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No Ordinary Love - Sade

tempo: 83-84 bpm

the dj's take: Song #3 in session 61 (2:42):

The first time I heard this song was on tv in an ad for the movie Indecent Proposal, where Robert Redford plays a billionaire who offers a million dollars to a couple (Woody Harrelson and Demi Moore) for one night with the wife. Even as a young teen, it felt like a perfect fit to me, despite never getting on the official soundtrack.

Probably better suited for the bedroom than a pop set, but that extended vocal-free intro with the softly growling guitar is as mixable as it gets. Notice that I brought in No Ordinary Love as the drums cut out of Kali Uchis' telepatía; no need to double up on the percussion and potentially create distortion.

Then the transition into Brandy's I Wanna Be Down (which has its own vocal-free, guitar-laden intro) is money in the bank - strong mashup candidate for someone who appreciates the 90s.

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