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May 30, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

#14 - Wickerman Festival with Ginny Koppenhol

The fourteenth instalment of the Skiddle.com Weekends Matter podcast is now available for your listening pleasure

This week's exclusive podcast celebrates a festival that is very close to our hearts, Wickerman Festival

Wickerman Festival happens every year in the beautiful county of Dumfries and Galloway. Skiddle.com has played host to the Bass Camp dance village for the past 5 years with guests such as X-press 2, Hot Chip and Danny Rampling gracing the decks.
This year Steve Lawler will headline the '2012 - A Bass Odyssey Tent' and over the weekend he will be joined by Yousef, Crazy P, Sonny Wharton, Jordan Suckley, Ki Creighton, Funkademia DJs, D.O.D, Organic DJs, Dance Lady Dance and this weeks podcast musical provider, Ginny Koppenhol.
Ginny Koppenhol won the Skiddle resident DJ of the year in 2010 with the prize being a set at the festival alongside Sonny Wharton. She returned last year and will be back this year with her trademark uplifting house sound.
As well as Bass Camp Wickerman Festival also has 9 other stages with Scissor Sisters, Texas, The View, Mike Skinner (DJ set) and many many more playing. Buy tickets for Wickerman Festival here

The podcast also features our guide to the top five events happening across the UK this weekend. Let us know what you think about this episode on Facebook at www.facebook.com/skiddleuk and buy tickets for all events at www.skiddle.com

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May 16, 2012 @ 9:51 am

#13 - Skiddle Ibiza presents The Japanese Popstars

The thirteenth instalment of the Skiddle.com Weekends Matter podcast is now available for your listening pleasure

This week's exclusive podcast celebrates the International Music Summit in Ibiza along with a mix from a band who have made a massive splash on the worldwide electronic scene, The Japanese Popstars.

The International Music Summit (IMS) in Ibiza runs every year for 3 days, this year running from 23rd May - 25th May at Ibiza Gran Hotel. Over 300 leading figures of the music industry head to Ibiza to network about the future direction of electronic music. Set up by Pete Tong and friends in 2008 it is now the official start to the Ibiza season. We chat to founding partner Ben Turner about the IMS.

The guest mix comes from The Japanese Popstars, who will be playing a DJ set at the Ibiza Skiddle Social on Weds 23rd May. The 3 lads known in their local town, Derry, as Japstars have a remix CV that reads like a who's who of the music industry including Beyonce, Daft Punk, Depeche Mode, Ting Tings and Editors. They have played all over the world including Fuji Rock - Japan, Oxegen - Ireland, Glastonbury Festival - UK, Electric Picnic - Ireland and many more. They also have their own brand of Nike trainers, JAPSTARS01!

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The Japanese Popstars will be DJing at the Ibiza Skiddle Social on May 23rd alongside Sonny Wharton, Graham Sahara and Jamie Scahill and at the Space Opening Fiesta on 27th May

Full details of the IMS can be found at www.internationalmusicsummit.com

The podcast also features our guide to the top five events happening in Ibiza. Let us know what you think about this episode on Facebook at www.facebook.com/skiddleuk and buy tickets for all events at www.skiddle.com

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May 2, 2012 @ 10:05 am

#12 - Venus with Sonny Wharton

The twelfth installment of the Skiddle.com Weekends Matter podcast is now available for your listening pleasure

This week's exclusive podcast comes from record label boss and DJ, Sonny Wharton. As a DJ Sonny shot to fame by winning a DJMag mix-tape competition for Renaissance leading to sets in Ibiza at Amnesia, a weekly residency at the infamous Manumission and Mixmag announcing Sonny as one of their original “Future Heroes” alongside the likes of Nic Fanciulli.

Over the last few years Sonny’s racked up slots for the who’s who of club land including sell-out shows at Space, Pacha and Ministry Of Sound. He’s held a monthly residency in Barcelona, regualrly rocks the likes of Global Gathering, V Festival, Wickerman and Isle Of Wight Festival and played to over 1 million people at The Berlin Love Parade. In addition to this Sonny has done no less than 3 guest mixes for Radio 1 as well as countless live interviews.

His label, Whartone Records, as well as being a hub for his solo releases has also released tracks from Paul Thomas, Mark Trophy, Ant Brooks and Richard Dinsdale.

Sonny will be playing at Venus in Manchester on Saturday 5th May, at the Ibiza Skiddle Social on Weds 23rd May and at Basscamp at Wickerman Festival on Saturday 21st July

The podcast also features our guide to the top five events happening across the UK this weekend. Let us know what you think about this episode on Facebook at www.facebook.com/skiddleuk and buy tickets for all events at www.skiddle.com

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