DC House Grooves Top Picks September 21 to September 24

Super fun musical shennanigans last Saturday as the DC House Grooves crew broadcast our first live stream to YouTube on the new Underground Quality Live channel. The first of many shows to come from our crew and other quality underground DJs the world over. Head over and subscribe so you don’t miss a beat, and check out the archive of Satutrday night’s show while you’re there. Three hours of quality underground grooves from Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. Our next show is on September 30 at 10pm ET. Hope you can tune in!

DC House Grooves Show episode #09: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfr_TfTVw-I
Episode #10 info: https://www.facebook.com/events/325205207942435/

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With that shameless self-promotion out of the way, what’s on deck for this weekend? As usual, DC doesn’t disappoint, with four days of incredible events to keep you grooving Thursday through Sunday. Gonna kick things off with Sunday afternoon, when the good people at Deep Secrets and Loop bring the legendary Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell to DC for a four hour boat cruise down the Potomac. Only 130  tickets available, and rumor has it there are only 15 tickets left, so if you haven’t grabbed yours already, now’s the time! DC House Grooves has a special 15% discount off advanced tickets… make sure you’re one of the lucky 15! If you caught Joe‘s six hour set in Baltimore earlier this year, you know what’s up, and you’ve probably already got your tickets. If you didn’t, then now’s the chance to make up for it!

15% off advanced tickets to Destination with Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1745554972131111/

Destination Boat Party with Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell

If you can’t make it to Joe‘s epic set on the Soundwaves boat, then head to Eighteenth Street Lounge on Sunday night, where Joe will be wrapping up Sunday night at Sundays Rooftop on the patio with DC House Grooves Show and Playlist resident Ramirez, while Sam “The Man” Burns and Smudge take care of business on the other floors. The perfect way to end an epic weekend.

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge, Joe Claussell & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

That’s how to wrap up the weekend, but there’s plenty more leading up to it. I’ve listed all my  Top Picks below, Thursday through Sunday; if it’s in the list, it’s worth your time! Major highlights include the latest edition of ROAM in a new warehouse space in northeast DC. ROAM XIII features another amazing line up headlined by Dekmantel’s Call Super with local support from DC heroes Beautiful Swimmers, ROAM residents SamiDJ Lisa Frank going back to back & the debut of Control Freq (1432R’s Zemsuyung & Club Cuttlefish’s Sleepy G). If you’ve heard Control Freq‘s recent contribution to the Extended Family podcast, you’ll be eagerly anticipating this debut. I mean, Randomer mixed into Mariah Carey and making that shit work!

 

Advanced tickets are highly recommended, and at $20 are a bargain for the  ROAM experience. You’ll save yourself some money, too; price will be higher on the door.

Advanced tickets to ROAM XIII: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1003611
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/110900406256608/

ROAM XIII with Call Super, Beautiful Swimmers, Sam B2B DJ Lisa Frank & Control Freq (Zemsuyung & Sleepy G) at Warehouse Location

If you’re ROAMing on Saturday, make sure you leave something in the tank for Saturday, with amazing events such as Mark Farina Sam Burns at U Street Music Hall and another edition of The NeedlExchange Residents Night at Zeba Bar. Pick of the bunch for me, though, is Nomads Only with Andrey Pushkarev, Jubilee, Tom & Taiga, bringing the vibe on the epic Grand Ancestor sound system at a warehouse location in northeast DC. Get in there early and dance through sunrise on Sunday. Early bird tickets are only $15, and there are some still available at time of writing. Grab yours now before the price goes up!

Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1012020
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/254514211737339

Nomads Only with Andrey Pushkarev, Jubilee, Tom & Taiga at Warehouse Location

Wish I had time to give all the good stuff the write ups they deserve, but time is short, and I’ve got other shit to do. Here’s the full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks, Thursday through Sunday. Make sure you RSVP, and please share this post so you’re friends know what’s up. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday Sept 21

DC House Grooves Top PickPlaylist with Jubilee, Ramirez & David Rosenberg at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & David Rosenberg at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/246382015887095

DC House Grooves Top PickHeadroom Listening Sessions at Flash

Headroom Listening Sessions at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/842148905948300

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview with Charles Martin & Art Lure at Flash

Preview with Charles Martin & Art Lure at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1305626279545681/

DC House Grooves Top PickLen Faki with Rush Plus at Flash, with Feel the Love Live in the Flash Bar

Len Faki with Rush Plus at Flash, with Feel the Love Live in the Flash Bar

Len Faki with Rush Plus at Flash, with Feel the Love Live in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/797440813748886/

DC House Grooves Top PickSinjin Hawke & Zora Jones w/ Vjuan Allure, GRRL, Rewak at u Street Music hall

Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones w/ Vjuan Allure, GRRL, Rewak at u Street Music hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/273886039762519/

DC House Grooves Top PickLeft To Right featuring Taiga & Throe with Philco at The Velvet Lounge

Left To Right featuring Taiga & Throe with Philco at The Velvet Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/114079515956491

DC House Grooves Top PickAdrian Collazo, Mike Harvey, and Kenny M. at Studio Ga Ga

Adrian Collazo, Mike Harvey, and Kenny M. at Studio Ga Ga

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/234594753731646/

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse Music Happy Hour with Henry Da Man at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with Henry Da Man at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404366212943930/

Friday Sept 22

DC House Grooves Top PickROAM XIII with Call Super, Beautiful Swimmers, Sam B2B DJ Lisa Frank & Control Freq (Zemsuyung & Sleepy G) at Warehouse Location

ROAM XIII with Call Super, Beautiful Swimmers, Sam B2B DJ Lisa Frank & Control Freq (Zemsuyung & Sleepy G) at Warehouse Location

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/110900406256608/

DC House Grooves Top PickDubfire (Open to Close) at Flash with Felipe Valenzuela & Throe in the Green Room and Charles Martin & Jandro in the Flash Bar

Dubfire (Open to Close) at Flash with Felipe Valenzuela & Throe in the Green Room and Charles Martin & Jandro in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1431542903607930/

DC House Grooves Top PickJ.Phlip with special guest Sacha Robotti at U Street Music Hall

J.Phlip with special guest Sacha Robotti at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/275210629627049

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Friday with Mr Bonkerz, Stylus Chris, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Mr Bonkerz, Stylus Chris, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Saturday Sept 23

DC House Grooves Top PickNomads Only with Andrey Pushkarev, Jubilee, Tom & Taiga at Warehouse Location

Nomads Only with Andrey Pushkarev, Jubilee, Tom & Taiga at Warehouse Location

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/254514211737339

DC House Grooves Top PickThe NeedlExchange Residents Night with Bil Todd, Tommy Cornelis, Baronhawk & DJ Lisa Frank at Zeba Bar

The NeedlExchange Residents Night with Bil Todd, Tommy Cornelis, Baronhawk & DJ Lisa Frank at Zeba Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1480596635352249

DC House Grooves Top PickMark Farina with Sam Burns at U Street Music Hall

Mark Farina with Sam Burns at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/358943501191201/

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Sam Burns Boat Party & friends featuring Brian Coxx on the Boomerang Pirate Ship

The Sam Burns Boat Party & friends featuring Brian Coxx on the Boomerang Pirate Ship

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/499256797093202/

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Sam Burns Boat Ride After Party feat. Brian Coxx, Tony Smooth & DJ HouseHead at DC9 Nightclub

The Sam Burns Boat Ride After Party feat. Brian Coxx, Tony Smooth & DJ HouseHead at DC9 Nightclub

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/504106143275893/

DC House Grooves Top PickSunDown: Waze & Odyssey with Rawle Night Long at Flash

SunDown: Waze & Odyssey with Rawle Night Long at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/456231848084921/

DC House Grooves Top PickMarcus Worgull, Tim Engelhardt & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Mina & Alex Elljaiek in the Green Room and Heather Femia & DJ Meegs in the Flash Bar

Marcus Worgull, Tim Engelhardt & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Mina & Alex Elljaiek in the Green Room and Heather Femia & DJ Meegs in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/110190553028869/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Saturday with Tony Touch, Double A, Mr Bonkerz & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Tony Touch, Double A, Mr Bonkerz & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickRinse Saturday Sessions: Jaybee, Dave Owen, Calculon, Arch Delux & Deinfamous at Ten Tigers Parlour

Rinse Saturday Sessions: Jaybee, Dave Owen, Calculon, Arch Delux & Deinfamous at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/521376471528602

DC House Grooves Top PickObsidian presents: Housework with The Elders, FAQ, DJ Lovegrove & Guillermo Giraldo at Factory 17

Obsidian presents: Housework with The Elders, FAQ, DJ Lovegrove & Guillermo Giraldo at Factory 17

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1671215472923616

DC House Grooves Top PickBushwick A/V Showcase with Pjay, Gio Gulez & Myroslaw Bytz at The Dark Room, Baltimore

Bushwick A/V Showcase with Pjay, Gio Gulez & Myroslaw Bytz at The Dark Room, Baltimore

RSVP: mailto:deepsidebaltimore@gmail.com

Sunday Sept 25

DC House Grooves Top PickDestination Boat Party with Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell

Destination Boat Party with Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell

Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1000524
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1745554972131111/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge, Joe Claussell & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge, Joe Claussell & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love: Thugfucker at Flash

Sunday Love: Thugfucker at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/259019107949860/

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Tech Yes at Dr. Clock’s

I’ve heard live house sets of a few different flavors, here in DC. Occasionally there have been live ambient/experimental sets. Live techno has proven to be the rarest. I didn’t expect to find it on a random Wednesday night — I was there because I’ve seen LeDroit and Theta Flux spin with big DC names. But it was Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar, so you never know.

On a quiet night like that, things can really cut loose. LeDroit and Theta took the opportunity to cover a wide range of techno, from chilly mechanical to funk-infused to deep and dark. It was all carried on solid beats and maybe there were only a few of us on the floor, but we enjoyed it. I’ll be keeping an eye out for more.

DC House Grooves Top Picks September 14 to September 17

Keeping it short and sweet this week. Lots going on as always, what with the H Street Festival and all the quality music surrounding it, ROAM and Meso Creso‘s warehouse collaboration Crescent Dream with BarntTeddy Douglas at 4 Hours of FunkGigi Testa at House-N-U, my old college pal Dicky Trisco and Kevin Yost at Eighteenth Street Lounge, plus all the quality guests at Flash over the weekend, including  Dorian Paic, Maayan NidamJulie Marghilano, Miss JoolsBrawtherIan Pooley,DnB legend / former James Bond villain  Goldie Paradox hero Wayne Davis. You’ll find my full list of Top Picks below, complete with links to Facebook event pages so you can RSVP.

For some quality DC House Grooves action this weekend, head over to Flash on Friday, where Katrina Mir joins DJ Meegs behind the decks open to close in the Flash Bar for another edition of  Cider House Mules. Let me tell you, these ladies mean business, so wear comfortable shoes and get ready to sweat! And they’re just part of another huge Friday night line up at Flash, including Dorian Paic, Maayan Nidam, Throe, Taiga, Julie Marghilano & Miss Jools. There’s no cover for the bar, and upstairs is free with RSVP before 11pm.

RSVP for Dorian PaicMaayan Nidam at Flash

Apert:re with Dorian Paic, Maayan Nidam, Throe & Taiga at Flash, with SOL Asylum Showcase featuring Julie Marghilano & Miss Jools in the Green Room & Cider House Mules with DJ Megs & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

On Saturday night, tune in to the next installment of the DC House Grooves Show on Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio featuring myself, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. We’ll be keeping things deep from 10pm ET.  Tune in to the audio stream, or check Facebook for the video feed. The perfect pre-game sound track for your Saturday night out!

Tune in: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/288045175007467/

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That’s enough chit chat. Here’s my full list of Top Picks for the weekend. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday September 14

DC House Grooves Top PickPlaylist with Max Jacobson & Jubilee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Max Jacobson & Jubilee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1257418294362287

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Rooftop Happy Hour with Itzjack at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Itzjack at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/350175872089166/

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse Music Happy Hour with Sunny T at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with Sunny T at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404366212943930/

DC House Grooves Top PickChoice Sounds of 87-91 with Trev-ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Choice Sounds of 87-91 with Trev-ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/388366491580104

DC House Grooves Top PickMr Bonkerz (DJ Set) at MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park

Mr Bonkerz (DJ Set at MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1495731793850129

Friday September 15

DC House Grooves Top PickFoundation Fridays feat. Yola (Grand Ancestor) at Flash

Foundation Fridays feat. Yola (Grand Ancestor) at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/113425082662474

DC House Grooves Top PickApert:re with Dorian Paic, Maayan Nidam, Throe & Taiga at Flash, with SOL Asylum Showcase featuring Julie Marghilano & Miss Jools in the Green Room & Cider House Mules with DJ Meegs & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

Apert:re with Dorian Paic, Maayan Nidam, Throe & Taiga at Flash, with SOL Asylum Showcase featuring Julie Marghilano & Miss Jools in the Green Room & Cider House Mules with DJ Megs & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/523499161315980

DC House Grooves Top PickROAM & Meso Creso present Crescent Dream with Barnt, DJ Lisa Frank, Sami, V:Shal Kanware & Mattabbana at Warehouse Location

ROAM & Meso Creso present Crescent Dream with Barnt, DJ Lisa Frank, Sami, V:Shal Kanware & Mattabbana at Warehouse Location

Advanced tickets: http://bit.do/CRESCENTDREAM
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1452614778165564

DC House Grooves Top Pick4 Hours of Funk with Teddy Douglas, Davon & Graham Hatke at The Windup Space

4 Hours of Funk with Teddy Douglas, Davon & Graham Hatke at The Windup Space

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/108483773226074/

DC House Grooves Top PickTransplants (Blueprint Takeover Impromptu Party) at Studio Gaga

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RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1608291782575281

DC House Grooves Top PickSafari DC Presents: An ArtLure Pop-Up Show with Oamr, Symmetrical & Zamkov at Safari DC Restaurant and Lounge

Safari DC Presents: An ArtLure Pop-Up Show with Oamr, Symmetrical & Zamkov at Safari DC Restaurant and Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1940508106271706

Blinkhorn, Blumenthal, MaxMalady, Rewak at Backbar

Blinkhorn, Blumenthal, MaxMalady, Rewak at Backbar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/190565428151248/

Saturday September 16

DC House Grooves Show #09 with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir on Underground Quality Radio

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Tune in: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/288045175007467/

DC House Grooves Top PickBrawther & Benoit at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions featuring Martín Miguel, Heights & Eric Schwab in the Green Room and Deep Tech 1 Year Anniversary featuring Jon Swink, Nick Flynn, Tim Glusko, Pershan & Mr Wright in the Flash Bar

Brawther & Benoit at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions featuring Martín Miguel, Heights & Eric Schwab in the Green Room and Deep Tech 1 Year Anniversary featuring Jon Swink, Nick Flynn, Tim Glusko, Pershan & Mr Wright in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1996121173963956/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Saturday with Dicky Trisco, John Jazz, Thomas Blondet & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Dicky Trisco, John Jazz, Thomas Blondet & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickBeatBox DC Presents: House Royalty with DJ LoveGrove, DJ Meets, Mookie Wizzo, Sam “The Man” Burns, Tim Jackson & Vanniety Kills at the H Street Festival

BeatBox DC Presents: House Royalty with DJ LoveGrove, DJ Meets, Mookie Wizzo, Sam “The Man” Burns, Tim Jackson & Vanniety Kills at the H Street Festival

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/299929640481552/

DC House Grooves Top PickOne Love Massive Live at H Street Festival with Symmetrical Kitty’s Saloon

One Love Massive Live at H Street Festival with Symmetrical Kitty's Saloon

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2005798269655124/

DC House Grooves Top Pick2017 H Street Festival

2017 H Street Festival

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/844297415734717/

DC House Grooves Top PickElevate Rooftop Pool Party with DJ Genna, Benoit, Andrey Bazza & Tony Smooth at The Embassy Row Hotel

Elevate Rooftop Pool Party with DJ Genna, Benoit, Andrey Bazza & Tony Smooth at The Embassy Row Hotel

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/279007909266776

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse-N- U with Gigi Testa & Derrick “D-Train” Coleman at Ten Tigers Parlour

House-N- U with Gigi Testa & Derrick “D-Train” Coleman at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/163646307526691

DC House Grooves Top PickPhunked UP! 0with Adrian Collazo, DJ Say What?, and StrikeStone! At Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Phunked UP! 0with Adrian Collazo, DJ Say What?, and StrikeStone! At Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/111661476202216

DC House Grooves Top PickFeed Me Disco featuring Eau Claire and Ozker at U Street Music Hall

Feed Me Disco featuring Eau Claire and Ozker at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/131355610803074/

DC House Grooves Top PickFathom Experiment #4: Venus is Venus is Venus at Dupont Underground

Fathom Experiment #4: Venus is Venus is Venus at Dupont Underground

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/266523090506927/

DC House Grooves Top PickClassical Trax Drum House: Suda with Panch, Benbo & L’Enfant at Backbar

Classical Trax Drum House: Suda with Panch, Benbo & L’Enfant at Backbar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1907059809544662

Sunday August 17

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love with Ian Pooley, Samantha Francesca, Marko Peli, Tony Smooth and DJ Bazza at Flash

Sunday Love with Ian Pooley, Samantha Francesca, Marko Peli, Tony Smooth and DJ Bazza at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/287460195066657

DC House Grooves Top PickCadence Turns 4 with Goldie, Subversions & Vanniety Kills at Flash, with Wayne “Big Poppa” Davis and Buster in the Green Room at Flash

Cadence Turns 4 with Goldie, Subversions & Vanniety Kills at Flash, with Wayne “Big Poppa” Davis and Buster in the Green Room at Flash

Advanced Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1516772
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/121249051810046/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Harry Hotter & Good Buddies featuring Kevin Yost with Philco & Jandro at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Harry Hotter & Good Buddies featuring Kevin Yost with Philco & Jandro at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1888180454764117/

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