Electronic Music

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    DC9 at Night Mixtape with Bon Spengler

    Bon Spengler is a mainstay in the underground house and techno scenes in Dallas. Along with her husband Corey Spengler (of the electronic duo Opencloud), she has been responsible for a series of notable parties featuring local and touring techno, tech house and house talent that are not usually know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    The Best Dallas Electronic Concerts in September

    As the summer winds down, September usually sees the kick-off of proper concert touring season for the fall. When it comes to electronic music, this month is no exception. With a big-name indie dance act like Hercules and Love Affair rolling through town alongside a Chicago house veteran like Gene F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Founding Father of Techno Kevin Saunderson Plays It'll Do Club Saturday

    This Saturday It'll Do Club brings one of the original architects of Detroit techno to town. Kevin Saunderson was part of the first wave of techno artists in the late '80s. Along with fellow Belleville High School students Derrick May and Juan Atkins, he laid down the foundation of what became know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2014

    DC9 at Night Mixtape with M.Parks

    Houston ex-pat M. Parks has been making the rounds of area DJ nights as one of the only proper techno DJ's on the Dallas scene. Techno is often thrown around as a catch word to describe all dance music when it is actually a very specific genre. If you ever wondered what is the difference between tec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    The Best Dallas DJ Events in August

    Every now and then Dallas gets a string of shows that make you forget that we live in a Southwest region that often gets passed over by underground artists. The month of August will feature plenty such reminders, with the new few weeks bringing some cornerstones of underground DJ culture through the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    It'll Do Club to Host Second Anniversary Party This Saturday

    Two years ago It'll Do Dancing opened it's doors and filled a void in the Dallas dance scene that had been dominated by V.I.P. bottle service clubs and big arena festivals. Both skewed more towards mainstream pop music than old school dance culture. Brooke Humphries moved into an old Latin dance hal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    10 Dance Music Documentaries That Will Make You an Expert

    Dance music is a vast world that often gets clumped together as one giant thing when in reality it has as many if not more differences and origins than the majority of popular music. All of the sub genres can seem a little intimidating and confusing. Drum and bass, jungle, dubstep, house, techno, de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Two:Tone's Thomas AllEN: "Drum and Bass Music is as Strong as it's Ever Been"

    By Wanz Dover Drum and bass music has enjoyed a solid foundation in Dallas since the late '90s. Even when dance music trends veered into other directions there has always been a healthy fan base for the genre locally. Founded in 2007 by Thomas AllEN, S.O.U.L.jah, and Alyx Caceres, drum and bass cre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Todd Edwards on Working with Daft Punk and Being Dubbed "The God"

    By Wanz Dover This Saturday It'll Do club will host U.K. garage legend and Daft Punk collaborator Todd Edwards for his first visit to Dallas. Far from a household name in America, Edwards has been a major player in dance music since the mid-'90s when his remix of St. Germain's "Alabama Blues" beca ... 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 >>

  • Music

    January 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Frankie Knuckles, Inventor of House Music, Played the Travis on Friday: Review

    Have you ever walked into the Travis? It's one giant flash-bang, a sensory blitz of polished stone, metal pillars, and wall-to-wall mirrored glass, which when paired with the club's retina-shattering strobes, imparts a sense of infinite dimension. One 360 look around, and you feel like an insignific ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Why Are Old-School Electronic Artists Annoyed With EDM?

    Broadly speaking, if you're an electronic music fan over 40, you probably dig Danny Tenaglia more than Skrillex. And chances are, if you're a Skrillex fan under the age of 30, you're like, "Who the hell is Danny Tenaglia?" Coachella 2013 exemplified the generation gap in the world of dance music. ... More >>

  • Music

    August 16, 2012

    Derrick Carter at It'll Do Club

    Saturday, August 18 at It'll Do Club

  • Music

    August 2, 2012

    Elemental Souls

    Saturday, August 4, at Sandaga 813

  • Music

    June 14, 2012

    Miguel Migs and Lisa Shaw at It'll Do Club

    Saturday, June 16, at It'll Do Club

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Top Ten EDM Albums for People Who Don't Know Shit About Dance Music

    by Andy Hermann Electronic dance music (you know, EDM) is the hottest thing going right now. But to you, it still all sounds like "oontz, oontz, oontz" -- except Skrillex, who sounds like "wom, wom, wom." Right? Fear not. You don't have to be a kid yourself to know what the kids are into nowadays ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2012
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    April 19, 2012

    Preview: Beau Wanzer at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio

    Thursday, April 19, at Rubber Gloves

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Ronan Harris of VNV Nation Talks Living in Germany and Hating on David Guetta

    Even after more than 20 years in the music business, Ronan Harris of VNV Nation still rambles on like a kid half his age. Enthusiastic and confident in the extreme, Harris believes (correctly) that the music he and partner Mark Jackson create is as important now as when it first came back in 1990. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Q&A: Wanz Dover Talks About (Real) Dubstep and His Own Genre, Futro

    Check out this week's issue for a feature on The Black Dotz, but multitasker that he is, Dallas DJ/producer/musician Wanz Dover has another project to talk about as well. Blixaboy is Dover's long-running techno/electronic moniker, and he celebrates the release of a new EP, Intro to Futro, on Saturda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Eliot Lipp and the Gravitational Pull of Dubstep

    ​ Eliot Lipp's spent most of his professional career traveling from city to city, picking up different sounds along the way. One piece of memorabilia: an outdated SP-1200 sampler. Lipp's also released six albums, the latest of which, How We Do: Moves Made, came out in October. After dealing wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    A Beginner's Guide To Electronic Music: From Scratching to Dubstep and Everything Between

    ...among other things.​Electronica is an infant genre compared to most, its creation depending solely on tools and instruments designed in the last half of the 20th century. And its interpretation is constantly evolving. Because, even though it remains relatively new type of music, there remain so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    DJ Cyberina Flux Celebrates 10 Years on KNON With a Big Anniversary Party at Dada

    DJ Cyberina Flux​When it comes to the ups and downs of Dallas' electronic music scene, DJ Cyberina Flux, host of KNON-89.3 FM's "Rocket Radio," has seen it all. Her industrial/gothic/electronica show has graced the KNON airwaves every Friday from midnight until 4 a.m. for a decade now. And, hey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Over The Weekend: Alexander Robotnick at Brooklyn Jazz Cafe

    Alexander Robotnick​Alexander RobotnickBrooklyn Jazz CaféAugust 13, 2010Better than: seeing the bad guy from the Sonic the Hedgehog games in a live concert. Well, maybe.Fresco has been putting on parties in Dallas for years, bringing to town legends of electronic music such as Larry Heard, Ron Tr ... More >>

  • Music

    May 20, 2010

    LCD Soundsystem

    This Is Happening (DFA/Virgin)

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 8: Wanz Dover

    ​This week's DC9er presents readers and listeners with not one, but two very different mixes from seasoned area musician, dubstep producer and DJ, Mwanza Dover. And not by accident, either. Dover voraciously admits that there was no way he could "really make one mix that would make sense for what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Year in Review: Sampling the Best DJ and Dance Music of 2009

    The past year brought the worst economy since the malaise of the 1970s, and like that era, it also saw dance music sweep the nation. Lady Gaga, the Black Eyed Peas, Beyoncé and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs all dabbled in the sound. Even Michael Jackson was said to be working on a dance album with the Peas ... More >>

  • Music

    December 11, 2008

    The Crystal Method

    Saturday, December 13, at the Lizard Lounge

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    Echoes And Reverberations: Hitchhiking Along Post-Industrial Boulevard

    Noise is not for everybody. Some people hear a jackhammer on the street corner and promptly cover their ears; others hear a subsonic melody and random harmonic movement in the staccato repetition of mechanized machinery. “Industrial music” is the umbrella term used to describe artists who e ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Hot Chip

    Thursday, April 26, at the Granada Theater

  • Music

    October 19, 2006
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    April 6, 2006

    The Beatdown

    Hernan Cattaneo's turntables never took geography lessons

  • Music

    April 21, 2005

    The Crystal Method

    Friday, April 22, at Seven

  • Year End Music

    December 30, 2004

    Dance, Dance Revolution

    This was the year electronic dance music got its head -- and its ass -- out of the past.

  • Music

    October 14, 2004

    Skinny Puppy

    Wednesday, October 20

  • Music

    May 27, 2004

    On the Down Low

    George Minto and JT Stewart are putting out the best dance music you've never heard of

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    April 15, 2004


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    September 26, 2002
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    September 19, 2002


    September 21

  • Music

    April 11, 2002

    Pop is Dead

    Hip-huh? Antipop Consortium doesn't expect you to get it at first.

  • Music

    April 12, 2001

    Baby, "One More Time"

    Whether you like to dance or just listen, with Discovery, Daft Punk has the record for you

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    Perpetual Movement

    Trance music pioneer BT continues to trip the light fantastic in a never-ending search for sound

  • Music

    May 25, 2000

    Better's not better

    A new electronic-music documentary clears the dance floor

  • Music

    September 23, 1999

    Under control

    The Chemical Brothers' beats may be rockin' fewer blocks, but they won't Surrender

  • Music

    August 19, 1999

    Clearing samples

    Moby returns to electronic music, and he's ready to Play

  • Music

    April 1, 1999
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    October 1, 1998

    Steady breakin'

    Jeff K and Kelly Reverb put the needle on the record and dance, dance, dance

  • Music

    August 7, 1997
  • Music

    February 20, 1997

    Fish and microchips

    Aphex Twin is the enfant terrible of British electronica

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