2CD released: Feb 28, 2020

Disc 1
1. Bria's Offering
2. Manda Island - Afefe Iku Featuring Boddhi Satva
3. Moina Ya Mokili - Boddhi Satva & Abel Tabu
4. Belma Belma - Boddhi Satva & Maalem Hammam
5. See The Day - Alton Miller & Boddhi Satva
6. Big Theme
7. God Is Love (Boddhi Satva Ancestral Soul Mix) - Dj Pippi Vs. Danny Marquez Feat. Marcel
8. Until Our Work It's Done (Boddhi Satva's Ancestral Remix) - Gabriele Poso
Disc 2
1. The Depth Of The Source - Boddhi Satva Feat. Yuba
2. Sweet Brown Sugar - Boddhi Satva Feat. E-man
3. Into The Shadows (Boddhi Satva Ancestral Soul Remix) - Jay Tripwire
4. Wake With The Day (Boddhi Satva Afriki Soul Mix) - Koyla Feat. Zaki Ibrahim
5. Papa - Boddhi Satva Feat. Mohamed Diaby
6. Born Again (Boddhi Satva & Mr. V Retouch) - V
7. Mama Kosa - Boddhi Satva & Kaysha
8. Ni An Bagay - Boddhi Satva & David Walters
9. Kanga Mutu - Boddhi Satva & Spilulu Feat. H-baraka
Label: BBE
Cat No: BBECCD582
Barcode: 0194491537685
Packaging: 2CD Pack

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 2012 with Louie Vega acting as
executive producer, Boddhi Satva has emerged from behind the console to become one of
the most respected and recognisable producers on the planet. With a sonic palette that
constantly gestures back to his native Africa and hints at a deep knowledge of folklore and
spirituality, Boddhi's mystical touch has found its way onto smash-hit pop and Zouk records,
as well as the deepest of underground cuts.
Taking in over 30 musical highlights from his career so far, '18' turns up hidden gems and
reflects on classics, life-changing collaborations and solo successes. Satva's creative
expansion and personal journey are traced across this intricate, self-reflective collection.
And the lessons learnt from this journey through music? "Success doesn't actually change
people, it magnifies their true self," he says. "We should always be open to learning and
avoid burning bridges over futile considerations."
Speaking of learning, this album features many of the artists that waymarked Boddhi's path
over the years, from early mentors DJ Pippi, Osunlade and Alton Miller to songwriting
inspirations such as Badi, Zaki Ibrahim, Maalem Hammam, Zano and Omar, to name but a
few. Collaboration is a vital part of Boddhi's creative process. As he puts it "these encounters
are very, very organic and never forced. I've also seen some dream collaborations come to
life for two simple reasons in my opinion: believing in those dreams working steadily and
letting the Universe make them happen for me."
Over the course of '18', we can hear the growth and evolution of Satva's 'Ancestral Soul'.
"Before being an actual sound," Says Boddhi "it's is a mind-set. I always approach my music
with the intention of uplifting and healing as many souls I can. Now sound-wise I've always
wanted my musical envelope to be open creatively but always keep its African-ness, no
matter the diversity of the sound. It is important for me to add that though I'm musically very
open, I believe that what gives Ancestral Soul its special energy is the fact that it's anchored
by strong roots."
Words by Will Sumsuch (5 Magazine)