If you want to hear a mixture of the freshest sounds in clubland, then Annie Mac's Friday night Radio 1 show is unmissable. In the last twelve months, she's been taking her tastemakers skills out into her audience with specially curated shows 'Annie Mac Presents'. The latest edition hits Koko next Saturday 14th November and we've got a pair of tickets to give away. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and Annie in the subject line and we'll randomly pick a winner next Tuesday. We caught up with the lady herself for her take on London's club culture.
Annie Mac hello! We're looking forward to a night out with you next week. What's going on?
I'm returning to Koko for my 3rd Annie Mac Presents of the year. The last two have been brilliant nights and this time round I'm joined by Miike Snow, Young Father, Kid Sister, Boy 8-Bit and Doorly.
Why've you picked Koko as the venue?
It's a great space... because its got about 5 different levels. The sound works well and the atmosphere is great because everyone's on top of each other. I kind of like having all this grimy club music in such a pretty old venue as well.
Can you talk us through the talent you've chosen as performers?
Miike Snow are a Swedish band that make beautiful electronic pop music and their album is one of my favourites from 2009.
Young Fathers: up and coming talent from Edinburgh - electro hip hop with amazing synchronised dance moves.
Boy 8-Bit: very talented producer from South London. His work is subtle and beautifully crafted; great DJ as well, playing at Fabric quite a bit.
Kid Sister: brand new rapper from Chicago. She has a great debut album ready to drop and is a really fun performer.
When you're not running your own, what's your favourite clubnight?
YoYo at Notting Hill Arts Club is my regular spot. I go there as much as I can. I never tire of it... they always put on really good up and coming bands before the club starts which is good too.
I moved to Queens Park a year ago after living in Brixton and Streatham and Battersea for years and years. I chose to live there because I had loads of friends there and I think it's really important to be near friends in London.
What's great and what's rubbish about it?
It's very different. Very quiet, very civilised and full of expensive gastropubs and delis. It's quite village-y which I like. The park is sweet as well and it's only 20 mins from work on my bike!
What's the one thing we must do next time we go there?
Go to Jacks Place on Salusbury Road for a fry up.
And finally what's your London secret?
My fave pub is the Blue Posts in Soho. It's right in the heard of town but still is like being in your Gran’s house I love it.