Clear (Cybotron song)

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"Clear"
Single by Cybotron
from the album Enter
B-side "Industrial Lies"
Released 1983
Format 12" single, 7" single
Recorded April 1982
Genre Electro
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)
Audio 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 such as Missy Elliott's "Lose Control", and Poison Clan's "Shake Whatcha Mama Gave Ya". The loop was originally created and/or inspired by Kraftwerk as used in their composition "Hall Of Mirrors."

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]

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

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

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