Album of the Day
Vocalist Lady Miss Kier joined forces with Russian-born DJ Dmitry and Japanese techno specialist Towa Tei thirty years ago to form one of dance music's most colorful trios, Deee-Lite. The New York-based group was also among the style's most successful; after signing with Elektra, their debut WORLD CLIQUE climbed charts on both sides of the Atlantic and was soon an R.I.A.A.-certified Gold album. Singles “Power of Love,” “Good Beat” and “E.S.P.” kept feet moving in clubs around the globe, while “Groove Is in the Heart” reached the U.S. Top 10 and earned a slew of MTV Award nominations. A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip and Bootsy Collins both guest on that crossover smash, and James Brown band mainstays Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley also appear on the collection. Smart, fun and funky, WORLD CLIQUE was released on this day in 1990, and remains a sure-fire party starter.