It took award-winning music producer Hayden James one song to become a sound of the Australian summer. ‘Something About You’, released in the heat of December 2014 by Future Classic, lit up the pop music scene and gained Gold Certification in Australia. Today the artist’s electronic pop music has hooked a global audience on his sound, with a collection that has amassed over half a billion streams.
Following the release of ‘Something About You’, Hayden James played sold out venues world-wide while producing tracks for Katy Perry. October 2017 marked the release of ‘Numb’ featuring GRAACE, which scored Platinum certification in Australia and landed at #32 on Triple J’s Hottest 100. This kicked off a massive headline tour of North America and attracted more media interest, with Hayden’s interviews drawing fans to his easy-going nature and sense of humour as well as his music.
Hit singles “Better Together” featuring Running Touch and ‘Just Friends’ featuring singer Boy Matthews sealed 2018 as Hayden James’ break out year, leading into his long-awaited debut album ‘Between Us’ in June 2019 which cemented Hayden as one of Australia’s most influential pop producers. The wellreceived mixture of energetic dance floor cuts and downtempo tunes features artists such as NAATIONS and Panama. In the same year, Splendour in the Grass saw the unveiling of his brand-new live show, kicking off a world tour, with this success leading to an ARIA Nomination for Best Male Artist.
In 2021, Hayden joined forces with Nat Dunn and international act Gorgon City on the infectious dance single “Foolproof,” which has amassed over 12 million streams to date. He followed that up with“Waiting For Nothing” feat. YAEGER, continuing his run of collaborative releases that include “Rather Be With You”feat. Crooked Colours, along with its subsequent Boston Bun remix, and the aforementioned Foolproof single.
April 2022 marked the release of Hayden’s highly anticipated sophomore album “Lifted”, boasting collaborations with SIDEPIECE, Jem Cooke, Cassian, Elderbrook and more. That same month Hayden played his debut performance at Coachella Music Festival and launched into his biggest N American live tour to date. He continued his festival run in Europe and Ibiza before returning to Australia for his largest headline domestic run of shows. Hayden continues to tour around North American this fall with high-profile remixes and new releases in the works for 2023.