Thursday, February 25, 2016

Kevin - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Leon Bridges

Speed: 95 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm

The DJ's Take: Interesting combo here - legit, soul-infused rap beat, conscious storytelling, and inspired R&B interludes that bring to mind Sam Cooke's A Change Is Gonna Come. I think this has a chance to be a sneaky hit; maybe won't blow up right away, but we could see it creep up the charts at some point in the next few months. Probably better suited for a setting where there's no pressure to make people dance, since the singing parts have no percussion (unless you're an ADDJ mixing one minute cuts).

If you're staying key-compatible, try blending with tracks like Express Yourself - N.W.A., Sexy Love - Ne-Yo, Used To Love You - Gwen Stefani, The Fix - Nelly ft. Jeremih, Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye, Fancy - Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, Creep - TLC, Honey - Mariah Carey, Where The Party At - Jagged Edge, What's Luv - Fat Joe, and T.I.'s Ball.

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