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Keep The Faith Events and Warrior FM – Best Of 2014 – DJ Charts

Keep The Faith Events & Warrior FM ‘Best Of 2014′ DJ Charts

DJ Paul Aaaron  (Keep The Faith / Groove Lineage / UKSoulJam / NeoSoulWW / Warrior FM) London, UK
Best Of 2014 DJ Charts – Top 30+
Miscellaneous Singles, Albums, Promo’s, Events & People Of Note:

D’Angelo: “Black Messiah” – RCA

Various Artists – “Northern Soul – The Film” – Original Sound Track – Harmless

Amp Fiddler – “Basementality 2” EP – Bandcamp

Madame Pepper “Drummond” – Bandcamp / signalgenerator.cz

Jesse Gamage – “Hold The Fire” EP – Soundcloud

Erykah Badu – “Other Side Of The Game” – Al Pack Remix – Promo

Ledisi – “The Truth” – Virgin / EMI

Eric Roberson “The Box” – Dome Records /  Blue Erro Soul / Liaison Distribution

DJ Fudge, Hallex M, ft Omar –  “Simpatico” – Mike Steva remix – Yoruba Records

The Layabouts ft Omar “As Long As You Believe” – BB Boogie Remix – Reel People Music

Omar LyeFook – ‘Stop War, Make Love” – Freestyle Records

Muhsinah – “L.M.O.” – Giant Step Mix – Sonic Boom / Giant Step

Prince – “Art Official Age” – Warner Bros

Prince & 3rd Eye Girl – “PlectrumElectrum” – Warner Bros

Marsha Ambrosius – “You & I” (from “Friends and Lovers”) – RCA

Marsha Ambrosius “Spend All My Time” Ft Charlie Wilson (from “Friends and Lovers”) – RCA

Marsha Ambrosius – “So Good” (from “Friends and Lovers”) – RCA

Kindred the Family Soul – “A Couple Friends” – Shanachie

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – “Give The People What They Want” – Daptone Records

Lee Fields – “Emma Jean” – Truth & Soul Records

Various Artists – “Havana Cultura Mix – The Soundclash!” – Brownswood

Liv Warfield – “The Unexpected” – 1860 Property

Don-e “Future Raregrooves” – Don-E Music

Angela Johnson – “Naturally Me” – Dome Records

Algebra Blessett – “Recovery” – BBE

Avery Sunshine – “The Sun Room” Dome Records

Cody ChestnuTT – “Landing On A Hundred: B Sides & Remixes” – One Little Indian / Promo

Carmen Rodgers “Heartless” – Nia Music Distribution

Aniba Hotep & The Sol Collective – “Sol Genetics” – Promo

Ann Nesby  “Living My Life” – Arrow Records

Raleigh Ritchie – Overdose (The Internet remix)

Jesse Fischer & Melanie Charles – “Gemini” – Remix – Soundcloud

Dontae Winslow & Winslow Dynasty – “Enter The Dynasty” – Promo.

DJ Rahdu / Various Artists – “On Deck 2” compilation – BamaLoveSoul Promo

Various / LTJ Bukem – “Jazz’in” (vinyl versions) – Good Looking Records

Dexys “Nowhere Is Home – Live at Duke Of York’s Theatre ” – Absolute Dexys

Those we lost in 2014 duly remembered:   Henry Stone,  Bobby Womack, Horace Silver, Fran Franklin, Bob Crowe, Tony Benn, John Holt,  Idris Muhammad,  Joe Sample, Wayne Henderson,  Ronny Jordan, Anna Gordy Gaye, “Bunny Rugs” Clarke, Floyd Taylor, Frankie Knuckles,  Deon Jackson, E-Z Rock,  Jimmy Ruffin, Frances Nero,  Shirley Mae Silvers,  Johnny Allen, Robin Williams,  Ian McLagan –


DJ K15  (Keep The Faith / K15 Productions / WotNot / Wild Oats) London, UK
Best Of 2014 DJ Charts – Top 20
Miscellaneous Singles, Albums & Promo’s:

Top tracks of 2014 (in no order):

Taylor McFerrin – “Florasia” – Brainfeeder

Otis Brown III – “I Love You Lord / We Exalt Thee / In The Beginning” – Decca

Eric Harland – “Raghavan” – Sunnyside Communicat

Kris Bowers – “Wonderlove” – Concord Jazz

Jneiro Jarel – “The Path (Face Your Fears)” – Soundcloud / iTunes

Fatima – “The Biggest Joke Of All” – Floating Points

Iman Omari – “Free Fall” – Bandcamp

Henry Wu – “Interlude” – Bandcamp

Wiley – “On A Level” – Big Dada

Ella Frank – “Homie Lover My Best Friend” – Soundcloud

Isaiah Rashad – “Shut You Down” – Top Dawg Entertainment

Mick Jenkins – “The Waters” – Cinematic Music Group

Sol Mechanic – “Just Pick Me Up” – Stereo Cure

Spooky – “Freekin’” – Promo

DJ Harrison – “Everglades” – Bandcamp

The Peter Edwards Trio – “Meet You At El Malecon” – peteredwardsmusic / Bandcamp / iTunes

