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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday Picks

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

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

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

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

Erol Alkan with Will Eastman at U Street Music Hall

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

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

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

Friday Picks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday Picks

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

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

Prescription at the Dance Loft

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

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

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

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

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

Petworth Funk presents the TNX DJs at Zeba Bar

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

Sunday Picks

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday July 30

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

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

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

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

Erol Alkan with Will Eastman at U Street Music Hall

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

House Rituals feat. Marcos Carnaval at Toro Toro

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

Fun & Bass at The Revolution, Centreville

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

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

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

Friday August 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lovecamp featuring C-Dubz at The Embassy Row Hotel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alle Farben with Eau Claire at U Street Music Hall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday August 2

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

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

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

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

Prescription at the Dance Loft

prescription at the dance loftMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/694288077339433/

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

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

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

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

Petworth Funk presents the TNX DJs at Zeba Bar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday August 3

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

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

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

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

Sweater Beats and Hoodboi at U Street Music Hall

Sweater Beats and Hoodboiat U Street Music Hall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

N√ľ Androids presents Second City with Yomimbi at Flash

N√ľ Androids presents Second City with Yomimbi at Flash

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

Rockers International at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC July 23 to July 26

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve pulled together a full edition of the¬†DC House Grooves¬†Weekend Round Up, but looks like you all survived ūüėČ I’m writing this post from¬†the United Kingdom, where, having sworn I wouldn’t set foot in any nightclub or go out of my way to hear any house music, I ended up at the¬†Farr Festival. I’d looked into going to this festival the last¬†few¬†years, as it always has a tasty looking line up. This year I didn’t even know it was on while I was over in the UK. I just happened to be hanging with my good friend Andy Green¬†broadcasting the¬†Estimulo Show¬†on Saturday, and it turns out his house was only 10 minutes away from the festival site. One of those last minute things that turned into a very interesting evening, dancing to amazing sets from¬†Young Marco, Hunee,¬†Prosumer,¬†Ame,¬†Koze, and a banging closing set from¬†Dan Beaumont and¬†Robert Owens. While the energy was somewhat lacking down near the main stage,¬†The Ransom Note‘s¬†Badger Hole stage was where the party was at most of the night. Great programming, great production, and great sound all contributed to a memorable night!

farr

All in all, a fun experience. If you like your festivals cozy and small, this one is well worth checking out. My only regret was not booking a taxi back from the festival site in the morning. The rain started as the music stopped, and it really wasn’t much fun waiting around in the middle of a wheat field for a taxi in the rain!

Before I get stuck in to this week’s picks, we’ve got a new edition of the¬†DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast¬†for you. This edition is from¬†One Love Massive collective member¬†Philco. Anyone who goes out regularly in DC will be familiar with Philco, catching him at¬†Eighteenth Street Lounge,¬†Flash,¬†Velvet Lounge,¬†The Rock’n’Roll Hotel, and many other venues around town. Checkout his podcast below, and if you like what you hear, make sure you check him out at one of these upcoming dates:

7/23 “Feel The Love, Live” at Flash with One Love Massive and Footwerk
7/25 18th St Lounge Gold Room, opening set for Juan Zapata
8/8 Tropicalia with Will Eastman
8/13 “The Business End” at Velvet Lounge with Caleb L’Etoile ft. Philip Goyette

Don’t forget, you can check out all the other¬†Meet the Locals podcasts on the¬†DC House Grooves SoundCloud¬†page. If you’re a local DJ playing underground house music, or indeed any underground genre that we cover on this blog, and you’d like to be included in our podcast series, please get in touch! Just no commercial EDM or cheese, please!

Right, let’s get on with this week’s picks. Looking through the listings, it’s going to be another stupid weekend on the dance floors of DC, so take your time to figure out the dance floor strategy that works for you :)

Thursday Picks

Louie Loco’s Birthday with Mark Slee, Navbox, Juan Zapata, Chris Nitti, Rosenberg & Leonardo Lee at Flash

Top pick for Thursday night is¬†Louie Loco‘s birthday party on the rooftop at¬†Flash, with San Francisco’s¬†Mark Slee, and an all star local line up,¬†featuring¬†Navbox,¬†Juan Zapata,¬†Chris Nitti, Rosenberg¬†and¬†Leonardo Lee. They’ll be getting stupid on the rooftop from 7pm, and best of all, there’s no cover. Start your weekend off right and get loco to celebrate Louie’s birthday.¬†

https://www.facebook.com/events/450144341858786/

Deep: ft Sam Burns & Double 07 at The Embassy Row Hotel

Another great way to start your weekend off right: join two of DC’s longest serving house DJs, Sam “The Man” Burns &¬†DJ Double 07,¬†¬†for quality grooves on¬†Embassy Row Hotel Rooftop. There’s games, food, drinks, you name it… a great way to ease into your Thursday night. No cover, no dress code.

https://www.facebook.com/events/293296924127923/

Friday Picks

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

My standing Friday evening recommendation: tune in to the WTF?! Radio Show with Corduroy Mavericks & Kochi from 5pm to 7pm on Sugar Shack Recordings. Quality house vibes rocking the Internet airwaves from 5pm to 7pm ET.

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

LoveCamp: Ft Boss Ross & Pacific Fur Company at The Embassy Row Hotel

Join¬†Boss Ross and¬†Pacific Fur Company¬†at¬†The Embassy Row Hotel for “hookie Friday”. Duck out of work early to enjoy quality vibes, games, food and drinks on the rooftop, and get your Friday night off to the best possible start. No cover, no dress code.

https://www.facebook.com/events/873155106112394/

Premiesku LiVE, Jubilee and Ramirez at Flash, with Edo, Solomon Sanchez & Patrick Fonseca on the Rooftop, and Philip Goyette & The Metaphysical in the Flash Bar

Top pick for Friday night is Romanian live act Primiesku at Flash, with support from my brothers from another mother Jubilee & Ramirez. Up on the rooftop, Edo, Solomon Sanchez & Patrick Fonseca will be at the controls, while down in the Flash Bar, Philip Goyette and The Metaphysical handle business open to close. As always, a great Friday night line up at Flash.

https://www.facebook.com/events/460508134113519/

DC Sanctuary Reunion with DJ Oji, DJ Pope, Tim Eure & Henry Da Man at U Street Music Hall

For the best soulful house in town on Friday night, head to U Street Music Hall for the DC Sanctuary Reunion, with Baltimore legends DJ Oji and DJ Pope, along with Tim Eure and Henry Da Man. Nothing but the best soulful and classic house working that Martin Audio sound system, baby powder on the dance floor, and a happy, smiling crowd as you relive the good times of the legendary club night. 18+, free before 12pm for 21+, ages 18-20 admitted with advanced ticket only.

https://www.facebook.com/events/553111021493785/

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

Great tunes and libations for the heads in the intimate surroundings of Dr. Clocks, with Darius Twin and Doktor D as your musical guides. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1613621028916078/

Saturday Picks

Bump’n’Grind presents Eddie¬†C: The Redemption Sessions at Zeba Bar

Ok, so my¬†top pick for Saturday night is a double header.. first, head on up to¬†¬†Bump’n’Grind presents Eddie C: The Redemption Sessions¬†at Zeba Bar. That’s where you’ll be starting your evening. Why¬†The Redemption Sessions? Well,¬†Eddie¬†was supposed to play the sunrise set at¬†TV Lounge in Detroit back in May, but he missed his flight, resulting in many disappointed ravers, including this writer right here. Indeed, one could say I was left distraught and confused by his non-appearance. Saturday night provides the chance for the man to redeem himself, anyone who has been to one of Eddie’s appearances at Zeba Bar will know this is not to be missed. Best of all, it is¬†FREE before 11pm, and only $10 after.¬†It has been rumored that Eddie is in fact the¬†messiah, sent to save us all through the power of music. I offer this un-retouched photo, taken by myself at one his previous appearances at Zeba Bar,¬†to support this rumor. No filter, no edits. If that ain’t proof, I don’t know what is ūüėČ

Eddie C Jesus

https://www.facebook.com/events/1415249128805659/

Midnight Project Featuring Norm Talley, Daniel Andres, Throe & R&B at Secret Warehouse Location

Next, make your way over to my other top pick,¬†Midnight Project, where they’ll be¬†celebrating their birthday with a very special all nighter featuring a pair of Detroit’s finest,¬†Norm Talley &¬†Daniel Andres, with local support from¬†Throe¬†and residents¬†R&B. The warehouse location is amazing: the same location as one of my¬†favorite parties of the year,¬†FORWARD: Forever Endless with Guillaume & the Coutou Dumont, Andy Grant & Gene Hunt. I suspect this party will be even better, perhaps a contender for party of the year. Seriously, you do not want to miss this one. I repeat, you do not want to miss this one. So what are you waiting for? Click the link below and grab your advanced tickets NOW before they sell out. Of course, I’m going to have to miss this one due to being stranded for the weekend in Iceland, but that’s a whole other story. I’ll be there in spirit, and I’m counting on you all to make this one count.

http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?734096

Finnebassen, D-Lux & Wheels at Flash, with Country Club Disco ft. Golf Clap and DJ Nav on the Flash Rooftop, with DUSK featuring DJ Soul and Mate Masie in the Flash Bar

Flash¬†on Saturday night offers a one stop shop with so much goodness,¬†I¬†don’t know where to start.¬†Finnebassen,¬†D-Lux¬†& Wheels in the main room,¬† Country Club Disco ft. Golf Clap¬†&¬†DJ Nav¬†on the rooftop, and¬†DUSK¬†down in the¬†Flash Bar with¬†DJ Soul¬†and¬†Mate Masie. Something for everything, all under one room. Start on the rooftop and check out¬†DJ Nav, head down to the bar for the full¬†DUSK¬†treatment, then head upstairs to catch¬†Finnebassen. I’ve got to admit,¬†Finnebassen is one of my guilty pleasures, and I’d love to hear him play sometime. Please check it out and report back! Advanced tickets are still available for $10 from¬†Ticketfly. Grab them now before the price goes up! 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1432111197109895/

BLISS with Will Eastman & The Elders at U Street Music Hall

Over at¬†U Street Music Hall, Saturday night brings another edition of¬†Will Eastman‘s monthly¬†Bliss¬†party. This month’s guests are none other that Deep Sugar¬†residents The Elders, making the trip down from¬†Baltimore to work some magic on U Hall‘s amazing sound system.18+, free before 12pm for 21+, ages 18-20 admitted with¬†advanced ticket only.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1596811597266169/

Sunday Picks

Sundays Rooftop with Bill Patrick, Jubilee and Special Guest on the Patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge

A couple of top picks for Sunday: first up is¬†Sundays Rooftop with Bill Patrick,¬†Jubilee and a mystery special guest on the patio at¬†Eighteenth Street Lounge. Wonder who that special guest could be?¬†The event page cryptically lists Varoslav‘s¬†Rue De Plaisance Records¬†as this special guest’s affiliation. Hmmm… which¬†Rue De Plaisance¬†artist is already playing in town this weekend? Either you’ll figure it out, or you’ll just have to head over to ESL on Sunday to find out. Let’s just say it’s gonna be a good one.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1475526839427662/

Sunglass Sundays Saeed Younan, Wankelmut, Leonardo Lee, D-Lux & Wheels at Public Bar

Our other top pick for Sunday is Sunglass Sundays, who this week feature headliner Saeed Younan, with Wanklemut, Leonardo Lee and D-Lux & Wheels.  A huge line up for a huge party, and you can be sure that the loyal Sunglass Sundays massive will be out in full effect. Free before 5pm, $10 before 6pm, then $20 after 6pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/101441710200193/

Well that’s it for my top picks for this week. I’m filled with regret that I can’t be there to enjoy these parties with you all, so I’m counting on you to make the most of it! Don’t forget to check the full listings below for everything that’s going on in and around DC this weekend, and don’t forget to check back next week for another edition of the¬†DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up!

