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

Now this is how it started, my dreams all broken hearted, but I want you, girl. And by you, I mean the scoop on what’s going on this fine Valentine’s weekend here in the DMV. The temperature may be dropping into the frigid zone, but looks like there’ll be serious heat in the nightclubs and warehouses in the region, so get ready to throw some shapes.  The cold ain’t no excuse.

Before I dig in, I wanted to clarify the whole picks and listings thing. Each week, the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up includes listings of all the best underground and electronic music events in and around DC. I don’t include EDM type stuff or hip hop, as I don’t really know anything about it. If that’s what you’re interested it, I’m sure there are plenty of other blogs covering that type of stuff. I try to include everything worthwhile in the DC region, and by worthwhile, I mean events which offer quality underground dance music featuring quality DJs, thrown by people doing it for the love of the music. If it’s listed here, it’s worth checking out. So what about the picks? Each week I list out events that I think deserve a special mention. These are events that I either plan on going to, would go to if I wasn’t otherwise engaged, or are events thrown by heads that I know by reputation are going to be on point. I also tend to lean towards events that feature local DJs. In my opinion, the picks are the best of what’s on offer in any given weekend. I hope that helps clarify what’s going on with the picks and listings. Just make sure you review all the listings each week, as there may be stuff that suits your tastes that doesn’t make it into the picks, and if you think I’m overlooking something, let me know!

Now, have you bought your tickets to Midnight Project with Steven TangAndy GrantDansman and R&B yet? February 20 is fast approaching, tickets are selling, and there’s only so much room on that dance floor. This one is going to be a high point of the year so far, so make sure you buy your tickets now before the price goes up. Fortunately for you, the 20% friends and family discount is still available for DC House Grooves readers. Just click the link below, grab your ticket, then start counting down the days…

20% Discount Off Midnight Project Tickets

Midnight project

This week’s musical offering is a very nice 2 hour mix from Fun & Bass and Auricle Recordings regular Timothy Aaron. Nice to get a 2 hour mix for a change… certainly stands out among all the 1 hour or less mixes that seem to be the norm these days.

 

Time for this week’s picks.  I’ll be spinning at House Rituals at Masa 14 on Thursday night alongside Heather Femia. I love the House Rituals concept, and I’m looking forward to spinning known and lesser known house classics to make you smile. I hope you can join us! Friday night, I’ll be joining Meegs behind the decks in the Flash Bar for Body Werk, while Ovum co-founder Josh Wink spins open to close upstairs. It’s been a few weeks since I last played out, so I can’t wait to spin extended sets two nights in a row. Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces on the dance floor. Other great events worth a special mention this weekend are Frequency with Sam BurnsKochi and Ramirez at Zeba Bar and, for those of a techno persuasion, Vague Output in Baltimore with Israel Vines and local DC favorite DJ Lisa Frank on Friday.

Saturday night is another one of those nights when you’re going to need to clone yourself, with the next edition of our Body Werk party at DC9 Nightclub featuring Midnight Project residents R&B bringing the underground heat open to close with visuals by [capsaicin] in the main room, with DJ Double 07 doing the deep house and debauchery thing open to close on the rooftop, while over at Eighteenth Street Lounge, the amazing Eddie C returns to DC again for another Valentine’s love fest with support from the equally amazing Joe L., while Team Zapata do their thing in the Gold Room. If you’ve not heard Eddie C, make sure you give this one serious consideration. The main event on Saturday, however, is the return of the legend Louis Vega to Ultra Naté‘s Deep Sugar After Hours party at The Paradox in Baltimore. This is the second to last Deep Sugar at The Paradox, so make sure you make the effort before it’s too late.

On Sunday, take your Valentine to Daytime Discotèque, featuring UluruJus Nowhere and Dansman at a secret location in NW DC, then after head to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sundays Loveshop with Benoit Ramirez, then to Jimmy V‘s for Prescription with Mark in the DarkTeam Zapata and Brutal Disco. No work on Monday for most of us, so no reason to head home early!

Thursday Picks

House Rituals with Andy Grant and Heather Femia at Masa 14

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth street Lounge

Choice Sounds with DJ Trev-ski at Songbyrd Music House and Cafe

Preview with Darius Twin in the Flash Bar

Cadence presents Hybrid Minds, DJ Stress & Seany Ranks at Flash, with Jandro, Leonardo Lee and Markinthedark in the Flash Bar

Friday February 12

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

Josh Wink [Open-to-Close] at Flash, with Body Werk featuring Andy Grant and Meegs at Flash

Frequency with Sam Burns, Kochi and Ramirez at Zeba Bar

The 2nd Annual Club Lonely: Your Anti-Valentine’s Day Jam with DJ Juana and Special Guest at Steel Plate

Vague Output Presents Israel Vines with DJ Lisa Frank, Ben Jenkins & C10 at Club 1722, Baltimore

Saturday Picks

Body Werk with R&B, DJ Double 07 and visuals by [capsaicin] at DC9 Nightclub

Rhythm & Culture Presents: Eddie C, Joe L, Juan Zapata & Chris Brooks at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Deep Sugar with Louis Vega, Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Leroy Burgess, Dawn Tallman, Cassio Ware, The Elders, Mookie Wizzo, Shawn Q, Matt Perry, Graham Hatke & Fleg at The Paradox, Baltimore

Dewalta with Navbox & Jubilee at Flash with 1432R Soundsystem featuring Dawit Edlund, Sami Y and Zem Su Yung in the Flash Bar

3024 presents Honey Soundsystem & Martyn with TNX DJs at U Street Music Hall

Acid People feat. Ron Jackson, Damon Bradley, Juana at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Sunday Picks

Daytime Discothèque feat. Urulu w/ Jus Nowhere, Jackson Ryland, & Dansman at Secret Location

Sunday’s Loveshop feat. Ramirez and Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday President’s Day Edition with Sam “The Man” Burns, Farid & Chris Stiles, The Metaphysical & Mr. Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Prescription: Weekend Remedy w/ Mark In The Dark, Brutal Disco, Team Zapata at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Church presents Valentine’s Day Resident’s Showcase with Robert Fairbairn, Steve Kirn and Leonardo Lee at The Huxley

Sleaze Day 2016 with Trev-ski and Ben Mason at Little Miss Whiskey’s Bottom Dollar

Those are the picks for this weekend, and here’s the full listings. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday February 11

House Rituals with Andy Grant and Heather Femia at Masa 14

House Rituals with Andy Grant and Heather Femia at Masa 14

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/976060502447741/

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez atEighteenth street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez atEighteenth street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1673958109558965/

Choice Sounds with DJ Trev-ski at Songbyrd Music House and Cafe

Choice Sounds with DJ Trev-ski at Songbyrd Music House and Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1196157573774975/

Preview with Darius Twin in the Flash Bar

Preview with Darius Twin in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1134553053244392/

Cadence presents Hybrid Minds, DJ Stress & Seany Ranks at Flash, with Jandro, Leonardo Lee and Markinthedark in the Flash Bar

Cadence presents Hybrid Minds, DJ Stress & Seany Ranks at Flash, with Jandro, Leonardo Lee and Markinthedark in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1597026337184553/

DFMO at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

DFMO at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/952658471450408/

Nature Of The Beats W/ Joe Nice, Nixsin, Nolweez, & Swayed Ways at The Red Maple, Baltimore

Nature Of The Beats W/ Joe Nice, Nixsin, Nolweez, & Swayed Ways at The Red Maple, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1559275987729676/

Friday February 12

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

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1710222352566834/

Josh Wink [Open-to-Close] at Flash, with Body Werk featuring Andy Grant and Meegs at Flash

Josh Wink [Open-to-Close] at Flash, with Body Werk featuring Andy Grant and Meegs at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/433976003464716/

Frequency with Sam Burns, Kochi and Ramirez at Zeba Bar

Frequency with Sam Burns, Kochi and Ramirez at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1669833443274351/

ESL Friday with DJ Eddy Plenty, Gabe Flores, Double A, DJ Raw & Anoosh at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Fridays

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

Baio with Wave Age at U Street Music Hall

Baio with Wave Age at U Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/980474858657399/

The 2nd Annual Club Lonely: Your Anti-Valentine’s Day Jam with DJ Juana and Special Guest at Steel Plate

Baio with Wave Age at U Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/729298203838263/

A Night Out with V-Coch at Dunya

a night with v-coch

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1162956797065324/

WUV with V:shal Kanwar, Sonny Sarma and Jeremy Synz at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Heart’s Club

WUV with V:shal Kanwar, Sonny Sarma and Jeremy Synz at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Heart's Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/460398214152788/

Vague Output Presents Israel Vines with DJ Lisa Frank, Ben Jenkins & C10 at Club 1722, Baltimore

Vague Output Presents Israel Vines with DJ Lisa Frank, Ben Jenkins & C10 at Club 1722, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/443632085832478/

Pulse Fridays with DJ Oji and Special Performance by Carolyn Victorian at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse fridays

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1686183094998582/

Saturday Feb 13

The Milk Chocolate City Collectiv on cyberjamz.com Radio

The Milk Chocolate City Collectiv on (www.cyberjamz.com)

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1312139628812126/

Body Werk with R&B, DJ Double 07 and visuals by [capsaicin] at DC9 Nightclub

Body werk with R+B DJ Double 07

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/947193785362970/

Rhythm & Culture Presents: Eddie C, Joe L, Juan Zapata & Chris Brooks at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Rhythm & Culture Presents: Eddie C

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1020351134698226/

Dewalta with Navbox & Jubilee at Flash with 1432R Soundsystem featuring Dawit Edlund, Sami Y and Zem Su Yung in the Flash Bar

