Disc jockey duo Many Hands (Berlin/UK) have made public their playlist for 'Basement Soul' show 30. 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 Jona Jefferies and he was born in Barcelona and raised in both Spain and the UK.
He started 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. This 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 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 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.
This went on for a considerable amount of time and was called Float Some and Jet Some on the now-extinct Berlin Community Radio. He gained notoriety doing this 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/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 27th of November, listen to the Mixcloud player below.
Many Hands 'Basement Soul' Episode 30, 27th of November 2020.
Pellegrino & Zodyaco - Napoliterranea
Mickey - Don't Break the Shadow of My Love
Quiet Force - Listen To The Music
Placebo - Balek
Saidou Richard - Taaba
Young Gun Silver Fox - Mojo Rising
Eddie Hazel - California Dreamin'
Key Elements - Elemental (Marian Tone Original Cut)
Sade - Loveisstrongerthanpride (Kaytraedit)
Maarteen - จังหวะ เจ็ด
Dodô Da Bahia & As Virgens De Porto Seguro - Africamerica
Pellegrino & Zodyaco - Via Da Qua
Leonard Chin - What More Can I Say P2 (Dance Mix '83)
Jstar - Man Eater (Re-Dub)
Soft Boi - Wrong
Jona J - A Change Will Come
Glen Davis - Special
Art Forest - Flow 96 edit
Domu - Magic Dub
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy (Denham Audio Remix)
Sapience - Remote Viewing
LTJ Bukem - Music (Peshay Rework)
J Majik - Arabian Nights VIP
Sault - Fearless
Listen on Mixcloud here.