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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Rapture - Blondie

Speed: 109 bpm

The DJ's Take: Song #5 in our edition 57 mix (10:01):

Samples/interpolations may get a bum rap from some, but if a friend doesn't send me KRS One's Step Into A World in the late 90s, maybe I never find out about Rapture. You never know how a single from 1980 will translate when you drop it into software, but the beat stayed even and un-distorted. Healthy vocal-free intro and outro make this pretty simple to mix.

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