should allow you to match beats pretty accurately... DJing is after all about mixing music, and the Mixtrack Pro lets you do that p

Mama - Jonas Blue, William Singe

tempo: 104 bpm bpm range:   100  to  105 bpm the dj's take: Considering all the guys from One Direction are going solo, it's hard to imagine this didn't make it onto any of their debut albums. Regardless, the momentum is growing among pop listeners, which makes it worth a spot in the weekend rotation. Has a tropical bounce that should get hips swaying in almost any setting, especially as the weather warms up. Try mixing or mashing up with: LoveGame - Lady Gaga Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay Paris - The Chainsmokers Kids - OneRepublic I'm In Control - AlunaGeorge Perfect (Matoma Remix) - One Direction Cheyenne - Jason Derulo Shots - Imagine Dragons Classic - The Knocks Midnight City - M83 Alejandro - Lady Gaga download or stream the song: amazon spotify playlist itunes

Perfect Pint - Mike WiLL Made-It ft. Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane, Rae Sremmurd

tempo: 90 bpm bpm range:   85  to  90 bpm ,  90  to  95 bpm the dj's take: Uneducated guess on my part, but is this video supposed to be a mashup of Twister and Mad Max ? Interesting visuals, considering the subdued vibe of the music. Still, it's a head-nodder, and the all-star cast should generate plenty of buzz. On a side note, considering the title of this song, here's an article on how to pour a perfect pint of Guinness . No idea if the technique works or not. But as someone who could use a little practice with a beer tap, it's probably worth a read (for me at least). Some key-compatible tracks in the 85 to 90 bpm range: Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber Tunnel Vision - Kodak Black Versace On The Floor - Bruno Mars Chainsaw - Nick Jonas Be As You Are (JordanXL Remix) - Mike Posner The Man - Aloe Blacc Royals - Lorde Paper Planes - MIA And from 90 to 95: Waterfall - Stargate, P!nk, Sia LUV - Tory Lanez Sit Stil

Somethin Tells Me - Bryson Tiller

tempo: 45 bpm bpm range:   40 bpm  to  45 bpm ,  45 bpm  to  50 bpm the dj's take:  A solid modern slow jam for the club or a lounge. Worth mixing or mashing up with  Lust For Life - Lana Del Rey ft. The Weeknd ; just make sure people don't start nodding off. Interesting article from Rolling Stone  on Tiller's album True to Self - a familiar theme of looking to the past as an influence for today's flavor of R&B. It's been awhile since the genre was really relevant; maybe music like this can broaden the appeal and bring it back. If you're looking to elevate the energy, try double-timing into some pop or hiphop. Two extensive lists of hits to blend with: From 85 to 90 bpm: First Time - Kygo, Ellie Goulding Versace On The Floor - Bruno Mars Two Birds, One Stone - Drake Waterfalls - TLC Impatient - Jeremih ft. Ty Dolla $ign New Americana - Halsey Nobody To Love - Sigma Drankin' Patna - T-Pain How Many Drinks - Miguel Part II (On Th

U Know What's Up - Donell Jones

tempo: 103 bpm bpm range: 100 to 105 bpm the DJ’s take: If you spin hiphop and R&B, this single has aged well and should still get your crowd moving. Make sure you get the version with Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes from TLC. Should have an extended shelf life, especially in Northeast (e.g. NYC) venues, so make it a permanent part of your throwback playlist. Some other key-compatible tracks to mix with: If you're operating at 99-100 bpm: Bitches N Marijuana - Chris Brown, Tyga & SchoolBoy Q Loyal - Chris Brown Ayo - Chris Brown & Tyga I Don't F**k With You - Big Sean ft. E-40 From 100 to 105: I Ain't No Joke - Eric B & Rakim Team - Lorde And just above 105: Calm Down - G-Eazy download or stream the song: amazon itunes