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 >>
Los Angeles musician Chelsea Wolfe came to my attention via the track "Wasteland" from her 2011 album Apokalypsis. There was something so desolate and graphic in the song's absence of melody or form. Wolfe's voice sounded far away, underwater, maybe. Or perhaps she's the exterminating angel with dea ... More >>
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 >>
Two weeks back we featured Left/Right on our weekly DJ profile, DC9er. However, due to a busy schedule the DJ/producer wasn't able to send over an exclusive mix. Instead, he sent us an excellent mix that he'd already released. Well, this week, Left/Right sent along his new DC9-exclusive "Day M ... More >>
From spinning at a 7th grade dance to numerous shows around town and now a deal with Swedish label Sound Of Habib, Dallas DJ and producer Left/Right's passion for electronic music has carried him far in the last decade."I also am serious about creating original music and steady, charting releases ... 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 ... More >>
Saturday, December 13, at the Lizard Lounge
Bella Union Midlake performing on the BBC in April At least around Unfair Park HQ, a mere mention of the word "Midlake" can spawn a fairly heated debate: On one side are those who dig the Denton band's lush brand of soft-rock; on the other are thems who think the band nothing more than a soggy loaf ... More >>
Stuff to do till the deluge subsides
Newest DDR: Same game, fresh set list
Confessions on a Dance Floor (Maverick)
Push the Button (Astralwerks/EMD)
This was the year electronic dance music got its head -- and its ass -- out of the past.
The Crystal Method keeps the party going
Machine Says Yes (Nettwerk America)
Come With Us (Astralwerks) / Point (Matador)
The Crystal Method's Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland come back from their lost Tweekend
For Hydroponic Sound System, mixing hip-hop with everything else is just Routine Insanity
Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars (Astralwerks)
Separating the wheat from the chaff in this year's crop of rock-and-roll tomes
The elusive Beta Band turns cuckoo clocks and laser gunshots into definition-dodging sounds that -- somehow -- make perfect sense
The Chemical Brothers' beats may be rockin' fewer blocks, but they won't Surrender
Moby returns to electronic music, and he's ready to Play
On Edgeclub and a new compilation, DJ Merritt proves he is one of electronic music's Torchbearers
The Chemical Brothers
Prince Paul used to be hip-hop's leading court jester. Now, he's dead serious.
Are Virgin and Tower really the enemy, or can the indie stores fight back?
Willie Hutch wrote one of the greatest songs ever, but he ain't done yet
Jeff K and Kelly Reverb put the needle on the record and dance, dance, dance
At 38, Public Enemy's Chuck D goes 'where no age has gone before'
The Terror Couple try to launch a revolution from the 'burbs
Seventeen years after its advent, sampling remains mired in legal and aesthetic controversy
In today's music business, tomorrow's revolution is yesterday's fad
Where water tastes like wine
Tom Faulkner explores his musical horizons
Another sign of the end of the Brit-pop invasion?
1996 lived up to its predecessor while presaging great things to come
After the Beasties and Beck, the Dust Brothers strike out on their own