Disc jockey duo Many Hands (Berlin/UK) 'Basement Soul' 20 originally aired on Friday 12th of June 2020, listen on the Mixcloud player below. Scientific Sound Asia is the English language electronic music station for expatriates and locals in Asia and internationally.
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 its 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 its 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 a resident for the 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 20 12th of June 2020. Young Disciples - Freedom Suite (I) Freedom (II) Wanting (III) To Be Free Gil Scott Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (First Version) The It - State Of The World MMYYKK - Manifestation / Mantra Flying Lotus - The Protest 4 Hero - The Awakening (feat Ursula Rucker) Eji Oyewole - Charity Begins At Home Tony Allen - Progress Solat - Try Try Bloodfire vs Ltd - Love To The World Bugz in the Attic - Zombie 2003 Waajeed - Too Afraid Mark Stewart + The Maffia - Learning To Cope With Cowardice (Flexi Version) Horace Andy - Evilest Thing (Version) The Meditations - Life Is Not Easy RSD - Lapution City (Love Is Wise) Guilty Simpson - The Time Is Now Tee Mango - Time Is Now The Style Council - The World Must Come Together Arnold Jarvis - Take Some Time Out (Club) Good Life - Good Life Miguel De Deus - Black Soul Brothers Eddie Kendricks - My People...Hold On
Listen on Mixcloud here.