Recommended Listening For Producers

Discussion in 'Production' started by Alexi, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    Saw a similar topic on another forum and thought it was useful to expand peoples musical horizons, as everyone in DNB comes from different musical background, so add your own recommendations, here's some of my thoughts:


    Anything by Ludovico Einaudi
    You may turn your nose up at classical piano, but anyone who’s seen This Is England will know how powerful this man’s compositions are

    DJ Shadow – Entroducing...
    For the few people in this world that don’t know, this albums in the Guinness book of records for the first album made completely from samples, this is a must listen

    Mogwai – Happy Songs For Happy People
    A staggeringly beautiful collection of post –rock instrumentals and soundscapes

    MF Doom – Doomsday
    Hip hop at it's best

    Hans Zimmer – Gladiator Soundtrack
    A huge range of sounds and ideas turns this score into epic stuff

    Anything by King Tubby
    One of the originators and true masters of the art of the dub

    Jean-Michel Jarre– Oxygene I-VI
    Maybe pretentious, but no getting away from the expert use of synthesis

    Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine
    Top notch production and groundbreaking use of guitar and fx by Tom Morello, coupled with Zach De La Rocha’s raw passion and political message, make this album a classic.

    London Posse – Gangster Chronicles
    True pioneers of UK Hip Hop

    Goldie – Timeless
    Need I say more?

    Daft Punk – Homework
    Way ahead of their time in the electronic music world

    Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory
    Love them or hate them, the production on this album is world class

    Cypress Hill – Cypress Hill IV
    Hard to pick a single Cypress Hill album, but this is definitely one of the best

    Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works II
    Possibly the best showcase of Richard David James’ talent

    Others to check out in my opinion: Roots Manuva, Gorillaz, Erik B & Rakim, Kraftwerk, Asian Dub Foundation, Cinematic Orchestra, Bjork, James Brown etc...
     
  2. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    not bad, not bad at all. i found a radio station what only plays ancient russian folk music, indo jazz and hindu music all day long, im sure thats good for the old cerebrals
     
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    here are what have inspired me the most, both with production and playing bass

    Hip Hop

    Gza - Liquid Swords
    J Dilla - The Shining
    Roots Manuva - Run Come Save Me
    Phi Life Cypher - Millenium Metaphors

    RnB

    D'Angelo - Brown Sugar
    D'Angelo - Voodoo

    Trip Hop

    DJ Shadow - Endtroducing/The Private Press
    Massive Attack - Protection/Mezzanine/100th Window
    Thievery Corporation -The Mirror Conspiracy/The Richest Man In Babylon

    Electronica

    Trentemoller, anything he does!
    Plaid - Double Figure
    Modeselektor - Happy Birthday
    Aphex Twin - Drukqs
    Boards Of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children
    Squarepusher - Do You Know Squarepusher
    Amen Andrews - anything he does

    Chiptune

    Sabrepulse - Nintendokore

    Metal

    One Minute silence - One Lie Fits All/Buy Now Saved Later
    Tool - Aenima/Lateralus
    Rage Against The Machine - self titled

    Other/Rock

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
    Sigur Ros - anything they do
    Biffy Clyro - Blackened Sky/Vertigo Of Bliss
    London Elektricity - Power Ballads/Billion Dollar Gravy
    Nirvana - Nevermind
    Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
    Hendrix - Axis Bold As Love
    A Perfect Circle - Mer De Noms
    Guns N Roses - Use Your Illusion 1 and 2
    Sikth - The Trees Are Dead And dried Out
     
  5. DJPancake

    DJPancake NEW NAME IS DJ INCLINED

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    Aphex Twin is the shit!

    Venetian Snares anyone?

    The Knife has extremely well mixed and refined tracks.

    -Andy
     
  6. Labrat

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    Anything by aphex twin should be explored, his beats are amazing. IMO Richard D James is the level of production that boys like spectrasoul, noisia and alix perez are making now.
    He is soo far ahead of the rest of the world.
    Also for IDM check out all of Boards of Canada's releases and some Squarepusher.

    If anyones looking for some Post Rock check out Do Make Say Think or Explosions in the Sky.

    As far as rock goes My Bloody Valentine's Loveless is a production masterpiece. No one has come close to Kevin Shields masterpiece in that style.
     
  7. fastfret

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    oh shit i completely forgot about the knife! yeah man! fever rays album is mint too
     
  8. Zaphear

    Zaphear LFTD Whore

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    I learned quite a bit of about Mixdowns and Mastering from listening to heavy metal... Atreyu's Lead sails and Paper Anchors album was engineered to perfection, and you can tell by hearing every single hit crisp clear and precise.
     
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    For me, Bop's album "Clear Your Mind" has really changed how i see music. I don't know about anyone else, maybe it's just me.
     
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    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    The Prodigy - The prodigy experience
    Music for the Jilted generation

    Chase and Status - More than alot
     
  12. Saint

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    Blockhead - Music By Cavelight
    Blockhead - Downtown Science
    Burial - Untrue
    Snot - Get Some
    D-Bridge - The Gemini Principle LP
    Massive Attack - Mezzanine
     
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    idd love to add muse, wutang, system of a down and the two dre albums to that list.
     
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    Electro: The Future Sound of London - ISDN, if you like aphex twin you will like FSOL, massive range of sounds too.

    Rock: The Clash - The essential clash...

    HipHop: Braintax - Panorama

    Craig Armstrong stuff is also quite interesting musically, often used in dramatic film scores etc.
     
  15. sook

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    Listen to Tipper.....
    greatest producer of electronic music
    hands down... no question...
     
  16. DdotP100

    DdotP100 DnP

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    I <3 Sabrepulse lol
    and old LE material FTW!


    I should probably give that guy another chance. I quickly disreguarded all his music. Mainly because of his track naming ability. I mean "a song about my dog" it dont sound very epic.

    THIS and only THIS :not_worth
     
  17. dario3004

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    Listen to Chemical Brothers :)
     
  18. sook

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    oh havent heard stephan bodzin...
    do your self a favor...
    start with bedford then liebe ist...
    and go from there... all inside the
    box 2...
     
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    For me, Bop's album "Clear Your Mind" has really changed how i see music. I don't know about anyone else, maybe it's just me.
    I should probably give that guy another chance. I quickly disreguarded all his music. Mainly because of his track naming ability. I mean "a song about my dog" it dont sound very epic.


    That's actually a highlight of the album, he doesn't speak english to a high level so the titles aren't going to be a masterpiece of the english language.
     
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