Label Spotlight #018 - Offering Recordings
Boddhi Satva is a household name for many Traxsource fans, gracing the top 10 of our Afro artists of last year. His forward-thinking label Offering Recordings is home to the likes of Black Coffee, Geneva, Enawadan, Ezel and many more! Following the stellar year they had in 2016, we only felt it was right to dive deeper and find out more about the label..
Could you please give us a little bit of background on you, the label, and what your influences were & still are?
My name is Sifa. I was born and raised in Brussels, Belgium. Former dancer, I only started dj’ing in 2010. First for fun and later on more seriously. After I had booked Boddhi Satva for an event in Antwerp, I joined Offering Recordings as social media coordinator. Moving fast forward, today I’m the A&R and label manager of Offering Recordings. Offering Recording’s mission is to provide a platform for future soul music. We try and dedicate ourselves to quality and refined artistic expression, while providing a foundation that conveys unity through music. Going from House music to more experimental projects.
What have been your favourite releases from the label over the years?
My favorite release from the label is EnaWadan – Kroyo. I really think this release has been underrated, as it is a real killer! You can’t go deeper with such an intensity. A must have. After that comes the album of Sage Monk – Heartache Allegory, and of courseBoddhi Satva’s latest LP – Transition.
Could you tell us a bit about what’s coming up for the label?
We have very interesting releases coming up this year and from different genres: Boddhi Satva’s and Bilal collaboration – Love Will -, Mr. ID’s – Salat Ala Nabina, Nandu’s – The Loving Clown EP. A few artists are also coming back with new material such as: Freddy Da Stupid, Anerah Yasole, PolyRhythm, and many more.
What would you say your best moment (so far) working at the label or best project to work on to date has been?
The best moment so far was when we finalized Boddhi Satva’s album – Transition. As it is dedicated to his father, it was for all of us a very proud moment. I think we still all have shivers when we listen back to some songs of the album. Another great moment was to reach over 1 million plays for Marie Joly’s song – Gratitude – featuring Black Coffee and Rebecca Murray. For which Pablo Fierro, Boddhi Satva, MYNY, Enoo Napa and Doug Gomez delivered amazing remixes.
If you could have signed any record in the world for Offering Recordings , what would it have been and why?
Osunlade – My Reflection. All the elements of this song are timeless.
Lastly, What do you look for when signing a record for Offering Recordings? Any tips for budding producers looking to get signed to the label?
We really like to hear vocals on tracks. We actually like to sign more “songs” and not only instrumental tracks. If it’s only an instrumental then the arrangements must have an interesting complexity or a hypnotic groove for exemple: Tanzanian Mermaid (SD n KnoXX Remix)