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Simone de Nauw - Luv (Pesto 008) enters the beatport House charts!
We are more than proud and happy to announce that Simone's single "Luv" just entered the beatport House charts.

Currently, the "Be There Dub" is on #93 and we hope you will help us to make it gain more chart positions and have the other mixes enter the genre charts, as well. So far, thanks to all people that supported our actual release Pesto 008 "Luv" by Simone de Nauw.

Related links:
PestoCast 002 covering Simone de Nauw's "Luv"
DJ feedback on Pesto 008 - part one
direct link to Pesto 008 on
Soda Inc. gig @ Omilos, Thessaloniki
As much as we heard that Soda Inc. loves to play gigs, this is one to look out for in particular. The greek audience seems to dig the Soda Inc. stuff, resulting in heavy airplay on nearly any FM that plays dance music, on TV shows and in the bars and clubs of whole Greece, of course.

So recently, one could say that Greece fell in love with "Night Fever", the smashing Soda Inc. hit that's a reinterpretation of the old Motown classic "You Keep Me Hanging On", also known from a cover version by Kim Wilde from back in the 1980ies.

As we just heard, this love is mutual and Soda Inc. aka Babak Shayan and Jon Silva are looking forward to meet old & new friends at Omilos, Thessaloniki on Sunday, the 25th March.

Thanks to our mate Elias Tzikas who brought Soda Inc. over, we will see the "northern Greece/Germany reunion" with Elias himself, of course, Steve Mill (who just did an amazing dub mix of "Night Fever") and Nikos Ploumis providing local DJ support and the crews from Low Profile Booking and the La Palma club in Kozani. Too bad that our Pestolero Chris Niteshake won't make it to Thessaloniki - we'll miss you & have a drink on your behalf.

If you are looking for a decent party on Sunday, don't miss it! If you're allergic to or feel offended by one of the following words, stay away: alcohol, malaka, mounaki, Soda Inc. Please also note the sponsor of that party. Winking

Related links:
Elias Tzikas on myspace
Steve Mill on myspace
Soda Inc. on myspace

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Jon Silva guest mix on Henri Kohn's Clubstar Session
We are proud to announce another radio guest mix by Jon Silva!

Our schäl sick Pestolero Henri Kohn, Cologne based house music soldier and artist & repertoire manager at the Clubstar label family invited Jon Silva to have a guest mix on his Clubstar Session on Radio 42. Henri's show kicks off at 09:00pm CET tomorrow on Saturday, the 24th March, Jon Silva's mix will be aired at 10:00pm CET.

Henri is known for his soulful House selections which makes the Clubstar Session a show to tune in regularly every Saturday. He also supports Pesto a lot and regularly has our releases in his charts - thanks a lot, Henri! Thanks to him, Jon Silva's "Love In Me" EP was signed to Conya and he also compiled and mixed the Clubstar Miami 007 Session (please see here) including Jon's stormer "Make It On Your Own".

Radio 42 is the House/Lounge channel of Raute FM, an online radio based in Germany. Make sure you check out their other channels as well.

Related links:
Radio 42
Clubstar web site
Henri Kohn web page
Henri Kohn's myspace

Soda Inc. DJ set on Barcelone's Canal Blau
We are proud to announce that on Saturday, the 24th March you will hear a Soda Inc. guest DJ mix on our catalan Pestolera Carme Pastora's Hotmix show on Canal Blau FM.

If you are based in lovely Barcelone, you can tune in on 100.4FM, for all the rest of us, Canal Blau also offers a web stream. Carme's show starts at 05:00pm CET and is well worth a listen, the Soda Inc. mix will be aired at 06:00pm.

Besides being the show host, Carme was also recognized as the presenter of the spanish Deejay mag awards. Besides that, Carme is a loyal supporter of Pesto - ¡muchas gracias, guapita!

related links:
Carme's myspace profile
Canal Blau FM web stream
repost: Pesto catalogue now added to Beatport
We are happy to announce that the whole Pesto catalogue is now available through including Simone de Nauw's single "Luv" (Pesto008). Please see here:
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Pesto Music is also available through all other major download stores such as iTunes, Trackitdown and many others. We will publish a complete list with all stores offering our catalogue in brief.
repost: Where are you from?
We'd love to know where you come from and our server stats already tell us something about that fact.

