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

Jayne Robinson

Last updated: 16th May 2012

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

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The International Music Summit (IMS) in Ibiza runs every year for three 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 now marks the official start to the Ibiza season. We chat to founding partner Ben Turner about the IMS.

This week's guest mix comes from The Japanese Popstars (or 'Japstars' as they are known to fans), who will be playing a DJ set at the Ibiza Skiddle Social on Weds 23rd May. The Derry lads' remix CV 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, with festival appearances including Japan's Fuji Rock, Oxegen and Electric Picnic in Ireland, Glastonbury, and many more. They boast their own brand of Nike trainers; JAPSTARS01!

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

The podcast also features our guide to the top five events happening in Ibiza. Let us know what you think about this episode at, and buy tickets for all events here at

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