DC House Grooves Top Picks August 3 to August 6

Not much time this week, so let’s dive in! Thursday night, I strongly urge you start your evening at Preview at Flash, where the uber talented Symmetrical will not only be DJing, but exhibiting his works of art. We have a Symmetrical original hanging in our basement, and I absolutely love his distinctive and unique works. This is a great opportunity for you to get familiar with a local talent with such raw energy, enthusiasm and positivity that I have no doubt he will go far. Trust me… you’ll be able to say you knew him before he was famous! Later on at Flash, the amazing DJ Tennis graces the decks in the main room with support from the equally amazing Solomon Sanchez, so it may just be worth you sticking around.

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour ft. Symmetrical at Flash

Friday night, Katrina Mir and I will be joined behind the decks in the Flash Bar by Deep Secrets’ Benoit. I’m still buzzing from Katrina Mir‘s amazing set at Daytime Discothèque opening for Detroit’s Reggie Dokes last Sunday, and it’s been a minute since I’ve gone a few rounds on the ones and twos with Uncle Benny, so this one’s going to be emotional! Join us ifrom 9pm for serious grooves, laughter, and perhaps even a few tears. Upstairs in Flash‘s main room, British techno duo Dense & Pika bring the heat with local support from Schubert, while in the Green Room, there’s a MoDERN CLASS reunion, with Trev-ski and Fulano reuniting with DJ Provoke for another night of disco, soul, funk and boogie.

Dense & Pika with Schubert at Flash, with MoDERN CLASS featuring Trev-ski, DJ Provoke & Fulano in the Green Room and Body Work with Andy Grant, Katrina Mir & Benoit in the Flash Bar

Another strong recommendation for Friday night is The Uptown House Experience with house legend Doug Smith of production duo 95 North, with support from DJ Nav B2B Joe L at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club. Proper house music for the heads.

The Uptown House Experience with Doug Smith (95 North) and DJ Nav B2B Joe L at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Saturday brings another edition of the Sam Burns Boat Party featuring Sam The Man himself and Sammy RockDC House Grooves has an exclusive $10 discount off tickets to the next Sam Burns Boat Party#HOTWMD & Mont.age present the “Tale of Two Sam’s” Boat Ride with Sam Burns & Sammy Rock. Always a good time when Sam Burns is captaining the boat, so don’t hesitate to take advantage of this tasty offer and secure your place on the dance floor now!

$10  Discount off Sam Burns Boat Party with Sam Burns & Sammy Rock

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Another great option for Saturday afternoon grooves is The Cookout with Sticky Fingers Collective & Good Buddies at The Embassy Row Hotel. Serious vibes in the sunshine as HOT COFFEE, Jandro Rod, Jacq Jill, PHILCO & Samantha Francesca throw down by the rooftop pool.

The Cookout with Sticky Fingers Collective & Good Buddies at The Embassy Row Hotel

For your Saturday night pre-game, tune in to episode #06 of the DC House Grooves Show on Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio with me, Katrina Mir and Ramirez from 10pm, then take your pick from my Top Picks below for your Saturday night dance floor moves. Jay TripwireFranck Roger and Team Zapata at Flash looks seriously tasty, as does LENG Presents Batu (UK) with Max D, Jett Chandon, Djoser & Panch at Ten Tigers Parlour. Don’t sleep on Full Service Party presents MikeQ and Vjuan Allure with Uptown Nikko, Jack Inslee, Wreck Tech & Ayes Cold at U Street Music Hall, either. Tough decisions all round on Saturday night! A sure sign of a really healthy underground scene here in DC.

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Sunday afternoon, take your pick between Sunday Love with Brian Cid Life on Planets at Flash or Chasing Sundays Secret Disco Edition with Misha & Anton at Public Bar, but whatever you do, don’t miss Sundays Rooftop with Darand LandFeroun and Benoit. You may think you know deep house, but Darand Land is the man to take you to school and really show you what deep house can be. Serious deep grooves for those who know.

That’s it for this week. Just time to bring you another edition of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast featuring quality soulful grooves from Richmond’s Omar Faison. Catch Omar at his residency at Flow, 2nd Saturdays at Emilio’s in Richmond.

 

Here’s this week’s Top Picks, Thursday through Sunday. See you next week, same time, same place, for all the best info on what’s good on the dance floor in Washington DC.

