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Essential Listening: The best new music releases in October 2023 (w. 4)
Keep up with the best new music releases in October 2023 with our playlists for jazzy hip-hop, house and techno, DnB and jungle, and indie and alternative.
Date published: 24th Oct 2023
Hello, hello, we’re back with another Essential Listening! If you’re new around here, this is the place to find the best new music releases in October 2023.
With four playlists dedicated to house and techno, indie and alternative, DnB and jungle, and jazzy hip-hop, you’re certain to stay clued up on the best new music of October 2023 and every month after.
Techno powerhouse Charlotte de Witte returns with another dark and stripped-back minimal EP ahead of two huge shows in Manchester and London.
Trippy, melty, and a little euphoric with those lush vocal scales towards the end of the track, Charlotte’s gone ahead and released another classic.
The KNTXT label owner hailing from Belgium has been one of the hottest names on the circuit for years now. She brings her label to two huge venues very soon. You can secure tickets for those shows below.
Irish indie band NewDad have been regularly featured in our indie playlist recently. And that’s for good reason: they just keep releasing banger after banger.
Taken from the band’s debut album MADRA due to be released in January next year, Let Go possesses a somewhat haunting aura. Dripping in dread sonically and lyrically, the track couldn’t have arrived at a better time with Halloween just around the corner.
Is DJ Hybrid the busiest artist in DnB and jungle right now? We’d argue yes. Always performing at events and always dropping bangers, we’d also argue he’s one of the most underrated names in the game.
Linking up with Sempra on this one, the two have crafted a belting track that’s also a bit of a contradiction. It goes off, there’s loads of energy, but it’s also somehow quite minimal. In a sea of DnB tracks, Reckoning effortlessly steps out with an apocalyptic vibe, interesting scales and instruments, and its unique energy.
You’d go wild if it dropped at a rave, but you’d also listen to it at home while you’re chilling, if you know what we mean.
A new Danny Brown album is on the way, guys! If that means nothing to you, we recommend checking out some of Danny’s work (outside of Scaring The Hoes with JPEG).
Known for creating super eccentric experimental and alternative hip-hop with top-tier lyrics, Danny returns with his first solo album (not including Scaring The Hoes) since 2019 with Quaranta, due in November. The new album is said to be the “spiritual sequel” to his XXX album, which many fans consider his best work.
Tantor is, as to be expected, chaotic with horns, primal drums, and his unmistakable voice and personality. The new album is sure to make a lot of fans very happy.
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.