Sydney trio The Goods are Badmandela, Rosario & Black Tree.
Fuelled by their mutual love of hip hop & house music and its intersection with the soul, boogie and jazz they grew up on, producers and multi instrumentalists Badmandela (Jarrol, Renaud) & Rosario (Ross Ferraro) formed The Goods and released their self-titled album in 2016.
The album, featuring a slew of Sydney vocalists was an eclectic mix of techniques and influences, drawing on their wealth of experience as producers and session musicians, having cut their teeth with artists the likes of Mac Miller, Charli XCX, Omar, Sampa The Great, Cosmo’s Midnight, Tkay Maidza, Two Another & Kira Puru. The album attracted the attention of and ultimate signing to Bastard Jazz (NYC) and led to the addition of talented vocalist Black Tree (Adele, Ngaiire, Taku + Wafia).
With renewed energy as a trio, the band burst onto the live scene, with supports for Snarky Puppy, Onra, Jamila Woods, Black Milk, GL, Winston Surfshirt, SilentJay & Jace XL & Oddissee as well as consecutive guest appearances at the award winning Vivid Live Festival. In 2017, they released their runaway single ‘Make Your Move’ which garnered radio support from Triple J and Fbi, with the accompanying video featured on Rage as ‘Wild One’ of the week. The 2018 EP of the same name yielded the break-out streaming hit ‘Glow’ and solidified the band’s position as the foremost act in Sydney’s emerging electronic soul scene.
2019’s collaboration with Touch Sensitive on the disco tinged ‘Let’s Roll’ as well as the release of future funk anthem ‘Peach’, heralded a new direction for the band, which will be fully realised on their forthcoming LP ‘II’. Featuring collaborations with Touch Sensitive, The Delta Riggs & Disco J, The Goods – ‘II’ will be out April 2020 via etcetc & Bastard Jazz Recordings.