DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 22 to March 25

Uh oh, missed my Wednesday night deadline this week. Can’t remember the last time I was scrambling to pull the post together on a Thursday morning, but here we are. Without further ado, here are the links to this week’s top picks:

DC House Grooves Top Pick




Top Picks Thursday March 22

Top Picks Friday March 23

Top Picks Saturday March 24

Top Picks Sunday March 25

Just click the link for the day you’re interested in to see the list over on Facebook. Don’t forget to RSVP Going to any events you plan on attending.  My highlights for the weekend including Playlist with JubileeRamirez on Thursday, always the best deep vibes each and every Thursday night, then on Friday, DC House Grooves takes over the Green Room at Flash, with DC House Grooves show residents Andy GrantKatrina MirRamirez joined behind the decks  by our good friend DJ Kochi for nothing but deep, family vibes on the rooftop. No set times, no bullshit, just a group of experienced tune slingers hanging out and vibing off each other’s energy. Not to be missed! On the club level, Basic Channel legend Mortitz Von Oswald is joined by Jamaica Suk and Wade Hammes for what’s sure to be a major music journey for the heads, while downstairs, Taiga Throe keep things grooving in the bar. Advanced tickets are recommended. Only $8 is you move fast.

Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1081810
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2102010176746439/

Mortitz von oswald at flash

You can get a taste of what to expect on the rooftop Friday night on last week’s DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio, featuring yours truly and Katrina Mir:


Another great option for Friday night is the L.E.N.G. Resident Night over at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club, featuring DjoserPanchKouhai and special guest  Lars Warn. Always a whole lot of energy in the room when the L.E.N.G. crew cut loose. One for the heads, and with no cover, the price is right.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/917370408443313/

leng resident night 003

Also on Friday, Ten Tigers Parlour plays host to the mighty Team Zapata, going head to head with the equally mighty Buster. Quality beats all night from some of the best locals in the game.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2021231618091307/

Saturday afternoon & evening has some great options for quality music, with Joe L Trev-ski at El Techo from 3pm to 8pmSymmetrical on Vinyl Purist Radio from 4pm, and Panch Jett Chandon drop the wax at Guilty Pressure at Bump’n’Grind from 6pm. Saturday night, head to Flash to get Perlonized with the master Sammy D and local hero Navbox on the club level, our fellow Underground Quality Radio show runner  Cafuné brings the heat on the rooftop alongside Philip Goyette and down in the bar  Jandro is joined by Disgonuts. Another three dance floor Saturday night extravaganza at Flash! Advanced tickets recommended. Still only $8 if you move fast.

Advanced tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2C8L21W
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/388073468324593/

sammy dee navbox

Over at Jimmy Valentine’s, Saturday night brings another edition of DJ Nav‘s Uptown House Experience, featuring special guests Sam “The Man” Burns & Joe L joining DJ Nav behind the decks. Real house vibes open to close from three cats who know what’s what. No cover!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/377581549373311/

uptown house


Sunday afternoon sees the welcome return of Vanniety Kills‘ party series The House That U Built at El Techo, with Vanniety Kills joined by Team Zapata and TNX‘s Tommy Cornelis for an afternoon of family vibes, delicious food and satisfying cocktails.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/176784702948576/

house that u built

Sunday afternoon also sees the welcome return of Sunday Love at  Flash  featuring   YokoOMeegs and Marko Peli. Here’s to another great season!

Advanced tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2oZAjSJ
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/411292996007827/

As always, my standing highlight for Sunday is Eighteenth Street Lounge, with another solid Sunday line up featuring Sam BurnsKeenan Orr and Good Buddies featuring  FerounPhilco out on the patio.

ESL Sunday

And so another post comes to a close. Have an amazing time out there on the dance floor, and make sure you come back next week for news about all the best underground parties and electronic music events in and around Washington DC. See you on the dance floor!

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 15 to March 18

Kicking off this week’s post with a new Meet the Locals Podcast from yours truly, Andy Grant, recorded live at a recent event in Washington DC:


So what about this weekend? Well, first of all, here are the links to this week’s Top Picks. You know the drill, clicking the link takes you to a Facebook search results page listing all my Top Picks for each day. Make sure you come back though! All my highlights listed below.

Top Picks Thursday March 15

DC House Grooves Top Pick

Top Picks Friday March 16

Top Picks Saturday March 17

Top Picks Sunday March 18

For DC House Grooves action this weekend, tune in to the DC House Grooves show on  Underground Quality Radio this Saturday from 10pm ET for quality underground grooves from me, Andy GrantKatrina Mir and DJ Ramirez. Whether you’re going out or staying in, we’ve got the right vibe for your Saturday night.

DC House Grooves Show Tune in Video
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Then on Sunday night, in partnership with the good people at Public Bar, we’re kicking off a new event series, the DC House Grooves Local DJ Showcase. The inaugural event features three top local DJs, Katrina MirJubilee and DJ Kochi, spinning the finest underground house, tech house and minimal grooves on the covered rooftop at Public Bar, and best of all, there’s no cover! Please come support us at our first event at Public Bar. If we can make this a success, there’ll be more events showcasing the great local DJ talent DC has to offer.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/154440348702215/

local dj showcase

Almost out of time here, but a quick shout out to a couple of  other essential events this weekend. On Friday night, all roads lead to Flash for Back 2 Basics with house legend Lil’ Louis with support form Benoit, with OGs Joe L and LoveGrove in the Green Room  and  Jacq JillPhilco in the bar. One serious line up, top to bottom. Lil’ Louis has a real special place in house music history for me; I remember as if it were yesterday hearing Lil’ Louis‘ classic French Kiss for the first time in a club in St Tropez, France in the summer of 1989. It was like nothing I’d ever heard before, and it completely blew me away. Fast forward many years to Detroit in 2013, and DJ Tennis dropped it in his set at TV Lounge, and it had the very same effect. Simply incredible. DC is in for a treat this Friday when Lil Louis graces the decks at Flash, and no mistake. Dress to sweat! Kudos to Flash for the ridiculous quality of the house bookings lately. Keep them coming! Advanced tickets highly recommended.

