Musical ensemble Many Hands (Berlin/UK) have made public their playlist for 'Basement Soul' show 13 on Scientific Sound Asia Radio this Friday 6th of March 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 conceived in Barcelona and raised mutually in Spain and the UK, Jona began his disc jockey career in the proliferating DIY 90's free party and rave scene in the southwest corner of England.
After resettlement in Ibiza he was spellbound by it's Balearic sound and hedonistic style and as a result of this introduction has been a regular partygoer and performer on the island. After his spell in Ibiza Jona headed to Bass city, Bristol, where he spent a good few years, here he was shaped by it's inner city frame of mind and sound system culture.
Jona is a vagabond and after being well received in Berlin's growing international musical elite and carrying out his trade at a plethora of venues over the breadth of Berlin he has recently returned to the United Kingdom. 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 DJ' such as Gilles Peterson, Mala & Laurent Garnier.
Hailing from New Zealand Kava has resided in his new home Berlin for a decade. Kavas' roots as a DJ began on a journey through the harmonious Wellington landscape, repeatedly doused with Soul, Bashment, Hip Hop, Disco, House, Techno and Drum n Bass. Kava transpired in New Zealand distributing records to the masses of New Zealand and had a good share of radio shows on many radio stations.
After moving to Berlin, Kava, from the offset was resident for 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 common realisation of their musical embodiment and that they 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 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 13 6th of March 2020.
Grace Jones - Nightclubbing
Mosca - Fever Version
Apiento - Things You Do For Love (Machine Mix)
Glen Ricks - I Have Been Waiting
Androo - Synch Dancehall
Dj Nervoso - Ah Ah
Poison Chang - Love the Woman
Jah Shaka - Come and Get Dub
Simone - Mabsouta
Donald Byrd / Issac Hayes - Sexy Dancer
Dea - Maxi & Zissou
Nicholas - Messages From The East
Symptoms Of Love - Nightwatch (Cassette Mix)
Pat + Pats - Tobago (Bolas & Dama Dub)
Theo Paris, Lori, Silent Jay, Simon Marvin, Perrin Moss, Paul Bender - What U Gonna Ask For (Theo’s Mix)
Broad Street Pressure ft. Boyd Jarvis - Tribal Pressure
Sgt. Rapp - Bad Times
Hot Street - Body Work / LSD3 edit
Sa-Ra - Death Of A Star
Peter Britto - I Want Your Love
Steve Spacek & Duke Hugh - Follow Me Dub
Wajeed & Ideeya - Strength (Radio Version)
Africaine 808 - Cobijas (Jan Schulte Mix)
Equinknoxx - Congo Get Slap (Mark Ernestus Mix)
Chameleon - Links
Listen On Mixcloud Here.