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May 20, 2015 @ 9:39 am

Weekends Matter May 2015 (Ibiza Special) - Guest Mix Jon Rundell

This month's edition of the Weekends Matter podcast has a Balearic tint as we look ahead to what is coming this Ibiza season. There's a few sneak previews of what to expect this summer with anthems past and present alongside a guest mix from Intec head honcho Jon Rundell.

Rundell's powerhouse house and techno will be a fixture at a variety of parties this summer, notably new showcase Love The Underground and Carl Cox's Music is Revolution - appearing at the big man's birthday for that.

Before we get to the nitty gritty of Rundell's grooves there's an all time Ibiza classic from Jay Dee, new g-house from Sankeys darlings Cuff, the sound of Amnesia's main events with Music ON and Cream represented and then a curveball from Spandau Ballet, who play live at Ibiza Rocks in August.

Full tracklist (Jon Rundell Guest mix appears after these):

Jay Dee 'Plastic Dreams' 

Ryan Blyth & After 6 Feat. Luther Soul

Ambivalent 'R U Ok' (Marco Carola mix)

Eric Prydz 'Generate' - Eric is exclusive resident for Cream Ibiza

Spandau Ballet 'Gold' - They play Ibiza Rocks Wednesday 19th August

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April 17, 2015 @ 12:54 pm

Weekends Matter April 2015 - Guest Mix Mike Mago

Our podcast for April is now here, with a radio show spotlighting some of the best music you can expect to hear on the festival circuit this summer alongside a guest mix from a man with the world at his fingertips - Mike Mago.

The Dutch DJ and producer found fame with his taste-maker imprint BMKLTSCH RCRDS, as well as a slew of pumping house cuts such as 'The Show' which have found favour with Djs as varied as The Magician, Crookers, Josh Wink and Tensnake. 

We caught up with him recently head of his performance at Cream, and the Liverpool institution is inviting him back in August for their monolithic soiree Creamfields - this mix gives you an indication of what to expect and a snapshot of the main room house sounds of 2015.

There's also sounds from the frontrunners of the stars of 2015's hedonistic fun in field era, with new music from Kendrick Lamar, Tough Love and Cause & Affect balanced with classics from Armand Van Helden and Carl Craig. Full tracklisting below, alongside the links to find the 

'So freaking tight' Tough Love - The duo play a huge number of festivals this summer, find them here. Read our recent Tough Love Interview.

'You don't know me' Armand van Helden - Armand headlines Outbreak Festival in May.

'Get to the chopper ​' Cause & Affect - You can find the twosome at Detonate Festival in Nottingham in May

'Falling up (Carl Craig remix)' Theo Parrish - Carl will play with UR founder Mad Mike Banks at SW4 Festival.

'These Walls' Kendrick Lamar - Kendrick plays Wireless and both Leeds Festival and Reading Festival this summer.

Head here for Creamfields Tickets.

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February 27, 2015 @ 11:13 am

Weekends Matter March 2015 pt 1 - Guest Mix Paul Van Dyk

Our podcast this month is coming in two parts, with a full radio show of the summer's music coming up in a couple of weeks. Before that though we've got an extended set from Paul Van Dyk.

He takes a headline turn at Digital Society's monstrous trance fest when they turn eight on Friday 6th March at the Leeds 02 Academy (full details here), joined by fellow trance behemoths Ferry Corsten and Aly & Fila (who we also spoke to ahead of the show).

PVD and Aly & Fila recently collaborated on the track 'Guardian' alongside vocalist Sue McLaren (the mix's opening track), and it's already shaping up to be one of the biggest hits of the year. Elsewhere the mix features Paul Oakenfold, Giuseppe Ottiavani and Jordan Suckley, and is classic driving trance in PVD's trademark fashion.

Get Digital Society 8 tickets here.

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February 6, 2015 @ 10:28 am

Weekends Matter February 2015 - Guest Mix Kissy Sell Out

It might have been a longer month than many, but January ended with a bang and now nestled firmly into February we can start to get into the serious business of the year - especially now we've got the monthly edition of our podcast locked and loaded.

We've got loads of brand new music on this one, with recent chart smashes from Philip George and Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo (who we caught up with this week) accompanied by more underground flavours from The Revenge and Dusky.

