Essential Listening: The best new music releases in February 2024

The best new music releases in February 2024 - discover the best new house, DnB, techno, jungle, indie, hip-hop, and more.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 12th Feb 2024

Hello, and welcome to the place to discover the best new music releases from across the biggest and best genres!

This month alone, we’ve got new albums on the way from Erick the Architect, IDLES, MGMT, and more, with new projects from Little Simz, Brittany Howard, and The Last Dinner Party having already dropped. It’s looking like we’ll have plenty of stunning new music releases in February 2024.

And some of that brilliant new music of February 2024 can be found right here with new tracks from Shygirl, Murphy’s Law, Chris Stussy, Faye Webster, The Snuts, Yard Act, Caroline Polachek ft Weyes Blood, SHERELLE, Camo & Krooked, DJ Zinc and IYAMAH, Unglued and Duskee, S.P.Y, Simula, Lil Yachty, Little Simz, and more.

Check out their new bangers, follow the playlists, and secure tickets to see our featured artists below. Tune in next week for more cracking new music releases of February 2024! 

 

Essential Listening: House and Techno

 

Desire - Chris Stussy 

Chris Stussy, who’s rapidly taking over the world and even landed among your most-searched artists of 2023, has finally released a follow-up to his October 2023 EP ‘Midnight Playground’

Desire is one of those tracks that’ll have you bouncing in your seat the second that hypnotising, groovy bass kicks in. A real summer anthem, we can picture a field full of ravers, sunglasses on, pumping their hands in the air as the sun sets on the tipsy festival crowd. 

An airy section allows you to soak in the richness of the production before it launches back into feel-good vibes and mesmerising synths. 

 

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Motion Presents: Chris Stussy & Enzo Siragusa | Friday 15th March 2024 | Motion in Bristol

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Chris Stussy | Saturday 20th April 2024 | Invisible Wind Factory in Liverpool

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Essential Listening: Indie and Alternative

Uptight - Home Counties

Funk and dance-laced tired-of-clubbing indie anthem Uptight details the downsides to clubbing like the bar running out of Red Stripe early, long queues to get in, and pints being too expensive. 

The track is a bit self-conscious as the lyrics cover the worry of being seen as uptight due to not enjoying the sh*ttier venues the nightlife scene has to offer. Still, the band have also said it’s also a “celebration of these sh*t places - of saying ‘f*ck it, I’ll come out’ and ignoring the grumpy old man tendencies you have prematurely developed.”

Likely a little LCD and Talking Heads influenced, the band still manages to sound fresh and new. Their debut album ‘Exactly as it Seems’ is due in May. Secure tickets below to see them live just before their debut drops!

 

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Home Counties | Tuesday 7th May 2024 | YES Basement in Manchester

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Home Counties + TATYANA | Monday 13th May 2024 | Hare And Hounds Kings Heath in Birmingham

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Essential Listening: Drum & Bass and Jungle

 

Counting - Simula remix

After us DnB heads hearing this remix floating around for a few months, it’s finally on Spotify! This absolutely mad remix of Hamdi’s Counting is brought to us by none other than Simula. 

Sampling one of the most iconic vocals in dance music, there’s no amount of preparation you could do to get ready for the madness that comes after the counting. Drifting between trippy, fazing synths, froggy wubs that make you feel underwater, and bouncy breakdowns decorated with ASMR-style clicks that tickle the back of your brain, this one’s a real trip.  

Jumping around with such finesse, we’ve got plenty of sounds here to keep you on your toes, making the track nothing short of exhilarating. Hear the full track on our DnB playlist embedded above the video! 

 

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Detonate Presents: CRITICAL SOUND | Saturday 24th February 2024 | The Brickworks in Nottingham

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SuperCharged presents SIMULA | Saturday 16th March 2024 | The Volks Nightclub in Brighton

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Essential Listening: Hip-Hop and Jazz

 

Sunday Stroll - P. Louie, Conway the Machine, #Bo

Constantly releasing, with three collab albums and one of his own in 2023, Conway is back even though he never really left. This time, he’s on P. Louie’s track with #Bo.

Complete with an irresistible hook and bars over an airy, bright acoustic beat paired with a very vintage-sounding piano, this one sounds like it could be from a good few decades ago. If they had had incredible recording equipment and hard rappers back then. 

Another solid addition to Conway’s discography, he stays killing the laidback rap game and continues to be one of the most sought-after features in hip-hop, period. 

 

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Conway the Machine | Friday 12th April 2024 | O2 Academy in Bristol

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Conway the Machine | Saturday 13th April 2024 | O2 Ritz 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.

 


  

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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