Essential Listening: The best new music releases in March 2024

Best new music March 2024 - drum and bass, indie, house, techno, hip-hop, and more.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 11th Mar 2024

Curious as to what the best new music releases in March 2024 so far are? We’ve got you covered! 

With playlists for house and techno, DnB and jungle, indie and alternative, and hip-hop and jazz, finding the best new music is easy as pie.

The new music of March 2024 we’ve added includes tracks from Solardo and Stevie Appleton, Bleachers, Lens and LZee, Underworld and KETTAMA, Simula, The LibertinesHannah Laing, Russ and DJ Premier, Kyrist, DIIV, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, X CLUB., IDRIS, and more. 

Check out what bangers came out this past week below and follow the playlists to stay up to date with the best new music. 


Essential Listening: House and Techno


Fuck The Pain Away - Hannah Laing ft. Peaches 

Featuring ‘FWTDJ (All Night Long)’, this new track, and another new one ‘Fuck Knows’, Hannah’s Triple F EP is out now!

Continuing to bless us with banger after banger, Hannah’s take on Peaches’ ‘Fuck The Pain Away’ is a bouncy one, which is exactly what we’ve all come to know and love Hannah for. 

A legendary track in its own right, we’ve now got a version that’ll get the rave going mad. Confident, energetic, and with some super catchy melodies for the explicit lyrics, when we think about it, it’s about time someone made a rave-ready version of this track! 


Get tickets to see Hannah Laing live here:


Hannah Laing presents Doof | Friday 15th March 2024 | O2 Academy in Leeds

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COGO Presents Hannah Laing: Welcome to the Doof | Friday 29th March 2024 | Village Underground in London

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Essential Listening: Indie and Alternative


Oh Shit - The Libertines 

The likely lads are back with another single from their upcoming album All Quiet on the Eastern Esplanade, their fourth album, due to drop on the 5th of April. 

A song about the challenging economic times, ‘Oh Shit’ is quite a rowdy one that we reckon was mainly written to be played live with its catchy, anthemic chorus. Full of those little things we all know The Libertines' music for, like sloppy guitar lines, strong melodies, sing-along moments, and underlying punk vibes, we’re sure plenty of Libs fans will adore this one. 

And what better way to enjoy the track than at a huge gig? 


Get tickets to see The Libertines live here:


On The Beach 2024 - The Libertines, The Charlatans, and more | Sunday 28th July 2024 | Brighton Beach in Brighton

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Essential Listening: Drum & Bass and Jungle


Liquor By The Litre - Mollie Collins ft. P Money & Laurena Volanté

Featuring grime MC P Money and R&B/hip-hop artist Laurena Volanté, Mollie Collins has dropped a proper feel-good tune that’s easily up there with the best new music of March 2024 in DnB. 

Shaking things up with some Latin influence in the piano and, later on in the track, horns, ‘Liquor By The Litre’ is a banger that was made to put a smile on your face and soundtrack a proper feel-good party. 

With smooth vocals from Laurena and straight bars from P Money, she couldn’t have chosen better features for this one. 


Get tickets to see Mollie Collins live here:


DNB IN THE STREET w/ Mozey, Mollie Collins, P Money & more | Thursday 28th March 2024 | ZOO in Maidstone

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The National Drum & Bass Awards (ft. Mollie Collins and many more) | Saturday 4th May 2024 | Roller Jam in Birmingham

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Essential Listening: Hip-Hop and Jazz


Yuck Freestyle - Thelonious ft. Mick Jenkins

Chicago collective Savemoney member Thelonious dropped this dark and jazzy freestyle featuring Mick Jenkins on Friday, and we’re obsessed with it. 

The instrumental is spacious and trippy, and sounds somewhat influenced by the more experimental areas of hip-hop. Hypnotic even without the vocals, it becomes irresistibly magnetic when Thelonious comes in. Mick Jenkins, the perfect choice for the feature, elevates the track to even greater heights, with both of their hungry deliveries complimenting the other. 

This is the first time the two have collaborated, and we desperately need them to collab again soon. 


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The Pharcyde & Lords of the Underground | Thursday 14th March 2024 | O2 Academy in Bristol

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Slum Village | Wednesday 17th April 2024 | O2 Academy in Liverpool

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Rakim | Thursday 16th May 2024 | O2 Institute in Birmingham

This event has been cancelled
Rakim cancels his european tour again , apologies for any inconveniance



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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