PestoCast

PestoMix 018 by Simon Tappenden

PestoCast150x150
Such a long time has passed without any new PestoMix. Did you miss us? Did you miss new music to be downloaded for free? Have your Friday and Saturday nights gone bad due to a lack of proper DJ mixes? Don't whine and complain, we can help out.
Here's the long overdue PestoMix 018, this time by Simon Tappenden - a true deep tech House soldier deluxe, supplying the global underground scene with arse-kicking tracks and DJ mixes since the 1990ies of the last century.

This mix represents that deep TechHouse flavour artists from England are famous and loved for (at least by myself). But it surely also bears Simon's distinctive signature which you will also be able to check out soon on our upcoming 2.0 compilation "Deep Blue Dubs". We're happy to have one of Simon Tappenden's tracks among a bunch of other deep tunes, coming to Beatport on 28th September 2011.

Speaking of british performers, let me put it like this: if Paul Jones' PestoMix was a Pesto alla Genovese, this is a Pesto Nero in the best sense of the word. Enjoy!

01. Rene Breitbarth - Leisure Larry (Franklin De Costa Remix)
02. The Timewriter - King Of Calm
03. Hans Thalau - Tuva (Rene Breitbarth Remix)
04. Matthais Vogt - Rudiments
05. Claudio Giordano - Gardens Of Flower
06. Brawther - Spaceman Funk
07. Danny Howells - Everything's Here (Deetron Remix)
08. Cosmin TRG - Magnetic Bodies
09. Mathias Kaden & Pi-ge - Konomama
10. Rene Breitbarth - Right And Left
11. Ossie - The Power Of Love
12. Kuningas - Jupiter
13. Avenir - My Mood
14. Karol XVII & MB Valence - Anxiety
15. SoundSAM - Trails Of Acid
16. Kevin Griffiths - Cantona Kung Fu (Arto Mwambe Remix)
17. Roman Stange - Paratroupr Maximal


click here to be transferred to iTunes
click here for the direct MP3 link or right-click and choose "save as"


PestoMix 017 by Nestora

PestoCast150x150
Referring to yesterday's post, I'd like to drop a few words on long lasting qualities of DJ mixes. Today's PestoMix by Nestora, hailing from Athens, Greece is one such mix - no wonder, it's a PestoMix, indeed.

In all fairness, I have to admit that I received it back in January already and wondered if it may sound dated or would have a certain winter feeling attached to it. After having listened a couple of times during the past few days, I noticed that my doubts were completely pointless: sunny and warm days in Cologne, Caipirinha tasting good again (for me, it doesn't during the cold winter months) and this PestoMix went together pretty well. After writing a short message to Nestora on Facebook, he felt the same way - release the mix because the vibe is great regardless of the season outside.

Nestora is quite new to the Deep House family as a producer, the labels he released on since 2008 are all highly reputated though and belong to what I'd say is the top notch of underground deepness (and good Pesto friends as well): Disclosure Project Recordings, Acryl, Etoka, Cabrio are all names that should ring some bell if you're a frequent visitor here. Nestora definitely has a signature sound which becomes apparent when browsing through his tracks on SoundCloud or his releases on Beatport. I sincerely hope to add him to the Pesto roster one day as well but that depends on me receiving a demo and replying on time before another label signed it ;)

Ta-da...PestoMix 017 by Nestora, here's the (timeless) track list:

01. Craig Stewart - Make Me (Da Funk's Numb Soul Remix) [Acryl Music]
02. Pablo Fierro - Flashes In My Head [Cover Music]
03. Jon Silva - Got 2 Have U [Aquamarine]
04. Kikis - New Wave [Spring Tube]
05. Kikis - Don't Stop [Spring Tube]
06. Replika - Empty Beds (Deepsoundexpress Remix) [Aquamarine]
07. Branco Von Holleben & Bruno Be - Dig Deeper [Conya]
08. Marvin Zeyss - Herz (Frankman Remix) [FM Digital]
09. Vincenzo - The Clearing (Dub) [Dessous]
10. Sebastian Davidson & Nick Orisun - Future (Jon Silva Dark Dub) [Conya]
11. Helly Larson - Hot [Soul Industries]
12. Tracey Thorn - Why Does The Wind (Andre Lodemann Remix) [Buzzin' Fly]

click here to be transferred to iTunes
click here for the direct MP3 link or right-click and choose "save as"


PestoMix 016 by Daxxel c/o Karisma Chronicles

PestoCast150x150
PestoMixes have been made by artists from different countries and it's hard to believe that to this day, we did not have any by a French DJ. Time to change that!

Maxime Ménard, also known as Daxxel and the man behind the Karisma Chronicles podcast, hails from the shores of Brittany in the North West of France. I've already had the great pleasure to supply Maxime with a guest mix and put myself on the ever growing list of top notch artists such as Budai & Vic, The Timewriter, Krummstoff, Cooccer, Edmund, Da Funk, Kruse & Nürnberg and many, many more names you've surely heard before.

Today, Daxxel returns the favour with a deep and bouncing PestoMix and going over that track list lets you already imagine a superb kickstarter for a Saturday night. The mix also works on different days though - I have listened to it on rotation the last days.

Here's what you get on PestoMix 016 by Daxxel:

01. Two Armadillos - Je Suis Differente [STHMLaudio]
02. The Messenger - Your Love [Soul Industries]
03. Leif - Priority Feat. Donna Lea [Fear Of Flying]
04. Nikola Gala - Broken Chords [Freerange]
05. A Few Dudes - Nice Trip (Replika's Trippin Cut) [Deepology Digital]
06. Astraglide - Only You [Ambiosphere]
07. Oriol Calvo, Tetsuya Ura - Not Yet [Extremly House]
07. Yud Kei - Grace Emotion (Sea Of Wonder Mix) [M.O.D.A - Music Fashion]
08. Onur Ozman - Midnight Talk (Astraglide Astral Remix) [Ambiosphere]
09. Patryk Molinari - Some Old Some New [Pesto]

click here to be transferred to iTunes
click here for the direct MP3 link or right-click and choose "save as"

PestoMix 015 by Christian G. "Berry Deep"

PestoCast150x150
When I wrote the introduction for our last PestoMix 014 by Martin Broszeit, I told you about autumn here in Cologne and how this would be true only if you were located on the northern hemisphere.
Since here at Pesto, we believe in the balance of things and the same rights for everyone, PestoMix 015 "Berry Deep" by Christian G. comes straight from Sydney, Australia where they have summer at this time of the year.

As luck would have it, Christian G. is also the artist of our Pesto 015 single named "Deep Reflection" that will be released as a Beatport excl. later today. The tune was already featured on our last 2.0 compilation "A Jar Of Fresh Pesto" and comes with fresh remixes by Christian himself, Herbert Pryne who just recently remixed Anne Clark and the inevitable Jon Silva. More on the "Deep Reflection" single coming here in brief.

Here's the tracklist for PestoMix 015 "Berry Deep" by Christian G.:

01. Wiretappeur - My Real Name Is [Bedrock]
02. The Cabronistas - Deep Thang [Hearbeat]
03. Evren Ulusoy - Believe [Kolour]
04. Tonkproject - Deeper Than My Soul [Deepclass]
05. Evren Ulusoy - Pon Farr [Undercool]
06. JML - Into The Wild (Peter Horrevorts Big Five Remix) [Vibrating Balance]
07. Jimmy, Fer Ferrari - Back To Buenos Aires [Solid Fabric]
08. Evren Ulusoy & Sezer Uysal - Singing In The Bathtub [Loco]
09. Apologist - Violator (Latenta Project Remix) [Proton]
10. Simon Garcia - Raw War [Laka Tosh]
11. Alain Ho feat. Marlene - Je Pense A Toi (Kruse & Nürnberg Remix) [Composite]

click here to be transferred to iTunes
click here for the direct MP3 link or right-click and choose "save as"


PestoMix 014 by Martin Broszeit "Music For Lovers"

PestoCast150x150
Looking out the window, it's obvious that autumn is all over Cologne: a sky in just that one shade of grey (ok, that can happen any season here), yellow and red leaves falling from the tree in the backyard and the cat sleeping on top of the heater. It's the season for hooded sweaters, thick socks and german cuisine - of which the latter is impossible to enjoy during summer as good and solid it usually is. It's time to get cozy and we would not be Pesto Music if we did not serve you the proper soundtrack. Disclaimer: PestoMix 014 will also work for you if you're located on the southern hemisphere. I just could not come up with a better introduction;)

PestoMix 014 comes from Hamburg's Martin Broszeit (link is in german language) and is named "Music For Lovers" which is a more than suitable description for the atmosphere created. Martin's name may not ring a bell since he's not your favourite overhyped producer of the moment rather than a long player in Germany's music business. Born in 1972, Martin found his way behind the wheels of steel at the age of 17, mainly focused on HipHop and HipHouse back then. Going under the name of DJ Phoenix, he soon became a regular guest in all of Hamburg's top venues and events: Palladium, Kontor, Phonodrome, Juice Club and the Nature One festival to name but a few.
Martin, together with production mate Chopstick, formed "Smart System" in 2001 and one of their tunes was placed on Tiesto's "Nyana" compilation, two more tunes were signed by Germany's House veteran Oliver Moldan. The buzz made bigger labels become aware of the duo and eventually, one of Smart System's remixes made it on top of the official german Dance Charts.

During the same time, Martin Broszeit was working as a plugger for Kontor and later on Universal Music, promoting the who-is-who in music biz: Rolling Stones, Sophie Ellis Baxtor, Spiller, Blank & Jones and too many more to mention. No wonder why Martin, still the nice and down-to-earth guy he is to date, played alongside the frequent flyers of electronic music.

Even though Martin admits to having played a support gig for Scooter (hey, we all need to pay our rents!), his heart is with his wife, his glamourous daughter and the spirit of Deep House. We are more than happy to present you PestoMix 014 by Martin Broszeit - "Music For Lovers", a true PestoMix to the core.

Here's the tracklist:

01. SNG - With You [White]
02. The Urban District - Solaris Safe [Nightchild Records]
03. Murat Ozer - Unbound [Connect Four]
04. Sol - Chudo 81 (BarBq Mix) [SnoochiBoochi]
05. The Urban District - Lonely in the Air [Nightchild Records]
06. Edwin Mulder - The Zound of Muzik [Ready Mix Records]
07. Evren Ulusoy - Marriage of Heaven & Hell [Particles]
08. Darren Duvall - My Control [Murat Ozer Mix] [Ready Mix Records]
09. Edwin Mulder & Ferdy - Point Cabrillo [Glideslope Music]
10. Evren Ulusoy - Vessel [Silk Sofa Music]
11. Edwin Mulder - A Love in Paris (Seva K. Remix) [Glideslope Music]
12. Pablo Fierro - Mellow Man [Elevation Recordings]
13. Egon Carter - Holy Day Taste [Fassade Records]

click here to be transferred to iTunes
click here for the direct MP3 link or right-click and choose "save as"


PestoCast: V.A. - Deep Discoveries [Pesto EP001]

PestoCast150x150
Here are all tunes from Pesto EP001 - Deep Discoveries compiled in one PestoCast. If you prefer a WAV file, you can download one from our Soundcloud page.

Tracks featured in this podcast episode are:

01. Deep In Calm - In Pieces
02. Norman Creed - Deep Breath
03. Patryk Molinari - Some Old, Some New
04. Yamil Colucci - It's Good To Smile
05. Processing Vessel - One Night Stand
06. Christos Fourkis - About Me

click here to be transferred to iTunes
click here for the direct MP3 link or right-click and choose "save as"

PestoMix 013 by Jon Silva "Karisma Chronicles"

PestoCast150x150
Back in July, I was invited to deliver a guest mix for Daxxel's "Karisma Chronicles" blog/podcast from France. Being in the good company of Gorge, Scope, Kruse & Nurnberg (yeah, I know it's Nürnberg), Nikola Gala, Burnski, Bas Amro and Cooccer and under the heavy influence of at least one month of pure summer here in Cologne, I made this little DJ mix.

As it contains a couple of previously unreleased tunes from Pesto EP001, Pesto EP002 und upcoming Pesto singles, it's still as fresh as the morning.

