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

Well last weekend was nothing short of amazing. So many great events in and around DC! On Friday we started out our evening at U Street Music Hall for DJ Pierre with R&B, although it was just B this time, since R couldn’t make it due to an injury (Get well soon, Rosario!). Benoit got the crowd warmed up just right, but despite a strong start, DJ Pierre didn’t hold our attention for long. We went in with high hopes, but it just didn’t do it for us. We then headed down to Flash to check out Vanniety Kills‘ new night Ladies of the Underground in the Flash Bar. The ladies didn’t disappoint! We’re hoping this becomes a regular platform for local female DJs to showcase their talents. The big surprise of the night was Just Be (Bushwacka!) upstairs in the main room at Flash. We went in with low expectations, but danced our asses off until the lights went on. It helped that Flash was not filled to capacity, and there was plenty of room to throw shapes on the dancefloor without elbowing someone in the face. A really great night. We were back at Flash on Saturday for Secretsundaze with Giles Smith and James Priestley. As expected, their tunes were on point. Indeed, I would go as far as to say that Giles’ set was some of the best house music I have heard on the Flash sound system. Looking forward to seeing them again at Flash soon. Despite best laid plans, we never made it up to Jimmy Valentines for Joe L.‘s long running monthly Push, but we heard it was a great night.

On Sunday we headed up to the Dirty Bar rooftop for Sundays Rooftop with house legend Jovonn, and as always there was a great vibe. It’s a shame more people didn’t come out to hear Jovonn, because he really delivered the goods. We also checked out Sunglass Sundays for Jay Tripwire‘s set, and we liked what we heard! There was a great crowd of happy, smiling faces, and we’re looking forward to more this season. Unfortunately we didn’t make it up to The Gryphon for Sunday Confessions, but we hope to check it out soon. This coming Sunday they have Lisa Moody from Deep Sugar behind the decks, with one of our favorite local DJs, DJ Double 07. Check it out if you can.

And so on to the round up for the weekend August 14 to August 17, and as always DC has so much to offer. Andy Grant from DC House Grooves will be playing at Dusk in the Flash Bar on Saturday, and at The House That U Built on the Dirty Bar rooftop on Sunday. We hope to see some DC House Grooves fans coming out to support! Also, we’re doing another free ticket giveaway this week, this time for Green Velvet w/ Bordello and Outputmessage at U Street Music Hall this coming Friday. Check the DC House Grooves Facebook page for details of how to enter.

Thursday August 14

Cadence + Forward present: DJ EZ at Flash

THU Aug 14 | Cadence + Forward present: DJ EZ at FlashOur top pick for Thursday night is something pretty special. The Cadence and Forward crews have joined forces to bring UK garage legend DJ EZ to main room at Flash, with support from local DJ / producer DJ Nav and Jett Chandon. If that isn’t enough, downstairs in the Flash Bar you’ll find Refugee, Yola, Bashee, Vanniety Kills & Metaphysical. A veritable explosion of garage goodness, the like of which you probably won’t find again in DC for some time. We’ll also be celebrating local legend Graham Jackson‘s birthday, so expect the unexpected.  Absolutely 100% essential! Advanced tickets are available for $12 from Eventbrite, more on the door. 21+.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/668579849899245/

Foundation ft. DJ Kostas, Double 07 and David Gandy at Tropicalia

Thurs August 14th :: FOUNDATION ft. DJ Kostas, Double 07 and  David Gandy at TropicaliaIf garage isn’t your thing, and you’re in the mood for some proper house music, head to Foundation at Tropicalia for DJ Kostas, DJ Double 07 and David Gandy. Between them, these cats have more than 50 years experience behind the decks, and they’ll be bringing it to Tropicalia’s great sound system on Thursday night. Make sure you get there early for David Gandy and DJ Double 07′s sets. $5 cover, 21+.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/816955438317490/

DJ Double 07′s set on the DC House Grooves radio show earlier this year was one of our favorites. Check it out below for a taste of what to expect on Thursday:

 

Lost on Thursdays with S & M (Sarah Myers and Lisa Frank)

Lost on Thursdays with S & M (Sarah Myers and Lisa Frank)Heading upstairs to Lost Society, you’ll find S&M at the controls, otherwise known as Sarah Myers & Lisa Frank. Individually, these two know how to rock a dance floor, so them joining forces is kind of a big deal! Add the regular Lost on Thursdays crowd to the mix, and you’ve got a recipe for a good time. No cover, 21+, and all the usual drinks specials.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-on-Thursdays/199385430166806

Public Movement with Tony Smooth, David Rosenburg, Marat Leon & Osman

ublic Movement with Tony Smooth, David Rosenburg, Marat Leon & OsmanOver near Dupont Circle on the Public rooftop, a new bi-weekly Thursday rooftop party Public Movement is kicking off with DJs Tony Smooth, David Rosenberg, Marat Leon and Osman. This looks to be a great event, and we’re hoping for a huge success. We recommend getting there for David Rosenberg’s set. Rumor has it he blew the crowd away closing out Sunglass Sundays earlier in the season, and we’re sure he’s got some great tunes lined up for Thursday.  DC House Grooves’ very own Andy Grant is lined up for a future date at Public Movement, so let’s make sure this is a big success :) No cover.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1448360642094318

The Business End – A Nite of House & Nudisco w/ Philco

"THE BUSINESS END" - A NITE OF HOUSE & NUDISCO W/ PHILCOIf you’re looking for something a little more intimate on Thursday night, DC’s got a few more events lined up for you. First up, at Velvet Lounge is The Business End with Philco, which promises a night of House and New Disco. Well worth checking out on your way from Tropicalia / Lost Society to Flash or vice versa. 21+, no cover.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/314371305404774

Marx Cafe presents: DJ Genna & Christauff

THU Aug 14 Marx Cafe presents: DJ Genna & ChristauffUp in Mount Pleasant, DJ Christauff‘s monthly residency at Marx Cafe brings Baltimore’s DJ Genna to the DJ booth. A great option for some quality house music over a few beers.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1463400747247561/

Fusion Thursdays - Progressive and Electro House edition

Fusion Thursdays - Progressive and Electro House editionFinally for Thursday, over at The New Zanzibar, Fusion Thursdays have their Progressive and Electro House edition, with DJ Daryl Northrop, Confetti and Atlas & P-Body. Progressive house and electro don’t get much of a look in on the DC scene, so if this is your thing, get yourself down to The New Zanzibar on Thursday night. The party kicks off at 7pm. 21+, no cover & lots of drinks specials.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1543434399211522/

