Essential Listening: The best new music releases in January 2024 (w. 4)

The best new music of January 2024 from DnB, house, techno, indie, jungle, and hip-hop.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 29th Jan 2024

Now we’re in the final week of January, our best new music playlists are packed with the many house, indie, DnB, techno, hip-hop, and jungle bangers that have dropped since December. 

This time around we’ve got new tunes from Camelphat, Benny the Butcher ft Snoop Dogg, Girls of the Internet, NewDad, Hybrid Minds, Erick the Architect, Valentino Mosa, Sigma, Pillow Queens, T>1, Schak, Phibes, and more. 

Check out the best new music of January 2024 so far below, follow the playlists, and secure tickets to see our featured artists live! 


Essential Listening: House and Techno


I Talk To Water - Camelphat 

Scouse house titans Camelphat have remixed Kolsch’s ‘I Talk To Water’ with Perry Farrell, making it more club-driven and lighter while keeping the euphoria and warmth of the original.

Certain to be an Ibiza, festival, and rave hit, when listening, you can feel exactly which points in the track will be emphasised by CO2 jets going off, the lights going down, and lasers flickering. This one features the defining and very full-sounding Camelphat bass that makes your skull vibrate. 

We’re trying to be patient but after hearing this, we need to be in a festival field ASAP with the sun beating down on us and this banger hypnotising us. 


Get tickets to see Camelphat live here:


Parklife Festival (w/ Camelphat, Pawsa, and more)| Sat 8th - Sun 9th June 2024 | Heaton Park in Manchester

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Junction 2 Festival (w/ Camelphat, Eliza Rose, Hot Since 82, and more) | Fri 26th - Sun 28th July 2024 | Boston Manor Park in Brentford

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Essential Listening: Indie and Alternative


Do You See Me Different?- gglum ft. Kamal. 

gglum, an artist we recently named one to watch in 2024, released this soft, ethereal track a few days ago, offering us a taste of what her album The Garden Dream will sound like, which will be with us on 29th March. 

The Londoner is half-British half-Finnish, and has been releasing her brand of lowkey indie music since 2020. Starting simple and acoustic, the track builds to include reverbed vocals and piano embellishments before Kamal. comes in for a verse. 

Melancholic and heavenly, gglum has crafted yet another gorgeous track that has us eager for her album.


Get tickets to see gglum live here:


Get Together Festival (w/ gglum, Heartworms, Porij, CMAT, and more) | Saturday 18th May 2024 | Multiple venues in Sheffield

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Essential Listening: Drum & Bass and Jungle


Lowkey (LDN Drift) - Hedex, Tion Wayne (feat. Takura)

Hedex is back with a new banger to follow up from his Chase & Status collab ‘Liquor & Cigarettes’ featuring ArrDee, and it’s easily one of the best new music releases in January 2024. 

For this one, he’s teamed up with London rapper Tion Wayne and Zimbabwean singer and songwriter Takura.

Of course the instrumental is hard as hell. And with those ‘Tokyo Drift’ chimes, it’s catchy too. The lyrics are simple, cheeky, and repetitive in a way that’ll have the track stuck in your head, likely for a good few hours after you’ve heard it. But we have to say, the earth-shattering bass breaks are definitely our favourite parts of the track.


Get tickets to see Hedex live here:


DnB Allstars Portugal (w/ Hedex, Bou, Turno, Mozey, and more) | Fri 3rd - Sun 5th May 2024 | Praia Da Rocha in Portimão

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DnB Allstars (w/ Hedex, Bou, Dimension, K Motionz, and more) | Sun 15th September 2024 | Gunnersbury Park in London

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Essential Listening: Hip-Hop and Jazz


Back Again - Benny the Butcher with Snoop Dogg

The Butcher just dropped his new album Everybody Can’t Go a few days ago, a 12-track project with features from Conway The Machine, Lil Wayne, Jadakiss, and more. This one, of course, features Snoop providing the hook.

With that old-school instrumental, Snoop was the perfect feature choice for this track. Hit-Boy is the producer on most of the album's tracks including this grimy, classic-sounding one, with The Alchemist handling the rest of the tracklisting. 

Riding the beat with ease, switching his flow around, Benny lived up to his “Butcher” name on this one.


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Conway the Machine | Friday 12th April 2024 | O2 Academy in Bristol

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Conway the Machine | Saturday 13th April 2024 | O2 Ritz in Manchester

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Follow our Essential Listening playlists 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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