Shokazulu – “Fresh Fromage” – 2000Black

Tuamie – “Decis – I-On” – Juno Records

Leon Vynehall – ” Inside The Deku Tree” – 3024World

Jaykae & Dapz OTM – “Froggy” – iTunes

K15 (K15 Music)’s own music productions and releases in 2014 were:

The Black Tape – http://inirecordings.bandcamp.com/album/the-black-tape
Dying Breath – http://k15music.bandcamp.com/album/dying-breath
Profusion – Flying – http://k15music.bandcamp.com/album/flying
Shibboleth – http://k15music.bandcamp.com/album/shibboleth
Gusto – Sold (K15 Remix) – https://soundcloud.com/gostotracks/gosto-sold-k15-remix
Bordeaux – https://soundcloud.com/wotnotmusic/k15-bordeaux-ep
Insecurities – https://soundcloud.com/wild-oats-music/k15-yellow-insecurities-ep

Listen to & buy K15’s music via the above links.


DJ Honza Noel  (Keep The Faith / Astral Lounge / Circle Of Funk ):
Best Of 2014 DJ Charts – Top 10
Miscellaneous Singles, Re-Issues & Promo’s:

King Tut – “D.A.N.C.I.N” – Funk City Records

TS Monk – “Play Side Two” – Funky Town

Carlos Pafe – “Escorpiao” – Promo

Sly & The Family Stone – “Everyday People” – Sony

Wipe The Needle ft Fred Triplett – “Better Way” – Traxsource

Circle Of Funk ft Charlene Samms – “Free to Fly” – Circle Of Funk

Groove Motion – The Ver2 EP – “It’s The Same Old Song” – Juno Records

James Brown – “Don’t Tell It” – Polydor

Re-Tide – “Luther” – Juno Records / Beatport

Choklate – “The Tea” (Opolopo Remix) – Reel People Music


DJ Johnny Blaze  (Warrior FM / So Prup DJs) California, USA
Best Of 2014 DJ Charts – Top 10
Miscellaneous Singles, Re-Issues & Promo’s:

Adrian Marcel – “I Get It” – Soundcloud

Artful feat. Donaeo – “I’m In Love” (Deep Mix) – iTunes / Beatport

Calvin Richardson – “We Gon’ Love Tonite” – Primary Wave

Chromeo – “Come Alive (feat. Toro y Moi)” – Parlophone UK

Toro Y Moi – “Say That” – Universal Music

Tuxedo – “Do It” – Stones Throw

Kendrick Lamar – ” I ” – Top Dawg

Dilated Peoples – “Show Me The Way” ft. Aloe Blacc – Rhymesayers

TOPS – “Way To Be Loved” – Arbutus Records

DJ Quik – “Life Jacket” ft. Suga Free, Dom Kennedy – Soundcloud


The DJ Charts are not necessarily in order of preference.

To submit music for club, radio & DJ Chart coverage email tracks & info to:  info@keepthefaithevents.com



MARSHA AMBROSIUS Live at IndigO2 at the O2, London, SE10 (UK): Sat Dec 21st 2013

MARSHA AMBROSIUS Live at IndigO2 at the O2,
North Greenwich Arena, London, SE10 : Saturday December 21st 2013

Marsha Ambrosius – Live
+ Daley, Wretch 32, Sonna Rele + Guests TBA Live
+  KeepTheFaithEvents.Com DJs Paul Aaaron, K15