Friday August 15

Green Velvet w/ Bordello, Outputmessage

Green Velvet w/ Bordello, OutputmessageIf you made it through Thursday night and a full day of work on Friday and you’re up for more, then there’s plenty to choose from. Our top pick for Friday night is Chicago house legend Green Velvet with support from Bordello and local producer Outputmessage at U Street Music Hall. A regular visitor to U Street Music Hall, Green Velvet is sure to give that sound system a work out. DC House Grooves is giving away two free tickets to this event to one lucky winner. For details of how to enter, head over to the DC House Grooves Facebook page. If you’re not the lucky winner, don’t worry. Cover is $12, but it is free before 11pm for 21+. Ages 18-20 entry by advanced ticket only.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1498283190389968/

FOCUS: Steve Rachmad, Boss Ross, Oliver Caine + Composite at Flash

FOCUS: Steve Rachmad, Boss Ross, Oliver Caine + Composite at FlashHeading down U Street to Flash you’ll find their regular techno night Focus with Steve Rachmad (Get Physical, Rejected) aka Sterac, supported by Boss Ross and Oliver Caine, so expect some proper techno. Down in the Flash Bar, the Composite crew will be doing their thing, with SimonTzeech and Jenndevious holding things down. Cover is $12, with a complimentary drink if you get there before 11pm.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/647853668625866

ESL Fridays

Eighteenth Street Lounge FridayOver at Eighteenth Street Lounge, you’ll find their regular Friday night lineup, with Fort Knox Five vs. Thunderball and Chris Brooks in the main room, Enea in the gold room and The Metaphysical out on the patio, with All That Jazz in the jazz room. Always a great bet for a varied musical selection under one roof. No cover.

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

4 Hours of Funk Ft. Cosmo Baker

4 HOURS OF FUNK :: FRI 8/15 :: FT. COSMO BAKERIf you’re up in Baltimore and you feel like 4 hours of funk, disco, boogie and all that good stuff, be sure to check out 4 Hours of Funk at The Windup Space. This time around their guest is Cosmo Baker (The Rub, NYC / Philly), with support from residents Graham and Fleg. Free until 10.30pm, $5 after. 21+.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/683033818444490/

Saturday August 16

Bump ‘n Grind at Tropicalia w/ Special Guest VINCENT LEMIEUX & Joe L

Bump 'n Grind at Tropicalia w/ Special Guest VINCENT LEMIEUX & Joe LAnd so on to Saturday, where our top pick is Bump’n’Grind at Tropicalia with special guest Vincent Lemieux (Musique Risquee, Mutek) supported by Bump’n’Grind resident Joe L. For those that don’t know, Bump’n’Grind is a forthcoming coffee shop / record shop in Silver Spring, and in anticipation of the opening, the Bump’n’Grind crew have been throwing a series of all vinyl parties this year, with amazing guests such as Eddie C and Amir Alexander, amongst others. These have been some of the best parties we’ve been to this year, and this looks to be no exception. While we’re not familiar with Vincent Lemieux, if the Bump’n’Grind crew are booking him, you’re in for a treat. We also rate Joe L as one of the most versatile and talented local DJs, so we highly recommend getting there early for his set. If that’s not enough incentive, there’s a free Captain Morgan White Rum cocktail waiting for the first 100 people through the door. $5, 21+.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/608152952634375/

Nick Curly w/ Lovecraft at Flash

Nick Curly w/ Lovecraft at FlashSaturday night at Flash brings Nick Curly (Cocoon Ibiza, 8-bit Records / DE) to the main floor, supported by former DC local Lovecraft (No.19 / NYC). Expect them to give the Funktion One sound system and proper work out with some deep and tracky tech house. $15 all night, with a complimentary drink if you get there before 11pm. 21+.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/418045115000235/

Dusk in the Flash Bar

Dusk in the Flash BarDown in the Flash Bar there’s a new event, Dusk, promising quality house music with club classics from a lineup of locals including DJ ChristopherByron B-Note Brown, DJ Soul, and Andy Grant from DC House Grooves. We’re really excited about this one, and hope it becomes a regular event. Andy will be closing out the night in the bar, playing an all vinyl set of the finest house music, old and new. If you like what we’re doing with the weekend roundup, please come out and show your support for DC House Grooves! There is no cover for this event if you stay down in the Flash Bar.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/886851328011321/

Degenerate with Pacific Fur Company & Ron Jackson

Degenerate with Pacific Fur Company & Ron Jackson. 16 August 2014. Washington DC.Over at Jimmy Valentines in North East on Saturday night is Degenerate with Pacific Fur Company & Ron Jackson. This one is a bit of a mystery to us, but promises “underground house and techno for the degenerate”, which is a cause we can get behind 100%. The flyer is also seriously awesome. Jimmy Valentines’ location almost guarantees that the crowd will be 100% there for the music, so expect great music and a great vibe. We’re not going to be able to make it over there on Saturday, but we’d love to hear reports from this event. To anyone who attends, please be an honorary DC House Grooves correspondent and send us a review of the proceedings! No cover, 21+.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/655139857895147/

Souled Out! feat. Meegs, Raha Wala, and Shahid Buttar

SOULED OUT! feat. Meegs, Raha Wala, and Shahid ButtarFor eclectic jazz, funk and soul inspired house music in the neighborhood, check out Souled Out! at Zeba Bar with DJ Meegs, Raha Wala & Shahid Buttar, with support from Avy Mallik on guitar and Ethan Raptorstein on percussion. With live musicians adding to the vibe, this sounds like a great option if you can’t face the U Street crowds, and what’s more, there’s no cover.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/351463601683716/

ESL SaturdaysAs usual, Eighteenth Street Lounge has a fantastic lineup on Saturday night, and is your one-stop shop if you want a choice of DJs all under one roof. Farid (Rhythm & Culture) will be joined by special guest Jask (Thaisoul) in the Gold Room, Philip Goyette will be going back to back with Mr. Bonkerz on the Patio, and Tommy Cornelis will be holding things down in the Main Room. Up on the second floor, you’ll find The Devonte McCoy Quintet Feat. Mavis Water, with a DJ set from Graham Hatke (4 Hours of Funk, Baltimore). Always a good bet for Saturday night! No cover, 21+.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1479560832290507/

SubDistrick!! ODJ, Encryption, Matos + Lovelace, Julez, Kinetics, MC

SubDistrick!! ODJ, ENCRYPTION, MATOS+LOVELACE, JULEZ, KINETIKS MCFinally, if you’re looking for some drum and bass on Saturday night, stop by Backbar under the 9:30 Club, where the Subdistrick crew will be havin’ it large with a lineup including ODJ, EncryptionMatos + Lovelace, Julez and Kinetics MC. $5, 21+.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/356419517838820/

Sunday August 17

The House That U Built w/ LoveGrove, Andy Grant, C Dubz, Derick Atkins, Vanniety Kills

