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PestoMix 017 by Nestora

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Referring to yesterday's post, I'd like to drop a few words on long lasting qualities of DJ mixes. Today's PestoMix by Nestora, hailing from Athens, Greece is one such mix - no wonder, it's a PestoMix, indeed.

In all fairness, I have to admit that I received it back in January already and wondered if it may sound dated or would have a certain winter feeling attached to it. After having listened a couple of times during the past few days, I noticed that my doubts were completely pointless: sunny and warm days in Cologne, Caipirinha tasting good again (for me, it doesn't during the cold winter months) and this PestoMix went together pretty well. After writing a short message to Nestora on Facebook, he felt the same way - release the mix because the vibe is great regardless of the season outside.

Nestora is quite new to the Deep House family as a producer, the labels he released on since 2008 are all highly reputated though and belong to what I'd say is the top notch of underground deepness (and good Pesto friends as well): Disclosure Project Recordings, Acryl, Etoka, Cabrio are all names that should ring some bell if you're a frequent visitor here. Nestora definitely has a signature sound which becomes apparent when browsing through his tracks on SoundCloud or his releases on Beatport. I sincerely hope to add him to the Pesto roster one day as well but that depends on me receiving a demo and replying on time before another label signed it ;)

Ta-da...PestoMix 017 by Nestora, here's the (timeless) track list:

01. Craig Stewart - Make Me (Da Funk's Numb Soul Remix) [Acryl Music]
02. Pablo Fierro - Flashes In My Head [Cover Music]
03. Jon Silva - Got 2 Have U [Aquamarine]
04. Kikis - New Wave [Spring Tube]
05. Kikis - Don't Stop [Spring Tube]
06. Replika - Empty Beds (Deepsoundexpress Remix) [Aquamarine]
07. Branco Von Holleben & Bruno Be - Dig Deeper [Conya]
08. Marvin Zeyss - Herz (Frankman Remix) [FM Digital]
09. Vincenzo - The Clearing (Dub) [Dessous]
10. Sebastian Davidson & Nick Orisun - Future (Jon Silva Dark Dub) [Conya]
11. Helly Larson - Hot [Soul Industries]
12. Tracey Thorn - Why Does The Wind (Andre Lodemann Remix) [Buzzin' Fly]

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PestoMix 014 by Martin Broszeit "Music For Lovers"

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Looking out the window, it's obvious that autumn is all over Cologne: a sky in just that one shade of grey (ok, that can happen any season here), yellow and red leaves falling from the tree in the backyard and the cat sleeping on top of the heater. It's the season for hooded sweaters, thick socks and german cuisine - of which the latter is impossible to enjoy during summer as good and solid it usually is. It's time to get cozy and we would not be Pesto Music if we did not serve you the proper soundtrack. Disclaimer: PestoMix 014 will also work for you if you're located on the southern hemisphere. I just could not come up with a better introduction;)

PestoMix 014 comes from Hamburg's Martin Broszeit (link is in german language) and is named "Music For Lovers" which is a more than suitable description for the atmosphere created. Martin's name may not ring a bell since he's not your favourite overhyped producer of the moment rather than a long player in Germany's music business. Born in 1972, Martin found his way behind the wheels of steel at the age of 17, mainly focused on HipHop and HipHouse back then. Going under the name of DJ Phoenix, he soon became a regular guest in all of Hamburg's top venues and events: Palladium, Kontor, Phonodrome, Juice Club and the Nature One festival to name but a few.
Martin, together with production mate Chopstick, formed "Smart System" in 2001 and one of their tunes was placed on Tiesto's "Nyana" compilation, two more tunes were signed by Germany's House veteran Oliver Moldan. The buzz made bigger labels become aware of the duo and eventually, one of Smart System's remixes made it on top of the official german Dance Charts.

During the same time, Martin Broszeit was working as a plugger for Kontor and later on Universal Music, promoting the who-is-who in music biz: Rolling Stones, Sophie Ellis Baxtor, Spiller, Blank & Jones and too many more to mention. No wonder why Martin, still the nice and down-to-earth guy he is to date, played alongside the frequent flyers of electronic music.

Even though Martin admits to having played a support gig for Scooter (hey, we all need to pay our rents!), his heart is with his wife, his glamourous daughter and the spirit of Deep House. We are more than happy to present you PestoMix 014 by Martin Broszeit - "Music For Lovers", a true PestoMix to the core.

Here's the tracklist:

01. SNG - With You [White]
02. The Urban District - Solaris Safe [Nightchild Records]
03. Murat Ozer - Unbound [Connect Four]
04. Sol - Chudo 81 (BarBq Mix) [SnoochiBoochi]
05. The Urban District - Lonely in the Air [Nightchild Records]
06. Edwin Mulder - The Zound of Muzik [Ready Mix Records]
07. Evren Ulusoy - Marriage of Heaven & Hell [Particles]
08. Darren Duvall - My Control [Murat Ozer Mix] [Ready Mix Records]
09. Edwin Mulder & Ferdy - Point Cabrillo [Glideslope Music]
10. Evren Ulusoy - Vessel [Silk Sofa Music]
11. Edwin Mulder - A Love in Paris (Seva K. Remix) [Glideslope Music]
12. Pablo Fierro - Mellow Man [Elevation Recordings]
13. Egon Carter - Holy Day Taste [Fassade Records]

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PestoMix 010 by Mr. Jones (The Disclosure Project)

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What could be better than a brand new DJ mix by...okay, this is getting old now! Any way, we are proud to bring you a brand new PestoMix, this time by Mr. Jones of "The Disclosure Project" fame.

If his name sounds familiar to your ears, it might be due to countless top notch releases and remix works both on Disclosure Project Recordings, the label of Mr. Jones and JP Phillippe, as well as on many other labels. We also had the great pleasure to release a remix of The Disclosure Project on our Pesto 012 release by the Cloudsteppers project some time ago. And you will have to expect a Jon Silva remix to be released on Disclosure Project Recordings in a couple of weeks.

As you can imagine, we are more than happy to present the 10th issue of our PestoMix series by Mr. Jones featuring a mouth watering track list:

01. Ballet Mechanique - Kiss My Groove [Disclosure Project]
02. Frankman - Eikma (Alex V Remix) [Sophisticate]
03. Suel - Drifting [Vintage Music]
04. A Few Dudes - A NiceTrip (Replika Remix) [Deepology]
05. Bucher & Kessidis - Zone Out [Etoka]
06. Pablo Fierro - Hold Me Back [Stratospherik]
07. Pablo Fierro - Just Break It (Simbad Remix) [Stratospherik]
08. Pablo Fierro - Just Break It (Soul Minority Remix) [Stratospherik]
09. Da Funk - White Wipe [Elevation]
10. Da Funk - Tollkirschen [Elevation]
11. Roy Mclaren - Bowled Over [Disclosure Project]
12. De Giraffe feat. Marta - Pray Of Doll (Daniel Kyo Remix) [Disclosure Project]
13. Yasuo Sato - Recapitulation [NDM]

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