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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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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 016 by Daxxel c/o Karisma Chronicles

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PestoMixes have been made by artists from different countries and it's hard to believe that to this day, we did not have any by a French DJ. Time to change that!

Maxime Ménard, also known as Daxxel and the man behind the Karisma Chronicles podcast, hails from the shores of Brittany in the North West of France. I've already had the great pleasure to supply Maxime with a guest mix and put myself on the ever growing list of top notch artists such as Budai & Vic, The Timewriter, Krummstoff, Cooccer, Edmund, Da Funk, Kruse & Nürnberg and many, many more names you've surely heard before.

Today, Daxxel returns the favour with a deep and bouncing PestoMix and going over that track list lets you already imagine a superb kickstarter for a Saturday night. The mix also works on different days though - I have listened to it on rotation the last days.

Here's what you get on PestoMix 016 by Daxxel:

01. Two Armadillos - Je Suis Differente [STHMLaudio]
02. The Messenger - Your Love [Soul Industries]
03. Leif - Priority Feat. Donna Lea [Fear Of Flying]
04. Nikola Gala - Broken Chords [Freerange]
05. A Few Dudes - Nice Trip (Replika's Trippin Cut) [Deepology Digital]
06. Astraglide - Only You [Ambiosphere]
07. Oriol Calvo, Tetsuya Ura - Not Yet [Extremly House]
07. Yud Kei - Grace Emotion (Sea Of Wonder Mix) [M.O.D.A - Music Fashion]
08. Onur Ozman - Midnight Talk (Astraglide Astral Remix) [Ambiosphere]
09. Patryk Molinari - Some Old Some New [Pesto]

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PestoMix 015 by Christian G. "Berry Deep"

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When I wrote the introduction for our last PestoMix 014 by Martin Broszeit, I told you about autumn here in Cologne and how this would be true only if you were located on the northern hemisphere.
Since here at Pesto, we believe in the balance of things and the same rights for everyone, PestoMix 015 "Berry Deep" by Christian G. comes straight from Sydney, Australia where they have summer at this time of the year.

As luck would have it, Christian G. is also the artist of our Pesto 015 single named "Deep Reflection" that will be released as a Beatport excl. later today. The tune was already featured on our last 2.0 compilation "A Jar Of Fresh Pesto" and comes with fresh remixes by Christian himself, Herbert Pryne who just recently remixed Anne Clark and the inevitable Jon Silva. More on the "Deep Reflection" single coming here in brief.

Here's the tracklist for PestoMix 015 "Berry Deep" by Christian G.:

01. Wiretappeur - My Real Name Is [Bedrock]
02. The Cabronistas - Deep Thang [Hearbeat]
03. Evren Ulusoy - Believe [Kolour]
04. Tonkproject - Deeper Than My Soul [Deepclass]
05. Evren Ulusoy - Pon Farr [Undercool]
06. JML - Into The Wild (Peter Horrevorts Big Five Remix) [Vibrating Balance]
07. Jimmy, Fer Ferrari - Back To Buenos Aires [Solid Fabric]
08. Evren Ulusoy & Sezer Uysal - Singing In The Bathtub [Loco]
09. Apologist - Violator (Latenta Project Remix) [Proton]
10. Simon Garcia - Raw War [Laka Tosh]
11. Alain Ho feat. Marlene - Je Pense A Toi (Kruse & Nürnberg Remix) [Composite]

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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 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 011 by DJ Jem

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Remember last year when I was playing a couple of gigs on Crete? If you watched the video of my trip, you will surely have noticed DJ Jem. He's one of the guys who represent me on Crete and booked me there.
Jem's sound as a DJ is best described as sexy, uplifting and tends towards a tribalish direction later. Our latest PestoMix reflects exactly the dramaturgy you'd expect from a DJ Jem mix. Usually, they span over hours so this one is like four hours compressed into one.
You should make sure you also check out the other fine mixes Jem's Soundcloud account. As he is also into music production, I'm sure you will find some awesome originals there in the near future.

