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If I had to reccomend one, it would be deadmau5's 4x4.
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Pretty much anything by Noisia. I'd check out their newest release, Outer Edges.

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Dude...Zedd. 2010, 11, 12 and 13 Zedd. :(
Clarity is perhaps one of my most beloved albums and Zedd pretty much got me into electronic music. But Candyman and his latest release with those dudes Grey...I dunno. Feels iffy and lame.
Epos, my favorite of that record. :D what's your favourite song from the album? (BTW, listen to The Anthem. You'll love it.)
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Meh listening to current electronic music for mixing and mastering advice is pretty boring and only half useful imho. I think a lot of the producers most people around here would recommend for their production expertise are good because they don't mix like they're making electronic music (by which I mean club music where people are trying to find new ways of making music EVEN louder).

That said, I have a Magic A/B (amazing and underappreciated plug) preset where I typically reference a selection of tracks from:

Galantis-Pharmacy (Good for immediacy and overall pop compatibility)
Madeon-Adventure (Mostly for getting drum levels right)
M83-Hurry Up We're Dreaming (Vocal atmosphere and warmth)
Porcupine Tree-In Absentia (Clarity and mid range...make sure I'm not mixing like an asshole)
Random ELO track depending on what Im working on (overall songwriting)
Most Importantly: the last track I released (make sure what I'm currently working on sounds better)

Usually have 3 or 4 slots open where I cycle in different songs to fit the mood. Often something from Mr Bungle-California or Smash Mouth-Astro Lounge...just songs with really strong songwriting and production.

Oh I should probably add that focusing on referencing your tracks against things for the sake of scrutinizing your songwriting is more productive than trying to make your mix better. Usually if the songwriting is really strong the mix is 80% taken care of.

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for electronic I would try look for anything mixed by Wez Clarke - he is probably one of the absolute best mixing engineers in the game and has done work for a ridiculous amount of people.
I thought porter Robinsons latest work sounded pretty good.
Eric prydz and deadmau5 are always good to look at for mixing, great balance in their work.

Also check out some more electronis 'band' type stuff for example RUFUS, Fenech-Soler, Rudimental.....stuff like that.

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Anything Rob Swire was involved with. Knife Party has some REALLY clean mixes.

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Anything Rob Swire works on is very well mixed. Koan Sound has some great mixes as well along with Noisia and Deadmau5.

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Shocked to not see Daft Punk-Random Access Memories mentioned. Incredibly well mixed and mastered in my opinion.

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Re: Which electronic albums are GREAT to listen to for the mixing and mastering?
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2016, 05:01:05 am »
Any song by grey.
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Re: Which electronic albums are GREAT to listen to for the mixing and mastering?
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2016, 08:57:00 am »
Jeff Mills stuff, although his style is more arty/ambient, lately.

Deadmau5 albums are great indeed!

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Re: Which electronic albums are GREAT to listen to for the mixing and mastering?
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2016, 06:30:19 am »
joe la porta is a great mastering engineer
theres many but he has mastered for tiesto, above & beyond, BT, armin van burin, theres a list of his CV on his wiki

mastering is an art of itself, those engineers dedicate their lives to it!


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Re: Which electronic albums are GREAT to listen to for the mixing and mastering?
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2016, 05:20:22 am »
Different genres have different techniques. Look for a song that aligns with what you aspire to.

As for an arbitrary example, I propose The Chemical Brothers and/or The Prodigy from 96 onward. The songs of my youth. They are interesting also, because they feature a lot of different sound sources mixed together. Drums, vinyl, world instruments, vocals, synthesisers, etc.