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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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Keep The Faith Org

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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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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.

“Naturally Fabulous” Natural Hair/Beauty Expo With Natural Lounge & Naptural Roots Mag Inc. Groove Lineage DJ Set; At Cape Bar, London, EC2: Sat Oct 8th 2011

Calling all London Natural Hair enthusiasts – an Expo for you on Saturday October 8th 2011…

Inc. DJ Sets & live music by Paul Aaaron (Keep The Faith Events http://keepthefaithful.com ) throughout the day.
Expect a Groove Lineage set with heavy Neo Soul content by request of the organisers.

” This October The Natural Lounge and Naptural Roots Magazine are teaming up to bring you “Naturally Fabulous”, an event dedicated to Natural Hair.

Date:
Saturday 8th October

Time: 12.00pm-7pm

Location:
The Cape
Wood Street
London
EC2 V7JQ

Tube/Transport:
St Paul’s or Bank

Directions:
Near London Wall & Love Lane EC2

Tickets
£10 (advance), £20 (at door)
£16 VIP (advance)
Purchase Ticket In Advance From: http://naturallyfab.eventbrite.com

The Event will be attended by Mahogany Boisseau, the Naptural Roots Spokeswoman, who will be flying in from Atlanta. She will not only give you all her secrets on how she grew such beautiful hair, but will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Joining her will be Q, the official Hairstylist for Naptural Roots Magazine who will be doing a hair styling demo and LeAnne Dolce, Naptural Roots Magazine founder and publisher! Of course Angel Smith of the Natural Lounge will be there to host.

On top of all this there will be:

An amazing hair/fashion show
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Poetry by Hunnii M Gray & Greeds
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A product & accessory swap, and
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Goodies & give-aways
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DJ Sets & live music by Paul Aaaron (Keep The Faith Events http://keepthefaithful.com ) throughout the day.

So, come on down, give yourself a chance to network with other Naturals and those who are thinking about it, listen to music and have fun.

There will be limited vendor spaces so if you wish to exhibit please contact please contact Angel Smith at thenaturallounge.com

More Info At:
http://www.thenaturallounge.com or http://www.napturalroots.com