Musical Duo Many Hands (Berlin) 'Basement Soul' 04 show originally aired on Friday 25th of October 8 to 10 PM Indochina Time (ICT), listen on the Mixcloud player below. Scientific Sound Asia is the Asian electronic music station for expatriates and locals in Asia and internationally.
Many Hands is the brainchild of musically obsessed eclectic DJ's Jona J & Kava. Jona Jefferies was born in Barcelona and raised mutually in Spain and the UK, Jona started out as a DJ in the fertile DIY 90's free party/rave scene in the Southwest of the UK. Jona then relocated to Ibiza and was touched by it's Balearic sound and hedonistic attitude and has been a long term visitor since. After Ibiza Jona went to bass city, Bristol, where he dwelled for many years, here he was moulded by it's urban frame of mind and love of sound system culture.
Jona Jefferies performing on Pure Ibiza Radio.
Jona is currently based in Berlin's flourishing international music ensemble playing at a number of venues all over the urban sprawl. Jona's release ‘Nocturnal’, a collaboration with long time friend, Stardelta Mastering’s Lewis Hopkin as 'Sapience' for Tom Middleton's 'Sound Of The Cosmos' record label gained notoriety and radio plays by respected connoisseurs such as Gilles Peterson, Mala & Laurent Garnier. Jona has played primarily around Europe but in recent months performed at a plethora of venues across Asia.
Kava is a DJ hailing from New Zealand who has made Berlin his home for the last decade. Kava raised as a DJ on a journey through the fertile Wellington scene, repeatedly exposed to wholesome doses of Soul, Bashment, Hip Hop, Disco, House, Techno and Drum n Bass. Kava whilst in New Zealand distributed vinyl throughout the country and had a number of radio shows on local stations.
Kava Performing on Technics.
His continued involvement in music would take him on a journey to perform all over the world as a DJ, from local raves and basement clubs, national music festivals to RBMA in Sao Paulo and around the Asia-Pacific region. A wealth of musical knowledge means his sideways selections and deft, original mixing style twitch hips and scratch heads warming up for big acts like Fat Freddys Drop, Dave Clark or Dj Marky.
After relocating to Berlin Kava held a monthly radio show with Rodi Kirk of Scratch 22 fame for a number of years called Float Some and Jet Some on the now sadly extinct Berlin Community Radio as well as performing at a number of venues across the city.
Having hooked up through a mutual friend in the vicinity of OYE Records in Berlin Jona & Kava soon came to realise they shared a common verbal angle musically and in a short space of time began performing together. This in due course 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 play 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 'Basement Soul' Show 04 25th of October 2019.
DWART - Mate
Seu Jorge - The Model
Mushroom Band - Do the Mushdance
Wildest Dreams - Pleasure Swell
Nebraska - Usin' Me (Dj Nature Refix)
Unlimited Touch - Searching To Find The One
A Band Called Flash - Phantom
Mystic Jungle - Night Of Cheetah
Gangs Of Rome - Sol Invictus
Okinawa Delays - Lotta Love (Phil Mison's Balearic House Remix)
Lars Behrenroth - Infection
Tony Allen - Kilode (A Remix By Carl Craig)
Neue Grafik - Why You
Gonzi - Bawss
Andres - D-Town Connection
Lord Echo - The Sweetest Meditation Feat. Mara TK (Julien Dyne Remix)
Jill Scott - Gotta Get Up (Another Day) Feat. 4 Hero
Hazards Of Prophecy - Percussion Concussion
Sergio Mendes - Viramundo (Mr K Edit)
Cottam - Horns
The Belle All Stars - Iko Iko
These Eyes - Soca Hustle
Flora Purim - Angels (Ashley Beedle's Heavy Disco Edit)
Don Blackman - Just Can't Stay Away
Hotline - Fella's Doing It In Lagos
Listen on Mixcloud here.