May 25 2010
This week on the Seven O Clock Sample, we are exploring the funky dance sounds of Deee-Lite. In the 1990s, there were few groups that had the combo of dance grooves, poppy hooks and funky samples like the 3 of Deee-Lite. Super Dj Dmitir and Towa Tei created beautiful soundscapes for the luscious Lady Ms. Keir to sing and dance to. While there was without a doubt, a certain level of gimick to the Deee-Lite appeal, there was a lot of fantastic sampling going on too! Towa Tei was without a doubt the driving force of much of this funk, a native of Tokyo and a Bronx breed producer, he knows his way around the classic funk, soul and jazz sections of your favorite New York record shop. Remember this hit?... [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4D1HSL7P98] Of course you remember this jam, it may even make you roll your eyes! LOL! But there is no denying that there is a lot of funk in this jam, and some of that is thanks to Mr. Herbie Hancock! YO DJ! Throw that record on! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH_imnEGvMM] Thanks you Mr. Hancock, as always you are the man!