Essential Listening: The best new music releases in June 2024

Hear the best new music of June 2024 right here. Covering DnB, house, indie, techno, jazz, and hip-hop, there’s sure to be something here for you. 

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 24th Jun 2024

It’s the last week of June! We’ve had some great albums drop this month including NxWorries’ Why Lawd?, Charli’s Brat, Peggy Gou’s I Hear You, and Joey Valence and Brae’s No Hands. It’s been a good month. It’s been a good year… so far. 

Bringing more great new music to June 2024 are Hiatus Kaiyote, Mollie Collins, JPEGMAFIA and Freaky, Low Steppa, Rudimental, Charlotte de Witte, Floorplan, The Streets, Berlioz, King Krule, Lilly Palmer X Alan Fitzpatrick, and more.

Listen to the best new music releases of June 2024, and secure tickets to see our featured artists live, below. 


Essential Listening: House and Techno


Tell Me - Hannah Laing 

Scottish DJ and producer Hannah Laing is back with another banger to add to her repertoire, joining the likes of ‘Good Love’, ‘Party All the Time’, her ravey ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’ edit, and ‘FWTDJ (All Night Long)’. 

Blending old-school and new-school sounds, Hannah brings us an edit of Carte Blanche’s 2003 rave tune ‘Tell Me That Want Me’. Breathing new life into the track, ‘Tell Me’ gives us the first taste of her upcoming six-track EP named Into The Doof, which will explore “all the different sounds [she] love[s] to play and make.”

Another certified banger which is darker than many of her other releases, we’re counting down the days until that EP drops. In the meantime, we’ll keep this on repeat. 


Get tickets to see Hannah Laing live here:


Hannah Laing presents doof | Friday 27th September 2024 | Concourse Depot Mayfield in Manchester

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Hannah Laing Presents DOOF Ibiza | Tuesday 16th July 2024 | 528 Ibiza in Sant Antoni

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Essential Listening: Indie and Alternative


God Hold You - Famous

Art-rock and indie trio Famous is dropping their debut album party album on the 11th of October. To promote the album, they’ve dropped two songs from the album, ‘God Hold You’ and ‘It Goes On Forever’ as a double-A single. 

Messy and rocky, ‘God Hold You’ is a post-hardcore banger with a sinister and dark personality. Jack Merrett adds to the track’s edge with croaky, deep vocals that certainly play a vital role in the overall atmosphere. Biting and electrifying, it’s a banger, for sure. 


Get tickets to see Famous live here:


Famous | Tuesday 3rd December 2024 | YES Basement in Manchester

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Essential Listening: Drum & Bass and Jungle


Incognito Rhythm - 4am Kru 

Sampling the vocals from UK rapper Little Simz’s absolute belter ‘Gorilla’, 4am Kru has blessed us with a hard-hitting, lively jungle banger. At 168 BPM, you can bet this one’s bursting with energy that the rave will certainly reciprocate. 

With a big, bouncy bassline, plus those mad chopped jungle breaks, we’ve got a driving tune that makes you feel like you need to do something. The natural response, of course, would be to skank it out.  

Secure tickets for 4am Kru if you’re ready to tear it up to this banger - they only play their own productions. 


Get tickets to see 4am Kru live here:


MADE Festival (4am Kru, Bou, Bru-C, Serum, & more) | Saturday 3rd August 2024 | The Digbeth Triangle in Birmingham

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SubBass Presents: 4am Kru + Support | Saturday 23rd November 2024 | Suburbia in Southampton

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Essential Listening: Hip-Hop and Jazz


God Gave Me Feet For Dancing - Ezra Collective feat. Yazmin Lacey 

London-based jazz quintet Ezra Collective is gearing up to release their follow-up to their Mercury Award-winning album Where I’m Meant To Be, which will be released on 27th September, named Dance, No One's Watching. 

Set to become the first UK jazz band to headline London’s Wembley Arena, they released this track last Tuesday, giving us a taste of the new album. Linking up with Yazmin Lacey, who takes care of vocal duties, the track mixes flavours of soul, jazz, and Afrobeats for a touching, pretty, but also quite funky, tune. 


Get tickets to see Ezra Collective and Yazmin Lacey live here:


Wild Fields (Ezra Collective, Yazmin Lacey, Nubya Garcia, & more) | Friday 16th - Sunday 18th August 2024 | Earlham Park in Norwich

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And those are the best new music releases in June 2024 so far! Tune in next week to see what the final week of June offers. 

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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