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Pesto010R: From P60 remixes
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After very successful presales of our Pesto 010 on Beatport, Traxsource and Stompy, we have just released a remix pack of From P60's "New Way".

Like the original release, the remixes are also loved by the DeepHouse family and the download stores. Pesto010R is a featured release on Beatport and Traxsource, helping us to make up chart positions again. Currently, The Mulder's Lights On Dub of New Way is on #12, Christian Paduraru's House Dub enters on #92, Christian's remix with vocals starts the rally on #90 of Beatport's DeepHouse chart, the whole release is on #78 on Traxsource and on #75 on Juno's DeepHouse list.

Pesto 010R contains more classy remixes by Subsky, JP & Chris Mil and Cooccer (who will be releasing his first artist album with our Traxx sublabel in brief).

buy Pesto 010R at your favourite download store:
Traxsource.com
Beatport.com
Junodownload.com
Trackitdown.net

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Pesto 010: From P60 - Be What I Wanna Be/New Way
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After very successful presales of our Pesto 010 on Beatport, Traxsource and Stompy, we are happy to let you know that the full release by From P60 is finally available in your favourite web stores.

Both on Beatport and Traxsource, this release is quickly gaining chart positions. Nikola Gala's Cum Remix currently is on #11 of Beatport's DeepHouse list, Jon Silva's New Dub is found on #47, the whole release is on #10 of the general charts and on #2 of Juno's DeepHouse charts.

The whole release by From P60 contains a bunch of more quality remixes serving different needs and tastes, including a remix by Khaan and, of course, the lovely originals. Pesto 010 is available on your favourite download store:

Beatport.com
Traxsource.com
Junodownload.com
Trackitdown.net

and more to follow


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PestoLP002: huge support from all over!
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It's really amazing how well our latest release is going down.

After chart entries on Beatport, Traxsource (on 28 currently, we're also part of the Weekly Essentials), Juno Download (on 2 in "DeepHouse" and on 4 in the overall charts) and DJDownload.com, "2.0 - The Next Generation Of Pesto Artists" is also featured release on the entry page of Canada's Play It Tonight, Jon Silva's "Aegean" is a featured track on Trackitdown.

It's not only the stores supporting us but we also get massive feedback from the jocks out there. DJ feedback to be posted in brief - stay tuned.

"2.0 - The Next Generation Of Pesto Artists"
is available on your favourite online store:

Beatport
Juno Download
Traxsource
Trackitdown
Play It Tonight
DJDownload
iTunes store

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[update] PestoLP002: "2.0 - The Next Generation Of Pesto Artists" out now!
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After the huge success of our first longplay release (9 out of 13 tracks entered the charts on Beatport), we're already dropping the next bomb. Out of another class A bundle of tunes, two are making up chart positions on Beatport again!

[update: as of now (Jan 10th) we already have four tunes entered the charts: Rucyl on 16, Tina Valen on 39 and Da Funk on 96 in Deep House; Jon Silva on 81 in House - whoo hoo!]

"2.0 - The Next Generation Of Pesto Artists" is, as the name implies, a showcase of upcoming releases, exclusive tracks and new talents on Pesto Music. While you may have waited for some of the tunes to be released as you heard them on the PestoMixes already, others are totally fresh and brand new. The compilation also proofs that the family of Pesto producers is expanding beyond the borders of Germany with artists from Ukraine, USA and Switzerland.

In order to spotlight the artists involved, we will publish dedicated features about them. You will find the features in the artists' appearing order - so check back for a deep insight on Tina Valen in brief!

Here's the track list again:

01. Tina Valen - Discotime
02. Rucyl - Love In War (Pete Gust KID Remix)
03. Cloudsteppers - Make Me Shine
04. Quell - Baby Gaps
05. Replika - Loveletter
06. Phonic Funk - On Top
07. Da Funk - Electronic Love
08. Sandra Lima - Higher (The Mulder's Up-A-Dub)
09. Aegean - Jon Silva
10. Robin Rush - Into You (With Pryde Remix)
11. Cooccer - Jam Hot
12. Khaan - Pegasos (The Mulder's XX-File Remixx)
13. Nuance Movement - Violet (Soda Inc. Remix)

"2.0 - The Next Generation Of Pesto Artists"
is available on your favourite online store (more to be added in brief):

Beatport
Juno Download
Trackitdown
Traxsource
DJDownload

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RSS feeds for our Beatport releases
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Are you tired of logging into Beatport and watching your "favourite labels" list for updates?

