DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC May 28 to May 31

Well, we made it back from Detroit in one piece. As always, it was an incredible few days of great music, and it was awesome to see so many people there representing DC. Before we get into things for the coming weekend, we want to give a quick mention to LOVE TRIANGLE, an event happening a couple of weeks from now.

Love triangle

The DC Three present LOVE TRIANGLE

One weekend Three of DC’s finest nightclubs will stand together to help one of ours. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to a young woman in our community who wishes to remain anonymous fighting for her life right now. She needs our help so come out DC and show cancer how we do in The District.

‪#‎FCancer‬ ‪#‎MamaSaysKnockYouOut‬

Invites and more details to come. We’ll be providing full coverage on DC House Grooves, and we hope everyone can make an effort and show their support.

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sundays rooftop

Before we get on to the picks for this weekend, a quick reminder that our party Body Werk with Amir Alexander is coming up on Sunday June 7, and in partership with Sundays Rooftop with Frank and Tony we are offering a discounted advanced ticket party pass, which gets you admission to both parties. The venues are across the street from each other, so for $20 you’ll be able to bounce between both parties to your heart’s content. Just head over to the Resident Advisor event page, select the Body Werk + Sunday’s Rooftop Party Pass and click Add to Cart. That’s $20 to see two international acts right here in DC on June 7, half the price of door tickets. Better move fast, though. This offer won’t last!

As for something to listen to while reading this week’s post, have we got a special treat for you! We’re excited to share with you the exclusive recording of Chicago legend Gene Hunt‘s set from the recent FORWARD: Forever Endless party, which has to be one of the best parties we’ve been to in DC in a very long time. Classic house music and exclusive edits all the way from one of the best in the business:

 

If you enjoyed the FORWARD Festival 2015, please consider donating to their crowdfunding campaign to help make sure FORWARD 2016 happens. The festival depends on our support… please contribute what you can!

OK, let’s take a look at this week’s picks. We’ll have to keep things brief this week, since we’re just plain exhausted after Detroit and have other shit to deal with. Normal service will be resumed next week! If you need additional information about any of the events, just click through to the event page.

Thursday Picks

Paco Osuna, Oliver Caine, Jandro at Flash with Roger Samuel & Chris Mariano in the Flash Bar

Quality techno at Flash on Thursday. Get there early to catch locals Jan Dro  and Oliver Caine throwing down.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1567794693475434/

Tortured Soul with Sol Power All Stars at Tropicalia

Tortured Soul and The Sol Power All Stars at Tropicalia! That’s an amazing line up for a Thursday night! Definitely worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1416996978617262/

Friday Picks

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

Always worth checking out Kochi‘s radio show on your Friday commute to get you in the mood for a night on the town.

https://www.facebook.com/events/860643390638122/

FOCUS: Ben Sims, DJ Lisa Frank at Flash, with Remote Ctrl & Martín Miguel in the Flash Bar

Techno legend Ben Sims at Flash with support from everyone’s favorite local Lisa Frank? What’s not to like?

https://www.facebook.com/events/832216130202472/

Three to Tango with Runamucker, Djoser and Panch at Backbar

A solid local line up at Backbar promising techno, house, electro, jungle and everything in between… and we hear that if you wear assless chaps, you might just get in free. Might just have to test that out!

https://www.facebook.com/events/662576443870650/

Souled Out! feat. Mr. Bonkerz, J. Mack, Meegs, Raha Wala at Zeba Bar

Another solid local line up at Zeba Bar, as Mr BonkerzJ Mack, Meegs and Raha Wala throw down the finest jazz, soul and funk influenced house music accompanied by real live instruments and percussion. Sounds like a lot of fun!

https://www.facebook.com/events/841340272619186/

Saturday Picks

Body Werk Summer Sessions on the RnR Hotel Rooftop with Benoit Benoit, Trev-ski and Andy Grant

Benoit Benoit Trev-ski + Andy Grant back to back on the Rock’n’Roll Hotel Rooftop at Happy Hour? Sounds like the perfect way to get warmed up for your Saturday night on the town. Best of all, it’s free!

https://www.facebook.com/events/905493292848755/

Move D with Solomon Sanchez at Flash, DUSK with DJ Soul & DJ Househead in the Flash Bar

We’re really disappointed at missing Move D‘s set at TV Bar in Detroit this weekend, but we had to duck out to catch Gene Hunt again. Well, there’s another chance for us to catch him this Saturday at Flash, with solid local support from Solomon Sanchez. Definitely worth a look.. hopefully the Saturday night crowds won’t be too crazy, allowing for at least some movement on the dance floor.

https://www.facebook.com/events/809897579079293/

3024 presents: Anthony Parasole, Martyn, Mike Servito at U Street Music Hall

It’s like a mini-Movement festival all of it’s own at U Hall on Saturday, with an amazing line up including Anthony ParasoleMartyn and Mike Servito. Best of all, it’s free before 11 for 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1598850037052318/

Rhythm & Culture Presents: Greg Wilson at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Wow.. an amazing booking by ESL, with edit king Greg Wilson taking over the patio, with support from Mr BonkerzFarid and Philip Goyette take the controls in the Gold Room, while DJ Remote Ctrl holds things down in the Main Room, with an opening set by Honest LeeBil Todd takes care of business up in the Jazz Room.

https://www.facebook.com/events/840324379381836/

Phuture Classics (Vinyl Night) with Tony Smooth, Robert Fairbairn, Andy Grant & Hakob Avjyan at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Over at Jimmy Valentines, there’s a solid local line up spinning all vinyl, all night long at Phuture Classics (Vinyl Night)Tony Smooth will be joined by Phonic‘s Robert FairbairnAndy Grant from DC House Grooves and Nomad‘s Hakob Aviyan. Great line up of talented DJs, no cover.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1577558759185611/

Into the Deep, feat. Jubilee, Philco, Danny House, Fort Fairmont, Meegs, Hot Coffee, Sarah Myers and Juan Zapata at The Dance Loft on 14th

If you’re looking for some burner action on Saturday with lots of dressing up and face paintng, head over to Into the Deep at The Dance Loft, which features a great line up including our favorites JubileeMeegsJuan Zapata and Sarah Myers, alongside PhilcoDanny HouseFort Fairmont and Hot Coffee. Lots of great local talent, and it promises to be lots of fun. Head over to the event page for advanced tickets.

https://www.facebook.com/events/837287933031029/

Sunday Picks

Sunday’s Rooftop: Omar S (FXHE, Detroit), Chris Burns & Feroun at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sunday’s Rooftop scores yet again, bringing FXHE‘s Omar S to the ESL patio on Sunday for another great rooftop session, with support from Chris Burns and Feroun. Doesn’t quite seem like a year since Omar S was last here on the Dirty Bar rooftop! Definitely one to put high on your list for Sunday. We’re planning on getting there early to catch Feroun. Hope to see you there! Head over to the event page for details re: advanced tickets.

https://www.facebook.com/events/833262646750497/

Sunglass Sundays ft. Keenan & Smudge [ Out On The Deck ], Andy Grant, Yaco, Heather Femia & Boss Ross at Public Bar

Over at Public Bar, it’s an all locals Sunglass Sundays, with a fantastic line up including Boss RossHeather Femia, YacoAndy Grant and headliners Keenan & Smudge. So much great talent in one line up! A recipe for a fun afternoon grooving in the sunshine.

https://www.facebook.com/events/423172007864368/

Cadence presents Random Movement, Jaybee, Adrienne Richards at Flash

For quality drum and bass on Sunday, head to Flash for this month’s edition of Cadence, with Random MovementJaybee and Adrienne Richards. Down in the Flash BarOmar Faison and DJ Double 07 bring the house heat. Check the event page for advanced ticket details.

https://www.facebook.com/events/833406083373134/

Whew! Got through that quickly. Those are our picks for the coming weekend, but there’s plenty more going on in the District Thursday to Sunday. Please check below for full listings of all the quality underground house and electronic music events happening in and around DC this weekend. Don’t forget to check back next week for our picks and listings for the weekend. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday May 28

Kleen City DC at Flash (6AM Morning party!)

Kleen City DC

https://www.facebook.com/events/1109426452406779/

Paco Osuna, Oliver Caine, Jandro at Flash with Roger Samuel & Chris Mariano in the Flash Bar
Paco Osuna, Oliver Caine, Jandro at Flash with Roger Samuel & Chris Mariano in the Flash Bar
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1567794693475434/

Tortured Soul with Sol Power All Stars at Tropicalia

Tortured Soul with Sol Power All Stars at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1416996978617262/

Shiba San with Shawn Q at U Street Music Hall

Shiba San with Shawn Q at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1569430823298432/

Select DC Presents Quicksails, Brett Naucke, Aaron Leitko, Feralcope at Safari Restaurant & Lounge, Petworth

Select dc

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1198325226860405/

Oskar Brau’s Brew & Bass Tap Takeover at Red Rocks 

Oskar Brau's Brew & Bass Tap Takeover at Red Rocks

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/738508469599794/

Friday May 30

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

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/860643390638122/

FOCUS: Ben Sims, DJ Lisa Frank at Flash, with Remote Ctrl & Martín Miguel in the Flash Bar

FOCUS: Ben Sims, DJ Lisa Frank at Flash, with Remote Ctrl & Miguel Martín in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/725975797518938/

Hudson Mohawke with Refugee & Cosby at U Street Music Hall

Hudson Mohawke at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/832216130202472/

ESL Friday with DJ Chicus, Trev-ski, Ozker, Graham Hatke, Stylus Chris & Caleb L’Etoile at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday

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

Three to Tango with Runamucker, Djoser and Panch at Backbar

Three to Tango with Runamucker, Djoser and Panch at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/662576443870650/

Souled Out! feat. Mr. Bonkerz, J. Mack, Meegs, Raha Wala at Zeba Bar

Souled Out! feat. Mr. Bonkerz, J. Mack, Meegs, Raha Wala at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/841340272619186/

Dark & Stormy – The Darker Side of Dance at the Black Cat

 Dark & Stormy - The Darker Side of Dance

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1586015461679135/

Saturday May 30

First Responders of House Music Radio Show on Cyberjamz.com

First Responders of House Music Radio Show on Cyberjamz.com

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/707261732752666/

Body Werk Summer Sessions on the RnR Hotel Rooftop with Benoit Benoit, Trev-ski and Andy Grant

Body Werk Summer Session

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/905493292848755/

1House1Nation Cookout Collective Minds Fundraiser at Patapsco State Park, Ellicott City

1House1Nation Cookout Collective Minds Fundraiser at Patapsco State Park, Ellicott City

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1587366588177044/

Move D with Solomon Sanchez at Flash, DUSK with DJ Soul & DJ Househead in the Flash Bar

Move D with Solomon Sanchez at Flash, DUSK with DJ Soul & DJ Househead in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/809897579079293/

3024 presents: Anthony Parasole, Martyn, Mike Servito at U Street Music Hall

3024 presents: Anthony Parasole, Martyn, Mike Servito at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1598850037052318/

Rhythm & Culture Presents: Greg Wilson at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Greg Wilson at ESL

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/840324379381836/

Phuture Classics (Vinyl Night) with Tony Smooth, Robert Fairbairn, Andy Grant & Hakob Avjyan at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Phuture Classics (Vinyl Night) with Tony Smooth, Robert Fairbairn, Andy Grant & Hakob Avjyan at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1577558759185611/

Tech Support: The Sweet D Hangover Edition at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Tech Support: The Sweet D Hangover Edition at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/483519211803005/

Into the Deep, feat. Jubilee, Philco, Danny House, Fort Fairmont, Meegs, Hot Coffee, Sarah Myers and Juan Zapata at The Dance Loft on 14th

Into the Deep, feat. Jubilee, Philco, Danny House, Fort Fairmont, Meegs, Hot Coffee, Sarah Myers and Juan Zapata at The Dance Loft on 14th

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/837287933031029/

Activate with Juan Zapata, The Metaphysical & Trevski at Zeba Bar

Activate with Juan Zapata, The Metaphysical & Trevski at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1445742095738101/

RNS Presents Rooftop Remedy with RNS, Indecent Exposure, BOGO, Mr.Pick4d, EL JEFE & Welbot at The New Rooftop at Midtown

rooftop remedy

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/973202036044757/

Organic Groove Saturdays – ” Return of The Mack” w/ J Mack, Danny Elder & Guillermo Giraldo at the Red Maple, Baltimore

Organic Groove Saturdays - " Return of The Mack" w/ J Mack, Danny Elder & Guillermo Giraldo at the Red Maple, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1590289101235361/

Squarewave XIV with Special Guest M1n0m0x at The Crown, Baltimore

square wave

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1565041063759818/

Sunday May 31

Sunday’s Rooftop: Omar S (FXHE, Detroit), Chris Burns & Feroun at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sunday's Rooftop: Omar S (FXHE, Detroit), Chris Burns & Feroun at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/833262646750497/

Sunglass Sundays ft. Keenan & Smudge [ Out On The Deck ], Andy Grant, Yaco, Heather Femia & Boss Ross at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays ft. Keenan & Smudge [ Out On The Deck ], Andy Grant, Yaco, Heather Femia & Boss Ross at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/423172007864368/

Cadence presents Random Movement, Jaybee, Adrienne Richards at Flash

Cadence presents Random Movement, Jaybee, Adrienne Richards at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/833406083373134/

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Jihad Muhammed & The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday

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

TechnOceans 2015 Grand Opening Pirate Boat Costume Party! on the Boomerang Pirate Ship

TechnOceans 2015 Grand Opening Pirate Boat Costume Party! on the Boomerang Pirate Ship

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1447945072169963/

TechnOceans 2015 Grand Opening Official After Party

TechnOceans 2015 Grand Opening Official After Party

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1856472341315765/

OverEasy – Ladies Tea Dance at Dodge City

OverEasy - Ladies Tea Dance at Dodge City

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/461193520723103/

TNX w/ Bryan Smith at Velvet Lounge

TNX w/ Bryan Smith at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/419279461530555/

Kasper & Friends present: HIGHER HOUSE at Bambou Venue, Baltimore

Kasper & Friends present: HIGHER HOUSE at Bambou Venue, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/855933437834966/

Out on the Deck with Keenan & Smudge at Marvin

Out on the Deck with Keenan & Smudge at MarvinMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/565539103589276/

RE/UP Sunday’s Rooftop Pig Roast with Rex Riddem, Qdup & Sharkey at The Lodge at Red Rocks

RE/UP Sunday's Rooftop Pig Roast with Rex Riddem, Qdup & Sharkey at The Lodge at Red Rocks

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1596176837307387/

 

DC House Grooves Midweek Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC Wednesday May 27

Nearly missed the Midweek Round Up today, because, you know, Detroit. Looking fairly quiet tonight. Nü Androids ain’t happening due to Cherokee‘s visa issues, so nothing going down at Flash. In town, looks like U Hall could be your best bet for some midweek dance floor action. Get there early for our main main, Kochi at 9pm!

Love triangle

Before we get into the listings, though, some early word on something exciting come DC’s way in a couple of weeks:

The DC Three present LOVE TRIANGLE

One weekend Three of DC’s finest nightclubs will stand together to help one of ours. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to a young woman in our community who wishes to remain anonymous fighting for her life right now. She needs our help so come out DC and show cancer how we do in The District.

‪#‎FCancer‬ ‪#‎MamaSaysKnockYouOut‬

Invites and more details to come.

Please spread the word everyone!

OK, then… let’s get on with the listings for tonight:

Wednesday May 27

Rone & Fred Falke and Kochi at U Street Music Hall

Rone & Fred Falke and Kochi at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1615377758683317/

Transit at the Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

Transit at the Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

More details: https://www.facebook.com/Transit.GiveProductions

Rockers International at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Thursday May 28 6AM

Kleen City DC at Flash

Kleen City DC

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1109426452406779/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC Memorial Day Holiday Weekend May 21 to May 24

Wow! That’s the first word that springs to mind after last week’s FORWARD Festival 2015. We didn’t make it to all the events, but everything we attended exceeded our expectations. We got to see the world premiere of Aybee‘s film The Gift, scored live by the man himself. We danced and chilled with our friends in Constitution Gardens on the National Mall, not just on Saturday, but on Sunday too. The high point for us, though, was Saturday night’s Forever Endless party with Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts, the legendary Gene Hunt, the Grove DJs Adam JayMarko Peli B2B John John REsy, and Andy Grant and R&B.  The event was a perfect combination of venue, crowd and music, making for a night to remember for everyone who was there.

We are so lucky to have an underground festival like FORWARD every year here in DC. The festival is a huge labor of love by the FORWARD crew, who invest significant time, money, blood, sweat and tears into producing the festival each year. Since the festival is an underground festival, it can be difficult to find sponsors, and as in previous years, the festival has fallen short of its financial goals. If you enjoyed the festival this year, and if you value the contribution FORWARD makes to our local scene and culture, please consider contributing to the FORWARD FESTIVAL CROWD FUNDING CAMPAIGN:

http://startsomegood.com/FORWARD2016

The campaign has a goal of raising $12,000, to help with permits, equipment, artist fees, marketing, art projects; basically everything needed to run the festival each year. Please consider donating anything you can. Together we can help guarantee FORWARD 2016! As an added incentive, DC House Grooves will post Gene Hunt‘s set from Saturday night once the campaign reaches $2000. It’s an amazing set of pure house music from one of the best in the business, packed with exclusive tracks and edits that you won’t hear anywhere else. You want to hear it, right? Make your contribution to the crowd funding campaign, and you’ll be one step closer!

In the meantime, to whet your appetite and give you something to listen to while you make your contribution and read this week’s Weekend Roundup, here’s Andy Grant‘s all vinyl set recorded on Saturday night, just before Gene Hunt took over and showed us how it’s done:

 

Right.. guess we’d better get on with the Memorial Day Weekend Round Up. As you may or may not be away, this weekend sees the fine city of Detroit hosting the annual Movement Electronic Music Festival, and consequently half the DC scene will be disappearing to Michigan for the weekend. Never fear, though, as DC has a solid line up of quality events for those left behind. Sunday in particular looks absolutely ridiculous! We’ll do our best to cover the best events, but we’ve got to pack our best raving threads and get ready for Hart Plaza, so please forgive our brevity this week. There may or may not be a Weekend Round Up next week, depending on whether we make it back from Movement alive.

So without further ado, let’s get on with this week’s picks. Don’t forget to click through to any events you plan on attending and click Join, and make sure you check out the full listings below.

Thursday Picks

FOCUS: Official Movement Pre-party ft. Marcel Dettmann & Ron Jackson at Flash, with Boss Ross & The Lothario in the Flash Bar

Top pick for Thursday night is Berghain resident Marcel Dettman at Flash, with support from Ron Jackson, and Boss Ross The Lothario in the Flash Bar. This is an official Movement pre-party, so if you can’t wait until Saturday, or if you’ll not be heading to Detroit, this is a great chance to catch some quality techno in the District on a Thursday night on perhaps the best sound system in town. Great to see local Ron Jackson getting a solid slot in the main room at Flash, and make sure you make time to check out Boss Ross in the bar. Advanced tickets are still available for $15 from Ticketfly, but move fast! 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/582101055262930/

Amalgamation & Computa Age Present: Cool Out w/ Ishan Sound, Secret Guest (Bristol), Daddy Lion, Yola, Refugee b2b Djoser, and Rice & Peas at Zeba Bar

For proper sound system business on Thursday, check out Cool Out at Zeba Bar, a collaboration between the Amalgamation and Computa Age crews, offering a lineup including Ishan SoundSecret Guest (Bristol)Yola, Refugee B2B Djoser and Rice & Peas. This is an Official FORWARD Decompression Event, so is a great place to catch up with everyone and swap war stories from FORWARD 2015. Tax is $10 on the door. 21+. Easy skankin’ all night long!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1569987443279142/

Friday Picks

Cuttin’ Headz: The Martinez Brothers, Filsonik b2b Jesse Calosso, Raffi at Flash, with  Mike Bloom & Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

First up for Friday is Cuttin’ Headz label night at Flash, with The Martinez BrothersFilsonik b2b Jesse Calosso and Loop‘s Raffi on the main floor, while Mike Bloom Philip Goyette hold things down in the Flash Bar. The Martinez Brothers have seen a stratospheric rise over the last few years, so expect a road block on the main floor as they work the Funktion Ones. Don’t miss Filsonik b2b Jesse Calosso though. New York City at it’s finest.  Advanced tickets are still available for $15 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/817249171685402/

Catz’n’Dogz with Tittsworth & Baronhawk at U Street Music Hall

It’s a great line up at U Hall on Friday night, with Catz’n’Dogz headlining, with support from Tittsworth and Baronhawk. Expect a packed house here too! Cover is $12, but its free before 11 for 21+, so get down there early, get in free and catch Baronhawk‘s opening set.

https://www.facebook.com/events/376245132567099/

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

Our pick for more eclectic and interesting electronic sounds in an intimate setting is Safehouse at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar with Pacific Fur Company. Great music, free flowing drinks, and exquisite company. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1618415015066208/

Saturday Picks

Bump’n Groove w/DJ Nav, Jus Nowhere and David at Zeba Bar

Top pick in DC on Saturday night is Bump’n’Groove at Zeba Bar, with a solid local line up including DC House Grooves favorite DJ NavSilence in Metropolis recording artist Jus Nowhere and David, playing all vinyl, all night long. There’s no cover, so just come as your are and enjoy the vibes. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/831097316967244/

Deep Sugar with The Deep Sugar Girl Squad, N’Dinga Gaba, Wayne Davis, Cignal Reunion in The Chamber, and The Elders, Mookie Brock, LoveGrove & Donny Burlin in The Courtyard at The Paradox, Baltimore

Top pick for afters on Saturday night is an epic Deep Sugar, with the Deep Sugar Girl Squad Ultra Naté and Lisa MoodyN’Dinga GabaWayne Davis in the main room, the Cignal Reunion in the Chamber, and The Elders, Mookie BrockLoveGrove & Donny Burlin out in the courtyard. A huge night at The Paradox with something for everyone. Definitely worth making the trip from DC for! $20 on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/740087392780486/

ESL Saturday with Juan Zapata, DJ Meegs, Chris Brooks, Joe L, Mr Bonkerz & DJ Provoke at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Saturday night also brings a great line up at ESL, with DC’s finest Juan Zapata headlining the gold room with support from DJ MeegsChris Brooks in the main room, Joe L Mr Bonkerz out on the patio, and DJ Provoke up in the jazz room. Something for everyone, all under one roof! 21+.

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

Sunday Picks

So much going on this Memorial Day Sunday that we don’t know where to start! Can’t single any of these out as a top pick, as they all look awesome!

Sunglass Sundays  ft. ANDHIM [ Get Physical | Berlin ], Jus Nowhere, Meegs & Charles Martin at Public Bar

First up for Sunday is Sunglass Sundays on the Public Bar rooftop, with headliners Andhim and an amazing local line up including Jus NowhereDJ Meegs and Charles Martin. It’s free before 5pm, $10 from 5pm to 7pm, then $20 from 7pm onwards, so get there early, support your locals, and get the best value all round :) 21+

https://www.facebook.com/events/915665138476862/

Roots & Spirits with Ramirez, Mate Masie, Jubilee & Andrew Hogans at Tropicalia

Over at TropicaliaRamirez is back with Roots & Spirits, bringing you the truest deep house and soulful vibes in town. It’s quality over quantity, with a great all local line up featuring Ramirez himself, Mate MasieJubilee Andrew Hogans. We’re excited to be hosting Ramirez on the line up for our Body Werk Summer Sessions party with Amir Alexander in a couple of week’s time, but if you can’t wait that long, get down to Tropicalia for Roots & Spirits on Sunday. The party goes late until 4am.. no work in the morning, so you can make the most of it!

https://www.facebook.com/events/681977111948024/

Jimmy Valentine’s 8 Year Anniversary with Joe L, Jan Dro, Team Zapata, Tim Jackson, Jeff Hancock, Teknacolor Ninja and DJ Beatrix at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

A huge local line up at Jimmy Valentines on Sunday as they celebrate Jimmy’s 8 year anniversary. This annual event is always a high point of the year at Jimmys, and well worth your time if you want to get down with a fantastic local line up with some of our favorite DJs. I mean, just look at that line up! Joe LTeam Zapata, Tim Jackson and the rest. All worth going out of your way for individually, but here you’ve got them all on the same night! Damn! No cover, 21+, and the party runs until 4am. Sunday night sorted!

https://www.facebook.com/events/428862223951435/

ESL Sunday With John “Jellybean” Benitez, Sam “The Man” Burns, Nikodemus, Stylus Chris, Mr Bonkerz & The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Jellybean Benitez? Sam “The Man” Burns”? A legend from NYC and a legend from DC on the same dancefloor? And no cover before 10.30pm? Throw in Nikodemus Stylus ChrisMr Bonkerz and The Metaphysical, and you’ve got a ridiculous Memorial Weekend Sunday night at ESL. $10 after 10.30pm, 21+. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1440065569642450/

MOdERN CLASS *roof deck-happy hour* with DJ Provoke & Trev-ski at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Our final pick for Memorial Sunday is MOdERN CLASS rooftop deck happy hour with DJ Provoke and Trev-ski at Rock’n’Roll Hotel. Join the boys on the Rock’n’Roll hotel rooftop for the finest modern soul, boogie and cheese wave, and get yourself warmed up for a late Sunday night out on the town. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1658044884427786/

That’s it for our picks for Memorial Day Weekend here in the District, but make sure you check out our full listings below. As we mentioned earlier, we’re off to Detroit for Movement this weekend. Check back next week for another edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Assuming we make it back from Detroit in one piece, that is :)

Thursday May 21

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

WTF?!? with Corduroy Mavericks & Kochi

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/774873495953322/

FOCUS: Official Movement Pre-party ft. Marcel Dettmann & Ron Jackson at Flash, with Boss Ross & The Lothario in the Flash Bar

FOCUS: Official Movement Pre-party ft. Marcel Dettmann & Ron Jackson at Flash, with Boss Ross & The Lothario in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/582101055262930/

Amalgamation & Computa Age Present: Cool Out w/ Ishan Sound, Secret Guest (Bristol), Daddy Lion, Yola, Refugee b2b Djoser, and Rice & Peas at Zeba Bar

Amalgamation & Computa Age Present: Cool Out w/ Ishan Sound, Secret Guest (Bristol), Daddy Lion, Yola, Refugee b2b Djoser, and Rice & Peas at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1569987443279142/

Friday May 22

Cuttin’ Headz: The Martinez Brothers, Filsonik b2b Jesse Calosso, Raffi at Flash, with  Mike Bloom & Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

Cuttin' Headz: The Martinez Brothers, Filsonik b2b Jesse Calosso, Raffi at Flash, with  Mike Bloom & Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/817249171685402/

Catz ‘n Dogz with Tittsworth & Baronhawk at U Street Music Hall

Catz 'n Dogz with Tittsworth & Baronhawk

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/376245132567099/

ESL Friday with Martín Migual, Chris Seeger, Graham Hatke, Fleg, The Metaphysical & Bil Todd at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday

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

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

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1618415015066208/

Mouser, Slag Ralden, Gurl Crush, Caleb Johnston, Vague Output DJs: The Bank Shot Bar & Grill, Laurel

Mouser, Slag Ralden, Gurl Crush, Caleb Johnston, Vague Output DJs: The Bank Shot Bar & Grill, Laurel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/879137172142516/

Saturday May 23

Bump’n Groove w/DJ Nav, Jus Nowhere and David at Zeba Bar

Bump 'n Grind at Zeba w/DJ Nav, Jus Nowhere and David at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/831097316967244/

Deep Sugar with The Deep Sugar Girls Squad, N’Dinga Gaba, Wayne Davis, Cignal Reuinion in The Chamber, and The Elders, Mookie Brock, LoveGrove & Donny Burlin in The Courtyard at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar with The Deep Sugar Girls Squad, N'Dinga Gaba, Wayne Davis, Cignal Reuinion in The Chamber, and The Elders, Mookie Brock, LoveGrove & Donny Burlin in The Courtyard at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/740087392780486/

Cignel Reunion at The Paradox, Baltimore

Cignel Reunion at The Paradox, Baltimore
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/403674326467889/

Chus & Ceballos [open to close] at Flash

Chus and ceballos

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1555022664771119/

ESL Saturday with Juan Zapata, DJ Meegs, Chris Brooks, Joe L, Mr Bonkerz & DJ Provoke at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday

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

U Street Music Hall presents Klingande with Autograf & Juan Zapata at the 9:30 Club

U Street Music Hall presents Klingande with Autograf & Juan Zapata at the 9:30 Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/473544289463861/

BLISS & Klingande Afterparty with Nadastrom (Special Extended Set) & Ken Lazee at U Street Music Hall

BLISS & Klingande Afterparty with Nadastrom (Special Extended Set) & Ken Lazee at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/839568252757505/

SubDistrick!! with Dirty One, Abyss, Plus Good & Jules at Backbar

SubDistrick!! with Dirty One, Abyss, Plus Good & Jules at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/836221249792377/

The Return of SHOUT BAMALAMA with special guest DJ Robert Fearless of Save Your Soul Baltimore at Haydees Restaurant

The Return of SHOUT BAMALAMA with special guest DJ Robert Fearless of Save Your Soul Baltimore at Haydees Restaurant

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/684490274990258/

Sunday May 24

Sunglass Sundays  ft. ANDHIM [ Get Physical | Berlin ], Jus Nowhere, Meegs & Charles Martin at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays Andhim

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/915665138476862/

Roots & Spirits with Ramirez, Mate Masie, Jubilee & Andrew Hogans at Tropicalia

Roots and spirits

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/681977111948024/

 

Jimmy Valentine’s 8 Year Anniversary with Joe L, Jan Dro, Team Zapata, Tim Jackson, Jeff Hancock, Teknacolor Ninja and DJ Beatrix at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Jimmys 8 year

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/428862223951435/

ESL Sunday With John “Jellybean” Benitez, Sam “The Man” Burns, Nikodemus, Stylus Chris, Mr Bonkerz & The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1440065569642450/

MOdERN CLASS *roof deck-happy hour* with DJ Provoke & Trev-ski at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

MOdERN CLASS *roof deck-happy hour* at Rock'n'Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1658044884427786/

Daylight Anniversary 9 at Washington Firehouse Restaurant

Daylight Anniversary 9 at Washington Firehouse Restaurant

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/761516353968386/

The NeedleXchange with DDS at Velvet Lounge

The NeedleXchange with Dean Douglas Sullivan at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/419279461530555/

3D presents SPY (Black Light Memorial Day Event) at Zeba Bar

3D presents SPY (Black Light Memorial Day Event) at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1637446569819989/

Out on the Deck with Keenan & Smudge at Marvin

Out on the Deck with Keenan & Smudge at MarvinMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/565539103589276/

Suite Sundays with DJ Charity, Mr. Pick4d and RNS at Cafe Citron

Suite Sundays

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/466810890161553/

Seapunk Sunday with Basscamp + Jackson Kachor at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Seapunk sunday

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/105561596444028/

The House Travelers meets Spanked Indoor / Outdoor Event at Bambou Venue, Baltimore

The House Travelers meets Spanked Indoor / Outdoor Event at Bambou Venue, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1570957933182988/

DC House Grooves Midweek Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC Wednesday May 20

Wow… still recovering from the amazing FORWARD FESTIVAL 2015: Infinity events last weekend. We’ll be covering that in more detail in the Weekend Round Up tomorrow, but for now, let’s just say if you’re planning a night on the dance floor on Wednesday night, look no further than Flash & Nü Androids present Scuba at Flash, with support from Pentamon Navbox. We accidentally caught Scuba at U Street Music Hall a couple of years back, and he blew us away, werking us on the dance floor until the lights come up. This is definitely a Nü Androids event that you want to catch, particularly with strong local support from Pentamon Navbox. Second release tickets are still available for $10 from Ticketfly, but grab ’em quick! They won’t last long.

We’ll be back tomorrow with the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Half the DC crew will be heading up to Detroit for Movement 2015 this weekend, but there’s still a few events going on in the District for those left behind :) Anyway, here’s the listings for Wednesday…

Flash & Nü Androids present Scuba, Pentamon & Navbox at Flash with Riffa in the Flash Bar

Flash & Nu Androids present Scuba at Flash with Riffa in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/796618767059518/

TRANSIT – Breaks, Birthdays and Turntablism at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

Transit

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/749633825156748/

Moombahton Massive XLII: Dave Nada, Sabo & Special Guests Happy Colors & JSTJR at U Street Music Hall

Moombahton Massive XLII: Dave Nada, Sabo & Special Guests Happy Colors & JSTJR at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1576507059272463/

L’Apéro Happy Hour at Bar Dupont

Apero happy hour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/817353421683172/

Rockers International at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up FORWARD 2015: Infinity Special Edition May 13 to May 18

FORWARD 2015: Infinity is finally here, and to celebrate, we’re publishing the Weekend Round Up a day early, and we’re dedicating this week’s edition to the FORWARD 2015 Festival. You’ll still find the usual listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC, but this week’s picks are all FORWARD festival events. We’re extremely fortunate to have this annual celebration of electronic music and culture happening in our city, and the festival needs your support. This year, the FORWARD team have assembled an incredibly diverse line up of talent, including some world exclusives happening right here in DC over the next few days. Just check out the full FORWARD 2015 lineup here:

FORWARD Cover'

FORWARD 2015 : Infinity

For full details of everything going on in the festival, check out the FORWARD 2015 Event Page. Tickets are available individually for all of the events, or if you plan on attending multiple events, FORWARD Passes are available, allowing entry to all festival events. These are great value for money, and a great way to support the festival. Another great way to show your support is to contribute to the FORWARD Crowd Funding Campaign.

Before we get into the highlights of this year’s festival, we’ve got a few more FORWARD Infinity Mixes for you to listen to. These three mixes provide great examples of the diversity on offer during the festival, and are well worth your time.

 

 

 

So lets take a look at the best events of FORWARD 2015: Infinity. We haven’t picked out everything, so make sure you check the full FORWARD 2015 Event Page for everything the festival has to offer. As always, we’ve got full listings of all the best events in and around DC after the picks.

Wednesday Picks

FORWARD 2015 Opening Celebration – The Essence of Funk w/ RARE ESSENCE, JEREMY ELLIS, STARSHIP CONNECTION & Rusty B of AGFA at The Howard Theater

FORWARD 2015 kicks off on Wednesday night with a celebration of the past, present and future of funk, with an all star line up including DC Gogo legends Rare Essence, Jeremy EllisStarship Connection Rusty B of All Good Funk Alliance. Doors open at 6pm, with performances kicking off at 8pm. Advanced tickets are available from Ticketmaster, or you can purchase at the door. Free admission for FORWARD Pass holders. The opening ceremony is an all ages event, so you can bring the whole family!  After the opening ceremony, head round the corner to the Flash Bar for the FORWARD Opening Ceremony After Party, with Team ZapataAaron Sparks Adrian Loving.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/378585905676961/

Thursday Picks

FORWARD 2015 Presents the World Premiere of “The Gift” w/ AYBEE (Berlin) at The Goethe Institute

Thursday evening of the festival brings a real treat, as one of our favorite producers Aybee presents the world premiere of his film The Gift, scored live by Aybee himself. Local support will be provided by AprheaqRosemary Arp and Boss Ross. Advanced tickets are $10 from Eventbrite, or you can use your FORWARD pass. It is hugely exciting that a producer of Aybee‘s stature should choose to debut his film right here in DC, and we highly recommend you get down to the Goethe Institute to catch this premiere.

https://www.facebook.com/events/391051057763611/

FORWARD 2015 Presents DEEP EXPLORATION w/ SPACETIME CONTINUUM, AYBEE, A PATH UNTOLD (World Premiere) at Tropicalia

Immediately after the world premiere of Aybee‘s The Gift, head over to Tropicalia on U Street for the after party, Deep Exploration with performances from Spacetime Continuum, Aybee and A Path Untold taking you on a six hour journey through ambient house and techno sounds, blurring the lines between live music and DJ performance. Advanced tickets are $10 from Eventbrite, or you can use your handy FORWARD Pass.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1630224423874984/

Friday Picks

FORWARD  2015: Daniel Bell Presents Machine Dreams Live World Premiere with Alex Gardel & Solomon Sanchez

Back at the Goethe Institute on Friday evening at 6pm, Daniel Bell presents a world exclusive of his new project Machine Dreams, a live exploration of loops, layers and counterpoints with a hint of house music inspired by Steve Reich and Terry Riley. In the upstairs lounge, local selectors Alex Gardel and Solomon Sanchez will be at the controls, doing what they do best. Advanced tickets are available for $10 from Eventbrite. This is another all ages event, so bring the family!

https://www.facebook.com/events/104671609865846/

FORWARD 2015 : Infinite Bass w/DJ MADD, Sinistarr, Dark Tantrums, Celestial Trax, Encryption, Yola and Panch at The Oasis

Friday’s nocturnal activities take place at The Oasis, with Infinite Bass bringing you a 7 hour exploration of bass music, with DJ MaddSinistarrDark Tantrums and Celestial Trax supported by locals EncryptionYola and Panch. You can bring your own booze to this event, or enjoy the open bar while supplies last. Early bird tickets are $25 from Eventbrite, but as always you can use your FORWARD Pass. Bet you’re wishing you’d bought one now!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1440758906219964/

Saturday Picks

INFINITE VIBES: Day 1 of FORWARD FESTIVAL on the National Mall w/ DANIEL BELL, DJ MADD (Reggae Set), Farid, Jim Thomson & Special Guests at Constitution Gardens

Saturday brings day 1 of Infinite Vibes: FORWARD FESTIVAL on the National Mall, with the amazing line up of Daniel BellDJ MaddFaridJim Thomson and other special guests performing in Constitution Gardens on the National Mall, along with live art from Jeremy Arn, Arijit Das, Chelove, MasPaz, La Machina & Team Skeetah, Yana O, Soulbloom, Awakening Creative Spirit and more. Anyone who attended last year’s FORWARD events on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial knows what an amazing experience it is to enjoy great music in the sunshine on the National Mall with a crowd of like minded heads, and while this year’s daytime events are in a different location, there’s no reason to think they won’t have the same amazing block party vibe. Best of all, both the Saturday and Sunday daytime events are free, and open to all ages. Bring the family, and show the kids how its done. The event kicks off at noon and ends at sunset.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1581829905412721/

FORWARD 2015: Forever Endless w/ Guillaume and the Coutu Dumonts, Gene Hunt, The Grove DJs, Andy Grant (DC House Grooves) and R&B at The Oasis

Saturday night of FORWARD 2015 brings a huge celebration of house music to The Oasis, with FORWARDDC House Grooves and The Grove partnering to bring you Forever Endless with and amazing line up including Ron Hardy’s protégé, Chicago house legend Gene Hunt, a live performance from Guillaume and the Coutu Dumonts, and support from The Grove DJs ResyAdam JayMarko Peli B2B John John, and Andy Grant (DC House Grooves) and R&B. We here at DC House Grooves are huge fans of Gene Hunt and Guillaume and the Coutu Dumonts, and we’re proud to be partnering with FORWARD 2015 on this amazing event. Early bird tickets are $15 from Eventbrite, which is a complete bargain, given the caliber of the performers. Of course, it’s free for FORWARD Pass holders. Seriously… be there on Saturday. Gene Hunt is the real deal. Forget about all these “deep house” DJs you see week in, week out in clubs around town. Gene is one of the few working DJs today who was there at the start, and brings that history to the dance floor. If you call yourself a fan of house music, you owe it to yourself to be at this event! Like Saturday, the fun starts at noon and ends at sunset.

https://www.facebook.com/events/469334713222718/

Sunday Picks

INFINITE VIBES: Day 2 of FORWARD FESTIVAL on the National Mall w/ GENE HUNT, SINISTARR, LOVEGROVE (Cloudwatch Set), David & Special Guests at Constitution Gardens

Sunday brings day 2 of Infinite Vibes: FORWARD FESTIVAL on the National Mall, with another great line up including a day time dose of Gene HuntSinistarrLovegrove performing a Cloudwatch set, David and special guests, along with more live art from Jeremy Arn, Arijit Das, Chelove, MasPaz, La Machina & Team Skeetah, Yana O, Soulbloom, Awakening Creative Spirit and more. Like the Saturday event, this event is free and open to all ages, and promises to be another magical celebration of music and art for all the family. King Britt‘s sunset set last year on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial is something we’ll remember for the rest of our lives. Join us on at Constitution Gardens on Sunday, and lets create more magical memories!

https://www.facebook.com/events/581028602037067/

MELTDOWN: FORWARD 2015 Official Closing Party at Tropicalia

FORWARD 2015 comes to a close with a BANG at Tropicalia on Sunday night, with Meltdown, the infamous no holds barred annual closing party. If you made it this far, you might as well go the distance, and the FORWARD team has assembled a great line up of party enhancers to see the festival to its conclusion. Best of all, this party is FREE. Just show up, enjoy the music, and reminisce about the high points of this years festival.

https://www.facebook.com/events/380925582032034/

But wait… that’s not all! On Sunday June 7, BODY WERK Summer Sessions with AMIR ALEXANDER (Vanguard Sound), Andy Grant & Ramirez on the Dirty Bar rooftop will serve as an official FORWARD 2015 decompression party. A limited number of $5 early bird tickets are available until the end of this week from Resident Advisor…. better act fast, though!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1433906956914078/

Well that wraps it up for this special FORWARD 2015: Infinity edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. There is plenty more going on this week, which we’ve covered in the listings below, but we encourage you to at least attend some FORWARD 2015 events, and we don’t just mean the free ones! We’re so lucky to have this festival taking place in our city, and it will only continue if we support it. That said, let’s take a look at this week’s listings. Don’t forget to click through and click Join on any events you plan on attending.

Wednesday May 13

FORWARD 2015 Opening Celebration – The Essence of Funk w/ RARE ESSENCE, JEREMY ELLIS, STARSHIP CONNECTION & Rusty B of AGFA at The Howard Theater

FORWARD 2015 Opening Celebration - The Essence of Funk w/ RARE ESSENCE, JEREMY ELLIS, STARSHIP CONNECTION & Rusty B of AGFA

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/378585905676961/

Nu Androids Present: The Aston Shuffle (DJ Set), Brothers Brau & Lothario at Flash, FORWARD Opening Ceremony After Party with Team Zapata, Aaron Sparks & Adrian Loving in the Flash Bar

Nu Androids Present: The Aston Shuffle (DJ Set), Brothers Brau & Lothario at Flash, FORWARD Opening Ceremony After Party with Team Zapata, Aaron Sparks & Adrian Loving in the Flash BarNu Androids Present: The Aston Shuffle (DJ Set), Brothers Brau & Lothario at Flash, FORWARD Opening Ceremony After Party with Team Zapata, Aaron Sparks & Adrian Loving in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/622995661170445/

Skream with Waze & Odyssey and Chris Kennedy at U Street Music Hall

Skream with Waze & Odyssey and Chris Kennedy at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1628340124063989/

Thursday May 14

FORWARD Presents the World Premiere of “The Gift” w/ AYBEE (Berlin) at The Goethe Institute

FORWARD Presents the World Premiere of "The Gift" w/ AYBEE (Berlin) at The Goethe Institute

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/391051057763611/

FORWARD 2015 Presents DEEP EXPLORATION w/ SPACETIME CONTINUUM, AYBEE, A PATH UNTOLD (World Premiere) at Tropicalia

Forward DCFORWARD 2015 Presents DEEP EXPLORATION w/ SPACETIME CONTINUUM, AYBEE, A PATH UNTOLD (World Premiere) at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1630224423874984/

The UKG Social & Bump ‘n Grind Presents: “Rewind4ever” : FORWARD 2015 Film Series at Bump’n’Grind, Silver Spring

The UKG Social & Bump 'n Grind Presents: "Rewind4ever" : FORWARD 2015 Film Series at Bump'n'Grind, Silver Spring

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/100655250270219/

Nic Fanciulli, Saeed Younan at Flash with Zacheser and DJ Sundy in the Flash Bar

Nic Fanciulli, Saeed Younan at Flash with Zacheser and DJ Sundy in the Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/835881499825372/

The WarmUp feat Matt Pieraldi at Marx Café

The WarmUp feat Matt Pieraldi at Marx Café

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1580389735562968/

The Down Low Lounge with DJs Anna Mae, Jaz Dux & DJ Double 07 at Stetsons Restaurant & Lounge

The Down Low Lounge with DJs Anna Mae, Jaz Dux & DJ Double 07 at Stetsons Restaurant & Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/441101539396429/

The Business End w/ Philco & Wave Age ft. Dansman at Velvet Lounge

The Business End w/ Philco & Wave Age ft. Dansman at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1601561010128167/

Friday May 15

FORWARD 2015 Film Series: “Pump up the Volume” at Bump’n’Grind, Silver Spring

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1055361801144790/

FORWARD  2015: Daniel Bell Presents Machine Dreams Live World Premiere] W/ Alex Gardel & Solomon Sanchez

FORWARD 2015: DANIEL BELL Presents MACHINE DREAMS LIVE [WORLD PREMIERE] w/ Alex Gardel & Solomon Sanchez

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/104671609865846/

FORWARD 2015 : Infinite Bass w/DJ MADD, Sinistarr, Dark Tantrums, Celestial Trax, Encryption, Yola and Panch at The Oasis

FORWARD 2015 : Infinite Bass w/DJ MADD ; Sinistarr ; Dark Tantrums ; Celestial Trax ; Encryption, Yola and Panch at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1440758906219964/

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and Mr. Bonkerz on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and Matthew Lipsit Sugar Shack Recordings

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1589517761330026/

DJ Vibe and Sergio Santos at Flash, with Philco & Mr Bonkerz in the Flash Bar

DJ Vibe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/828794007213227/

Justin Martin with Ardalan, Wave Age at U Street Music Hall

Justin Martin with Ardalan, Wave Age at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1589051348007966/

ESL Fridays with Greg Caz, Monk-One, Philip Goyette, John Jazz, Trev-ski & DJ Remote Ctrl at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday

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

Open Decks – Zeba Bar Talent Search moderated by Jan Dro at Zeba Bar

OPEN DECKS - Zeba Bar Talent Search moderated by Jan Dro

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1581030712165526/

4 Hours Of Funk with DJs Fleg & Graham Hatke at The Windup Space

4 Hours Of Funk with DJs Fleg & Graham Hatke at The Windup Space

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/810137435729881/

Vague Output After Party with Booda Munk, Graham Hatke & BWO at Secret Location, Baltimore

Vague Output After Party with Booda Munk, Graham Hatke & BWO at Secret Location, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/536935599780717/

VANGUARD II at Union Arts DC

Vanguard II at Union Arts DC

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1429287337383215/

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

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/987008648000013/

Sticky Fingers presents Nacey, Hot Coffee, & Doodylanex at 9:30 club Backbar

Sticky Fingers presents.. Nacey, Hot Coffee, & Doodylanex at 9:30 club Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/920487417974682/

Off the Deep End Boat Party w/DJ Swink

Off the Deep End Boat Party w/DJ Swink

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/749350155162193/

Element presents: Lostly – The No Direction Home US Tour at Malmaison

Element presents: Lostly - The No Direction Home US Tour at Malmaison

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/654851274621425/

Saturday May 16

INFINITE VIBES: Day 1 of FORWARD FESTIVAL on the National Mall w/ DANIEL BELL, DJ MADD (Reggae Set), Farid, Jim Thomson & Special Guests at Constitution Gardens

INFINITE VIBES: Day 1 of FORWARD FESTIVAL on the National Mall w/ DANIEL BELL, DJ MADD (Reggae Set), Farid, Jim Thomson & Special Guests

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1581829905412721/

FORWARD 2015: Forever Endless w/ Guillaume and the Coutu Dumonts, Gene Hunt, The Grove DJs, Andy Grant (DC House Grooves) and R&B at at The Oasis

FORWARD 2015: Forever Endless w/ Guillaume and the Coutu Dumonts, Gene Hunt, The Grove DJs, Andy Grant (DC House Grooves) and R&B at Secret Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/469334713222718/

Sol Power Sunset Sessions w/ special guest Joe L at Rock’n’Roll Hotel Rooftop

Sol Power Sunset Sessions w/ special guest Joe L at Rock'n'Roll Hotel Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/364528243736886/

FOCUS: Vril LiVE, Fabio Della Torre, Schubert at Flash, with Foot Therapy in the Flash Bar

FOCUS: Vril LiVE, Fabio Della Torre, Schubert at Flash, with Foot Therapy in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1412868685684223/

ESL Saturdays with Ray Mang, DJ Provoke, Meistro, Caleb L’Etoile, Tommy Cornelis and DJ Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday

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

Sumner & DJ Lisa Frank at Backbar

Sumner & DJ Lisa Frank at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1066130953401621/

REV909: Daft Punk/French House Tribute & Indie Dance Classics w/ Will Eastman & Ozker at U Street Music Hall

REV909: Daft Punk/French House Tribute & Indie Dance Classics w/ Will Eastman & Ozker at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/522659381208469/

Name Day w. Philco & Friends at The Looking Glass Lounge, Petworth

Name Day w. Philco & Friends at The Looking Glass Lounge, Petworth

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/870769632995364/

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

Union Jacked IV

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/398808180306536/

DJ Icey at The Red Maple, Baltimore

DJ Icey at The Red Maple, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1588630084732682/

TLC Baltimore Photography Closing Party at Gallery 788, Baltimore

TLC Baltimore Photography Closing Party at Gallery 788!!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1106895049325618/

No Shoes Dance Party Featuring: Qdup, Bassdread, Shahid Buttar and more at Secret Location, Baltimore

No Shoes Dance Party at Secret Location, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/967963853215896/

Sunday May 17

INFINITE VIBES: Day 2 of FORWARD FESTIVAL on the National Mall w/ GENE HUNT, SINISTARR, LOVEGROVE (Cloudwatch Set), David & Special Guests at Constitution Gardens

INFINITE VIBES: Day 2 of FORWARD FESTIVAL on the National Mall w/ GENE HUNT, SINISTARR, LOVEGROVE (Cloudwatch Set), David & Special Guests at Constitution Gardens

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/581028602037067/

MELTDOWN: FORWARD 2015 Official Closing Party at Tropicalia

MELTDOWN: FORWARD 2015 Official Closing Party at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/380925582032034/

Sunglass Sundays ft. DENNEY [Hot Creations / Viva], Mina, Ragab, Kochi & Mazi at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays ft. DENNEY [Hot Creations / Viva], Mina, Ragab, Kochi & Mazi at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/677056019088380/

Navbox & Friends Opening Party with Lisa Frank, Breiten, Sergio Santos, Dansman at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Navbox & Friends Opening Party with Lisa Frank, Breiten, Sergio Santos, Dansman at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/873511906045091/

COCONUT MILK SUNDAYS:  INSTALLMENT #4 MAY 17, 2015

Coconut Milk Sundays Installment #4 with Sarah Myers, Playin’fields & Chris Nitti at Dirty Bar

Coconut Milk Sundays Installment #4 with Sarah Myers, Playin'fields & Chris Nitti at Dirty Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571134213151230/

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

ESL Sunday

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

Costa Brava Brau-B-Que at Costa Brava

Costa brava brau b q

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/897762300279937/

Grooveday with DJ Soul, Trev-ski & DJ CityKid at Rock’n’Roll Hotel 

Grooveday with DJ Soul, Trev-ski & DJ City Kid at Rock'n'Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1428861124087419/

The NeedleXchange 2 Years Wrong with the TNX Residents at Velvet Lounge

TNX

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/419279461530555/

Out on the Deck with Keenan & Smudge at Marvin

Out on the Deck with Keenan & Smudge at MarvinMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/565539103589276/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC May 7 – May 10

Ready for another epic weekend? Well you’re living in the right city, because this week DC’s got a ridiculous line up of events to keep you grooving. Before we dive into all that, though, we’ve got a few things to cover. First up, we’re looking for contributors to DC House Grooves. If you’d like to cover some aspect of our scene here in DC, or you’ve got some ideas for quality content relevant to our mission, please send us a message through the DC House Grooves Facebook page.

BODY WERK Summer Sessions with AMIR ALEXANDER (Vanguard Sound), Andy Grant & Ramirez

Flyer design: Graham Jackson

Next up, we wanted to let you know about a party we’re throwing on the Dirty Bar rooftop on June 7, Body Werk Summer Sessions with Amir Alexander (Vanguard Sound), Andy Grant & Ramirez. Our Body Werk parties were always intended to focus on local talent, showcasing the best underground house DJs DC has to offer. However, when the opportunity presented itself to bring Amir Alexander back to DC, we just had to take it. A true soldier of the underground, this is one DJ who completely immerses himself in his craft, feeding off the energy of the dance floor and delivering an experience to remember. We caught him earlier in the year at Panorama Bar, and it left such an impression that we knew there and then that we had to bring him back to DC. He’ll be ending his 3 continent tour to promote his amazing new album Love and Fear with us right here in DC at one of our favorite rooftop venues, and we’re sure it will be a party to remember. With local support from Andy Grant and Ramirez, visuals by [capsaicin] and sound by Jackson Pro Audio, we’ve put everything in place for a great Sunday on the rooftop. You can find full details over on the event page, and we’ll be making reduced price advanced tickets available soon.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1433906956914078/

We also wanted to encourage you to check out the latest updates about FORWARD 2015: Infinity. Less  than a week to go until this year’s FORWARD Festival kicks off with their opening ceremony at The Howard Theater, so we recommend you head over to their Facebook page and figure out which events you plan to attend. We’re proud to be partnering with FORWARD on the Forever Endless party on Saturday May 14, featuring Guillaume and the Coutu Dumonts, the legendary Gene Hunt, The Grove DJs, Andy Grant and R&B. It’s going to be a killer evening of quality house music, and space is limited, so we recommend you pick up advanced tickets as soon as possible. This is one you don’t want to miss!

FORWARD 2015 : Forever Endless w/GUILLAUME and the COUTU DUMONTS ; GENE HUNT ; The Grove DJs ; DC House Grooves and R&B

Ok, with that shameless self promotion out of the way, let’s get on with what you came here for. You know the drill by now. First up we’ve got our picks of where we think you’ll find the best dance floor action this weekend, followed by full listings of all the events going on in our great city. To be honest, there’s almost too much going on these days, and short of cloning yourself, there’s no way to catch it all. If we don’t cover your event, please don’t read anything into it; we want to cover them all, but we just don’t have the time!

Thursday Picks

Official Forward Festival Pre-party ft. Bambounou, Throe B2B Dansman at Flash, with Tommy Cornelis & Trev-Ski in the Flash Bar

Top pick for Thursday night is the Official Forward Festival Pre-party at Flash, with Bambounou headlining the main room with local support from Throe and Dansman going back to back. Down in the Flash BarBody Werk alumni Tommy Cornelis and Trev-ski will be at the controls open to close. Much goodness on a Thursday night! Advanced tickets are $7 on Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/811844405531874/

Transmission 4|4 with Philco (One Love Massive | DC) and Philp Goyette (ESL | DC) at Velvet Lounge

For something more intimate this Thursday, check out Philip Goyette‘s regaulr monthly party Transmission 4|4 at Velvet Lounge. Each month Philip invites another local DJ to join him behind the decks, and this month he is joined by One Love Massive‘s Philco for what’s sure to be a great night of quality deep house and disco to get you moving on the dance floor. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/835297439898311/

Claude VonStroke with Mark Starr & Nacey at U Street Music Hall

Over at U Street Music HallDirtybird‘s Claude VonStroke is joined by label mate Mark Starr and local Nacey. A great lineup for a Thursday night, and we’d be surprised if its not a packed house. Advanced tickets are $15 from Ticketfly. 18+.

Friday Picks

https://www.facebook.com/events/904716762900104/

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi with Ryan Jones, Seany Ranks & Drone on Sugar Shack Recordings

As always, we recommend you kick off Friday by tuning in to the WTF?! Radio show with Corduroy Mavericks & Kochi. This week the boys are joined by special guests Ryan JonesSeany Ranks & Drone for what’s sure to be an excellent show. Tune in at http://www.sugarshackrecordings.com.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1641010122797462/

FOCUS: Cassegrain “Centres of Distraction” Album Tour 2015, Tin Man and Solomon Sanchez at Flash, Body Werk with Andy Grant and Navbox in the Flash Bar

For quality techno and 303 action on Friday, head to FOCUS at Flash for an incredible line up headlined by Cassegrain performing live, with support from Tinman, again playing live) and local maestro of the deep Solomon Sanchez. We’re huge fans of Tinman here, and if you like a heavy dose of 303 bass lines on your dance floor, this is one for you to check out. To add to an already amazing line up, Andy Grant and Navbox will be throwing down the freshest deep cuts down in the bar open to close. Advanced tickets are $8 from Tickefly, more on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1400310610283528/

ESL Fridays with Dicky Trisco, Mr Bonkerz, All Good Funk Alliance, Chris Brooks, & Tommy Cornelis at Eighteenth Street Lounge

For a seriously fun night on the dance floor, Eighteenth Street Lounge has you covered on Friday night, as Dundee’s finest export Dicky Trisco takes over the Gold Room with support from Mr. Bonkerz. We’ve been close followers of Dicky Trisco‘s Disco Deviance and Secret Squirrels labels for some time now, and let’s just say the man knows how to work a dance floor. Out on the patio, All Good Funk Alliance will be throwing down the house and disco jams, and with Chris Brooks in the Main Room and Tommy Cornelis up in the Jazz Room, you’ve got all bases covered. Seriously, though, if you head over to ESL, make sure you catch Dicky Trisco. We’ve been trying to persuade him to come over to the US for some time, and this is a rare chance to catch him this side of the Atlantic. 21+.

‘Crime Watch’ w/Chadwick, Ed Metaphysical, Joe L, Caspian & Meegs at Zeba Bar

There’s a right scary bunch playing up at Zeba Bar on Friday. This line up wouldn’t be out of place down your local police station: ChadwickEd MetaphysicalJoe LCaspian  and Meegs, all miscreants in their own right, but when they get together, serious trouble can’t be too far away. Do your bit to protect our community and throw some shapes with them on the dance floor on Friday night. All locals, no cover, our kind of party. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/842845959131539/

Lee Foss with Juan Zapata, and Edo at U Street Music Hall

Another great lineup at U Street Music Hall on Friday: Lee Foss headlines, with local support from Juan Zapata and Edo. We’re not the biggest Lee Foss fans here at DC House Grooves, but we know he’s got a following. The real attraction for us here is the local support from Juan and Edo, so we recommend you get there early, take advantage of the free admission before 11pm, and catch both their sets. Advanced tickets are $15 from Ticketfly. 18+, entry by advanced ticket only for 18 to 20.

https://www.facebook.com/events/865486993512163/

Saturday Picks

Void Archive with Boss Ross, NxNW, Ron Jackson & Surprise Guest at Secret Location

Techno on a Saturday afternoon? Yes please! Void Archive runs from 12pm to 6pm at a secret location somewhere in the region, with a great line up of local DJs playing nothing but the finest techno. With a very special guest thrown into the mix (who could it be? hmmm… we like mysteries!), and we think this sounds like a mighty fun time. If you can’t attend, the whole thing will be broadcast Boiler Room style, so make sure you check the event page for details. Entry by RSVP only.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1617258438560522/

BODY WERK with Andy Grant, Charles Martin and Trev-ski at DC9 Nightclub

Over at DC9 Nightclub on Saturday night, we’ve got our monthly Body Werk night, with Andy Grant joined by Charles Martin in the main room, with Trev-ski holding things down on the rooftop open to close. We’ll be officially celebrating Andy’s birthday, with Andy and Charles playing the freshest slices of vinyl on DC9’s fantastic Void Acoustics sound system. Head on over and celebrate Andy’s birthday with us, and get a serious dance floor workout. $2 before midnight, $5 after. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/428844787284692/

ROAM VIII with DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, Sami Y, Max D & Juan Zapata at Secret Location

The ROAM crew are back on Saturday night with episode VIII of their semi-regular underground shindigs, this time at a secret location in NE DC. For this edition, they’ve assembled an all star local lineup, including the ROAM DJs Lisa FrankChris Nitti Sami Y, along with Max D of the Beautiful Swimmers and Juan Zapata, visuals by [capsaicin] and a Dynacord sound system by Jackson Pro Audio. Early bird tickets are all gone, but you can still pick up regular priced tickets for $15 from Resident Advisor. Grab ’em while you can, as this will likely sell out. It’s a great line up, and the ROAM crew will be lovingly preparing the venue to ensure a great night of dancing until dawn. 21+. RSVP for location.

https://www.facebook.com/events/934379729939881/

The UKG Social with Chris Brooks, Dan Gee, DJ Nav and Brother Pinch at The Depot

For quality UK Garage action on Saturday night, head to The Depot in Baltimore for the latest edition of the UKG Social, with Chris BrooksDan Gee, our homie DJ Nav and Brother Pinch at the controls, with MC Twisty on the mic. $5 cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/917244311659168/

Deep Sugar with DJ Spen & Lisa Moody with Guests Soul Clap + FORWARD Takeover with The Elders, Mookie Wizzo, Shawn Q & Sam Burns at The Paradox, Baltimore

And last, but by no means least, all roads on Saturday night lead to Deep Sugar at The Paradox, which this time around features the amazing line up of DJ Spen Lisa Moody with special guests Soul Clap in the main room, while outside in the courtyard (or indoors in The Chamber, depending on the weather), it’s FORWARD Festival take over, with The EldersMookie WizzoShawn QSam Burns on the wheels of steel. We’re certainly planning on heading there after we wrap up at Body Werk, and we suggest you do too! $15 on the door, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1387654431561695/

Sunday Picks

Sundays Rooftop Groovetop Edition with Mr.C, Sarah Myers, Rosenberg & Chris Nitti at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Top pick for Sunday is Sundays Rooftop Groovetop Edition at Eighteenth Street Lounge with special guest Mr C, along with the all start local line up of Sarah MyersRosenburgChris NittiMr C is always a treat, and with this line up of locals, you can’t go wrong. Advanced tickets are still available for $10 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/880030592058297/

Coconut Milk Sundays with Chris Kennedy, Playin’Fields & Navbox at Dirty Bar

Over the street at Dirty BarCoconut Milk Sundays are back with another great line up, with Chris Kennedy kicking things off, followed by Playin’Fields and a closing set from Navbox. There’s no cover, no dress code, and drinks specials all evening; all the ingredients for a great time on the rooftop. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1442745882702776/

Damn… this thing seems to get longer and longer every week! That wraps it up for this week’s picks, but check out the full listings for everything that’s going on this weekend. We’ll be back next week with a very special FORWARD Festival 2015 Edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday May 7

Official Forward Festival Pre-party ft. Bambounou, Throe B2B Dansman at Flash, with Tommy Cornelis & Trev-Ski in the Flash Bar

Official Forward Festival Pre-party ft. Bambounou, Throe B2B Dansman at Flash, with Tommy Cornelis & Trev-Ski in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/811844405531874/

Transmission 4|4 with Philco (One Love Massive | DC) and Philp Goyette (ESL | DC) at Velvet Lounge

Transmission 4|4 w. Philco (One Love Massive | DC) and Philp Goyette (ESL | DC) at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/835297439898311/

Claude VonStroke with Mark Starr & Nacey at U Street Music Hall

Claude VonStroke with Mark Starr & Nacey at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/904716762900104/

Look Deeper IV: Alonzo Wainwright – Sheep or Wolf EP Release Party at Look Restaurant & Lounge

Look Deeper IV: Alonzo Wainwright - Sheep or Wolf EP Release Party at Look Restaurant & Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/922182224512167/

Friday May 8

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi with Ryan Jones, Seany Ranks & Drone on Sugar Shack Recordings

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1641010122797462/

FOCUS: Cassegrain “Centres of Distraction” Album Tour 2015, Tin Man and Solomon Sanchez at Flash, Body Werk with Andy Grant and Navbox in the Flash Bar

FOCUS: Cassegrain "Centres of Distraction" Album Tour 2015, Tin Man and Solomon Sanchez at Flash, Body Werk with Andy Grant and Navbox in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1400310610283528/

ESL Fridays with Dicky Trisco, Mr Bonkerz, All Good Funk Alliance, Chris Brooks, & Tommy Cornelis at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Dicky Trisco and AGFA

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

Lee Foss with Juan Zapata, and Edo at U Street Music Hall

Lee Foss with Juan Zapata, and Edo at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/865486993512163/

‘Crime Watch’ w/Chadwick, Ed Metaphysical, Joe L, Caspian & Meegs at Zeba Bar

'Crime Watch' w/Chadwick, Ed Metaphysical, Joe L, Caspian & Meegs at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/842845959131539/

The Return with DJ Ray Vasquez, Eric Eman Clark & Venus Seven at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, Baltimore

The Return

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/782289475180416/

Saturday May 9

Void Archive with Boss Ross, NxNW, Ron Jackson & Surprise Guest at Secret Location

Void Archive with Boss Ross, NxNW, Ron Jackson & Surprise Guest at Secret Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1617258438560522/

Good Buddies w. Philco & Wave Age at Rock’n’Roll Hotel Rooftop

Good Buddies w. Philco & Wave Age at Rock'n'Roll Hotel Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/449124698579096/

BODY WERK with Birthday Boy Andy Grant, Charles Martin and Trev-ski at DC9 Nightclub

BODY WERK with Andy Grant, Charles Martin and Trev-ski at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/428844787284692/

ROAM VIII with DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, Sami Y, Max D & Juan Zapata at Secret Location

ROAM VIII with DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, Sami Y, Max D & Juan Zapata at Secret Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/934379729939881/

Deep Sugar with DJ Spen & Lisa Moody with Guests Soul Clap + FORWARD Takeover with The Elders, Mookie Wizzo, Shawn Q & Sam Burns at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar with DJ Spen & Lisa Moody with Guests Soul Clap + FORWARD Takeover with The Elders, Mookie Wizzo, Shawn Q & Sam Burns at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1387654431561695/

Behrouz, Omar Karim at Flash, with Synesthesia in the Flash Bar

Behrouz, Omar Karim at Flash, with Synesthesia in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1567835086808618/

ESL Saturdays with Jask, Master Kev, Will Eastman, Philco, Joe L, Mr. Bonkerz & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Jask and Master Kev

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

Holy Ghost! (DJ Set) with Ben Browning (Cut Copy) DJ Set and Ypset at U Street Music Hall

Holy Ghost! (DJ Set) with Ben Browning (Cut Copy) DJ Set and Ypset at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/397472507102992/

SubDistrick!! with Seven, Abyss, Plus Good & Jules at Backbar

SubDistrick!! with Seven, Abyss, Plus Good & Jules at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/836221249792377/

Eden #TECHNO Underground with Jandro, Daniel Terrazas b2b DeepCutta at Eden

Eden #TECHNO Underground with Jandro, Daniel Terrazas b2b DeepCutta at Eden

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/906317352761906/

Deadly Muppets Presents: Pure Imagination 2: The Vinyl Frontier at Secret Location

Deadly Muppets Presents: Pure Imagination 2: The Vinyl Frontier at Secret Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1586001471647932/

Second Saturdays: Live House and Techno with Dubathonic at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar Second Saturdays: Live House and Techno at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/945485282158954/

Mischief presents: Cross-Pollination feat. Michael Nighttime and Fort Fairmont at Zeba Bar

Mischief presents: Cross-Pollination feat. Michael Nighttime and Fort Fairmont at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1588109134807469/

The UKG Social with Chris Brooks, Dan Gee, & DJ Nav at The Depot

The UKG Social with Chris Brooks ,Dan Gee, & DJ Nav at The Depot

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/917244311659168/

Organic Groove Saturdays with Mark Farina at The Red Maple, Baltimore

Organic Groove Saturdays with Mark Farina at The Red Maple, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1734661913437947/

#GrindHouse Freedom with SnM aka Sinestro vs. Miah Special Vinyl Set! at The Mellow Mushroom, Herndon

#GrindHouse Freedom with SnM aka Sinestro vs. Miah Special Vinyl Set! at The Mellow Mushroom, Herndon

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/407057336142952/

Sunday May 10

Sundays Rooftop Groovetop Edition with Mr.C, Sarah Myers, Rosenberg & Chris Nitti at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sundays Rooftop with Mr.C, Sarah Myers, Rosenberg & Chris Nitti at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/880030592058297/

Coconut Milk Sundays with Chris Kennedy, Playin’Fields & Navbox at Dirty Bar

Coconut Milk Sundays with Chris Kennedy, Playin'Fields & Navbox at Dirty Ba

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1442745882702776/

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

ESL Sundays

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

RE/UP Sunday’s w/Fort Knox Rec Artist Resident DJ’s at The Lodge at Redrocks

RE/UP Sunday's w/Fort Knox Rec Artist Resident DJ's at The Lodge at Redrocks

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1625695311050857/

The NeedlXchange with Jacq Jill and TNX DJs at Velvet Lounge

The NeedlXchange with Jacq Jill and TNX DJs at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/419279461530555/

Out on the Deck with Keenan & Smudge at Marvin

Out on the Deck with Keenan & Smudge at MarvinMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/565539103589276/

DC House Grooves Midweek Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC Wednesday May 6

Gonna have to make this quick… pulling together all the events for the coming weekend has taken so long, we’ve got no time left for Wednesday! A couple of good bets for getting your hump day groove on today. Unfortunately Shadow Child won’t be making it to Nü Androids regular weekly party at Flash as planned, so in his place they’ll be throwing a free party with an all local lineup. Details haven’t been announced yet, but we hope they keep our fav UK Garage maestro Jett Chandon in the mix. No cover and an all local line up at Flash? That’s our kind of party.

If you’re out in the suburbs, Transit looks great this week, as the Sensory crew take over with a sick line up including Dan DeliverancePepe Rivera, Illegal Lizard and Tradecraft. That’s a great line up for a Wednesday night, and best of all, there’s no cover. Definitely worth a look if you’re wanting some quality midweek grooves without the trek into town. No cover, 21+.

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Believe us when we tell you that there’s so much going on this weekend, you’re going to need a handy guide! Have fun out there, kids, and don’t forget to save some energy for the weekend. You’re gonna need it!

Nu Androids and Friends at Flash, GFM with Tek-13, Alex Noize & Hot Coffee in the Flash Bar

Nu androids and friends

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1593824957527566/

Transit – Sensory Takeover (Dan Deliverance, Tradecraft, Illegal Lizard b2b Pepe Rivera) at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

Transit - Sensory Takeover (Dan Deliverance, Tradecraft, Illegal Lizard b2b Pepe Rivera) at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/825546230846375/

FKJ (Live) with Qdup at U Street Music Hall

FKJ (Live) with Qdup at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/794938403928695/

Rockers International at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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