Creating the Soundtracks for Life

SoundThought Recordings welcomes Bashiri Asad as its newest artist!

Detroit, Michigan – A new alliance of creative souls has formed. Detroit-based independent record label, SoundThought Recordings has signed Indianapolis-based indie-soul singer Bashiri Asad.

From doo-wop-style singing groups to classical vocal training and performances around the country and abroad, Bashiri has soul-stirring vocal prowess.  Musical greats Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, and Otis Redding have shaped his love of soul music. It is those voices that echo in Bashiri’s performances, but it is his own strength and passion, that create a version of soul music only he can render.

Smack in the middle of an East Coast tour, on Saturday, April 28, 2012, Bashiri, took time off to sign to SoundThought Recordings.

“I would be making a huge mistake if I didn’t sign with this record label,” said Bashiri from SoundThought’s studio.  “To have a label behind you that cares about the music as much as it cares about the artist is what any performer wants.”

Bashiri and SoundThought Recordings’ founder and owner, Inohs Sivad met in August 2011 at the African World Festival in Detroit, where they were both performing.

“I knew Bashiri was unique when I heard him cover ‘Butterfly’ by Jamiroquai,” said Sivad. “He brings such a unique sound and a great spirit to the camp, we’re too excited about what’s taking place.”

Bashiri previously recorded two EPs, I Am 1 (2010) and The Space Between (2011), and is working on a third project—his first with SoundThought Recordings—which is scheduled to be released this fall.

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  1. Its been such a long time coming for Bashiri..Our father would be soo proub of you…Spread your wings big brother….Love you tons!