Disc jockey duo Many Hands (Berlin/UK) have made public their playlist for 'Basement Soul' show 32 on Scientific Sound Asia Radio this Friday 1st of January 2021 8 to 10 PM Indochina Time (ICT) and re-airing Tuesday 8 to 10 AM (ICT). Scientific Sound Asia is the English language Radio 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 it's 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 it's 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 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/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 32 1st of January 2021.
Wardown - Selective Memory
Coldcut - First Time I Ever Saw Your Face / Balthus Bemused By Colour
Harold Budd - Balthus Bemused By Color
Kirk Degiorgio - High Tide
Hillside - Walpole Days (Joe Claussell's Sacred Rhythm Version)
Ivan 'Mamão' Conti - Poison Fruit (Dokta Venom's Digital Dub Mix)
STR4TA - Aspects
Stars N Bars - Stars N Bars
Temu - Ready Or Not
Bullion - Caroline, No
Cleo Sol - Rose in the Dark
Main Source - Just Hangin' Out
Jay Electronica - Fruits Of The Spirit
Common - Say Peace
The Revolutionaries - Kunta Kinte
Dubmatix - Peace & Love Ft. Linval Thompson (Dub Mix)
Social Lovers - Love Come Down
The Whole Truth - Lord, Quench My Soul (Club mix)
Oleta Adams - Circle Of One (Yvonne Turner "Hot Mix" Remix)
Dan Kye - Rainbow Road
Hollie Smith & Mara TK - The Spirit Racing The Mind
Charles Webster - This Is Real (Ft. Shara Nelson)
Mark Pritchard - Be Like Water
Mr Beatnick - Honeycomb
Cyclonix - The Way We Breathe (Broken Snare Remix)
El-B - Dusk Till Dawn
Minnie Ripperton - Dub Inside Me (Shall I Bruk It Flip)
Burnier E Cartier - Mirandolina (NewLife Dirty Edit)
Mtume - Tie Me Up
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