This post was originally published in October 2018.

With an undeniable groove that smashes together some bass octaves and live drumming, Deep Sea Arcade brings another slinky hit to the party. A little bit of shuffle; some horological back-and-forth; and a lead vocal from Nic Mckenzie that floats with a hooky melody in a pristine mix.

It’s infectious and hummable, featuring a stripped-down verse and washy chorus, with that touch of swing that makes all the difference between machine pocket and human imprint. It’s a dreamy buildup of layers over a simple theme, with an impressive sonic execution and a casual-cool vocal style that hints of glam-rock and pure, effortless pop.

Deep Sea Arcade is a Trip-Hop group from Sydney. This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.