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July 2, 2014 @ 2:20 pm

Weekends Matter July 2014 - Guest Mix Greg Wilson

Our latest podcast is here, smack bang in time to give a look ahead at what we think you should be taking into consideration for July 2014.

Music wise we've got tracks from Secondcity, Cyril Hahn, The Prodigy, Ghostface Killah and more, as well as interviews with our Ibiza correspondent Pete Gooding, Greg Wilson and our own editor Jimmy Coultas, talking about the Bass Camp at this year's Wickerman festival (more details on that here).

Wilson also gives us a guest mix, a recording from his recent set at the first of his Summer Sessions parties at Freeze, the second of which sees him at St Lukes, aka the Bombed Out Church, in Liverpool on Saturday July 12th.

Greg also discusses his latest mixtape release (you can listen to it and read our review here), and remember we spoke to him recently in great detail about his summer - head here to read that.

For more information on all the events mentioned on this month's podcast click the respective links below:

Secondcity plays the Live Rooms in Chester Saturday 12th July (find other Secondcity gigs here).

Cyril Hahn plays Let it Bleed in Aberdeen (you can download Cyril's track 'Getting there' here for free).

Ghostface Killah plays the Kazimier in Liverpool Monday 14th July.

The Prodigy headline GlobalGathering, which is on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th July.

Crazy P play the Skiddle Tent at the Wickerman festival's Bass Camp, also weekend of Friday 25th and Saturday 26th July.

They also join Greg Wilson for his Summer Sessions in conjunction with Freeze on Saturday 12th July, at the Bombed Out Church in Liverpool.

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March 19, 2014 @ 7:06 am

Weekends Matter 59: Sonny Wharton (Bitch)

Sonny Wharton is Skiddle royalty. A firm favourite and friend of the business for an eterity, he's been with us at some of our key junctures over the past velkeven years as a DJ and supporter. A perennial choie for our sessions in the Bass Camp at the Wickerman Festival, he returns to Manchester to headline Bitch's March party at Venus on Saturday 29th March, our key event. Get your teeth into this full frontal mix of house, electro and techno to whet your appetite for that.

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January 9, 2014 @ 10:16 am

Weekends Matter 55: Greg Wilson (Wickerman)

January is a barren, bleak month. NYE becomes a distant memory, you start to change your life (for a week at least), plan ahead and swerve fun. Horrible really isn't it? Well we'd suggest lifting some of that gloom by focusing one one far flung future philosophy; Festivals.

It might be months off but planning your summer now is the best way to get organised and lift the gloom, and there's more options than you think nestled in our festival Finder. We've decided to dedicate our latest podcast to a handful of some of the options on sale at present, with our pick going towards a soiree we've been a part of for nine years; The Wickerman Festival.

We've been behind the Dance Arena at the festival since that point (head here to read up on your history), and the podcast mix is a recording of the headliner from 2013's edition, Greg Wilson. You can next see the legendary disco doyen at Homoelectric on 8th February, and of course get excited about and get tickets for the Wickerman here.

As ever we've rounded up five other selections for you to get your teeth round, so the other five festivals 

Electric Elephant - 10-14th July, Tisno, Croatia

GlobalGathering - 25th-26th July Startford upon Avon

Kendal Calling - 1st-3rd Aug Penrith

Leeds + Reading Festival - 22nd-24th Aug

Latitude - 17th-20th July



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November 5, 2013 @ 11:02 am

Weekends Matter 51: Sander van Doorn (SW4 Sessions)

The Weekends Matter podcast has come through the door and it's a cracker once again. The final podcast before we celebrate two years of knocking them out comes courtesy of one of the biggest names in the business, the one and only Sander van Doorn.

The Dutch DJ will be the headline act at SW4 Sessions at Electric Brixton on Saturday 16th November, one of a select number of shows the world-beating festival does in club spaces with the starlets of the festival. It's Sander's first set in the capital since his stage owning performances at SW4, and this set will get you in the mood for his groove heavy take on trance, house and electro. Head here for further info on the event, where  Jochen Miller supports Sander's deck acumen.

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July 17, 2013 @ 10:40 am

#43 - The Head Gardener (Secret Garden Party)

We’ve been big fans of the Secret Garden Party here at Skiddle HQ for a few years now, the soiree rightfully attaining the status as one of the most loved boutique festivals in the UK. The attention to detail to the entire experience remains unrivalled and in terms of charm, they don’t come much better than SGP.

Although it’s a festival that’s well-endowed in the headliners department (2ManyDJs, Mistajam and David Rodigan number in this year's DJs) the family feel of their residents has been one of the key components of their musical make-up, headed up by The Head Gardener. So when we announced we’d be selling tickets for the gathering recently, we knew we had to spotlight his mix on our podcast series.

