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Keep The Faith Events And Warrior FM ‘Best Of 2012′ DJ Charts

Keep The Faith Events & Warrior FM ‘Best Of 2012′ DJ Charts

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DJ Paul Aaaron (Keep The Faith / Groove Lineage / UKSoulJam / NeoSoulWW / Warrior FM) London, UK
Best Of 2012 DJ Charts – Top 30
Miscellaneous Singles, Albums, Promo’s, Events & People Of Note:

1) Lianne La Havas “Is Your Love Big Enough” – Warner.
2) Porsche Smith “Superhuman” – porschesmith.com / cdbaby
3) Dwele “Greater Than One” – E1   |   Dwele “Dark Side Of The Mic” – EP/Mixtape/Promo
4) Positive Flow “Flow Lines” Album (ft Omar, Heidi Vogel, Stacy Epps, Colonel Red, Sharlene Hector & more). – Tokyo Dawn Recordings.
5) Par-le “The Light Years Sampler” – Promo
6) Sy Smith “Fast & Curious” Album – sysmith.com / cdbaby
7) Robert Glasper “Black Radio” – Blue Note
8) Frank Ocean “Sweet Life” from the album “Channel Orange” – Def Jam
9) Die & Break – Grand Funk Hustle EP (Digital Soundboy)
10) The Internet ft Syd Tha Kyd “Live It Up” From Purple Naked Ladies EP (Odd Future / OFWGKTA).
11) Cody Chesnutt – “Landing On A Hundred” – Album – Vibration Vineyard
12) Mar “Seeing Her Naked” EP – Marmusic.net
13) Jesse Gamage “Breathe ” (Youtube)
14) Miguel “Adorn” – Single – ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records
15) JSoul – Beautiful Nights – single – Bandcamp
16) Vanilla “Midnight” – single – (from the album “Sunrise Blend 2” produced by Ta-Ku). JuicyTunes / Bandcamp
17) Choklate Ft Musiq Soulchild “The Stand Pt 1.” (from the album Fly) – MeMusic, LLC
18) Darryl Reeves – “Paradise” ft Rasheeda Ali & Carmen Rodgers (from album “Mercury”) – Epic Life Music Group.
19) Bamalovesoul “On Deck” – bamalovesoul.com
20) Joseph Junior & Maqman “No Better Love” – Single – GoGo Music/ Traxsource.
21) Diva Geek DivaGeek: He Said, She Said – DivaGeek Records
22) Amalia & Atjazz “One” (forthcoming on Amalia “Makings Of” album on Tokyo Dawn Records)
23) Opaz  Feat.Cartier Fraser “Mr Lost” from the album “Mr Lost ” – Opaz Recordings / Opaz Multimedia / iTunes
24) Anthony David & Algebra “Official” from “Love Out Loud” Album on E1 Music /  Dome Recordings
25) DJ Kemit – Everlasting – album – Nia
26) A.L. “J Dilla EP” – Promo
27) The Sure  Co. ft. Nailah Porter “Loose Shots” (from The Sure Co. 5ive album) – Jazz Re:Freshed Recordings.
28) Marsha Ambrosius – ‘Hors DOeuvres E.P/Mixtape/Promo (prelude to ‘Friends & Lovers’ Album)
29) The Floacist – Floetry Rebirth – E1
30) Gregory Porter – “Be Good” – iTunes

Best New Act / Producer: Deep Shoq
Best Record Label: Tokyo Dawn Recordings
Best Live Moment: Bembe Segue’s return to a UK live stage at Ronnie Scott’s with Kaidi Tatham.
Best significant moment: 10 Years Of Maidstone Mela Multi-cultural Festival of Music, Food & Dance.
Also of note: Jessie Ware, Yolanda Brown & Incognito for great work this year.

Those we lost in 2012 duly remembered: Whitney Houston, Jose ‘Joey’ Bertrami, Chuck Brown, Ken Boothe, Terry Callier, Donna Summer, Etta James, Dave Brubeck, Fontella Bass, Marva Whitney, Dick Clark, Jimmy Castor, Donald ‘Duck” Dunn, Hal David –
RIP.

