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BPM Edition 2009 Volume 4 (Take 2)

Moving along to the second set of the latest BPM Edition, I held to my promise of infusing some more prog tunes into the mix.  If you remember a while back, I made the decision to cancel the System Edition and in its place I would be mixing in some of the underground house into this series to make up for the loss.

Frankly, I think it works quite well and prevents this series from being too ‘poppy’ and gives it a more serious undertone.  Granted, you still have your mainstream electro and funky house but the addition of the progressive tracks not only gives it more meaning but prevents everything from sounding too mundane.

First up I’ve got the ultra hot Livvi Franc “Now I’m That Bitch” which is a big mainstream electro track that will rock your house!  Also be on the lookout for the equally fabulous Kaskade mix of this song.  Then there’s “Boom” by Anjulie which doesn’t really need a mention since it’s already number one on the Billboard Club Chart but was something that wasn’t in my grubby little hands at the time my last BPM mix came out.  You also have the Freestylers doing their own take of the massive chart-topper “Word Up” by Cameo from the eighties.  Don’t worry, this has all new lyrics and Bimbo Jones strayed from the original version but left just enough so you know where it’s coming from.  However, if you prefer the breakbeat tempo of the original, they have a club mix that’s sure to suit your taste.

Another eighties gem is Simply Red’s “Money’s 2 Tight to Mention” which is just as pertinent now as it was back in the day.  Seamus Haji works this puppy out and I expect it to do very well on the floors over the next several months.  Since we’re in the mood for remakes, why not Sono’s classic “Keep Control” which the original just appeared on my 2001 Chrome Edition.  This time, Fedde Le Grand has the honors and takes the original up several notches for an ear-pleasing workout.

Keeping in the remake theme, I also closed this mix out with Richard Grey’s take on Daft Punk’s 2000 worldwide smash “One More Time” which simply updates the original for today’s electro crowd while keeping all the uplifting and fun elements intact.  In the same mode, we get Lissat & Voltaxx’s “Release Yourself” which scoops up the classic beats of Armand Van Helden’s “You Don’t Know Me”, something that has already been done earlier this year not once but twice in a more prog style.  This go-around, they add lyrics ensuring a hands in the air crowd pleaser.  I also managed to work in a little electro-salsa with Jeremy Sylvester and Socafrica’s “Hot 4 U” which practically begs you to dance.  Sorry, you just don’t have any choice with this one.

Finally, the one everyone’s been waiting for “Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer)” by Freemasons and Sophi Ellis-Bextor.  This is the lead single off of the Freemason’s upcoming Shakedown 2 album on June 29th and has already generated positive buzz across the Atlantic.  Expect to be hearing this and the subsequent remixes all summer long!

That’s about it for today.  I’m putting some finishing touches on the third set and will have that out for you guys tomorrow.  Until then.enjoy!

Update: After having the chance to listen to this mix in full last night, I decided to swap out the Bimbo Jones mix of “Push Up Word Up” with the club mix.  Additionally, I made a few minor enhancements to the mix.

Album : BPM Edition 2009 v4
Genre : Dance, House, Club, Electro, Funky, Progressive
Year : 2009
Total Time : 1:19:52:00
Track : 1
Title : Now I’m That Bitch (Mike Rizzo Funk Generation Club Mix)
Artist : Livvi Franc

Track : 2
Title : As Good As My Love (Riva Mix)
Artist : L.B.G.

Track : 3
Title : Boom (Mike Rizzo Funk Generation Extended Mix)
Artist : Anjulie

Track : 4
Title : Push Up Word Up (Bimbo Jones Vocal Mix)
Artist : Freestylers

Track : 5
Title : Money’s Too Tight (To Mention) (Haji & Emanuel Club Mix)
Artist : Simply Red

Track : 6
Title : Free 4 Love (Mobin Master Tribal Funk Remix)
Artist : Hanna Hansen & David Puentez feat. Maxx Diago

Track : 7
Title : Keep Control (Plus) (Fedde Le Grand Mix)
Artist : Sono

Track : 8
Title : Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer) (Club Mix)
Artist : Freemasons feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Track : 9
Title : Everytime (Buzz Junkies Club)
Artist : Daisy

Track : 10
Title : I’m Not Over You (Reflex House Mix)
Artist : Natisse

Track : 11
Title : It’s All In The Mind (Original Mix)
Artist : Househustlerz & Rob Boskamp

Track : 12
Title : Hot 4 U (Miami Hot Vocal Mix)
Artist : Jeremy Sylvester pres. Socafrica

Track : 13
Title : Release Yourself (Music Takes You Higher) (Skyler Club Mix)
Artist : Lissat & Voltaxx

Track : 14
Title : One More Time (Chris Moody Remix)
Artist : Richard Grey

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