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6 Man - Drake



tempo: 79 bpm

the dj’s take: Song #5 in episode #69 of our mix show (7:42):



A rare case where a song pops up two separate times in a mix. First, we did a little a surgery and cut out 1:45-1:48 in 6 Man (a little stretch of percussion-less distorted synth), copied/pasted 3 times, and used that for the transition out of the percussion-less section in Heat Waves. Then I took 1:48-2:00 in 6 Man, which includes a vocal-free loop with percussion as the transition into Missy Elliott's The Rain. Here's how it looked in Logic Pro X - look for the red arrow, and you'll see this all starts ~7:42 into the mix:
Then we utilized that same 1:48-2:00 loop for the transition out of The Rain before getting into the full version of 6 Man:
Could've been simpler, but it sounded good in the end.

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