Boddhi Satva

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When it comes to dance music, few producers can claim the same authority that Boddhi Satva has. Known affectionately as the founding father of Ancestral Soul, Boddhi’s music has spirituality as the central hallmark and uses the thread of soul music to weave a seamless tapestry of African music styles, set to the pace of house music changing entirely the way the genre is perceived and experienced.
With his critically acclaimed Ancestral Interpretations mixtape series, the Central African Republic-born DJ/Producer reworks a selection of commercially and critically acclaimed R&B and Hip-hop songs, adding his distinct seal to create fresh mash- up treatments for everyone from Drake to Beyonce and Rihanna. An alumnus of Osunlade’s Yoruba Records, Boddhi is
the label owner of Offering Recordings. He joined house music’s elite after being hand picked by Grammy award-winning producer Louie Vega in 2008 for
in-house duties within the Vega stable as a producer and resident tour DJ.

This uniquely extensive repertoire is what affords Boddhi Satva the sort of wide global reach he enjoys today. As a DJ he holds down a residency in places like Middle Eastern Doha. And his production capability drew the attention of the Kenyan directors of Coke Studio Africa – a music reality television series that pits together veteran and new school music artists of African descent.
You can see this global music network dotted all over Boddhi Satva’s sophomore albumTransition which features a range of outstanding artists including emerging Kenyan pop/ soul singer Karun, acclaimed US singer/songwriters Teedra Moses, Dudley Perkins and Georgia Anne Muldrow as well as UK soul music architect Omar Lyefook MBE on the lead single Benefit.
Transition is a notable departure from Boddhi Satva’s debut full-length studio 2011/2012 album Invocation, released on 2011/2012 on Vega Records/BBE Music. That BBE-released album was championed the world over by tastemakers including Gilles Peterson and set the bar for
where Boddhi Satva takes audiences. It also showcased the names of musical luminaries such as Oumou Sangare, C.Robert Walker and Vikter Duplaix.
Transition mines deeper into the diaspora of African soul. Nigerian pop star Davido and Ivorian Coupe Decale forerunner DJ Arafat featured together on Naughty represent the current wave of dance-leaning club tracks popular in the West African region and beyond. For the signature traditional African sounds Boddhi taps the elder statesmen – Les Nubians, Mohamed Diaby, Kaysha, Nelson Freitas or Amos Kangala to name but a few.

Production on Transition began late in 2012 as the Central African Republic-born DJ/producer
returned to his native country for the first time in 12 years where his father resided.
“My father used to play a lot of Jazz, Soul, Disco and off course African Rhumba, “ recalls Boddhi of his musical upbringing. “I was exposed to so many musical cultures from both my parents. Outside of the house I listened to Soukouss, Ndombolo, Hip-Hop and R&B.
“My father’s love for good music led me to develop a special sensitivity, an ear to different cultures and sounds around the world.”
Within months of that visit, Boddhi lost his father to sudden illness. Transition was created and released in his honor. It underscores Boddhi Satva as a truly global cultural ambassador and testifies to the tenacity of the human spirit.
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Boddhi Satva Discography Tracks

Albums

GM015 Jay Tripwire & Boddhi Satva Jay Tripwire & Boddhi Satva - Dema Remixes(7xFile, MP3, 320) Grooveland Music GM015 Brazil 2009
Boddhi Satva Invocation (Album) BBE, Vega Records, Offering Recordings UK 2012 Sell This Version
OR060 Boddhi Satva Transition(CD, Album) Offering Recordings, Vega Records OR060 USA & Europe 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ACF 001 Boddhi Satva Music Speaks To Me(12") ACF Recordings ACF 001 Belgium 2005 Sell This Version
Alton Miller & Boddhi Satva Alton Miller & Boddhi Satva - Prelude To A Motion EP (EP, Single) Atal UK 2006 Sell This Version
Ata 1236 Boddhi Satva & Abel Tabu Boddhi Satva & Abel Tabu - Moina Ya Mokili(12") Atal Ata 1236 UK 2007 Sell This Version
YS-003 Boddhi Satva Satva Varti(10") Yoruba Records YS-003 UK 2007 Sell This Version
Boddhi Satva Punch Koko Vega Records US 2008 Sell This Version
Boddhi Satva Reminiscence EP (EP) Seasons Limited, Seasons Limited US 2008 Sell This Version
Boddhi Satva Warriors Of Africa (EP) Shelter Records (3) US 2008 Sell This Version
OR002 Boddhi Satva Feat. Yuba Boddhi Satva Feat. Yuba - Ode To Ancestral Healing(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Offering Recordings OR002 Belgium 2008
Boddhi Satva On Point (EP) Shack Music Recordings UK 2009 Sell This Version
VR099 Louie Vega & Boddhi Satva Featuring Vivian K Louie Vega & Boddhi Satva Featuring Vivian K - Life Is A Lesson(9xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Vega Records VR099 US 2010
VR104 Boddhi Satva Feat. Athenai & C. Robert Walker* Boddhi Satva Feat. Athenai & C. Robert Walker* - Who Am I(14xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Vega Records VR104 US 2010
MSM027 Jazzmattik & Boddhi Satva Featuring Missum (2) Jazzmattik & Boddhi Satva Featuring Missum (2) - And Other Worlds(12") Mixed Signals Music MSM027 US 2011 Sell This Version
VR117 Boddhi Satva Feat. Ade Alafia Boddhi Satva Feat. Ade Alafia - The Quest(6xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Vega Records VR117 US 2012
BBE201IEDG Boddhi Satva From Another World Instrumentals EP(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) BBE BBE201IEDG UK 2012
BBE201SDG Boddhi Satva Featuring Oumou Sangare Boddhi Satva Featuring Oumou Sangare - Ngnari Konon(CD, Single, Promo) BBE BBE201SDG UK 2013 Sell This Version
BBE367SLP Boddhi Satva Awakened Spirit (12") BBE BBE367SLP UK 2016 Sell This Version
OR 091 Boddhi Satva, Bilal Boddhi Satva, Bilal - Love Will(12", Single) Offering Recordings OR 091 Belgium 2017 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

Ata 1221 Alton Miller & Boddhi Satva Alton Miller & Boddhi Satva - See The Day(File, MP3) Atal Ata 1221 UK 2006
SED004 Boddhi Satva Feat. Robert Walker* Boddhi Satva Feat. Robert Walker* - Get Up(3xFile, MP3) S.E.E.D. Recordings SED004 US 2008
VR086 Boddhi Satva Feat. Yuba Boddhi Satva Feat. Yuba - Ayele(5xFile, MP3, 320) Vega Records VR086 US 2009
VR075 Boddhi Satva Feat. Ze Pequino Boddhi Satva Feat. Ze Pequino - Stop Jealousy(6xFile, MP3, 320) Vega Records VR075 US 2009
VR105 Boddhi Satva Presents Mangala Camara Boddhi Satva Presents Mangala Camara - Wilile Remixes(5xFile, MP3, 320) Vega Records VR105 US 2010