DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC November 20 – November 23

Welcome back to another edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up, featuring all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC for the coming weekend. We’re amazed that this is our 20th edition. Didn’t expect to get beyond one or two, but i guess it keeps us out of trouble. We keep hoping for a quiet weekend so there’s less work compiling the listings and writing it all up, but each week the clubs and promoters of DC keep upping the ante and piling on more amazing events, so doesn’t look like that’s going to happen any time soon. This weekend in particular is looking ridiculous. So much to do. With that in mind, we’re going to skip the usual summary of last weekend and dive straight into the picks for this weekend, followed by the full listings for Thursday through Sunday. Before we dive in though, here’s the recording of Christauff’s DeepTech.fm show featuring Andy Grant from last week; the official sound track to this week’s round up!

 

If you plan on attending an event, click through to the Facebook event page, click Join to let the promoters know you’re in, then click Invite and invite your friends.

Thursday Picks

Top pick for Thursday is our regular pick Lost on Thursdays, who continue their Movember November theme with another great party up on the rooftop at Lost Society. This week’s visiting guest is Mary Yuzovskaya, supported by locals Tirzah, making her Lost debut, and Alex Magdelano on live drums. Always a great crowd at Lost Society! Expect all the usual drinks specials. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/333193976866403/

Our next pick for Thursday is Fusion Thursdays at Treehouse Lounge. This time around, it’s a house and breaks edition, with DJ Daryl Northrop, DJ Rick Next Door and DJ Ramsey Neville. Should be a fun night with a varied musical selection. No cover, 21+, and there’s plenty of parking, so no worries there.

https://www.facebook.com/events/792280320810957

Another party that might be worth your time is Kickin’ Off at Bossa in Adams Morgan. It’s a new deep house night with Shahid Buttar and friends. This week’s guest is Keith Miller, and they’ll even have someone working the mic and a live VJ set thrown into the mix. Worth checking out if you’re in the area.

https://www.facebook.com/events/360150017476460/

Our final pick for Thursday is a little outside our remit, but deserves a mention. Gryphon After Dark hosted by Candice Mills is a new weekly night from our friends at One Love Massive, and is described as “Imagine jazz singer meets piano bar, meets cabaret, meets DC 2014″. So if you’re looking for something a little bit classy, or you want to grab a late dinner and check out some fine live entertainment, this is definitely worth a look. Believe me, with the weekend you’ve got coming, this sounds like the perfect way to start.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1562063257340558

Friday Picks

Friday is when things really start getting interesting. Our top pick for Friday is [CENSORED]. That’s all we can tell you. All we can say is keep your eyes open and your ears to the ground when you’re out on Friday, and hopefully you’ll find your way there. We’re really excited about this one, and we’ll be there throwing major shapes on the dance floor all night long.

“So, what else is on, besides this mystery party that you probably just made up to sound cool”, you ask? Well first up, we recommend you get your evening started at the Technetium happy hour at Zeba Bar from 6pm to 10pm, with DJs Synz, Sequoia and Meegs, who will be fresh from recording her forthcoming podcast for DC House Grooves.  There’s always a great vibe at Zeba, and with great tunes in the mix, it will be a great place to start your night.

https://www.facebook.com/events/747264598680337/

Next up, we recommend you get yourself down to Flash for the legendary Dubtribe Sound System, supported by the dream team local lineup of Juan Zapata and Chadwick. But that’s not all, because down in the Flash Bar, there’s another edition of Ladies of the Underground, with another great all-female local lineup curated by our good friend Vanniety Kills. This time the lineup includes Agent137, DJ Cassidy, Eau Claire, and of course Vanniety Kills herself. There’s no cover for entry to the Flash Bar,  and advanced tickets for the main floor at $12, more on the door. You can grab your advanced tickets on Ticketfly.

https://www.facebook.com/events/336549863189655/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1711516322407376

If you’re not in the mood for the Flash crowds on Friday, we recommend you check out Degenerate with Darius Twin and Ron Jackson. The party is at a secret location in North East, so you’ll need to head over to the event page and RSVP to get the low down. While we haven’t yet made it to one of their events, we can tell the Degenerate crew are passionate about what they do, and we continue to be impressed by the creativity of their flyers, so we encourage you to stop by on Friday and check it out.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1494080004200902

Our next pick for Friday night if you’re in Baltimore, or fancy a small road trip, is 4 Hours of Funk with Graham & Fleg at The Windup Space in Baltimore. These guys are true heads, so this is the place to be if you want to expand your musical horizons and hear vinyl rarities that you won’t hear anywhere else. Free before 11, $5 after. 18+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1499922300263221/

Before we move on to Saturday, just a couple of other quick drive by picks. There’s a new party promising some housey doings called 1/2Wayhouse at Safari Restaurant & Lounge in Petworth on Friday. We checked out the venue last week, and it shows some promise, so this could be a good bet if you want to stay in the neighborhood.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1570635863169625/

And last, but not least, if you’re down on the U Street corridor and want to party for a good cause, stop by Backbar for Stache Bash with Eau Claire, Amber Dyson, Caleb L’Etoile and Philco. Its $5 on the door for an intimate night of house and nu disco, with all proceeds being donated to the Movember Foundation. Get your groove on for a good cause!

Saturday Picks

So enough of the appetizers, let’s move on to the main course. Saturday brings a borderline stupid lineup of events, all of which deserve your attention. Our top pick for Saturday night is Flash Resident’s Night, where an amazing line up of locals will be taking over the main floor and the Flash Bar from open to close. Up on the main floor, Edo, Philip Goyette and Navbox will be at the controls. These guys really know how to rock a dance floor, and we’re really excited to hear them work the Funktion Ones all night long. Down in the Flash Bar, its a Body Werk takeover, with our very own Andy Grant and Raffi (Loop | DC) laying down thick deep house vibes all night long. We couldn’t be more excited about bringing our party to the Flash Bar, and we hope to see you all there! There is no cover for the Flash Bar, and advanced tickets for the main floor are $7, more on the door. You can grab your advanced tickets over on Ticketfly.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1556476817922348

Our next pick for Saturday is the Bump ‘n Grind 1 Year Anniversary & Thanksgiving Food Drive with Aaron Sparks, Boss Ross and David at Zeba Bar. We can’t believe it has been a year since the first Bump’n’Grind party, and this is a great local line up to celebrate their one year anniversary. The BnG parties at Zeba are always family affairs, with smiling dancers and baby powder on the dance floor, so this comes with our strong recommendation. While we’ll have our hands full at Flash, we’re hoping to at least make it up to Zeba for a little bit of family time. There’s no cover, but please bring canned food donations for the Bump’n’Grind canned food drive.

https://www.facebook.com/events/416448028503063/

Bliss: Will Eastman, Jus Nowhere & DJ Nav at U Street Music Hall

Over at U Street Music Hall, Saturday night brings another installment of Will Eastman‘s monthly Bliss party. This month, Will’s guests are local artist and DJ Jus Nowhere of local label Silence in Metropolis, and our good friend, DJ Nav, who has been on a roll recently with a string of great house releases. A solid bet if you’re planning on a night out on U Street. The party kicks off at 10pm, $10 cover, 18+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1563483807222042

Sarah Myers 5+ hour extended set at Lost Society

Another great pick if you’re in the U Street area is Lost Society, where local rising star Sarah Myers will be behind the decks open to close, doing some planning for her contribution to the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals podcast series :p. Well maybe not, but we really, really want a podcast from Sarah! This is a great opportunity to hear Sarah take you on a musical journey, all while celebrating her sister, Elizabeth’s birthday. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1506106616338688/

Happy Birthday Teddy Douglas feat Crystal Waters and Jasper St. Co. and Basement Boys Reunion at The Paradox, Baltimore

Our final pick for Saturday, and where we’ll all be heading once we wrap up at Flash, is Happy Birthday Teddy Douglas at The Paradox in Baltimore, with Crystal Waters, The Jasper Street Company and The Basement Boys reunion. Honestly, this is a dream line up of classic house artists, with music by Teddy DouglasDJ Spen, Karizma, Thommy David, DJ Tanz, DJ Bizkit, DJ Kenny K and the legendary Wayne Davis. This type of event doesn’t come along very often, so when something like this happens, you’ve got to jump on it! Individually, these DJs would be worth the price of admission alone… all of them on the same night? Damn! Advanced tickets are $20, more on the door. May sound steep, but your money will be well spent.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1486374434967921/

Sunday Picks

If you’re still standing after Saturday night, there are a few options for Sunday. Our top pick for Sunday is Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution at Eighteenth Street Lounge. Sam is the one constant on DCs underground house scene, and you can always rely on Sunday nights at ESL for quality soulful house. The Metaphysical will be holding things down in the Main Room, and there’ll be all the usual $5 drinks specials from 9pm to 11pm.

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

Our next pick for Sunday is Groovetop ft Lauren Lane at Flash supported by a solid local line up of Benoit (of R&B fame), Yaco and Heather Femia. We’ve not yet made it to a Groovetop party, but we’ve heard good things. We’re really hoping this one takes off! The party kicks off at 6pm. Free before 8pm, the $10 after.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1496316967299411

And so on to our last pick for the weekend, The NeedlExchange at Velvet Lounge. A great bet if you want to get away from the big venues and enjoy an eclectic musical selection from the talented DJ crew of Baronhawk, Bil Todd and Tommy Cornelis. 7pm until close, no cover.

https://www.facebook.com/events/793356377403824/

That’s it for this week’s top picks, so let’s look at the full listings of all the best underground deep house and electronic music events in Washington DC from Thursday to Sunday. While we’ve picked out the events we think are best, there are so many more events to choose from, so worth your time scrolling through the full list. You don’t expect us to get it right, do you? Remember to click through to the Facebook event pages for more details, and don’t forget to click Join and invite your friends if you plan on attending.

Thursday November 20

Lost on Thursdays: Movember November with Mary Yuzovskaya, Tirzah & Alex Magdelano (live) at Lost Society

Lost on Thursdays: Movember November with Mary Yuzovskaya, Tirzah & Alex Magdelano (live) at Lost SocietyMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/333193976866403/

Fusion Thursdays: House and Breaks featuring DJ Daryl Northrop, DJ Rick Next Door and DJ Ramsey Neville at Treehouse Lounge

Fusion Thursdays: House and Breaks featuring DJ Daryl Northrop, DJ Rick Next Door and DJ Ramsey Neville at Treehouse LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/792280320810957

Thursday People’s First Year at Flash

Thursday People's First Year at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/600337633411577/

Kickin’ Off with Shahid Buttar and Keith Miller at Bossa Bistro & Lounge

Kickin' Off at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/360150017476460/

Gryphon After Dark at The Gryphon

Gryphon After Dark at The GryphonMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1562063257340558

Friday November 21

Dubtribe Sound System, Juan Zapata, Chadwick at Flash

Dubtribe Sound System, Juan Zapata, Chadwick at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/336549863189655/

Ladies of the Underground ft Agent137, DJ Cassidy, Eau Claire, Vanniety Kills at Flash Bar

Ladies of the Underground ft Agent137, DJ Cassidy, Eau Claire, Vanniety Kills at Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1711516322407376

Danny Daze w/ Ken Lazee, Funkdamentalist at U Street Music Hall

Danny Daze w/ Ken Lazee, Funkdamentalist at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1490699587845279/

ESL Fridays at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Fridays at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Degenerate with Darius Twin & Ron Jackson at Secret Location

Degenerate with Darius Twin & Ron Jackson at Secret LocationMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1494080004200902

1/2Wayhouse at Safari Lounge

1/2Wayhouse at Safari LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1570635863169625/

