Essential Listening: The best new music releases in November 2023 (w. 4)

The best new music releases in November 2023 including house, indie, techno, jungle, DnB, jazz rap, and more.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 28th Nov 2023

House, techno, drum and bass, jungle, indie, alternative, and jazzy hip-hop - our Essential Listening playlists have it all to help you discover the best new music releases in November 2023. And trust us when we say it’s been a good month for music. 

Loads of glorious tunes have been added to the playlists this week including those from Seamus Haji, Conway the Machine, English Teacher, Kasra and Gardna, CJ Fly and Stoic, Darius Syrossian, Metrik, Roger Sanchez, The K's, Mouth Culture, Avantdale Bowling Club,  and more. 

Have a listen to some of what’s new, follow the playlists to check out the best new music of November 2023, and secure tickets to see our featured artists below! 


Essential Listening: House and Techno


The Edge - Low Steppa 

Low Steppa, a name we’re sure any house fan will be familiar with, dropped this colourful track the Friday just gone. Known for capturing the ears and hearts of those who live and breathe house music as he does, Steppa’s returned with a bass-heavy one to make you feel the groove deep in your bones. 

This track, with a hint of nostalgia, sounds exactly like a sunny holiday of chaos. It’ll be perfect for those summer 2024 festivals we’re itching to get back to as well as Ibiza pool parties. 


Get tickets to see Low Steppa live here:


Defected & Glitterbox | Saturday 9th December 2023 | Depot (Mayfield) in Manchester

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Lowsteppa Boxing Night Special! | Tuesday 26th December 2023 | The Sugarmill in Stoke-on-Trent

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Essential Listening: Indie and Alternative


ATM - O. 

If you’ve recently felt that much indie and alternative music sounds the same, O. is here with their brand new weird and wonderful track ATM to make you think again. With a ferocious saxophone riff that sounds like a bee buzzing around your ear, the track explodes, exuding pure darkness before cloaking you in a deep sense of unease as it strips everything back and the sax continues to scream on, drenched in reverb. 

This one’s taken from their SLICE EP, which came out last Friday. If you love experimental music that effortlessly plays on your emotions, check this one out. Or just grab your tickets to see them live in action below. 


Get tickets to see O. live here:


Now Wave presents O. | Thursday 22nd February 2024 | YES Basement in Manchester

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O. [live] | Thursday 15th February 2024 | Hare And Hounds Kings Heath in Birmingham

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Essential Listening: Drum & Bass and Jungle


Beautiful Lies - B-complex (Mandidextrous remix) 

Mandidextrous, a soon-to-be legend of the drum and bass scene, has dropped yet another banger. A hot name in the underground who’s since risen to some of the biggest stages including Let It Roll, Boomtown, and The Warehouse Project, their pioneering sound is recognised by its euphoric qualities, which is evident on this remix of B-complex’s Beautiful Lies.

Released on Hospital Records, Mandidextrous, an accomplished producer of many genres, has melded a few sounds together here, sticking some distorted hardcore energy and percussion in there, creating a whole new beast altogether. But it still maintains that DnB energy from start to finish. 


Get tickets to see Mandidextrous live here:


Aftershock - Xmas Party - Mandidextrous + More | Friday 15th December 2023 | The Volks Nightclub in Brighton

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RUN 2024 // Dimension + huge support (Mandidextrous) | Saturday 24th February 2024 | Motion in Bristol

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Essential Listening: Hip-Hop and Jazz


HATE 2 SEE YOU GO - CJ Fly & Stoic

HATE 2 SEE U GO is the aptly named final track on CJ Fly and Stoic’s album, PIRANHA. You may have heard singles like QUASIMODO, LOVE ME 4 ME, and BUMBO, and, well, if you liked them, we think you’ll love this one, even if it’s much chiller. 

With features from Mick Jenkins, AMARAH, Nyck Caution, Lord Apex, and Blvck Svm, there’s sure to be a track on this album you’ll enjoy. Especially with the range of influences present, meaning you’ve got both bangers, jazz rap cuts, and some lofi vibes.


Love hip-hop? You might like…


The Music of Lauryn Hill X The Untold Orchestra | Saturday 27th January 2024 | 24 Kitchen Street in Liverpool

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Huey Morgan Presents '50 Years of Hip Hop' | Friday 29th December 2023 | Saint Luke's in Glasgow

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Akua Naru | Wednesday 24th April 2024 | The Blues Kitchen in Manchester

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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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