Advanced tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2Eu5qk
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/204262293649335/

back 2 basics lil louis

Saturday night, head to Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club to get down for a great cause, as JandroSteve KirnDJ Ramirez bring the heat at Reflections to raise money for  the Puerto Rico Disaster Fund. It’s gonna be an incredible night at Jimmy’s with these guys at the controls! You never know, there may even be an afters, too, so you can really make a night of it.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1593178287463473/


Also on Saturday night, if you are in Baltimore or are prepared to make the trip, Deep Sugar is back at Baltimore Soundstage celebrating Ultra Naté‘s birthday at Return to the Emerald City, featuring Black Stereo Faith live and sets from Ultra NatéLisa MoodyQuentin HarrisDJ Spen and Mookie Brock. It’s a costume ball, so get decked out in your finest emerald green outfit and get ready to dance! Deep Sugar crowds are always the best, and everyone is welcome. Good vibes guaranteed!

Advanced Tickets: https://www.baltimoresoundstage.com/event/1623776
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/332856273860476/

deep sugar emerald city

That’s all I’ve got time for this week. Have another amazing weekend on the dance floor, and come back next week for info on all the best parties in and around Washington DC.

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 8 to March 11

Kicking off this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks with this week’s Top Picks links. Just tap the link for each day to see my list of picks over on the Facebooks. Click through and RSVP to everything you’re interested in.

Top Picks Thursday March 8DC House Grooves Top Pick

Top Picks Friday March 9

Top Picks Saturday March 10

Top Picks Sunday March 11

Right, let’s take a look at the highlights for this week. Thursday night, you’re best bet for quality deep grooves is Playlist at Eighteenth Street Lounge with Jubilee Ramirez. No cover, just top quality underground house music all night long.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1793028230993335/

playlist with jubilee ramirez

Saturday night is a big night at Flash, with Nü Androids throwing a spectacular across three floors, featuring Ghostly International‘s Tycho joined by Sol Selectas‘ KMLN and locals  DJ MeegsMarko Peli on the club level, Uptown House Experience with local heavyweights DJ Nav and Chadwick in the Green Room, and down in the bar, there’s another edition of Vibe with DJ Kochi, yours truly Andy Grant and Katrina Mir. Advanced tickets have completely sold out for this one, but there’ll be a few tix on the door if you get there early. Of course, the bar is no cover all night long, so join us in the bar for serious grooves all night long. Oh, and it’s extended bar hours at 4am, too!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1630746143640388/

tycho DJ set

Also recommended for Saturday night, The NeedleXchange returns with Jason Kendig (Honey Soundsystem), along with  TNX residents Bil ToddBaronhawk and Tommy Cornelis. Serious underground vibes in a warehouse space in North East DC, this one’s gonna be special! Advanced tickets recommended: $15 first release still available at time of writing.

Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1071959
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2024038174529246/

TNX Jason Kendig

On Sunday, close out your weekend at Eighteenth Street Lounge with Sam Burns‘  weekly residency in the Gold Room, Keenan Orr working his magic in the Main Room  & Hold Tight with Martín Miguel open to close out on the patio. Straight fire across three dance floors. Always the best way to squeeze the very last drop of vibe out of the weekend!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/155571785158920/

ESL Sunday

Alternatively, for some local go-go flavor, join U Street Music Hall kicking off their eight birthday celebrations with Trouble Funk, ably supported by TNX‘s Baronhawk The Sol Power All Stars. Advanced tickets recommended:

Advanced Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2DDYaRY
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/144680286219990/

trouble funk u hall

One last thing before I let you go, episode #67 of the Meet the Locals Podcast, featuring  Baltimore’s Confetti the First. Deep tech with latin flavors and a touch of progressive, this one takes you on a journey.


You can catch Confetti the First this Saturday at Mischief presents: Cross-Pollination et tu Bootay edition at Zeba Bar, along with burner favorites The Barber Streisand, Paul GeddesRaptorstein & more. $5 on the door all night, or free admission to anyone in Roman attire, so grab that bed sheet and save yourself a few bucks!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/267182240486110/

cross pollination

That’s it for this week’s edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks. I’ll be back next week with all the usual info on the best underground parties in and around DC. Big things happening next weekend…Lil Louis, anyone? See you on the dance floor.


DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 1 to March 4

One of those weeks when I really don’t have time to do everything justice, so gonna have to make this a quick one. Katrina MirRamirez and myself back at it this weekend with DC House Grooves Show #19 on Underground Quality Radio. Tune in from 10pm ET on the  Underground Quality Radio Facebook page, or the Underground Quality website. We’ve got the right vibe for your Saturday night!

Tune in audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in video: https://www.facebook.com/pg/UQRADIOSHOW/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/341845666221943/

DC House Grooves Show on UQ Radio

ROAM Sweet Sixteen is our Top Pick for Saturday night,  featuring another world class line up: MakamDJ Lisa FrankSamiTaigaThroe. An advanced ticket is the cheapest & best way to guarantee your spot on the dance floor.

ROAM Sweet Sixteen Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1068348
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1771499943155649/

roam sweet sixteen

That’s all I’ve got time for this week. As always, I’ve included below links to my Top Picks of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC, Thursday through Sunday. See you on the dance floor!

Top Picks Thursday March 1DC House Grooves Top Pick

Top Picks Friday March 2

Top Picks Saturday March 3

Top Picks Sunday March 4