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Rhythm’s Got Soul Single Launch


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"Forget what's been said, the Brisbane music scene is not dead!"

Get on down to CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET on Tuesday the 25th of June and join us in celebrating the new single release "Rhythm's Got Soul" from local legends Asabi Goodman, and Blunted Stylus (Geoff Boardman).

VINYL and MERCH available on the night, plus surprise giveaways.

DJs: Limestone Cowboy, Mark Getome, Samantha and Matt Ward, and Grand-master DNO will be spinning vinyl, groovin' you and the wonderful crew in the atmosphere of Brisbane's best-kept secret. Free entry!

You will be treated to a special "live performance" on the night by the amazing Asabi Goodman herself. (Truly a beautifully powerful voice). The soulful power of Asabi Goodman's voice is finally on vinyl! with the music of Geoff Blunted, Andrew Bigfoot (HG, 750), and Dave-V (VHS).

"Rhythm's Got Soul" is the highly anticipated collaboration between the renowned singer/songwriter Asabi Goodman and producer/arranger Geoff Boardman A.K.A. Blunted Stylus. The combined impact of supreme vocals and powerhouse production brings authority and intrigue to the dance floor.

"Rhythm's Got Soul" has "groove and style" reminiscent of the back-to-back, wall-to-wall packed dancefloors of the fever-pitched disco era, steady spinning in at 115 BPM.

Asabi is an American-born, Australian entertainer consistently performing in stage and screen productions, and touring with bands and Broadway musicals Hairspray! and CHICAGO, and more... Asabi's vocal ability effortlessly elevates from 'sweet and soulful' to 'commanding and powerful', all the while showing unmistakably that her passion for the audience and respect for the song is at the heart of every performance.

Geoff is an Australian producer, avid record collector, and co-founder of the groundbreaking sample-funk group the 'RESIN DOGS' (1996-2005). He has produced and performed alongside Robert Reed of TROUBLE FUNK, supported Fat Boy Slim, Run DMC, Beastie Boys, Kraftwerk, Black Eyed Peas, and many others. He started cutting his teeth in mixtapes and volunteering at community radio at 4ZZZ for the year of 1988 (around the golden era of hip hop) hosting arguably Australia's first dedicated Hip Hop show "Just2Def".

"Thank you for supporting Australian artists, new music, and the creative community." Asabi and Geoff.

The single release: "Rhythm's Got Soul" bursts through the stratosphere 'all frequencies blazing, treating the listener to pitched horns, filtered drums, those sultry Asabi vocals, reinforced by the everlasting bass from Andrew 'Bigfoot' Leslie. Momentum steps up with the rhythm guitar of Dave VHS, accompanied with vamp keys and hectic percussion.

The SOULICITORS are the band on this release 'sitting in the groove', syncopated and loose after the MPC4000 sample treatment, a sort of new paradigm of band-samples soul-fusion exploration! your mind and the mirror ball will follow. "Rhythm's Hot" (Afro Instrumental) is a monster cut on the flip, a relentlessly persuasive percussion groove, well-timed transitions spread smooth like butter, akin to Midnight Marauders chords, styled across 'A Taste Of Honey' bassline for example, on an Afrocentric trip building up to the disco-fever instrumental strut.

Regards, HANGMAD PRODUCTIONS Brisbane Australia copyright - 2024

Available for PRE-ORDER Saturday 4/5/2024: LIMITED EDITION 7" 45rpm vinyl - Black LIMITED EDITION 7" 45rpm vinyl - Clear-Sound Splatter. for Vinyl purchase Digital download available 4/5/2024 Blunted Stylus for Bandcamp Digital download

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