Disc jockey duo Many Hands (Berlin/UK) have made public their playlist for 'Basement Soul' show 27. Scientific Sound Asia is an English-language 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's real name is Jonathan Jefferies and he 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 of 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 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 share 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.
This show originally aired on Friday 2nd of October listen to the Mixcloud upload on the player below. Enjoy the show.
Many Hands 'Basement Soul' Episode 27 2nd of October 2020.
James A Moorer - Deep Note
Natureboy Flacko - Silver Forest Spirits
JSOUL ft. Sy Smith - Motherland Star
Yvonne Archer - Ain’t Nobody (Jura Soundsystem Dub)
EDMX - Viscount
Space Garage - Eclipse Version
Mildlife - The Magnificent Moon
Sjunne Ferger - Night Rituale
William Onyeabor - Better Change Your Mind
Dele Sosimi x Medlar - Gúdi Gúdi Kan (Daz-I-Kue Remix)
A.C Band - Good Feelings
Max Essa - Black Market Laundrette
Bogdan Draźić - Trip This Joint
Volcano - Vanonyana Lava
Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca - Skydump
NY*AK - Flint
Duke Hugh - Burning Up
Jack J - Thirstin’ (Dum Dub)
Mameen3 - Afrocordeon
DJ Gregory - Don’t Panic (Gregory & Karizma Dub)
LAPS - Who Me?
Ikonika - Your Body
Yahbrough & Peoples - Wrapped Around Your Finger (Inst.)
Loud-E - Yeah Clavilove
Listen on Mixcloud here.