Why don't you add yourself to our Frappr map - maybe you find out that there are Pestoleros living just around the corner?

PestoCast002: Simone de Nauw - Luv (Pesto008)
This is the second PestoCast, your podcast from Pesto Music!

This issue deals with Pesto 008 "Luv" by Simone de Nauw that has just entered the exclusive promo presales on on the 20th of March.
We offer you no less than 14 different versions, including amazing and already highly acclaimed remixes by Spin Science from Estonia and El Farouki from France. Our worldwide DJ promo also got us some tremendous feedback in (please see this news bulletin) and we still have to publish the second part of the feedback.

Our featured release on this PestoCast is from our friend Nikola Gala who runs Escada Music. The release actually holds the top position on beatport's DeepHouse charts and there's a reason for it. Check it out on our PestoCast.

Links related to this topic:
Simone de Nauw on myspace
Spin Science on myspace
El Farouki on myspace
Nikola Gala on myspace
Escada home page

Click the picture or here to download PestoCast002
Click here to be transfered to iTunes

We are also available via a bunch of podcast directories - a collection of links will be published in brief.
Jon Silva on Raisani Miami Sessions
We're proud to announce that Jon Silva's "Music In Me" made it onto the Raisani Miami Sessions compilation, a compilation, you guessed it maybe, especially made for the Winter Music Conference that is about to launch today. Some of you might know the track "Music's In Me" already from Jon's myspace profile - this time you will get "The Optic Dub Mix" served.

Other artists on the tracklist are DJ Pap, Aston Martinez, David "Vibes" Tobon, Marshall Jefferson, Shyk Stilko, Tyree Cooper (the producer), DJ Tekin (you know one of his tunes from Jon Silva's "Sweet & Sexy" DJ mix), Raisani & Guidera and many, many more.

Look forward to an exclusive compilation with fresh and brand new tracks by today's hottest names in the House bizniz compiled by Haneef Raisani - the guy who's running Dubai's first and only House music label.

This is meant to serve you with fresh tunes just to pump out at WMC - Parteee!

Raisani Records homepage
Raisani Miami Sessions Disc 1 & 2
Meet us on
As you might have noticed already, we are fans of social web sites and communities such as, or our very own Pesto Community.

One of the first social networks we joined though was We liked the idea of sharing your musical taste and get recommendations for music to discover. This process may vary in its success, but nevertheless it already led us to music that would have been a shame to have missed.

You can download your free copy of Audioscrobbler, the plugin that will transmit the music you listen to based on its MP3 tags. Needless to say that you can support Pesto by listening to our music (which you do anyways - but why not tell the world?).

Here's a brief roundup of what they say about themselves: is the flagship product from the team that designed the Audioscrobbler music engine. More than ten million times a day, users "scrobble" their tracks to our servers, helping to collectively build the world's largest social music taps the wisdom of the crowds, leveraging each user's musical profile to make personalised recommendations, connect users who share similar tastes, provide custom radio streams, and much more.Founded by Felix Miller, Martin Stiksel and Richard Jones, we are a London-based company with a music-obsessed team of developers and creative professionals from around the world.It's never been this easy to share your taste and discover new music. Welcome to the social music revolution.

We may offer free downloads to users exclusively (as we did in the past) so it's not too bad of an idea to sign up. Here's a link to their charts with free MP3 downloads of any genre.

Check out our page
This is's home page
Audioscrobbler and player downloads
(we use the plugin for iTunes, by the way)
Jon Silva on Clubstar Miami 007 Session
The Clubstar Family loaded the guns of their labels Clubstar, Conya, Soulstar and Little Angel labels to shoot upfront promo pressure on the southbeach dancefloors, pools and beaches.

'The Clubstar Family Miami 007 Session' is only available as digital download and it is exclusive on Traxsource. The compilation kicks of with the highly requested 'High Life Natural' track from Karu. This tune hasn't been released yet and is a bonus to Karu's artist album on Little Angel Records. Already included in the Harley & Muscle 'Deep House' compilation and the upcoming 'KaRavan' cd.

