by / November 9th, 2009 /

Annie Mac, Benga, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool – The Academy, Dublin

Ou Est Le Swimming Pool have just been confirmed to play with Radio One DJ Annie Mac when she brings her Presents.. Tour to the Academy this November 12th 2009.

Try to imagine yourself riding through the beautiful, everlasting fields of Elysium’¦ Then imagine that glorious feeling and state of mind converted into music, there you have Ou Est Le Swimming Pool! Taking music to the boundaries of insanity and reason, and back again! Hanging off the edge of the world giving those ‘Nay’ sayers the finger! There was a time when man invented music, now this brand of new musical genius has been invented by gods’¦ Dare you join La Revolution Swimming Pool!??

Annie will also be joined by very special guest Benga, one of the UK’s finest dubstep music producers

Play Ou Est Le Swimming’¦ Radio Tickets priced €25.50 including booking fee are on sale now from Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide.

Please note this is a late show. Doors open 11.00pm.

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Annie’s Biography

Born and bred in Dublin to a family immersed in musicality, Annie left home at 17 to attend Queens University in Belfast, where she was bitten by the clubbing bug after visiting the city’s legendary Shine club nights. Inspired to purchase her first set of decks, Annie taught herself to mix using old funk and soul records bought from local charity shops. Following a stint as part of Shine’s marketing team and four months living in Manhattan, Annie made the move to London, working simultaneously as a TV & Radio plugger, a freelance Broadcasting Assistant and a presenter for the SBN, before she approached Radio 1. Initially employed as a BA, her natural flair got her noticed by management and she was soon standing in for Mary Anne Hobbs.

Annie’s show on Radio 1 began in July 2004, when, working as a assistant producer on Zane Lowe’s show, she impressed Radio 1 bosses with her demos and her determination.

Since then her show has gone from strength to strength. Annie Mac’s Mash Up on Friday nights on Radio 1 has attracted a host of loyal followers from around the world and sees Annie play the cutting edge dance music which she has become known for. Annie has established herself firmly as part of Radio 1’s specialist output.

Annie is also a talented club DJ and is booked regularly to play the UKs most credible clubs. Annie has just completed her annual DJ tour ‘Annie Mac Presents’¦’ which she has hosted for 3 years running. Annie personally chooses the line-up of DJs for her tour, both established and up-and-coming to play in her favourite clubs across the UK. 2007 has seen Annie DJ at more festivals than ever, plus regular dates in Ibiza and around the world.

Her TV work has seen Annie contribute regularly to BBC2’s The Culture show, reviewing new music releases. She has also done work for MTV2 presenting ‘Gonzo’. In October 2007 Annie helped launch BBC Switch, the BBC’s offering for 12-16 year olds. It was announced that Annie would front Switch, a brand new Sunday night Radio 1 show, and co-host a new weekly music TV show ‘Sound’ alongside Nick Grimshaw on BBCTWO every Saturday afternoon.

Since her show began, Radio 1 have been working Annie hard. She has stood in for Jo Whiley, Pete Tong and most recently Zane Lowe in January 2008 co-hosting alongside the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Kasabian and Radiohead. From the end of February 2008, Annie Mac will host Saturdays and Sundays 1pm-4pm, covering the slot during Sara Cox’s maternity leave.

ANNIE MAC PRESENTS TOUR LIVE AT THE ACADEMY ON NOVEMBER 12TH. Tickets priced €25.50 euro are on sale now!