Annie’s got her motley crew together, a few special surprises and her passport packed and is taking this fourth tour around the country and across the waters to the U S of A for a right royal ruckus, stopping in Miami for the WMC at the Gansvoort Hotel, then onto the legendary Webster Hall in NYC, rounding it off Westside to LA to the world famous Avalon. Its gonna be big!
Plus, the London date on this tour has grown into an almighty show taking place at Camden’s Koko. This gig features Little Boots, Chase & Status feat. Takura, Rage & Plan B, The Count & Sinden, Mujava, and the mighty Toddla T.
Once again the AMP camera crew, Us3 Productions, will be there every step of the way, stopping for no man.
March 20th OXFORD – Simple @ Academy
Annie Mac, Hervé, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool
March 21st GLASGOW – Death Disco @ The Arches
Annie Mac, Mystery Jets DJ Set, Optimo, Frankmusic
March 27th MIAMI WMC – Gansvoort Hotel
Annie Mac, A Trak & DJ Mehdi, Fake Blood, Rusko, Toddla T, Riton
April 10th NEW YORK – Webster Hall
Annie Mac, Crookers, JDH & Dave P
April 11th LA – Avalon
Annie Mac, Axwell, plus more to be announced
April 18th LIVERPOOL – Chibuku @ Barfly
Annie Mac, A Trak, Andy C, Toddla T, London Elektricity, Brookes Brothers
April 23rd DUBLIN – Mr Jones @ Twisted Pepper
Annie Mac, plus more to be announced
April 25th LEEDS – Wax:On @ Stylus
Annie Mac, DJ Mehdi, Rusko live, Doorly, Plastician
April 30th LONDON – KOKO
Annie Mac, Little Boots, Chase & Status feat. Takura, Rage & Plan B, The Count & Sinden, Mujava feat. MC Mzura, Toddla T, Rachel Barton
May 2nd DERRY – Deep Fried Funk @ The Nerve Centre
Annie Mac, Rusko (live), Toddla T
May 3rd BIRMINGHAM – Eclectricity @ The Custard Factory
Warehouse: Calvin Harris (Live), Friendly Fires (Live), Annie Mac, Boys Noize, Rachel Barton. Marquee: Steve Angello, Scratch Perverts. Factory Club: Chase & Status, Fabio (Radio 1), Mary Anne Hobbs (Radio 1)
Annie also has a new mix available for download through the www.anniemacpresents.com site. Its called Annie Mac’s Man Mix, and here is how Annie explains it coming together.
‘This mix was done one hundred per cent live in my little studio. There were lots of ups (raving around in my dressing gown) and downs (throwing CDs at walls and potty mouth expulsions of frustration) but I’m generally happy with it. The title came from a conversation with Toddla T after I DJ’d at the Warehouse Project in Manchester where he asked me why I ‘man’ it. You can hear the conversation at the top of the mix. It’s also a little audio rant on how there’s ‘too many men’ and not enough girls in the dubstep raves. Thanks to MC Spitfire for gracing the cover with his tattoo. I sincerely hope you enjoy it.’
Born and bred in Dublin to a family immersed in musicality, Annie left home at 17 to attend Queens University in Belfast, where she was bitten by the clubbing bug after visiting the city’s legendary Shine club nights. Inspired to purchase her first set of decks, Annie taught herself to mix using old funk and soul records bought from local charity shops. Following a stint as part of Shine’s marketing team and four months living in Manhattan, Annie made the move to London, working simultaneously as a TV & Radio plugger, a freelance Broadcasting Assistant and a presenter for the SBN, before she approached Radio 1. Initially employed as a BA, her natural flair got her noticed by management and she was soon standing in for Mary Anne Hobbs.
Annie’s show on Radio 1 began in July 2004, when, working as a assistant producer on Zane Lowe’s show, she impressed Radio 1 bosses with her demos and her determination.
Since then her show has gone from strength to strength. Annie Mac’s Mash Up on Friday nights on Radio 1 has attracted a host of loyal followers from around the world and sees Annie play the cutting edge dance music which she has become known for. Annie has established herself firmly as part of Radio 1′s specialist output.
Annie is also a talented club DJ and is booked regularly to play the UKs most credible clubs. Annie has just completed her annual DJ tour ‘Annie Mac Presents…’ which she has hosted for 3 years running. Annie personally chooses the line-up of DJs for her tour, both established and up-and-coming to play in her favourite clubs across the UK. 2007 has seen Annie DJ at more festivals than ever, plus regular dates in Ibiza and around the world.
Her TV work has seen Annie contribute regularly to BBC2′s The Culture show, reviewing new music releases. She has also done work for MTV2 presenting ‘Gonzo’. In October 2007 Annie helped launch BBC Switch, the BBC’s offering for 12-16 year olds. It was announced that Annie would front Switch, a brand new Sunday night Radio 1 show, and co-host a new weekly music TV show ‘Sound’ alongside Nick Grimshaw on BBCTWO every Saturday afternoon.
Since her show began, Radio 1 have been working Annie hard. She has stood in for Jo Whiley, Pete Tong and most recently Zane Lowe in January 2008 co-hosting alongside the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Kasabian and Radiohead. From the end of February 2008, Annie Mac will host Saturdays and Sundays 1pm-4pm, covering the slot during Sara Cox’s maternity leave.