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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Throwback Track: Try Again - Aaliyah

Speed: 93 bpm

The DJ’s Take: This is one of my favorite Timbaland beats of all time, next to Big Pimpin. What really stands out, besides the precise percussion, is the growling, rib-shaking bass synth that moves up and down in those intricate riffs. Producers just don’t put that kind of care into their beats these days. Although this was a hit a decade ago, it probably won’t get much of a reaction from a younger crowd looking to hear songs they know, but blend it in with Winner and Hey Daddy, and maybe they’ll give it a chance.

Download the MP3: Try Again

DJ’s - mix this with: Winner - Jamie Foxx ft. Justin Timberlake and Hey Daddy - Usher