From the Soulstar label the compilation contains 2 tracks that are hammered by every bigname of the real house family: Martino's brand new remix of Physics 'So glad' and the magical Kevin Yost remix of Harley & Muscle deep house anthem 'Deeper Love'. The deep house dons from Milan are official WMC djs by the way, so don't forget to check them out when you are going loco in miami .

The compilation also contains the smasher "Make It On Your Own" from Jon Silva's hit single on Conya.

Those who purchase all 14 tracks will be rewarded with a special bonus dj mix by Clubstar and Conya A&R Henri Kohn, who is also responsible for the selection of this comp.

Enjoy the tunes and have fun in the sun!
Jay-J hammers Jon Silva remix
Last weekend, L.A.'s Deep venue had Jay-J behind the decks. As Ricardo Torres was shooting with his cam, he caught Jay-J playing Jon Silva's Parapella of Roland Clark's "Deep In House" on Raisani Records.

Apparently, both Jay-J and the crowd enjoyed. Winking

Poll: text advertisement on - yes or no?
Today, we want to hear your opinion on a delicate topic.

We are intending to put Google Adwords on our pages in order to get the costs for server capacity, bandwidth (traffic), etc. sorted and paid. There are several options we have been checking out including Adwords (that would be small text ads in our sidebar) or a Paypal "Donate" button.

The best way to support your favourite label is, of course, buying the music and some merchandising stuff. But some of you might feel to improve their Karma and this can be easily done with this. So here's what we want to know from you.

Save our internet radio - follow up
Refering to our news bulletin from yesterday, Peter Krin of has interviewed Tim Westergren, founder of Pandora. Pandora is an internet radio station that adopts to your personal taste and musical preferences and by analyzing what you like or dislike suggests new music to you that might be of interest, as well.

The interview gives quite some insight on the actual debate RIAA vs. the audience. The article also offers links to more background information on that issue.

Interview with Tim Westergren on createdigitalmusic
US citizens: Save our internet radio!

"On March 1, 2007 the US Copyright Office stunned the Internet radio industry by releasing a ruling on performance royalty fees that are based exclusively on the number of people tuned into an Internet radio station, rather than on a portion of the station’s revenue. They discarded all evidence presented by webcasters about the potentially crippling effect on the industry of such a rate structure, and rubber-stamped the rates requested by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

Under this royalty structure, an Internet radio station with an average listenership of 1000 people would owe $134,000 in royalties during 2007 - plus $98,000 in back payments for 2006. In 2008 they would owe $171,000, and $220,000 in 2009.

There is no way for a station with 1000 listeners to make that kind of money. That’s over $11 per listener per month in 2007. No Internet radio station currently operating comes even close to that kind of income. Also keep in mind that 1000 listeners is not a large number. Popular stations like Radio Paradise, SOMA, Digitally Imported, radioio, etc have many times that many listeners."

What does that mean? We think, the RIAA is actively seeking to kick indie radios off the market (or have them move to Cayman Islands). The only stations that will afford the rates requested are the major players, the stations that pollute you with Top40 crap and "the greatest hits of the 80ies and 90ies" already. Do we need that? Definitely not!

If you live in the USA, act up and make your voice heard: write to your congress representative. There are more options, so make sure you visit Save our Internet Radio and follow the links there. Other links related to this topic:
Soda Inc. DJ gig at La Rocca, Düsseldorf
Tomorrow, on Saturday the 17th of March, we will see (and hear, of course) a Soda Inc. DJ set in Düsseldorf (that's the town next to Cologne...hehehe) at the La Rocca venue.

As some of you might already know, Soda Inc. is formed by Pestoleros Babak Shayan and Jon Silva and they created quite some buzz with their albums "Full Moon" (2005) and "Inner Vision" (2006) on Plastic City. Their album from last year also contains "Night Fever", the hommage to the old Motown classic "You keep me hanging on" with which Kim Wilde scored a major hit back in the 1980ies. "Night Fever" has seen quite some radio airplay in Greece, Turkey, the whole Balkany, France, Spain and the UK.