Stashe Bash: A Movember Moustache Party at Backbar

Stashe Bash: A Movember Moustache Party at BackbarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/349133911933999/

Technetium – a musical, monthly happy hour at Zeba Bar

Technetium - a musical, monthly happy hour at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/747264598680337/

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

4 HOURS OF FUNK :: FRI 11/21 :: w/ GRAHAM & FLEGMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1499922300263221/

Kristina Sky at Phonic

Kristina Sky at PhonicMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1505504256403232/

Saturday November 22

Flash Resident Nights: Navbox, Philip Goyette, Edo and Body Werk with Andy Grant and Raffi at Flash

Flash Resident Nights: Navbox, Philip Goyette, Edo and Body Werk with Andy Grant and Raffi at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1556476817922348

Bump ‘n Grind 1 Year Anniversary & Thanksgiving Food Drive with Aaron Sparks, Boss Ross and David at Zeba Bar

Bump 'n Grind 1 Year Anniv & Thanksgiving Food Drive with Aaron Sparks, Boss Ross and David at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/416448028503063/

Bliss: Will Eastman, Jus Nowhere & DJ Nav at U Street Music Hall

Bliss: Will Eastman, Jus Nowhere & DJ Nav at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1563483807222042

ESL Saturdays with Rob Paine and Willyum at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturdays with Rob Paine and Willyum at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/556995601068790/

Sarah Myers 5+ hour extended set at Lost Society

Sarah Myers 5+ hour extended set at Lost SocietyMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1506106616338688/

Happy Birthday Teddy Douglas feat Crystal Waters and Jasper St. Co. and Basement Boys Reunion at The Paradox, Baltimore

Happy Birthday Teddy Douglas feat Crystal Waters and Jasper St. Co. and Basement Boys Reunion at The ParadoxMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1486374434967921/

Sweat: The Return with Juan Zapata, DJ Baby and DJ Derrick “D-Train” Coleman at Diego Restaurant

Sweat: The Return at Diego RestaurantMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/611424012301294

Marco Bailey Live #VERVE feat  Danny House At Toro Toro DC

Marco Bailey Live #VERVE feat  Danny House At Toro Toro DCMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1587635331459301/

Select DC Presents VVAQRT | Profligate | Ben Jenkins at Union Arts DC

Select DC Presents VVAQRT | Profligate | Ben Jenkins at Union Arts DCMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1497330823878050

Deep Sessions presents Joe Nice, Resonance, MC Twisty at Backbar

Deep Sessions presents Joe Nice, Resonance, MC Twisty at BackbarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/675267742581326/

Armada presents Ben Gold with David Gravell at Phonic

Armada presents Ben Gold with David Gravell at PhonicMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1583094408586089/

Rise of the Scorpios – Birthday Celebration for Jen & Greg at 5127 Restaurant & Lounge, Centreville

Rise of the Scorpios - Birthday Celebration for Jen & Greg at 5127 Restaurant & Lounge, CentrevilleMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/741861579240157/

Sunday November 23

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

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

Groovetop ft Lauren Lane at Flash

Groovetop ft Lauren Lane at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1496316967299411

The NeedlExchange at Velvet Lounge

The NeedlExchange at Velvet LoungeThe NeedlExchange at Velvet LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/793356377403824/

And with that we wrap up the latest edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Don’t forget, for your pre- and post- game sound track, tune into DC House Grooves radio for quality underground house music from Washington, DC based DJs streaming 24/7:

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See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC November 13 – November 16

Welcome to another edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up! This is probably around the 20th edition, but whatever the number, it’s way higher than we thought we would ever get to. Guess we’ll just keep on going… you all seem to like it, and it keeps us out of trouble.

Last weekend saw another amazing lineup of events in and around DC. The highlight of Thursday night, by all accounts, was FORWARD presents Trentemøller at the Howard Theater. We couldn’t make it out, but we saw a lot of positive sentiment on Facebook, and it looked like it was a big success. On Friday night, we headed up to the Safari Restaturant & Lounge in Petworth for the Select DC event with Jay Simon, Chase Smith, Protect-U and the 1432R DJs. We got there early to hear the 1432R crew, and we weren’t disappointed. We love their eclectic mix of quality tunes; if you get a chance to catch them, make sure you take it! Aside from the glass encased DJ booth, sealing the DJ off from any connection with the dance floor, it was a nice space, and we hope to see some more parties there in the future. We would have loved to have stuck around for the rest of the lineup, but Bump’n’Grind with Eddie C at Zeba Bar beckoned, so we made our exit and headed down to Columbia Heights. Timing is everything, and we arrived just as Eddie took to the decks. As always, Eddie delivered, and we had a wonderful time grooving with the Bump’n’Grind family.  We made our excuses and left before we had too much fun, though. Needed to save our energy for Saturday, and the second edition of our Body Werk party at DC9 Night Club, with R&B rocking the main floor from open to close, and Joe L doing his thing on the rooftop all night long.

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What can we say about the second Body Werk, other than it exceeded our expectations. R&B really knocked it out of the park, delivering deep underground sounds all night long, while Joe played a wonderfully eclectic set upstairs. As for the crowd, well at times you could barely move on the dance floor, but as the night rolled on it thinned out a bit, leaving a crowd of heads getting down until the lights came on. We couldn’t have asked for more, and we can’t wait to do it again! The next Body Werk is on Saturday November 22 in the Flash Bar, with Body Werk resident Andy Grant and Raffi (Loop | DC) at the controls, and we’ll be back at DC9 in December. See you in the Flash Bar on November 22!

Flash Resident's Night with Body Werk in the Flash Barhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1556476817922348/

After Body Werk, we all headed up to Baltimore for this month’s Deep Sugar, although I think this time we were a little bit too late. Unfortunately we missed Thomas Dolby‘s DJ debut, though we heard it was a lot of fun, and by the time we arrived the crowd had thinned out. Oh well, there’s always the next time! We’ll be back at Deep Sugar soon, and we recommend you check it out too.

And so let’s move on to the top picks for the weekend, followed by the full listings for Thursday through Sunday. If you plan on attending an event, click through to the Facebook event page, click Join to let the promoters know you’re in, then click Invite and invite your friends.

Thursday Picks

We kick off Thursday with a couple of radio picks worth your time. First up at 12pm ET, our very own Andy Grant is featured on DJ Christauff‘s DeepTech FM show on DE Radio, with a 2 hour set of deep, deep tunes to take you into Thursday afternoon. We think this is one of the best sets Andy has ever recorded, so tune in tomorrow and start your Thursday afternoon off right.

https://www.facebook.com/events/348477371987427/

Next up at 5pm ET, there’s the next installment of DJ Earic Patten‘s Elektrik Metro House Vibes Live Mix Sessions on ClubVibez Radio U.K. Always a good choice for the Thursday commute.

https://www.facebook.com/events/698703240237905/

Heading out on Thursday night, our top pick is Lost on Thursdays Movember November with R&B and Taiga at Lost Society. We’re still buzzing from R&B’s incredible performance at Body Werk on Saturday night, and on Thursday night you’ll get another chance to hear them. These guys are on a roll right now, so if you want some proper deep underground house, get yourself over to the Lost Society rooftop on Thursday and get your groove on with the Lost family.

https://www.facebook.com/events/810186999042637

Our last pick for Thursday is DJ Christauff‘s monthly night in Mount Pleasant, The WarmUp at Marx Café. This month’s guest is former Tracks DC resident and Strictly Rhythm artist Earic Patten. There’s not much of a dance floor at the Marx Café, but its a great bet if you want to grab a few drinks to a quality sound track.

https://www.facebook.com/events/346815582156807/

Friday Picks

And then there’s Friday. We’re actually feeling a sense of dread at having to write up Friday, because there’s just so many great parties going on, we don’t know where to start! I guess we just need to dive in and see how it plays out.

First up for Friday is Kochi‘s WTF?! radio show on Sugar Shack Recordings at 5pm ET. A great choice to get you in the mood for dancing during your Friday commute.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1492071481069453/

Next up, we’ve got another radio pick for you. Our favorite local garage producer DJ Nav and our favorite local garage DJ Jett Chandon will be joining Andy Grant in the Rave Basement for the second Pirate Radio Edition of the DC House Grooves radio show. Nav, Jett and Andy will be breaking out those dub plates and laying down the finest UK garage grooves ever heard this side of the Atlantic Ocean. The show kicks off at 10pm, and goes until we’re done.

https://www.facebook.com/events/216690898530875/

Lots of techno this Friday night! Our top pick for you on Friday night is Julian Jeweil with Jubilee & Boss Ross at U Street Music Hall. Julian Juweil (Cocoon / Plus 8) will be performing his acclaimed live set, supported by two of our local favorites, former Body Werk guest Jubilee and Boss Ross. Free before 12pm for 21+, $10 after.

https://www.facebook.com/events/773909725981469

Our next pick for Friday is Trev-ski‘s monthly party Petworth Funk with Special Guests Tommy Cornelis & Remote Cntrl at The Looking Glass Lounge up in Petworth. Always a good time to be had with Trev-ski and his guests, and expect to hear a very eclectic range of music. No cover.

https://www.facebook.com/events/700859983339636/

Next up, we’ve got another techno pick, with the Composite Crew taking over Zeba Bar for Trust, with Chris Nitti & Tsurugi and all the Composite DJs. Should be a great night of proper techno in our favorite neighborhood venue. No cover.

https://www.facebook.com/events/488431627965949

If you’re prepared to venture a bit further afield and are looking for a true underground experience, then get yourself up to Baltimore for the Vague Output double header. The night kicks off at The Crown, with Protect-U (Future Times) heading a lineup including Graham Hatke, Extended Release and S.K. Ultra. Keep your eyes and ears open while at The Crown for details of the after party, featuring Co La, Xerome, Alex Gardel and Analog Soul. We’ve yet to make it to a Vague Output party, but we’ve heard really good things. Hoping to make it up to one soon!

https://www.facebook.com/events/307167962805430/

Saturday Picks

Glad we made it through the write up for Friday; all down hill from here. Our top pick for Saturday is Spacebound at Backbar, with two of our favorite local DJs Jubilee & Mazi’r. While we know this will be a night of amazing, deep, underground tunes in an intimate space with a ridiculous sound system, this one gets our top pick purely on the strength of the flyer alone.

Spacebound w. Jubilee & Mazi'r at BackbarSee what we mean? With a flyer like that, how could you not go? Doors open at 11pm, $5 cover.

https://www.facebook.com/events/333177593531164/

Our next pick for Saturday night is round the corner at Flash, where Soul Clap and The Deep will be putting the main floor system through its paces, while Ray Casil & Joe L will be werkin’ it in the Flash Bar. We’ve heard Soul Clap play a few times at U Street Music Hall, but this is the first time they will be playing at Flash, and with a three+ hour set on the cards, it is sure to be a real treat. Advanced tickets are currently $10 on Ticket Fly, but move fast; they’ll be going up to $15 soon.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1510877549169139/

Sunday Picks

Our top pick for Sunday is Church at Public Bar, with guest headliner Erphun (Brood Audio / Sleeze Recordings | UK), along with local support from Sinestro, Steve Kirn, and Lisa Frank. The party kicks off at 4pm, and its free before 6pm, $10 after.  Top tip: you’ll get in for $5 if you can show them you’ve liked the Church and Sunglass Sundays Facebook pages.  We recommend you get there for Lisa Frank‘s closing set. She always delivers!

https://www.facebook.com/events/808685962508639/

And last, but by no means least, we recommend ESL Sundays at Eighteenth Street Lounge. Sam Burns will be holding things down as usual in the Gold Room with his regular Underground Soul Solution session, while Trev-ski will be delivering his usual eclectic mix in the Main Room. Definitely your best bet for soulful house, disco, funk and soul this Sunday. $5 drinks specials from 9pm to 11pm.

