CHAPTER 5Tempo, Groove, and Feel



To some extent the tempo of your remix will already have been at least partially determined by its genre. Most genres of dance music have a limited tempo range considered appropriate and if you intend to step outside of that range you run the risk of the remix not being accepted in that “scene.” There is nothing to stop you, for example, doing a remix that has all of the production values of a drum & bass track but is only 120 bpm instead of the more usual 150 bpm or more. If you do that, it probably won’t be considered drum & bass anymore.

With that in mind, there is normally at least a 10 bpm range for most genres so you still have some degree of choice as to the final tempo. One of the biggest influencing ...

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