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DT785 – Hayden James


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 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 worldwide 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 well-received mixture of energetic dance floor cuts and downtempo tunes features artists such as NAATIONS and Panama. For Hayden, his music’s passionate, energetic and fun-loving vibe is a reflection of his own personality.

In the same year, Splendour in the Grass saw the unveiling of his brand new live show – a unique sensory experience for fans featuring ‘light squares’ – kicking off a world tour, with this success leading to an ARIA Nomination for Best Male Artist. This year is slated to be another stand out with new collaborations including the likes of international artists Gorgon City, and remixes for some of the biggest global artists in the world today. The producer’s highly-anticipated second album will be released in 2022 followed by Hayden’s most ambitious and biggest Australian, N. American and European headline tour & festival run to date.

Today, he joins us on the podcast for the first time. Listen to it below, on Mixcloud or iTunes here.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…

What’s your personal favourite track on it?

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
GREAT MUSIC, GREAT MIXING To me the best mixes are the ones that take you on a journey. This one feels vibey. 

Tell us about your next EP/Album/Project?
My 2nd album ‘Lifted’ has just been released. I wrote the album over the last two years in lockdown and I’m so pumped it’s finally out for everyone to hear !! 

What have you got coming up? 
Lots of touring starting with COACHELLA! After that, I’m on the road in USA/CANADA, EU and AUSTRALIA. 

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Thank you for listening and i hope you love this mix I’ve made for you x  


Lights Go Down – Hayden James
Hold Tight (Kormak Remix) – Hayden James
Strangers – Dom Dolla ft. Mansionair (Nora En Pure extended mix)
Selecta (extended mix) – Crusy
Free – Final Cass 3d
Never Enough (extended mix) – Marco Lys
Dirty Maddy – Siege
Discoteque (TEED Remix) – Culture Shock
Charlie Goes Bananas (extended mix) – Fabrication
On Your Own – Hayden James and Cassian (ft. Elderbrook)
C’Mon Baby (extended mix) – Thomas Newson
Healing Forest (extended mix) – Tinlicker
Mosimann – Don’t Cha (Vintage Culture Remix)
Disconnected (extended mix) – James Hype & Tita Lau

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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