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

That’s it for this week’s picks, so let’s look at the full listings of all the best underground deep house and electronic music events in Washington DC from Thursday to Sunday. Remember to click through to the Facebook event pages for more details, and don’t forget to click Join and invite your friends if you plan on attending.

Thursday November 13

DeepTechFM 099 featuring Andy Grant (DC House Grooves / Body Werk) – www.deradio.ca

DeepTechFM 099 featuring Andy Grant (DC House Grooves / Body Werk) - www.deradio.caMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/348477371987427/

Dj Earic Patten’s Elektrik Metro House Vibes LIVE Mix Sessions on ClubVibez Radio U.K.

Dj Earic Patten's Elektrik Metro House Vibes LIVE Mix Sessions on ClubVibez Radio U.K.More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/698703240237905/

Lost on Thursdays Movember November feat. R&B, Taiga (Nomad) at Lost Society

Lost on Thursdays Movember November feat. R&B, Taiga (Nomad) at Lost SocietyMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/810186999042637

Marx Cafe pres. The WarmUp with Earic Patten

11/13 - Marx Cafe pres. The WarmUp with Earic PattenMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/346815582156807/

Select DC Presents Quicksails, Khaki Blazer, Ora Iso, Audrey Chen + Flandrew Fleisenberg at The Back Alley Theater

Select DC Presents Quicksails, Khaki Blazer, Ora Iso, Audrey Chen + Flandrew FleisenbergMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/716543498430032/

Throwhawk Thursday: House And Turntablism Collide at Tropicalia

https://www.facebook.com/events/880635655304779/More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/880635655304779/

3D Presents: The Prototypes & Prolix at Flash

3D Presents: The Prototypes & Prolix at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/348098098701185

The Business End w/ Caleb L’Etoile & Philco

The Busines End w/ Caleb L'Etoile & PhilcoMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1707166682842460/

Gryphon After Dark

Gryphon After DarkMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/648903575230101/

Friday November 14

WTF?! with Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Kochi on Sugar Shack RecordingsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1492071481069453/

DC House Grooves Radio Show Live from the Rave Basement: Pirate Radio Edition #2 with Andy Grant and special guests DJ Nav and Jett Chandon

DC House Grooves Radio Show Live from the Rave Basement: Pirate Radio Edition #2 with Andy Grant and special guests DJ Nav and Jett ChandonMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/216690898530875/

Uner, RNS at Flash

Uner, RNS at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/600799760032243/

Julian Jeweil with Jubilee & Boss Ross at U Street Music Hall

Julian Jeweil with Jubilee & Boss Ross at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/773909725981469

Fridays at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Fridays at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Stonebridge Live #VERVE feat Andrey Bazza + Danny House At Toro Toro DC

Stonebridge Live #VERVE feat Andrey Bazza + Danny House At Toro Toro DCMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/324334471088347/

Trust @ Zeba by the Composite crew with Chris Nitti & Tsurugi

Trust @ Zeba by the Composite crew with Chris Nitti & TsurugiTrust @ Zeba by the Composite crew with Chris Nitti & TsurugiMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/488431627965949

Vague Output W/ Protect-U (before) & Analog Soul (after)

Vague Output W/ Protect-U (before) & Analog Soul (after)More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/307167962805430/

Petworth Funk with Special Guests Tommy Cornelis & Remote Cntrl at The Looking Glass Lounge

Petworth Funk with Special Guests Tommy Cornelis & Remote Cntrl at The Looking Glass LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/700859983339636/

Select DC and Sonic Circuits Present Rashad Becker, Eli Keszler, Slow Slow Loris at Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center

Select DC and Sonic Circuits Present Rashad Becker, Eli Keszler, Slow Slow Loris at Pyramid Atlantic Arts CenterMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/758619364186099/

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

Silicon Based Lifeform at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/308638476003642/

Four Under The Floor with Philco, Ypset & Jacq Jill at Backbar

Four Under The Floor with Philco, Ypset & Jacq Jill at BackbarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1500007950251068/

Photographer at Phonic 

Photographer at Phonic More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1570478479834409/

Saturday November 15

Soul Clap (Crew Love, Soul Clap Records, Wolf + Lamb), The Deep, Ray Casil & Joe L at Flash

Soul Clap (Crew Love, Soul Clap Records, Wolf + Lamb), The Deep, Ray Casil & Joe L at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1510877549169139/

Spacebound w. Jubilee & Mazi’r at Backbar

Spacebound w. Jubilee & Mazi'r at BackbarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/333177593531164/

Saturdays at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Saturdays at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Groove Agenda: Welcome to the Underground at Jimmy Valentines 

Groove Agenda: Welcome to the Underground at Jimmy Valentines More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/702222693198389/

Nü Androids Present – Kidnap Kid at Opera Ultra Lounge

Nü Androids Present - Kidnap Kid at Opera Ultra LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1493304144268970/

John O’Callaghan & Sneijder at Phonic

John O'Callaghan & Sneijder at PhonicMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/566073703493740/

We R Sound at St. Mary’s Restaurant & Lounge, Baltimore

We R Sound at St. Mary's Restaurant & Lounge, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1510149539244121

Sunday November 16

Church w/ Erphun a Public Bar

Church w/ Erphun a Public BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/808685962508639/

Sunday at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sundays at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

The NeedlExchange at Velvet Lounge

The NeedlExchange at Velvet LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/793356377403824/

Well that wraps it up for another edition of the Weekend Round Up. If you want your event considered for inclusion in the weekend round up, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page. Also, we’d welcome your constructive feedback on the DC House Grooves round up. If you’ve got any comments or suggestions, please send us a message.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant 

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC November 6 – November 9

Wow.. Halloween weekend was a lot of fun! The U Street area was absolutely crazy on Friday night. Walking down U Street from Georgia Avenue to 14th around 2am was like an an obstacle course, with less-than-sober people stumbling in all directions in costumes of every description. We saw some things we just can’t un-see, no matter how hard we try.  Big thanks to everyone who came out to the Last House on the Left after party at Tropicalia, which was a huge success. The music was the best we’ve heard at a DC event in a long time, local lineup or otherwise. Andy Grant kicked things off with a banging all-vinyl set, followed by some serious deepness from Ramirez and Jubilee, before international terrorists R&B took over, owning that dance floor. The icing on the cake was an incredible back to back set from DC’s rising stars, Lisa Frank and Chris Nitti. So good. If you see any of these guys listed on an event lineup, make sure you check them out. We can’t wait to hear R&B again on Saturday as they take over the main floor at Body Werk at DC9 Nightclub for an open to close set.  We were also impressed by the incredible effort put in to some of the costumes. Special mention has to go to power couple Graham and Tatiana for their amazing Keith Haring inspired outfits, with both of them painted head to toe.

Graham & Tati HalloweenWe heard their preparations took so long, they didn’t make it out until 5.30am, but boy was it worth all their efforts. Another special mention has to go to Kochi and Bethany for their Life of Pi tribute. Too funny.

Kochi & Bethany HalloweenAnd so we head into another weekend, and yet again DC has an exhaustive line up of events to keep us all grooving through the weekend. This weekend promises to be extra special, because not only are Bump’n’Grind bringing DC’s favorite visiting DJ Eddie C back to Zeba Bar on Friday night, but on Saturday we here at DC House Grooves are bringing you another edition of Body Werk, and if that wasn’t enough, Saturday is also our favorite monthly after hours party Deep Sugar at the Paradox in Baltimore. Better catch up on rest now, because you’re going to need all your energy for the coming weekend!

Right then, let’s take a look at the top picks for the weekend, followed by the full listings for Thursday through Sunday. If you plan on attending an event, click through to the Facebook event page, click Join to let the promoters know you’re in, then click Invite and invite your friends.

Thursday Picks

Dammit, so much on this weekend, not really sure where to start. We’ll do our best to cover what we think are your best bets, but don’t take our word for it. Make sure you check the listings below for all the events through the weekend. Thursday in particular has so much on, you’ll need to choose wisely!

Our top pick to kick off your Thursday is FORWARD presents Trentemøller LIVE at the Howard Theater, where Denmark-based maestro Trentemøller will be debuting his new 5-piece live act, along with opening act T.O.M. and his Computer. This looks to be an amazing live show, and kudos to the FORWARD crew for bringing this to DC. Advanced tickets are available form Ticketmaster for $28.75.

https://www.facebook.com/events/727931750607581

Once the concert is over, head round the corner to Flash for the The UKG Social presents: Champion, DJ Nav, Jett Chandon, Tarik Evolve, for the best celebration of all things UK Garage that DC and Baltimore has to offer. With DC House Grooves favorite DJ Nav on the line up working the main floor, you just know it’s going to be a great night! In addition to the main room lineup, there will also be a stacked lineup down in the Flash bar, with DC favorite Refugee joined by Grz, Omnibud, and Brother Pinch. Advanced tickets are $8 from Ticketfly.

https://www.facebook.com/events/582821531832656/

We’re not quite done with our picks for Thursday night yet, as over at The Velvet Lounge, Raffi (Loop) will be joining Philip Goyette for his monthly Transmission 4/4 night. This is a great chance to catch two great local DJs playing nothing but the best deep house, garage and techno open to close. If you like what you hear, make sure you join us in the Flash Bar for Body Werk on November 22, when Raffi will be joining Andy Grant playing back to back all night long. Transmission 4/4 is 21+, no cover.

https://www.facebook.com/events/544372115698471/

Our final pick for Thursday is Fusion Thursdays: Soulful House edition with DJ Double 07, 1SmoothDJMarv & DJ Christopher at Tree House Lounge. Any night featuring DJ Double 07 is worth your time, and we’ve heard great things about 1SmoothDJMarv. Head over to the Tree House Lounge in NE for the finest soulful house to keep you grooving into Friday morning. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1559502700952508/

Friday Picks

Once you’re done with work, our pick to get you in the mood for Friday night is the weekly WTF?! radio show with Corduroy Mavericks and Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings. Always a great sound track to your Friday commute.

https://www.facebook.com/events/291186771091306

Our top pick for Friday night is without doubt Legends of the Fall – Bump ‘n Grind Special Edition w/ EDDIE C, Juan Zapata B2B Joe L & David. It is *always* a big deal when Eddie C comes to town, and with all-vinyl support from Juan, Joe and Dave at our favorite intimate venue, Zeba Bar, this one is guaranteed to be epic. Eddie C always puts on a great show, and he really is the nicest man in show business, so do yourself a favor and get yourself up to Columbia Heights tomorrow night and dance your ass off with the Bump’n’Grind crew. There’ll be baby powder on the floor, and I wouldn’t be surprised if a few babies aren’t conceived with all the love there’ll be in that room. DC House Grooves will be representing in full effect. Oh, and it is Juan Zapata‘s birthday, so there’ll be spankings all round. 9PM – 3AM, 21+, $10 cover.

https://www.facebook.com/events/292445784298873

If we haven’t convinced you that your attendance at Bump’n’Grind with Eddie C is in your best interest, then your best alternative for proper underground business on Friday night is Select DC Presents Jay Simon, Chase Smith, Protect-U, 1432 R at Safari Restaurant & Lounge. Any event with representation from local labels 1432R and Future Times is worth your while, and this lineup is more than a bit special. We’ve never been to the Safari Restaurant & Lounge up in Petworth, so we’re interested to hear what it’s like. If you check it out, make sure you let us know!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1559502700952508/

Saturday Picks

And so we move on to what promises to be an historic Saturday night of epic proportions. You’d better make sure you down lots of five hour energy before you head out, because you will need it for the Body Werk / Deep Sugar double bill. We kick off Saturday in DC with our top pick, the second edition of DC House Grooves’ new monthly night Body Werk at DC9 Nightclub. This time around we are proud to present R&B performing open to close in the main room. DC9 have recently installed a new Void Acoustics sound system in the main room, and this will be the first opportunity to hear the system get a full work out with some proper house music. We can’t wait!