Sun Aug 17: The House That U Built w/ LoveGrove, Andy Grant, C Dubz, Derick Atkins, Vanniety KillsOn to Sunday, and our top pick is Vanniety Kills’ super awesome party The House That U Built on the Dirty Bar rooftop. This week features and amazing lineup of local DJs, including Vanniety Kills, Derick Atkins, C Dubz, Andy Grant from DC House Grooves, and LoveGrove. We couldn’t be more excited about this one, particularly the opportunity to hear LoveGrove close out the night on that fantastic Dynacord sound system. As always, Andy will be playing an all vinyl set of the finest house music, old and new, guaranteed to make your booty shake. If you appreciate what we are doing with the DC House Grooves blog, please come to the rooftop on Sunday and show your support. The party kicks off at 4pm, and there’s no cover all night!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/921491101199568/

Soundwaves Boat Party w/ Canson (live), Sarah Myers, Yaco | 8/17

Soundwaves Boat Party w/ Canson (live), Sarah Myers, Yaco | 8/17Also kicking off around 4pm is one of the last Soundwaves boat parties of the summer, with Canson (live), Sarah Myers and Yaco. If you’ve not checked out a Soundwaves party, get yourself a ticket and spend your Sunday afternoon sailing past DC’s monuments on the Boomerang Pirate Ship in the sunshine, grooving to quality sounds from Sounwaves’ fantastic lineup. Advanced tickets are available on Resident Advisor. There are still some $30 first release tickets available if you move fast. Make sure you get down to the dock in Georgetown with plenty of time to board. The boat leaves the dock at 4.30pm sharp.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1508948996004671

Sunday Confessions [Extended Sessions] w/ Lisa Moody & Double07

SUNDAY CONFESSIONS [Extended Sessions] w/ LISA MOODY & DOUBLE07 8/17/14For some late night action on Sunday night, check out Elektrik Eventz new night Sunday Confessions at The Gryphon, where they have a very special lineup of Lisa Moody (Deep Sugar, Girl Squad / Baltimore) and DJ Double 07. If you didn’t catch Lisa Moody at Deep Sugar last weekend, now’s your chance to catch her right here in Washington DC! This is also a great chance to hear DJ Double 07 delivering his unique blend of deep house and debauchery. Live visuals by Capsaicin. Door open at 8pm, no cover until 9pm, then $5 after, including one free drink. Not a bad deal!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/480421692094910/

ESL Sundays

ESL Sundays 8-17This week at ESL Sundays you’ll find the regular lineup of Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution in the Gold Room, The Metaphysical on the patio and Mr Bonkerz playing disco classics in the Main Room. Always a great bet if you want to go late on a Sunday night. No cover, 21+.

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

2Tuff presents Metalheadz DC

2Tuff presents Metalheadz DCIf you’re looking for your drum & bass fix on Sunday night, then U Street Music Hall is the place to be, with the 2Tuff Crew presenting Metalheadz DC, with Doc Scott (31 Records / Metalheadz, UK), DJ Bailey (Metalheadz / Ministry of Sound Radio / Serato Icon, UK), T.R.A.C (Bassdrive / Liquid V / 2Tuff, NYC) & Slant (2Tuff, DC). $10 advance tickets are available from http://www.ustreetmusichall.com/event/646541-doc-scott-bailey-washington/, $15 on the door. 18+.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1455824954667029

Zeba Sunday Sessions

Zeba Sunday Sessions Episode 29 - James MaberAnd finally for Sunday, Stylo and Christauff will be throwing the 29th edition of Zeba Sunday Sessions over at Zeba Bar in Columbia Heights, with special guest James Maber. Always a great option for quality underground deep techno, deep house, jackin’ house and more with a completely chillax vibe. No cover, happy hour from 5pm to 8pm.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/314222975421820/

Monday August 18

Motown on Mondays

Motown on MondaysIf you’ve made it through the weekend and you need somewhere to decompress after suffering through a tough Monday at work, check out Motown on Mondays at Den of Thieves, where DJ’s Dmac, Jayclue, and Rusty B. along with special guests will be spinning “originals, close relatives and exclusive remixes of your favorite Motown and soul songs”. A perfect place to meet up and swap stories from the weekend.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/650040735089751

And that wraps things up for another edition of the DC House Grooves weekend roundup. So many options for getting your groove on in the city this weekend! Don’t forget, for your pre- and post- game sound track, tune into DC House Grooves radio for quality underground house music from Washington, DC based DJs streaming 24/7:

DC House Grooves Radio

If you want your event considered for inclusion in the weekend round up, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page. Only underground house or electronic music events will be considered.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant

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

We’re back from our summer vacation and ready to dive in to another edition of the DC House Grooves weekend round up. We got back to DC on Sunday just in time to enjoy a couple of hours of The House That U Built at Dirty Bar, and as always there was a great vibe on the rooftop. While we didn’t make it out to anything else last weekend, we heard great reports about the new night Forecast at Backbar last Saturday, and the third edition of elev8 at Lima Lounge was a great success. However, the consensus seemed to be that Behrouz at Flash last Saturday was the major high point of the weekend. Indeed for a few hours over the weekend, our Facebook feeds were filling up with pics of happy smiling people on the Flash dance floor, dancing like it was going out of fashion.

Before we get into the round up, the first order of business this week is a free ticket giveaway for Chicago acid house legend DJ Pierre w/ R&B at U Street Music Hall this Friday. We have two tickets to give away to one lucky winner. To be in with a chance of winning, you first need to visit the DC House Grooves Facebook Page, and if you haven’t liked it already, please go ahead and Like the page. Next, check the DC House Grooves Facebook page on Thursday morning for a post explaining how to enter. You’ll need to move fast, as we’ll be selecting the lucky winner at 12pm on Friday. Good luck, and we’ll see you on the dance floor at U Street Music Hall on Friday night!

So without further ado, time to get into the round up for the weekend of August 7 to August 10. So many great events to choose from.

Thursday August 7

TRANSMISSION 4/4 w/ Kevin Yost (i Records, Circoloco) and Philip Goyette (Eighteenth Street Lounge)

TRANSMISSION 4/4 w/ Kevin Yost (i Records, Circoloco) and Philip Goyette (Eighteenth Street Lounge)Our top pick for Thurdsay night is Philip Goyette‘s new monthly night at Velvet Lounge on U Street, Transmission 4/4. Philip has been running a monthly night at Velvet Lounge for some time under the name Beats on Repeat, but this month the night is relaunching under the new name Transmission 4/4, with special guest, local super star Kevin Yost. Kevin has been rocking dance floors across the globe this summer, but on Thursday he’ll be rocking the intimate dance floor at Velvet Lounge, with support from Philip Goyette. This is a unique opportunity to catch Kevin doing what he does best at a small local venue. Essential for the true heads. I know we’ll be there! The party starts at 9pm. 21+ No cover.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/269254376601058

Lost Featuring Patrick Barry (SITH/Dusk Till Done)

08.07 Lost Featuring Patrick Barry (SITH/Dusk Till Done)Further up U Street at Lost Society is the regular Lost on Thursdays night with guest Patrick Barry (Dusk Till Done / Boston). Lost on Thursdays is our favorite weekly night in DC, and you’ll always find a great crowd on the dance floor. There’ll be the usual drinks specials, and as always there’s no cover.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/704844362916197/

Protect-u with Charanjit Singh

Protect-U with Charanjit Singh at TropicaliaThis one almost flew under our radar, but it’s kind of a big deal, particularly if you like your acid house and disco. Charanjit Singh will be performing his legendary album Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat live in his first visit to the US, with support from Protect-U (Future Times). If you’ve never heard of the album, time to get educated. Before the seminal producers in Chicago and Detroit had even thought of using a TB-303 to make dance music, in 1982 Charanjit Singh released this album of Indian music, re-imagined as electronic disco tracks.  This truly is the stuff of legend, and this is an amazing opportunity to catch a previously unknown electronic music innovator live on our doorstep.

