Disc jockey duo Many Hands (Berlin/UK) have made public their playlist for 'Basement Soul' show 35 on Scientific Sound Asia Radio this Friday 19th of February 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, 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, West Africans with Synthesizers and funky Euro-freaks. Sometimes quirky, sometimes bashy, but always for the dancers.
Many Hands are record nerds and music investigators. 80s kids with a solid nocturnal adventuring education, gravitating towards dark basements with heavy sound systems. It's Basement Soul and we're all in this together.
Many Hands 'Basement Soul' Episode 35 19th of February 2021.
Adi Dick - Sometimes
Drips Zacheer - Azure
Key Elements - Morning Boom
Madlib - Riddim Chant
Rela & Beka Gochiashvili - June
Rocky Campbell - Return Of The Mack (DJ Duckcomb Edit)
Jesse Futerman Ft. Beverly Glenn-Copeland - Luckey (Peaking Lights Remix)
The Jack Moves - Horror Games
Beautiful Swimmers - Dunk
Slum Village Ft. Kurupt - Forth & Back
Sophie - Bipp (Autechre Remix)
Bayete - Stargazing
Marvin Gaye - Mandota (Instrumental)
Moodymann - Hold It Down
Kid Sublime - Basement Works Vol.1 A Side
Imagination - Changes (Larry Levan Remix / Mr.k Edit)
Tony Lee - Love So Deep (Dub Mix)
Space Ghost Ft. Morgan - Sim City
Childish Gambino / Isoul8 - This Is America (Aroop Roy Bruk Mix)
System Olympia Ft. Elliot Yorke - Lo Fi Space Cowboy
Benedek - Mr. Goods
Duke Hugh Ft. Renato Paris - Common Ground
Phlash & Friends - Revolution Solution (Main Mix)
Lordamercy - New Guitar New Mars
Pellegrino & Zodyaco - Amaremai
Danny Russell - Pay Adriano Edit
Lonnie Liston Smith & The Space Echoes - Sunset
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