DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC August 18 to August 21

Had a fairly quiet weekend last weekend. Lots going on, but I only ventured out on Friday night for Body Werk at Flash, playing open to close with Katrina Mir. Sadly, we were no match for Mr Scruff or Sequence.000, so it was a relatively quiet night. Would have liked to have seen a few more friendly faces on the dance floor, but you can’t win them all. Still, no complaints from me at the opportunity to play records all night at my favorite spot, and the sound system in the bar was sounding sweet as with my analog rotary rig. Huge thanks to all you DC House Grooves readers who stopped by and said hello! Thank you for making the effort. Looking forward to the next one! Body Werk will be back at DC9 Nightclub on September 3, with Graham Hatke and Trevor Keen werking the main room open to close with the usual incredible visuals by [capsaicin], and myself and Katrina Mir in the rooftop bar. The last Body Werk at DC9 was family vibes all night. Join us on September 3 and let’s take it to the next level!

I also made it out briefly on Sunday night at Sunday’s Rooftop with Ricardo Miranda at Eighteenth Street Lounge. Kudos to ESL for the large fans in operation on the patio. They were most appreciated! While it was super hot on the dance floor, Ricardo Miranda‘s soulful sounds provided the perfect soundtrack to close out the weekend. Ricardo was so inspired by the Sunday’s Rooftop crowd that he recorded a mix as soon as he got home. DC House Grooves, in association with Deep Secrets and Sunday’s Rooftop, is proud to bring you his exclusive mix for your listening pleasure while you plan your weekend dance floor strategy. Enjoy!

Speaking of Deep Secrets, their annual collaboration with Loop for the Soundwaves Boat Party is this Sunday, and they are bringing in the always amazing Frank & Tony to join R&B behind the decks for a sunset cruise down the Potomac. Frank & Tony always provide amazing vibe son the boat, so this comes highly recommended. Make sure you grab advanced tickets, though. Soundwaves parties always sell out, and you don’t want to be left standing on the dock while all your friends are on the boat! Some $25 tickets second release tickets still available.

Advanced tickets to Soundwaves: http://bit.ly/swavesdchg

Soundwaves Boat Party with Frank & Tony and R&B

Another highly recommended event this weekend which is also worth grabbing advanced tickets for is Sticky Fingers and Silence in Metropolis present Pezzner with Sam Kosh, Jus Nowhere & Hot Coffee at the Cigar Bar at the DC Eagle. An amazing line up for an all night shindig, vibes guaranteed… and if you move fast, you may still catch a $10 early bird ticket!

Advanced tickets for Pezzner: http://bit.ly/pezzdchg

Pezzner with Sam Kosh, Jus Nowhere & Hot Coffee at Secret Location

Ok, so what other highlights are there this weekend? Saturday afternoon brings the third installment of Petworth Park Summer Jam at the Petworth Recreation Center, featuring the 1432R DJs and The Beautiful Swimmers. The last two summer jams have been amazing, despite a bit of bad weather last time around, but Saturday promises to be the best one yet! Entry is free, as always, but I encourage you to donate to the Petworth Park Summer Jam Fundraiser if you can. These events cost money, and your donation will help ensure there are more quality events like this in future from Chris Burns and the ROAM team. If you donate $30 or more, you’ll get the sought after fashion accessory of the summer, a Petworth Park Summer Jam t-shirt, while supplies last.

Donate to Petworth Park Summer Jam

Petworth Park Summer Jam Part III with The Beautiful Swimmers and the 1432R DJs at Petworth Recreation Center

Another great way to contribute to Petworth Park Summer Jam is to head to U Street Music Hall on Saturday night, where Lisa FrankRush Plus and Jett Chandon will be throwing down all night, bringing some serious all local action to the dance floor. Door tax is $5 before midnight, $10 after, and a portion of the proceeds will go towards the  Petworth Park Summer Jam fund. Everybody wins!

DJ Lisa Frank, Rush Plus and Jett Chandon at U Street Music Hall

Speaking of all locals action,  Flash also has an all local lineup Saturday night for the latest edition of its Resident’s Nights series, with local favorites Sarah MyersJuan ZapataFeroun and Heather Femia at the controls in the main room, and Mark Funk and Dino in the bar. I can’t remember any time before where Flash and U Hall have both had all local lineups on a Saturday night…a rare occasion indeed! I encourage everyone who values our local scene and our local DJs to show your support by attending one or both of these events. If we show promoters that they don’t need big name headliners from out of town to fill the dance floor, we’ll get more such events, and believe me: local DJs do it just as good, if not better, than those big names. Support your local scene and help put DC on the map! We’ve got so much great DJ talent in this town… let’s show our support and make these events a big success. I for one plan on doing the U Street Shuffle™ Saturday night, bouncing between Flash and U Hall to try and catch the best of each event, and then I’ll be heading over to the DC Eagle for Pezzner for afters. No gigs on Saturday, so I plan to dance my ass off! I hope to see lots of DC House Grooves readers on the dance floor…no excuses

Resident Nights: Sarah Myers, Juan Zapata, Feroun and Heather Femia at Flash with Mark Funk and

OK… so those are some highlights for this week, but they are just the tip of the iceberg. Thursday has Preview with JubileeRamirez and DJ Meegs at ESLPreview with Stylo and Rush Plus followed by Ben UFO open to close at Flash and, for the drum and bass heads, Alix Perez & Lenzman at U Street Music Hall, then on Friday you’ve got Nico Stojan, Marcus Marr and Andy Warren at Flash, with Anywho featuring Berlin’s PLO Man, Max D of the Beautiful Swimmers and 1432R DJs in the Flash Bar… that’s a serious lineup for the Flash Bar alone! For quality music from local heads, there’s BaltoTroit Aug 2016 with Jandro, Itzjack, Steve Kirn & Boss Ross at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar (when do I get an invite, fellas?), techno open to close from Ron Jackson at Untitled 004 at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club, and funk, soul, disco and boogie bliss at MOdERN CLASS with DJ Provoke, Trev-ski and Fulano at Haydee’s Restaurant.

I’ve covered almost all the good stuff for Saturday in the highlights above, but also worth checking out is ESL Saturday with Fouk, Jahsonic, Chris Brooks & Heights at Eighteenth Street LoungeFouk from Heist Recordings is a great booking by ESL that may have slipped under the radar for those of you not paying attention. Worth checking out if you can. Then on Sunday, after the Soundwaves Boat PartySunglass Sundays with Detroit’s Stacey PullenSteve KirnAdam Ross and Oliver Caine promises to be off the hook… make sure you dress to sweat! A great way to close out the weekend. For something a bit more laid back, ESL Sunday next door also has a stellar lineup, with Hold Tight featuring Private Panther, Martín Miguel & Sparks, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at the controls across ESL‘s three rooms. Something for everyone, all under one roof.

…but that’s not all! Here’s my full list of picks Thursday to Sunday… I just don’t have time to do them all justice. Don’t forget to check the full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events this weekend along with flyers and event links, which you’ll find after the picks. I’ll be back next week with all the good stuff… see you on the dance floor!

Thursday Picks

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez and DJ Meegs at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Preview Latenight with DJ Stylo & Rush Plus at Flash

Ben UFO (Open-to-Close) at Flash

HD Sunrise, Nerftoss, Protect-U & 1432 R at Union Arts DC

Alix Perez & Lenzman at U Street Music Hall

NightFlight with Omar Martinez at Cafe Saint Ex

Choice Sounds Vinyl with DJ Trev Ski at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

Friday Picks

Nico Stojan, Marcus Marr and Andy Warren at Flash, with Anywho ft. PLO Man, Max D and 1432R DJs in the Flash Bar

BaltoTroit Aug 2016 with Jandro, Itzjack, Steve Kirn & Boss Ross at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Untitled 004 with Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

MOdERN CLASS with DJ Provoke, Trev-ski and Fulano at Haydee’s Restaurant

Pulse Fridays with special guest Ultra Nate at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

4 Hours Of Funk with Casey Macem, Graham & Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

Saturday Picks

Petworth Park Summer Jam Part III with The Beautiful Swimmers and the 1432R DJs at Petworth Recreation Center

Resident Nights: Sarah Myers, Juan Zapata, Feroun and Heather Femia at Flash with Mark Funk and Dino

DJ Lisa Frank, Rush Plus and Jett Chandon at U Street Music Hall

Pezzner with Sam Kosh, Jus Nowhere & Hot Coffee at Secret Location

ESL Saturday with Fouk, Jahsonic, Chris Brooks & Heights at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Deeply Rooted with DJ Stingray, Tony Smooth, DJ V-coch, and DJ Paul Howard at Zeba Bar

DC9s rooftop presents Sunset Sessions Saturday Happy Hour feat. Tim Humphrey & Jasmine Walton at DC9 Nightclub

Sunday Picks

Soundwaves Boat Party with Frank & Tony and R&B

Sunglass Sundays V ft Stacey Pullen [Blackflag Records], Steve Kirn, Oliver Caine and Boss Ross at Public Bar

ESL Sunday with Hold Tight with Private Panther, Martín Miguel & Sparks, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Those are my picks for the weekend, and here’s the full listings, Thursday to Sunday:

Thursday August 18

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez and DJ Meegs at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez and DJ Meegs at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/174713106283327/

Preview Latenight with DJ Stylo & Rush Plus at Flash

preview with stylo and rush plus

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/324396607902246/

Ben UFO (Open-to-Close) at Flash

Ben UFO (Open-to-Close) at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/258404031188928/

HD Sunrise, Nerftoss, Protect-U & 1432 R at Union Arts DC

HD Sunrise, Nerftoss, Protect-U & 1432 R at Union Arts DC

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/263344380713629/

Alix Perez & Lenzman at U Street Music Hall

Alix Perez & Lenzman at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1755123694769183/

NightFlight with Omar Martinez at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight at Cafe Saint Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1753448484867864/

Choice Sounds Vinyl with DJ Trev Ski at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

Choice Sounds Vinyl with DJ Trev Ski at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/811681928931653/

FoSho Presents: Sikdope with Stratus at Eden Lounge DC

FoSho Presents: Sikdope with Stratus at Eden Lounge DC

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1800368036901196/

Dannic at Soundcheck

Dannic at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/184684478596390/

Friday August 19

Nico Stojan, Marcus Marr and Andy Warren at Flash, with Anywho ft. PLO Man, Max D and 1432R DJs in the Flash Bar

Nico Stojan, Marcus Marr and Andy Warren at Flash, with Anywho ft. PLO Man, Max D and 1432R DJs in the Flash Bar

anywho plo man

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/267727410243781/
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/275908452771844/

BaltoTroit Aug 2016 with Jandro, Itzjack, Steve Kirn & Boss Ross at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

BaltoTroit Aug 2016 with Jandro, Itzjack, Steve Kirn & Boss Ross at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/330747043979806/

Untitled 004 with Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Untitled 004 with Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1057159947731024/

MOdERN CLASS with DJ Provoke, Trev-ski and Fulano at Haydee’s Restaurant

MOdERN CLASS with DJ Provoke, Trev-ski and Fulano at Haydee’s Restaurant

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1773909326212169/

ESL Friday with Trotter, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Trotter, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

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

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1119549901425343/

Tides: A Boat Party on the Potomac with Grody, Eddie Watson and Nick Flynn

Tides: A Boat Party on the Potomac with Grody, Eddie Watson and Nick Flynn

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/619082318253348/

Element presents: Mark Sherry – Open to Close at U Street Music Hall

Element presents: Mark Sherry - Open to Close at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1128649630491016/

The Endup with DJ Kudjo Onyx at The DC Eagle

The Endup with DJ Kudjo Onyx at The DC Eagle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1124050967666321/

Pulse Fridays with special guest Ultra Nate at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse Fridays with special guest Ultra Nate at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1669440636715463/

4 Hours Of Funk with Casey Macem, Graham & Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

4 Hours Of Funk with Casey Macem, Graham & Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1180057145370939/

The UKG Social with Scott Edmonds at The Depot, Baltimore

The UKG Social with Scott Edmonds at The Depot, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1568207090147833/

