DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC April 2 – April 5

Thursday Picks

Lost on Thursdays Superlost feat. Pirupa (Snatch!/Napoli) / Sophia Saze (Dusk & Haze/Brooklyn) at Lost Society

https://www.facebook.com/events/1572104433052505/

Transmission 4|4 w/ RNS (DC) and Philip Goyette (DC) at Velvet Lounge

https://www.facebook.com/events/1571905966387956/

Gryphon After Dark: Crystal Youth at The Gryphon

https://www.facebook.com/events/1559774384263519/

The UKG Social  @ Spirit with Isaac G, DJ TE & Jett Chandon at The Get Down, Baltimore

https://www.facebook.com/events/1547215715538929/

Friday Picks

WTF?! Radio Show w/ Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and Andy Grant on sugarshackrecordings.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/430415220452334/

Spring To Life – Lisa Frank, Marko Peli, Twin Kllls & meegs – Cherry Snatch Edition at Zeba Bar

https://www.facebook.com/events/826820044034065/

Trus’me, Wbeeza (LiVE), DJ Nav at Flash, with Foot Therapy in the Flash Bar

https://www.facebook.com/events/1549819898618160/

BaltoTroit v4 with Boss Ross & Steve Kirn at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

https://www.facebook.com/events/803034176455455/

 

Saturday Picks

BODY WERK with Gamble & Puff (Chadwick & Meegs) and Vanniety Kills & Seany Ranks at DC9 Nightclub

https://www.facebook.com/events/1601514023425718/

Till Von Sein, Philip Goyette, Throe at Flash with Wizdom Entertainment in the Flash Bar

https://www.facebook.com/events/1538835766405540/

ESL Saturdays with Meistro, Joe L, Farid, DJ Nav, Juan Zapata, Mr Bonkerz & DJ Remote Ctrl at Eighteenth Street Lounge

https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Sunday Picks

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Thursday April 2

Lost on Thursdays Superlost feat. Pirupa (Snatch!/Napoli) / Sophia Saze (Dusk & Haze/Brooklyn) at Lost Society

Lost on Thursdays Superlost feat. Pirupa (Snatch!/Napoli) / Sophia Saze (Dusk & Haze/Brooklyn) at Lost Society

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1572104433052505/

Transmission 4|4 w/ RNS (DC) and Philip Goyette (DC) at Velvet Lounge

Transmission 4|4 w/ RNS (DC) and Philip Goyette (DC) at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571905966387956/

Clark & Nosaj Thing with Rival Consoles at U Street Music Hall

Clark & Nosaj Thing with Rival Consoles at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/807496149310464/

The UKG Social  @ Spirit with Isaac G, DJ TE & Jett Chandon at The Get Down, Baltimore

The UKG Social  @ Spirit with Isaac G, DJ TE & Jett Chandon at The Get Down, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547215715538929/

Gryphon After Dark: Crystal Youth at The Gryphon

Gryphon After Dark: Live Music, No Cover: Neo Soul, Trip Hop, Soul & Jazz at The Gryphon

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1559774384263519/

Friday April 3

WTF?! Radio Show w/ Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and Andy Grant on sugarshackrecordings.com

WTF?! Radio Show w/ Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and Andy Grant on sugarshackrecordings.com

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/430415220452334/

Spring To Life – Lisa Frank, Marko Peli, Twin Kllls & meegs – Cherry Snatch Edition at Zeba Bar

Spring To Life - Lisa Frank, Marko Peli, Twin Kllls & meegs - Cherry Snatch Edition at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/826820044034065/

Trus’me, Wbeeza (LiVE), DJ Nav at Flash, with Foot Therapy in the Flash Bar

Trus'me, Wbeeza (LiVE), DJ Nav at Flash, with Foot Therapy in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1549819898618160/

BaltoTroit v4 with Boss Ross & Steve Kirn at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

BaltoTroit v4 with Boss Ross & Steve Kirn at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/803034176455455/

H Street Boogie Connection with DJ’s Provoke, Fulano & Trev-ski at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

H Street Boogie Connection

Charles Feelgood with Freddy Be, Crimson Raiders at U Street Music Hall

Charles Feelgood with Freddy Be, Crimson Raiders at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1407634262878082/

ESL Fridays with Stylus Chris, Mr Bonkerz, Trev-ski, Gabe Flores & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Fridays

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Saturday April 4

BODY WERK with Gamble & Puff (Chadwick & Meegs) and Vanniety Kills & Seany Ranks at DC9 Nightclub

BODY WERK with Gamble & Puff (Chadwick & Meegs) and Vanniety Kills & Seany Ranks at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1601514023425718/

Till Von Sein, Philip Goyette, Throe at Flash with Wizdom Entertainment in the Flash Bar

Till Von Sein, Philip Goyette, Throe at Flash with Wizdom Entertainment in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1538835766405540/

ESL Saturdays with Meistro, Joe L, Farid, DJ Nav, Juan Zapata, Mr Bonkerz & DJ Remote Ctrl at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturdays

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

All Around Soundclash-Deinfamous / Malleus / LUSH & more at Zeba Bar

All Around Soundclash-Deinfamous / Malleus / LUSH & more at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/459567954194511/

I Ching with 1st Responders of House at I Ching

I Ching with 1st Responders of House at I Ching

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/844869045584935/

Soul in the Hole with Chris McClenney, Gudo, DJ Wit at Backbar

Soul in the Hole with Chris McClenney, Gudo, DJ Wit at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/969751433038042/

Gent & Jawns with Andromulus, Spinser Tracy at U Street Music Hall

Gent & Jawns with Andromulus, Spinser Tracy at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1401938140120526/

Houseology: Rebirth with Ernest Fountain & Mark Moultrie at St. Marys Restaurant & Bar, Baltimore

Houseology: Rebirth with Ernest Fountain & Mark Moultrie at St. Marys Restaurant & Bar, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/677965365648646/

Enlighten XVIII “The Tenth Dimension” at The Paradox, Baltimore

Enlighten XVIII "The Tenth Dimension" at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/804107819663649/

Sunday April 5

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns' Underground Soul Solution and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Nu Sessions Presents: Moving Castle Showcase at U Street Music Hall 

Nu Sessions Presents: Moving Castle Showcase at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1628746020687475/

DC House Grooves Midweek Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC Wednesday April 1

Welcome to a very special April Fool’s edition of the DC House Grooves Midweek Round Up. We were tempted to dream up some dream fake gigs for this evening, but we figured our readers were too smart to fall for anything we might come up with, so we’re just going to be dull and list what’s actually happening. Not a whole lot to choose from for getting your groove on this Wednesday evening, particularly if you’re looking for some proper underground vibes. Your best bet for drum & bass this Wednesday is Transit at The Auld Shebeen out in Fairfax, who this week are throwing Naughty Bitz‘s April Fool DnB Birthday. Looks like a proper knees up, with DJs ConnV3ntNaughty Bitz + HazelnutData Drop + Gabe Da Aphrikan Globb. As always, the party is free, if you’re up for a bit of midweek DnB in the ‘burbs, this is the one for you! If you’re jonesing for some proper, dirty, underground house music this Wednesday night, then the joke’s on you, I’m afraid, as all DC has to offer tonight on the house music front is week-sauce, derivative deep house-lite. If you can face shelling out $15 for Bakermat at U Street Music Hall, then local DJ and producer Jus Nowhere‘s opening set is your best bet for some proper deep vibes. With a bit of luck he’ll inspire the headliner to take things a bit more underground that usual. Over at Flash, the Nü Androids crew have Nora En Pure with support from Danny House and Khaleel Rahman. We’ve heard good things about the Nü Androids parties, but we’ve listened to some mixes and tracks by Nora En Pure, and deep house it ain’t. We wish people would stop calling this stuff deep house. Not something we’d recommend for the underground heads. Still, there’s a free glass of champagne for the ladies until 11pm, so if music isn’t your priority and you just want to cut loose…

And so on to this week’s listings for Wednesday night. Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to look out tomorrow for the next edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up.

