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Many Hands DJ duo release track list for 'Basement Soul' 35.

Berlin DJ Duo Many Hands Logo on a grey and black background with many cartoon images of hands.

Disc jockey duo Many Hands Berlin/UK have made their playlist for the 'Basement Soul' show 35 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 19th of February listen to the Mixcloud player below, Enjoy the show.

Many Hands 'Basement Soul' Episode 35.

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 Feat. Beverly Glenn-Copeland - Luckey (Peaking Lights Remix)

The Jack Moves - Horror Games

Beautiful Swimmers - Dunk

Slum Village Feat. 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 Feat. Morgan - Sim City

Childish Gambino, Isoul8 - This Is America (Aroop Roy Bruk Mix)

System Olympia Feat. Elliot Yorke - Lo-Fi Space Cowboy

Benedek - Mr. Goods

Duke Hugh Feat. 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

Listen on Mixcloud here.


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