Disc Jockey duo Many Hands (Berlin/UK) have published their musical selection for 'Basement Soul' show 12 on Scientific Sound Asia Radio this Friday 14th 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 musically absorbed wide-ranging DJ's Jona J & Kava. Jona Jefferies was born in Barcelona and raised in both Spain and the UK. Jona started his DJ career in the fertile DIY 90's free party, and rave scene in the southwest of the UK.
After relocating to Ibiza he was mesmerised by it's Balearic sound and hedonistic style and as a consequence has been a regular returnee ever since. After his stint in Ibiza Jona headed to Bass city, Bristol, where he dwelled for a long period, here he was shaped by it's urban frame of mind and sound system culture.
Jona is a nomadic creature and after being well received in Berlin's growing international musical ensemble performing at a massive spread of venues over the urban sprawl of the capital city, he has recently returned to the United Kingdom. Jona's release ‘Nocturnal’, a collaboration with an old buddy, 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.
Originating from New Zealand Kava has chosen Berlin as his home for the last decade. Kava was conceived as a DJ on a journey through the harmonious Wellington landscape, frequently doused to healing doses of Soul, Bashment, Hip Hop, Disco, House, Techno and Drum n Bass. Kava learnt his craft in New Zealand dishing out the true form of music namely vinyl to the masses of New Zealand and had a good share of radio shows on many radio stations.
After relocating to Berlin Kava, in the beginning was at resident for a now defunct 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 German capital.
Jona and Kava through a mutual contact met up in the locality of OYE Records in Berlin and the pair rapidly understood they possessed a common vocal element harmonically and realised they had a fusion so began performing together. 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, West Africans with Synthesizers and funky Euro-freaks. Sometimes quirky, sometimes bashy, but always for the dancers.
Many Hands 'Basement Soul' Show 12 14th of February 2020.
Ladi6 - Guru
Jabru - Church feat Joel Culpetter
Mara TK - Run
J Albert - Strictly J
Jeedeci - Love U 4 Life
Mark Pritchard - Wind It Up feat Om'mas Keith
N-Gynn - ZWEII Edit
Tao - Eenie Meenie (Mark Seven Playground Dub)
Prince Fatty - Sunshine feat Omar & Fatlip (Mr Benn Edit)
Fela & Roy Ayers - 2000 Blacks Got To Be Free
Any Gram - Open Bar
Pink Rhythm - Melodies Of Love
Lucy Pearl - Lucy Pearl's Way
Groove Chronicles - Stone Cold
Nu Era - Close To Mars
Galaxy 2 Galaxy - Hi Tech Jazz (Live Version)
Peverelist - Left Hand
Ossia - Mob Psychology
DJ N4 & Bufiman - Wind Spell (N4 Hypnonormal Dub)
Horsepower Productions - TP
Apiento - Down The Road feat Harriet Brown
DJ Nature - Bedtime Skit
Listen On Mixcloud Here.