DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House & Electronic Music Events in Washington DC November 16 to November 19

Just gonna have to let the list speak for itself this week Make sure you take a close look… there’s some real treats lined up in DC and Baltimore this week. Speaking of Baltimore, the latest edition of the Meet the Locals Podcast features Obsidian‘s Nathan Gorey, with a quality hour of tech house grooves:

 

You can catch Nathan Gorey at the latest edition of Obsidian presents Housework at  . Factory 17 in Baltimore on Saturday. See the flyer below for the full line up.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1573766012713028/

Obsidian presents: Housework (Throwback 3 Afterparty) at Factory 17

In fact, Baltimore’s got some amazing options this Saturday, with LoveGrove at  DiskobarMegafunk II at The Crown, and Evan Baggs and Andrew Grant at the Darkroom. To avoid any confusion, I’m not playing at Darkroom on Saturday; it’s the other guy, you know, the one who likes to call himself the OG. Anyway, I’m sure it will be an amazing night all round. Always a good time at the Darkroom.

Evan Baggs, Andrew Grant, Phork & Bo Hebert at  the Dark Room, Baltimore

Here’s my full list of Top Picks for this weekend. No gigs for me or Katrina Mir, but you can catch me playing a special guest set on the WTF?!? Radio Show with my main man DJ Kochi on Friday night.

Tune in: http://www.sugarshackrecordings.com
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1960999347482917/

WTF?! with Kochi

Other than that, not sure of plans, but hoping to swing by Flash to catch Love Notes from Brooklyn‘s Nathaniel JayTape Hiss and DJ Nav in the Green Room for the latest edition of Uptown House Experience, then head up to Ten Tigers Parlour to catch hometown heroes Beautiful Swimmers working their magic on their home turf. That’s just scratching the surface of what looks like another incredible weekend in the District. Everything you need to know is listed below, Thursday through Sunday. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday November 16

DC House Grooves Top PickPlaylist with Jubilee, Ramirez  & Alex Eljaiek at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/359138204513956/

Headroom Listening Sessions 2.02 at Flash

Headroom Listening Sessions 2.02 at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/140805446555487/

DC House Grooves Top PickHernan Cattaneo with Sarah Myers at Flash

Hernan Cattaneo with Sarah Myers at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/117855168889712/

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse Music Happy Hour with Sal Negro at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with Sal Negro at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickEkali with josh pan & Y2K at U Street Music Hall

Ekali with josh pan & Y2K at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/513246075734399/

Friday November 17

DC House Grooves Top PickWTF?! Radio show with Kochi & Special Guest Andy Grant on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Kochi

Info & Tune in: https://www.facebook.com/events/1960999347482917/

DC House Grooves Top PickFocus 3 Year Anniversary: Benjamin Damage [LiVE] with Exos & Damon Bradley at Flash, with Dj Meegs, Nick Flynn & J Swink in the Green Room, and Sous La Terre in the Flash Bar

Focus 3 Year Anniversary: Benjamin Damage [LiVE] with Exos & Damon Bradley at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2122218448005369/

DC House Grooves Top PickNightflight Factory Floor Session with Wade Hammes, Heather Femia, Omar Martinez & Zamkov at One Love Massive

Nightflight Factory Floor Session with Wade Hammes, Heather Femia, Omar Martinez & Zamkov at One Love Massive

Info & Tune in: https://www.facebook.com/onelovemassivedc/

DC House Grooves Top PickRinse Friday Sessions with Ray Uptown, Paturn, Data Drop & Deinfamous at Ten Tigers Parlour

Rinse Friday Sessions with Ray Uptown, Paturn, Data Drop & Deinfamous at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/219002338635745/

DC House Grooves Top PickBassline Business w/ Quest & Silkie at Warehouse Location

Bassline Business w/ Quest & Silkie at Warehouse Location

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1845744678786563/

DC House Grooves Top Pick Collazo & Steven Swann at Studio GaGa

Adrian Collazo & Steven Swann at Studio GaGa

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/550236588654246/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Friday with DJ Amir, Thomas Blondet, John Jazz & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with DJ Amir, Thomas Blondet, John Jazz & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

 

DC House Grooves Top PickMoCo Boogie with DJ Haz & Kenny M at Kaldi’s Social House, Silver Spring

MoCo Boogie with DJ Haz & Kenny M at Kaldi's Social House, Silver Spring

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/249479488912437/

DC House Grooves Top Pick4 Hours Of Funk with DJ Buscrates, Graham Hatke & Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

