Disc jockey duo Many Hands (Berlin/UK) have made public their playlist for 'Basement Soul' show 24 on Scientific Sound Asia radio this Friday 14th of August 2020 from 8 PM to 10 PM Indochina Time (ICT) and re-airing Tuesday from 8 AM to 10 AM (ICT). 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 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 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' episode 24, 14th of August 2020.
Al Green - Love & Happiness
Lijadu Sisters - Orere Elejigbo
Kenny Knots - People So Nice Riddim (Instrumental Mix)
Camoufly - Foda-Se
Camar Flava - Get Up Back
Cristina - Rage & Fascination
Bullion - Hula
Begin - Hansa
The Last Poets - Black Lives Matter
Julien Babinga - M'Bongui-Percussions (sOund vOyage Future World Edit)
Blair French - Faded By The Sun (12" Mix)
Danny Russell & Ronald Christoph - Love Rescue
Verdo - Procida
Mike Agent X Clark - River People (House Mix)
WU15 - The Anthem
South Bronx - The Bottom Line
Rabo De Saia - Ripa Na Xulipa (Extended Charles Maurice Version)
kLap - Engana
Shut Up & Dance - Epileptic (Martyn's No Strobe Mix)
Sapience - The View From Here (SD Tweak Mix Master 2020)
Kromestar - Weak
ST.Cal - Red Light
Nolige - The Blue Hour
DieMantle - Shellaz
Digital - Bitter Wind (Double O VIP)
June - Lost Area (DJ Sprinkles' Empty Dancefloor)
Keith Robinson And Some Mates - Keep On Dancing Pt 1
Som Tres - Take It Easy My Brother Charles
Listen on Mixcloud here.