Thursday August 3

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour ft. Symmetrical at FlashDC House Grooves Top Pick

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour ft. Symmetrical at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/106668373335853

DC House Grooves Top PickDJ Tennis with Solomon Sanchez at Flash

DJ Tennis with Solomon Sanchez at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1889118374681020

DC House Grooves Top PickPlaylist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/249753378876198/

DC House Grooves Top PickSummer Sleaze wth Michael Romano, Keenan Orr & Lemz at Wonderland Ballroom

Summer Sleaze wth Michael Romano, Keenan Orr & Lemz at Wonderland Ballroom

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/555146827942488/

Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette at Velvet Lounge

Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/108145526538699

Friday August 4

DC House Grooves Top PickDense & Pika with Schubert at Flash, with MoDERN CLASS featuring Trev-ski, DJ Provoke & Fulano in the Green Room and Body Work with Andy Grant, Katrina Mir & Benoit in the Flash Bar

Dense & Pika with Schubert at Flash, with MoDERN CLASS featuring Trev-ski, DJ Provoke & Fulano in the Green Room and Body Work with Andy Grant, Katrina Mir & Benoit in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/191295304735020/

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Uptown House Experience with Doug Smith (95 North) and DJ Nav B2B Joe L at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

The Uptown House Experience with Doug Smith (95 North) and DJ Nav B2B Joe L at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1475183562562539/

DC House Grooves Top PickComisques with Steve Kirn & Baronhawk at Porrón by ANXO

Comisques with Steve Kirn & Baronhawk at Porrón by ANXO

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1863647703955451

DC House Grooves Top PickIn The Deep 009 with Blinkhorn & Ameer Dyson At Rock’n’Roll Hotel

In The Deep 009 with Blinkhorn & Ameer Dyson At Rock’n’Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/288723394936139/

DC House Grooves Top PickSubdistrick & Amalgamation presents Fixate with Rude Operator, Nature Rage, Refugee & Kinetiks MC at Ten Tigers Parlour

Subdistrick & Amalgamation presents Fixate with Rude Operator, Nature Rage, Refugee & Kinetiks MC at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/103112760273768

DC House Grooves Top PickMat.Joe with Philco and David Hamilton at U Street Music Hall

Mat.Joe with Philco and David Hamilton at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/267192293686609

DC House Grooves Top PickOtter Crossing with Tommy Cornelis & Devon Trotter at Green Lantern

Otter Crossing with Tommy Cornelis & Devon Trotter at Green Lantern

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/683911041798764

Saturday August 5

DC House Grooves Show #06 with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/336171680128363

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Sam Burns Boat Party & friends feat. Soul Oasis (Cyberjamz)

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/862020560616381/

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Cookout with Sticky Fingers Collective & Good Buddies at The Embassy Row Hotel

The Cookout with Sticky Fingers Collective & Good Buddies at The Embassy Row Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/772963672884160/

DC House Grooves Top PickJay Tripwire, Franck Roger & Team Zapata at Flash, with Surprise Guests in the Green Room and Natural Resources with Pacific Fur Company & Samantha Francesca in the Flash Bar

Jay Tripwire, Franck Roger & Team Zapata at Flash, with Surprise Guests in the Green Room and Natural Resources with Pacific Fur Company & Samantha Francesca in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/640816679463002

DC House Grooves Top PickLENG Presents Batu (UK) with Max D, Jett Chandon, Djoser & Panch at Ten Tigers Parlour

LENG Presents Batu (UK) with Max D, Jett Chandon, Djoser & Panch at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1980491245520965/

DC House Grooves Top PickFull Service Party Presents: MikeQ and Vjuan Allure with Uptown Nikko, Jack Inslee, Wreck Tech & Ayes Cold at U Street Music Hall

Full Service Party Presents: MikeQ and Vjuan Allure withUptown Nikko, Jack Inslee, Wreck Tech & Ayes Cold at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/121538551794566/

DC House Grooves Top PickPhunked UP with Adrian Collazo, DJ Say What!?, and StrikeStone! At Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Phunked UP with Adrian Collazo, DJ Say What!?, and StrikeStone! At Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/114941912469690/

DC House Grooves Top PickTransplants with Doktor D, Associate and Steve Kirn at Safari DC Restaurant & Lounge

Transplants with Doktor D, Associate and Steve Kirn at Safari DC Restaurant & Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/113380372629065/

Sunday August 6

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Harry Hotter & Sunday’s Rooftop with Darand Land, Feroun & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sunday's Rooftop with Darand Land, Feroun & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/327291231064579

