Monday, May 3, 2010
Music Review: Airplanes - B.o.B ft. Hayley Williams of Paramore
Speed: 94 bpm
Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm
The DJ’s Take: So not too long ago, we blogged about B.o.B’s Nothin on You, which I figured would have some crossover appeal because it’s got that softer pop rock sound that everyone can appreciate. Well, looks like I was right for once, considering the fact that it’s hit #1 on the Billboard charts. Again, when the formula works, you work it, and Airplanes is the rapper’s second top 10 hit. Dramatic piano, dramatic drums, plus a hook by Hayley Williams of Paramore equals another crossover worthy of Allen Iverson.
Quick tip for the dj’s - while I haven’t tried it out yet, there are three tracks that fit like a glove tempo wise and key wise (if you have key adjust). One is Kanye West’s Flashing Lights, the second is IYAZ’ Replay, and the third is an upcoming track I recently heard on the radio - Drake’s Find Your Love. That’s about 12-15 minutes of easy mixing right there, and since I think Find Your Love will do well too, your crowd should be feeling it the whole way through.
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