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PestoMix 007: Da Funk of Acryl Music
Odd man out: a sunny afternoon, a drink in your hand and a new PestoMix running at a high level. What? It's raining on your side of the globe? We're sorry, but here's the seventh installment of our PestoMix series, this time compiled and mixed by Switzerland's Da Funk of Acryl Music - bringing the sunshine back to your life.

Earlier this year, we announced Da Funk's PestoMix as our January issue. It still is, although it's being released in February (which implies there's a second mix coming soon). Da Funk is currently very busy with a couple of releases (on Conya, Plastic City, Traxx Recordings and others) and remix projects for a bunch of hi class labels such as 2 Delicious. So we're happy he found the time to supply us with an excellent selection of banging tunes!

Here's the track list:

01. The Chi Chi Squad Feat. Kaori - Treat Me Right (Funk D'Void Remix) [Audiomatique]
02. Satoshi Fumi - Silhouette [Sequent]
03. Subsky - Cheating [Plastic City]
04. Da Funk - La Luz [Plastic City]
05. And If | - Finest Dream (Original Instrumental) [Rebirth]
06. Dan Berkson & James Priestley - Chariots (Motorcitysoul Remix) [Simple]
07. Da Funk - Roasted [Traxx]
08. Dirt Crew - Deep (We Are) (Francois Dubois Remix) [Dirt Crew]
09. Kurd Maverick - Let's Work (Jimpster Remix) [CR2]
10. Gus Gus - David (King Britt's Underwater Remix) [Stereo Seven]

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One year of Pesto Community
Last Monday, the 11th of February 2008, we had a reason to celebrate: our Pesto Community, the forum board for Pesto fans turned one year.

Although 83 registered members may not seem such a huge number, it's the hard core of Pesto addicts that posted nearly 500 articles within that year. The majority of those posts were DJ mixes of excellent quality. Taking a look at the server statistics though, the number of non-registered users embracing the possibilty to download hi quality Deep House mixes is an estimated 300 times higher. Our contributors come from all over the globe and have the same vibe in common.

Due to the cross-promotion of the community on, myspace and other social networking sites, the Pesto Community has established itself as a reliable source for House heads seeking for first class DJ mixes, a place to communicate with people thinking alike and a forum to exchange thoughts and compliments.

What's next there? You might have heard of the PestoMix guest slot competition that's running until 20th February 2008. In the future, the community will be the place to discover more talent and we'll make sure that more DJ talent gets heard. We'll also launch a section in brief that is going to deal with the technical side of things: production tutorials, mix tricks, software recommendations - whatever comes to your mind. We'll have more exclusives and previews on upcoming stuff for registered members. Please keep in mind that registering for the community is free, fast and I can assure you that your email adresses are as safe with us as on any other form you can complete on the Pesto pages. We hate spam as much as you!

On behalf of Pesto Music and all its affiliated artists, let me take the chance to thank you for contributing and for making the Pesto Community such a nice place! So many of you have supported our artists in their mixes and your support is priceless and greatly appreciated!

Many happy returns to the Pesto Community!

Jon Silva/Jost Gerischer, Pesto Music
Jon Silva Charts February 2008
Here are Jon Silva's charts for February 2008:

01. Ralf Gum feat. Monique Bingham - Kissing Strangers [Gogo Music]
02. Shifter & Carvell - Get Up (Russell G Remix) [Baroque]
03. Sebastian Davidson - Skyride (Scope's All Night Long Remix) [Elevation]
04. Roland van den Toorn - Turn This On [Evasive]
05. Jon Silva with Djazz - Enjoy This Trip [Shayan]
06. Oscar P - Le Fin du Monde (Ospina & Oscar P Club Mix) [Selektor Music]
07. Soda Inc. - Being Boring [SIR/Klik]
08. Budai & Vic - Set You Free [Plastic City]
09. The Blacklight Society - California Fields [Glideslope]
10. Jozef Mihalik - Listen (Russel G's Lost It Mix) [Whoop Digital]

Have you already voted for me on the DJ List in February?
Randy Seidman heavily features Jon Silva on Shake Down podcast!
Check out this beautiful DJ mix by California Pestolero Randy Seidman. Roughly one third of his track list consists of Jon's productions or remixes.

1. Jon Silva - I Want U (Deeper & Deeper Mix) [Pesto]
2. Cristian Paduraru - Sharing Transparently (Jon Silva Deep House Mix) [Christian Records]
3. Soda Inc. - Night Fever (Jon Silva’s Babe-A-Pella) [Plastic City]
4. Manuel Tur - Acorado [Freerange]
5. D Fow - Impulse Response [Revolucion Records]
6. Lukas Greenberg - Le Soir (Original) [Plastic City Play}
7. Da Funk - Devotion (Jon Silva’s Spiked Heel Dub) [Acryl Music]
8. Da Funk - Devotion (Jon Silva’s White Island Mix) [Acryl Music]
9. Logiztik Sound - Crazy People [Plastik Park]
10. Jeff Bennett - Instant Need [Kung Fu Dub]
11. Rob Mooney - Toothpick [Bass For Breakfast]
12. Dousk - Hammer [Vapour]
13. Gareth Emery - More Than Anything [Curve Recordings]
14. Unkown
15. Retroid - Daybreak [FeralCode Records]
16. Presslaboys - Taste My Body [Presslab Records]
17. Mercurio - X-Cream [Flow Records]

We're not only proud that the Shake Down podcast is one of the larger ones with a subscriber base of 30,000+. But also the fact that Randy names Jon as one of his favourite producers makes us pretty happy! Thank you so much for your massive support, Randy!

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Jon Silva @ Chervilo, Sofia
After a long time, it was finally time for Jon Silva's second gig in Bulgaria: on Saturday 9th, Jon will be playing in Sofia's Chervilo venue.

Other DJs that night are:
Jassen Petrov (in the Onyx Room)
Vesselin (in the Baby Box)

Since it's also Jassen's birthday, be sure to expect a night of total mayhem - House music all night long!
PestoMix guest slots: vote for your favourite now!
A bunch of really excellent DJ mixes were posted on our Pesto community in order to apply for a guest slot on the PestoMix series. Earlier this year, we also informed you about that thing here.

The contribution period is now finished and it's up to you, the members of the community, to vote for your favourite.

Download the DJ mixes, sign up (for free), log in and have your vote casted! You will find the poll here. The poll is running until 20th February 2008.
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