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