"Clear" is a 1983 electro song performed by the American group Cybotron, and composed by Cybotron members Juan Atkins and Richard Davis.
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."
- ^ Shallcross, Mike (July 1997), "From Detroit To Deep Space", The Wire (161), p. 21