Disc jockey duo Many Hands (Berlin & UK) have published their playlist for 'Basement Soul' episode 49. Scientific Sound Asia is an Asian electronic music station for expatriates and locals in the region and internationally.
Many Hands is the intellectual property of musically absorbed wide-ranging DJs Jona J & Kava. Jona whose real name is 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 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 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 in 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 n Bass. Kava evolved in New Zealand by 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 of 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, and 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.
Listen live this Friday 30th of December 2022 from 8 PM to 10 PM Indochina Time (ICT) and re-airing Tuesday from 8 AM to 10 AM (ICT).
Many Hands 'Basement Soul' episode 49, 30th of December 2022.
Herbie Hancock - Textures (Dan Akidos Earshot Edit)
Little Simz - Gorilla
Haz Beatz - 55 to Shoreditch
AD90 & ABC - Gold Tops (AD90 Mix)
Ruf Dug & Private Joy - Don’t Five In (Street Soul Version)
Mike Brooks - On The Ice
Crusic - Jazz Carnival
J-Walk - Equinox Desire
Admin - Halo
Saāda Bonaire - So Many Dreams (Amek Live Dub)
Pellegrino & Zodyaco - Quimere (Selezioni Mix)
STR4TA - When You Call Me
Beverly Skeete - Warm
Adele Berti - Build Me A Bridge
Adelle First - Don’t Give Up (Dub Mix)
K.G. Russel - Last Dance
SMTHNG SMTIME (Ed Seven & Megatronic) - Luck
Il Mare di Fronte - Il Mare di Fronte (DJ Rocca Selsedine Remix)
Portia Carey - Special (Dub Mix)
Witch - Waile
Malcom Strachan - Cut to the Chase
Au Suiss - Thing
Missy Elliot - Beep me 911 (Inst)
Omar S & Troialexsis - Can’t Explain (RnB Mix)
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