Clean Bandit Releases 'Rather Be' ft. Jess Glynne via Atlantic UK
British electronic group Clean Bandit emerges on the scene with a four-week #1 stronghold for "Rather Be" ft. Jess Glynne (Atlantic UK / Big Beat Records), a feat only held by Adele (for "Someone Like You"), selling in excess of 500k singles to date (and 160k in the first week!) The band also heralds a two-time victory for the weekly UK Shazam tags, overthrowing Robin Thicke and Daft Punk, and this week smashing their very own first record with 1.2M streams.
This feel good track features the soulful and infectious vocal stylings of Jess Glynne, backed up by Clean Bandit's unique fusion of live violins and piano, bouncy funk bass, and eclectic electronic elements. This breakout hit features a slew of remixes to add to your sonic arsenal.
The band, comprised of brothers Jack and Luke Patterson alongside the classically-trained pair of Grace Chatto and Neil Amin-Smith who formed in 2008 in the dingy confines of a Cambridge nightclub have paired with a diverse group of emerging dance luminaries for a remix EP coming in March 2014.
Musical trio All About She turn in an upbeat electronic offering complete with pitched vocals and diverse synth and bass interplay; Newcomer Affelaye slows it down and chills out with his hypnotically smooth take, featuring lush evolving synth pads and dreamy vocal edits; The Magician opts to go deeper with his remix, bringing funky house drums, pulsating bass, and his own upbeat deep house mix to the table; Sheffield Producer Walter Ego takes the track to a different place with a techy deep house remix treatment.