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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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Maidstone Mela Festival ft Ruby Turner Live: Sunday Sept 14th 2014 at Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent, UK

Maidstone Mela 2014 Festival ft Ruby Turner Live

Sunday Sept 14th 2014 at Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent, UK

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A free-entry festival of music, food & dance.  A free-entry family day-out in the idyllic surrounds of Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent.  Celebrating the diverse and local talent & cultures from Maidstone, Kent, UK & around then world.

Headlined by UKSoul great Ruby Turner as seen with Jools Holland & the Later TV series & featuring local and international music, food and dance including:
Phase 5 Steel Band   Kitka Bulgarian Folk Dance Troupe, Kerala Cultural Association, Real Eire Dance, Bollywood Blast, Gypsy Stars Roma Gypsy Dance troupe, Maidstone Nepalese Community  Danny & Dan, Cohesion Plus “Afro-Bhangra” Fusion,  Four by Four Bhangra, Uzambezi, Imminent & more.

Resident Maidstone Mela DJ – Keep The Faith Events’ Paul Aaaron  will play eclectic grooves from around the globe all day inc.: Soul, Reggae, Afrobeat, Latin, Soca, Folk, Dance & new music throughout the day.

Times: 12pm-7pm

Address: Mote Park
Mote Ave
Maidstone,
Kent
ME15 7SU

Map & directions:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Mote+Park/@51.266023,0.53936,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x47df31f1b9a12f67:0xe68eac9c59bcb1aa?hl=en

Travel: Maidstone East & West Rail

Free Parking on site

Price: Free Entry all day.


Maidstone Mela – bringing the community together for a festival of Music, Food & Dance each September since 2002.

Ruby Turner has a new album out now: “All That I Am” – Out now & available from: http://www.rubyturner.com/music/

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JOCELYN BROWN + KTF DJs Live at The Jazz Cafe, Camden, London, NW1: Thurs Dec 5th, Fri Dec 6th and Sat Dec 7th 2013

** Update: KTF has a limited amount of concessions guestlist spaces that will get you reduced entry to the Thursday Dec 5th & Friday Dec 6th 2013 Jocelyn Brown Jazz Cafe London shows – concs GList spaces will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis – email info@keepthefaithevents.com to request this & be in with a chance win free entry to these events **

JOCELYN BROWN + KTF DJs Live at The Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, Camden, London, NW1:
Thurs Dec 5th, Fri Dec 6th & Sat Dec 7th 2013

UPDATESat Dec 7th is SOLD OUT, buy last few tix for Thursday & Friday

Jocelyn Brown – Live
+ KeepTheFaithEvents.Com DJs:
Paul Aaaron (Sat Dec 7th), K15 (Fri Dec 6th) & Honza (Thurs Dec 5th).
+ Guests TBA

Price:  Tickets: £26 Advance or £32 on the door + handling fee

Dates:  Thurs Dec 5th, Fri Dec 6th & Sat Dec 7th 2013

Times:  7pm-11pm

Venue:  5 Parkway, Camden Town, NW1 7PG, London (UK)

Transport:
Nearest Tube:  Camden Town (Northern Line)
Mainline/ Overground Station: Camden Road (Silverlink)

Buses:  29, 134, 31, 88, N29,

Dress Code:  No dress code

A strictly 18 and over event.

About Jocelyn Brown:
Jocelyn Brown is a revered vocalist in the world of Soul, Disco, Funk
& House music from her work with Salsoul Records, Inner Life,
Incognito, Todd Terry, MAW’s NuYorican Soul & her own solo work.

Jocelyn Brown is a woman with a powerful, soul shaking voice that
reaches out with extended arms and engulfs your musical desires.

“I Got The Power” a sample of Jocelyn’s voice Snap’s international one
single “The Power”, totally astonished the Artiste herself when
arriving in a club for a performance and hearing her voice repeatedly.
She witnessed, first hand, the audience’s response to the powerful
vocals featured on this hit. “I think it is great that people love and
use my voice”, says Jocelyn, “as long as I can make people happy with
it, I feel like I am doing my job!”

And doing her job she is! In fact this seasonal musical veteran began
singing in public at the age of three in the church, and at gig’s with
her family. She then first gained national attention with the release
of her debut album for Warner Brothers Records “One From The Heart” in
1984. With cuts produced by Jellybean Benitez and the teams of Hubert
Eaves/ James Batton and Russ Titleman/Rob Mounsey, Jocelyn featured
eight powerful cuts which include hits like “Love’s Gonna Get You” and
the perennial Club Classical “Somebody Else’s Guy” written by Jocelyn
and her sister Annette.

