World Clique

Deee-Lite

World Clique

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 Mix/Edit Artist Genre Tools
Deee-Lite Theme main mix Deee-Lite Pop
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Film Trailer, Sunny Day, and Victory
Genres:
Pop
Featured Instruments:
Bells, Brass, Percussion, Saxophone, Trombone, and Trumpet
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #1
Release Date:
1990
Track ID:
42341
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Good Beat main mix Deee-Lite Pop
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Night Club, and Sunny Day
Genres:
Pop
Featured Instruments:
Percussion, Piano, and Synth
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #2
Release Date:
1990
Track ID:
42342
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Power of Love main mix Deee-Lite Pop
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, and Night Club
Genres:
Pop
Featured Instruments:
Percussion, Piano, and Synth
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #3
Release Date:
1990
Track ID:
41863
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Try Me On...I'm Very You main mix Deee-Lite Pop
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Campy, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, In Love, Night Club, and Victory
Genres:
Pop
Featured Instruments:
Brass, Percussion, Piano, and Synth
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #4
Release Date:
1990
Track ID:
42344
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Smile On main mix Deee-Lite Pop, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Campy, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, and Sunny Day
Genres:
Pop and R&B/Soul
Subgenres:
Funk
Featured Instruments:
Bells, Brass, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Piano, and Synth
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #5
Release Date:
1990
Track ID:
42345
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
What Is Love main mix Deee-Lite Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, and Night Club
Genres:
Electronic
Featured Instruments:
Percussion and Synth
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Female and Male
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #6
Release Date:
1990
Track ID:
42346
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
World Clique main mix Deee-Lite Pop
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Night Club, Sunny Day, and Victory
Genres:
Pop
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #7
Release Date:
1990
Track ID:
42347
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
E.S.P. main mix Deee-Lite Pop
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Campy, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Night Club and Sunny Day
Genres:
Pop
Featured Instruments:
Bells, Brass, Percussion, Synth, and Trumpet
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #8
Release Date:
1990
Track ID:
42348
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Groove Is In The Heart main mix Deee-Lite Pop
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Campy, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Night Club, Strip Tease, and Sunny Day
Genres:
Pop
Featured Instruments:
Brass and Percussion
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female and Male
Release Date:
1990
Track ID:
42349
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Who Was That main mix Deee-Lite Pop
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Campy, Funky/Groove, Funny, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, and Sunny Day
Genres:
Pop
Featured Instruments:
Brass, Electric Guitar, Organ, Percussion, and Synth
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #10
Release Date:
1990
Track ID:
42350
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Deep Ending main mix Deee-Lite R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Campy, Epic, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, and Night Club
Genres:
R&B/Soul
Featured Instruments:
Percussion and Piano
Tempo:
Moderate
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #11
Release Date:
1990
Track ID:
42351
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Build That Bridge main mix Deee-Lite Pop
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Make-Out, Night Club, and Sunny Day
Genres:
Pop
Featured Instruments:
Percussion and Synth
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Instrumental
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #12
Release Date:
1990
Track ID:
42352
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Power of Love (Zanizibar Vocal Mix) main mix Deee-Lite Pop
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, and Night Club
Genres:
Pop
Featured Instruments:
Percussion, Piano, and Synth
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
World Clique
Release Date:
1990
Track ID:
42343
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Take Me Back