Many Hands release track list for 1st birthday special 'Basement Soul' 28.

23 Oct

Disc jockey duo Many Hands (Berlin/UK) have made public their playlist for 'Basement Soul' show 28 which coincides with their first birthday this Friday 23rd of October 2020 8 to 10 PM Indochina Time (ICT) and re-airing Tuesday 8 to 10 AM (ICT) Scientific Sound Asia is the English language Radio 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 born in Barcelona and raised in both Spain and the UK, starting 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 it's 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 it's 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 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 over 10 years. Kavas' musical introduction started on a journey through the melodious Wellington music scene repeatedly doused 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 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' Episode 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)

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