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


This week, be sure to check out Feel a Connection, the short film starring Apple Music's latest Up Next artist, Juice WRDL. The film follows Juice WRLD as he traces his steps from "Lucid Dreams" to his current stardom.

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 - This week's selection from Elton John comes from across the musical world, covering genres like heavy metal, country, rock, and pop, with the playlist featuring Florence + The Machine, Ramona's, Brandi Carlisle, and Kacey Musgraves.

  • St. Vincent's Mixtape Delivery Service - In her most recent mix, St. Vincent tries to help a family stay in tune with help from the likes of Detroit Swindle, The National, Hana Vu, and Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros.

  • Time Crisis - Ezra Koenig talks Vampire Weekend shows, and talks to Katy Davidson from Dear Nora. This week, the playlist contains work from Baio, Childish Gambino, Drake, and Phil Collins.

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 twenty one pilots, Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, and Wiz Khalifa. - Get the playlist
  • Summer Songs - In this list from Digster, you'll find music for fun in the sun this summer, with a collection of music from Tiësto & Dzeko, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, and Jonas Blue - Get the playlist
  • Future Hits - These are the tracks that you want to be listening to now to stay on the pulse of what's hot now, and what's going to be hot soon. Right now, sample work from Why Don't We, Drake, Dean Lewis, and PRETTYMUCH. - Get the playlist

Video playlists

  • The A-List: Pop Videos - These videos showcase some of the top work in pop music, with visually arresting videos from musicians like Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Bazzi, and Taylor Swift. - Watch the list
  • Fashion-Forward Videos - As stylish visually as they are musically, these videos showcase the interesting fashions of the musicians behind them, from the futuristic threads of Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation" to the 90s throwback of the "Finesse" remix from Bruno Mars and Cardi B.. - Watch the list
  • '80s New Wave Videos - Speaking of throwback fashion, check out these videos from the 1980s New Wave scene, featuring everything from a-ha and "Take On Me" to The Bangles with "Walk Like an Egyptian". - Watch the list

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