Dewalta at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/949031991816871/

3024 presents Honey Soundsystem & Martyn with TNX DJs at U Street Music Hall

Honey Sound System at U Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/445098355681372/

Meso Creso presents: 1,001 (Heart) Beats with DJ Ripley, Riobamba, Mambas and Beatrix at Zeba Bar

Meso Creso presents: 1,001 (Heart) Beats with DJ Ripley, Riobamba, Mambas and Beatrix at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1058490980840207/

Sao Funky Saturdays with Fort Knox Five & Qdup at Tropicalia

Sao Funky Saturdays with Fort Knox Five & Qdup at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/885289654923330/

Acid People feat. Ron Jackson, Damon Bradley, Juana at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Acid people

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1749427865280095/

Live house – dubathonic at Steel Plate

Dubathonic

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/483526738505656/

We Love House with DJ Soulful Silk and DJ Citykid at Safari Restaurant & Lounge

We love house at Safari Restaurant and lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/516760941818745/

Erykah’s Boudoir : A Badu Experience at Marvin

Erykah's BoudiorMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/950046758382015/

Deep Sugar with Louis Vega, Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Leroy Burgess, Dawn Tallman, Cassio Ware, The Elders, Mookie Wizzo, Shawn Q, Matt Perry, Graham Hatke & Fleg at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar with Louis Vega, Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Leroy Burgess, Dawn Tallman, Cassio Ware, The Elders, Mookie Wizzo, Shawn Q, Matt Perry, Graham Hatke & Fleg at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1735083893387415/

Sunday February 14

Daytime Discothèque feat. Urulu w/ Jus Nowhere, Jackson Ryland, & Dansman at Secret Location

Daytime Discoteque uluru

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/929027543819803/

Sunday’s Loveshop feat. Ramirez and Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sunday's Loveshop at ESL

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1685757531675877/

ESL Sunday President’s Day Edition with Sam “The Man” Burns, Farid & Chris Stiles, The Metaphysical & Mr. Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday

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

Prescription: Weekend Remedy w/ Mark In The Dark, Brutal Disco, Team Zapata at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Sunday's Loveshop at ESL

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/203251636695487/

Church presents Valentine’s Day Resident’s Showcase with Robert Fairbairn, Steve Kirn and Leonardo Lee at The Huxley

Church at The Huxley

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1001336433272300/

Sleaze Day 2016 with Trev-ski and Ben Mason at Little Miss Whiskey’s Bottom Dollar

Sleaze Day 2016 with Trev-ski and Ben Mason at Little Miss Whiskey's Bottom Dollar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1018009078289993/

Flashy Valentine’s / Presidents’ Day Weekend with DJ TWiN and DJ Sean Morris at Flash

Flashy Valentine's / Presidents' Day Weekend with DJ TWiN and DJ Sean Morris at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/105703159816546/

Keenan & Smudge present Satellite Sundays at The Satellite Room

Keenan & Smudge present Satellite Sundays at The Satellite RoomMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720354444862125/

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

Back once again with the ill behavior. Trying to remember what the deal was with last weekend. Apart from a brief, but worthwhile, boogie at Playlist with NavboxJubilee and Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, I took a break from the untz untz, so not sure what was good. I’m 99.99% sure I missed out on some epic parties, particularly the Tejada AtaxiaMyers combo at Flash and &MEPort Frank at U Hall on Friday, and of course Deep Sugar on Saturday and Benoit Sanchez at ESL on Sunday. Oh well, can’t make it to them all. Still managed a quality all vinyl session down the Rave Basement with Ramirez and Katrina (look out DC… she’s one serious selecta!) on Saturday night, so I got my music fix.

A couple of upcoming events to mention before I get into things. First up, have you grabbed your tickets to Midnight Project with Steve Tang (Emphasis / Smallville)Andy GrantDansman and R&B at a super secret warehouse location on February 20th yet? If you’re still hesitating, perhaps a 20% discount off the ticket price will help? Click the link below to get 20% off your advanced tickets… but don’t sleep! There are a limited number of discount tickets available, and they won’t last long.

I want a 20% Discount off Midnight Project Tickets!

Midnight project

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/201686743514654/

If you can’t wait until February 20th for your R&B fix, then I’ve got great news for you. DC House Grooves‘ next Body Werk party at DC9 features your favorite local underground house duo playing open to close. That’s right, R&B all night long, with unusually amazing visuals by [capsaicin]…and if that wasn’t enough, we’ve got long time local favorite DJ Double 07 bringing the heat on the heated rooftop open to close.  As always, small cover, proper vibes.

Body Werk dc9 Feb

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/947193785362970/

Ok, enough of the future parties. Next up, I wanted to give a shout to Jenifa Mayanja‘s Sound Warrior Album Fund. OK, so this isn’t a DC thing, but it’s a proper underground house music thing. Sound Warrior Records is a dj / production / record label collective founded by two of my favorite artists, Jenifa Mayanja and Dakini 9, providing a platform for female producers, and we’re not talking run of the mill dance floor cheese here, we’re talking the real quality underground shit. The Sound Warrior Album Fund is a fundraiser to help launch a Sound Warrior album and put together a Sound Warrior album tour. Please take the time to check out Sound Warrior and consider contributing. Throw in just $15 and you’ll get a copy of the album on CD. Support the underground!

More details: https://www.gofundme.com/soundwarrior

Right, back to Washington DC, and the latest edition of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast. This edition features a great 1 hour techno mix from DAMM Str8 Podcast founder, local DJ / Producer Darius Twin:

 

Always looking for podcasts from DC based DJs, so if you’re an active DJ on the DC scene and would like to contribute a mix, please hit me up!

Another mix worth a mention this week is the first edition of a new mix series from Meet the Locals Podcast alumni PHILCO and Meegs called Meegsco (see what they did there?). Each month they plan on recording a back to back mix featuring the tracks they’ve been feeling that month, and judging by the first mix in the series, we’re in for a monthly treat! Make sure you follow PHILCO on SoundCloud so you don’t miss out on future episodes.

 

And last, but by no means least, the Beautiful Swimmers just published the full four hour recording of the Future Times Holiday Party featuring Jack J and the Beautiful Swimmers. If, like me, you couldn’t make it to the party, at least you’ve got this recording so you know what you missed.

 

Time to get into what’s on deck for this weekend. Some really amazing stuff lined up over the next few days. Thursday in particular is ridiculous; I think I’ve put almost everything in my top picks! Playlist at ESL goes from strength to strength this week with Life on Planets joining Jubilee and Ramirez behind the decks, and House Rituals at Masa 14 features the legendary Sam Burns dropping classic house goodness open to close. Then there’s Meegs and Philip Goyette at Transmission 4|4 at Velvet LoungeKompakt label boss Michael Mayer with a highly recommended extended opening set from Rosenberg at Flash and the Kaluki 10th Anniversary Tour with HectorCitizennPirate Copy and Pete Zorba at U Street Music Hall. Talk about being spoiled for choice! I think you’re just going to have to pick one and stick with it.

Friday night’s highlights are Sebastian Mullaert (aka Minilogue) LiVE with DJ Three and Charles Martin at Flash, with the Audio Zen crew in the Flash BarVictor Calderone and Sleepy & Boo at U Street Music HallSouled Out! with Aaron SparksMeegs and Raha Wala accompanied by live instruments at Zeba Bar, or for an intimate get down with the heads, Sticky Fingers Collective at Backbar with Martín MiguelGerald Norton and HOT COFFEE. Just too much to choose from! I’m gonna try and get down with the Audio Zen and Sticky Fingers crews at the very least.

Saturday night is all about Kowli & Midnight Project Present Anthony Collins, Chris Nitti & R&B for me. I’ve been wanting to get to a Kowli party in Baltimore for some time now, but I’ve either been DJing, hosting a party, or otherwise engaged. Finally the stars have aligned, and with a line up like that, how could I resist? Proper underground, after hours warehouse business from the heads. Back in DC, Karizma with Baronhawk at Flash is my top pick for the house heads, Amalgamation at Zeba Bar my pick if something a bit more grimy is your cup ‘o tea.

On Sunday, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge, offering something for everyone, with Sam Burns working his house music magic in the Gold Room, The Metaphysical doing it right in the Main Room & Groovetop with Deepcutta and Jandro out on the patio.

Here’s my full list of picks Thursday to Sunday, and you’ll find full listings with all the flyers and event links below.

Thursday Picks

Playlist with Life on Planets ( Wolf + Lamb ), Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

House Rituals with Sam “The Man” Burns at Masa 14

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

Michael Mayer (Kompakt) and Rosenberg at Flash, with Preview Showcase featuring Thursday People, Jon_MFD & Christauff in the Flash Bar

Kaluki 10th Anniversary World Tour presents Hector with Citizenn, Pirate Copy, Pete Zorba at U Street Music Hall

Friday Picks

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

Sebastian Mullaert (aka Minilogue) LiVE with DJ Three and Charles Martin at Flash, with Audio Zen featuring Trevor Keen, Alex Gardel and Graham Hatke in the Flash Bar

Victor Calderone with Sleepy & Boo at u Street Music Hall

Souled Out! feat. Aaron Sparks, Meegs, Raha Wala, Reemz & Matvei Sigalov at Zeba Bar

Sticky Fingers Collective at Backbar w/ Martín Miguel, Gerald Norton, & HOT COFFEE at Backbar

Saturday Picks

Kowli & Midnight Project Present Anthony Collins, Chris Nitti & R&B at Secret Location, Baltimore

Karizma, “Kaytronik: Thee Album” Release Party with Baronhawk at Flash, with Schubert & Friends featuring Schubert, Wahi, Omar Karim and Dave Martin in the Flash Bar

Amalgamation with Comodo, Lush, Werm & Refugee at Zeba Bar

ESL Saturday with Jask, Double A and Mr. Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Loung

Blisspop Symposium with Juan Zapata, Brad Piff, Chris Kennedy & Blinkhorn at Black Cat

Sunday Picks

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, The Metaphysical and Groovetop #NOSOFTBEATS Edition with Deepcutta and Sandro at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Aftermath Sundays featuring Sabeel Chohan at Masa 14

That’s the picks for the weekend. Not really narrowing down, I know, but there’s just so much great stuff happening in this fine city that I just don’t want to leave out any of the good shit! I’ll be back next week with another edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up featuring all the usual quality info on the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC.

