Steve Monite - Only You LP


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Label: Soundway

Following on from 2016's Doing It In Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980s Nigeria, Soundway Records return to that blistering set for the first and only officially licensed re-issue of the highly coveted debut album from Steve Monite, featuring the single "Only You" that recently seeped its way into popular culture. Lovingly restored and remastered for digital and vinyl.

Shooting, space-synth sounds ripple and vibrate, incessant grooves keep the tracks in motion and Nkono Teles production, a producer often overlooked for his hand in the Nigerian boogie sound, sets the LP into orbit. An album that was largely overlooked on release in 1984, the track list includes the latter day hit "Only You" (recently covered by Frank Ocean as well as Tame Impala) and "Things Fall Apart," the melody of which was lifted for Young Franco's 2020 single "Fallin’ Apart."