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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Somethin Tells Me - Bryson Tiller

tempo: 45 bpm

bpm range: 40 bpm to 45 bpm45 bpm to 50 bpm

the dj's take: A solid modern slow jam for the club or a lounge. Worth mixing or mashing up with Lust For Life - Lana Del Rey ft. The Weeknd; just make sure people don't start nodding off.

Interesting article from Rolling Stone on Tiller's album True to Self - a familiar theme of looking to the past as an influence for today's flavor of R&B. It's been awhile since the genre was really relevant; maybe music like this can broaden the appeal and bring it back.

If you're looking to elevate the energy, try double-timing into some pop or hiphop. Two extensive lists of hits to blend with:

From 85 to 90 bpm:

And in the 90 to 95 bpm range:

download or stream the song:


spotify playlist (85 to 90 bpm)

spotify playlist (90 to 95 bpm)