For those who haven’t yet been charmed by Grammy Award-winning British four-piece Clean Bandit, members Jack Patterson, Luke Patterson, Grace Chatto, and Milan Neil Amin-Smith are famous for melding classical music with the world of contemporary pop and EDM. On the cleverly titled “Mozart’s House,” for example, “String Quartet No. 21” is reimagined as a driving synth jam, with danceable percussion bolstering Mozart’s timeless string arrangement.
But Clean Bandit’s ambitions are greater than simply shaking up Shostakovich or re-mixing Mozart. Other tracks, such as the band’s recent Stylo G-featuring hit “Come Over,” see the band incorporating influences as wide as dancehall and reggae into their usual cello, violin, and keyboards setup. Considering how the band steals the show on stage and in the studio, it makes sense that Clean Bandit’s personal history would be just as fascinating as their sound. These are 10 facts you probably don’t know about the rising U.K. upstart group.