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SNBRN & Blu J – You Got Me (ft. Cara Frew)

It was just days ago that I waxed poetic about BLU J, a production duo who I consider to be at the forefront of not just future house, but house music at large, in terms of the sound they’ve innovated. Thus, I think I’ll go ahead and take credit for persuading the universe to bless us with yet another new tune from the Vancouver pair. A collaboration with fellow rising house star SNBRN, “You Got Me” finds their styles intersecting as airy deep house and growling, bass-heavy synths seamlessly blend into one another. There are few things that immediately grab my attention more than a BLU J drop, so the addition of SNBRN’s flair makes it virtually impossible to ignore.

As for Cara Frew, she absolutely transcends the role of a featured vocalist with a performance that sounds so wonderfully suited not just for this track and its electronic listener base, but a wide-ranging pop radio audience. Too often featured vocalists feel like an unnecessary addition to electronic tracks, but on “You Got Me,” Frew is outright essential.

I don’t have much of a personal anecdote to apply to this track other than there’s a solid chance you’ll see me blasting it with the windows down on the 101 this spring, so keep an eye out over the next few months, Californians.