Each week we'll bring you the best radio shows, playlists, and exclusives that Apple Music has to offer!


This week, check out the exclusive interview with The xx. The interview covers the creative process and emotions behind the band's latest album, I See You, which is also available now on Apple Music and iTunes.

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 Matt Wilkinson, Pharrell Williams, and Major Lazer.

  • Matt Wilkinson - Matt Wilkinson interviews Salem, Black Honey, and more, while presenting music from The xx, Childish Gambino, and David Bowie.

  • OTHERtone - Pharrell Williams discusses the Grammy's Dr. Dre, and more with Anderson .Paak, with music from DJ Quick, Curtis Mayfield, Sade, and more.

  • Lazer Sound - Major Lazer offers a New Year's Eve afterparty mix from Las Vegas, featuring tracks form Travis Scott, AminĂ©, and Post Malone.

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.

  • The xx Essentials - Celebrate The xx's latest album with a playlist of their essential tracks, including music not only off of I See You, but also their self-titled debut. - Get the playlist
  • Today's Chill - Chill out with this continually-updated list of songs from artists like Bonobo, Melvv, and Saint Mesa. - Get the playlist
  • Future Hits - Keep you finger on the musical pulse and listen to these hits in the making, which currently includes new music from Ed Sheehan, The Chainsmokers, and Gabrielle Aplin. - Get the playlist

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