Deee-Lite

Deee-Lite

With the massive popularity of their hit single "Groove Is in the Heart," Deee-Lite brought the colorful sights and sounds of New York's club culture into the mainstream. Formed in 1986, the trio was led by vocalist Lady Miss Kier (born Kieren Kirby in Youngstown, OH) and fleshed out by a pair of DJs, Super DJ Dmitry (a classically trained guitarist and Russian emigre born Dmitry Brill) and Jungle DJ Towa Towa (born Doug Wa-Chung in Tokyo, Japan).

Fusing house, techno, rap, ambient, and funk music with an outrageous visual flair largely influenced by the drag queen community (Kier's fondness for Fluevog platform shoes helped the '70s fashion revival gather steam), Deee-Lite became hugely popular among New York club denizens, and the trio's own unique cultural make-up earned them a following which ignored racial and sexual boundaries. In 1990, they debuted with the album World Clique, a crossover smash thanks to hits like the loping classic "Groove Is in the Heart" (featuring the fluid bass of Bootsy Collins and the saxophone of Maceo Parker) and "Power of Love."

With their 1992 follow-up, Infinity Within, Deee-Lite's music turned overtly political as songs touched base with hot topics like the environment, safe sex, and democracy. Towa Towa left the group soon after; rechristened Towa Tei, he released his solo debut, Future Listening, in 1995. Kier and Dmitry, meanwhile, enlisted DJ Ani for 1994's Dewdrops in the Garden, a sensual outing influenced by the growing rave culture. After the release of 1996's remix album Sampladelic Relics and Dancefloor Oddities, Deee-Lite disbanded.