Shake your thang, show me whatchu got - here's the tracklist:

01. Alankara - The One (Intro Tool) [pesto.de]
02. Patryk Molinari - Some Old, Some New [pesto.de]
03. Norman Creed - Deep Breath [pesto.de]
04. Out Code - Lost In Chinese (Stefan Naimor Remix) [Tokyo Red]
05. Stan Kolev - Event Horizon (Jon Silva Remix) [Outta Limits]
06. Helly Larson - The Sea [pesto.de]
07. Replika - Inner Visions (Jon Silva's Tool Mix) [pesto.de]
08. Jozef K - Elevation (Ellesse & Pete Zorba Remix) [Kaluki]
09. Nick Fay - Your Love [pesto.de]
10. Bruno From Ibiza - Delicia (Jon Silva's Terrace Mix) [pesto.de]
11. Benedetto & Farina feat. Robert Owens - Relight The Stars [Inkfish]

click here to be transferred to iTunes
click here for the direct MP3 link or right-click and choose "save as"

PestoMix 012 by Nick Fay

PestoCast150x150
If you're a DeepHouse-only person, please ignore this post and the attached DJ mix. PestoMix 012 by Nick Fay is far from deep - it's bouncing, shaking, sexy, clubby and will make you go oooh. If you don't feel like shaking your pelvis after approx. 3mins or at around 15:38 latest, please see a doctor - something is probably very wrong with you.

Nick Fay is a young talent based in Strumica, Macedonia/FYROM. When Jon Silva played the "Select" venue in Strumica on his 5-weeks tour all over the Balkans, he had the great pleasure to meet Nick there and with the help of Jovan Gligorov of RDC in Sofia, Bulgaria a deeper connection was established. Jon remixed Nick Fay's "Progression", a release on USB (Underground Sound of Bulgaria), Nick started working on a remix for Fady Ferraye's "Amman" single on Pesto and the two were sending lots of messages on Facebook, sharing DJ mixes and tracks. It was inevitable that Nick Fay had to be a guest on our PestoMix series and we're more than happy to present you this awesome DJ mix.

Enjoy pure summer madness - we've been listening to this mix all afternoon and it brought us back the sweaty summer vibe, even though it's rainy, grey and cold in Cologne today (as usual). Nick's mix also contains "Your Love", an original track by Nick to be released on Pesto EP002 in October. Here's the track list:

01. Jay C & Felix Baumgartner - Souk (Original Mix) [Toolroom Records]
02. Full Intention, Marco Demark, Dave Manna - America (LYS Remix) [Full Intention Records]
03. Patrick M - You Got (Original Mix) [Stereo Productions]
04. Nick Fay - Your Love (Original Mix) [pesto.de]
05. Kaiserdisco - Pitaya (Original Mix) [MBF]
06. Florian Kruse & Nils Nurnberg - Lovers N Fighters (DJ Madskillz Remix) [Noir Musc]
07. Damon Jee - Shimo (Original Mix) [Definitive Recordings]
08. Tiger Stripes - Together Forever (Make It House) (Dub Mix) [Toolroom Records]
09. Joris Voorn - The Secret (Original Mix) [Cocoon Recordings]
10. Samuel L Session - Preach on feat Elbee Bad (Modular Mix) [Flying Donkey]
11. Samuel L Session - Can You Relate (Joris Voorn Remix) [Soma Records]

click here to be transferred to iTunes
click here for the direct MP3 link or right-click and choose "save as"

PestoMix 011 by DJ Jem

PestoCast150x150
Remember last year when I was playing a couple of gigs on Crete? If you watched the video of my trip, you will surely have noticed DJ Jem. He's one of the guys who represent me on Crete and booked me there.
Jem's sound as a DJ is best described as sexy, uplifting and tends towards a tribalish direction later. Our latest PestoMix reflects exactly the dramaturgy you'd expect from a DJ Jem mix. Usually, they span over hours so this one is like four hours compressed into one.
You should make sure you also check out the other fine mixes Jem's Soundcloud account. As he is also into music production, I'm sure you will find some awesome originals there in the near future.

Today, we have the great pleasure to present you PestoMix 011 by DJ Jem. Full of sun-soaked goodness, it's surely a nice alternative to any worldcup game. Here's the track list:

01. Penner & Muder - Presence Of Another Man [Wazi Wazi]
02. Zev feat. Beckford - Forget The World [Wolf + Lamp]
03. Kenny Hawkes & Louise Carver - Play The Game (Extented Mix) [U-Boot]
04. Blaze - Lovelee Dae (20:20 Vision Remix) [Playhouse]
05. Jake Island feat. Joanna Christie - What If You Wanted More (Tensnake Remix) [Toolroom]
06. Stefano Noferini - Tha Sun [Toolroom]
07. D Unity - Yoruba [Toolroom]
08. Dj Chus, Gonzalo, Gonzalez - One Night In Havana [Stereo Productions]
10. Anil Chawla - Do It [Great Stuff]
11. Dapayk & Padberg - Island Feta Caro (Florian Meindl Remix) [Mo's Ferry]

click here to be transferred to iTunes
click here for the direct MP3 link or right-click and choose "save as"


PestoMix 010 by Mr. Jones (The Disclosure Project)

PestoCast150x150
What could be better than a brand new DJ mix by...okay, this is getting old now! Any way, we are proud to bring you a brand new PestoMix, this time by Mr. Jones of "The Disclosure Project" fame.

If his name sounds familiar to your ears, it might be due to countless top notch releases and remix works both on Disclosure Project Recordings, the label of Mr. Jones and JP Phillippe, as well as on many other labels. We also had the great pleasure to release a remix of The Disclosure Project on our Pesto 012 release by the Cloudsteppers project some time ago. And you will have to expect a Jon Silva remix to be released on Disclosure Project Recordings in a couple of weeks.