Alice In Bassland at Paradox, Baltimore

Alice In Bassland at Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/542665449276010/

Saturday August 20

Petworth Park Summer Jam Part III with The Beautiful Swimmers and the 1432R DJs at Petworth Recreation Center

Petworth Park Summer Jam Part III with The Beautiful Swimmers and the 1432R DJs at Petworth Recreation Center

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1710204745896267/

Pezzner with Sam Kosh, Jus Nowhere & Hot Coffee at Secret Location

Pezzner with Sam Kosh, Jus Nowhere & Hot Coffee at Secret Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1755777094662713/

Resident Nights: Sarah Myers, Juan Zapata, Feroun and Heather Femia at Flash with Mark Funk and Dino

Resident Nights: Sarah Myers, Juan Zapata, Feroun and Heather Femia at Flash with Mark Funk and

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/190566004692966/

DJ Lisa Frank, Rush Plus and Jett Chandon at U Street Music Hall

DJ Lisa Frank, Rush Plus and Jett Chandon at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1710004669261538/

 

ESL Saturday with Fouk, Jahsonic, Chris Brooks & Heights at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Fouk, Jahsonic, Chris Brooks & Heights at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

The Borrowers +1: Teknacolor Ninja at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

The Borrowers +1: Teknacolor Ninja at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/539464619571280/

Deeply Rooted with DJ Stingray, Tony Smooth, DJ V-coch, and DJ Paul Howard at Zeba Bar

Deeply Rooted with DJ Stingray, Tony Smooth, DJ V-coch, and DJ Paul Howard at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1769000760024071/

DC9s rooftop presents Sunset Sessions Saturday Happy Hour feat. Tim Humphrey & Jasmine Walton at DC9 Nightclub

DC9s rooftop presents Sunset Sessions Saturday Happy Hour feat. Tim Humphrey & Jasmine Walton at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/319118425090610/

Midsummer Night’s Dream with Bête Noire b2b Citizen Select at The Mellow Mushroom

Midsummer Night's Dream with Bête Noire b2b Citizen Select at The Mellow Mushroom

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/209618109436149/

Shipfaced Round 3 with DJ Swink

Shipfaced Round 3 with DJ Swink

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1676902592635797/

Sunday August 21

Soundwaves Boat Party with Frank & Tony and R&B

Soundwaves Boat Party with Frank & Tony and R&B

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1832077933686714/

Sunglass Sundays V ft Stacey Pullen [Blackflag Records], Steve Kirn, Oliver Caine and Boss Ross at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays V ft Stacey Pullen [Blackflag Records], Steve Kirn, Oliver Caine and Boss Ross at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/645252948965389/

ESL Sunday with Hold Tight with Private Panther, Martín Miguel & Sparks, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Hold Tight with Private Panther, Martín Miguel & Sparks, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571755429793100/

AfterGlow Presents Laid Back Luke at SoundCheck

AfterGlow Presents Laid Back Luke at SoundCheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1065423806876487/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC August 11 to August 14

You know, it’s no secret I love house music. I first heard house music in a club around 1988, and from that moment on I was hooked. 28 years later, it never ceases to amaze me how this music still has the power to suck me in, surprise me, and make me love it even more. It happened to me twice this past weekend. On Thursday night, I played at  NightFlight  at Café Saint Ex, playing an all vinyl set with Adrian Collazo. I wasn’t sure what to play, so I threw a bunch of random 90s deep house in the record bag along with a few classic anthems and other fun stuff. When I took over the turntables it was fairly quiet, but the drinks were flowing, so i focused at the job at hand and found my rhythm. When I next looked up, Tommy Cornelis and his crew had arrived, and when Tommy shows up with his crew, you know the party has really started! The next hour or so was pure house music bliss, the records selecting themselves. I only wish I had recorded it! I hadn’t been expecting to enjoy it so much, but I rediscovered a number of records, really getting into the zone, and it left me hungry for more. Huge thanks to Omar Martinez for booking me to play at NightFlight, and to everyone who grooved with me on Thursday night! This week at NightFlightGrody from Tortoise and the Snare opens up for local legend Sam “The Man” Burns. Check it out for great music in a nice, intimate basement space. I think we could be onto something here!

Fired up from Thursday night, I had the privilege of opening up the main room at Flash for Dinky and house music legend Chez Damier. Playing on the Funktion One sound system at Flash is always a dream come true, and despite the main room being quiet for the first hour or so, I got totally lost in the music, each record flowing to the next without me having to think about it. When I handed over to Dinky, the floor was full, the vibe was thick, and the night was well on it’s way. I didn’t know what to expect from Dinky, but she delivered an amazing set, really taking things to the next level. When she dropped the Cowley mix of I Feel Love, I knew she was my kind of DJ!  The real magic, however, arrived when Chez Damier took over the decks, delivering a masterclass in vibe. I’ve heard Chez play on numerous occasions, but this time he really blew me away. The final hour of his set was pure disco bliss, the master working the isolator to amazing effect, leading the entranced crowd through a roller coaster of emotions. I was personally exhausted by this time, but I couldn’t tear myself away. By the time the lights went up, its was smiles all round. For the second time in a weekend, I was reminded of the magical power of house music, and it left me wanting more! Fortunately, I get to do it all again this Friday at Body Werk in the Flash Bar, where I’ll be serving up fresh wax open to close with the hugely talented Katrina Mir, while the Honey Soundsystem and TNX crews work the dance floor magic in the main room upstairs. Huge thanks to the team at Flash for inviting me to play, and for everything they do to support quality underground music in our city. We are amazingly lucky to have such a passionate crew in our city dedicated to the underground. Next time you’re at Flash, show your appreciation to all the members of the Flash team, the bar staff, the door staff, the operational staff, the DJs, and of course the management. They work seriously hard to deliver good times for all of us, and they deserve our appreciation!

Honey Soundsystem (Bezier, Jackie House and Jason Kendig) and The NeedlExchange (Tommy Cornelis, Bil Todd and Baronhawk) at Flash, with Body Werk featuring Andy Grant and Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

OK… lots to cover this weekend, but before I dive in, here’s the latest edition of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast from long serving local Sinestro. We’ve had a number of quality tech house mixes recently on the Meet the Locals podcast, but now it’s time for some proper balls to the wall, take no prisoners, techno. Recorded live at his recent appearance at Big Dub, Sinestro‘s podcast grabs you by the short and curlies and doesn’t let go!

Make sure you check out Sinestro‘s new EP coming out towards the end of August under his Darik Wyldstar alias, and he’ll have another one out towards the end of September with remix from T-1000.

Time to talk about the weekend. So many great choices for quality dance floor action, it’s ridiculous. Friday, in particular, is just stupid, with 10 events in my picks! Of course, I’d love you all to join me and Katrina at Flash for Body Werk, but I’d rather you make an informed choice 🙂

I recommend kicking off your Thursday night by enjoying happy hour at Preview at Flash, with Grody at the controls. Drum and bass heads should stick it out at Flash for none other than DnB legend LTJ Bukem himself with support from Vanniety Kills and Locks of Intellect, brought to you courtesy of the Cadence crew , continuing to kill it with their bookings. JeyoneJoe L and Shawn Q round out the musical menu down in the bar. For quality deep and soulful house, check out NightFlight at Café Saint Ex with Sam The Man Burns and Grody, or Playlist at Eighteenth Street Lounge with Jubilee, Ramirez and Philco. Always a good time on the patio at ESL on Thursdays.

On to Friday night… what can I say? The obvious choice for the heads on Friday is Mr Scruff playing open to close at U Street Music Hall. A consummate DJ’s DJ, there are few other selectors that take their craft so seriously, taking great pains to make sure everything is setup and sound checked hours in advance to ensure the optimal experience. Scruff will take you on a musical journey, make no mistake. However, he’s far from the only game in town, with some really amazing events featuring strong local talent that deserve your attention. For example, SEQUENCE.000 promises a proper underground warehouse afters featuring techno for a change, with Milton Bradley, Rush Plus, Ron Jackson, Damon Bradley, Josh Levi, Ben Jenkins, Sarah Snider, Patrick James Cain and IGM. Then there’s Kochi‘s Frequency party at Zeba Bar featuring Kochi himself alongside the always amazing Juan Zapata and djmeegsPetworth Funk with heavy hitters DJ Nav, Boss Ross & Trevor Richards at The Looking Glass Lounge, Heavy Rotation with Ozker DC, Adrian Collazo & Martín Miguel at Black Cat DC, Locally Sourced with PHILCO, Steve Kirn and Jandro at Dr. Clock’s and of course Honey Soundsystem (Bezier, Jackie House and Jason Kendig) and The NeedlExchange (Tommy Cornelis, Bil Todd and Baronhawk) at Flash, with Body Werk featuring Andy Grant and Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar. And that’s not even all my picks for Friday! Whatever you plan on doing Friday, please make time to stop by and throw a few shapes with us in the Flash Bar. There’s no cover for the bar, and vibes will be thick all night, guaranteed 🙂

Saturday night, my top pick is Mike Huckaby with Beautiful Swimmers at Flash, with Philco b2b Chadwick in the Flash BarMike Huckaby always delivers the goods when it comes to quality underground house music, and local boys Beautiful Swimmers, fresh off their amazing afternoon performance at Dekmantel Festival, are guaranteed to rock the joint. With Philco and Chadwick going back to back in the bar, you’ve got all bases covered for a quality night out. For quality techno on Saturday, head up 95 to Vague Output at Club 1722 with Mick Wills and Boss Ross. Always a good time with the Vague Output crew. For something a little bit different on Saturday, a packed house is guaranteed at U Street Music Hall for the Moombahton Massive Reunion… a music genre created right here in Washington DC: experience it first hand at ground zero, the dance floor at U Hall! Last, and by no means least, for quality live house and techno away from the U Street crowds, check out Dubathonic at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar. Fresh off the plane from Berlin, I’m sure that new inspiration will be on display.

After the choice overload I’ve given you for Friday, you’ll be pleased to know I’m keeping things simple for Sunday. Just go to Eighteenth Street Lounge. On the patio, Sundays Rooftop brings you Chicago’s Ricardo Miranda with support from Jus Nowhere & Hot Coffee, while in the Gold Room, Sam “The Man” Burns works his soulful magic at his weekly residency, while the always good value Smudge brings the heat in the main room. Your one stop shop for proper vibes to close out the weekend.

Phew! Made it through this week’s post. Figured it was going to be a long one. Here’s my full list of picks Thursday through Sunday, and you’ll find full listings with flyers and event links below. I’ll be back next week with information on all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC… and with Petworth Park Summer Jam Part 3 coming up next weekend, you know it’s going to be a good one! See you on the dance floor.

Thusday Picks

Preview with Grody at Flash

Cadence presents LTJ Bukem, Vanniety Kills, Locks of Intellect at Flash, with Jeyone, Joe L and Shawn Q in the Flash Bar

NightFlight with Sam Burns & Grody at Cafe Saint Ex

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez and Philco at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Friday Picks

Mr. Scruff (open to close) at U Street Music Hall

Honey Soundsystem (Bezier, Jackie House and Jason Kendig) and The NeedlExchange (Tommy Cornelis, Bil Todd and Baronhawk) at Flash, with Body Werk featuring Andy Grant and Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

SEQUENCE.000 with Milton Bradley, Rush Plus, Ron Jackson, Damon Bradley, Josh Levi, Ben Jenkins, Sarah Snider, Patrick James Cain and IGM at Secret Location

Celebration of Life for Chris The Blowout with Wayne Davis, Jerome Hicks, Ultra Naté and Lisa Moody, DJ Tanz, Michael Joyner and DJ Biskit at The Paradox, Baltimore

Frequency with Juan Zapata, DJMeegs and Kochi at Zeba Bar

Petworth Funk with DJ Nav, Boss Ross & Trevor Richards at The Looking Glass Lounge

Locally Sourced with Philco, Steve Kirn and Jandro at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Heavy Rotation with Ozker, Adrian Collazo & Martín Miguel at Black Cat DC

Protect-U: Fringe Music in the Library at Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library

Saturday Picks

Mike Huckaby, Beautiful Swimmers at Flash, with Philco b2b Chadwick in the Flash Bar

Vague Output presents Mick Wills with Boss Ross at Club 1722, Baltimore

Fever Presents Family Affair at the Paradox

Moombahton Massive Reunion at U Street Music Hall

Meso Creso 1,001 Beats presents: Vamos a la playa with Marc Meistro, Anandroid, Raha Wala, Beatrix, V:Shal Kanwar & DJ Mulch at Zeba Bar

Dubathonic: The House Goes Live at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Sunday Picks

ESL Sunday with Sunday’s Rooftop with Ricardo Miranda (Chicago), Jus Nowhere & Hot Coffee, Sam “The Man” Burns and Smudge at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Mojùgbá: A Sunday Afternoon Daytime Dance Party with Aphrosoul Lukumi at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

Those are my picks for the weekend. Here’s the full listings, Thusday to Sunday. Same time, same place next week.. you know where to find us.