£25, £35 & £45
+ £1.50 card handling fee

IndigO2 at The O2, North Greenwich Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0AXTransport:
Underground Tube: North Greenwich
Buses: 108, 129, 132, 161, 188, 422, 472 & 486.
Car Parking: On Site (pre-book:
http://www.theo2.co.uk/inside/car-parking-2.html )Dress Code:
No dress codeA strictly 18 and over event.About Marsha Ambrosius:
“What is there not to say about “The Songstress?” Talented
singer-songwriter, incredible live performer, revered platinum-selling
artist, Grammy® nominated and after over a decade in the music game,
Marsha Ambrosius is still here. Telling her story, captivating
audiences with a perfected freshness and proving that good music will
always prevail. Now two years after her solo debut Late Nights & Early
Mornings, Marsha Ambrosius is ready to take you on a journey once
again with her highly-anticipated sophomore album Friends & Lovers.Hailing from Liverpool, England, fans first got a taste of Marsha’s
talent as the singing half of the duo Floetry. Their 2000 debut
Floetic produced signature singles like “Say Yes” and “Getting Late”
as well as four Grammy nods. Following the 2005 release of their
second studio album, Flo’Ology, the ladies veered creatively and
personally. While the split was difficult, Marsha continued to build a
name for herself as a songwriter and producer, penning “Butterflies”
for the late Michael Jackson and other hits for artists such as Alicia
Keys, Justin Timberlake, Jamie Foxx and Nas, and was honored by BMI as
their Songwriter of the Year.In 2009 Marsha signed to J Records and her solo debut Late Nights &
Early Mornings was released in 2011. The album debuted at #1 on the US
Billboard Hot R&B Charts and #2 on the US Billboard Hot 200 behind
Adele and ahead of Mumford & Sons; the first time in over 20 years
that British Acts had topped the US charts. The album also produced
hit singles “Hope She Cheats On You” and “Far Away” which landed
Marsha two more Grammy® nods for a total of six nominations. She also
won the Centric Award at the 2011 BET Awards, won Record of The Year
(Ashford & Simpson Songwriters Award) at the 2011 Soul Train Awards
for “Far Away,” and capped off 2011 with a performance at the White
House for The President and First Family at The National Christmas
Tree Lighting. Marsha was also nominated for Best Female R&B Artist at
the 2012 BET Awards.Dedicating most of her 2012 to making new magic in the studio, Marsha
kicked of 2013 with a string of critically acclaimed live shows and
released new single “Cold War,” produced by Diplo and Maxime Picard,
the first single from her new album Friends & Lovers. Marsha calls the
album an autobiography of her past relationships. “Friends & Lovers is
to be listened to responsibly,” Marsha jokingly says. “Because you
don’t know who will end up becoming a friend or will end up being a
lover. It might be the wrong one so that whole album explores the
decisions that were made in my life that made these songs possible.”Marsha Ambrosius on Youtube:
Marsha Ambrosius “Take Care” http://youtu.be/0sMDqYWBD9E (mixtape version)
Marsha Ambrosius “I Want You To Stay” http://youtu.be/oDz1n7sglFw
Marsha Ambrosius “With You” http://youtu.be/RW8j_niMfLY
Daley ft Marsha Ambrosius “Alone Together”: http://youtu.be/0xuTsKLkP24
Marsha Ambrosius “Late Nights & Early Mornings” http://youtu.be/Fwbm3uanvnE
Michael Jackson “Butterflies”: http://youtu.be/VR0y-FFwf2Q
Floetry “Butterflies” http://youtu.be/amiXxFi-2TA
Marsha Ambrosius “Butterflies” http://youtu.be/VjQn1DTDFUA
Floetry “Getting Late”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqCLllrBFWQ
Floetry: “I Want You”: http://youtu.be/mUewRPrim6E
Marsha Ambrosius “Take Care” (live at UKSoulJam) http://youtu.be/_0WOscOhKH4
Marsha Ambrosius “Say Yes” (live at UKSoulJam) http://youtu.be/k11GL74wL1A
Floetry “Say Yes” (Video): http://youtu.be/PCCGIXME164
Floetry ft Common “Superstar”(Video): http://youtu.be/e9n-JoA1A1E
Floetry “Floetic” (Video): http://youtu.be/s716EpraBB4
Marsha Ambrosius “Lose Myself” http://youtu.be/e8YpOqSe2YA
Marsha Ambrosius “Far Away” http://youtu.be/rklhySiUFgg
Marsha Ambrosius ft Slum Village “Sunshine”: http://youtu.be/uSetyW9rQAI
Talib Kweli & Marsha Ambrosius “Take It Back”: http://youtu.be/cL-Te8D5UW0
Marsha Ambrosius “N2U”: http://youtu.be/PbJZnjMtuUM
Marsha Ambrosius “Co-Star”: http://youtu.be/2habYhl3Hdc
Marsha Ambrosius & Slum Village “Cloud 9”: http://youtu.be/C_HX0CcdGEo
Marsha Ambrosius ft Ne-Yo “Without You”: http://youtu.be/0ID893KAW2Q
Marsha Ambrosius “F*ck N Get It Over With”: http://youtu.be/IgwcmTQKgCY
Marsha Ambrosius “Hors D’Oeuvres” Mixtape  (Prelude Friends & Lovers):
Marsha Ambrosius: “Sky”: http://youtu.be/UUSmiEN8IOM
Marsha Ambrosius “Expect This Shit”: http://youtu.be/EyiyxzNVFD4
Marsha Ambrosius, Kelly Price, Jill Scott, Ledisi live at “Black Women
Rock”: http://youtu.be/8Lwik3iDTNY An AGMP event in association with Keep The Faith Events.Keep The Faith Events info:  http://keepthefaithevents.com/
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J Dilla – BBC Documentary – Broadcast October 2011 – Recorded At NeoSoulWW, Jazz Cafe London & Other Locations

