DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC April 19 to April 22

Another big weekend right here in the District, but before we get started, have you picked up your tix to Uncle Benny’s with Detroit don Rick Wilhite yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Gonna be a big night this Friday at The Dew Drop Inn, with Rick WilhiteHot Coffee and Benoit, and you don’t want to miss it. DC House Grooves has partnered with Deep SecretsSticky Fingers to bring you a 20% discount off advanced tickets. There’s no time like the present to grab your tickets, so do it NOW! Believe me, Rick Wilhite working his magic in an intimate spot is the stuff dreams are made of. Just check out this vid of him banging the box at legendary London club Thunder a couple of years back.

Here’s the link to that sweet, sweet discount. No time like the present!

Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1094124?p=family
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/163974857652808/

uncle bennys rick wilhite

Still no Meet the Locals podcast this week. Waiting on a striking sonic extravaganza for episode #69, but I guess there’s no rushing genius! Hopefully I’ll have it in time for next week’s post 🙂 In the mean time, here’s the video of last Saturday’s DC House Grooves  Show on Underground Quality Radio with me, Katrina Mir and special guests  Jubilee Kochi. Sadly Ramirez couldn’t be with us for this episode. He was up in Baltimore getting down to Joaquin “Joe” Claussell, so I can’t  blame him for not being with us. From what I hear Joe delivered straight up fire all night, but I digress. Despite the lack of Ramirez, we had a fun show. Always a good time throwing down with KatrinaJubilee and Kochi! The next DC House Grooves Show is on Saturday April 28. Mark it in your calendar, and tune in from 10pm ET at Underground Quality Radio or the Underground Quality Radio Facebook Page.

OK, here’s the links to this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks. Just click the link for the day you’re interested in, and through the magic of the Internet, you’ll be transported to a list of my Top Picks for that day over on Facebook.

Top Picks Thursday April 19

Top Picks Friday April 20

Top Picks Saturday April 21

Top Picks Sunday April 22

Highlights for this week include Playlist with Jubilee Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge and Headroom Listening Sessions  followed by Eats Everything at Flash on Thursday.

headroom

On Friday, kick things off with the aforementioned Uncle Benny’s with Rick Wilhite on Friday, then for afters, all roads lead to the Grand Ancestor spot for 4/20 Party with PLO Man, hometown heroes Beautiful Swimmers and Grand Ancestor. No advanced tix for this one; $10 on the door before 2am, $20 after. RSVP here for info.  Also worth checking out on Friday night is Super Solar with Mike Guimond and Super Tuff Records’ M. Vaughan at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club. Quality tunes for the heads all night long at Jimmy’s!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1886820194722258/

super solar

Saturday night’s highlight is the latest edition of Sequence at the usual spot, with The Gods Planet, local heroes Oracles LiveA.M.D., Damon Bradley Ron Jackson bringing you a serious techno work out until sunrise. Early release tickets are sold out, but you can still get $20 third release tickets if you move fast.  Don’t sleep on this one! Gonna be special.

Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1061694
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/194840054613747/

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Sunday afternoon, I recommend all you vinyl heads make your way to Silver Spring for the Silver Spring Record Fair at Denizens Brewing Company. Over 20 vendors and a solid DJ line up, making for a wonderful Sunday afternoon! Sunday evening, head to  Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and Good Buddies with Keenan Orr and Philco. I couldn’t think of a better way to close out your weekend!

That’s it for this week. Make sure you explore my Top Picks links for all the events going on this weekend. I just don’t have time to do them all justice with a proper write up. I’ll be back next week, same time, same place, with info on all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. See you on the dance floor!

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC April 12 to April 15

Just about back up to speed after another incredible weekend in the District. Katrina Mir and I had a great time throwing down with Sarah Myers and Georg:ev in the Green Room at Flash on Friday. Sounding so good up there after the recent sound upgrades! Thanks for inviting us to plan, Sarah, and thanks as always to the team at Flash for helping everything run smoothly. Always a great time spinning in the Green Room! Saturday night, we headed to El Techo for Ladies of the Underground with Vanniety KillsSabeel Chohan and  Katrina Mir, and the ladies sure delivered! Great sets all round, and despite being completely exhausted from Friday night, my feet were tapping all night long! El Techo has got some great DJs line up in the coming weeks, and it’s an amazing intimate rooftop space with a Balearic friends and family vibe… and did I mention the food? So damn good. Pro-tip: leave some room for dessert. The flan is incredible!  This Friday evening, catch Omar Strikestone!  at El Techo. Then on Saturday afternoon, be sure to check out the  Preview boys  Jon_MFD and Christauff, then stick around for The Jones Boys (Aaron SparksRich Thomas), then on Sunday afternoon, head back to the for the wonderful Heather Femia. Every one a winner! Keep an eye out for more events at El Techno in the coming weeks and months, showcasing the best local DJ talent DC has to offer.

Before I get into this week’s Top Picks, a quick heads up re: the return of Uncle Benny’s next week. Next Friday 4/20, Uncle Benny’s brings Detroit don Rick Wilhite to their new spot at The Dew Drop Inn in Northeast. With support from Hot Coffee and Benoit, this one’s gonna be another one for the books! There’s no time like the present to grab your tickets, even more so, as DC House Grooves has a super special 20% discount.

Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1094124?p=family
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/163974857652808/

uncle bennys rick wilhite

One last thing before this week’s Top Picks. I’m still waiting on episode #69 of the Meet the Locals Podcast… got something really special lined up for that one! In the mean time, here’s a quality mix from our good friend Tyler Schmith on the Beasts of Play podcast. Watch this space for a Meet the Locals Podcast from Tyler soon!

 

OK, here are the links to this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks. Just click the link for each day to see the list of events for each day. Make sure you keep reading below for this week’s highlights!

Top Picks Thursday April 12

Top Picks Friday April 13

Top Picks Saturday April 14

Top Picks Sunday April 15

Standing highlight for Thursday night is Playlist with Jubilee Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge. Always a good vibe on the patio on Thursday nights! Also worth checking out is Daniel Avery with Rush Plus at Flash. Get there early and support your locals!

Friday night, Ten Tigers Parlour looks like the early move for UK native Josey Rebelle with support from local duo Control Freq. Advanced tickets are just $15, so grab yours now and get ready to get freaky! For late night moves on Friday, look know further than Flash‘s warehouse experience Flash [Off] with Afterlife‘s Tale of UsRuede Hagelstein and local heavy hitters Alex EljaiekChris NittiNavbox and Sarah Myers, all delivering the goods over a world class Funktion One sound system. $30 advanced tickets still available, more on the door.

Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/108994
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/161365901237053/

flash off

The huge news on Saturday is the return of Joaquin “Joe”Claussell to Baltimore for another magical musical extravaganza. Anyone who has experienced one of Joe‘s extended sets knows the score; get ready for a spiritual experience, as Joe takes you on a journey you won’t soon forget. With support from FerounBenoitDJ PopeZik Jabar, you’re in for a real treat. To make things even better, DC House Grooves has a 20% discount just for you 🙂 Don’t leave it until the last minute, though. These will sell out! Please note: this event kicks off early at 6pm and runs until 2am. Show up fashionably late to this one and you’ll miss it.

Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1087462?p=family
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/349132435583391/

joe claussell

If you can’t make it out to Joe Claussell on Saturday, we’ll be at it again on the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio from 10pm. Always the right vibe for your Saturday night!

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

DC House Grooves Show on UQ Radio

Also on Saturday night, New Jersey house legend Tony Humphries returns to Flash, supported by my main man Trev-ski and Aphrosoul. You can be sure they’ll be giving the recently upgraded Funktion One system a proper workout! With homies Wade HammesElliott Sloan werkin’ the Green Room, and the legendary Team Zapata holding things down in the bar open to close, you’ve got all the ingredients for an incredible night on the dance floor!

Advanced tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1655998
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/308426239681298/

back 2 basics tony humphries

Sunday afternoon, make sure you check out Heather Femia at El Techo, then head across the street for Sunday Love at Flash. As always, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge on Sunday night for Sam Burns’ weekly residency, and this Sunday a very special Sundays Rooftop with Frits WentinkHot Coffee and Benoit. Closing out your weekend done right at ESL!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/370362573462871/

sundays rooftop

That’s all I’ve got time for this week. Have an amazing weekend out there on the dance floor, and if you can’t be good, be careful 🙂 I’ll see you back here, same time, same place, for info on all the best underground house, techno, disco and other electronic music events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. See you on the dance floor!

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC April 5 to April 8

Another week, another edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks, featuring all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. I didn’t make it out much last weekend, although I did make an appearance at Playlist on Thursday to catch my brothers JubileeRamirez and special guest Sarah Myers on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge. Amazing music and amazing vibe all night! If you’re looking for quality, deep, underground grooves on a Thursday night, you can’t go far wrong with Playlist.

Here are the links to this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks. Another serious line up of amazing events to keep you dancing all weekend:

Top Picks Thursday April 5

Top Picks Friday April 6

Top Picks Saturday April 7

Top Picks Sunday April 8

You can catch me and Katrina Mir this Friday back in the Green Room at Flash alongside  Sarah Myers and special guest George:ev as part of an epic Friday night line up that includes Francesca Lombardo and Jus Nowhere on the club level, and another edition of MoDERN CLASS bringing the boogie down in the in the bar with Sean RowlandsHazGraham Hatke Trev-ski. Gonna be a really special night! Advanced tickets are just $12. Grab yours now!

Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1089951
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2031395830437771/

francesca lombardo

Another great option for quality locals action this Friday is Slammin’ All Night with Beautiful Swimmers’ Max DJackson Ryland and Joe L over at Jimmy Valentine’s. Proper underground grooves all night, no cover.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1593615900707743/

slammin all night

Then for afters on Friday, it’s another edition of Late Night MischiefEarly Morning Love, featuring Fred Everything with Team Zapata and Aaron Sparks. Serious Grooves,  Grand Ancestor Sound. ‘Nuff said! Advanced tickets just $15.

Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1088896
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1597866030331908/

late night mischief

Saturday night, DC House Grooves‘ Katrina Mir joins Vanniety Kills Sabeel Chohan for Ladies of the Underground at El Techo. Quality underground beats with fine Mexican eats; wherever you’re headed this Saturday, make sure you stop by El Techo for a drink and a groove with the ladies. You know they’ll be bringing the heat!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1989810927939781/

ladies of the underground

Saturday night also brings the first edition of a new party concept from Select DC  and  SequenceAftermarket featuring Toronto’s Ciel, JuanaSleepy GBil Todd and  Tommy Cornelis. An incredible line up delivering the goods on the impeccably tuned  Grand Ancestor Sound System; all the ingredients for an epic undergrounder! Advanced tickets are recommended, only $17 over on Resident Advisor. Worth every penny!

Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1082552
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/501443736919408/

aftermarket ciel

Sunday brings another edition of Sunday Love at Flash, featuring CansonSarah Myers  Philco. Pro tip: there’s no cover if you RSVP here 

Also on Sunday, Eighteenth Street Lounge closes out the weekend with Sam Burns‘ weekly residency, Keenan Orr, and Hold Tight with Tilman and Martín Miguel. Always a great way to close out your weekend!

ESL Sunday

That’s everything for this week. I’ll be back next week with another edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks. See you back here, same time, same place!

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 29 to April 1

Thanks to everyone who came out and joined us in the Green Room at Flash last Friday. You were an amazing crowd! It was great to see a bunch of students from Georgetown University coming out to support DC House Grooves. You guys were on the dance floor pretty much open to close, really helping inspire us, making for a very special night! Major thanks to Flash for hosting us, and an extra special thanks to everyone on the Flash team for looking after us and making sure the night ran smoothly. It really makes a difference. Here’s the full recording of the night, over 5.5 hours of underground goodness:

 

You can catch the DC House Grooves crew again this Saturday on the DC House Grooves show on Underground Quality Radio. Tune in from 10pm ET on the  Underground Quality Radio Facebook Page, or the Underground Quality website.

Tune in video: https://www.facebook.com/UQRADIOSHOW/
Tune in audio only: http://bit.ly/UQRadio

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Ok, here are the links to all my Top Picks for this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Just click the link for each day to view the list over on Facebook.

Top Picks Thursday March 29

Top Picks Friday March 30

Top Picks Saturday March 31

Top Picks Sunday April 1

Highlights for this weekend: Thursday night, head to Playlist with JubileeRamirez & special guest Sarah Myers at Eighteenth Street Lounge. Always the best place for proper deep grooves from talented local DJs on a Thursday night!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/786985264840715

playlist with jubilee ramirez sarah myers

On Friday, head to Flash for the legendary Dixon supported by Solomon Sanchez. Also at Flash on Friday, Mazi R Jus Nowhere bring the heat in the Green Room, while in the bar Jive 100 features Mike HarveyEli CashJames CC dropping the underground joints open to close. I won’t tell a lie, door tax is going to be steep with Dixon on the line up, but you can always groove for free in the bar.

Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1070315
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/160627141254490/

Flash friday dixon

Saturday night, there’s so much good stuff, I don’t even know where to start. I guess I’ll kick things back at Flash, where it’s another edition of our favorite of Flash‘s club nights,  Resident Nights. Why is it our favorite? Because Flash hands things over to an all local line up, giving our talented local DJs an opportunity to shine on that amazing Funktion One system. On the club level, Charles Martin and Samantha Francesca return alongside  Jacq Jill for what’s sure to be an amazing night of music, while in the Green Room, Tim GluskoDJ Meegs and Andrew Garcia keep things jumping all night long. In the bar, it’s another edition of Vortex featuring Taylor HawksLyceum and Daasnomem. All locals on all floors!

Advanced tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2I6kySF
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/823932151140481/

flash resident nights

Down the street at U Street Music Hall, local super stars Ultra Naté Lisa Moody once again bring that  Deep Sugar magic to DC, fresh off their recent trip to Miami. You can be sure they’ll be packing that Miami heat for what’s sure to be another amazing night on the U Hall dance floor!

Advanced tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2DPyPVm
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/424062034680235/

deep sugar dc saturday

For those looking for something minimal, underground after hours action, seek out  Traces with Herodot (Unanim / Sunrise / Toi Toi) and locals JubileeJus Nowhere at a secret location in DC. This one’s going to be really special, so grab your tickets now!

Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1073544
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1642137719165263/

traces herodot

For quality house music this Sunday, head to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency, and a very special Sundays Rooftop bringing together the Sunday residents BenoitPhilcoMartín Miguel for night of serious deep grooves on the patio.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2160259730875130/

sundays residents

For the very best in tech house and techno this Sunday, head next door to the rooftop at   Public Bar for Younan Music presents Rooftop Sessions with Stefano Noferini, local hero Saeed Younan and an opening set from Mina. Advanced tickets at just $10, so grab yours now!

Advanced tickets: http://bit.ly/PublicbarApril
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1094895070653538/

younan rooftop sessions public

That’s everything for this week. Make sure you check all the Top Pick links above. As always, so much going on this week, I don’t have time to do it justice. Wherever you end up, have an amazing time, and you never know, I may well see you on the dance floor.