Topliner / Producer / Writer / Instrumentalist
Based In UK.
ARCADES is a British electronic music production duo consisting of Max Graham and Matt Thomson.
Thomson fronted indie punk band Parka, who had success after the release of their debut single, “Disco Dancer” through Universal Music Group. They toured Japan and Europe. Thomson moved into production and began releasing original songs under the name Harbour. Graham was working as a studio engineer in New York and met Thomson upon his return to work for James F. Reynolds in London.
The duo worked under the name Parallax briefly in 2016, when they appeared on the E4 Reality show Stage School. They then formed a new project under the new name Digital Army and released official remixes for Kokiri, Conor Maynard, Kriss Kross Amsterdam, and Ty Dolla Sign.
ARCADES was originally formed in 2018, after their first single release “In The Air” featuring LA based singer Sarah Walk. The song was supported by YouTube channels CloudKid and Freshmixes. It gained the attention of BTS member J-Hope, who added the song to his Spotify playlist J-Hope’s Jam. Their follow up single “Fragile” featuring SOFIA was released at the start of 2019 and has gained over 2 million YouTube views.
ARCADES co-wrote and produced two songs on the BTS album Map of the Soul: Persona; “Jamais Vu” and “Mikrokosmos”. “Inner Child” from the 2020 BTS album, Map of the Soul: 7 as well as BTS’ single “Take two”. The duo received songwriting credits on 4 of TXT’s albums including hit song “OX1lovesong”, co-wrote/produced Fifty Fifty’s first single “Higher” and Jungkook single “Stay Alive” which recorded over 4.2 million streams in its first day of release, becoming the biggest single debut by a South Korean soloist in Spotify history. This all putting ARCADES just under two billion Spotify streams and 27 million album sales.
US and UK Gold Album "Map of the Soul: Persona" by BTS featuring "Mikrokosmos", US Platinum and UK Gold Album "Map of the Soul: 7" by BTS featuring "Inner Child", South Korea Platinum Album "The Dream Chapter: Magic" by TXT featuring "New Rules", South Korea 2 x Platinum EP "Border: Day One" by ENHYPEN featuring "Flicker", South Korea Million Album "The Chaos Chapter: Freeze" featuring "0X1=Lovesong" by TXT
GREY, PDogg, Nina Nesbitt, HRVY, El Capitxn, Henry Moodie, Charlie Snyder, Rufio Hooks, Chris Collins, Wilhelm Borjesson, Gabriel Brandes, Alex Karlsson, Koolkid, Jordan Shaw, Moss Kena, Cazzi Opeia, Calle Lehman, ModSun, Punctual, Melanie Fontana, Gino Bartletta
BTS, TXT, SHINee, GOT7, TAEMIN, ENHYPEN, Jung Kook, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, SEVENTEEN, FIFTY FIFTY
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS), YOU (Netflix), Ex On The Beach UK (MTV)