Thursday August 11

Preview with Grody at Flash

Preview with Grody at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1021493511239463/

Cadence presents LTJ Bukem, Vanniety Kills, Locks of Intellect at Flash, with Jeyone, Joe L and Shawn Q in the Flash Bar

Cadence presents LTJ Bukem, Vanniety Kills, Locks of Intellect at Flash, with Jeyone, Joe L and Shawn Q in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1108065442599137

NightFlight with Sam Burns & Grody at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight with Sam Burns & Grody at Cafe Saint Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1708920286039667/

ESL Thursday with Playlist featuring Jubilee, Ramirez and Philco & The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Thursday with Playlist featuring Jubilee, Ramirez and Philco & The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/111002219346698/

 

Friday August 12

Protect-U: Fringe Music in the Library at Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library

Protect-U: Fringe Music in the Library at Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/256565461398490/

BHH: with Michael Romano, Tommy Cornelis and Dean Douglas Sullivan at The Rock’n’Roll Hotel

BHH: with Michael Romano, Tommy Cornelis and Dean Douglas Sullivan at The Rock’n’Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/101469003628154/

Honey Soundsystem (Bezier, Jackie House and Jason Kendig) and The NeedlExchange (Tommy Cornelis, Bil Todd and Baronhawk) at Flash, with Body Werk featuring Andy Grant and Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

Honey Soundsystem (Bezier, Jackie House and Jason Kendig) and The NeedlExchange (Tommy Cornelis, Bil Todd and Baronhawk) at Flash, with Body Werk featuring Andy Grant and Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1013543382056583/

Mr. Scruff (open to close) at U Street Music Hall

Mr. Scruff (open to close) at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/645974175554146/

Frequency with Juan Zapata, DJMeegs and Kochi at Zeba Bar

Frequency with Juan Zapata, DJMeegs and Kochi at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1284546871564751/

Petworth Funk with DJ Nav, Boss Ross & Trevor Richards at The Looking Glass Lounge

Petworth Funk with DJ Nav, Boss Ross & Trevor Richards at The Looking Glass Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/165920513829647/

SEQUENCE.000 with Milton Bradley, Rush Plus, Ron Jackson, Damon Bradley, Josh Levi, Ben Jenkins, Sarah Snider, Patrick James Cain and IGM at Secret Location

SEQUENCE.000 with Milton Bradley, Rush Plus, Ron Jackson, Damon Bradley, Josh Levi, Ben Jenkins, Sarah Snider, Patrick James Cain and IGM at Secret Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/564068273776138/

Locally Sourced with Philco, Steve Kirn and Jandro at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Locally Sourced with Philco, Steve Kirn and Jandro at Dr Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1838677449687768/

Heavy Rotation with Ozker, Adrian Collazo & Martín Miguel at Black Cat DC

Heavy Rotation with Ozker, Adrian Collazo & Martín Miguel at Black Cat DC

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1568908093415703/

ESL Friday with Will Eastman, Stylus Chris, John Jazz & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Will Eastman, Stylus Chris, John Jazz & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Brain Freeze – Adventures in Deep Tech House with DJ Sharon White and Jeff Hancock at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Brain Freeze - Adventures in Deep Tech House with DJ Sharon White and Jeff Hancock at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1655570051427521/

Classical Trax x Guestlist Presents: Banginclude, Swan Meat, The Borrowers at Backbar

Classical Trax x Guestlist Presents: Banginclude, Swan Meat, The Borrowers at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/593287397497214/

Celebration of Life for Chris The Blowout with Wayne Davis, Jerome Hicks, Ultra Naté and Lisa Moody, DJ Tanz, Michael Joyner and DJ Biskit at The Paradox, Baltimore

Celebration of Life for Chris The Blowout with Wayne Davis, Jerome Hicks, Ultra Naté and Lisa Moody, DJ Tanz, Michael Joyner and DJ Biskit at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1741718899444332/

Saturday August 13

Mike Huckaby, Beautiful Swimmers at Flash, with Philco b2b Chadwick in the Flash Bar

Mike Huckaby, Beautiful Swimmers at Flash, with Philco b2b Wave Age in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/571126759725606/

Vague Output presents Mick Wills with Boss Ross at Club 1722, Baltimore

Vague Output presents Mick Wills with Boss Ross at Club 1722, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1665666337088911/

ESL Saturday with Jahsonic, Kat, Uproot Andy, Mr Bonkerz, Double A and Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Jahsonic, Kat, Uproot Andy, Mr Bonkerz, Double A and Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Moombahton Massive Reunion at U Street Music Hall

Moombahton Massive Reunion at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/288622341481094/

Meso Creso 1,001 Beats presents: Vamos a la playa with Marc Meistro, Anandroid, Raha Wala, Beatrix, V:Shal Kanwar & DJ Mulch at Zeba Bar

Meso Creso 1,001 Beats presents: Vamos a la playa with Marc Meistro, Anandroid, Raha Wala, Beatrix, V:Shal Kanwar & DJ Mulch at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1225625840801875/

Dubathonic: The House Goes Live at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Dubathonic: The House Goes Live at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1727750460811959/

Drinks, Beats and Eats with DJ Octane at Sky Bar Rooftop

Drinks, Beats and Eats with DJ Octane at Sky Bar Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1709625882627778/

DC9s rooftop presents Sunset Sessions Saturday Happy Hour featuring C-Dubz at DC9 Nightclub

DC9s rooftop presents Sunset Sessions Saturday Happy Hour featuring C-Dubz at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/635808786578475/

Fever Presents Family Affair at the Paradox

Fever Presents Family Affair at the Paradox

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/273366723015858/

Sunday August 14

ESL Sunday with Sunday’s Rooftop with Ricardo Miranda (Chicago), Jus Nowhere & Hot Coffee, Sam “The Man” Burns and Smudge at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sunday's Rooftop with Ricardo Miranda (Chicago), Jus Nowhere & Hot Coffee, Sam “The Man” Burns and Smudge at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1759154891033725/

Mojùgbá: A Sunday Afternoon Daytime Dance Party with Aphrosoul Lukumi at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

Mojùgbá: A Sunday Afternoon Daytime Dance Party at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1793947160833966/

Fehrplay at Soundcheck

Fehrplay at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/918777588219749/

Soulful Sunday with John Johnson and Ron Tinsley at Vulcan Blazers, Baltimore

soulful sunday

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1736838123249516/

 

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC August 4 to August 7

I’m just about recovered from 2 Years of Midnight Project with Norm Talley on Saturday. As predicted, Norm Talley delivered the goods with an amazing set that kept us all grooving into the early hours, and Martinez jumping in to go back to back with R&B towards the very end was a nice surprise. I had a blast warming up the dance floor for Norm, and thankfully captured the whole thing. Here’s the full recording of my all vinyl set. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did performing it:

I was pretty much done after Midnight Project. Another great party, and I can’t wait to see what’s next from Deep Secrets and Nomad. I watched all the videos coming in from Deep Sugar and regretted not being able to make the trip. Only one more Deep Sugar at The Paradox on August 27… one last chance to experience the magic. I also sincerely regretted not making it to see The Idjut Boys at Flash on Saturday night, although I did run into Dan and Conrad briefly on the dance floor at Midnight Project. Nice of them to stop by after wrapping up at Flash! Hopefully I’ll be able to catch them next time they perform in DC.

Before I dive into my picks for the weekend, here’s a new Meet the Locals podcast from Mark Pieman:

 

Catch Mark this Thursday laying down his unique brand of tech house, techno, house and rock’n’roll at Union Jacked IV at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar.

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

So what’s on deck for this week? I’ve got a few things going on that I’d like to bring to your attention. First up, I’ll be spinning a vinyl set at NightFlight with Andy Grant & Adrian Collazo at Cafe Saint Ex on Thursday night. The basement at Cafe Saint Ex is a great little spot with $5 drinks all night long, and I’m looking forward to throwing down with Adrian for the first time. Join us in the basement and let’s get deep! On Saturday night I have the honor of opening the proceedings in the main room at Flash for Dinky and house music legend Chez Damier at Back 2 Basics with Chez DamierDinky Andy Grant. It is always an honor to be on the line up with perhaps my favorite house music producer of all time, and I’m looking forward to setting the tone for the evening appropriately. I’m thinking deep, moody builders from the 90s may be in order!

Back 2 Basics: Chez Damier, Dinky, Andy Grant at Flash, with the Peligro Brothers in the Flash Bar

Across the street from Flash at DC9 NightclubDC House Grooves is throwing another edition of our monthly Body Werk party, fearturing Mazi R and Katrina Mir in the main room with amazing visuals by [capsaicin], while on the rooftop Kochi throws down the Mushroom Jazz influenced vibes open to close. If you find DC House Grooves a valuable resource, and love quality underground house music, please show your support by coming to our Body Werk party. The cover is low and the vibes are thick… and with Mazi and Katrina at the controls, the music will be absolutely on point. If you’ve never been to Body Werk, give us a chance. If you’ve stopped by before, why not stop by again? The air conditioned dance floor at DC9 Nightclub is a great place to kick off your Saturday night!

The rest of my top picks for the weekend are listed below. Highlights for Thursday include Preview with Jandro at FlashNighflight with Andy Grant and Adrian Collazo at Cafe Saint Ex and Playlist with JubileeRamirez and Navbox at ESL, on Friday I recommend checking out the Grand Ancestor Sound System In Session at Blind Whino, followed by Deadbeat LiVE, Masomenos at Flash, with Audio Zen featuring Trev-ski, Graham Hatke and Alex Gardel in the Flash Bar. For a delicious musical journey for the heads, check out 2016 A Music Odyssey with Joe L and Mr Bonkerz at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club. Those cats know their shit, and you won’t be disappointed. Saturday night we’ve got you covered between Body Werk with Mazi-R, Katrina, Kochi and visuals by [capsaicin] at DC9 Nightclub and Back 2 Basics: Chez Damier, Dinky, Andy Grant at Flash, with the Peligro Brothers in the Flash Bar across the street, but for fun and hi-jinx away from the crowds, check out Syma‘s Bday Bash with Jandro and Itzjack at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club. Always a good time to be had at Jimmy’s! On Sunday, take your pick between ESL Sunday with Good Buddies featuring Caleb L’Etoile, Jandro, Ozker & Philco, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge or Sunglass Sundays V with Coyu & Dosem, Alex Eljaiek and Yaco at Public Bar, or do both for that matter! With ESL and Public Bar right next to each other, you might as well bounce between the two!

