Canadian dubstep disc jockey Jeff Abel, better known as Excision, has gained quite a following in United States thanks to his milder aggressive dubstep. His heavy, beat-blasting mashups join together morphed drum basslines with aggressive metal and hip-hop vibes, a combination meant to make listeners dance, and there are plenty of classic "wub wub"s to keep any dubstep enthusiast satisfied. Free recordings from performances over the past five years at the annual Shambhala Music Festival in Salmo, British Columbia have earned Excision millions of downloads. Too bad fellow BC dubstepper Datsik won't be by his side tonight to perform their collabos "Swagga" and "Calypso." With Paper Diamond, VASKI. ASHLEY ROE

Sat., Feb. 2, 7 p.m., 2013

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