For the immediate future, expect to hear the term EDM a lot. Many strides have been made by people with money to build the dance music scene in the United States into an empire of beats, festivals, and cash. What gets lost in these discussions of "had dubstep peaked?" or "what the fuck is Trap?" are the DJs who are out there providing the soundtrack to these festivals, secret raves, and club nights. In a time where EDM is buzzing, without a serious radio push, the DJ turns into the program director. And with bedroom DJs popping up and getting opportunities to spin anywhere that has some extra cash and a Serato box, it can get dicey when trying to find the right mix to rock to. That's where we come in (obviously), right?
These are the mixes that got us moving throughout the year, and the ones we dug back into when we couldn't rock to that Lil Poopy mixtape again (sorry, Poop). The line-up is indicative of where the EDM scene was at in 2012, although we wish there were more house/techno mixes out there. Maybe next year?Click to start the list