DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC August 27 to August 30

It’s Wednesday night, so I guess I’d better get to work; the Weekend Round Up doesn’t write itself. Before I get into all the fun and games for the coming weekend, I want to ask you all to take a few moments and head over to Mama’s Healing Fund, whip out your credit card and make a donation. I’m sure you all remember the Love Triangle fund raiser earlier in the summer to raise funds for a member of our community who was in need of our help. Well the fund raising campaign only has a few more days to run, and is falling short of it’s goal. Since the fund raising campaign was started, DJ Vanniety Kills, who started the fund for her loved one, has also suffered an injury and is unable to work while she recovers, so now the campaign benefits two valued members of our community. Please click through to the campaign, read what it is all about, and give what you can. You can make a real difference to the lives of two very special people.

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So I think I’ll try out a slightly different format this week. I’ve been digging the way this blog has evolved, and the current daily summary of the picks is the way to go. I can bash it out nice and quickly, stream of consciousness style, and I think it works well as a summary of the top events. However, the listings part was feeling a bit weird, with some events being included in the picks and also in the full listings. This week the picks will be listed in the picks section, then below I’ll list the rest of the events for each day towards the end of the post. No more duplicate listings! Not sure if this will be an improvement or a step back. Either way, let me know.

So on Thursday night, I recommend you get started early with the TNT Happy Hour Fundraiser for LLS at Provision DC starting at 6pm. Music will be provided by local favorites Chris NittiJuan Zapata and Leonardo Lee, and it’s all for a good cause. Another great happy hour choice for Thursday is Deep with Sam Burns and DJ Double 07. Two veteran local house heavy hitters bringing the vibes by the pool as the sun sets. Sounds good to me! Later on Thursday evening, our top pick for quality house grooves is House Rituals at Toro Toro, with DJ Heather Femia supported by Yaco. I’ve not checked it out yet, but I hear the sound system is great, and I’m interested to see how this House Rituals series develops. Hoping to see some more bookings from DC’s talented pool of underground house DJs in the near future. For quality drum and bass on Thursday, look no further than Cadence at Flash with DJ Marky all the way from Brazil, with support from D-Fect and Joanna O. Meanwhile, down in the Flash Bar, the Computa Age crew bring you reggae and dub vibes, with Bent Back SoundYola, Bashee and Tewks taking turns behind the decks.

On to Friday, and the best way to get your evening started off right is to tune into the WTF?! Radio Show with Corduroy Mavericks Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings from 5pm to 7pm. Out on the town, our top pick is Maxxi Soundsystem with Walker & Royce, supported by locals Jus NowhereJackson Ryland at U Street Music HallMaxxi Soundsystem + the U Hall Martin Audio sound system sounds like a match made in heaven to me. It’s free before 11pm for 21+, so I suggest you get down there early and let the Rush Plus boys get you warmed up right.  Elsewhere on Friday, there’s proper underground business with former Osgut, Tresor and Cocoon resident André Galluzzi playing a 5 hour all vinyl set, ably supported by Flash resident Navbox, while down in the bar Phillip GoyetteMartín Miguel and Jandro bring the vibes. Over at ESL4 Hours of Funk comes to DC, with Graham and Fleg working their magic in the Gold Room. Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar is also worth a look, as the Partial Magic crew take over with a line up featuring Drew PompaTrev-ski and Ben Jenkins. Quality music for the heads.

Saturday night, and my top pick is Body Werk: UK Garage Sessions at DC9 Nightclub. We’ve been enjoying inviting other crews to take over DC9 for our monthly Body Werk party, and it’s a format we’ll be continuing for the foreseeable future. This one promises to be really special, as DC’s finest two UK Garage aficionados, Jett Chandon and DJ Nav will be joining me behind the decks on the main floor working that awesome Void Acoustics sound system with MC Twisty on the mic, while the UKG Social werk the rooftop bar. I couldn’t be more excited to break out my speed garage records, something I rarely get a chance to do. I lived in London from 1995 to 1997, just as garage was evolving, and I was lucky enough to pick up some great records and dub plates which are now much sought after. I’ll be dusting them off and giving them a good rinsing on Saturday night. The cover is low and the vibes will be strong! This is a rare opportunity to hear some real UK garage vibes locally on a proper sound system, so make sure you stop in DC9 Nightclub on Saturday night. Across the street at Flash, recent DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast alumni Sarah Myers opens up proceedings on the main floor supporting Shaun Reeves and Ryan Crosson from Visionquest, while it all goes off in the Flash Bar as Dusk takes over with a solid line up featuring DJ SoulJuan Zapata and Tommy Wickens. Pro tip: get there early for Sarah Myers set in the main room. A great choice for the soulful house heads on Saturday is Unity Party at Eden, with a whole bunch of crews getting together to throw down nothing by the finest house vibes. With a line up featuring DJ Kevy Kev and DJ Dee Clark from Houseology, Andrew Hogans from House-N -U, Tommy Wickens and K Ture representing from the  First Responders of House, along with the entire Milk Chocolate City team, it’s sure to be a great night on the dance floor. Even better, it’s all for a great cause, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting “SOME” ( So Others Might Eat), which includes the Thea Bowman House for Women and Children. Can’t beat it when you’re good time benefits those in need!

The weekend’s not quite done with you yet, though. Sunday brings a great choice of events, featuring top local and international talent. My top pick is the Sunday’s Rooftop Reunion at Eighteenth Street Lounge featuring Till Von Sein supported by a line up of heaving hitters: Andy Grant (yeah, talking about myself in the third person again), Chris NittiJubilee Navbox. I was lucky enough to spin with Till Von Sein at Sunday’s Rooftop last summer, and it was one of the high points of my year. I played one of the best sets I’ve ever played (not recorded, of course), and Till Von Sein delivered the goods and then some. Expect event better this time around! Best of all, the event is FREE! That’s right… no cover for an amazing line up. Not only that, but elsewhere in ESL on Sunday night you’ve got Sam “The Man” BurnsJose Marquez and The Metaphysical. It’s pretty much your one stop shop for quality music on Sunday.The party starts on the patio at 5pm, and I’ll be handling opening duties, so join me on the dance floor early and lets get this party started off right. Another great option for Sunday is Its Lovely at the Top with the Brothers Brau at the Cambria Rooftop. Kicking off at 1pm, this all local affair features the amazing talents of the Brothers BrauJoe Liehr, Juan ZapataSarah Myers, Kochi Rashid and Tim Jackson, with Brau and food specials all day long.  I’m certainly planning on stopping by before I head over the ESL. Last, and by no means least, over at Public Bar there’s another edition of Sunglass Sundays featuring the 16Bit Lolitas, and support from DJ KikiRNS and DJ Tirzah, making her SGS debut. The party kicks off at 2pm. Not sure of set times, but try and catch Tirzah if you can.

That’s it for my picks this week. You’ll find all the picks listed again below with flyers, followed by all the rest of the events on our radar after the picks. Check ’em out, and I hope to see you out on the dance floors of DC this weekend. Don’t forget to check back next week for more of my half-assed ramblings about DC’s underground scene!

Thursday Picks

TNT Happy Hour Fundraiser for LLS with Chris Nitti, Juan Zapata and Leonardo Lee at Provision DC

TNT Happy Hour Fundraiser for LLS with Chris Nitti, Juan Zapata and Leonardo Lee at Provision DC

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1656403401271413/

House Rituals feat. Heather Femia + Yaco at Toro Toro

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1626465387597066/

Deep feat. Sam Burns and DJ Double 07 at The Embassy Row Hotel

Deep feat. Sam Burns and DJ Double 07 at The Embassy Row Hotel

More details: https://world.timeout.com/events/deep-360-ft-adrian-loving

Cadence presents DJ Marky at Flash

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/691518600979736/

Friday Picks

WTF?! Radio Show with Corduroy Mavericks & Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1017354104942351/

Maxxi Soundsystem with Walker & Royce, Jus Nowhere & Jackson Ryland at U St Music Hall

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1450937085227672/

André Galluzzi and Navbox at Flash, with Philip Goyette, Martin Miguel, Jandro in the Flash Bar

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1702284183333562/

ESL Fridays with Eyalrob, Meistro, 4 Hours of Funk, and Stylus Chris at ESL

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/475809919246781/

Partial Magic with Drew Pompa, Trev-ski, and Ben Jenkins at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/462285140645038/

Saturday Picks

BODY WERK: UK Garage Sessions with The UKG Social, Jett Chandon, DJ Nav, Andy Grant, and MC Twisty

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1631451443799283/

Shaun Reeves & Ryan Crosson (Visionquest) with Sarah Myers at Flash, with DUSK featuring DJ Soul, Juan Zapata and Tommy Wickens in the Flash Bar

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/404938153048761/

Unity Party at Eden DC

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/863333573748995/

Sunday Picks

Sunday’s Rooftop Reunion w/ Till von Sein, Navbox, Jubilee, Chris Nitti, Andy Grant at ESL

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/610924852383970/

ESL Sundays with Sam “The Man” Burns, Jose Marquez, and The Metaphysical at ESL

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/475809919246781/

Its Lovely At The Top!  with the Brothers Brau, Joe Liehr, Juan Zapata, Sarah Myers, Kochi Rashid and Tim Jackson at the Cambria Roof Top

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1648575938722656/

SUNGLASS SUNDAYS ft. 16BIT LOLITAS [ Anjunadeep ] at Public Bar

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1666041763627008/

And the Rest for  Thursday August 27…

Rooftop Happy Hour VIbez Pt. 10 with Caleb L’Etoile at Dunya

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/913233888749337/

Fun & Bass at The Revolution

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/865725630189546/

And the Rest for Friday August 28…

Bear Nonsense Bear Happy Hour feat DJs Adrian Collazo, Tommy Cornelis at Rock & Roll Hotel 

Bear Nonsense Bear Happy Hour feat DJs Adrian Collazo, Tommy Cornelis at Rock & Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/489324064575372/

LoveCamp: Ft Mirrored Shades & Simon at The Embassy Row Hotel

LoveCamp: Ft Mirrored Shades & Simon at The Embassy Row Hotel

More details: https://world.timeout.com/events/lovecamp-ft-mirrored-shades-simon

glittHER: Glitz & Glamour Edition at Zeba Bar

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/408808245979594/

Element presents Chemistry w/ The Banditz & Tavo at Malmaison

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/713453492133329/

And the rest for Saturday August 29…

Sunglass Sundays PreParty ft Leonardo Lee/ Ari / Renato ( live performance ) at The Embassy Row Hotel

Sunglass Sundays PreParty ft Leonardo Lee/ Ari / Renato ( live performance ) at The Embassy Row Hotel

More details: https://world.timeout.com/events/sunglass-sundays-preparty-ft-leonardo-lee-friends

ESL Saturdays with Michael Serafini, Philip Goyette, Mr. Bonkerz, Caleb L’toile and Chris Brooks at ESL

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/475809919246781/

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

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1512458079046297/

Jimmy Valentine’s Presents Dean Sullivan & Philco

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623822641210112/

Sao Funky Saturdays w/ Fort Knox Five & Qdup at Tropicalia

Sao Funky Saturdays w/ Fort Knox Five & Qdup at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1684237145138213/

***SOLD OUT*** Shipfaced Closing Party with guest DJs Dgala and Rosenberg at Georgetown Waterfront

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1627875197492300/

DJ Shawn Q at Club Hippo, Baltimore

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/492775130871855/

“Will Dance 4 Food” – A dance music community outreach to help our hungry at the Paradox, Baltimore

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1188430617841075/

City Sound Feat: Aj Mora, Tony Smooth, Marat Leon at The Red Maple, Baltimore

City Sound Feat: Aj Mora, Tony Smooth, Marat Leon at The Red Maple, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/143881519285130/

And the Rest for Sunday August 30…

 

OverEasy – Ladies Tea Dance at Dodge City

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/633153416819098/

Out on the Deck with KEENAN & SMUDGE (year 7) at Marvin

Out on the Deck with Keenan & Smudge at Marvin

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/565539103589276/

 

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

Another week, another weekend, another DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up, and yet again I find myself scrambling to stitch a few works together to summarize an every increasing field of amazing underground events in time for my Thursday deadline. As always, so much to cover and so little time, so it’s gonna be another one of those express weekend round ups.

I’ll kick things off this week with the latest exclusive edition of the DC House Grooves Meet The Locals Podcast, which this week features none other than local favorite Sarah Myers showcasing her skills with an almost three hour mix recorded live last month at Sandwich Bar in Orlando. A great soundtrack for planning your weekend dance floor strategy!

So how about last weekend? Personally I had a lot of fun throwing down with Charles Martin at Body Werk in the Flash Bar on Friday, then on Saturday evening, had a super chill time dropping science with Boss Ross and Trev-Ski at One Love Massive‘s Deep by the pool on the rooftop of the Embassy Row Hotel. Definitely worth checking out… the best rooftop poolside grooving experience to be had in this town! However, all that was just the warmup. The high point of last weekend for me, and I’m sure many of you, dear readers, was ROAM IX. Held at a secret warehouse location in North East, the ROAM team really nailed a perfect warehouse all nighter, with an amazing all local lineup including ZemSuYung, the TNX DJsSami YChris Nitti and Lisa Frank. With great sound by Jackson Pro Audio and amazing visuals by [CAPSAICIN], all the ingredients were there for an amazing night on the dance floor. Lisa Frank‘s Berghain inspired techno set was a high point; when she dropped Joey Beltram‘s Energy Flash, I nearly lost it. The only thing missing for the perfect Berlin-inspired warehouse party experience were Vodka Mates at the bar, but I’m sure that’s a gap that will be filled for ROAM X :) If you missed this one, don’t miss the next one. Mark my words! For a reminder of the good times on Saturday, or to get a taste of what you missed if you didn’t make it, check out ZemSuYung‘s superb mood setting opening set from ROAM IX here:

Right.. time for the picks. Gonna have to whisk through these, so please pay close attention. I recommend you kick off Thursday night with the Rooftop Happy House House Vibez with special guest Jandro at Dunya, then if you’re lucky enough to have a ticket, head over to U Street Music Hall for a special DJ Set from Nicolas Jaar. The event is sold out, so if you manage to find a ticket, jump on it. Another great option for Thursday night is Amalgamation at Flash, making a big leap from Zeba to Flash‘s great Funktion One system, with a line up featuring Hessle Audio‘s Pangaea, with support from Refugee B2B Tsurugi and Dansman B2B Throe.

On Friday, get your evening started off right with LoveCamp on the rooftop at The Embassy Row Hotel, with Kochi and Ramirez bringing the sunset poolside vibes. Out on the town Friday evening, U Street Music Hall presents a great lineup featuring Eelke Kleijn with support from locals Charles Martin and DJ Octane, while further down U Street at FlashAudiofly and Nikita take over the main floor, while locals Caleb L’Etoile and Philco take you on a journey through deep house, tech house, disco house and everything in between in the Flash Bar. For quality house and techno vibes with some passionate cats away from the crowds, check out Uneasy Hiding Places with Ron Jackson and Damon Bradley at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar, and for those of you in Baltimore, Four Hours of Funk with Graham Hatke & Fleg at The Windup Space is the place to get down.

