Beautiful, brainy and great with a bow, Grace Chatto was playing cello with her string quartet when her boyfriend and now bandmate decided to cut, paste, and remix it. Dreamy classical notes cut through with pounding electronic beats; Clean Bandit is all about mixing Mozart with house. As these guys sit happily and deservedly at number one in the charts with Rather Be, we asked Grace to pick her all-time ultimate remixes.
"I heard this garage remix of the song before hearing the original several years later, and it's surprising that it's more sexy at this higher speed. The drum fill coming out of the first chorus with the triplets at the end is probably my favourite fill of all time. Though the string pizzicato in the original is missing in the remix, the string synth stabs are absolutely brilliant, especially when they follow that drum fill. As are the long high violin synth notes. The pitched vocals work wonderfully with the garage beat but retain the personality and depth from the original. Neil used to play this out a lot when he began DJing and in the first years of our club night so it reminds me if those days!"