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

Exclusives

This week, we stick with Apple Music's latest Up Next artist, Jax Jones, with a new short film that explores Jones' creative process, including how he discovers his unique dance-pop hits.

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 St. Vincent, SOULECTION, and Jehnny Beth.

  • St. Vincent's Mixtape Delivery Service - This week's mix is for anyone taking their first steps into a larger world, moving into a new phase of your life. The mix features music from Chance the Rapper, Empath, Here Lies Man, and Miya Folick.

  • SOULECTION - Back from trips to Europe and Japan, Joe Kay offers up new cuts of music from his time there. This week's show puts the spotlight on work from Quentin Miller, The Internet, Mario McKinnis, and Vhoor.

  • Start Making Sense - The group's own Beats 1 show might not have a new episode this week, but that doesn't mean they're not popping up all over Beats 1. This time, you'll find them played by Jehnny Beth, who plays them alongside artists such as Bob Moses, Beak, and Johnny Hostile.

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 Quavo, Why Don't We, Stefflon Don, and Maluma. - Get the playlist
  • The DG Playlist - Deutsche Grammophon is known for publishing excellent classical music albums, and this playlist brings together work from composers like Mozart, Bach, and Chopin as played by musicians like Daniel Lozakovich, Alice Sara Ott, Murray Perahia, and Daniel Barenboim. - Get the playlist
  • All the Way Up - The tracks on this list are rising up the charts, and represent some of the best current work in hip-hop, R&B, UK rap, grime, and Afrobeats, with work from Drake, Tyra, ZieZie, and Nicki Minaj. - Get the playlist

Video playlists

  • Must-See Videos - These are the videos you have to see right now, including the latest work from benny blanco, Ariana Grande, Christine and the Queens, and Billie Eilish. - Watch the list
  • Y2K Hip-Hop and R&B Videos - Wind back the clock to the early 2000s with these hit videos from Missy Elliott, Outkast, Nelly, Ludacris, and more. - Watch the list
  • The Beats 1 Video List - These are the top videos for the tracks currently heating up the Beats 1 charts, starring the likes of Travis Scott, Ariana Grande, Jax Jones, and Alesia Cara. - Watch the list

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