PestoMix 015 by Christian G. "Berry Deep"

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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]

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Say hello to a new release format - the Pesto EP

Back in time, when I was young, slim and naive (I'm only naive these days) and music was pressed in grooves on a thing called vinyl, there were different formats of vinyl records.

You could get 7" singles, 12" maxi singles and 12" albums. Between maxi singles and albums, there also had been a niche called EP (aka extended play). The main difference between a maxi single and an EP used to be the track selection: while you would expect the radio version and some alternate mix on the B-side, 12" singles had an extended or Club mix on the A-side. In short, there were three or four versions of the same track on one piece of wax, sometimes, you'd also find a second tune rather than another remix.
The EP, on the other hand, held different tracks from the same artist or from various artists - a fact that made some people call the EP a "mini album". Please see this Wikipedia article for detailed info on the history of EPs.

Drum roll, please - curtain up, enter the Pesto EP!

You are familiar with our admittedly rare singles, our compilations such as "2.0", "toolbox" and "Beautiful & Timeless" and now is the time to get acquainted with our brand new Pesto EPs. These will feature four or five tracks from various artists (or maybe just one, in case we have five good tunes from one artist). They will sport a whole new design, different from our other releases, which is in the works currently. And they will work around two common problems: when releasing compilations with ten or more tracks, people often just pay attention to the first few tracks and miss the great stuff that comes later on. Especially DJs as buyers are mainly focused on single tracks rather than the whole track list dramaturgy our compilations feature. Another point is that people get easily bored by listening to six or seven different versions of the same tune, making it hard for them to decide which one they like best.

With the Pesto EP, we bring you a format that offers variety style- and sound-wise as different artists will have different vibes. With just five tracks contained, they also surrender to the usual DJ's attention span. And sometimes, an artist sends us a couple of tracks but there's only one that suits the Pesto vibe so it's difficult to compile a single, especially if the track is hard to remix. Should we ditch these artists? Hell no, we want to give exposure to every artist and tune that deserves it - even if it's only just one song!

So last but not least, the Pesto EP is also great news for our artists as they get featured the best way, have their music released quickly rather than having to wait for all the remixers until the single can be done. If there's demand for it, the track can be released along with remixes on a Pesto single later on still.

To say it with the words of a consultant: it's a win-win-win situation - you as our fan and customer, the artist as the supplier and backbone of the Pesto label and us as the label itself will all profit from the Pesto EP. After taking a break releasewise for nearly one year, you can be sure to expect a fireworks of new music from your most favourite label - Pesto Music!

More details to follow soon.

2.0 - A Jar Of Fresh Pesto: DJ Feedback

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Here is some DJ feedback on our latest compilation "2.0 - A Jar Of Fresh Pesto" on Pesto LP005.

Amir Groove (Ibiza Sonica, Push FM):
I hate to do this, to say which one is my favourite as all of them are so brilliant, well not surprised at all, when I have all my fav artist under the same roof. For sure many of these track will be aired on both of my radio shows, on ibizasonica and pushfm.com Good luck guys and well done!!

Ric McClelland aka Scope (Urban Torque/UK): i really like the tracks by replika, poussez, jon silva, cooccer and fady though.. will play & support!

Martijn Hoffmans aka Phonic Funk (Pesto, Soulfuric, MN2S/NL):
as usual GOOD MUSIC! will play!
great release from pesto! Keep up the good work!

Christian Quast aka ARWID (BPitch, Boxer, futureaudio):
as usual Pesto delivers high quality tracks .... *****

Brian Tappert (Traxsource/Soulfuric):
Nice one, looking forward to working this hard for you. 

Lewis Ferrier (Reelgroove, Baldeelox, Farris Wheel/NL): Wow, what a way to start the day !!!!! This is some collection of the finest deephouse !!! Can really feel this !!!! Big Compliments, Will be in my favorites list for a while i guess. Thanks so much for sharing this with me Cheers, LF

Oz (UNITED COLORS OF HOUSE/UK):
Once again a fantastic selection of tracks from the Pesto Label. 'Enjoy This Trip', standing out the most for, closely followed by 'The One', 'Deep Reflection', and 'Amman'.
Danke for this awesome collection of promos.

Ralf Gum (Gogo Music/GER):
Some real nice tracks on here. Many thanks!

Si & Piers (Stereo Mutants/UK):
Damn cool album.. love it!! 9/10

Chris Blenda (Cyprus/GR):
House music forever :) i play for sure all the tracks this summer,
great work and thanks!!!

Joan Ribas Ferrer (Ibiza global radio/Hotel Pacha/Cafe del Mar): superb compilation with the best of pesto sound style.