Well, if you are using an RSS feed reader (which we also recommend so you can subscribe to our Pesto feed), your wait is over. The guys from Altovideo found out how to create RSS streams for particular labels, artists and genres. Go there and create feeds for any other labels or artists - your most favourite label has done the work for you already:

Pesto releases on Beatport
Traxx releases on Beatport
Jon Silva releases on Beatport
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Beautiful & Timeless: Featured release on Beatport in two genres!
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PestoLP001 aka "Vic Music presents Beautiful & Timeless Vol. 1" seems to be quite popular with the guys at Beatport. They are featuring our release both in the Deep House and Chill Out sections. Needless to say that this massive support results in chart positions in the respective genre charts for a couple of our tunes.

Thank you, Beatport - we love you, too!Happy
Yet still, the biggest thank you goes to all the people that buy our music (we love you even more!) and support us.

Check "Beautiful & Timeless" on Beatport.com.

You can also buy the release from other services such as:

Juno Download
iTunes Music Store
Trackitdown

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PestoLP001: Beautiful & Timeless Vol. 1 out now!
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Our first digital longplayer is out (and already climbing the charts on Juno).

You can also buy the release from other services such as:

Juno Download
iTunes Music Store
Beatport.com
Trackitdown

Happy shopping from Pesto Music!
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More compilation mania: "2.0" - The Next Generation Of Pesto Artists
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By introducing the second longplayer on Pesto, "2.0 - The Next Generation Of Pesto Artists" you will get a deep insight on the release schedule of next year. We have compiled the finest in Deep House from both rising talents and established artists. You might already know one or another of the 13 tunes from one of the PestoMixes or the Jon Silva Mixtape series, others are brand new and unheard before.

This compilation also marks the beginning of a new period: while 2007 was the stage of the Pesto.Digital project - transforming Pesto from a vinyl label to a digital imprint - with excellent but relatively few releases, 2008 will be the "mother of release fireworks". We have an incredible bunch of talent with outstanding tunes in the pipeline and there are even more to come. We will have more single releases, more remix issues and also more compilations - featuring both exclusive Pesto material and tracks from other labels we partner with.

Back to where we were, here's the track list of "2.0" - just to make you hot for what's coming your way soon. Laugh

01. Tina Valen - Discotime
02. Rucyl - Love In War (Pete Gust KID Remix)
03. Cloudsteppers - Make Me Shine
04. Quell - Baby Gaps
05. Replika - Loveletter
06. Phonic Funk - On Top
07. Da Funk - Electronic Love
08. Sandra Lima - Higher (The Mulder's Up-A-Dub)
09. Aegean - Jon Silva
10. Robin Rush - Into You (With Pryde Remix)
11. Cooccer - Jam Hot
12. Khaan - Pegasos (The Mulder's XX-File Remixx)
13. Nuance Movement - Violet (Soda Inc. Remix)

We can hear some "yeeaaaah - finally!" from your side of the screen.

More details magically popping up on this page very soon.
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Traxx 003: Khaan - Mythos EP
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One of Cologne's most wanted DJs is Khaan and we're proud to present his work on our sublabel Traxx Recordings!

After Traxx already got support from the elite of techy DJs (such as Ali Dubfire of Deep Dish, Pako & Frederik of Sitrep and many more), we bring you another pounding release ranging between deep Tech House and pumping Progressive choons. We'll publish more details about the artist "Khaan" and his work (he recently put out a release on the highly acclaimed "Pearldiver" imprint and also made a remix for "From P60" and their "New Way" tune on Pesto 010) on this page within the next few days.

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Pesto 010: From P60 - New Way/Be What I Wanna Be
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Geez, has this one been long-awaited, but finally, it's there: Budapest's own "From P60" with the voice of Virág finally drop their bomb on Pesto!

The whole EP consists of the tunes "New Way" and "Be What I Wanna Be" and comes with a large bunch of class A remixes. Among the appreciated remixers are top notch names like Nikola Gala, Subsky, JP & Chris Mill, Khaan and Cristian Paduraru. Pesto 010 will have the Nikola Gala and Khaan remixes as well as some more edits by Pesto's Jon Silva.

The release has been split into exclusives for Beatport, Stompy and Traxsource. And while it's already out on Beatport, Nikola Gala's remix was climbing the charts (with a #22 peak position on Beatport's House charts). We'll let you know when you can get the other mixes on Stompy and Traxsource (and only there for the next few weeks).

Part 2 of the mixes will be out in January 2008 including the other remixes - more details here in brief.
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Vic Music presents: Beautiful & Timeless - we're going digital!
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It's been long-awaited and this step has been overdue but we finally made it!

Chapter One of the immensely successful CD series will be released as a digital download. We'll offer both the individual tracks (with quite a bunch of unreleased productions such as by Nuance Movement, Soda Inc., Jon Silva and many more) as well as the whole mix.

