Another banner year for Dance Music, 2012 saw a number of truly stunning releases from new talent like Disclosure, Casino Times, San Laurentino, LOL Boys and Suzanne Kraft and solid bangers from classic names like I:Cube and Todd Edwards. Epic psychedelic trips from the Pachanga Boys and Juju & Jordash and contemplative love jams from Lovelock and Kindness.

It was hard to distill this list…as I would’ve and could’ve easily made a Top 50 like RA or XLR8R…but, I’ll leave you with 12 in no particular order, except for “Inspector Norse,” which is unquestionably, without a doubt, the greatest track of the year.

12. Ry & Frank Wiedemann: Howling (Ame Remix) [Innervisions]

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11. Guy Gerber – The Golden Moon and Silver Moon [Supplement Facts]

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10. Jai Paul – Jasmine (Demo) [XL]

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9. Kim Ann Foxman – Return It (Populette Remix) [Needwant]

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8. Anna Lunoe – I Met You [Future Classic]

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7. Still Going – D117 [Still Going]

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6. Les Sins – Fetch [Jialong]

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5. Lauer – Tentatious [Running Back]

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4. Daniel Avery – Need Electric [Phantasy]

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3. Citizen – Room Service [Lover Fever]

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2. Maceo Plex – Sex Appeal [Crosstown Rebels]

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1. Todd Terje – Inspector Norse [Smalltown Supersound]

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