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Hermitude @ The Regency Ballroom 

Wednesday, Feb 17 2016
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This Australian electronic duo has been making music since 2000, but it wasn't until Flume remixed the track "HyperParadise" in 2013 that listeners in North America starting taking notice. And while "HyperParadise" — an energetic méange of tropical house, deep house, and EDM — is noteworthy in its own right, the song that turned me (and presumably many others) onto Hermitude was their next big hit, 2014's "Ukiyo." Since I'm a sucker for high-pitched, sped-up chipmunk-esque voices, "Ukiyo" was like catnip to my ears. The deliberate simplicity and overall experimentative quality of the song make the track a good fit for any number of listening circumstances, be it dancing, walking through a park, or sitting on your ass and just thinking. In other words, this is the kind of music that will get your creative juices flowing and your muscles moving.

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