Hayden James
Hayden James

Hayden James

About Hayden James

Hayden James is an influential Australian DJ and house music producer who’s worked with the likes of Katy Perry, Gorgon City, and Boy Matthews.

• Influenced by Daft Punk’s “Around the World,” James began DJing at 15. The gigs helped him pay off his college degree and learn what types of songs get people moving.
• James’ 2013 debut single, “Permission to Love,” was inspired by the process of asking for his wife’s hand in marriage. The electro-funk song earned significant radio airplay and landed him a deal with Future Classics.
• His 2015 house single “Something About You” surpassed 100 million streams and won Best Independent Dance/Electronic Club Song or EP at the ARIA Music Awards. The song was remixed by the American duo ODESZA, among others.
• James coproduced and cowrote Katy Perry’s “Déjà Vu,” off her chart-topping 2017 Witness album.
• His 2019 debut album, Between Us, went Top 10 on the Australian charts.
• As of 2021, Hayden has landed three songs inside the Top 40 of Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart: 2018’s “Just Friends” (featuring Boy Matthews), 2020’s “Right Time” (featuring Icona Pop), and 2021’s “Foolproof.”

  • HOMETOWN
    Sydney, Australia

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