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love with Brian Cid and Life on Planets at Flash

Sunday Love with Brian Cid and Life on Planets at Flash

 

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1378467338856411/

DC House Grooves Top PickChasing Sundays Secret Disco Edition with Misha & Anton, DJ Octane & James Ruffin at Public Bar

Chasing Sundays Secret Disco Edition with Misha & Anton, DJ Octane & James Ruffin at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1410856405673418/

 

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DC House Grooves Top Picks July 13 to July 16

Not quite back in the saddle just yet, so don’t get too excited. Some great events happening this weekend, so I figured I’d knock out a quick post highlighting the best of the bunch. Here’s a quick run down: Thursday night, I’ll be joining Katrina Mir behind the decks at Preview in the Green Room at Flash for some happy hour grooves. Looks like it’s going to be a scorcher, so join us from 6pm for some freshly made frosty adult beverages and quality grooves and watch the sun set over DC from the Flash rooftop. After we wrap at Flash, we’ll be heading over to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Playlist with JubileeRamirez and this week’s special guest Narko.

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On Friday night, Katrina Mir joins DJ MeegsJett Chandon and Vanniety Kills behind the decks for the latest edition of Ladies of the Underground at Ten Tigers Parlour. That’s one serious all XX lineup! proper grooves all night long on Ten Tigers’ quality Martin Audio sound system. Other great options on Friday night are Navbox‘s birthday celebrations at Flash, with another amazing Friday line up on all three floors: Alexi Delano joins Navbox in the main room, while in the Green Room Martín Miguel and Heights throw down for Better Listen Sessions, and in the bar M Vaughn joins Chris Kennedy for Assembly. Happy birthday Navid! Thank you for everything you do to support the local scene here in DC. Over at U Street Music Hall, it’s all locals all night long with another stellar showcase of homegrown talent featuring the uber-talented Rush Plus boys and the always outstanding 1432R DJs SamiSuYung Dawit. Great to see another all local line up at U Hall on a Friday night! Hope to see many more.

Over at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club on Saturday night, there’s a reunion of the Drivesafe Crew, featuring Dan SodaPat CasilRay Casil Sketti, back behind the decks together for the first time in god knows how long! It’s sure to be an emotional night full of laughs, smiles, perhaps a few tears, and of course quality beats. Best of all, there’s no cover all night. Saturday also brings return of Deep Sugar to U Street Music Hall. The Paradox may be gone, but Deep Sugar lives on, with residents Ultra Naté Lisa Moody  and guest opener Wayne Davis working that Deep Sugar magic all night long. With a bus of Deep Sugar regulars heading down from Baltimore, I can guarantee the vibe will be strong!

Sunday brings several great options to close out the weekend. The always excellent Sunday Love in the Green Room at Flash features Rodriguez Jr live, with support from residents Solomon Sanchez & Sarah Myers, plus Tony Smooth and DJ Bazza. Another great option for rooftop grooving is Chasing Sundays at Public Bar with local here Saeed Younan at the controls, with support from Fred MasAlex Haje and Pierre Reynolds. Last, but by no means least, ESL Sunday features Sam Burns‘ weekly residency, along with another edition of Hold Tight featuring HOT COFFEEMartín Miguel and Adrian Collazo. Not to be missed!

I’ve included flyers and event links for all these events below. There’s plenty more going on this weekend beyond my picks below, so keep your eyes and ears open. Also, it’s going to be scorcher, so make sure to rehydrate! Not sure when I’ll be back with the full Weekend Round Up, but I’ll do my best to bring you the highlights while I’m on my break. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday July 13

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Happy Hour fr. Andy Grant & Katrina Mir at Flash

Preview Happy Hour fr. Andy Grant & Katrina Mir at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/148266112411609

DC House Grooves Top PickPlaylist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Narko at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Narko at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/120124288602411/

Friday July 14

Ladies of the Underground with Jett Chandon, Katrina Mir, Meegs & Vanniety Kills at Ten Tigers ParlourDC House Grooves Top Pick

Ladies of the Underground with Jett Chandon, Katrina Mir, Meegs & Vanniety Kills at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/471325773217690/

DC House Grooves Top PickAlexi Delano with Navbox at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions featuring Martín Miguel and Heights in the Green room with Assembly featuring Chris Kennedy and M.Vaughn in the Flash Bar

