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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Killing Me Softly - Fugees

Speed: 92 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm

The DJ's Take: A testament to the mass appeal of hiphop back in the mid 90s: I remember bumping this in my Chrysler Le Baron as an Ivy League-aspiring Asian teen on the way to tennis lessons at my well-to-do town's indoor courts. A true classic that even the younger folk can nod and sing along to.

If you're at around 90 bpm, try mixing with key-compatible tracks like YOUTH - Troye Sivan, 0 To 100 - Drake, Bailando - Enrique Iglesias, Partition - Beyoncé, Blame It - Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain, and Can't Deny It - Fabolous ft. Nate Dogg.

If you're working in the 95 bpm range, consider going with Show Me - Kid Ink, Partition - Beyoncé, Animals - Maroon 5, Survival of the Fittest - Mobb Deep, Misery - Gwen Stefani, and You And Your Friends - Wiz Khalifa.

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