'Basement Soul' show 17 was first aired on Friday 1st of May 2020. Listen on the Mixcloud player below the tracklist. Scientific Sound Asia radio 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 real name Jona Jefferies was conceived in Barcelona and raised between Spain and the UK, having started his DJ career in the flourishing free party and rave scene in the Southwest corner 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 he forlore in Ibiza Jona made tracks to Bass city, Bristol, being shaped by its inner-city frame of mind and sound system culture and spent a good few years there. Jona is a free soul and after being well received in Berlin's growing international musical elite and carrying out his trade at a good share of venues over the spread of Berlin he returned to the United Kingdom, earlier in the year.
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.
Originally raised as a Kiwi, Kava has resided in his new home Berlin for a decade. Kavas' musical endeavours started on a journey through the melodious Wellington music scene subjected to frequent injections of Soul, Bashment, Hip Hop, Disco, House, Techno and Drum n Bass. Kava evolved in New Zealand 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 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 musical pairing 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 17 1st of May 2020.
Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes - Peace & Love
Children Of Zeus ft. LayFullStop - Fear Of A Flat Planet
Quasimodo - Boom Music (instrumental)
Space Ghost - I’ll Be Yours (instrumental)
System Olympia ft. P Nut - Falling In Love
Apiento - AS
Linkwood & Greg Foat - Es Vedra
Julien Dyne ft. Mara TK - Steady
Esnard Boisdur - Mizik Bel
Nordine Steifi - Zine Ezzinet
Babylon Is Falling - Tom Bolas Edit
Deli Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra - Too Much Information (Rainy City Version)
Jad & The - Deep Dark Grimey Dancefloor Moment
Deetron ft. Ovasoul7 - I Cling (Yoruba Soul Version)
Minos Pour Main Basse (Sur La Ville) - Le Patron Est Devenu Fou!
Glen Davis - Namida (Tears Of Happiness) (Africanz On Marz Dub)
Huerta - Mandala
Shokazulu - Fresh Fromage
Brothers Davis - Billy Mac Attack
Mudeg Endmix - Vicious
Humble B Flat - Three Sounds
Aisha - The Creator
Listen on Mixcloud here.