'I don't watch any TV ever unless it's on demand'
POP LIVES:Annie Mac, the BBC Radio 1 DJ, on her favourite YouTube videos, essential reading and an unforgettable Croatian island experience
What are you reading?I’ve just finished The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides. It was really, really good.
What was the last film you saw, and what was your verdict?Prometheus in 3D. I was very excited about it, and it looked incredible, but the plot was weak and it got ridiculous at the end. Nothing really happened. My boyfriend fell asleep after 20 minutes.
You have a golden ticket to Eason. What magazine is first on your list?I’m a sucker for Grazia. I buy it every week. I also have a subscription to The Week magazine, which is essential for knowing what’s going on in the world.
What are your most clicked bookmarks?Twitter, Facebook, WeTransfer and BBC Radio 1, in that order.
When you fall into a YouTube hole what’s the general subject matter of the videos you’re watching?Always music. Most recently, a new rapper called Iggy Azalea. I spent an hour looking at all her videos and watching interviews.
What track should we listen to right now?Jessie Ware, Wildest Moments. A hypnotic ballad about an intense friendship. I can’t stop listening to it.
Which box set/TV series do you have on the go at the moment?I just finished season four of Breaking Bad and finished season five of Mad Men. I don’t watch any TV ever unless it’s on demand. Apart from box sets, it’s mainly documentaries I watch. Louis Theroux is my hero.
What was the last gig you went to, and what was your verdict?It was a festival called Hideout Festival in Pag in Croatia. It was pretty phenomenal. I got straight off the plane into a three-hour car journey to a port where I got on a boat full of 300 people and DJ’d for four hours with some friends. The whole place is breathtakingly beautiful; I would love to go back there for more than 24 hours.
Which app do you use the most?After Twitter and Facebook and Instagram, I use the iPlayer app, so I can listen back to radio shows on my phone.
And if you check out one DJ this month, make it . . .Para One. An incredibly talented Frenchman who has just released an excellent LP called Passion. He is a flawless DJ, playing everything from acid house to hip hop to R’n’B and garage and making it all sound perfectly seamless.