Thursday Feb 4

Playlist with / Life on Planets ( Wolf + Lamb ), Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with / Life on Planets ( Wolf + Lamb ), Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1684802091805177/

House Rituals with Sam “The Man” Burns at Masa 14

House Rituals with Sam “The Man” Burns at Masa 14

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/545777218933285/

Michael Mayer (Kompakt) and Rosenberg at Flash, with Preview Showcase featuring Thursday People, Jon_MFD & Christauff in the Flash Bar

Michael Mayer (Kompakt) and Rosenberg at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/181083755577796/

Kaluki 10th Anniversary World Tour presents Hector with Citizenn, Pirate Copy, Pete Zorba at U Street Music Hall

Kaluki 10th Anniversary World Tour presents Hector with Citizenn, Pirate Copy, Pete Zorba at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/542571929253732/

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

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/519181788260713/

Fun & Bass at Revolution, Centerville

Fun & Bass at Revolution, Centerville

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1057036004359687/

Friday February 5

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

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1234288039932974/

Sebastian Mullaert (aka Minilogue) LiVE with DJ Three and Charles Martin at Flash, with Audio Zen featuring Trevor Keen, Alex Gardel and Graham Hatke in the Flash Bar

Sebastian Mullaert (aka Minilogue) LiVE with DJ Three and Charles Martin at Flash, with Audio Zen featuring Trevor Keen, Alex Gardel and Graham Hatke in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/192933674386584/

Victor Calderone with Sleepy & Boo at u Street Music Hall

Victor Calderone with Sleepy & Boo at u Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1638369569760005/

ESL Friday with Stretch Armstrong, John Jazz, Qdup and Jahsonic at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday

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

Souled Out! feat. Aaron Sparks, Meegs, Raha Wala, Reemz & Matvei Sigalov at Zeba Bar

Souled Out! feat. Aaron Sparks, Meegs, Raha Wala, Reemz & Matvei Sigalov at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/802422156546438/

Sticky Fingers Collective at Backbar w/ Martín Miguel, Gerald Norton, & HOT COFFEE at Backbar

Sticky Fingers Collective at Backbar w/ Martín Miguel, Gerald Norton, & HOT COFFEE at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/662335690571806/

DJ Freez (Foot Therapy) at Steel Plate

DJ Freez (Foot Therapy) at Steel Plate

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/821749961285399/

Deeply Rooted with Tony Smooth, Robert Fairbairn, & Dromme at 1831 Bar & Lounge

Deeply Rooted with Tony Smooth, Robert Fairbairn, & Dromme at 1831 Bar & Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1719354911635223/

Flotus DC with Jaz:dux & DJ Fancy at Bossa

Flotus DC with Jaz:dux & DJ Fancy at Bossa

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/171780796522853/

Night Waves at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Night Waves at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1649532911966833/

The Birthday Club feat. V-Coch at Dunya

The Birthday Club feat. V-Coch at Dunya

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1162956797065324/

Metropolis with Wizdom, CYD, Aurigami and Pat Premier at Cities

Metropolis at Cities

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/168222240213869/

Analog Soul Club and Crown Vic’s 50th Birthday Celebration with Crown Vic, Yalla Farrah & Mettabbana at Bossa Bistro & Lounge

Analog Soul Club and Crown Vic's 50th Birthday Celebration with Crown Vic, Yalla Farrah & Mettabbana at Bossa Bistro & Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/727736800694035/

Pulse Fridays with Dj Bizkit at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

 Pulse Fridays with Dj Bizkit at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/900954246678990/

Saturday Feb 6

The Milk Chocolate City Collectiv on cyberjamz.com Radio

The Milk Chocolate City Collectiv on (www.cyberjamz.com)

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1312139628812126/

Kowli & Midnight Project Present Anthony Collins, Chris Nitti & R&B at Secret Location, Baltimore

Kowli & Midnight Project Present Anthony Collins, Chris Nitti & R&B at Secret Location, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/425753084289500/

Karizma, “Kaytronik: Thee Album” Release Party with Baronhawk at Flash, with Schubert & Friends featuring Schubert, Wahi, Omar Karim and Dave Martin in the Flash Bar

Karizma, "Kaytronik: Thee Album" Release Party with Baronhawk at Flash, with Schubert & Friends featuring Schubert, Wahi, Omar Karim and Dave Martin in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/817178341743256/

ESL Saturday with Jask, Double A and Mr. Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday

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

Amalgamation with Comodo, Lush, Werm & Refugee at Zeba Bar

Amalgamation with Comodo, Lush, Werm & Refugee at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1476529755990315/

Shiba San with Ken Lazee, Nick Garcia at U Street Music Hall

Shiba San with Ken Lazee, Nick Garcia at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/940331216014108/

Blisspop Symposium with Juan Zapata, Brad Piff, Chris Kennedy & Blinkhorn at Black Cat

Blisspop Symposium with Juan Zapata, Brad Piff, Chris Kennedy & Blinkhorn at Black Cat

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547689322221810/

Raw Silk II at Safari Restaurant & Lounge, Petworth

Raw Silk II at Safari Restaurant & Lounge, Petworth

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1082070261844963/

Due North Sessions with Melanie Bell B2B Dave Cortex, DFMO & MK Skillz at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Due North Sessions with Melanie Bell B2B Dave Cortex, DFMO & MK Skillz at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/458545424337637/

Bob’s Birthday Bash w/ DJ Neville C, Yola, & Sonny Cheeba of the Empresarios at The Colony Club

Bob's Birthday Bash w/ DJ Neville C, Yola, & Sonny Cheeba of the Empresarios at The Colony Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1516584391976705/

Houseology: Rebirth 2016 with DJ.s Clark and A.Plane at St. Mary’s Restaurant & Lounge, Baltimore

Houseology: Rebirth 2016 with DJ.s Clark and A.Plane at St. Mary’s Restaurant & Lounge, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/651573248278329/

The UKG Social Presents Dan Gee Returns with Dan Gee, Brother Pinch & DJ Omnibus at The Depot, Baltimore

The UKG Social Presents Dan Gee Returns with Dan Gee, Brother Pinch & DJ Omnibus at The Depot, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1057144084338513/

Sunday Feb 7

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, The Metaphysical and Groovetop #NOSOFTBEATS Edition with Deepcutta and Sandro at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, The Metaphysical and Groovetop #NOSOFTBEATS Edition with Deepcutta and Sandro at Eighteenth Street Loun

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/958367434244673/

Aftermath Sundays featuring Sabeel Chohan at Masa 14

Aftermath Sundays featuring Sabeel Chohan at Masa 14

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/198675773819591/

Keenan & Smudge present Satellite Sundays at The Satellite Room

Keenan & Smudge present Satellite Sundays at The Satellite RoomMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720354444862125/

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

Well last weekend was a bust, wasn’t it? I was really looking forward to getting out and about, in particular to joining Edo behind the decks in the Flash Bar and catching a bit of Mike Huckaby and Anthony Naples, but it wasn’t to be.  Snowzilla 2016 killed the weekend :( It wasn’t all bad, though. Enjoyed a good amount of behind the decks at home, recorded  a mix (see below), and continued my quest to reach the end of Netflix. I’m sure, like me, you’re bursting at the seams to get out and shake off that cabin fever, and true to form, DC’s got some great events lined up for the coming weekend to help you get your dance floor fix.

Before I get into the picks for this weekend, Deep Secrets Nomad announced the next Midnight Project today, featuring Steve Tang (Emphasis / Smallville)Andy Grant (that’s me), Dansman and residents R&B. Mark Saturday February 20th in your calendar, and make sure you grab your advanced tickets. There won’t be any tickets on the door, advanced tickets will sell out, and you don’t want to be that guy. I couldn’t be more excited to be on this line up at my favorite underground after hours party, and I hope to see all the usual suspects on the dance floor.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/201686743514654/
Advanced tickets: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?797359

Midnight project

No Meet the Locals Podcast this week. I just didn’t have time to get everything uploaded, so you’ll just have to make do with the recording of my Snowzilla jam session from the early hours of Saturday morning. Just under two hours of deep, hypnotic tracks served up fresh from the vinyl; sleazy grooves for late night moves.

