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June 30, 2016 @ 12:50 pm

Charlie Hedges presents Skiddle Podcast 007 - Guest Mix CamelPhat

It's been a big month for changes and disappointments, but there's one thing you can guarantee on being anything but underwhelming is our podcast. Charlie Hedges is back with another installment filled with the biggest house tracks and features with some of our favourite artists.

This episode our guests come in the form of an up-and-coming star who has delivered one of the biggest club tracks of the past year and a seasoned and well-respected producer. We've also rounded it off with a big mix from duo CamelPhat that will no doubt become the soundtrack to your pre-drinks throughout July. 

Taking our Spotlight feature as artist of the month this time round is Lee Walker. After a whirlwind 12 months after his track 'Freak Like Me' started a dancefloor frenzy, the staple track has now been re-released with vocals from Katy B - a sure sign of how the popularity of this belter will just keep growing. Take a listen to Charlie's interview with him above to find out more. 

Our classic track selection comes from Riva Starr. The production wizz and owner of Snatch Records gives Charlie the low down on his upcoming summer and festival gigs before picking out one of his all-time favourite house records. 

Bringing things to a close this month are CamelPhat, a duo who have kept their identity pretty much under wraps whilst letting the music do the talking. Standout tracks 'Constellations' and 'Get Sick' garnered major support from Radio 1, and now they're bouncing from festival to Ibiza party. 

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CamelPhat's upcoming gigs

Lee Walker's upcoming gigs

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May 26, 2016 @ 10:53 am

Charlie Hedges presents Skiddle Podcast 006 - Guest Mix Philip George

We're now on our sixth installment of our Charlie Hedges presents podcast, which means we're half a year in. Time flies when you're listening to really good music, ey?

This time round we've spotlighted Miguel Campbell as our artist of the month, enlisted Doorly to pick a classic track and got a killer guest mix from Phillip George, and as always ourselves and Charlie have selected some of the biggest house records around at the moment.

Along with chats about new albums, collaborations with Idris Elba and Ibiza madness with our featured DJs and producers, we've got music from Illyus & Barrientos, DJ SKT, Low Steppa and Golf Clap 
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April 27, 2016 @ 2:07 pm

Charlie Hedges presents Skiddle Podcast 005 - Guest Mix Purple Disco Machine

We've dedicated our latest podcast to the party capital of the world - Ibiza. Our host Charlie Hedges has been chatting to some of the key artists who will be playing on on the island this season, and as always she's delivered some of the best new house music.

Spotlighted as our artist of the month this time round is Josh Butler, who is gearing up for another residency at Tribal Sessions at Sankeys Ibiza this season. We've quizzed him on the upcoming summer plans and also featured one of his latest releases on Cajual Records.

We've got Intec label manager and Music Is Revolution regular Jon Rundell as our classic track selector. Ahead of the last Carl Cox at Space Ibiza season, we asked him about the difficult decision made by the team and asked him to pick a defining dance track that means a lot to him, unsurprisingly it brings back memories of an Ibiza experience.

To round things off this month, Glitterbox resident Purple Disco Machine has put together a mix for us. Filled with his signature disco grooves, it's a suitable showcase for the music that will make Space Ibiza come to life every Friday.

As well as all those features, we've got music from the likes of Gorgon City, Prok & Fitch, CamelPhat and Man Without A Clue

Josh Butler's upcoming gigs

Jon Rundell's upcoming gigs

Purple Disco Machine's upcoming gigs

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March 31, 2016 @ 3:04 pm

Charlie Hedges presents Skiddle Podcast 004 - Guest Mix Franky Rizardo

We're four episodes into our podcast series now and things are in full swing, Charlie has delivered another weekend-ready selection of house music from across the globe plus she's caught up with some of our favourite artists as part of our monthly features.

This time round we picked grime's biggest personality Big Narstie as our artist of the month and spoke to him about what life is like when touring schedules get busy, partying on the Skiddle bus and his role in the development of grime.

In the lead up to another busy festival season, we caught up with Circus founder Yousef to talk about his upcoming plans and we also asked him pick a classic house track (it's one of our favourites to date). This month's podcast is wrapped up by a big guest mix from Defected favourite Franky Rizardo, featuring music from the man himself, Lauren Lane, SEFF and DJ T.
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February 29, 2016 @ 5:35 pm

Charlie Hedges presents Skiddle Podcast 003 - Guest Mix Tough Love

Charlie Hedges is back with the third installment of our monthly podcast. As expected, she's delivered another show filled with the hottest quality house music from across the world, spotlighting some of our favourite DJs along the way.

The episode features music from the likes of Franky Rizardo, Doorly, Dale Howard (who provided the guest mix for Skiddle Podcast 002) and Riva Starr.  

We've also spotlighted 99 Souls as our artist of the month following a giant year for them after the success of their mash up of Destiny's Child's 'Girl' and Brandy & Monica's 'The Boy Is Mine', which has had the remix treatment from Danny Howard and Chris Lorenzo to name just a few.

This podcast also features Graeme Park, who picked a seminal classic track for our feature ahead of the Hacienda Classical event at Lancaster's Williamsons Park. It's topped off with a guest mix from energetic, bass-heavy house lovers Tough Love, who are currently championing established and upcoming talent on their Get Twisted Records label.  

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Tough Love's upcoming gigs

Graeme Park's upcoming gigs

99 Souls' upcoming gigs

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January 29, 2016 @ 9:37 am

Charlie Hedges presents Skiddle Podcast 002 - Guest Mix Dale Howard

The second instalment of the Skiddle podcast is here. We've got a guest mix courtesy of Dale Howard, an interview with Defected's Sonny Fodera and a classic track as selected by Greg Wilson. And as always, Charlie Hedges has picked out the best house music from around the world, just for you.

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January 8, 2016 @ 3:21 pm

Charlie Hedges presents Skiddle Podcast 001

The new year has signalled a brand new podcast here at Skiddle. Our revamped show is helmed by presenter and DJ Charlie Hedges, who will set out to bring you the best house music every month, along with artist interviews, classic tracks and exclusive guest mixes.

Our collaborative aim is to bring you a podcast that you want to listen to anywhere, whether you're on the bus, preparing for a rave or cleaning your house. We'll strive to bring you exciting artists and new music all with the intention of getting you in the mood to party. The first instalment features huge tracks from the likes of Sigala, Sonny FoderaIllyus & Barrientos, Doorly and tonnes more. Charlie catches up with Max Chapman to talk about his new album and Judge Jules delivers a classic track (it's an absolute gem). 

Charlie takes us on a whirlwind trip through some of her favourite current tracks in her mix, introducing us to her style as a DJ. Expect some big guest mixes from some of our favourite artists moving forward, keep your eyes peeled.

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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.

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