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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 Events And Warrior FM ‘Best Of 2013′ DJ Charts

Keep The Faith Events & Warrior FM ‘Best Of 2013′ DJ Charts

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DJ Paul Aaaron  (Keep The Faith / Groove Lineage / UKSoulJam / NeoSoulWW / Warrior FM) London, UK
Best Of 2013 DJ Charts – Top 40+
Miscellaneous Singles, Albums, Promo’s, Events & People Of Note:

Omar “The Man” – Freestyle/E1
The Internet “Feel Good” – Odd Future
SoulPersona & Marvin Gaye “Aint That Peculiar” (Remix) – Promo
Soul Rebels “504” – Rounder Records
Bilal “A Love Surreal” – BBE/E1
Janelle Monae “The Electric Lady” – Atlantic
Neneh Cherry & Afrika Baby Bam: “Nina” (prod. by Four Tet)  – Promo
Filthy Six “Girlfriend” – Acid Jazz Records
Jose James “No Beginning, No End” – Blue Note Records
Mayer Hawthorne “Backseat Lover” from ” Where Does This Door Go” album – Universal-Island Records
Muzart “Muzart” – Soul Candi / Expansion Records
Don-e ft The Collective “Spiritual” from the album “Little Star” – Dome Records
Robert Glasper & Norah Jones “Let It Fly” from “Black Radio 2” album – Blue Note Records
Chris Dave (Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave) “The Drumhedz Mixtape” – Promo
Amel Larrieux “Afraid” from album “Ice Cream Everyday”- Blisslife Records
Heidi Vogel “Turn Up The Quiet” – Far Out Recordings
Freddie Joachim – Waves – Promo
Joyce (Joyce Moreno) “Tudo” – Far Out Recordings
RC & The Grits ft Erykah Badu “Leave Me Alone” from the album “Pay Your Tab”  – Rexamillion Productions
Ego Ella May “The Tree” EP – Promo/Soundcloud
Bosco “Slippin” – Promo/Soundcloud
Marsha Ambrosius “Sky” – Promo
Prince “The Breakfast Experience” – NPG Records
Ledisi “I Blame You” – Promo
Ray Estaire “Talk About It” – iTunes / Sleeping Giants Music
Pharrell Williams “Happy” – Back Lot Music
JSoul ft Deborah Bond “High” from the album “Blue Midnight” – Promo / Bandcamp
Bembe Segue “Untitled” – Promo / Bandcamp
Lauryn Hill “Consumerism” – Soundcloud
Om’Mas Keith “Pulse Of The City” – Ommas
Tyler, The Creator ft Coco O & Erykah Badu “Treehome95” from the album “Wolf” – Columbia
Elements Of Life “Eclipse” – Fania Records
McCoy “Cut From The Same Cloth” – iTunes
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “Retreat!” – Daptone Records Promo
India Arie “Strange Fruit” – Virgin EMI
Bonobo ft Erykah Badu “Heaven For The Sinner” from the album “The North Borders” – Ninja Tune
Verdict Ft Dwele “Choosin” – E1 Music
Ntjam Rosie “Keep The Faith” from the album “At The Back Of Beyond” – Gentle Daze Records
Belle “It’s All Made Up” from “Lapwing” EP,  Prod by K15 – WotNot Recordings
Ann-Marie Lataille “The Voices Made Me Do It” EP – Soundcloud
Gregory Porter “Liquid Spirit” – Decca Records

Notes:
Some of my chart reflects tracks I’ve been DJing out at events this year having been received over the last year or so.
If they were ‘new-to-me’ tracks they are still included as they have made an impact on me this year. Other tracks are tracks I’ve received, liked & promoted. The order in which the tracks are listed are not necessarily an order of preference.
2013 people of note who also must be mentioned:
2 great books which came out this year:
“Masters Of The Airwaves – a History of British Black Music Radio.” – Lindsey Wesker & Dave VJ
“Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music In The Capitol” – Lloyd Bradley.
& also music recently arrived this year:
Lifford “Came From”, Bluey “Leap Of Faith”, Ray Hayden “Things Will Get Better” & Martine Girault – Opaz Recordings,
Personal Life & Tokyo Dawn various remixes, Jazz Bailey “My Heart”, Raheem DeVaughn “A Place Called Loveland”, Cleveland P. Jones, & SoulPersona for over all output of remixes and original music

Those we lost in 2013 duly remembered:  Donald Byrd, Don Blackman, George Duke, Stan Tracey, Felix Dexter, Nelson Mandela, Oliver Cheatham,  Chico Hamilton, Bobby Bland, Lou Reed, Junior Murvin, Richard Bryers, Bobby Parker  – RIP.