As you can imagine, we are more than happy to present the 10th issue of our PestoMix series by Mr. Jones featuring a mouth watering track list:

01. Ballet Mechanique - Kiss My Groove [Disclosure Project]
02. Frankman - Eikma (Alex V Remix) [Sophisticate]
03. Suel - Drifting [Vintage Music]
04. A Few Dudes - A NiceTrip (Replika Remix) [Deepology]
05. Bucher & Kessidis - Zone Out [Etoka]
06. Pablo Fierro - Hold Me Back [Stratospherik]
07. Pablo Fierro - Just Break It (Simbad Remix) [Stratospherik]
08. Pablo Fierro - Just Break It (Soul Minority Remix) [Stratospherik]
09. Da Funk - White Wipe [Elevation]
10. Da Funk - Tollkirschen [Elevation]
11. Roy Mclaren - Bowled Over [Disclosure Project]
12. De Giraffe feat. Marta - Pray Of Doll (Daniel Kyo Remix) [Disclosure Project]
13. Yasuo Sato - Recapitulation [NDM]

click here to be transferred to iTunes
click here for the direct MP3 link or right-click and choose "save as"


PestoMix 009 by Jon Silva - Goosebumped

PestoCast150x150
For all of you who were too shocked by my Pop music outing recently, here's something to assure you I'm still within the underground:D

I had the great honour and pleasure to deliver a one hour Jon Silva guest mix for Fady Ferraye's "Goosebumped" show on Frisky Radio on February 23rd. As the mix contains quite some promos and unreleased tracks, it's still fresh as the morning, even though some of the tunes have been released in the meantime.

Since my set was limited to one hour, I'd like to mention that this download contains two bonus tracks, including one unreleased Pesto tune by Russia's Ivan Weber and a true classic by Trancesetters - "The Search" - released on the awesome Touché imprint, home of some of Booka Shade's and Laidback Luke's early works, back in 1995.

Here's the track list:
01. Seroton - Ameenae (Terry Lee Brown Jr. Remix) [Clear Recordings]
02. Fady Ferraye - Amman (Da Funk's Double Apple Remix) [Pesto]
03. Fer Ferrari - Groove Is In The Air [Deep Class]
04. Ross Couch - All At Sea (Karol XVII & MB Valence Remix) [Body Rhythm]
05. dont, Nemus & Little Nakoch - Murr (Jon Silva's I Got Luv Remix) [dont]
06. From P60 - Over The Sea (Jon Silva's Soda Inc. Mix) [IRMA]
07. Alex Flatner & Lopazz - Make Up Your Mind (Steve Lawler Vocal Mix) [Cocoon Digital]
08. Markus Doerr - Dibadey (Abel Riballo & Adilette Man Remix) [Clubstar]
09. Nick Fay - Progression (Jon Silva's Rise & Fall Remix) [USB Digital]
10. Ulusoy & Uysal - Turkish Mood (The Mulder's Elektrisch Remix) [Spherax]
11. Mad8 - Work This Pussy [free2air]
12. Ivan Weber - People Are Strange [Pesto]
13. Trancesetters - The Search [Touché]

click here to be transferred to iTunes
click here for the direct MP3 link or right-click and choose "save as"

Jon Silva DJ set on BestRadioDJ

Tomorrow from 09:00pm (GMT+3), I have the pleasure to submit a guest mix to DJ Falcon's Sound Wave show on BestRadioDJ in Kiev, Ukraine. Tune in while I'll be enjoying Crete (more details later today).

5092e487bcc3

Pesto FreeBee #005: Cloudsteppers - Make Me Shine (new link)

page22_0_1
Remember our great Pesto 012 release by Ukraine's Cloudsteppers? Well, this one comes with a FreeBee, too.

This FreeBee is released under no special license model, it's free as in freedom. There are a few rules to follow though:
- you can freely distribute (i.e. share on P2P networks, transfer to your friends, etc.) the file as long as its original contents (the song itself, the meta data and cover artwork) remain unaltered
- in case you are converting the file to another format (such as WAV, OGG, AAC to name a few), make sure you keep the original ID3 tags and the cover artwork
- the file(s) remain covered by copyright laws, the copyright holder is Pesto Music
- you can use portions of the file to incorporate them in new creations (i.e. mashups, remixes) for non-commercial use, any commercial use requires a license from Pesto Music. If you create a mashup or remix of the tune, please send us a link to your creation by using the contact form
- you must not resell this tune, the file or any data connected to this FreeBee

And now: Enjoy "Cloudsteppers - Make Me Shine (FreeBee Version)"!:)
click here to be transferred to iTunes
click the image or here for a direct link to Pesto Freebee no.5

Where are my FreeBees?

page22_0_1
"Where are my Pesto FreeBees you promised?" you may ask. Well, you're totally right and so, here is the first missing one:

Taken from our Pesto 011 and Pesto 011R release by Sandra Lima, here's the Pesto FreeBee that comes along with it.

This is Jon Silva's 1986 Rimini Remix that'll take you back in time to the good old days of Italo Disco. Hope you enjoy!

This FreeBee is released under no special license model, it's free as in freedom. There are a few rules to follow though:
- you can freely distribute (i.e. share on P2P networks, transfer to your friends, etc.) the file as long as its original contents (the song itself, the meta data and cover artwork) remain unaltered
- in case you are converting the file to another format (such as WAV, OGG, AAC to name a few), make sure you keep the original ID3 tags and the cover artwork
- the file(s) remain covered by copyright laws, the copyright holder is Pesto Music
- you can use portions of the file to incorporate them in new creations (i.e. mashups, remixes) for non-commercial use, any commercial use requires a license from Pesto Music. If you create a mashup or remix of the tune, please send us a link to your creation by using the contact form
- you must not resell this tune, the file or any data connected to this FreeBee

And now: Enjoy "Sandra Lima - Higher (Jon Silva's 1986 Rimini Remix)"!:)
click here to be transferred to iTunes
click the image or here for a direct link to Pesto Freebee no. 4

PestoCast 004: Pesto 011 by Sandra Lima - Higher

PestoCast150x150
Check out the fourth installment of our PestoCast series - this time with the amazing Sandra Lima from Los Angeles!