Here’s my full list of picks for the weekend:

Thursday Picks

Preview with Jandro

NightFlight with Andy Grant & Adrian Collazo at Cafe Saint Ex

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Navbox at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette Friends at Velvet Lounge

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

Friday Picks

Grand Ancestor Sound System In Session At Blind Whino

Deadbeat LiVE, Masomenos at Flash, with Audio Zen featuring Trev-ski, Graham Hatke and Alex Gardel in the Flash Bar

2016 A Music Odyssey with Joe L and Mr Bonkerz at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Souled Out! Sam The Man Burns, Raha Wala, DJ Meegs, Reemz & Sticky Bear at Zeba Bar

TATS presents: Tophatty’s Birthday Celebration with Darius Twin, Jandro, Meegs, Plus More at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Cadence and Dirtbox Radio Presents Scar & Dave Owen at L8 Lounge

Saturday Picks

Body Werk with Mazi-R, Katrina, Kochi and visuals by [capsaicin] at DC9 Nightclub

Back 2 Basics: Chez Damier, Dinky, Andy Grant at Flash, with the Peligro Brothers in the Flash Bar

Alive & Well with Philco & Baronhawk Poitier at Velvet Lounge

Syma’s Bday Bash with Jandro and Itzjack at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

LENG Takeover Zeba Bar with Duolo, Djoser, Houhai, Benbo & Panch at Zeba Bar
Sunday Picks

Sunday Picks

ESL Sunday with Good Buddies featuring Caleb L’Etoile, Jandpro, Ozker & Philco, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sunglass Sundays V with Coyu & Dosem, Alex Eljaiek and Yaco at Public Bar

That’s it for this week’s picks. Here’s the full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music in and around DC this weekend. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday August 4

NightFlight with Andy Grant & Adrian Collazo at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight with Andy Grant & Adrian Collazo at Cafe Saint Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1646654738995932/

ESL Thursday featuring Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Navbox and Harry Hotter at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Navbox at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1827668017451606/

Preview with Jandro

Preview with Jandro

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1055362491195508/

Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette Friends at Velvet Lounge

Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette Friends at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1724733724444474/

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

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1589457858020411/

Thursday People at Flash with Feel the Love Live in the Flash Bar

Thursday People at Flash with Feel the Love Live in the Flash Bar

Thursday People at Flash with Feel the Love Live in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/286864205007030/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1623236271320598/

Friday August 5

Deadbeat LiVE, Masomenos at Flash, with Audio Zen featuring Trev-ski, Graham Hatke and Alex Gardel in the Flash Bar

Deadbeat LiVE, Masomenos at Flash, with Audio Zen featuring Trev-ski, Graham Hatke and Alex Gardel in the Flash BarDeadbeat LiVE, Masomenos at Flash, with Audio Zen featuring Trev-ski, Graham Hatke and Alex Gardel in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/718410861635455/

Grand Ancestor Sound System In Session At Blind Whino

Grand Ancestor Sound System In Session At Blind Whino

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1631212497170897/

2016 A Music Odyssey with Joe L and Mr Bonkerz at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

2016 A Music Odyssey with Joe L and Mr Bonkerz at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1329392570422586/

Souled Out! Sam The Man Burns, Raha Wala, DJ Meegs, Reemz & Sticky Bear at Zeba Bar

Souled Out! Sam The Man Burns, Raha Wala, DJ Meegs, Reemz & Sticky Bear at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/560563770806990/

TATS presents: Tophatty’s Birthday Celebration with Darius Twin, Jandro, Meegs, Plus More at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

TATS presents: Tophatty's Birthday Celebration with Darius Twin, Jandro, Meegs, Plus More at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/264425020584643/

ESL Friday with Mark Declive-Lowe, DJ Raw & Anoosh and Chris Brooks at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Mark Declive-Lowe, DJ Raw & Anoosh and Chris Brooks at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Cadence and Dirtbox Radio Presents Scar & Dave Owen at L8 Lounge

Cadence and Dirtbox Radio Presents Scar & Dave Owen at L8 Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1255414361136156/

House on the Waterfront Weekender at Waterfront Park, Bladensburg

House on the Waterfront Weekender at Waterfront Park, Bladensburg

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1006673292720408/

Saturday August 6

Body Werk with Mazi-R, Katrina, Kochi and visuals by [capsaicin] at DC9 Nightclub

Body Werk with Mazi-R, Katrina, Kochi and visuals by [capsaicin] at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1219972064714159/

Back 2 Basics: Chez Damier, Dinky, Andy Grant at Flash, with the Peligro Brothers in the Flash Bar

Back 2 Basics: Chez Damier, Dinky, Andy Grant at Flash, with the Peligro Brothers in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1734271590180015/

Alive & Well with Philco & Baronhawk Poitier at Velvet Lounge

Alive & Well with Philco & Baronhawk Poitier at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/146363239121129/

Syma’s Bday Bash with Jandro and Itzjack at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Syma's Bday Bash with Jandro and Itzjack at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/121363334972296/

LENG Takeover Zeba Bar with Duolo, Djoser, Houhai, Benbo & Panch at Zeba Bar

 LENG Takeover Zeba Bar with Duolo, Djoser, Houhai, Benbo & Panch at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/666798066804881/

Mont.age Presents The Sam Burns Boat Party! feat. Bacanito (Montreal)

Mont.age Presents The Sam Burns Boat Party! feat. Bacanito (Montreal)

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1726651410947862/

After Dark After Party with Sam Burns & Bacanito at Backbar

After Dark After Party with Sam Burns & Bacanito at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1388326541181406/

HouseArrest with special guests Colin Jeske & Ypset at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

HouseArrest with special guests Colin Jeske & Ypset at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1750475188523860/

ESL Saturday with DJ Eddy Plenty, Mr Bonkerz & John Bowen at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with DJ Eddy Plenty, Mr Bonkerz & John Bowen at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Ben Browning (DJ Set) with Cerulean City, Martín Miguel at U Street Music Hall

Ben Browning (DJ Set) with Cerulean City, Martín Miguel at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/542788509241609/

Soulful Saturdays at Club 347, Baltimore

Soulful Saturdays at Club 347, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1710310242557947/

Sunday August 7

ESL Sunday with Good Buddies featuring Caleb L’Etoile, Jandpro, Ozker & Philco, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Good Buddies featuring Caleb L’Etoile, Jandpro, Ozker & Philco, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/640949259406089/

Sunglass Sundays V ft. Coyu & Dosem, Alex Eljaiek and Yaco at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays V ft. Coyu & Dosem, Alex Eljaiek and Yaco at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/491212981078339/

Soul Whisper at Bottega, Baltimore

Soul Whisper at Bottega, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/165668507187737/

Spiritual Sundays at Savannah’s Bar and Grill, Baltimore

Spiritual Sundays at Savannah’s Bar and Grill, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1569965436631781/

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

Back in the saddle after a glorious week off. After two years of weekly posts, it was refreshing not to have to think about this for a week! I’m guessing you all figured things out 🙂 We had an amazing time at the Farr Festival in England, catching many amazing acts, the highlights being Dorisburg, Move D, Paranoid LondonHeller & FarleyA Love from Outer SpaceJeremy UndergroundJasper James back to back with his dad HarriFunkinevenOptimo… I could go on. Before I dive into things this weekend, I want to let you know about a super generous 25% discount for DC House Grooves readers off advanced tickets to Midnight Project 2 Year Anniversary this weekend with Norm Talley (Sushitech, Detroit), Andy Grant (yep yours truly), Hot Coffee and R&B in a secret warehouse location in NE DC. Over the past 2 years, Midnight Project has been a consistently amazing party, delivering quality after hours action in proper underground locations with the finest underground DJs, both local and from out of town. I’ve been particularly impressed by their support for local underground DJs, providing an outlet for some great local talent, along with seriously well curated headliners. Congratulations to the Deep Secrets and Nomad teams for building such a great party and helping provide a great alternative to clubs for the dancers of DC looking for something a bit different. Here’s to many more years!

Saturday’s party is in a secure location in NE with a 24 hour license, and the tickets include very special refreshments for after hours heads. Throw in quality sound from SQ Audio and visuals by .oldneon, and you’ve got all the ingredients for a very special party. Tickets will sell out, so make sure you grab your advanced tickets now. Use the link below for a 25% discount! I play at 1am, so make sure you get there early and be ready for a proper dance floor workout.

Discount tickets for Midnight Project 2 Year Anniversary with Norm Talley

2 Years Of Midnight Project with Norm Talley(Mixmode, Detroit), Andy Grant, Hot Coffee, R&B at Secret Location

So I’ve got to say a few words about last weekend. Saturday night was one of those unscripted nights where I headed out the door without a plan, and ended up catching some events with an unexpectedly amazing vibe. First up, I stopped in to The NeedleXchange with Jeffrey Sfire and the TNX residents. Wow is all I can say. From the minute I walked up the stairs at Zeba Bar, the vibes were thick, the dance floor packed, and Tommy, Bil and Baronhawk were throwing down! Soon after, Jeffrey Sfire took over and took things to the next level. With the right crowd and the right vibe, Zeba Bar can be one of the best intimate dance spaces in town, and Saturday night, TNX delivered the goods. Unfortunately I had to tear myself away to go check out the Grand Ancestor Sound System launch party across town in northeast, and found myself in the thick of more amazing vibes, this time of the dub / reggae variety, with their newly built custom Jamaican-style stack shaking my soul to its very core.

Yola + Grand Ancestor Sound System

Yola & The Grand Ancestor Sound System

Great to see sound system culture happening right here in Babylon. I’d encourage all house heads to make the effort to check out Grand Ancestor‘s stack at their next event on August 5, Grand Ancestor Sound System In Session At Blind Whino. Anyway, after stopping in at a couple more events in the early hours of Sunday morning, I ended up back in my basement spinning records until sunrise and beyond. Not the best move, as it turned out, as my plan for Sunday was Flash and Prescription presents The Sidewalk Ends, an outdoor electronic music festival in NE DC. After a short sleep, I dragged myself out in the 100 degree heat to DC Pavilion, and caught the first few hours of The Sidewalk Ends, hearing fantastic sets from locals Hot CoffeeBenoit and Detroit’s Keith Worthy.

Keith Worthy and Benoit at The Sidewalk Ends

Keith Worthy and Benoit

Unfortunately, a combination of heat, hangover and having shit to do conspired against me, so I had to bail. Not without serious regret though. I watched the rest of the event play out on Facebook, and knew I should have figured out a way to stay! I will say this, though: everyone involved gave 110% to throw a seriously well managed event, from the unbelievable Funktion One sound, to the security, the EMS staff, the bar staff, and of course the amazing lineup of top shelf local and out of town talent.

Feel my bass

Feel my bass

Huge respect to the Flash and Prescription teams for throwing such a great event right here in our city and helping put DC on the map, particularly given the unbelievable heat on Sunday. It’s a testament to your hard work, passion and professionalism that so many people came out and partied through the afternoon and into the night in the highest July temperatures the DC area has seen in some years. Please reach out to DC House Grooves if we can help in any way on future events. Can’t wait for the next one!

Check out this amazing gallery from The Sidewalk Ends. If you missed it, make sure you don’t make the same mistake for the next one. I’ll give you as much advanced notice as I can here on DC House Grooves, but make sure you like the Flash and Prescription Facebook pages for all the latest news hot off the press.

 

Time for another DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast to give you something to groove to as you plan your dance floor strategy for the weekend. For our 37th episode, we’ve got a really nice deep, moody tech house groover from a man you’ll see playing frequently around town, Jandro. This one sucks you in and doesn’t let go.

 

Right… on to this week’s business. How do we top last weekend here in DC? Looks like we’re going to try! Highlights for me this weekend are Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez at ESL and Jackmaster and Juan Zapata at Flash on Thursday then The Bunker with Mike Servito, Bryan Kasenic, Rush Plus at Flash, with Justin Bright and Edo in the Flash Bar and Reflections with Sarah Myers and Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club on Friday. Saturday is just ridiculous… Midnight Project with Norm Talley, Andy Grant, Hot Coffee and Benoit is my top pick for the night. I recommend grabbing a discounted advanced ticket, getting there early and dancing until the sun comes up. However, I have to give a shout to Flash for Saturday’s amazing booking of my all time favorites The Idjut Boys for Love & Disco: Idjut Boys, Solomon Sanchez, Sensei’s Enforcer at Flash, with BaltoTroit featuring Boss Ross and Steve Kirn in the Flash Bar. Seriously bummed I won’t be able to make if for this one. If it were on any other day! I’d also recommend Lovegrove at ESL… always a musical treat when LG gets behind the decks, and of course all drum and bass heads must report to U Street Music Hall for Roni Size, Krust & Dynamite MC at U Street Music Hall. DC is really killing it for drum and bass lately. Roni Size this Saturday, and LTJ Bukem and Goldie coming soon. Serious DnB heat coming this way! Last, and by no means least, the Deep Sugar demolition series at The Paradox rolls on, with Ultra NatéLisa MoodyMookie WizzoThe Elders and Wayne Davis bringing the heat all night long. On Sunday, I’d recommend winding down with Reggae pon di Waterfront in Georgetown, then winding back up again at Sunday’s Rooftop with Martinez, Sarah Myers & Benoit at ESL, with Sam Burns and the Metaphysical rounding out the ESL lineup.

