Speed: 75 bpm
The DJ’s Take: So yesterday, we covered Sizzla’s Give Me A Try, and I felt like I’d heard a similar beat in the same key a few years ago. And then it hit me that it was this song. Apparently this got to #3 on the Billboard charts in 2005, so that supports the idea that I must’ve heard this on the radio against my will. Just kidding - it’s actually not bad, although definitely one for the ladies.
The cool part is that at 75 bpm in this key, you have two ways to go after you turn on key adjust - slow it down a little to mix with songs in the 70 bpm to 75 bpm range, or speed it up a little to mix with tracks in the 75 bpm to 80 bpm range (see below). Choose wisely, grasshopper.
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DJs - turn on key adjust and mix with: 70-75 bpm: Give Me A Try - Sizzla, Bottoms Up - Trey Songz, BedRock - Young Money, Got Your Back - T.I. ft. Keri Hilson, All The Above - Maino, Boyfriend #2 - Pleasure P, Crank That - Soulja Boy, Say My Name
75-80 bpm: This Is Why I'm Hot - MIMS, Turnin Me On - Keri Hilson, You Make Me Wanna - Usher, Rockin That Thang - The Dream, Power - Kanye West