Top 12 Dance 12″s of 2012

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]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQM_iqtQ1wo[/youtube]

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

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfN7ATWr4ys[/youtube]

10. Jai Paul – Jasmine (Demo) [XL]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWQMg56ZVZY[/youtube]

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

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtUXHE5bxzM[/youtube]

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

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxJdMhfn9g4[/youtube]

7. Still Going – D117 [Still Going]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdhYeqxjrPs[/youtube]

6. Les Sins – Fetch [Jialong]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlkjFHk_9ms[/youtube]

5. Lauer – Tentatious [Running Back]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNGNs_NGGgI[/youtube]

4. Daniel Avery – Need Electric [Phantasy]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLGDJhGyRPA[/youtube]

3. Citizen – Room Service [Lover Fever]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILEOZbGHPis[/youtube]

2. Maceo Plex – Sex Appeal [Crosstown Rebels]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c76UrJ9sDL0[/youtube]

1. Todd Terje – Inspector Norse [Smalltown Supersound]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHiqPG0526U[/youtube]