The ten best dubstep shows of 2012
Troy Beetles is a force to be reckoned with. On his Vortex Tour, which stopped at the Ogden, Datsik brought raging bass peppered with influences of modern rock (Korn) and contemporary hip-hop (Wu-Tang). Alongside his mastered audio, Datsik's Vortex stage setup was a visual anomaly that played with the perspective and imagery that partnered with the bass-heavy sounds of the Canadian producer.
1. Rusko (with Justice) at Red Rocks, 8/7/12
The annual, or now bi-annual (Rusko will play two nights at the Ogden in April) Rusko show is becoming a tradition in Colorado. And we don't need to defend our love for great European dubstep. Rusko brought a workout routine to the outdoor venue in August when he played a fill-in spot for Passion Pit at the Justice show. Rusko's personal workout came with a slew of a remixes and originals, and thanks to his recent album release, the Colorado crowd got the purest "Skanker" ever played.