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Jon Silva remixes spotted in the wild

Whoaaa...long time no update on this page. Actually, this is another good reason to follow me on twitter and Facebook as there have been countless updates during the last weeks. For instance, there was coverage on the amazing goulash soup from Jon Silva's kitchen, served at the björkvin booth on January's Bread & Butter trade show in Berlin, including pictures. I also mentioned the release dates of a couple of my remixes and posted links to videos on YouTube. Anyway, here's everything you may have missed since the last blog post on pesto.de (or pestomusic.com), condensed into one neat post.

Let's begin with the remix that's been out first. Released on 18th Jan (the second day of my Berlin week), we have "Believe" released via my bulgarian friends from U.S.B. Here's the full tune from Pesto Music's Soundcloud profile, a Beatport link is included on the Soundcloud page for that tune or will be displayed if you click on the "down" arrow at the right hand side of the player. A link to the track on YouTube will be shown by clicking on the info button above said arrow symbol:



We are staying in eastern Europe, going up a bit north to Romania and that's where Addex resides. I've had the great pleasure to remix his tune "Gratitude" that features Christoph Kardek (going further north west if you will) from France. My remix is part of a couple of other really must-hear reworks of Addex's album "Moments in timeless strings" on the highly reputated Etoka label. I posted this one to my Soundcloud account as well: there's a set named "What I'm currently working on" with - you guessed it - stuff that I'm currently mangling through my magic music making machine here. Since there are so many other cool mixes, I'll post the Beatport player here instead:



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The last stop of our little journey through Europe takes us further westward to the beautiful city of Madrid in Spain. That's the homebase of the fresh Alma Soul imprint, a label that has failed to disappoint with its releases and I'm happy to be a member of their ever growing artist roster. I was asked to remix Ramiro Lopez' "Gift Co". Which I did and found myself on the release that just came out today, together with a long time Pestolero and supporter, a certain Mr. K-Bana:)

Here's that Beatport player:



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Got 2 Have U - brand new Jon Silva track out on Aquamarine

Really don't know what makes me happier: the fact that I've finally released an original Jon Silva tune after more than a year. Or the fact to be in great company on Russia's Aquamarine label, being part of their superb compilation "Elastic Sound presents: Aquamarine Sampler Vol.2". It's probably both.

This sampler, compiled by Elastic Sound who delivered a Beatport-charting remix for Replika's "Inner Vision" last June, is full of deep goodness. Dense atmospheres, jacking grooves, jazzy samples, vocals, sweet synth riffs - it's all in. And while all contained tracks are great on their own, please pay special attention to these: George Horn's "Reviver" - a moody and sweet piece with an amazing beat. Replika's "Textura" - I've never heard a bad tune from this swiss miracle who never fails to deliver the deep shizzle. Dima Promo's "Enjoy" - this is to show you how funky a computer with a music production software can get while not losing that atmospheric, dubby vibe. Ocean Gaya's "Back In USSR" - a grooving floater with Yann's signature sound. J Kar's "In Love So Deep" - boy, do I love the fact I've just signed two tracks from this amazing greek guy. His mum probably breastfed him groove and deepness.

Don't get me wrong, I like the others as well but the tracks mentioned above were the ones I immediately fell in love with. Oh, and of course you might want to check out my "Got 2 Have U" track, a typical Jon Silva number featuring a fat bassline, classic drum machine grooves, deep chords and a banging piano stab. Not to forget some silky Silva vocals and a neat little 303 line to add some swirl - hope you like it;)

Now please go and buy that release - this winter is a cold one and artists need to pay for a warm flat. But it makes them happy in general if you appreciate their music and support them.



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Ocean Gaya - Think Global [Acryl]: Jon Silva remix available!

artwork Acryl 033 by Ocean Gaya
I had the great pleasure to remix one of Ocean Gaya's tunes on a release of our swiss friends Acryl Music. The tune is called "Some Things" and comes with another original track called "Think Global", hence the EP's name.

There are two really outstanding remixes by Terry Lee Brown Jr. and the ever awesome Soul Minority from Barcelone.

One word about the TLB remix: I'm really not much of a fan of Terry's clubbier and toolish tunes. But when he travels the deep route, I'm instantly in love with the sound of this true veteran in House music. Needless to say anything about Soul Minority other than that: if you're not familiar with the output of this guy, you seriously missing something!

Acryl Music have published some DJ feedback on their site so you'll see I'm not alone with my opinion;)

Please check out this wonderful EP on Beatport:


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