Nice & Wild might not be an instantly recognizable name, but for ’80s dance music lovers, the song “Diamond Girl” is. This 1986 single hits an electro groove with Kraftwerkian heavy breathing that gets far sexier than “Tour de France” did and a beat that’s more hip-hop than disco. It’s a busy song that incorporates lyrics in English and Spanish, a strange quasi-rap moment, a guitar solo and some cut-up vocals that imitate what a turntablist might do. For some reason, all those elements work, particularly if you’re listening to the “disco version.”

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