Occasionally I or some of my buddies will make a track at XXX.YY BPM - it makes it a bit more of a fun challenge to keep your stuff in sync IMO. Also I do this because I like a my beats ever-so-slightly out of time, so it sounds more human and not like it was mixed by a computer.
I also don't suggest that you look at BPM readouts, you'll just find yourself become preoccupied with them during the mix.
yeah, i get that bit... but what i am saying is this:
lets say you play a tune recorded at 174 bpm @ +4% pitch, that would make it 180.96 bpm yes? so i don't see how making a tune @ xxx.yy bpm would make mixing any harder or easier? as the pitch fader is analogue, increments of whole bpm's should not affect the way two tunes 'sit' together?