Title Album Genre Tools
Bittersweet Loving Dewdrops In The Garden Dance, Electronic
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Dance and Electronic
Instruments:
Electric Piano, Electronic, and Synth
Keywords:
Bright, Campy, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Road Trip and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
House
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #3
Release Year:
1994
Track ID:
45766
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Build That Bridge World Clique Pop
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Bass, Electronic, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Make-Out, Night Club, and Sunny Day
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #12
Release Year:
1990
Track ID:
42352
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DMT (Dance Music Trance) Infinity Within Dance, Electronic
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Dance and Electronic
Instruments:
Drums, Electronic, and Synth
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, In Love, and Night Club
Subgenres:
House
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
female and male
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within, #15
Release Year:
1994
Track ID:
45789
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Groove Is In The Heart World Clique
Client:
Era:
1990s
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #9
Release Year:
1990
Track ID:
41867
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Groove Is In The Heart (2013 Unmastered Version) Groove Is In The Heart 2013 Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Hip-Hop/Rap and Pop
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Guitar, Horns, and Tambourine
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Party
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, In Love, Make-Out, and Sunny Day
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Groove Is In The Heart 2013 , #1
Release Year:
1990
Track ID:
53029
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Power of Love (Zanizibar Vocal Mix) World Clique Pop
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Percussion, Piano, and Synth
Keywords:
Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, and Night Club
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
World Clique
Release Year:
1990
Track ID:
42343
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Runaway Infinity Within Dance, Electronic
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Dance and Electronic
Instruments:
Bass, Electric Piano, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Campy, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
House
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within
Release Year:
1992
Track ID:
41866
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Power of Love World Clique Pop
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Percussion, Piano, and Synth
Keywords:
Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, and Night Club
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #3
Release Year:
1990
Track ID:
41863
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E.S.P. World Clique Pop
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Bells, Drums, Electronic, Horns, Percussion, Synth, and Trumpet
Keywords:
Campy, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Night Club and Sunny Day
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #8
Release Year:
1990
Track ID:
42348
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Deee-Lite Theme World Clique Pop
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Bass, Bells, Brass, Drums, Horns, Percussion, Saxophone, Trombone, and Trumpet
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Film Trailer, Sunny Day, and Victory
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #1
Release Year:
1990
Track ID:
42341
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Smile On World Clique Pop, R&B/Soul
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Pop and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Bass, Bells, Brass, Electric Guitar, Horns, Percussion, Piano, and Synth
Keywords:
Campy, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Funk
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #5
Release Year:
1990
Track ID:
42345
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Deep Ending World Clique R&B/Soul
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Percussion, and Piano
Keywords:
Campy, Epic, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, and Night Club
Tempo:
Moderate
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #11
Release Year:
1990
Track ID:
42351
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Try Me On...I'm Very You World Clique Pop
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Horns, Percussion, Piano, and Synth
Keywords:
Campy, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, In Love, Night Club, and Victory
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #4
Release Year:
1990
Track ID:
42344
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World Clique World Clique Pop
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Pop
Keywords:
Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Night Club, Sunny Day, and Victory
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #7
Release Year:
1990
Track ID:
42347
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Groove Is In The Heart World Clique Pop
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, Horns, and Percussion
Keywords:
Campy, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Night Club, Strip Tease, and Sunny Day
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female and male
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #9
Release Year:
1990
Track ID:
42349
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Good Beat World Clique Pop
Client:
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Percussion, Piano, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Night Club, and Sunny Day
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #2
Release Year:
1990
Track ID:
42342
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What Is Love World Clique Dance, Electronic
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Dance and Electronic
Instruments:
Drums, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, and Night Club
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
female and male
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #6
Release Year:
1990
Track ID:
42346
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Who Was That World Clique Pop
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Horns, Organ, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Campy, Funky/Groove, Funny, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, and Sunny Day
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #10
Release Year:
1990
Track ID:
42350
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Apple Juice Kissing Dewdrops In The Garden R&B/Soul
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Piano, and Synth
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Make-Out and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Funk, Hip-Hop, and Turntablism
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #13
Release Year:
1994
Track ID:
45786
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Say Ahh.... Dewdrops In The Garden Pop, R&B/Soul
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Pop and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Bass, Electric Piano, Horns, and Synth
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Make-Out and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Hip-Hop, House, and Turntablism
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female and male
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #1
Release Year:
1994
Track ID:
45764
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Mind Melt Dewdrops In The Garden R&B/Soul
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Electric Piano and Xylophone
Keywords:
Dramatic, Romantic, Sentimental, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, and Sunny Day
Tempo:
Moderate
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #2
Release Year:
1994
Track ID:
45765
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Heart Be Still Dewdrops In The Garden Pop, R&B/Soul
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Pop and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electronic, Horns, and Synth
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Road Trip and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Funk and House
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #4
Release Year:
1992
Track ID:
45767
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River of Freedom Dewdrops In The Garden Dance, Electronic
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Dance and Electronic
Instruments:
Electric Piano and Synth
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Night Club
Subgenres:
House
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #5
Release Year:
1992
Track ID:
45768
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River of Freedom Dewdrops In The Garden R&B/Soul
Client:
Genres:
R&B/Soul
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden
Release Year:
1992
Track ID:
45770
