|Twlichty Releases Free Ep!|
During the last four months, I have been super busy producing my debut EP
from my new electronic project Depth Connection. The EP is titled "Different
Waves" and is a collage of electronic influences (found mostly from using this
site) with live guitar parts recorded over-top. I hope you all will enjoy the
FREE download on my bandcamp page here:
http://depthconnection.bandcamp.com/ This list is my top 35 electronic
albums that have led me to make the music I make today, thanks for
My EP, Free Download: http://depthconnection.bandcamp.com/
|34||Above & Beyond|
One of the most beautiful trance albums I have heard. Also one of the few trance
artists that put on an absolutely stunning live show.
Considered by many as one of the best trip-hop albums ever, Moon Safari takes its
listeners on a trippy and soothing journey of chillness.
Not many producers can reach the level of intricacy and depth that Amon Tobin
can, and he has really created an unheard of world with ISAM.
Dark, spooky, deep and brilliant.
Pictures on Silence
One of 2013's hidden gems, Pictures on Silence is a sensual mix of deep bass music
and lush hip hop beats perfect for any smoky afternoon.
The North Borders
Bonobo is one of the most talented and diverse modern electronic producers, and he shows
no sign of slowing down with the release of The North Borders. Bonobo is now touring the
world extensively with a full live band, further solidifying his place as one of electronic
music's most desired live acts.
Dense electronic music that's nearly impossible to pin down into any sort of genre tags
and frankly, it doesn't need to be. This is Boxcutter's magnum opus and an essential
listen for any producer looking to better their production skills.
There isn't much to be said about Burial that hasn't been said before, but this
happens to be my favorite piece of work from the elusive producer. The long tracks
suit him wonderfully, and really allow him the time he needs to morph each song into
an otherworldy soundscape. Each song paints a dark and haunting picture of a city in
ruins, with an occasional ray of hope peaking through the rubble.
|26||Clive Tanaka y Su Orquesta|
Jet Set Siempre No. 1
One of the most enjoyable electronic albums in recent memory, Jet Set Siempre
No.1 is a two part album split between Side A [For Dance] and Side B [For
Romance]. Side A provides the listener with smile inducing dance beats with tropical
vibes and goofy vocoder vocals. Side B dives more into spacious and flowing
downtempo beats to enjoy with your lover. The thing I really love about this record
is the seamless blend between live instrumentation and electronic beats, something
I'm really shooting for in my music. I HIGHLY recommend this record.
III - MMXII
Some may argue that Clubroot is the best deep bass producer in the game right now,
and it'd be quite hard to combat that opinion. Dan Richmond's production techniques are
second to none and every clap, bass wobble and high frequency synth pad occupy a
perfect spot in the mix.
I think Daft Punk has made it pretty clear with the release of RAM that their best days
are behind them and Discovery remains the defining high point in their career. Of course
the duo still displays a tremendous amount of skill on their newest release but no other
album gets the dance floor jumping quite like this one does.
The Invisible Insurrection
One of the most underrated modern producers, Desolate never fails to create tracks
filled with loneliness, longing and grief. It's rare to find so much emotion packed into an
Safe in the Steep Cliffs
Eman's best album and a must listen for any fan of chilled out trip-hop.
Era of Diversion
A massive drum & bass album that floors it's listeners and provides just enough well
placed vocal samples to keep minds engaged.
Life of Leisure
I really enjoy chillwave music and this is definitely one of the most enjoyable albums
that I have discovered within the genre.
When talking about incredible producers, it'd be a sin to leave out Steven Elliot. FlyLo's
sound has inspired an entire young generation of producers who are bewildered by how
he creates his trippy sounds and dense textures. Cosmogramma is sometimes too much
to take in for some listeners, but for those who are studying the facets of production
and sound design, it's a fascinating listen.
Josh Frazer is one of the most promising new producers and he is fully immersed in the
deep and dark dubstep scene. He has recently started a record label called Midnight City
Records which is pushing some of the grooviest dubstep around. He has also been really
supportive of my project and I hope to release my next EP through Midnight City
Cross didn't really make sense to me until I saw Justice live. The theatrics and evolving
stage set up was a perfect backdrop to the dance beats Justice was throwing down.
Cross is now one of my favorite dance albums and Justice's live show remains the best
concert I have ever been to.
Emerald Fantasy Tracks
Matt Cutler has always been a producer that offers his listeners unique and whirling
beats filled with nostalgia and flashbacks. No producer makes beats quite like Lone
which makes his completely original sound a rare thing to find in the electronic
What "best electronic albums" list would be complete without Mezzanine? MEZZ CREW 4
Dirty and hard hitting dubstep (brostep as some want to call it) usually gets a bad rep on
this site (especially from the sputnik gods) but those who write off the style as childish
and repetitive might want to give Mistabishi's Drop a thorough listen. It's a nice blend of
mellow trancy electro beats with heavy drops and dirty bass swells.
Amazing dubstep record to chill out to. Very diverse also.
Another 2013 gem and probably the best Drum and Bass release this year. Fall
showcases some of the most obscure yet welcomed production techniques in a Drum
and Bass album, at least that I've heard.
Split the Atom
I actually was fortunate enough to see Noisia live this year at Electric Forest Music
Festival and the just blew my mind. I've always been a big fan of them but to see them
live is a whole other animal.
Really nice dub-electro-psychedelic record. Queen of All Everything remains one of the
most relaxing songs I've ever heard.
Excellent deep house record that keeps the heads bobbing. How to Spread Lies is
probably the highlight track here and slowly transforms into one of the catchiest synth
Finally, Sorrow releases the full length album we've all been waiting for and damn is it
everything we could have wanted and more. Sorrow delivers more of the bass heavy
atmospheric tracks we've come to expect from the phenomenal producer, and he even
throws in some curve balls to mix things up.
Submotion Orchestra has done what few other musicians could dream of doing, blending
several different genre's of music that just a few years ago no one would imagine would
mix as well as it does. Lounge, Jazz and Dub are beautifully intertwined with live
instrumentation and one of the best female vocalist in any genre of music belting it out
Old Raves End
The use of guitars and a post-rock influence on this album has inspired me in an
immeasurable way and this vinyl is still in constant rotation for me. The atmospheres in
this record are so thick and crisp that you feel as if you're floating though the songs.
You, Me, Temporary
More smooth and deep hip hop beats from 2013. This one will definitely be high on my
best of 2013 list and a must listen for anyone into chill beats.
|3||Thievery Corporation |
The Mirror Conspiracy
Not many albums have a replay value like The Mirror Conspiracy and over a decade
later, the album still offers up some of the most delicious down-tempo and dub
influenced beats. The album really feels like a trip around the world due to its
different cultural sounds and textures.
The title explains this album quite well as the entire listen feels like diving into cool
refreshing ocean water. Waves of keyboards with heavy delay and reverb effects
crash into a coast line of live drums, guitar and bass. Tycho's live set is not something
to miss and offers a backdrop of synchronized videos that are made by Tycho himself.
The Last Resort
Incredible production techniques in every song make this an essential listen in
electronic music. Nothing is overbearing or out of place and the mixdown is spot on.