Thursday July 23

Louie Loco’s Birthday with Mark Slee, Navbox, Juan Zapata, Chris Nitti, Rosenberg & Leonardo Lee at Flash

Louie Loco's Birthday with Mark Slee, Navbox, Juan Zapata, Chris Nitti, Rosenberg & Leonardo Lee at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/450144341858786/

Rooftop Happy Hour Vibez House Vibez Pt. 5 at Dunya

Rooftop Happy Hour Vibez House Vibez Pt. 5 at Dunya

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/430767583762330/

Deep: ft Sam Burns & Double 07 at The Embassy Row Hotel

Deep sam burns double07

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/293296924127923/

Feel the Love, Live ft Footwerk and Philco at Flash

Feel the Love, Live ft Footwerk and Philco at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/423202697864391/

Friday July 24

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

WTF?!? with Corduroy Mavericks & Kochi

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

LoveCamp: Ft Boss Ross & Pacific Fur Company at The Embassy Row Hotel

LoveCamp: Ft Boss Ross & Pacific Fur Company at The Embassy Row Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/873155106112394/

Premiesku LiVE, Jubilee and Ramirez at Flash, with Edo, Solomon Sanchez & Patrick Fonseca on the Rooftop, and Philip Goyette & The Metaphysical in the Flash Bar

Premiesku LiVE, Jubilee and Ramirez at Flash, with Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/460508134113519/

DC Sanctuary Reunion with DJ Oji, DJ Pope, Time Eure & Henry Da Man at U Street Music Hall

DC Sanctuary Reunion at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/553111021493785/

Roots Proper with DJ Soul, Mitchjr & Trev-ski at Dunya

Roots Proper with DJ Soul, Mitchjr & Trev-ski at Dunya

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/446371398875218/

TNX w/ Aaron Clark (Honcho) at Little Miss Whiskeys

TNX w/ Aaron Clark (Honcho) at Little Miss Whiskeys

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1763127667247650/

Heavy Rotation / Thelonius 2 Year Anniversary Party w/ John Jazz, Ozker, DJ Provoke & Martín Miguel at The Black Cat

Heavy Rotation / Thelonius 2 Year Anniversary Party w/ John Jazz, Ozker, DJ Provoke & Martín Miguel at The Black Cat

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1468287113482911/

ESL Friday with Jen Lasher, DJ Raw & Anoosh, Qdup & Graham Hatke at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday

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

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

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1613621028916078/

Skylite DC presents House Rituals feat. Stan Kolev and Andrey Bazza at Toro Toro 

Skylite DC presents House Rituals feat. Stan Kolev and Andrey Bazza at Toro

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1462136077419262/

Party on the Potomac 10: B2B with Nick Flynn and Wayne Wright

Party on the Potomac 10: B2B with Nick Flynn and Wayne Wright

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1459783771009799/

Element presents: The Noble Six at Malmaison

Element presents: The Noble Six at Malmaison

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1661995187355868/

Saturday July 25

Disco Lemonade Pool Party at The Embassy Row Hotel

Disco Lemonade Pool Party at The Embassy Row Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1416764558654187/

#HouseArrest | zacheser + PHILCO on the Rock’n’Roll Hotel Rooftop

#HouseArrest | zacheser + PHILCO on the Rock'n'Roll Hotel Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/641273089341364/

Midnight Project Featuring Norm Talley, Daniel Andres, Throe & R&B at Secret Warehouse Location

Midnight Project Featuring Norm Talley, Daniel Andres, Throe & R&B at Secret Warehouse Location

More details: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?734096

Bump’n’Grind presents Eddie¬†C: The Redemption Sessions at Zeba Bar

Bump'n'Grind presents Eddie C: The Redemption Sessions at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1415249128805659/

Finnebassen, D-Lux & Wheels at Flash, with Country Club Disco ft. Golf Clap and DJ Nav on the Flash Rooftop, with DUSK featuing DJ Soul and Mate Masie in the Flash Bar

Finnebassen, D-Lux & Wheels at Flash, with Country Club Disco ft. Golf Clap and DJ Nav on the Flash Rooftop, with DUSK featuing DJ Soul and Mate Masie in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1432111197109895/

BLISS with Will Eastman & The Elders at U Street Music Hall

BLISS with Will Eastman & The Elders at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1596811597266169/

ESL Saturday with Michael the Lion, DJ Bruce, FSQ, Juan Zapata, Philco, Chris Brooks & Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday

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

H.O.U.S.E. of Eden at Eden

H.O.U.S.E. of Eden at Eden

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1665693943666466/

Sticky Fingers Presents: Nicky Disko, Ayes Cold and Noe Zelaya at Backbar

Sticky Fingers Presents: Nicky Disko, Ayes Cold and Noe Zelaya at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/914210515301627/

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

Union Jacked VI with DJ Pieman at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/727899217356534/

Collette with J Mack at The Red Maple, Baltimore

Collette with J Mack at The Red Maple, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/936541759720227/

Ozker at Marvin

ozker

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1605204746400884/

Shipfaced EDM Boat Party Round 2

Shipfaced

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1456739707954552/

Sunday July 26

Sundays Rooftop with Bill Patrick, Jubilee and Special Guest on the Patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sundays Rooftop with Bill Patrick, Jubilee and Special Guest on the Patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1475526839427662/