Advanced tickets are $10: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/767357

$12 on the door.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1447498348834918/

Thursday August 7

Fusion Thursdays with 9/Strikes/Tiger, DJ Rick Next Door and DJ Daryl NorthropFinally on Thursday, the Fusion crew are at it again at the New Zanzibar, with DJs 9/Strikes/Tiger, DJ Rick Next Door and DJ Daryl Northrop. Expect a range of genres from house to breaks to electro as these guys work the dance floor. 7pm /21+ / No cover/ Drink specials!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/901032743259485/

Friday August 8

DJ Pierre w/ R&B  at U Street Music Hall

DJ Pierre w/ R&BOur top pick for Friday night is acid house and wild pitch legend DJ Pierre with R&B at U Street Music hall. We’ve been buying DJ Pierre’s records for over 20 years, and have long been fans of his wild pitch sound, so this one is a no brainer. Pair him with our favorite local DJ duo R&B, and you’ve got a perfect line up. Make sure you get there early for R & B. You won’t be disappointed! Cover is $10, but it is free before 12AM for 21+. Ages 18-20 by advanced ticket only. For a chance to win a pair of free tickets, like the DC House Grooves Page, and look out for instructions on how to enter on the page on Thursday morning.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1504253669789538

Just Be (Bushwacka!), Marko Peli, Edo at Flash

Just Be (Bushwacka!), Marko Peli, Edo at FlashHeading down U Street to Flash, the headliner is Just Be (aka Bushwacka!), supported by locals Edo and Marko Peli. We’ve long been fans of Bushwacka!, so will definitely be checking this out. Get there early to hear locals Edo and Marko. Cover is $12, with a free drink if you get there before 11pm.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/699116830141443

Ladies of the Underground ft AlexDB, c.hill, Djcbreeze, Lady Shah, La Veda, Vanniety Kills at Flash BarLadies of the Underground ft AlexDB, c.hill, Djcbreeze, Lady Shah, La Veda, Vanniety Kills at Flash BarDown in the Flash Bar, the hardest working DJ / promoter in town Vanniety Kills is throwing a new night Ladies of the Underground, with a strong all female lineup of local DJs including AlexDB, C.Hill, DJ CBreeze, Lady Shah, Vanniety Kills and La Veda on vocals. We think this is a great concept, and it has the full support of DC House Grooves. If you don’t plan on heading upstairs there is no cover, so you can groove with the ladies for free.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/495874303849463

ESL Fridays

Eighteenth Street Lounge FridayESL Fridays has their regular lineup of Fort Knox Five vs. Thunderball and Chris Brooks in the main room, Enea in the gold room and The Metaphysical out on the patio, with All That Jazz in the jazz room. Always a great bet for a varied musical selection under one roof. No cover.

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

The Beaten Path (Appreciation Party)

The Beaten Path (Appreciation Party)If deep, soulful house and classics are your thing, we recommend checking out The Beaten Path Appreciation Party at Zeba Bar in Columbia Heights, with DJs Andrew Hogans and Cleo Khary. You can bet there’ll be baby powder on the dance floor! Always a good time to be had at Zeba, and there’s no cover. The party starts at 10pm.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/285719164944723

Saturday August 9

Words Beats & Life Park Jam (FREE and Family Friendly)

Words Beats & Life Park Jam (FREE and Family Friendly)Kicking off Saturday with the Words, Beats and Life Park Jam in Marvin Gaye Park in NE. This promises a line up of hip hop DJs, performers, live mural painting with street artists and graffiti writers, and a free barbeque. The event is free, and is family friendly, so is a great option if you want to get down with your kids.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1468457203399449/

TechnOceans Boat Party with DeepCutta & Chris Nitti [ROAM]

TechnOceans Boat Party with DeepCutta & Chris Nitti [ROAM]Also on Saturday afternoon is the techOceans boat party on the Boomerang Pirate Ship, with Deep Cutta and Chris Nitti (ROAM). Chris always delivers the goods, so if you want to hear some quality deepness as you cruise past the monuments in the sunshine, grab your tickets for this one fast. Tickets are $10 from http://bit.ly/Techno9th, coupon code: “DeepCutta”. Get to the dock early: boat leaves promptly at 4.30pm.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/288986937948728/

You can check out Chris Nitti’s set on the DC House Grooves radio show here:

 

Secretsundaze featuring Giles Smith, James Priestley, Navbox, Silence In Metropolis at Flash

Secretsundaze featuring Giles Smith, James Priestley, Navbox, Silence In Metropolis at FlashOur top pick for Saturday night is Secretsundaze at Flash, with Giles Smith and James Priestley, supported by Navbox. Giles and James’ Secretsundaze empire has been going from strength to strength recently, and the Secretsundaze brand has become one of the most credible brands in underground house music. They are also two of the nicest gentlemen in the industry. Down in the Flash Bar, the Silence in Metropolis (Funkdamentalist, Parker & Sam Kosh) crew will be holding things down with DJ Nav. That’s an amazing line up of local talent right there, so you don’t have to stop grooving if it gets too crowded upstairs. Whether you are upstairs or downstairs, this one will be a road block, so we strongly recommend getting there early. Giles, James and Navbox on Flash’s amazing sound system, with the Silence in Metropolis crew and DJ Nav down in the bar, all add up to an essential evening. Be there, or be square.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/889017691112081

PUSH at Jimmy Valentine’s with Juan Zapata, Derick Atkins and Sarah Myers

PUSH at Jimmy Valentine's with Juan Zapata, Derick Atkins and Sarah MyersFor quality house music off the beaten part, and away from the crowds, head over to Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club for Joe L‘s monthly night Push. The line up on Saturday includes local favorites Juan ZapataDerick Atkins and Sarah Myers. We’ve never had a bad time at Push, and one thing you can guarantee about Jimmy Valentines is that everyone there means to be there, so there is always a good vibe. The party starts at 10pm, 21+, no cover. No event page for this one, but you can find details for Jimmy Valentine’s over on their Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/JVLHC

ESL Saturday

ESL Saturday August 9On Saturday at ESL, Rhythm & Culture presents Uproot Andy on the patio supported by Thomas Blondet, with Philip Goyette and Chris Burns in the Gold Room and Mr Bonkerz at the controls in the Main Room. Make sure you check out Chris Burns’ set in the Gold Room.

