Twenty Twelve

Twenty Twelve

Real Name:
Nick Rapattoni
Profile:
Nick Rapattoni has been playing acoustic piano since age 5. He studied classical piano intensely for twelve years performing as a soloist and accompanist in different recitals and concerts throughout his childhood. Nick then continued on and studied jazz piano for 5 years attending the University of Miami with a major in Jazz Piano Performance. For much of his child and teen years his dream was to write for film. He was always intrigued by the works of John Williams, James Horner, John Barry, Danny Elfman, Vangellis, and Harold Faltermyer. At age 13 Nick began sequencing electronic music as "sort of" an escape from classical music deciding that film scoring was his destiny. While writing music throughout highschool and college he became skilled and experienced with sequencing using a computer and snythesizers. In 1992 Nick was awarded 1st place in the "Downbeat Magazine Student Music Competition" for original composition. Dance music began to tickle his ears the summer before he left for college in 1994. After returning from the University of Miami in 1995 completing one year of music school, Nick began going to more raves/clubs/house parties/desert parties "schooling" himself in dance music. By this time Nick had long lost the film scoring ambition and found himself going to more clubs and electronic music events than movies. Realizing his interest was to create dance music, Nick headed down that road. In addition to his dance music project Nick was asked to play keyboards (Rhodes Electric piano, Clavinet, and Moog synth) for Weapon of Choice, a local funk band in L.A. Nick played around town and toured with the band for most of 1998 eventually playing with George Clinton at the "Up and Down" in San Francisco in March. After returning from the tour Nick emersed himself completely into his electronic project
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Twenty Twelve Discography

Singles & EPs

GA001 Twenty Twelve Grand A.M. EP(12") DUV records GA001 US 1998 Sell This Version
none Twenty Twelve Tracks Fer Yerr Ass(CD, Maxi) Rapattoni Music none US 1999 Sell This Version
DUV 004 Twenty Twelve Licorice Pizza E.P.(12") DUV records DUV 004 UK 1999 Sell This Version
life004 Twenty Twelve Jo Lovin(12") Life Music life004 US 2000 Sell This Version
TW EP 07 Twenty Twelve Presents Disco Skating(12") Twitch Recordings TW EP 07 US 2000 Sell This Version
Twenty Twelve The Cool Rebellion Red Menace Records US 2001 Sell This Version
RMR 004a Twenty Twelve The Cafe Jack EP(12", EP) Red Menace Records RMR 004a US 2001 Sell This Version
YMR-009 Twenty Twelve Funky Tine(12") Yes Mate Recordings YMR-009 US 2001 Sell This Version
Eric Davenport & Twenty Twelve Eric Davenport & Twenty Twelve - "Long Time Now" EP (EP) Jamayka Recordings US 2002 Sell This Version
NR-001 Twenty Twelve Funky Existence(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label NR-001 US Unknown Sell This Version

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