One tune will be exclsuive to those who buy the full album: "Theme Of Vic Bar" - a tune especially made by Jon Silva & Babak Shayan for the Vic Bar in Cologne.

More details regarding the track list and availability on this page in brief. "Beautiful & Timeless" is brought to you in cooperation with Shayan Music.
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Pesto 009: Jon Silva in the charts
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We're proud to announce that Jon Silva's latest release "I Want U" is climbing the sales charts - this time at stompy.com.

Entering stompy's sales charts last Friday at rank 89, we see Pesto 009 on position 76 already. Will you help us go further?

click here to buy at stompy.com
click here to buy at tracktidown.net
click here to buy at beatport.com
click here to buy at traxsource.com
click here to buy at iTunes Music Store
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Pesto 009: Jon Silva - I Want U
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We just wanted to share the news with you that Pesto 009 is finally available in your favourite MP3 store.

We are glad that we got a feature on Trackitdown.net. Here's what they say about the Dub Mix of "I Want U":

"Jon Silva returns on the ever expressive Pesto music label, lots and lots of mixes on this, this is the dub mix (Still has a vocal in there though!!), quality house music."

Hopping over the ocean, our friends from Stompy also feature the release:



If you prefer to purchase at Beatport or Traxsource, please click on the respective links.

Thanks for your attention & happy shoppingWinking
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Celebrity support for Traxx
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We are more than happy to let you know that our first release on Traxx, the brand new Pesto sublabel receives an amazing amount of support.

A lot of DJs (especially those being members of our promo pools) already play out the tune. Now, several top names of the industry show their support for Traxx: Ali Dubfire of Deep Dish (USA) charts Traxx001 on #2 of his Beatport charts, Global Underground artists Pako & Frederik (Netherlands) told us they would hammer the track on their radio shows that are broadcasted on 35 stations worldwide, DJ Meri of Estonia's Rulers of the Deep just sent us a message: "Hell yeah! This track is one of my alltime favorites!!".

More details on Traxx as well as on the upcoming release Traxx002 (did somebody say "Addicted"?) soon.
[update: until now (27th June, 3pm) Traxx001 has reached #25 on Beatport's Techno charts. We take bets on the highest future position..hehe]
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Pesto 009: I Want U by Jon Silva
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The promos have been sent out some days ago and we already got loads of lovely feedback!

This release has been long awaited as one version was already featured on the Bar1 mix compilation on Shayan Music among some other CD compilations.
We have smashing remixes by Claus Casper (from Cologne's S-Sentials who also remixed Soda Inc.'s "Full Moon" (Jon Silva is also one of the masterminds behind Soda Inc.)) and Kellyyss, our good friend and "engineer for the deeper sound", as he's often referred to.

For those who already know the Bar1 version, we offer a radio edit of that one and will make the very original mix (back from 2003 - you see? Good music doesn't grow old, it just matures like a good wine) available as the next Pesto Freebee. Our friends on last.fm already got the 128kBits file, the Pesto Freebee of this one will be at 320kBit as always, though. If you are registered with last.fm, make sure to become friends with us in case you haven't yet!

Accompanying the new release, you'll get the full package that you expect from Pesto including a new PestoMix (that will be mixed by Jon himself, of course) and a new PestoCast featuring Pesto 009.

Expect more details here next week.
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repost: Pesto catalogue now added to Beatport
We are happy to announce that the whole Pesto catalogue is now available through beatport.com including Simone de Nauw's single "Luv" (Pesto008). Please see here:
Go to Beatport.com Get These Tracks Add This Player

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.
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Bad Boy Babak
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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
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DJ feedback on Pesto 008: Simone de Nauw - Luv
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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 dancefloor...it 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 (housepage.net), 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 (soulsessions.nl), 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

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Radio support for Pesto 008: Simone de Nauw - Luv
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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":

danceradio.gr
deepology.ru
housefm.com
house-radio.org
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!

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The support for Pesto is growing
On top of the people already supporting and playing Pesto 005 by Babak Shayan, some more were adding themselves to the growing front of Pesto supporters:

Dean Facer (UK)
C&M Productions (Switzerland)
Rautemusik.fm (GER)
Henri Kohn (GER, Clubstar & Conya A&R)
DJ Rewerb (GER)
Elias Tzikas (Greece)
Radio 42 (GER, web radio)
Andreas Hansson (Sweden)

Do a little google to find some really nice DJ mixes containing "Azadi" among a bunch of other excellent tunesWinking
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Pesto 005 now on beatport.com!
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There haven't been too many news here recently. That is because there was a lot of work behind the scenes going on. One of the results can be seen on beatport.com, where the exclusive presales for Babak Shayan - Azadi (Pesto 005) have just started. Support Pesto and buy the tunes like crazy to lift us into some charts! You'll be rewarded with excellent tunes and mixes by a bunch of renowned names of the global dance music scene!

