- 10 Aug 16
Arguably one of the busiest people around, Johnny Keegan sat down with BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac at Longitude to talk radio, Spotify, festivals and the lack of female DJs on bills across Europe.
"I feel like we've hit a groove, I just love it. I never ever go to work not being really excited about going to work." Such statements could be met with rolling eyes, but it's easy to believe Annie Mac.
A hugely successful DJ and media career has taken the Dubliner from tea-making assistant producer at the BBC and underground nights at London club Fabric, to the glamour of Ibiza, Vegas, Coachella and back a thousand times. Mac has become a familiar face on TV too, notably when documenting the lives of superstar DJs Diplo, Fatboy Slim and Seth Troxler, all the while slowly developing into one (of sorts) herself.
It's fair to say that Annie Mac has a dream job. Good on her. Mac's first love, however, remains radio. Over a year has passed since she replaced Zane Lowe on the coveted Monday-Friday 7-9pm BBC Radio 1 slot. "I've always wanted to do radio every day, that's been a dream," she admits. "There's something really nice about doing that every day, you get better at it. It's been a challenge, and it felt exciting and intimidating at the start."