Sunglass Sundays Saeed Younan, Wankelmut, Leonardo Lee, D-LUX & Wheels at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays Saeed Younan, Wankelmut, Leonardo Lee, D-LUX & Wheels at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/101441710200193/

9:30 presents Skepta at U Street Music Hall

skepta

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1595637204026037/

OverEasy¬†–¬†Ladies¬†Tea¬†Dance at Dodge City

OverEasy - Ladies Tea Dance at Dodge City

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1690093071219452/

FROH Presents: Yoruba Soul House Music Party with Mark Moultrie, A. Plane & K’Ture at Zeba Bar

FROH Presents: Yoruba Soul House Music Party with Mark Moultrie, A. Plane & K'Ture at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1420304524963592/

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution and Mr. Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday

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

DC House Grooves Midweek Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC Wednesday July 22

Hello DC!¬†Andy Grant here. It’s¬†been a few weeks since I checked in with a¬†DC House Grooves Midweek Round Up. Lots going on in my world lately, and when there’s lots going on, something’s gotta give. I’m writing this post from my parent’s place in Royal Tunbridge Wells in the United Kingdom, the place where I first caught this house¬†music bug way back in 1988. 27 years later I’ve still got that bug, and it only seems to be getting stronger. Starting to think it might be¬†here to stay :)

So what’s good this Wednesday in Washington DC? Well, if I were in town and looking for a solid dance floor workout this Wednesday, I’d be heading straight to¬†Flash for¬†N√ľ Androids present Kill Frenzy. With¬†Dansman on support, it’s gonna be a great night of quality jams to help you throw some midweek shapes on the dance floor.

https://www.facebook.com/events/472560506242220/

Also worth a mention is Darius, Pat Lok and Seba Yuri at U Street Music Hall.

https://www.facebook.com/events/764977256951853/

For your drum and bass fix this Thursday, head to¬†Transit¬†at¬†The Auld Shebeen¬†in¬†Fairfax¬†for their drum and bass special, with a solid line up of local DnB DJs. They’ll be fundraising for Ricky Varela,¬†so head on down, donate what you can, and help out a member of our community in his time of need.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1665050630396024/

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Despite being out of the country, I still plan on publishing a full¬†DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up¬†tomorrow, so don’t forget to check back tomorrow for everything you need to know to plan your weekend out on the dance floors of DC.

N√ľ Androids¬†present:¬†Kill¬†Frenzy with Dansman at¬†Flash, with Dark Arts Showcase on the Flash Rooftop

kill_frenzy

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/472560506242220/

Darius with Pat Lok & Seba Yuri at U Street Music Hall

Darius with Pat Lok & Seba Yuri at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/764977256951853/

TRANSIT¬†–¬†You¬†want¬†the¬†DnB?¬†You¬†can’t¬†handle¬†the¬†DnB! at The Auld Shebeen in Fairfax

transit

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1665050630396024/

L’Ap√©ro Happy Hour with Caseo Nofm at Bar Dupont

lapero happy hour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1489123741379198/

Rockers International at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the best Underground House Events in Washington DC July 16 to July 18

No DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up this week…we’re heading off on summer vacation, so no time to pull it all together. When we get back, we’ll be looking for contributors to help avoid these situations in future. If you’re interested in helping out with DC House Grooves, please get in touch.

Since we’re not doing the regular post this week, we figured the least we could do would be to offer a few suggestions for the best underground house in town, so here goes:

Thursday July 16:

Summer Love: A Happy Hour Fundraiser for LLS at Flash – dance the night away on the Flash rooftop for a great cause, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. A great local line up featuring DJ Lisa Frank, Navbox, David Rosenberg & Aaron Sparks.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1690587464502504/

Firday July 17:

The Uptown House Experience at Jimmy Valentine’s – DJ Nav’s all locals night at Jimmys, featuring a solid local line up: Chris Burns, DJ Double 07, DJ Nav & Chris Lewis. No cover.

https://www.facebook.com/events/981478201886486/

Saturday July 18:

HOUSE-N-U Presents “The Latin Bull” DJ Ruben Toro (Temple) at Zeba Bar – “The Latin Bull” Ruben Toro (Temple), Andrew Hogans and Derrick Coleman bring the finest underground, deep and soulful house to our favorite neighborhood dance floor. No cover.

https://www.facebook.com/events/801565756624302/

Kowli | Deep Secrets | Nomad present :Artscape AfterHours with M A R T I N E Z – proper underground after hours up in Baltimore, featuring Martinez, with local support from Raffi and R&B (Rosario & Benoit). $10 Presale | $15 at the door.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1462695040711424/

Sunday July 19:

^SUNDAY’S ROOFTOP^ w/ S.A.M. (Copenhagen) : Sarah Myers : DJ Lisa Frank* – serious contender for party of the summer here. we’re absolutely gutted to be missing this! One of our favorite artists, S.A.M, supported by local deep house royalty DJ Lisa Frank & Sarah Myers. DO NOT MISS THIS ONE! We expect a full report afterwards.

https://www.facebook.com/events/729896130466264/

…and with that, we’re outta here. See you all in a couple of weeks… and mark August 8 in your calendars…Andy Grant will be making his Deep Sugar debut at Ultra Nat√©‘s Deep Sugar party at the Paradox in Baltimore.

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

DC House Grooves Half Assed Round Up of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC July 9 to July 12

Andy Grant here… dropping the royal¬†DC House Grooves “we” this week to¬†check in with a half-assed round up of the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC this weekend¬†. Between work, sickness and family stuff, I’ve just had too much going on¬†to pull together the usual comprehensive listings, so this week you’ll all have to make do with an abbreviated edition. There’s a lot more going on in and around DC, but the selection below represents the best of the bunch, in my opinion at least. Check the events below, and keep your eyes and ears open for other stuff that might be going on.

