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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

News & Updates: twitter.com/keepthefaithful  |  facebook.com/keepthefaithorg

 

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Maidstone Mela 2013 Festival of Music, Food And Dance – Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent – Sunday September 8th 2013

Maidstone Mela 2013 Festival of Music, Food & Dance – Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent – Sunday September 8th 2013 
A multicultural festival for all the family celebrating the diversity
of Maidstone, Kent & UK
Featuring live music & dance from across Maidstone & the world, food,
stalls & fairground attractions.
Featuring Keep The Faith Events’ Paul Aaaron DJing Soul, Reggae, Soca,
Bhangra, Flamenco, Folk & World music throughout the day.
Free Admission
Times: 12.30pm – 6pm
Date:  Sunday September 8th 2013
Address: Mote Park, Mote Avenue, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 7SX
Transport: Within Walking distance of Maidstone Railway Stations. Free
Parking On Site.
 Map: http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=576960&y=155390&z=0&sv=ME15+7SX&st=2&pc=ME15+7SX&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf Further info at: maidstonemela.com  & live updates via twitter.com/maidstonemela
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Maidstone Mela – Festival Of Music, Food And Dance At Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent: Sunday September 9th 2012

MAIDSTONE MELA FESTIVAL OF MUSIC, FOOD & DANCE: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9th 2012

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Maidstone Mela Festival Of Music, Food & Dance 2012 – a celebration of
the multi-cultural diversity of Maidstone & Kent featuring music, food
& dance from around the world presented by artists & people from the
local communities of Maidstone & Kent. Inc. music, food & dance from
India, Africa, Ireland, Finland, Nepal, England & more. Headline acts
inc. Punjabi By Nature, The Magnificent Motown Band. + Keep The Faith Events’ DJ Paul Aaaron spinning grooves from around the globe inc. Soul, Funk, Afrobeat, Reggae, Soca, Salsa, Samba, Indo-Fusion, Flamenco and UKSoul + a special Northern Soul set to compliment the Magnificent Motown Band.
A great, free-entry family day out in the idyllic surroundings of Mote
Park, Mote Avenue, Maidstone, Kent, ME15; 12.30pm – 7.15pm Sunday
September 9th 2012.
All enquiries email: info@keepthefaithful.com | Further info at:
maidstonemela.com  , twitter.com/maidstonemela & keepthefaithevents.com

FULL EVENT INFO:

About Maidstone Mela:
Maidstone Mela celebrates it’s 10th year on Sept 9th 2012.
10 years of celebrating the diversity of Maidstone & Kent through
Music, Food, Dance & Drama from across the globe performed by the many
local communities.
A great, free entry family day out in the idyllic surroundings of Mote
Park, Maidstone, ME15.

Artists performing at the Mela include:
The Maidstone Nepalese Dance Group, the award winning ‘Mandy Ellen
School of Dance’, Finnish group ‘Merenkurkut’,
celebrating the Para-Olympics is ‘Square Pegs Drama Group’ which
features local disabled people, Indian Bhangra from ‘Four by Four
Bhangra’, tomorrow’s local stars – with the winners of ‘Maidstone Got
Talent’, Afro-Caribbean-fusion from ‘Steel Ambition’, music & variety
from local group ‘Harmony’,  + headline acts Bhangra
fusion star ‘PBN’ (Panjabi by Nature) and the ever popular ‘The
Magnificent Motown Band’.
The event is DJ’d by resident Mela local DJ Paul Aaaron of
keepthefaithevents.com Soul Music Org
Around the Mela site will be a variety of stalls and attractions from
around the world & community groups.

Maidstone Mela – A Brief History:
The Maidstone Mela has been running successfully since 2003 attracting
approx 20,000 people each year.  The Mela celebrates the
multi-cultural diversity of Maidstone & Kent through music, food and
dance & was the first multi-cultural Mela in the UK. Maidstone Mela
was the brainchild of former Maidstone Mayor Morelle De’Souza who
wanted a festival to bring all local communities together and
highlight their best talents in light of the global impact of the 9/11
attacks.
The Mela is organised in partnership by Maidstone Borough Council,
Cohesion Plus Kent and the Kent Equality Cohesion Council & The Mela
Advisory Committee inc. local community organisations and partners
including local schools and Kent Police which meets regularly in the
build-up to the Mela.

ESSENTIAL INFO:

DATE: Sunday September 9th 2012

TIMES: 12.30pm – 7.15pm

ADDRESS: Mote Park, Mote Avenue, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 7SX.

TRANSPORT: Maidstone East & West Train

LINK TO MAP: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=&daddr=Mote+Park&hl=en&geocode=CcaQ0-tRXpmYFfs7DgMdplgIACHzM-VE9j9B3g&mra=ls&sll=51.264708,0.541077&sspn=0.025806,0.052314&ie=UTF8&ll=51.26358,0.550432&spn=0.052956,0.104628&z=14

ENTRY PRICE: Free Entry

AGE LIMIT: No age limit

DRESS CODE: No dress code.

FURTHER INFO: maidstonemela.com , keepthefaithevents.com , twitter.com/maidstonemela
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