TRANSIT – Naughty Bitz’s April Fool DnB B-Day Bash at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

TRANSIT - Naughty Bitz's April Fool DnB B-Day Bash at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/408376605989707/

Bakermat (DJ Set) with Jus Nowhere at U Street Music Hall

Bakermat (DJ Set) with Jus Nowhere at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/399832673516517/

Nu Androids Present – Nora En Pure with Danny House and Khaleel Rhaman at Flash 

Nu Androids Present - Nora En Pure with Danny House and Khaleel Rhaman at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374232066229540/

Rockers International at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Rockers International at ESLMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 26 – March 29

Here we go again…with another weekend behind us and another one fast approaching, its time to dive in to another Weekend Round Up. Looks like another huge weekend in the District, but before we get into it, we’re going to take a minute to encourage you all to get out and support some of the smaller events featuring local DJs. The good people throwing these events aren’t out to take your hard earned money; more often than not they aren’t even out to make a buck. These are passionate individuals looking to share their passion with an audience, and they are a crucial part of a healthy local scene. We’ve been to a few very lightly attended events lately, and its a shame to see the major venues overflowing, week in, week out, as everyone flocks to see the latest big name flown in from Europe, while some of the smaller events are struggling to draw even a few people. There are so many great DJs and producers in this town playing a wide variety of quality electronic beats to suit every taste. Rather than chasing the big names, why not try something new for a change, and check out some of the smaller, local events? You could arrange to meet your friends at one of these events before heading to catch the headliner elsewhere. Worst case, you’ll save some cash and hear some great music. Introduce yourself to the DJs, and you’ll likely make some great new friends… and when they break through to the big time, you’ll be able to say you were there supporting them from the start. Support your local talent and help the DC scene thrive!

Right… time to step off the soap box and get on with this week’s post. Before we get into our picks, we’ve got some more mixes to share with you. First up, we’ve got installments 5 and 6 of the FORWARD Infinity mix series, from Foreverthewin and Noah Pred, both mixes demonstrating the huge variety and quality you can expect to encounter at FORWARD 2015. Tier One passes are now available for FORWARD 2015 for the amazing price of $100, which gets you entry into all preview and festival events, plus the FORWARD 2015 swag bag. Grab yours now before the price goes up! Make sure you follow FORWARD on Soundcloud to get all the mixes in the Infinity series.

 

 

We’ve also got Andy Grant‘s opening set from Body Werk with Andy Grant & Solomon Sanchez on March 14. Some laid back house tunes taking you from zero to disco in 75 minutes.

 

OK, time for this week’s picks. It has become increasingly difficult and time consuming for us to write up everything that’s worth going to each week. So many great events, so little time to write them up! We’ll do our best to cover as much as we can, but we just can’t cover everything. Please don’t get upset or offended if your event doesn’t get a write up. We try and spread the love around as much as possible, so if your event isn’t included this week, we’ll likely cover it in future. With that disclaimer in mind, let’s get on with it! If you plan on attending an event, don’t forget to click through to the event page and click Join.

Thursday Picks

Gui Boratto with Chadwick, Jandro at U Street Music Hall

Top pick for Thursday night is Gui Boratto‘s rescheduled appearance at U Street Music Hall, with local support from Chadwick and Jandro. We expect a packed house at U Hall as Brazil’s finest brings the heat to the U Hall sound system. The heat ain’t cheap, though, with advanced tickets for $20 from Ticketfly. Make sure you get there early to support your locals, but if you don’t catch Chadwick, you can catch him again at our Body Werk party at DC9 Nightclub in a couple of weeks. Tickets from the 10/1 date will be honored. 18+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/923078714383247/

Lost Originals feat. Chris Nitti (Roam/DC) / Brian Monaco (More Music/DC) at Lost Society

If no cover is more your thing, our other pick for Thursday night is Lost on Thursdays: Lost Originals with Chris Nitti Brian Monaco, making up for their snow cancellation a couple of weeks back. With an all local line up at our favorite weekly Thursday night party, you’ve got a recipe for a fun Thursday night out. We know you’re all familiar with Chris Nitti, but Brian Monaco‘s name might not be familiar. While we haven’t heard him play out yet, we’ve heard his submission to the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast, and it’s really good! Perfect material for the Lost rooftop. Check DC House Grooves for the podcast over the coming week, and make sure you get to Lost early to catch Brian’s set. No cover, all the usual drinks specials. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/537277266414431/

Friday Picks

Matt Tolfrey, BirdsMakingMachine & Sarah Myers at Flash, #BODYFEEL with Throe and Teszero in the Flash Bar

Our top pick for Friday night is Leftroom Records boss Matt Tolfrey and Birdsmakingmaching with local support from Sarah Myers at Flash. If we remember rightly, the last time we heard Matt Tolfrey was at a hastily re-located Loop party a few years back. We’re hoping things go a bit more smoothly this time around, and we’re looking forward to hearing what he’s playing these days. We’re huge fans of Birdsmakingmachine‘s minimal sounds. Anyone who heard their set at last summer’s Sundays Rooftop party will know they’re in for a treat, and the icing on the cake is an opening set from Flash resident Sarah Myers. Down in the Flash Bar, its another edition of #Bodyfeel, with Throe and Teszero. At the time of writing, early bird tickets are still available for $7 from Ticketfly, which is great value for such a great lineup. More on the door. We’ll be getting there early to hear Sarah’s set, and we recommend you do the same! 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/663358540443027/

Deep Sessions 3 Year Anniversary with Thelem (UK), Malleus, Instagib at Backbar (Official FORWARD 2015 Launch Party)

Just round the corner from Flash at Backbar under the 9:30 Club, Friday brings the first official FORWARD 2015 Preview EventThe Deep Sessions 3 Year Anniversary, with Thelem – (Innaminds /Artikal UK)Malleus (FatkidOnFire) and Instagib. Quality bass music all night long in the cosy surroundings of Backbar. $10 on the door, but FREE ENTRY for all FORWARD 2015 Pass holders. We’ll certainly be stepping out from Flash and making use of our FORWARD passes to check it out at some point in the evening. 21+

https://www.facebook.com/events/615933675173444/

Detroit Swindle with Shawn Q at U Street Music Hall

Over at U Street Music HallDetroit Swindle take over the dance floor, with local support from Baltimore native Shawn Q. If you’ve been paying attention the last couple of years, then Detroit Swindle should need no introduction, and you can expect a great dance floor work out this Friday. Advanced tickets are $10 from Ticketfly, but its free before 11pm for 21+, so you’ve got every incentive to get there early to catch Shawn Q‘s extended set.

https://www.facebook.com/events/707843095999718/

ESL Fridays with Chris Seeger, DJ Soul, Graham Hatke, Fleg, The Metaphysical & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Awesome local lineup, with three rooms of quality house, disco, funk, soul and everything in between. Definitely worth your time!

https://www.facebook.com/events/879534448756402/

Safehouse with Pacific Fur Company at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Murky cult techno with moody lighting. Great choice for quality electronic beats in Adams Morgan. No Cover.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1565001353751037/

GFM Presents: Night Waves with Jett Chandon, Jimmy James & Tek-13 at Jimmy Valentine’s

Jett Chandon headlining a night of house, garage and bass at Jimmy V’s, with no cover. A great bet for quality tunes off the beaten path, and if you haven’t heard Jett throw down before, you really should make the effort! If we could be in five places at once, we’d be sure to head over to Jimmy’s this Friday.

