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HERMITUDE IN CONCERT:
Australian duo Hermitude always gets ticket buyers bouncing with instrumental hip hop bangers that fuse beat-heavy styles like trap, dubstep, and EDM. At their live shows the pair keeps the party in full swing, bouncing around the stage with their synths and drum machines hanging around their necks as they bust out catchy riffs and trigger thunderous drum samples. With El Gusto manning the beats and Luke Dubs on synths, the two display serious musical and technical chops as they manipulate and mash up their futuristic sounds in real time. Their live re-creation of anthems like "The Buzz" and "Searchlight" means that every show is unique, but the end result is always the same -- an unforgettable night of nonstop dancing that leaves ticket buyers wanting more.
Multi-instrumentalists Luke Dubber (Luke Dubs) and Angus Stuart (El Gusto) have been collaborating together since 1994, but Hermitude wasn't born until Stuart picked up a set of turntables in 2000. After releasing a vinyl-only EP in 2002 the pair made their album debut in 2003 with Alleys to Valleys, a critically acclaimed record that featured vocal contributions from Australian MCs including Ozi Batla, Urthboy, and TZU. The album's popularity earned Hermitude slots on tour with hip hop heavyweights like Dizzee Rascal and DJ Krush, and their amped-up performances on the road helped boost their growing fanbase. They followed up with the albums Tales to the Drift (2005) and Threads (2008), and in 2012 their fourth album HyperParadise cracked the Top 40 in Australia. After several years of extensive touring their rise continued in 2015 with the release of their fifth album Dark Night Sweet Light, a No. 1 smash that earned them seven ARIA Music Awards including Album of the Year and Best Live Act.