Danielle Look counts down her top moments in Indy music in 2012. Do you agree? Add your voice in the comments.
Wildest Live EDM show: Steve Aoki & Datsik at The Egyptain Room 2/21
Steve Aoki's live show may often be criticized for his overuse of gimmicks, but when you're in the front of the crowd assisting a world famous DJ as he crowd-surfs over your head in a rubber dingy it's impossible not to have a memorable time.
Best Overall: The Crystal Method at The Vogue 2/24
The pair of legendary DJs schooled the EDM noobs on authentic production while simultaneously delighting their lifelong, dedicated fans.
Best Dubstep Show: Bare at The Mousetrap 3/1
With dubstep's oversaturation of unoriginal production in 2012, Bare's innovative performance at Altered Thurzdaze was a refreshing change of pace.
Worst Ear Assault: Excision at The Egyptain Room 3/18
When rattling windows can be heard outside the venue and your fans are vomiting inside, it's time to rethink your sound system, brah.
Most Entertaining: Major Lazer at The Vogue 5/29
With the hypiest of hype men and sexy, ratchet dancers, this dancehall show was drenched in energy... and sweat.
Best Visuals: Shpongle at The Vogue 5/8
Show I Wish I Hadn't Missed: Ztrip at The Vogue 6/15
Most badass: Dieselboy at Skybar 6/1 and at The Mousetrap 9/6
Travel problems prevented Dieselboy from taking stage at Skybar until 2 in the morning for the June edition of Indy Mojo's RISE series, so he came back for redemption in September to deliver two of the best drum-n-bass shows of the year.
Best Crossover Show: Dopapod at The Mousetrap 10/26
This rare show from Brooklyn's experimental funk-rock live band Dopapod attracted a fine mixture of jam and electronia fans for an exceptionally unique Friday night show at The Mousetrap.
Douchebaggiest DJ to play Indianapolis: Butch Clancy 12/14
Complaining about fog machines, chastising smokers for stepping outside during his set, and bragging about his level of drunkenness are just a few of the ways Butch Clancy showed his true colors at Solstice in December.
[Music] DJs + Dancing