Cappa, “Goddess (Eau Claire Remix)”

Not one to shy away from signature, D.C.’s Eau Claire is attracting support from the indie dance and nudisco spheres through her latest remix. As always, fringing on bubbly pop without diving head first into overbearingly sweet, cloying waters, the young tastemaker exudes confidence and finesse that stacks her up against other electronic leaning pop musicians like Banks or AlunaGeorge. It’s a sound we’ve grown accustomed to hearing from her, but it’s the watermark of her style and tone; somewhere in between nudisco, tropical house, and ‘Girl Power’-centric pop, Eau Claire soars at her own rhythm on the wings of upbeat piano stabs. And with it being a remix of Cappa’s “Goddess,” it’s only appropriate to register the idea that perhaps Eau Claire is becoming God-like in her execution of the indie dance mentality.

This is what makes her such an approachable DJ and producer for new appreciators of indie dance in a post-#EDM world. Whereas some artists want to bank on the underground, she understands the power of simplicity and the ‘feel good’ aesthetic. It’s hard not to find the positivity in her work and that’s what carries it. It’s pure fun for fuck’s sake and that’s a disposition that’s becoming lost on some producers in their quest to be taken seriously.  It’s warm weather, top down, Ray-Bans on music. And she does it real good.

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