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Listening Post: Annie Mac picks her favourite tracks

Listening Post: Annie Mac picks her favourite tracks

BBC Radio One DJ Annie Mac is back in her hometown tonight to play a gig at The Academy in Dublin. It kicks off at 11pm and to get you in the mood for it, I asked Annie for some of her favourite tracks right now and under specific categories…

What’s your favourite track right now?

Jack Garratt – ‘The Love You’re Given’

What song have you’ve been opening DJ sets with?

Paleman – ‘Beezeldub’

Paleman - Beezeldub

Do you have a favourite cheesy Eurodance song?

I always liked that “All that she wants is another baby uh oh uh one…”

(Ace of Base – ‘All That She Wants’)

Ace of Base - All That She Wants (Official Music Video)

What’s your go to disco track?

Kool And The Gang – ‘Hollywood Swingers’ [as heard on Rubberbandits’ ‘Bags Of Glue’]

Kool & The Gang - Hollywood Swinging

A song that you remember from a good club night recently and why?

Danny Brown – ‘Dip’.

Performed at AMP at Warehouse Project in Manchester last Friday. It was a moment for me.


What’s your favourite remix of the year so far?

Gaaaaah, so many remixes! Most recently I love Jonas Rathsman remix of Sam Smith ‘Like I Can’ and Joakim remix of Kindness Feat Robyn ‘Who Do You Love’:

Do you have a favourite song to wake up to?

I remember once when lived in a bedsit in Manhattan with my friends. My pal Aran put on Lenny Kravitz – ‘Heaven Help’ and I woke up to it. It’s a very beautiful song to wake up to.

Lenny Kravitz "Heaven Help"

Who is an artist you can’t stop listening to?

Spooky Black


A really good sad song?

Johnny Cash – ‘Hurt’

Johnny Cash - Hurt

Your first vinyl purchase and what do you remember about it?

A Tribe Called Quest – Beats Rhymes and Life. This is the one I remember the most. I bought it when i lived in NYC for that Summer. I remember listening to ‘1nce Again’ on repeat. I still have it, it’s ruined but I’ve kept all my records that help tell a story of my whereabouts..

A Tribe Called Quest - 1nce Again (Official HD Video) ft. Tammy Lucas

A new song guaranteed to get people on the dance floor?

I love DJ Haus’ ‘Coming On’ at the moment. There’s everything I love about dance music in that one.

DJ Haus - "Comin' On" (Official Video)

A track you’ve played that has cleared the dance floor?

I remember playing Rihanna ‘Umbrella’ at a family wedding and it not going down very well. I was very drunk and I’m not sure anyone else was drunk enough.

A song that’s always likely to get played when you DJ?

Cajmere – ‘Percolator’ (Jamie Jones Vault Remix)

An old song you play at DJ sets regularly?

See above! See also: Cajmere – ‘Midnight’, Double 99 – ‘Rip Groove’.

Double 99 -- RIP Groove -- Original MIX

Favourite rapper of the moment?

Novelist is amazing. Super young and super talented.

Mumdance — Take Time feat. Novelist [Official Video]

Song of the year so far?

Caribou – ‘Silver’

A new artist are you most excited about..

Jack Garratt. Rosie Lowe, Lapsley… the list goes on..

Låpsley - Falling Short (Maida Vale Session)

Anything Irish that’s been sticking out to you at the moment?

Stephanie Roche’s super goal!!! Obsessed!



Tickets are €19.90 plus fees for tonight on sale now from Ticketmaster. Should be a few tickets on the door too.

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