Our guest mix this month comes from Kissy Sell Out, one of the most notoriously party driven DJs on the circuit with a furiously hedonistic sound. This month you can catch him at in Manchester when Play No Games and Haus collide on Thursday 12th February at 256. The full tracklist, alongside information on the events they relate to this month, is below:

Philip George 'Wish you were mine' - More on Philip and the track here

Duke Dumont 'Won't look back' (Shadow Child mix) - Both play Blase Boys Club @ Canal Mills Saturday 14th February

Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo 'Rhymes' - Catch Hannah on her What Hannah Wants Tour, with Chris' upcoming shows listed here

Dusky 'Yoohoo' - Upcoming Dusky shows

Jeremih 'Don't tell them' - Jeremih's One Night Only trip in the MIdlands

The Revenge 'Incredible Shellsuit' - Upcoming The Revenge Shows

Jackson 5 - I want You Back (Dimitri from Paris remix) - Dimitri from Paris plays A Wing Lancaster on Friday 13th February

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January 22, 2015 @ 10:42 am

Weekends Matter January 2015 - Guest Mix Graeme Park

We've just about recovered (physically and mentally) from the festive party period and we're picking up momentum again and getting ready to dance off that extra weight. With it being our first Weekends Matter podcast of the year, we wanted it to be a blinder so we've included music from Oliver Heldens, Amine Edge & DANCE, The War on Drugs and Mala ahead of their upcoming gigs.

We've also treated you to a guest mix from hedonistic Hacienda mainstay Graeme Park.  Park has been at the forefront of the evolution of dance music and club culture for thirty years and is one of the most authoritative voices within the circuit. You can catch a set from the man himself at A Wing in Lancaster Castle alongside Mike Pickering and Tom Wainright on Saturday 14th February

Full tracklisting: 

'Koala' Oliver Heldens - Upcoming Oliver Heldens gigs

'Going To Heaven With The Goodie-Goodies' Amine Edge & DANCE - Upcoming Amine Edge & DANCE gigs 

'Lazer Beams' Green Velvet - Upcoming Green Velvet gigs

'Hide U' Kosheen - Upcoming Kosheen gigs

'The Tunnel' Mala - Upcoming Mala gigs

'Ain't That Easy' D' Angelo - He plays O2 Academy Manchester on Wednesday 18th February

'Red Eyes' The War on Drugs - They play a string of UK dates this February including O2 Academy Leeds on Thursday 26th.

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November 28, 2014 @ 10:14 am

Weekends Matter December 2014 - Guest Mix Laidback Luke

We're getting closer to the end of the year, which means it's the final time to look at the month ahead via our podcast. To round it off we've focused on the best events to see the year off in style, with a look at some of the finest music you might hear on your travels on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. 

Guest mix comes from Laidback Luke, who'll be delivering a turkey blasting set for Cream at Nation a little earlier on Boxing Day alongside Dannic, Gareth Emery, Eddie Halliwell, Watermat and more (full details here), listen to it above.

Before that hits at the pinnacle of the show, we've gone for a couple of the biggest tracks of the year in Caribou's 'Can't do without you' (from maybe our album of the year) and Sonny Fodera's remix of Johnny Corporate's classic 'Sunday Shoutin', as well tracks form some of the biggest artists you'll catch over the Festive rave period.

Full tracklisting

'Sunday Shoutin' (Sonny Fodera remix) Johnny Corporate - Upcoming Sonny Fodera gigs

'Burning Bright' Maya Jane Coles Ft Kim Ann Foxman - Maya And Kim play back to back with Heide at LWE's NYD party

'Can't do Without You' (Tale of us & Mano Le Tough remix) Caribou - Caribou DJs under his Daphni guise at Leeds' Canal Mills on New Year's Day

'Bar A Thym' Kerri Chandler - Upcoming Kerri Chandler gigs

'Anthem' N Joi - N Joi play the Streetrave NYE

'Carry Me On' Brookes Brothers Ft. Chrom3 - Upcoming Brookes Brothers gigs

'Did you really know' Mungo's Hi Fi ft Soom T - Mungo's Hi-Fi play the Reggae Roast NYE

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November 4, 2014 @ 2:47 pm

Weekends Matter November 2014 - Guest Mix Jozef K

Halloween is behind us and Christmas and NYE is still in the distance (if rapidly approaching), meaning November is looking good. That means podcast time and as ever we've traversed through the best gigs and clubs around, with music from MK, Nicky Romero, Justin Robertson and Mighty Oaks among the starlets soundtracking our monthly radio show (stream it above on Spotify).

