YOU HAVE TO HEAR THIS... THEO IM­PALA – ‘ONLY YOU’

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TAKE CRITICS’ CHOICE -

In 1984, Nige­rian singer Steve Monite re­leased a mi­nor clas­sic called Only You, a Afro-boo­gie disco funk track of de­sire which is em­bel­lished with a sharp bassline and lyrics that has the ob­ject of his af­fec­tion flat­ter the singer’s own prow­ess - “Only you, Steve / can put out this fire / burn­ing in my soul.” The song has been on the vinyl reis­sue merry-go-round of late and it’s now been cov­ered in a smooth and faith­ful fash­ion by Tame Im­pala and the suave rap­per Theophilus Lon­don (who are call­ing them­selves Theo Im­pala). NIALL BYRNE

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