So how about last weekend then? Too many good times to mention over the holiday weekend, but the high points for me were opening the main room at Flash¬†for¬†Kai Alce and¬†Chez Damier on Friday night (huge thanks to the Flash crew for booking me for that slot. Love you guys!), getting down on the Flash Rooftop¬†celebrating¬†Lisa Frank‘s birthday on July 4, then going back to back with¬†DJ Nav at¬†Tropicalia on Sunday night at Milk Chocolate City¬†presents¬†The Return of Mr V¬†on Sunday. An epic weekend all round… the only question is, can we top it this weekend? Well here are my suggestions for you best bets from Thursday to Sunday:

On Thursday, I suggest checking out the Milk Chocolate City happy hour at Dunya, then head over to catch special guest Meegs at The Business End at Velvet.

On Friday, I’d say your best bet is my old mate from back in Scotland¬†Funk D’Void, who will be headlining the main room at¬†Flash with support from¬†Lake People and¬†Feroun,¬†while I’ll be on duty down in the bar with¬†Charles Martin. Trev-ski and Chemical Ali will be at the controls up on the rooftop.¬†Also worth a look is¬†Don’t Call it a Come Back at¬†Napoleon, with a great lineup including¬†Sergio Santos,¬†Navbox,¬†Jubilee, and¬†Benoit Benoit. Getting the band back together, just like old times! Last, but not least, Back in the Day at¬†U Street Music Hall¬†promises a quality night of old school vibes for the heads. If you were there back in the day, this is the one for you.

On Saturday, take your pick between Body Werk¬†at¬†DC9, showcasing the¬†Milk Chocolate City DJs, or¬†Lee Burridge,¬†Navbox and¬†Brian Monaco¬†at¬†U Street Music Hall, before heading up to Baltimore for¬†Arapu at the¬†Dark Room, or¬†Deep Sugar¬†at the¬†Paradox for afters.¬†Make sure you grab your advanced tix for¬†U Hall if you plan on going… it will sell out!

Finally, on Sunday, grab one of the last few tix for the¬†Soundwaves Boat Party¬†with¬†Hector, then head up to the ESL / Public / Dirty Bar triangle for Navbox & Friends Navbox & Philip Goyette‘s birthday parties at ESL,¬†Sunglass Sundays with Super Flu¬†at Public and¬†Groovetop with The Scumfrog at Dirty Bar. Plenty there to keep you grooving into Monday Morning.

OK then… before we get to this week’s picks, here’s this week’s mix. It’s one of mine from the amazing¬†Midnight Project party with¬†Fred P¬†back in January, which has recently seen a surge in interest. Very pleased with how this came out.. definitely worth a listen if you like the deep shit and haven’t take it for a spin yet.

 

Right… that’s it for this week. I’ll be heading off on vacation the next couple of weeks, so likely to be sticking to this half-assed format through July. Hopefully you’ll still find it useful. See you on the dance floor!

Picks for Thurday July 9

Rooftop Happy Hour House Vibez Pt. 3 at Dunya

Rooftop Happy Hour House Vibez Pt. 3 at Dunya

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/991945167483841/

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

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/725096297637028/

Picks for Friday July 10

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

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/785341298252662/

Funk¬†D’Void¬†(Barcelona)¬†and¬†Lake¬†People¬†(Germany)¬†with¬†Feroun¬†at¬†Flash, with Andy Grant & Charles Martin in the Flash Bar, and Chemical Ali & Trev-ski on the Flash Rooftop

Funk D'Void (Barcelona) and Lake People (Germany) with Feroun at Flash, with Andy Grant & Charles Martin in the Flash Bar, and Chemical Ali & Trev-ski on the Flash Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/867731649965265/

Don’t Call it a Come Back with Sergio Santos, Jubilee, Navbox & Benoit Benoit at Napoleon

Don't Call it a Come Back with Sergio Santos, Jubilee, Navbox & Benoit Benoit at Napoleon

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/786306611467679/

Back in the Day featuring Terry Mullan, Freefall, Sketti, Buster & Ray Casil at U Street Music Hall

Back in the Day featuring Terry Mullan, Freefall, Sketti, Buster & Ray Casil at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/492607030895235/

ESL Fridays with John “Roc” Mateo, Joe L, All Good Funk Alliance, J Mack & DJ Provoke at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday

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

BaltoTroit at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

BaltoTroit at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/462032437280685/

Picks for Saturday July 11

Deep: feat Funky People at Embassy Row Hotel

Deep: ft Funky People at Embassy Row Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/472286946268585/472514416245838/

Good¬†Buddies¬†w.¬†Wave¬†Age¬†&¬†Philco¬†ft.¬†Navbox at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/409503079235500/

BODY WERK Milk Chocolate City Showcase at DC9 Nightclub

BODY WERK Milk Chocolate City Showcase at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/445137555665453/

Lee Burridge with Navbox, Brian Monaco at U Street Music Hall

Lee Burridge with Navbox, Brian Monaco at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/369243979931335/

ESL Saturday with Will Eastman, Mr Bonkerz, Thomas Blondet, DJ Soul, Juan Zapata, James Dellastatious & Tommy Cornelis at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday

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

ARAPU (ROMANIA) / Jonathan (NY) / Jubilee (DC) at The Dark Room, Baltimore

ARAPU (ROMANIA) / Jonathan (NY) / Jubilee (DC) at The Dark Room, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/372473722962482/

Deep Sugar Backyard BBQ with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Donna Edwards & the Deep Sugar Residents at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar Backyard BBQ with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Donna Edwards & the Deep Sugar Residents at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1616232831953214/

Picks for Sunday July 12

Soundwaves Boat Party w/ Hector

Soundwaves Boat Party

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1130307646995785/

Navbox¬†&¬†Friends Navbox¬†&¬†Philip¬†Goyette’s¬†Birthday¬†Bash at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Navbox & Friends Navbox & Philip Goyette's Birthday Bash at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/449788505194468/

Sunglass Sundays with Super Flu, Schubert, David Martin & Harold Figueroa at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays with Super Flu, Schubert, David Martin & Harold Figueroa at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1614415722149670/

Groovetop with The Scumfrog on Dirty Bar Rooftop

Groovetop with The Scumfrog on Dirty Bar Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1595000364120954/

 

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: First Birthday / Holiday Edition July 2 to July 5

We officially did it! This is the first birthday edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up! Looking back at our first edition of the round up, a lot has changed over the past year. The first thing that jumps out at us is how damn long this thing has become each week.¬†The format has changed a bit too, but we hope it still gives you¬†all the great information you need to plan your weekend on the dance floors of DC. A huge thanks to¬†Graham Jackson¬†for designing our special birthday banner. A wonderful surprise! Thank you so much¬†Graham¬†for your love, support and amazing design work over the past year. We couldn’t do it without you!

dchg first birthday

We need¬†to get through this special first birthday / holiday edition quickly, as we’ve got to prepare for a couple of super cool events this weekend. Let’s just say that last week’s¬†VINE party at¬†The Dance Loft was really special. Those who were there will know. Heard some incredible sets from mad-talented local DJs. Special mentions go to¬†Jubilee¬†&¬†Ramirez, Mart√≠n Miguel, Remote Ctrl,¬†Team Zapata,¬†Sarah Myers,¬†Kowli, Joe L,¬†Meegs¬†&¬†Philco¬†and, of course,¬†Lisa Frank, who wowed the crowd with her latest productions. An amazing event all round, and we can’t wait until the next one. Miss it at your own risk!

Before we dive in to the picks, we’ve got a great soundtrack to this week’s post. Here’s¬†Andy Grant‘s all vinyl set from the¬†Flash Rooftop¬†for N√ľ Androids presents Stefano Noferini¬†last week. Near three and a half hours¬†of quality grooves, old and new,¬†taking you on a journey through some slow house and nu disco jams, through chill breaks, then finishing up with deep tracks¬†for the dance floor.

 

Right, let’s dig in to this week’s picks. Lots to do this weekend, so choose wisely, grasshopper. Don’t forget to click through to the event page and click Join for any events you plan on attending, and don’t forget to check the full listings below.

Thursday Picks

Milk Chocolate City Rooftop Happy Hour House Vibez Pt. 2

Our first pick for Thursday night is the Milk Chocolate City Rooftop Happy Hour at Dunya. Quality house music from the MCC crew on a great rooftop! A great way to start your Thurdsay.

https://www.facebook.com/events/469496623215099/

Transmission 4/4 with Philip Goyette (ESL, Flash) and Dansman (#BODYFEEL) at Velvet Lounge

Top pick for Thursday is Transmission 4/4¬†at¬†Velvet Lounge, where you’ll find great deep house, garage and techno from two of our favorite locals,¬†Philip Goyette¬†and¬†Dansman. Great music, great vibe, no cover.

https://www.facebook.com/events/388814934641960/

Hernan Cattaneo, Seba Yuri, Christauff; Yomimbi, DJ Tirzah at Flash

For progressive house on Thursday, look no further than¬†Flash with¬†headliner¬†Hernan Cattaneo¬†supported by¬†Seba Yuri and¬†Christauff.¬†DJ Tirzah¬†makes her debut on the¬†Flash rooftop at 9pm, with Yomimbi performing afterwards. Get there early to catch¬†Tirzah and¬†Christauff‘s sets, and stay late, because the bar will be open until 4am!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1444276805872878/

Friday Picks

WTF?! radio show with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and Andy Grant on Sugar Shack Recordings

Andy Grant and Kochi on the WTF?! Radio Show! Tune in at http://www.sugarshackrecordings.com from 5pm to 7pm to get your weekend started off right. Rumor has it, Andy has a fresh vinyl delivery arriving before the show, so tune in to hear the new shit!

https://www.facebook.com/events/959796484083377/

LoveCamp: Ft Sam Burns & DJ Double 07 at Embassy Row Hotel

Wow….¬†Sam “The Man” Burns and¬†DJ Double 07 spinning together by the pool on the rooftop of the¬†Embassy Row Hotel! A great way to kick off your weekend, with a soundtrack by two of the best.

https://www.facebook.com/events/478863882262339/

Al Fresco with Deep Secrets (Day into Tonight at Dunya Restaurant 

A great option for evening vibes into night time is Al Fresco with Deep Secrets at Dunya. Let Jubilee, Chris Burns and R&B entertain you with the finest underground house vibes on the covered rooftop. A great place to be on a warm summer evening. No cover!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1671774696384692/

Back 2 Basics with Chez Damier, Kai Alce and Andy Grant at Flash with Dansman & Throe on the Flash Rooftop, and Foot Therapy with Ben Jenkins, Rosemary Arp, Zach Freed & Ben Mason in the Flash Bar

Our top pick for Friday night is¬†Back 2 Basics¬†at¬†Flash, with house legend¬†Chez Damier¬†and¬†Kai Alce headlining, with support from our very own¬†Andy Grant. Up on the rooftop,¬†Dansman¬†and¬†Throe¬†take the controls, while down in the¬†Flash Bar, the¬†Foot Therapy Crew take over, with¬†Ben Jenkins,¬†Rosemary Arp,¬†Zach Freed¬†&¬†Ben Mason¬†taking turns to throw down. Anyone who was at¬†Flash for¬†Chez Damier¬†and¬†Kai Alce‘s last appearance will know this is one you really don’t want to miss. You won’t hear better house music anywhere in town on Friday night! Make sure you get there early to catch¬†Andy Grant‘s opening set in the main room. Andy’s gonna be warming that dance floor up just right.

