Deee-Lite was an American house and club/dance group and first comprised of producer Super DJ Dmitri (Dmitry Brill), singer Lady Miss Kier (Kierin M. Kirby) and keyboard player Towa Tei (Dong-hwa Chung). The group was famous for their only top ten hit single "Groove Is In The Heart", which made it to number 2 in the UK Singles Chart in 1990. The group disbanded in 1996 and is considered by most critics as a "one hit wonder" ([1], [2], [3], [4]).

Links To Peel

Peel claimed that he discovered this group and played their tracks from their debut album before anyone else did. The group's "Groove Is In The Heart" song also made it to the 1990 Festive Fifty at number 44. However he never played any of their later albums, which were considered flops in sales and quality of music by most music critics [5], [6]

Festive Fifty Entries

Other Shows Played

Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart (Video Version)

Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart (Video Version)


  • 18 July 1990: Groove Is In The Heart (12") Electra EKR 114T
  • 25 July 1990: Groove Is In The Heart (12") Electra EKR 114
  • 01 August 1990: Groove Is In The Heart (Peanut Butter Mix) (7") Elektra EKR 114
  • 28 August 1990: Who Was That
  • 03 September 1990: Deep Ending (LP - World Clique) Elektra
  • 22 December 1990: Groove Is In The Heart 1990 Festive Fifty #44 (JP: 'I always associate them, particularly the LP that followed that, with the Reading Festival, because of the night that I was kept awake most of the night by the Inspiral Carpets playing most of it in their room downstairs, or one of their rooms downstairs, where they were partying of course, as most Madchester fans do continuously, and keeping an old man awake.') 

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