Best of 2012: Electronic Dance Music

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2012 was another very big year for dance music, especially in North America. The scene has grown tremendously here, and thanks to the Cascadia Records team, we were able to pick up on the best tracks, artists, and Vancouver shows. This marks another exciting year of Electronic Dance Music (EDM), here is what the Cascadia team whipped up for the best of’s for 2012. Comment below to share your favorite songs, artists, shows, and moments of 2012. 
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Best Artist: Seven Lions
Best New Artist: Disclosure

Best Show: Seven Lions @ BLVD 22

Best Album: Paul van Dyk – Evolution
Best Label: Anjunabeats

Best Festival: Shambhala
Best Trance Song: Cosmic Gate – Crushed
Best Progressive Song: Pryda – You

Best House Song: Jessie Ware – Running (Disclosure Remix)

Best Vocal Song: Paul van Dyk feat. Fieldwork – Everywhere
Best Remix: Velvetine – The Great Divide (Seven Lions Remix)
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Best Artist: Morgan Page
Best New Artist: Toby Hedges

Best Show: Nero @ BC Place (Contact Festival)

Best Album: Moguai – Mpire
Best Label: Progvisions

Best Festival: Contact Festival
Best Trance Song: Steven Maar – Kiss From The East
Best Progressive Song: Deadmau5 – October

Best House Song: Tommy Trash & Moguai – In N Out

Best Vocal Song: Andrew Rayel featuring Jano – How Do I Know
Best Remix:  John Digweed – Gridlock (Henry Saiz Remix)
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Best Artist: Above & Beyond
Best New Artist: Ilan Bluestone
Best Show: Above & Beyond @ The Commodore Ballroom
Best Album: Paul van Dyk – Evolution
Best Label: Anjunabeats
Best Trance Song: Paul van Dyk ft Arty – The Ocean
Best Progressive Song: Ad Brown – Transmission
Best House Song: Pryda – Allein
Best Vocal Song: Ben Gold ft The Glass Child – Fall With Me
Best Remix: BT – Flaming June (Jaytech vs. James Grant Remix)
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Best Artist: Above & Beyond
Best New Artist: Seven Lions
Best Show: Above & Beyond @ The Commodore Ballroom
Best Album: Paul van Dyk – Evolution
Best Label: Anjunabeats
Best Festival: Full-Flex Express
Best Trance Song: Andy Moor ft Sue McLaren – Trespass
Best Progressive Song: Mat Zo ft. Linnea Schossow – The Sky
Best House Song: Pryda – Allein
Best Vocal Song: Jaytech – Stranger
Best Remix: Gareth Emery ft. Christina Novelli – Concrete Angel (John O’Callaghan Remix)
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Best Artist: Markus Schulz
Best New Artist: Andrew Rayel
Best Show: John O’Callaghan @ Club 560
Best Album: Tenishia – Memory of A Dream
Best Label: Enhanced Recordings
Best Trance Song: Marlo- Lightning
Best Progressive Song: Robert Nickson pres. RNX – Suffer (Shingo Nakamura Remix)
Best House Song: Pryda – Allein
Best Vocal Song: Aly & Fila vs Roger Shah ft. Adrina Thorpe – Perfect Love
Best Remix: Paul van Dyk ft Plumb – I Dont Deserve You (Maor Levi & Bluestone Club Mix)
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Best Artist: Alex O’rion
Best New Artist: Andrew Rayel
Best Show: DubFX @ The Commodore Ballroom
Best Album: Andy Moor – Zero Point One
Best Label: Enhanced Recordings
Best Festival: Shambhala Music Festival
Best Trance Song: Mixail – The Deep Sea (Original Mix)
Best Progressive Song: LTN – Never Let Me Go (Anhken Sunset Remix)
Best House Song: Zedd ft. Matthew Koma – Spectrum
Best Vocal Song: Richard Durand & Pedro Del Mar Feat Roberta Harrison – Paint the Sky (Eximinds Remix)
Best Remix: C-Systems & Bushi – Dreams Will Never End (Orbion Remix)
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Best Artist: tyDi
Best New Artist: KhoMha
Best Show: Arnej @ Gorgomish
Best Album: tyDi – Shooting Stars
Best Label: ColdHarbour Recordings
Best Trance Song: Within Temptation – Sinéad (Myon & Shane 54 Triplet Monster Mix)
Best Progressive Track: tyDi feat. Kerli – Glow in the Dark
Best House Song: Ben Pearce – What I might Do (Original Mix)
Best Vocal Song: Estiva & Tania Zygar – Death of Me
Best Remix: Gareth Emery ft. Christina Novelli – Concrete Angel (Arnej Remix)
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Best Artist: Andy Moor
Best New Artist: Andrew Rayel
Best Show: Above & Beyond @ The Commodore Ballroom
Best Album: Andy Moor – Zero Point One
Best Label: Anjunabeats
Best Trance Song: Andy Moor & Daniel Paul Davis – Ordinary People
Best Progressive Song: Andrew Bayer & Matt Lange feat. Kerry Leva – In And Out Of Phase (Norin & Rad Remix)
Best House Song: Pryda – Allein
Best Vocal Song: Andy Moor ft Sue McLaren – Trespass
Best Remix: Best Remix: Hannah – Falling Away (Protoculture Remix)
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