This one offers previews on all mixes of Pesto 011 that are way longer and in a much higher quality than you will find anywhere else. Versions featured here are the Original, Jay-J's Shifted Remix, Jon Silva's Club Mix, The Mulder's Deepest Remix and Jay-J's Shifted Dub.
As a special goodie, you will also find Jon's latest remix for the highly acclaimed Duff Note imprint: Orlando Vaughan - Better Than Never (Jon Silva's Take-A-Pella) in the company of DeepHouse lords Miguel Migs and Richard Earnshaw.

Hear yourself why everybody is going mad on our latest release - FMs, DJs, industry pros and music lovers all alike. Sandra Lima's Higher will knock you off your boots (or probably off your flip flops at this time of the year).

pesto011_reflect

Pesto 011 by Sandra Lima is available exclusively on Beatport!

click here to be transferred to iTunes
click here to download the MP3 file

PestoMix 008 by Ricardo Torres - New & Improved

PestoCast150x150
[intro: please read about the reasons we had to change Ricardo's PestoMix] Imagine this: you're listening to some internet radio station and one of the DJs presented there really catches your attention with a very unique blend of US House. One day, you discover a tune in one of his mixes and the track list reveals it's a white label bootleg. You're now searching for this guy's web site, get in touch with him and he is more than just nice and puts the tune up his server. You are staying in touch with him, become online friends and it turns out that his wife is an amazing singer.

Sounds like a fairytale? It surely is, but that's the story how Ricardo Torres, Sandra Lima and Jon Silva got in touch.

So today is like a dream come true in several ways: first off, we are proud to present PestoMix 008 by West Coast Collective's Ricardo Torres. Below in the track list, you will also find Sandra Lima's brand new "Higher" which will be released in late April. The third dream come true is the fact that you'll have "Higher" remixed by House music legend Jay-J of Shifted Music. Here's the track list:

01. Manuel Tur & Dplay - Move [Compost / Z Records] (includes Akabu - Ride The Storm (Talkapella))
02. Rhythm Plate feat. Astral T - Inside Me [Hudd Traxx]
03. Julius Papp feat. Tonee Green - Primitive Future (Doruk Ozlen Mix) [Soulfuric]
04. Ta - Time (Original Extended Vocal Mix) [POJI]
05. Mirco Esposito & Tommy Mads feat. Andrew Robinson - Feeling (Club Mix) [Deeptown Music]
06. James Bryan - Beautiful World (Central Avenue Soulful Mix) [Barcoda]
07. Bongoloverz feat. An-Tonic - The Ministers (Classic Mix) [Soulfuric]
08. Bobby D'Ambrosio feat. Kelli Sae - Love Forever More, Amen (Fabulous and Jones Club Mix) [Soulfuric]
09. Shagman - Ring My Thing [Candy Town]
10. Groundholder - Do It 4 Da Love (Tommy Largo Mix) [Connected Musik]
11. Sandra Lima - Higher (Jay-J Remix) [Pesto 011]
12. Midnight Salsa - Deeper [Bueno Booty] (includes Jay-J - Latinesta (Acapella) [Moulton Studios]
13. Unknown - Cool Like X [Peaches]




Get your dose of West Coast madness, pure soul and early summer feeling here:
click here to be transferred to iTunes
click here to download the MP3 file


PestoCast 003: Pesto 010 & 010R by From P60

PestoCast150x150
Here's the third issue of our PestoCast, the regular podcast from Pesto Music with fresh tunes, background info and non-stop talker Jon Silva.

This one deals with Pesto 010 and 010R. It's Pesto's 10th release by Hungary's "From P60". The original release Pesto 010 comes with two original tracks plus remixes by Nikola Gala and Jon Silva. We're also offering another Pesto FreeBee from this release, a hi quality MP3 file you can download for free from pesto.de.

The remix package Pesto 010R comes with more class A remixes by internationally acclaimed artists such as Subsky (Istanbul, Turkey/Urban Torque), Cristian Paduraru (Christian Records/Bucharest, Romania), JP & Chris Mil (Macadam Entertainment, Energy FM/Talinn, Estonia), The Mulder (aka Jon Silva) and last but not least our own Cooccer (Germany/Traxx, Next Dimension, Shayan Music).

You can buy the music covered in this podcast here:

Pesto 010

Traxsource.com
Beatport.com
Junodownload.com
Trackitdown.net
Stompy.com

Pesto 010R

Beatport.com
Traxsource.com
Junodownload.com
Trackitdown.net
Stompy.com


click here to be transferred to iTunes
click here to download the MP3 file

PestoMix 007: Da Funk of Acryl Music

PestoCast150x150
Odd man out: a sunny afternoon, a drink in your hand and a new PestoMix running at a high level. What? It's raining on your side of the globe? We're sorry, but here's the seventh installment of our PestoMix series, this time compiled and mixed by Switzerland's Da Funk of Acryl Music - bringing the sunshine back to your life.

Earlier this year, we announced Da Funk's PestoMix as our January issue. It still is, although it's being released in February (which implies there's a second mix coming soon). Da Funk is currently very busy with a couple of releases (on Conya, Plastic City, Traxx Recordings and others) and remix projects for a bunch of hi class labels such as 2 Delicious. So we're happy he found the time to supply us with an excellent selection of banging tunes!

Here's the track list:

01. The Chi Chi Squad Feat. Kaori - Treat Me Right (Funk D'Void Remix) [Audiomatique]
02. Satoshi Fumi - Silhouette [Sequent]
03. Subsky - Cheating [Plastic City]
04. Da Funk - La Luz [Plastic City]
05. And If | - Finest Dream (Original Instrumental) [Rebirth]
06. Dan Berkson & James Priestley - Chariots (Motorcitysoul Remix) [Simple]
07. Da Funk - Roasted [Traxx]
08. Dirt Crew - Deep (We Are) (Francois Dubois Remix) [Dirt Crew]
09. Kurd Maverick - Let's Work (Jimpster Remix) [CR2]
10. Gus Gus - David (King Britt's Underwater Remix) [Stereo Seven]




click here to be transferred to iTunes
click here to download the MP3 file

PestoMix guest slots: vote for your favourite now!

PestoCast150x150
A bunch of really excellent DJ mixes were posted on our Pesto community in order to apply for a guest slot on the PestoMix series. Earlier this year, we also informed you about that thing here.

