Emerging from the melting pot of late 1980s New York club culture, Deee-Lite fused elements of funk, soul and hip-hop with the emerging sounds of the acid house movement to produce an inspired, multi-cultural debut.
A collage of knowledgeably selected samples, guest appearances and hook-laden songwriting, the record produced hit singles – most notably Groove Is In The Heart, which remains a cornerstone of any respectable Saturday night out today – and dropped the band’s colourful, hallucinogenic imagery on a scene hungry for dancefloor fillers and musical cross-pollination.
Remixes formed a huge part of that clubland culture, and this set also includes fourteen choice, varied takes on both singles and album tracks. From extended radio versions to deep house and funky breaks, disc two provides a fabulous snapshot of global nightlife in the early 1990s.
Iconic, familiar and innovative, this is vital listening for pop fanatics, clubbers and everybody in-between.