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Keep The Faith Org and Warrior FM – Best Of 2016 – DJ Charts

Keep The Faith Org & Warrior FM ‘Best Of 2016′ DJ Charts

Paul Aaaron  (Keep The Faith / Groove Lineage / UKSoulJam / NeoSoulWW / Warrior FM) London, UK
Best Of 2016 DJ Charts – Top 35
Miscellaneous Singles, Albums, Promo’s, Items Of Note:

Omar – “Love in Beats” – Freestyle Records
Jodie Abacus – “I’ll Be That Friend” – Promo
The British Collective – “Vol. 1: The Renaissance Begins” – TBC Records
Jodie Abacus – She’s In Love With The Weekend” – Promo
Tamara Wellons – “Same Luv” – Domain Records
Omar – “I Want It To Be” EP – Freestyle Records
Kindred the Family Soul – Legacy Of Love” – Promo
Common – “Black America Again” – ARTium Recordings / Def Jam Recordings.
Rag N Bone Man – “Human” – (Age of LUNA remix) – Columbia
Lion Babe – “Begin” – Polydor
David Bowie – “Blackstar” – ISO / RCA
D Maurice – “Mosaic” – Bandcamp
Navasha Daya ft Braxton Cook “Lom Nava Love” – Daya World / LLC
Bembe Segue – “Dusty Demos Prt 2” – Bandcamp
Solange – Cranes In The Sky – Saint / Columbia
Kaytranada ft Syd Tha Kyd – “You’re The One” – XL Recordings / HW&W
Azymuth – “Fênix” – Far Out Recordings
Sharon Jones – “Miss Sharon Jones!” (OST) – Daptone Records
Amp Fiddler – “Motor City Booty” – MidnightRiot
Earth – “Chapter 4 – Coco Butter Skin” – Soundcloud
Alyss “The Talking Palm Tree” – SD Mix – Promo
Nao – “For All We Know” – Little Tokyo Recordings / RCA
Cody ChesnuTT ft Raphael Saadiq- “I Stay Ready” / “Bullets in the Streets and Blood  ” One Little Indian Records.
Anderson .Paak ft ScHoolboy Q “Am I Wrong”- Steel Wool Records
Josh Milan – “I Will Wait” – Honeycomb Music
Ahmed Sirour – “Different Rooms One House” – Bandcamp
Tall Black Guy – “Let’s Take A Trip” – Bandcamp
Steve Spacek – “Follow Me” – Eglo Records
Resolution 88 “Afterglow” – Splash Music
De La Soul – “TrainWreck” – A.O.I. /  Kobalt
Robert Glasper Experiment – “ArtScience” – Blue Note Records
Phonte & Eric Roberson – Something – Promo
Carlos Niño & Friends – “Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening!” – Leaving Records / Stones Throw.
A Tribe Called Quest – “Whateva Will Be” – Epic / SME
3rd Generation Band – “Obi Ye Saa Wui” – Mr Bongo
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Those we have lost this year duly remembered:
We’ve lost so many this year, perhaps more a sign of the age group I  / we are in…
Maurice White – Maurice was a true pioneer, trail blazer and founder of one of the last great big bands: Earth Wind & Fire.
I have appreciated the varied, skilled and positive grooves Maurice brought us through out most of my life.
Prince – On Prince I could write for days, one of the greatest performers, musicians and composers of the last 100+ years, his influence touched so many genre’s we now take for granted to the point that his full significance may be lost on the generations who were not around to see his full impact being gradually cemented into the foundation of what followed in so many genres from Hip Hop, House, Soul, 2Step, Slow Jams Neo Soul and Rock and EDM to name a few. Also a great Jazz spirit. Thankfully Prince was so prolific and left us a huge body of work.
David Bowie – I wasn’t a massive Bowie fan, but I was a fan, more of his material beyond his biggest ‘Ziggy’ hits period.  I admired his style and vision, a true performance artist right up to the last second of his life.
Scotty Moore – The raw sound of Scotty’s guitar was one of the players that made me want to play the guitar. I was lucky enough to meet Scotty and discuss guitar playing with him, a priceless experience for me.
Rod Temperton – A true UKSoul, Jazz-Funk and UK songwriting pioneer.
George Michael – George was many things to many people, including a suburban Soulboy and Soul DJ at one point, and also a great UK singer songwriter who’s Soul influence could often be heard in his music.
Rudy Van Gelder – A pioneering producer of my favourite record label, Blue Note Records.
Norman Mayers – Norman was a kindred spirit over in LA, USA supporting KTF from afar with his “Nu Soul Mag” and putting on comparable events over there in LA.
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& just some of the many others we lost this year duly remembered:

Sharon Jones, Stanley Dural (Buckwheat Zydeco), Natalie Cole, Dave Mancuso, George Martin, Prince Buster, Phil Chess,
Nicholas Caldwell, Otis Clay, Clarence “Blowfly” Reid, Willie B Holland, Vanity aka Denise Matthews, Phife Dawg, Larry Payton, Leon Haywood, Billy Paul, Reginald Torian, Marshall “Rock” Jones, Wayne Jackson, Jerome Teasley, Bernie Worrell, Allan Barnes, Toots Thielemans, Clifford Curry, Trisco Pearson, Kashif, Jimmy Williams, Leon Russel, Colonel Abrams, Joe Ligon, Alphonse Mouzon, Mic Gillette, Bobby Peterson, Robert Stigwood, Bongo Eddie Folk, Papa Wemba,
Nicole Ferraz, Colin Favor(missed Colin in last years’ list).   R.I.P.
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Looking ahead to 2017:    Please keep an eye & ear out for these 2 great performers:
Cynthia Erivo & Jodie Abacus – both have blessed a KTF stage
earlier in their careers & it seems now is the time many more will
know about their entertaining talents. Good luck to all the
music creatives still pushing out there.
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Thanks for the music everyone.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed reading these charts over the years.
Thanks for reading and listening.

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DJ K15  (Keep The Faith / K15 Productions / WotNot / Wild Oats / CoOp) London, UK
Best Of 2016 DJ Charts – Top 25
Miscellaneous Singles, Albums & Promo’s:

Favourite tracks of 2016 (in no particular order):

Theo Croker – “Transcend”
Kano – “Endz”
Michael Kiwunaka – “Rule The World”
Micki Miller – “In The Mornin’ ”
Tuamie – “Moon Soon Tune Noon June”
James Blake – “Choose Me”
Ras Demo – “Dutty Gov”
Resolution 88 – “Taking Off”
Native Dancer – “Big Blue”
Cadell – “Love Will Get You Killed”
Kelissa – “Stick Up”
Steven Julien – “Fallen”
Giggs – “Whippin Excursion”
Common – “Letter To The Free”
Children of Zeus – “Still Standing”
McCallaman – “Possession”
Badbadnotgood – “Time Moves Slow”
Knowsum – “Friend Called Lonely”
Byron The Aquarius – “Aquarian Voyage”
Swindle – “Workshaffirun”
Wretch 32 – “Pressure”
Damien Marley – “Nail Pon Cross”
Frisco – “Rocket”
Jaykae – “Toothache”
Zarenzeit – “Talk About A Child”

K15 (K15 Music)’s own music productions and releases in 2016 were:
Culrose Close “Home”

Listen to & buy K15’s music via the above link.

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DJ Johnny Blaze  (Warrior FM / Painting Sound, Ohm Radio 96.3 FM Charleston, SC) California, USA
Best Of 2016 DJ Charts – Top 16
Miscellaneous Singles, Re-Issues & Promo’s:

Bruno Mars – “24K”
Lloyd – “Tru”
A Tribe Called Quest – “Lost Somebody”
Pretty Sister – “Come To L.A.”
Cool Uncle (aka Bobby Caldwell & Jack Splash) – “Game Over”
Tom Misch – “Sunshine”
6.AM – “The Realest”
Alex Newell & DJ Cassidy (with Nile Rodgers) -“Kill The Lights”
Blonde and Craig David – “Nothing Like This”
Philip George & Dragonette – “Feel This Way”
Kraak & Smaak ft Mayer Hawthorne – “I Don’t Know Why”
DJ Quik & Problem – “A New Nite”
Tony Momrelle – “All I Need”
Butch Cassidy – “Get On Up”
Anderson .Paak – “Am I Wrong (feat. ScHoolboy Q)”
Mofak feat Temu – “On The Come Up”
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DJ Honza Noel  (Keep The Faith / Astral Lounge / Circle Of Funk ):
Best Of 2016 DJ Charts – Top 10
Miscellaneous Singles, Re-Issues & Promo’s:
Bruno Mars – “24k”
Wipetheneedle ft Gary Bourville – “Love again”
Blonde – “All Cried Out”
K15 – “Yellow”
Circle of Funk – “Challenge”
Wipe The Needle ft Kenny Bobien – “Where I live (main mix)”
Chris Stussy – “Wanna Dance”
Adam H – “My Desire”
The Journey Men – “Let the Record Show”
Cafe 432 – “What’s Up”

