Many Hands 'Basement Soul' 19 uploaded to Mixcloud.

29 May

'Basement Soul' show 19 was originally aired on Scientific Sound Asia Radio on Friday 29th of May 2020, listen on the Mixcloud player below. Scientific Sound Asia is the English language Radio 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 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 19 29th of May 2020. 

The Kiwi Animal - Man And Woman Have Balance

Isayahh Wuddha - Shipping Love Beat

Mike Zombie - Started From The Bottom 

Inkswell ft. Tableek - Spread Love

Win Win - Jyeah

Big Boi ft. Andre3000 & Raekwon - Royal Flush

D.unk - mK1

Dam Funk - Forever

Unknown Artist - Castle On The Moon

Dilla - Players (DJ A1 housin edit)

Beatnick ft. Fatima - Green Is The Colour Of Hope

STL - Juggle It 

Cantoma - Into Daylight

DJ Nature - Tacky Stuff

First Touch - Star Dust

Sade - Give It Up ( Vin Sol & MatriXXXmann Edit)

K15 - Insecurities

Pedestrian - Kalakuta vs Zombie (PEDit)

Mali-i - Fire And Ice

Deadbeat ft. St.Paul Hilaire - Hold On Strong

Tapes Meets The Drums Of Wareika Hill Sounds - Datura Mystic

Mad Professor - Rebels Gathering

Beam Up ft. Katya Tasheva - Mother

Yvonne Archer - Aint Nobody (Jura Soundsystem Dub)

Inner Life ft. Jocelyn Brown - Moment Of My Life

Listen on Mixcloud here.