Clear (song)

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For the song by Kardinal Offishall, see Clear!. For the song by Miley Cyrus of the same name, see Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus.
"Clear"
Single by Cybotron
from the album Enter
B-side "Industrial Lies"
Released 1983
Format 12" single, 7" single
Recorded April 1982
Genre Electro, techno
Length 4:54 (Radio edit)
Label Fantasy
Writer(s) Juan Atkins
Producer(s) Juan Atkins
Cybotron singles chronology
"Cosmic Cars"
(1982)
"Clear"
(1983)
"Techno City"
(1984)
Music sample
Sample of "Clear" (1983)

"Clear" is a 1983 electro song performed by the American group Cybotron, and composed by Cybotron members Juan Atkins and Richard Davis.

Sampled versions[edit]

The song's instantly recognizable loop has been sampled by many rap and hip-hop artists, including Splack Pack ("Shake That Ass Bitch"), Missy Elliott ("Lose Control", 2005), Poison Clan ("Shake Whatcha Mama Gave Ya", 1992), D'Suave ("Shake It"), and DJ Kizzy Rock ("Can't Stop The Rock"), (featuring "Sonji Mickey").

50,000 copies of the "Clear" single were sold, according to a 1997 article in The Wire, which describes the song as a "groundbreaking…first-generation piece of pure machine music."[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shallcross, Mike (July 1997), "From Detroit To Deep Space", The Wire (161): 21 

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