Deee-Lite was a dance music group formed in 1986 in New York City. Their most successful single was Groove Is in the Heart from their 1990 debut, World Clique. With a psychedelic video that was all over MTV, the song also featured appearances by Q-Tip (from A Tribe Called Quest) and Bootsy Collins.
The original members of Deee-lite were:
* Super DJ Dmitri (Dmitri Brill, born 4 June 1964, originally from Kiev, Ukraine)
* Lady Miss Kier (Kierin M. Kirby, born 15 August 1963, Youngstown, Ohio)
* Towa Tei (Dong-hwa Chung, born 7 September 1964, originally from Tokyo, Japan)
Brill and Kirby had an ongoing romantic relationship which ended prior to the release of their third album, Dewdrops in the Garden. Also prior to that release, Tei left the band (appearing only on the track “Call Me”) and was replaced with DJ On-E. Deee-Lite disbanded in 1996, shortly after the release of Dewdrops in the Garden.