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DJ K15  (Keep The Faith / K15 Productions / WotNot) London, UK
Best Of 2013 DJ Charts – Top 20
Miscellaneous Singles, Albums & Promo’s:

DJ Harrison “Bella Bossa” – Bandcamp
Tyler the Creator “Cowboy” – Columbia
(U)nity “D’Axel’s Dream” – Congahead
Black Milk ft Black Thought “Codes and Cab Fare” – Fat Beats Records
Kanye West “New Slaves” -Virgin Records
Shokazulu “Hips Don’t Fail Me Now” – 2000Black Recordings
Mulatu Astatke “Surma” (extended version) -Jazz Village
Bilal “Butterfly” Expansion Records / E1
Kendrick Scott Oracle “Cycling Through Reality” – iTunes
Omar “The Man”  – Freestyle Records / E1
Vincent-Paolo “Idle Hands” – Soulection
Rynsa Man “Electrons” – Danger In Sound
Flava D “War Dub Two” – Bandcamp
Gavlyn “Guilty Pleasure” – Organized Threat Music
Seven Davis Jr “Leave a Message” – Must Have Records
Eric Lau “Here” – Kilawatt
Max Graef “Zitze” – Heist Recordings
Gregory Porter “No Love Dying” – Decca Records
Thundercat “Without You” – Brainfeeder
Fatima “Redlight” (Live Version) – Eglo Recordings

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DJ Honza Noel  (Keep The Faith / Astral Lounge ):
Best Of 2013 DJ Charts – Top 10
Miscellaneous Singles, Re-Issues & Promo’s:

Circle Of Funk ft Robert Owens  “Invisible” (COF Original Mix) – TraxSource
Lifford “Came From” – iTunes
Ill Advised “Save Me” – Juno
DJ Moar “Bass N Key” –  Soundcloud
Joey Negro “Paradise” (J Negro Soulful dub) – Malligator productions
Sunburst Band ft Pete Simpson “Why Wait For Tomorrow”(Al Kent Disco Madness Version) – Beatport
Sunburst Band ft Diane Charlemagne “Definition Of Luv” (Sean McCabe Radio Edit) – Z Records
Uptown Funk Empire “Now” (Uraz Kurt “mix) – Beatport
Lend Mishkin ft Brother Culture “Lyrical Jam” (original mix) – Irish Moss Records
45 Dip – “Va Va Voom” (Rhodesy mix) – Hed Kandi

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DJ Johnny Blaze  (Warrior FM / So Prup DJs) California, USA
Best Of 2013 DJ Charts – Top 15
Miscellaneous Singles, Re-Issues & Promo’s:

Scope “Somebody Gotta Win” – Doctor Diablo
Shaggy “You Girl” – Ranch Entertainment
Isaiah Rashad “Shot You Down” – TDE
Kendrick Lamar “B*tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” – Pacewell Ent
Mayer Hawthorne “Her Favorite Song” – Universal-Island Records
Robert Glasper Experiment ft Jill Scott “Calls” – Blue Note Recordings
Rebel Souljahz “Play Me Like A Fool” – Koops2
J Boog “Leaving With Me” – Washhouse Hawaii
Common Kings “Just Another Lover” – iTunes
The Green “Count To 3” – Easy Star Records
D-Pryde “Lifted” – iTunes
Andrew Garcia Ft. Trahpik & G Seven “Airplanes & Terminals” – Traphik Music
MC Lyte “Cravin” – Loudbox Entertainment/Sunni Gyrl Inc
Terrace Martin “You’re The One” – iTunes
India.Arie “Just Do You” – Virgin EMI

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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
http://KeepTheFaithEvents.com

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