Zouk synth meets Afroboogie in Raphäel Toiné Ce ta Ou / Sud Africa Révolution reissue

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Eighties bass grooves and sunny rhythms.

Raphäel Toiné’s 1986 album Ce ta Ou / Sud Africa Révolution is being reissued this January via Glossy Mistakes.

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Born in Fort-de-France, Martinique, Raphäel Toiné began playing with zouk bands in the late ’70s as a teenager.

Both a dance and genre of music, zouk originated in the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, taking rhythmic inspiration from Guadeloupean biguine, Haitian compas and Dominican Cadence-lypso.

“For Ce Ta Ou I got inspiration from Jamaican reggae, as well as the more Europop electronic sounds from the ’80s, all mixed up with my island folk influence”, says Toiné.

Head here for more info in advance of its 24th January release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

Side A

1. Ce Ta Ou
2. Femme Pays Douces
3. Dread Vibrations

Side B

1. Sud Africa Révolution
2. Sortilège
3. Pa Plere
4. Bizness À Bangkok