Disc jockey duo Many Hands (Berlin/UK) 'Basement Soul' show 16 was originally aired on Friday 17th of April 2020 listen on Mixcloud on the player beneath the tracklist. Scientific Sound Asia 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 conceived in Barcelona and raised between Spain and the UK, having started out his DJ career in the flourishing free party and rave scene in the southwest corner of England in the early nineties. After relocating to Ibiza he was enchanted by its Balearic sound and hedonistic style and Jona has frequented the island since then, both as a raver and disc jockey.
After his forlore in Ibiza Jona made tracks to Bass city, Bristol, being shaped by its inner-city frame of mind and sound system culture and spent a good few years there. Jona is a free soul and after being well received in Berlin's growing international musical elite and carrying out his trade at a good share of venues over the spread of Berlin he returned to the United Kingdom, earlier in the year.
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 a decade. Kavas' musical endeavours started on a journey through the melodious Wellington music scene subjected 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 a 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, and 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 16 17th of April 2020.
Isaac Aesili - Last Minute
Isaac Aesili - Wild (feat. Ladi6)
Mckay - Rising Tide (Easton Rocks Hip-Hop Mix)
J.Period feat. Zion I - Vibes & Stuff (Abstract Exclusive)
Byron The Aquarius - Bonita Patron feat Quasi
CJ Fly - Rudebwoy feat. Joey Bada$$
XL Middleton - PTL (feat. Zackey Force Funk)
Edseven - Freaky (Meet Me Halfway) feat. Colonel Red
Space Garage - Space Garage (Extended Venom Mix)
Coastlines - East Dry River
Sasso - Four
The Mauskovic Dance Band & L'Eclair - Homo Sapiens
The Earons - Land Of Hunger (Love Creation's Touch Of Acid Edit)
Manu Dibango - Pata Piya
Awida - Cielo Dance
Loleatta Holloway - Can't Let You Go (Yvonne Turner Dub Instrumental)
Esnard Boisdur - Mizik Bel (Africaine 808 Remix)
Smith & Mighty - Love Is The Key feat Dan Rachet (Steppas Mix)
Alfanso - Dub Feels Nice (Version 4)
Marc Mac - Ah-Free-Ka
The Sentinel - Heavy Vibes
Soundbwoy Killah - Under The Influence
Soft Boi - Fais Moi La Guerre
Listen On Mixcloud Here.