We would also like to remind you that there is still our first PestoCast, covering all the versions in detail including some more info. You can find it here.

Pesto 005 by Babak Shayan already received a tremendous feedback from all over the globe. Here are some quotes:

Subsky (Turkey, dinamo.fm): wicked release! all mixes are really cool, I especially dig chris niteshake! groovyyyyy!!
Tom Morgan (UK, Alternative Route A&R): your mix (Jon Silva's Club Mix) is the pick of the bunch
Jovan (Bulgaria, Relaxator's A&R): I like the track since the time you gave me. Favorite ones are the Original because of the nice and smoothie driving, than Jon Silvas club mix which for me is nice combination
of orient with modern sound of old fashionable acid
Sgt. Chill (Italy, radiodigitale.info): "Azadi" was already an insurance but the bunch of mixes presented with it are all featured by a high quality sound [...] Chris Niteshake's mix is a floorkiller [...] House that succeeds to mix american warm and european intimate darkness
Nima Gorji (Ibiza, Welt, Out of Orbit): Happy to hear some persian vocals on top of quality electronic music. way to go Babak
El Farouki (France): I love this pesto release, it's so deep and driving, will play it!
Thomas Nastos (Greece): Da Funk mix sounds great.Pure funky beats [...] Jon Silva is even better, keeping the funky vibe [...] Chris Niteshake mix [...] with maybe the best approach from all mixes
Alex Flatner (Circle, Monoid, Gedankensport): The Jon Silva is a very catchy and clubby remix i already see people jumping on the dancefloor, the Chris Niteshake ... is very deep and quite sexy... very nice remix. I am sure this release will make its way in many boxes of the djs
Dusan Kacarevic (Serbia): I am not wondering why so many headliner djs choose him to support.Great job again Babak
MDJ (Italy): (Jon Silva's Club Mix) It's a multi-purpose mix, particurally indicated in uplifting phases. Very useful to have it in the bag...I'll' have
DJ Meri (Rulers of the Deep): I love this whole packade.. all mixes are my cup of tea. For every mood and situation on the dancefloor. Very nice work Happy Will give radio airplay for sure.. also in club!
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Partners with House-Radio.com
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We are proud to announce our partnership with house-radio.com.

This internet radio station started two years ago due to lack of good House music on the internet. The House-Radio people say: “House Music should stay “underground” to keep the music and the scene where it belongs.”

House-Radio.com is managed by volunteers from the first hour who collect, listen, dance and work together with producers to stream the best House Music experience on the internet. House-Radio.com offers streams in 128kBit and 24kBit quality.

Check out their web site now: www.house-radio.com
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Pesto 005 "Azadi" by Babak Shayan widely supported!
After the mailout of the Pesto 005 promos, we received heavy feedback. Here are some early opinion leaders:

DJ Meri (Rulers of the Deep / Estonia): charts, djsets, radio airplay
Jeff Bennett (Sweden): charts, airplay, Jussi Pekka RMX appears on the upcoming mix CD "digitalism - mixed by Jeff Bennett" (Feb 2007)
Nima Gorji (Out of Orbit, Welt / Ibiza): charts, djsets, radio airplay
Igor Marijuan (Ibiza Sonica Radio), charts, radio airplay on Ibiza Sonica
Jose Maria Ramon (Ibiza Global Radio): radio airplay on Ibiza Global
El Farouki (Chocoflash, Night Drive, Sexual / France): charts, djsets, radio airplay
Alex Flatner (Circle Music, Monoid / Germany): charts, djsets
DJ Dannyra (Radio Michiocán / Mexico): charts, heavy FM rotation
Joan Ribas (Café del Mar, Delecto / Ibiza): charts, djsets
House FM (Internet radio station): charts, airplay

Also supported by:

Goktug Citci aka Subsky (Turkey), Alessandro Battaglini (Italy, Urban Café on radiodigitale.info), Thomas Nastos (Greece), Marcello Marchitto (Chicaria Records, Germany/Ibiza), Ylar Asmae (Spin Science, Estonia), MDJ (Italy), Steve Mill (Greece), Andrez Nikolov (Bulgaria), Andreas Hansson (Sweden), Replika (Switzerland), Esteban Nuñez (Sweden), Relaxator's (Bulgaria), Nils Pot (Spain), Anthony Vag (Greece), aTaK (Germany) and many others.
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