Essential Listening: The best new music releases in November 2023 (w. 3)

The best new music releases in November 2023 with Chase & Status, Danny Brown, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Shygirl, and more.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 22nd Nov 2023

Ah, the thrill of discovering a new banger that you know will define your personality for the next few weeks. It’s unbeatable. 

If you’re looking for new music from November 2023, we’ve been gifted albums from Jockstrap, PinkPantheress, Joy Anonymous, Chase & Status, and more. But if you’re looking for something a little more digestible, you’re in the perfect place. 

Here, we’ll introduce you to the best new music releases in November 2023 with playlists for house and techno, DnB and jungle, indie and alternative, hip-hop and jazz. 

This week, we’ve got tracks from the likes of Aesop Rock, Shygirl and Cosha, Adelphi Music Factory, Emily Nash x DEEKAY, Sigma, Georgie Riot, NewDad, Yin Yin, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Monrroe and Duskee, Buunshin, and more.  

Have a listen to the new tracks below, follow the playlists to keep up, and secure tickets to see our featured artists below! 


Essential Listening: House and Techno


Sliver - KETTAMA remix 

We’ve seen grime and hip-hop making their way into drum and bass, now we’ve got grime-infused techno, and it’s an all-consuming addiction. Thinking about it, the combo makes sense. Techno, with its hard, deep sound compliments the fast spitting of award-winning grime MC Novelist. 

Straddling the line between raw and euphoric, we’re treated to those glorious build-ups with hard bassy drops. The raves with this one are going to be beyond unhinged. 


Get tickets to see KETTAMA live here:


Barry Can't Swim, Skin on Skin, Kettama, Denis Sulta | Saturday 2nd December 2023 | Blackstone Street Warehouse in Liverpool

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World Below presents: KETTAMA, SHERELLE, Special Request + more | Saturday 2nd December 2023 | TESTBED in Leeds

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Essential Listening: Indie and Alternative


Wild Guess - Home Counties

Taken from their debut album Exactly As It Seems, which is due to be released in May next year, Home Countries’ new track is a genre-bending piece, delving into jazzy sounds, indie, jungle percussion, pop vocals, and an overall dancey vibe. It’s not a sound you come across every day. 

Weaving a range of emotions into the track, it starts somewhat melancholic before shifting to a more positive sound and then launching into pure fun. With this in mind, it’s even more interesting to hear that vocalist and guitarist Will Harrison said, “It’s about our varied anxieties. We’ve revived and reworked it from an old project, blending in drum and bass influences to reflect where we are musically today.” 


Get tickets to see Home Counties live here:


Home Counties | Tuesday 7th May 2024 | YES Basement in Manchester

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Home Counties | Monday 13th May 2024 | Hare And Hounds Kings Heath in Birmingham

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Essential Listening: Drum & Bass and Jungle


Life Of The Party - DJ Rap and General Levy

Two legends of the scene link up for a reggae-infused drum and bass banger that is impossible not to get insanely hyped to.

Award-winning multi-platinum artist DJ Rap has been on the scene for years now, crafting incredible tracks across house, DnB, and progressive electronic music, with the majority of her work being jungle. Ragga DJ General Levy brings his instantly recognisable vocals to the track overloaded with the fattest, fuzziest basslines and the most chaotic percussion breaks. 

One of those tracks that immediately gets you raving in your seat, this one might just be a modern classic of the genre. 


Get tickets to see DJ Rap and General Levy live or see them both perform at:


The Jungle Weekender - Amsterdam festival | Friday 8th - Monday 11th March 2024 | Club Panama in Amsterdam

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Essential Listening: Hip-Hop and Jazz

Jenn's Terrific Vacation - Danny Brown 

A track from Danny’s most recent album Quaranta, Jenn's Terrific Vacation is about the gentrification of Detroit. Get it? Jenn’s Terrific Vacation - gen-tri-fi-ca-tion? We love it. 

The new album has already received plenty of positive reviews from critics and listeners, with this track considered a stand-out moment. Danny talks about the drastic changes he sees in his hometown, with quips like “Right there used to be a crack house, Now it's an organic garden.” The music video is incredible too, using metaphors to further explain how rich white people “improve” an area, forcing those who live there to move as rent prices soar. 


Love hip-hop? You might like…


Jeru The Damaja | Friday 12th January 2024 | The Blues Kitchen in Manchester

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Jehst (live) | Friday 8th March 2024 | 24 Kitchen Street in Liverpool

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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.



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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