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

Chris Burns with Benoit and Andy Grant on the DC House Grooves show:

 

Martyn w/ Curses, Vanniety Kills

Martyn w/ Curses, Vanniety KillsFor a nice bit of bass on Saturday night, check out  U Street Music Hall, with Martyn, Curses and Vanniety Kills. Originally from Holland, but now resident in the DC area, Martyn’s genre busting productions defy any attempts to pigeon hole them, and it is sure to be a good night as he gives U Hall’s system a work out. Pro-tip: get there early for Vanniety Kills’ set. Doors open at 10pm. Cover is $10, but it is free before 12AM for 21+. Ages 18-20 entry by advanced ticket only.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/256857271174890/

Meso Creso presents: 1001 Beats – Synesthesia: Colors of Summer edition

Meso Creso presents: 1001 Beats - Synesthesia: Colors of Summer editionWe’ve not been to a Meso Creso party yet, but we have been told they are life changing. This party promises a global beats inspired dance party, with sounds from near and far. Lina Luv (Global Bass / Philly) is headlining, with support from b.b. tschack and v:shal kanwar. There will also be video installations by Hisham, and even card readings by Daljit. Certainly looks like an interesting night at one of our favorite venues, Zeba Bar. We hope to check out Meso Creso soon.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/506919246107510/

Second Saturdays at Dr. Clock’s

Second Saturdays at Dr. Clock'sWe don’t know anything about this one, but it sure sounds interesting. Live house and techno performed live on hardware instruments. All original music, all night. 21+, no cover. Not sure we’ll make it on Saturday, but if you check it out, let us know what you think.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/906278779386770/

Deep Sessions XXII w/ LUSH, Djoser, Zombie Jack, Panch

Deep Sessions XXII w/ LUSH, Djoser, Zombie Jack, PanchIf Bassweight is your thing, the Deep Sessions crew have their 22nd outing at Backbar on Saturday, with local DJs LUSH, Djoser, Zombie Jack and Panch. Backbar has a ridiculous sound system for its size, and you know these guys are going to give it a full workout. Well worth a stop if you’re doing the U Street Shuffle™.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1512870535613031/

Deep Sugar with Mr. V & Lisa Moody / The Elders / Forquarters at the Paradox

DEEP SUGAR SAT. AUG. 9TH/EXPERIENCE IT 4 YOURSELF/MR. V & LISA MOODY/ THE ELDERS/FORQUARTERS/PARADOXAnd last, but by no means least, make sure you head up to Baltimore to close out your night at Deep Sugar at the Paradox, with Mr. V, Lisa Moody, DJ Byron, The Elders, Mookie Brock, and Forquarters Collective. Described by many as the best house night on the East Coast, this is where you need to be in the early hours of Sunday morning. All the heads will be there, making for a complete friends and family vibe. Cover $12 members, $15 guests.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/688203637916370

Sunday August 10

Jovonn / Aaron Sparks b2b Joe L / Jubilee b2b Ramirez / Leon

* SUN 8/10 ● JOVONN / Aaron Sparks b2b Joe L / Jubilee b2b Ramirez / LEon *Sunday’s Rooftop at Dirty Bar brings house legend Jovonn to DC, supported by some of our favorite locals Aaron Sparks back to back with Joe L, Jubilee back to back with Ramirez and recent DC House Grooves show guest Leon. The Dirty Bar rooftop is our favorite rooftop venue, and this is one hell of a lineup. Advanced tickets are $10, more on the door.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1507130182838436/

DC House Grooves show with special guest Leon:

 

Sunglass Sundays w/ JAY TRIPWIRE | 4 Hour Set | Yaco and Neko Bday Celebration | Daytime Rooftop Charity Event

Sunglass Sundays w/ JAY TRIPWIRE | 4 Hour Set | Yaco and Neko Bday Celebration | Daytime Rooftop Charity EventAcross the street on the Public Bar rooftop, Sunglass Sundays have special guest Jay Tripwire, with support from locals Charles Martin, Yako & Neko, Mazi, Leonardo Lee and Sarah Myers. The party runs from 2pm to 2am. It is free before 4pm, then $10 after. If you show that you like Sunglass Sundays on social media, there is a $5 discount before 5pm. Our recommendation is to divide your time between Sunglass Sundays and Sundays Rooftop across the street for the best of both worlds. Too much goodness to spend all your time at just one party!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/572330912875542/

Sunday Confessions [Extended Sessions] w/ Sean Morris & Mercury Mike

Sunday Confessions [Extended Sessions] w/ Sean Morris & Mercury Mike Not far away at the Gryphon, Elektrik Eventz’s new night Sunday Confessions has Sean Morris (Flash Sundays | Club 1722 Baltimore) with Mercury Mike (Florida’s Gulf Coast | Mercury Room), with visuals by Capsaicin. Definitely worth checking out. The party runs from 8pm to 2am. No cover before 9pm, $10 with free drink after.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/844383742253546/

ESL Sundays

ESL Sundays 8-14For your Sunday night soulful house fix, ESL Sundays in the place to be, with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution in the Gold Room, Mr Bonkerz on the patio and The Metaphysical in the Main Room. As always there is no cover, and there are the usual $5 drink specials from 9pm to 11pm. 21+.

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

Zeba Sunday Sessions Episode 28

Zeba Sunday Sessions Episode 28Finally, if you’re wanting some deep house, deep techno and jackin’ house in the neighborhood, head over to Zeba Bar in Columbia Heights for Zeba Sunday Sessions 28 with Stylo and Christauff. 8pm to 10pm, drink specials all night, no cover.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/902614499765053/

Plenty of options for quality underground house and electronic music in and around Washington DC this coming weekend! Don’t forget, for your pre- and post- game sound track, tune into DC House Grooves radio for quality underground house music from Washington, DC based DJs streaming 24/7:

DC House Grooves Radio

If you want your event considered for inclusion in the weekend round up, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page. Only underground house or electronic music events will be considered.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up July 31 – August 3

We didn’t make it out at all in DC last weekend as we’re off on our summer vacation, but we heard reports of some pretty special parties. The second edition of Elev8 at Lima was a great success, the Deep Secrets 5th birthday celebrations looked amazing, and by the sounds of it there were some crazy times at Sunglass Sundays. We had to make do with Subculture at the legendary Sub Club in Glasgow on Saturday, which was nothing short of spectacular. Definitely worth the trip if you find yourself in Scotland.

