Deco were comprised of two talented individuals based in Los Angeles, California. Their names are Attala Zane Giles and Philip Ingram. Philip would later join another groundbreaking R&B group, Switch. Attala went on to become a high in demand musician/producer. He and Jeffrey Osborne’s brother, Billy Osborne, formed a production partnership that oversaw the productions of many great R&B artists throughout the ’80’s and ’90’s. Some of those acts include the late great Otis Reddings’ son’s, The Reddings, ConFunkShun, The Emotions, The Temptations, and countless others. Phillip sung lead vocal on a track taken from Jeff Lorber’s 1984 Arista Records release, “In The Heat Of The Night” titled, “Don’t Say Yes”. Speaking of brothers, it’s worth noting that Phillip Ingram is the brother of singer James Ingram.
In 1983, this talanted duo release an excellent album of Funk and R&B on Quincy Jones’ Warner Bros. Records distributed imprint, Qwest Records titled “Fresh Idea”. Produced by venerable, and more than capable songwriter/percussionist, Ollie E. Brown. Ollie’s production and guest musician accomplishments include the recordings of LaToya Jackson’s debut, Gloria Gaynor, Ray Parker, Jr., Syretta Wright and coutlesss others. It’s also worth noting that Ollie was one half of the funky, yet underrated, duo of “Ollie & Jerry”, the “Jerry” is the late, great, and former Raydio member, Mr. Jerry Knight. They’re best known for their 1984 hit “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us” taken from the hit break dancing themed movie, “Breakin’“.