This time the NME dance anthem lists has one of my least favourite tunes and one of my most favourite. Can you guess which is which from Orbital and Deee-Lite.

21. Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart (1990)

NME says “There are probably Congolese shepherds who regularly exchange casually ironic observations about the video to this song – acid colours, huge trousers and cheapo psychedelic swirls. Featuring Bootsy Collins purring out a playfully jazzy bassline, a snatch of horn lifted from an old Herbie Hancock record, Q-Tip at the the height of his A Tribe Called Quest fame and that darned slide-whistle, ‘Groove Is In The Heart’ was a perfect document of hip-hop and house’s increasingly jazzy crossover tendencies.”

Nope. Passed me by. Irritating pop record. Trying too hard to be wacky. Next.

20. Orbital – Chime (1989)

NME says “Recorded on their dad’s old cassette player, few could have dreamed that two gangly youths who turned up on Top Of The Pops wearing anti-poll tax T-shirts would spend the next decade soundtracking Glastonbury’s comedowns.”

This is more like it. One of the most important UK dance records ever. Fact. A masterpiece with that punk DIY ethos. In fact, didn’t Phil have to resign from the pizza parlour in which he was working to appear on TOTP?

Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart (Meeting Of The Minds Mix)

Orbital – Chime (Full Club Mix)


Orbital – Chime (Joey Beltram Muation)

Buy Dee-lite / Orbital

~ by acidted on March 26, 2009.

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