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60 Memorable EDM Photos of 2012 

2012 was the year that electronic dance music blew up -- at least in the eyes of the mainstream media and the Grammys. Still though, it was undoubtedly a good year for the genre, from the dubstep purveyors to the beat scene to the underground. Here's a look back at EDM parties large and small -- and the people who fill the dancefloor -- from coast to coast this year.
Timothy Norris
HARD Fest celebrated Day Of The Dead on Saturday, November 3 with 35,000 of its closest friends for a sold out extravaganza at Los Angeles State Historic Park with performances from Justice, Major Lazer, Jack beats, Knife Party, Dillion Frances, Zeds Dea
Nate "Igor" Smith
Porn and Chicken, Chicago's crazy Dubstep party, came to the Studio at Webster Hall on Saturday, September 8. See more photos from Porn and Chicken in Ne
Ian Witlen
A scene from Ultra Music Festival in Miami in March. More Ultra Music Festival photos.
Aaron Thackeray
Colorado's largest indoor dance festival, Skylab, came to the Denver Coliseum once more on September 22. See more Skylab 2012 photos.
Julian Bajsel
Kaskade's Freaks of Nature Tour came to Houston in July.
Aaron Thackeray
Colorado's largest indoor dance festival, Skylab, came to the Denver Coliseum once more on September 22. See more Skylab 2012 photos.
Timothy Norris
HARD Fest celebrated Day Of The Dead on Saturday, November 3 with 35,000 of its closest friends for a sold out extravaganza at Los Angeles State Historic Park with performances from Justice, Major Lazer, Jack beats, Knife Party, Dillion Frances, Zeds Dea
Ian Witlen
A scene from Ultra Music Festival in Miami in March. More Ultra Music Festival photos.
Ian Witlen
A scene from Ultra Music Festival in Miami in March. More Ultra Music Festival photos.
Nate "Igor" Smith
On Friday, February 3, DJ A-Trak and Spank Rock joined Dubstep's most famous haircut for a concert at Roseland Ballroom in New York. See more photos of Skr
Travis Rix
Shot on Night 1 of the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival in November.
Marco Torres
Something Wicked Festival, an eight-hour dance extravaganza in the field next to the Sam Houston Race Park, went down in October in Houston. See more
Anna Gulbrandsen
Summer Set Music & Camping Festival combined jam bands, hip hop artists, dubstep and electronic acts, as well as reggae and indie music -- all just outside the Twin Cities in Somerset, Wisconsin in August. See more
Marco Torres
Christopher Victorio
Marco Torres
Christopher Victorio
Benjamin Leatherman
Anna Gulbrandsen
Summer Set Music & Camping Festival combined jam bands, hip hop artists, dubstep and electronic acts, as well as reggae and indie music -- all just outside the Twin Cities in Somerset, Wisconsin in August. See more
Benjamin Leatherman
A eight-hour all-you-can-eat beat buffet was served up to a sea of rave fanatics, club kids, and EDM aficionados during the Identity Festival in Phoenix in August. See more
Christopher Victorio
On May 19, The Electric Daisy Carnival's fluorescent takeover of MetLife Stadium was in full effect. See more photos from Electric Daisy Carnival in New York
Benjamin Leatherman
A eight-hour all-you-can-eat beat buffet was served up to a sea of rave fanatics, club kids, and EDM aficionados during the Identity Festival in Phoenix in August. See more
Benjamin Leatherman
Todd Owyoung
Steve Aoki in St. Louis in February. See more: Champagne, Cranberry Juice and Sweat Accompany Steve Aoki at the Pageant.
Anna Gulbrandsen
Shot at the Bassgasm party at First Avenue in Minneapolis in September.
Britt Chester
Boulder, Colorado-based electronica duo Big Gigantic played Red Rocks on September 29, 2012. "This is the first headlining show for Big Gigantic at Red Rocks. This is sol
Timothy Norris
HARD Fest celebrated Day Of The Dead on Saturday, November 3 with 35,000 of its closest friends for a sold out extravaganza at Los Angeles State Historic Park with performances from Justice, Major Lazer, Jack beats, Knife Party, Dillion Frances, Zeds Dea
Benjamin Leatherman
A eight-hour all-you-can-eat beat buffet was served up to a sea of rave fanatics, club kids, and EDM aficionados during the Identity Festival in Phoenix in August. See more
Christopher Victorio
A scene from Bassnectar's show in October in San Francisco. Get more Bassnectar: Bassnectar in San Francisco and
Christopher Victorio
Marco Torres
Something Wicked Festival, an eight-hour dance extravaganza in the field next to the Sam Houston Race Park, went down in October in Houston. See more
Todd Owyoung
Nate "Igor" Smith
On Friday, February 3, DJ A-Trak and Spank Rock joined Dubstep's most famous haircut for a concert at Roseland Ballroom in New York. See more photos of Skr
Ian Witlen
A scene from Ultra Music Festival in Miami in March. More Ultra Music Festival photos.
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Timothy Norris
HARD Fest celebrated Day Of The Dead on Saturday, November 3 with 35,000 of its closest friends for a sold out extravaganza at Los Angeles State Historic Park with performances from Justice, Major Lazer, Jack beats, Knife Party, Dillion Frances, Zeds Dea

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