However, as modest as she is, Jocelyn has established quite an
impressive portfolio working with stellar names such as Luther
Vandross, Bette Midler, John Lennon, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson,
Roberta Flack, George Benson, Teddy Pendergrass, Culture Club, Masters
At Work & many others.

Jocelyn Brown on Youtube:
Jocelyn Brown – Somebody Else’s Guy: http://youtu.be/IugZd7aBYek
Inner Life ft Jocelyn Brown – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough:
http://youtu.be/YTditxSZ6fg
Inner Life ft Jocelyn Brown – Moments Of My Life: http://youtu.be/XHntHaSojvc
Salsoul Orchestra ft Jocelyn Brown – Take Some Time Out(For Love):
http://youtu.be/a2WWeS-0ZP8
Todd Terry ft Jocelyn Brown & Martha Wash – Keep On Jumpin’:
http://youtu.be/WgzhZmzz9vM
Cerrone ft Jocelyn Brown – Hooked On You: http://youtu.be/L1–4m-RtwY
Incognito ft Jocelyn Brown – Always There: http://youtu.be/OWzrffG7vfc
NuYorican Soul ft Jocelyn Brown – It’s Alright, I Feel It:
http://youtu.be/-mjhqTEsLBQ
NuYorican Soul ft Jocelyn Brown – It’s Alright, I Feel It(Roni Size
D&B Mix): http://youtu.be/hlrtqVXXJ3s
NuYorican Soul ft Jocelyn Brown – Black Gold Of The Sun:
http://youtu.be/86bvsZjbDO8
NuYorican Soul ft Jocelyn Brown – Black Gold Of The Sun(4Hero Mix):
http://youtu.be/FyFD6hvGKb8
Jocelyn Brown – Love’s Gonna Get You: http://youtu.be/dSBcfyXLVX0
Jon Cutler ft Jocelyn Brown – One(Sir Piers Mix): http://youtu.be/7Z6DF79UBAw
Roni Size ft Jocelyn Brown – Sing(live): http://youtu.be/psRuzHq_pyY
Snap! sampling Jocelyn Brown – The Power: http://youtu.be/lZ-kLZysn_k

Jocelyn Brown’s 70’s & 80’s classics mixed by Soul Persona:
http://www.mixcloud.com/soulpersona/jocelyn-brown-the-disco-raregroove-years-mixed-compiled-by-soulpersona/

A Jazz Cafe Mama event in association with Keep The Faith Events.

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BILAL Live at Islington Assembly Hall, London, N1: October 24th 2013

BILAL Live at Islington Assembly Hall (IAH), London, N1: October 24th 2013

Bilal – live in concert

+ live support from Personal Life (Tokyo Dawn Recordings)
+ DJs Paul Aaaron & K15 ( KeepTheFaithEvents.com )
+ Special guests TBA

Ticket price: £22.50 standing, £27.50 Balcony Seats.
Buy tickets from: https://agmp.ticketabc.com/events/bilal/

Venue Address:
Islington Assembly Hall,
Islington Town Hall,
Upper Street,
Islington,
London
N1 2UD
UK

(IAH, N1 is next to Islington Town Hall).

Dress Code: none

Age Limit: 18 & over

About Bilal, Bilal Oliver:

Considered one of the great voices of soul fusion, Bilal released his
debut album 1st Born Second in 2001, which boasted the popular single
Soul Sista. The follow-up, Love for Sale (2006), was shelved but
leaked entirely online and has since become an underground classic. In
the following years, Bilal has collaborated and performed with some of
the industry’s most prominent artists including Beyonce, Common,
Jay-Z, Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper, Boney James, Musiq and The Roots
among others. He also covered Radiohead’s High & Dry for the 2006
Radiohead tribute, Exit Music: Songs With Radio Heads. Bilal also
appears in Dave Chappelle’s Block Party.Bilal has recently released his third album “A Love Surreal” ( BBE )
to worldwide acclaim.

Bilal Youtube Clips:
Bilal “Soul Sista”: http://youtu.be/Zgp6-DzZgK0
Bilal : “A Love Surreal World Tour”: http://youtu.be/7lVRMqxaOUY

An AGMP agmp.co.uk Event in association with Keep The Faith Events.

Keep The Faith Events Contact: info@keepthefaithevents.com
Updates also via twitter at: twitter.com/keepthefaithful

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