 

Need to wrap things up quickly this week. My picks are listed below, followed by full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC this weekend. Thursday night I’ll be at Playlist to catch Flash resident Navbox throw down with Jubilee and Ramirez, but I’d also recommend Seth Troxler playing open to close at U Street Music Hall, or House Rituals with Heather Femia at Masa 14 for an evening of house classics. Friday evening, if you’re looking to pick up some great drum and bass on vinyl, head up to Bump’n’Grind for the first edition of their Guest Record Vending Series, where they invite guest vendors in to offer vinyl for sale from their collections.  Later in the evening, take your pick between Flash and U Street Music Hall, both of which offer solid line ups to get you grooving. At FlashJohn Tejada performs a live set with support from Detroit natives Ataxia and DC’s favorite local DJSarah Myers, while down in the Flash BarKevin Yost and DC’s third favorite DJ Philip Goyette hold things down open to close. That’s right! International talent in the main room and the bar at Flash this Friday. At U Street Music HallKeinemusik presents &ME and Adam Port with support from DJ Lisa Frank. Another amazing line up which you won’t want to miss out on! Looks like another night where you’ll need to do the U street shuffle to get the best of everything. Saturday night, Soul Clap take over the main room at Flash open to close for Love & Disco, with Blasted Ibiza in the Flash Bar. If you’re in the mood for quality music from local DJs away from the U Street crowds, head up to Steel Plate in north east for Baltotroit with Boss RossSteve Kirn and Itzjack. Quality sounds from true heads. The main event for Saturday, of course, is Deep Sugar at The Paradox in Baltimore with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, DJ Oji, Wayne Davis, Katie Elder, Guillermo Giraldo, Chase Cuntersson & Mookie Wizzo. The countdown has begun to the The Paradox closing its doors for the last time, so you’ve not got many chances left to experience the magic! Make the effort and you will be rewarded with one of the East Coast’s finest clubbing experiences. My top pick for Sunday is Eighteenth Street Lounge featuring Sunday’s Rooftop with Benoit Benoit and Solomon Sanchez, along with Sam “The Man” Burns‘ Underground Soul Solution and Mr Bonkerz. An amazing all local line up featuring deep, underground house, classic and soulful house and disco / funk / boogie across three rooms.

Here’s my full list of picks for this week:

Thursday Picks

Playlist with Navbox, Jubilee & Ramirez at Eigthteenth Street Lounge

Seth Troxler Open to Close at U Street Music Hall

House Rituals with Heather Femia at Masa 14

Friday Picks

Guest Record Vending Series featuring Drum and Bass at Bump and Grind

John Tejada LiVE with Ataxia, Sarah Myers at Flash, with Kevin Yost and Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

Keinemusik Presents &ME and Adam Port with DJ Lisa Frank at U Street Music Hall

Silicon Based Lifeform with Doktor D, Darius Twin & Jandro at Steel Plate

Vague Output Showcase with Bastet, Constants, C10, Great Circles at Girard Hall, Baltimore

Saturday Picks

Love & Disco with Soul Clap at Flash, with Blasted Ibiza in the Flash Bar

Deep Sugar Countdown Pt. 1 Tribal Therapy featuring Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, DJ Oji, Wayne Davis, Katie Elder, Guillermo Giraldo, Chase Cuntersson & Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

Baltotroit with Boss Ross, Steve Kirn & Itzjack at Steel Plate

Sunday Picks

ESL Sunday with Sunday’s Rooftop featuring Benoit Benoit and Solomon Sanchez, Sam “The Man” Burns and Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Official DC Record Fair after party w/ Buscrates, Sean Lovelace, Michael Murphy, DJ Provoke, Fulano and Trev-ski at Marvin

… and you’ll find full listings of everything on my radar this weekend below. If you find this useful, please share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, or your preferred social media platform, and make sure you subscribe by email by entering your email address on the top right of this page to get the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up delivered to your inbox each week. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday January 28

ESL Thursday with Playlist featuring Navbox, Jubilee & Ramirez, Harry Hotter and The Latin Jazz Ensemble at Eigtheenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Navbox, Jubilee & Ramirez at Eigtheenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/795615963882176/

Seth Troxler Open to Close at U Street Music Hall

Seth Troxler Open to Close at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1120113904666816/

House Rituals with Heather Femia at Masa 14

House rituals with heather femia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/masa14dc

Preview with Dainbramage in the Flash Bar

Preview with Dainbramage in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/445157452344549/

 

Vices DC with Mista Selecta, Native Sun and The Lothario at Flash

Vices DC with Mista Selecta, Native Sun and The Lothario at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/973275619432306/

Vacanthaus on the Corner at Corner Restaurant & Bar, Baltimore

Vacanthaus on the Corner at Corner Restaurant & Bar, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1098149646896275/

Friday January 29

WTF?! radio show with Kochi, DJ Ramirez and Corduroy Mavericks on Sugar Shack Recordings

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/511177855710193/

Guest Record Vending Series featuring Drum and Bass at Bump and Grind

Bump 'n Grind

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/804593102996704/

John Tejada LiVE with Ataxia, Sarah Myers at Flash, with Kevin Yost and Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

John Tejada LiVE with Ataxia, Sarah Myers at Flash, with Kevin Yost and Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/725642067571208/

Keinemusik Presents &ME and Adam Port with DJ Lisa Frank at U Street Music Hall

Keinemusik Presents &ME and Adam Port with DJ Lisa Frank at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/547243775436770/

ESL Friday with 4 Hours of Funk featuring Graham Hatke & Fleg, Qdup and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday

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

Silicon Based Lifeform with Doktor D, Darius Twin & Jandro at Steel Plate

Silicon Based Lifeform with Doktor D, Darius Twin & Jandro at Steel Plate

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1652427691675105/

Relevant Advisor with Morphologist, Jett Chandon, Panch & Runamucker at Backbar

Relevant Advisor with Morphologist, Jett Chandon, Panch & Runamucker at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/494987894041047/

QuadTech feat. Octane, Janella Abidar, Noise Theory & DJ Verrillo at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

QuadTech feat. Octane, Janella Abidar, Noise Theory & DJ Verrillo at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/442076522652879/

A Night Out with V-Coch at Dunya

a night with v-coch

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1162956797065324/

Vague Output Showcase with Bastet, Constants, C10, Great Circles at Girard Hall, Baltimore

Vague Output Showcase with Bastet, Constants, C10, Great Circles at Girard Hall, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1651883651728771/

Pulse Fridays with DJ Biskit at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse Fridays with DJ Biskit at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/873831826048783/

Saturday January 30

Love & Disco with Soul Clap at Flash, with Blasted Ibiza featuring Alexander J in the Flash Bar

Love & Disco with Soul Clap at Flash, with Blasted Ibiza in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1683533798547996/

 

Deep Sugar Countdown Pt. 1 Tribal Therapy featuring Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, DJ Oji, Wayne Davis, Katie Elder, Guillermo Giraldo, Chase Cuntersson & Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar Countdown Pt. 1 Tribal Therapy featuring Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, DJ Oji, Wayne Davis, Katie Elder, Guillermo Giraldo, Chase Cuntersson & Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/173324559695709/

Baltotroit with Boss Ross, Steve Kirn & Itzjack at Steel Plate

Baltotroit with Boss Ross, Steve Kirn & Itzjack at Steel Plate

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1536160553361112/

ESL Saturday with P-Sol, Martín Miguel, Mr Bonkerz & Remote Ctrl & Stylus Chris at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday

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

Feed Me Disco with Eau Claire with Special Guest The Golden Pony at U Street Music Hall

Feed Me Disco with Eau Claire with Special Guest The Golden Pony at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1667706370180268/

Hemisferios with D Foxy & 13 Ruble at Zeba Bar

hemisferios at Zeba

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/118314575210833/

Sao Funky Saturdays with Fort Knox Five & Qdup at Tropicalia

Sao Funky Saturdays with Fort Knox Five & Qdup at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/449383405259422/

Sunday January 31

ESL Sunday with Sunday’s Rooftop featuring Benoit Benoit and Solomon Sanchez, Sam “The Man” Burns and Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday

Sunday's Rooftop with Solomon Sanchez and Benoit Benoit at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/778134625664146/

Official DC Record Fair after party w/ Buscrates, Sean Lovelace, Michael Murphy, DJ Provoke, Fulano and Trev-ski at Marvin

Official DC Record Fair after party w/ Buscrates, Sean Lovelace, Michael Murphy, DJ Provoke, Fulano and Trev-ski at Marvin

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/175670062796849/

Industry Brunch w/ CMPTVR CLVB at Philos Bar

Industry Brunch w/ CMPTVR CLVB at Philos

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1737803306441321/

Keenan & Smudge present Satellite Sundays at The Satellite Room

Keenan & Smudge present Satellite Sundays at The Satellite RoomMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720354444862125/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC January 21 to January 24

Update: Starting to see cancellations / postponements coming in for the weekend. I’ll keep the post updated to reflect current status

OK, so I was home doing the parenting thing last weekend, so I missed out on most of the fun. I did make it out on Thursday night for Playlist with Jubilee and yours truly at Eighteenth Street Lounge, and what a night it was! Huge thanks to Jubilee for inviting me to join him behind the decks, and to the management and staff at Eighteenth Street Lounge for their hospitality and assitance throughout the night, and thanks to everyone who came out and made it such a special evening. Playlist is rapidly becoming the go-to event for quality underground sounds on Thursday night in the District, and looking at the caliber of DJs Jubilee is bringing in in the coming weeks, it is only going to get better! I’m happy to say I recorded the whole night last Thursday, and hope to be posting it up soon on the DC House Grooves SoundCloud page. Watch this space for details!

Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to From Dusk Til Dawn with Timmy RegisfordDJ SoulSarah Myers and R&B, but from what I’ve heard I missed a good one. Looking forward to the next party from the Soul Theory crew… which provides the perfect segue to the latest edition of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast, which this time around features an exclusive mix from Soul Theory‘s DJ Soul. A great soundtrack as you figure out your plan for the coming weekend:

 

Before we get on to this weekend’s events, to celebrate yesterday’s National DJ Day our friends at One Love Massive are running a poll for the Favorite Local DJ. It’s just a bit of fun, but make sure you place your vote for your favorite local DJ. You can vote as many times as you like, so take a few minutes and show your appreciation for your favorite locals. Contrary to popular belief, we all have very fragile egos, so we’ll take all the love we can get! The poll runs until the end of the week, so you’ve got plenty of time to cast your vote.

