Here are the best new releases from the past couple of weeks.
Date published: 4th Jul 2023
July is now here, a time of festivals, gigs and plenty of summer anthems that we'll remember for years to come. This week's Essential Listening sees new tracks from the realms of indie, House, Hip-Hop and Drum and Bass that you must listen to. Highlights include Sunshine Baby by The Japanese House, RIP Tracy by The Alchemist and Moonshine by Trex.
We bet you haven't been able to escape the latest tune from Peggy Gou, '(It Goes Like) Nanana'. It has instantly become one of the songs of the summer with its beat clearly influenced by the Balearic islands. With Gou's sweet vocals instantly taking you to a place of paradise, it's hard to not have this one on loop again and again and again.
The single launched the news of her long-awaited debut album which will be released on XL Recordings but is yet to receive an official release date.
The Last Dinner Party were part of a scathing "industry plant" assault on social media when their debut single 'Nothing Matters' appeared out of nowhere and made them a huge hit overnight. Unbeknownst to most people they had been gigging for a while and honing their sound.
Now we've heard 'Sinner', a track that shows they're no one-hit wonders with its sultry and playful tones.
Hedex has been on a roll of late and his new single suggests that he isn't slowing down any time soon. Featuring vocals from A Little Sound which see lyrics repeated until the drums come in like small bursts of flames to propel the track forward. It's an absolute scorcher.
The new one from Earl Sweatshirt leaves you longing for more, coming in at just under two minutes it gives you just long enough to get fully in the groove of his vocals. The track feels minimalistic, with a gospel-like vocal running quietly in the background making for a relaxed listen.
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Make sure to 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 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.