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 Places - Devil's Nacht at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere BarMore 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/

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 

Apollonia (Shonky, Dan Ghenacia & Dyed Soundorom) at U Street Music Hall Free Ticket & Tour à Tour Album Giveaway

Apollonia (Shonky, Dyed Soundorom, Dan Ghenacia) -- Open to Close Set!It’s free ticket giveaway time! DC House Grooves has two free tickets to give away to one lucky winner for Apollonia (Shonky, Dan Ghenacia & Dyed Soundorom) on Friday October 17 at U Street Music Hall.

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

Not only that, we will also throw in a free copy of Apollonia’s debut album Tour à Tour, which will be released on October 20. To enter the draw, first make sure you have Liked the DC House Grooves Facebook Page:

http://www.facebook.com/dchouse

Once you have liked the DC House Grooves page, please click through to the form below and provide your name and email address:

Apollonia at U Street Music Hall Free Ticket Giveaway Form

You will need to show your ID to claim your free tickets, so please provide your name as it appears on your drivers license. The draw will take place at 12pm on Friday October 17, after which we will email the winner at the email address provided with details of how to collect the tickets.

Good luck!

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC October 9 – October 12

Here we go with the fifteenth weekly edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Can’t believe we made it this far, but it keeps us out of trouble! Exciting times here at DC House Grooves as we prepare for our inaugural Body Werk party this weekend at DC9 Nightclub, but we’re trying to stay focused to bring you all our picks and full listings of the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC this coming weekend. More about Body Werk later on. What about last weekend? Well we mostly stayed in last weekend, and to be honest didn’t get much in the way of reports from any parties. We really need to hear from you! If you attend a great party you think people should hear about, please send us your review and we’ll include it in our summary of the previous weekend each week. Send over any good pics if you have them. We did hear that Deep Secretsuber-secret Midnight Project party with Oskar Offerman, Edward, Jubilee, Sarah Myers & R&B was a huge success, and everyone we know who attended said it was an amazing night with an incredible vibe. We likely won’t be listing future Midnight Project parties, so keep your eyes and ears open to find out about them. A great concept, and we can’t wait to go to the next one.

The one event we did go to last weekend is Deep Sugar at the Paradox in Baltimore. We can’t say enough good things about Deep Sugar. You really have to make the trip to Baltimore to experience it. The dance floor at the Paradox has a vibe that we just haven’t experienced at any club in DC in many years. Indeed, for the past few years we’ve been heading to London several times a year for Thunder just to experience that vibe. Everyone in that crowd is there for the music. No attitude, no amateurs, no bullshit. This month’s edition saw Ultra Naté‘s homecoming following her summer in Europe, along with Adeva performing live. The music was incredible all night, with Lisa Moody, Ultra and Adeva rocking the main room, and The Elders, Earic Patten and Shawn Q working the Chamber. So much positivity, so much vibe, and we danced our asses off all night long. The next Deep Sugar is on November 8, and again Lisa and Ultra will be making magic happen on the main floor, with special guest Thomas Dolby (yeah, you heard that right) performing a world exclusive DJ set in the Chamber. We can tell you already that this will be our top pick for November 8. Check out the Facebook event page and mark it on your calendars. If you claim to love house music, you owe it to yourself to go to Deep Sugar to see how it is done properly. We expect to see a thick crew from DC at the Paradox next month!

We didn’t make it out on Sunday, but we might as well have been at the Sunglass Sundays closing party with Saeed Younan with all the great pictures and videos that were being posted on Facebook during the event. Looked like a really amazing time for everyone involved, and we kinda wished we could have been there. Looking forward to another great season of Sunglass Sundays next year.

