DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House & Electronic Music Events in Washington DC October 19 to October 22

Here we go again… another week, and another list of quality events lovingly compiled by DC House Grooves to meet your weekend dancing needs. Before I dive in to this week’s Top Picks, have you checked out the annual DC House Grooves Halloween Preview? Each year, we publish a list of the best Halloween parties a week early; these parties often sell out early, you’re best picking your parties and buying your tickets as soon as possible. A great list of events this year, so make sure you check it out, buy your tickets, and get to work on that costume!

DC House Grooves Halloween Preview

Ok… a few highlights before getting to the list. First up, my good lady wife Katrina Mir celebrates her birthday Thursday night at premier rooftop happy hour Preview‘s second birthday celebration at FlashKatrina will be throwing down alongside Flash‘s very own underground selector Throe, at what’s sure to be a seriously fun night. With Headroom  listening sessions down in the main room, followed by DuskyPhilip Goyette, its all going down at Flash on Thursady!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/155735555027596

Preview 2 Year Anniversary: Throe & Katrina Mir at Flash

Also worth checking out on Thursday is Jett Chandon‘s new all locals party Forecast at  Ten Tigers Parlour.  With no constraints on genre, this one promises to keep things interesting. Line up for the opening night includes a diverse bunch of talented selectors: Jett Chandon, Vanniety Kills, Associate & Encryption. Expect the unexpected, and dress to sweat, that’s all I can say! For a taste of what’s in store, check out Jett‘s recent contribution to Berlin’s Upperberry Vibrations podcast.

 

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1730157027294133

Forecast: 001 with Jett Chandon, Vanniety Kills, Associate & Encryption at Ten Tigers Parlour

Saturday night brings another edition of Resident Nights at Flash, and I’m honored to be joining an incredible line up as locals take over the decks on all three floors. On the Club Level, I’ll be joining seasoned selectors Charles MartinAlex EljaiekOliver Caine, and we’ve got series vibes lined up to keep you grooving all night long. In the Green Room, Throe and Taiga take the reins for another edition of Arts & Sciences, while the ever reliable  Jandro and Hakob bring the heat in the Flash Bar. Who needs a big name from out of town? These are the really special nights at Flash, where our local talent show DC what they can do. Support your locals by getting there early and making a night of it at Flash!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/304193423321483/

resident nights flash

Other highlights this weekend include the always amazing Playlist with JubileeRamirez  at Eighteenth Street Lounge and House Music Happy Hour with Chicago native DJ Marv on Thursday, Flash on Friday with Sian, Bella & J Tek, Mazi R, Sarah Myers, Philco & Juan Zapata, and, of course, part 2 of Deep Sugar‘s 14 year anniversary, The Haunted Beach House with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Teddy Douglas, Dave Harness, Donna Edwards, The Elders, Wayne Davis, Mookie Wizzo & Shawn Q at Malibu Beach Bar, Baltimore on Saturday. This one kicks off early at 6pm, and is guaranteed to be a good time… you know how the Deep Sugar family likes to play dress up and get down!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2032455010316759/

Deep Sugar 14th Anniversary Part 2 with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Teddy Douglas, Dave Harness, Donna Edwards, The Elders, Wayne Davis, Mookie Wizzo & Shawn Q at Miami Beach Bar, Baltimore

Here’s my full list of Top Picks for the weekend. Every one a winner! See you next week, same time, same place, for a very special Halloween edition. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday October 19

Preview 2 Year Anniversary: Throe & Katrina Mir at Flash

Preview 2 Year Anniversary: Throe & Katrina Mir at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/155735555027596

ESL Thursday featuring Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez & Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Thursday featuring Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez & Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/313877682352212/

Headroom Listening Sessions 2.01 at Flash

Headroom Listening Sessions 2.01 at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/226568917875142

Dusky with Philip Goyette at Flash

Dusky with Philip Goyette at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/982766025196914/

Forecast: 001 with Jett Chandon, Vanniety Kills, Associate & Encryption at Ten Tigers Parlour

Forecast: 001 with Jett Chandon, Vanniety Kills, Associate & Encryption at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1730157027294133

House Music Happy Hour with DJ Marc at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with DJ Marc at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

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

Left To Right with Philco & Special Guest at Velvet Lounge

Left To Right with Philco & Special Guest at Velvet Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/178752392675368

Friday October 20

Sian with Bella & J Tek & Flash, with Mazi R & Sarah Myers in the Green Room and Philco & Juan Zapata in the Flash Bar

sian at flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/110889216337685

Oblivion featuring Gremlinz, Rude Operator, Plusgood & Lyceum at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Oblivion featuring Gremlinz, Rude Operator, Plusgood & Lyceum at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/118804588838633/

Chris Lake with Dombresky & Alex Eljaiek at U Street Music Hall

Chris Lake with Dombresky & Alex Eljaiek at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/706765019516395

ESL Friday with Misbehaviour, Chris Brooks, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Misbehaviour, Chris Brooks, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Saturday October 21

Resident Nights: Charles Martin, Andy Grant & Alex Eljaiek at Flash, with Arts & Sciences featuring Taiga & Throe in the Green Room and Jandro & Hakob in the Flash Bar

Resident Nights: Charles Martin, Andy Grant & Alex Eljaiek at Flash, with Arts & Sciences featuring Taiga & Throe in the Green Room and Jandro & Hakob in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/304193423321483/

Deep Sugar 14th Anniversary Part 2 with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Teddy Douglas, Dave Harness, Donna Edwards, The Elders, Wayne Davis, Mookie Wizzo & Shawn Q at Malibu Beach Bar, Baltimore

Deep Sugar 14th Anniversary Part 2 with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Teddy Douglas, Dave Harness, Donna Edwards, The Elders, Wayne Davis, Mookie Wizzo & Shawn Q at Miami Beach Bar, Baltimore

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2032455010316759/

Future Times Shop: Puerto Rico! We See You with Dawit Eklund, Taylor Trostle, Michael Petillo & Trev-ski

Future Times Shop - Puerto Rico! We See You with Dawit Eklund, Taylor Trostle, Michael Petillo & Trev-ski

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/140178916729661/

Claptone with Martín Miguel at U Street Music Hall

Claptone with Martín Miguel at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1639891352701631

House-N-U with DJ Baby & Brian Pope at Ten Tigers Parlour

House-N-U with DJ Baby & Brian Pope at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1219445704865575

NightFlight presents The Upside Down with Symmetrical, Oamr & DJ Fes at Zeba Bar

NightFlight presents The Upside Down with Symmetrical, Oamr & DJ Fes at Zeba Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/696561227201683

Phunked UP! With Adrian Collazo, DJ Say What? & StrikeStone! at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Phunked UP! With Adrian Collazo, DJ Say What? & StrikeStone! at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1944209889172363/

Future Sessions with Trev-ski, Kenny M & Fulano at Studio Gaga

Future Sessions with Trev-ski, Kenny M & Fulano at Studio Gaga

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2067454613483323

Obsidian presents: Housework at Factory 17, Baltimore

obsidian housework

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1519742834781895/

Sunday October 22

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge & Hold Tight with Martín Miguel & Samantha Francesca at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam "The Man" Burns, Smudge & Hold Tight with Martín Miguel & Samantha Francesca at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam "The Man" Burns, Smudge & Hold Tight with Martín Miguel & Samantha Francesca at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

 

DC House Grooves Top Picks Halloween Preview 2017

As we approach Halloween weekend, here’s the traditional DC House Grooves preview of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington over Halloween weekend. Since many of these events will sell out way before Halloween, you’d be well advised to pick up your tickets now so you’re not left out in the cold with the ghouls and ghosts. Indeed, if you’re planning on hitting up Jimmy Valentine’s Annual Halloween Bash, I suggest you buy your tickets ASAP. Don’t leave it until the last minute, as it always sells out every year! So many amazing events this year, and it’s not going to be an easy choice, particularly on Saturday, when you’ll want to be at them all! Here’s the list, Friday October 27 through Sunday October 29. Choose wisely, grab your tickets, and get to work on that costume!

Friday October 27

†Church of Freaks† Halloween Party with Philip Goyette, Chris Burns, Navbox, Philco, Samantha Francesca, Hot Coffee & Benoit at the Church of Secrets

†Church of Freaks† Halloween Party with Philip Goyette, Chris Burns, Navbox, Philco, Samantha Francesca, Hot Coffee & Benoit at the Church of Secrets

Info & Tix: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1025621

Deep Tech XV Halloween Edition with Das Bruno, Alex Noize, Koty, Mr Wright & Pershan at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Deep Tech XV Halloween Edition with Das Bruno, Alex Noize, Koty, Mr Wright & Pershan at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1765563520409557/
Advanced Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deep-tech-xv-das-bruno-halloween-edition-1027-tickets-38979810663

Synthesis presents: Stranger Synth Costume Party with Christopher Lawrence at U Street Music Hall

Synthesis presents: Stranger Synth Costume Party with Christopher Lawrence at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/352485025181313
Advanced Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1557448

4 Hours of Funk Halloween Costume Party with Graham Hatke & Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

4 Hours of Funk Halloween Costume Party with Graham Hatke & Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/856278044525147

Saturday October 28

Jimmy Valentine’s Annual Halloween Bash with Kochi, DJ Ramirez, Lyssa, Katrina Mir, Tim Jackson & Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Jimmy Valentine's Annual Halloween Bash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/121577798530892/
Advanced Tickets: https://jvlhcllc.ticketspice.com/halloween-2017-jimmy-valentines

Flesh off with Stacey Pullen, Delano Smith and more TBA at Warehouse Location

Flesh off with Stacey Pullen, Delano Smith and more TBA at Warehouse Location

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1756369054664012/
Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1025651

off the record. Halloween with Luv Jam, Dj Nav & Samantha F at Secret Location

off the record. Halloween with Luv Jam, Dj Nav & Samantha F at Secret Location

Advanced Tickets: TBD

SEQUENCE.666_Phase Fatale with Phase Fatale, Arthur Kimskii, Lyceum & Juana at Secret Location

SEQUENCE.666_Phase Fatale with Phase Fatale, Arthur Kimskii, Lyceum & Juana at Secret Location

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/355026568271748/
Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1019690

TNX Occult Acid Freakout with Justin Cudmore (The Bunker, NY) & TNX Residents at DC9 Nightclub

TNX Occult Acid Freakout with Justin Cudmore (The Bunker, NY) & TNX Residents at DC9 Nightclub

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/118761505469516
Advanced Tickets: http://bit.do/TNXJCFRKOUT

A Meso Creso Halloween: Carnaval of Curiosities with Soohan, Illexxandra, Anandroid, Beatrix, Mettabbana, Raha Wala & v:shal Kanwar at Warehouse Location

A Meso Creso Halloween: Carnaval of Curiosities with Soohan, Illexxandra, Anandroid, Beatrix, Mettabbana, Raha Wala & v:shal Kanwar at Warehouse Location

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1796819063946136/
Advanced Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-meso-creso-halloween-carnaval-of-curiosities-tickets-37981276019

U Hell with Amtrac & Will Eastman at U Street Music Hall

U Hell with Amtrac & Will Eastman at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/123805838269291
Advanced Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1553101

Sunday October 29

Younan Music presents Sintimate Rooftop Sessions Halloween Edition with Cocodrills, Bell & J Tek & Sami%Suyung at Public Bar

Younan Music presents Sintimate Rooftop Sessions Halloween Edition with Cocodrills, Bell & J Tek & Sami%Suyung at Public Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/124780421518485/

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House & Electronic Music Events in Washington DC October 12 to October 15

Super fun times at Church of Secrets with Alton Miller last Friday! Playing in a former church was definitely a first for me, and I had a blast getting things warmed up on the dance floor. Despite some minor imperial entanglements, a good time was had by all, with the enthusiastic crowd grooving well into Saturday. I hear there may be another opportunity to worship in the Church of Secrets in the not too distant future. I’ll bring you the details as soon as I know more.

uncle benny at church of secrets

Uncle Benny, Casey & Uncle Ebi at Church of Secrets
Photo credit: Casey

In case you didn’t make it, here’s the recording of my opening set. Two hours of quality grooves to get the night started off right. Click through to SoundCloud for the track list.

 

OK, before getting into this week’s events, news of a couple of upcoming events you need to know about. On Saturday October 21, I’ll be joining Charles Martin and Alex Eljaiek for a locals take over of the Club Level at Flash for another edition of Resident Nights, while the always reliable Taiga and Throe join forces for the latest installment of Arts & Sciences. As I’m always saying, locals do it better, and I can’t thank Flash enough for supporting local talent, allowing us to take the reins for the night. Can’t wait to give that amazing Funktion One sound system a proper workout alongside two of DC’s finest. Hope to see you on the floor!

Advanced tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2xWcz7M
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/304193423321483/

Desert Hearts presents: City Hearts Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs & Porkchop at Flash, with Sarah Myers & Philip Goyette in the Green Room & Team Zapata in the Flash Bar

The following Saturday, October 28, there’s a whole host of Halloween themed parties to choose from, but the pick of the bunch for quality tunes and the best costumes in town is Jimmy Valentine’s Annual Halloween Bash, with a smoking hot line up including  Kochi, our very own Katrina MirLyssaDJ RamirezTim Jackson and Jandro. If you’ve not done Jimmy‘s for Halloween before, you need to know that costumes are required, and let me tell you, people make a real effort each year! General admission tickets are $15, or for just $70 you can get top shelf open bar all night long! It doesn’t get much better than that. This party sells out every year, often well in advance, so if you’re planning on going, don’t waste any time. Grab your tickets now!

Advanced tickets to Jimmy Valentine’s Annual Halloween Bash
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/121577798530892/

Jimmy Valentine's Annual Halloween Bash

OK, back to more pressing matters. What’s on deck to get your feet tappin’ this weekend? As usual, an amazing line up of Top Picks, which you’ll find listed below. Of special interest this weekend, my old friend Marc Cotterell, head honcho of the amazing house and garage label Plastik People Records flies into town this weekend for a couple of gigs and a radio show. I first got to know Marc when we were both residents of the soulful house radio station Planetsoul Network in the early 2000s, back when I was based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Marc was based in southwest England. Indeed, the flyer below from October 13 2005 is perhaps the last time Marc and I shared the same billing, just after I moved from Scotland to Washington, DC, and on Friday night, October 13, we’ll be at it again, exactly 12 years to the day from our last radio show. It must be a sign!

planetsoul network

Marc will be joining me and Katrina Mir Friday night for Body Werk in the Flash Bar, as part of Focus  with with Tobias.Ryan ElliotMoscoman TNX‘s Bil Todd. Another amazing line up at Flash for what’s sure to be an amazing Friday night, and remember, there’s no cover to join us in the Flash Bar.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571814496214213

Focus: with Tobias. & Ryan Elliott at Flash, with Moscoman & Bil Todd in the Green Room and Body Werk featuring Marc Cotterell, Andy Grant & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

Then on Saturday night, Marc joins me Katrina Mir and Ramirez as our first special guest on the DC House Grooves Show on Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio. The show kicks off at 10pm ET, and whether you’re going out or staying in, we’ve got the perfect sound track for your Saturday night.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune In Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/183401065540321

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Sunday night, Marc wraps up his DC weekender joining Benoit on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sundays Rooftop, as part of an amazing lineup for ESL on Sunday, which also includes the man, the legend Sam “The Man” Burns with special guest  Vanniety Kills, with Smudge rounding out the line up in the main room.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1993723077509347/

ESL Sunday with Sam Burns, Vanniety Kills, Smudge & Sundays Rooftop featuring Marc Cotterell & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Other highlights for this weekend include my weekly pick Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, Nocturnal Emissions with Tummettott, Hakob, markintheDark & Jubilee at a secret warehouse location on Friday, then on Saturday,  Prescription & Kowli celebrate Ebi‘s birthday with an amazing line up including Detroit legend Rick Wade and local support from BaronhawkFeroun and Jus Nowhere.

Info & tix: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1019373

Kowli & Prescription present: Rick Wade with Baronhawk, Feroun & Jus Nowhere at Warehouse Location

Also on Saturday night, Martín Miguel‘s excellent record label Better Listen Records  celebrates one year of operation and their latest release Feels Trip to the District by thatmanmonkz on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge, with Martín and   thatmanmonkz providing the sound track. Highly recommended!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1964666887125618

ESL Saturday with John Jazz, Mr Bonkerz, Adrian Collazo & Better Listen Records Feels Trip To The District Release Party featuring thatmanmonkz & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Another big highlight for Saturday is the final edition of Pacific Fur Company‘s Natural Resources before Eli heads west at Studio Ga Ga. Joining PFC for this final bash is an illustrious list of local talent, including Philip GoyetteThroeDJ Eli CashJames CCMike Harvey. I’m sure there’ll be tears of joy and sadness on the dance floor as Natural Resources bids a fond farewell to the District.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/121293081851235/

Natural Resources Bye Bye Edition with Throe, Philip Goyette, DJ Eli Cash, James CC, Mike Harvey & Pacific Fur Company at Studio Ga Ga

One more event I want to highlight before getting into my full list of Top Picks for the weekend. On Sunday, local legend Saeed Younan kicks off a new series of events on the rooftop at Public BarSintimate Rooftop Sessions, showcasing Younan Music talent. Sunday’s line up features PirupaSaeed Younan, with support from Mina Darius Twin. With a great crowd and quality music, the rooftop at Public is always a blast, and I’m looking forward to seeing what Saeed has lined up for the future. Door tax is $15, with $10 early birds available.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1981253115455021/

sintimate rooftop sessions pirupa

Congratulations if you’ve made it this far! Here are all my Top Picks of the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC Thursday through Sunday.  Having a few issues with formatting the Top Pick logo since a recent WordPress update, but rest assured, everything in the list below is a DC House Grooves Top Pick! Hope to see you out and about!

DC House Grooves Top Pick

Thursday October 12

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/179218195987783/

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Jon Deke at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Jon Deke at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1903218439999139/

Big Ugly Truck Presents: Boogie Night with Martín Miguel, Kenny M & Trev-ski at 14th & U

Big Ugly Truck Presents: Boogie Night with Martín Miguel, Kenny M & Trev-ski at 14th & U

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2035376310015511/

House Music Happy Hour with Sparse Cholesky at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with Sparse Cholesky at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

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

Friday October 13

Focus: with Tobias. & Ryan Elliott at Flash, with Moscoman & Bil Todd in the Green Room and Body Werk featuring Marc Cotterell, Andy Grant & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

Focus: with Tobias. & Ryan Elliott at Flash, with Moscoman & Bil Todd in the Green Room and Body Werk featuring Marc Cotterell, Andy Grant & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571814496214213

Nocturnal Emissions with Tummettott, Hakob, markintheDark & Jubilee at Warehouse Location

Nocturnal Emissions with Tummettott, Hakob, markintheDark & Jubilee at Warehouse Location

Advanced tix: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1018697
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/118423895512112

Private Joy with Trev-ski & Fulano at Studio Ga Ga

Private Joy with Trev-ski & Fulano at Studio Ga Ga

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/350801928706256/

ESL Friday with Meistro, Jerome Baker, Philip Goyette & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Meistro, Jerome Baker, Philip Goyette & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

LENG Resident Night 001 with Jett Chandon, Duolo, Lush, Kouhai & Benbo at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

LENG Resident Night 001 with Jett Chandon, Duolo, Lush, Kouhai & Benbo at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/164334370810974/

Rinse Saturday Sessions with Ka Lu, Eddie Trax, Hoju Pockets & Bass Windu at Ten Tigers Parlour

Rinse Saturday Sessions with Ka Lu, Eddie Trax, Hoju Pockets & Bass Windu at Ten Tigers ParlourRinse Saturday Sessions with Ka Lu, Eddie Trax, Hoju Pockets & Bass Windu at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1567005996721139

Saturday October 14

DC House Grooves Show #11 with Andy Grant, Ramirez, Katrina Mir & Special Guest Marc Cotterell on Underground Quality Radio

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Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune In Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/183401065540321

Kowli & Prescription present: Rick Wade with Baronhawk, Feroun & Jus Nowhere at Warehouse Location

Kowli & Prescription present: Rick Wade with Baronhawk, Feroun & Jus Nowhere at Warehouse Location

Info & tix: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1019373

ESL Saturday with John Jazz, Mr Bonkerz, Adrian Collazo & Better Listen Records Feels Trip To The District Release Party featuring thatmanmonkz & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with John Jazz, Mr Bonkerz, Adrian Collazo & Better Listen Records Feels Trip To The District Release Party featuring thatmanmonkz & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1964666887125618

Natural Resources Bye Bye Edition with Throe, Philip Goyette, DJ Eli Cash, James CC, Mike Harvey & Pacific Fur Company at Studio Ga Ga

Natural Resources Bye Bye Edition with Throe, Philip Goyette, DJ Eli Cash, James CC, Mike Harvey & Pacific Fur Company at Studio Ga Ga

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/121293081851235/

Desert Hearts presents: City Hearts Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs & Porkchop at Flash, with Sarah Myers & Philip Goyette in the Green Room & Team Zapata in the Flash Bar

Desert Hearts presents: City Hearts Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs & Porkchop at Flash, with Sarah Myers & Philip Goyette in the Green Room & Team Zapata in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/126280341332918

Reflections with Alex Eljaiek, Tony Smooth and Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Reflections with Alex Eljaiek, Tony Smooth and Jandro at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/302384146902587/

The Underground Sunrise D.C with Thommy Davis & DJ Kmixx at Zeba Bar

The Underground Sunrise D.C with Thommy Davis & DJ Kmixx at Zeba Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1488153171253563/

LENG presents Slick Shoota with Fury, Lush, Panch & The Kufi Smacker at Location TBA

LENG presents Slick Shoota with Fury, Lush, Panch & The Kufi Smacker at Location TBA

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/680424812167234/

Vague Output Presents Schwefelgelb & Jake Reif at Factory 17, Baltimore

Vague Output Presents Schwefelgelb & Jake Reif at Factory 17, Baltimore

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1102189429915688

Sunday October 15

Younan Music presents Sintimate Rooftop Sessions featuring Pirupa with Saeed Younan, Mina & Darius Twin at Public Bar

sintimate rooftop sessions pirupa

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1981253115455021/

ESL Sunday with Sam Burns, Vanniety Kills, Smudge & Sundays Rooftop featuring Marc Cotterell & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam Burns, Vanniety Kills, Smudge & Sundays Rooftop featuring Marc Cotterell & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1993723077509347/

 

Headroom Sunday Party @ Ten Tigers

I’m a regular at the Headroom workshops held on Flash’s main floor once a month. It’s a chance for local producers to play their works-in-progress on an excellent sound system and get feedback from their peers. I don’t produce or DJ, but I like to hear what’s new and it’s a good place to network. This party was a chance for Headroom producers to show off their chops, and damn it was fun.

Headroom Sunday Party with Analog Tara, Darius Twin, District & Circle, DJ Winterman, JP Jed, Nebo, Sid Waters & Symmetrical at Ten Tigers Parlour

I was late getting out the door and parking on a Sunday was trickier than expected, so I missed a chunk of DJ Winterman‘s set. When I came in, he was running smooth and energetic. Later he hit us with breaks and drum & bass.

The night was a sampler pack of styles, just as the Headroom workshops are. The audience came and went over the course of the night, but it was a great assortment of DC producers and DJs.

District & Circle laid down just good old house music, including some samples from classic Cypress Hill. Nebo slowed down the pace with a live set of contemplative piano, live guitar, and vocals. Lovely set. It was the calm before the storm.

Symmetrical hit his custom rig for a live set and kept on hitting it, he said later, because parts kept fritzing out. His sets are always lively but this one was the wildest mad-scientist techno I’ve heard him crank out. And he was deep in it, too, riding the storm.

Darius Twin took over next and piloted us out with smooth, hard techno. It was almost relaxing. JP Jed continued the techno grind, dropping one of his own tracks quite perfectly into the mix. And then Sid Waters smoothed us all down with some heavy trance. An excellent way to end the night, and it fulfilled my recurring “problem” with Ten Tigers: I always end up staying later than I meant to.

It was a long show, and on a Sunday, but no regrets. Here’s to hoping this becomes a tradition.