Brett Johnson

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    DC9 at Night Mixtape with Demarkus Lewis

    Dallas is home to a significant number of producers and DJs that are well known internationally but mostly off the radar in their hometown. Demarkus Lewis is very much one of those DJs. It's highly unlikely any other musician or producer in Dallas has more releases under his belt. Lewis has establis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    Introducing the New DC9 at Night Mixtape Series with Wanz Dover

    Wanz Dover, local DJ, musician, walking music encyclopedia and DC9 at Night contributor, is curating a new weekly mixtape series that will feature mixtapes and interviews with local artists. For the first installment, he spoke with Dragonlazer. The duo of John Baugh and Allen McDonald have been sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Movement Electronic Music Festival Pre-Party Hits Dallas This Weekend

    By Mwanza Dover Over the month of May, Detroit's world-famous Movement Electronic Music Festival is holding pre-parties building up to their annual Memorial Day weekend blowout. Local promoter Source 20/20 is behind the Dallas edition of official pre-parties at The Green Elephant this coming Saturd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Judge Rules That Ross Perot Jr. Can't Block Parking Spots at the American Airlines Center

    ​Three days before Christmas we noted that Anland North, a limited partnership controlled by Ross Perot Jr. and his Hillwood, was threatening to block some Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks season-ticket holders from parking in their already-paid-for parking spots at the American Airlines Center. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    For Decades, DJ Merritt and DJ Jeff K Have Snuck Local Electronic Music Onto The Edge

    Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.DJ Jeff K and the Old 97's at a Dallas Stars game.​In 2011, both DJ Merritt and DJ Jeff K remain s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Electric Daisy Carnival Returns to Fair Park on June 18 with Paul Van Dyk, Diplo, Many Others

    The Lek BrothersMoby performing at the 2010 Electric Daisy Carnival at Fair Park​Last year, you may recall, the Electric Daisy Carnival -- after 14 years in Los Angeles, a handful of years in Denver and just one in Puerto Rico -- made its Dallas debut with a pretty phenomenal showing at Fair Park. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 37: Hulon Pate

    ​Hulon Pate has a lot of love for house and techno tunes -- so much, in fact, that he spends most of his time on the look out for the next hot thing to drop at Absinthe Lounge, where he currently has a residency, Deep After Dark. Pate's has been DJing for nearly 20 years now, and considers himself ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Night Moves: Fear, Loathing and Body Art (Semi-NSFW)

    Ray and Peter LekCheck out more in the slideshow.​This was a nerd's weekend: Between Rangers fans and blood-spattered zombies photos (I think there was some stormtroopers in there too?), our photographers Ray & Peter Lek and Roderick Pullum caught a wide spectrum of fandoms from the weekend's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 22: DJ INDO

    ​DJ INDO, born Ricky Roe, grew up with music as an integral part of his life, and it was his love for music, alongside inspiration from his father and brother, that led him to DJ. When he first got started, nearly four years ago, DJ INDO explored a wide variety of sounds: "I would try spinning all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Night Moves: Three More Memorial Day Parties...

    Ray and Peter Lek​The Lek Brothers were very, very busy this Memorial Day Weekend. Along with their Friday efforts, they charged through sleep and Red Bulls for "Spring Affair" at Samuel Grand Park in East Dallas with DJs Scott Phrenetic and Brett Johnson. That was way too hot.Next, and indoors, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Night Moves: Two Memorial Day Weekend Parties

    Ray and Peter Lek​For Friday, the Lizard Lounge featured the Memorial Day-inspired "May Day" (hence the cannon props?) with DJ AK1200, Excision & Exceed--highlighting a night of Drum & Bass and Dubstep music.Next, Zubar featured JT Donaldson, Nekstone & Brett Johnson in the front room ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    KXAS Is Streaming Brett Johnson's Funeral

    Brett JohnsonGreg Janda at KXAS-Channel 5 sends word that the NBC affiliate's Web site is carrying live Brett Johnson's funeral in its entirety; you can watch it here. Services for the 48-year-old Fort Worth native -- who died suddenly Sunday of pancreatitis after being admitted to the hospital one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Night Moves: Close Encounters with Shorts Too Short

    Ray and Peter LekOur nightlife photo team marked the long weekend's midway point with stops at two smaller, intimate clubs packed with amped-up crowds.We begin at Aura Lounge, where Schwa, Brett Johnson and Redeye supplied the night's soundtrack, and finish at the Cavern with Mike Cina, Jason ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Fret Not, Those Coyotes 'Round White Rock Lake Are Merely Looking for Love

    A good Friend of Unfair Park has been yammering for weeks about coyotes roaming around White Rock Lake. And while that isn't uncommon, it does seem as there have been more sightings than usual, especially near the Bath House Cultural Center at dusk. Which comes as no surprise to the folks over at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Night Moves: Close Encounters at Zubar

    There's a lot going on in just that one photo above from Zubar Saturday night -- but we've got plenty more where that came from. Zubar hosted Pop Rocks with Brett Johnson and DJ Mike Chapman, while Voicerock and MC Atstro spun at the Green Elephant See the photos in our slideshow here. If that w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Night Moves: Brett Johnson at Zubar and Blixaboy at the Cavern

    As clubs geared up for the long weekend, last Saturday was a quieter time for some. But our nightlife photo team still found plenty of DJs and dancers having themselves a good pre-holiday time out. Brett Johnson's Pop Rocks at Zubar, with DJ Love spinning in the front, was the big time out, and we'v ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2007

    Piggy Goes to Town

    Feral pigs move closer to life in the city

  • Music

    March 25, 2004

    Dallas on Display

    Area acts get their share of shout-outs

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    This Old House

    Derrick Carter strengthens the dance-music pipeline between Dallas and Chicago