In just three short years since releasing his first track, Hayden James has created his own imprint on the global music community with a sound like no other. Straight off the mark, Hayden’s music circulated through Australia’s electronic dance music populace accumulating tens of millions of plays across SoundCloud and YouTube. His individualistic approach to producing delicate yet uplifting summer anthems featuring euphonious and evocative vocals quickly allowed him to find his niche. Today, Hayden leads the way for Australian musicians with a sound incomparable and inimitable to any artists before him.
Hayden’s first single “Permission to Love” received admiration across the globe when it sky rocketed to #1 on Hype Machines charts. Shortly after he released his debut EP through tastemaker label Future Classic, further proving Hayden ability to capture the hearts of his audience.
However, no one could have anticipated the success Hayden would have with his hit single “Something About You” which dropped in early 2015 via the labels annual compilation album. The single amassed over 30 million plays on Spotify and went Gold shortly after being nominated for the prestigious Australian ARIA award for “Best Dance Release”, as well as an array of other Australian awards.
The hype from this release projected Hayden to head off on his debut headline tour across Australia, Europe and America, followed by an additional international support tour with Odesza and catching festival slots at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Reading & Leeds and Lowlands.
2016 was yet another whirlwind of a year for Hayden as he returned with his single “Just a Lover”, which has reached, almost 3 million plays on Spotify alone. Heading into 2017, Hayden will continue to solidify his place as one of Australia’s most celebrated producers.