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Beats 1 Radio One Month On - Its Top Five Musician Guest Presenters So Far

Apple Music launched one month ago today with a tagline - "always on" - that rightly made a big deal of its status as the first ever truly global 24/7 radio station. While we in the UK knew exactly what to expect from the ever enthusiastic Zane Lowe and Rinse FM favourite Julie Adenuga, we had no idea who are what to expect from Beats' promised array of superstar musician guest presenters. We haven't been disappointed though - not even close. Dr Dre, Drake, Elton John, St Vincent, Run the Jewels, Josh Homme, Disclosure, Pharrell and Vampire Weekend man Ezra Koeing are just some of the names to have hosted shows on Beats 1, making for some seriously compelling and starry radio. Keonig’s show has focused on straight-up pop hits, favouring the likes of ABBA, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel and Hot Chocolate. Pharrell's show OTHERtone has been inevitably slick, with some big name guests including Justin Timberlake and Cara Delevingne. So honourable shout-outs to those guys. But whose show has been the best? Here's our top five musician presenters so far...

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Grimes' Long-Awaited New Album - Everything We Know So Far

Looking back, now, it doesn't feel like Grimes' 'Visions' was just released in 2012 - it feels like it crash-landed on this planet instead, arriving like a capsule from some strange and distant world, bringing with it strange sounds and sci-fi bangers that were like nothing we'd heard before. It hoovered up plaudits, gained rave reviews, and everyone waited with baited breath for what this alien-pop genius would do next.

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Interactive Music Videos Are More Than Just A Gimmick - They're The Future

Foals' new video has landed and it's a doozie: an immersive black-and-white interactive experiment directed by longtime collaborator Nabil, who also oversaw their NSFW ‘Bad Habit’ and ‘Late Night’ videos. After a brief, disorienting flight over a city you land in a plaza, with a 360º rotatable view of the band, featuring multiple Yannises. Trippy. As the track reaches its crashing climax and you notice the ominous approach of the mountains in the background, you’ll swivel the camera towards the skies, which are swarming with flocks of CGI birds. And then you’ll probably wonder how the hell we got from the homespun 4:3 footage of ‘Red Socks Pugie’ to this high-tech nightmare-land.

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