Groove Is In The Heart – Deee-Lite (1990)

This is just one of the many great songs you’d hear on The Beat Chicago. 

There’s enough stations playing rock n’ roll classics and the same 80’s songs from Bon Jovi, Journey, John Cougar, Elton John all day long and that’s all cool but, when you want something completely different?  When you want everything from Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Spinners to Stevie B, C+C Music Factory and more of the music that keeps you movin?  We’re it.

See, we’re all about the classics too…. Classic R&B and dance of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, freestyle and more.  For us, it’s not about how old a song is, it’s about how good it is and this is as good as it gets.

Back in the late 80’s, early 90’s, every video was as trippy as this. All the green screen color kaleidoscope stuff in the background but Deee-Lite took it to a whole new level here.  No LSD, no acid needed, just watch the video and trip.

Though the album version was not recorded until 1990, the song was originally written in the late 1980s; it was performed live as early as 1989.

The backing track was built around many samples, primarily the main riff from Herbie Hancock’s track “Bring Down the Birds” from the Blowup soundtrack and Vernon Burch’s “Get Up”, which provided the drum track and also formed the basis for the famous breakdown featuring a slide whistle. Parliament-Funkadelic legend Bootsy Collins provided guest vocals, and the rap is provided by Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest.

This was a floor-filler back in the day and still is today.

Source: Sal Amato, WikiPedia