So onwards and upwards 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

Yet again we kick off Thursday with DJ Earic Patten’s Elektric Metro House Vibes Mix Sessions radio show. Tune in from 5pm ET to 7pm ET as Earic drops some fine tunes to start your Thursday night off right. Tune in using the following links:

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1504608023116385/

For Thursday night, Lost on Thursdays is yet again our top pick. This week as part of their Don’t be Sober in October series, they’ve got an extended set from Omar Karim. They’ll have all the usual drinks specials, and as always there’ll be a free glass of Champagne for the ladies before 12am.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1470822103142606

We also recommend checking out The Business End at the Velvet Lounge with Philco for some quality house, disco and nu disco. No cover, and they’ve got $4 shots of Overholt all night.

https://www.facebook.com/events/621849851265187

Friday Picks

There’s so much going on this Friday that we barely know where to start. To get you in the mood for your Friday night out on the town, our top radio pick for Friday is the WTF?! Radio Show with DJ Kochi and Andy Grant. Yes, that’s right: our very own Andy Grant will be joining DJ Kochi live in his studio from 5pm ET to throw down some tunes for your listening pleasure on your Friday commute. Tune in at Sugar Shack Radio:

www.sugarshackrecordings.com

On Friday night, our top pick is Ladies Night at Flash, with DJ Lisa Frank, Sarah Myers and Vanniety Kills in the main room, and Meegs, Cbreeze and Lauren Basler in the Flash Bar. It’s great to see our favorite local ladies throwing down the tunes in the main room at Flash, and this is sure to be an incredible night. Advanced tickets are $7 from Ticketfly, and if you wear all pink, you’ll get reduced entry. A percentage of the door will be donated to Breast Cancer research, so it is all for a good cause. We’ll be there on the dance floor showing our support, and we hope to see you there too!

https://www.facebook.com/events/930495370297903

Next pick for Friday is Petworth Funk at The Looking Glass Lounge in Petworth. This month Trev-ski will be joined by selectors Graham Hatke and Kevin Coombe. Petworth Funk is always a great bet if you’re looking for eclectic sounds and a friends and family vibe, and best of all, there’s no cover.

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

Next up is ESL Fridays, where our main man DJ Nav will be opening in the Gold Room for The Metaphysical. Of course, there’s plenty more to choose from in the Main Room, Patio and Jazz Room at ESL on Friday. Check the flyer below for details. Make sure you get there early for Nav’s set. You won’t regret it!

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

And our final pick for Friday is something we wouldn’t usually cover, but the promoters got in touch and asked nicely, so why not? If progressive house and trance is your thing, you should check out Coldharbour presents KhoMa with Grube and Hovespian at Phonic. The party runs from 10pm to 4pm, and it is 18+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/388623847952214/

Saturday Picks

Well no surprise here… our top pick for Saturday is Body Werk with Andy Grant B2B with Jubilee in the main room, and DJ Double 07 all night on the rooftop. This is our first foray into throwing a party, and we hope that it is the first of many. For that to happen, we need this first night to be a big success, so we need YOU and your friends to come party with us! We can promise you great music and a great vibe, with reasonably priced drinks and of course NO COVER. Why pay $20 to see out of town DJs when you can hear better music from local DJs with a no-bullshit crowd at Body Werk? What’s more, we’ll be doing a giveaway of two Body Werk Swag Bags, with great free stuff from local promoters, clubs and organizations including Bump’n’Grind, Forward, DC House Grooves, U Street Music Hall, Knucklecase, One Love Massive and more. We’ll be posting a picture of the swag bags on the event page in the next couple of days. For a chance to win, just show up on Saturday night. Everyone through the door gets a ticket in the draw, and you’ll get another ticket for every drink you buy! There are two of these lovely swag bags to give away, so party with us and you may walk away with lots of cool free shit :) See you on the dance floor on Saturday!

https://www.facebook.com/events/301312033395191

If for whatever reason you don’t want to party with us on Saturday, there are few other options that we’d be checking out if we weren’t otherwise engaged. First up is Rhythm & Culture presents Jeff Craven at Eighteenth Street Lounge. Jeff Craven is the founder of the amazing house label Large Records, and I’m sure he’ll have some amazing tunes up his sleeve. Opening for Jeff in the Gold Room is Benoit Benoit. We’ve got huge respect for Benoit’s musical selections, and we recommend you get there early to catch his set. In the Main Room, Juan Zapata and Joe L will be playing an eclectic mix of tracks from a range of genres. Well worth catching them if you get the chance. And with Thomas Blondet out on the patio supported by Kristy La Rat, and Graham Hatke spinning in the Jazz Room, you’ve got a ton of great options all under one roof.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1554378431460752/

