Essential Listening: New music releases in April 2023

Here are the best new music releases in April 2023 with dedicated playlists for house and techno, drum and bass and jungle, indie and alternative, and hip-hop and jazz.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 3rd Apr 2023

April already? It feels like just 5 minutes ago we were seeing in the new year.

April is set to bring us new music from Hippo Campus, Metallica, Baby Rose, The National, and many more. And, as always, we’ve updated our playlists to help you find the best new tracks in drum and bass and jungle, house and techno, hip-hop and jazz, and indie and alternative. 

This week's additions include Doncaster’s Mella Dee, hot one to watch DEADLETTER, flow queen Latto, and drum and bass champion Skepsis. 

Scroll down to discover and read about April’s best new tracks and find tickets to see these artists in concert. 


Essential Listening: House and Techno 


Find Love Yourself (Deeper Love Mix) - Mella Dee


Mella Dee creates techno fused with elements of other genres including house, hardcore, and jungle. And he’s kicking off April with two versions of his newest single released on his own label Warehouse Music imprint. The Deeper Love Mix explores the darker sounds of the house genre with an eerie vocal sample and a slightly unsettling synth progression. It’s clear to see how incredible this track will be in warehouses, clubs, festivals, and beyond. 

With a relentless thumping groove, a perfect build, and so many layers to the track, it’s going to be a real treat to catch this live. 


Get tickets to see Mella Dee live here:


Tickets for Mella Dee | SWX in Bristol | Saturday 29th April 2023

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Essential Listening: Indie and Alternative 


The Snitching Hour - DEADLETTER

Post-punk outfit DEADLETTER dropped The Snitching Hour a few days ago, with a killer catchy hook, horns throughout, an incredible bassline, and a thick Yorkshire accent. The track has a quirky charm, it’s fun, and possesses the “replay” quality where you can listen to it over and over and not get bored. 

Managing to sound clean while being a little rough around the edges and energetic all at once, it’s no wonder how the band have earned themselves a great deal of buzz. 

If you fancy checking them out before they blow up, you can secure your tickets to see them live below.


Get tickets to see DEADLETTER live here:


Tickets for DEADLETTER | Jimmy's in Liverpool | Thursday 1st June 2023

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Tickets for DEADLETTER + Special Guests | The Ferret in Preston | Sunday 28th May 2023

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Essential Listening: Drum and bass & Jungle 


Mosh Pit - Skepsis (feat. Haribo) 

This track doesn’t mess about for a single second. No messing about with build-ups, the second the track starts we’re met with a wild energy that perfectly matches the vibe of the track name. Filthy from the get-go, we’re met with crazy percussion, mad sounds, and all the bass. Skepsis has been dropping this track in his sets for a little while now, so now it’s finally dropped and listeners can start learning the lyrics, we’re sure he’ll be met with the same amount of energy he gives out in this track. 

Fancy feeling this tune rumble through your skeleton with other ravers? You know what to do… 


Get tickets to see Skepsis live here:


Tickets for Crucast Takeover ft Skepsis B2B Turno, AC13 B2B Kara, Sota | Tank Nightclub in Sheffield | Saturday 22nd April 2023

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Essential Listening: Hip-hop & Jazz


Boom Pt. 2 - Mello Buckzz (feat. Latto)

Latto has cemented her place as one of the hardest rappers right now with this new banger with Mello Buckzz. Of course the instrumental is crazy but what really makes this track stand out is the musical chemistry between Latto and Mello Buckzz. There are countless memorable lyrics, their flow is incredible, and the energy is beyond infectious. 

You can catch Latto this year at Rolling Loud in Portugal, a hip-hop beach festival with the biggest names and plenty of new talent to keep an eye on. There’s even a lyric about Rolling Loud in the track!


Get tickets to see Latto live here:


Tickets for Rolling Loud Portugal | Wednesday 5th - Friday 7th July | Praia Da Rocha The Algarve Portimo in Portimão

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Make sure to follow our Essential Listening playlists featured above to discover the best new tracks released each week, as curated by the Skiddle team.



Check out our What's On Guide to discover more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.








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