PestoMix 018 by Simon Tappenden

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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


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Guest post: Christian G.

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Here's the third one in a loose series of guest posts, this time written by the artist of our current single Pesto 015 "Deep Reflection". Please welcome Mr. Christian G from Sydney, Australia and make sure you follow the provided links in order to learn more about hearing protection.

I am sitting here in awe contemplating where this journey has taken me. The journey began way back in the early 80's. The music was different then as it is different now and continues to evolve. Over time I ended up with a taste for Deep House music.

I appreciate all genres and styles but always come back to deep and moody melodies with snippets of tunes originating from artists such as Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis and a myriad of other ambient and atmospheric artists lurking beneath the sound of the deep.

A very good friend of mine, Paul from Chugg Radio once told me that outstanding music has "separation" where each instrument has its place, every sound has its purpose and above all it has that "Chugg" creating a unique feeling.

Throughout my DJing career I've always played with a passion and a goal to ensure all present have a memorable experience. I've played with percentages holding this basic club rule tucked away in my back pocket that will work for me in years to come. I have always worked in clubs believing in three things that made it all happen for me, the club and the paying customer. They are the bar, the door and the DJ. Break one of these links and it would all come tumbling down. Whether it happened overnight or in a year the persistence paid off. DJing was more than a passion for me. I was passionate about the business side as well as the task at hand in creating a vibe which was rewarded by the reaction of the crowd, acknowledgement and financial gain for all involved.

However the personal downside was a lack of education in protecting ones ears in the skilful art of DJing. I spent 18 years hammering away with perpetual beats week in week out. Now I often wonder what would have been if only I had someone in a similar situation warn me about the dangers of long term exposure to loud sounds leading to Tinnitus. It is quite sad to hear a doctor advise you that you can't play anymore. "It's All Gone Pete Tong" (watch a trailer here) may have been funny to some but I can tell you first hand that it isn't. To all fellow DJs reading this article you have an opportunity to become aware of this condition and protect your hearing with the use of earplugs between gigs, ensure you have annual hearing check ups and learn to relax your ears regularly. I can hear you saying "I have a need to listen to my music loud, to get a feel for the track, ..." but I can talk from personal experience. Been there, done that and I've paid the price for it.

Without going on about it for much longer, the cat is now out of the bag. I have Tinnitus, yet I followed my dream and was fortunate enough to get feedback and support from a true workhorse and ambassador of the Deep House movement ... Jon Silva. He liked what he heard and here we are with Deep Reflection.

Hope you all enjoy the ride !

Christian G

Pesto 015: Christian G. - Deep Reflection out excl. on Beatport

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Released just yesterday as a Beatport exclusive, we are proud to present you our first australian Pestolero (wait, maybe that would rather be a Pestoleroo?). "Deep Reflection" on Pesto 015 comes with an updated version - Organ Chugg Mix 2010 - of Christian G.'s original, featured on our "2.0 - A Jar Of Fresh Pesto" compilation. Next in the pack is a Jon Silva remix, reminiscent of the mid 1990ies Deep House sound. Following the Original from 2009 in a remastered version, we have a storming techy remix by Herbert Pryne who just recently had the honour to remix one of Anne Clark's tunes.

Christian Giovannis aka Christian G. from Sydney, Australia began his passion for music and DJing in 1988. He made his debut on a number of local community radio stations presenting current underground releases in a commercially dominant environment. Soon after he explored his creativity and passion for music by pursuing a life long dream in DJing which to this day continues to play a big part of his life.

With 22 years at the helm, Christian has been through the ups and downs of the music and dance scene. He has played in all of Sydney's major clubs showcasing his technical ability and programming skills to packed dance floors. Reading crowds week in week out made him a favourite amongst the clubbing crowd and establishing a reputation as a DJ's DJ.

From the days of turntables and mixed tapes right up to current technology he has kept in touch with the mechanics of the trade with an emphasis on DJ programming. More recently he produced his own blend of deep grooving numbers with a remix of Harry Vincent's Rapture on Plastic City which also features on a mix by Soda Inc (Plastic City - Maybe). Christian continues to push and share the love of deep house music through many forms of media, mixed sets and has regular DJ mix slots on www.chugg.net.au, Sydney's number 1 Deep House radio station. In addition he has appeared a special guest with regular spins on FBI radio in Sydney by Sydney DJ James Locksmith from FBI & Jembe Music.

Besides being deeply involved in music, Christian is a talented photographer as well. The cover artwork for Pesto 015 "Deep Reflection" is actually one of his brilliant shots. If you would like to check out more of his photographic works, make sure you spend some time on his photography page.

Mr. Christian G can also be found on Facebook, Soundcloud and twitter.


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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!;)

Epic DubHouse DJ set, compiled off net labels' output - awesomeness alert!

I am aware of the fact that the net label scene is quite vivid. I have heard great tunes from netlabels, great mixes with those tunes and I appreciate the effort these people put into their work.
To be honest, I have also found a majority of really shit music (in the meaning of "not good enough to sign to a label") and crappy mixes (this requires no further explanation, I think).

Today though, I have found a DubHouse DJ set, compiled of tunes released by netlabels that simply blew me away. Excellent selection, excellent mix, excellent tracks - had to copy the set on my iPod to stay there for my travels.
It's this kind of vibe you're demanding on a Sunday morning after clubbing and while smoking special cigarettes, while drivin or just in order to entertain you. Or, as Mixotic, the page you can find this mix on puts it:

"Foton sends the perfect soundtrack for a warum summer night to you. Look up to the stars and let the deepest dub sounds rain on you, really relaxing, laid back stuff!"


Check out Foton's "Quelque Mix", download it, copy the track list and be happy. Nothing more than this except to say "thank you!" for this epic DJ set.

http://www.mixotic.net/dj-mixes/techno-tech-house/173

Wacom's nextbeat DJ console

Wacom, previously known for their graphic tablets, are now entering the DJ scene with a fully fledged controller unit. The nextbeat is every digital DJ's wet dreams come true with a bunch of controls and input methods that enables you to go wild on your MP3 files.

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The nextbeat console will operate in wireless mode (look mom, no cords!) which makes it a perfect companion for live acts, too. See more pics on flylyf.com and get more insights on some nextbeat microsite.

[Found via Nerdcore]