World Clique

World Clique  is the debut album by American dance-music band Deee-Lite, which was released in 1990.  The album's first single, "Groove Is in the Heart", was a top-five success on both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart as well as a No. 1 hit on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart.  Three subsequent singles also hit the top ten on the U.S. dance chart, including "Power of Love/Build That Bridge" and "Good Beat", which also hit No. 1.  Guest artists on the album include Bootsy Collins, Q-Tip , Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker.  When World Clique was released on Compact Disc, two bonus tracks were added to the album:  "Deee-Lite Theme" and "Build the Bridge."  (More from Wikipedia)
One of the great things about the heyday of MTV is that you never knew what great sounds would hit you next. I think I was on a business trip somewhere when I first saw the masterful rock video for the Deee-Lite song “Groove is in the Heart”, and I was simply flabbergasted at what I was seeing. Swirling colors, wild costumes, Yellow-Brick-Road–style marching, shots of legendary guest musician Bootsy Collins of Parliament-Funkadelic, tiny corner photos of the bandmembers – they really didn’t miss a trick in what they were doing. I didn’t even really know what kind of music this was, but at least in retrospect, it reminded me of the golden age of psychedelic soul in the late 1960’s. Their debut album, World Clique was equally infectious throughout.  
(March 2016)
Last edited: March 22, 2021