When it comes to current acts, BLU J have a special place in my heart as I’ve watched the duo evolve from mastering remixes and flips to unleashing powerful solo release after solo release. “Safe” continues their movement along an exponential curve as they’ve found a wholly comfortable position between pop and house. Beginning with radio-ready sensibilities as vocalist Matthew Caim lays down a smooth hook, the track drops down into a sleek, sexy house shuffle before the two styles entwine.
Even with the most wide-ranging appeal of a BLU J track to date, they’ve maintained their signature sound which is applause-worthy. I salivate over their releases with massive, bass-churning movements, but the integration of their synths into a track like “Safe” is just as satisfactory. It’s a testament to the versatility of a duo whose potential reaches to the peaks of pop and house alike, and while I’m focused on this release, I can’t help but think ahead to the music they have in store.
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