Essential Listening: The best new music releases in March 2024

The best new drum and bass, indie, house, hip-hop, techno, jazz, jungle, and more.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 19th Mar 2024

Hello, and welcome back to the place that helps you discover the best new music! 

Some of the new music releases in March 2024 we’ve highlighted this week include new ones from Vampire Weekend, Fatima Hajji, Chuck Strangers and Erick The Architect, Nia Archives, A-Track, Bicep, Wilkinson, Low Steppa, Baby Rose and BADBADNOTGOOD, Holly Humberstone, DJ Marky, Cloonee, Kembe X, Elbow, and more. 

Listen to the best new music of March 2024, follow the playlists, and secure tickets to see our featured artists live below! 


Essential Listening: House and Techno


Bullerenge - Low Steppa and Crusy 

Birmingham’s chart-topping producer Low Steppa once again joins forces with Spain’s Crusy for their first collaborative track together since 2023’s 'This Is The Sound'.

The two have collaborated again in celebration of Defected Records’ 25th anniversary, which the label has used to pair up artists from its past and its future heroes. 

On this one, the two have drawn inspiration from the traditional sounds of Panama and Colombia, with native vocal samples on top of a driving club beat. Full of flavour and personality, 'Bullerengue' is to die for.  


Get tickets to see Low Steppa live here:


Tickets for Creamfields Festival | Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th August 2024 | Daresbury in Cheshire



Essential Listening: Indie and Alternative


Empty and Silent - Mount Kimbie feat. King Krule

Mount Kimbie teams up with King Krule again for another heavenly tune. Taken from their forthcoming album The Sunset Violent, due for release in April, ‘Empty and Silent’ will be one of the two tracks featuring King Krule on the album along with ‘Boxing’. 

Made whimsical by the bright, ambient synths, pulsating bassline, dreamy backing vocals, and deep, reverbed lead vocals, it’d fit in well in a coming-of-age movie. 

Can these guys do us all a favour and do a collaborative album already? 


Get tickets to see Mount Kimbie live here:


Tickets for Mount Kimbie | Saturday 4th May 2024 | New Century in Manchester



Essential Listening: Drum & Bass and Jungle


Unfinished Business - Nia Archives

The queen of jungle continues her winning streak with another incredible track, making it three for three with the recent singles she’s put out in the leadup to her new album. 

All of Nia’s new releases have been amazing but this new one might just be the best. Nia continues to make jungle that is distinctly her own, somehow improving with each new track. On ‘Unfinished Business’, which bleeds with emotion, she layers vocals, guitars, and melancholic guitars to create a tune that’s probably our favourite so far. 

And don’t even get us started on the stunning music video she created to accompany it. 


Get tickets to see Nia Archives live here:


Tickets for Parklife Festival | Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th June 2024 | Heaton Park in Manchester



Essential Listening: Hip-Hop and Jazz


One Last Dance - Baby Rose produced by BADBADNOTGOOD

Vocalist Baby Rose has teamed up with BADBADNOTGOOD for a yearning, sentimental piece that, somehow, apparently only took one day to make. Despite that, ‘One Last Dance’ sounds the furthest thing from rushed.

Gliding her weary melodies over a lush instrumental, Baby Rose sings of a breakup with her mature and emotive voice. 

The track is a taste of what’s to come from Baby Rose and BADBADNOTGOOD’s joint EP Slow Burn, which should be with us on the 12th of April. We have to say we’re super giddy to see what this one sounds like. 


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Tickets for Cross The Tracks Festival | Sunday 26th May 2024 | Brockwell Park in London



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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