Glam Chat: Interview With Hayden James

Aussie DJ Hayden James chats about touring for Wine Machine, who he’s about to collaborate with, and his drink of choice.

Feature image via @haydenjamesartist

Australian DJ Hayden James is having a very successful 2019.

When we speak, he has just returned from a world tour, and will soon jump on the ever-popular Wine Machine tour around the nation, set to stop off in South Australia at Serafino Wines on December 7.

“I’m really excited for the festival itself,” Hayden says. “It’s so much fun to travel with all the people involved and all the artists.”

Hayden also comments on his affiliation with Adelaide.

“I love coming to Adelaide,” he says. “I have some friends who live up in the wine region,” “I get to visit them and we’ll have a lunch on their farm and chill out and then come and play the show.”

His drink of choice?

“Riesling,” he decides, then laughs. “Or tequila.”

The DJ, who is also a songwriter and producer, is well known both on his home turf and internationally for his dance anthems. Over his six years in the business, he has attracted critical acclaim with a music collection that counted over 97 million streams last year alone. This year, Hayden released his debut album, Between Us.

“It taught me a lot about songwriting and collaborating with people and mostly about myself as well,” he says of creating the album. “What I wanted to write and what I want to write in the future.”

So, what else is happening in the life of Hayden James?

“I’m actually setting up a studio today in my house,” he says. “I’m going to have Golden Features, The Presets, Running Touch and a couple of other people joining me over the next few days.”

Hayden James, Hot Dub Time Machine, The Jungle Giants, Owl Eyes, Crooked Colours, George Alice, and more will play at December 7’s Wine Machine at Serafino Wines.

Grab your Wine Machine tickets here.

Your host for this episode is Lucy Brewer.

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