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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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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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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Pesto 013: Replika - Inner Visions [service links]

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Replika - Inner Visions (incl. Elastic Sound & Jon Silva Remixes) on our single Pesto013

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Free DJ mixes (not only) for the weekend 2

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Tired of football? Enough Vuvuzela for now? Looking for some sweet DJ mixes to add to your library? We've got what you're looking for!

In addition to our post from last week, we have three more mixes that contain our current release "Inner Vision" by Replika [Pesto 013] along lots of other great tunes. Here's that:

From a long-time Pesto supporter and host of the "Paradigm" radio show on Frisky Radio comes the first mix. Zach DeVincent (who will also contribute a lovely deep remix for Alankara's upcoming single on Pesto) has invited us to his show a couple of times already and just recently rolled out an updated edition of his radio show - the "Paradigm Deep Sessions" - together with DJane Miss Disk. Here's the second hour of the show:
http://bit.ly/cbfYGP (direct MP3 link, choose "save as" to download)
You should also check out Zach's mix archive page for more free mixes.

After my two stays on Crete last year, I met a couple of very nice peeps and John Sweet is one of them. He runs the "Sweet Reactions" radio show on Traffic FM and is based in Heraklion. Pretty eclectic set so we're sure you like that one, as well. Playing Replika is...umm...sweeeet! Efharisto poly, John!
http://soundcloud.com/sweet-reactions-show/trafficfm-gr-presents-john-sweet-sweet-reactions-radio-show-7-6-10

And we have another long-time friend of Pesto with the name Ricarco Torres we're sure you have already heard of. He's a member of the infamous West Coast Collective DJ team who frequently throw wild parties in the L.A. area. Ricardo has a bunch of really awesome mixes on his page as well as on the WCC page so make sure you check out the other files, as well. Here's Volume 4 of the classy "City Sonar" series.
http://www.westcoastcollective.com/2010/06/city-sonar-vol-4-a-deep-house-experience

Thanks to all jocks for supporting Pesto Music in your mixes!

Free DJ mixes for the weekend

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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.

Pesto 013: Replika - Inner Visions out now!

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And finally, we are happy to announce that Pesto 013 has become available as a Beatport Exclusive just now. Replika's "Inner Visions" release has already created some buzz among DJs around the world. We'll have a follow up on that issue later today including links to a couple of great DJ mixes featuring tracks from the release and detailed feedback.

Here's a dedicated Beatport player, please check out our MP3 player on the right for full length tracks of Replika - Inner Visions on Pesto 013.



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Pesto 013: Replika - Inner Visions [video]

Here's a fast-forward of our upcoming single, Pesto 013, by Switzerland's Replika. The EP is named "Inner Visions" and contains two original tunes by Replika plus remixes by Elastic Sound (Deepology, Aquamarine/Moscow) and Jon Silva.

Please enjoy now (oh, and big spasibo to Cloudsteppers for the 8bit outro!):




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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Stay tuned for more news around our latest master piece!

Pesto best sellers: the Top 10 of 2008

It's this time of the year when you find "The 10 best/crappiest/whatever..." lists all around.

We won't stay behind and proudly present our best selling tunes in 2008. Please note that not all sales are fully accounted yet. So, for example, the remixes of Sandra Lima's "Higher" on Pesto 011R are not showing up for that reason. We will update this list once we have all sales details for 2008. Here we go:

01. Rucyl - Love In War (Pete Gust KID Remix)
02. Jon Silva - Aegean (Original)
03. From P60 feat. Virág - New Way (Jon Silva's New Dub)
04. From P60 feat. Virág - New Way (The Mulder's Light's On Dub)
05. Tina Valen - Discotime (Original)
06. Phonic Funk - On Top (Original)
07. Khaan - Pegasos (The Mulder's XX-File Remixx)
08. Replika - Loveletter (Original)
09. Sandra Lima - Higher (Jay-J's Shifted Remix)
10. Cloudsteppers - Make Me Shine (Original)

As you can see, most of the tunes are from our last "2.0 - The Next Generation Of Pesto Artists" compilation, but also our singles performed quite well. You can get these tunes (and all the other great music on Pesto and Traxx) in your favourite online store.