Bleu Clair rejoins Monstercat to set ‘The Tempo’ with high-octane tech house original
In case it wasn’t made explicitly clear in Dancing Astronaut’s Artists to Watch in 2021 commentary, it’s being repeated it again: Bleu Clair is arguably the brightest name in house music right now. Only two months into 2021, Bleu Clair has already doubled down on our reasoning, once on his STMPD RCRDS linkup “Beat Like This” with OOTORO, and once on his assistance for Nightbass’ seven-year anniversary celebration. The Indonensian-bred authority is now swapping out “doubling” for “tripling” as he realigns with Monstercat to set “The Tempo.”
This, of course, can’t continue without a proper nod to Monstercat for supplying the track’s concise lyrics of “stop for a minute, gotta find the tempo” in the video’s YouTube description. Aptly paced at 125 BPM for all those inquiring, “The Tempo” walks out Bleu Clair’s eclectic depot of singular tech house traits built around samples traced back to Asia and self-explained as “much different” in terms of direction than any of his other top-of-the-line productions. Bleu Clair has demonstrated time and time again that the artists who retain the capacity to effortlessly bring out the production complexity of such a simplistic yet enlivened sound design are truly far and few between.