Essential Listening: The best new releases as chosen by Skiddle

Discover the best new releases of the past two weeks in our Skiddle staff-curated, Essential Listening playlist

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 16th Aug 2022

Twice a month, we ask our Skiddle tastemakers to dive deep into their streaming and record buying habits, to collect together a list of some of the best new music releases around to share with you, in our Essential Listening playlist

With no limitations on genre, our eclectic in-the-know collective have a great track record when it comes to sifting through the hundreds of thousands of releases we're all bombarded with, week in, week out, and producing the goods - a selection of tracks which, as the name of the playlist suggests, we consider essential. 

Exciting our eardrums and getting us up and moving on the makeshift dancefloors of our various office spaces, this week's anthems come from the likes of Poppy Ajudha, Four Tet, Nia Archives and Mall Grab, The Streets, KAYTRANADA and Anderson .Paak, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and many more.

Grab your headphones or link your smartphone up with the biggest speakers you can find, and press play on the Spotify playlist below to hear the finest new releases of the past two weeks. And whilst you're listening, hear the tracks we previously included in our last Essential Listening feature at the beginning of the month.





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.








Header image credit: Poppy Ajudha /