2012 in Review: Editors’ Choices & Breakout Artists


Without further adieu here are the Co-Founders’/Editors’ favorite 10 songs from 2012. It’s clear we all have varying tastes in electronic music but at the same time there are some tunes that seem to rub us all the right way.


  1. RL Grime – Trap on Acid
  2. Zedd – Codec
  3. Alex Metric – Rave Weapon
  4. Florence & The Machine Vs. Umek & Beltek – Out of Spectrum (Say My Name) (James Frew Boot)
  5. Franky Rizardo ft. Roul & Doors – Blackout
  6. Mat Zo – Bipolar
  7. Diplo – Butters Theme
  8. Martin Solveig – Night Out (A-Trak Remix)
  9. Tommy Trash – Cascade
  10. Fedde le Grand – Raw

Honorable Mention: Zedd – Spectrum (Deniz Koyu Remix)



  1. Minnesota – Yoga Pants
  2. Overwerk – Daybreak (GoPro HERO3 Edit)
  3. A-Trak & Tommy Trash – Tuna Melt
  4. Netsky – Puppy
  5. Flosstradamus – Total Recall
  6. Major Lazer – Get Free
  7. Valentino Khan – Cigarettes
  8. Griz – Mr. B ft. Dominic Lalli
  9. Lisa Mitchell – Neopolitan Dreams (Sound Remedy Remix)
  10. Dillon Francis – Bootleg Fireworks



  1. Wax Motif & Neoteric – Go Deep (Torro Torro Remix)
  2. Bauuer – Harlem Shake
  3. Clockwork – Titan
  4. Calvin Harris Ft. Florence Welch – Sweet Nothing (Diplo & Grandtheft Trapstyle Remix)
  5. Please Don’t Turn Me On (Disclosure Remix) – Artful Dodger
  6. J. Cole – Werk Out (OVERWERK Remix)
  7. Eric Clapton – Cocaine (No Big Deal Remix)
  8. Madeon – The City
  9. Martin Solveig – The Night Out
  10. RAC Ft Penguin Prison – Hollywood



  1. Major Lazer – Jah No Partial ft. Flux Pavilion
  2. Crystal Castles – Baptism (Sound Remedy Remix)
  3. Rell the Soundbender – Ordinary People
  4. Flosstradamus – Fuck a Piss Test
  5. Bro Safari- Scumbag ft. Notorious B.I.G.
  6. Big Gigantic – Colorado Mountain High ft. Lil Wayne
  7. The Wanted – Glad You Came (Clark Kent Remix)
  8. Cypress Hill X Rusko – Can’t Keep Me Down ft. Damian Marley
  9. Redlight – Get Out My Head
  10. Eric Turner vs. Avicii – Dancing In My Head (Avicii’s Been Cursed Remix)



  1. TNGHT – Higher Ground
  2. S-Type-Billboard
  3. Bro Safari – That A$$
  4.  Nari & Milani – Atom (Original Mix)
  5. Djemba Djemba – Throwin Dice
  6. Heads Will Roll – [Kid Kamillon Trap Edit]
  7. Alt J [∆] – Tessellate
  8. Chromeo – Bonafied Lovin (RAC Mix)
  9.  Pharoh Monch – Simon Says (ETC!ETC! & Brillz Bootleg)
  10. Hardwell – Spaceman (Carnage Festival Trap Remix)



Keep reading to see who we think were the breakout artists of 2012!


In 2012 we saw a huge increase in popularity throughout the electronic music world. Shows continue to sell out, festivals are popping up all around the country, and big name producers are finding their way into the mainstream media. More and more people are going to their first “rave,” while many of these attendees have taken up the hobby of making music. We saw an unprecedented number of new names enter the scene, crowding the festival bills and making club nights pop up throughout the states. With all of this new talent, it can be tough to pick out the true winners as many will be a modern one hit wonder, while others will see the main stage soon. Dillon Francis was our breakout artist of the year last year, and look at where he is today!

We also saw the rise of a whole new genre in the electronic music industry. The trap sensation took America by storm during the hot summer months. The music was something we had never heard before, yet everybody could familiarize. The notorious snares became so popular that the trap scene almost became over saturated within months as every producer was giving it a try. For this reason, we have placed Trap as our number one breakout artist of the year, with some of the best in the game representing the genre.

1.Trap Music – Flosstradamus, Baauer, RL Grime, Luminox, Bro Safari
2. Krewella
3. Norin & Rad
4. Griz
5. Sound Remedy
6. RAC
7. Kill Paris
8. Seven Lions
9. Disclosure
10. Wick-It the Investigator