D.C.-based DJ Eau Claire took the internet by storm earlier this fall with her remix of Stevie Wonder's 1966 hit, "Uptight," which has garnered the upstart over 100,000 listens on SoundCloud. In her latest endeavor, she reaches back to the more recent past, putting a nu-disco spin on Mike Posner's 2010 smash, "Cooler Than Me." The result is a welcome facelift that utilizes infectious piano riffs and elements of deep house music to transform Posner's song into a modern banger.
Shimmering synths and a deep beat lead the track before Mike Posner's torqued vocal samples come in, sounding at once squeaky and chipmunk-esque, and deep and demonic. As in Eau Clare's mix of "Uptight," a huge, addictive piano hook takes the track over, bringing listeners to bliss. As Posner's vocals become more fully formed (and eerie), deep laser-like synths drop in on top of the beat giving it the feel of a modern deep house hit. We wouldn't expect anything less from a producer who cites SNBRN and Blonde's masterful remix of "Rhythm of the Night" by Corona as inspiration for her most recent work.
Give the track a listen and, if you live in the D.C. area, check out Eau Claire as one half of Man & Woman as she regularly opens for huge international house acts, including Duke Dumont and Chris Malinchak.
Cooler Than Me (Eau Claire Remix)