https://www.facebook.com/events/815383555198233/

Sticky Fingers Presents: J Paul Getto with Proper Vibes Showcase at Zeba Bar

Up at¬†Zeba Bar, the¬†Sticky Fingers¬†crew take over, the special guest¬†J Paul Getto, with support from Meegs,¬†Remote Ctrl and¬†Hot Coffee,¬†while the Proper Vibes crew do some damage down in the bar. Worth a look if you’re down for some great music away from the U Street crowds.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1654159351486168/

Saturday Picks

DMV House Music Fest in Malcolm X Park

House music in the park on Saturday afternoon, noon till dusk? Sounds like fun to us! Join DJ’s Kevvy Kev,¬†Dee J Bladerunner,¬†Dee J Rodney¬†and¬†DJ Tyronne Sinclaire¬†for the 1st annual¬†DMV House Music Fest in Malcolm X Park. Bring a picnic basket and a blanket!

https://www.facebook.com/events/823724044388039/

Guti¬†LiVE,¬†Schubert,¬†Philco at Flash, with ¬†DJ Lisa Frank’s Bday Bash on the Flash Rooftop and Wizdom¬†Entertainment¬†in the Flash Bar

Top pick for Independence Day is again¬†Flash, with another amazing lineup. The celebrations kick off at 4pm in the rooftop bar with¬†DJ Lisa Frank‘s birthday party, with a solid local lineup including¬†Chris Burns,¬†Sami Y,¬†Navbox,¬†Chris Nitti¬†and, of course the birthday girl herself,¬†Lisa Frank. In the main room from 10pm, it’s¬†Guti Live, with support from¬†Schubert and¬†Philco, while¬†Wizdom Entertainment¬†take over the¬†Flash Bar, with Ragab,¬†Adam E (Live)¬†and¬†Nick Flynn¬†at the controls. We reckon the Flash rooftop might just be a great vantage point for catching the fireworks, so once you’re done with your grilling, get yourself over to¬†Flash¬†for¬†Lisa‘s birthday!

https://www.facebook.com/events/896364457090002/

Petworth Funk Presents Vague Output DJs with Ben Jenkins and Boss Ross at Zeba Bar

Up at¬†Zeba Bar on Saturday night, there’s a great lineup for the heads at¬†Petworth Funk, with the¬†Vague Output DJs,¬†Alex Gardel,¬†BWO¬†&¬†Ben Jenkins¬†joined by¬†Composite‘s¬†Boss Ross for a night of uncompromising techno. These guys don’t fuck around… this is truly one for the heads. ¬†No cover!

https://www.facebook.com/events/395647377293175/

ESL 4th of July with The Metaphysical, Gabe Flores, Farid, Mr Bonkerz, Martín Miguel & Remote Ctrl at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Our last pick for Saturday is ESL, with an amazing all local line up across the three rooms. After hearing Martín Miguel & Remote Ctrl do same dance floor damage at Vine: SummerChill last Saturday, we reckon their Main Room set will be interesting.

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

Sunday Picks

Sunglass Sundays with Behrouz [ All Day I Dream ] at Public Bar

Lots to choose from this Sunday! First up is¬†Sunglass Sundays, which is sure to be a complete roadblock, as¬†Behrouz (All Day I Dream) headlines with a 4 hour sunset set, flanked by a quality local line including¬†Sam Kosh,¬†Brad Piff and¬†Rosenberg. A great recipe for a fun afternoon, evening and night time on the¬†Public Bar¬†rooftop. Pro tip: don’t miss¬†Rosenberg‘s set!

https://www.facebook.com/events/503863293096085/

Sundays Rooftop¬†with D’Julz,¬†Patrick Fonseca, Hakob¬†Avjyan & R&B on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Over on the patio at¬†ESL¬†from 5pm, Sundays Rooftop¬†has a great line up headlined by¬†D’Julz, with local support from¬†Patrick Fonseca,¬†Hakob Avjyan¬†and¬†R&B. A great choice for underground house this Sunday.

https://www.facebook.com/events/849050408483046/

The Return of Mr. V Presented by Milk Chocolate City at Tropicalia

For a dose of real deep house on Sunday night, our top pick is¬†The Return of Mr. V presented by¬†Milk Chocolate City at¬†Tropicalia. It wasn’t long ago that the¬†Milk Chocolate City¬†crew brought¬†Mr. V¬†to town to play at Zeba Bar. Well he’s back for another session at¬†Tropicalia¬†on Sunday, this time with a back to back, all vinyl, set from¬†Andy Grant and¬†DJ Nav¬†to warm up the dance floor. Not to be missed!

https://www.facebook.com/events/957753407569218/

Calibre, Seba, and MC DRS at Flash

Last, but not least, for Sunday night, we have it on good authority that¬†Flash is the place to be for the drum and bass heads, as Calibre, Seba and MC DRS¬†throw down with local support from¬†Slant,¬†Lady Shah,¬†Brothers Brau¬†and¬†Chalat Sessions, while the¬†District Ignition Room¬†features¬†Rodd Simm,¬†Ciconte,¬†Mike Hogan,¬†Dainbramage,¬†Dave Cortex and¬†John Deke. A huge line up for a Sunday night! Tickets are selling fast… grab yours now from Ticketfly.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1572727386325649/

Right… that’s it for our picks. Don’t forget to check the full listings below, and we’ll see you out there on the dance floor! Here’s to another year of quality house grooves in the District!