https://www.facebook.com/events/346568348873204/

Saturday Picks

ROAM DJs on the Roof with Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti & Sami Y at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Our pre-game pick for Saturday night is ROAM DJs on the Roof at Rock’n’Roll Hotel on H Street, where the ROAM DJs Lisa FrankChris Nitti & Sami Y will be throwing down the right tunes to get you warmed up for Saturday night out on the town. You had us at ROAM DJs… see you there on Saturday afternoon. 5pm to 8pm. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1557513664536024/

Bump ‘n Grind: Silence in Metropolis Takeover at Zeba Bar

Our top pick for Saturday night is Bump’n’Grind at Zeba Bar, where the Silence in Metropolis crew take over the decks for a night of quality cuts served straight from the vinyl. With sets from Sam KoshFunkdamentalistJus Nowhere & Jackson Ryland, its going to be a great night of quality house music. Baby powder, candles, a disco ball and a dim red light: everything you need to get vibing on the dance floor. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/566519046821575/

Deep Sugar After Hours with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, The Elders, Mookie Wizzo & Tarik Evolve at The Paradox, Baltimore

For quality after hours, look no further than Deep Sugar at The Paradox in Baltimore, with Ultra NatéLisa Moody and Wayne Davis, fresh back from Miami and armed to the teeth with the latest unreleased tracks from house music royalty, setting the Main Room on fire, while The Elders and Mookie Wizzo work their magic in The Chamber with a special set from Tarik Evolve. You’ve heard us raving about Deep Sugar on these pages before, so if you haven’t checked it out yet, why not? Saturday is your chance to experience it for yourself! True deep house music to feed your soul. All roads lead to The Paradox once you leave the club on Saturday night. $15, 21+

https://www.facebook.com/events/1560562120885945/

D’julz, Roger Gerressen & Navbox at Flash, DUSK with DJ Soul & Mitchjr in the Flash Bar

Rex Club Paris resident D’JulzESHU co-founder Roger Gerressen and Navbox throwing down at Flash, with DUSK in the Flash Bar? Yes please! Advanced tickets for $10 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/418534834982763/

Rhythm & Culture Presents: Sleazy McQueen, Joe L, Thomas Blondet, Kochi, Caleb L’Etoile, Martín Miguel, & Bil Todd at Eighteenth Street Lounge

A great line up at ESL on Saturday, as one of our favorite locals Joe L is reunited with his old buddy Sleazy McQueen out on the patio, while in the Gold Room Thomas Blondet works the room with support from our good friend Kochi. Throw in Caleb L’Etoile and Martín Miguel in the Main Room, and a set from Bil Todd in the Jazz Room, and you’ve got all the ingredients for a great night out, all under one roof. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/906095679454414/

Sunday Picks

Untold LiVE, Egyptrixx, Sinestro, Panch at Flash, with Decair, Aphreaq (LiVE) in the Flash Bar

Top pick for Sunday is Untold (50Weapons, R&S) & Egyptrixx (Night Slugs) with local support from Sinestro Panch, with Decair and Aphreaq (Live) down in the Flash Bar. Excitement is high for this event, and you can expect some heavy business both on the main floor and down in the bar. Quality, eclectic and interesting electronics all round. Support your locals by getting their early to catch SinestroPanch‘s sets, and make sure you take a break from the main floor mayhem to catch Decair and Aphreaq. Advanced tickets are $8 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1003143976379779/

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution & Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Our other pick for Sunday night is local legend Sam Burn‘s long running Sunday night residency at Eighteenth Street Lounge, bringing quality soulful house and classics to the Gold Room, while Mr. Bonkerz brings the the disco heat to the Main Room. $5 drinks specials from 9pm to 11pm. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Well those are out picks for this weekend, so let’s get on with the listings. So many great events that we just don’t have time to write up, so make sure you browse through for anything we might have missed. If you plan on attending something, make sure you click through to the event page and click Join. Don’t forget to check back next week for another edition of the Weekend Round Up, with our picks and full listings for all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC.

Thursday March 26

Gui Boratto with Chadwick, Jandro at U Street Music Hall

Gui Boratto with Chadwick, Jandro at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/923078714383247/

Lost Originals feat. Chris Nitti (Roam/DC) / Brian Monaco (More Music/DC) at Lost Society

Lost Originals feat. Chris Nitti (Roam/DC) / Brian Monaco (More Music/DC) at Lost SocietyMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/537277266414431/

Friday March 27

Matt Tolfrey, BirdsMakingMachine & Sarah Myers at Flash, #BODYFEEL with Throe and Teszero in the Flash Bar

Matt Tolfrey, BirdsMakingMachine & Sarah Myers at Flash, #BODYFEEL with Throe and Teszero in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/663358540443027/

Detroit Swindle with Shawn Q at U Street Music Hall

Detroit Swindle with Shawn Q at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/707843095999718/

Deep Sessions 3 Year Anniversay with Thelem (UK), Malleus, Instagib at Backbar (Official FORWARD 2015 Launch Party)

Deep Sessions 3 Year Anniversay with Thelem (UK), Malleus, Instagib at BackbarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/615933675173444/

ESL Fridays with Chris Seeger, DJ Soul, Graham Hatke, Fleg, The Metaphysical & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday 27More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/879534448756402/

Select DC Presents Protect-U, Schwarz, Luminous All Kudler at Safari Restaurant & Lounge, Petworth

Select DC Presents Protect-U, Schwarz, Luminous All Kudler at Safari Restaurant & Lounge, PetworthMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1576878732592254/

Safehouse with Pacific Fur Company at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Safehouse with Pacific Fur Company at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1565001353751037/

I Ching with 1st Responders of House at I Ching

I Ching with 1st Responders of House at I Ching

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1560262270923973/

GFM Presents: Night Waves with Jett Chandon, Jimmy James & Tek-13 at Jimmy Valentines

GFM Presents: Night Waves with Jett Chandon, Jimmy James & Tek-13 at Jimmy ValentinesMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/346568348873204/

World of Drum & Bass: 25 Years of Formation Records at Café Asia

World of Drum & Bass: 25 Years of Formation Records at Café AsiaMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1550358345249270/

Saturday March 28

ROAM DJs on the Roof with Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti & Sami Y at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

ROAM DJs on the Roof with Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti & Sami Y at Rock'n'Roll HotMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1557513664536024/

D’julz, Roger Gerressen & Navbox at Flash, DUSK with DJ Soul & Mitchjr in the Flash Bar

D'julz, Roger Gerressen & Navbox at Flash, DUSK with DJ Soul & Mitchjr in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/418534834982763/

Deep Sugar After Hours with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, The Elders, Mookie Wizzo & Tarik Evolve at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar After Hours with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, The Elders, Mookie Wizzo & Tarik Evolve at The Paradox, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1560562120885945/

Bump ‘n Grind: Silence in Metropolis Takeover at Zeba Bar

Bump 'n Grind: Silence in Metropolis Takeover at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/566519046821575/

Rhythm & Culture Presents: Sleazy McQueen, Joe L, Thomas Blondet, Kochi, Caleb L’Etoile, Martín Miguel, & Bil Todd at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Rhythm & Culture Presents: Sleazy McQueen, Joe L, Thomas Blondet, Kochi, Caleb L'Etoile, Martín Miguel, & Bil Todd at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/906095679454414/

BLISS with Will Eastman, Nacey, Yomimbi at U Street Music Hall

BLISS with Will Eastman, Nacey, Yomimbi at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/845998778771874/

DJ Slant at Den of Thieves

DJ Slant at Den of Thieves

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/800049073371178/

Union Jacked 3 with DJ Pieman at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Union Jacked 3 with DJ Pieman at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/659431894202065/

Reflection with Jandro & Idle Faith at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Reflection with Jandro & Idle Faith at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts ClubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1428516254109322/

The UKG Social with Uncle Jesse, Omnibud, Jett Chandon & GRZ at Backbar 

The UKG Social with Uncle Jesse, Omnibud, Jett Chandon & GRZ at Backbar More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1669907926570115/

Sunday March 29

Untold LiVE, Egyptrixx, Sinestro, Panch at Flash, with Decair, Aphreaq (LiVE) in the Flash Bar

Untold LiVE, Egyptrixx, Sinestro, Panch at Flash, with Decair, Aphreaq (LiVE) in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1003143976379779/

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution & Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns' Underground Soul Solution & Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

TNX w/ Leader of the Pack (SF) at Velvet Lounge

TNX w/ Leader of the Pack (SF) at Velvet LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/570673026369166/

RiSE – Rhythm & Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub

RiSE - Rhythm & Soul Elevated at Liv NightclubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/464904176993773/

Sprang! with Smudge, Big Vic & Special Guests at Stetsons

Sprang! with Smudge, Big Vic & Special Guests at StetsonsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1564700520480688/

DC House Grooves Midweek Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC Wednesday March 25

Yup.. it’s hump day already, and if you can’t wait for the weekend to get your groove on, we’ve got everything listed right here. Just listings this week.. no time for picks. Other than the quality SIM Sim Selections radio show with the Silence in Metropolis crew tonight from 7pm at 9pm, not much in the way of true underground house going on, but you might find something in there to suit your tastes. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the Weekend Round Up, with our picks and full listings for the coming weekend!

SIM Selections Live from Bump’n’Grind with Silence in Metropolis

Tonight from 7pm to 9pm. Tune in at http://mixlr.com/bump-n-grind/.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1628211217409164/

“The freaks come out in lights” (A Radical Fur & Lights Celebration) with DJ Wizdom and DJ Daryl Northrop at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

"The freaks come out in lights" (A Radical Fur & Lights Celebration) with DJ Wizdom and DJ Daryl Northrop at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1564700520480688/

Transit: Funky Fresh Outdoor Festival Preview at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

Transit: Funky Fresh Outdoor Festival Preview at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/908266875890755/

Goldfish (Live) with Eno & Ypset at U Street Music Hall

Goldfish (Live) with Eno & Ypset at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1027788667249215/

Nu Androids Presents: Carmada, Bass Camp & Ryan Banks at Flash, Proper Vibes / Closed Sessions with Lean Quatifah, Cautious Clay & Keylow in the Flash Bar

Nu Androids Presents: Carmada at Flash, Proper Vibes / Closed Sessions with Lean Quatifah, Cautious Clay & Keylow in the Flash BarNu Androids Presents: Carmada at Flash, Proper Vibes / Closed Sessions with Lean Quatifah, Cautious Clay & Keylow in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/558686400900847/

L’Apéro Happy Hour at The Gryphon

L'Apéro Happy Hour at The GryphonMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/415789818597492/

Rockers International at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Rockers International at ESLMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

That’s it for this week’s edition of the Midweek Round Up. Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to look out tomorrow for the next edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up.

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 19 – March 22

As we hurtle towards another massive weekend in the District, panic sets in at DC House Grooves as we realize how much there is to choose from, and try and figure out how to pick out the best events and write them all up in time for Thursday morning. So much to choose from, and its only going to get better (for you) and worse (for us) as we approach the summer and daytime, outdoor, rooftop party season!  There’s so much to get through for this weekend that we’ll skip the usual rambling prose about last weekend and get straight on to the good stuff. Well, almost, because you’ll need something to listen to as you check the listings, and the great news is that FORWARD have published the latest mix in their Infinity mix series to celebrate FORWARD Festival 2015, an all vinyl, deep, spacey, techno mind trip, mixed by DC House Grooves founder Andy Grant:

 

Make sure you check out the FORWARD Soundcloud page for more mixes in the series, and don’t forget to grab your FORWARD Festival 2015 Tier One Passes while they’re still cheap. They passes get you entry to all Forward 2015 preview and festival events, and the much sought after FORWARD swag bag.

Thursday Picks

Jimmy Edgar with Tittsworth, DJ Lisa Frank at U Street Music Hall

Top pick for Thursday night is Jimmy Edgar at U Street Music Hall, with support from Tittsworth and Lisa Frank. Continuing this week’s fifth birthday celebrations, U Hall are treating us with an incredible line up, which is sure to defy your expectations. We’d struggle to put any of these three DJs in a clearly defined genre box, so we won’t even try. Let’s just say you’re in for an amazing night of music, and you’re gonna dance your ass off. Advanced tickets are $10 from Ticketfly. We wouldn’t be surprised if this sells out, so we suggest your grab your tix now. 18+, 18-20 by advanced ticket only.

https://www.facebook.com/events/418857151612943/

Lost on Thursdays Pre-Miami Party with Jubilee (Slope Traxx) and Matthew Hoag at Lost Society

Our next pick for Thursday is the Lost on Thursdays Pre-Miami Party with Jubilee (Slope Traxx) and Matthew Hoag at Lost Society. If you’re a regular reader, you know we’re big fans of the Lost on Thursdays vibe, and this week’s pre-Miami party is sure to be a good one with Jubilee in the driver’s seat. Last Friday at Body Werk in the Flash Bar, Jubilee played some of his latest unreleased productions, and they were pure dance floor heat. We’re sure he’ll be taking some of the new stuff for a spin on Thursday, so this is a great bet for deep, deep grooves on Thursday night. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/687097868063146/

On The Down Low with DJ Double 07 & Russell Campbell at Stetson’s Famous Bar & Restaurant

Our final pick for Thursday is a new weekly party from another one of our favorite locals, DJ Double 07On The Down Low at Stetson’s Famous Bar & Restaurant. Each week Double 07 will be joined by a special guest, with Russell Campbell kicking things off. No cover, no drama, just quality deep house and debauchery with a crowd of like minded music lovers. We can’t speak to the venue, but we know with Double 07 in charge, you’re in good hands. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/814999631928461/

Friday Picks

Trust Composite Featuring Andy Grant, Boss Ross & Johnny C at Zeba Bar

Top pick for Friday night is Trust Composite featuring Andy Grant (DC House Grooves) with support from Composite residents Boss Ross and Johnny C at our favorite neighborhood venue Zeba Bar. While Andy is better known locally as a house DJ, he’s long been an avid collector of techno, and Friday night he’ll be lighting up the Zeba dance floor, unleashing some serious heavy weapons from his collection. Throw in quality support from local champions of techno Boss Ross and Johnny C, along with visuals from [capsaicin], and you’ve got a recipe for a hot and sweaty night on the dance floor. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/548121631994338/

Mind Against (Life and Death), DJ Lisa Frank at Flash with Philco & Ypset in the Flash Bar

Next up for Friday night is Berlin-based duo Mind Against (Life and Death) with support from DJ Lisa Frank playing an extended opening set at Flash, with Philco & Ypset taking over the Flash Bar. Mind Against are a great booking, but the highlight for us is the chance to hear Lisa Frank playing an extended set on Flash’s wonderful system, so we recommend you get there early before the crowds, pick your spot on the dance floor and just let the music move you. All the early release tickets are gone, but you can still grab tickets for $15 from Ticketfly. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/331385080403252/

Chris Lake with Will Eastman at U Street Music Hall

Over at U Street Music Hall, the five year anniversary celebrations continue with Chris Lake, with support from Will Eastman. We can’t say we’re the biggest fans of Chris Lake’s productions, but we haven’t heard him DJ, so won’t make any judgements. This is a great chance, however, to catch Will Eastman playing an extended set, and he, more than anyone, knows how to work the U Hall system to maximum effect. It’s free before 11pm for 21+, so get there early, get in free, and catch a great opening set from a hometown hero. $15, 18+, entry by advanced ticket only for 18 to 20.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1553529748227136/

4 Hours of Funk with Graham & Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

Our pick for Baltimore on Friday is Graham Hatke Fleg‘s regular 4 Hours of Funk party at The Windup Space. 4 hours of funk, boogie, disco-funk and soul, brought to you by two of the region’s finest selectors. Free before 10pm, $5 after. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1582282095391441/

Saturday Picks

Red Light Dirty with Sam Burns, DJ Lisa Frank, Meegs, Rosenberg, Sinestro, and many, many more at Dance Loft on 14

Our top pick for Saturday night is a really interesting concept. A warehouse party with no lights, no visuals, just everyone wearing a red headlamp. No distractions, just multiple rooms of local DJs dishing out raw sounds from every electronic genre. Sounds like a lot of fun! The DJ line up is ridiculous, with sets from Sam “The Man” Burns, Lisa Frank, Meegs, V:shal Kanwar, Rosenberg, Julez ,Sequoia, David, Lush, Sinestro , Catalyst, SHAFT XXL, (troy((TALLENTAGENT))(137), Looseleaf, BEATrix, Total vs. SpecialSauce, The SIA & Tytonidae / Synz. And that’s just those confirmed so far! We’re all for a packed line up; we just hope with such a long list that they get to play sets of a decent length. We’re not big fans of the 45 minute DJ set here at DC House Grooves. Throw in hookah lounges and chill out spaces, and you’ve got a recipe for a real warehouse party experience. Advanced tickets are $15 from Brown Paper Tickets, but don’t forget your headlamp! They are required, and if you forget, you’ll need to buy one at the door for $15. Festivities kick off at 10pm, and continue until.. who knows?

https://www.facebook.com/events/355454907948624/

Claptone with Beautiful Swimmers & Ken Lazee at U Street Music Hall

Next up for Saturday night, the U Hall 5 year anniversary continues with Claptone with Beautiful Swimmers & Ken Lazee at U Street Music Hall. We couldn’t care less about a gimmicky DJ who wears a mask and whose bio boasts about placement in the Beatport chart, as if that’s some kind of worthwhile measure of their music’s value, then rambles on with some of the most pretentious, clichéd, poorly written drivel we’ve ever read. Shamanistic sonic powers? Really? Fuck that noise. For us, the real attraction is local duo Beautiful Swimmers playing at U Hall, with support from versatile local Ken Lazee. We’re huge fans of Beautiful Swimmers and their Future Times label, but they’re always jet setting around the world to perform in top international destinations, so we rarely get to hear them on their own turf. Our advice is to get there early to take advantage of free entry before 11pm, catch Ken and Beautiful Swimmers, and then make your own judgement on the masked headliners. We have it on good authority that they are really good, but for us that bio destroys their credibility, putting us off completely. Maybe we’re just not in on the joke? 18+, 18 to 20 with advanced ticket only, available for $15 from Ticketfly. Free entry before 11pm for 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1540578289537210/

Saeed Younan’s Birthday Bash at Flash, with Ladies of The Underground in the Flash Bar

Over at Flash, it’s local star Saeed Younan‘s birthday bash, where he’ll be playing an extended set with support from Omar Karim. It’s basically another local’s night at Flash; we love it when the big name headliner is one of our own, and every time we’ve heard Saeed at Flash it has been something special. Down in the Flash BarVanniety Kills hosts another edition of her regular showcase of local female talent, with DJs CbreezeJett Chandon and Jungle Jessi. Advanced tickets are $15 from Ticketfly, but there’s no cover if you just want to hang in the Flash Bar. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/754571817971409/

Uneasy Hiding Places with Boss Ross, Pacific Fur Company, Ron Jackson at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

For quality music from true heads in a more relaxed environment on Saturday night, Uneasy Hiding Places at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar in Adams Morgan is the place for you, with an all local lineup including Boss RossPacific Fur Company and Ron Jackson. When your DJs are doing it for the love of the music, you know its straight from the heart, and that’s what you’re getting with this lineup. Good vibes and good times guaranteed. No cover, no dress code, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/649990788463755/

Vague Output Presents Great Circles with Dan Trevitt, Westov Temple, M//R, Chaperon, Aphreaq & Glisper at Secret Location, Baltimore

For a proper underground techno after hours on Sunday, head to Vague Output in Baltimore. That’s all you need to know. Proper business from a legit crew. Details on the event page.

https://www.facebook.com/events/936036703093388/

Sunday Picks

2Tuff, Cadence, & Fort Knox Recordings present Bailey at Flash

Our top pick for Sunday sees drum and bass return to Flash, where 2TuffCadence and Fort Knox Recordings present Bailey (Intabeats, Serato, Metalheadz, SoulinMotionLDN), with support from T.R.A.C.SlantSeany Ranks Joel Transit vs. Seven, while down in the Flash BarRex RiddimQdupJey One bring the heat. Quality beats across two floors into the early hours of Monday morning. First release tickets are still available for $8 from Ticketfly: grab ‘em while you still can! 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/956948847657047/

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution & The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

If house music is more your thing, our other pick to close out your weekend is local legend Sam Burns’ weekly Underground Soul Solution party in the Gold Room at Eighteenth Street Lounge, where Sam takes the regular crowd of true house heads on a soulful journey featuring nothing but the best house and classics. Meanwhile, The Metaphysical brings the smooth grooves to the Main Room, open to close. $5 drinks specials 9pm to 11pm, no cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Lots of great picks for this weekend, but there’s a whole lot more going on. Check below for everything on our radar from Thursday March 19 through Sunday March 22. If you plan on attending an event, make sure you click through the Facebook event page and click Join.

Thursday March 19

Jimmy Edgar with Tittsworth, DJ Lisa Frank at U Street Music Hall

Jimmy Edgar with Tittsworth, DJ Lisa Frank at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/418857151612943/

Lost on Thursdays Pre-Miami Party with Jubilee(Slope Traxx) and Matthew Hoag at Lost Society

Lost on Thursdays Pre-Miami Party with Jubilee and Matthew Hoag at Lost Society

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/687097868063146/

On The Down Low with DJ Double 07 & Russell Campbell at Stetson’s Famous Bar & Restaurant

On The Down Low with DJ Double 07 at Stetson's Famous Bar & Restaurant

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/814999631928461/

Jody Wisternoff “The Bridge” Tour 2015 with support from Christauff and R3CYCLE at Flash

Jody Wisternoff "The Bridge" Tour 2015 with support from Christauff and R3CYCLE at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1601703443392664/

Gryphon After Dark with Lamonth Bagfeel & Hippie Control at The Gryphon

Gryphon After Dark with Lamonth Bagfeel & Hippie Control at The Gryphon

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/788530297899107/

Friday March 20

Trust Composite Featuring Andy Grant, Boss Ross & Johnny C at Zeba Bar

Trust Composite Featuring Andy Grant, Boss Ross & Johnny C at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/548121631994338/

Mind Against (Life and Death), DJ Lisa Frank at Flash with Philco & Ypset in the Flash Bar

Mind Against (Life and Death), DJ Lisa Frank at Flash with Philco & Ypset in the Flash BarMind Against (Life and Death), DJ Lisa Frank at Flash with Philco & Ypset in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/331385080403252/

Chris Lake with Will Eastman at U Street Music Hall

Chris Lake with Will Eastman at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1553529748227136/

ESL Fridays with Max Graef, Caleb L’Etoile, The Metaphysical, Alan Blancato, DJ Remote Ctrl & Tommy Cornelis at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Element presents Chemistry w/ Tavo at Malmaison

Element presents Chemistry w/ Tavo at Malmaison

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1548268298777288/

1st Responders of House Presents Body Works Radio Show on WPFW 89.3 FM

1st Responders of House Presents  ~  Body Works Radio Show on WPFW 89.3 FM

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1562226647364282/

4 Hours of Funk with Graham & Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

4 Hours of Funk with Graham & Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582282095391441/

LWBProductions Presents Ladies of Bass at The Bambou Space, Baltimore

LWBProductions Presents Ladies of Bass at The Bambou Space, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1412783439022190/

Saturday March 21

Red Light Dirty with Sam Burns, DJ Lisa Frank, Meegs, Rosenberg, Sinestro, and many, many more at Dance Loft on 14

Red Light Dirty at Dance Loft on 14

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/355454907948624/

Saeed Younan’s Birthday Bash at Flash, with Ladies of The Underground in the Flash Bar

Saeed Younan's Birthday Bash at Flash, with Ladies of The Underground in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/754571817971409/

Claptone with Beautiful Swimmers & Ken Lazee at U Street Music Hall

Claptone with Beautiful Swimmers & Ken Lazee at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1540578289537210/

Uneasy Hiding Places with Boss Ross, Pacific Fur Company, Ron Jackson at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Uneasy Hiding Places with Boss Ross, Pacific Fur Company, Ron Jackson at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/649990788463755/

Sao Funky Saturday with Qdup & Rusty B of All Good Funk Alliance at Tropicalia

Sao Funky Saturday with Qdup & Rusty B of All Good Funk Alliance at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/399376390242891/

ESL Saturdays with Young Pulse, Mr Bonkerz, Farid, Philip Goyette, Chris Brooks & Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Spring Forward – Joe Nice & Encryption ( 80’s Night ) at Backbar

Spring Forward - Joe Nice & Encryption ( 80's Night ) at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/749440895152719/

Eden #TECHNO Underground with DeepCutta & Friends

Eden #TECHNO Underground with DeepCutta & Friends

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/529364620536011/

Ottomania: An Eastern Dance Revolution with special guest DJ Meegs! at Zeba Bar

Ottomania - An Eastern Dance Revolution with special guest DJ Meegs! at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/351655815039588/

House Session with Randy White & Heather Femia at Masa 14

House Session with Randy White & Heather Femia at Masa 14

The Boogie Connection with DJ Remote Ctrl & Martín Miguel at Chaplin’s

The Boogie Connection with DJ Remote Ctrl & Martín Miguel at Chaplin'sThe Boogie Connection with DJ Remote Ctrl & Martín Miguel at Chaplin's

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/795991307157829/

Vague Output Presents Great Circles with Dan Trevitt, Westov Temple, M//R, Chaperon, Aphreaq & Glisper at Secret Location, Baltimore

Vague Output Presents Great Circles with Dan Trevitt, Westov Temple, M//R, Chaperon, Aphreaq & Glisper at Secret Location, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/936036703093388/

We R Sound 4th Installment (BTU 6th Anniversary) at St. Mary’s Restaurant & Lounge, Baltimore

We R Sound 4th Installment (BTU 6th Anniversary) at St. Mary's Restaurant & Lounge, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/790174731031230/

Sunday March 22

2Tuff, Cadence, & Fort Knox Recordings present Bailey at Flash

2Tuff, Cadence, & Fort Knox Recordings present Bailey at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/956948847657047/

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution & The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

RISE – Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub

RISE - Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/794740633956301/

TNX w/ Leader of the Pack (SF) at Velvet Lounge

TNX w/ Leader of the Pack (SF) at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/570673026369166/

Spanked (the Reboot) with Erwin DJ Cornflake Hill, Graham Hatke and John Johnson at Bambou Venue, Baltimore 

Spanked (the Reboot) with Erwin DJ Cornflake Hill, Graham Hatke and John Johnson at Bambou Venue, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/869591786437054/

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DC House Grooves Midweek Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC Wednesday March 18

How is it Wednesday already? Seems like the week is flying by, and another weekend is just round the corner. We’ve got a few things on the list for Wednesday night in DC that are worth your time, but before we get into those, check out this interview and mix from DC House Grooves founder Andy Grant originally broadcast on the Party on Marz show on RWD.fm last week. Some great insights into what DC House Grooves is all about:

 

Ok, so what’s on deck for Wednesday night then? We’re picking out two events for tonight: one for those of you out in Northern Virginia, and the other for those of you in the city. Take your pick!

Transit – Composite Techno Night at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

Our pick for Northern Virginia is Transit at The Auld Shebeen in Fairfax, who this week are joining forces with the Composite crew for a night of proper techno with DJs SinestroTzeech and Boss Ross. You won’t meet a more passionate crew than the Composite crew, and this is sure to be a quality night of real techno from a line up of talented locals. The proceedings kick off at 9pm, no cover, 21+.

Transit - Composite Techno Night at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1597320127169427/

Nu Androids Presents: Output Noise Record Label Showcase at Flash

Meanwhile, if you’re in the city, your best bet is Nü Androids present Output Noise Showcase at Flash, with an all local line up headlined by renowned local producer Outputmessage, with support form Wave AgeJulius Jetson and special guest Lisa Frank. We love Flash, and we’re all about local line ups. Indeed, if you listened to the interview with Andy Grant posted above, our mission here at DC House Grooves is to promote the local underground talent here in DC, so we couldn’t be more excited to hear that the Nü Androids crew will be hosting local showcases at Flash every month, with this being the inaugural event. For proper underground business, make sure you catch Lisa Frank and Outputmessage‘s sets. $5 advanced tickets from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+.

Nu Androids Presents: Output Noise Record Label Showcase at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1554540378131156/

Moombahton Massive with Nadastrom, Sabo, Fort Knox Five at U Street Music Hall

Moombahton Massive with Nadastrom, Sabo, Fort Knox Five at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/603041183173022/

Rockers International at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Rockers International at ESL

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

That’s it for this week’s edition of the Midweek Round Up. Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to look out tomorrow for the next edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up.

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 12 – March 15

We’re over the hump for the week, so time to start thinking about what to do this weekend, and what better way to plan your dance floor strategy than reading another edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Spring has finally (almost) sprung here in the District, and despite the dying winter’s desperate efforts to spoil last weekend, DC’s hardened party goers still managed to have a great time. With nearly a foot of snow last Thursday, and Joseph Capriati failing to show up, we still managed to pull off a great party at Flash, joining forces with the Lost on Thursdays crew for an all locals lineup, including Chris NittiSarah Myers, Andy GrantJubilee and Oliver Caine, all bringing their A games to the main floor at Flash. It was the perfect antidote to the snow day blues. Kudos to Flash management for opening the club when everything else in town was canceled, and respect to all the DJs and party goers who braved the snow! It made for a really fun night; one of our favorites at Flash in a while.

Before we dive into the picks this week, we just wanted to bring your attention to the FORWARD Festival Infinity Mix Series. An annual highlight of the Washington DC electronic scene, the FORWARD festival is fast approaching, and this year the theme is Infinity. In anticipation, the FORWARD team have asked DJs from all genres and backgrounds to contribute a mix capturing the festival theme, and they’re well worth your time. We’ve included the first three mixes in the series below.

The first is from top DC local Lisa Frank:

 

The second is by Panch:

 

And the third is a deliciously eclectic selection from Nobody Stranger:

 

Look out for more mixes in the series as we approach this years FORWARD Festival, and make sure you like the FORWARD DC Facebook Page and follow the FORWARD DC Soundcloud page so you don’t miss future updates. Also, you can now pick up Tier One passes for FORWARD 2015 for the low price of $100. With a FORWARD pass, you get access to all FORWARD 2015 preview and festival events, and the much sought after FORWARD swag bag. Seriously, why are you still here… go grab your FORWARD 2015 Tier 1 pass while they’re still available.

