The ten best EDM songs of 2012
2. Deadmau5 feat. Chris James' "The Veldt"
"The Veldt" probably received more spins by mainstream talent than any other song this year, which says something about the power of Joel Zimmerman's music. Most DJs only teased at the track and let the hook circle through a few times, but the song in its entirety is perfectly structured for easy listening -- or for losing your mind in the middle of 10,000 people.
1. Madeon's "Icarus"
If ever there was a time that EDM fans needed a fresh face to follow, Madeon provided just that this year. The 18-year-old producer came swinging out of the gates against all the biggest names in the industry, and instead of fighting this leader of the new wave of teen dance sensations, the scene welcomed him. "Icarus" helped to establish the rising star within the EDM circuit, solidifying his name on bills around the world. Someone should buy the guy a drink, but that might have to wait until 2015 when he's old enough to consume.
For the flip side, read "The ten worst EDM songs of 2012."