Meet Hounded from Wollongong, the talented musician with his eye on the world stage. Already boasting a string of sparkling singles, this young gun producer (real name Edan Visser) has quickly become a shining star with millions of plays and a growing global reputation.
With its intoxicating mix of beats, marimbas, samples and sun-kissed vocals, his fresh brand of post-tropical house conjures up visions of island escape, sunset swims and spontaneous beach parties. Listening to his songs, you can almost feel the sun on your back and the water at your feet.
It's a trip that's already been taken by millions around the world. Led by tunes like 'On My Side' (featuring Savoi), 'Feel So Right' (featuring Bamiyah) and 'Wild Heart', he's clocked over 35 million plays on Spotify with over 500,000 monthly listeners making him a regular in their Viral Charts' Top 10. Additionally, he's been played on triple J, BBC and FBi Radio and shown love by EDM elites like Martin Garrix, Axwell/ Ingrosso, ODESZA and Jai Wolf.
That trend is set to continue with Hounded's latest single 'Higher'. A heady burst of euphoric pop, it blends joyous samples of African children singing with the vocals of Tom Montesi from the band Leo it also signifies a new step in his aural evolution.
'Higher' is the latest peak in a career which only kicked off three years ago. Edan grew up playing rock and metal on guitar, but that all changed when he discovered electronic music channels like Majestic Casual and Mr Suicide Sheep on YouTube. Inspired, he started to tinker on his own bedroom tracks with the aim to be uploaded to them one day (he got his wish in 2016 when Majestic Casual featured 'Feel So Right').