If you're living nearby, you should make sure to party with Soda Inc. - their gigs are rare as the guys are busy working on new projects (we will give you detailed information on that one in brief).

Click here for the eFlyer
La Rocca web pages
Soda Inc. on myspace
Soda Inc. on iTunes
Ricardo Torres at Miami's WMC 2007
In a news bulletin earlier, we announced Ricardo Torres playing at a venue called "Bash".

Well, this is not the case, so here is the actual information - this time including line up and eFlyer though. The Shifted Music party will take place in "Dek23", a location that will see its official opening after the WMC actually.

If you like sexy DeepHouse (and we assume so since you're a visitor of this page), you should make sure not to miss that one if you're attending WMC.

Main Room
Jay-J (Shifted Music)
Jamie Lewis (Purple Music, Indeependent)
Ron Carroll (Body Music)
Mark Grant (Blackstone)
Albert Cabrera (Albert Cabrera Productions)
Scott Wozniak (Large, Defected)
Random Soul (Shifted Music, Salted Music, Australia)

Under the Stars
Sarah Main (Pacha, Ibiza)
Neil Aline (Chez Music)
Rob Paine (Worship, Shakedown, Solomonic Sound, Phillly)
Luis Baro (XM-The Move)
Mason Rothert (Thump Radio, XM-The Move)
Ricardo Torres (West Coast Collective)

DEK23 - 655 Washington Ave.
Miami, FL 33139

20$/10$ with conference badge

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Bad Boy Babak
As we were checking back which stores started selling our releases already, we found something interesting on iTunes. Babak Shayan's "Azadi" (Pesto 005) was rated "explicit".

We are further investigating what made the iTunes team come to this conclusion and will keep you updated. Our guess, regardless of the reason is: the reason will be pretty funny. Maybe "Jussi ate too much Acid Remix" stroke them a little as some of the staff felt remembered of bad trips back in the 1970ies. Hee hee.

See here: iTunes link
Jon Silva on Proton Radio
Our friends from Moonbeam Music have just launched a brand new show on Proton Radio called "Moonbeam". There's a new episode of "Moonbeam" every second Monday of the month.

For the show on Monday, the 12th March they were so kind to invite Jon Silva for a guest mix on this episode. Make sure you check out the show "Moonbeam" on Proton Radio, hosted by our mates Pavel and Vitaliy Khvaleyev from Moonbeam. Special guest number two on this one is Jan Zyabovski, also from Russia.

Moonbeam Music Homepage
DJ feedback on Pesto 008: Simone de Nauw - Luv
As we're heading towards the release of Pesto 008 Simone de Nauw - "Luv", we want to share the immense feedback with you. Jocks out there have started to play "Luv" and totally freak out about the release.

Here's the feedback (by alphabetical order):

Agent Greg, Greece:
I just adore the original mix and the "Be There Dub"! Excellent release!!!!

Alex Flatner (Circle Music):
without no doubt the original mix is the best for me... very catchy and a great track to remember on the has such a great vibe with the voice, that the voice and the beats you think are really ONE ...Great Release on Pesto and for me till yet the best !

Andreas Hansson, Sweden:
This is a great track one of my favorites at the moment and i think i will play it for a long time. Favorite mixes is the orignal and catchbass remix.

Big Al (Readymix Records), Canada:
Thanks for the promo. I absolutly love Be There Dub and El Farouki's Dub and Club Mix #1 instrumental and since I am not a big vocal guy myself, I also wish you had the Original Mix without the Vocals. Anyway, thanks for this. I love your sound. It's in my bag. [note: we will have that on the final release, fyi)

Chris Niteshake (Locked Groove), Greece:
I think the original track is a stormer. Simone De Nauw has a really beautiful voice I would definitely hear any track from now on from this lady! Now, the remixes are tough. Hard to choose from. Jon Silva did good work on the club mix (version 1). The Spin Science remix is a fantastic atmospheric production. El Farouki doing also a good work embedding his unique style in his remix, I prefer his dub. Electrique mix is for the electro house fans out there. And the "Luvelectro" is 808 action in his finest! Original - Silva - Spin Science - Luvelectro in my bag!

Christian (C&M Productions), Switzerland:
many thanks for the promos!!!!! great release the 008!!!!

Da Funk (Acryl), Switzerland:
what a release here for pesto!!! the original is such a great piece of music! wonderful harmonies, melodies and a badass bassline! killer track! the spin science and the catchbass mix are also pretty ace! great job!

Dana Bergquist (Symphonic, Pryda), Sweden:
Absolutely amazing, this you might have track of the year already!! Hard too choose best mix out of them, I like them all especially Original, Spin Science (all mixes) and Electrique Instrumental. Can't express it enough, simply beautiful, makes me have hopes for the house scene in this all too minimal climate we're in nowadays.

DJ E360° (Sysex Records), USA:
I think all the tracks are quality. Definitely getting plays in all my sets @ WMC in a few weeks. I have also played it over the weekend and got good reaction to the Club Mix 1. The vocals are hot.

DJ Linus (Exun), Germany:
absolute the best pesto release ever! my favs are "be there dub" and "electrique remix"! will play them every weekend @ Pacha. full support guranteed

Franco Martinelli (, Italy:
Very nice release, this fresh vocal-house track is served in several remixes to please all the dancefloors. I prefer the more housey Spin Science Remix and Be There Dub .

Funk Manouver (Reelgroove/D6), Scotland:
Nice package with a few different options. Liking the 'be there dub' best, love the stab and the vox sits sweetly on it. Good job!

Gabriel Sordo (Underground Lessons, Somuns Corp.), Mexico:
Fantastic release!

">Henri Kohn (A&R Clubstar, Conya), schäl sick:
my fav is still the original though Catchbass, Spin Science's, Club Mix #2 and El's Dub are also cool

Jay Serano (, Netherlands:
As I'm only playing at cocktail bars, pool parties, vip lounges, chillout clubs and the likes.. This track is already locked in my set. Played it last saturday at The Mansion Amsterdam and got a great crowd response! Thanks for sending me the promo and keep up the good work!

Jeff Bennett, Sweden:
Luvelectro is the one for me, nice one.

Jerry Kaye, USA:
loving the original... nice and groovy. also like the spin science remix..Great release guys!

This is end of part one. The other reactions will follow in brief. Winking

Ricardo Torres supports Pesto
Talking of the buzz that Pete Gust's remix of Rucyl's "Love In War" caused (read the post below), we already found a supporter from the West Coast - our good friend and California Pestolero Ricardo Torres!

He's got a new mix online that starts with "Love In War". You can find his latest DJ mix named "Looking West" (so are we...hehehe) in the mixes section on Ricardo's web site.

Ricardo was also invited to play alongside his personal hero and very good friend Jay-J on the Shifted label party at Miami's Winter Music Conference this year. People attending WMC this year should make sure to check out his set and the ones of the other House icons on Saturday, the 24th of March at Miami's Bash. Besides Jay-J and Ricardo Torres, the line up also offers Chicago's Marc Grant, Heather, Random Soul from Australia and some other surprises.

Also make sure to check out the latest West Coast Collective mix on Shameless Sessions (SSRadio UK) featuring Kevin Christopher and Ricardo Torres. The show also includes an exclusive interview with Pestolera Sandra Lima who will have "Higher" released on Pesto soon.

Rucyl signed to Pesto
We are very proud to announce that we managed to sign another incredibly talented artist to the Pesto roster.

New York City based Rucyl Mills would be considered a songwriter or storyteller. Her lyrics are intimate and pure, carried by the voice of an angel. She has proven on several occasions that she is a professionally working performer. Next to releases on her own label, her resume lists vocal backups and performances as well as songwriting jobs.

She recently teamed up with no less talented producer Pete Gust from Stockholm, Sweden who just made an amazing remix of "Love In War". We are more than glad to offer you an outstanding release for this autumn including both the original and Pete's remix of which the latter already received tremendous feedback among DeepHouse lovers.

