One of taste-making label Future Classic’s newest signings, Hayden dropped his sublime five-track EP Permission to Love at the tail end of August. In the few weeks since, he’s been name-checked byFlume, taken the reins of triple j’s Mix-Up Exclusives, been added to the Listen Out line-up and clocked up almost half a million plays on his first tune, Permission to Love – which, it’s worth noting, only hit Soundcloud a few months ago. So with the hype machine in full force, we tracked Hayden down for a few questions.
“That being said, I wrote Permission to Love in a few hours and that was it.”
It feels good to have your own thing and do whatever you like!
I wrote the EP in a few months, but I spent another few producing and improving the tracks to get them how I wanted them to sound. Sometimes it’s hard to let go and say it’s finished.
I’m actually working on a few remixes right now. I’m pretty choosey… I won’t remix a track unless I pretty much hear something straight away. Remixing is a great way to try new styles/techniques I think. I’m excited to release some remixes soon!
I’ve written with a few people in the past but I’m really enjoying writing by myself at the moment. It feels good to have your own thing and do whatever you like! I would definitely not rule out working with someone in the future though.
I am just happy writing whatever comes out, really! I would classify myself as an electronic artist but that’s as far as I would go. I feel that the EP shows a few different sides to my sound.
I’m writing a lot right now and working on a few remixes which is keeping me busy. I’m also putting together a live show to debut in November. I’m also really excited to play Listen Out festival in Sydney!
This interview was originally published on inthemix.
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