Photo by Jason Janik. If there’s one local person to study for work ethic in getting his music out, that would be Wanz Dover aka Blixaboy aka Jack Dover. The multi-instrumentalist/producer has been involved with the underground techno, industrial, and post-punk scene in Dallas area since the 1990’s and he stays busy. Let’s catch up with him and see what his holiday plans are.
What your family/friends tradition for holidays at the end of the year? If you don’t have a tradition, what was one of your most memorable and fun holiday gatherings (around that same time)?
Every year I usually do a James Brown-themed “Funky X-mas” party. He died Christmas day 2006 and ever since then it just seemed like the right thing to do.
Name a quintessential holiday recording for this time year and tell why its special for you/your family?
James Brown’s Funky Christmas was my traditional record even before he passed away. If only all Christmas songs could groove like that every one would have a little extra skip in their step around the holidays.
Any new books/e-books or films that you’re looking forward this holiday?
Books: Assimilate: A critical History of Industrial Music by S. Alexander Reed.
Films: 47 Ronin, The Punk Singer
Looking back through this year, what were some of your favorite performances of your own music?
My 15-guitar Silver Saint Army show was a hallmark of my career. That show meant more to me personally than anything else I’ve ever done. It was the realization of something I’ve wanted to do since I was a Teenager–getting into New York No Wave. That scene is the foundation for so much music I would get into later in life. It was nice to pay tribute to that with my own voice.
What’s on tap for you in the first three months of 2014?
A few Blixaboy EPs. One of which is kind of return to my Deep Dubstep roots, one which is more on the dub techno side of things and one that is kind of more on the IDM side of Bass music. I am also dropping my 1st EP as Jack Dover which is less bass intense and closer to house, but still kind of my own thing. I also have an album coming from my soul inspired Post-punk band The Black Dotz. I am also working on some tunes with Dallas-based producer M3SA that I think people are really gonna dig. Last but not least 2 more Silver Saint EPs.
If 2013 will remembered for one thing, if would be_______.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds playing in Dallas, The underground stage at Movement festival in Detroit, my 10 year anniversary with my girl, bringing my Silver Saint project out of retirement and ending up with the best musicians I’ve ever played with in current(and hopefully final) lineup of The Black Dotz. I feel very blessed musically.