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Fady Ferraye - She Bounces: Jon Silva's Booty Bouncer out now

If your musical preferences reach beyond Deep House, into the realm of more clubby, proggy sounds and the name "Fady Ferraye" doesn't ring a bell, you're doing something very wrong.

Beirut-born and Amsterdam-based Fady is one of the hottest producers at the moment with his tunes being regularly showcased on BBC's infamous Radio One, frequent guest in the world's DJ charts, mixes and playlists. His standing is definitely not due to being the usual "hyping myself on social networks" guy - far from that! Fady Ferraye has been constantly building his career since he began contributing to the world of club music in 1990.

Yes kids, that's 20 years in the business - long before Beatport, let alone the MP3 file format, was invented. That may be one of the reasons why Fady is still sticking to the "black gold" and spins vinyl-only sets to this day. He has been playing a major role in the Middle East's club scene not only by putting out oriental-injected music but also by being the only DJ who held residencies in all three Lebanon's super-clubs at the same time (namely B018, Strange Fruit and the Basement, two of which were voted best clubs worldwide in DJ Mag's annual Top100). For more than 5 years, he has been a resident at Amsterdam's renowned NL Club.
Glamorous nights have included performing at an afterhours party for P Diddy and headlining Fashion TV's Black Diamond Boat, while DJ bookings over the years have seen him perform alongside Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, Sander Kleinenberg, Above & Beyond, Judge Jules, Dave Seaman, Marco V and many more.

Fady Ferraye also runs his own show "Goosebumped" on Frisky Radio and I had the great honour to be his guest (here's a free download of my Goosebumped set).

When searching his name on YouTube, besides Fady's own channel, you will find numerous clips from his gigs all over west asian countries. Pay attention to the euphoric crowd with their hands in the air and shouting "Fady, Fady, Fady" und you will get an idea of the vibe Fady Ferraye brings to a club. If there is a term for uniting people in the name of music, regardless of their origin, the colour of their skin or their religion - if there are words for the bridge between the western hemisphere, its tradition in electronic music and clubbing and the rich culture of young Lebanese, Jordans, Arabs and many more - these words must be Fady Ferraye.

As a label owner, you could only dream of having such an artist in your roster. Well, the dream came true for Pesto Music when Fady signed his outstanding "Amman" tune to our label. "Amman" got released via our 2.0 compilation "A Jar Of Fresh Pesto" (the name was Fady's idea, too by the way!) in 2009. Pretty soon, we will release the single with more classy remixes here on Pesto.

As an artist, you feel just very proud when being approached by Fady asking you to remix one of his tunes. You cannot deliver anything that's below superior. That's what I just tried with "She Bounces", released on the italian Presslab imprint. I tried to come up with the most energetic vibe, doing the original tune and Fady himself the justice they deserve. I'm quite happy with the mix and hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it!

You can do Fady a big favour by buying the tune(s) below and also by voting for him in DJ Mag's Top 100 poll: www.top100djs.net



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PestoMix 009 by Jon Silva - Goosebumped

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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]

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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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