Essential Listening: The best new music releases in June 2023

Check out the best new music in June 2023 with playlists for house and techno, indie and alternative, hip-hop and jazz, and DnB and jungle.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 5th Jun 2023

Ah, a new month means more new music to get giddy about! 

We’ve got some stunning new music in June 2023 coming up. Hip-hop legend Killer Mike drops MICHAEL on the 16th, Ben Howard drops a new album on the 16th, Swans on the 23rd, and The Japanese House on the 30th.

The 9th of June is a huge day for new music, with Dream Wife, Squid, King Krule, Christine and the Queens, Milky Chance and Jayda G all dropping new albums on that date. Janelle Monáe makes a comeback with The Age of Pleasure on the 9th too. 

But let’s have a look at what we have right now. Among those added to this week’s playlist update is Sam Paganini, Bloc Party, Purple Disco Machine, Kettama, Pendulum, Document One, T78

Check out some of the best new music releases in June 2023 below and secure tickets to see these artists live in person.  


Essential Listening: House and Techno


Eat Your Man - Dom Dolla, Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado provides vocals for this dark house anthem by Australia’s huge producer and DJ, Dom Dolla. 

Returning with a belter, Dom Dolla has once again proved he’s here to stay. Filled with his signature sound that’s bassy as hell but lively enough to get everyone moving and grooving, pop royalty Nelly Furtado offers lyrics that only emphasise his sound. “I’ll eat your man, devour him whole, Licking my fingers I’m in control… I’ll let the creatures out of the cage” - absolutely killer lyrics to accompany this track by the super exciting award-winning DJ. 

It’s also worth mentioning that music video. We really hope these visuals are present during his upcoming performances this year. 


Get tickets to see Dom Dolla live here:


We Are FSTVL (ft Dom Dolla) | Fri 25th - Mon 28th August 2023 | Damyns Hall Aerodrome in Upminster

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Essential Listening: Indie and Alternative


Is This Love? - Pip Blom (with Alex Kapranos)

Dutch band Pip Blom joined forces with Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos to create a funky, indie banger. 

Taken from the band's third album Bobbie, coming out in October, the band said, “The nice thing about working with Alex… we both had quite different perspectives. Whereas I am a bit more rock by nature, Alex is a lot funkier… Never before has such a funky Pip Blom song appeared.” 

Kapranos brought that funky Franz Ferdinand sound, expanding the rocky elements to create a bouncy, funk-driven groove with chicken-scratch guitars, and some dreamy, almost shoegaze-inspired riffs. It’s the fun track you’ve been waiting for to add to your summer playlist. 


Get tickets to see Pip Blom live here:


Pip Blom | Monday 5th February 2024 | The Castle And Falcon in Birmingham

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Pip Blom | Tuesday 6th February 2024 | O2 Academy in Liverpool

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Essential Listening: Drum & bass and Jungle


Rave Control - Tsuki

UK jump up producer Tsuki, following the release of his 2020 album Redemption, is back with this track that’s the best kind of pure chaos.

Setting the tone immediately, we have alarm sounds and a robotic voice repeating “rave control.” Huge synths clear the way as it builds before launching into a rattling, wobbly bass drop. Clinical, clicky, and heavily decorated with uh’s and rave control’s, this pure filth will inspire some wild behaviour on the dance floor.

Maybe we’re a bit mad, but it reminds us of something you might hear in a movie about radioactive materials infecting a city. If that city loved banging drum and bass.


Get tickets to see Tsuki live here:


PullUp & Hooked Presents: Tsuki,Local, EJ Kitto | Saturday 17th June 2023 | Hidden Warehouse in Nottingham

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Essential Listening: Hip-hop and Jazz


Wagwarn Mumsy - P Money ft. D Double E, Jme & Frisco

P Money links up with huge names for the biggest grime comeback you could imagine. 

Immediately kicking off with horror-movie violins before a deep piano chord smash, this track wastes no time getting into it. Somewhat humorous despite the topic clearly being a bit threatening, P Money says “Wagwarn, mumsy? Sorry to bother you” before it all kicks off. 

The track’s title references meeting his enemy’s mum before asking where he is. The music video is pure gold featuring the rappers on the track stepping into their opp's house with the resident comically running around trying to escape. It sounds much darker in words, you'll have to watch the video for yourself. Especially when Jme’s verse kicks in. 


Get tickets to see P Money live here:


Lakota's St Pauls Carnival Party [Day Ticket] (with P Money) | Saturday 1st July 2023 | Lakota in Bristol

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Bassfest (with P Money) | Sat 29th - Sun 30th July 2023 | Don Valley Bowl in Sheffield

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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.



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