The Ten Best EDM Singles of 2012
4. Disclosure feat. Sam Smith
House duo (and brothers) Disclosure paired their spaced out production with soulful vocals from London-based singer Sam Smith for a quick-build dance jam with an absolutely undeniable chorus.
3. John Talabot feat. Pional
Barcelona-based producer John Talabot cemented his status as an underground electro-hero with the release of his gorgeous LP Fin last January. Standout track "Destiny" is five minutes of moody slow build that evokes the greatness of '80s synth acts like Depeche Mode while maintaining a freshness from levelheaded beats and clean production. If anything sounds like a good night in Ibiza, this is it.
2. St. Lucia
Brooklyn by way of South Africa-based St. Lucia came out the gate strong this past summer with the release of his eponymous, synth pop-oriented EP, but it's this recently released stunner track "September" that revealed St. Lucia as a force in the world of big room dance music production. The thing just builds and builds, and when it seems it can't get any bigger, minute 3:41 happens.