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Keep The Faith Org and Warrior FM – Best Of 2015 – DJ Charts

Keep The Faith Org & Warrior FM ‘Best Of 2015′ DJ Charts

 

Paul Aaaron  (Keep The Faith / Groove Lineage / UKSoulJam / NeoSoulWW / Warrior FM) London, UK
Best Of 2015 DJ Charts – Top 40
Miscellaneous Singles, Albums, Promo’s, Items Of Note:

 

The Valentinos – Lookin’ For A Love: The Complete SAR Recordings – ABKCO

Lianne La Havas – “Blood” – Warner Bros

The Internet – “Ego Death” – Columbia

Alex Isley “Luxury” – Promo / Bandcamp

Donny Hathaway – “Don’t Turn Away / Always The Same”- Go Ahead Records

Aurora Dee Raynes “Kill Him With Kindness” E.P – WotNot

Drew Kid – “Rebirth” – Bandcamp

Missy Elliot – “WTF” – Promo

Sons Of Kemet – “In The Castle Of My Skin” – Naim Jazz

Par-le – “Kamden Town” – Movement Records

Prince “HITNRUN Phase One (and Two)” – Virgin EMI

Erykah Badu & André 3000 – “Hello”- Promo

Thundercat – Them Changes – Brainfeeder

Dego “Own It” – 2000Black

Omar – “Dancing” (K15 Remix) – Bandcamp

Louis Mattrs – “Superman”- Promo

Nancy G – “Love Is The Light” – Muthaland

Shaolin Jazz – “Byrd Over Staten” E.P. – Soundcloud

Cool Uncle Ft Jessie Ware – “Break Away” – Fresh Young Minds / EMPIRE

LeRon Thomas Ft Bilal – “Role Play” – Heavenly Sweetness

Gloria Ann Taylor – “Love Is A Hurtin Thing” – Ubiquity Records

Leon Bridges – “Coming Home” – Columbia

Various Artists – “Love And Affection – More Motown Girls” – Ace Records

Ledisi – “The Intimate Truth” EP – Promo

Don-e – “Future Rare Grooves 2” – Don-Emusic

Elisha La’Verne “Catching Feelings” – AMAdea Music

Various Artists / BamaLoveSoul – “On Deck Vol. 3” – BBE Music

Ahmed Sirour / Various Artists “Collaborations Vol. 2” – Bandcamp

Carmen Rodgers – “Stargazer” – Niag Records / Ka

Kriswontwo ft Omar “Love, Need You” – Someothaship

Byron The Aquarious – “Planets of Love” – BBE Music

Various Artists – “Jazz Re:Freshed Live Volume 1” – Jazz Re:Freshed / Bandcamp

Bilal – Another Life – BBE / eOne Music

Harlano – “Puedo Amor” – HW Records Ltd

JSoul Ft. Substantial – “Get On Down” – HiPNOTT Records

D’Angelo – “Brown Sugar” – Al Pack Remix – Promo

Soul Parlor “Smile” – Tokyo Dawn

Nicole Willis “Bad For Me” – Ubiquity Records

Slum Village Ft Bilal & J Dilla – “Love Is” – Ne’Astra Music

Jill Scott – “Prepapred” – Atlantic

Those we lost in 2015 duly remembered:  Mark Murphy, Cynthia Robinson, Diane Charlemagne, Allen Toussaint, Leonard Nimoy, Ben E King, Christopher Lee, Louis Johnson, Errol Brown, Percy Sledge, Johnny Kemp, Kim Fowley, Andre Crouch, Billy Butler, Wilton Felder, Emmanuel ‘Rico’ Rodriguez, Ornette Coleman, BB King, Ethan White, William Guest,  Southport Weekender, Plastic People nightclub  – R.I.P.

