Ah yes. That would be class.
More like classical…
It’s true, half of this four-piece are conservatoire-trained string players. But Clean Bandit start from a basis of thumping house and garage, provided by producer Jack Patterson and his younger brother Luke. Their single ‘Mozart’s House’ is the perfect synergy of eighteenth-century German melodicism and a raucous night out in a local Wetherspoon’s.
It’s about time someone brought Radio 3 values to Rinse FM!
‘So you think electronic music is boring? You think it’s stupid? You think it’s repetitive?’
Hold up, I never said that.
No, I was quoting Patterson senior on ‘Mozart’s House’. The group’s self-aware sense of humour reveals their roots as super-smart Cambridge undergraduates.
Oh, they went to Cambridge, yah?
Yah! I mean yes. As did members of Hot Chip, in whose footsteps this quartet are follow.
The Bottom Line: Not stupid, nor boring, nor repetitive.
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