Alexi Delano with Navbox at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions featuring Martín Miguel and Heights in the Green room with Assembly featuring Chris Kennedy and M.Vaughn in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1995719063998633/

DC House Grooves Top PickRush Plus & 1432 R (Sami, SuYung, Dawit) at U Street Music Hall

Rush Plus & 1432 R (Sami, SuYung, Dawit) at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/435882336778654/

Saturday July 15

DC House Grooves Top PickDrive Safe Crew Reunion 2017 with Dan Soda, Pat Casil, Ray Casil & Sketti at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Drive Safe Crew Reunion 2017 with Dan Soda, Pat Casil, Ray Casil & Sketti at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/456545534690213

DC House Grooves Top PickDeep Sugar DC: Ultra Naté & Lisa Moody w/ guest opener Wayne Davis at U Street Music Hall

Deep Sugar DC: Ultra Naté & Lisa Moody w/ guest opener Wayne Davis at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/162562370946284/

Sunday July 16

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love: Rodriguez Jr [LiVE] with Solomon Sanchez, Sarah Myers, Tony Smooth and DJ Bazza at Flash

Sunday Love: Rodriguez Jr [LiVE] with Solomon Sanchez, Sarah Myers, Tony Smooth and DJ Bazza at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/815736625257824/

DC House Grooves Top PickChasing Sundays with Saeed Younan, Fred Mas, Alex Haje & Pierre Reynolds at Public Bar

Chasing Sundays with Saeed Younan, Fred Mas, Alex Haje & Pierre Reynolds at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1440074512756111/

DC House Grooves Top PickHold Tight with Hot Coffee, Martín Miguel & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Hold Tight with Hot Coffee, Martín Miguel & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1873562459560301

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DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: Three Year Anniversary Edition June 29 to July 4

Never thought I’d be typing this, but welcome to the three year anniversary edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up, or post number 156! I can’t believe it has been three years since I started this weekly post listing out all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC, and it has been an honor and a privilege to have a ringside seat documenting the evolution of underground dance music culture here in the nation’s capital. To celebrate three years of the Weekend Round Up, we’re throwing a party in the Green Room at Flash on Saturday night, featuring the three residents of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio: Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. We’re just part of another fantastic Saturday night line up at Flash, featuring house music legend Chez Damier and local hero Solomon Sanchez in the main room and the USB crew in the bar. Check out the flyer below for the full line up! We’re looking forward to seeing you on the rooftop at Flash on Saturday night!

Advanced tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1491649

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1542278972472366/

Back 2 Basics with Chez Damier & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with DC House Grooves 3 Year Anniversary featuring Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir in the Green Room and USB featuring Noah Curtis, Nick Flynn, Tim Glusko B2B DJ Swink & Todd b2b JP Jed in the Flash Bar

When I started the Weekend Round Up, I told myself that, if I was going to do it, I had to commit to doing it every week, never missing a post, and for the past three years, I haven’t missed one. I’ve been late a couple of times, and there have been a few that have been a little light on content, but every Wednesday night or Thursday morning, I’ve been hitting that publish button! The format has evolved over time, but the core theme has remained the same: highlighting the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC each week, The thing is, compiling and writing up these events each week takes a lot of time, and I have to fit it in somewhere between my day job, family commitments and DJing. For the past three years, Monday through Wednesday nights after I get back form my day job have basically been dedicated to the Weekend Round Up, barely leaving me time to think about why I’m doing it and where I want to take it in future. With that in mind, I’m planning on taking some time off from publishing the Weekend Round Up to give me some time to think and plan for the future of DC House Grooves. I’m sure you’ll still see the DC House Grooves Top Pick logo cropping up in event pages here and there, and I plan on keeping the Meet the Locals Podcast going; I’m just going to take a break from this weekly post for a bit. The thing is, this has become such a routine by now, it’s going to be a hard habit to break! Curious to see how long I last.

Ok with that all out of the way, time to get into things for this weekend. With July 4 landing on Tuesday this year, this week’s post covers all the best events Thursday through Tuesday, including some tasty looking options for getting your groove on on Independence Day. What’s really interesting is seeing many of the same events and same names from the first ever Weekend Round Up, only bigger and better! That first edition featured ROAM IV, with an amazing all local line up, but on a much smaller scale than this Saturday’s ROAM XII: Randomer. There was also a July 4 Soundwaves Boat Party, and next Tuesday you can board the Soundwaves boat again for another Independence Day cruise down the Potomac. July 4 weekend in 2014 also featured a strong line up of events at Flash, but nothing compared to what they’ve got lined up for us this year! 6 days of quality underground events Thursday through Tuesday.

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Here’s the full listings Thursday June 29 through Independence Day, including all my Top Picks, plus everything else on my radar. If you’ve found DC House Grooves a useful resource over the past three years, I hope you can join me, Ramirez and Katrina Mir in the Green Room at Flash on Saturday to celebrate 3 years! Please keep DC House Grooves bookmarked,  and make sure you like the DC House Grooves Facebook Page to stay up to date with future developments. Not sure how long it will be until the next edition. Hope to see you all out and about this weekend!

Thursday June 29

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Thursday with Keenan Orr & Playlist featuring Jubilee and Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Thursday with Keenan Orr & Playlist featuring Jubilee and Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Thursday with Keenan Orr & Playlist featuring Jubilee and Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/847820248700500/

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only Vol 29 with Sami%SuYung at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only Vol 29 with Sami%SuYung at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/242864162878345/

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Rooftop Happy Hour with Darius Twin at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Darius Twin at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1809060426076179/

DC House Grooves Top PickSaeed Younan in the Green Room at Flash

Saeed Younan in the Green Room at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1908054972816825

DC House Grooves Top PickNightFlight with Kundalini at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight with Kundalini at Cafe Saint Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/272745539814289

Dzeko at Soundcheck

Dzeko at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1280346205412569/

House Music Happy Hour at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1380054182082213/

Friday June 30

DC House Grooves Top PickNick Höppner with Shanti Celeste and Samantha Francesca at Flash, with DJ Free & Sleepy G in the Green Room and River Bennett & Pacific Fur Company in the Flash Bar

Nick Höppner with Shanti Celeste and Samantha Francesca at Flash, with DJ Free & Sleepy G in the Green Room and River Bennett & Pacific Fur Company in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/293521477760249/

DC House Grooves Top PickThe NeedlExchange Residents Night with Bil Todd, Baronhawk, Tommy Cornelis & Dj Lisa Frank at Ten Tigers Parlour

The NeedlExchange Residents Night with Bil Todd, Baronhawk, Tommy Cornelis & Dj Lisa Frank at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1846591598935460/

Sao Funky Friday with Fort Knox Five at Tropicalia

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/711516895722882

DC House Grooves Top PickSilicon Based Lifeform with Doktor Boss & Darius Twin at Safari DC Restaurant & Lounge

Silicon Based Lifeform with Doktor Boss & Darius Twin at Safari DC Restaurant & Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1469218323099963/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Friday with 4 Hours of Funk featuring Graham & Fleg, Philip Goyette and Stylus Chris at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with 4 Hours of Funk featuring Graham & Fleg, Philip Goyette and Stylus Chris at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickKamalata Live at Tropicalia

Kamalata Live at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/440411263009667/

Erick Morillo at Soundcheck

Erick Morillo at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/196369510886775/

Electronic Music  with The Aux Send, Joel Blumenthal & TVNNR & DJ at Back Bar

Electronic Music  with The Aux Send, Joel Blumenthal & TVNNR & DJ at Back Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1562507270467797/

DJ Ex Ex Ex & Discuji at Diskobar, Baltimore

DJ Ex Ex Ex & Discuji at Diskobar, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1755286284487459/

Brohug with Bortz, Rucca at A.i.

Brohug with Bortz, Rucca at A.i.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1687060248257641

Saturday July 1

DC House Grooves Top PickBack 2 Basics with Chez Damier & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with DC House Grooves 3 Year Anniversary featuring Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir in the Green Room and USB featuring Noah Curtis, Nick Flynn, Tim Glusko B2B DJ Swink & Todd b2b JP Jed in the Flash Bar

Back 2 Basics with Chez Damier & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with DC House Grooves 3 Year Anniversary featuring Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir in the Green Room and USB featuring Noah Curtis, Nick Flynn, Tim Glusko B2B DJ Swink & Todd b2b JP Jed in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1542278972472366/

DC House Grooves Top PickROAM XII: Randomer, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, Sami & Jett Chandon B2B Djoser at Warehouse Location

ROAM XII: Randomer, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, Sami & Jett Chandon B2B Djoser at Warehouse Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/287950328324864

DC House Grooves Top PickElevate Rooftop Pool Party (Independence Day Edition) with Megs, Andrey Bazza, Tony Smooth & Vince Christopher at Embassy Row Hotel

