The ten best EDM shows of 2012
4. Nero at the Ogden Theatre, 4/24/12
If it wasn't for acts like Nero, a lot of other artists wouldn't have amazing tracks to remix. At the Ogden Theatre for this sold-out show, the act was joined by star vocalist Alana Watson, who performs on many of its most popular tracks. The stage setup was intense -- a large booth made of speakers and televisions backed by strobes and moving cans -- but it was the live vocals mixed with the spot-on production of Nero that really stood out.
3. Paper Diamond at the Ogden Theatre, 9/14/12
Paper Diamond mastermind Alex Botwin, co-owner of Elm & Oak, created an entirely new stage show to go along with his constantly evolving style of dance music. With Paper Diamond, Botwin's obsession with music has led to even stronger obsession with production, and here absolutely blew everybody away with new music and a tastefully orchestrated light show.
2. Excision at the Ogden Theatre, 2/16/12
Excision offered up the loudest bass-barrage we've endured to date. Banging 100,000 watts of sound, Excision's show was filled with everything you could want from this type of show, from heavy bass anthems and massive drops to a kick ass light show and a highly impressive undercard.