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Album Of The Week: We're Joining Deee-Lite's World Clique


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They may be considered one-hit-wonders, but in truth that is an unfair representation of this dance trio. Deee-lite truly delighted critics with their brand of feel-good house music following the release of their self-produced debut album World Clique, released 30 years ago today through Elektra Records.

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The album is best remembered for first single Groove Is in the Heart, which reached number two in the UK, number four in the US, and it easily topped the US Dance Club Songs chart. The backing track was made up of a number of samples from Herbie Hancock's Bring Down the Birds, Vernon Burch's Get Up and the theme from Green Acres among others. Bootsy Collins of Parliament-Funkadelic was a guest vocalist on the track, with Q-Tip providing some rap vocals. Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker also featured on trombone and saxophone respectively.

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