OK, so let’s take at look at our picks for this weekend. If you plan on attending an event, please click through to the event page and click Join, and don’t forget to let your friends know! After you’ve read through our picks, make sure you scroll down and check out the full listings. While we try to pick out what we think are the best bets, we’re sure to have missed some :)

Thursday Picks

Superlost feat. Izhevski (All Day I Dream / Propaganda / Moscow) at Lost Society

Strangely, not a whole lot to choose from on Thursday, but our top pick, as is often the case on Thursdays, is Superlost at Lost Society with Izhevski (All Day I Dream / Propaganda) taking control of the decks open to close. Great to see another guest of international caliber on the Lost Society rooftop, and you can expect the usual friendly crowd and a packed dance floor, and if the weather behaves it may even be nice out on the rooftop. Best of all, there’s no cover, and there’ll be all the usual drinks specials. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/655889524536798/

The Business End with Philco & Caleb L’Etoile at Velvet Lounge

Another great choice on U Street for Thursday is the monthly party The Business End at Velvet Lounge, with locals Philco and Caleb L’Etoile throwing down the deep house and nu disco jams open to close. Expect beer, whiskey, dance moves and debauchery to a soundtrack of quality tunes in the intimate surroundings of Velvet Lounge. Sounds like fun! No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/409445005881053/

Friday Picks

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and D.J. Ramirez on Sugar Shack Recordings

We kick off Friday with the WTF?! Radio Show, which this week features Kochi and DJ Ramirez (Slope Traxx). Anyone who has tuned in to the WTF?! show before knows that this is a great way to start off your Friday night right, and when Kochi and Ramirez get together, you just know if will be pure fire. A great way to spend your Friday commute, and a great warm up for Body Werk in the Flash Bar on Friday, where Ramirez will be joining Andy Grant and Jubilee to throw down quality deep jams all night long.

https://www.facebook.com/events/739048889548077/

Focus: Marcel Fengler, Navbox & Dansman at Flash, Body Werk with Andy Grant, Jubilee & Ramirez in the Flash Bar 

Our top pick for Friday night is Focus at Flash with Berghain / Panoramabar resident Marcel Fengler (Ostgut Ton | Berlin) headlining the main floor, with local support from Navbox (Stranger than Paradise, Flash) and Dansman (Flash, #Bodyfeel). It’s going to be quality techno all night up on the main floor, while down in the Flash BarAndy Grant (DC House Grooves)Jubilee (Slope Traxx) Ramirez (Slope Traxx) will be serving up the freshest, deepest cuts open to close.. With techno upstairs and house downstairs, it’ll be like a mini-Berghain in reverse, with something for everyone. Of course, it will be a lot easier to get in. Speaking of which, advanced tickets are available for $7 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+. Get there early for a drink in the bar with the Body Werk crew, then head upstairs and enjoy the opening sets before the crowds get too crazy.

https://www.facebook.com/events/436237123200167/

Tensnake with Juan Zapata, Charles Martin and special guest Flight Facilities (DJ Set) at U Street Music Hall

UPDATE: U Hall have announced that Flight Facilities will be joining this event to play a special DJ set after their gig at 9:30 Club. All the more reason to grab your advanced tickets ASAP!

Our next pick for Friday night is Tensake at U Street Music Hall, with support from two of our Meet the Locals Podcast alumni, Juan Zapata and Charles Martin. It’s going to be a packed house at U Hall for this lineup, so make sure you get there early to catch Juan and Charles, two locals who really know how to move a dance floor. Advanced tickets are available for $15 from Ticketfly, but it’s free before 11pm for 21+. 18 to 20 by advanced ticket only .

https://www.facebook.com/events/324285224438569/

Okayafrica Presents Quantic and Sinkane at Tropicalia

If something a bit more eclectic is more your thing, then we recommend you head to Tropicalia on Friday night for Okayafrica presents Quantic and Sinkane. It’s going to be all vinyl, all night long as Quantic brings his extensive collection of original productions and classic 45’s to DC, supported by Sinkane and the DC based Analog Soul Club. Expect tropical soul and sub-bass laden polyrhythm, all through Tropicalia’s great sound system. Advanced tickets are $15 from Brown Paper Tickets, and if you plan on attending, we recommend you grab them fast, as we’ve got a feeling this one will sell out.

https://www.facebook.com/events/969338723080900/

Kowli Presents: Roger Gerressen & Kamran Sadeghi (Live) at The Dark Room, Baltimore

Our final pick for Friday is Kowli Presents: Roger Gerressen & Kamran Sadeghi (Live) at The Dark Room in Baltimore, with support from residents Feroun and Novac. We’re not familiar with the headliners, but this is Roger Gerressen‘s US debut, and if Kowli Records are booking them, then that’s all we need to know. For a proper after hours vibe in a warehouse environment, this is the place to be in Baltimore on Friday night. Advanced tickets are $10. Head over to the Facebook event page for details on how to purchase.

https://www.facebook.com/events/622337857900058/

Saturday Picks

BODY WERK with Solomon Sanchez, Andy Grant and Tommy Cornelis at DC9 Nightclub

Top pick for Pi Day is BODY WERK at DC9 Nightclub with Andy Grant and Solomon Sanchez at the controls on the main floor, and Tommy Cornelis (The NeedleXchange) bringing the rooftop vibes upstairs open to close. We started the Body Werk party back at DC9 Nightclub in October, and they’ve been going from strength to strength, giving local underground DJs the opportunity to play long, peak time underground house sets on DC9’s fantastic Void Acoustics sound system. This is our sixth party at DC9, and we’re lucky enough to have the hugely talented Solomon Sanchez joining Andy Grant on the main floor. A regular at Flash and U Street Music Hall, Solomon’s sets are always something special, so make sure you stop by on Saturday to catch him and Andy werking the main room. With TNX resident Tommy Cornelis throwing down the smooth vibes on the rooftop, you’ve got the full recipe for a great night of grooving. As always, the cover is low: $2 before midnight, $5 after. 21+.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/620175144750108/

Derrick May & Rosenberg at Flash, with Synesthesia in the Flash Bar

Our techno pick for Saturday night is Derrick May at Flash, with Rosenberg in support with a special extended birthday set, and Synesthesia in the Flash Bar. If you don’t know the name Derrick May, then you really need to do your research. As one of the Belleville Three, he pretty much invented techno, along with Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson. Last time he played Flash, it was a night to remember, and you can expect another memorable night this Saturday. We recommend you get there early to catch Rosenberg‘s extended set. The perfect way to warm up for quality techno from a true legend. First release advanced tickets are still available for $10 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/410979409062371/

Deep Sugar with DJ Spen, Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Sheila Ford (Live), The Elders & Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

Our after hours pick for Saturday night is Deep Sugar at The Paradox in Baltimore, who’ll be celebrating Ultra Naté‘s birthday with an all black birthday bash! Joining Ultra and Lisa Moody in the main room will be Baltimore’s finest DJ Spen, along with a live PA by Sheila Ford debuting her new single, while in The Chamber, The Elders and Mookie Wizzo will be bringing the heat all night long. So hit 95 north after the club on Saturday night and make your way to the Paradox for the best after hours on the east coast… and make sure you wear black! $15, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1616796285202148/

ESL Saturdays with Brian Tappert, DJ Nav, Will Eastman, Philco, Mr Bonkerz, Honest Lee & Bill Todd at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Another great choice for Saturday night is ESL Saturdays at Eighteenth Street Lounge, with Traxsource co-founder and long time house producer Brian Tappert in the Gold Room, with support from local producer DJ Nav, while out on the patio U Street Music Hall‘s Will Eastman headlines with support from Philco. In the Main Room Mr Bonkerz and Honest Lee will be throwing down the disco flavas, with TNX‘s Bil Todd up in the Jazz Room. Anyone buying house music in the 90’s will be familiar with the name Brian Tappert. A prolific producer, with many releases under his belt under pseudonyms such as Jazz-n-GrooveMother of PearlCleptomaniacsUrban Blues Project, the list goes on. We’re curious to hear what he’s playing these days, so if you get a chance to stop by ESL on Saturday to hear his set, let us know! 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/446124982212879/

SubDistrick!! with Julez, Lyceum, Plus Good & Brian Rogue State at Backbar

Our final pick for Saturday night is a drum and bass pick for those of you who are looking for a something other than the usual 4/4 house beats, as the SubDistrick!! crew take over Backbar with JulezLyceumPlus Good Brian Rogue State at the controls, unleashing a full spectrum audio assault in the bass bunker that is Backbar. Make sure you bring your earplugs, as that sound system will really pummel your ear drums, and these guys will be working it to the max! $5, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1565519563707817/

Sunday Picks

Dubfire (Open-to-Close Set) at U Street Music Hall

And so we move on to Sunday, where our top pick is DC native Dubfire playing an open to close set at U Street Music Hall to kick off their fifth anniversary week. That’s right, U Hall is five this week! More accustomed to playing mega clubs and festivals, this is a great opportunity to catch Dubfire playing a smaller club, and you can expect a packed dance floor at U Hall for this one. Advanced tickets are $12 from Ticketfly. Better grab yours quickly, as this will likely sell out.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1589744364595532/

RISE – Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub

For quality soulful house, true deep house, classics and a touch of rhythm and blues and old school hip hop on Sunday night, our next pick is a new weekly party from Dem OMG Boyz and The First Responders of House called RISE – Rhythm in Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub. We’ve not been to this one yet, but looks like a great new choice for great vibes with a crowd of true house heads on a Sunday night. Oh, and did we mention the kitchen will be open with a full menu? No cover, but mandatory $5 bar ticket. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/464904176993773/

Well those are our picks for the coming weekend, so let’s move on to the full listings. We’ve picked out the events we think are worth your time, but there are lots more to choose from. If you plan on attending an event, make sure you click through the Facebook event page and click Join.

Thursday March 12

Superlost feat. Izhevski (All Day I Dream / Propaganda / Moscow) at Lost Society

Superlost feat. Izhevski (All Day I Dream / Propaganda / Moscow) at Lost Society

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/655889524536798/

The Business End with Philco & Caleb L’Etoile at Velvet Lounge

The Business End with Philco & Caleb L'Etoile at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/409445005881053/

RAM Tour feat. Delta Heavy, Loadstar, Optical, TC + more at Café Asia

RAM Tour feat. Delta Heavy, Loadstar, Optical, TC + more at Café Asia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/839785816060337/

Funk Parade Kickoff Party! at The Howard Theater

Funk Parade Kickoff Party! at The Howard Theater

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1574653872774353/

Friday March 13

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and D.J. Ramirez on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/739048889548077/

Focus: Marcel Fengler, Navbox & Dansman at Flash, Body Werk with Andy Grant, Jubilee & Ramirez in the Flash Bar 

Focus: Marcel Fengler, Navbox & Dansman at Flash, Body Werk with Andy Grant, Jubilee & Ramirez in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/436237123200167/

Tensnake with Juan Zapata, Charles Martin and special guest Flight Facilities (DJ Set) at U Street Music Hall

Tensnake with Juan Zapata at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/324285224438569/

Okayafrica Presents Quantic and Sinkane at Tropicalia

Okayafrica Presents Quantic and Sinkane at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/969338723080900/

ESL Friday with Cousin Cole, Stylus Chris, JMack, The Metaphysical & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday March 13

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/946601122019041/

Silicon Based Lifeform with Doktor D at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Silicon Based Lifeform with Doktor D at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1679323092295232/

RWD vs. EXBC: Battle of the Broadcasters

RWD vs. EXBC: Battle of the Broadcasters

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1609085105972770/

Kowli Presents: Roger Gerressen & Kamran Sadeghi (Live) at The Dark Room, Baltimore

Kowli Presents: Roger Gerressen & Kamran Sadeghi (Live) at The Dark Room, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/622337857900058/

The Soul of Baltimore (TSOB) – The Movement Continues at The Clubhouse, Baltimore

The Soul of Baltimore (TSOB) - The Movement Continues at The Clubhouse, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547218205563093/

Saturday March 14

BODY WERK with Solomon Sanchez, Andy Grant and Tommy Cornelis at DC9 Nightclub

BODY WERK with Solomon Sanchez, Andy Grant and Tommy Cornelis at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/620175144750108/

Derrick May & Rosenberg at Flash, with Synesthesia in the Flash Bar

Derrick May & Rosenberg at Flash, with Synesthesia in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/410979409062371/

Deep Sugar with DJ Spen, Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Sheila Ford (Live), The Elders & Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar with DP Spen, Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Sheila Ford (Live), The Elders & Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1616796285202148/

ESL Saturday with Brian Tappert, DJ Nav, Will Eastman, Philco, Mr Bonkerz, Honest Lee & Bill Todd at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday March 14

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/446124982212879/

Heavy Rotation with DJ Provoke, Trevski & Joe L at The Black Cat

Heavy Rotation with DJ Provoke, Trevski & Joe L at The Black Cat

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/363610727162159/

Mischief presents: Cross-Pollination Irrational Dance Party Edition featuring Mr. Jennings at Zeba Bar

Mischief presents: Cross-Pollination Irrational Dance Party Edition featuring Mr. Jennings at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/989508417743616/

Lido with Alex Young, Louie Lastic & DJ Kidd Marvel at U Street Music Hall

Lido with Alex Young, Louie Lastic & DJ Kidd Marvel at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/362894713892192/

SubDistrick!! with Julez, Lyceum, Plus Good & Brian Rogue State at Backbar

SubDistrick!!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1565519563707817/

Fast Forward with Ayes Cold, Matthias, Caleb L’Etoile & Flash Frequency at The Looking Glass Lounge

Fast Forward with Ayes Cold, Matthias, Caleb L'Etoile & Flash Frequency at The Looking Glass Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/904095172968915/

DJ Dan at The Red Maple, Baltimore

DJ Dan at The Red Maple, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/608585005942639/

Spctrl Ntrst #6 with Butch Dawson, Nah (Philly), C10, Jeff Carey, Slendermen, Trish Device, Quna & Killjoy at Unimart, Baltimore

Spctrl Ntrst #6 with Butch Dawson, Nah (Philly), C10, Jeff Carey, Slendermen, Trish Device, Quna & Killjoy at Unimart, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/896537340386017/

Sunday March 15

Dubfire (Open-to-Close Set) at U Street Music Hall

Dubfire (Open-to-Close Set) at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1589744364595532/

The NeedleXchange with Philco at Velvet Lounge

The NeedleXchange with Philco at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1621059724789543/

RISE – Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub

RISE - Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/464904176993773/

ESL Sunday with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution and Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday March 15

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

That’s everything we’ve got for this week. Looks like another fine weekend in the District! Check back next week for our picks and listings of all the best underground house, techno, drum and bass and electronic music events in and around Washington DC and Baltimore. If you want your event considered for inclusion, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page and tell us about it. Also, we’d welcome your constructive feedback on the DC House Grooves Round Up. If you’ve got an comments or suggestions, please send us a message through the DC House Grooves Facebook Page.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant