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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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Contact:  info@keepthefaithful.com

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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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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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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.