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K15 – DJ Kay (Keep The Faith / UKSoulJam / NeoSoulWW / K15 Productions) London, UK
Best Of 2012 DJ Charts – Top 12
Miscellaneous Singles, Albums & Promo’s:

1) Eprom – Prototype (from the album Metahuman)
2) Maverick Soul – HeartFlush (from the album Spectrum)
3) Nas – A Queen’s Story (from the album Life Is Good) – Mercury Records
4) Rival – Headshot Season – Major Music Entertainment Ltd
5) Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Lalah Hathaway – Cherish The Day
(from the album Black Radio) – Blue Note
6) Benedikt Jahnel Trio – Equilibrium (from the album Equilibrium) – ECM Records
7) Roc Marciano – Tek To A Mack (from the album Reloaded) – Decon
8) Vijay Iyer – Lude (from the album Accelarando) – ACT Music
9) Falty DL – Straight and Arrow – Ninja Tune
10) Karriem Riggins – Up (from the album Alone Together) –  Stones Throw Records
11) Staycen x Koen – Find My Way (from the EP Never Too Late) – Soundcloud
12) Andres – Hart Plaza (from the EP Second Time Around) – Lavida

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DJ Johnny Blaze (Warrior FM / So Prup DJs) California, USA
Best Of 2012 DJ Charts – Top 10
Miscellaneous Singles, Re-Issues & Promo’s:

Miguel – Adorn – ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records
J Boog – See Her Again – Don Corleon Records
Solange – Losing You – Terrible Records
D Pryde – Normal – Three21Media
Common Kings – No Other Love – Common Kings Music
Anuhea – Higher Than The Clouds – VP Records
Frank Ocean – Thinking About You – Def Jam / Mercury Records
Shade Sheist – I Still Luv Her – Promo
Scoe – End Of Summer – Hi-Tek Promo
Omar Cruz – Good Times – iTunes

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The DJ Charts are not necessarily in order of preference.

To submit music for club, radio & DJ Chart coverage email tracks &
info to:
keepthefaithful@gmail.com
KeepTheFaithEvents.com

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New Years Eve Soul Event In London @ Camden Rock, Camden Town, NW1 With KTF & Groove Lineage: “NYE The SOUL Way!” Sat December 31st 2011

Update:   you’re reading an old ad for our NYE event from a previous year – NB: There’s no KTF NYE event in London this year (2013), email for our list of recommended London Soul New Years Eve events: info@keepthefaithevents.com

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Saturday Dec 31st 2011: A Soul New Years Eve Event with GROOVE LINEAGE at CAMDEN ROCK, 18 Kentish Town Rd, Camden, NW1 9NX
Nearest Transport: Camden Town Tube(200 feet away); ….. 8pm-4am; ….. A Reliable New Years Eve SOUL Party  – GROOVE LINEAGE NYE SOUL party now in it’s 5th year running in London. ….  £5 all night on KTF Guestlist, £10 non guestlist – email keepthefaithful@gmail.com for guestlist.
MUSIC POLICY: SOUL, Neo Soul, Raregroove, Motown, Funk, Disco, Nu Jazz, Credible Hip Hop & R&B, PartyJams, Latin, Afrobeat, Reggae, Lovers Rock, Soulful House, Samba, Salsa, Roots music & other beats from across the globe + live percussion & instruments. No repeats, no autotune. just good vibes, good music & good people.  Info updates at http://keepthefaithful.com , http://twitter.com/keepthefaithful & on facebook at Keep The Faith Events page  at: http://www.facebook.com/events/277462158968066/

FULL EVENT INFO:

“A New Years Eve The Soul Way! – A NYE Soul Party 2011 with Groove Lineage & Keep The Faith @ Camden Rock, NW1”

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
This informal good vibes party with SOUL music as it’s backdrop takes place in London each year taking pride in it’s cosy atmosphere, friendliness. A decent size dance floor & sound system, with private chill out balcony area with private bar & smoking area.
Suitable for those wishing to avoid the cattle market of the bigger clubs found in the West End, Shoreditch etc.
A whole range of Soul & related Roots music with live instruments & surprises also lined up. ‘Groove Lineage NYE’ is a reliable NYE Soul event now in it’s 5th year running.