Vote for your favorite local DJ on One Love Massive

So what’s on deck for this weekend? I’m sure you’ve all been hearing all the dire predictions about Snowmageddon II on Friday and Saturday, but don’t let that put you off. While some events might end up being canceled, snow days are when the heads in DC come out in force and do things right. Make sure you keep an eye on Facebook to make sure the events you are interested in are happening, but rest assured that you will be able to get your dance floor fix this weekend, and you might just find it’s the most fun you’ve had in a while. Last year’s snow day at Flash was a Thursday night to remember. Sure, Joseph Capriati didn’t show, but the last minute all locals line up brought the heat to the main room, rewarding the crowd of heads who had made the effort. Even if everywhere else shuts down, you can be sure that Flash will be there for you despite the snow. I’ll certainly be there on Saturday, handling duties behind the decks alongside Edo, while Mike HuckabyAnthony Naples and Team Zapata give the main room a workout upstairs. Thursday night at Flash with Scuba and Jandro and Friday night with Butch and Philip Goyette back to back with Dansman also promise to be very special.

So assuming you can make it out, what else is worth checking out this weekend? As I mentioned earlier, Playlist at Eighteenth Street Lounge just keeps getting better. Jubilee‘s guest this week is Mark in the Dark. If proper underground sounds are your thing, plan on heading to ESL on Thursday. My top pick for Friday night is Anywho #1 featuring Bradley Zero, Max D and the 1432R DJs at Bossa in Adams Morgan. I’ve been following Bradley Zero since randomly meeting him at The Boiler Room in London a couple of years back. Still kicking myself that I didn’t make it to his Rhythm Section party that weekend, but hoping to make up for it by catching him at Bossa on Friday. Throw in local DC heroes Max D and the 1432R DJs in the intimate surroundings of Bossa, and you’ve got all the ingredients for a proper knees up, and with door tax only $5, it’s a right bargain. Another great pick for Friday night is house legend Mark Farina with Joe L and Hugo Zapata at U Street Music Hall. Never mind Mark Farina, the supporting local line up is worth the price of admission alone. Expect a great night out at U Hall.

As mentioned earlier, my top pick for Saturday is Mike Huckaby with Anthony Naples and Team Zapata at Flash, with myself and Edo in the Flash Bar. That’s one serious line up, and I’ll be there even if I have to drag my record bag to Flash on foot. Another great bet on Saturday night is Jandro’s Dirtyfourth Birthday Bash at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts ClubJandro has assembled a huge line up of top local DJs going back to back all night, and I’m sure they’ll be in the party mood. The first time I ever went to Jimmy’s was for Push with Team Zapata and Joe L. back when Hurricane Irene hammered DC in 2011, so I can testify that it’s a great place to be during a severe weather event! A good bet for the grime fans on Saturday is Amalgamation with Sir Spyro, MC Twisty and MC Jumanji at Zeba Bar. The Amalgamation parties have a loyal following of heads, and I can’t see a few inches of snow holding them back.

On Sunday, top pick for the house heads is Eighteenth Street Lounge, with residents Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical working their magic in the gold room and main room respectively, while the Groovetop crew return with their hometown heroes series, featuring DJ Nav and Keenan. Techno heads should make their way to Soundcheck on Sunday night for Drumcode‘s Alan Fitzpatrick, ably supported by local favorite Oliver Caine.

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

Thursday Picks

ESL Thursday with Playlist featuring Jubilee & Mark in the Dark, Kristy La Rat & Mafe and The Latin Jazz Ensemble at Eighteenth Street Lounge

***CANCELLED*** Scuba with Jandro at Flash, with Triotech featuring Meynard Macol, DJ Octane and Janella Abidar in the Flash Bar ***CANCELLED***

The Business End with Wave Age & Philco ft. Throe at Velvet Lounge

Choice Sounds with Trev-ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Skylite DC presents House Rituals featuring Jandro at Masa 14

Friday Picks

***CANCELLED*** Anywho #1 featuring Bradley Zero, Max D and the 1432R DJs ***CANCELLED***

***POSTPONED*** Mark Farina with Joe L. and Hugo Zapata at U Street Music Hall ***POSTPONED***

*** CANCELLED *** Butch, Philip Goyette b2b Dansman at Flash, with Cider House Mules featuring Meegs, Sequoia and Hot Coffee in the Flash Bar *** CANCELLED ***

Saturday Picks

***CANCELLED***  Mike Huckaby, Anthony Naples, Team Zapata at Flash, with Edo and Andy Grant in the Flash Bar ***CANCELLED***

Jandro’s Dirtyfourth Birthday Bash with Martín Miguel B2B Jandro, DJ Nav B2B Boss Ross, Itzjack & Doctor D, Philco & Wave Age, Gamble & Puff and Steve Kirn B2B Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Amalgamation with Sir Spyro, MC Twisty and MC Jumanji at Zeba Bar

Brookland HiFi with Joe L. & Trevor Richards at Steel Plate

Sunday

ESL Sunday with Groovetop featuring Dj Nav & Keenan, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

***CANCELLED*** Alan Fitzpatrick with Oliver Caine at Soundcheck ***CANCELLED***

See below for the full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC over the weekend. Make sure you check the event page before you head out to make sure the event is still on. If the snow is as bad as the forecast suggests, I’m sure some events may be canceled or postponed. Whatever you end up doing, be safe and stay toasty. See you back here next week for more quality info on what’s good on the underground house music scene here in DC.

Thursday January 21

ESL Thursday with Playlist featuring Jubilee & Mark in the Dark, Kristy La Rat & Mafe and The Latin Jazz Ensemble at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee & Mark in the Dark at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/484655791741153/

Preview with Dainbramage at Flash

Preview with Dainbramage at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/179624542394696/

***CANCELLED***  Scuba with Jandro at Flash, with Triotech featuring Meynard Macol, DJ Octane and Janella Abidar in the Flash Bar ***CANCELLED***

Scuba with Sandro at Flash, with Triotech featuring Meynard Macol, DJ Octane and Tanella Abidar in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/484402785065138/

The Business End with Wave Age & Philco ft. Throe at Velvet Lounge

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/166888783670546/

Skylite DC presents House Rituals featuring Jandro at Masa 14

Skylite DC presents House Rituals featuring Jandro at Masa 14

Choice Sounds with Trev-ski a Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Choice sounds

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1653930751522884/

Tom size and Willy Joy at U Street Music Hall

Tom size feat Willy Joy at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/945646882190999/

Spirit & PRISM Present: Alchemy ft Fractal, Bunk Buddha, Space Bear and more at The Crown, Baltimore

Alchemy at the crown

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/944259695656320/

Friday January 22

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

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1493569837618319/

***CANCELLED***  Anywho #1 featuring Bradley Zero, Max D and the 1432R DJs ***CANCELLED***

Anywho #1 featuring Bradley Zero, Max D and the 1432R DJs at Bossa

***POSTPONED*** Mark Farina with Joe L. and Hugo Zapata at U Street Music Hall ***POSTPONED***

Mark Farina with Joe L. and Hugo Zapata at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1742991109257777/

*** CANCELLED *** Butch, Philip Goyette b2b Dansman at Flash, with Cider House Mules featuring Meegs, Sequoia and Hot Coffee in the Flash Bar *** CANCELLED ***

Butch, Philip Goyette b2b Dansman at Flash, with Cider House Mules featuring Meegs, Sequoia and Hot Coffee in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/864026880361736/

*** CANCELLED *** ESL Friday with Greenwood Rhythm Coalition, Jahsonic & Stylus Chris at Eighteenth Street Lounge *** CANCELLED ***

ESL Friday

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

A Night Out with V-Coch at Dunya

a night with v-coch

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1162956797065324/

Friday Night Sessions with Childsplay, Rodd Sim and Cheryl Tutt at Cloak & Dagger

Friday Night Sessions with Childsplay, Rodd Sim and Cheryl Tutt at Cloak & Dagger

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1275441429140125/

QuadTech feat. Octane, Janella Abidar, Noise Theory & Harold Figueroa at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

QuadTech feat. Octane, Janella Abidar, Noise Theory & Harold Figueroa at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1962543083971657/

***CANCELLED*** 4U Social One Year Anniversary with Mate Masie and Sly Wonder at Black Cat Backstage ***CANCELLED***

4U Social One Year Anniversary with Mate Masie and Sly Wonder at Black Cat Backstage

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1081193105247419/

The Birthday Club with Dromme & Dj Paul Howard at Bravo Bar

The Birthday Club with Dromme & Dj Paul Howard at Bravo Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/940161722733659/

Glitter with DJ Deedub Tezrah at Zeba Bar

Glitter with DJ Deedub Tezrah at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/508126809365595/

Square wave with DJ Lucas King at The Crown, Baltimore

Square wave with DJ Lucas King at The Crown, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1025040524223942/

Saturday January 23

***CANCELLED***  Mike Huckaby, Anthony Naples, Team Zapata at Flash, with Edo and Andy Grant in the Flash Bar ***CANCELLED***

Mike Huckaby, Anthony Naples, Team Zapata at Flash, with Edo and Andy Grant in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/500533286794397/

Jandro’s Dirtyfourth Birthday Bash with Martín Miguel B2B Jandro, DJ Nav B2B Boss Ross, Itzjack & Doctor D, Philco & Wave Age, Gamble & Puff and Steve Kirn B2B Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

jandroMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1310403018986258/

Amalgamation with Sir Spyro, MC Twisty and MC Jumanji at Zeba Bar

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/416982408493587/

ESL Saturday with Natasha Diggs, DJ Provoke, Philip Goyette & Chris Brooks at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday

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

The Milk Chocolate City Collectiv Radio Show on www.cyberjamz.com

The Milk Chocolate City Collectiv on (www.cyberjamz.com)

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1312139628812126/

***POSTPONED*** Technasia with Shaded, Alex Eljaiek at U Street Music Hall ***POSTPONED***

Technasia with Shaded, Alex Eljaiek at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1647245538850741/

