With over 10 million plays across Soundcloud's platform and another 4.5 million on YouTube, Father Dude's unique and soulful approach dominated 2015. He first cracked onto the scene alongside Sydney-based producer GRMM with "Electrify" which reached #2 on the Australian iTunes Electronic Charts and received high rotation on triple j. His Australian collaborations continued with Slumberjack for the song "Body Cry" and helped their debut EP also chart at #2 on the Australian iTunes Electronic Charts.
As the core member & lone vocalist in the collective , HEGEMON, FATHERDUDE has create tracks with other members that have gained them recognition across the EDM community and has helped lead the artist collective to over 8 million soundcloud plays in under 12 months. He has managed to catch the attention of tastemakers such as Skrillex, Diplo, and DJ White Shadow (Lady Gaga). FATHERDUDE is helping lead the wave by working with some of the biggest up and coming and established names in the electronic genre such as TroyBoi, San Holo, Lido, and Benny Benassi to name a few.Excited for what the future has in store, FATHERDUDE says, "This upcoming EP 'The Balance' is a testament to the great producers and musicians I work with." The talent is real too. Grammy nominated hip-hop producer !llmind (Drake, J.Cole, Kanye West) is featured on two cuts. Brooklyn rap figurehead Joell Ortiz of Eminem-founded Shady Records makes an appearance, demonstrating FATHERDUDE's diverse appeal and local influence, and the EP also features buzzing musician-focused dance music makers Brasstracks, future bass pioneer Infuze, and forward-thinking producer Konrad OldMoney (riff-raff, Pegboard Nerds).