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Vote, Baby Vote Infinity Within Dance, Electronic
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Dance and Electronic
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Piano, and Synth
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Patriotic
Subgenres:
House
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within, #5
Release Year:
1994
Track ID:
45771
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Two Clouds Above Nine Infinity Within Dance, Electronic
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Dance and Electronic
Instruments:
Drums, Electronic, Horns, and Synth
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Night Club and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
House
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
female and male
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within, #6
Release Year:
1994
Track ID:
45772
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When You Told Me You Loved Me Dewdrops In The Garden Pop, R&B/Soul
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Pop and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Piano, and Horns
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Heartbreak
Subgenres:
Funk and House
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #6
Release Year:
1992
Track ID:
45773
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Electric Shock Infinity Within Dance, Electronic
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Dance and Electronic
Instruments:
Electronic and Synth
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Party
Scene Descriptions:
Make-Out, Night Club, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
House
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within, #7
Release Year:
1994
Track ID:
45774
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Stay In Bed, Forget The Rest Dewdrops In The Garden Pop, R&B/Soul
Client:
Era:
1900s
Genres:
Pop and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Piano, Horns, and Synth
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Party
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, Night Club, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Funk
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #7
Release Year:
1994
Track ID:
45775
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Call Me Dewdrops In The Garden Dance, Electronic, R&B/Soul
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Dance, Electronic, and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Bass, Electronic, Horns, and Synth
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Night Club and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
House
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #8
Release Year:
1994
Track ID:
45776
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I Had A Dream I Was Falling Through A Hole Through the Ozone Layer Infinity Within Electronic, Pop, R&B/Soul
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Electronic, Pop, and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Piano, and Synth
Keywords:
Feel-Good and Funky/Groove
Scene Descriptions:
Victory
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within, #8
Release Year:
1992
Track ID:
45777
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Fuddy Duddy Judge Infinity Within Pop, R&B/Soul
Client:
Era:
1900s
Genres:
Pop and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, and Synth
Keywords:
Feel-Good and Funky/Groove
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits and Patriotic
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
female and male
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within, #9
Release Year:
1992
Track ID:
45778
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Music Selector Is The Soul Reflector Dewdrops In The Garden Dance, Electronic
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Dance and Electronic
Instruments:
Bass, Electronic, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dramatic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Night Club
Subgenres:
House
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
female, instrumental, and male
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #9
Release Year:
1994
Track ID:
45779
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Pussycat Meow Infinity Within Dance, Electronic
Client:
Genres:
Dance and Electronic
Instruments:
Synth
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Strip Tease
Subgenres:
House
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within, #10
Release Year:
1992
Track ID:
45780
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Sampladelic Dewdrops In The Garden Dance, Electronic
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Dance and Electronic
Instruments:
Drums, Electronic, and Horns
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Party
Scene Descriptions:
Frat Party, Night Club, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
House
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #10
Release Year:
1992
Track ID:
45781
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Bring Me Your Love Dewdrops In The Garden Dance, Electronic
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Dance and Electronic
Instruments:
Drums and Synth
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Make-Out, Night Club, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
House
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #11
Release Year:
1992
Track ID:
45782
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Thank You Everyday Infinity Within Dance, Electronic
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Dance and Electronic
Instruments:
Bass, Electric Piano, Electronic, and Synth
Keywords:
Bright, Campy, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Night Club
Subgenres:
House
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within, #11
Release Year:
1992
Track ID:
45783
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Picnic In the Summertime Dewdrops In The Garden R&B/Soul
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Horns, and Synth
Keywords:
Bright, Campy, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Party
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Funk and Hip-Hop
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #12
Release Year:
1994
Track ID:
45784
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Rubber Lover Infinity Within Dance, Electronic
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Dance and Electronic
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Piano, and Synth
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Make-Out, Night Club, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
House
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within, #12
Release Year:
1992
Track ID:
45785
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Party Happening People Infinity Within Dance, Electronic
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Dance and Electronic
Instruments:
Electronic, Horns, Piano, and Synth
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Make-Out and Night Club
Subgenres:
House
Tempo:
Medium Fast
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within, #14
Release Year:
1994
Track ID:
45788
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Loveapella Dewdrops In The Garden R&B/Soul
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
R&B/Soul
Keywords:
Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
In Love
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #15
Release Year:
1992
Track ID:
45790
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Groove is in The Heart (Karaoke Instrumental with Backing Vocals) Pop
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, Horns, and Percussion
Keywords:
Campy, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Night Club, Strip Tease, and Sunny Day
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
instrumental
Release Year:
1991
Track ID:
54809
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I.F.O. (Identified Flying Object) Infinity Within Dance, Electronic
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Dance and Electronic
Instruments:
Drums, Saxophone, and Synth
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Night Club
Subgenres:
House
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
female and male
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within, #1
Release Year:
1992
Track ID:
45763
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Love Is Everything Dewdrops In The Garden Pop, R&B/Soul
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Pop and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Bass, Electronic, Harmonica, Piano, and Synth
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
In Love and Strip Tease
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #14
Release Year:
1992
Track ID:
45787
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Groove is in The Heart (Karaoke Instrumental without Backing Vocals) Pop
Client:
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, Horns, and Percussion
Keywords:
Campy, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Night Club, Strip Tease, and Sunny Day
Tempo:
Moderate
Release Year:
1991
Track ID:
54810
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Take Me Back