Blu DeTiger was meant to be a star, if her name doesn’t make that obvious enough. The 21-year-old New York City native started playing the bass at age seven, quickly landed a gig at CBGB, and has spent the last year touring with Caroline Polachek and Fletcher. She gained club kid notoriety by pulling out her bass in the middle of her DJ sets–a welcome addition that could make any jaded New Yorker migrate to the middle of the dance floor. DeTiger’s sets were a much-needed funk infusion.
Blu’s debut EP is a series of vignettes that transport the listener to a Manhattan skyline at sunset. Permeated with that unexplainable sense of vogue that seems as easy as breathing, she transmutes 70s funk and retro-pop into 21st century bangers that brush upon modern icons such as Nile Rodgers and Robyn.