Keep The Faith & UKSoulJam’s Paul Aaaron heads proceedings migrating through different era’s, tempo’s, sub genres & regional styles of Soul IE: from Erykah Badu to Edwin Starr, Bob Marley to Barry White, Fela to Fania, Janelle Monae to Janet Jackson, Sly Stone to Sugarhill Records…
Hosted by ‘Da Legends’ Darren & Junior Watson (Real Music 4 Real People / LOL Shows)

DATE:
Saturday December 31st 2011

TIME:
8pm-4am
(Licensed til 5am)

PRICE:
£5 on KTF guestlist – email for guestlist, non guestlist: £10, no ticket required.

DRESS CODE:
None (There is no dress code)

ADDRESS:
Camden Rock
18 Kentish Town Road,
Camden Town
London,
NW1 9NX

NEAREST TUBE / TRANSPORT:
Camden Town Tube (Kentish Town Rd exit) – Only 200 feet away.
Landmark: Camden Rock is next to a mini cab office.

PARKING:
Off-street parking near by after restrictions end.

STREET MAP:

INFO:
http://keepthefaithful.com

CONTACT INFO:
All enquiries & for guest-list – please Email: keepthefaithful@gmail.com

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 YOUTUBE MUSIC CLIPS OF THE RANGE OF MUSIC YOU CAN EXPECT TO HEAR AT THIS NYE EVENT:

JILL SCOTT “BLESSED” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWyRe50FmBM
ERYKAH BADU “BACK IN THE DAY” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4bhKB1E6iY + More Nu Funk & NeoSoul tonight @ our GL NYE Party
PHONTE “SENDING MY LOVE”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_NCt0_Hkoo
MTUME “HIPS” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EIgrl9vJkc + More 80s Funk & Soul @ our GL NYE Party
ERIC ROBERSON “CHANGE(FOR ME)” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z7DPbaFAYY+ More uplifting #SOUL, NEOSOUL & SOULFUL HOUSE @ our GL NYE Party
AL HUDSON “SPREAD LOVE” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uAM5OKGQTc More classic & Philly & uplifting SOUL @ our GL NYE Party
LJM “Ooh La, La, La,”(Teena Marie RIP) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShLfT2-wNTI + More LOVERS ROCK like this at our NYE GROOVE LINEAGE party
JANELLE MONAE “TIGHTROPE” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsgCZKASA3s
VULA “ROCK THE BOAT” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfwW03wXYJw
STARVUE “BODY FUSION” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubvsKR-Gn7A+ more classic SlowJams & 2steps like this!
TEEDRA MOSES “BACKSTROKE”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK_O7rIn6BY
VAN HUNT “DOWN HERE IN HELL (WITH YOU)”:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjqtmfBeyjI
BILAL “SOUL SISTA”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yMhWFXEhbI
DEE SHARP “RISING TO THE TOP” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdXTYJR9k2s
THE EMOTIONS “REJOICE” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd_de4vdlbo&p=FB7E095A7976C51D
EARTH WIND & FIRE “CANT HIDE LOVE” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plP4Z2hHXvE
MATUMBI “THE MAN IN ME” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsXLrivjeEo
Zo! “GREATER THAN THE SUN” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4XUtmepds4
MUSIQ SOULCHILD “SOULSTAR” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNkiqb2u9Z8
DWELE “FIND A WAY”:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBL4XoTV0_w
MARY J BLIGE ” BE HAPPY”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoXgsgf32xo
DONNELL JONES “YOU KNOW WHAT’S UP”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l5PLEV1Qf4
JODECI “GET ON UP”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfa7cDwJBfU + More quality R&B like this..
THE FUTURES “AIN’T GOT TIME FOR NOTHING”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev-IXnNMtgM
CURTIS MAYFIELD “MOVE ON UP”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z66wVo7uNw
MARVIN GAYE “COME LIVE WITH ME ANGEL”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40j_o52qdjk
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE “FAMILY AFFAIR“: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8Uzikag7Xo + More Funk & Soul like this..
GIL SCOTT HERON “SHUT ‘EM DOWN”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5oM485kkfI
PARLIAMENT “FLASHLIGHT”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhWZTSyD2mw
RAMSEY & FEN “LOVE BUG”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VcO8NZSGCA
PEVEN EVERETT, ROY DAVIS JNR “GABRIEL”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1P1a2BXdUQ
ABSTRACT TRUTH “WE HAD A THING”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3et1d_Zn2Xw
WOOKIE Ft LAIN “LIVE ON”:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U_EGCgHlAQ
NUYORICAN SOUL / 4HERO “I AM THE BLACKGOLD OF THE SUN”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWSFllXLd4k
Q TIP “MANWOMANBOOGIE”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoafM64HWnI
D’ANGELO “SPANISH JOINT” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17LQRXXrWjY
THE PHARCYDE “DROP”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co3qMdkucM0&ob=av2e
STEVIE WONDER “ALL I DO”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ9Pa41KJjM
ARCHIE BELL & THE DRELLS “DON’T LET LOVE LET YOU DOWN”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gci-YQ30pCw
CHAKA KHAN “I FEEL FOR YOU”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObjLb6ElTvs + more 80’s Soul like this..
PRINCE “I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo7nTT_gcoY
THE TIME “GET IT UP”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3baswqxdYhU + More 2steps & Minneapolis Funk
FELA KUTI “ROFOROFO FIGHT”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5_UDUO-Dzg + more Afrobeats like this
ERYKAH BADU “GONE BABY, DON’T BE LONG”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A2L4SkidaA
LUCY PEARL “DANCE TONIGHT”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYWuAw_aCZY