Since we’re still out on vacation, this week we’re bringing you an abbreviated edition of the weekly round up, without the usual commentary and opinion. If we were in town, though, we would be checking out Seth Troxler supported by Jubilee and Boss Ross at U Street Music Hall on Thursday, then on Friday we would be back at U Hall for Ejeca supported by Urulu and Jus Nowhere, and if the crowds got too much we would head over to Eighteenth Street Lounge. On Saturday, we’d be checking out the MidCity Dog Days sidewalk sale on 14th Street in the afternoon, where  Navbox will be spinning outside SOM Records from 3pm to 4pm. Then in the evening, we would be stopping by Eighteenth Street Lounge before heading over to check  out the new night Forecast at Backbar with DJ Lisa Frank, Erictronica, Jett Chandon and Atticus, before ending our night at Elev8 at Lima Lounge, where The Elders (Deep Sugar) are joining Earic Patten and Darius Twin behind the decks. Then on Sunday we’d be starting our afternoon on the Boomerang Pirate Ship for the Soundwaves Boat Party with disCerN and Signal Flow, then after the boat docks we would be heading up to The House that U Built on the Dirty Bar rooftop with All Good Funk Alliance, DJ Lisa Frank, Meegs, Sinz and Vanniety Kills, before finishing up our night at Elektrik Eventz‘ new night Sunday Confessions at The Gryphon, with Baronhawk Poitier and DJ Octane. Also worth a look on Sunday afternoon is the 2014 DJ Music Fest in Rock Creek Park with Sam Burns.

So here’s what’s on in DC this the weekend of July 31 to August 3. Enjoy, and we’ll be back with the regular round up next week.

Thursday July 31

DJ Earic Patten’s ElektrikMetroHouseVibes LIVE Mix Sessions 7/31 W/ Special Guest DJ NAV  

DJ Earic Patten's ElektrikMetroHouseVibes LIVE Mix Sessions 7/31 W/ Special Guest DJ NAV 5PM-7PM (EST) | 10PM - Midnight (GMT) on Club Vibez Radio U.K.Pro-tip: Tune in to the ElektrikMetroHouseVibes live mix session at 5pm on Thursday to hear special guest DJ Nav.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1448867438730281

Lost on Thursdays

Lost on ThursdaysMore details: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-on-Thursdays/199385430166806

Fusion Thursdays: Soulful House Edition

Fusion Thursdays: Soulful House EditionMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/307810902732746

Seth Troxler w/ Jubilee, Boss Ross

10401967_10152542600092118_1513355439189435452_nPro-tip: get there early to hear Boss Ross and Jubilee.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/862410117121828

Friday August 1

Ejeca w/ Urulu, Jus Nowhere

10377010_828449147168302_1377900887221394000_nPro-tip: Get there before 12am to avoid paying cover, and to hear local producer Jus Nowhere’s opening set.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/664684886920222/

ESL Fridays

Eighteenth Street Lounge FridayMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

The Bunker NY feat. Mike Servito, Eric Cloutier, Bryan Kasenic + Composite Takeover in Flash Bar

10563131_254172508104661_2395942544186099013_nPro-tip: Bring a fan. Last time we were there, the air conditioning was barely functional, so you’ll need to bring your own. If things get too hot on the main floor, hang with the Composite crew in the Flash Bar.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/313340335499363/

Saturday August 2

MidCity Dog Days

On Saturday afternoon, Navbox will be spinning outside SOM Records on 14th St. NW between 3pm and 4pm. Worth checking out as you browse the Mid City sidewalk sale.

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

Elev8 at Lima Lounge with Earic Patten, Darius Twin and The Elders

Elev8 at LIMA Lounge D.C. | Earic Patten W/ The Elders & Darius Twin | August 2, 2014Pro-tip: Make sure you’re there for The Elders’ set.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/693164924092216

Forecast: ft. DJ Lisa Frank, Erictronica, Jett Chandon, & Atticus

10445934_10101523004149828_5234259500933743417_nMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/691358437596885/

ESL Saturday Rhythm & Culture Presents

ESL | AUG 2 | RHYTHM & CULTURE PRESENTSMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/318711911639925

Behrouz, Omar Karim at Flash

SAT Aug 2 | Behrouz, Omar Karim at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/783028811727901/

Sunday August 3

Soundwaves Boat Party w/ disCerN & Signal Flow | 8/3

10563159_697749180280435_396423071728013688_nPro-tip: get your advanced tickets early, and get to the dock plenty of time before the boat leaves.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/499840696829132/

DJ Music Fest @ Rock Creek Park

DJ Music Fest @ Rock Creek ParkMore details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/278405238950697/

The House That U Built w/ All Good Funk Alliance,  Lisa Frank, Meegs, Synz, Vanniety Kills

Sun Aug 3: The House That U Built w/ All Good Funk Alliance, Lisa Frank, Meegs, Synz, Vanniety KillsPro-tip: Check the event page for set times, and make sure you catch All Good Funk Alliance on the rooftop. Those guys work a dance floor like nobody else in this town.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/309837379192727/

ElektrikEventz™ presents: Sunday Confessions [Extended Sessions]

10525813_302646869910207_4373106924294039432_nMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/734839803241101/

ESL Sundays:ESL Sundays

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

Zeba Sunday Sessions

Zeba Sunday SessionsAnd that wraps things up for another edition of the DC House Grooves weekend round up. Don’t forget, for your pre- and post- game sound track, tune into DC House Grooves radio for quality underground house music from Washington, DC based DJs streaming 24/7:

DC House Grooves Radio

If you want your event considered for inclusion in the weekend round up, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up July 24 – July 27

Another weekend gone by in DC, and as always it surpassed expectations. A big thanks to everyone who came out to Lost on Thursdays and created such an amazing atmosphere. I had a blast jamming with Jubilee and Ramirez, and I look forward to doing it again soon. We didn’t make it out on Friday night, but we hear that Red Fridays at U Street Music Hall with Charles Feelgood, Lovegrove and Tim Jackson was a great night. On Saturday, fun times were to be had at the new What Had Happened Was… night at Jimmy Valentine’s, and we’re looking forward to the next one. We also hit up Flash on Saturday, and threw a few shapes on the dance floor with Saeed Younan at the controls. While we always have a great time at Flash, the place was jam packed on Saturday, and the air conditioning was somewhat lacking. Indeed, at times it felt like the dance floor was being blasted with hot air. Hopefully they will get that looked at, because it wasn’t exactly comfortable. Despite our best intentions, we never made it to Elektrik Events’ Elev8 night at Lima Lounge, but we hear it was a huge success with a full house, dancing till 4am, voguing, happiness and a beautiful mixed crowd. You can check out recordings and videos over on the Facebook event page and judge for yourself. The next one is this coming Saturday, so if you missed last week, make sure you check it out. As for Sunday, word has it that The House That U Built on the Dirty Bar rooftop with Kevin Yost, InkHouse, Double 07 and Juan Zapata was a great party. We couldn’t make it for this one, but looking forward to future parties on the Dirty Bar rooftop.

