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Stylo G, Clean Bandit hit UK charts

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer

Tuesday, September 02, 2014    

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JAMAICAN dancehall deejay Stylo G has teamed up with British electronic group Clean Bandit for the single Come Over.

The track debuts at number 45 on the United Kingdom singles chart. It is also number 12 on the UK Dance chart and number 80 in Germany.

Come Over is the second Top 50 hit in the UK for Stylo G. Last year, he peaked at number 18 on the chart with Soundbwoy which sold over 200,000 copies earning a silver certification in the UK.

"Working with Clean Bandit was a great feeling. I'm a fan of their music and the link came through my label 3 Beats Records. We shot the video in Norway and Morocco and the song has turned out to be a hit," Stylo G told the Jamaica Observer.

The Spanish Town-bred Stylo G, whose real name is Jason McDermott, migrated to the UK over 10 years ago. He followed up Soundbwoy with the hits Badd (featuring Sister Nancy) and Move Back.

In an interview with the Official Charts Company in the UK, Clean Bandit member Neil Amin-Smith said the group had the idea of working with a Jamaican artiste since 2012 while they were in talks with other producers.

"The instrumental for Come Over was created and the opportunity for to do something with Stylo G came about and fit right into place," Amin-Smith was quoted as saying.

A video for Come Over was shot on location in Morocco. It was shot and directed by Jack Patterson.

Clean Bandit's music has been described as 'fusion' music, mixing electronic music with classical and deep house elements. The four member group released its debut album New Eyes in May of this year.

Among the group's hits are Mozart House (number 17 on the UK chart) and Rather Be (featuring Jess Glynne) which spent four weeks at number one on the UK chart.

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