HyperParadise is Hermitude hitting the bullseye of their artistic vision, a beautifully inventive record of future beats and electronica. It’s not just their meticulousness in production and musicianship, it’s the passion and love they have for instrumental music that makes them so special.
The songs are bubbling with personality: choruses leap out of songs demanding an emotional response, differing for each listener. It wouldn’t be hard to imagine the more notably adventurous R&B/soul vocalists wishing they could get their hands on the likes of All of You and HyperParadise. Speak of the Devil has been one of the standout dancefloor tunes of 2011; thrashed by Australian radio; and winner of triple j’s 2011 J Award for Australian Music Video of the Year.
It was also #9 in Rage’s Top 50 videos of 2011 and nominated for FBi’s SMAC Awards (Single and Video). Should we mention the international news yet? No. Save that one. Hermitude have nurtured an affectionate and fiercely loyal audience over the years, commanding respect from the best in the beats business (DJ Krush, Glitch Mob). They’re in a perfect position to take it up a few notches with the release of HyperParadise.
2012’s first allaussie hip hop ‘cover art of the month’ features none other than Hermitude’s – Hyper Paradise. Released yesterday through Elefant Traks, the cover art was designed and produced by a collaboration of fine designers including Claire Nakazawa, Lucia Giuffre, Catherine McElhone & layout by DH. The work was a collage, aiming to create a tropical ‘hyper’ paradise.