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Boddhi Satva Remixes Drake, Beyonce & Femi Kuti In 'Ancestral Soul Interpretations Pt.3'

Listen to Boddhi Satva’s "Ancestral Soul Interpretations" mixtape featuring remixes of Drake, Beyonce, Aaliyah, Femi Kuti and more.


A few months ago Central African Republic-born DJ Boddhi Satva took to social media and asked his fans for song suggestions to remix. True to his word, the globetrotter producer offers up a 26-track mixtape this week for the third and final installation of his Ancestral Soul Interpretations. Similar to the first and second releases in this trilogy, Satva's remixes run the genre gamut from R&B classics to deep house and hip-hop club bangers. From reworking current chart-toppers such as Drake, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj to the likes of  Femi Kuti, Aaliyah, Lauryn Hill, CommonR Kelly, Willie Hutch and FKA Twigs, Satva revamps each track with his ubiquitous but particular blend of deep bass, R&B, and Central/West African drum rhythms to a create a soul-felt mixtape. The prolific producer is slated to release his sophomore album Transition in March of next year. In the meantime, you can catch Satva this month in Amsterdam where he'll be performing at the Djoon Experience event alongside fellow deep house and afrobeat makers including  Rancido,  Zepherin Saint, Djeff Afrozila, andMr. Raoul K. Stream Ancestral Soul Interpretation Pt. 3 below.

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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