Since the much-hyped announcement of new streaming service Apple Music last month and its associated 24-hour global radio service Beats 1, there’s been much hype surrounding its star-studded lineup of collaborators. First we had BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe in typical amped-up fashion, helming his own show (which, for the record, involved many, many plays of Pharrell‘s new record and excessive shouting of ‘ALWAYS ON’). Now, Apple Music has begun to unveil a larger list of radio hosts catering to a range of genres and fans that will certainly have punters screaming with excitement.
It’s a list that includes the likes of St. Vincent, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, Disclosure, Dr. Dre, Drake, Pharrell, and Ezra Koenig. St. Vincent hosted her first show (‘St Vincent’s Mixtape Delivery Service’) last week with a mixtape for an absolutely rad 11-year-old girl which included Depeche Mode and David Bowie. Run the Jewels have also signed up for a weekly Friday show with El-P and Killer Mike as they continue their ‘Jewel Runner’ tour. Most recently, Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend has now announced his new show on the Beats 1 service titled ‘Time Crisis with Ezra Koenig’, tweeting hints to a list of special guests including Mark Ronson and Rashida Jones. The promo picture features a suitably spaced-out Ezra – and if his Twitter is anything to go by, it’ll be bizarrely humorous.
Check out the full details of Beats 1 here. In the meantime, check out St. Vincent’s mixtape for her super-cute pre-teen fan here (ironically, on Spotify):