The contribution period is now finished and it's up to you, the members of the community, to vote for your favourite.

Download the DJ mixes, sign up (for free), log in and have your vote casted! You will find the poll here. The poll is running until 20th February 2008.

Competition: win a guest slot in one of 2008's PestoMixes!

PestoCast150x150
As lots of really excellent DJ mixes have been shared on our Pesto community last year, we thought it's time to give something back.

We are running a competition and the first three winners will win a guest slot on our PestoMix series plus an exclusive feature (including an interview, links to your page(s), additonal info via pesto.de and lots more) on a PestoCast.

For more details, please visit this forum topic here. If you'd like to contribute, you'd have to sign up (for free & it just takes a minute) and post your mix. If you're not a DJ yourself, encourage your DJ mates to post their mixes. Signing up for the Pesto community is a good idea anyway, as there are special offers and goodies for registered members only.

The competition closes on the 31st of January 2008.

PestoMix 006: Jon Silva Mixtapes Vol. 10 - Coast 2 Coast

PestoCast150x150
2008 is knocking on our doors, but we don't hear it as the last PestoMix for 2007 is pumping out of our speakers!

We thought it might be a good idea to publish another PestoMix now because 2008 will see a lot more issues of our popular podcast. For the one in January, we are proud to announce that our mate Da Funk of Acryl Music will be our man - between us, this has been overdue and we're really looking forward!

Furthermore, there's a competition running on our Pesto community: visit the board, register for free and post a link to your DJ mix because we're giving out guest slots for the PestoMix series! More details regarding this one can be found on the board and in a detailed news bulletin on this page in brief.

Here's the tracklist for PestoMix 006 (which is also Jon Silva Mixtapes Vol. 10 titled "Coast 2 Coast"). The tunes are a bit of looking to the past, the present and the future and except for three of them, they all were/are/will be released on Pesto or Traxx (which makes us pretty proud, we have to admit):

01. Rucyl - Love In War (Pete Gust's Midnight Vibe) [Pesto 013]
02. Jon Silva - Morning at midnight [PestoLP001]
03. Martin Haberland - Funky Situation (Natasza & Oscarsix Remix) [Pe!Music 007]
04. Babak Shayan - Azadi (Da Funk's Acryl Dub) [Pesto 005]
05. Jon Silva - I Want U (Deeper & Deeper) [Pesto 009]
06. Quell - Baby Gaps [PestoLP002]
07. Cooccer - Driftin' [Traxx 005]
08. Jon Silva with Djazz - Enjoy This Trip [Shayan CDR]
09. Jon Silva - Addicted [Traxx 002]
10. The Mulder - I Take You Out To Space 2007 [Plastic City]
11. Simone De Nauw - Luv (Spin Science Remix) [Pesto 008]




click here to be transferred to iTunes
click here to download the MP3 file

PestoMix 005: Zoltan of "From P60"

PestoCast150x150
Weekend ahead, couple of parties to attend, new PestoMix - what could you wish more from a weekend?

Zoltan Nagy, the guy behind the "From P60" project gets his first PestoMix your way. For members of the Pesto community, this one is already kinda old, yet not dated: you can have previews on upcoming mixes and stuff when you register (hey, it's free and fast) for our Pesto community. For all the rest, this is a top notch DJ mix by the "From P60" guy.

It's funny because it features a couple of Pesto Music's all time favs such as Dennis Ferrer's "Unconditional Love ", Spiritchaser's "As We Continue" and many more items. It's vibrating between instant classics, roots and new stuff - and you'll love it!:)

Here's the track list:

01.Elaine & Ellen - The Look Of Love (Dim's re-edit)
02.Blackjoy - Moustache
03.Dennis Ferrer -Unconditional Love
04.Spiritchaser - As We Continue
05.Fish Go Deep - The Cure & The Cause
06.From P60 & Virág - Enjoy The Sound
07.Mike L & Lanoiraude - Mystic River (Charles Webster Remix)
08.Milton Jackson - Rouge Element (Jimpster Remix)
09.King Kooba - Destination Ditroit
10.Forteba & From P60 - Birds Are Flying
11.Presence - Gettin' Lifted




click here to be transferred to iTunes
click here to download the MP3 file

Pesto FreeBee No. 3: From P60 - New Way

freebee_reflect
As announced on our Youtube channel, Myspace, Facebook and Last.FM, here's our next FreeBee:

Taken from our upcoming release Pesto010 by Hungary's From P60, here's the Radio Version of "New Way" in full 320kBits shine.

This FreeBee is released under no special license model, it's free as in freedom. There are a few rules to follow though:
- you can freely distribute (i.e. share on P2P networks, transfer to your friends, etc.) the file as long as its original contents (the song itself, the meta data and cover artwork) remain unaltered
- in case you are converting the file to another format (such as WAV, OGG, AAC to name a few), make sure you keep the original ID3 tags and the cover artwork
- the file(s) remain covered by copyright laws, the copyright holder is Pesto Music
- you can use portions of the file to incorporate them in new creations (i.e. mashups, remixes) for non-commercial use, any commercial use requires a license from Pesto Music. If you create a mashup or remix of the tune, please send us a link to your creation by using the contact form

And now: Enjoy "From P60 - New Way"!:)
click here to be transferred to iTunes
click the image or here for a direct link to Pesto Freebee no.1

Pesto 010: From P60 feat. Virág - New Way

pesto010_reflect
Here's a small vodcast featuring the radio version of From P60's "New Way". The video contains further information about the artists, remixers, bookings, unreleased tracks and more free downloads.

It's also available via our youtube channel here: http://youtube.com/pestomusic

Pesto 010 "New Way/Be What I Wanna Be" by From P60 will be out by late October - more promo fire on this page in brief.
click the picture or here to be transferred to iTunes
click here for a direct link

Pesto FreeBee No. 2: Jon Silva - I Want U

freebee_reflect
Ooops - we totally forgot to give you the latest FreeBee! Here you are:

Alongside the release of Jon Silva - I Want U (Pesto 009), we have selected the very original from 2003 as our FreeBee. Like the last time, when we gave Simone de Nauw's "Luv" to you, we offer the FreeBee in full 320kBits quality to you.

