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Many Hands DJ Duo release track list for 'Basement Soul' 36.

Berlin DJ Duo Many Hands Logo on a purple, grey and black background of camoflage.

Disc jockey duo Many Hands Berlin/UK have made their playlist for the 'Basement Soul' show 36 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 March listen to the Mixcloud player below, Enjoy the show.

Many Hands 'Basement Soul' Episode 36.

Bassline - Back To Bass-ics

Garrett - Chasing The Clouds Away

Ghetto Priest - Hercules

Jim - Phoenix

Jpye & Renato - Cosa Ti Va

Christine Lewin - Juicy Fruit

Special Touch - Garden Of Life

Mlir & Velmondo - Calanda

Minako Yoshida - Black Moon

Mark Seven - Pillow Talk

Dām-Funk - Paradise

Pascal Davoz - Cinema

Via Negromonte - Love Is All

Benedek - Fever

A Man Called Adam - C.P.I (Andrew Weatherall's Godiva Mix)

3 Chairs - Misty City

The Spaces Between Ft. Harry Dennis - Ghosts (Black Science Orchestra Remix#2)

Willie Graff & Tuccillo - The Moment

Phil Asher - Evoke

Leftfield - Not Forgotten (Dub Mix)

Manix - Your Love Is Over

Hanna - Spaceland

Kush Jones - Worldly Rhythm

Mameem 3 - Afrocordeon

Orient Express - Abdullah Dollar (Marwan -Arabs Do It Better- Hawash Edit)

Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebezeit And Holger Czukay - How Much Are They?

Mac Gregor - Nan Ye Likan

Listen on Mixcloud here.


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