Transition

by Boddhi Satva

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about

Dance music’s founding father of Ancestral Soul offers up his sophomore studio album “Transition”, another rousing body of work which delves deep and wide across a spectrum of soul and African music. Boddhi Satva’s debut full-length studio 2011/2012 album Invocation, released on Vega Records/BBE Music attracted endorsement from some of music’s most respected tastemakers, Gilles Peterson being one of them.

It set the bar high for where Boddhi Satva continues to take audiences currently on the new album Transition. And as before, the roster of names contributing to the set is a-class. Nigerian pop star Davido and Ivorian Coupé Decalé forerunner DJ Arafat featured together on Naughty wave the flag high for West Africa – It’s a pulsating track leading the current wave of dance-leaning club music popular in the region and beyond. For the signature tradi/modern African sounds Boddhi turns to renowned elder statesmen such as Les Nubians (Cameroon), Kaysha (DRC), Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde), Amos Kangala (Central African Republic) or the new prince of the Malian/Ivorian scene Mohamed Diaby (Ivory Coast). Because of Boddhi Satva’s unique position and heritage he can and does genuinely draw from a range of geographic and cultural influences. B

orn Central African Republican, his talents as a DJ remain in demand from Doha to Luanda. Transition bears the mark of a producer who takes his time cultivating real bonds in the numerous destinations where his work takes him. For example, Kenyan emerging solo star Lady Karun sings and co-writes Sound of the Heart. It’s a direct outcome from Boddhi Satva’s participation in Coke Studio Africa – a music reality television series set in Nairobi, which pitted the two together for a unique re-interpretation of classic and new school music. For a further unexpected twist, Declaim and Georgia Anne Muldrow pair up to contribute to When the Lights, a song that sees Boddhi reaching boldly and convincingly into more soulful Hip-hop territory. Staying in a similar realm he also taps the sensual allure of R&B singer/songwriter Teedra Moses on Skin Diver. None other than UK Soul architect Omar Lyefook MBE crowns Transition’s soul diversion with the lead singleBenefit.

Frequent collaborator Ade Alafia Adio delivers a stirring oration on the album’s title track paying tribute to Boddhi’s father. His life and sudden passing early in 2014 inspired the trajectory of Transition, the making of which began in 2012 in Central Africa where Boddhi had returned for the first time in 12 years. “My father used to play a lot of Jazz, Soul, Disco and of course African Rhumba. Outside of the house I listened to Soukouss, Ndombolo, Hip-Hop and R&B,” recalls Boddhi of the upbringing he enjoyed in his native country. “My father’s love for good music led me to develop a special sensitivity an ear to different cultures and sounds around the world.” This album is the best case for what happens when the best of Black music in all its forms is allowed to merge into the purpose for which it was created: to enrich, to elevate, to evolve…. to transition.

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released June 17, 2016

1. Papa feat. Mohamed Diaby
Produced, mixed and arranged by Boddhi Satva
Composed by Boddhi Satva and Adama Condé
Vocals Written and Performed by Mohamed Diaby
Guitars by Adama Condé
Balafon by Adama Condé
Bass by Slikk Tim
Published by Offering Recordings (Sub published by Atal Music), Niconane (BMI) and Mohamed Diaby (SACEM).

2. Beautiful Human feat. Les Nubians
Produced, mixed composed and arranged by Boddhi Satva
Vocals Written by Helene and Celia Faussart
Intro Vocals by Yacoub
Bass by Slikk Tim
Additional Synths and keys by N'Dinga Gaba
Vocals Mixed by Nathan Scott for 18 North Ent.
Published by Offering Recordings (Sub published by Atal Music), Niconane (BMI) and NUBIATIK PUBLISHING LLC.

3. Satisfaction feat. Pegguy Tabu & Miranda Nicole
Produced, mixed and composed by Boddhi Satva
Composed by Boddhi Satva and Pegguy Tabu
Additional Synths by Martin Iveson
Written by Pegguy Tabu and Miranda Nicole
Vocals Mixed by Nathan Scott for 18 North Ent.
Published by Offering Recordings (Sub published by Atal Music), Niconane (BMI), Pegguy Tabu (SACEM) and Layered Haze Publishing (ASCAP).

4. From Me To You feat. Paul Randolph
Produced by Boddhi Satva
Composed by Paul Randolph
Arranged by Boddhi Satva and Paul Randolph
Bass & Acoustic Guitar Paul Randolph
Lyrics written and performed by Paul Randolph
Published by Offering Recordings (Sub published by Atal Music), Niconane (BMI) and RVP Publishing (BMI).

5. Healing the Sound (of the Heart) feat. Karun
Produced, mixed, composed and arranged by Boddhi Satva
Lyrics, Melody, Vocal Arrangement Lady Karun
Vocal Arrangement by Lady Karun
Vocals Recorded by Jaaz Odongo for MIS Studio
Vocals Mixed by Nathan Scott for 18 North Ent.
Published by Offering Recordings (Sub published by Atal Music), Niconane (BMI) and Karungari Mungai (MCSK).

6. Skin Diver feat. Teedra Moses
Produced, mixed, composed and arranged by Boddhi Satva
Written by Teedra Moses
Vocals Recorded at Lyonz Den Recording, Los Angeles, CA
Vocals Mixed by Nathan Scott for 18 North Ent.
Teedra Moses appears courtesy of Black Moses Music
Published by Offering Recordings (Sub published by Atal Music), Niconane (BMI) and Ras N Taj Music (BMI).




7. My Heart feat. Nelson Freitas
Produced, mixed, composed and arranged by Boddhi Satva
Written by Nelson Freitas
Guitars by Heritier Ngoma
Bass by Heritier Ngoma
Vocals Mixed by Nathan Scott for 18 North Ent.
Published by Offering Recordings (Sub published by Atal Music) & Niconane (BMI), Nelson Freitas Music (BUMA).

8. It’s Your Vibe feat. C.Robert Walker
Produced, mixed and arranged by Boddhi Satva
Composed by Boddhi Satva and C.Robert Walker
Written by C.Robert Walker
Vocals mixed by Nate Scott for 18 North Entertainment, NYC
Publishing by Offering Recordings (Sub published by Atal Music), Niconane (BMI) and C.Robert Walker (SABAM)

9. Slow it Down feat. Crissy
Produced, mixed, composed and arranged by Boddhi Satva
Written by Crissy & C.Robert Walker
Vocals mixed by Nate Scott for 18 North Entertainment, NYC
Published by Offering Recordings (Sub published by Atal Music), Niconane (BMI), Crystal Mpeti (SABAM) and C.Robert Walker (SABAM)

10. Mama Kosa feat. Kaysha
Produced, mixed , composed and arranged by Boddhi Satva
Written by Kaysha
Vocals Mixed by: Kaysha
Published by Offering Recordings (Sub published by Atal Music), Niconane (BMI) and E. Mokolo/Sushiraw Publishing.

11. Naughty feat. Davido & Dj Arafat
Produced, mixed, arranged and composed by Boddhi Satva
Written by David Adeleke Adedeji & Ange Didier Houon
Additional Stem Mixing by Nate Scott for 18 North Entertainment, NYC
Vocals Mixed by Nathan Scott for 18 North Ent.
Published by Offering Recordings (sub published by Atal Music), Niconane (BMI), David Adeleke (PRS) and Ange Didier Houon (SACEM).

12. Benefit feat. Omar
Produced, mixed, composed and arranged by Boddhi Satva
Vocals Written and Performed by Omar Lye-Fook
Bass and Guitars by Slikk Tim
Published by Offering Recordings (Sub published by Atal Music), Luis F. Vega (Niconane) BMI and Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

13. Transition feat. Ade Alafia Adio
Produced mixed, composed and arranged by Boddhi Satva
Written by Ade Alafia Adio
Bass by Heritier Ngoma
Vocals Recorded by Ove Salcedo at Moca Arts Studios, NYC
Additional Vocal stem mixing by Nate Scott (@natescottpro) for 18 North Entertainment, NYC
Published by Offering Recordings (Sub published by Atal Music), Niconane (BMI) and Bob Mabaje (ASCAP).

14. Try a Little Something feat. Pebbles
Produced, mixed, composed and arranged by Boddhi Satva
Vocals written & arranged by Pebbles
Violins by Quetzal Guerrero
Bass by Slikk Tim
Publishing by Offering Recordings (Sub published by Atal Music), Niconane (BMI) and Pebbles Music (Sheer Publishing)


15. When The Lights feat. DECLAIME & Georgia Anne Muldrow
Produced, mixed, composed & arranged by Boddhi Satva
Vocals Written and Performed by: Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins
Vocals Recorded by: Georgia Anne Muldrow
Vocals Mixed by: Nathan Scott for 18 North Ent.
Published by: Offering Recordings (Sub published by Atal Music), Niconane (BMI) and Epistrophik Peach Publishing (BMI).

16. Que Restera T’il feat. Kanem
Produced, mixed, composed and arranged by Boddhi Satva
Written by Kanem
Published by Offering Recordings (Sub published by Atal Music), Niconane (BMI) and Emilie Cerrito (SACEM).

17. Fighting Spirit
Produced, mixed, composed and arranged by: Boddhi Satva
Published by Offering Recordings (Sub Published by ATAL Music) and Niconane (BMI).

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Boddhi Satva Brussels, Belgium

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. ... more

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