4 Hours Of Funk with DJ Buscrates, Graham Hatke & Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1931961190402464/

Saturday November 18

DC House Grooves Top PickDoc Martin with Juan Zapata at Flash, with Uptown House Experience featuring Nathaniel Jay, Tape Hiss & DJ Nav in the Green Room, and Sol Power Sound Clash with Marc Meistro & DJ Stylus in the Flash Bar

Doc Martin with Juan Zapata at Flash, with Uptown House Experience featuring Nathaniel Jay, Tape Hiss & DJ Nav in the Green Room, and Sol Power Sound Clash with Marc Meistro & DJ Stylus in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/154737948448915/

DC House Grooves Top PickBeautiful Swimmers at Ten Tigers Parlour

Beautiful Swimmers at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/134651840635909/

DC House Grooves Top PickSEQUENCE.031_Stranger, Ne/Re/A, Damon Bradley, Associate at Warehouse Location

SEQUENCE.031_Stranger, Ne/Re/A, Damon Bradley, Associate at Warehouse Location

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/136676613645547/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Saturday with Jeff Craven, Chris Brooks, Mr Bonkerz & DJ Tnyce at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Jeff Craven, Chris Brooks, Mr Bonkerz & DJ Tnyce at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickPleasurekraft with Blinkhorn at U Street Music Hall

Pleasurekraft with Blinkhorn at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1541868139169118/

DC House Grooves Top PickVinyl Purist Radio Episode 016 with DJ Tim Cook 

Vinyl Purist Radio Episode 016 with DJ Tim Cook 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1673241192698948/

DC House Grooves Top PickPrivate Joy with Ház & Trev-ski at Studio Ga Ga

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

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1534254583331482/

DC House Grooves Top PickDig Deeper with with KayLaSoul, DJ V Coch, DJ Soul & Arthur J at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Dig Deeper with with KayLaSoul, DJ V Coch, DJ Soul & Arthur J at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/119556985385697/

DC House Grooves Top PickDMV Deep presents The Residency at Backbar

DMV Deep presents The Residency at Backbar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1529117753822272/

DC House Grooves Top PickEvan Baggs, Andrew Grant, Phork & Bo Hebert at  the Dark Room, Baltimore

Evan Baggs, Andrew Grant, Phork & Bo Hebert at  the Dark Room, Baltimore

Info: mailto:deepsidebaltimore@gmail.com

DC House Grooves Top PickObsidian presents: Housework (Throwback 3 Afterparty) at Factory 17

Obsidian presents: Housework (Throwback 3 Afterparty) at Factory 17

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1573766012713028/

DC House Grooves Top PickSorted Saturday with DJ’s LoveGrove and Guillermo Giraldo at Diskobar, Baltimore

Sorted Saturday with DJ's LoveGrove and Guillermo Giraldo at Diskobar, Baltimore

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/127381314611313/

DC House Grooves Top PickMega Funk II at The Crown, Baltimore

Mega Funk II at The Crown, Baltimore

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/130709414230483/

Sunday November 19

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam The Man Burns, Keenan Orr and Good Buddies featuring Ozker, Jandro & Philco at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam The Man Burns, Keenan Orr and Good Buddies featuring Ozker, Jandro & Philco at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/150681672211606/

DC House Grooves Top PickRollerhawk with DJ Baronhawk at Laurel Skate Center

Rollerhawk with DJ Baronhawk at Laurel Skate Center

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/307562149724808/

DC House Grooves Top PickTheta Flux, Bastet, Mall Prowler, Kendall Cahan & BWO at The Crown, Baltimore

Theta Flux, Bastet, Mall Prowler, Kendall Cahan & BWO at The Crown, Baltimore

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/124598158201618/

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House & Electronic Music Events in Washington DC November 9 to November 12

After a couple of weeks on the road, I’m happy to be back in Washington DC, with no plans for more travel… well, at least for a few more weeks. I’m still trying to process last weekend in Berlin, where I had the honor of playing the closing set at DJ Jus-Ed‘s monthly party  Zuflucht, on a lineup including Jus-EdJenifa Mayanja, the migthy Danilo Plessow aka  Motor City Drum Ensemble, and my good friend Jim Little aka DJ Jimmy Bubbles. Seriously, one of the best parties I’ve been to in a long while; amazing crowd, incredible vibe, and exquisite musical selections all round. I only hope my set was half as good as what came before! The whole night was recorded, and I’ll post up the sets as they are published. As of now, DJ Jimmy Bubbles‘ beautiful tear-jerker of an opening set is now available on the  edjrecords MixCloud pageFollow the page for notifications as the other mixes from the night get posted. My eternal thanks to brother Jus-Ed and his wife Jenifa Mayanja for their generous hospitality. A weekend I won’t be forgetting any time soon!

