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Blinding Lights - The Weeknd



tempo: 85 bpm

the dj's take: Leadoff track in session 47:



Doesn't get any more 80s than this. I probably went through about 7-8 follow-up tracks on the spotify playlist because of the contrast between its manic energy and the slower vibe of the other songs in that bpm range. Finally settled on Kanye's Can't Tell Me Nothing. And even then, it took a couple more iterations before the transition felt right.

In any case, this one will have a long shelf life - get it in the rotation if you haven't already.

Some other key-compatible music:

Xxplosive - Dr. Dre
So Fresh, So Clean - OutKast
break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored - Ariana Grande
This Is Why I'm Hot - MIMS
It's Gonna Be Me - NSYNC
Flexicution - Logic
Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio
Simple Things (Remix) - Miguel
Turnin Me On - Keri Hilson
You Make Me Wanna - Usher

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