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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

If - Janet Jackson

Speed: 105-106 bpm

The DJ's Take: Song #10 in our edition 57 mix (27:10):

Best part of this track: healthy chunks of vocal-free instrumental to cut out and play with. I used one piece to create a smoother transition between If and Charli XCX & Rita Ora's Doing It in Logic Pro X:

It's basically rock infused with hiphop / r&b; a genre-bending classic that was all over MTV and pop radio in my early teen years. Solid choice for a 90s set.

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