Today, we have the great pleasure to present you PestoMix 011 by DJ Jem. Full of sun-soaked goodness, it's surely a nice alternative to any worldcup game. Here's the track list:

01. Penner & Muder - Presence Of Another Man [Wazi Wazi]
02. Zev feat. Beckford - Forget The World [Wolf + Lamp]
03. Kenny Hawkes & Louise Carver - Play The Game (Extented Mix) [U-Boot]
04. Blaze - Lovelee Dae (20:20 Vision Remix) [Playhouse]
05. Jake Island feat. Joanna Christie - What If You Wanted More (Tensnake Remix) [Toolroom]
06. Stefano Noferini - Tha Sun [Toolroom]
07. D Unity - Yoruba [Toolroom]
08. Dj Chus, Gonzalo, Gonzalez - One Night In Havana [Stereo Productions]
10. Anil Chawla - Do It [Great Stuff]
11. Dapayk & Padberg - Island Feta Caro (Florian Meindl Remix) [Mo's Ferry]

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Free DJ mixes for the weekend

cover artwork for Pesto 013: Replika - Inner Visions (incl. Elastic Sound & Jon Silva mixes)
We've said it this morning already and here's a small selection of DJ mixes that we'd like to recommend you. All of them contain our latest release "Inner Visions" by Replika on Pesto 013 along other great tracks so make sure you check them all out! We've been listening to all of these mixes while doing some office work during the last days, but the mixes also serve for any other purpose, especially with a sunny weekend ahead. Enjoy!

Let's begin with Spain's Nacho Marco, a name you've probably come across if you're into Deep House. This guy knows how it's done and among the great remixes he delivers, he's also the man behind the renowned Loudeast imprint. Here's a link to the latest episode of his Loudeast FM show on mixcloud.com:
http://www.mixcloud.com/nachomarco/loudeast-fm-radioshow-by-nacho-marco/

Then we have France's Yohan Esprada, who has just released a smashing remix for Robert Owen's "Deep Down", a release currently residing at #1 on Traxsource's single charts. Yohan runs radio shows on Paris Deeper One as well as on SSRadio UK. Here's a link to his page, please check out Progression Session #51:
http://www.yohanesprada.com/?page=podcast

Up next, there's Mr. Jones of The Disclosure Project. Hmm...does his name ring some bell? Oh yes, it's the very same Mr. Jones who did our current PestoMix 010. Ch...ch...ch...check this out:
http://www.mixcloud.com/mrjones/mr-jones-june-2010-part-1/

Another long-time supporter of Pesto is HD aka Marc (although he got a bit lazy returning feedback recently - shame on you, Marc...LOL). Marc runs the "House Essentials - The Spirit Of Life" show on SSRadio, here's a deep link to the episode in question (requires free registration to listen & comment OR subscribe to the feed link in order to download the mixes - which is a good idea anyways):
http://ssradiouk.com/2010/05/29/house-essentials-the-spirit-of-life-29th-may-2010/

Straight from Radio Yerevan, umm, no! Straight from another staple of Deep House Ashot Babayan aka "Krummstoff" comes the following mix (please see below for a politically correct justification of the joke on Radio Yerevan). Ashot comes from Yerevan, Armenia and runs "Low Flow Records" - I think it's the only Deep House label from Armenia (if it's not, then it's definitely the best there - literally ALL of their releases hold at least one tune I'm playing for sure!). Well, here's Ashot's mix - also broadcasted via Ibizasonica just a few of days ago:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/e6b0jr (not sure how long this link is valid, so better grab it fast!)

Regarding Radio Yerevan: these used to be running gags in times of the Soviet Union (yeah right, in Soviet Russia, gags run you...). Basis of these jokes is the fictual radio station "Radio Yerevan" that answers questions sent in by users. Both questions as well as answers are plain ridiculous and make you laugh your arse off, given you dig this kind of humour. Like stated above, Yerevan these days is more famous for great House musique in the shape of Low Flow Records - in case you were born after 1980, you probably won't understand the jokes at all (please see Iron Curtain in order to brush up your common knowledge then).