The podcast also throws some love to five other big events coming up over the next fortnight, with Leeds tyros mono_cult heading to London, Barcelona clubFACT doing the same, the Brazilica Festival afterparty in Liverpool, Australian bass fiend FLUME hitting Gorilla in Manchester and the monolithic Size in the Parkup in Scotland.

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June 5, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

#40 - Pete Herbert (Electric Elephant)

The podcast this time round comes from the sun drenched beaches and azure skies of the Adriatic coast, as ahead of the Electric Elephant in July Pete Herbert delivers a mix. Herbert’s quirkiness as both a producer and selector has seen him develop a reputation as a leftfield institution, blurring the lines between house, disco, italo dub and funk. This mix sees him elevate that lofty status further.

The Electric Elephant runs from 11th to the 15th July, taking place in the gorgeous confines of the Garden site in Tisno. Spread across two locations, the Beach Bar and the Main Stage, there’s also a late night club Barbarellas that provides an inspirational al fresco clubbing experience. And that’s not to mention the sea of boat parties aboard the infamous Argonaughty vessel that accompany the programme.

The podcast also rounds up the top five events this weekend as well, with nods to the huge Rockness festival, the Playground soiree in London, The Trance Together Second anniversary, Face’s One Records showcase and last but by no means least, Back to Basics bringing Chicago resident Derrick Carter back to Leeds.

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March 13, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

#34 - Delphic

Episode 34 of the Weekends Matter podcast is now available for your listening pleasure

In this episode we feature an exclusive mix from mancunian band, Delphic

Delphic formed in 2009 and are a three piece band hailing from a leafy suburb of Stockport, Manchester. Their debut album, Acolyte, was released in 2010 to critical acclaim and resulted in them playing at all the major festivals including Creamfields, T in the Park and Glastonbury as well as a number of uk and european tours. Tracks from that album have been featured on major TV shows as well as mixes of the tracks being supported by the cream of dance DJ's. Their new album, Collections, was released in January this year with one of the tracks, Good Life, selected as an official track for the London Olympics. The new album took a new turn musically and was produced by DFA's Tim Goldsworth and Ben Allen, they are currently on a european tour promoting the album.

This exclusive podcast mix gives a taste of what makes the band tick and is certainly dance floor friendly. They will be playing at various festivals across the summer including Liverpool Sound City and Leefest and you can get tickets for both of them now on Skiddle

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

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September 4, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

#21 - Mint Festival with Greg Wilson

In this episode we focus on Mint Festival happening on Saturday 29th September in Leeds along with guest mix from Greg Wilson

The team behind the Mint Club and Mint Warehouse are taking over Lotherton Hall in Leeds for the first annual festival. The 10,000 capacity all day festival will feature five stages carefully curated by leading club nights including System, Black Light, Jungle Jam, Bitch, Flux, Bigger Than Barry, Asylum, Teknicolor  and many more.

The Asylum stage have recently announced that Greg Wilson will join PBR Streetgang and The Revenge for a day of disco flavours. Greg is known worldwide now for his sets that span over three decades and he's played at the biggest clubs in the world, he is also known as being the first DJ to mix live on TV. Greg was instrumental in breaking the new electronic, post-disco records coming out of New York in the eighties, a sound he has dubbed ‘Electro-Funk’.

Tickets are still available for Mint Festival which features a who's who of DJ's including Jamie JonesSoul Clap and Eddie Halliwell to name a few. The podcast also features our guide to the top five events happening in across the UK over the next few weeks. Let us know what you think about this episode on Facebook at and buy tickets for all events at

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July 12, 2012 @ 11:47 am

#17 - Suncebeat Festival with DJ Karizma

Episode 17 of the Weekends Matter podcast is now available for your listening pleasure

This episode is dedicated to a country that is fast becoming the hottest festival destination in Europe, Croatia.

There are whole host of festivals happening every year in this beautiful country - Hideout, Dimensions, Exit, Papaya, Stop Making Sense, Electric Elephant and many more but this weeks podcast is focused on one of the more soulful festivals, Suncebeat.
Suncebeat Festival is brought to you by the people behind Southport Weekender so you can be sure it has that soulful stamp to it. This years line up is immense with Dimitri From Paris, Dennis Ferrer, Kerri Chandler, Atjazz all playing as well as this weeks featured mix provider, DJ Karizma.

Tickets for all Croatia festivals are available at where you can also download and print your very own clubbing calendar and check out our country guide.

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 and buy tickets for all events at

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May 30, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

#14 - Wickerman Festival with Ginny Koppenhol

The fourteenth instalment of the 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. 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 and buy tickets for all events at

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