Brookland HiFi with Joe L. & Trevor Richards at Steel Plate

Brookland HiFi with Joe L. & Trevor Richards at Steel Plate

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/545767742266936/

***POSTPONED*** Cotton Candy Universe at The Paradox, Baltimore ***POSTPONED***

Cotton Candy Universe at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1643914269184184/

Sunday January 24

Industry Brunch w/ CMPTVR CLVB at Philos

 Industry Brunch w/ CMPTVR CLVB at Philos

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1737803306441321/

ESL Sunday with Groovetop featuring Dj Nav & Keenan, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Groovetop w/ Dj Nav & Keenan at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/936668886369818/

***Cancelled*** Alan Fitzpatrick with Oliver Caine at Soundcheck ***Cancelled***

Alan Fitzpatrick with Oliver Caine at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1005346899523874/

*** POSTPONED *** Miami Horror with MOTHXR, Foreign Air at 9:30 Club *** POSTPONED ***

Miami Horror with MOTHXR, Foreign Air at 9:30 Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1508460222814147/

Keenan & Smudge present Satellite Sundays at The Satellite Room

Keenan & Smudge present Satellite Sundays at The Satellite RoomMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720354444862125/

Wax & Wane II with Curse & Aphreaq at Ottobar, Baltimore

Wax & Wane II with Curse & Aphreaq at Ottobar, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/505556742979911/

MAL Underground 2016

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This weekend, thousands of revelers from all over the globe will descend on our nation’s capital for the annual Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend, usually just called MAL. Organized by the Centaurs Motorcycle Club and hosted at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, MAL brings together the leather, kink, fetish and larger queer community with an exhibit hall, vendors, demonstrations, DJ parties, a Mr. Leather Contest, and, yes, lots of kinky sex up in the hotel rooms.

For many MAL participants, the excitement of everything going on in the hotel prevents many of them from venturing out into DC. But, mirroring what’s going on in gay communities across North America, the “queer underground” has been diversifying MAL’s offerings by throwing supporting or unofficial parties elsewhere, and re-shaping the sound and atmosphere in the process.

This year’s schedule is certainly the most ambitious, with acts like Horse Meat Disco coming to town from London and Pittsburgh’s Honcho party hosting its own event. Even the official closing party has booked Ultra Naté at 9:30 Club, a clear diversion from its more circuit-sounding roots.

So much like the Pride Underground listings I put together back in June (worth a re-visit, for my thoughts on gays and straights sharing underground spaces), I’ve compiled my listings for the MAL Underground below, with tips and tricks along the way to make this your best (or maybe first) MAL Weekend ever!

Thursday Picks

Shirtless Scandals @ Blackout Underwear Party at Green Lantern

Musically speaking, there isn’t much interesting going on Thursday night for MAL, but if you want to kick off the weekend right, look no further than the Green Lantern for the timeless tradition- Shirtless Men Drink Free happy hour from 10-11pm. To kick things up for MAL, they’ve invited those piggy boys from DC’s gay rugby team, The Washington Scandals, to host, and are also having an underwear party immediately following Shirtless.

Best Above Ground
Welcome to DC – MAL Weekend at The Eagle
(Sidenote: The Eagle will be hosting events all weekend long, and there is even a free shuttle for MAL weekend package ticket holders. Hopefully this will be a good weekend for DC’s only leather bar that will translate into year-round support!)

Friday Picks

MAL Exhibitor Hall at The Hyatt Regency
The Exhibitor Hall and Marketplace open on Friday at 4PM and is open til 10PM. There will be a entry fee to get in (I believe $10). Friday is a good time to go as it won’t be crazy packed yet. There will definitely be a lot of leather goods, sex toys and poppers for sale from various vendors. Demonstrations such as flogging may be on display. There will be a puppy pen.. and no I’m not talking about actual dogs. For anyone new to kink events like MAL, remember that while all the bears, otters, and pups may make it feel like a zoo, please don’t treat it like one. Keep an open mind and any snickering to yourselves. That disclaimer applies for all other events too.
(Sidenote: The Exhibitor Hall is also open on Saturday from 10:00AM-6:00PM and on Sunday from 11:00AM-5:00PM).

FURBALL DC @ MAL feat. HONCHO (PGH) at The Black Cat

If we’ve chatted in the past year or so, chances are I’ve already preached the Honcho and Hot Mass gospel to you. But for the unfamiliar, Hot Mass is an after-hours dance club below a bathhouse in downtown Pittsburgh, where Honcho holds down 1st Saturdays with an all-queer DJ lineup of incredible residents and guests from around the world. The freedom I felt when I first went to this party has kept me going back and back for more. Transporting Honcho’s special vibes is a daunting task, but they’ve had great success on the road too. TNX even teamed up with Honcho last year during MAL, and the love affair between our two cities and crews continues this weekend, as Honcho and NYC’s FURBALL take over Black Cat’s Main Room to kick the weekend into high gear. All three Honcho residents will be on hand- Aaron Clark, Clark Price & George D’adhemar.

Best Above Ground
CODE at Glorious Health Club
(Sidenote: CODE is a monthly gear party at a bathhouse, but will be operating on Friday AND Saturday night for MAL, with a free shuttle from the hotel for weekend package ticket holders).

Saturday Picks

Horse Meat Disco w/ DJ Lisa Frank & The NeedlExchange at U Street Music Hall
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After two years of throwing Pride parties together, The NeedlExchange (full-disclosure- I am a member), DJ Lisa Frank, and U Street Music Hall are now teaming up for MAL and are bringing in Horse Meat Disco to boot. Horse Meat Disco is no stranger to DC’s disco aficionados or anyone who has ventured out to big gay events like Bear Week in Provincetown, yet the London outfit have inexplicably never played in DC. That ends Saturday night for what is sure to be a raucous night of twirling with Horse Meat Disco members Severino and James Hillard on hand. Advanced tickets have already sold out, but there will be a limited number of tickets at the door. Get there early if you need one though.

Sunday Picks

Last Chance Tea Dance feat. DJs Scooter McCreight (Toronto) + Kevin O’Connor (SF) at Town
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Sunday afternoon tea dances are a gay institution that sadly seem to be disappearing. Thankfully, not only is Otter Crossing throwing a proper tea at Town Danceboutique, they’re also bringing in quality DJs from the queer underground: Scooter McCreight (Cub Camp/TRADE, Toronto) and Kevin O’Connor (Pound Puppy, San Francisco). TNX was lucky to DJ with Scooter and Kevin twice in 2015: first at Honcho’s already legendary Summer Campout and then again at Kevin’s Pound Puppy party during Folsom.
(Sidenote: Immediately following Tea at Town is WTF!? CRUISE SHIP // PU$$Y NOIR // JAXKNIFE // SALVADORA DALI at Town).

Best Above Ground
Dark & Twisted: The Official MAL Weekend Closing Dance at 9:30 Club w/ Ultra Naté
(Sidenote: Tickets are $35 advanced and $45 at the door for the closing party)

As I finish up these listings, I’m realizing most of these events seem hyper masculine. However, women are certainly involved in and are welcome at MAL events. While the presence of women is certainly more apparent at other leather events like Folsom in SF, I can assure you there will be zero tolerance for misogyny, racism, transphobia, or any other bullshit at these parties. Moreover, you do not have to be into leather to partake in the festivities. It’s a great opportunity to observe, dabble or revel in the kinkier side of life, even if it’s just for one long weekend. Have fun out there!

Author: Tommy Cornelis

 

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

Here we go again… every week I tell myself I’m taking a week off, yet every week I feel strangely compelled to fire up my laptop and start documenting all the underground house, techno, drum and bass and other electronic events in Washington DC for the approaching weekend. I guess there are worse habits, so I shouldn’t complain. Had a great time out and about last weekend, kicking off with shuffling between Kochi‘s new night Frequency at Zeba Bar and DJ Harvey and Young Marco at U Street Music Hall. It was great to see what Kochi is doing with event live streaming at Frequency. Really hoping this catches on. I’ll be joining Kochi and Sam “The Man” Burns behind the decks at the next Frequency on February 13th at Zeba Bar. Look out for the event on Facebook soon! Also amazing was seeing so many heads at U Street Music Hall on Friday for DJ Harvey. It was like a who’s who of the DC and Baltimore underground scenes, and the atmosphere was electric.  One of the best nights I’ve had at U Hall in a while.

Huge thanks to Rush Plus aka Jus Nowhere and Jackson Ryland for playing open to close for us at Body Werk at DC9 Nightclub on Saturday. The boys did an amazing job, and it was great to see the Silence in Metropolis crew out in support, including a rare sighting of Funkdamentalist, who is so rarely out these days I barely recognized him! Check out his Facebook page for details of his 48 tracks in 48 weeks project, and for free downloads of said tracks. If they’re all as good as the first one we’re all in for a real treat!

 

Huge thanks also to DJ Ramirez for giving me a hand behind the decks on the rooftop at Body Werk on Sunday, otherwise I wouldn’t have caught any of Rush Plus downstairs, and of course to the wonderful Katrina for all her hard work making Body Werk happen…and for putting up with all my bullshit. Sad to say that after packing up at DC9, I just didn’t have the energy to make the trip to The Paradox for Deep Sugar, which I’m truly regretting now. Hopefully next time.

OK, so on to this week. First up, we’ve got another edition of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast for you. This time around it’s a nice, deep, moody techno mix from DC local Sabeel Chohan for you to listen to while perusing your dance floor options for the coming weekend. Enjoy!

