HERMITUDE ARE ELGUSTO & LUKE DUBS, AN AWARD-WINNING DUO BASED IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.
“We try and leave our egos at the door when we come into the studio and just focus on writing the best possible songs that we can”
Hermitude began as a friendship over a shared love of music, making beats and digging for samples. Growing up in the bushy Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia;their surroundings became a huge influence on the music they created. The adventure of sifting through old and rare music and creating their own blend of instrumental hip-hop was intoxicating and Luke Dubs and Elgusto were hooked.
“We were creating our own landscape using all these elements as the paint.”
After three albums, Dubs and Elgusto moved deeper into electronic brushstrokes for HyperParadise and Dark Night Sweet Light, focusing less on sampling and more on their songwriting and the exploration of textures. They’ve come a long way since grappling with old S2000 samplers in their childhood homes – but their music continues to echo these humble beginnings.
It’s all about the balance.
“We laugh and enjoy ourselves a lot in the process of making music. However, we often
try and push our own boundaries so we’re just out of our comfort zone. When we challenge ourselves, that is where we can end up making some really cool shit”
With a hunger for finding new influences and developing their craft, the duo worked and shared stages with the likes of Big K.R.I.T, Flume, ODESZA, Estelle, Keys N Krates, Ta-Ku and many more; they became part of the Soundcloud generation, introducing them to a community of electronic innovators and tastemakers.
They now find themselves touring and selling out shows here and abroad most months of the year. Adored in Australia and building a huge following around the world, they have refined a distinct and sophisticated sound that is Hermitude.