Last but not least, we'd like to present you another mix by a good friend of Pesto, published on the blog of another good friend of Pesto. Sounds weird? It's not. Doddi's "All kinds of music" blog has long been residing in our feedreaders as this guy collects some of the very best DJ mix downloads you can find around. As Doddi is not limited to a particular genre, you will find great Deep House mixes as well as super awesome Drum'n'Bass mixes. Any way, he posted a link to a DJ set of our greek mate Nestoras, also including a guest mix by Cadatta in the second hour of the mix. Get it here:
http://doddiblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/nestora-special-guest-cadatta-2deep.html

Of course, there are a lot more DJ mixes available for download, this is just a small fraction. We'll add more mixes here - if you published a mix on your page that hasn't been covered here, send us a message via our contact form and we'll happily update this post.

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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We're migrating servers, PestoCast temporarily not available

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As we're currently in the process of moving the content from our pesto-usa.com servers to another hoster, you might face trouble in getting any of the PestoCasts or the Pesto FreeBees.

How's that? Well, for nearly three years, we were customers at bluehost.com with our domain pesto-usa.com where all our podcasts, free MP3 downloads and a couple of media files are stored alongside some personal files such as MP3 snippets we send to other labels, demos from artists, promotional files and the likes. Despite the miserable bandwidth these servers provided from time to time, resulting in slow downloads for you, we were quite happy with the hosting service as web space was lots for small bucks.

In April 2009 though, bluehost contacted us with the following message:

Your web hosting account for pesto-usa.com has been deactivated (reason: terms of service violation).Although your web site has been disabled, your data may still be available for up to 15 days, after which it will be deleted.



Please note that the account was disabled (and therefore pesto-usa.com was unreachable) BEFORE they sent us this short message lacking details, rather than a suspected violation of their TOS. We opened a chat with their support asking what the trouble was all about when they told us that we had illegal MP3s on our servers. We kindly insisted on being a record company and dealing with MP3 files is the nature of our business and got the account unlocked again.
Apart from providers sniffing through our private data, their service just...umm...lacked. Ok, shit happens - so we went on with bluehost.com.

Just recently, we tried to renew our account as usual and due yearly just to find out that our credit card was rejected with "Code 2".

What does "Code 2" mean, we wondered and again opened a support chat. After the "support guy" advised to ask the card issuer what went wrong, we asked for a couple of more possible flaws: bluehost.com demands not only name of card holder, card number, valid till and security code data but also the full address of the holder, which in itself, is quite unusual. So we asked if it made a difference if we said "Cologne" instead of "Köln" (you surely notice the difference, yet it's still the same city - and btw, their forms don't accept +49 or 0049 as country code - only +1 or 001 for the USA is possible) which was answered again with "ask your card issuer" and the chat was closed immediately after that without any "bye" or "have a nice day" or whatever goes along these lines, also known as etiquette, especially towards paying customers.

To make a long story short, we switched the hosting company which also includes having to transfer all the files to our new hoster. So this transfer alone and necessary changes in the DNS settings may result in our audio files being unavailable for a couple of days.

Once everything is set and done, we'll have a brand new PestoMix for you by Mr. Jones of The Disclosure Project.

Thank you for your patience & understanding! Oh, and stay away from bluehost.com if you can...

Pesto Radio Show: episode #002 available for download

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Here's episode #002 of our to-be-reanimated radio show on danceradio.gr available for download. This one is nearly one year old, yet still the tunes are timeless and great!

PestoMix show #002 from 16th May 2008

First hour (incl. ID 11) by Andreas Hansson/Stockholm, Sweden

01. Jon Silva feat. Roman Biewer - Lava (background music)
02. Koyla Feat Jrod Indigo - Promised Land
03. Halo, Kemal & Arnold Jarvis - Lift Me Up (Halo & Kemals Dubstumental)
04. This Is Rhtyhm - No Strings (Kid Massive Deeper Mix)
05. Diego Valesco - Skin Respons (Nicola Gala Remix)
06. Andy Cato - Cosmic Force (Soul Minority Remix)
07. Frederico Y Vincenzo - Distant Lover
08. Soda Inc - Key Split
09. Mieka Du Frax - Burlesque Disco (303 Italo Mix)
10. Skin Deep - Palpations
11. Ce Ce Rogers - Someday 07

