Essential Listening: The best new music releases in October 2023 (w. 5)

Discover the best new music releases in October 2023 ft DnB, house, techno, indie, jazzy hip-hop and more.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 31st Oct 2023

We’ve had some stunning new music in October 2023. Across DnB, house, techno, indie, jazzy hip-hop, and alternative, it’s been a bloody good month. Perhaps that’s because we know where to look. 

If you want to keep up with the best new music releases each month, our playlists below might just be your new favourites. 

Before you check them out, know we’ve got new tracks from Chase & Status, Deep Tan, Belters Only, Yard Act, Kölsch, Charlotte Plank, Aesop Rock, Uriel Bromberg ft Gorillaz, The Alchemist, Tsuki, Lord Apex, Everything Everything, Kitty Amor, DJ Marky, and loads more. 

Have a listen, follow the playlists, and secure tickets to see the featured artists live below. 


Essential Listening: House and Techno


Calling - Hannah Wants & Jem Cooke

House powerhouse Hannah Wants is back with another banger. Are we surprised? No, not at all. We love having an artist we can rely on to smash it out of the park with each release. 

Dark, bassy as hell but still euphoric and somewhat hypnotising, Wants and Cooke have penned the soundtrack to our next sunny holiday. Equally suited for poolside chilling, sweaty rave antics, and late-night drives, we’ve fallen head over heels for this one. 


Get tickets to see Hannah Wants live here:


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

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Hannah Wants | Saturday 9th December 2023 | Tank Nightclub in Sheffield

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Essential Listening: Indie and Alternative


He's a Man - Bob Vylan

Our favourite punk/grime fusion duo is back! With He’s a Man, produced by Soft Play’s Laurie Vincent, Bob Vylan take stabs at gammon men, the Stella-chugging kind that worships the queen, is casually sexist, and “loves a chicken korma but hates the hands that cook it.”

Taken from their upcoming album Humble As The Sun, due for release in April next year, the lads have proven they’re here to stay, continuing to churn out hard punk bangers to scream along to at the top of your lungs. 


Get tickets to see Bob Vylan live here:


Bob Vylan + Special Guests | Wednesday 22nd November 2023 | Engine Rooms in Southampton


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Essential Listening: Drum & Bass and Jungle


Come Down - Disrupta

With the original track seeming to be heavily influenced by The Streets with its lyrics, vocal delivery, and that cheeky, bouncy guitar riff, Disrupta’s remix has given it some serious weight. 

The remix is announced with that robotic toad croak bassline… you know the kind we mean. Fuzzy as hell with those crackly electronic warbles, Disrupta has taken a track with loads of personality and injected even more chaos into it. 


Get tickets to see Disrupta live here:


Born On Road: Birmingham 10 Years UK Tour w/ Voltage & Bassman | Friday 10th November 2023 | LAB11 in Birmingham

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DnB Allstars: Nottingham w/ Wilkinson (Disrupta, and more) | Saturday 25th November 2023 | Rock City in Nottingham

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Essential Listening: Hip-Hop and Jazz


Infinity Fill Goose Down - Aesop Rock

Aesop Rock is due to release his concept album Integrated Tech Solutions on /the 10th of November, marking his first solo album since 2020. Infinity Fill Goose Down is the third taster we’ve had for the album so far. And all three have been incredible.

Having not always produced his own tracks, it’s great to see Aesop’s productions just getting better and better. Better still, his flow and lyrics are on point too. Banger. 


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Coops | Friday 3rd November 2023 | The Blues Kitchen in Manchester

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Verb T | Friday 17th November 2023 | The Blues Kitchen in Manchester

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mic righteous live from Justin's margate | Friday 8th December 2023 | Justines in Margate

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Follow our 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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