Singaporean-born, Melbourne-based producer-DJ Night Dives has been one of our favourites for some time now. From his original productions to his online mixes (listen to his Bandwagon Mix here), his knotty, physical brand of bass music has always lit a fire under us on the floor and on headphones. His tracks have been featured everywhere from Rinse FM in the UK to Malaysia's BFM 89.9, and while we've consistently been impressed by his instrumental output, we've always kind of wondered how his sound would work with a vocalist.
Enter's Sydney's bewitching poetess Kimchi Princi. The Russian-Korean artist's work falls somewhere in between dream pop, vaporwave and cloud rap - but as we've quickly come to realise with post-Internet pop acts - genres are intentionally irrelevant. Past singles like 'LUXE' to 'Shine 4 Me' aren't aren't simply engrossing - their sonic and visual aesthetic also presents a very particular creative nexus bridging online culture, art and fashion.
Entitled 'Shift', Kimchi Princi and Night Dives' fascinating collaboration offers us a casual amalgamation of both sensibilities, described as a "a love song for late night drives."And in true Internet pop fashion, Kimchi Princi explains to Noisey that the track was conceived entirely through a fun "back and forth over Facebook for a few months, until we got the sound we wanted." The evocative cut is taken off Kimchi Princi's dazzling new EP Just in my room, just on my phone, which is most certainly worth a listen from beginning till end.
In the meantime, you can listen to 'Shift' below.