Groove Of The Week #14: Deee-Lite’s ‘Groove Is In The Heart’

Deee-Lite’s one and only hit ‘Groove Is In The Heart’ was propelled by the infectious bassline provided by none other than William ‘Bootsy’ Collins who, thanks to his time with James Brown and Parliament-Funkadelic, has no shortage of experience in laying down a consistent, propulsive groove.

The line sits nicely in position, using chord tones and the odd chromatic approach to outline the Ab7-Db7 harmony (the classic chord I to chord IV move found in countless funk, rock, soul and pop tunes):

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