Void Accoustics at DC9Up on the rooftop, our favorite local DJ Joe L from Bump’n’Grind will be playing open to close. Joe played a seven hour set at an after party a couple of weeks ago, and we heard reports from multiple people that it was amongst the best they have heard.   Saturday night is your chance to get a taste of what Joe can do when given the opportunity to werk it all night long. Once again, Body Werk is no cover and absolutely no bullshit, so get away from the crowds on Saturday and werk it on the dance floor with us. If this hasn’t convinced you, check out the write up about Body Werk in this week’s Going Out Guide in the Washington Post.

https://www.facebook.com/events/786009678111470/

Once we wrap up Body Werk, we’ll be jumping straight in the party van and heading for The Paradox in Baltimore for the Ultra Naté’s Deep Sugar After Hours. We rave about Deep Sugar every month, but it really is that good. The Sugar Girl Squad featuring Ultra Naté and Lisa Moody will be working their magic in the main room, which in the Chamber, regulars The Elders and Mookie “Wizzo” Brock will be joined by special guest, electronic music pioneer Thomas Dolby, making his world DJ debut. Unless you’ve got a really good excuse, you’d be a fool to miss Deep Sugar. We’ll be reserving our space on the dance floor and grooving until the lights come on. We’d better see YOU on the dance floor with us!

https://www.facebook.com/events/269356179924554

Sunday Picks

Our top pick for Sunday is ESL Sundays at Eighteenth Street Lounge, with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution in the Gold Room, Joe L in the Main Room and The Metaphysical out on the patio. ESL is one of the few venues in town giving locals the chance to play open to close, and on Sunday you’ll get the chance to hear three of DC’s best playing open to close, all under one roof. With $5 drinks specials from 9pm to 11pm, this one is well worth checking out.

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

Our other pick for Sunday is The NeedlExchange at The Velvet Lounge, where the NeedlExchange DJs Tommy Cornelis, Baronhawk and Bil Todd will be doing their thing from 7pm to 2am. Worth checking out if you’re looking for quality tunes in the U Street area.

https://www.facebook.com/events/793356377403824/

Monday Bonus Pick

This week we’ve got a bonus Monday pick for you. If you’re not quite done grooving for the weekend, or you’re looking for somewhere to decompress and compare notes from the weekend to a soundtrack of quality underground music, head over to Tropicalia for 1432R Presents The Good Night with Dawir, Cemal & Jane. We’ve been loving the releases so far on the local 1432R label, so the chance to hear the 1432R DJs doing their thing on the Tropicalia sound system is something not to be missed. They are promising disco, house, techno, funk and more, so if you’ve still got the urge to shake your thing on Monday, then get yourself down to Tropicalia.

https://www.facebook.com/events/636934226417597/

That’s it for this week’s picks, so let’s look at the full listings of all the best underground deep house and electronic music events in Washington DC from Thursday to Sunday. Remember to click through to the Facebook event pages for more details, and don’t forget to click Join and invite your friends if you plan on attending.

Thursday November 6

Dj Earic Patten’s Elektrik Metro House Vibes Mix Sessions w/ Special Guest Wes Rolan

Dj Earic Patten's Elektrik Metro House Vibes Mix Sessions w/ Special Guest Wes RolanMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/552764878156778/

FORWARD presents Trentemøller LIVE at the Howard Theater

Forward presents Trentemøller at the Howard TheaterMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/727931750607581

Lost on Thursdays: Movember November feat. Martinez at Lost Society

Lost on Thursdays: Movember November feat. Martinez at Lost SocietyMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/400063610147486/

The UKG Social presents: Champion, DJ Nav, Jett Chandon, Tarik Evolve at Flash

The UKG Social presents: Champion, DJ Nav, Jett Chandon, Tarik Evolve at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/582821531832656/

Transmission 4/4 w/ Raffi (Loop | DC) and Philip Goyette (ESL | DC) at The Velvet Lounge

Transmission 4/4 w/ Raffi (Loop | DC) and Philip Goyette (ESL | DC) at The Velvet LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/544372115698471/

Fusion Thursdays: Soulful House edition with DJ 007, 1SmoothDJMarv & DJ Christopher at Tree House Lounge

Fusion Thursdays: Soulful House edition with DJ 007, 1SmoothDJMarv & DJ Christopher at Tree House LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1559502700952508/

Chris Malinchak with Man & Woman, Ozker at U St Music Hall

Chris Malinchak with Man & Woman, Ozker at U St Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1486883584911079

One Love Massive presents The Gryphon After Dark

One Love Massive presents The Gryphon After DarkMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1569243343297339/

Friday November 7

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks and Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks and Kochi on Sugar Shack RecordingsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/291186771091306

Legends of the Fall – Bump ‘n Grind Special Edition w/ EDDIE C, Juan Zapata B2B Joe L & David

Legends of the Fall - Bump 'n Grind Special Edition w/ EDDIE C, Juan Zapata B2B Joe L & DavidMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/292445784298873

MANIK, Silence in Metropolis at Flash

MANIK, Silence in Metropolis at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/715743928508491/

Victor Calderone with Zenbi & Wahi U Street Music Hall

Victor Calderone with Zenbi & Wahi U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/804505809580130/

ESL Fridays

ESL FridaysMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Select DC Presents Jay Simon, Chase Smith, Protect-U, 1432 R at Safari Restaurant & Lounge

Select DC Presents Jay Simon, Chase Smith, Protect-U, 1432 R at Safari Restaurant & LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/382573488534334

FotoWeekDC 2014 Opening Party

FotoWeekDC 2014 Opening PartyMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/351202758388464/

Eden Underground Feat. DeepCutta & Patrick O’Kane

Eden Underground Feat. DeepCutta & Patrick O'KaneMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/752471511496527/

Serge Devant Live for #Verve at Toro Toro DC

Serge Devant Live for #Verve at Toro Toro DCMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/646498185471945/

Omnia at Phonic

Omnia at PhonicMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1491066201165881/

Saturday November 8

DC House Grooves presents BODY WERK with R&B (Deep Secrets | DC) and Joe L (Bump’n’Grind / Push | DC)

Legends of the Fall - Bump 'n Grind Special Edition w/ EDDIE C, Juan Zapata B2B Joe L & DavidMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/786009678111470/

Deep Sugar Girl Squad – Ain’t No Stopping Love Featuring Thomas Dolby’s “80’S Electro Funk” World Premier at The Paradox

Deep Sugar Girl Squad - Ain’t No Stopping Love Featuring Thomas Dolby’s "80'S Electro Funk” World Premier at The ParadoxMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/269356179924554

Saeed Younan, Omar Karim at Flash

Saeed Younan, Omar Karim at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/307110972805392/

Rhythm & Culture Presents Fred Everything at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL SaturdaysMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Malmaison presents Locals Takeover The WaterFront

Malmaison presents Locals Takeover The WaterFrontMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/714821758594335/

Dubathonic Liveset at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Dubathonic Liveset at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/801545596549839/

SubDistrick!! Patrick Currier, Data Bitz, Krazy Josifer, Julez at Backbar

SubDistrick!! Patrick Currier, Data Bitz, Krazy Josifer, Julez at BackbarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/321762104674239/

The TakeOver feat: Heist at Zeba Bar

The TakeOver feat: Heist at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/217817961722213/

Utopia at The Bambou Club, Baltimore

Utopia at The Bambou Club, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/295652890627620/

Sunday November 9

ESL Sundays

ESL SundaysMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

The NeedlExchange at The Velvet Lounge

The NeedlExchange at The Velvet LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/793356377403824/

Groovetop ft Hunter / Game at Flash 

Groovetop ft Hunter / Game at Flash  More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/650702098377812/

Monday November 10

1432R Presents The Good Night with Dawir, Cemal & Jane at Tropicalia

1432R Presents The Good Night at TropicaliaMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/636934226417597/

And with that, we’re done with another edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. If you want your event considered for inclusion in the weekend round up, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page. Also, we’d welcome your constructive feedback on the DC House Grooves round up. If you’ve got any comments or suggestions, please send us a message.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant 

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up Halloween Edition: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC October 30 – November 2

Spooky. Halloween is here again, and our favorite city has a whole bunch of groovy events going on for all you ghouls and ghosts wanting to get freaky on the dance floor. Before we get into things, a quick announcement about DC House Grooves’ next Body Werk event.

Body Werk Nov 8 with R&B and Joe LYes, that’s right, Body Werk is back on November 8 at DC9 Night Club, and this time we’ve got everyone’s favorite DJ duo R&B playing open to close in the main room, with one of the most diverse DJs in town Joe L holding things down up on the rooftop. We can’t wait to hear these guys showing us what they can do with a whole night to play with. And that’s not all; the sound system at DC9 has just been upgraded with a new Void Acoustics system, so the sound is going to be bangin’!  And to top it all, its the same night as the next Deep Sugar, so join us at Body Werk to get warmed up, then head up to The Paradox with us for afters. Gonna be a crazy night!

And so on with this week’s picks. Lots to choose from this Halloween weekend! If you plan on attending an event, click through to the Facebook event page, click Join to let the promoters know you’re in, then click Invite and invite your friends.

Thursday Picks

We kick off Thursday with Dj Earic Patten’s Elektrik Metro House Vibes Mix Sessions Special Mercury Room After Hours Showcase w/ Ross Mt. Park, Mercury Mike & DSLV. This week’s edition is a very special four hour showcase, live from Pensacola, Florida. Tune in using the links below, and you can find full details on the Facebook page.

Tune in:

Online: http://bit.ly/EMRadioOnline
Mobile Device: http://tunein.com/radio/Elektrik-Metro-Radio-s214890/

https://www.facebook.com/events/356177257870901/

Our top pick for Thursday night is Lost on Thursdays: Leather & Fur  3rd Annual Lost Halloween Bash at Lost Society, with Chris Nitti and Lisa Frank back to back from open to close. Two of our favorite DJs rocking our favorite rooftop dance floor. Who could ask for more? This one is going to be a road block, so get there early, and make sure you put some effort into your costume! The theme is leather and fur, so don your best S&M gear and get ready for spankings. As always, there is no cover, all the usual drinks specials will be on offer, and there’s a glass of free champagne for the ladies before midnight. 21+

https://www.facebook.com/events/1559878247559719/

Our next pick for Thursday wins its place purely off the back of the best flyer we’ve seen this weekend, and indeed since we’ve been writing this blog. Uneasy Hiding Places – Devil’s Nacht at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar with Ron Jackson promises a night of quality house and techno for the discerning listener, and is well worth checking out if you’re out in Adams Morgan. No cover, no dress code, and the music plays from 9.30pm to 2am. Keep your wits about you, though. The twisted imagination behind such a freaky flyer may have more surprises in store!

https://www.facebook.com/events/546990128766410/

If live music is more your thing, then our final pick for Thursdays is Tortured Soul Halloween Show with Sol Power All Stars at Tropicalia. We haven’t had the chance to catch Tortured Soul yet, but people we know and trust rave about them. Thursday offers another chance to catch them in DC at Tropicalia, with support from Sol Power All Stars.  Tickets are still available for $18 from Brown Paper Tickets.

https://www.facebook.com/events/356487977843068/

Friday Picks

So what is our top pick for Halloween, you ask? Well it should come as no surprise that we’re picking The Last House on the Left at Tropicalia as our top pick. DC House Grooves is partnering with Slope Traxx and Deep Secrets to bring you the best after party in town, with a local line up to die for. Our very own Andy Grant will be kicking things off at 3am, with RamirezJubileeR&B, Chris Nitti and Lisa Frank all having their turns behind the decks as we party through the morning until 12pm. You heard that right: we’ll be taking you right through to Saturday afternoon. Make sure you wear a great costume, as there’ll be a prize of $100 and a gift bag for the best outfit. And if that wasn’t enough, it is all for a good cause, with 10% of the proceeds being donated to Martha’s Table. Make sure you pick up your advanced tickets from Eventbrite, as there will be limited tickets on the door.  Our tip: make sure you get there promptly at 3am to catch Andy’s set.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1504491709820340/

Well that’s your after party sorted. So what are you going to do to get warmed up? Well we suggest you get yourself advanced tickets for Jimmy Valentine’s Halloween Fright Night with Joe LTeam ZapataR&BBeatrix v:shal Kanwar. Halloween at Jimmy’s is always one of the best parties in town, and their $70 open bar option really is the best deal if you’re planning on celebrating in style. Make sure you get your advanced tickets, though, as this party sells out every year. Costumes are 100% mandatory! No costume, no entry.

https://www.facebook.com/events/714321091993158/

Our final pick for Halloween is Flash & Loop present Halloween in Lucifer’s Forest w/ Tom Trago, Farid, Solomon Sanchez, Raffi, Navbox at Flash. Flash and the Loop crew are teaming up to turn the main floor at Flash into Lucifer’s Forest, and the Flash Bar into the Boogie Jungle. Tom Trago (Rush Hour | Amsterdam) will be headlining the main room with support from locals RaffiSolomon Sanchez and Navbox, while down in the Flash Bar, FaridOzker and Martin Miguel will be holding things down. All this and a Best Photo Booth contest too! Like most parties this Halloween, this is likely to be a sell out, so make sure you pick up your advanced tickets.

https://www.facebook.com/events/771050592960338/

Saturday Picks

So when you stumble out of Last House on the Left on Saturday afternoon, what’s next? Well after you’ve had a rest and grabbed something to eat, our top pick for Saturday is Meso Creso presents: Down the Rabbit Hole – A Trip Through Wonderland! This party looks amazing, and we’ve heard great things about past Meso Creso events, so we suggest you try and make this if you can. All the advanced tickets sold out in a very short space of time, which goes to show what a hot ticket this one is. We are reliably informed that a limited number of tickets will be available on the door depending on capacity, so get the early or get there late if you want to get in. Head over to the event page and RSVP for event location.

UPDATE: Meso Creso has been canceled due to an issue with the venue. All advanced ticket purchases will be refunded. Full details on the Facebook event page. With no Meso Creso, it’s now a toss up between DJ Qu, Andrew Grant and Feroun at Flash, and Derrick Carter, Juan Zapata and Joe L. at U Hall. We’re leaning towards Flash, but we’re confident you’ll have a great time whichever you pick. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/343793932460100/

If that all sounds too complicated, then get yourself down to U Street Music Hall for Derrick Carter with Juan Zapata and Joe L. The legendary Derrick Carter, supported by local dream team Juan and Joe? Yes please! Free before 11pm for 21+, $12 after.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1471506269802099/

Our final pick for Saturday night is the EDEC Showcase with DJ Qu, Andrew Grant (Circoloco) and Feroun at Flash. DJ Qu is a huge favorite here at DC House Grooves, and this is a great chance to catch him playing on the amazing Flash sound system. Also playing is Andrew Grant (Circoloco). No relation to our very own Andy Grant, although surely we’ve got to get those two playing back to back some day? Feroun completes the lineup on opening duties. Advanced tickets are $8 on Ticketfly, more on the door.

https://www.facebook.com/events/374331606065651/

Sunday Picks

If you make it to Sunday and you’re still standing, then we congratulate you! That’s quite an achievement on such a busy weekend. Our top pick for Sunday is the soft opening of Sunglass Sundays’ winter counterpart, Church. For this season’s first outing, they’ve got a great lineup including Justin Schumacher, Boss Ross, Pepe Rivera & Illegal Lizard. Church is hosted at Public Bar, and its free entry before 6pm, $10 after. No dress code, no drama.

https://www.facebook.com/events/647112068721463/

Our next and final pick for Sunday is Bang’n Down the House at Flash, which promises  a night of real house music as New Jersey takes over the lower level at Flash. With a lineup including Johnny DangerousDuce MartinezErnest Fountain and Baltimore’s Inner Corner Band, you’ll have no choice but to get down and work up a sweat! $10 advanced tickets, $15 on the door.

https://www.facebook.com/events/289656621224423

So there you have our picks for a super groovy Halloween weekend, so let’s move on to the full listings of all the best underground deep house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC from Thursday to Sunday. Remember to click through to the Facebook event pages for more details, and don’t forget to click Join and invite your friends if you plan on attending.

Thursday October 30

Dj Earic Patten’s Elektrik Metro House Vibes Mix Sessions Special Mercury Room After Hours Showcase w/ Ross Mt. Park, Mercury Mike & DSLV

Dj Earic Patten's Elektrik Metro House Vibes Mix Sessions Ppecial Mercury Room After Hours Showcase w/ Ross Mt. Park, Mercury Mike & DSLVMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/349136175248135/

Lost on Thursdays: Leather & Fur  3rd Annual Lost Halloween Bash at Lost Society

10615324_10204960257554250_4304391772383300414_nMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1559878247559719/

Uneasy Hiding Places – Devil’s Nacht at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Uneasy Hiding Places

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/546990128766410/

Tortured Soul Halloween Show with Sol Power All Stars at Tropicalia

Tortured Soul in DC for Halloween at TropicaliaMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/356487977843068/

Distrikt Pre-Halloween: Simon Shackleton, DJ Everyday, DJ Kramer, Paul Geddes, Marko Peli, DJ Meegs, Coby Jones at Flash

Distrikt Pre-Halloween: Simon Shackleton, DJ Everyday, DJ Kramer, Paul Geddes, Marko Peli, DJ Meegs, Coby Jones at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1480706135522462/

Friday October 31

Flash & Loop present Halloween in Lucifer’s Forest w/ Tom Trago, Farid, Solomon Sanchez, Raffi, Navbox at Flash

Flash & Loop present Halloween in Lucifer's Forest w/ Tom Trago, Farid, Solomon Sanchez, Raffi, Navbox at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/771050592960338/

U Hell Halloween party with BrEaCh and Jus Nowhere B2B Philip Goyette

U Hell Halloween party with BrEaCh and Jus Nowhere B2B Philip GoyetteMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/920726317941922/

Last House On The Left at Tropicalia

The Last House on the LeftMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1504491709820340/

ESL Fridays

ESL FridaysMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Jimmy Valentine’s Halloween Fright Night

Jimmy valentine's Halloween Fright NightMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/714321091993158/

Select DC Presents Maskennacht with Veiled, Gordon Ashworth, Work/Death, Anduin at Secret Location

Select DC Presents Maskennacht with Veiled, Gordon Ashworth, Work/Death, Anduin at Secret Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/285504758309165/

Pure Evil at Black Whiskey – Ghouls Night Out Debut

Pure Evil at Black Whiskey - Ghouls Night Out DebutMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/713794452024857/

Free Halloween at Backbar

Free Halloween at BackbarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/498607756946911

The Purge @ Eden by DeepCutta & Oliver Caine

The Purge @ Eden by DeepCutta & Oliver CaineMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1499977480263823

Chris Schweizer at Phonic

Chris Schweizer at PhonicMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/647415368710252/

Saturday November 1

EDEC Showcase with DJ Qu, Andrew Grant (Circoloco), Feroun at Flash

EDEC Showcase with DJ Qu, Andrew Grant (Circoloco), Feroun at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/374331606065651/

Derrick Carter with Juan Zapata, Joe L. at U Street Music Hall

Derrick Carter with Juan Zapata, Joe L. at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1471506269802099/

ESL Saturday

ESL SaturdayMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Meso Creso presents: Down the Rabbit Hole – A Trip Through Wonderland!

Meso Creso presents: Down the Rabbit Hole – A Trip Through Wonderland!More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/343793932460100/

Halloween Hangover at Jimmy Valentines

Halloween Hangover at Jimmy Valentines

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/725346900868187/

The OMG Affair at Zeba Bar

The OMG Affair at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1520977661481861/

Houseology: Ring the Alarm with Guests Djk Ture & Tommy Wickens at St. Marys Restaurant & Bar, Baltimore

Houseology: Ring the Alarm with Guests Djk Ture & Tommy Wickens at St. Marys Restaurant & Bar, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/755296374537158/

Hellawicked 3 at the Paradox, Baltimore

Hellawicked 3 at the Paradox, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1519310284977955/

Sunday November 2

Church a Sunday Affair w/ Justin Schumacher, Boss Ross, Pepe Rivera & Illegal Lizard at Public Bar

Church a Sunday Affair w/ Justin Schumacher, Boss Ross, Pepe Rivera & Illegal Lizard at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/647112068721463/

ESL Sundays

ESL SundaysMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Bang’n Down the House at Flash

Bang'n Down the House at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/289656621224423

Sunday DNB Sessions a The Wonderland Ballroom

Sunday DNB Sessions a The Wonderland Ballroom

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1467192953556370

And that wraps it up for this very special Halloween edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Well done for making it this far! Don’t forget, for your pre- and post- game sound track, tune into DC House Grooves radio for quality underground house music from Washington, DC based DJs streaming 24/7:

DC House Grooves Radio

If you want your event considered for inclusion in the weekend round up, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page. Only underground house or electronic music events will be considered. Also, we’d welcome your constructive feedback on the DC House Grooves round up. If you’ve got any comments or suggestions, please send us a message through the DC House Grooves Facebook Page.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up Halloween Preview

So Halloween is fast approaching, and there are some great parties lined up for to keep all of DC’s ghouls, ghosts and people of the night dancing through the weekend. Since everyone will be going out next weekend, there’s a high likelihood some parties will sell out; indeed some already have. Thanks to a great suggestion from Sarah Myers, we’ve pulled together a preview of the best underground house and electronic music events in Washington DC for the Halloween weekend from Thursday to Saturday. We’ve included only those events that have been made public so far and are on our radar. I’m sure more will be announced closer to the weekend, and of course we will publish the usual round up next week. If you plan on going to any of the events where advanced tickets are available, make sure you scoop them up ASAP. In particular, Jimmy Valentine’s Halloween Fright Night and Last House on the Left at Tropicalia are expected to sell out completely ahead of time. The Jimmy Valentine’s Halloween party sells out every year, and our sources tell us this year will be no exception, and we’ve just heard tickets for Last House on the Left are flying off the shelves. Meso Creso presents Down the Rabbit Hole has already sold out, but if you get there early on the night, you might get lucky. We’ve included handy links for ordering advanced tickets for each event where they are available.

So what are our top picks for Halloween? Here are our picks:

Thursday October 30:

Uneasy Hiding Places at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

followed by

Lost on Thursdays: Leather & Fur 3rd Annual Lost Halloween Bash at Lost Society

Friday October 31:

Jimmy Valentine’s Halloween Fright Night

followed by

Last House on the Left at Tropicalia

Saturday November 1:

Meso Creso presents: Down the Rabbit Hole – A Trip Through Wonderland! (if you can secure a ticket!)

Failing that, Derrick Carter with Juan Zapata, Joe L. at U Street Music Hall

Those are our picks, so on to the Halloween preview listings. If you plan on attending an event, make sure you click through to the event page and click Join, and don’t forget to buy your advanced tickets, particularly if you’re planning on going Jimmy Valentine’s Halloween Fright Night or Last House on the Left.

Thursday October 30

Lost on Thursdays: Leather & Fur 3rd Annual Lost Halloween Bash at Lost Society

10615324_10204960257554250_4304391772383300414_nMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1559878247559719/

Distrikt Pre-Halloween: Simon Shackleton, DJ Everyday, DJ Kramer, Paul Geddes, Marko Peli, DJ Meegs, Coby Jones at Flash

Distrikt Pre-Halloween: Simon Shackleton, DJ Everyday, DJ Kramer, Paul Geddes, Marko Peli, DJ Meegs, Coby Jones at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1480706135522462/

Uneasy Hiding Places – Devil’s Nacht at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Uneasy Hiding Spaces

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/546990128766410/

Friday October 31

Flash & Loop present Halloween in Lucifer’s Forest w/ Tom Trago, Farid, Solomon Sanchez, Raffi, Navbox at Flash

Flash & Loop present Halloween in Lucifer's Forest w/ Tom Trago, Farid, Solomon Sanchez, Raffi, Navbox at FlashOrder Tickets: Ticketfly

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/771050592960338/

Jimmy Valentine’s Halloween Fright Night

Jimmy valentine's Halloween Fright NightOrder tickets: FanFueled

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/714321091993158/

Pure Evil at Black Whiskey – Ghouls Night Out Debut

Pure Evil at Black Whiskey - Ghouls Night Out DebutMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/713794452024857/

U Hell Halloween party with BrEaCh and Jus Nowhere B2B Philip Goyette

U Hell Halloween party with BrEaCh and Jus Nowhere B2B Philip GoyetteOrder Tickets: http://bit.ly/BREACH1031

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/920726317941922/

Saturday November 1

Last House On The Left at Tropicalia

Last House On The Left at TropicaliaOrder tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/last-house-on-the-left-tickets-13728146255?aff=efbevent

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1504491709820340/

Derrick Carter with Juan Zapata, Joe L. at U Street Music Hall

Derrick Carter with Juan Zapata, Joe L. at U Street Music HallOrder tickets: http://www.ustreetmusichall.com/event/680471-derrick-carter-washington/

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1471506269802099/

Meso Creso presents: Down the Rabbit Hole – A Trip Through Wonderland!

Meso Creso presents: Down the Rabbit Hole – A Trip Through Wonderland!SOLD OUT!!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/343793932460100/

So there we have it: Halloween weekend sorted! Don’t sleep on you advanced tickets; you don’t want to be left out in the cold.  While we like to think of ourselves as omniscient beings with knowledge of all things house music in DC, the truth is we don’t know everything, so if we have missed something that you think should be included, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook Page.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC October 23 – October 26

Welcome back to the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. If you’re anything like us, you just can’t wait for the weekend, so its time to start figuring out where to get your dance floor fix. Yet again there’s an amazing range of events in and around DC, so check out our picks, and don’t forget to look through all the listings. There’s so much going on, you’re sure to find something to get you grooving.

Last House On The Left at TropicaliaBefore we get into things, a quick word about a party we’re involved with for Halloween. There are a ton of Halloween parties on Friday, October 31 (we know all too well.. we’ve already prepared the listings!). But when your Halloween party is over, where are you going to go? Well we’ve got just the thing for all the ghouls, ghosts and lost souls needing somewhere to get their groove on during the early hours of Saturday. The Last House on the Left is a collaboration between local label Slope Traxx, Deep Secrets, DC House Grooves and Nomad, and promises to be the ultimate Halloween after party, with an incredible lineup of local talent, including Chris Nitti & Lisa Frank (ROAM), R&B (Deep Secrets), Andy Grant (DC House Grooves / Body Werk) and Jubilee & Ramirez (Slope Traxx). The party is at Tropicalia, kicks off at 3am and runs to 12pm.  This one is sure to be a road block, so make sure you grab your pre-sale tickets; they’ll cost more at the door.

Advanced tickets for Last House on the Left at Tropicalia

OK, so what about last weekend? We didn’t make it out at all, choosing instead to stay home, get stuff done, and get some rest. Wonderfully productive, but it has us looking forward to some serious dance floor action this weekend. Based on reports from our network of intrepid reporters, the high points last weekend were Lost on Thursdays with Jubilee and Ramirez doing their thing and Cadence presents Ladies of the Underground Takeover ft DJ Rap at Flash on Thursdays. Friday night saw Apollonia take over the decks all night at U Hall to celebrate their Tour à Tour album launch, and word has it they had the place jumping all night long. Meanwhile up at Zeba Bar, Funk the Police: Get down to get your rights up! was a huge success, with Meegs‘ and Juan Zapata‘s sets being highlights. The words “killing it” and “crushing it” were getting thrown around, we hear. Saturday afternoon and evening was all about ROAM VI, which we wish we could have made it to. We had to make do with all the wonderful pics on Facebook. If only we could have tuned in… next time, broadcast it, ROAMers! Down at Flash, H-Foundation took over the main floor and rocked the place. Another one we regret not attending. Hoping to catch them next time they are in town. Didn’t hear much from the Sunday parties, but I’m sure a good time was had by all. If you attend a great party this coming weekend that you think we should be reporting on, please send us a full report through the DC House Grooves Facebook page. We want to do our bit to spread the word about great parties, but we can’t attend them all!

Yeah, yeah, we know. Too much chat when you want to hear about this week’s picks. Well before we get into that, we just wanted to give a quick shout out to Mixology, which is going on in Baltimore all this week and through the weekend. Mixology is a collaborative movement involving a whole bunch of Baltimore based crews to celebrate dance music and culture, with nightly parties, workshops, demonstrations, roundtable discussions, networking events and so on. Sounds really cool, and is 100% supported by DC House Grooves. We have listed a few of the major Mixology events in this week’s Round Up, but there’s way too much for us to cover here, so please head over to their website for more info:

Mixology Baltimore

Ok then, let’s get on with this week’s picks. If you plan on attending an event, click through to the Facebook event page, click Join to let the promoters know you’re in, then click Invite and invite your friends.

Thursday Picks

First up for Thursday is our regular pick for your trip home from work, DJ Earic Patten’s Elektrik Metro House Vibes Live Mix Sessions w/ Special Guest Captain Smackdown (Los Angeles, CA). Always a great choice for rush hour listening.  The show kicks off at 5pm ET and runs until 7pm ET.

Tune in:

Online: http://bit.ly/EMRadioOnline
Mobile Device: http://tunein.com/radio/Elektrik-Metro-Radio-s214890/

https://www.facebook.com/events/356177257870901/

Top pick for Thursday night out on the town is Lost on Thursdays: Don’t Be Sober In October feat. Randall M. (tINI and the gang)  & Sarah Myers at Lost Society. This is a great opportunity to catch an international guest without any cover charge, and the Lost on Thursdays crowd always makes for a great dance floor vibe. We recommend getting there early to catch local favorite Sarah Myers, as her sets are always a treat.  No cover, 21+. Free glass of champagne for the ladies before 12pm, and all the usual drinks specials.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1562812657265479

Our next pick for Thursday is  over at Flash, where Bob Moses are headlining the main floor, with local support from former DC House Grooves Radio Show guest, Raffi, and Fort Fairmont down in the Flash Bar. We were lucky enough to catch Bob Moses last year at Dirty Bar, performing their unique act, combining live music and vocals. They will be performing a 90 minute live set at Flash, with an opening set by Raffi of Loop DC. We encourage you to get there early for Raffi. He’s one of our favorite locals!  Advanced tickets are currently $8 on Ticketfly, more on the door.

https://www.facebook.com/events/277567155771955/

Our final pick for Thursday is Disco Made Me Do It Edition V at The Wonderland Ballroom in Columbia Heights, with Ferdinand and the Ghost, Mr Bonkerz, Ypset and Jacq Jill. We haven’t made it to any of the Disco Made Me Do It events yet, but it’s great to see events going down in neighborhoods away from the U St / Dupont / Adams Morgan bubble, and this looks like a great local lineup. If you attend, we’d love to hear what you think. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1485062205085166/

Friday Picks

Top pick for Friday is  Butch, Navbox, Chris Nitti, #Bodyfeel (90s Nick, Coby Jones, PK) at Flash. We’re not too familiar with Butch, but I’m sure with Visionquest and Desolat releases on his resumé, he’ll know his way around a set of decks. We’re choosing this as our top pick due to the local support from Chris Nitti and Navbox, who always deliver the goods. You really want to hear these guys give the Flash sound system a work out. Down in the Flash Bar, there’s a new party #Bodyfeel, with PK, Coby Jones and 90s Nick, which promises to be a lot of fun. Advanced tickets are $8 from Ticketfly, more on the door, and there’s a free drink with admission before 11pm. 21+. Get there early for Nitti and Navbox!

https://www.facebook.com/events/502118386590203

Selectors: A Night of Music Curated by Boss Ross and Measax at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Our other pick for Friday night is a really interesting sounding event at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar, where former DC House Grooves radio show guest Boss Ross, alongside Measax, will be carefully selecting tunes from a whole range of genres, including dub, house, techno, random acid jazz, an African rhythm record, and whatever takes their fancy, for your listening pleasure. These cats know their stuff, so it promises to be a musically diverse night. Definitely worth checking out if you want something a bit different this Friday. No cover, 21+, lots of drinks specials.

https://www.facebook.com/events/289532464578294

Saturday Picks

What Had Happened Was… with Tim Jackson & Andy Grant at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Our top pick for Saturday is Tim Jackson‘s monthly party What Had Happened Was... at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club. This month’s guest is none other than our very own Andy Grant, who will be joining Tim to spin club classics from the nineties and noughties. Remember those big tunes that you used to hear on the dance floor of Tracks and Nation? That’s the sweet spot Tim and Andy will be shooting for. They’ll be leaving all the new stuff at home, and playing all those great tunes that used to make you sweat back in the day. No cover, 21+. We hope to see you on the dance floor!

https://www.facebook.com/events/861819697170236/

Bump ‘n Grind w/ DJ Nav, Resonance & Refugee

Next up for Saturday is Bump’n’Grind at Zeba Bar with resident Refugee, Resonance and local DJ / Producer and former DC House Grooves Radio Show guest DJ Nav spinning nothing but vinyl all night long, and if we know Nav, he’ll be serving up nothing but the finest garage. We’ve been loving the Bump’n’Grind parties, and you can guarantee a great vibe on the dance floor over there at Zeba Bar. Definitely a great option if you’re in the neighborhood.

https://www.facebook.com/events/330568157129522

ESL Saturdays: Rhythm & Culture presents Juan Zapata and Charles Martin

Our next pick for Saturday is Eighteenth Street Lounge, where the uber talented Juan Zapata will be headlining in the Gold Room, ably supported by Charles Martin. That’s enough to convince us, but with Tommy Cornelis going back to back with Trev-ski in the Main Room and Mr. Bonkerz out on the patio, you’ve got  enough variety to keep you dancing all night! Our recommendation: head straight for the Gold Room and get down to Charles & Juan.

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

Bliss: Will Eastman, DJ Lisa Frank at U Street Music Hall

Our final pick for Saturday is Will Eastman‘s monthly Bliss party at U Street Music Hall. This month, ROAM’s DJ Lisa Frank will be joining will in the DJ booth, for a pairing that promises to deliver surprises all night long. Bliss parties are always a lot of fun, and this one promises to be no exception. Free before 12am for 21+, free with wristband/ticket stub from Sbtrkt for 21+, otherwise $10.

https://www.facebook.com/events/971800219513350/

Sunday Picks

The House That U Built – Closing Finale Teaser Reunion Party – Part 1 Of 1!

And so on to Sunday, where things are starting to die down a bit now the weather is getting colder and the days are getting shorter. Never fear, however, because the rooftop party season isn’t quite done yet! Our top pick for Sunday is the season finale of The House That U Built, and they’ve teamed up with our friends at Eighty Eight DC and Forward DC to bring you something extra special to close out the season. As usual, there’s an incredible lineup of locals, including Vanniety Kills, Taiga, Sarah MyersKeenan Orr and Dave Martin, but for their grand finale they’ve got some super special surprise guests. We’ve done out best to try and get the scoop on who these surprise guests are, but our sources in the Forward and The House That U Built camps are remaining tight lipped! You’ll have to get yourself to the Dirty Bar rooftop on Sunday to find out. We’ll certainly be there, and we predict a family reunion vibe as the regular crowd turns out to see the season out with a bang. The party kicks off at 4pm. No cover, drinks specials between 4pm and 6pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/310543002482317/

ESL Sundays

Our other pick for Sunday is ESL Sundays, where Ken Lazee from U Street Music Hall will be joining Sam ‘The Man’ Burns for Underground Soul Solution in the Gold Room, with Farid in the Main Room and The Metaphysical out on the patio. As always, a great Sunday lineup for ESL. Drinks specials from 9pm to 11pm.

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

That’s it for this week’s picks, so let’s move on to the full listings of all the best underground deep house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC from Thursday to Sunday. Remember to click through to the Facebook event pages for more details, and don’t forget to click Join and invite your friends if you plan on attending.

Thursday October 23

DJ Earic Patten’s Elektrik Metro House Vibes Live Mix Sessions w/ Special Guest Captain Smackdown (Los Angeles, CA)

Dj Earic Patten's Elektrik Metro House Vibes Live Mix Sessions w/ Special Guest Captain Smackdown (Los Angeles, CA)More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/356177257870901/

Lost on Thursdays: Don’t Be Sober In October feat. Randall M. (tINI and the gang)  & Sarah Myers at Lost Society

Lost on Thursdays: Don't Be Sober In October feat. Randall M. (tINI and the gang)  & Sarah Myers at Lost SocietyMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1562812657265479

Bob Moses, Raffi, Fort Fairmont at Flash

Bob Moses, Raffi, Fort Fairmont at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/277567155771955/

Amine Edge & DANCE with DJ Baronhawk at U Street Music Hall

Amine Edge & DANCE with DJ Baronhawk at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1387548821505719/

Disco Made Me Do It Edition V at The Wonderland Ballroom

Disco Made Me Do It Edition V at The Wonderland BallroomMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1485062205085166/

dubathonic – Eclipse Partly!

dubathonic - Eclipse Partly!More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/312034288989384/

Friday October 24

 Butch, Navbox, Chris Nitti, #Bodyfeel (90s Nick, Coby Jones, PK) at Flash

 Butch, Navbox, Chris Nitti, #Bodyfeel (90s Nick, Coby Jones, PK) at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/502118386590203

Selectors: A Night of Music Curated by Boss Ross and Measax Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Selectors: A Night of Music Curated by Boss Ross and MeasaxMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/289532464578294

Aeroplane, Caleb L’Etoile, Brian Billion at U Street Music Hall

Aeroplane, Caleb L'Etoile, Brian Billion at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/741149635958684/

Eden Underground Feat. Arthur Galestian, Schubert & DeepCutta at Eden

Eden Underground Feat. Arthur Galestian, Schubert & DeepCutta at EdenMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/693692540716266/

Mixology: Red Maple Fridays Present: King Britt at the Red Maple, Baltimore

Mixology: Red Maple Fridays Present: King Britt at the Red Maple, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/300684516805508/

ESL Fridays: Rhythm & Culture presents Captain Planet & DRM

ESL Fridays: Rhythm & Culture presents Captain Planet & DRMMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Frank Cueto (of Agfa), DJ Lovegrove & Vanniety Kills at The Lodge at Red Rocks

Frank Cueto (of Agfa), DJ Lovegrove & Vanniety Kills at The Lodge at Red RocksMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/852178558146768/

4 Hours of Funk Ft. Skeme Richards at The Windup Space, Baltimore

4 Hours of Funk Ft. Skeme Richards at The Windup Space, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1487353391550500

RNS Presents Express Yourself (Sel’s B Day Edition) w/Mina and Mr.Pick4d

RNS Presents Express Yourself (Sel's B Day Edition) w/Mina and Mr.Pick4dMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/627797950662304/

Sydney Blu, Zenbi, Danny House at Toro Toro

Sydney Blu, Zenbi, Danny House at Toro ToroMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1645828472310205/

GLAS Mix Project – 9:30 Club’s Backbar

GLAS Mix Project - 9:30 Club's BackbarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/853726791313853/

Jordan Suckley at Phonic

Jordan Suckley at PhonicMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/325727717607201/

After Party, Baltimore

After Party, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/700661410028041/

Saturday October 25

What Had Happened Was… with Tim Jackson & Andy Grant at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

What Happened Was with Tim Jackson and Andy GrantMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/861819697170236/

Doc Martin and Philip Goyette at Flash

Doc Martin and Philip Goyette at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/768802826510084/

Dusk Pre-Halloween Party with DJ Soul & Andrew Hogans in the Flash Bar

Doc Martin and Philip Goyette at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/302421256630888/

Bump ‘n Grind w/ DJ Nav, Resonance & Refugee

Bump 'n Grind w/ DJ Nav, Resonance & RefugeeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/330568157129522

ESL Saturdays: Rhythm & Culture presents Juan Zapata and Charles Martin

ESL Saturdays: Rhythm & Culture presents Juan Zapata and Charles MartinMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Bliss: Will Eastman, DJ Lisa Frank at U Street Music Hall

Bliss: Will Eastman, DJ Lisa Frank at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/971800219513350/

Mixology: B’more Arts Music & More, Russell Street Outside the Paradox, Baltimore

Mixology: B'more Arts Music & More, Russell Street Outside the Paradox, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/738451236226243/

Mixology:  The Finale Party at The Paradox, Baltimore

Mixology:  The Finale Party at The Paradox, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/692677490817793/

ESL Sundays: Underground Soul Solution with Sam ‘The Man’ Burns

ESL Saturdays: Rhythm & Culture presents Juan Zapata and Charles MartinMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Sunday October 26

The House That U Built – Closing Finale Teaser Reunion Party – Part 1 Of 1!

The House That U Built - Closing Finale Teaser Reunion Party - Part 1 Of 1!More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/310543002482317/

ESL Sundays

ESL SundaysMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Goldfish with Mr. Bonkerz & Ian Place at U Street Music Hall

Goldfish with Mr. Bonkerz & Ian Place at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/330896750419788/

Thanks for checking out another edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. It takes some determination to reach this part of the post, and we appreciate you for doing so! Don’t forget, for your pre- and post- game sound track, tune into DC House Grooves radio for quality underground house music from Washington, DC based DJs streaming 24/7:

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If you want your event considered for inclusion in the weekend round up, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page. Only underground house or electronic music events will be considered. Also, we’d welcome your constructive feedback on the DC House Grooves round up. If you’ve got any comments or suggestions, please send us a message through the DC House Grooves Facebook Page.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC October 16 – October 19

Another week, another DC House Grooves round up of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around the Washington DC region. Yet again, DC has an amazing range of events to suit every taste, whether you’re looking for deep house, tech house, disco house, soulful house, disco, progressive house, drum and bass or breaks, to name but a few genres catered to by DC’s clubs and promoters. If it’s worth going to, it’s covered in the round up.

Our big news this week is that we’re doing another free ticket giveaway, this time for Apollonia (Shonky, Dyed Soundorom, Dan Ghenacia) at U Street Music Hall. We are also giving away a free copy of Apollonia’s new album, Tour à Tour. If you’d like to enter the draw, please click the link below and follow the instructions. Good luck!

Apollonia at U Street Music Hall Free Ticket & Album Giveaway

Last weekend was another good one in DC. We kicked off our Friday at the Sugar Shack Recordings studio, where Andy Grant was featured on DJ Kochi’s WTF?! Radio Show. What a great way to start our Friday evening. Both Kochi and Andy played killer sets, which you can check out over on Soundcloud here:

 

After the radio show, we headed up to DJ Trev-ski’s Petworth Funk night at the Looking Glass Lounge in Petworth, where Trev-ski was joined by selectors Graham Hatke and  Kevin Coombe. These guys are some seriously skilled selectors, and if you get the chance to hear them, make sure you jump at it! Both Trevor and Graham were blowing our minds with disco, boogie, funk, soul and house rarities, all on vinyl, the way it should be. Unfortunately we had to bounce before we could hear Kevin, but we hope to catch him some time soon. After Petworth Funk, we headed down to Ladies Night at Flash, with Vanniety Kills, Sarah Myers and Lisa Frank, and as expected we had an amazing time boogieing the night away as the ladies threw down thick vibes in the main room. We’re really happy to hear our favorite local ladies working the Funktion Ones all night, and we hope to see more local DJs gracing the decks all night at Flash. More local nights please!

Saturday night for us was all about Body Werk, DC House Grooves first foray into throwing our own party. As it turned out, the event was a complete success, exceeding our wildest expectations. The rooftop at DC9 Nightclub was standing room only as DJ Double 07 worked his magic on the CDJs, and down on the main floor there was a packed dance floor as Andy Grant and Jubilee laid down some dirty deep house grooves. Rumor has it, the whole night in the main room was recorded, so watch this space. We’d like to extend our immense gratitude to everyone who helped out on the night, and to Bill and the the whole team at DC9 Nightclub for allowing us to bring our party to their club. You can be sure that Body Werk will be back soon, so if you missed our first one, you’ll get the chance to party with us again in the not too distant future.  The After Werk after party was also something else, with a hard core of brave souls grooving until the sun came up, with Andy Grant and Benoit Benoit playing an epic back to back set, which was one for the history books!

Also worth a mention on Saturday night was Patrice Baumel, Atish and Edo at Flash. If we hadn’t been running our own night, this is where we would have been. We have it on good authority that this was one of the best nights ever at Flash, with Patrice going above and beyond the call of duty to make sure it was a night to remember.

We stayed in on Sunday, but we heard that The House that U Built and the Sunglass Sundays Decompression Party were pretty special. In particular, reports have it that Jozif made good this time around, after his previous cancellation a few weeks back.

And with that, let’s move on to our top picks for the weekend, followed by the full listings for Thursday through Sunday. If you plan on attending an event, click through to the Facebook event page, click Join to let the promoters know you’re in, then click Invite and invite your friends.

Thursday picks

Our radio pick for starting your Thursday night off right is Dj Earic Patten’s ElektrikMetroHouseVibes MixSessions. This week’s edition is a Younan Music Label Showcase, featuring quality tracks from Saeed Younan‘s label. Should be a great soundtrack to your Thursday commute. Tune in using the links below:

Online: http://bit.ly/EMRadioOnline
Mobile Device: http://tunein.com/radio/Elektrik-Metro-Radio-s214890/

https://www.facebook.com/events/270696333119097

Out on the town on Thursday night there is so much to choose from, with great events from Lost on Thursdays, Forward and Cadence. Take your pick based on your musical preference!

