Annie Mac‘s BBC Radio 1 show has been at the forefront of not only the UK and Ireland’s electronic scene since her first radio program in 2004, but her infectious presence on the airwaves has fueled dance music’s global ascension to the mainstream over the course of her legendary run. Over the past 17 years, Annie MacManus has risen through the ranks and cemented an inimitable legacy that helped jumpstart countless careers in dance music. In April, Mac revealed that she would be stepping back from her show in order to focus on other projects.
In celebration of Mac’s final show on July 30, electronic artists from across the spectrum, from A-Trak to Fatboy Slim, Disclosure, and so many more in between, have bid their farewells to the iconic radio selector. See some of the heartwarming tributes below:
— Fatboy Slim (@FatboySlim) July 30, 2021
Annie Mac. That’s it. That’s the tweet. pic.twitter.com/zqqts3R0rs
— TBM (@Blessed_Madonna) July 30, 2021
We’re not crying, you are.
Sending big love to the legend that is @anniemacmanus on your last show today. What an amazing ambassador for dance & electronic music, and after 17 incredible years as a broadcaster this is the end of a truly phenomenal era. pic.twitter.com/MPRgiAYX89
— Ministry of Sound (@ministryofsound) July 30, 2021
Annie was the first DJ to play our songs on a national radio station, and as if that wasn’t enough she was then even kind enough to take the two of us green teenagers under her wing & on tour with her back in 2012, changing our lives forever in the process…..@anniemacmanus pic.twitter.com/m3z2Y1CIJ6
— Disclosure (@disclosure) July 30, 2021
.@anniemacmanus, can’t believe the day has come that you’re leaving @BBCR1!
What an incredible ride it’s been, you’ve been an amazing ambassador, curator, supporter, enthusiast of dance and electronic music and a massive role model… pic.twitter.com/A5QfAAODSp
— Pete Tong mbe (@petetong) July 30, 2021
ANNIE MAC – Congratulations from the whole WHP team on an incredible 17 years with @BBCR1
Tune into her final R1 show tonight from 6PM pic.twitter.com/TfW3xf46gq
— The Warehouse Project (@WHP_Mcr) July 30, 2021
Annie Mac appreciation post.
This Dublin girl becoming one of the most respected dance and electronic music curators in the world has been such an inspiration for me and many more across our careers.
We love you @anniemacmanus
— Dave Treacy (@DJDaveTreacy) July 30, 2021
Fair well @anniemacmanus thank you for you continued support over the last however many years. You played such a big part in my underground>overground story and it will never be forgotten! Best of luck on your future endeavours (not that you’ll need it) pic.twitter.com/oUyOQxdV7I
— Oliver Jones (@I_Skream) July 30, 2021
— Rudimental (@Rudimental) July 30, 2021
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