Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Annie Mac: I Want to Inspire More Women to Be DJs

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Annie Mac: I Want to Inspire More Women to Be DJs

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Byline: Miranda Bryant

ANNIE MAC had only performed at a few house parties before Radio 1 snapped her up and she became an international star on the DJ scene. Now she hopes to inspire young women to become DJs and said industry sexism or a lack of talent was not the issue.

"Women need role models, they need to see other women DJING. If I could inspire 18-year-old girls, that would be amazing," said Mac.

"As long as you can prove you're capable, then you can do it and that's the way it should be. I don't think gender determines what kind of DJ sets you're going to do."

Mac, 34, was a producer at XFM and Radio 1 before she was inspired to get behind the microphone by Mary Anne Hobbs.

Radio 1 offered her a specialist dance music show in 2004 after she impressed them as an assistant producer for presenter Zane Lowe. …

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