If you like DnB, Jungle, Breakbeat, Hip Hop & / or have ever sampled the ‘Amen’ break from
The Winstons “Amen Brother” track please donate here to help the originators & their families: https://www.gofundme.com/amenbrother2

 

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DJ K15  (Keep The Faith / K15 Productions / WotNot / Wild Oats) London, UK
Best Of 2015 DJ Charts – Top 16
Miscellaneous Singles, Albums & Promo’s:

Favourite tracks of 2015 (in no particular order):

Thundercat – “Them Changes” – Brainfeeder.

Alabama Shakes – “Over My Head” – ATO Records.

Floating Points – “Silhouettes (I, II, III)” – Pluto

Kendrick Lamar – “How Much A Dollar Cost” – Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath Records / Interscope.

Rocks FOE – “Andromalius Freestyle” – Bandcamp

Sean. C. Johnson – “Nothing But a ‘G’ Thang” – First Fruits Entertainment.

Sutra Ft Flo AA – “Butterflies Are Free” – Bandcamp

Dahi Davine – “Ajna” – Right Direction.

Tenderlonious – “Sula” – Yoruba Records

Jamie Woon – “Dedication” – Polydor Ltd.

Beat Spacek – “Compact n Sleep” – Ninja Tune

MK Ultra – “Hustlin’ Junkie” – The World of Dusty Vinyl

Treble Clef – “Cake & Bread” – Kyote World Records

Dornik – “Shadow” – PMR Records / Universal-Island Records Ltd.

Warren Xclnce & Reiss G Ft. Ego Ella May – “Scale It Back” – Bandcamp.

Christian Scott – “Perspectives” – Ropeadope.

 

 

K15’s own music releases of 2015:

(Listen / buy at):

Omar – “Dancing” (K15 Remix) – https://k15music.bandcamp.com/album/dancing-k15-remix

K15 – “M I S T” – https://soundcloud.com/platform/k15-mist-boiler-room-debuts

K15 – “The Scarlet Tape” – http://music.wotnot.tv/album/the-scarlet-tape

K15 – “Indecision” – https://k15music.bandcamp.com/album/indecision

Profusion – “Time’s Up” (K15 collaboration with Emeson) – https://weareprofusion.bandcamp.com/album/times-up

Wu15 – “Wu15” E.P. (K15 collaboration with Henry Wu) – https://eglorecords.bandcamp.com/album/wu15-ep

 

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DJ Johnny Blaze  (Warrior FM / Painting Sound, Ohm Radio 96.3 FM Charleston, SC) California, USA
Best Of 2015 DJ Charts – Top 10
Miscellaneous Singles, Re-Issues & Promo’s:

Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta” – Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath Records / Interscope.

Dr Dre – “It’s All On Me” – Aftermath / Interscope Records / Polydor

Dornik – “Drive” – PMR Records / Universal-Island Records Ltd.

DJ Cassidy Ft Chromeo – “Future Is Mine” – Big Beat Records

Rationale – “Fast Lane” – Warner Bros.

Towkio Ft. Donnie Trumpet – “Free Your Mind” – Promo

Deep Cotton Ft. Jidenn – “Let’s Get Caught” – Wondaland Records / Epic.

J Boog – “Let Me Love You” – Chimney Records

Tony Momrelle Ft. Chantae Cann – “Back Together Again” – Reel People Music.

Babyface – “We’ve Got Love” – Def Jam Recordings.

 

 

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Contact:  info@keepthefaithful.com

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DWELE Live at Koko, Camden, London, NW1: Fri Jan 24th 2014: “Subject” 10th Anniversary concert

Dwele Koko Jan 24-2014 Keep The Faith Events Portrait v2. higher
DWELE “Subject” 10th Anniversary live in concert at Koko, Camden,
London: Fri Jan 24th 2014
+ KeepTheFaithEvents.Com DJs Paul Aaaron, K15 & more TBA
Dwele live in concert with his full USA band performing the
“Subject” album in full & more.
… Perhaps the only time you’ll get to hear this classic album live
in full, an essential gig for NeoSoulLondon fans.
Price:
£23.50 + b/f
Buy tickets from:  http://www.eventim.co.uk/dwele
Times:
7pm-11pm
Venue:
Koko, 1a Camden High Street, Camden, London, NW1 7JETransport:
Mornington Crescent underground tube stationDress Code:
No dress codeA strictly 18 and over event.

Dwele on Youtube:
Dwele “Find A Way”: http://youtu.be/yxGkLOY0lwI
Dwele “The Truth”: http://youtu.be/CZXgsT96QMI
Dwele “Hold On ” ft Eric Roberson: http://youtu.be/SZroY0Rzckw
Dwele “Angel” ft Slum Village: http://youtu.be/UkQCxEyqcHQ
Dwele “Let Your Hair Down”: http://youtu.be/L8UprhppHUk
Dwele “Lady At Mahogany”: http://youtu.be/8qQndQ74U64
Dwele “Sho Ya Right “: http://youtu.be/ZMpwLlpn-WM
Dwele “I Get A Kick Out Of You”: http://youtu.be/jM4CvJhomD8
Dwele “Subject”: http://youtu.be/lH5XstSqs2k

Dwele “Subject” album tracklist & recording credits info on discogs:
http://www.discogs.com/Dwele-Subject/release/366135

An AGMP event in association with Keep The Faith Events.

Updates for this event on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/635652686456212/

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Dwele “Greater Than One” – New Album Out Aug 28th 2012 – USA Dwele Dates And Release Parties Info

Dwele “Greater Than One” – New Album Out Aug 28th 2012 – USA Dwele Dates & Release Parties Info

Dwele Official Listening Party, Atlanta:
August 26th
At Moods Music
6pm-7pm
1131 Euclid Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
With Moods Music. Please note: Dwele will NOT be present
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Dwele Official Listening Party, San Diego:
Sept 4th
Neo Soul Tuesdays
Venue : Onyx Room
852 5th Ave.
San Diego, California
With DJ Hektik, please note Dwele will NOT be present.
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DWELE Live Show USA Dates – Fall 2012:

Dwele Live in NYC:
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 7:30pm EDT
Album Release Party & Live Show at ‘SOBs’, NYC
This show will also be streamed live – tune in on the net via:
http://new.livestream.com/sobs/dwele

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Dwele Live In Philedelphia:
August 31st:
At “Philly Livepod”
At Prince Music Theatre, Philadelphia.

Dwele Live In Chicago:
September 1st
At African Festival of the Arts:
With George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Dwele, Ray Silkman,
Taylor Mallory, and others
Washington Park,  51st and Cottage Grove Hyde Park, Chicago

Dwele Live In Seattle:
Tuesday, September 18 at 7:30pm in PDT
At Jazz Alley 2033 6th Avenue Seattle, WA

Dwele Live IN Phoenix, Arizona:
Thursday, September 20
“Grown & Sexy 7” featuring Lyfe Jennings with Dwele Live
At Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

Dwele Live Dates in Oakland, California:
Friday, September 21
8pm & 10pm
Saturday, September 22
8pm & 10pm
Sunday, September 23
7pm & 9pm
At Yoshi’s – Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West @ Washington, Oakland, California

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DWELE USA DJ & Non Live Show Appearance Dates:

CD Signing – Philadelphia:
Friday, August 31, 2012 at 4:00pm in EDT,
Greater Than One CD signing, ‘in-store’
At Sound Of Market Record Store, Philadelphia

Sept 1st: Dragon Fly Mandarin Lounge, Chicago
Sept 2nd “Supa Soul Sunday Reunion Hosted By Dwele” At Funky Buddha
Lounge, Chicacgo.
12th September: Detroit – more info to follow
27th September: Nashville Tennessee – more info to follow
Oct 14th Toledo  – more info to follow

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Dwele “Greater Than One” New Album 2012
Online Orders:
Pre-Order, Order online from iTunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/greater-than-one/id551524661
Also available via amazon & all good local music stores.

More Info:
More dates to follow, info to follow; More updates via: http://twitter.com/therealdwele ,  http://twitter.com/dwelefans ,
http://youtube.com/dwele24

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