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Update: KTF NYE GLIST IS NOW CLOSED. PRICES FOR TONIGHT DEC 31st 2011: KTF GLIST £5, NON GLIST £10,  Please arrive early, this will reach full cap after which it will be ‘1 out, 1 in’ on the door til it calms down after 2am.

UK Swagger TV Show- New Series Starts Dec 5th 2011 On Sky TV – Ft UKSoulJam


You may remember seeing UKSoulJam & it’s acts on Sky TV’s “UKSwagger” show series one a few years ago.

Good news for those interested in new and homegrown music from the UK! – The UK Swagger show is back for another series starting Monday December 5th 2011, then airing every Monday at 10pm and Thursday at 11pm UK time on Sky TV Channel 199 OHTV..

Featuring Kele Le Roc, Marsha Ambrosius, Ashley Walters, Yolanda Brown & more great UK talent & some of which was filmed at KTF’s UKSoulJam Event.

More info on the UKSwagger show & Sky TV’s OHTV Channel is at:
http://ohtv.co.uk/ukswagger

Special thanks to producers I.U.C. media & the whole production crew Adam, Jean, Kwame, Gillera for their continued support of KTF & UK music.

J Dilla – BBC Documentary – Broadcast October 2011 – Recorded At NeoSoulWW, Jazz Cafe London & Other Locations

In October 2011 as part of the UK’s Black History Month the BBC broadcast a documentary on J Dilla.
Hosted by Benji B & featuring many of J Dilla’s colleague’s inc. Dwele, Plug 2 from De La Soul, Mos Def, Questlove from The Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, J.Rocc, Slum Village, T3, Wajeed, his brother Illa J and his mother Ma Dukes & more.

Recorded at NeoSoulWW, Jazz Cafe London & other London locations.

You can hear an archive of this documentary via this link:

Here’s a description of the Documentary:

“It’s a name you might not recognise — but you’ll certainly know his music… James Dewitt Yancey, Jay Dee or more commonly known as J Dilla, is one of hip hop’s most influential producers and artists, but his genius was cut short at 32 after battling the incurable blood disease, lupus.

As part of the Gone Too Soon series, Benji B presents this 1Xtra story celebrating the incredible music J Dilla created during his lifetime which includes tracks for Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, The Pharcyde and De La Soul to name but a few.

Through interviews with Plug 2 from De La Soul, Mos Def, Questlove from The Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, J.Rocc, Slum Village members T3 and Wajeed, his brother Illa J and his incredible mum, Ma Dukes, we learn about how he made those beats, what he was like as a person and the legacy he left behind. Benji also pays his own tribute to the man he knew for almost ten years and is his favourite producer of all time. ”

Thanks to all the artists & staff at BBC who put this together, also Jazz Cafe, London for facilitating the recording of this.

R.I.P. J. Dilla, your music lives on.