Essential Listening: The best new music releases in November 2023 (week 2)

Discover the best new music of November 2023 with dedicated playlists for house, techno, indie, hip-hop, DnB, and more.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 13th Nov 2023

Music is food for the soul. We just can’t get enough of it. And if you’re here, you probably feel the same. And you’ll be happy to hear you’re in the perfect place. 

Here on Essential Listening, we’ve got the best new music releases in November 2023 with playlists for DnB & jungle, house & techno, indie & alternative, and hip-hop & jazz. 

This week, we’ve added tracks from Arlo Parks, Chase & Status, Baby Queen, Simula, Peggy Gou & Lenny Kravitz, Fred V, Warpaint, Conway the Machine, YAANO, blackwave. & IYAMA, Wiki & Tom Seltzer, East End Dubs, Chris Lorenzo, Confidence Man, Mac DeMarco, and more.

If you want to keep up with the best new music of November 2023, scroll down and follow the playlists below. 


Essential Listening: House and Techno


Motown Philly - Shermanology & Boyz II Men 

The remix/collab we didn’t know we needed, but now it’s here, we’re in love. Brother and sister house duo Shermanology are back with another track showcasing what we know and love them for - those super feel-good vibes in a way that effortlessly commands at least a seat boogie and head bob. 

The Caribbean-Dutch dance masters are no strangers to creating funk-infused 90s homage bangers, and this one’s no different. With those Boyz II Men vocals and lyrics that we all have deeply ingrained in our heads and that irresistibly groovy instrumental, we’re certain we’re going to see dozens of ravers going absolutely feral when this drops in the club. 


Get tickets to see Shermanology live here:


Hidden Festival - Danny Howard, Darius Syrossian, Fleur Shore (Shermanology & more) | Saturday 2nd December 2023 | The Point Milton Keynes in Milton Keynes

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Essential Listening: Indie and Alternative


Hot! Heat! Wow! Hot! - Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Taken from their Fronzoli album released just three days ago, the band with the best band name of all time returns with what, at first, seems like a chill folk-influenced indie number before it shoots into fuzzy riff chaos. 

Grungy, punky, and sounding like it was written and recorded in a garage, there’s some serious heat radiating off this track. From the tempo changes, the interesting scales, shouty vocals, and the stabs at the end, this is catharsis wrapped up into a little over three and a half minutes. 


Get tickets to see Psychedelic Porn Crumpets live here:


Psychedelic Porn Crumpets | Wednesday 28th February 2024 | Engine Rooms in Southampton

This event has been cancelled
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to reschedule this show.



Essential Listening: Drum & Bass and Jungle


So Lost - Kings Of The Rollers 

Serum, Voltage, and Bladerunner, collectively known as Kings Of The Rollers, are back with another face-melter. Eerie atmospheric tones set the scene for a melodic but menacing track. The drama and atmosphere of the bridge makes you imagine how euphoric this will be in a club or festival, everything slowing down as the crowd sings at the top of their lungs before that big drop comes back in; everyone screaming as the lasers bounce off every surface. 

The trio has got their “next big project on the horizon,” according to the video description on Hospital Records’ upload of the video above, so fans should keep their eyes peeled! 


Get tickets to see Kings Of The Rollers live here:


Forbidden Forest Festival (Kings Of The Rollers and many, many more) | Fri 31st May - Sun 2nd June 2024 | Belvoir Castle in Grantham

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Essential Listening: Hip-Hop and Jazz


Yesterday's Price - Coops 

A skilled and underrated name in the UK’s hip-hop and jazz rap scene, Coops just finished a UK tour before releasing his Home Grown EP the other day. Yesterday’s Price is the best chill-out music with a transcendental instrumental featuring hushed acoustic drums, making for one of the best new music releases in November 2023. 

His first-ever live performance saw him on London’s O2 Arena stage, opening for none other than Nas, in front of a sold-out crowd. If he continues making tunes as good as the ones he’s already released, we’re sure he’ll be back at that same venue in the headline slot one day. If you’re new to Coops, definitely give him a listen. 


Love jazz rap? You might like…


Jehst (live) | Thursday 16th November 2023 | 24 Kitchen Street in Liverpool

This event has been cancelled
We regret to inform that due to a scheduling conflict, this event has been postponed until 8 March 2


The Mouse Outfit ft. KOJ & Ayite | Wednesday 13th December 2023 | 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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