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Ex-dj living in Boston. Child of the 80s and 90s. Fan of dive bars and Korean food.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Redbone - Childish Gambino

tempo: 80 bpm

bpm range: 75 bpm to 80 bpm80 bpm to 85 bpm

the dj's take: First thought re: the song title - reminds me of Redbones, the bbq spot near my old apartment. Worth a visit if you ever go to Boston and feel like venturing outside downtown.

As for the song, feels like a slower version of Prince's The Most Beautiful Girl In The World. Or maybe just a general nod to D'Angelo and 70s funk / soul / r&b. Not really one for the club, but worth a spin in a chill bar environment.

Cool interview with the guy who made the beat:

And if you're staying [somewhat] key-compatible, try mixing with:

Family Feud - Jay-Z ft. Beyoncé
Black Widow - Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora
Reaper - Sia
Walk It Out - DJ Unk

download or stream the song: