AMON TOBIN @ CITY HALL AMPHITHEATRE | 12/31/12
Amon Tobin approached the stage shortly after the official countdown to the new year and immediately launched into a set that blew minds and caught some folks -- who may have only been familiar with music played on his ISAM tour -- off guard. His New Year's Eve set at City Hall was full of low-down dirty drum-and-bass and void of any of that new-age fast dubstep. For the first moments of 2013, Tobin absolutely tore City Hall apart with 170 bpm breaks, while showing remarkable courage in his choice of samples.
See also: - Slide show: Amon Tobin at City Hall - Amon Tobin on the perks of technology and why all electronic music is called dubstep - Dubstep for Dummies, a primer for newly-minted dubstep fans - Review: Future Simple Project at the Other Side, 10/28/10