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on 5 January 2000
Well this is where Deee Lite lanched themselves on to the people of the the world. As you can imagine with a first album it pretty raw, although Groove Is In The Heart will remain a classic for all time forever to be played on radio around the globe.Lets hope they get back together for one last, Party happin people!
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VINE VOICEon 27 September 2010
Whilst many albums appear again with 20th/25th anniversary editions some pass their mark with little fanfare, despite the fact they probably deserve it more than most. "World Clique" actually arrived with a similar lack of hyperbole. Those who'd heard its lead single thought otherwise. On first listen back in 1990 this sounded like a very otherworldly album, full of breakbeats, samples, funky grooves, house grooves, and liberal dollops of psychedlic oddness. There was something that set this apart from the rest of the pack.

Dance music back then was still quite regemented with little cross pollenation taking place. This was a record made by people who obviously listened to hip-hop, house and all manner of things they could sample and bend into something new. They seemed to have more in common with the Native Tongues collective than with dance music. In fact this album's closest relative still seems almost like it should be "Three Feet High & Rising" although it's far more of a dance album than that.

From the opening theme this record sounds irreverant. Lyrically obtuse, bordering on the silly at times it's a colourful ride. Lady Miss Kier has a decent soulful singing voice and the rest of the group clearly know how to string a melody around her vocals. From the likes of "Smile On" to "Good Beat" there's more substance to this than some other records.

Yet the reason you know this and the reason you either have, or are considering owning this record is it's lead track "Groove Is In The Heart". Tucked away in the middle of the album this track thrills from its opening featuring all the guests from Fred Wesley and Bootsy Collins to Q-Tip providing a scene stealing rap, this track still has a way of making even the coolest person sway appreciatively to this day (and probably will forever more if there is any justice). It is a weiredly addictive record thoroughly deserving its classic status.

"World Clique" should, on the strength of its biggest hit be something of a one-trick pony, yet it is a surprisingly melodic and thoroughly consistent record. For all its crazy fish-panned sounds this is still the technicoloured wonky marvel it was 20 years ago. Of its time, perhaps, yet timeless all the same. As they say themselves, "it's all about the groove" and there are some very good beats to be found here.
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on 31 October 2010
A group mostly known for a one-hit wonder, these folk offered much more than just a 'Groove in the Heart'. I remember being quite surprised when I brought the album purely for that single to find that as a whole the album is well put together with a classic start and finish to it. I particularly like the Theme Tune, Who Is that? and Try Me on. AT the price of £[...] (at this moment in time), it's well worth an album download.
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on 12 October 2013
World Clique is a joyful vibrant album. Very good collaboration between the members of Deee-Lite, who are clubing artists and party people. This is good original pop music. Deee-Lite knows how to make good beats in a electric ambience of disco clubs.
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on 30 December 2014
This was my bargain of the year.I didn't know what to expect of it,having not heard the band before;but ,boy am I glad I did.It's great dance music.
Thank you seller for providing it,and beeing so prompt in delivering.
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on 6 March 2014
I love this group and purchased this album and wasn't disappointed groove is in the heart is a classic track still played in clubs today and I never tire of hearing it.
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on 24 April 2005
World Clique sounds like it was made in the early 90's, but this is not necessary a bad thing. The multi-national Deee-Lite celebrate their internationalism with an eclectic mix of funk, pop, hip- hop and soul. It's obvious throughout that they want to make you dance.
Lady Miss Kier has an interesting voice, somewhere between quite deeply soulful and cutesy american, which suits this music well. And it is good music. Some of the more club tracks sound dated and too sparse, but thanks to Miss Kier, DJ Dimitry and DJ Towa Tei, along with Groove Is in the Heart are other tracks that make up for this, each one experimental but genuinely funky and listenable.
In my opinion, the strongest tracks are Try me on...I'm very You, Smile On, World Clique and Groove Is in the Heart. It's a shame that out of these four only the latter is included on Deee- Lite's 'very best of', but nonetheless both this and their World Clique LP are cheap here, so it might be worth buying both.
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on 10 September 2013
Great dance music from the late 1980's. And still catchy to this day. New York always seems to lead the way for floor fillers.
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on 5 January 2015
Very good.
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on 27 November 2015
Great cd
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