Andy Bach (Young Society, Bonzai Music, Zaubermilch): fine selection of relaxing grooves. like this deep sound.
HD aka Marc (SSRadio UK):
drei worte "ich bin begeistert" danke für die tolle Musik [translation: three words "I am thrilled" thanks for the awesome music

Kire Cipurovski aka C-Pure (Bitola Clubbing/FYROM): so deep and so good all Ep is realy master piece i will play it for sure

Henri Kohn (Clubstar, Conya):
replika and poussez tracks are my favs.
full support.

Da Funk (Acryl/SUI):
awesome comp again. finally i can play the tracks jon already played in his sets for example the allovers one.
beside that, the tunes i'll definitely rock out are onur's, replika's the elpresidenteone, poussez's and the mark duffin one.
full support! great stuff, really

Dave Horne (Ministry (Gallery), Baroque, Guess Records/UK): Really nice collection of deep, chilled out grooves.

Kellilicious (SheJay/UK):
Great package. Lovin all tunes but Driftin' is the fave! Nice one! 

Bobi (Club FM Skopje/FYROM): Thanks for sending me,nice LP with excellent producer, pure deep house Full support coming from me!

MrCenzo (MidiDropMusic/UK):
13 solid tracks on this release for me but there was a few that stood out for me than the rest and they are..

El Presidente
Replika
Marc Cotterell
Pousezz
Jon Silva
Fady Ferraye

And i must say that my favourite one out of them all is "Fady Ferraye" - Amman.....   Top work on this but the whole package gets full support from me.... 10/10

Andreas Hansson (F12 STHLM/SWE): It´s way too long between the pesto releases. Mark Duffin is the track i like the most, perfect warm up track. Another favorite is Jon Silva -Enjoy This Trip a proper afterhour track. Favorite tracks are Mark Duffin - The Man With No Shame Cooccer - Driftin' Poussez - Recurred Jon Silva with Djazz - Enjoy This Trip Keep it deep

Zach de Vincent (Paradigm @ Frisky Radio/USA):
12. Jon Silva with Djazz - Enjoy This Trip
bout time this got released ;)

Tom Morgan (Alternative Route/UK):
Cooccer, Poussez and your track for me, nice package.  Don't suppose there's an instrumental of Enjoy This Trip doing the rounds?

Olav Belgoe (GER):
merci .... sound gefällt mir persönlich sehr gut!

The Messenger (Soul Industries/Night Drive Music/Plastic City):
Amazing compilation once again.We found here some really nice beats.Our favorites are Replica`s Inner Visions,Christian G`s Deep Reflectin(think thats the best one here for us) ,Onur Ozman`s Fallin Love and El Presidente`s 7Daze.Altogether great release.Full support comin from us.
 
Ariel Cybana (USA):
First track in this is smoking hot. I love the slow grooves in this track. Second track I felt that the highs were too high yet liked the feel of it as the track warmed up. I am feeling the Inner Visions track by Replika. It has a nice sexy tech house sort of groove. I dig it! Deep Reflections by Christian G is a sweet kinda sexy groover of a track. Would be a good intro or latter track. The same feel goes for the following track “Recurred” by Pourrez. I liked the last few tracks as well. 7.5/10

Nikos Ploumis (RepublicRadio.gr):
amazing job for one more time, supporting you from the beginning

André Kroenert (NightDriveMusic/GER):
This release is sooooooo hot. well done mate!

Feodor AllRight & Elena Mechta (AMDJS Radio Show/RUS):
Thank you for the promo! 
Amazing release. Great tracks on the board. This is Pesto! And this is fresh!
Here are feedbacks for the tracks, that we like most of all.

Jon Silva with Djazz - Enjoy This Trip
Deep tech bomb. Rock it!

Alankara & Jazzy D. feat Neobe - The One
Ahhh... Amazing deep/lounge/jazzy tune...

Fady Ferraye - Amman
Great track for the coronation of deep set.

Christian G. - Deep Reflection
Yesss! Superb deep/lounge one. In the wallet.

Marc Cotterell - Project Deep
Sounds delicious. Will test for sure.

Cooccer - Driftin'
Goooood one. Rockin' one. Will play.

Count us in the support. 

Richard Earnshaw (Guess Records, Duff Note, Spiritchaser/UK):
Like Special 4.... very nice, just the ticket for a Spiritchaser set!

Bamo (Guess Records/UK):
Great to hear from you mate. Especially when you're sending me quality music like this.....
Had a couple of listens and my personal favourites are "Special 4", "The Man with no Shame" and your very own "Enjoy This Trip"......
Don't leave it so long next time...... I've missed ya!!

Kenny Gino (Solid Gold Playaz, Disko B, Kanzleramt, Loudeast/USA):
Thank you soooo much for this Jon!!
So much good music I don't know where to begin... listening to it the last couple of days and loving all of it!
Definately dropping some of these in the mix this weekend.

Graham Sahara (Seamless/IRE):
Theres some really nice tracks on here mate. I will be playing most of this album all summer long!
The highlights of the cd for me are the alankara & Jazzy D, marc cotterell, replica, christian g, Allovers are excellent and that’s not saying the others are bad, just these tracks are all excellent.
Thanks and I shall enjoy playing these a lot

David Endo (Deep & Dirty Radio LA/USA): Very good release. If I'd had it in my bag longer before the release date, I would have pushed it hard!!!! Good work guys

C&M Productions (truehouse.net/SUI): which is your most favourite mix: Jon Silva with Djazz - Enjoy This Trip
Franco Martinelli (www.housepage.net, God IS A DJ Magazine/ITA): This is a very hot album, really like many of the tracks and the intense atmospheres of the full compilation. Deep and fresh music that spreads an infectious summer vibe.

Ashot & Garry (aka Salt Sweet, Low Flow Records/Armenia):
Thanks for this amazing package, all tracks are brilliant and it's really hard to concentrate oneself on one single fav. We'll definitely spin all of them a lot!!!

Chris aka K-Bana (Guess Records/UK):
Cheers for the album.. Its quality!!! Really like Jon Silva with Djazz - Enjoy This Trip and Cooccer - Driftin'. They are my two main picks from it!! Both deep and quality!! Full support will feature both in my new mix for July 2009..
Thanks again..

Daniel Kyo (Loudeast, Elevation/ESP): Amazing package! Will play much of this! Thanks!;)

Pesto LP005: Various Artists - "2.0 - A Jar Of Fresh Pesto" added to our releases feed

You can find the latest installment of our "2.0" compilation series in our catalogue section and our releases feed now.

Here's the track list:

01. Mark Duffin - The Man With No Shame
02. Cooccer - Driftin'
03. El Presidente - 7Daze
04. Alankara & Jazzy D. feat Neobe - The One
05. Marc Cotterell - Project Deep
06. Replika - Inner Visions
07. Christian G. - Deep Reflection
08. Poussez - Recurred
09. Onur Ozman - Fallin' Love
10. Allovers - Special 4
11. Mike Starr feat. Barca - Unstoppable (Natural)
12. Jon Silva with Djazz - Enjoy This Trip
13. Fady Ferraye - Amman

For further details, please see our catalogue section and the "2.0" micropage.

Pesto LP005: "2.0 - A Jar Of Fresh Pesto" micropage launched

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Accompanying the release of our latest multi-artist compilation on Pesto, we have set up a micropage for "2.0 - A Jar Of Fresh Pesto".

You can reach the micropage by clicking on the respective tab above. We also offer a shortened URL via bit.ly's service which is useful not only for twitter: http://bit.ly/2point0.

On the micropage, you will find direct links to Pesto LP005 on your favourite download store. We're updating the list of shops daily once our compilation has been added there.

We have also added a small widget that enables you to post or email the link to the page via your preferred service such as myspace, facebook, etc.:

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Stay tuned for more news around our latest master piece!

Buddha Bar XI mixed by DJ Ravin contains Rucyl's "Love In War"

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Already in stores since March 9th 2009, we are proud to let you know that a Pesto tune has found its way onto the famous "Buddha Bar" compilation series.

DJ Ravin, of Mauritius origin, states on his website that his quest is "full of curiosity and passion" for "unknown sensations and ignored talent". While "sensation" and "talent" are with no doubt true for Pete Gust's remix of Rucyl's "Love In War", the words "unknown" and "ignored" have to be stripped off thanks to numerous weeks on DJ charts and sales sheets last year, including the top position on Beatport's DeepHouse charts last year.

Buddha Bar XI marks a stopover of the Buddha Bar movement, funny enough, this time staying in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, place to be for Jon Silva recently and homebase of our exclusive partner Fly Music.

You can get Buddha Bar XI either on CD or as a digital download from your favourite store, in case you haven't yet!

"2.0 - The Next Generation Of Pesto Artists" goes Platinum in german album charts

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Earlier this year, you could read about the amazing success of our compilation "2.0". A lot of the tunes entered the charts on countless MP3 stores and found their way into the collection of many DJs.

Today, we're proud to announce that after entering the german album charts on #3 last week, we already sold so many copies that the release was awarded with "Platinum" status. This equals to 500.000 sold copies. As digital downloads are accounted for the official german charts since not so long ago, we're particularly happy to be the first independent label that reached this status!

"2.0 - The Next Generation Of Pesto Artists"
is available on your favourite online store:

Beatport
Juno Download
Traxsource
Trackitdown
Play It Tonight
DJDownload
iTunes store
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