So what’s DC got lined up for us next weekend? Here’s your weekly roundup of underground house and electronic music events for the coming weekend. Please share with your friends and get the word out!

Thursday July 24

Lost on Thursdays

Lost on ThursdaysOur top pick for your deep house fix Thursday night is Lost on Thursdays on the Lost Society rooftop. You’ll always find a great crowd at Lost on Thursdays, and it is always so nice on the rooftop in the summer. This week the special guests are locals Taiga & Hakob, bringing a Nomad showcase to the Lost rooftop. As always, there is no cover, and there’s a free glass of champagne for the ladies before midnight. The best time to get there is around 11pm, after the good music has cleared out the suits.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-on-Thursdays/199385430166806

Cadence presents Bachelors of Science & The Insiders

THU July 24 Cadence presents Bachelors of Science & The InsidersTop pick for those wanting a break from deep house on Thursday night is the monthly Cadence drum and bass gathering at Flash. This month’s edition brings The Insiders and Bachelors of Science to the main floor at Flash, with support from Jungle Jessi and the hardest working, multi-genre DJ in town, Vanniety Kills. Keeping things jumping in the Flash Bar are the Deep Sessions crew, with Encryption, Instagib, Refugee and MC Twisty. All the drum and bass heads will be out for this one, and you won’t find a better venue to hear some quality drum and bass on a sound system this good. Advanced tickets are available from $10 from Eventbrite, more on the door. The proceedings kick off at 8pm. 21+.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/266445820209272

Friday July 25

Red Fridays with LEE BURRIDGE, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti

LEE BURRIDGE, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris NittiOur #1 recommendation for Friday night is long running house night Red Fridays at U Street Music Hall. This week’s headliner is the man behind the huge All Day I Dream parties, Lee Burridge, with support from recent guests on the DC House Grooves radio show, ROAM DJs DJ Lisa Frank and Chris Nitti. The last time Lee played at U Hall, the line went all the way back to 11th St and beyond, so get there early to book your spot on the dance floor and hear Chris and Lisa’s sets. What’s more, it is free before 11pm for 21+, so getting there early really is a no brainer! $12 cover after 11pm. You can check out Chris and DJ Lisa Frank’s sessions on the DC House Grooves show below.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1387773504798114

DC House Grooves Sundays Rooftop Edition with Andy Grant and Chris Nitti:

DC House Grooves Soundwaves Edition, With Andy Grant, Raffi And DJ Lisa Frank Part Two

Flash presents: Chus + Ceballos (Stereo Productions)

FRI July 25 Flash presents: Chus + Ceballos (Stereo Productions)Next up for Friday, just a few blocks away Flash have Spanish producers Chus & Ceballos supported by local duo RNS. We’ve been fans of Chus & Ceballos for years, buying their records since the late 90′s, and we predict that they’ll be delivering something a little bit special to the Flash main room. Unfortunately all the advanced tickets are now sold out, but there’ll likely be some on the door. Chus & Ceballos are kind of a big deal, and the cover charge reflects that.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/680821588621160

ESL Fridays

Eighteenth Street Lounge FridayOver at Eighteenth Street Lounge, ESL Fridays has Fort Knox Five vs. Thunderball and Chris Brooks in the main room, Enea in the Gold Room and Ed Metaphysical out on the patio. With three dance floors, and Jazz upstairs in the Jazz Room, this is your one stop shop if you want an eclectic mix under one roof. No cover, 21+.

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

A/jus/ted, Man & Woman, Yomimbi & friends @ Little Miss Whiskey’s 

A/jus/ted, Man & Woman, Yomimbi & friends @ Little Miss Whiskey'sFor those of you looking for something a little bit off the beaten path, both musically and geographically, head over to Little Miss Whiskey‘s on H Street for A/jus/ted, Man & Woman, Yomimbi & friends. We haven’t checked this night out yet, but it promises quality synth inspired dance music and nu-disco flavors, so if you’re looking for something a bit more intimate and eclectic, this is our pick for your Friday night.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1444852715785795

Saturday July 26

TechnOceans Boat Party with Schubert [SCI+TEC], Oliver Caine & DeepCuttaSo on to Saturday afternoon, and if you’re looking for quality techno on a pirate ship, then the TechnOceans boat party is the way to spend your afternoon. The party features Schubert supported by Oliver Caine and Deepcutta going back to back. The parties on the Boomerang pirate ship are always a lot of fun, but make sure you get your advanced tickets, and get to the dock on time! The boat leaves the dock at 2.30pm, so get there early. You don’t want to (literally) miss the boat. Advanced tickets are $25, and are available at https://bitly.com/TechnoTime. Use the coupon code “DeepCutta” and you might even get a discount . 21+.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/699167760154364

5 Years Of Deep Secrets (part 1) w/ NORM TALLEY *

* 7.26 I 5 Years Of Deep Secrets (part 1) w/ NORM TALLEY *

And so on the first leg of the main event for this weekend. Over the past few years, Deep Secrets have thrown some of the best underground parties in town, bringing the best underground DJ talent from around the world to DC, to some of the most exciting and innovative venues. Well this weekend Deep Secrets, in association with two of our other favorite crews, 88 and Nomad, are celebrating their fifth birthday with a series of parties under the banner Five Years of Deep Secrets. First up is Five Years of Deep Secrets (Part 1) with Detroit legend Norm Talley, supported by local favorites Mazi (Stranger than Paradise) and Jubilee (Deep Secrets), at newly opened venue Hierarchy in Adams Morgan. We’ve seen the venue, and it’s a great basement space in a great location. This is THE party to go to this weekend for the best underground sounds with a friends and family vibe. Advanced tickets are $10 from Resident Advisor, more on the door. Make sure you get your tickets in advance… this one WILL sell out.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/701619283244958/

Also, make sure you check out Norm Talley’s contribution to Sarah Myers’ Hooked Podcast:

 

Bump ‘n Grind w/ Chris Burns, Anish, Joe L & David

Bump 'n Grind w/ Chris Burns, Anish, Joe L & DavidOver at Zeba Bar in Columbia Heights, 88 and the Forward crew have the next installment of Bump’n’Grind, with local DJ and producer Chris Burns, with support from Anish and Bump’n’Grind residents Joe L and David, all playing nothing but vinyl, which makes this a 100% DC House Grooves approved party! There is even word of a very special out of town surprise guest. The Bump’n’Grind parties have all been amazing, and there is something about that dance floor at Zeba that makes for a special night. To celebrate a month of construction on the forthcoming Bump’n’Grind coffee shop / record store, they will be giving away two bags of Bump’n’Grind coffee and a hat. Yeah, you heard that right. A free hat! All you need to do for a chance to win is show up. What’s more, the event is free! Our recommendation is that you plan on going to both Bump’n’Grind and 5 Years of Deep Secrets (Part one). The venues aren’t too far apart, and you don’t want to miss either one. Whatever you decide, keep your ears to the ground. Something tells me there will be something pretty special lined up for afters.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/781423215212941

