Disc jockey duo Many Hands (Berlin/UK) have made public their playlist for 'Basement Soul' show 25 on Scientific Sound Asia radio this Friday 9th of September from 8 PM to 10 PM Indochina Time (ICT) and re-airing Tuesday from 8 AM to 10 AM (ICT). Scientific Sound Asia is an Asian electronic music station for expatriates and locals in Asia.
Many Hands is the intellectual property of musically absorbed wide-ranging DJs Jona J & Kava. Jona real name Jonathan 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 DJs such as Gilles Peterson, Mala & Laurent Garnier.
Originally raised as a Kiwi, Kava has resided in his new home in Berlin for over 10 years. Kavas' musical introduction started on a journey through the melodious Wellington music scene repeatedly doused with frequent injections of Soul, Bashment, Hip Hop, Disco, House, Techno and Drum n Bass. Kava evolved in New Zealand by 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, and West Africans with Synthesizers and funky Euro-freaks. Sometimes quirky, sometimes bashy, but always for the dancers.
Many Hands 'Basement Soul' episode 25, 4th of September 2020.
Rare Silk - Storm (YouTube live version)
Photek - Neptune
Sun Palace - Rude Movements
Ulla - Space Lady
Gee Dee - Ocean Walk
Boof - Aci Is With Her A
Natalie Slade - There Is A Light In Everything
My Friend Dario - Calamari Fritti
Sasac - The Chase
Charanga 76 - Music Trance
Cottam - 001 Side A
Gavsborg - Quality Time With Frankie Bubbler
Grooveman Spot - Fork Power
Andrew Weatherall - Kiyadub 45
Blay Ambolley - Simi Rapp (Red Axes & ASAF Samuel rmx)
Domenique Dumont - La Basse et les Shakers
The System - You’re In My System (Atmospheric Vocal Mix)
Symptoms Of Love - Sunset Years
Jaylib - The Mission (Instrumental)
Listen on Mixcloud here.