Hayden James

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.

Artist Moos

April 13

When I Grow Up…

When you’re young, you always dream of what you’re going to be when you grow up… from a Ballerina to an Astronaut and everything in between. The artists on our line up are no different!

Before they hit the big time, they too had ambitions and dreams – some of them coming close to where they are today! We asked a few of them what they dreamed of becoming when they were a young’un… here are their answers!

 

Allday

“I wanted to be a basketball player who rapped on the side. Now I’m a rapper who plays basketball on the side so that’s okay.”

Amy Shark

“There were a few… Tennis player, Actress and FBI agent (I was obsessed with Scully and Mulder).”

Hayden James

“When I was a kid I wanted to be a Machinery Vibration Specialist, but in the end I didn’t get the marks so I had to be a musician.”

Slumberjack

“Morgan wanted to be a fireman and then aspired to be a stock broker. Fletcher wanted to be a robot scientist and later thought to be a chemical engineer. Look where we are now.”

Wil Wagner from The Smith Street Band

“Exactly what I am now except better looking and more successful!”

James Carter from Snakehips

“Spaceman.”

Sam Hales from The Jungle Giants

“There was a long time there where I wanted to be a jazz drummer. Studied up a lot and started playing in the young jazz band at the Conservatorium of Music in Brisbane.

It was an obsession for a good while and then a friend of mine at school wanted to start a band… That kind of ended the jazz train for me and put me on to writing.”

Michael Richards from Violent Soho

“I always wanted to be a rock star. I got pretty close by becoming a rock drummer which is definitely something I can learn to live with.”


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