Our final pick for Saturday is Patrice Baumel, Atish and Edo at Flash. Should be another great night at Flash. If we had the chance, we’d be heading over to catch Atish’s set, then racing back to Body Werk a couple of blocks away to party with the DC House Grooves crew. Indeed, we’ll likely all head over there after Body Werk wraps up. Advanced tickets are available on Ticketfly.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1457835624480516/

Sunday Picks

And so on to Sunday, where there are a few great events all within a few minutes of each other. All three of these get top pick status, as we can’t decide between them!

First up there’s the Church Teaser Event on the Public Bar rooftop, with Jozif making good for his Sunglass Sundays no show a few weeks back, supported by Raffi, Dave Martin, Jubilee and Christauff. Details around cover charge etc. haven’t been published yet, so check the event page for details:

https://www.facebook.com/events/710472375666983/

Across the street at Dirty Bar, there’s another edition of The House That U Built, which has been our favorite place to spend our Sunday afternoons all summer. This week’s edition sees Cbreeze, Jackson Ryland, Jus Nowhere, Juan Zapata, Rich Thomas and Trev-ski behind the decks. That’s an amazing local lineup, and as usual there is no cover. The party starts at 4pm and runs until 11.30pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/745314275542338/

Right next to Public Bar at ESL, there’s a special Columbus Day edition of ESL Sundays, with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution in the Gold Room. This week, Sam is joined by special guest Ian Friday, and with Chris Styles and Randy White on the Patio and The Metaphysical and Mr. Bonkerz in the Main Room, you’ve got plenty to choose from.

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

Monday Picks

This week, we’ve got a bonus Monday pick, as Beautiful Swimmers will be playing the Flying Lotus after party, supported by Refugee at U Street Music Hall. Always worth catching the Beautiful Swimmers if you can, so if you still feel the need to get your groove on by the time Monday comes around, U Hall has you covered. No cover for 21+, $5 for 18-20.

https://www.facebook.com/events/658908844207573/

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. 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 9

Dj Earic Patten’s Elektrik Metro House Vibes Mix Sessions

Dj Earic Patten's Elektrik Metro House Vibes Mix Sessions

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1504608023116385/

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

10.09: Don't Be Sober In October feat. Omar Karim (Extended Set)More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1470822103142606/

The Business End with Philco

The Business End with PhilcoMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/621849851265187/

Joseph Capriati, Oliver Caine, Ron Schubert, Alex Eljaiek at Flash

Joseph Capriati, Oliver Caine, Ron Schubert, Alex Eljaiek at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/283127595223055/

MOJÙGBÁ, The Gathering of Giving Homage through Food, Music, Dance, Spirit at Science Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/704814406260786/

Friday October 10

WTF?! with Kochi and Andy Grant (special guest) on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Kochi and Andy Grant (special guest) on Sugar Shack RecordingsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1573987212829972

Ladies Night: DJ Lisa Frank, Sarah Myers, Vanniety Kills at Flash

Ladies Night: DJ Lisa Frank, Sarah Myers, Vanniety Kills at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/930495370297903/

Petworth Funk with Special Guests Graham Hatke & Kevin Coombe

Petworth Funk with Special Guests Graham Hatke & Kevin CoombeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/700859983339636

Eighteenth Street Lounge Friday

Eighteenth Street Lounge FridayMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

DPC Presents… Shenaniganz! – Mr. Bonkerz & Remote CTRL at BackBar

DPC Presents... Shenaniganz! - Mr. Bonkerz & Remote CTRL at BackBarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1553100881577581/

A Night at Zeba with Philco

A Nite at Zeba with Philco

 More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/711925642225054/

Coldharbour presents KhoMha with Grube & Hovsepian at Phonic

Coldharbour presents KhoMha with Grube & Hovsepian at Phonic

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/388623847952214/

Saturday October 11

DC House Grooves presents BODY WERK with Jubilee B2B w/ Andy Grant & DJ Double 07

DC House Grooves presents BODY WERK with Jubilee B2B w/ Andy Grant & DJ Double 07 More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/301312033395191/

Rhythm & Culture Presents: Jeff Craven & Thomas Blondet

Rhythm & Culture Presents: Jeff Craven & Thomas BlondetMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1554378431460752

Patrice Baumel, Atish, Edo, Basscamp at Flash

SAT Oct 11 | Patrice Baumel, Atish, Edo, Basscamp at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1457835624480516/

*SOLD OUT* Duke Dumont with Jackson Ryland, Man & Woman

Duke Dumont with Jackson Ryland, Man & WomanNote: This show is sold out, but you may get lucky if you show up early, as there will be a very limited number of tickets available at the door.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/911263562221599/

Meso Creso Presents: 1001 Beats – Unlikely Nomads edition

Meso Creso Presents: 1001 Beats - Unlikely Nomads editionMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1543275795902873

Martin Landsky Live with Tony Smooth & Cesar Sanchez

Martin Landsky Live with Tony Smooth & Cesar SanchezMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/352590034905105/

Dubathonic – The House Is Live

Dubathonic - The House Is Live More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/744344442304793/

SubDistrick! Lyceum, Hebe GB, Globb, Julesz

SubDistrick! Lyceum, Hebe GB, Globb, JuleszMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1487776621471811/

Sunday October 12

Church Teaser Event w/ Jozif at Public Bar

Church Teaser Event w/ Jozif at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/710472375666983/

CHURCH TEASER EVENT w/ JOZIF | SGS DECOMPRESSION PARTY

The House That U Built ft Cbreeze, Jackson Ryland & Jus Nowhere, Juan Zapata, Rich Thomas, Trev-ski

SUN 10/12: The House That U Built ft Cbreeze, Jackson Ryland & Jus Nowhere, Juan Zapata, Rich Thomas, Trev-skiMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/745314275542338/

ESL Sundays

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

Monday October 13

Beautiful Swimmers with Refugee at U Street Music Hall

Beautiful Swimmers with Refugee

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/658908844207573/

Motown on Mondays at Den of Thieves DC

Motown on Mondays at Den of Thieves DCMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/650040735089751/

And so ends the fifteenth weekly 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 an comments or suggestions, please send us a message through the DC House Grooves Facebook Page.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant

DC House Grooves Meet The Locals Podcast #3: Boss Ross

Boss Ross Here we are with the third edition of the DC House Grooves Meet The Locals Podcast. For this edition, we’ve got a superb underground mix from a regular on the local DC scene, Boss Ross. Originally hailing from Detroit, you can find Boss Ross playing regularly in and around DC. Over to the Boss himself for more about the mix:

“For those who might not know me I play Detroit house and deep techno throughout the MVA area. Playing records before a sometimes captive audience for the last 4.5 years has been a great pleasure and once again I thank everyone who has given me a chance to present the music I am fortunate enough to possess. This mix attempts to combine all of the elements I like to present when I play at venues like Flash, Uhall, Tropicalia, Zeba coach and pole bar and of course the backedbar. Those elements being analog treatment, acid lines, pianos and sparse vocals. I used two Technics SL-1200M3D turntables, one Allen and Heath Xone 22 mixer, two stanton groovemaster cartridges, two mukatsuku disc stabilizers, vinyls and one can of mandarin flavored seltzer to create what you listen to today.

My principal association is to Composite which is a group of seven veteran techno DJs who play a monthly party currently located at Flash nightclub. Composite has several irons in the fire for some great techno coming to familiar places this fall. Additionally, I do gigs for the likes of 88/Forward, Vague Output crew in Baltimore, SelectDC,Trevor Keen and pretty much anyone with a shiny object and a drink ticket. It’s my goal after 6 years to take what I’ve gathered in front of the fine people in this area and make my own tracks. As of now I will continue to collect and mix the best of what comes to my ears. Thank you for lending yours and I look forward to seeing so many great people out and about again very soon.”

 

Track list:

KWC 92 – Dreaming of You – L.I.E.S.
Terekke – B1 – LIES
Feroun & Sound Gypsy – Kowli – Kowli
Pittsburgh Track Authority – Visions of Serengeti – Pittsburgh Tracks
Smallpeople – In The Jungle – Running Back
Tevo Howard – Yes You (Rough Mix) – Beautiful Granville
Omar S – This Muthaf*cka – FXHE
Jared Wilson – Ghostminer2 – 7777
Melja – Steady Mobbin’ – Mister Saturday Night
Jamie 3:26 & Cratebug – Hit it N Quit It – Lumberjacks In Hell
Moodymann – Forevernevermore – KDJ
Kai Alce – Bee Bop – NDATL
Brett Dancer – Juno – Trackmode
Scott Grooves – “It Doesn’t All Have To Be Techy” – Natural Midi

Boss Ross music and info:

http://www.soundcloud.com/bossrossdj
www.residentadvisor.net/dj/bossross

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

Another week, another weekend round up from DC House Grooves! This week’s round up is brought to you by Body Werk, a new party featuring local DJs playing quality house music. We’ve got many talented local DJs in DC, but all too often we only get to hear them playing warmup sets for out of town DJs, or playing for an hour or less as part of a stacked lineup. With Body Werk, we hope to give local DJs some room to breathe and play decent sets so we can really hear what they can do, on a dance floor were you have room to werk it right without a crush of flashy amateurs cramping your style. The first edition of Body Werk is on October 11 at DC 9 Nightclub on 9th Street NW, just off U Street, with DJs Jubilee and Andy Grant going back to back on the main floor, and DJ Double 07 werkin’ the rooftop. To celebrate our first party, we’ll be doing a giveaway of swag from local parties and promoters, including Bump’N’Grind, Knucklecase, DC House Grooves and more. For a chance at winning, come to DC9 Nightclub on October 11! Oh, and did we mention there’s no cover? Body Werk: No Cover, No Bullshit. For more information, check the Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/301312033395191

Don’t forget to click Join if you plan on coming, and please send invites to your friends. Let’s make it a DC House Grooves night to remember!

DC House Grooves presents Body WerkAnd so 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

To get you warmed up for Thursday night, our drive time pick is Dj Earic Patten’s ElektrikMetroHouseVibes Mix Sessions on Elektrik Metro Radio. This Thursday’s edition is a label showcase with Les Enfants from Spain. Expect quality exclusive tracks not heard on the radio this side of the Atlantic before. As always, the show starts at 5pm ET, so well timed for your Thursday commute. Tune in using the following links:

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/620350411414764/

Out on the town on Thursday, we’ve got a few picks to help you get your groove on. First up is  Transmission 4/4  with Jubilee (Slope Traxx | DC) & Philip Goyette (ESL | DC) at Velvet Lounge. We’ve heard some of Jubilee’s recent original productions, and they really are something special. Expect to hear some of these original productions on Thursday, expertly mixed with a fine selection of deeply underground tunes. We’re really excited to have Jubilee playing at our new night Body Werk on October 11, and we’re looking forward to getting a preview this week at Transmission 4/4.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1514844612090949

Our next pick for Thursday is Tensnake with Beautiful Swimmers at U Street Music Hall. We’ve enjoyed a few on Tensnake’s productions, but the real highlight here is the chance to hear local lads Beautiful Swimmers work the U Hall system again, fresh off their recent trip to Europe. To be honest we’re quietly hoping Tensnake doesn’t show up so we get a full evening of Beautiful Swimmers. Tickets are $10 from Ticketfly, doors open at 10pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/840011789357511

Our last pick for Thursday is our regular pick Lost on Thursdays at Lost Society, currently known as Don’t Be Sober In October. This week they’ve got locals Charles Martin and Marko Peli at the controls. With all the usual specials and a free glass of champagne for the ladies before midnight, its sure to be a fun night on the rooftop. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/307767379415115/

Friday picks

Top pick for Friday is U Street Music Hall, where they’ve booked Kink to perform a live set, supported by Aaron Hedges and local Raffi. We missed Kink’s performance at the Forward Festival a few years back, but we’ve heard from those who were there that it was an incredible live show, so this one rates as a “do not miss”.  No cover before 12am, $10 after. We recommend you get there early to save yourself $10 and catch Raffi’s set.

https://www.facebook.com/events/352393521582159

If you’re looking for soulful house and a great vibe on Friday night, our pick for you is The Haven with Gigi Testa supported by local legend Sam “the Man” Burns and Haven resident DJ T-Wise at Da Luft Lounge on H Street. We’ve been to a few of the Haven nights in the past, and there’s always great tunes and a great vibe, so definitely worth checking out if you want something a little more soulful. $20 cover, with limited tickets available here.

https://www.facebook.com/events/620666818049654

Our next pick for Friday is ATG presents Mysteries of the Mind at Dunya, with Mike Simonetti, Mysteries of the MindNightbird and Pleasure Curses. We’ve been loving all the recent releases from local act / label Mysteries of the Mind, and this is a great opportunity to check out their latest offerings. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/723390544408449

And lastly for Friday, if you’re in the Columbia Heights area, or looking to get away from the usual U Street / Adams Morgan shit show for the evening, head up the Zeba Bar for GFM presents: In The Groove, with DJs Ken Lazee, Christauff, Tek-13, Data Drop and Pieraldi. Looks like a great lineup of local DJs in our favorite neighborhood venue. $5 cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/911699555510940

Saturday picks

Our top pick for Saturday is without doubt Deep Sugar at the Paradox in Baltimore. This Saturday is part 2 of their 11 year anniversary celebration, and they’re pulling out all the stops for an amazing night of house music, with Ultra Naté, fresh off the plane from Ibiza, back behind the decks with Lisa Moody, a live performance from legendary house diva Adeva and a set from the godfather of Baltimore house Wayne Davis. Out in the courtyard, The Elders will be holding things down with support from Mookie Brock, Shawn Q and Earic Patten, and in the Chamber local DC favorite Keenan Orr will be spinning 90s hip hop and R&B classics. We made the trip up to Deep Sugar last month for Part 1 of their birthday celebrations, and it exceeded our expectations. This is the best party on the east coast bar none, and you’d be crazy to miss it. $15 before 11pm, $20 after. See you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/279183715619537/

If you’re planning on getting your groove on in DC before heading up to Baltimore, our closer to home picks for Saturday are the Get Physical Showcase at Flash with M.A.N.D.Y., Mia Lucci and Wahi:

https://www.facebook.com/events/444807292327199

Or DJ Spinna, supported by DJ Oz and Deejay Life at The Lodge at Red Rocks:

https://www.facebook.com/events/855457951133724/

Whatever you plan to do on Saturday night, make sure you end your night at Deep Sugar. You’ll thank us later :)

Sunday picks

We’re fast approaching the end of the Sunday rooftop season, and this week brings another chance to check out two of our favorite Sunday parties. Our first pick for this Sunday is The House That U Built with AlexDB, illogic, Joe L, David Rosenburg, Vanniety Kills at Dirty Bar. This is such a great lineup of locals, featuring our favorite local DJ Joe L alongside David Rosenberg, who, word has it, closed out Sunglass Sundays with a killer set last Sunday. As always, there is no cover, and the party runs from 4pm to 11.30pm.

 https://www.facebook.com/events/952051628144026/

Our other pick for Sunday is the final edition of Sunglass Sundays for this season, with Saeed Younan, Nick Williams, R&B and DJ Bella. We’ve been loving R&B’s sounds lately, so we recommend you get their for their day time set, which should kick off around 4pm ET. No cover until 4pm, $10 after 4pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/539515012847193

And with that we wrap up this week’s top picks, so let’s take a 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 2

Dj Earic Patten’s ElektrikMetroHouseVibes Mix Sessions Label Showcase Les Enfants Spain

Dj Earic Patten's ElektrikMetroHouseVibes Mix Sessions Label Showcase | Les Enfants | SpainMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/620350411414764/

Transmission 4/4 w/ Jubilee (Slope Traxx | DC) & Philip Goyette (ESL | DC) at Velvet Lounge

10.2.14 TRANSMISSION 4/4 w/ Jubilee (Slope Traxx | DC) & Philip Goyette (ESL | DC)More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1514844612090949

Tensnake with Beautiful Swimmers at U Street Music Hall

Tensnake with Beautiful Swimmers at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/840011789357511

Lost on Thursdays

Don’t Be Sober In October feat. Marko Peli & Charles Martin

10.02: Don't Be Sober In October feat. Marko Peli & Charles MartinMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/307767379415115/

Dub Champions Festival DC: Victor Rice dubs “Dub Side of the Moon” at Computa Age Vol. 10 + Subatomic Sound System & More at Flash

Dub Champions Festival DC: Victor Rice dubs "Dub Side of the Moon" at Computa Age Vol. 10 + Subatomic Sound System & More at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/341058176067464/

Friday October 3

KiNK (live) with Aaron Hedges, Raffi at U Street Music Hall

KiNK (live) with Aaron Hedges, Raffi at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/257864791080629/

Patrick Topping, Nuno Dos Santos, Nick Williams at Flash

Patrick Topping, Nuno Dos Santos, Nick Williams at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/352393521582159

The Haven welcomes Gigi Testa w/Sam “the Man” Burns + Resident DJ T-Wise (Ubiquity Soul)

The HAVEN welcomes Gigi Testa [1st Time in D.C.!] w/Sam "the Man" Burns, + Resident DJ T-Wise (Ubiquity Soul)More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/620666818049654

ESL Fridays

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

ATG presents Mysteries of the Mind at Dunya

ATG presents Mysteries of the Mind at Dunya More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/723390544408449

GFM Presents: In The Groove at Zeba Bar
GFM Presents: In The GrooveMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/911699555510940

Saturday October 4

Deep Sugar 11 Year Anniversary Pt. 2 at the Paradox, Baltimore

DEEP SUGAR // 11YR ANNIVERSARY PT. 2 // SAT 10.4 // ADEVA "LIVE" Comeback Show // CASH BAR ALL NIGHT // COCKTAIL PRE-PARTY 9PM // WAYNE DAVIS BIRTHDAY // ULTRA NATE IBIZA 2 BMORE' HOMECOMING //THE ELDERS // SHAWN Q // 3 ROOMS OF SOUND GOING!More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/279183715619537/

Get Physical Showcase: M.A.N.D.Y. (Philipp Jung), Mia Lucci, Wahi at Flash

Get Physical Showcase: M.A.N.D.Y. (Philipp Jung), Mia Lucci, Wahi at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/444807292327199

DJ Spinna at The Lodge at Redrocks

DJ Spinna at The Lodge at RedrocksMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/855457951133724/

Deep Sessions presents Biome (UK) at Backbar

Deep Sessions pres - BIOME (UK)

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1488132384772881

Botswana | Lesotho 48th Independence Celebration #DC

BOTSWANA • LESOTHO | 4 8 t h Independence Celebration #DCMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/825774260815633/

Rev909: Daft Punk/French House tribute and Indie Dance classics with Will Eastman & Ozker at U Street Music Hall

REV909: Daft Punk/French House tribute and Indie Dance classics with Will Eastman & OzkerMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/662341107195025/

ESL Saturday with Michael Serafini

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

Sunday October 5

Sunglass Sundays Closing Party w/ Saeed Younan & Nick Williams at Public

Sunglass Sundays Closing Party w/ Saeed Younan & Nick WilliamsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/539515012847193

The House That U Built w/ AlexDB, illogic, Joe L, David Rosenburg, Vanniety Kills at Dirty Bar

The House That U Built w/ AlexDB, illogic, Joe L, David Rosenburg, Vanniety Kills at Dirty BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/952051628144026/

ESL Sunday

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

That’s it for the fourteenth 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 an comments or suggestions, please send us a message through the DC House Grooves Facebook Page.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant