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Hayden James ‘Something About You’ (now signed to Virgin EMI from Future Classic)

HaydenJames_NickBowers_Shot1_300dpiCasino-style clubs and giant raves might seem the yardsticks de jour for electronic music artists in the US, but hearing your music on the radio while driving through America is a moment still enjoyed by a select few. It’s a club now joined by Australian artist Hayden James, though, when en route to Coachella his song ‘Something About You’ emerged from the car stereo.

Signed to Virgin EMI from Australia’s leading independent imprint, Future ClassicHayden James’ ‘Something About You’ has so far notched up over 10 million online streams (with support from leading YouTube channel, The Sound You Need), hit high rotation on specialist and commercial radio across Australia, and made the leap to daytime US radio. A highlight of both Coachella weekends, and one of the anthems for the forthcoming Ibiza season, expect this to be one of the tunes of summer 2015.

Tipped as one of the Southern Hemisphere’s hottest talents, Hayden James’ growing list of achievements is impressive: sold-out headline live shows in Australia, a 15 date headline North America tour (plus his Coachella debut), Hype Machine No.1s, and support slots with ODESZA. But, grand stats aside, its on record and live onstage where you’ll find the real magic in his (increasingly) French-touch inspired sound. 

Currently putting the finishing touches to his debut album, James is influenced by artists including Jamie xx, Caribou, Daft Punk, SBTRKT, James Blake, and Toro Y Moi. He grew up in Sydney and cut his teeth on the local club scene, where he quickly became known as one of the city’s rising stars.

The Balearic pop of his debut track, ‘Permission To Love’, helped him scale the busy heights of the booming Australian electronic scene and to the pinnacle of the Hype M chart. An EP and a slew of remixes (Dillon Francis, ODESZA, RÜFÜS) later, and James had further established himself as a mainstay on both the Australian and international touring circuits.






Tabrill – Moving On (ft. Feki)

Tabrill is the solo project of Australian newcomer Zach Alvos, a young electronic producer who is kicking off 2015 with his latest single ‘Moving On,’ featuring fellow Brisbane beat-maker Feki.

Since its release last week, ‘Moving On’ has collected over 17,000 plays on Soundcloud and has won the support of music websites, magazines and radio stations around the globe.

Written and recorded during the early hours of the morning, ‘Moving On’ is a clear demonstration of Zach’s growth as a producer. Drawing influence from the likes of Porter Robinson, Mr. Carmack and Flume, Zach has created a dynamic arrangement of electronic beats, sampled percussive sounds and invigorating vocal cuts. These elements are complimented nicely by Feki’s unique influence and compelling production techniques, resulting in another stellar addition to the Tabrill catalogue.

‘Moving On’ is the second single to fall from Tabrill’s Revision EP, which will be seeing its release on January 28. You can score a free download of ‘Moving On’ right now via the Tabrill Facebook page.

Motez Remix’s Wookie feat. Eliza Doolittle – The Hype

artworks-000090461089-hfg8jk-t500x500Breakthrough UK Garage producer Wookie has a brand new remix pack for his record ‘The Hype’ feat. Eliza Doolittle.

Kicking off the release is Sydney deep house producer Motez. Proving why he is currently leading the Australian house scene, Motez’s deep twist to the soulful number is a highlight of what is to come on the package.