Second hour by HD aka Marc/Germany

12. Chriz Perez - Singularity (Main Mix)
13. Diego Velasco - Skin Response (Nikola Gala Remix)
14. Replika - Loveletter
15. Rucyl - Love In War (Pete Gust KID Remix)
16. Yoshie Chandler - Evergreen
17. Marcsoul - Thinks Of Dance (Original mix)
18. Nuance Movement - Violet (Soda Inc. Remix)
19. Corrugated Tunnel - One Night In Barcelona (Scope's Noche Urbana Remix)
20. Da Funk - Catch The Wave (Replika s Evaw Mix)
21. Jon Silva - Have To Talk (Radio Version)

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PestoMix: 2hrs show on danceradio.gr now available as download! [download link fixed]

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As a frequent visitor of pesto.de, you'll probably have noticed that we run a monthly radio show on danceradio.gr. The "PestoMix" show is streamed every 3rd Friday of the month between 3:00pm and 5:00pm (CET+1). Since some of you are either at work or sleeping, we thought it might be a good idea to make those shows available as a PestoCast.

We will publish the first four issues of the "PestoMix" show within the next weeks. In the future, you will be able to download the podcast shortly after the show has been aired on danceradio.gr.

Here's all the details about PestoMix radio show #001:
air date: 18th April 2008
DJ: Jon Silva

01. Kyka feat. Kris Mil - Housetrap (Jon Silva's Dub Trip)
02. Jon Silva - The Mulder
03. From P60 - New Way (Jon Silva's New Dub)
04. Cooccer - Driftin
05. Scope - Lost On Collins
06. Cristian Paduraru - Sharing Transparently (Jon Silva's P2P Mix)
07. Jon Silva - I Want U (Blip It Mix)
08. Soda Inc. - Cocooning
09. Sandra Lima - Higher (The Mulder's Deepest Mix)
10. Jon Silva - Aegean
11. Spirit Chaser - In Deep We Trust
12. Scope - That Deep Track (Jon Silva's Deeply Deconstructed RMX)
13. Simone de Nauw - Luv
14. Da Funk - Electronic Love
15. The Mulder - I Take You Out 2 Space (2007)
16. Andy Sant - Escapizm Vol 1 (Jon Silva's ESC Remix)
17. Nuance Movement - Violet (Soda Inc. RMX)
18. Rucyl - Love In War (Pete Gust Remix)
19. Sandra Lima - Higher (Jay's Shifted Dub)
20. Jon Silva - Have To Talk
21. Cloudsteppers - Make Me Shine

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PestoMix show on danceradio.gr: #004 on 15th August 2008

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Don't miss our monthly radio show on danceradio.gr!

Today on Friday, 15th of August, the 4th issue of our radio show will be broadcasted on danceradio.gr.

Here's your schedule for the PestoMix show:
CET (central Europe): 2:00pm to 4:00pm
click here to see the local time of some selected cities around the world

Our guest in the second hour today is Clubstar/Conya's head honcho Henri Kohn who's contributing his edgy and pumping "Deep Electronic Workout" mix. Here's the track lists:

1st hour: Jon Silva

01. Mark Duffin - The Man With No Shame [Pesto]
02. Two Armadillos - Snowflakes [Dessous]
03. Cooccer - Driftin' [Traxx]
04. Franck Roger - Backed Up [SSOH]
05. Cloudsteppers - Make Me Shine (Scope's Noche Urbana Remix) [Pesto]
06. Sebastian Davidson - Cherry Blossom (Spiritchaser Remix) [Outside The Box]
07. Shur-I-Kan - Noodling [Winding Road]
08. Nikola Gala - Puta [Escada]
09. Lobo Guara - Resta Aqui (Vincenzo Callea & Luca Lento Remix) [White 25]
10. Sandra Lima - Higher (Jon Silva's Clap Clap Instrumental) [Pesto]
11. Da Funk - Roasted (Jon Silva's Replay) [Traxx]