And if those weren’t enough, here’s my full list of picks… each and every one of these events offers quality underground sounds from seriously passionate selectors.

 Thursday Picks

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at 18th street Lounge

Jackmaster and Juan Zapata at Flash

DEEP: Featuring Philco, Sparks & Jandro at The Liaison Capitol Hill

Lindstrøm with Will Eastman and Mr. Bonkerz at U Street Music Hall

NightFlight w/ Heather Femia at Cafe Saint-Ex

Friday Picks

The Bunker with Mike Servito, Bryan Kasenic, Rush Plus at Flash, with Justin Bright and Edo in the Flash Bar

Reflections with Sarah Myers and Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Snared: Rishi K. with Philco, Ypset, Plus More at Zeba Bar

Meistro + Martín Miguel at Looking Glass Lounge, Petworth

WTF?! Radio Show with Kochi, Tim Jackson and CMAVS on Sugar Shack Recordings

Pulse Fridays Presents Jamie 3:26 at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

City Sound with Layton Giordani (Drumcode | NYC), Tony Smooth, Oliver Caine and Steve Kirn at DC9 Nightclub

Saturday Picks

2 Years Of Midnight Project with Norm Talley(Mixmode, Detroit), Andy Grant, Hot Coffee, R&B at Secret Location

Love & Disco: Idjut Boys, Solomon Sanchez, Sensei’s Enforcer at Flash, with BaltoTroit featuring Boss Ross and Steve Kirn in the Flash Bar

ESL Saturday with Lovegrove, Mr Bonkerz, Double A and Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Roni Size, Krust & Dynamite MC at U Street Music Hall

Deep Sugar Demolition 3 with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Mookie Wizzo, The Elders & Wayne Davis at The Paradox, Baltimore

Sunday Picks

Reggae pon di Waterfront at Nick’s Riverside Grill

ESL Sunday with Sunday’s Rooftop with Martinez, Sarah Myers & Benoit, Sam The Man Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

A quality list of picks for the weekend, but that’s not all! Here’s the full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC this weekend. I’ll be back next week with everything you need to know for quality dance floor action in Washington DC.

Thursday July 28

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at 18th street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at 18th street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/220388515025256/

Preview with Gustav Adolf at Flash

Preview with Gustav Adolf at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1693899034203756/

Jackmaster and Juan Zapata at Flash

Jackmaster and Juan Zapata at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/226156781097939/

DEEP: Featuring Philco, Sparks & Jandro at The Liaison Capitol Hill

DEEP: Featuring Philco, Sparks & Jandro at The Liaison Capitol Hill

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1750519831858189/

Lindstrøm with Will Eastman and Mr. Bonkerz at U Street Music Hall

Lindstrøm with Will Eastman and Mr. Bonkerz at U Street Music HallLindstrøm with Will Eastman and Mr. Bonkerz at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/914051965374182/

NightFlight w/ Heather Femia at Cafe Saint-Ex

NightFlight w/ Heather Femia at Cafe Saint-Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/902750739847759/

Kyau & Albert at Soundcheck

Kyau & Albert at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1736559403232406/

Friday July 29

WTF?! Radio Show with Kochi, Tim Jackson and CMAVS on Sugar Shack Recordings

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1650594975257289/

The Bunker with Mike Servito, Bryan Kasenic, Rush Plus at Flash, with Justin Bright and Edo in the Flash Bar

The Bunker with Mike Servito, Bryan Kasenic, Rush Plus at Flash, with Justin Bright and Edo in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1742215389355938/

Reflections with Sarah Myers and Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Reflections with Sarah Myers and Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/148609735545142/

Meistro + Martín Miguel at Looking Glass Lounge, Petworth

Meistro + Martín Miguel at Looking Glass Lounge, Petworth

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/313851912336892/

ESL Friday with Geko Jones, DJ M Dot, Stylus Chris and Jahsonic at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Geko Jones, DJ M Dot, Stylus Chris and Jahsonic at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

City Sound with Layton Giordani (Drumcode | NYC), Tony Smooth, Oliver Caine and Steve Kirn at DC9 Nightclub

City Sound with Layton Giordani (Drumcode | NYC), Tony Smooth, Oliver Caine and Steve Kirn at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/239198276466629/

Snared: Rishi K. with Philco, Ypset, Plus More at Zeba Bar

Snared: Rishi K. with Philco, Ypset, Plus More at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1719263531677491/

SG Lewis with Lance Neptune, Flash Frequency at U Street Music Hall

SG Lewis with Lance Neptune, Flash Frequency at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1318605714820501/

Natural Resources with Pacific Fur Company and Throe at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Natural Resources with Pacific Fur Company and Throe at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1719459044974855/

Party on the Potomac 14: Return of the Old School with Adrian Loving and DJ Wisdom

Party on the Potomac 14: Return of the Old School with Adrian Loving and DJ Wisdom

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/139313946476844/

Pulse Fridays Presents Jamie 3:26 at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse Fridays Presents Jamie 3:26 at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1609860056010841/

Saturday July 30

2 Years Of Midnight Project with Norm Talley(Mixmode, Detroit), Andy Grant, Hot Coffee, R&B at Secret Location

2 Years Of Midnight Project with Norm Talley(Mixmode, Detroit), Andy Grant, Hot Coffee, R&B at Secret Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1111296155611993/

Love & Disco: Idjut Boys, Solomon Sanchez, Sensei’s Enforcer at Flash, with BaltoTroit featuring Boss Ross and Steve Kirn in the Flash Bar

Love & Disco: Idjut Boys, Solomon Sanchez, Sensei's Enforcer at Flash, with BaltoTroit featuring Boss Ross and Steve Kirn in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/171996519840446/

ESL Saturday with Lovegrove, Mr Bonkerz, Double A and Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Lovegrove, Mr Bonkerz, Double A and Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Roni Size, Krust & Dynamite MC at U Street Music Hall

Roni Size, Krust & Dynamite MC at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1705826676345885/

Deep Sugar Demolition 3 with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Mookie Wizzo, The Elders & Wayne Davis at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar Demolition 3 with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Mookie Wizzo, The Elders & Wayne Davis at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1752850171637539/

Rock & Roll Hotel Happy Hour with Caleb L’Etoile, Philco, & Yomimbi at Rock & Roll Hotel

Rock & Roll Hotel Happy Hour with Caleb L'Etoile, Philco, & Yomimbi at Rock & Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/280428712314425/

Left of Center with Adrian Collazo, Neil and Tiffany at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Left of Center with Adrian Collazo, Neil and Tiffany at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/312887709049942/

Drinks, Beats and Eats w/ DJ Octane & DJ TEC at Sky Bar Rooftop

Drinks, Beats and Eats w/ DJ Octane & DJ TEC at Sky Bar Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/116074025499953/

DC9s rooftop presents Sunset Sessions Saturday Happy Hour featuring ArthurJ at DC9 Nightclub

DC9s rooftop presents Sunset Sessions Saturday Happy Hour featuring ArthurJ at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1735454430030156/

Midsummer Night’s Dream with Bête Noire b2b Citizen Select at Mellow Mushroom

Midsummer Night's Dream with Bête Noire b2b Citizen Select at Mellow Mushroom

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/209618109436149/

4U Social with Mate Masie and Sly Wonder at Black Cat DC

4U Social with Mate Masie and Sly Wonder at Black Cat DC

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1630689377250917/

Sophie, Danny L Harle, ABSRDST at A.i.

Sophie, Danny L Harle, ABSRDST at A.i.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/607434482755599/

Sunday July 31

Reggae pon di Waterfront at Nick’s Riverside Grill

 Reggae pon di Waterfront at Nick’s Riverside Grill

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/256691748049216/

ESL Sunday with Sunday’s Rooftop with Martinez, Sarah Myers & Benoit, Sam The Man Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sunday's Rooftop with Martinez, Sarah Myers & Benoit, Sam The Man Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1634038276910824/

FoSho Presents: Genix and Sunny Lax Black Water Tour at Eden Lounge DC

FoSho Presents: Genix and Sunny Lax Black Water Tour at Eden Lounge DC

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1604035843227827/

SiP and DiP at The Liaison Capitol Hill

SiP and DiP at The Liaison Capitol Hill

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1146028058788168/

Boris at Soundcheck

Boris at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/309806496019272/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC July 14 to July 17

Writing this week’s post from the UK, where I’m about to dive head first into the Farr Festival, three days of quality sounds deep in the woods near London. Kicking things off this week with the latest edition of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast, a solid mix of deep tech house from local Steve Kirn:

 

You can catch Steve next at Blueprint at Jimmy Valentine’s next week on July 22.

Exciting times on the underground scene here in DC, with so much going on, I can barely keep up. The big news announced in the past week was Flash and Prescription‘s summer festival The Sidewalk Ends, taking place next week on July 24. An amazing lineup of quality underground artists including Catz’n’DogzWolf + LambCamea,  Marques Wyatt and Detroit’s Keith Worthy, along with top tier local talent, including NavboxDJ Lisa FrankJuan ZapataBenoitHot Coffee and Yola.

The sidewalk ends

Full details and advanced tickets available from the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/302623696747410/.  More evidence that DC is doing it right!

Sidewalk Ends Tickets: http://www.thesidewalkends.com/

So what about this weekend? Thursday night sees the Cadence crew teaming up with The Spreadlove Project to bring MJ Cole to Flash. Over to Jett Chandon from The Spreadlove Project to say a few words about the event:

“During the 90’s, there was a sound that was new and exciting across all various platforms of dance music. This new sound made an everlasting impact on the underground dance music scene, but lasted only about 5 years. Within those 5 years, MJ Cole made his influence on the UK Garage and 2-Step sound. It was so profound that we identify with it, even till this day. This classically trained musician, writer, and producer, created one of the earliest Garage records to hit the UK Top 40 in the early 2000’s. “Sincere” defined the movement and growth of Garage and took it into a direction that made this special sound emotional, romantic, and sexy. He has also remixed top recording artists such as Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, and Amy Winehouse and has collaborated with several artists across the musical spectrum such as Katy B, Dizzee Rascal, and grime pioneer Wiley. He continues to leave his mark DJing international festivals and touring the globe. On July 14th, 2016, MJ Cole marks his first date of his mini North American tour right here in Washington, DC. Cadence and The SpreadLove Project teams up to give you an experience you will never forget at one of the biggest clubs in the city, Flash. Not to mention, a stacked local lineup of some of the best talent DC has to offer that include, Ken Lazee, DJ Nav, drip, Drone, & Psykofly + MC Concept will want to witness a night of these historic sounds of Garage and 2-Step.”

 

Cadence and Spreadrove Project presents MJ Cole with DJ Nav, Ken Lazee at Flash, with drip, Drone & Psykofly with MC Concept in the Flash Bar

Cadence and Spreadrove Project presents MJ Cole with DJ Nav, Ken Lazee at Flash, with drip, Drone & Psykofly with MC Concept in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/241775416192863/

That very same night, Playlist and Eighteenth Street Lounge team up to present Dubfire (yeah, you heard that right) on the patio at ESL. An amazing opportunity to catch a DJ more accustomed to headlining festivals playing open to close in the intimate surroundings of the ESL patio. It will be just like old times for those of you who can remember catching Deep Dish in the back room of State of the Union back in the day.

