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2012 was a year of bombardment, with Twitter sitting at the forefront of our current obsession with information overload and content over-sharing. Wading through the stream of updates, we’ve put together a list of the 20 music industry figures whose tweets had us laughing, thinking and sharing the most in the Dummy office in 2012, in no particular order.
Did anyone see Jools Holland? It’s like Boiler Room for pensioners.
— 金大熊猫 (@goldpanda) November 27, 2012
someone tell me what 5+6=? this captcha is really chapping my ass just give me these hilary duff mp3s already
— ☁ryan ♡ hemsworth☁ (@ryanhemsworth) November 23, 2012
Canadian producer and serial remixer Ryan Hemsworth released his ‘Last Words’ EP this year.
got so many fingers in so many pies that i have no fingers left to eat any of the pies with so i’m just sitting here with my fingers in pies
— Lukid (@Lukid) October 10, 2012
Lukid released his fourth album ‘Lonely At The Top’ in October.
I SAID THE WORD ‘CRACKER’ ON MY MIXTAPE AND NO ONE NOTICED CUZ I’M GAY.
— Le1f ☥(@LE1FNY) November 1, 2012
New York rapper Le1f collaborated with producer Boody on his most recent release, the ‘Liquid’ EP.
shuld just change my name to LOLrel thoughts?
— Laurel Halo (@LaurelHalo) September 14, 2012
largeup da disabled toilets. u r always nice
— Scratcha DVA November 28, 2012
Scratcha DVA released his debut album ‘Pretty Ugly’ on Hyperdub this year (under the alias DVA).
my childhood dogs were awesome, im sad that they’re dead.
— Grimes(@Grimezsz) September 22, 2012
Canadian popstar Grimes released her third full-length record, ‘Visions’ on 4AD, in January.
baby shampoo just works better. it’s really not that big of a deal
— DRAKE THOUGHTS (@DRAKE_THOUGHTS) November 26, 2012
Famous rapper Drake has a lot of thoughts.
i’m having difficulty choosing a radiator bed for my cat
— eclair fifiミLuckyMe (@eclairfifi) November 13, 2012
LuckyMe DJ Eclair Fifi has a bi-weekly Thursday night show on Rinse FM.
Gleeful witticisms on social networks
— Acéphale (@AcephaleRecords) October 17, 2012
This year Acephale Records released How To Dress Well’s second album ‘Total Loss’.
Told my dad I can’t pick up I’m doing press day. He text me “Be scintillating”. I’m trying dad I’m trying
— hudson mohawke (@HudMo) November 7, 2012
In 2012 Hudson Mohawke mostly appeared as noisy project TNGHT, in collaboration with Canadian producer Lunice.
Can’t wait to go on tour ..I am too excited ..hope i don’t forget my words lol.
— Wiley (@EskiDance) November 29, 2012
Wiley is going on tour with Skepta and JME in April 2013. Hopefully he won’t forget his words.
Genres on the riseinstagr.am/p/Mq2w0yh5PZ/
— Rory Phillips(@Rory_Phillips) July 4, 2012
London-based DJ and producer Rory Phillips is embarking on a three-week American tour in January 2013.
I always give booty calls my full name when I give them my # so they can google me and we can just get that out of the way.
— Lauren Devine (@LaurenDevine) November 9, 2012
Camp pop star-in-the-making Lauren Devine released two singles this year.
For the love of god someone massage my neck.. Too many 9am flights
— dıpןo (@diplo) October 16, 2012
Self-parody account DJs Complaining consists entirely of re-tweets, and does what it says on the tin.
i stand w the rain fallin all round me and chew on a lion bar…fearless
— Joe Shabadu (@JoeShabadu) November 26, 2012
Joe Shabadu is part of the LuckyMe family and manager for Jacques Greene and Koreless.
the ‘past’ is a nag.
— frank ocean (@frank_ocean) November 7, 2012
Frank Ocean released his debut album ‘channel ORANGE’ in July 2012.
CONSTANTLY FUCKED OFF AT HOW PATHETIC SPINACH GETS WHEN YOU FUCKIN COOK IT
— SUSIE SAHARA (@WANDAGROUP) November 27, 2012
Wanda Group released his latest cassette ‘PISS FELL OUT LIKE SUNLIGHT’ in November this year.
Real or fake, the beauty of a big butt is the fact that all genders can attain it.
— Fatima Al Qadiri (@FatimaAlQadiri) December 4, 2012
Fade To Mind released New York-based producer Fatima Al Qadiri’s latest EP ‘Desert Strike’ in October.
fuck this im buying a fur coat
— ZOMBY ® (@ZombyMusic) November 28, 2012
Zomby moved to New York this year and has been doing a lot of shopping. And tweeting.
That sandwich was so good I was looking for the givenchy tag to cut off
— ZOMBY ® (@ZombyMusic) November 12, 2012
Mini iPad ? Nah I want a 40 inch iPad to hang on the wall why are u going the opposite way
— ZOMBY ® (@ZombyMusic) November 7, 2012
No way I’m leaving this planet humbly I’m going out like liberachi on dmt
— ZOMBY ® (@ZombyMusic) October 29, 2012
i would follow me
— ZOMBY ® (@ZombyMusic) November 20, 2012