Even by the standards of Afro-soul and Afro-funk reissues, Deke Tom Holland's late '70s and early '80s releases are pretty darn obscure. The Ivory Coast artist apparently released four albums in his native country, flitting between two long forgotten labels. Here, France's Hot Casa label aims to put Deke Tom Holland back in the spotlight by gathering together four of his finest songs. Choose between the shuffling, Tony Allen style grooves, effervescent vocals and mazy synthesizer solos of "Na You", the horn-heavy, disco-era Afro-soul goodness of "Beant", the hard-spun Chic guitars and positive Afro-funk vibes of "Demonde" and "Denou", an altogether punchier cut rich in warm bass and jazzy electric piano solos that could well be the EP's strongest moment (and that's saying something).
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