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  • adj. Having a fast tempo.
  • adj. Having an aggressive pace.
  • adv. With a fast tempo.
  • adv. With an aggressive pace.


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  • It's said to be more "uptempo" and more influenced by club music than anything he's released so far to date.

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  • Britney Spears could be releasing an "uptempo" and "high-energy" album, according to her producer Danja.

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  • Rae's fans might be surprised to hear other songs on The Sea such as uptempo soul rockers The Blackest Lily, Paris Nights and New York Mornings, and Paper Dolls.

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  • Unfortunately, there is no practical way to have the computer analyze all songs and tell it to play only "uptempo", or "romantic", or "party" type songs, other than making playlists yourself (cumbersome) or sorting by genre (useless due to the differences in song tempoes).


  • This week was a pretty "uptempo" set in worship at Grace.


  • In the hands of DJ and remix whiz Sammy Bananas, DJ Webstar's "Dancing on Me" transforms into an uptempo electropop tune with synth horns and wobbly dubstep bass flourishes, and "Pop Champagne" picks up speed to become a funky, slightly gritty house track.

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  • They'll be some uptempo stuff on the record, right?

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  • By the 1950s and 60s, James Brown was thrilling audiences with a new uptempo R&B, a style that went on to define rock and roll.

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  • If hip-hop was the faster version of disco—rapping over disco beats—then house music was a more uptempo brother of hip-hop, and then Chicago house became Detroit techno became universal trance.

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  • Tracks like "african woman," "victory," and "mizin" are all aggressive uptempo songs that use interlocking guitars parts, punchy horn lines, hard-driving drums and percussion to push the song forward.

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