This FreeBee is released under no special license model, it's free as in freedom. There are a few rules to follow though:
- you can freely distribute (i.e. share on P2P networks, transfer to your friends, etc.) the file as long as its original contents (the song itself, the meta data and cover artwork) remain unaltered
- in case you are converting the file to another format (such as WAV, OGG, AAC to name a few), make sure you keep the original ID3 tags and the cover artwork
- the file(s) remain covered by copyright laws, the copyright holder is Pesto Music
- you can use portions of the file to incorporate them in new creations (i.e. mashups, remixes) for non-commercial use, any commercial use requires a license from Pesto Music. If you create a mashup or remix of the tune, please send us a link to your creation by using the contact form

And now: I Want U to download the file!:)
click here to be transferred to iTunes
click the image or here for a direct link to Pesto Freebee no.1

PestoMix 004 by Jon Silva

PestoCast150x150
Long time without a PestoMix, we're aware of that - well, here you are: PestoMix 004 by Pesto Music head honcho Jon Silva. At the same time being the actual PestoMix, loyal followers of the Jon Silva Mixtapes series will get Mixtapes Vol. 9: "Music For Beach Bars" with this issue.

With this PestoMix, we have to announce several improvements. First, we offer a 128kBits AAC stream that enables us to chapter the whole file. This means you will find links to the respective record labels and/or artists from within the file when you listen to it in iTunes (or any other AAC player being capable of displaying chapters - please see the link for compatible players).

For all those that need or want to stick with the MP3 format, there's good news, too: instead of a bitrate of 96kBits, we'll shift up to 192kBits in order to deliver more shining hifi glory to you.

This mix somewhat reflects the countless gigs Jon has been playing this summer, so it's full of sun, sea and pure joy. Here's the track list:

01. Boulevard - On My Island Groove Remix [Soulstar]
02. Tina Valen - Discotime [Pesto CDR]
03. Luke - Heaven's On Fire [CDR]
04. Audio Werner - Still Jackin' [Hartchef Discos]
05. Martin Venetjoki - Really Don't Stop (Lawnchair Generals Remix) [Dust Traxx Chicago]
06. Soda Inc. - Night Fever (Jon Silva's Babe-A-Pella) [Plastic City]
07. The Mulder - Torque [Plastic City]
08. Jon Silva - Aegean [Pesto CDR]
09. Kings of Tomorrow vs. Jon Silva - Finally [Pesto Bootlegs]
10. WVP pres. Mr. Da-Nos - Don't Stop (Jon Silva's Nine Tees Remix) [Clubstar]
11. Laidback Luke - Hypnotize [Stealth]




And finally, here are the links:
click here to be transferred to iTunes
click here to download the MP3 file

Jon Silva's PestoMix: you decide which style!

PestoCast150x150
The upcoming PestoMix is due to be made soon. It will be compiled and mixed by Pestolero Jon Silva.

For the first time, it's up to you to have your say about the style in which you'd like to have that PestoMix. We have set up a poll on our Pesto Forum where you can vote and also share your thoughts and recommendations (free and simple registration is required to do so).

Please see the respective thread here - feel free to browse the forum and discover DJ mixes that friends of Pesto have posted there.

You can always go to the Pesto Forum by clicking on the "community" link in the "news" (the page you're actually reading) submenu.

PestoCast002: Simone de Nauw - Luv (Pesto008)

PestoCast150x150
This is the second PestoCast, your podcast from Pesto Music!

This issue deals with Pesto 008 "Luv" by Simone de Nauw that has just entered the exclusive promo presales on beatport.com on the 20th of March.
We offer you no less than 14 different versions, including amazing and already highly acclaimed remixes by Spin Science from Estonia and El Farouki from France. Our worldwide DJ promo also got us some tremendous feedback in (please see this news bulletin) and we still have to publish the second part of the feedback.

Our featured release on this PestoCast is from our friend Nikola Gala who runs Escada Music. The release actually holds the top position on beatport's DeepHouse charts and there's a reason for it. Check it out on our PestoCast.

Links related to this topic:
Simone de Nauw on myspace
Spin Science on myspace
El Farouki on myspace
Nikola Gala on myspace
Escada home page

Click the picture or here to download PestoCast002
Click here to be transfered to iTunes

We are also available via a bunch of podcast directories - a collection of links will be published in brief.

Free 320kBit MP3 from pesto.de!

freebee_reflect
First of all, we are really sorry to tell you that the release of Pesto 008 Simone de Nauw - Luv has been postponed for approximately two weeks.

Our way to say we're sorry is this: we offer you a free track download (i.e. at no costs). Yes, you read right - zero, nada, nichts, niente, ничего! You get a mastered, fully featured MP3 in full shining 320kBits glory - a file that could also go onto the release but we decided to give it to you as a present.

Good news #2 - you guessed it maybe: starting with today, we launch a new series called "Pesto Freebees". That means that there will be a bunch of free tracks that you can share without a bad conscience, even put them up on your webpage or myspace profile or wherever you wish - as long as you mention its origin (us that is). You can copy the embedded cover from the MP3 file. Within one year, loyal visitors of our page will find a nice compilation on their harddisk and/or MP3 players and maybe someone will put them in a mix also. ;)

click here to be transferred to iTunes
click the image or here for a direct link to Pesto Freebee no.1

PestoMix 003 by Zorz Post

PestoCast150x150
Here's PestoMix 003, this time coming from Zorz Post of Low Profile Bookings.

Low Profile Bookings, run by Zorz and his buddy Nick, are based in Kozani which lies in northern Greece, approx. one good hour by car from Thessaloniki. Georgios, as his real name is, is closely connected with the La Palma venue in Kozani that has seen guests from all over such as M.a.n.d.y., Terry Francis, Kevin Yost or lately Soda Inc. Zorz is known to provide excellent warmups but also has a residency in Kozani.

