Clean Bandit – Dust Clears (single) (Atlantic Records)


Put simply, “Dust Clears” is a stunningly produced amalgamation of pop influences.

Most reminiscent of Daft Punk‘s latest record (‘Random Access Memories‘), “Dust Clears” fuses electronica with 70’s disco funk, R&B, capped off with Daft Punk’s trademark vocoder vocals.

Warning: your head may just spin with all the twists and turns that this song takes. Starting out with a kick-drum pulse, warm organ chords and a male vocoder-effected vocal, the song then breaks down into a piano and vocal only pre-chorus before a brief pause and then into a joyous, upbeat, piano funk driven chorus this time led by female vocals (they too are given the vocoder treatment). During its chorus, “Dust Clears” recalls the charm of say, Ellie Goulding.

Clean Bandit are a UK collective working with several different vocalists such as Sswelafar, Eliza Shaddad, Makeda, Jungle VIP, Subliminal MC, Camilla Farrant, while the core of instrumentalists  are Jon Wandeck (bass, sax, one deck), Luke Patterson (drums), and The Chatto Quartet.

Impeccably produced and flawlessly arranged, “Dust Clears” is pop at its most interesting and quirky while still fun as hell.

The “Dust Clears” EP will be released on 21 July 2013 and features remixes by Friendly Fire’s Jack Savidge, ALT-J and Russ Chimes remixes.

Watch “Dust Clears” below: