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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Work - Rihanna ft. Drake

Speed: 92 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm

The DJ's Take: I feel like this is one of those tracks where the initial hype and star power will outweigh the long-term popularity. Probably worth a download for the weekend, then read the tea leaves and see if you can squeeze at least a few weeks out of it (Editor's Note: Yep; a few weeks after writing this post, I was wrong).

If you're staying key-compatible at around 90 bpm, try mixing with: Army - Ellie Goulding and Winner - Jamie Foxx ft. Justin Timberlake.

If you're closer to 95, try mixing or making a mashup with tracks like:

Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Lean Back - Terror Squad, Fat Joe & Remy
Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home) [feat. Plies] - Usher
Gold Digger - Kanye West
Try Again - Aaliyah

Download or stream the song:

Spotify playlist (songs with similar key & bpm)

Apple Music