It was cold today which i’m guna take as a sign from up high to stop posting about 2 minute surfy punk romps and move onto covering buzzy cool-guy alt-rnb dudes that all sound a bit like James Blake because that’s what winter sounds like in the 21st century okay?
Hayden James is today’s buzzy cool guy who has already broken the 100000 Soundcloud plays barrier that inevitably means the major label buzz is a comin’ soon. He’s pulling out all the tricks on these tracks, utilizing everything from woozy west-coast synths to bizarre 808 manipulation with some airy vocodered-vocals interweaved through the negative space (which may be him or may be samples). It’s good quality stuff but it’s getting harder and harder to work out which of these new soundcloud buzzers is really going to break through but Hayden definitely seems like a strong bet!
Is this him singing or…? Comment!