The ten best dubstep shows of 2012

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10. Killabits at Beta Nightclub, 11/2/12 The Killabits make dubstep that sounds like a machine gun spraying you in the face with heavy bass bullets and gut-rattling sub-bass. At Beta, which houses one of the only Funktion-One sound systems in America, the Killabits sprayed a packed house with their sound and reminded Denver of two things: Dubstep is far from dead, and Sub.Mission never fails to bring the best noise. 9. Zeds Dead at Global Dance Festival, 7/22/12 Zeds Dead makes music that both sounds good on your speakers and brings a show that you cannot forget. In the past, we've seen the duo play in front of strobed tombstones, but at Red Rocks, it was all LED panels and blasting strobe lights. With Omar LinX, the bass buds culled the depths of their own catalogue and brought out the big guns, especially on the "Mercy" remix.

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