Best new playlists, shows, and exclusives on Apple Music in July 2018


This week, Beats 1 anchor Zane Lowe has an interview with Mac Miller, who talks about his new album, Swimming, working with other artists, and overcoming his personal and legal difficulties.

Best of Beats 1

One of the best parts of Apple's Beats 1 is the lineup of unique shows that the station has assembled. Apple Music subscribers can listen to each full episode on demand, or skip to the new playlist with tracks from that week's show. This week, we've got new episodes from Elton John, St. Vincent, and Jehnny Beth.

  • Rocket Hour - Elton John introduces music from Benedict Cork to the world, and also plays work by the likes of Spring King, Sheryl Crow, and 6ix9ine.
  • St. Vincent's Mixtape Delivery Service - This week's mix is all about saying goodbye to youth as you make the transition into adulthood.
  • Start Making Sense - This week, Jehnny Beth focuses on future hits, playing what coming next from Chastity, Big Red Machine, Beach House, and more.

Essential Playlists

Apple Music features a number of carefully curated playlists built both by its own experts as well as several influential publications and companies. These lists highlight the week's best music, interesting artists that you should be listening to, and more, and are constantly updated with fresh tracks.

Music playlists

  • Best of the Week - The Apple Music team has collected the week's biggest and best tracks into a new updating list. This week, enjoy music from RL Grime, Blood Orange, ROSALÍA, and 6ix9ine. - Get the playlist
  • Dan Reynolds: LOVELOUD - This list from Dan Reynolds spotlights work from around several genres of music with musicians like Ra Ra Riot, Louis Armstrong, Spoon, and Talking Heads. - Get the playlist
  • Future Sounds - These are the top contemporary electronic tracks that you need to be listening to right now, currently led by the likes of RL Grime, DJ Snake, benny blanco, and Jungle. - Get the playlist

Video playlists

  • '90s Alternative Videos - Check out the best videos of the 1990s alternative scene with a list full of work from Nirvana, Beck, Weezer, and No Doubt. - Watch the list
  • Today's Video Hits - Today's top music stars feature in this list, with videos from Maroon 5, Childish Gambino, Bazzi, and Drake. - Watch the list
  • Statement Videos - These videos say something that the artists needed to get off of their chests. The videos on this list include work from THE CARTERS, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, and P!nk. - Watch the list

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Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.