Flash presents Trus’me (Prime Numbers) + Mass Prod (Circoloco / DC10), Solomon Sanchez

SAT July 26th Flash presents Trus'me (Prime Numbers) + Mass Prod (Circoloco / DC10), Solomon SanchezDown on the U Street corridor, Trus’me (Prime Numbers) makes his Flash debut, alongside Mass Prod (Circo Loco / DC10), supported by Solomon Sanchez.  You are guaranteed a packed dance floor, and you know you’re going to have a good time.  Get there early to avoid the inevitable Saturday night line, and to catch Solomon’s set. Advanced tickets are $8 on Ticketfly, more on the door.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/256550077878102

Elev8 - A Grown & Sexy Night of House Music

Elev8 - A Grown & Sexy Night of House Music | July 26Over at Lima Lounge on Saturday night is the second installment of Elev8, with DJ Earic Patten, supported by  two-time DC House Grooves show guest LeonFelipe and Darius Twin. LeonFelipe was booked off the back of his amazing set on the DC House Grooves show last week, and we are really happy to see him reach a wider audience. Get there early for his set, even if you’re planning on heading to one of Saturday’s other parties. This time they will be taking over the underground main level of Lima. Last week’s Elev8 was a huge success, and this promises to be even better. Definitely one to check out! The party starts at 10pm, and goes until the dancing stops. No cover before midnight if you join the event or show your Elev8 membership card. 21+.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/560007747364805

Check out LeonFelipe’s DC House Grooves show:

 

BLISS: Will Eastman & Keenan Orr

BLISS: Will Eastman & Keenan OrrU Street Music Hall hosts the monthly Bliss party on Saturday, with local’s Will Eastman and Keenan Orr at the controls. The Bliss parties are always a lot of fun, and this promises to be no exception. Cover is $10, although if you get there early it is free before 11pm for 21+. A portion of the proceeds goes to the U Street Music Foundation, so you’ll be partying for a good cause.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/676000632454508

ESL Saturdays

ESL SaturdaysOver at the Eighteenth Street Lounge on Saturday, you’ll find Rob Paine and Willyum bringing a taste of their Philly based party The Shakedown to the Gold Room at ESL, where they have a bimonthly residency. We’ve heard great reports about The Shakedown, and word has it they were amazing at Forquarters Collective’s Yours Truly party last week in Baltimore. Out on the patio, Baltimore’s Graham Hatke will be holding things down, with Smudge at the controls in the Main Room. As always, there will be live jazz and DJs in the Jazz Room. No cover, 21+.

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

Sunday July 27

5 Years Of Deep Secrets (part 2) w/ VINCENZO *

* 7.27 I 5 Years Of Deep Secrets (part 2) w/ VINCENZO *You’ve made it to Sunday. As you spill out of whatever afters you ended up at in the early hours of Sunday morning, your first stop has to be the Sundays Rooftop installment of the Five Years of Deep Secrets weekend at Dirty Bar, with Vincenzo (Poker Flat, Mobilee) supported by R & B (Deep Secrets) and House That You Built and Cadence supremo Vanniety Kills. This year’s season on the Dirty Bar rooftop has been incredible so far, and with quality sounds pumping from that Dynacord sound system, you can’t help but dance. Advanced tickets are $10 from Resident Advisor, more on the door. The party kicks off at 2pm.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/541878545934242

SUNGLASS SUNDAYS | w/ BREITEN [Germany]  4 Hour Set | LOUIE LOCO’s BDAY Daytime Rooftop Charity Event

SUNGLASS SUNDAYS | w/ BREITEN [Germany]  4 Hour Set | LOUIE LOCO's BDAY Daytime Rooftop Charity EventAcross the street on the Public rooftop, there is another edition of Sunglass Sundays, with headliner Breiten (rheinrhythmik), supported by Lynod, Leonardo Lee, Will Johnston, Navbox and Chris Nitti. Sunday’s edition is also the Rito Loco co-founder Louis Loco’s birthday celebration, so expect a festive atmosphere! As usual, they’ll have the bottomless mimosas from 2pm to 5pm, along with all the usual drinks specials, and a portion of the proceeds goes to the One Sight charity. Free before 5pm, $10 after, although if you show you have liked / followed Sunglass Sundays on social media, they will give you a $5 discount.  We recommend you spend at least part of your Sunday at Sunglass Sundays, and if you can, check out Navbox and Chris Nitti’s sets. The party kicks off at 2pm and runs to 2am.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/702061503199896/

ESL Sundays

ESL SundaysStaying at the top of Eighteenth Street, ESL Sundays has Sam Burns’ legendary Underground Soul Solution in the Gold Room, Mr Bonkerz in the Main Room, and The Metaphysical out on the patio, with special guest Baronhawk Poitier. For a sophisticated crowd of true house heads, the Gold Room at ESL is the place to be on Sunday. $5 drink specials from 9pm to 11pm. No cover, 21+.

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

* 7.27 Are You Still Down? (Afters for the rooftop) *

* 7.27 Are You Still Down? (Afters for the rooftop) *If you’re planning to go the distance with the Deep Secrets crew celebrating their five year anniversary, then you won’t want to miss the after party for Sundays Rooftop,  Are You Still Down? at Tropicalia.with Ramirez (Roots & Spirits) and Chris Burns (Deep Secrets). These are two of our favorite local DJs, and the event is free, so we’re giving this a strong recommendation.  If you’ve been partying with the Deep Secrets crew all weekend, then you’ll want to wrap things up right with some quality tunes on Tropicalia’s great sound system. Besides, there’s a cute kitten on the flyer, so that means you HAVE to go. The party kicks off at 11pm and runs to 2am.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1512837122261626

Zeba Sunday Sessions Episode 26 | DJ Genna

SUN 7/27 - Zeba Sunday Sessions Episode 26 | DJ GennaFinally, if the rooftop scene isn’t your thing, and you’re looking for a more laid back neighborhood affair, head over to Zeba Bar in Columbia Heights for Stylo and Christauff‘s regular Sunday Sessions event. This Sunday is their 26th edition, with special guest DJ Genna from Baltimore. As always, there’s no cover, and the music plays from 6pm to 10pm.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1487754754775188

And that wraps things up for another edition of the DC House Grooves weekend round up. Don’t forget, for your pre- and post- game sound track, tune into DC House Grooves radio for quality underground house music from Washington, DC based DJs streaming 24/7:

DC House Grooves Radio

We’re off on our summer vacation next week, so we will be taking a break from the weekend roundup. However, normal service will resume the following week. If you want your event considered for inclusion in the weekend round up, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page. Only underground house or electronic music events will be considered.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant