What happens if you take a loop, pitch bend it down to half tempo, while mixing in a new loop at full speed? How about if you combine that with some Ableton pitch-sustaining tempo manipulation? Listen for yourself!
Here’s another experiment, this one with pitch/tempo manipulation up and down. Halfway through creates a pretty cool effect.
I’m sure some other digital DJ has thought to use this technique. I’ll see if I can work it into the next APU mix.