As is tradition, it's closed off with a guest mix from one DJs rocking our world at present. In the second part of our love letter to Sankeys (the first saw us with Tribal Sessions resident Darius Syrossian), we've turned to the Mancunian institution's other heralded resident Jozef K for a full throttle ensemble of house and techno.

The full tracklist, alongside all you need to know about where to catch the players behidn the music this month:

MK 'Ey Yo' - MK headlines Mixmag Live on Saturday 15th November.

Redlight ft Roses Gabor 'Stupid' - Upcoming Redlight dates.

Nicky Romero 'Feet on the ground' - Nicky Romero's Reboot tour hits the UK this month.

Flight Facilities 'Two Bodies' - They headline Electric Brixton on Saturday November 29th.

Sunshine Underground 'Finally We Arrive' (Justin Robertson's Deadstock 33s remix) - Justin Roberston dates, and check out the recent interview with him.

Recloose 'Dust' - Recloose joins Chez Damier at the Content Fifth Birthday on Friday 14th November.

Mighty Oaks 'Brother' - The band are on tour this month.

Find all previous episodes of the podcast here.

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October 3, 2014 @ 12:06 pm

Weekends Matter October 2014 - Bass Music Awards Special

September 9, 2014 @ 2:47 pm

Weekends Matter September 2014 podcast - guest mix from Darius Syrossian

Our Weekends Matter podcast is here for September and as ever it's a corker. Ahead of next month's installment which will be a Bass Music Awards 2014 take over, we've started off with a bassier output from Chase & Status, Sigma and SBTRKT, with further tracks from T Coy, Lauryn Hil and Maceo Plex. 

Then after all that is the guest mix, which this time round comes from Darius Syrossian, the Tribal Sessions musical dynamo who'll be returning to kickstart his weekly residency on Friday September 19th - for more info head here and buy tickets via the box at the bottom.

One week earlier Sankeys themselves kick off the return of the domineering clubnight to its rightful place as the Friday night centrepiece of the club, with the Martinez Brothers at the helm (head here for tickets).


'Changing' Sigma & Paloma Faith - Upcoming Sigma dates

'International' Chase & Status ft Cutty Ranks - Chase & Status play the Nightvision launch party in Edinburgh, Friday 19th September

'Wildfire' SBTRKT ft Yukumi Nagano of Little Dragon- SBTRKT play live at the Albert Hall in Manchester, Tuesday30th September

'Conjure Superstar' Maceo Plex - Maceo Plex plays Mint Festival, Saturday 20th September

'Everything is Everything' Lauryn Hill - Upcoming Ms. Lauryn Hill dates

'Carino' T Coy - Mike Pickering talks and DJs at Conversation in Creativity in Morecambe, Saturday 6th September

Darius Syrossian Guest mix

More info on Tribal sessions here.


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July 28, 2014 @ 11:08 am

Weekends Matter August 2014 podcast - guest mix from Sam Divine

As we approach the tail end of what has already been a pretty special summer, August is beginning to rear it's head with an abundance of stellar events on the horizon. And that means it's time for us to run the gauntlet over the best of them with our podcast.

This time round there's a very definite influence of house music heroes Defected Records throughout the mix, opening with one of their summer smashes from Oliver $ in 'Pushin On' and then featuring a guest mix and interview from their very own Sam Divine, who hosts the Defected Radio series on Mixcloud.

She'll be playing when Defected in the House returns to Ministry of Sound on Saturday 9th August, alongside the irrepressible Masters at Work. The label is also in Ibiza this summer, taking over Booom every Tuesday.

Also on the show we've got music from John Legend, Scuba, Above & Beyond, Metro Area and much more, including a quick chat with our Ibiza correspondent Pete Gooding. You can find more details on all the events mentioned at the below links:

Upcoming Oliver $ events

Pete Gooding plays Pop up Party's Ibiza Sunset party on Sunday 24th August.

John Legend tour details.

Metro Area play LWE's Summer in the City on Saturday 9th August.

Upcoming Sucba Events.

Upcoming Jimmy Edgar Events.

Above & Beyond headline SW4 on Saturday 23rd August.

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