Playlist presents Dubfire at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Other highlights for the weekend include Petworth Park Summer Jam Part II with Sam Burns, Sol Power All Stars, Juan Zapata and Chris Nitti at Petworth Rec Center. If you attended the first Petworth Park Summer Jam, you know what’s up. Part II promises to take it to the next level! If you haven’t contributed already, please donate what you can to the Petworth Park Summer Jam fundraiser. While the events are free, sound systems and security cost money, and it’s not right to leave the organizers picking up the tab. Throw in what you can, and throw some shapes in the park on Saturday afternoon.

Petworth Park Summer Jam Fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/285dhvek

Petworth Park Summer Jam Part II with Sam Burns, Sol Power All Stars, Juan Zapata and Chris Nitti at Petworth Rec Center

Also worth mentioning that this week is Artscape in Baltimore, bringing with it a whole range of amazing after parties. Highlights include 4 Hours of Funk Artscape 2016 with Graham & Fleg & Trevski at The Windup Space and Vague Output Artscape Afterparty with HI$TO and Ben Jenkins at Club 1722 on Friday and Artscape Afterhours with Anthony Collins, Dim Neon Sum, Sarah Myers and Ypset at a secret warehouse location on Saturday. Quality talent all round!

Last, but by no means least, Sundays Rooftop celebrates its six year anniversary on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Sunday with Lazare Hoche (Concrete ,Paris), Dansman B2B Throe & Benoit. Underground line ups don’t get much better than that.

I’m not even there to enjoy things this weekend, so I’ll have to count on you all to do things right. I’m sure I’ll manage to make do over here at Farr 🙂 I’m planning on taking a week off from the Weekend Round Up next week (it’s about time!), but normal service will be resumed the following week.

Here’s my full list of picks for the weekend, full listings with flyers and event page links follow below. Have fun!

Thursday Picks

Cadence and Spreadrove Project presents MJ Cole with DJ Nav, Ken Lazee at Flash, with drip, Drone & Psykofly with MC Concept in the Flash Bar

Playlist presents Dubfire at Eighteenth Street Lounge

NightFlight with Philco at Cafe Saint-Ex

Friday Picks

Josh Wink [Open-to-Close] at Flash, with Dance Party Chronicles featuring Mr Bonkerz, Martín Miguel & Heights in the Flash Bar

Magda with Navbox at U Street Music Hall

1432R : Fringe Arts Bar Courtyard Jams at Capital Fringe

The Supperclub featuring Grody, Jacq Jill, & Jandro at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Cross:Fade with Juan Zapata, Felipe “Pepe” Rivera, Derek J and DeepCutta at Dirty Martini

Vague Output Artscape Afterparty with HI$TO and Ben Jenkins at Club 1722, Baltimore

Saturday Picks

Petworth Park Summer Jam Part II with Sam Burns, Sol Power All Stars, Juan Zapata and Chris Nitti at Petworth Rec Center

Prosumer, Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Assembly featuring M. Vaughan and Chris Kennedy in the Flash Bar

Bump ‘n Grind with Panch, Rob, Tara, Neil and David at Zeba Bar

Artscape Afterhours with Anthony Collins, Dim Neon Sum, Sarah Myers and Ypset at Secret Warehouse Location, Baltimore

Rev909: Daft Punk/French House Tribute & Indie Dance Classics with Will Eastman & Ozker at U Street Music Hall

Subdistrict! July 2016 at Backbar

Sunday Picks

ESL Sunday with 6 Years Of Sunday’s Rooftop with Lazare Hoche(Concrete,Paris), Dansman B2B Throe & Benoit, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sunglass Sundays V ft. ELI & FUR, Lisa Frank, Rosenberg & Philco at Public Bar

Those are my picks for the weekend; here’s the full listings with flyer images and event links for all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC this weekend.

Thursday July 14

Cadence and Spreadrove Project presents MJ Cole with DJ Nav, Ken Lazee at Flash, with drip, Drone & Psykofly with MC Concept in the Flash Bar

Cadence and Spreadrove Project presents MJ Cole with DJ Nav, Ken Lazee at Flash, with drip, Drone & Psykofly with MC Concept in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/241775416192863/

Playlist presents Dubfire at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist presents Dubfire at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1607466212916961/

Preview with Ciconte at Flash

Preview with Ciconte at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1707786379486182/

NightFlight with Philco at Cafe Saint-Ex

NightFlight with Philco at Cafe Saint-Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/592078254300420/

Gorgon City (DJ Set) with Trev-ski at U Street Music Hall

Gorgon City (DJ Set) with Trev-ski at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/247739202275871/

Caribbean Sunset Vibe with DJ Dromme at Sky Bar at the Beacon Hotel

Caribbean Sunset Vibe with DJ Dromme at Sky Bar at the Beacon Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1109917462414163/

Paul Oakenfold at Soundcheck

Paul Oakenfold at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/692421890897974/

FoSho Presents: BlackGummy at Eden Lounge

FoSho Presents: BlackGummy at Eden Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1569449753349187/

Friday July 15

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

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/502920819903938/

Josh Wink [Open-to-Close] at Flash, with Dance Party Chronicles featuring Mr Bonkerz, Martín Miguel & Heights in the Flash Bar

Josh Wink [Open-to-Close] at Flash, with Dance Party Chronicles featuring Mr Bonkerz, Martín Miguel & Heights in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/288912218108477/

Magda with Navbox at U Street Music Hall

Magda with Navbox at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1279005545462157/

1432R : Fringe Arts Bar Courtyard Jams at Capital Fringe

1432R courtyard jams

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1729328664007403/

The Supperclub featuring Grody, Jacq Jill, & Jandro at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

The Supperclub featuring Grody, Jacq Jill, & Jandro at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/143129682777863/

Cross:Fade with Juan Zapata, Felipe “Pepe” Rivera, Derek J and DeepCutta at Dirty Martini

Cross:Fade with Juan Zapata, Felipe "Pepe" Rivera, Derek J and DeepCutta at Dirty Martini

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1003918496324779/

ESL Friday with The Metaphysical, Playin’Fields, Harry Hotter, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with The Metaphysical, Playin’Fields, Harry Hotter, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

House Music with Arthur J, V Coch, Dromm & Paul Howard at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

House Music with Arthur J, V Coch, Dromm & Paul Howard at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1003918496324779/

Element presents: Jordan Suckley at L8 Lounge

Element presents: Jordan Suckley at L8 Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1130094210344515/

4 Hours of Funk Artscape 2016 with Graham & Fleg & Trevski at The Windup Space, Baltimore

4 Hours of Funk Artscape 2016 with Graham & Fleg & Trevski at The Windup Space, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1573515212950618/

Artscape Afterparty with Raven Knight, Elation, DJ TEC & Keyboard Comrade at Reverb, Baltimore

Artscape Afterparty with Raven Knight, Elation, DJ TEC & Keyboard Comrade at Reverb, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/594834917349664/

Vague Output Artscape Afterparty with HI$TO and Ben Jenkins at Club 1722, Baltimore

Vague Output Artscape Afterparty with HI$TO and Ben Jenkins at Club 1722, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/274308359604621/

Pulse Fridays with special guest DJ Mark Moultrie at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse Fridays with special guest DJ Mark Moultrie at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/105710959866439/

Saturday July 16

Petworth Park Summer Jam Part II with Sam Burns, Sol Power All Stars, Juan Zapata and Chris Nitti at Petworth Rec Center

Petworth Park Summer Jam Part II with Sam Burns, Sol Power All Stars, Juan Zapata and Chris Nitti at Petworth Rec Center

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1229343090430196/

Songbyrd Soul Brunch With Keenan Orr at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

Songbyrd Soul Brunch With Keenan Orr at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/841177552693554/

Prosumer, Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Assembly featuring M. Vaughan and Chris Kennedy in the Flash Bar

Prosumer, Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Assembly featuring M. Vaughan and Chris Kennedy in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/601258076704365/

Bump ‘n Grind with Panch, Rob, Tara, Neil and David at Zeba Bar

Bump 'n Grind with Panch, Rob, Tara, Neil and David at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1325570144137716/

ESL Saturday with Mason Jar Social featuring Jahsonic & Kat, Funk Train with Michael the Lion & Lil’ Dave, Philip Goyette, Stylus Chris and Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Mason Jar Social featuring Jahsonic & Kat, Funk Train with Michael the Lion & Lil’ Dave, Philip Goyette, Stylus Chris and Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/509696339227082/

Subdistrick! July 2016 at Backbar

Subdistrict! July 2016 at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1094482210645554/

Drinks, Beats and Eats with DJ Octane at Sky Bar Rooftop

Drinks, Beats and Eats with DJ Octane at Sky Bar Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/757288017707874/

Rev909: Daft Punk/French House Tribute & Indie Dance Classics with Will Eastman & Ozker at U Street Music Hall

Rev909: Daft Punk/French House Tribute & Indie Dance Classics with Will Eastman & Ozker at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720336781578067/

Artscape Afterhours with Anthony Collins, Dim Neon Sum, Sarah Myers and Ypset at Secret Warehouse Location, Baltimore

Artscape Afterhours with Anthony Collins, Dim Neon Sum, Sarah Myers and Ypset at Secret Warehouse Location, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1763493517244139/

Mass Transit 34 Presents Marten Horger at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

Mass Transit 34 Presents Marten Horger at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/172566523146369/

Sunday July 17

ESL Sunday with 6 Years Of Sunday’s Rooftop with Lazare Hoche(Concrete,Paris), Dansman B2B Throe & Benoit, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with 6 Years Of Sunday's Rooftop with Lazare Hoche(Concrete,Paris), Dansman B2B Throe & Benoit, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/593482957491808/

Sunglass Sundays V ft. ELI & FUR, Lisa Frank, Rosenberg & Philco at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays V ft. ELI & FUR, Lisa Frank, Rosenberg & Philco at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/151694088573987/

Mojùgbá: A Sunday Afternoon Daytime Dance Party at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Mojùgbá: A Sunday Afternoon Daytime Dance Party at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/487670651436261/

Guti at Soundcheck

guti at soundcheck

More details: http://soundcheckdc.com/event/guti/

The Art of House at The Motor House, Baltimore

The Art of House at The Motor House, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/283133508702441/

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

Diving head first into the third year of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up with another solid weekend of underground events to get you throwing them shapes on the dance floor. Before I get into my picks for the weekend, just a quick reminder that we’ll be celebrating the two year anniversary of the Weekend Round Up at Body Werk on Saturday night from 10.30pm to 2.30am in the wonderfully air conditioned surroundings of DC9 Nightclub. We’re super excited to be showcasing the debut of local duo Good Touch⚡️Bad Touch in the main room, with [capsaicin] providing the visuals, while Martín Miguel (Dance Party Chronicles / ESL) brings the heat in the rooftop bar. If you find the Weekend Round Up useful, show your support by celebrating with us at DC9 Nightclub on Saturday! Proper underground grooves open to close, and only $2 before midnight, $5 after.

Body Werk: DCHG Weekend Round Up Turns 2 with Good Touch / Bad Touch, Martín Miguel and [capsaicin] at DC9 Nightclub

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/678887288925038/

Now, in addition to publishing this blog, I also do a bit of DJing here and there. Things have been a bit quiet for me on the DJing front lately; it’s been nice to take a break, but I’m ready to get back behind the decks. With that in mind, I’m excited to announce that Midnight Project will be making a comeback celebrating it’s very own 2 year anniversary on July 30 with headliner Norm Talley and support from myself, Hot Coffee and Benoit Benoit.  Reeeeel Rite! Midnight Project has consistently been the top underground party here in DC for the past two years, booking the finest headliners and local talent, so I’m super excited to be involved in its 2 year anniversary event. Huge thanks to the Midnight Project crew for believing in me! Watch this space for further details.

midnight project 2 years

Then, hot on the heels of Midnight Project, I’ll be making my debut at NightFlight at Cafe Saint-Ex on August 4, then on August 6 I’ll have the honor of opening proceedings at Back 2 Basics featuring Chez Damier and Dinky at Flash. Can’t wait!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1734271590180015/

Check out my mixes here. If you’d like to book me for an event, please send me a message through the DC House Grooves Facebook Page.

