Essential Listening: The best new music releases in June 2024

The best new music releases in June 2024, covering house, techno, indie, DnB, hip-hop,and more.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 17th Jun 2024

Hello, and welcome back to the place where you discover the best new music releases in June 2024! 
Our best new music in June 2024 this past week comes from Kofi Stone, Heartworms, NxWorries (Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge) with Earl Sweatshirt and Rae Khalil, Idris Elba with Kathy Brown, DJ Hazard, Herd & Fitz with Hannah Wants and Abigail Bailey, hard life (formerly known as easy life), Flava D, Sosa, Mozey, and more. 

Check out all the new bangers and secure tickets to see our featured artists below. 


Essential Listening: House and Techno

Count On My Love - The Blessed Madonna

Opening with a dreamily pensive piano before jumping into action with funky percussion, The Blessed Madonna’s latest track gives us a heavy dose of dopamine.

Euphoric and built for those arms-in-the-air, hug-your-mates moments in the club, the producer shows us just one of the reasons why she’s one of the biggest names in house music today.  

And with an irresistibly groovy bassline to tie it together, we’ve got a modern club hit with plenty of nods to yesteryear in the synths and bass, giving us the best of both. And don’t even get us started on that mad bridge at the last minute of the track. 


Get tickets to see The Blessed Madonna live here:


On The Beach 2024 - Carl Cox (The Blessed Madonna, Kerri Chandler, & more) | Saturday 27th July 2024 | Brighton Beach in Brighton

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Essential Listening: Indie and Alternative

Jacked - Heartworms

London’s Jojo Orme AKA Heartworms is back with what her collaborator and music video director Gilbert Trejo called “the soundtrack to a paranoid fever dream”. 

Guitar-driven and menacing, we’d say Trejo’s description of ‘Jacked’ is incredibly accurate. With booming drums, sharp, snakey guitars, and siren-like sounds, she’s crafted a dark soundscape that is definitely reminiscent of a nightmare. 

About the music video, Trejo also added, “we wanted her in flight, but she had to be alone in the world, so I went through and scratched everyone else’s face off of the film emulsion with a safety pin.”


Get tickets to see Heartworms live here:


Manchester Psych Fest (Heartworms, The Horrors, Goat Girl & more) | Saturday 31st August - Sunday 1st September 2024 | Various venues in Manchester

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Essential Listening: Drum & Bass and Jungle

Miss Dopamine - Flava D remix

Paige Eliza and Flava D released ‘Miss Dopamine’ back in 2023, and last week, Flava D dropped this remix of it, giving it a more drum and bass sound to the UKG original. 

At a higher tempo and with much harder, louder bass, Flava D has shown once again how she can switch up genres as she pleases, having previously released UKG, DnB, grime, and bassline house. Quite the sunny tune, it’s arrived at the perfect time to get us excited for summer and gives us a new one to add to our summer vibes playlist. 

An incredible producer with many strings to her bow, give this one a spin if you love big wubby bass lines. 


Get tickets to see  Flava D live here:


Hospitality In The Woods (Flava D, Dillinja, Pola & Bryson & more) | Saturday 17th August 2024 | Beckenham Place Park in Beckenham, Greater London

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Essential Listening: Hip-Hop and Jazz

Hammers - Kessoncoda

West London’s Kessoncoda is made up of a drummer and a keyboardist. Founded on the marriage of acoustic and electronic sounds, the duo is a master of melody, gifting us heavenly piano loops backed by jazzy drums. 

Taken from their forthcoming album Outerstate, which is due for release on 12th July, the track, like much of their work, Kessoncoda is rejuvenating jazz with dance sounds and more, drawing inspiration from film soundtracks, ambient, rock, electronica, breakbeat, and artists like Radiohead.

Sure to be a massive hit on the jazz scene soon, secure your tickets below to see them before they blow up. 


Get tickets to see Kessoncoda live here:


Kessoncoda | Wednesday 2nd October 2024 | Corsica Studios in London

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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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