It’s October and it’s time for Annie Mac’s annual review of the hottest dance records of the year that she has been instrumental in introducing to the nation’s pleasure-synapses through her groundbreaking Radio 1 Friday show and packed DJ schedule.
Since her first Annie Mac Presents compilation in 2009, Annie has supported acts that have gone from being favourites on her show to national stars (Magnetic Man, Plan B, Nero, Katy B) and helped define the dance music zeitgeist.
On this comp, 2011’s finest moments are represented. Azari & III ‘Reckless For Your Love’, Toddla T’s ‘Take It Back’, SBTRKT’s ‘Wildfire’ Jamie XX’s remix of Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’. If you’ve been out clubbing this year this neat comp brings together the highlights as well as pointing to some names likely to be lighting up 2012 (Jai Paul).
Annie has continued to take her signature sound worldwide in 2011; continuing what Diplo has called his ‘favourite party on the island’ in Ibiza as well as gigs coming up across North America and Australia this autumn. Meanwhile the Annie Mac Presents nights remain one of the biggest nightlife brands across the UK, with a run across all four compass points of the country in the coming months to accompany this compilation. See below for a list of the Annie Mac Presents 2011 tour dates. The album launch party is at London’s KOKO on October 8.
Last year’s instalment of Annie Mac Presents reached the top 5 of the iTunes album chart, 2011’s selection is just as sharp, representing the continuing exuberance of UK clubbing.
23/09/11 MANCHESTER – THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT
24/09/11 LEEDS – UNIVERSITY
29/09/11 SOUTHAMPTON – JUNK
29/09/11 BOURNEMOUTH – V CLUB
01/10/11 EDINBURGH – LIQUID ROOMS
06/10/11 BRIGHTON – DIGITAL
07/10/11 SHEFFIELD – FUSION & FOUNDRY
08/10/11 LONDON – KOKO
09/10/11 CARDIFF – SOLUS
13/10/11 LEICESTER – O2 ACADEMY
15/10/11 BIRMINGHAM – RAINBOW WAREHOUSE
21/10/11 OXFORD – ACADEMY
04/11/11 BRISTOL – IN:MOTION
05/11/11 GLASGOW – ARCHES
11/11/11 NEWCASTLE – DIGITAL
12/11/11 BELFAST – STIFF KITTEN
18/11/11 NOTTINGHAM – STEALTH
19/11/11 LIVERPOOL - MASQUE