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Thursday, April 9, 2015

King Kunta - Kendrick Lamar

Speed: 107 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 105 to 110 bpm

The DJ's Take: Has a definite 70s funk vibe, and I like it. Blast it in the car, skate to it, or groove when this comes on in the club - a rare modern hiphop track with versatility. This would make a dope little mix/mashup with Blondie's Rapture. If you're staying key-compatible with that soft guitar running through most of the song, you can also try mixing and mashing up with tracks like:

Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang
Trouble - Iggy Azalea ft. Jennifer Hudson
Doing It - Charli XCX ft. Rita Ora
Let's Get Blown - Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell
Hot in Herre - Nelly
Jump Around - House of Pain

If you're going down closer to around 100 bpm, try blending with tracks like Fantasy - Mariah Carey, Ride Wit Me - Nelly, Sledgehammer - Fifth HarmonyL.A. Love (La La) - Fergie, Rock Your Body - Justified, and Turn Down For What - DJ Snake and Lil Jon.

Really though, with the prominence of the drums (especially at the beginning), you should be good with anything in the 105 to 110 bpm range.

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