 

Speaking of the Meet the Locals Podcast, we’re always looking for new submissions from local DC DJs. Our focus is on underground house and techno, but DJs are welcome to showcase their own style, whatever the genre. The key criteria are that you should be from the DC / Baltimore region covered by this blog, and an active DJ on the scene here. We get so many quality mixes submitted to us, it had better be good! To submit a mix, please get in touch through the DC House Grooves Facebook page. We need a 1 to 2 hour mix, 320kbps mp2, a paragraph or two describing the mix, a promo pic, links to Facebook / SoundCloud / bio etc., and details of any upcoming gigs. Looking forward to hearing your mix!

Almost ready to get started on what’s happening this weekend. Almost. Before I get to the good stuff, I wanted to again invite any of you who would like to get involved and contribute to DC House Grooves to get in touch. My vision for the site is to include more columns about other aspects of the DC underground scene to cover more than just what’s going on each weekend, but the truth of the matter is just compiling and writing up the listings each week takes between 6 to 8 hours a week, and between my day job, keeping up on music, DJ preparation and performance and raising two kids, and the occasional shuffle on a dance floor, I simply don’t have time. If you’re interested in getting involved, hit me up through the DC House Grooves Facebook page. The pay is non-existent, but you’ll get full credit for anything you contribute, and take it from me, doing something positive for the scene gives you the warm and fuzzies.

Ok, finally getting to what we’re all here for. Not only is this weekend the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, it is also the Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend. I’ve included the main MAL Weekend events in this post, but for more detailed coverage, check out this post from our queer correspondent Tommy Cornelis.

MAL Underground 2016

I’m going to stick with last week’s format of listing out my top picks for the weekend, then getting into the full listings with event images. Let me know if that works for you. First, though, I wanted to call out a few events that deserve a mention this week.  On Thursday I’ll be joining producer extraordinaire, incredible DJ and good friend Jubilee behind the decks on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge for Playlist. Always look forward to a music session with Jubilee! Santa was good to me this Christmas, so looking forward to giving a stack of new vinyl a workout.

ESL Thursday with Playlist with Jubilee and Andy Grant, DJ Provoke and The Latin Jazz Ensemble at Eighteenth Street Lounge

On Friday night, From Dusk Til Dawn featuring Timmy Regisford, DJ SoulSarah Myers and R&B at a super special secret warehouse location is the hot ticket in town, bringing a taste of Shelter to the DC underground. I love what the Soul Theory team are going for with these parties, and they deserve our support. Timmy Regisford is a force of nature behind the decks, and with a super strong line up of local favorites in support, this one will be amazing. Don’t sleep on grabbing your $20 advanced tickets (a bargain for this line up), as price will be higher on the door.

Dusk Til Dawn with Timmy Regisford, DJ Soul, R&B & Sarah Myers at Secret Location

On Saturday, I’m loving the sound of That’s House: True School Jam Session with Sam BurnsDJ Leon and DJ Mate Masie at Urban Artistry. Check out the event page for full details, but the That’s House concept sounds awesome to me.

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On Sunday, Daytime Discoteque featuring DJ AakmaelDJ NavGerald Norton and HOT COFFEE is the hot ticket. A daytime party in a secret location in NW with a capacity of up to 50 featuring DJ Aakmael sounds almost too good to be true to me, and with advanced tickets only $10, the price of admission is hardly a concern. Hurry, though. This one will sell out!

Daytime Discothèque feat. Dj Aakmael w/ Dj Nav, Gerald Norton, HOT COFFEE at Secret Location

Here’s the full list of picks for the coming weekend. You’ll find the flyer images and event links in the full listings section below.

Thursday Picks:

ESL Thursday: Playlist with Jubilee and Andy Grant, DJ Provoke and The Latin Jazz Ensemble at Eighteenth Street Lounge

House Rituals Heather Femia & Jandro Rod at Masa 14

David Bowie Tribute with The Metaphysical at The Rock and Roll Hotel

Friday Picks:

Dusk Til Dawn with Timmy Regisford, DJ Soul, R&B & Sarah Myers at Secret Location

Matrixxman, Gardens of God, Edo at Flash, with Charles Martin and Hugo Da Recorder in the Flash Bar

ESL Friday with DJ Raw & Anoosh, Joe L and Juan Zapata, Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

WORK ft. Ypset, Jandro & Philco at Backbar

Vague Output and Lampoon Present at The Crown, Baltimore

4 Hours of Funk featuring GE-OLOGY, Graham & Fleg at The Windup Space

Saturday Picks:

“That’s House”: True School Jam Session with Sam “The Man” Burns, DJ Leon and DJ Mate Masie at Urban Artistry

Horse Meat Disco with DJ Lisa Frank & The NeedlExchange: MAL Weekend at U Street Music Hall

Juan Maclean [DJ Set] (DFA), Ozker at Flash with #BODYFEEL featuring Juan Zapata, Dansman & Throe in the Flash Bar

ESL Saturday with Victor Simonelli, DJ Nav, Chris Brooks & Meistro at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sundry Goods with Pacific Fur Company at Steel Plate

Sunday Picks:

Daytime Discothèque featuring Dj Aakmael with DJ Nav, Gerald Norton, HOT COFFEE at Secret Location

Prescription with Brutal Disco, Hot Coffee, Team Zapata at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

ESL Sunday MLK Edition with Sam “The Man” Burns, Farid & Chris Styles, The Metaphysical & Mr. Bonkerz + Sundays Workshop with Aphrosoul Lukumi & Benoit Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Church MLK Weekend Edition featuring Meegs, Leonardo Lee & Philco at The Huxley

The Real Odell’s Reunion with Wayne Davis, Tony Fashaw & DJ Pope at The Paradox, Baltimore

That’s it for this week’s picks. Please see below for  the full listings for the weekend, including event links and flyer images. If you know about an event that isn’t in the list, please let me know through the DC House Grooves Facebook page. Make sure you come back next week for all the best information on the underground house and electronic music scene here in Washington DC. Got a real nice podcast lined up for next week, too! See you on the dance floor.

Thursday January 14

ESL Thursday: Playlist with Jubilee and Andy Grant, DJ Provoke and The Latin Jazz Ensemble at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Thursday with Playlist with Jubilee and Andy Grant, DJ Provoke and The Latin Jazz Ensemble at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1532035587094284/

Soundwave Selection + at Songbird House & Record Cafe

Soundwave Selection + at Songbird House & Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/496810743833531/ 

Preview Hotdogs & House Music with Colin C and Johnny Flash at Flash

Preview Hotdogs & House Music with Colin C and Johnny Flash at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/950506801701505/

C.I.A. Records Tour at Flash

C.I.A. Records Tour at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1698527980368300/

David Bowie Tribute with The Metaphysical at the Rock and Roll Hotel

David Bowie Tribute with The Metaphysical at the Rock and Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1564545490502096/

House Rituals Heather Femia & Jandro Rod at Masa 14

House Rituals Heather Femia & Jandro Rod at Masa 14

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/899542660161630/

Treasure Fingers with Landis LaPace and Wave Age at U Street Music Hall

Treasure Fingers with Landis LaPace and Wave Age at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/952503171497416/

Fun & Bass with Patrick Currier, Rodd Sim, Harold Figueroa and more at Revolution Darts & Billiards, Centreville

Fun & Bass with Patrick Currier, Rodd Sim, Harold Figueroa and more at Revolution Darts & Billiards, Centreville

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/528010620712940/

Friday January 15

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

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/216883415317171/

Dusk Til Dawn with Timmy Regisford, DJ Soul, R&B & Sarah Myers at Secret Location

Dusk Til Dawn with Timmy Regisford, DJ Soul, R&B & Sarah Myers at Secret Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1515963112065472/

Matrixxman, Gardens of God, Edo at Flash, with Charles Martin and Hugo Da Recorder in the Flash Bar

Matrixxman, Gardens of God, Edo at Flash, with Charles Martin and Hugo Da Recorder in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1518596105135429/

ESL Friday with DJ Raw & Anoosh, Joe L and Juan Zapata, Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Fridays

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

WORK featuring Ypset, Jandro, & Philco at Backbar

WORK ft. Ypset, Jandro, & Philco at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/432195556971472/

Chrome Sparks with Moon Diagrams, Lance Neptune at U Street Music Hall

Chrome Sparks with Moon Diagrams, Lance Neptune at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1690895641196882/

A Night Out with DJ V_COCH at Dunya

A Night Out with DJ V_COCH at Dunya

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1162956797065324/

Vague Output and Lampoon Present at The Crown, Baltimore

Vague Output and Lampoon Present at The Crown, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/574349516051448/

4 Hours of Funk featuring GE-OLOGY, Graham & Fleg at The Windup Space

4 Hours of Funk featuring GE-OLOGY, Graham & Fleg at The Windup Space

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1548225145500860/

Pulse Fridays Present The MLK Weekend Kick-Off with Special Guest DJ Michael Joyner and DJ Biskit at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse Fridays Present The MLK Weekend Kick-Off with Special Guest DJ Michael Joyner and DJ Biskit at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/792374054224510/

We Love House presents The Boys from Illinios with Terry Thompson, DJ Pope and Jerry Haley at The Red Maple, Baltimore

We Love House presents The Boys from Illinios with Terry Thompson, DJ Pope and Jerry Haley at The Red Maple, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/526454034176464/

Saturday January 16

The Milk Chocolate City Collectiv Radio Show on www.cyberjamz.com

The Milk Chocolate City Collectiv on (www.cyberjamz.com)

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1312139628812126/

“That’s House”: True School Jam Session with Sam “The Man” Burns, DJ Leon and DJ Mate Masie at Urban Artistry

Thats house

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/587458531401816/

Juan Maclean [DJ Set] (DFA), Ozker at Flash, with #BODYFEEL ft. Juan Zapata, Dansman & Throe in the Flash Bar

Juan Maclean at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/196761077333208/

Horse Meat Disco w/ DJ Lisa Frank & The NeedlExchange: MAL Weekend at U Street Music Hall

