Essential Listening: The best new music releases in November 2023

DnB, house, techno, indie, jazz rap, and more - keep up with the best new music of November 2023 with our handy playlists.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 6th Nov 2023

Hello, music fan! Eager to keep up with the best new music releases in November 2023? Well, let us help you because that’s what we do! 

Jumping straight in, November is already off to a tasty start with new tracks from MGMT, The Last Dinner Party, Low Steppa, ABSOLUTE., Seth Troxler, Cat Burns, Hybrid Minds, X CLUB., Turno, The Alchemist and Conway the Machine, Rapsody, and more added to the playlists this week alone. 

To ensure you don’t miss out on any of the best new music of November 2023, tune in to Essential Listening and follow our playlists below, both of which are updated every week. And if you like what you hear, secure your tickets to see our featured artists perform live below!


Essential Listening: House and Techno


Dancing For Heaven - Bklava remix

Multigenre master Bklava has brought us a house track this time, remixing Todd EdwardsDancing For Heaven for the huge Defected Records. 

Ever so slightly tinged with UKG vibes, this one is the epitome of a carefree evening laughing and joking with your mates as you hop from bar to bar feeling like you’re in a music video. 

Multitalented, ravers can often catch Bklava singing while DJing a variety of tunes as she’s never been confined to just one genre. Secure tickets to see the genre-defying DJ/producer below. 


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native presents: Girls Don't Sync + Bklava | Saturday 25th November 2023 | Tramps Nightclub in Worcester

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Native Presents: Mike Skinner (DJ Set) & Bklava | Saturday 2nd December 2023 | KeeleSU Building in Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Essential Listening: Indie and Alternative


I'll Do What I Can - Folly Group

Taken from their forthcoming debut album, Down There!, which is due to be released in January next year, this new track is about “forgiving in a situation when forgiveness doesn’t come naturally”, said the band’s vocalist/drummer. 

Intense and brooding, the band certainly haven’t slacked in the rhythm department on this one, with many of the intriguing elements that create the overall mood of the song found there. 

With a debut album not too far off and two intimate gigs to follow, now’s the best time to check out Folly Group, which you can do by snagging your tickets below. 


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Folly Group | Tuesday 12th March 2024 | Dead Wax in Birmingham

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Folly Group | Thursday 14th March 2024 | YES Pink Room in Manchester

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Essential Listening: Drum & Bass and Jungle


Nan Slapper- Bou feat. B Live

Bou’s been on a roll for god knows how long now. Following the release of his new 5-track EP Swerve It, which features Nan Slapper and other tracks with Camo & Krooked, Mefjus, D Double E, and more, he will only keep getting bigger and bigger.

This cheeky track with B Live is a proper laugh with lyrics like “slap your nan in the face with ten tonne of bass.” Poetry. Aside from the out-of-pocket lyrics, this one’s actually more on the chill side and might tickle a part of your brain if you’re the kind of person who gets a kick from ASMR.


Get tickets to see Bou live here:


Bou ft BLive & Slay, Basstripper & T-Lex | Saturday 18th November 2023 | Tank Nightclub in Sheffield

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One Nation New Year's Eve 2023 | Sunday 31st December 2023 (New Year's Eve) | O2 Academy in Bournemouth

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BOU - Up Close & Personal | Saturday 20th January 2024 | Unit Nine in Milton Keynes

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Essential Listening: Hip-Hop and Jazz


Run Run Run - McKinley Dixon feat. Blu

If this track sounds familiar, that might be because you’ve heard something very like it before. You can find Run, Run, Run on Dixon’s fourth album Beloved! Paradise! Jazz?!, released in June 2023. But this new version sees highly underrated rapper Blu join him. 

If you haven't heard that album yet, consider this your sign to give it a chance. It’s not even half an hour, and you never know, it might be your new favourite project. Or, if you’ve been searching for an excuse to be a bit more spontaneous… 


Get tickets to see McKinley Dixon live here:


McKinley Dixon | Wednesday 8th November 2023 | Gullivers in Manchester

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Follow our Essential Listening playlists featured above to discover the best new music of November 2023, 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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