2nd hour: Henri Kohn - Deep Electronic Workout

01. Steve Ferrand - Morning Glory (Urbantorque)
02. Manuel Tur – Vabanque (Freerange)
03. Seb Davidson – Magdalena (CDR)
04. Solumun – Don´t cry (Compost)
05. Shin – Folger (Robert Babicz Rmx) (Yellowtail)
06. Paolo Martini - Bang the Box (CDR)
07. Lopazz – We are (Rex the Dog Rmx) (Get Physical)
08. Demarkus Lewis – The Leech (Conya)
09. Smith & Selway - Total Departure (CDR)
10. Test Pattern – Way Beyound (Amber)
11. Sam Ball – Bush Fire (CDR)

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PestoMix show 003 on danceradio.gr

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The third issue of our PestoMix radio show will be aired on Friday, July 20th 2008 between 3:00pm to 5:00pm CET+1 (Athens time).

Here's your schedule if you're located somewhere else in the world:
CET (central Europe): 2:00pm to 4:00pm
click here to see the local time of some selected cities around the world

The first hour is mixed by aTaK, third winner of the PestoMix competition on our community board. aTaK delivers a lovely deep set to be followed by an hour of Da Funk's DJ skills. Enjoy "Summer Lovers 2008" in the second hour of our PestoMix show. Here's the track list:

01. The Disclosure Project - Keeping it Deep (Original)
02. Cloudsteppers - Make me Shine (Original)
03. Rocco feat Marcel - Memories (Main Mix)
04. Terry Lee Brown Junior - Dismount
05. Cooccer - Driftin' (Original)
06. Cooccer - Dry Gin (Dub rmx)
07. Murat Oezer - Unbound (Original Mix)
08. From P60 feat. Virag - New Way (Cristian Paduraru House Mix)
09. Sendos Fuera - Can Tanga
10. Sendos Fuera - Black Sound

2nd hour: Da Funk-Summer Lovers 2008

01. Martin Brodin - One (An2 On The Edge Remix)
02. Serge Flibustier - Nowhere (Mango Remix)
03. Shur-I-Kan & Milton Jackson - Finding Time (Dub)
04. 16 Bit Lolita's - Goodbye Pluto (Version 1)
05. No Logo - Dark Star (Francois Dubois Remix)
06. Osamu M & Satoshi Fumi - Everything (Francois Dubois Remix)
07. Budai & Vic - U Just Don't Know (Lukas Greenberg No Future Mix)
08. Nacho Marco - Feelin' (Dub)
09. Office Gossip - Strangers
10. Milton Jackson - Soundtron

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Pesto Music to launch its first radio show on danceradio.gr

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You may have noticed that we have a new category called "PestoMix show" on the left.

There's actually a story behind it: we are launching our first web radio show on danceradio.gr! Every third Friday of the month, we will have a two-hours show. The show is from 3:00pm to 5:00pm CET+1 (which is local greek/Athens time).

Our first issue will be mixed by Jon Silva, introducing Pesto and Traxx as labels with a lot of music from us and some friends. You will also hear a couple of tunes to be released soon and some previously unreleased remix works by Jon for other labels - exclusively on the show.

Click here to see the banner for the PestoMix show. Feel free to support us by putting it on your myspace profile or web page.

More details here in brief.

Defected, Pesto and the copyrights

Last night was quite a hot one as the posts about pulling Ricardo Torres' PestoMix off got you (and me) really upset. Well, the dust has settled and today, I received a message from Tony Garvey, Head of Promotions at Defected. I'm still unsure if they will keep to "seek compensation for this illegal usage" but Tony's email reads very reasonable and nice.

Please find his message including my replies (italic) below:

Hi Tony,

Thanks a lot for your prompt reply! Please find my answers below.


Hey Jost - hope you are well, We have had a few direct email as I guess you have sent out a mail to your members. I understand the promotional value of podcasts as we ourselves have a very successful one that has around 50'000 subscribbers - and it is not the intention to quash anyone's love for House music, on the contrary we are trying to bring the sound to as many new ears as possible. As you know the music industry as a whole is in decline, yet the accessibility of music is possible the strongest it has ever been due to the digital revolution, but unfortunately the 2 aren't working in tandem - people are hearing about music, but not buying it in the same percentage.


Fully agree with you here.

We are a business and yes our business is Music but we have to protect our catalogue and the rights on behalf of our Artists whom spend time and money recording it.


I do second that!

It is true that we can't chase everybody who uploads music or mixes, but where we have to opportunity we do ask them to remove its unauthorized usage (Ricardo could very easily remove the 2 tracks requested, replace them with 2 new tracks and the podcast need never of suffered).



That's exactly what happened now. There is no Defected material left in the PestoMix and the new version has been posted. If Ellie had sent me a message asking to take the tunes off, I would have done it (and, in fact, did) - it was rather the "we will seek for compensation" thingy that got me quite upset. I'm sure it wasn't some standard email that's being sent out whenever you become aware of "copyright infringement" as she used the contact form on pesto.de. I do understand your point of view here (as I expressed in my reply to Ellie) but we reap what we sow. Therefore I had to comment on that as much as Ricardo and many others had to.

There have been occasion we do allow tracks to be used, but this is with prior approval and the understanding of exactly where it is going and to whom it is targeting, something we would use in conjunction with the promotion of a release - remember I am a promoter of Music and I look at ALL opportunities.



Okay, that's at least a guideline for a possible future use of Defected products, especially for those who are not in direct touch with you.

We do also give away free music - 3 free downloads in the coming weeks for Fish Go Deep, DJ Fudge and Charles Webster, all very established producers.



That's great and highly appreciated! Pesto does the same btw with the Pesto FreeBees. Though our artists may not be as established (yet) as the ones mentioned;)

I think that we are being unjustifiable targeted for just taking care of our business as the law dictates.



I have a different point of view on that one (especially as we're talking not just about copyrights but DJ culture as a whole). But as I replied to Ellie yesterday. I do see your point and indeed, I do accept it. Yet still, it's not that the law forces you to act like that - that's totally up to your decision. And sorry for repeating myself here but I want to be very clear about that: I do accept your decision. :)

We are a small company that has a big reputation and it is our music and hard work that has created that not money.


And my guess is that people are aware of that fact and that is what gets them so upset. Like said above, I do understand your point completely but the image you leave with "normal" people (i.e. not working in the music business) is like you're behaving like a Major. And sueing your clients is not considered a good business model (I'm not saying you're doing so but it APPEARS like that). So it's pure surprise that one of the "good boys" apparently turned "bad" (from my and their perspective).

Once again it is not our desire to turn anyone off who has supported our label over the years, but the current climate is very different than it was even 2 years ago and the reason we are still here is because we care and we work hard.Hopefully you now understand a little of the story from our end, I am happy to discuss directly and will entertain any opportunities for us both to work together as ultimately we all have the same love and goals



Tony, after Ellie's message got me so upset, I'm glad to read your mail. You sound very calm and reasonable and as I said before, it never was my intention to point the finger on Defected for the way they're doing their business. An easy message (without the threatening part) would have done the job. I'm furthermore glad to having received such a quick reply from you that's putting things straight in a very nice way - thanks a lot for that!

In order to be fair, I suggest I'm publishing this correspondence between you and me (without the personal information, of course) so the House lovers out there can relax or at least decide on their own which point of view they will take.

cheers...Jost



Best Regards#TG


PestoMix 008 by Ricardo Torres - New & Improved

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[intro: please read about the reasons we had to change Ricardo's PestoMix] Imagine this: you're listening to some internet radio station and one of the DJs presented there really catches your attention with a very unique blend of US House. One day, you discover a tune in one of his mixes and the track list reveals it's a white label bootleg. You're now searching for this guy's web site, get in touch with him and he is more than just nice and puts the tune up his server. You are staying in touch with him, become online friends and it turns out that his wife is an amazing singer.

Sounds like a fairytale? It surely is, but that's the story how Ricardo Torres, Sandra Lima and Jon Silva got in touch.

So today is like a dream come true in several ways: first off, we are proud to present PestoMix 008 by West Coast Collective's Ricardo Torres. Below in the track list, you will also find Sandra Lima's brand new "Higher" which will be released in late April. The third dream come true is the fact that you'll have "Higher" remixed by House music legend Jay-J of Shifted Music. Here's the track list:

01. Manuel Tur & Dplay - Move [Compost / Z Records] (includes Akabu - Ride The Storm (Talkapella))
02. Rhythm Plate feat. Astral T - Inside Me [Hudd Traxx]
03. Julius Papp feat. Tonee Green - Primitive Future (Doruk Ozlen Mix) [Soulfuric]
04. Ta - Time (Original Extended Vocal Mix) [POJI]
05. Mirco Esposito & Tommy Mads feat. Andrew Robinson - Feeling (Club Mix) [Deeptown Music]
06. James Bryan - Beautiful World (Central Avenue Soulful Mix) [Barcoda]
07. Bongoloverz feat. An-Tonic - The Ministers (Classic Mix) [Soulfuric]
08. Bobby D'Ambrosio feat. Kelli Sae - Love Forever More, Amen (Fabulous and Jones Club Mix) [Soulfuric]
09. Shagman - Ring My Thing [Candy Town]
10. Groundholder - Do It 4 Da Love (Tommy Largo Mix) [Connected Musik]
11. Sandra Lima - Higher (Jay-J Remix) [Pesto 011]
12. Midnight Salsa - Deeper [Bueno Booty] (includes Jay-J - Latinesta (Acapella) [Moulton Studios]
13. Unknown - Cool Like X [Peaches]




Get your dose of West Coast madness, pure soul and early summer feeling here:
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PestoMix 008 by Ricardo Torres [update 2]

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[update 2: the new & improved PestoMix 008 by Ricardo Torres is available!] We just received a message from Defected stating an unauthorized use of music that Defected holds the copyright for.

We are sorry to say that we have to pull PestoMix 008 off the page until this issue is being solved. We, as all the other labels that have been part of the PestoMixes before, consider this free promo for the artists and labels we love. On the other hand, Defected is totally right from a legal point of view.

Sorry for any inconvenience.
[update: after publishing this, we got a lot of reactions from all over]

Ricardo Torres' statement (posted on the Traxsource and SSRadio forum, too):
read here

Here's what I posted on Undergroundhouse.net (you need to register first to read the thread):
"Went through this thread after somebody pointed me to this one - good read.

I'm running a small label called Pesto Music and today, I also received one of those letters as the latest free (!) PestoMix by Ricardo Torres contained two tunes from "In The House". Here's what they said:
"I have received a newsletter with a PestoMix that includes 2 of Defected tracks that are unreleased. Defected has not granted you any authorisation to use them and we control the copyright. Please remove them from this mix immediately. You are giving our music away for free when you do not have the rights. We will seek compensation for this illegal usage. Please email me immediately."

First off, the tracks had been released (how could Ricardo buy them on Traxsource otherwise???), second...well, you all said that about supporting & stuff.

I know it smells like cheap self promo here, but I just wanted to let all you jocks know that we at Pesto & Traxx gladly embrace the opportunity of you guys supporting us by putting our stuff on your mixes. You're furthermore authorised to use any Pesto & Traxx tunes in your mixes (and it'd be great if you'd let us know so we can link back to you). We also experienced that FANS put up our music on youtube - and hey, we say "thank you" for doing so.

I'm not saying Defected are dick heads - from a legal point of view, they're right. I just don't understand their way as I believe putting tracks in mixes won't hurt your sales rather than support them. Strange world we're living in...

cheers...Jon Silva, Pesto Music"

Defected, there are two ways: either you're trying to treat your biggest supporters as criminals or you're trying to bash your competition (are you afraid of Pesto, really now?). Either way, the stance you're taking is hardly understandable by the House music community, especially not by the ones that buy your products and supported you throughout the years of your existence.
Apparently, you haven't understood what the internet means and how it works. When somebody else put up Simone de Nauw's "Luv" on youtube, we said "thank you for the support" rather than asking the respective person to take the file down. The steps you take will result in damaging your image as the leader of House music labels as so many people are connected nowadays. You would have had the chance to get your products promoted for FREE but you rather chose to do harm to your artists and your public appearance. What a pitty.