'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 electronic 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, Spain and raised in both his place of birth and the UK, setting of as a DJ in the flourishing free party and rave scene in the southwest of England in the early nineties.
After relocating to Ibiza he was mesmerised by it's Balearic sound and hedonistic style and Jona has visited the island since then, both as a raver and disc jockey. After his stint in Ibiza Jona headed over to Bass city, Bristol.
After being moulded by it's ghetto frame of mind and loudspeaker culture he spent a number of years there fine tuning his art. Jona is a free spirit and after being well endured in Berlin's expanding international musical gathering and shining at a plethora of venues over the city spread 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. As a consequence, radio plays by renowned DJ's such as Gilles Peterson, Mala & Laurent Garnier followed.
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 and 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 offset was resident for a now extinct monthly radio show with Rodi Kirk of Scratch 22 fame for a considerable time called Float Some and Jet Some on the now defunct Berlin Community Radio as well as highlighting his art at a good spread of venues across Berlin.
Jona and Kava through a buddy met up in the vicinity of OYE Records in Berlin and the pair instinctively knew they possessed a harmonious nature and that they had a bond. This led to Many Hands, an inherited dance, defrag, and alleviating music session, in a basement (Hence Basement Soul), in the pulse of Berlin.
Jona J & Kava shine across the rhythmic and harmonic cultural rainbow. Disco, Soul, Latin and Afrobeat shares hips with MPCs and Drum Machines, Jamaicans in New York, West Africans with Synthesizers and funky Euro-freaks. Often glitchy , sometimes freaky, 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 - Spread Love Feat. Tableek
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 - Green Is The Colour Of Hope Feat. Fatima
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 - Hold On Strong Feat. St. Paul Hilaire
Tapes Meets The Drums Of Wareika Hill Sounds - Datura Mystic
Mad Professor - Rebels Gathering
Beam Up - Mother Feat. Katya Tasheva
Yvonne Archer - Aint Nobody (Jura Soundsystem Dub)
Inner Life - Moment Of My Life Feat. Jocelyn Brown
Listen on Mixcloud here.