Essential Listening: The best new releases as chosen by Skiddle

A playlist of the very best and most recent music releases, compiled by the Skiddle team into one bi-weekly blog and playlist - check out our first-ever Essential Listening roundup

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 3rd Mar 2022

Your go-to playlist for the freshest new music has arrived. Presenting, Essential Listening. 

A compilation of the best new music releases gathered specifically for your enjoyment, taking in a broad scope of styles, sounds and genres - everything from house and techno to garage, bassline, drum n bass, indie, post-punk, rock, hip hop, rap, jazz, reggae, dub, funk, pop, folk, acoustic, psych... You get the picture. 

Every other week, our dedicated team of Skiddle tastemakers will pool their findings from hours spent scouring record stores, streaming platforms, radio stations and zines (seriously, that's all these guys do), bringing you a selection of first-rate chillers, future dance floor fillers, festival anthems and more. 

Without further ado, let's take a look at some of this week's notable discoveries. We've got ten brand spanking new records from the likes of TSHA, the recent Mixmag cover artist rapidly emerging out of the UK's electronic scene, hypnotic rock quintet, Just Mustard, Bob Vylan, Big Thief, genre-fusing foursome, Porij, rapper Denzel Curry and the 'Brexit Bandit', Slowthai to name a select few.

Click or tap on the Essential Listening playlist below, hit follow and find your new favourite track and/or artist...





Check out our What's On Guide to discover even 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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