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Luke Patterson - Clean Bandit

Luke is an official endorser of Sakae Drums in the U.K.

Luke Patterson is best known as the drummer and co-producer for electronic dance act Clean Bandit. Since having global success with the band's chart topping hits 'Rather Be' and 'Real Love', the band has been touring constantly throughout 2014 and 2015, taking their dance anthems and catchy hooks all over the globe.

Clean Bandit's debut album 'New Eyes', demonstrates the band's ability to combine acoustic and electronic textures to create tracks with a varying nature, from the melancholic electronica of 'Birch' to the dancehall-infused smash of 'Come Over'.

Since the band works as a group of instrumentalists with no lead singer, their songs feature an array of vocalists while referencing various pieces of classical music, usually accompanied by catchy synth-hooks and drum-machine like loops.

Having previously played drums in rock/indie bands as a teen, Luke's introduction to the band required him to broaden his style and learn beats that were simply not possible on a standard acoustic drum kit. He has since developed a keen understanding of various drum modules allowing him to replicate the electronic beats used in the band's production.

Now he is going back to his roots and has been developing a hybrid kit using Sakae's acoustic drums, hoping to create a versatile setup that can achieve the organic subtleties from an acoustic drum while supported by the sonic power of electronic sounds.

2016 will see the release of Clean Bandit's second album and the band are set to play some key festivals and are then touring towards the end of the year.

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