DAGR has teamed up with Rebecca Black and LVL1 for their hell-bent, bilingual dark tech-house track, “Cafe Racer” today. “Cafe Racer” is the second single to be taken from DAGR’s forthcoming debut album, Fade On Back, out July 29th, 2022. The album is available to pre-save/pre-order now HERE.
“Cafe Racer” opens with LVL1’s Spanish rap verse over a thumping filtered house beat as they beg for a ride on a motorbike. The chorus makes a sharp turn with stark 808s & engine revs as queer pop icon Rebecca Black takes control like we’ve never heard her before, leaning into her Mexican-American heritage in the spirit of the bilingual track. The buzzing, ever-building DAGR production pierces even the most fried brains at the club. “Cafe Racer” is an unapologetically sexy anthem that is set to become a staple on the dance floor this summer.
Rebecca Black says, “This song and working with DAGR to create it is and has been the fastest, sexiest wild ride. I won’t get in the bed of a truck for just anybody, but it’s been the best time to live in DAGR’s world and get to be just a little bit of the chaos!”
LVL 1 adds, “When DAGR reached out to me for a collab with them and Rebecca Black I was already convinced to participate, but when I heard the song I knew I definitely needed to hop on the beat!! It was so fun and so natural for me to write the verse for the intro and I’m super proud to be part of such a hit. Also, working with them is always a pleasure!”
Director Luke Orlando (Charli XCX, Magdalena Bay) turns the temp up to 100 with a hilariously outlandish ode to the brilliant & miscellaneous Craigslist faces of Los Angeles. Rebecca Black rolls around the hood of a lime-green Gladiator, tattooed body builders grit their teeth, goths dine on hot dogs in a kiddie pool along the 101, and a self-proclaimed twerker irons his underwear below residential streetlights.
Of the video, DAGR shared, “What started as an open-ended Craigslist post, led to an unmistakable love letter to the absurdity of Los Angeles. The video is hot, scary, & hysterical– our project in a nutshell.”