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Pesto EP002: V.A. - Booty Shakers out now [and charting]

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A bit late with the update as Pesto EP002 "Booty Shakers" is already out since 5th January 2011 but here we go.

First, we have Cooccer from Stuttgart, Germany - resident at the legendary Climax club inventing a completely new genre. "Elarina" should be filed under DubDisco because of the massive bass line going under some discoid snippets and a strict groove. Cooccer just broke Climax' visitor record last December. We'll investigate further if this is related to his release;)

Up next, we have Eire's finest Andy O' Donoghue with "Kick Back", a monotonous stomper with a remarkable piano chord, suitable both for early and late hours on the floor - toolish and a must-have in any DJ's sleeve.

Third in the row is "Access" by Norman Creed and Patryk Molinari featuring some not so unknown spoken words in the break on top of a roaring bassline. Patryk just had a smasher out on Greelpound Records while both of the Berlin based guys released awesome choons on our first EP "Deep Discoveries" a couple of weeks ago.

"Rainbows & Butterflies" comes from Dubai and Mumbai in the shape of Sam Farsio and Arnold Misquitta aka Socio Robots. This hot duo is destined to make it big in 2011 and their contribution to "Booty Shakers" is just another proof of their quality. These guys have been played by all top notch jocks and this tune is no different rather than another reason for their global success.

Then, we have a young talent from FYROM aka Macedonia (please don't start arguments on the meaning of "Macedonia" mkay?) who I've had already the pleasure to rock a night with: Nick Fay. "Your Love" is a plain peaktime full floor smasher that will get any crowd going. Huge breakdown, fat beats, catchy vocal - this one has all it takes!

Last but not least there's Russia's Ivan Weber who contributes a piece reminiscient of "Le Champagne" by Trentemøller in the first place. Ivan evolves "People Are Strange" to new heights though by employing a massive synth riff that ends up in a huge, messy and dirty break - just to catch up with the groove from before.

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[update: "Booty Shakers" just entered the Deep House album charts on Juno Download at #53]
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PestoMix 013 by Jon Silva "Karisma Chronicles"

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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]

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PestoMix 012 by Nick Fay

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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]

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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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Nick Fay - Progression (Jon Silva's Rise & Fall RMX) out now!

Already out since February 25th but nonetheless still worth having a listen is my remix for Nick Fay's "Progression" on USB. Check out "Jon Silva's Rise & Fall Remix" and the other fine versions here:


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