Super fun musical shennanigans last Saturday as the DC House Grooves crew broadcast our first live stream to YouTube on the new Underground Quality Live channel. The first of many shows to come from our crew and other quality underground DJs the world over. Head over and subscribe so you don’t miss a beat, and check out the archive of Satutrday night’s show while you’re there. Three hours of quality underground grooves from Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. Our next show is on September 30 at 10pm ET. Hope you can tune in!
With that shameless self-promotion out of the way, what’s on deck for this weekend? As usual, DC doesn’t disappoint, with four days of incredible events to keep you grooving Thursday through Sunday. Gonna kick things off with Sunday afternoon, when the good people at Deep Secrets and Loop bring the legendary Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell to DC for a four hour boat cruise down the Potomac. Only 130 tickets available, and rumor has it there are only 15 tickets left, so if you haven’t grabbed yours already, now’s the time! DC House Grooves has a special 15% discount off advanced tickets… make sure you’re one of the lucky 15! If you caught Joe‘s six hour set in Baltimore earlier this year, you know what’s up, and you’ve probably already got your tickets. If you didn’t, then now’s the chance to make up for it!
If you can’t make it to Joe‘s epic set on the Soundwaves boat, then head to Eighteenth Street Lounge on Sunday night, where Joe will be wrapping up Sunday night at Sundays Rooftop on the patio with DC House Grooves Show and Playlist resident Ramirez, while Sam “The Man” Burns and Smudge take care of business on the other floors. The perfect way to end an epic weekend.
That’s how to wrap up the weekend, but there’s plenty more leading up to it. I’ve listed all my Top Picks below, Thursday through Sunday; if it’s in the list, it’s worth your time! Major highlights include the latest edition of ROAM in a new warehouse space in northeast DC. ROAM XIII features another amazing line up headlined by Dekmantel’s Call Super with local support from DC heroes Beautiful Swimmers, ROAM residents Sami & DJ Lisa Frank going back to back & the debut of Control Freq (1432R’s Zemsuyung & Club Cuttlefish’s Sleepy G). If you’ve heard Control Freq‘s recent contribution to the Extended Family podcast, you’ll be eagerly anticipating this debut. I mean, Randomer mixed into Mariah Carey and making that shit work!
Advanced tickets are highly recommended, and at $20 are a bargain for the ROAM experience. You’ll save yourself some money, too; price will be higher on the door.
If you’re ROAMing on Saturday, make sure you leave something in the tank for Saturday, with amazing events such as Mark Farina & Sam Burns at U Street Music Hall and another edition of The NeedlExchange Residents Night at Zeba Bar. Pick of the bunch for me, though, is Nomads Only with Andrey Pushkarev, Jubilee, Tom & Taiga, bringing the vibe on the epic Grand Ancestor sound system at a warehouse location in northeast DC. Get in there early and dance through sunrise on Sunday. Early bird tickets are only $15, and there are some still available at time of writing. Grab yours now before the price goes up!
Wish I had time to give all the good stuff the write ups they deserve, but time is short, and I’ve got other shit to do. Here’s the full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks, Thursday through Sunday. Make sure you RSVP, and please share this post so you’re friends know what’s up. See you on the dance floor!
Thursday Sept 21
Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & David Rosenberg at Eighteenth Street Lounge
Headroom Listening Sessions at Flash
Preview with Charles Martin & Art Lure at Flash
Len Faki with Rush Plus at Flash, with Feel the Love Live in the Flash Bar
Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones w/ Vjuan Allure, GRRL, Rewak at u Street Music hall
Left To Right featuring Taiga & Throe with Philco at The Velvet Lounge
Adrian Collazo, Mike Harvey, and Kenny M. at Studio Ga Ga
House Music Happy Hour with Henry Da Man at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge
Friday Sept 22
ROAM XIII with Call Super, Beautiful Swimmers, Sam B2B DJ Lisa Frank & Control Freq (Zemsuyung & Sleepy G) at Warehouse Location
Dubfire (Open to Close) at Flash with Felipe Valenzuela & Throe in the Green Room and Charles Martin & Jandro in the Flash Bar
J.Phlip with special guest Sacha Robotti at U Street Music Hall
ESL Friday with Mr Bonkerz, Stylus Chris, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge
Saturday Sept 23
Nomads Only with Andrey Pushkarev, Jubilee, Tom & Taiga at Warehouse Location
The NeedlExchange Residents Night with Bil Todd, Tommy Cornelis, Baronhawk & DJ Lisa Frank at Zeba Bar
Mark Farina with Sam Burns at U Street Music Hall
The Sam Burns Boat Party & friends featuring Brian Coxx on the Boomerang Pirate Ship
The Sam Burns Boat Ride After Party feat. Brian Coxx, Tony Smooth & DJ HouseHead at DC9 Nightclub
SunDown: Waze & Odyssey with Rawle Night Long at Flash
Marcus Worgull, Tim Engelhardt & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Mina & Alex Elljaiek in the Green Room and Heather Femia & DJ Meegs in the Flash Bar
ESL Saturday with Tony Touch, Double A, Mr Bonkerz & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge
Rinse Saturday Sessions: Jaybee, Dave Owen, Calculon, Arch Delux & Deinfamous at Ten Tigers Parlour
Obsidian presents: Housework with The Elders, FAQ, DJ Lovegrove & Guillermo Giraldo at Factory 17
Bushwick A/V Showcase with Pjay, Gio Gulez & Myroslaw Bytz at The Dark Room, Baltimore
Sunday Sept 25
Destination Boat Party with Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell
ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge, Joe Claussell & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge
Sunday Love: Thugfucker at Flash