In October 2011 as part of the UK’s Black History Month the BBC broadcast a documentary on J Dilla.
Hosted by Benji B & featuring many of J Dilla’s colleague’s inc. Dwele, Plug 2 from De La Soul, Mos Def, Questlove from The Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, J.Rocc, Slum Village, T3, Wajeed, his brother Illa J and his mother Ma Dukes & more.

Recorded at NeoSoulWW, Jazz Cafe London & other London locations.

You can hear an archive of this documentary via this link:

Here’s a description of the Documentary:

“It’s a name you might not recognise — but you’ll certainly know his music… James Dewitt Yancey, Jay Dee or more commonly known as J Dilla, is one of hip hop’s most influential producers and artists, but his genius was cut short at 32 after battling the incurable blood disease, lupus.

As part of the Gone Too Soon series, Benji B presents this 1Xtra story celebrating the incredible music J Dilla created during his lifetime which includes tracks for Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, The Pharcyde and De La Soul to name but a few.

Through interviews with Plug 2 from De La Soul, Mos Def, Questlove from The Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, J.Rocc, Slum Village members T3 and Wajeed, his brother Illa J and his incredible mum, Ma Dukes, we learn about how he made those beats, what he was like as a person and the legacy he left behind. Benji also pays his own tribute to the man he knew for almost ten years and is his favourite producer of all time. ”

Thanks to all the artists & staff at BBC who put this together, also Jazz Cafe, London for facilitating the recording of this.

R.I.P. J. Dilla, your music lives on.

Win Free Entry To UKSoulJam, Jazz-Cafe c/o OKAY-PLAYER.COM & THE REVIVALIST

Okay Player site & org is as legendary as their owners The Legendary ROOTS Crew. The internet home for like minded artists such as it’s owners THE ROOTS & their friends & collaborators Erykah Badu, Common, Talib Kweli, Amy Winehouse, J Dilla, Jill Scott, D’Angelo, Mos Def, Hi-Tek,   Pharoahe Monch, Jean Grae, Dilated Peoples, Little Brother, K-os, Sa-Ra, Mr. Lif, The Coup, M-1, Leela James,  Jaguar Wright, Dangerdoom, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Blackalicious, Scratch, Meshell Ndegeocello, reflection eternal, skillz, RjD2 & Aceyalone, the jazzyfatnastees, and their fans.

On a mssion to represent the left of centre music community via it’s website with news, blogs, interviews, reviews, tourdates, videos, online store & hosting the most infamous message board online..

A welcome new edition to the OKAY PLAYER family is their Nu Jazz imprint & journal “THE REVIVALIST”


A “leading online journal for the burgeoning jazz community. By illuminating the renewal of jazz: history, culture, and music, synthesized with the influences of hip-hop, The Revivalist is the center of a cultural resurgence of live music. We are music innovators, musicians, and music lovers documenting and foretelling the stories of jazz and how it has influenced today’s popular music.”

The Beast, Nnenna Freelon, 9th Wonder, The Revivalist, Okay-Player

There is some truly great contemporary Jazz & Jazz related Hip Hop on THE REVIVALIST site section of Okay Player, we urge you to check out their exclusive release from THE BEAST & NNENNA FREELON: “Freedom Suite” inspired by Abbey Lincoln & featuring many familiar names such as 9th Wonder,  Phonte,  Darien Brockington, YahZarah, Carlita Durrand, Apple Juice Kid & more.  As featured in Keep The  Faith Events ‘Best Of 2010’ DJ Charts.

Big thanks & appreciation to THE ROOTS, OKAY-PLAYER & their THE REVIVALIST imprint featuring our UKSOULJAM event with a competition to win FREE ENTRY to our UK-SOUL-JAM “NU-JAZZ-SOUL” special at Jazzcafe this Sunday February 6th 2011.

The competition is really easy to enter, you just need to email your names – competition entry details are found on this page of THE REVIVALIST:  http://revivalist.okayplayer.com/2011/02/03/london-win-pair-of-tickets-to-uksoul-jam-ft-valerie-etienne-this-sunday/

Good luck all & see you in the UKSOUL-NU-JAZZ-JAM this Sunday February 6th 2011 at Jazz-Cafe,  5 Parkway, Camden,  London,  NW1, UK!

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