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
Sampladelic Dewdrops In The Garden Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Party
Scene Descriptions:
Frat Party, Night Club, and Strip Tease
Genres:
Electronic
Subgenres:
House
Featured Instruments:
Brass
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #10
Release Date:
1992
Track ID:
45781
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
E.S.P. World Clique 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
River of Freedom Dewdrops In The Garden Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Night Club
Genres:
Electronic
Subgenres:
House
Featured Instruments:
Synth
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #5
Release Date:
1992
Track ID:
45768
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Bittersweet Loving Dewdrops In The Garden Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Bright, Campy, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Road Trip and Sunny Day
Genres:
Electronic
Subgenres:
House
Featured Instruments:
Synth
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #3
Release Date:
1994
Track ID:
45766
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Deep Ending World Clique 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
River of Freedom Dewdrops In The Garden R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Genres:
R&B/Soul
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden
Release Date:
1992
Track ID:
45770
Main Mix 1:00
Try Me On...I'm Very You World Clique 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
Mind Melt Dewdrops In The Garden R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Dramatic, Romantic, Sentimental, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, and Sunny Day
Genres:
R&B/Soul
Featured Instruments:
Xylophone
Tempo:
Moderate
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #2
Release Date:
1994
Track ID:
45765
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Music Selector Is The Soul Reflector Dewdrops In The Garden Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dramatic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Night Club
Genres:
Electronic
Subgenres:
House
Featured Instruments:
Synth
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Female, Instrumental, and Male
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #9
Release Date:
1994
Track ID:
45779
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Power of Love (Zanizibar Vocal Mix) World Clique 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
Fuddy Duddy Judge Infinity Within Pop, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Feel-Good and Funky/Groove
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits and Patriotic
Genres:
Pop and R&B/Soul
Featured Instruments:
Synth
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Female and Male
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within, #9
Release Date:
1992
Track ID:
45778
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Love Is Everything Dewdrops In The Garden Pop, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
In Love and Strip Tease
Genres:
Pop and R&B/Soul
Featured Instruments:
Harmonica, Piano, and Synth
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #14
Release Date:
1992
Track ID:
45787
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Good Beat World Clique 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
Heart Be Still Dewdrops In The Garden Pop, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Road Trip and Sunny Day
Genres:
Pop and R&B/Soul
Subgenres:
Funk and House
Featured Instruments:
Brass and Synth
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #4
Release Date:
1992
Track ID:
45767
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Stay In Bed, Forget The Rest Dewdrops In The Garden Pop, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Party
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, Night Club, and Strip Tease
Genres:
Pop and R&B/Soul
Subgenres:
Funk
Featured Instruments:
Brass and Synth
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #7
Release Date:
1994
Track ID:
45775
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Vote, Baby Vote Infinity Within Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Patriotic
Genres:
Electronic
Subgenres:
House
Featured Instruments:
Synth
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within, #5
Release Date:
1994
Track ID:
45771
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Thank You Everyday Infinity Within Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Bright, Campy, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Night Club
Genres:
Electronic
Subgenres:
House
Featured Instruments:
Synth
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within, #11
Release Date:
1992
Track ID:
45783
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Who Was That World Clique 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
Groove Is In The Heart World Clique
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #9
Release Date:
1990
Track ID:
41867
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
I.F.O. (Identified Flying Object) Infinity Within Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Night Club
Genres:
Electronic
Subgenres:
House
Featured Instruments:
Saxophone and Synth
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Female and Male
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within, #1
Release Date:
1992
Track ID:
45763
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Groove is in The Heart (Karaoke Instrumental without Backing Vocals) 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
Release Date:
1991
Track ID:
54810
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Say Ahh.... Dewdrops In The Garden Pop, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Make-Out and Strip Tease
Genres:
Pop and R&B/Soul
Subgenres:
House and Turntablism
Featured Instruments:
Brass and Synth
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female and Male
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #1
Release Date:
1994
Track ID:
45764
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
World Clique World Clique 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
Deee-Lite Theme World Clique 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
Groove is in The Heart (Karaoke Instrumental with Backing Vocals) 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:
Instrumental
Release Date:
1991
Track ID:
54809