Our top pick for Thursday is Lost on Thursdays Don’t Be Sober in October, which this week features two of our favorite locals, Jubilee and Ramirez. Jubilee did an amazing job at Body Werk last Saturday, and Ramirez always delivers the goods. When you get the chance to hear these guys going back to back, you’re always going to be in for a treat. Deeply underground house music to make you groove all night long. As usual, there is no cover at Lost, and they’ll have all the usual drinks specials along with a free glass of champagne for the ladies before midnight. Three years of Lost on Thursdays, and it is going from strength to strength, with all the best local DJs and quality international guests.

https://www.facebook.com/events/393361890811234/

Next up for Thursday is Cadence presents Ladies of the Underground Takeover ft DJ Rap at Flash. If you’re wanting some drum & bass on the best sound system in town, head over to Flash, where the Ladies of the Underground will be taking over both floors to bring you a night a wicked beats. In the main room they’ve got mega star DJ Rap supported by Moody Moore back to back with General Motorz and Lady Shah, while in the Flash Bar, our favorite local ladies Meegs, Vanniety Kills with Frances on vocals and DJ Lisa Frank will be putting you through your paces. Advanced tickets are $10 from Ticketfly. It’s going to be an amazing night with the Ladies of the Underground. Don’t miss!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1700991973458342/

Our final pick for Thursday is Forward & Forecast Present the Distal Retrograde Space Opera Tour w/ Special Guest Robert Manos over at Zeba Bar. Our friends at Forward are always pushing the envelope bringing the most innovative and interesting electronic artists to town, and this night is no exception. Distal will be performing his Retrograde Space Opera tour live, ably supported by Jett Chandon and DJ Atticus. Tickets are $5 in advance from Eventbrite, or $8 on the door.  We always have a great time at Zeba Bar, and Forward events are always family affairs. Definitely worth your time and effort.

https://www.facebook.com/events/848754085156938

Friday picks

Our top pick for Friday night is Apollonia (Shonky, Dyed Soundorom, Dan Ghenacia) at U Street Music Hall. With their new album Tour à Tour being released next week, this is a chance to hear these guys on their first American tour together. They’ll be playing open to close, with a strict one record each rule. Sounds like a really interesting concept, and we’ve heard on good authority that these guys were killing it at Circo Loco in Ibiza this summer. Free before 11pm for 21+, $15 after. Advanced tickets are available from the U Street Music Hall website, or your can try your luck in the DC House Grooves Apollonia at U Street Music Hall Free Ticket & Album Giveaway.

https://www.facebook.com/events/596717693784808/

Over at Flash on Friday night, it’s techno time with Focus presents Mike Dehnert, Justin James, Jubilee at Flash. Any lineup with Jubilee on it gets our vote, but we hear Fachwerks Records head honcho Mike Dehnert is not to be missed with his funky take on techno. Down in the Flash Bar, Bella, Daniel Terrazas and MC Flann will be doing thier thing behind the decks. A perfect escape from the main floor if you want to groove without the crowds. Free before 11pm for 21+, $7 advanced tickets from Ticketfly, $12 on the door. Get there early for Jubilee’s set: the best time to really appreciate the Flash sound system is to go up to the main room between 10pm and 11pm when its nice and cool and there’s room to breathe. Give it a try… you won’t regret it.

https://www.facebook.com/events/585566848246300/

Next up for Friday is a really cool looking event over at Zeba Bar, Funk the Police: Get down to get your rights up! With a great lineup of local and out of town DJs, including Meegs, Juan Zapata, Sequoia, KC and Tones, this event is all for a good cause, with proceeds benefiting the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, a national non-profit organization building the grassroots movement to restore constitutional rights. Even better, they’ll be operating a sliding scale cover, with no one turned away for lack of funds. There will be drinks specials all night, and there’ll be live percussion to accompany the DJs. Always a good night at Zeba, and this looks to be no exception.

https://www.facebook.com/events/837153476315062/

Last but not least for Friday, if UK Garage and 2 Step floats your boat, get down the Backbar for The UKG Social & 2 Step Tuesday. They’ve got a massive lineup including Jett Chandon, Tarik Evolve, DJ Omnibud, Hana, Eryn Evans and Syneater, with MC Twisty hosting the event. Backbar is such an intimate venue with a great sound system, and our prediction is that this one is going to go off big time! $5 cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/837153476315062/

Saturday picks

No contest for Saturday’s top pick. ROAM VI gets our vote every time. If you haven’t checked out a ROAM party yet, now’s your chance to find out what all the fuss is about. A lineup of the best DJs DC has to offer, with a friends and family vibe that’s hard to beat. This edition of ROAM feature residents DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti and Sami Y, along with Ozker, Dawit, Meegs, Taiga and BCKWTR. The party runs for an epic 15 hours, kicking off at 1pm and going until 4am, and from 1pm to 10pm you can even bring your dog, as its a dog friendly environment. And here’s the kicker.. it’s free, and there’ll be booze available for purchase. All super top secret, so you’ll need to RSVP for location details. We’ll be there representing DC House Grooves. Hope to see you there too.

https://www.facebook.com/events/295418483994580/

Our other pick for Saturday is H Foundation (Hipp-E & Halo), Chris Burns and Juan Zapata at Flash. We’ve been huge fans of H Foundation since the late nineties, collecting pretty much all their releases on iconic labels such as Siesta Music, Camouflage, Soma and Low Pressings, with such classic EPs as the Homegrown EP, the 420 Sessions EP and Passage of Time, and on Saturday night they’ll be doing their thing at Flash. We’ve not heard what they are up too in recent years, but if it is anything like their older releases, you’re in for a huge treat. With two of the best local DJs, Chris Burns and Juan Zapata, on opening duties, this is sure to be a great night. Get there early to hear what Chris and Juan can do with the Flash sound system. Trust us on this! Advanced tickets are $7 on Ticketfly, more on the door.

https://www.facebook.com/events/282761275255017

Sunday picks

And so on to Sunday, where our top pick is The House That U Built at Dirty Bar. This has been a great party this summer season at our favorite rooftop venue, and the fact that they exclusively book a wide range of local DJs, giving everyone a chance behind the decks is well aligned with DC House Grooves’ mission to promote the local scene. You’ll always find a family vibe on the dance floor at The House That U Built. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you’re running out of chances before they wrap up for the winter, so get yourself over to Dirty Bar on Sunday. This week’s lineup includes Vanniety Kills, Tim Jackson, Ramiro Gill, Lexus King and our firm favorites ForQuarters Collective. ForQuarters always get the dance floor jumping, so make sure you’re there for their set. No cover, 4pm to 11.30pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/581472435297693/

Our other pick for Sunday looks really interesting. A new night in a new room at one of our favorite clubs, Flash. Groovetop ft. Superfreq with Mr.C takes place in Flash’s new heated, covered rooftop, and is the first of a new season of rooftop parties in a brand new rooftop venue, which being heated and covered will allow us all to continue rooftop partying through the winter. We’re really excited about this prospect, and its always great to welcome a new space into the fold. Mr C. needs no introduction at all. A regular visitor to DC, this is your chance to get naughty, naughty, very naughty with Mr. West right here in our home town. Offering support are locals Rodd Simm, Deepcutta, David Rosenburg and Harold Figueroa. The party kicks off at 4pm and goes late. Free entry before 6pm, $10 after.

https://www.facebook.com/events/949148475099014/

That wraps up our top picks for this week, so let’s look at the full listings of all the best underground deep house and electronic music events in Washington DC from Thursday to Sunday. Remember to click through to the Facebook event pages for more details, and don’t forget to click Join and invite your friends if you plan on attending.

Thursday October 16

Dj Earic Patten’s ElektrikMetroHouseVibes MixSessions Younan Music Label Showcase

Dj Earic Patten's ElektrikMetroHouseVibes MixSessions | Join The Tribe | Younan Music Label ShowcaseMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/270696333119097

Lost on Thursdays: Don’t Be Sober In October feat. Jubilee (Extended Set)

Lost on Thursdays: Don't Be Sober In October feat. Jubilee (Extended Set)More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/393361890811234/

Cadence presents Ladies of the Underground Takeover ft DJ Rap at Flash

Cadence presents Ladies of the Underground Takeover ft DJ Rap at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1700991973458342/

Forward & Forecast Present the Distal Retrograde Space Opera Tour w/ Special Guest Robert Manos

Forward & Forecast Present the Distal Retrograde Space Opera Tour w/ Special Guest Robert ManosMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/848754085156938

Friday October 17

Apollonia (Shonky, Dyed Soundorom, Dan Ghenacia) at U Street Music Hall

Apollonia (Shonky, Dyed Soundorom, Dan Ghenacia) at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/596717693784808/

ESL Fridays

ESL FridaysMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Funk the Police: Get down to get your rights up! at Zeba Bar

Funk the Police: Get down to get your rights up! at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1468561510098828/

The UKG Social & 2 Step Tuesday @ The Backbar  D.C.

The UKG Social & 2 Step Tuesday @ The Backbar  D.C.More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/837153476315062/

Focus: Mike Dehnert, Justin James, Jubilee at Flash

Focus: Mike Dehnert, Justin James, Jubilee at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/585566848246300/

Flash Bar Party

Flash Bar PartyMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/376989892459066/

Eden Underground Feat. Oliver Caine, Illegal Lizard, DeepCutta

Eden Underground Feat. Oliver Caine, Illegal Lizard, DeepCuttaMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/199371180233178/

Stoneface & Terminal at Phonic

Stoneface & Terminal at PhonicMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/716424385101191

Urbanna Collective

Urbanna CollectiveMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/593263270796991/

Saturday October 18

ROAM VI

ROAM VIMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/295418483994580/

H Foundation (Hipp-E & Halo), Chris Burns at Flash

H Foundation (Hipp-E & Halo), Chris Burns at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/282761275255017

ESL Saturdays: Rhythm & Culture Presents

ESL SaturdaysMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Fred Falke with Mighty Mouse, Micah Vellian at U Street Music Hall

Fred Falke with Mighty Mouse, Micah Vellian at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/615314808588165/

Together at Velvet Lounge

Together at Velvet LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1561865414032232/

Ottomania: An Eastern Dance Revolution 3 Year Anniversary with special guests Vanniety Kills and Meegs at Zeba Bar

Ottomania: An Eastern Dance Revolution 3 Year Anniversary with special guests Vanniety Kills and Meegs at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/773850076008942/

Sunday October 19

The House That U Built ft ForQuarters Collective, Lexus King, Ramiro, Tim Jackson, Vanniety Kills

The House That U Built ft ForQuarters Collective, Lexus King, Ramiro, Tim Jackson, Vanniety KillsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/581472435297693/

Groovetop ft. Superfreq with Mr.C at Flash

Groovetop ft. Superfreq with Mr.C at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/949148475099014/

TechnOceans Night Sail Yacht Party With DeepCutta

TechnOceans Night Sail Yacht Party With DeepCuttaMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/296659817198584/

ESL Sundays

ESL SundaysMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

The NeedlExchange at Velvet Lounge

The NeedlExchange at Velvet LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/296213587254900/

That’s it for another edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Don’t forget, for your pre- and post- game sound track, tune into DC House Grooves radio for quality underground house music from Washington, DC based DJs streaming 24/7:

DC House Grooves Radio

If you want your event considered for inclusion in the weekend round up, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page. Only underground house or electronic music events will be considered. Also, we’d welcome your constructive feedback on the DC House Grooves round up. If you’ve got any comments or suggestions, please send us a message through the DC House Grooves Facebook Page.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant