Musical ensemble Many Hands (Berlin) have released the tracklist for their 'Basement Soul' 10 show on this Friday 17th of January 8 to 10 PM Indochina Time (ICT) and re-airing Sunday 2 to 4 AM (ICT). Scientific Sound Asia is the English language electronic music station for expatriates and locals in Asia.
Many Hands is the intellectual property of harmonious absorbed wide-ranging DJ's Jona J & Kava. Jona Jefferies was born in Barcelona and brought up in both Spain and the UK, Jona started out as a DJ in the prolific DIY 90's free party, and rave scene in the Southwest of the UK. Jona then moved to Ibiza and was enchanted by it's Balearic sound and hedonistic style and consequently has been a returnee ever since. After his stint in Ibiza Jona went to Bass city, Bristol, where he hung around for a number of years, here he was shaped by it's urbun frame of mind and love of sound system culture.
Jona is constantly on the move and after being established in Berlin's growing international music gang performing at a plethora of establishments spread over the urban environment of the capital city, he has recently returned to the United Kingdom, with family in mind. Jona's release ‘Nocturnal’, a coollaberation with an old chum, 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.
Kava is a DJ originating from New Zealand who has chosen Berlin as his home for the last decade. Kava was conceived as a DJ on a journey through the harmonous Wellington landscape, repeatedly doused to healing doses of Soul, Bashment, Hip Hop, Disco, House, Techno and Drum n Bass. Kava learnt his trade in New Zealand dispensing the true form of music namely Vinyl to the population of New Zealand and had a good share of radio shows on many radio stations.
His continual work in his audio adventure took him performing all over the world as a DJ, whether it was local raves, basement clubs or music festivals from Brazil to the Asian region, he glowed when given the opportunity. A lavishness 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 was in the past resident for a monthly radio show with Rodi Kirk of Scratch 22 fame for a long period called Float Some and Jet Some on the now regretfully extinct Berlin Community Radio as well as honing his skills at a good few events across the capital city.
Having met up through a friend in the locality of OYE Records in Germanys capital Jona & Kava quickly learnt they possessed a common vocal element harmonically and realised they had a fusion so began performing together. This collaboration 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 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 10 17th of January 2020.
Massive Attack - Lately (Mark Pritchard Remix)
IWABO - Reggae Down
Mr K - Stuff
MMYYKK - Better (For the Love)
The Gondwana Orchestra Feat Dwight Trible - Love Is Everywhere
Roy Ayers – The Boogie Back
Afrodesia - Meet In Tunis
Basa Basa - Homowo
Andromeda Orchestra - Don't Stop (Ray Mang Special Extended Mix)
Bon Voyage - High Power (North Street Funkay Vocal)
Rapscallion - A Dis Yah Secret Friend
The Deal - Obrigado (Live at Meco Beach Festival Liboa)
Azymuth - Fênix (Ron Trent Remix)
François N’Gwa - N'Kene
Apiento - Things You Do For Love
Norm Talley - Foundation
Fantastic Man - Solar Surfing
Trujillo - Panague
D Ivan - Fire (Extended Dub Edit)
Micky Milan - Quando Tu Dancas
Listen On Mixcloud Here.