Annie Clark hosted her first Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music last night. The show is called St. Vincent’s Mixtape Delivery Service, and each week she’ll pick a lucky individual to get a mixtape personally curated by her “to serve as a soundtrack for whatever is going on in their lives,” as she explains in the intro.
An 11-year-old girl named Piper was the first person to have a mixtape made for them. She likes Purity Ring and Chvrches and loves to dance, so Clark based her song selections around that by playing things that she “think[s] she’ll love, but probably has missed because she’s 11.” Clark also chats with Piper throughout the show, and the whole thing is so, so cute that I can hardly stand it.
Some of the selections for the first show included Depeche Mode, Deee-Lite, Erasure, the Knife, David Bowie, Bjork, and a bunch more great bands. Basically a primer on awesome music for what sounds like an awesome 11-year-old. You can listen to Clark and Piper’s segments and check out the full playlist for the night below.
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”
And here’s a Spotify playlist (irony!) of all the songs from last night, via Reddit:
St. Vincent’s Mixtape Delivery Service will air on Beats1 every Tuesday night at 10PM EST.