We're pretty sure you will enjoy his soothing blend of deep and groovy TechHouse, sexy Chicago body music and some electronic-influenced stuff that still sticks to an irresistable hip-shaking impulse (maybe it's also because spring is close). Here's the tracklist:

01. Satoshi Fumi - Talkin 2 U [Force Tracks]
02. Dennis DeSantis - Five Minutes, Today, Forever (Dennis DeSantis Remix) [Third Ear]
03. Kerri Chandler - Downtown (Dark Mix) [Downtown161.com]
04. Franck Roger Feat Jovonn - Remember (Instrumental) [Real Tone]
05. Leon Louder - Say Five [Uma Us]
06. Special Interest - Outlaw [Guesthouse Music]
07. Bryan Jones - Soulsearching [Control Recordings]
08. James Flavour - Da Ride (Jimpster Remix) [Dirt Crew Recordings]
09. Mark Knight - The Reason [Toolroom Records]
10. Cpen - Mystery Jazz [Memorabilia]
11. Fred Everything & J.T. Donaldson - Listen [Freerange Records]
12. Spooky - No Return (Josh Winks Acid Vocal Interpretation) [spooky.uk.com]
13. Terry Lee Brown Jr. - Hold Em [Plastic City]

click here to be transferred to iTunes
click the image or here for a direct link to PestoMix 003





PestoMix 002 from Pesto Music

PestoCast150x150
Time to kick off the second PestoMix - a Podcast from Pesto Music supplying you with fresh music, updates, DJ mixes and so on.

This time, we offer you a kind of inofficial PestoMix containing a mix with exclusive tracks and versions previously unreleased. You will have a sneek preview into the future of Pesto's release schedule (and that's just a very limited one, boy). The only tunes you might have heard already are Babak Shayan's "Azadi" that was already featured on the Bar1 compilation and Simone de Nauw's "Luv" which is also included in the mix compilation "Beautiful & Timeless". Enjoy!

Here's the track list:

01. Jon Silva - I want you (Blip it mix) [Pesto 009]
02. Babak Shayan - Azadi (Original) [Pesto005 - out on January 31st, exclusive pre release on beatport.com]
03. Simone de Nauw - Luv (Original) [Pesto 008]
04. Da Funk - Electronic Love (Original) [Pesto Digital]
05. Cooccer - Move (Jon Silva Remix) [Pesto010]

click here to be transferred to iTunes
click the image or here for a direct link to Pesto 002


You can rate the mix here:





Track list for PestoMix 001 by Babak Shayan

We successfully managed to bother Babak during his holidays and got the tracklist for his PestoMix 001 right back. Here it is for your records:

01. Pantha Du Prince - Butterfly Girl [Dial]
02. Basil - Wanted [Shayan]
03. Rhythm & Sound w/ Paul St. Hilaire - Free For All (Soundstream Remix) [Burial Mix]
04. Booka Shade - In White Rooms (Neo Mix) [Get Physical]
05. Soda Inc. - Night Fever [Plastic City]
07. Gui Boratto - It's Majik (TLB Dub Mix) [Plastic City]
08. Jermone Isma-Ae & MCY - Oriental [Jee Productions]
09. Dave Spoon - Big Love [Big Love]
10. Tommyboy & Mannel - Naturelize [Stereo Cool]
11. Samuel L. Session - Velvet [ELP]
12. Jerome Isma-Ae - Stars In Your Head [Jee Producions]

By the way, we just added a new feature to our sidebar: in case you do not have an RSS-enabled browser (many visitors still use Internet Explorer 6, for example) or do not have any newsreader, we offer an email based subscription service for you.

Just insert your email addy in the field in our sidebar and you will be signed up for an email delivery of our newsfeed. No spam!

PestoMix 001 by Babak Shayan

PestoCast150x150
Due to problems with our webspace provider, we had to publish the PestoMix 001 a bit later than promised. Anyways, enjoy the very first issue of our monthly guest DJ mix.

The first PestoMix comes from Babak Shayan, head honcho of Cologne's Shayan-Music. Babak will release Pesto 005 by end of January 2007. That's the reason we feature him here as a DJ.

Some of you might know the Bar1 compilation series that are digging in deeper grounds - this is mainly meant to serve another purpose. This mix is exactly right to get ready to go out, enjoy a sunny day with some nice clubby tunes or just get over the holiday season with some excellent House tunes on your iPod. Discover the driving side of Babak Shayan as a DJ.

Pesto 005 by Babak Shayan - Azadi will be available through all major download stores by end of January 2007.
For more details, check back here or and/or subscribe to our RSS feed!

We are sorry for being unable to supply you with a tracklist yet. Babak just gave us his mix immediately before he left for two Ukraine gigs. The final tracklist for this mix will be posted in brief as soon as Babak is back from the holiday season. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Happy holidays from your Pesto Music crew!

click here to be transferred to iTunes
click here for a direct link to the PestoMix

PestoCast approved by iTunes

Our first PestoCast, the podcast from Pesto Music, has been approved by the iTMS and we are pleased to supply you with a link to our PestoCast page within iTunes. By adding our feed into the podcasts section in your iTunes application, you can have the latest episode downloaded automatically.

Check it out here: PestoCast on iTunes

Subscribing to our RSS feed and/or the PestoCast is a good idea anyways as we will have a little gift for you in brief (hey, it's X-mas, right?). The first issue of our monthly guest DJ mix will be available on Saturday afternoon CET - early enough to be served with an excellent DJ mix for your holidays. More details on Saturday then...

The first PestoCast - it's here!!!

PestoCast150x150
The very first issue of the PestoCast, a Podcast covering House music in general and Pesto releases in specific is online! You can subscribe to our PestoCast via iTunes here or click on the link below to listen to it in your browser window.
We strongly suggest the subscription though, as you will have additional info and automatic downloading enabled as soon as there is a new episode.

This PestoCast features the upcoming release of Pesto 005 "Babak Shayan - Azadi" - please also check preview snippets of Pesto 005 in the about section. This release will hit all major download stores by late January 2007.

Let us know what you think about the release and take part in our poll!

Which version of Pesto 005 do you like best?
01 - The Original
02 - The Jussi Pekka Remix
03 - Da Funk's Acryl Dub
04 - Jon Silva's Club Mix
05 - Chris Niteshake Remix
  
pollcode.com free polls


Click the link to hear the Podcast in your browser window or choose right-click (Windows) or ctrl-click (Mac) and then "save as" or similar to download the file.