Deee-Lite’s Debut LP ‘World Clique’ Set For Deluxe, Two-Disc Reissue In February 2017
World Clique, the album that brought you Deee-Lite‘s early 1990s dancefloor anthems “Groove Is In The Heart” (featuring a classic rap by A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip), “Power Of Love” and “Good Beat,” is getting the deluxe re-release treatment from London-based indie label Cherry Red Records on February 24, 2017. The new package comes in double-disc CD format and retails for £10.95 (or roughly $13.50) plus shipping.
In addition to the remastered album on disc one, the second disc boasts 14 remixes of the LP’s singles and tracks — or, as the Cherry Red site puts it, “disc two provides a fabulous snapshot of global nightlife in the early 1990s.” Also included in the package: a new interview with Deee-Lite frontwoman Lady Miss Kier.
“We were really into that funky stuff, which wasn’t that popular at the time in New York,” Kier recently said in an interview with Music Radar. “We started incorporating that with some Kraftwerk — I used to call that ‘holographic techno-soul’. The main thing was that we didn’t want to fit into one category. For me, the best bands fuse at least three different genres.”
Head below to catch the full tracklist for the World Clique re-issue, and to watch a few classic Deee-Lite videos.
DISC ONE: THE ORIGINAL ALBUM
1. DEEE-LITE THEME 2. GOOD BEAT 3. POWER OF LOVE 4. TRY ME ON … I’M VERY YOU 5. SMILE ON 6. WHAT IS LOVE? 7. WORLD CLIQUE 8. E.S.P. 9. GROOVE IS IN THE HEART 10. WHO WAS THAT? 11. DEEP ENDING 12. BUILD THE BRIDGE
DISC TWO: THE REMIXES
1. GROOVE IS IN THE HEART (Peanut Butter Radio Mix) 2. GOOD BEAT (Turn Up The Radio Mix) 3. POWER OF LOVE (Turn Up The Radio Mix) 4. RIDING ON THROUGH! 5. GROOVE IS IN THE HEART (Meeting Of The Minds Mix) 6. HOW DO YOU SAY…LOVE (A Delicious Joey Pal Dub) 7. E.S.P. (Ouijee Extended Mix) 8. WHAT IS LOVE? (Rainbow Beard Mix) 9. GOOD BEAT (Extend The Beat Mix) 10. POWER OF LOVE (Sampladelic Remix) 11. BUILD THE BRIDGE (Holographic House Groove Mix) 12. WHAT IS LOVE? (Holographic Goatee Mix) 13. GOOD BEAT (Pal Joey’s Shake Your Body To The Beat Mix) 14. GROOVE IS IN THE HEART (Jelly Jam Beats)