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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Habits (Stay High) - Tove Lo

Speed: 110 bpm

The DJ's Take: So we covered the remix awhile back, the song got popular, I thought I'd already covered it, and turns out the original version is pretty different. My bad. Anyway, Habits has an ethereal vibe - I could imagine riding a horse on an abandoned beach (or an open prairie) into the sunset as it plays. Not exactly a happy song though; I think if you're a grownup who hasn't been living under a rock, you can identify with the lyrics to a certain degree. Either that, or you're a healthy, well-adjusted person, so good for you.

Anyway, if you're doing a key-compatible mix or mashup, Like A Prayer - Madonna would be a slam dunk. Also try blending with tracks like Man of the Year - SchoolBoy Q, Nothin' On You (feat. Bruno Mars) - B.o.B, Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars, Grenade - Bruno Mars, and Ooo La La - Robin Thicke. Motown Philly - Boyz II Men could work too if you're looking to pick up the energy and edge into the 115 bpm range.

Download the song:

Amazon: Habits (Stay High)