Very Best of Deee-Lite [Rhino]

Very Best of Deee-Lite [Rhino]

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by Deee-Lite
     
 

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Deee-Lite is often seen as a one-hit wonder, albeit a brilliant one hit; the phenomenal "Groove Is in the Heart" is one of those great, giddy pleasures that defined a time and transcended it. The thing is, that wasn't the end of the Deee-Lite story, even if it was undeniably their chart pinnacle, because their dizzy, ironically hippified second-summer-of-love dance… See more details below

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Deee-Lite is often seen as a one-hit wonder, albeit a brilliant one hit; the phenomenal "Groove Is in the Heart" is one of those great, giddy pleasures that defined a time and transcended it. The thing is, that wasn't the end of the Deee-Lite story, even if it was undeniably their chart pinnacle, because their dizzy, ironically hippified second-summer-of-love dance music was overflowing with delights: sonic thrills from DJ Towa Tei and DJ Dmitry and clever sexiness from Lady Miss Kier. This was most evident on their mini-classic debut, World Clique, but their next two albums had their merits, and all of them are featured on Rhino's fine 20-track collection, The Very Best of Dee-Lite. This understandably relies very heavily on the debut, with seven selections, grazing over Infinity Within with four cuts before settling in for no less than nine songs from the underrated 1994 swan song, Dewdrops in the Garden. This doesn't have the sustained thrills of World Clique, but it does make a convincing case that the group was consistently entertaining and inventive, thereby winding up as a first-class summary of thrilling band.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/28/2009
Label:
Rhino Flashback
UPC:
0081227985295
catalogNumber:
78389
Rank:
49511

Tracks

  1. Deee-Lite Theme  -  Deee-Lite
  2. Good Beat  -  Deee-Lite
  3. Groove Is in the Heart  -  Deee-Lite
  4. What Is Love?  -  Deee-Lite
  5. E.S.P.  -  Deee-Lite
  6. Power of Love  -  Deee-Lite
  7. Who Was That?  -  Deee-Lite
  8. I Had a Dream I Was Falling Through a Hole in the Ozone Layer  -  Deee-Lite
  9. Heart Be Still  -  Deee-Lite
  10. Pussycat Meow  -  Deee-Lite
  11. Love Is Everything  -  Deee-Lite
  12. Say Ahh  -  Deee-Lite
  13. Somebody  -  Deee-Lite
  14. Bring Me Your Love  -  Deee-Lite
  15. Mind Belt  -  Deee-Lite
  16. Apple Juice Kissing  -  Deee-Lite
  17. Picnic in the Summertime  -  Deee-Lite
  18. Stay in Bed, Forget the Rest  -  Deee-Lite
  19. Bittersweet Loving  -  Deee-Lite
  20. Party Happening People  -  Deee-Lite

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Deee-Lite   Primary Artist
Bernie Worrell   Piano,Clavinet,Melodica
Danny Madden   Background Vocals
Maceo Parker   Saxophone
Bootsy Collins   Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals,Talking,Laughs
Phelps "Catfish" Collins   Guitar
Gary "Mudbone" Cooper   Background Vocals
Robyn Lobe   Percussion
Q-Tip   Rap
Zhana Saunders   Background Vocals
Fred Wesley   Trombone
Towa Tei   Bass
Misha Masud   Tabla
Sahirah Moore   Background Vocals
DJ Dmitry   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards
Lady Miss Kier   Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Joe Ruddick   fender rhodes
Ani Schempf   Bass
Sheila Slappy   Background Vocals
DJ Towa Tei   Bass,Keyboards,Group Member
Ani "DJ On E"   Bass,scratching,Group Member
Supa DJ Dmitry Brill   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Group Member
Robin Love   Percussion
Chillblast   Human Beatbox

Technical Credits

Deee-Lite   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Joseph Bartoldus   Programming
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Dennis Mitchell   Digital Editing
Bob Power   Engineer
"Little" Louie Vega   Arranger,Producer
Fred Wesley   Horn Arrangements
Towa Tei   Loop
Mark Plati   Engineer
Mike Rogers   Arranger,Engineer,Vocal Producer
DJ Dmitry   Programming,Producer,drum programming,Loop
Lady Miss Kier   Arranger,Producer,Author,Cover Collage
Kenny Dope   Arranger,Producer
Reggie Collins   Discographical Annotation
Joe Ruddick   Arranger
Kurt B. Reighley   Liner Notes
Pat Kraus   Remastering
Shawn Amos   Liner Note Coordination
DJ Towa Tei   Horn Arrangements,drum programming,Loop,Drum Fills
Ani "DJ On E"   Arranger,Producer,drum programming,Loop
Michael "Tweekin" Rogers   Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Supa DJ Dmitry Brill   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Horn Arrangements,drum programming,Loop
Chillblast   beats
Simon Fowler   Cover Photo

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