Annie Mac Presents 2011 Review

For the record i’m trying really hard to be fair with this review because if I had my way I would pronounce Annie Mac ruler of the world right now ( unfortunately I don’t have that power…. yet anyway!)

Title : Annie Mac Presents 2011

Release Date : 24th October 2011

Tracklisting :

Disc 1

  1. Joe Goddard – Gabriel
  2. Azari – Reckless For Your Love (Tensnake Remix)
  3. Robyn – Call Your Girlfriend
  4. Toddla T – Take It Back
  5. Ray Foxx – The Trumpeter (Original)
  6. 2 Bears – Bear Hug (Club Edit)
  7. Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar (DJ Zinc Remix)
  8. Calvin Harris – Bounce
  9. Katy B – Broken Record
  10. Redlight Feat Ms Dynamite – What You Talking About
  11. Benga & Youngman – Youngman Tear It Out
  12. Jack Beats – All Night
  13. Rusko – Everyday
  14. Nero – Guilt
  15. Plan B – The Recluse (Netsky Remix)
  16. Chase & Status – Blind Faith (Loadstar Remix)
  17. Magnetic Man – Getting Nowhere
  18. Claire Maguire – Ain’t Nobody (Breakage Remix)

Disc 2

  1. Gonzales – Knight Moves
  2. Bombay Bicycle Club – Shuffle (Leo Zero Remix)
  3. Little Dragon – Ritual Union
  4. Jamie Woon – Night Air
  5. Storm Queen – Look Right Through
  6. Tensnake – Holding Back My Love
  7. Sebastian – Embody
  8. The Bullitts – Close Your Eyes
  9. SBTRKT – Wildfire
  10. Adele – Rolling In The Deep (Jamie XX Remix)
  11. Lil Wayne – With You Feat. Drake
  12. Skream – Where You Should Be (Shy FX Remix)
  13. Jai Paul – BTSU
  14. James Blake – The Whilhelm Scream
  15. Lykke Li – Sandness Is A Blessing (Gold Panda Remix)
  16. Ed Sheeran – The A Team (Koan Sound Remix)
Annie Mac hosts the 7-9 friday night show and sunday night’s  10- 12 show with Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1. She’s also a well established live DJ taking her ‘Annie Mac Presents’ tour up and down the country since 2009, playing some of the best clubs the UK has to offer, as well as playing some of the top UK festivals and sets at the legend that is IBIZA. It is at her live shows that Annie really shines, if you have had the privilege of  experiencing one of her shows then you will find no matter how many drug addled strangers you fill your living room with and no matter how loud you play this it out, it will still not quite live up to your expectations! What you need to remember is this is an album and of course will never be good as the live experience (or maybe thats just something that I need to remember)
        The best part of the album and the main reason I have been buying them for the last 3 years is the two mixes, I know from both past experience and the two listens I had in the early hours of this morning that I will still be blasting them out in a years time at any pre drinking before a night out event, house party, wedding reception and family party (not always well received at these, my family don’t have the best taste in music) that I grace with my attendance. If anything has the power to make me belive i’m in a sweaty club, paying ridiculous amounts for a watered down G&T it’s an Annie Mac mix.
        The rest of the tracklisting itself is in no way bad and I would hate for anyone to assume so, there is some absolute blinders in there for example one of the biggest and best tracks to be played in multiple clubs this year, The 2 Bears – Bear Hug “All you out there on the floor / Gonna get you in my paws / And give you a bear hug” this song has added a bit of class to many a crappy club for a while now. Another favorite would have to be Bombay Bicycle Club – Shuffle (Leo Zero Remix) the original song was a big indie hit this year, and as good as it was Leo Zero’s remixed version has made this a song thats extremely danceable and doubly as catchy as the original. Other notable tracks include Rusko – Everyday, one of his many tracks that puts the ‘fun’ back into dubstep. Toddla T – Take It Back, from one of my favorite artists of 2011 who has been going from strength to strength this year and can only get better. Finally Adele – Rolling In The Deep (Jamie XX Remix), the best of many remixes of this song if I had a hat I would take it off to Jamie XX.
        Certain more overplayed songs on the album such as Calvin Harris – Bounce, Katy B – Broken Record and Nero – Guilt, I will choose to skip on my next listen not because they’re bad songs although they’re also not the best, but simply because I live in home where the radio is on all day every day and so have heard them so many times their novelty has worn off now. For you I hope this is not the case.
        Overall I would recommend you do buy this album as ultimately it’s positives outweigh the negatives and it’s packed full of songs that if you don’t know yet, then you should really get to know. Oh and make sure you go and see Annie Mac live as well, I promise you wont regret it.


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