The ten best EDM shows of 2012

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Britt Chester

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.

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Britt Chester

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.

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Britt Chester

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.


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5 comments
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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