In honor of the supposed impending apocalypse, we reached out to DJ/musician Wanz Dover and asked for his ideal apoca-mix. Says Dover: "I went kind of cinematic with my end-of-the-world mix, complete with epic love story at the end of the world."
And it's a pretty great mix, featuring This Heat, O ... More >>
George Gershwin's "Summertime" has racked up thousands of covers since it appeared on the soundtrack to Porgy & Bess is 1935, and while several jazz and blues artists covered it in the 20th century - Billy Stewart's version being perhaps the most goosebump-inducing, next to Janis Joplin's - its appe ... More >>
For over a dozen years at this point, Austin's Okkervil River has been making intelligent, defiantly lyrical indie rock. And next week, after a few years out of the spotlight, the band will return to bask in it, thanks to the release of their sixth full-length studio effort since 2002, I Am Very Far ... More >>
Last we heard, Midlake was back at work, writing some material for a follow-up to 2010's The Courage of Others, a disc that scored pretty much as highly as possible in Europe but gained little traction in the States. As intent as they may be on following up that release, though, it looks like the ... More >>
Denny RenshawSufjan StevensSufjan Stevens didn't get too far in his attempt to write an album for each state in the US. Of the 50, he completed two--and then he kind of disappeared for a few years after the release of his Christmas album in 2006. Maybe if he hadn't put more than 20 songs on each ... More >>
Welcome to Staff Trax, the weekly feature here on DC9 where we shed some light on the music we've been enjoying of late, regardless of the touring or album release schedules that tend to bear the focus of most of our coverage. Consider it a chance for you readers to get some more insight into our o ... More >>
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 >>