Multi-platinum Sydney-born LA-based producer, Hayden James teams up with Canadian duo Bob Moses to share their new single, “Do You Want Me” out via Future Classic.
“Do You Want Me” features a classic vocal from Bob Moses, as warm synths muted down to perfection swirl all around. An ever-present driving bassline builds the track to emotional and euphoric heights as a signature footprint from Hayden James. Ahead of an American summer of festivals and headline shows alike for both Hayden James & Bob Moses, “Do You Want Me” invites you to achieve a state of bliss with those you want near and dear.
Hayden James on “Do You Want Me”, says: “I’ve spent most of the year writing in the studio and I’m so excited to finally share my first release of the year with you all. Tom, Jimmy (Bob Moses) and I got together just a handful of times to write ‘Do You Want Me’. This record came together so quickly. We instantly had a vibe together and just had fun in the studio. The song feels like a great representation of both of us. It’s definitely a dream collab for me. I hope you love it.”
Bob Moses on “Do You Want Me”, says: “We’ve known Hayden for a bit, and of course have been aware of his work since well before he gave us his killer mix of our track “Back Down” (which we still play all the time btw). We had thought about working together before but somehow never got around to it. But just like that, the window opened and this track quickly came to life out of a few sessions in LA. Hayden is a lovely guy, and we had fun with the process. Hope ya enjoy.”
The arrival of “Do You Want Me” is Hayden James’ first for new music in 2023, and follows the release of last year’s album LIFTED. Hayden James previously added his re-work to Bob Moses’ track “Back Down” and now both artists gear up to celebrate their latest single with combined shows in Vancouver and New York next month, having recently road-tested the single at Michigan’s Electric Forest festival a few weekends go. Hayden will next appear at a string of US festivals including California’s Hard Summer, before returning to Australia for the national touring festival, Grapevine Gathering in October.
Since breaking out in 2013 with “Permission to Love” and going on to release revered platinum certified hits “Numb” feat. GRAACE, and “Just Friends”, the producer has continued to be at the forefront of the Australian house music scene, carrying on his run of hits with his ARIA-nominated debut album Between Us in 2019, and 2022’s sophomore record LIFTED, which boasts over half a billion streams and was debuted at last year’s Coachella to a packed out stage, before he launched into a North American tour. He then toured across Europe, before landing back in Australia to play his largest headline shows here to date, gracing iconic venues such as Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion, Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena, and Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall.
His production mastery on tracks like “Waves of Gold” feat. Azteck as well as “Right Time” with Icona Pop has also landed in the international spotlight, receiving love from Zane Lowe on Beats 1, triple j, as well as Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NME and many more.
Today, two of dance music’s favourite acts in Hayden James and Bob Moses unite on “Do You Want Me”, sure to be one of this summer’s hottest house tracks.
HAYDEN JAMES TOUR DATES
July 7 – Q Nightclub, Seattle, WA
July 8 – PNE Forum, Vancouver, Canada (with Bob Moses)
July 21 – The Brooklyn Mirage, Brooklyn, NY (with Bob Moses)
August 4, 2023, OSHEAGA 2023, Montréal, Canada
August 5 – HARD Summer 2023, Los Angeles, CA
August 19 – Deep Tropics | Music, Art & Style Festival, Nashville, TN
August 25 – Breakaway Music Festival Ohio, Columbus, OH
September 5 – 10 – Snow Machine 2023, Queenstown, New Zealand
October 7 – Grapevine Gathering, Yarra Valley, VIC
October 8 – Grapevine Gathering, Mount Cotton, QLD
October 14 – Grapevine Gathering, Swan Valley, WA
October 21 – Grapevine Gathering, Hunter Valley, NSW
October 22 – Grapevine Gathering, McLaren Vale, SA
October 27 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO (with Duke Dumont)
November 9 – Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA (with ZHU)
November 10 – Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA (with ZHU)
November 11 – Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA (with ZHU)