Thursday July 2

Milk Chocolate City Rooftop Happy Hour House Vibez Pt. 2

dunya thursday milk chocolate city

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/469496623215099/

Hernan Cattaneo, Seba Yuri, Christauff; Yomimbi, DJ Tirzah at Flash

hernan cattaneo at flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1444276805872878/

Transmission 4/4 with Philip Goyette (ESL, Flash) and Dansman (#BODYFEEL) at Velvet Lounge

transmission 44

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/388814934641960/

Harry “Choo Choo” Romero¬†At¬†Toro¬†Toro¬†DC

house rituals

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/437947426378177/

3D presents Metrik at Café Asia

3D presents Metrik at Café Asia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/845315918882257/

Fun & Bass at 5127 Restaurant & Lounge, Centreville

Fun & Bass at 5127 Restaurant & Lounge, Centreville

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/977380262292932/

Friday July 3

WTF?! radio show with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and Andy Grant on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! radio show with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and Andy Grant on Sugar Shack Recordings

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/959796484083377/

LoveCamp: Ft Sam Burns & DJ Double 07 at Embassy Row Hotel

LoveCamp: Ft Sam Burns & DJ Double 07 at Embassy Row Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/478863882262339/

Al Fresco with Deep Secrets (Day into Tonight at Dunya Restaurant 

al fresco

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1671774696384692/

Back 2 Basics with Chez Damier, Kai Alce and Andy Grant at Flash with Dansman & Throe on the Flash Rooftop, and Foot Therapy with Ben Jenkins, Rosemary Arp, Zach Freed & Ben Mason in the Flash Bar

Back 2 Basics with Chez Damier, Kai Alce and Andy Grant at Flash with Dansman & Throe on the Flash Rooftop, and Foot Therapy with Ben Jenkins, Rosemary Arp, Zach Freed & Ben Mason in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/815383555198233/

The Big Boom with DJ Dan, Fort Knox Five, diva Danielle at U Street Music Hall

The Big Boom with DJ Dan, Fort Knox Five, diva Danielle at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/841105042646794/

ESL Fridays with Stylus Chris, Caleb L’Etoile, Graham Hatke, Fleg, Chris Brooks & Bil Todd at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday

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

Sticky Fingers Presents: J Paul Getto with Proper Vibes Showcase at Zeba Bar

Sticky Fingers Presents: J Paul Getto at Zeba Bar

proper vibes

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1654159351486168/

Tech¬†Support:¬†Electric¬†Eliminators at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Tech Support: Electric Eliminators at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1457022254598502/

Party on the Potomac 9: The Independence Day EDM Bash 

party on the potomac

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/856473057733289/

Free.Bass¬†till¬†Dawn at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Free.Bass till Dawn at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/879726402102684/

Resonance w/ J Sands, Plaeground, Megadrives, Micfreak, Nine Eyes & More at the Red Maple, Baltimore

Resonance w/ J Sands, Plaeground, Megadrives, Micfreak, Nine Eyes & More at the Red Maple, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/903852512985474/

Saturday July 4

Guti¬†LiVE,¬†Schubert,¬†Philco at Flash, with ¬†DJ Lisa Frank’s Bday Bash on the Flash Rooftop and Wizdom¬†Entertainment¬†in the Flash Bar

Guti LiVE, Schubert, Philco at Flash, with  DJ Lisa Frank's Bday Bash on the Flash Rooftop and Wizdom Entertainment in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/896364457090002/

Cut Copy DJs with Knightlife and Steven Faith at U Street Music Hall

Cut Copy DJs with Knightlife and Steven Faith at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1112135802146849/

Petworth Funk Presents Vague Output DJs with Ben Jenkins and Boss Ross at Zeba Bar

Petworth Funk Presents Vague Output DJs with Ben Jenkins and Boss Ross at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/395647377293175/

ESL 4th of July with The Metaphysical, Gabe Flores, Farid, Mr Bonkerz, Martín Miguel, & Remote Ctrl at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday

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

Pop¬†Off:¬†Independence¬†Day¬†Edition with Micah Vellian and Erik Anderson at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Pop Off: Independence Day Edition with Micah Vellian and Erik Anderson at Rock'n'Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/105344893141965/

DMV House Music Fest in Malcolm X Park

DMV House Music Fest

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/823724044388039/

Daylight 4th of July Stars & Stripes Fireworks Edition at 14K Restaurant & Lounge

Daylight 4th of July Stars & Stripes Fireworks Edition at 14K Restaurant & Loun

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/735722576537497/

Rooftop Remedy July 4th Edition w/ RNS, Leonardo Lee, Bogo at Midtown Rooftop

Rooftop Remedy July 4th Edition w/ RNS, Leonardo Lee, Bogo at Midtown Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/916430291729052/

4th of July from the rooftop with Ozker, Sharkey & DJ Drop at the Lodge at Red Rocks

4th of July from the rooftop with Ozker, Sharkey & DJ Drop at the Lodge at Red Rocks

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1451511381836810/

Sunday July 5

Sunglass Sundays with Behrouz [ All Day I Dream ] at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays with Behrouz [ All Day I Dream ] at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/503863293096085/

The Return of Mr. V Presented by Milk Chocolate City at Tropicalia

The Return of Mr. V Presented by Milk Chocolate City at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/957753407569218/

Sundays Rooftop¬†with D’Julz,¬†Patrick Fonseca, Hakob¬†Avjyan & R&B on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sundays Rooftop with D'Julz, Patrick Fonseca, Hakob Avjyan & R&B on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/849050408483046/

ESL Sundays with¬†Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution, Special Guest DJ Wilmington and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday

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

TNX w/ Aaron Clark (HONCHO) at Little Miss Whiskeys

TNX w/ Aaron Clark (HONCHO) at Little Miss Whiskeys

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1763127667247650/

Sunday¬†Funday:¬†a¬†#HouseArrest¬†party with Zacheser and¬†Dean Douglas Sullivan¬†on the Rock’n’Roll Hotel Rooftop

Sunday Funday: a #HouseArrest party with Zacheser and Dean Douglas Sullivan on the Rock'n'Roll Hotel Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1660230670879737/

Calibre, Seba, and MC DRS at Flash

Calibre, Seba, and MC DRS at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1572727386325649/

Out on the Deck with Keenan & Smudge at Marvin

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