On to Saturday night, and I recommend you kick things off with Deep on the Embassy Row Hotel rooftop with Meegs and DJ Nav, then you’ve got a whole bunch of great events to choose from. For example, Leon Vynehall with support from Throe and Sam Kosh at Flash with the Foot Therapy crew in the Flash Bar, or for the drum and bass heads Bump’n’Grind at Zeba Bar with Cadence‘s Seany RanksJulez and David. At U Street Music HallWill Eastman is joined by Philip Goyette for his long running monthly Bliss, while over at Jimmy Valentine‘s it’s Boss Ross’s techno birthday bash, with an all local line up featuring not only the Boss himself, but also Ben JenkinsRon Jackson and Doktor D. All that said, though, my top pick for Saturday night is Bass City at The Dance Loft, featuring a huge line up of bass focused DJs headlined by former local Tittsworth, and we hear there’s also be some familiar local underground house names to round off the line ups. Check out the event page for details of the announced DJs, and rest assured, there’s a few more surprises to be added! This is your best option for dancing until sunrise on Saturday, so wherever you go, all roads lead to Bass City at the Dance Loft for afters.

*** Update***

I’m proud to announce that I have been added to the line up for Bass City this Saturday, along with Juan ZapataJus NowhereMark in the Dark and many more. I’ll be throwing down an all vinyl set of proper underground tunes in studio 2 in the very early hours of Sunday morning. Afters done right!

*** End of Update ***

For those of you up in Baltimore on Saturday, our top pick is Organic Groove Saturdays at The Red Maple with Davidson Ospina able supported by locals J Mack and Matthew Short. Another great option in Baltimore is Summer Soul Jam at The Paradox, with a line up including Teddy DouglasLoveGrove and many more.

If you’ve made it to Sunday and you’re still standing, you’re doing well, but you’re not done yet. Head down to P Street Beach and hang out in the sunshine with the Sunday Cruisers until the afternoon, then head down to the Georgetown Waterfront and get on the Soundwaves boat for a ROAM vs. Loop vs. Deep Secrets soundclash, with DJs Chris NittiLisa FrankRaffi and Rosario. A stellar local line up to keep you grooving as you sail up and down the Potomac. After the boat, our top pick is Sunglass Sundays, with Oscar G from legendary Miami house duo Murk, supported by Leonardo LeeDJ Bella, Ari and Oliver Caine. An amazing line up on the Public Bar rooftop. A couple of doors down 18th St. on the patio at Eighteenth Street LoungeTimo Maas joins the Groovetop crew, supported by Rodd Sim and Raffi, and best of all there’s no cover! That’s right, Timo Maas for free at ESL on Saturday night, and with Sam “The Man” Burns and Mr. Bonkerz playing the Gold Room and the Main Room respectively, you’ve got all bases covered. Finally for Sunday, for quality soulful house grooves in the neighborhood, check out Yoruba Soul at Zeba Bar with special guests Quietboy and Rita Burns.

If that lot doesn’t keep you happy, then I don’t know what will. DC’s definitely doing it right these days! Here’s the full list of picks for this weekend complete with event links, and don’t forget to check out the full listings which you’ll find after the picks. We’ll be back next week with another edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up – your one stop resource for all the best underground shit in DC!

Thursday Picks

Rooftop Happy Hour House Vibez Pt. 9 with special guest Jandro at Dunya

https://www.facebook.com/events/1639776456235587/

****SOLD OUT**** Nicolas Jaar DJ Set with Brian Billion at U St Music Hall

https://www.facebook.com/events/1134989076516924/

Amalgamation 1 Year Anniversary  w/ PANGAEA (Extended Set) at Flash

https://www.facebook.com/events/1441509099493895/

Friday Picks

LoveCamp: Ft Kochi & DJ Ramirez at Embassy Row Hotel

https://www.facebook.com/events/1454982494803155/

Eelke Kleijn with Charles Martin, DJ Octane at U St Music Hall

https://www.facebook.com/events/1634654283419131/

Audiofly, Nikita at Flash, with Caleb L’Etoile and Philco in the Flash Bar

https://www.facebook.com/events/1645310972349948/

Uneasy Hiding Places w/ Ron Jackson & Damon Bradley at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

https://www.facebook.com/events/818914398226807/

4 Hours Of Funk Ft. Graham & Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

https://www.facebook.com/events/1603052676627836/

Saturday Picks

Deep ft Meegs & DJ Nav at Embassy Row Hotel

https://www.facebook.com/events/608240669317784/

Leon Vynehall, Throe, Sam Kosh at Flash, with Foot Therapy in the Flash Bar

https://www.facebook.com/events/1473428296309821/

Bump ‘n Grind w/Seany Ranks (Cadence), Julez (Sub Distrikt) and David at Zeba

https://www.facebook.com/events/712793722180317/

#BASSCITY at Dance Loft on 14

https://www.facebook.com/events/717333441712239/

[Transplant], AKA: Boss Ross’s Big Birthday Techno Bash at Jimmy Valentine’s

https://www.facebook.com/events/695197030614940/

BLISS with Will Eastman & Philip Goyette at U St. Music Hall

https://www.facebook.com/events/1021240401241852/

Organic Groove Saturdays: Feat. Davidson Ospina at Red Maple, Baltimore

https://www.facebook.com/events/886119914790982/

Summer Soul Jam at The Paradox, Baltimore

https://www.facebook.com/events/422333087953802/

Sunday Picks

Soundwaves Boat Party with Chris Nitti, DJ Lisa Frank, Raffi & Rosario at Georgetown Waterfront

https://www.facebook.com/events/1615799258698838/

Sunglass Sundays ft OSCAR G 4hr SunSet at Public Bar

https://www.facebook.com/events/1030837336949534/

Groovetop w/ TIMO MAAS support by Rodd Sim, Raffi on the Patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge

https://www.facebook.com/events/1616734985277131/

FROH Presents: Yoruba Soul with Quietboy & Rita Burns at Zeba

https://www.facebook.com/events/104360949908799/

Those are my picks for this week, but there’s plenty more to do in DC this week. Check out the full listings below for lots more options for dance floor action in DC this weekend.

Thursday August 20

Rooftop Happy Hour House Vibez Pt. 9 at Dunya

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1639776456235587/

Nicolas Jaar DJ Set with Brian Billion at U St Music Hall

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1134989076516924/

Amalgamation 1 Year Anniversary  w/ PANGAEA (Extended Set) at Flash

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1441509099493895/

Deep 360: ft Adrian Loving & Special Guest at Embassy Row Hotel

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1480858008880002/

Fun & Bass DJs at The Revolution

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/865725630189546/

House Rituals feat. RETRO FUTURE | Toro Toro |  at ToroToro

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1063696416987378/

Sinister Sound Sessions with Ed Metaphysical at DJ MK Skillz at The Liberty Tavern, Arlington

Sinister Sound Sessions with Ed Metaphysical at DJ MK Skillz at The Liberty Tavern, Arlington

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/676119745865365/

Friday August 21

LoveCamp: Ft Kochi & DJ Ramirez at Embassy Row Hotel

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1454982494803155/

Eelke Kleijn with Charles Martin, DJ Octane at U St Music Hall

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1634654283419131/

Uneasy Hiding Places w/ Ron Jackson & Damon Bradley at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/818914398226807/

Audiofly, Nikita at Flash, with Caleb L’Etoile and Philco in the Flash Bar

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1645310972349948/

ESL Fridays with Captain Planet, DRM, Mr. Bonkerz and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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https://www.facebook.com/events/1615814552014068/

Sol Power All Stars at Tropicalia

Sol Power All Stars at Tropicalia

Select DC Presents Boy Harsher, C10, DJ Jonathan Woollen at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Select DC Presents Boy Harsher, C10, DJ Jonathan Woollen at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/383348135195291/

Brake Inn 

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/411659619025980/

 

Element presents: Neptune Project – Extended 4 Hour Set at ToroToro

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/856190971101685/

4 Hours Of Funk Ft. Graham & Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1603052676627836/

Saturday August 22

Deep ft Meegs & DJ Nav at Embassy Row Hotel

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/608240669317784/

Leon Vynehall, Throe, Sam Kosh; Foot Therapy at Flash

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1473428296309821/

Bump ‘n Grind w/Seany Ranks (Cadence), Julez (Sub Distrikt) and David at Zeba Bar

Bump 'n Grind

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/712793722180317/

#BASSCITY at Dance Loft on 14

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/717333441712239/

[Transplant], AKA: Boss Ross’s Big Birthday Techno Bash at Jimmy Valentine’s

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/695197030614940/

BLISS with Will Eastman & Philip Goyette at U St. Music Hall

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1021240401241852/

ESL Saturdays with Johnny “D” Demairo, Juan Zapata and Chris Brooks at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1615814552014068/

Party on the Potomac 11: The Summer Closing Party 2015 at Georgetown Waterfront

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1020278954672203/

HouseArrest with zacheser + Ypset at Rock N Roll Hotel

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/100493440305644/

#TECHNO Summer Sessions with Rayun A & DeepCutta at the Midtown Penthouse

#TECHNO Summer Sessions with Rayun A & DeepCutta at the Midtown Penthouse

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/906411066095498/

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

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1510943162529824/

Organic Groove Saturdays: Feat. Davidson Ospina at Red Maple, Baltimore

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/886119914790982/

Summer Soul Jam at The Paradox, Baltimore

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/422333087953802/

Sunday August 23

Soundwaves Boat Party with Chris Nitti, DJ Lisa Frank, Raffi & Rosario at Georgetown Waterfront

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1615799258698838/

Sunglass Sundays ft OSCAR G 4hr SunSet at Public Bar

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1030837336949534/

Groovetop w/ TIMO MAAS support by Rodd Sim, Raffi at ESL

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1616734985277131/

FROH Presents: Yoruba Soul with Quietboy & Rita Burns at Zeba

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/104360949908799/

ESL Sundays with Timo Maas, Sam “The Man” Burns and Mr. Bonkerz

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https://www.facebook.com/events/1615814552014068/

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

Right.. gonna need to make this quick this week. So much to cover, and no time to do it! Still reeling from another amazing weekend here in the District. Friday night at U Street Music Hall was a lot of fun, with great sets from Boss RossAtaxia and Detroit legend Kenny Larkin, then on Saturday I had the honor of playing at my favorite club night Deep Sugar at The Paradox in Baltimore. While DJ Oji, Lisa Moody and Wayne Davis set the main room on fire, Shawn Q and myself held things down under the stars out in the courtyard. It was an amazing experience to get to play on such a great sound system out in the open air until sunrise. You can check out the recording of my all-vinyl set here:

If you haven’t experienced Deep Sugar for yourself, you really should check it out. The venue, music and vibe are second to none, and their line up for the forthcoming 12 year anniversary celebrations is ridiculous, featuring all the DJs who have played there over the years, including such house legends as Tony HumphriesTimmy RegisfordDJ SpenQuentin HarrisTeddy Douglas and many more!

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Full details about the Deep Sugar 12 Year Anniversary Trifecta can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/869296009821478/. If you love house music, you owe it to yourself to make the effort and experience it for yourself.

Right, let’s get on with the picks for this weekend. Not enough time to write up everything individually this week, just a list of events that I think are worth your time.

On Thursday, start your evening on the rooftop of the Embassy Row Hotel with one of our favorite DJs Joe Liehr, or head over to Dunya for happy hour with local legend Sam “The Man” Burns, then for quality deep house, head over to Velvet Lounge for The Business End with PhilcoWave Age and Philip Goyette, or for the drum and bass heads, U Street Music Hall is the place to be for Eprom Alix Perez, with local support from JulezSeany Ranks and Vanniety Kills.

Big things happening on Friday night, and for best results, I recommend doing the U Street Shuffle (TM), running back and forth between Flash and U Street Music Hall all night. At Flash, the White Material crew take over the main room, featuring deep house man of the moment Galcher LustwerkDJ RichardYoung Male and Morgan Louis, while down in the Flash Bar, I’ll be holding things down from open to close with fellow vinyl enthusiast Charles Martin. All vinyl, all night on both floors at Flash on Friday! Best of all, it’s free before 12am with RSVP. Over at U Street Music Hall, there’s another white hot line up, with Black Madonna headlining, ably supported by superstar locals Martyn and Max D. If ever there was a night where you want to be in two places at once, this is it. Living proof of DC’s red hot music scene! For something more intimate away from the craziness of U Street, check out Blueprint at Zeba Bar, featuring Auricle Recordings supremo Rodd Sim, alongside JandroRon Jackson and Doktor D.

On to Saturday, and I suggest you get yourself warmed up for a night on the town at The Embassy Row Hotel, where Boss Ross, Trevor Keen and Andy Grant (yeah, that’s me talking about myself in the third person again) will be laying down the thick vibes from 4pm to 10pm. Next up, we’ll be heading over to Dunya for Al Fresco featuring Trackmode Recordings label boss Brett Dancer, with support from Chris BurnsR&B and DJ Nav. One for the true deep house heads. Finally for Saturday, head over to ROAM IX, for some proper underground warehouse party vibes. They’ve assembled another great all local lineup, including ROAM residents Lisa FrankChris Nitti & Sami Y, alongside the TNX DJs and local label 1432R‘s ZemSu Yung. Don’t miss out on this one! Just make sure you pick up your advanced tickets if you don’t want to be left out on the street.

And so we get to Sunday. I guess you could get some rest… or you could decompress down on the P Street Beach at Soulbloom presents The Gathering. Not the type of event I usually cover, but this is where you’ll find many of the people you’ve been dancing with all weekend decompressing and getting creative. Art, yoga, music, performances and creativity to inspire you after a weekend on the dance floor. Good people, fun times. Advanced tickets available for $5 on Eventbrite. $10 day of. Following The Gathering, you’ll be wanting to head up to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Navbox and Friends, featuring NavboxDansmanThroeLisa Frank and newly formed duo Rush Plus to celebrate Dansman and Throe‘s birthdays out on the patio. A great all local line up to round off your Sunday night, and with Sam Burns in the Gold Room at ESL on Sunday, you’ve got even more to look forward to!

So that’s what I recommend for the coming weekend. Here’s my full list of picks.. there’s a few more to choose from. And of course, don’t forget to check out the full listings below. Plenty going on this weekend in DC! We’ll be back next week with another DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter…never miss an update!

Thursday Picks

Deep feat. Joe Liehr at the Embassy Row Hotel 

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/894608117298744/

Happy Hour House Vibez with Sam “The Man” Burns at Dunya

https://www.facebook.com/events/1616765291914487/

Eprom & Alix Perez with Julez, Seany Ranks, Vanniety Kills at U Street Music Hall

https://www.facebook.com/events/1002447253121005/

The Business End w. Philco & Wave Age ft. Philip Goyette at Velvet Lounge

https://www.facebook.com/events/986144718097157/

Friday Picks

White Material: Galcher Lustwerk, DJ Richard, Young Male and Morgan Louis at Flash, with Body Werk featuring Andy Grant and Charles Martin in the Flash Bar

https://www.facebook.com/events/1496306093994586/

3024 presents The Black Madonna, Martyn, Max D at U St Music Hall

https://www.facebook.com/events/1462090927438135/

BLUEPRINT BP004 – Rodd Sim, Ron Jackson, Jandro, Doktor D at Zeba Bar

https://www.facebook.com/events/1653688414844275/

Saturday Picks

Deep ft Boss Ross, Andy Grant & Trevor Keen at Embassy Row Hotel

https://www.facebook.com/events/945757175484919/

ROAM IX at Secret Location

https://www.facebook.com/events/1024786224210086/

All Fresco with Deep Secrets featuring Brett Dancer, Chris Burns, R&B and DJ Nav at Dunya

https://www.facebook.com/events/516740378475188/

ESL Saturdays with Onionz, Thomas Blondet, Sonny Cheeba, and Mr. Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

https://www.facebook.com/events/515133521978860/

House -N-U with Yuko Jikido and Andrew Hogans at Zeba Bar

https://www.facebook.com/events/996581160393265/

BaltoTroit August Edition at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

https://www.facebook.com/events/805978742834746/

Sunday Picks

SoulBloom presents: “The Gathering” at P St. Beach

https://www.facebook.com/events/424666724385049/

Navbox & Friends with Navbox, Dansman, Throe, Lisa Frank & Rush Plus: Dansman & Throe’s Birthday Bash at Eighteenth Street Lounge

https://www.facebook.com/events/703512653114362/

Those are my picks for this weekend… here’s the full listings:

Thursday August 13

Deep feat. Joe Liehr at the Embassy Row Hotel 

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/894608117298744/

Happy Hour House Vibez with Sam “The Man” Burns at Dunya

Happy hour at Dunya

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1616765291914487/

Eprom & Alix Perez with Julez, Seany Ranks, Vanniety Kills at U Street Music Hall

Shades at U Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1002447253121005/

The Business End w. Philco & Wave Age ft. Philip Goyette at Velvet Lounge

The business end

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/986144718097157/

Thursday People with Caseo at Flash

flash thursdays

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1631310773805899/

House Rituals feat. Sydney Blu at Toro Toro

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/439568032898952/

Fun & Bass at the Revolution, Centreville

Fun and bass

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/865725630189546/

White Party 2 at Club Heaven and Hell DC

white partyMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/703763313063147/

Friday August 14

White Material: Galcher Lustwerk, DJ Richard, Young Male and Morgan Louis at Flash, with Body Werk featuring Andy Grant and Charles Martin in the Flash Bar

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1496306093994586/

3024 presents The Black Madonna, Martyn, Max D at U St Music Hall

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1462090927438135/

Modern Class at Looking Glass Lounge

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/523107011170895/

Bear Nonsense Bear Happy Hour at Rock & Roll Hotel – Aug 14 – feat. Jarrett Tebbetts (Hot Mass) Tommy Cornelis (TNX)

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/633186036818615/

BLUEPRINT BP004 – Rodd Sim, Ron Jackson, Jandro, Doktor D at Zeba Bar

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1653688414844275/

SAFEHOUSE at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/382797725260561/

The Plug: 4U Special Edition at Old Engine 12 Firehouse

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/836167559815970/

Vintage Vinyl: Ritmos Raros del Mundo Vol 4: The Afro Latin Funky Funana w/ guests: Sol Power All-Stars and Sir Ramases at Haydees Restaurant

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/607801482656062/

ESL Fridays with DJ Double A, Philip Goyette, and Harris Heater at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/515133521978860/

Saturday August 15

Deep ft Boss Ross, Andy Grant & Trevor Keen at Embassy Row Hotel

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/945757175484919/

ROAM IX at Secret Location

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1024786224210086/

All Fresco with Deep Secrets featuring Brett Dancer, Chris Burns, R&B and DJ Nav at Dunya

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/516740378475188/

Dubtribe Sound System LiVE, Chadwick, DJ Meegs; Janella Abidar, DJ Octane, DJ Rainier at Flash

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1646998568863960/

House -N-U with Yuko Jikido and Andrew Hogans at Zeba Bar

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/996581160393265/

BaltoTroit August edition at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/805978742834746/

Louis the Child & Shawn Wasabi, JR Nelson at U St Music Hall

Saturday081515USMH

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/979475892085241/

ESL Saturdays with Onionz, Thomas Blondet, Sonny Cheeba, and Mr. Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/515133521978860/

Sunday August 16

SoulBloom presents: “The Gathering” at P St. Beach

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/424666724385049/

Navbox & Friends with Navbox, Dansman, Throe, Lisa Frank & Rush Plus: Dansman & Throe’s Birthday Bash at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/703512653114362/

8/16 TechnOceans “Tight & Bright” Boat Party at Georgetown Waterfront

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/908941772499611/

Nu Androids present: Autograf with Heather Femia and Anzel at Flash 

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/995627827149224/

ESL Sundays with Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/515133521978860/

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 August 6 to August 9

It’s been a crazy week here at DC House Grooves towers… just about finished moving in to the new apartment, and ready for another weekend out on the dance floors of DC. Before I dive into this week’s picks, we’ve got another edition of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast, featuring local duo Hot Coffee. This one’s a real builder, so well worth your time!

I’ve also got another mix for you from yours truly. This one was originally broadcast live on the Estimulo Show on July 18, and features quality deepness from Sade, Fred P, Sacha Dive, Owen Jay & Melchior Sultana, Natan H, Amir Alexander, Dawit Eklund and Monsieur Cedric, among others.

Ok, then. What’s on the cards this weekend in the DMV? Let’s take a look at the picks for this weekend.

Thursday Picks

Rooftop Happy Hour House Vibez Pt. 7 at Dunya

The Milk Chocolate City crew are at it again at Dunya on Thursday. Quality house vibes on the rooftop to get your Thursday night started off right.

https://www.facebook.com/events/111047982574298/

Transmission 4|4 with Edo & Philip Goyette at Velvet Lounge

Philip Goyette‘s monthly Transmission 4|4 night at Velvet Lounge is always a winner if you’re looking for quality deep house, tech house, nu disco and everything in between. This month’s guest is Flash resident Edo. Well worth your time for good grooves on a Thursday night.

https://www.facebook.com/events/420077651526705/

Friday Picks

WTF?! radio show with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi, Jeff Hancock & Tim Jackson on Sugar Shack Recordings

A great line up for the WTF?! show this week, with Jeff Hancock and Tim Jackson joining Kochi for a couple of hours of house music mayhem. Tune in at http://www.sugarshackrecordings.com.

https://www.facebook.com/events/546142645533363/

Kenny Larkin with ATAXIA and Boss Ross at U Street Music Hall

Top pick for Friday night is Detroit legend Kenny Larkin at U Street Music Hall, with support from Ataxia and local favorite Boss RossKenny Larkin always delivers, and we’re sure he’ll be working the U Hall system to the max. The real draw for me, though, is Ataxia. They melted my brain around 8am at the OK Cool! party at TV Lounge in Detroit this year. I was reeling form the non-appearance of Eddie C for his traditional sunrise set, but Ataxia stepped up to the plate and took me places I didn’t expect to be going. Looking forward to seeing what they’ve got in store for us this Friday night. Free before 11 for 21+, $15 after.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1312274845467429/

 

Sepp ( Uvar / Romania) / R & B ( Deep Secrets, DC) at Backbar

Over at Backbar, the Deep Secrets crew present Sepp, with support from R&B. A great little venue, with a monster sound system, Backbar is sure to be jumping this Friday. $10, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1604278239852910/

Hoj & Atish (listed, Desert Hearts, All Day I Dream) and Edo at Flash, with Presa and the Milk Chocolate City DJs in the Flash Bar

Over at FlashHoj & Atish will be working their magic on the main floor with support from Edo, while the Milk Chocolate City DJs take over the bar. A recipe for a great night out, although we predict it will be standing room only on the main floor. If you don’t mind the crowds, this is a great option for quality vibes this Friday.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1422027008121955/

Saturday Picks

Good Buddies w. Wave Age & Philco ft. Pacific Fur Company at the Rock and Roll Hotel

A great bet to kick off Saturday night is Good Buddies at the Rock’n’Roll Hotel, with Wave AgePhilco and special guest Pacific Fur Company. Great tunes and drinks specials in the sunshine… the perfect way to get yourself warmed up for a night out on the dance floor.

https://www.facebook.com/events/910651278992452/

Deep Sugar Underground Rising with Lisa Moody, DJ Oji, Wayne Davis, Shawn Q, Mookie Brock & Andy Grant at The Paradox, Baltimore

Top pick for Saturday night is Ultra Naté‘s Deep Sugar After Hours Underground Rising at The Paradox in Baltimore. On the main floor, Lisa MoodyDJ Oji and Wayne Davis will be keeping things soulful all night long, while out in the courtyard Shawn QMookie Brock and Andy Grant (yes, that’s me) will be bringing the head under the stars until the sun comes up. I couldn’t be more excited to be making my Deep Sugar debut, and I hope to see a solid crew from DC out in the courtyard :) This one’s going to be really special. If you’ve not made the trip to Deep Sugar yet, Saturday might just be the night to hit the road and experience it for yourself. Don’t forget to click through to the event page and click Join!

https://www.facebook.com/events/135149610151975/

Slope Traxx with Sarah Myers, Juan Zapata, Jubilee & Ramirez at Napoleon

For quality locals action this Saturday night, head over to Napoleon in Adams Morgan for Slope Traxx with Sarah MyersJuan ZapataJubilee Ramirez.  The parties at Napoleon a couple of years back were always good fun, so great to see this venue back in action again, and with a line up like that, you can’t go wrong. Proper deep house for the heads.

https://www.facebook.com/events/885068578241178/

Hardkiss – Delusions of Grandeur Live with Buster at U Street Music Hall

U Street Music Hall is going to be huge on Saturday night, with rave pioneers Hardkiss celebrating the 20th anniversary re-release of their seminal compilation album Delusions of Grandeur, with local support from Buster. Expect a packed house, and be ready to sweat! $15, 18+, 18-20 by advanced ticket only.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1446445045659687/

David Waxman and RNS at Flash, with Synesthesia featuring Basscamp & Lothario in the Flash Bar 

Ultra Music‘s David Waxman is back at Flash on Saturday night with local support from RNS, with Synesthesia down in the Flash Bar featuring Basscamp Lothario. Everything you need for a night of quality dance floor action.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1456499111337050/

Sunday Picks

Sundays Rooftop w/ MISS I (Groove ON, Romania), SEPP (Uvar, Romania), Novak (Kowli, Bmore), R&B on the Patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Top pick for the deep house heads this Sunday is Sundays Rooftop  on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge, with headliners Miss I and Sepp throwing down with local support from Novak and R&B. A great line up for a great rooftop venue, and best of all, it’s FREE! That’s right.. international guests and no cover. Come early and get your drink on with a whole bunch of happy hour specials, and get your groove on into the early hours of Monday morning.

https://www.facebook.com/events/731086233685726/

Cadence presents Lenzman at Flash

For the drum and bass freaks, Cadence at Flash is the place to be this Sunday, with dutch master Lenzman returning the district to play not one, but two sets. He’ll be kicking off the evening in the Flash Bar with a golden era hip hop set, then setting fire to the main floor later on with a banging drum and bass set. Providing support in the main room are Moody Moore b2b Jungle Jesse and Vanniety Kills, while DavidJulez and Rogue State  will be rounding things off down in the bar. $12 early release tix are still available from Ticketfly, more on the door.

https://www.facebook.com/events/892987134106014/

Well those are my picks for this weekend, but as always, there’s plenty more going on this weekend. Check out the full listings below for all the events on the DC House Grooves radar this weekend. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday August 6

Dj Earic Patten’s Elektrik Metro House Vibes Mix Sessions Radio Show featuring John Tab (Buzzlife)

Dj Earic Patten's Elektrik Metro House Vibes Mix Sessions Radio Show featuring John Tab (Buzzlife)

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/858552167513339/

Rooftop Happy Hour House Vibez Pt. 7 at Dunya

Rooftop Happy Hour House Vibez Pt. 7 at Dunya

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/111047982574298/

Transmission 4|4 with Edo & Philip Goyette at Velvet Lounge

transmission 44

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/420077651526705/

House Rituals featuring Dromme B2B Danny House at Toro Toro

House rituals

https://www.facebook.com/events/1027980487236251/

3 Way Tap Takeover feat. DC Brau, Union and Stillwater at Café St. Ex

3 Way Tap Takeover feat. DC Brau, Union and Stillwater at Café St. Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/730545067090835/

Fun & Bass at The Revolution, Centreville

Fun & Bass at The Revolution, Centreville

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/865725630189546/

Jayceeoh with Riot Ten, Tripnotic at U Street Music Hall

Jayceeoh with Riot Ten, Tripnotic at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/883128735088742/

One Love Massive Presents Navi + Picnibus & Shining Blade Theory at Flash

picnibus

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1662900057266402/

Friday August 7

WTF?! radio show with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi, Jeff Hancock & Tim Jackson on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?!? with Corduroy Mavericks & Kochi

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/546142645533363/

LoveCamp: Ft DJ Meegs & Jandro at The Embassy Row Hotel

LoveCamp: Ft DJ Meegs & Jandro at The Embassy Row Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1638256919720543/

Kenny Larkin with ATAXIA and Boss Ross at U Street Music Hall

Kenny Larkin with ATAXIA and Boss Ross at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1312274845467429/

 

Sepp ( Uvar / Romania) / R & B ( Deep Secrets, DC) at Backbar

Sepp + R+B

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1604278239852910/

Hoj & Atish (listed, Desert Hearts, All Day I Dream) and Edo at Flash, with Presa and the Milk Chocolate City DJs in the Flash Bar

Hoj & Atish (listed, Desert Hearts, All Day I Dream) and Edo at Flash, with Presa and the Milk Chocolate City DJs in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1422027008121955/

Activate with Protect-U, Rush Plus & The Boogie Connection at Zeba Bar

Activate with Protect-U, Rush Plus & The Boogie Connection at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/706317726140091/

ESL Friday with Recloose, AGFA, Stylus Chris & Bil Todd at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/131206853885612/

REV909: Daft Punk / French House Tribute & Indie Dance Classics with Will Eastman & Ozker at the 9:30 Club

REV909: Daft Punk/French House Tribute & Indie Dance Classics with Will Eastman & Ozker at the 9:30 Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/730767750366657/

Saturday August 8

Deep Sugar Underground Rising with Lisa Moody, DJ Oji, Wayne Davis, Shawn Q, Mookie Brock & Andy Grant at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar Underground Rising with Lisa Moody, DJ Oji, Wayne Davis, Shawn Q & Andy Grant at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/135149610151975/

Good Buddies w. Wave Age & Philco ft. Pacific Fur Company at the Rock and Roll Hotel

Good Buddies w. Wave Age & Philco ft. Pacific Fur Company at the Rock and Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/910651278992452/

Slope Traxx with Sarah Myers, Juan Zapata, Jubilee & Ramirez at Napoleon

Slope Traxx with Sarah Myers, Juan Zapata, Jubilee & Ramirez at Napoleon

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/885068578241178/

Hardkiss – Delusions of Grandeur Live with Buster at U Street Music Hall

Hardkiss - Delusions of Grandeur Live with Buster at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1446445045659687/

David Waxman and RNS at Flash, with Synesthesia featuring Basscamp & Lothario in the Flash Bar 

David Waxman and RNS at Flash, with Synesthesia featuring Basscamp & Lothario in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1456499111337050/

ESL Saturday with Falcon Punch, Martín Miguel, Joe L, Chris Brooks and Gabe Flores at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/131206853885612/

Dubathonic Live Techno & House Party at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Dubathonic Live Techno & House Party at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/783537431762764/

The Electric Garden with Pierre Reynolds & Russell Turner at Eden

The Electric Garden with Pierre Reynolds & Russell Turner at Eden

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/102438313441303/

Firm Roots with Typhoid Andy, ‘Aphrikan’ Gabe, Bill & Ed & 13 Ruble at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Firm Roots with Typhoid Andy, ‘Aphrikan’ Gabe, Bill & Ed & 13 Ruble at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/133407580331771/

Meso Creso presents Coming to America : 1001 Beats Global Electronica Edition with Karsh Kale at Zeba Bar

Meso Creso presents Coming to America : 1001 Beats Global Electronica Edition with Karsh Kale at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/868375423249968/

Vague Output at The Crown, Baltimore

Vague Output at The Crown, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/528642453959346/

SEPP ( Uvar, Romania ) / Boss Ross ( Composite / Void Archive ) at The Red Maple, Baltimore

SEPP ( Uvar, Romania ) / Boss Ross ( Composite / Void Archive ) at The Red Maple, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1628139044109560/

 

Sunday August 9

Sundays Rooftop w/ MISS I (Groove ON, Romania), SEPP (Uvar, Romania), Novak (Kowli, Bmore), R&B on the Patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sundays Rooftop w/ MISS I (Groove ON, Romania), SEPP (Uvar, Romania), Novak (Kowli, Bmore), R&B on the Patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/731086233685726/

Sunglass Sundays ft. Yaco & Friends at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays ft. Yaco & Friends at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1018886068155558/

Cadence presents Lenzman at Flash

lenzman

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/892987134106014/

ESL Sundays with Sam “The Man” Burns & Mr. Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/131206853885612/

Daylight Summer Sizzler Hosted By Tone & DJ Divine at 14K Restaurant & Lounge

Daylight Summer Sizzler Hosted By Tone & DJ Divine at 14K Restaurant & Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/639247722878054/

Cex, Drippy Inputs, Mall Prowler, Comeback Ranch, C10 at Soft House, Baltimore

Cex, Drippy Inputs, Mall Prowler, Comeback Ranch, C10 at Soft House, Baltimo

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1084974858182540/

DC House Grooves Midweek Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC Wednesday August 5

Still got my hands full moving to my new apartment this week, so just time for a quick Midweek Round Up. In town, Nü Androids have Chris Lorenzo, with support from Seba Yuri, along with the UKG Social in the Flash Bar, while out in Fairfax, long running midweek night Transit has a great line up featuring Moody Moore B2B DJ SevenRaptorsteinRave Killa and DJ Chankey at The Auld Shebeen.

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up, featuring all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around the Washington DC this coming weekend. See you on the dance floor!

Nü Androids present Chris Lorenzo with Seba Yuri at Flash with the UKG Social in the Flash Bar

Chris Lorenzo nu androids

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/746476608795395/

TRANSIT with Moody Moore, DJ Seven, Raptorstein, Rave Killa & Chankey at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

TRANSIT with Moody Moore, DJ Seven, Raptorstein, Rave Killa & Chankey at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1434371713559721/

Rooftop Retox ft Leonardo Lee at Lost Society

Rooftop Retox ft Leonardo Lee at Lost Society

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/500063146815816/

Rockers International at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC July 30 to August 2

The phrase “bitten off more than I can chew” comes to mind this week, as I write this post tonight perched on an air mattress, connected to a leeched wifi connection in my new apartment, fresh from boxing up thousands of records to get ready for the big move. Gonna have to knock out this week’s post real quick so I can get back to taking care of business. I’ve got the full listings for you, but I’ll just be listing out this week’s picks without the usual insightful commentary 😉

Before we get on to the picks, though, there’s just time for a little bit of self promotion. Next weekend on Saturday August 8, I’m proud to be part of an amazing line up for Ultra Naté’s Deep Sugar After Hours: Underground Rising at The Paradox in Baltimore.

Deep Sugar After Hours: Underground Risinghttps://www.facebook.com/events/135149610151975/

While Lisa Moody, DJ Oji and Wayne Davis hold things down in the main room, I’ll be at the controls under the stars in the courtyard alongside regulars Shawn Q and Mookie Brock. This gig really means a lot to me. Back in the UK during the 90s I used to buy records from Baltimore artists on labels such as Basement Boys, and they’d often have a tracks labeled Paradox Vocal, Paradox Dub or Paradox Instrumental. These guys were naming their remixes after a club! This place had to be pretty special. I dreamed of one day visiting the Paradox, but never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d get to play there one day. Well, here we are 20 years later, and next weekend it’s really happening! Hoping to get a decent DC crew up to the Dox to support… I promise I won’t let you down :) I’m not exactly sure what I’ll be playing, as I never really plan anything, but I’m sure it will be something along the lines of the my opening set for Gene Hunt at the FORWARD Forever Endless party back in May:

If you plan on coming, make sure you head over to the event page and click Join!

Ok, enough with the blatant self promotion: let’s get on with this week’s picks. I’ve listed below all the events which, in my opinion, are worth checking out this week, depending on your tastes of course. For what it’s worth, though, on Thursday I’d recommend checking out Deep ft Sam Burns & DJ Meegs at The Embassy Row Hotel, on Friday I’d recommend checking out Rush Plus at Tropicalia and SubArchive at Zeba Bar, and on Saturday I’d recommend Gummihz at Flash, followed by Prescription at the Dance Loft, which features another amazing all local line up featuring (almost) all your favorite locals. The last party at Dance Loft was amazing…hoping to get on one of those line ups soon (hint, hint)! Finally, on Sunday I recommend Eighteenth Street Lounge, for Sam Burns‘ Sunday residency in the Gold Room, and Sundays Rooftop Groovetop with Nitin, Juan Zapata, Brad Piff and DJ Tirzah. That said, check our full list of picks below, followed by full listings of everything on our radar this weekend.

Thursday Picks

Deep ft Sam Burns & DJ Meegs at The Embassy Row Hotel

https://www.facebook.com/events/882980161737783/

Rooftop Happy Hour House Vibez Pt. 6 featuring The Metaphysical at Dunya

https://www.facebook.com/events/1446529212321152/

Erol Alkan with Will Eastman at U Street Music Hall

https://www.facebook.com/events/848079241933551/

Nature of the Beats with Jett Chandon, Tarik Evolve, K-Rai and Randy Marsh at The Red Maple, Baltimore

https://www.facebook.com/events/903843306348461/

Friday Picks

WTF?! radio show with Corduroy Mavericks & Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings

https://www.facebook.com/events/608108329291981/

Flash & Nu Androids present Tiga and Shadow Child at Flash, with Solomon Sanchez and Roger Samuel in the Flash Bar

https://www.facebook.com/events/910460439018419/

Rush Plus (Jus Nowhere + Jackson Ryland) open to close at Tropicalia

https://www.facebook.com/events/1685611498325038/

SubArchive Boss Ross, Ron Jackson, Lyceum, Bass Avengers & Plus Good at Zeba Bar

https://www.facebook.com/events/710364119063847/

Partial Magic with Karina S, Mike Petillo and Ben Jenkins at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

https://www.facebook.com/events/1605397399712362/

Milk Chocolate City at Backbar

https://www.facebook.com/events/1628764577371961/

Saturday Picks

GummiHz at Flash with Boss Ross & Welbot in the Flash Bar

https://www.facebook.com/events/1009580445732975/

Prescription at the Dance Loft

https://www.facebook.com/events/694288077339433/

Green Velvet with Tittsworth & Philip Goyette at U Street Music Hall

https://www.facebook.com/events/683031328468444/

Joeski, RNS, Leo Lee, Dromme, DJ CYD and Mr Pick4D at Midtown Rooftop / Penthouse

https://www.facebook.com/events/663259760442578/

Petworth Funk presents the TNX DJs at Zeba Bar

https://www.facebook.com/events/123744821296343/

Sunday Picks

Groovetop w/ Niti, Juan Zapata, Brad Piff & Tirzah at on the Patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge

https://www.facebook.com/events/661341577330281/

ESL Sundays with Sam  Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

So them’s the picks for this weekend. Before you sign off, make sure you check out the full listings below, and don’t forget to check back next week, when hopefully I’ll be back in the saddle in terms of giving DC’s best underground house and electronic music events the write up they deserve.

Thursday July 30

Deep ft Sam Burns & DJ Meegs at The Embassy Row Hotel

Deep ft Sam Burns & DJ Meegs at The Embassy Row HotelMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/882980161737783/

Rooftop Happy Hour House Vibez Pt. 6 featuring The Metaphysical at Dunya

Rooftop Happy Hour House Vibez Pt. 6 at DunyaMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1446529212321152/

Erol Alkan with Will Eastman at U Street Music Hall

Erol Alkan with Will Eastman at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/848079241933551/

House Rituals feat. Marcos Carnaval at Toro Toro

house ritualsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1453081851655142/

Fun & Bass at The Revolution, Centreville

Fun & Bass at The Revolution, CentrevilleMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/865725630189546/

Nature of the Beats with Jett Chandon, Tarik Evolve, K-Rai and Randy Marsh at The Red Maple, Baltimore

Nature of the Beats with Jett Chandon, Tarik Evolve, K-Rai and Randy Marsh at The Red Maple, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/903843306348461/

Friday August 1

WTF?! radio show with Corduroy Mavericks & Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?!? with Corduroy Mavericks & KochiMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/608108329291981/

Flash & Nu Androids present Tiga and Shadow Child at Flash, with Solomon Sanchez and Roger Samuel in the Flash Bar

Flash & Nu Androids present Tiga and Shadow Child at Flash, with Solomon Sanchez and Roger Samuel in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/910460439018419/

Rush Plus (Jus Nowhere + Jackson Ryland) open to close at Tropicalia

Rush Plus (Jus Nowhere + Jackson Ryland) open to close at TropicaliaMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1685611498325038/

Lovecamp featuring C-Dubz at The Embassy Row Hotel

Lovecamp featuring C-Dubz at The Embassy Row HotelMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1067759019931500/

ESL Fridays with Natasha Diggs, Caleb L’Etoile, Philip Goyette, John Jazz & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL FridayMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1518807038357896/

Select DC Happy Hour: Unguent, Glochids, Radiator Greys, Cloning at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Select DC Happy Hour: Unguent, Glochids, Radiator Greys, Cloning at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1658984730989148/

Partial Magic with Karina S, Mike Petillo and Ben Jenkins at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Partial magicMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1605397399712362/

SubArchive Boss Ross, Ron Jackson, Lyceum, Bass Avengers & Plus Good at Zeba Bar

SubArchiveMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/710364119063847/

Milk Chocolate City at Backbar

Milk Chocolate City at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1628764577371961/

Alle Farben with Eau Claire at U Street Music Hall

Alle Farben with Eau Claire at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/907592405971343/

4 Locos on a Friday Night with Paul, Joe, Ethan & Jeremy at Jimmy Valentines Lonely Hearts Club

4 Locos on a Friday Night with Paul, Joe, Ethan & Jeremy at Jimmy Valentines Lonely Hearts ClubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1628358914074832/

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

dark and stormyMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/714767225318264/

DisFUNKTION! Q’DUP, Joe Kopasek, Kid Linus, Cornflake at The Red Maple, Baltimore

DisFUNKTION! Q'DUP, Joe Kopasek, Kid Linus, Cornflake at The Red Maple, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449198405390103/

Saturday August 2

El Vacilon: A Tropical Bass Party ft Empresarios at The Embassy Row Hotel

El Vacilon: A Tropical Bass Party ft Empresarios at The Embassy Row HotelMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/455238977991112/

GummiHz at Flash with Boss Ross & Welbot in the Flash Bar

GummihzMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1009580445732975/

Prescription at the Dance Loft

Prescription at the Dance Loft
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/694288077339433/

Green Velvet with Tittsworth & Philip Goyette at U Street Music Hall

Green Velvet with Tittsworth & Philip Goyette at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/683031328468444/

Joeski, RNS, Leo Lee, Dromme, DJ CYD and Mr Pick4D at Midtown Rooftop / Penthouse

Joeski, RNS, Leo Lee, Dromme, DJ CYD and Mr Pick4D at Midtown Rooftop / PenthouseMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/663259760442578/

Petworth Funk presents the TNX DJs at Zeba Bar

Petworth Funk presents the TNX DJs at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/123744821296343/

ESL Saturday with Steve Tek, DJ Remote Ctrl, Mr. Bonkerz, Ex Ex Ex, Chris Brooks and James Dellastatious at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL SaturdayMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1518807038357896/

This is Techno with Damon Bradley, Ron Jackson, Jandro & Sixto at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

this is technoMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1468142633482438/

The UKG SOCIAL: Ladies of Bass & Riddim at The Depot, Baltimore

The UKG SOCIAL: Ladies of Bass & Riddim at The Depot, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/507126729436798/

Houseology: Hot Hot Hot Day Party with Tony Daniels, DJ Clark & Mark Moultrie at St. Marys Restaurant & Lounge, Baltimore

Houseology: Hot Hot Hot Day Party with Tony Daniels, DJ Clark & Mark Moultrie at St. Marys Restaurant & Lounge, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/856638317734901/

Sunday August 3

Groovetop w/ Niti, Juan Zapata, Brad Piff & Tirzah at on the Patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sundays rooftop groovetopMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/661341577330281/

ESL Sundays with Sam  Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL SundayMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1518807038357896/

Sweater Beats and Hoodboi at U Street Music Hall

Sweater Beats and Hoodboiat U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1591704437757992/

DC House Grooves Midweek Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC Wednesday July 29

Just checking in with a quick midweek update. The big news tonight is Transit‘s Extreme House Makeover, with an great line up of local heavy hitters, featuring Rich EdwardDJ NavJoe L and Juan Zapata! That’s a huge line up for a Wednesday night in Fairfax, and if you haven’t made it out to Transit yet, this is the night to do it.

If you don’t feel like venturing out in to deepest, darkest northern VA, then Flash is your best bet. The Nü Androids crew will be staging another takeover, with Secondcity (Dirtybird) holding things down on the main floor with local support from Yomimbi, while down in the bar, the Groov Fellas crew take control open to close.

Check back tomorrow, when I may or may not have a DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up for you. In the middle of moving house right now, and I’ve got a large record collection to box up. If I get that done, I may have time to throw something together :)

TRANSIT – Extreme House Makeover with Juan Zapata, Joe L, DJ Nav & Rich Edward at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

TRANSIT - Extreme House Makeover with Juan Zapata, Joe L, DJ Nav &

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1622447721361062/

Nü Androids presents Second City with Yomimbi at Flash

Nü Androids presents Second City with Yomimbi at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/762705007182748/

Rockers International at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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