Enough of the self promotion already. How about a few mixes before I get into this week’s picks? First up, here’s the 35th edition of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast, a solid techno mix from DC local Daasnomem:

 

If you’d rather a delicious slice of eclectic house music, check out the latest Extended Family mix from 1432R Recordings, Spaceship Clementine from Sleepy G:

 

And last, but not least for this week, check out Jett Chandon‘s latest mix for TransitFM. Mixes from Ms Chandon are always full of pleasant surprises!

Right, down to business with this week’s picks. Highlights for me this weekend are NightFlight with Grody & Mark Funk at Café Saint-Ex on Thursday night, One Love Massive Happy Hour featuring Symmetrical at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe and Barac, Navbox, Benoit Benoit & Feroun at a secret location in Baltimore on Friday, our 2 year anniversary party at Body Werk at DC9 Nightclub followed by Converge with Chris Nitti, Benoit Benoit, Dansman and Dj Nav at The DC Eagle on Saturday, and then wrapping things up on Sunday with the Soundwaves Boat Party with Canson & Raffi followed by bouncing between Sunglass Sundays V featuring Nhan Solo, Chris Nitti, Steve Amoroso and Itzjack at Public Bar and ESL Sundays with Sam “The Man” Burns, Mr Bonkerz and Good Buddies with Philco & Caleb L’Etoile featuring Navbox, Philip Goyette, Philco & Caleb L’Etoile at Eighteenth Street Lounge. That’s not even half of my picks for the weekend, though… check out the full list:

Thursday Picks

NightFlight with Grody & Mark Funk at Café Saint-Ex

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Transmission 4|4 w/ Martín Miguel & Philip Goyette at Velvet Lounge

Re:Fresh with Davidson Ospina, Sequoia, Synz and V:Shal Kanwar at Liaison Capitol Hill

Tortured Soul, Amadou Kouyate and Sol Power All Stars at Tropicalia

Friday Picks

A One Love Massive Happy Hour featuring Symmetrical at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Barac, Navbox, Benoit Benoit & Feroun at Secret Location, Baltimore

Martin Buttrich, DJ Lisa Frank at Flash, with Cider House Mules featuring Fundamentalist, Jandro and Meegs in the Flash Bar

Frequency with Seany Ranks, Vanniety Kills, Philco and Kochi at Zeba Bar

Petworth Funk with Zem Su Yung, Sami and Dj Freeze at The Looking Glass Lounge

Saturday Picks

Body Werk: DCHG Weekend Round Up Turns 2 with Good Touch⚡️Bad Touch, Martín Miguel and [capsaicin] at DC9 Nightclub

Navbox & Friends with Navbox & Philip Goyette at Flash, with Tortoise & the Snare featuring Pacific Fur Company, Upset & Grody in the Flash Bar

Converge with Chris Nitti, Benoit Benoit, Dansman, Dj Nav at The DC Eagle

Dive & Lie Wrecked featuring Tanc & Tiernan, Robert Manos and Charles Martin at Zeba Bar

Sunday Picks

Soundwaves Boat Party with Canson & Raffi

Sunglass Sundays V featuring Nhan Solo [Mother Recordings | Ber], Chris Nitti, Steve Amoroso and Itzjack at Public Bar

ESL Sundays with Sam “The Man” Burns, Mr Bonkerz and Good Buddies with Philco & Caleb L’Etoile featuring Navbox, Philip Goyette, Philco & Caleb L’Etoile at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Reggae pon di Waterfront at Nick’s Riverside Grill

…and here are the full listings for this weekend with flyers and event links. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday July 7

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1788937474655429

Re:Fresh with Davidson Ospina, Sequoia, Synz and V:Shal Kanwar at Liaison Capitol Hill

Re:Fresh with Davidson Ospina, Sequoia, Synz and V:Shal Kanwar at Liaison Capitol Hill

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/192735017790830/

Transmission 4|4 w/ Martín Miguel & Philip Goyette at Velvet Lounge

Transmission 4|4 w/ Martín Miguel & Philip Goyette at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1060116154074761/

Tortured Soul, Amadou Kouyate and Sol Power All Stars at Tropicalia

Tortured Soul, Amadou Kouyate and Sol Power All Stars at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1731263983823854/

NightFlight with Grody & Mark Funk at Café Saint-Ex

NightFlight with Grody & Mark Funk at Café Saint-Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/719229924884676/

Arthur Russell Dance Party with Graham Hatke at The Crown, Baltimore

Arthur Russell Dance Party with Graham Hatke at The Crown, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/276060709415342/

The Acid House with Tony B, Digital Mischief, Sinestro and JonnyC at The Bourbon Room, Fredericksburg

The Acid House with Tony B, Digital Mischief, Sinestro and JonnyC at The Bourbon Room, Fredericksburg

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/936301439828849/

Friday July 8

A One Love Massive Happy Hour featuring Symmetrical at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

A One Love Massive Happy Hour featuring Symmetrical at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/846220928854654/

Martin Buttrich, DJ Lisa Frank at Flash, with Cider House Mules featuring Fundamentalist, Jandro and Meegs in the Flash Bar

Martin Buttrich, DJ Lisa Frank at Flash, with Cider House Mules featuring Fundamentalist, Jandro and Meegs in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1738785389701844/

Barac, Navbox, Benoit Benoit & Feroun at Secret Location, Baltimore

Barac, Navbox, Benoit Benoit & Feroun at Secret Location, Baltimore

More details: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?851281

Frequency with Seany Ranks, Vanniety Kills, Philco and Kochi at Zeba Bar

Frequency with Seany Ranks, Vanniety Kills, Philco and Kochi at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/631524190336510/

Petworth Funk with Zem Su Yung, Sami and Dj Freeze at The Looking Glass Lounge

Petworth Funk with Zem Su Yung, Sami and Dj Freeze at The Looking Glass Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1079168332157039/

ESL Friday with DJ Day, Chris Brooks, John Jaxx and DJ Dust Cover at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with DJ Day, Chris Brooks, John Jaxx and DJ Dust Cover at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Juice with Alex DB, Ayes Cold, Jacq Jill, Jett Chandon and Mane Squeeze at U Street Music Hall

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1186805238030638/

Classical Trax x Guestlist x LENG: Locals Only with College Hill, Duolo, Houhai and Benbo at Backbar

Classical Trax x Guestlist x LENG: Locals Only with College Hill, Duolo, Houhai and Benbo at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1748122195466788/

FoSho Present Lo’99 with DC Campbell and Tony Smooth at Eden Nightclub

FoSho Present Lo'99 with DC Campbell and Tony Smooth at Eden Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/254021794977920/

Bear Happy Hour with Dean Douglas Sullivan and Maegan Wood at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Bear Happy Hour with Dean Douglas Sullivan and Maegan Wood at Rock'n'Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1218648898169848/

DJ Rekha , Ayes Cold & Horsepower at Tropicalia

DJ Rekha , Ayes Cold & Horsepower at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/571018139743457

Pulse Fridays with special guest KW Griff at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse Fridays with special guest KW Griff at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1710205155895381/

Saturday July 9

Body Werk: DCHG Weekend Round Up Turns 2 with Good Touch⚡️Bad Touch, Martín Miguel and [capsaicin] at DC9 Nightclub

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/678887288925038/

Navbox & Friends with Navbox & Philip Goyette at Flash, with Tortoise & the Snare featuring Pacific Fur Company, Upset & Grody in the Flash Bar

Navbox & Friends with Navbox & Philip Goyette at Flash, with Tortoise & the Snare featuring Pacific Fur Company, Upset & Grody in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1739899212949914/

Converge with Chris Nitti, Benoit Benoit, Dansman, Dj Nav at The DC Eagle

Converge with Chris Nitti, Benoit Benoit, Dansman, Dj Nav at Secret Location

More details: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?850400

Dubathonic at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Dubathonic at Dr Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1073103972781197/

Dive & Lie Wrecked featuring Tanc & Tiernan, Robert Manos and Charles Martin at Zeba Bar

Dive & Lie Wrecked featuring Tanc & Tiernan, Robert Manos and Charles Martin at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/283885721959619/

ESL Saturday with DJ ADM, Mr Bonkerz & John Bowen at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with DJ ADM, Mr Bonkerz & John Bowen at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC9s rooftop presents Sunset Sessions featuring Blinkhorn & Rewak with Live Art by Calisma at DC9 Nightclub

DC9s rooftop presents Sunset Sessions featuring Blinkhorn & Rewak with Live Art by Calisma at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2052299078327543/

Burning Down Babylon with Shaft XXL, 13 Ruble, Bob, Gogo Craig and DJ St. James at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Burning Down Babylon with Shaft XXL, 13 Ruble, Bob, Gogo Craig and DJ St. James at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/240147926377600/

Housing in the Park, Hanlon Park, Baltimore

Housing in the Park, Hanlon Park, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1612651162383063/

Sunday July 10

Soundwaves Boat Party with Canson & Raffi

Soundwaves Boat Party with Canson & Raffi

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/209819336079392/

Sunglass Sundays V featuring Nhan Solo [Mother Recordings | Ber], Chris Nitti, Steve Amoroso and Itzjack at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays V featuring Nhan Solo [Mother Recordings | Ber], Chris Nitti, Steve Amoroso and Itzjack at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1719642531637077/

ESL Sundays with Sam “The Man” Burns, Mr Bonkersz and Good Buddies with Philco & Caleb L’Etoile featuring Navbox, Philip Goyette, Philco & Caleb L’Etoile at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sundays with Sam “The Man” Burns, Mr Bonkersz and Good Buddies with Philco & Caleb L'Etoile featuring Navbox, Philip Goyette, Philco & Caleb L’Etoile at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2022887884603528/

Reggae pon di Waterfront at Nick’s Riverside Grill

Reggae pon di Waterfront at Nick’s Riverside Grill

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1157871914252417/

Sander Kleinenberg at SoundCheck

Sander Kleinenberg at SoundCheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/759215857551779/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up July 4th Two Year Anniversary Edition

Has it really been two years since the first edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up? I write the damn thing, and I’m having a hard time believing it myself. I’ve never exactly been the most disciplined person; I don’t think I’ve stuck to anything for this long in my life (apart from DJing, perhaps), but it would appear that every week for the past two years, I’ve sat down and documented all the best underground house, drum and bass, garage and other underground electronic music events in DC and Baltimore that are worth knowing about, and I’m 99% sure I haven’t missed a week. Sure, there’s been the occasional abbreviated post at times when life has got in the way, but I’ve still had something relatively useful posted come Thursday morning. Almost every week I swear I’m done with it, but then I run into someone out and about who tells me how they were new to DC and found their way to the underground scene and their people through DC House Grooves, and it reminds me why I do it. So… I guess we need to do something to celebrate, right? Well it just so happens that we’ll be celebrating two years of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up at Body Werk at DC9 Nightclub on Saturday July 9, with a brand new local DJ duo Good Touch⚡️ Bad Touch making their debut in the main room open to close, while Martín Miguel (Dance Party ChroniclesESL) lays down the grooves upstairs in the open air rooftop bar all night long. As always for Body Werk events, there’s low cover, proper vibes. If you’ve found DC House Grooves useful over the past two years, show your support by joining us to celebrate at DC9 Nightclub on July 9.

Body Werk: DCHG Weekend Round Up Turns 2 with Good Touch⚡️ Bad Touch, Martín Miguel and [capsaicin]

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/678887288925038/

Full flyer coming soon!