More information on Rucyl and Pete Gust will be published alongside the release of "Love In War" - so long, please make sure to check the following links:

Rucyl's myspace
Rucyl's web page (with links to more music - don't miss that!)
Pete Gust's myspace
Pete Gust's web page (also with bunches of more music!)

Jon Silva DJ set on Kiss FM Ukraine
Thanks to our mate DJ Electric, 50% of the Luckystars duo, Jon Silva is having a guest mix appearance on the Deepology show on Ukraine's Kiss FM.

The show will be broadcasted tomorrow, the 9th of March 2007.

As they have just launched the Deepology Digital label, it's well worth it to visit the Deepology page for more details.

Jon Silva on Danny Howells's Essential Mix
More good news for Jon Silva: Danny Howells played "Love In Me" from Jon's release on Conya017 in his latest Essential Mix on BBC Radio1 - the show of Pete Tong.

Check out the tracklist and the raving comments on BBC's page.

Thanks for the support, Danny!


Jon Silva remixes for Da Funk on Acryl Music
We are proud to announce the release of Acryl 018 "Devotion" by Da Funk.

Next to top notch remixes of Replika and Edmund, Jon Silva did not want to step back and delivered two reworks of "Devotion". Please check out the web page of Acryl Music for promo reactions and availability.

Good luck with the release - we're sure it will be slamming!

Jon Silva Charts March 2007
Here are Jon Silva's charts for March 2007. Chart positions are not in any particular order.

01. Da Funk - Devotion [Acryl 018]
02. Physics - So Glad (Martino So Deep Mix) [Soulstar 015]
03. Nikola Gala - Night In Jazz [Escada]
04. Rulers Of The Deep feat. Capitol A - Next Sound (Spin Science Dub) [ROTD]
05. Demarkus Lewis - Outta The Box (Main Mix) [Conya 019]
06. Jon Silva - Music's In Me [Raisani CDR]
07. Kevin Sunray & Agent Greg feat. Lori J.Ward - Breathe Easy (Kevin Sunray From Space Mix) [CDR]
08. DJ Teken feat. Taclan - Save My Soul (Oscar Ospina Remix) [Raisani CDR]
09. Frankman - Cold Nights [Shayan 013]
10. Soda Inc. - Moonlight [CDR]

Beginning of the month also means a kind reminder to vote for Jon Silva on!Winking

Radio support for Pesto 008: Simone de Nauw - Luv
While the rest of the world is still waiting for the official release of Simone de Nauw's "Luv", the tune has already received an astounding level of recognition among top DJs from all over the globe.

What definitely helped a lot in gaining attention was Neil Quigley (Urbantorque) playing the Spin Science remix as the opener of his DJ set on John Digweed's legendary "Transitions" on London's Kiss FM. Thank you, Neil!

DJ feedback will be published in a second news bulletin in brief - this one would get way too long...

Further radio stations supporting "Luv":
Kiss FM London
Kiss FM Ukraine
Proton Radio
Radio 2 Estonia
SSRadio UK

Thanks to all the jocks that incorporated Pesto 008 in their mixes!

Jon Silva DJ set on
Thanks to my friend Chris Niteshake of Locked Groove from Greece, I will have a guest DJ mix on his show "Locked Groove Sessions" on tonight! Chris, being our Greece Pestolero #1, also delivered the amazing remix for Babak Shayan's "Azadi" on Pesto 005. You will hear more of his production skills as well as a PestoMix from him in brief.

As the name implies, is a dance focused radio station based in Greece, offering DJ mixes and the finest in electronic music 24/7. You can tune in to their stream via their web site here.

Since mid June 2006, the weekly webradio-show of the Locked Groove DJs team hits your radio with the most up to date dance music. The Locked Groove DJs are: Chris Niteshake, mr. Stelio K, Jan LaRoque, Jimlem & Giorgio El. Every Thursday from 20:00 to 22:00 (greek time) broadcasts sets by the residents of the team as well as exclusive guest mixes by recognized international DJs.

The Jon Silva set will be broadcasted tonight between 09:00pm and 11:00pm CET (08:00pm to 10:00pm greek time).

Click here to see the eFlyer!


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