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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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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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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/

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