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First of all, we are really sorry to tell you that the release of Pesto 008 Simone de Nauw - Luv has been postponed for approximately two weeks.

Our way to say we're sorry is this: we offer you a free track download (i.e. at no costs). Yes, you read right - zero, nada, nichts, niente, ничего! You get a mastered, fully featured MP3 in full shining 320kBits glory - a file that could also go onto the release but we decided to give it to you as a present.

Good news #2 - you guessed it maybe: starting with today, we launch a new series called "Pesto Freebees". That means that there will be a bunch of free tracks that you can share without a bad conscience, even put them up on your webpage or myspace profile or wherever you wish - as long as you mention its origin (us that is). You can copy the embedded cover from the MP3 file. Within one year, loyal visitors of our page will find a nice compilation on their harddisk and/or MP3 players and maybe someone will put them in a mix also. Winking

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click the image or here for a direct link to Pesto Freebee no.1

PestoMix 003 by Zorz Post

Here's PestoMix 003, this time coming from Zorz Post of Low Profile Bookings.

Low Profile Bookings, run by Zorz and his buddy Nick, are based in Kozani which lies in northern Greece, approx. one good hour by car from Thessaloniki. Georgios, as his real name is, is closely connected with the La Palma venue in Kozani that has seen guests from all over such as M.a.n.d.y., Terry Francis, Kevin Yost or lately Soda Inc. Zorz is known to provide excellent warmups but also has a residency in Kozani.

We're pretty sure you will enjoy his soothing blend of deep and groovy TechHouse, sexy Chicago body music and some electronic-influenced stuff that still sticks to an irresistable hip-shaking impulse (maybe it's also because spring is close). Here's the tracklist:

01. Satoshi Fumi - Talkin 2 U [Force Tracks]
02. Dennis DeSantis - Five Minutes, Today, Forever (Dennis DeSantis Remix) [Third Ear]
03. Kerri Chandler - Downtown (Dark Mix) []
04. Franck Roger Feat Jovonn - Remember (Instrumental) [Real Tone]
05. Leon Louder - Say Five [Uma Us]
06. Special Interest - Outlaw [Guesthouse Music]
07. Bryan Jones - Soulsearching [Control Recordings]
08. James Flavour - Da Ride (Jimpster Remix) [Dirt Crew Recordings]
09. Mark Knight - The Reason [Toolroom Records]
10. Cpen - Mystery Jazz [Memorabilia]
11. Fred Everything & J.T. Donaldson - Listen [Freerange Records]
12. Spooky - No Return (Josh Winks Acid Vocal Interpretation) []
13. Terry Lee Brown Jr. - Hold Em [Plastic City]

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click the image or here for a direct link to PestoMix 003

Soda Inc. mix show on Frisky Radio

Thanks to Emanuel Phaz who invited Soda Inc. to a guest mix on his Transport show!

The show will be broadcasted tonight at midnight GMT (01:00am CET), so make sure you have coffee on stock and enjoy the blast. You can still sleep tomorrow.

Pesto Community

We have installed a forum board for our users to interact.

We have sections for Acryl Music, Shayan-Music and Soda Inc., as well. Post links to your MP3s demos or snippets, talk about software, podcasts, DJ mixes, radio shows, etc. Other labels are welcome to post their news releases!

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Exclusive: pre-release party of Pesto 008

We are proud to announce an exclusive pre-release party in Cologne's Vic Bar. As the upcoming Pesto single will be "Luv" by Simone de Nauw, we got her over from Barcelone for a live vocal performance in one of Cologne's finest Cocktail bars.

This evening also holds a Jon Silva DJ set, an exclusive presentation of the single including Simone performing "Luv" live. We will also have Simone performing some other tunes, including her upcoming Pesto single that is about to be released in autumn 2007 and some improvised live sessions. On top of that, we have some Pesto give-aways for those attenting.

Click the picture to see the e-flyer of this event:


For those who cannot attend, we will kick off a new service from Pesto called PestoFreebies. More details later this week.

links to this event:
announcement on
Simone de Nauw's micropage
Simone de Nauw's myspace profile
Simone de Nauw on

Did anybody say "mashup"?

Or "web 2.0" or another buzzword of your choice?

Well, we've just been mashed up (sounds like you just got punk'd, no?) or at least just discovered it happened. In a truly global world, Ehsan, a DJ from Canada took Babak Shayan's "Azadi" and made his own remix. Check it out here.

If you were about to do a mashup with some Pesto stuff, which one would you choose? Leave a comment (including a link to your mashup MP3).

[update: and yes, Ehsan bought it on - good boy!]

Newsletter back online

Those among you that visited our former website will surely remember our newsletter sign-up box.

The functionality is back, but we tweaked it a little. Please see our PestoNews subscription manager. Today, we also sent out the first issue of our newsletter, so check your inbox in case you're subscribed. We will take the chance and ask for some feedback here:

There's something going on...

There must be a reason for we are posting the logo of another label here on the Pesto web pages. What reason could that be?

Did anybody say something was going on behind the scenes? Will Pesto be closed down, shortly after the digital rebirth? Will it be renamed to traxx? If so, why would we?

Hmmm...expand your mind. More details to follow soon!

Jon Silva Charts February 2007

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

01. Dervish with Inaya Day & Lynn Lockamy - You Move Me [CDR]
02. Funk Manouver feat. Amaya Amaya - Wait for me [CDR]
03. Jeff Bennett - BoneBack [Kung Fu Dub]
04. Simone de Nauw - Luv [Pesto 008]
05. Jon Silva - I want You [Pesto 009]
06. Soda Inc. - Night Fever (Fullmoonized) [Shayan-Music]
07. Ben Macklin feat. Tiger Lilly - Feel Together (Lifelike RMX) [Free2Air]
08. Soda Inc. - Night Fever (all remixes) [Plastic City]
09. Glockenspiel & Bart Cruz (Joachim Spieth Remix) - Intersection [Global Scum]
10. Modern Walker - For him for her [Shayan-Music]

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