Definitions

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  • adj. At a medium tempo, neither fast nor slow
  • n. A medium tempo.

Etymologies

mid- +‎ tempo (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • / Girl Overboard, etc., it seems to be labelled midtempo also.

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  • Third single will be slow or midtempo, meaning "Speechless" or more likely "Alejandro."

    Gunnar Wolf

  • His 2009 album, "Kaleidoscope," mixes in midtempo ballads and features vocalists Nelly Furtado, Emily Haines, Jónsi of Sigur Rós and indie rockers Tegan and Sara.

    Tiësto: Electronic Music's Superstar

  • We went from the frenetic Crookers remix of Kid Cudi's "Day 'n' Nite" to the tempered booming of Lady Gaga's "Just Dance" to the midtempo "Best I Ever Had" by Drake and despite the tempo decrease and stylistic changes, we lost zero bodies.

    Super sweet

  • The rest of the album isn't lost in a time-warp, either: Farriss's favorite track from Original Sin takes the 1987 hit "Mystify" global, with Parisian singer Loane purring in French and Mayer cool-noodling on guitar atmospheric sliding courtesy of INXS's Kirk Pengilly, while indie vocalist Nikka Costa reimagines "Kick" as a sparkling midtempo pop ditty, Monahan faithfully remembers "Beautiful Girl," and Harper wails on a psychedelic, string-filled "Never Tear Us Apart."

    Kristi York Wooten: INXS Makes Peace With Its Past On Latest CD, Tour

  • As well as an extended Louche at Mint with Cassy and Dyed Soundorom, Mono_cult return to their original home, The Lounge, with guests The Revenge and Space Dimension Controller playing more than suitable midtempo and disco sounds for the early start.

    Clubs picks of the week

  • Nickodemus recorded many youngsters for his track "Beauty is in Your Name," a hearty midtempo groove featuring vocalist Zolani Mahola, lead singer of the hugely popular group, Freshlyground (who I checked out in Brooklyn two summer ago).

    Derek Beres: Global Beat Fusion: Reclaiming the Elephant

  • These two new ones are just that much more refined, allowing plenty of time for the downtempo and few midtempo tracks to germinate and bloom.

    Derek Beres: Global Beat Fusion: Karsh Kale's Cinema and Lost Desert Beats

  • The mixtape's lead single, "In the Dark," is sleazy, slinky minimalist R&B, while leaks like the achingly gorgeous piano-led "Forever In My Life" and superb Stargate-produced midtempo "Paper Airplanes" showcase her forceful vocals -- and if ever a voice was made for pop music, it is JoJo's.

    Sam Lansky: A Teen Pop Star Grows Up (and Gets Mad Along the Way)

  • A touch of reggae underlies the midtempo electronic ride on these sensuous, soulful numbers.

    Derek Beres: Global Beat Fusion: Nubian Sounds, African Reggae and Durham Hip-Hop

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