Back closer to home, I’ve got a new DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast for you. This edition is by our very own Katrina Mir, delivering a solid hour long mix of retro vocal grooves, a set originally delivered at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club‘s legendary annual Halloween party a couple of week’s ago. This one’s a right belter! Don’t sleep!

 

You can catch Katrina Mir Thursday night at Part 2 of Playlist‘s second anniversary celebrations at Eighteenth Street Lounge  alongside Solomon Sanchez and residents  Jubilee Ramirez, then on Friday she’ll be throwing down at the Solar Beatz stage at Catharsis on the Mall at 10.30pm, and on Saturday, you can catch her alongside me and Ramirez on another edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio.

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For quality free grooves this weekend, I highly recommend checking out Catharsis on the Mall A Vigil for Healing on Friday or Saturday, where you’ll find a long list of talented local favorites spinning at the various stages: Sarah MyersTim JacksonLovegroveDJ MeegsKatrina MirMinaAyes ColdSamiMarko PeliVanniety KillsJacq JillZem Su YungSymmetrical and many more. Check out the links below for the full schedule.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/283772412030636/
Schedule: https://www.catharsisonthemall.com/schedule/

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Here’s my full list of Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. As always, plenty of amazing events to keep you grooving through the weekend. Make sure you RSVP to let everyone know what you’re up to, and come back next week for info on all the best underground parties in and around Washington DC. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday November 9

Playlist 2 Year Anniversary Part 2 with Katrina Mir, Solomon Sanchez, Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist 2 Year Anniversary Part 2 with Katrina Mir, Solomon Sanchez, Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/433676937049061/

Prescription Late Night Mischief with DJ Lisa Frank, Juan Zapata & Joe L at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Prescription Late Night Mischief with DJ Lisa Frank, Juan Zapata & Joe L at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/295984880921650/

Preview Happy Hour with Style at Flash

Preview Happy Hour with Style at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1496061257143001/

Skream (Open-to-Close) at Flash

Skream (Open-to-Close) at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/221412525061772/

House Music Happy Hour with DJ A Plane at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with DJ A Plane at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

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

Friday November 10

Carl Craig with Charles Martin at Flash, with Jus Nowhere & Philco in the Green Room and Markinthedark in the Flash Bar

Carl Craig with Charles Martin at Flash, with Jus Nowhere & Philco in the Green Room and Markinthedark in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/116932769015387/

Future Sessions with Trevor Richards and Kenny M. At Studio Ga Ga

Future Sessions with Trevor Richards and Kenny M. At Studio Ga Ga

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/355920241543838/

True with ChakaQuan, Wade Hammes, Zamkov at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

True with ChakaQuan, Wade Hammes, Zamkov at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/180808119137071/

ESL Friday with DJ Amir, Thomas Blondet, John Jazz & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with DJ Amir, Thomas Blondet, John Jazz & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing

Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for HealingCatharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/283772412030636/
Schedule: https://www.catharsisonthemall.com/schedule/

Green Velvet at Soundcheck

Green Velvet at Soundcheck

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1887405604854430/

RussellRemix with Blinkhorn & Ayes Cold at Backbar

RussellRemix with Blinkhorn & Ayes Cold at Backbar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/327888034353269/

Saturday November 11

DC House Grooves Show #12 with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir on Underground Quality Radio

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RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1317819821674395/

Priku with Navbox at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions featuring Higgins, Martín Miguel & Heights in the Green Room and Vibe with Kochi & HOT COFFEE in the Flash Bar

Priku with Navbox at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions featuring Higgins, Martín Miguel & Heights in the Green Room and Vibe with Kochi & HOT COFFEE in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1612869775440949/

ESL Saturday with 95 North 25 Year Anniversary featuring Doug Smith, Sam Burns, Geoffrey C, Richard Payton, Joe L & DJ Nav at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with 95 North 25 Year Anniversary featuring Doug Smith, Sam Burns, Geoffrey C, Richard Payton, Joe L & DJ Nav at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/917691368385853/

Blueprint with Toribio, Benoit, Steve Kirn & Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Blueprint with Toribio, Benoit, Steve Kirn & Jandro at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2006728036239275/

November Sky with Ray 7, Graham Hatke, Adam Ross, Bastet, Scott Edmonds, EZGrüüv, Marco Geatti, Kenny99, Brother Pinch, Mike Lambert, Gavin Stewart, Daed Digital, Adam Hyjek & DJ Omnibud at Graffitti Warehouse, Baltimore

November Sky with Ray 7, Graham Hatke, Adam Ross, Bastet, Scott Edmonds, EZGrüüv, Marco Geatti, Kenny99, Brother Pinch, Mike Lambert, Gavin Stewart, Daed Digital, Adam Hyjek & DJ Omnibud at Graffitti Warehouse, Baltimore

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/136407266923290/

Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing

Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for HealingCatharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/283772412030636/
Schedule: https://www.catharsisonthemall.com/schedule/

MK with Jame Moorfield, Sumner at U Street Music Hall

MK with Jame Moorfield, Sumner at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/208588496340609/

SunDown: Julius Jetson [Open to Close] at Flash

SunDown: Julius Jetson [Open to Close] at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1329095573886180/

Sunday November 12

Daytime Discothèque with DJ Seinfeld, Benoit, Philip Goyette, & Dj Eli Cash at Location TBA

Daytime Discothèque with DJ Seinfeld, Benoit, Philip Goyette, & Dj Eli Cash at Location TBA

Info & Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1028015

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge and Hold Tight featuring Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam "The Man" Burns, Smudge and Hold Tight featuring Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/179697395914080/

 

 

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House & Electronic Music Events in Washington DC November 2 to November 5

Seems like every week I write that I’ve no time to write a decent post, but this week I really mean it! Just back from Romania, heading to Berlin tonight, so I’m gonna have to make this quick. Wish I had more time to give all the cool stuff the coverage it deserves, but this week you’ll just have to make so with my Top Picks list. Having said that, please make an effort to head to Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday to wish the Playlist crew a very happy second anniversary. Two years of quality deep vibes on the patio at ESL from my brothers  Jubilee Ramirez. This Thursday, Kochi and Neko Narko will be joining them to celebrate, and I strongly recommend you do too!

Friday night, you’re spoiled for choice, with Derrick Carter at Flash and Eddie C at  Eighteenth Street Lounge, but the really big news on Friday is ROAM XIV, with the ROAM crew celebrating their 4 year anniversary with Detroit legend Robert Hood (Underground ResistanceFloorplan) and local legend Buster, with support from residents DJ Lisa Frank Sami. You heard that right: Robert Hood, after hours, warehouse. It has been amazing watching ROAM grow in just four years from a small house party to Washington DC’s premier warehouse event, and I can’t wait to see what the future brings. This could well be the best ROAM yet, possibly the party of the year here in DC. All the smart kids have grabbed their tix already, but third release are still up for grabs for $25. Space will be limited, so if you want to celebrate 4 years of ROAM on Friday night, plan ahead and grab your tickets now!

Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1018948
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/773399606175892/

ROAM XIV

If you’ve still got something left in the tank on Saturday, the welcome news is  Prescription  are back at it after a long hiatus, and this time around they’re doing it right with a quality all-local line up, including Yola (Grand Ancestor)Ron Jackson (Sequence)Solomon Sanchez (Flash)Jubilee (Playlist), and of course the mighty Juan Z (Prescription), all in a new location. The party kicks off at 10pm and carries on until sunrise and perhaps beyond. DC House Grooves readers can get a 15% discount using this link, and if you move fast, $15 early bird tickets are still available. It’s gonna be a good one! As I’m always saying here on DC House Grooves, locals do it better!

Advanced Tix (15% discount): https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1030409?p=BeeDay
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/181303215781182/

Prescription with Yola, Ron Jackson, Solomon Sanchez, Jubilee & Juan Zapata at Warehouse Location

Sunday, close out your weekend at Eighteenth Street Lounge with Sam “The Man” BurnsKeenan Orr and Sundays Rooftop with Benoit and special guest, all the way from Paris, Varoslav (Rue De Plaisance). The perfect way to wrap another amazing weekend on the dance floor here in the District.

Here’s my full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks for the weekend. Sadly I won’t be here to enjoy it all with you, but I’m sure I’ll make do in Berlin 😉 Remember, it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon, and if you can’t be good, be careful.  See you back here next week, same time, same place, for full details on all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday.

Thursday November 2

Playlist 2nd Anniversary with Solomon Sanchez, Neko Narko, Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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ESL Thursday

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/381285118975736/

Preview Happy Hour with Alex Bulgs & Areya at Flash

Preview Happy Hour with Alex Bulgs & Areya at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1740810019286763/

Bassline Business with Hatcha, Kursk, Choppy Oppy & Sketchy Pete at Flash

Bassline Business with Hatcha, Kursk, Choppy Oppy & Sketchy Pete at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/355620191574669/

Sleaze: Thanks, Miss Thing with Baronhawk, Keenan Orr & Lemz at Wonderland Ballroom

Sleaze: Thanks, Miss Thing with Baronhawk, Keenan Orr & Lemz at Wonderland Ballroom

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/291666637994712/

House Music Happy Hour with DJ Licka Shot at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with DJ Licka Shot at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

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

Friday November 3

ROAM XIV with Robert Hood, Buster, DJ Lisa Frank & Sami at Warehouse Location

ROAM XIV

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/773399606175892/
Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1018948

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

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

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

Derrick Carter with Hot Coffee & Samantha Francesca at Flash, with Monolink & Ben Seagren in the Green Room and Zacheser & Rawle Night Long in the Flash Bar

Derrick Carter with Hot Coffee & Samantha Francesca at Flash, with Monolink & Ben Seagren in the Green Room and Zacheser & Rawle Night Long in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1945835658969825/

Saturday November 4

Prescription with Yola, Ron Jackson, Solomon Sanchez, Jubilee & Juan Zapata at Warehouse Location

Prescription with Yola, Ron Jackson, Solomon Sanchez, Jubilee & Juan Zapata at Warehouse Location

Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1030409
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/181303215781182/

John Acquaviva with Simon & Spiggy at Flash, with Edo, Benoit & Special Guest in the Green Room & Transplants with Steve Kirn, Mike Harvey & Doctor D in the Flash Bar

John Acquaviva with Simon & Spiggy at Flash, with Edo, Benoit & Special Guest in the Green Room & Transplants with Steve Kirn, Mike Harvey & Doctor D in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/424574914606171/

Club Cuttlefish with Twin Jude, Nina + Cole, Sleepy G & DJ Freez at Ten Tigers Parlour

Club Cuttlefish with Twin Jude, Nina + Cole, Sleepy G & DJ Freez at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/352021351916215/

Deep Donna featuring Juana & Strikestone at Black Cat DC

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RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/573751942749012

ESL Saturday with Mr Bonkerz, Double A, John Jazz & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Mr Bonkerz, Double A, John Jazz & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Stillmove at Studio Gaga with Samantha Francesca, DJ Stif & James CC at Studio Gaga

Stillmove at Studio Gaga with Samantha Francesca, DJ Stif & James CC at Studio Gaga

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/489297691453556/

Vague Saturday with Graham Hatke & BWO at The Crown, Baltimore

Vague Saturday with Graham Hatke & BWO at The Crown, Baltimore

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1978051925809391/

Sunday November 5

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns. Keenan Orr and Sundays Rooftop with Varoslav & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam "The Man" Burns. Keenan Orr and Sundays Rooftop with Varoslav & Benoit at Eighteenth Street LoungeESL Sunday with Sam "The Man" Burns. Keenan Orr and Sundays Rooftop with Varoslav & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/294148811073091/

 

DC House Grooves Top Picks Halloween 2017 Edition October 26 to October 29

Welcome to a very special Halloween edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks! Why so special, you ask? Well, it’s special because I’m filing this week’s edition from Cluj-Napoca, capital of Transylvania, which I’m visiting on day job biz. The fact that I’ve even found the time to do it when I’m not even going to be around for any of these events makes it kinda special! I’ve just got a few minutes for a quick post before I head out into the Transylvanian night (a lot less exciting than it sounds), so let’s make this count. If you read last week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks Halloween Preview 2017, then you already know about all the good stuff and have no doubt already bought your tickets, but this post right here also includes full details of all the other good stuff happening over Halloween weekend. Sadly, the planned Church of Freaks party on Friday night has been canceled due to events outside of the promoter’s control, but there’s still plenty more events to choose from to get your freak on this weekend. On Friday, I recommend checking out Foundation Fridays at Flash, then sticking around for Detroit Swindle with Martín Miguel, with The Ghost in the Green Room and Silicon Based Lifeform featuring Discwoman‘s Juana, Ron Jackson, Doctor D & Darius Twin in the Flash Bar. For afters, head to Nomads Only DC‘s warehouse event featuring Maxi Stores, Navbox, Edo & Taiga. Early bird tix are still available for just $10 if you move fast.

Nomads Only DC RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1878547965794447
Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1029586

Nomads Only DC Halloween with Maxi Stores, Navbox, Edo & Taiga at Warehouse Location

Also on Friday, for all you heads needing your Deep Sugar fix after last week’s Haunted Beach House event, there’s a Deep Sugar pop up after hours at Factory 17 in Baltimore on Friday with the girl squad Ultra Naté Lisa Moody. You know it makes sense!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/130375854387122/

Deep Sugar Pop Up Luscious Decks After House with Ultra Naté & Lisa Moody at Factory 17, Baltimore

Saturday night, my Top Pick for a freaky fun time is to head to Jimmy Valentine’s Annual Halloween Bash with Kochi, DJ Ramirez, Lyssa, Katrina Mir, Tim Jackson & Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club. This annual costume mandatory party is always a crazy night… just make sure you’ve got your costume sorted! Advanced tickets are just $15, or if you’re up for a boozy do, it’s just $70 for top shelf open bar all night long! Best deal in town if you’re planning on really going for it!

Jimmy V’s Halloween RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/121577798530892/
Advanced Tickets: https://jvlhcllc.ticketspice.com/halloween-2017-jimmy-valentines

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If you’re up for a full on warehouse experience Saturday night, DC has you covered!  Flash Loop are celebrating Halloween with two of Detroit’s finest, Delano Smith  Stacey Pullen, with some of DC’s finest in support: NavboxSolomon SanchezAlex Eljaiek Mina. Anyone who’s been to one of Flash Loop‘s Halloween extravangazas knows that they pull out all the stops for a fully themed experience. Proper sound, great vibes. If that sounds like your cup of tea, grab your tix using the link below.

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

Flesh off with Stacey Pullen, Delano Smith, Navbox, Solomon Sanchez, Mina & Alex Eljaiek at Warehouse Location

Sequence are also celebrating Halloween on Saturday with Sequence.666 featuring Phase Fatale, Arthur Kimskii, Lyceum & Juana at a warehouse location. You know you’re in for a spooky good time with the Sequence crew, with all the true heads assembled. Advanced tickets strongly recommended…check the link below.

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

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

Another great option for a freaky good time on Saturday is the TNX Occult Acid Freakout with Justin Cudmore (The Bunker, NY) & TNX Residents at DC9 Nightclub. Details and tix using the link below.

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

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

My last highlight for Saturday night is for those of you who can’t face the warehouse party crowds and want to get away from it all with some proper house party vibes. If that sounds like you, then seek out off the record Halloween with Luv Jam, Dj Nav & Samantha Francesca. I’d like to tell you more, but it’s, ya know, off the record. Seriously, though, Luv Jam! Nippy vibes until the sun comes up.

Sunday’s highlights include Sundays Rooftop with Detroit’s PunisherBenoit, on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge, while Sam Burns and Baltimore legend Teddy Douglas hold things down in the gold room, and the second edition of Saeed Younan‘s new party at Public BarSintimate Rooftop Sessions Halloween Edition with Cocodrills, Bell & J Tek Sami%Suyung at Public Bar. Both great options for closing out an incredible Halloween weekend!

Below you’ll find my full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks for Halloween weekend, along with event flyers, event links and ticket links where appropriate. Before getting into that, though, here’s the full recording from last Saturday’s Resident Nights at Flash with  Charles MartinAndy GrantAlex Eljaiek and Oliver Caine, which had to be one of the best nights I’ve ever had at Flash Huge thanks to everyone who came out, to Navid for inviting us to play, and to everyone on the team at Flash for making everything run smoothly on the night. You guys rock! Already looking forward to next time 🙂

OK, here’s all my Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Time to make some tough choices! Come back next week, same time, same place, for full info on all the best underground house and electronic music events Thursday through Sunday. DC House Grooves has all the good stuff!

Thursday October 26

ESL Thursday with John Jazz & Playlist with Lyssa, Ramirez & Kaylasoul at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Thursday with John Jazz & Playlist with Lyssa, Ramirez & Kaylasoul at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/360730171047913/

Preview Happy Hour with Just Sea & DJ Symmetrical at Flash

Preview Happy Hour with Just Sea & DJ Symmetrical at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/159425147985234/

Hot Since 82 with Enamour at U Street Music Hall

Hot Since 82 with Enamour at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/278510145888403/

House Music Happy Hour with DJ Curtis Lee & Earnest Fountain Jr at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with DJ Curtis Lee & Earnest Fountain Jr at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

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

Friday October 27

Foundation Fridays feat. Yola (Grand Ancestor) at Flash

Foundation Fridays feat. Yola (Grand Ancestor) at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/283253245524912/

Detroit Swindle with Martín Miguel at Flash, with The Ghost in the Green Room and Silicon Based Lifeform with Juana, Ron Jackson, Doctor D & Darius Twin in the Flash Bar

Detroit Swindle with Martín Miguel at Flash, with The Ghost in the Green Room and Silicon Based Lifeform with Juana, Ron Jackson, Doctor D & Darius Twin in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/328130224300642/

Nomads Only DC Halloween with Maxi Stores, Navbox, Edo & Taiga at Warehouse Location

Nomads Only DC Halloween with Maxi Stores, Navbox, Edo & Taiga at Warehouse Location

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1878547965794447
Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1029586

ESL Friday with Michael the Lion, Jarett Tebbets, Trev-ski, Stylus Chris & Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Michael the Lion, Jarett Tebbets, Trev-ski, Stylus Chris & Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

ArtLure Halloween Pop Up Art Show with Symmetrical & Jaime Amaya at Mellow Mushroom

ArtLure Halloween Pop Up Art Show with Symmetrical & Jaime Amaya at Mellow Mushroom

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/322512668213449

BZZT! With Mike Harvey, Arthur Loves Plastic & Ruby Superfuntime at Studio Ga Ga

BZZT! With Mike Harvey, Arthur Loves Plastic & Ruby Superfuntime at Studio Ga Ga

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/118846032144231

The Speakeasy Disco with Dee Clark & Sparse Cholesky at Backbar

The Speakeasy Disco with Dee Clark & Sparse Cholesky at Backbar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/150877455516064

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deep Sugar Pop Up Luscious Decks After House with Ultra Naté & Lisa Moody at Factory 17, Baltimore

Deep Sugar Pop Up Luscious Decks After House with Ultra Naté & Lisa Moody at Factory 17, Baltimore

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/130375854387122/

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

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

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

Saturday October 28

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

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

Flesh off with Stacey Pullen, Delano Smith, Navbox, Solomon Sanchez, Mina & Alex Eljaiek at Warehouse Location

Flesh off with Stacey Pullen, Delano Smith, Navbox, Solomon Sanchez, Mina & Alex Eljaiek at Warehouse Location

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

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

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

Advanced Tickets: TBD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ESL Saturday with Aaron DRM, Bastard Jazz, DJ Budman, John Bowen & Thomas Blondet at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Aaron DRM, Bastard Jazz, DJ Budman, John Bowen & Thomas Blondet at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Androids-o-Ween: Gryffin & Autograf at Flash with Hearts Collective featuring Fort Fairmont, District & Circle, Tezrah, Sarasbrodir & Zacheser in the Green Room at Dusk with DJ Soul in the Flash Bar

Androids-o-Ween: Gryffin & Autograf at Flash with Hearts Collective featuring Fort Fairmont, District & Circle, Tezrah, Sarasbrodir & Zacheser in the Green Room at Dusk with DJ Soul in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1469924683096644/

SubDistrick with J.A.N., Paturn, Rogue State & Julez at Backbar

SubDistrick with J.A.N., Paturn, Rogue State & Julez at Backbar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/433088683753754/

Sunday October 29

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

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

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

ESL Mujeres Para Puerto Rico Fundraiser with DJ Kool Flash, Cyd, DJ M Dot & Fancy at Eigheenth Street Lounge

ESL Mujeres Para Puerto Rico Fundraiser with DJ Kool Flash, Cyd, DJ M Dot & Fancy at Eigheenth Street Lounge

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

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Teddy Douglas, DJ M Dot and Sundays Rooftop with Punisher & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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ESL Sunday with Sam "The Man" Burns, Teddy Douglas, DJ M Dot and Sundays Rooftop with Punisher & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/147827785831267/