So what was going on in DC over July 4th weekend two years ago? Just take a look at the first Weekend Round Up post: it was a major weekend for the nascent ROAM DJs, with Chris NittiLisa Frank and Sami Y holding things down at Nomad‘s gone-but-not-forgotten weekend party Lost on Thurdays at Lost Society, followed by ROAM IV on the Saturday with LisaChrisSamiNavboxJuan ZapataRaffiJett Chandon and Dawit... all names familiar to regular readers! We also had DC House Grooves radio shows from Chris Nitti and Lisa Frank, starting the tradition of regular mixes from the hottest local DJs. On July 4, there was a locals only edition of Loop‘s Soundwaves Boat Party with JubileeJuan Zapata and Raffi, while at Flash there was Flash of July with ChadwickJuan Zapata and DJ Meegs. On Sunday, the highlight was another gone-but-not-forgotten party, Vanniety Kills’ The House That U Built on the rooftop at Dirty Bar, featuring Keenan OrrC.Hillthe TNX DJs and Vanniety Kills, while across the street, ESL Sundays featured resident Sam “The Man” BurnsFarid and Juan Zapata. Happy to say ESL Sundays is still going strong with Sam at the helm, while The House that U Built is sorely missed. Here’s hoping it will see the light of day again! In summary, the underground scene here in DC was killing it on all fronts when I wrote that first round up, and it continues to go from strength to strength to this day. Huge respect to all the promoters, venue owners, DJs, producers and dancers who make the magic happen week in, week out, and huge thanks to my wonderful partner Katrina for supporting me in all my DC House Grooves endeavors and putting up with all my bullshit. Let’s all keep pushing things forward!

A few mixes before I get into this weekend. First up is the first #BODYFEEL Sessions mix featuring the #BODYFEEL DJs Dansman and Throe going back to back live in the Flash Bar. Great selection and vibe to this one, and bonus points for dropping Rasoul‘s True Science, one of my go to tracks permanently in my record box.

 

You can catch Dansman this weekend at Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez, and you can catch Throe behind the decks with PHILCO at Alive and Well at Velvet Lounge on Saturday. Proper underground sounds on the menu at both events. Speaking of Playlist, here’s Jubilee‘s recent DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast. Yeah, I know I posted it last week, but it deserves another posting. Have a listen, and I’ll see you on the dance floor on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday.

 

One more mix this week, this time from our friends over at Tortoise and the Snare, who feature AVERVGE in the 9th edition of their guest mix series.

 

You can catch AVERVGE at Wavvvy at Backbar on Saturday night. All my picks for the weekend are listed below. Top highlights this weekend are the aforementioned Playlist with JubileeRamirez and Dansman at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, Damian LazarusSarah Myers and Mazi R at Flash with Sticky Fingers Collective featuring Hot CoffeeSparks and Mark in the Dark in the Flash Bar on Friday, Deep Space 9 with Katrina and Tim Humphrey at DC9 NightclubFlash and Desert Hearts presents City Hearts: The Endless Summer Tour at Flash with Foot Therapy featuring DJ Freez and DJ Sleepy G in the Flash Bar, and of course Alive & Well featuring Philco & Throe at Velvet Lounge on Saturday, ESL Sunday with Stacy Kidd, Sam “The Man” Burns, The Metaphysical & Keenan Orr, Dave Nada & Stylus Chris and Sunday’s Workshop with Jusnowhere, Hot Coffee and Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Sunday, then DMV House Music Fest with Chose the Househead, Cameron Da DJ, DJ Kevy Kev and DJ Oji at Malcolm X Park on Monday July 4.

Some truly amazing events there, and that’s just the highlights! If you get the opportunity, please make an effort to go support Katrina and my old Discogs pal Tim Humphrey at Deep Space 9 at DC9 Nightclub on Saturday. Tim is an old school head with an impressive record collection and musical knowledge to match, and Katrina‘s musical selections are always on point. The place to be for the heads for happy hour on Saturday.

Here’s my full list of picks for the weekend, and you’ll find full listings with event flyers below. Here’s to another year of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up!

Thursday Picks

Playlist featuring Jubilee, Ramirez and Dansman at Eighteenth Street Lounge

NightFlight with Omar and Jasmine Walton at Cafe Saint-Ex

Preview with DJ Meegs at Flash

Friday Picks

WTF?! Radio Show with Kochi, Ramirez n CMAVS on Sugar Shack Recordings

Damian Lazarus, Sarah Myers and Mazi R at Flash, with Sticky Fingers Collective featuring Hot Coffee, Sparks and Mark in the Dark in the Flash Bar

ESL Friday with Qdup, 4 Hours of Funk with Graham & Fleg and DJ Raw & Anoosh at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Saturday Picks

Deep Space 9 with Katrina (DC House Grooves) and Tim Humphrey at DC9 Nightclub

Flash and Desert Hearts pres. City Hearts: The Endless Summer Tour at Flash with Foot Therapy featuring DJ Freez and DJ Sleepy G in the Flash Bar

Alive & Well featuring Philco & Throe at Velvet Lounge

The OMG Experience Part 2 with DJ Osiruss, DJ Luminescent Should & DJ Andrew Hogans at Zeba Bar

Wavvvy with JonsonB and Avervge at Backbar

UK Garage Social with Aphreaq, Tarik Evolve, Kenny 99 and MC Twisty at The Depot, Baltimore

Sunday Picks

ESL Sunday with Stacy Kidd, Sam “The Man” Burns, The Metaphysical & Keenan Orr, Dave Nada Stylus Chris and Sunday’s Workshop with Jusnowhere, Hot Coffee and Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Daylight with DJ Divine at The 201 Bar

The Big Boom with The Golden Pony, Fort Knox Five feat. Qdup, Dirty Looks & Juan Zapata at U Street Music Hall

Daylight with DJ Divine at The 201 Bar

July 4th Picks

DMV House Music Fest with Chosen the Househead, Cameron Da DJ, DJ Kevy Kev and DJ Oji at Malcolm X Park

That’s it for this week’s picks. Here’s the full listings:

Thursday June 30

Playlist featuring Jubilee, Ramirez and Dansman at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez and Dansman at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1762151987332485/

NightFlight with Omar and Jasmine Walton at Cafe Saint-Ex

NightFlight with Omar and Jasmine Walton at Cafe Saint-ExMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1852821451657275/

Preview with DJ Meegs at Flash

Preview with DJ Meegs at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1753097564974871/

Re:Fresh with Danny House and Boss Ross at The Liaison Capitol Hill

Re:Fresh with Danny House and Boss Ross at The Liaison Capitol Hill

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1695355604059755/

Tube & Berger with Bella & J Tek at Flash, with Feel the Love, Live in the Flash Bar

Tube & Berger with Bella & J Tek at Flash, with Feel the Love, Live in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1088552144538719/

FoSho Presents: The Prototypes at Eden Lounge

FoSho Presents: The Prototypes at Eden LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/209461922782099/

Friday July 1

WTF?! Radio Show with Kochi, Ramirez n CMAVS on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! radio show with Kochi and Corduroy Mavericks on Sugar Shack RecordingsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/256566684713032

Damian Lazarus, Sarah Myers and Mazi R at Flash, with Sticky Fingers Collective featuring Hot Coffee, Sparks and Mark in the Dark in the Flash Bar

Damian Lazarus, Sarah Myers and Mazi R at Flash, with Sticky Fingers Collective featuring Hot Coffee, Sparks and Mark in the Dark in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1082878635118444/

ESL Friday with Qdup, 4 Hours of Funk with Graham & Fleg and DJ Raw & Anoosh at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Qdup, 4 Hours of Funk with Graham & Fleg and DJ Raw & Anoosh at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Family Night: Billy the Gent, Proper Villains, Spinser Tracy, Ayes Cold, Rex Riot, Basecamp & Jacq Jill at U Street Music Hall

Family Night: Billy the Gent, Proper Villains, Spinser Tracy, Ayes Cold, Rex Riot, Basecamp & Jacq Jill at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1596006297396628/

Warmbodies: Jacq Jill and Alex DB at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Warmbodies: Jacq Jill and Alex DB at Rock’n’Roll HotelMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/486578164870581/

Pulse Fridays! with special guest DJ Karizma at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse Fridays with DJ Biskit at Pulse Nightclub, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1191331474251180/

Saturday July 2

Deep Space 9 with Katrina (DC House Grooves) and Tim Humphrey at DC9 Nightclub

Deep Space 9 with Katrina (DC House Grooves) and Tim Humphrey at DC9 NightclubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/272673586411144/

Flash and Desert Hearts pres. City Hearts: The Endless Summer Tour at Flash with Foot Therapy featuring DJ Freez and DJ Sleepy G in the Flash Bar

Flash and Desert Hearts pres. City Hearts: The Endless Summer Tour at Flash with Foot Therapy featuring DJ Freez and DJ Sleepy G in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1225743294103258/

Alive & Well featuring Philco & Throe at Velvet Lounge

Alive & Well featuring Philco & Throe at Velvet LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/498339143700429/

ESL Saturday with Meistro, Double A and Mr. Bonkerz at Eigtheenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Meistro, Double A and Mr. Bonkerz at Eigtheenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

DJ Diaspora with DJ Mate Masie July 2nd BDAY Edition at Bossa Bistro and Lounge

DJ Diaspora with DJ Mate Masie July 2nd BDAY Edition at Bossa Bistro and LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/258227401207766/

The OMG Experience Part 2 with DJ Osiruss, DJ Luminescent Should & DJ Andrew Hogans at Zeba Bar

The OMG Experience Part 2 with DJ Osiruss, DJ Luminescent Should & DJ Andrew Hogans at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1543637655943830/

Wavvvy with JonsonB and Avervge at Backbar

Wavvvy with JonsonB and Avervge at BackbarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/192103181191266/

Double DOWN with Mark Funk, Omar Martinez & Zamkov at Russia House

Double DOWN with Mark Funk, Omar Martinez & Zamkov at Russia HouseMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1133438593375228/

Red, White and Bruh: A #HouseArrest Adventure with Zacheser, RawleNightLong, Basecamp and special guests at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Red, White and Bruh: A #HouseArrest Adventure with Zacheser, RawleNightLong, Basecamp and special guests at Rock’n’Roll HotelMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1780394032191968/

Anamanaguchi (DJ Set) & Skylar Spence with Carpainter at U Street Music Hall

Anamanaguchi (DJ Set) & Skylar Spence with Carpainter at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1735943396618483/

Phase 3 : Infusion at Secret Location, Hyattsville

Phase 3 : Infusion at Secret Location, HyattsvilleMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/247144122312109/

UK Garage Social with Aphreaq, Tarik Evolve, Kenny 99 and MC Twisty at The Depot, Baltimore

UK Garage Social with Aphreaq, Tarik Evolve, Kenny 99 and MC Twisty at The Depot, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1070739392993678

Sunday July 3

ESL Sunday with Stacy Kidd, Sam “The Man” Burns, The Metaphysical & Keenan Orr, Dave Nada Stylus Chris and Sunday’s Workshop with Jusnowhere, Hot Coffee and Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Stacy Kidd, Sam “The Man” Burns, The Metaphysical & Keenan Orr, Dave Nada Stylus Chris and Sunday’s Workshop with Jusnowhere, Hot Coffee and Benoit at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1030250797010636/

The Big Boom with The Golden Pony, Fort Knox Five feat. Qdup, Dirty Looks & Juan Zapata at U Street Music Hall

The Big Boom with The Golden Pony, Fort Knox Five feat. Qdup, Dirty Looks & Juan Zapata at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/555587334641445/

Daylight with DJ Divine at The 201 Bar

Daylight with DJ Divine at The 201 BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1728159730764949

Red, White and Bruh: A #HouseArrest Adventure with Zacheser, Bete Noire, The Lothario, Chris Kennedy and Special Guests at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Red, White and Bruh: A #HouseArrest Adventure with Zacheser, RawleNightLong, Basecamp and special guests at Rock’n’Roll HotelMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1780394032191968/

Flashy Sundays Fourth of July Weekend with DJ TWiN and Sean Morris at Flash

Flashy Sundays Fourth of July Weekend with DJ TWiN and Sean Morris at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/847360682034494/

Chocolate Puma with Watermat at Soundcheck

Chocolate Puma with Watermat at SoundcheckMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1005881846125523/

Bringing the Heat!! The 4th of July Session with DJ Biskit at Club 347, Baltimore

Bringing the Heat!! The 4th of July Session with DJ Biskit at Club 347, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/541767449344513/

Monday July 4

DMV House Music Fest with Chosen the Househead, Cameron Da DJ, DJ Kevy Kev and DJ Oji at Malcolm X Park

DMV House Music Fest with Chose The Household, Cameron Da DJ, DJ Kevy Kev and DJ Oji at Malcolm X ParkMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1610412045937197/