Hermitude is the Australian electronic duo made up of Luke Dubber and Angus Stuart. Their first full-length release Alleys To Valleys was released in 2003 via Sydney label Elefant Traks. Dark Night Sweet Light is Hermitude’s latest release, a follow-up to the group’s 2012 album HyperParadise which went platinum in Australia. The album’s title track was also remixed by Flume. The duo has performed at many American festivals including Lollapalooza, SXSW, and Wakarusa.
Dark Night Sweet Light features a selection of original and remixed tracks including appearances from Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. and Detroit’s Chuck Inglish. The album’s approach stems from the time Dubber and Stuart spent in the electronic scene in Los Angeles in the early 2000s after their success at home.
“Ukiyo” and “Bermuda Bay” shine on this record providing adequate coastal vibes regardless of the continent. Other notable tracks include “The Buzz” featuring Mataya and Young Tapz and “Metropolis.” Dark Night Sweet Light finishes up by offering alternative versions of a handful of tracks and the duo join Chuck Inglish for a remix of “Hijinx.”
Formerly bandmates in their project “Funk Injections” as teens, Dubber and Stuart have propelled Hermitude on to a global platform.
Recommended If You Like: Flume, ODESZA, Shigeto, SBTRKT
Recommended Tracks: 3 (Ukiyo), 5 (Bermuda Bay), 8 (The Buzz feat. Mataya and Young Tapz), 15 (Hijinx feat. Chuck Inglish)
Do Not Play: None
Reviewed by Harrison Hipp 10/12/15