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

The best new music releases in September 2023.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 12th Sep 2023

Four days until Mitski’s new album, guys! For fans of Beastie Boys’ sound, Joey Valence & Brae’s album came out recently. Indie fans should check out Coach Party’s debut, and fans of electronic should check out the new Chemical Boys LP. September is looking to be a stunning month for new music. 

But until you get around to checking those projects out, let’s look at the best new music releases in September 2023 that we’ve added to our playlists. 

Some of those added this week are J. Worra, Purple Disco Machine, Killer Mike with T.I, JID, and Jacquees, Diagnostix and ozone, Geese, Bakar, Mitski, Basstripper, Slauson Malone 1, Darius Syrossian, Monrroe, and The Rolling Stones. 

Scroll down to listen to the best new music of September 2023, with playlists for house and techno, DnB and jungle, indie and alt, and hip-hop and jazz. 


Essential Listening: House and Techno


People In Love - Mason Collective X Bipolar Sunshine

From the underground to the biggest stages in the world, Mason Collective make their Defected Records debut with a wobbly, deep groove. 

The Mancunian trio linked up with fellow Manc Bipolar Sunshine, creating a track that, as soon as that bass comes in, you know will be severe on huge club speakers. A little trippy in the synth embellishments but maintaining that groove with percussive elements complimenting that chunky bassline. 

Released following the trio soundtracking some huge parties in Ibiza at Ushuaia, Hi, and Paradise, it’s incredible to see how far they’ve come from being local promoters.


Get tickets to see Mason Collective live here:


Musica presents Marco Carola at The Asylum | Saturday 30th September 2023 | Newsham Park Orphanage And Asylum in Liverpool

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Musica Afterparty: Franky Rizardo, Mason Collective, Pirate Copy | Saturday 30th September 2023 | Camp And Furnace in Liverpool

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Defected Malta Festival (w Darius Syrossian, Mason Collective & more) | Fri 6th - Sun 8th October 2023

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Essential Listening: Indie and Alternative


Be That Girl - Coach Party

Melancholic and pained, Coach Party’s Be That Girl is a track that’ll be loved by fans of The 1975, especially those who prefer their rockier tracks.

Tinged with a slight Stone Roses-type ambient wistfulness, the Isle of White band has described the track as “one of the more inward and self-reflective songs on the record, and the one with the softest sonic edges.” 

Their debut LP, KILLJOY, dropped on the 8th and has been praised for its vulnerability, angry moments, and ambition. Check that out or just jump in head first and secure your Coach Party tickets below. 


Get tickets to see Coach Party live here:


Coach Party Album Launch Show | Thursday 14th September 2023 | The Jacaranda Club in Liverpool

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Coach Party | Wednesday 4th October 2023 | The Castle And Falcon in Birmingham

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Coach Party | Saturday 7th October 2023 | Hangar 34 in Liverpool

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Essential Listening: Drum & Bass and Jungle


City Lights - ozone & Diagnostix remix

If the original somewhat cinematic track by Sigma wasn’t heavy enough for you, this remix from Diagnostix and ozone will most definitely hit the spot for those who crave a bit of carnage in their drum and bass. 

Swapping the strings for a seriously chunky bass and kicking it up a notch with a build before dropping into some more mad distorted bass that we reckon could shatter the foundations of clubs with hefty speakers. 

If ADHD was a DnB track, we reckon it’d probably be this one with loads of thumpy kicks, heavy distortion, sirens, marching drum snares, spinbacks, arpeggiated synths, laser sounds, and so many other layers of sound. 


Get tickets to see Diagnostix live here:


Northern Jungle presents: Jappa, NV, Diagnostix and more! | Wednesday 20th September 2023 | Kable Club in Manchester

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Born On Road: Nottingham 10 Years UK Tour w/ KOTR | Sunday 1st October 2023 | Rock City in Nottingham

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Born On Road: London 10 Years UK Tour | Friday 6th October 2023 | E1 in London

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Essential Listening: Hip-Hop and Jazz


One Shot - Mathematik 

Raw, laidback, and sonically heavenly, how Mathematik isn’t bigger than he is is absolutely lost on us. 

On this new track, Toronto’s Mathematik talks of his legendary status (as a member of Down ta Erf) and being honest in his lyrics over a transcendental instrumental.

One Shot is the last single taken from Mathematik’s upcoming album, Mathuniversal. Dropping “in a few days”, we don’t have a solid release date, so you’ll have to keep your eyes open for this one described as an eclectic album with ten tracks and nine instrumentals. 


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Coops | Wednesday 4th October 2023 | Hare And Hounds Kings Heath in Birmingham

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Coops: The Depo | Thursday 19th October 2023 | THE DEPO in Plymouth

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Coops | Friday 3rd November 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.



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