So, as you may be able to tell from the sound of my music, I love the early 90’s and early 90’s club music. I mean LOVE. I mean it makes me happy more easily than anything else I know of. For those of you who are under a rock, one of the best songs to come out of the early 90’s club music scene was “Groove is in the Heart” by Deee-Lite. This song is one of about 5 songs that was SO good that they still play it everywhere, at every party worth going to. It is just. So. Good. I used to see the music video for this song playing on MTV when I was 7 and MTV was all about music. And it was amazing. And it still is.
Earlier this year, I met Josh Dreisacker, AKA JJ Japanime, another dance-pop singer/songwriter/producer, as well as artist and fashion designer, in Brooklyn, and we became great pals. Josh went to his cousin’s art show recently and met none other than Lady Miss Kier, the lead singer of Deee-Lite, and the two of them became friends. He told me all about how she was still making music and DJing, and he played her our song, Ice Dick, and she loved it. This was enough to make me go crazy. I could not believe that 20 years after I first saw her dancing in the music video for one of my favorite songs ever, Lady Miss Kier herself was listening to MY song and calling it great. Holy CRAP. BUT THEN, a few weeks later, Josh told me something even more amazing: that Kier would be filming a video for which she needed extras, and I could be one! I jumped at the opportunity, and before I knew it I was getting all dressed up in neon clothes and dancing while Kier herself filmed me and the other extras. She was really nice and funny and it was great to see her still in action. The whole time, I couldn’t help but think about how surreal and amazing it was that twenty years after seeing her video on MTV, there I was, in one of her videos myself. And she dances the exact same way she did in the old video, today! It’s amazing. My friend Elijah, who loves the early 90’s as much as I do, would have just died to be there, and I couldn’t hold back a smile thinking about that as I cued up Kier’s music for her on HER laptop as she filmed a glamor shot. WOW. CRAZY. Hope there are more moments like that to come!!