It makes sense for a hip-hop producer to remix “Cadillac Girl” by the UK’s Only Real. His music, although rooted in hazy, summery surf-rock, has rap influences, not least when he actually starts rapping around the one minute mark. Harry Fraud’s remix keeps most of the source material intact, mainly adding in harder drums and giving the song a bit more forward motion.
Coming over rather like a more cheerful version of King Krule, one who prefers to listen to The Beatles and psych-rock and go to the beach than walk around London dark streets at night, we’re excited to hear more from Only Real. And we will soon, as he is currently in the studio in Atlanta recording his debut album with Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Deerhunter).
Listen to both he original and the remix below.