It's an amazing feeling, watching the sun set after a long day, with the right music playing, safe in the knowledge that you've got an even better night ahead. It's an even better feeling if you know that the music you are listening is changing lives. Now, we might all think a track has changed our lives at some point or another. The time you heard "Belfast" at 4am in a field somewhere and you gave your best mate a hug so tight his eyes nearly popped out, might have felt like it was having a major impact — but Annie Mac is out to prove the music can go way further than that.
Mac's Sunset mix has been put together in aid of Kids Company, an independently run charity that assists with displaced and neglected children. These young people have been affected by everything from drugs to poverty, and Kids Company provides them with centres, safe spaces where they can find a home and begin to build a future for themselves. As Annie herself says, "The difference between a child before and after Kids Company is unparalleled. It's the type of place where, after visiting it's centres, it is terrifying to think of a world without it."
The mix itself is a slew of sizzlers, a hot hour plus featuring some of the brightest electronic talents of the day. At £4.99 it is a bit of a no brainer. A chance to soundtrack your next barbecue, and help do something pretty remarkable at the same time. Stream a minimix below.
You can grab the mix here.
You can also find out more about Kids Company here.