Disc jockey duo Many Hands (Berlin/UK) have made public their playlist for 'Basement Soul' show 28 which coincides with their first birthday. Scientific Sound Asia is an English-language electronic music station for expatriates and locals in Asia.
Many Hands is the intellectual property of musically absorbed wide-ranging DJs Jona J & Kava. Jona's real name is Jona Jefferies and he was born in Barcelona and raised in both Spain and the UK.
He started out as a disc jockey in the flourishing free party and rave scene in the southwest 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 his stint in Ibiza Jona headed over to Bass city, Bristol, being framed by its inner-city frame of mind and sound system culture and spent a number of years there honing his art. Jona is a free soul and after being well-received in Berlin's growing international musical ensemble and performing at a good spread of venues over the urban sprawl of Berlin he headed back to the United Kingdom, earlier in 2020.
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. This gained notoriety and radio plays by renowned DJs such as Gilles Peterson, Mala & Laurent Garnier.
Originally raised as a Kiwi, Kava has resided in his new home Berlin for over 10 years. Kavas' musical introduction started on a journey through the melodious Wellington music scene repeatedly doused with 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.
This went on for a considerable amount of time and was called Float Some and Jet Some on the now-extinct Berlin Community Radio. He gained notoriety doing this 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 share hips with MPCs and Drum Machines, Jamaicans in New York, and West Africans with Synthesizers and funky Euro-freaks. Sometimes quirky, sometimes bashy, but always for the dancers.
This show originally aired on Friday 23rd of October listen to the Mixcloud player below, Enjoy the show.
'Basement Soul' 28 1st Birthday Edition Part 1, 23rd of October 2020.
Bhundu Boys - Happy Birthday
The Mauskovic Dance Band - Down In The Basement
Sault - I Just Want To Dance
Clement Djimogne - Money Make Man Mad (Sofrito Disco Dub)
Blair French - Celebration Ritual (12" Mix)
John Beltran - As The Sun
LCSM - For the People
Nu Era - Beta Waves
Paperclip People - Throw
F.P.I. Project - Rich In Paradise
Fingers Inc - Music Take Me Up
GE-ology - Re-Fingered With Love
Paul Hardcastle - Rainforest
Byron The Aquarius - Let Go (Sunshine)
Margareth Menezes - Tenda Do Amor (Magia) (12" Extended Remix)
Quiroga - Martinica Feelings (Whodamanny Reinterpretation)
The 3 Pieces - Iwishcan Willam (Nad Tyler Dub Strip Version)
Zasha - Arrow Dub
Omar - Feeling You (Henrick Schwarz Remix)
Azymuth - Melô Dos Dois Bicudos (Harmonic 313 Re-Edit)
Waajeed - Tron
Edan - Emcees Smoke Crack (Remix)
SOS Band - Just Be Good To Me
Sun Palace - Rude Movements (Moodymann Remix)
Lord Echo - I Love Music
DJ Nature - No Gimmicks
Will.I.Am - Lay Me Down
Terry Crawford - Chocolate Candy
Earl Sixteen & The Inn House Crew - Born To Be Free
CJ Fly - RUDEBWOY Feat. Joey Bada$$
Thundercat - Them Changes
Devon Russell - Give Me Your Love
Die & Break - Peace & Dub Feat. MC Fats
Prince - I Would Die 4 U
NxWorries - Dntstop (Interlude)
Listen on Mixcloud here.