'Basement Soul' show 18 was originally aired on Scientific Sound Asia radio on Friday 15th of May 2020, listen on the Mixcloud player below. Scientific Sound Asia radio is the English language electronic music station for expatriates and locals in Asia.
Many Hands is the intellectual property of musically absorbed wide-ranging DJ's Jona J & Kava. Jona real name Jona Jefferies was born in Barcelona and raised in both Spain and the UK, starting out as a disc jockey in the flourishing free party and rave scene in the southwest of England in the early nineties. After relocating to Ibiza he was enchanted by it's Balearic sound and hedonistic style and Jona has frequented the island since then, both as a raver and disc jockey.
After his stint in Ibiza Jona headed over to Bass city, Bristol, being framed by it's inner city frame of mind and Sound System Culture and spent a number of years there honing his art. Jona is a free soul and after being well received in Berlin's growing international musical ensemble and performing at a good spread of venues over the urban sprawl of Berlin he headed back to the United Kingdom, earlier in 2020.
Jona's release ‘Nocturnal’, a collective effort with an old buddy, namely, Stardelta Mastering’s Lewis Hopkin as 'Sapience' for Tom Middleton's 'Sound Of The Cosmos' record label gained notoriety and radio plays by renowned DJ' such as Gilles Peterson, Mala & Laurent Garnier.
Originally raised as a Kiwi, Kava has resided in his new home Berlin for over 10 years. Kavas' musical introduction started on a journey through the melodious Wellington music scene repeatedly doused to frequent injections of Soul, Bashment, Hip Hop, Disco, House, Techno and Drum n Bass. Kava evolved in New Zealand selling vinyl records to the masses of New Zealand and had a good share of radio shows on many radio stations.
After migrating to Berlin, Kava, from the beginning was resident for a now defunct monthly radio show with Rodi Kirk of Scratch 22 fame for a considerable time called Float Some and Jet Some on the now extinct Berlin Community Radio as well as performing his art at a good number of venues across the German capital.
Jona and Kava through a close ally met up close by OYE Records in Berlin and the pair immediately knew they possessed a musical pairing and that they had a fusion. This led to Many Hands, an eclectic dance/defrag/alleviating music session, in a basement (Hence Basement Soul), in the heart of Berlin.
Jona J & Kava perform across the rhythmic and harmonic cultural spectrum. Disco, Soul, Latin, Hip Hop, Funk, Drum and Bass and Afrobeat shares hips with MPCs and Drum Machines, Jamaicans in New York, West Africans with Synthesizers and funky Euro-freaks. Sometimes quirky, sometimes bashy, but always for the dancers.
Many Hands 'Basement Soul' Show 18 15th of May 2020.
Ivan 'Mamão' Conti - Jemburi
The Trinidad Steel Band - L'Homme A La Grosse Tete
Derrick Cross - Never Too Much
Samu - Stroke It
Dick Khoza - Chapita
Velvet Season And The Hearts Of Gold - Love Directions
DJ Rocca & Leo Almunia - Ever Changing Bubbles (Deep88 Balearic Mix)
Loose Ends - Gonna Make You Mine
Begin - Day Pulse
My Friend Dario - Tora
Rene & Angela - Love You More (Mr K (NEW) Vocal Edit)
Duncan Gray - Lewi's Dub
Bufiman - Pantasy
Who's Who - Hypnodance (Love Creation Long Edit)
Reggie Dokes - She Knows
Psychic Mirrors - Island Girl
Dept. Of Sunshine - Space Tropics (Rapp-sody) (Instrumental)
Jex Opolis - Earth Boy
Omar S - The Sound Of Neptune
Nick J. Smith - Gets Me High
Joaquin Joe Claussell - With More Love (GTR Version)
Trinidadian Deep - Natty Dread
MAMA - Unmask Me (Ashley Beedle Vocal Mix)
Pev & Hodge - Bells (System Mix)
Sapience - Tropical Headz
Son Of Scientist - Spartan Riddim
Listen on Mixcloud here.