The ten best EDM shows of 2012

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Britt Chester

7. Porter Robinson at the Ogden Theatre, 7/7/12
With his stock rising rapidly, Porter Robinson, who's not even old enough to buy a beer yet, absolutely threw down at the Ogden, displaying some fine mixing skills and admirable prowess in Ableton, making it abundantly clear why his tracks have been garnering so many spins internationally.

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6. Skrillex at Red Rocks, 8/9/12
After topping this same list last year, Skrillex returned with a show that wowed at every level and pulled out all the stops with fireworks, a spaceship DJ booth, confetti and plenty of pyrotechnics. Still among the best of the best, Skrillex and his camp clearly know what it takes to put on a great show.

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5. Netsky at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 3/20/12
Netsky (aka Boris Daenen) is a drum and bass master that's found international recognition thanks to his involvement with legendary label Hospital Records. He's played stages at some of the biggest festivals in the world. At Cervantes', he showed us why his music works so well with the dubstep crowds and why drum and bass is not going to anywhere anytime soon.


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SmokeyBlack
SmokeyBlack

Glad Pretty Lights didn't make the list, both nights weren't anything special compared to past Pretty Lights shows! Bassnectar maybe could've made the list. Skrillex vs. Knife party could've made the list also but Skrillex's show at Red Rocks definitely had a lot more production go into it!

andybars
andybars

Pretty Lights & Bassnectar snubs? Those shows didnt make your top 10? You clearly do not know what you are talking about.

EDMlvr
EDMlvr

Bassnectar and Pretty Lights at Red Rocks blew all of these shows out of the water...

holmesryan18
holmesryan18

how does deep medi musik make it on this list but not bassnectar red rocks 2 night run or PRETTY LIGHTS red rocks 2 night run?!!! EASILY THE BEST SHOWS OF THE YEAR

dave.herrera
dave.herrera moderator editor

@holmesryan18 Thanks for reading and for taking the time to weigh in. Even though those shows weren't included here, we actually covered both Pretty Lights and Bassnectar at Red Rocks. What made them the best for you?

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