Biography

BODDHI SATVA

Hailing from Central African Republic (C.A.R.), Boddhi Satva vowed early in his career to make a statement through a signature sound of his own. Ancestral Soul was born.
When music is the soundtrack of universal rituals – birth, graduation, marriage, and ancestorship, that’s Ancestral Soul; when music is simultaneously an tense argument between passionate lovers, a intense freestyle session between- or a revolutionary political speech by live instruments – kora, piano, sax, flute, congas, cello, balafon and turntables, that’s Ancestral Soul; when music takes over the night, positive energy is in the air and the mysteries of the unseen come out, that’s Ancestral Soul; when music conquers spirits, electrifies bodies and no word is needed to seduce, to serenade, to heal, to love and to share, that’s Ancestral Soul; when deep house music has modern Congolese rumba as wife, West African voices as mistresses, and urban R&B and Afro-Cuban rhythms as occasional girlfriends, that’s Ancestral Soul.
Boddhi Satva subsequently became a demanded remixer as “Ancestral Soul”
versions of mainstream tracks won over club audiences across the globe, in addition to recognition from connoisseurs and tastemakers. Osunlade’s Yoruba Records, Bob Sinclar’s Yellow Productions, Peter Adarkwah’s BBE Music, Tony Humphries’s Yelloworange are just a few music labels among many that released Boddhi’s productions.
In 2007 he launched Offering Records. It serves as the perfect place where he defies boundaries with innovative formulas and where promising singers and aspiring producers from different parts of the world find a launching pad.
2012 will see the worldwide release of the debut album INVOCATION on BBE Records, after it was released in Africa in 2011 by Vega Records, the label of the legendary Louie Vega. The latter hand-picked Boddhi in 2008 to be an elite producer for Vega Records and a resident of Vega DJ tours.

Discography

In his new song ‘Chocolat’, Belgican (Belgian / African) rapper Badi pays tribute to the power and beauty of black bodies. Between sensuality and spice, fantasy and fear, hanging from lips or trees, chocolate remains a forbidden fruit. “Forbidden fruits…

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Pioneering African artist, founder of Offering Recordings and father of Ancestral Soul, Boddhi Satva returns to BBE with retrospective double album ‘18’, charting nearly two decades of groundbreaking music production. Since releasing his debut album, Invocation, on BBE back in…

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Heralding their forthcoming album ‘Trouble Fete’, coming later this year, vocalist Badi and producer Boddhi Satva present ‘Virgil Abloh’, a song paying tribute to the Louis Vuitton designer and cultural icon. Perfectly expressing the contemporary ‘Afrobeats’ vibe combined with Boddhi…

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Inspired by the state of our contemporary societies, Belgican (Belgian / African) rapper Badi continues his journey toward the release of album Trouble Fête with this tragi-comic and catchy new track, Mauvaise Ambiance (Bad Atmosphere), produced by Boddhi Satva. Mauvaise…

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Released on Batakari, a brand new collaborative imprint from Boddhi Satva and BBE Music founder Peter Adarkwah, “Belgican” (Belgian / African) vocalist Badi presents his album Trouble-Fête (Kill-joy / Spoilsport – literally ‘party disruptor’). Trouble Fête is produced by Boddhi…

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Boddhi Satva joins forces with fellow African music heroes Preto Show, Stonebwoy & Tenny for Dancehall / Afrobeats heavy hitter ‘Ragga Ragga’. Enlisting a stellar trio of vocal talents for ‘Ragga Ragga’, Boddhi Satva lays down a potent Dancehall production,…

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Exclusive 12″ vinyl EP of “Love Will” by Boddhi Satva & Bilal

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Deeply spiritual musician, producer and founding father of ‘Ancestral Soul’, African powerhouse Boddhi Satva returns with a very special 4 track EP. Having previously released on Louie Vega’s ‘Vega’ label and Osunlade’s Yoruba Records as well as running his own…

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A work of art that was 10 years in the making spawned from an outlet to heal my inner pains as well as my gratitude for the blessing of life gave birth to Invocation. It was made with the most…

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