Disc jockey duo Many Hands Berlin/UK have made their playlist for 'Basement Soul' show 34 public. Scientific Sound Asia is an English-language electronic music station and DJ agency 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 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, framed by its inner-city frame of mind and sound system culture and spent several 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 and 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 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 radio show originally aired on Friday 5th of February listen to the Mixcloud player below, Enjoy the show.
Many Hands 'Basement Soul' Episode 34
Jean Luc Ponty - Plastic Idols
Rela & Beka - 9mm
Kawuku Sound - Youth Feat. Spyda Mc
Fresh & Low - Seven Miles Up
Loose Ends - Hangin' On A String (Frankie Knuckles Classic Club Reprise)
Max Essa - The Cowboy Rembrandt (DJ Shikisai Ddc Remix)
Olefonken - Sun City
Fabrizio Fattori - Leg Pulling
Dwight Druick - Georgy Porgy
Cleo Sol - One Love
Mike Salta & Mortale - Behind The Rainbow (Ode To José)
Expositions - Tomate Tu Tiempo
Danny Russell - Candle Burns
Moton Records Inc - US Lover
Roger Bain - Stand Up & Rock Your Body (Instrumental)
Jarc - Brooklyn Baby
Nathan Haines Feat. Verna Francis - Earth Is The Place (Restless Soul Peaktime Mix)
Phlash - Participate Feat. Marcus Begg
4 Hero - Hold It Down (Bugz In The Attic Co-operative Mix)
Peverelist - Und_92
Tek 9 - Winking
Gardna - Good Time Not A Long Time Feat. Omar (Mr Benn Remix)
Jill Scott - Crown Royal
Electric Wire Hustle - Perception
Doom & The Beat Guy - Change The Beat!
Listen on Mixcloud here.