Boddhi Satva (ZA)
Producer, DJ, label owner, entrepreneur, teacher, Boddhi Satva’s musical roots run deep, reaching out across the globe from his native Africa. Doing things differently ever since his debut release back in 2005, Boddhi’s work is both sonically unique and culturally important in equal measure, spearheading the spread of African sounds into the wider global electronic music scene, while effortlessly skating across borders and genres.
Nominated for an AFRIMA (All Africa Music Award) in 2015 in the category of ‘Best African Electronic Music’, awarded the Brukmer Golden Afro Artistic Award in 2017, and now enjoying near-mythic status in the electronic music world thanks to his percussive and meditative productions, early in his career Boddhi counted Grammy winners Osunlade and Masters At Work’s Little Louie Vega as mentors, alongside Deep House pioneer Alton Miller. Yet House music has always been but one facet of Satva’s artistic vision, set out over two decades ago when he began slowly and painstakingly to weave elements of R&B, Soul, Hip Hop, Caribbean, Latin and contemporary African sounds into his own sonic fabric… a fabric made radiant by ancient ancestral rhythms, memories and melodies of Alkebulan, the Motherland, the Garden of Eden.
2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013