It's tough to recap a year that, looking back, feels packed with EDM news; every day seemed to bring another groundbreaking single, milestone announcement or festival line-up. To help us sift through it all, in the hopes of telling a cohesive story about 2012, we did what we usually do: turned to Twitter. The social network has become a central hub for dance music, with artists, promoters and industry leaders using it to break news and premiere new tracks, and fans gaining unprecedented access to their favorite DJs at the same time. We scoured the Twittersphere to break down the year in dance music, 140 characters at a time. Click past the jump for the full run-down.
Last week the electronic dance music world and fans were up in arms because of someone by the name of Al Walser being nominated alongside some of the biggest artists in the world. Not only did this take the spotlight off of Skrillex, Avicii, Calvin Harris and Swedish House
Last night, we saw the nominations for the 55th Grammy Awards. Among the dance music categories are Best Dance Recording, for which Avicii's "Levels," Calvin Harris' "Let's Go," Skrillex's "Bangarang," the Swedish House Mafia's "Don't You Worry Child," and inexplicably, Al Walser's "I Can't Live Without You." The nominees for Best Dance/Electronica Album are Steve Aoki's "Wonderland," The Ch