Horse Meat Disco at U Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/613947798747700/

ESL Saturday with Victor Simonelli, DJ Nav, Chris Brooks & Meistro at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday

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

Sundry Goods with Pacific Fur Company at Steel Plate

Sundry Goods at Steel Plate

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1068038806549932/

Rich Medina with Jahsonic and Sharkey at Sticky Rice

Rich Medina with Jahsonic and Sharkey at Sticky Rice

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/999765740061819/

Groove Control Saturday: Featuring Computa Games at Songbird Music House & Record Cafe

Groove Control Saturday: Featuring Computa Games at Songbird Music House & Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/530329083802734/

ElectroFringe at the 9:30 Club Back Bar

ElectroFringe at the 9:30 Club Back Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1083811825041861/

Sunday January 17

Daytime Discothèque feat. Dj Aakmael w/ Dj Nav, Gerald Norton, HOT COFFEE at Secret Location

Daytime Discothèque feat. Dj Aakmael w/ Dj Nav, Gerald Norton, HOT COFFEE at Secret Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1183294138365467/

Prescription w/ Brutal Disco, Hot Coffee, Team Zapata at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/422403011298353/

ESL Sunday MLK Edition with Sam “The Man” Burns, Farid & Chris Styles, The Metaphysical & Mr. Bonkerz + Sundays Workshop with Aphrosoul Lukumi & Benoit Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday MLK Edition with Sam "The Man" Burns, Farid & Chris Styles, The Metaphysical & Mr. Bonkerz + Sundays Workshop with Aphrosoul Lukumi & Benoit Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1670585683220092/

Church MLK Weekend Edition featuring Meegs, Leonardo Lee & Philco at The Huxley

Church MLK Weekend Edition featuring Meegs, Leonardo Lee & Philco at The Huxley

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1678334212443268/

The Real Odell’s Reunion with Wayne Davis, Tony Fashaw & DJ Pope at The Paradox, Baltimore

The Real Odell's Reunion with Wayne Davis, Tony Fashaw & DJ Pope at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/918444481603780/

Dark and Twisted Official Closing Party of MAL Weekend featuring Ultra Naté at 9:30 Club

Dark and Twisted Official Closing Party of MAL Weekend featuring Ultra Naté at 9:30 Club

More details: http://www.leatherweekend.com/dark-twisted-dance/

Daylight DJ Divine Birthday MLK Weekend at at The Tavern Fire Station One

Daylight

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1055580501130864/

Matador (Live) at Soundcheck

Matador live at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1039222406097891/

Last Chance Tea Dance MAL Weekend feat. DJs Scooter McCreight and Kevin O’Connor at Town Danceboutique

Last chance tea dance at Town

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1679194725682555/

Flashy Sundays MLK Weekend with DJ TWiN and Sean Morris at Flash

Flashy Sundays MLK Weekend with DJ TWiN and Sean Morris at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1660170484270591/

Keenan & Smudge present Satellite Sundays at The Satellite Room

Keenan & Smudge present Satellite Sundays at The Satellite RoomMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720354444862125/

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

Happy New Year! I hope you’re all recovered from the New Year’s Eve / New Year’s Day silliness and are ready to get back into it.  Kinda taking a week off from the writing aspect of the Weekend Round Up this week. I’ve thrown together the usual listings, but no time for the write up. I wish I did have time to do it all justice, because DC is kicking off the new year in style, with heavy hitters such as the legendary  DJ HarveyYoung MarcoOscar P and M.A.N.D.Y. coming to town, along with the kick off of Kochi‘s new all local’s night Frequency, a very special Body Werk featuring local production duo Rush Plus, and of course the first Deep Sugar of the new year at the soon-to-close-forever Paradox in Baltimore. Tick tock. Oh well… this will have to do. Oh, and if you claim to love underground dance music and culture, but you’re not there for Harvey at U Street Music Hall on Friday, you’d better have a good excuse. Anyway, my picks for the weekend are:

Thursday:

Playlist with Jubilee Ramirez

PreviewCadenceLadies of the Underground at Flash

Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette Throe at Velvet Lounge

Friday:

Harvey with Young Marco and Graham Hatke at U Street Music Hall

Frequency with KochiRamirez Tim Jackson

Oscar P with John Jazz and Chris Brooks at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Saturday:

Digging in the Crates with DJ Kool FlashTerrance HancockAndy Grant and DJ Marv at Joe’s Record Paradise

Body Werk with Rush PlusAndy Grant and visuals by [capsaicin] at DC9 Nightclub

Deep Sugar with Byron Stingily and Inaya Day Live, Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Jihad Muhammad, Wayne Davis, Leon Amos, Donny Burlin, Ken Lazee, Scottie B, Shawn Caesar, The Elders, Mookie Wizzo, Shawn Q & Lonnie Fisher at The Paradox, Baltimore

M.A.N.D.Y. [Philipp Jung], Philco, Heather Femia at Flash with Bil Todd & Tommy Cornelis in the Flash Bar

Sunday:

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Mr Bonkerz and Groovetop “Home Town Heroes” w/ Chris Nitti & Jandro at Eighteenth Street Lounge

You can find the full listings for the weekend below, along with all the flyers and event links. Make sure you come by the rooftop and say hi if you come to Body Werk on Saturday. I hope you all have an amazing time this weekend! Don’t forget to check back next week for all the best info on what’s what on the underground scene here in DC.

Thursday January 7

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1003776196355933/

Preview – Hotdogs & House Music at Flash

Preview - Hotdogs & House Music at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547985765520389/

Cadence & Amalgamation present Dub Phizix + MC Strategy at Flash with Ladies of the Underground featuring Jett Chandon, Meegs & Sarah Myers in the Flash Bar

Cadence & Amalgamation present Dub Phizix + MC Strategy at Flash with Ladies of the Underground featuring Jett Chandon, Meegs & Sarah Myers in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/312769938893237/

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

tranmission 44

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/191656467851977/

Choice Sounds with Trev-ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Choice Sounds with Trev-ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/936808969742031/

Animal House presents: Russian Xmas Party at Reverb, Baltimore

Animal House presents: Russian Xmas Party at Reverb, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/502003523294072/

Friday January 9

Rodriguez Jr LiVE, Anthea, Jubilee at Flash, with The Dance Party Chronicles featuring Martín Miguel and DJ Remote Ctrl in the Flash Bar

Rodriguez Jr LiVE, Anthea, Jubilee at Flash, with The Dance Party Chronicles featuring Martín Miguel and DJ Remote Ctrl in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/157841587906751/

DJ Harvey & Young Marco with Graham Hatke at U Street Music Hall

Rodriguez Jr LiVE, Anthea, Jubilee at Flash, with The Dance Party Chronicles featuring Martín Miguel and DJ Remote Ctrl in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/903975219689419/

Frequency featuring DJ Kochi, Ramirez & Tim Jackson at Zeba Bar

Rodriguez Jr LiVE, Anthea, Jubilee at Flash, with The Dance Party Chronicles featuring Martín Miguel and DJ Remote Ctrl in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1510450185921767/

ESL Friday with Oscar P, John Jazz & Chris Brooks at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday

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Modern Class with Trev-ski, DJ Provoke & Fulano at The Looking Glass Lounge

Modern Class with Trev-ski, DJ Provoke & Fulano at The Looking Glass Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1541581779498796/

Dance Dance Dance: A Haruki Murakami-Inspired Affair

Modern Class with Trev-ski, DJ Provoke & Fulano at The Looking Glass Lounge

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Pulse Fridays Presents “The Maestro” DJ Jerome Hicks! at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse Fridays Presents "The Maestro" DJ Jerome Hicks! at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1704444989787686/

Saturday January 10

Digging in the crates, 4 the love of the culture at Joe’s Record Paradise

Digging in the crates, 4 the love of the culture at Joe’s Record Paradise

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1609834985937861/

Body Werk with Rush Plus, Andy Grant and visuals by [capsaicin] at DC9 Nightclub

Body Werk

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/439562326237498/

Deep Sugar with Byron Stingily and Inaya Day Live, Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Jihad Muhammad, Wayne Davis, Leon Amos, Donny Burlin, Ken Lazee, Scottie B, Shawn Caesar, The Elders, Mookie Wizzo, Shawn Q & Lonnie Fisher at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar with Byron Stingily and Inaya Day Live, Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Jihad Muhammad, Wayne Davis, Leon Amos, Donny Burlin, Ken Lazee, Scottie B, Shawn Caesar, The Elders, Mookie Wizzo, Shawn Q & Lonnie Fisher at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/753763328063506/

M.A.N.D.Y. [Philipp Jung], Philco, Heather Femia at Flash with Bil Todd & Tommy Cornelis in the Flash Bar

M.A.N.D.Y. [Philipp Jung], Philco, Heather Femia at Flash with Bil Todd & Tommy Cornelis in the Flash Bar

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ESL Saturday with Carol C and Double A at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday

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

 

Mischief & Beemore present: Cross-Pollination feat. Soohan at Zeba Bar

Mischief DC cross pollination

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/489307007915164/

REV909: Daft Punk/French House Tribute and Indie Classics with Will Eastman and Ozker at U Street Music Hall

REV909: Daft Punk/French House Tribute and Indie Classics with Will Eastman and Ozker at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/600930180038657/

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

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

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The zacheser birthday party with zacheser, Meegs, Dean Douglas Sullivan and Jacq Jill at The Looking Glass Lounge, Petworth

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

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Sunday January 10

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Mr Bonkerz and Groovetop ” Home Town Heroes” w/ Chris Nitti & Jandro at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday

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Keenan & Smudge present Satellite Sundays at The Satellite Room

Keenan & Smudge present Satellite Sundays at The Satellite RoomMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720354444862125/