Apple Music has tapped the likes of St. Vincent, Josh Homme, Disclosure, and Elton John to host shows on its 24/7 radio station Beats 1. Judging by St. Vincent’s inaugural program Tuesday night, these segments won’t just be any old playlist haphazardly thrown together.
St. Vincent’s weekly show — lovingly dubbed “St. Vincent’s Mixtape Delivery Service” — comprises songs curated by Annie Clark herself. As its name suggests, each mix is specially customized for select individuals, and last night’s lucky listener was an 11-year-old girl named Piper. Based on her music tastes and hobbies (CHVRCHES, dancing), Clark whipped up a stellar helping of new wave and ’80s pop, including tracks by David Bowie, New Order, Devo, Talking Heads, and The Pointer Sisters.
For what it’s worth, I caught the second half of this show completely by accident last night and, without even realizing it was St. Vincent’s show, nearly squealed over how adorable it all was. Clark called Piper “the coolest kid,” then Piper gushed and said Clark was “her idol,” and ::squeal::. Just … listen in below.
St. Vincent’s Mixtape Delivery Service (June 29th):
Depeche Mode – “Enjoy The Silence”
Stereolab – “Barock-Plastik”
New Order – “Blue Monday”
Deee-Lite – “Groove Is In The Heart”
Devo – “Whip It”
Chaka Khan – “I Feel For You”
Erasure – “Chains Of Love”
The Knife – “Heartbeats”
Bjork – “Human Behavior”
David Bowie – “Let’s Dance”
Pet Shop Boys – “West End Girls”
The Pointer Sisters – “Break Out”
Talking Heads – “Once In A Lifetime”