Essential Listening: The Best New Music Releases in July 2023 (week 5)

Check out the best new music with dedicated playlists for house and techno, DnB and jungle, indie and alternative, and hip-hop and jazz.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 31st Jul 2023

Now it’s as good as over, we can say July was a stunning month for new music. But we’ve got to look forward. Especially with new albums from The Hives, Burna Boy, ASAP Rocky, Hozier, Mick Jenkins, Hot Milk, N-Dubz, and Carti all due this month! 

To help you keep up to date with the best new music released each week, we update our genre-specific playlists so you can spend less time trying to find the right sound and more time enjoying the music that matters to you. 

Among those added to the playlists this week is Chase & Status and Bou, Holly Humberstone, YONAKA, LF System, S.P.Y, Menduulla, DOPE LEMON, and more. Scroll down and check out who else has been added!

 

Essential Listening: House and Techno

 

Hianali - Darius Syrossian 

With upcoming sets at Defected Croatia and Defected Ibiza at superclub Eden, Darius Syrossian couldn't have chosen a better time to drop this belter.

Weaving effortlessly between club banger and lazy after-hours party with the fresh morning sun beginning to rise, Hianali will make a fantastic addition to his set no matter what time of day he takes to the stage. 

Lazy, melty piano chords make up the softer section of the track while a deep, driving kick and warbling bassline offer the more hedonistic sounds. 

The Moxy Muzik head has always advocated for maintaining the rave scene's integrity. So why not catch him doing just that with his upcoming 4-hour extended set?

 

Get tickets to see Darius Syrossian live here:

 

Darius Syrossian [4-hour set] | Friday 4th August 2023 | Joshua Brooks in Manchester

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Defected Croatia Festival | Thur 3rd - Tue 8th August 2023 | The Garden in Tisno

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Essential Listening: Indie and Alternative

 

Baby Blue - Sundara Karma 

Sundara Karma has dropped a new track that makes you want to jump around in your bedroom like you're in a coming-of-age movie. 

Taken from the band’s upcoming third album, Better Luck Next Time, Baby Blue straddles the line between pop, indie, and pop punk, with clear influences from yesteryear found in the occasional chanted group vocals. 

Expected to be with us in October this year, the album will also feature the single Friends of Mine. If you’re as buzzing as we are for the new album, secure your tickets below to see how these new songs go down live.

 

Get tickets to see Sundara Karma live here:

 

Sundara Karma | Friday 24th November 2023 | The Mill in Birmingham

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Essential Listening: Drum & Bass and Jungle

 

Baddadan - Chase & Status and Bou ft. IRAH, Flowdan, Trigga and Takura

Chase & Status link up with Bou on a track that’s already been blasted by countless DJs across multiple festivals. 

A dream come true for Bou, who said he wanted to collab with the duo since he was a teen, the track, in typical Chase & Status style, seems to be one that’ll transcend genre and recruit new DnB fans. 

A bit of a chameleon, this track would fit in during a quiet one, just chatting with mates, or blasting out of a huge sound system with lasers all over the shop. 

If it wasn’t enough to have two huge names in DnB on one track, there’s also FlowdanTrigga, Takura, and IRAH on the mic. Check it out.

 

Get tickets to see Bou or Chase & Status live here:

 

LooseFest (w/ Chase & Status, Bou, and more) | Sat 5th - Sun 6th August 2023 | Newcastle Town Moor in Newcastle

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Essential Listening: Hip-Hop and Jazz

 

Tear the Place Up - The Allergies feat. Andy Cooper

Tear the Place Up is a fierce, rapid track but is also clearly one that isn’t to be taken too seriously. 

Inspired by the golden eras of hip-hop, funk, soul, and disco, The Allergies do their best to cram all their influences into their tracks. Tear the Place Up is certainly more hip-hop-leaning than their other tracks with a speedy, edgy instrumental and bars spat hastily over it.

On this light-hearted, party-starting track that’ll go absolutely wild live, the DJ/MC duo linked up with Andy Cooper of Ugly Duckling fame to create a tune (and music video) you won’t be forgetting any time soon. 

 

Get tickets to see The Allergies live here:

 

The Allergies Live | Wednesday 2nd August 2023 | The Blues Kitchen in Manchester

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The Allergies | Thursday 10th August 2023 | MK11 LIVE MUSIC VENUE in Milton Keynes

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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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