December 06, 2012

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.
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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 Dead and more. See more photos of HARD Fest: Day of the Dead.
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 Dead and more. See more photos of HARD Fest: Day of the Dead.
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 New York.
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 New York.
Shot at HARD Summer Music Fest in LA in August.
Timothy Norris
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.
Colorado's largest indoor dance festival, Skylab, came to the Denver Coliseum once more on September 22. See more Skylab 2012 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.
Kaskade's Freaks of Nature Tour came to Houston in July.
Julian Bajsel
Kaskade's Freaks of Nature Tour came to Houston in July.
Colorado's largest indoor dance festival, Skylab, came to the Denver Coliseum once more on September 22. See more Skylab 2012 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.
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 Dead and more. See more photos of HARD Fest: Day of the Dead.
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 Dead and more. See more photos of HARD Fest: Day of the Dead.
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.
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.