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Rubber Lover Infinity Within Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Make-Out, Night Club, and Strip Tease
Genres:
Electronic
Subgenres:
House
Featured Instruments:
Synth
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within, #12
Release Date:
1992
Track ID:
45785
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
What Is Love World Clique 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
Electric Shock Infinity Within Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Party
Scene Descriptions:
Make-Out, Night Club, and Strip Tease
Genres:
Electronic
Subgenres:
House
Featured Instruments:
Synth
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within, #7
Release Date:
1994
Track ID:
45774
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Pussycat Meow Infinity Within Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Strip Tease
Genres:
Electronic
Subgenres:
House
Featured Instruments:
Synth
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within, #10
Release Date:
1992
Track ID:
45780
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Bring Me Your Love Dewdrops In The Garden Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Make-Out, Night Club, and Strip Tease
Genres:
Electronic
Subgenres:
House
Featured Instruments:
Synth
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #11
Release Date:
1992
Track ID:
45782
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Call Me Dewdrops In The Garden Electronic, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Night Club and Strip Tease
Genres:
Electronic and R&B/Soul
Subgenres:
House
Featured Instruments:
Brass and Synth
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #8
Release Date:
1994
Track ID:
45776
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
DMT (Dance Music Trance) Infinity Within Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, In Love, and Night Club
Genres:
Electronic
Subgenres:
House
Featured Instruments:
Synth
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Female and Male
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within, #15
Release Date:
1994
Track ID:
45789
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Build That Bridge World Clique 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
Apple Juice Kissing Dewdrops In The Garden R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Make-Out and Strip Tease
Genres:
R&B/Soul
Subgenres:
Funk and Turntablism
Featured Instruments:
Synth
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #13
Release Date:
1994
Track ID:
45786
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
I Had A Dream I Was Falling Through A Hole Through the Ozone Layer Infinity Within Electronic, Pop, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Feel-Good and Funky/Groove
Scene Descriptions:
Victory
Genres:
Electronic, Pop, and R&B/Soul
Featured Instruments:
Piano and Synth
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within, #8
Release Date:
1992
Track ID:
45777
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Two Clouds Above Nine Infinity Within Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Night Club and Strip Tease
Genres:
Electronic
Subgenres:
House
Featured Instruments:
Brass and Synth
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Female and Male
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within, #6
Release Date:
1994
Track ID:
45772
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
When You Told Me You Loved Me Dewdrops In The Garden Pop, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Heartbreak
Genres:
Pop and R&B/Soul
Subgenres:
Funk and House
Featured Instruments:
Brass
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #6
Release Date:
1992
Track ID:
45773
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Loveapella Dewdrops In The Garden R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
In Love
Genres:
R&B/Soul
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #15
Release Date:
1992
Track ID:
45790
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Groove Is In The Heart (2013 Unmastered Version) Groove Is In The Heart 2013 Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Party
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, In Love, Make-Out, and Sunny Day
Genres:
Hip-Hop/Rap and Pop
Featured Instruments:
Brass and Tambourine
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Groove Is In The Heart 2013 , #1
Release Date:
1990
Track ID:
53029
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Runaway Infinity Within Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Campy, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Genres:
Electronic
Subgenres:
House
Featured Instruments:
Percussion and Synth
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within
Release Date:
1992
Track ID:
41866
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Picnic In the Summertime Dewdrops In The Garden R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Bright, Campy, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Party
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, and Sunny Day
Genres:
R&B/Soul
Subgenres:
Funk
Featured Instruments:
Brass, Electric Guitar, and Synth
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Dewdrops In The Garden, #12
Release Date:
1994
Track ID:
45784
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Smile On World Clique 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
Groove Is In The Heart World Clique 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
CD/Track #:
World Clique, #9
Release Date:
1990
Track ID:
42349
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Power of Love World Clique 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
Party Happening People Infinity Within Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Make-Out and Night Club
Genres:
Electronic
Subgenres:
House
Featured Instruments:
Brass, Piano, and Synth
Tempo:
Medium Fast
CD/Track #:
Infinity Within, #14
Release Date:
1994
Track ID:
45788
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Groove Is In The Heart - Remix Version Electronic, Pop, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Deee-Lite
Keywords:
Bouncy, Funky/Groove, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Make-Out, Night Club, and Strip Tease
Genres:
Electronic, Pop, and R&B/Soul
Subgenres:
Funk
Featured Instruments:
Electric Guitar, Percussion, and Wind Instruments
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
Female and Male
BPM:
122
Release Date:
Track ID:
97780
main mix 4:26 160k MP3
Take Me Back