 Elevate Rooftop Pool Party (Independence Day Edition) with Megs, Andrey Bazza, Tony Smooth & Vince Christopher at Embassy Row Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/478441949164738/

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse-N- U with Tyrone Francis & DJ A.Plane at Ten Tigers Parlour

House-N- U with Tyrone Francis & DJ A.Plane at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/302259676885709/

DC House Grooves Top PickBlack Lotus Party with Booda Monk & Graham Hatke at The Crown, Baltimore

Black Lotus Party with Booda Monk & Graham Hatke at The Crown, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/427096081008836/

DC House Grooves Top PickFeed Me Disco with Eau Claire, Bête Noire b2b Fady D at U Street Music Hall

Feed Me Disco with Eau Claire, Bête Noire b2b Fady D at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1184417235020317/

ESL Saturday with Mr Bonkerz, Conscious Contact & John Jazz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Mr Bonkerz, Conscious Contact & John Jazz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

SunDown: Riza, MLEM, Makz at Flash

SunDown: Riza, MLEM, Makz at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/116003315665940/

Tunnel Vision DC with Sophie Meiers & Vide, Zotti & Samsin, Lean Quatifah and James P at Dupont Underground

Tunnel Vision DC with Sophie Meiers & Vide, Zotti & Samsin, Lean Quatifah and James P at Dupont UndergroundTunnel Vision DC with Sophie Meiers & Vide, Zotti & Samsin, Lean Quatifah and James P at Dupont Underground

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/392902851105655

Lucky Cloud with guest Calvin Garner & Resident Zik Jabar at Diskobar, Baltimore

Lucky Cloud with guest Calvin Garner & Resident Zik Jabar at Diskobar, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1353880651360661/

Sunday July 2

DC House Grooves Top PickSuper Love: Atish, Mandar, Navbox, Edo & Throe B2B Jus Nowhere at Flash

Super Love: Atish, Mandar, Navbox, Edo & Throe B2B Jus Nowhere at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/388574104871974/

DC House Grooves Top PickChasing Sundays with Mind Control, Fred Mas & Alex Haje at Public Bar

Chasing Sundays with Mind Control, Fred Das & Alex Have at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/875661795915517/

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Sam Burns Boat Party & friends feat. Dj Oji

The Sam Burns Boat Party & friends feat. Dj Oji

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1367730706607777

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Team Zapata, Conscious Contact, Harry Hotter and Sundays Workshop with Benoit & Philco at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Team Zapata, Conscious Contact, Harry Hotter and Sundays Workshop with Benoit & Philco at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1932500643686766/

Independence Day Weekend Boat Party with The Eskimo Brothers, Dromme & Remme Labeaux

Independence Day Weekend Boat Party with The Eskimo Brothers, Dromme & Remme Labeaux

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1866889006658289/

Monday July 3

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Big Boom with SkiiTour & Fort Knox Five at U Street Music Hall

The Big Boom with SkiiTour & FK5 at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1059492474150552

HouseArrest: zacheser, Riza, Saad Ashraf at Rock & Roll Hotel

HouseArrest: zacheser, Riza, Saad Ashraf at Rock & Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/245189299311774/

Flashy Monday for 4th of July with DJ TWiN and Sean Morris at Flash

Flashy Monday for 4th of July with DJ TWiN and Sean Morris at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/843542375803211/

Independence Day July 4

DC House Grooves Top PickSoundwaves Boat Party with Canson & Lisa Frank

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1799957776982658

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Flashworks with Sarah Myers, Philip Goyette, Juan Zapata, Benoit & Meegs at Flash

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/147315005828842

DC House Grooves Top PickKowli Records 4th July BBQ with Feroun, Graham Hatke, Jmack, Nerftoss, Novac & Strikestone at Location TBA

Kowli Records 4th July BBQ with Feroun, Graham Hatke, Jmack, Nerftoss, Novac & Strikestone at Location TBA

DC House Grooves Top PickThe UKG Social Block Party with Tommy Davis at The Ynot Lot

The UKG Social Block Party with Tommy Davis at The Ynot Lot

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/103379756903097/

 

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DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC June 22 to June 25

Good times at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club on Saturday at Reflections with JandroMark in the Dark, me and Mazi R! It’s the first time I’ve been back at . Jimmy’s since they upgraded the previously not all that sound system to an incredible Martin Audio sound system, expanding the dance floor in the process.  The new sound system is amazing! I really enjoyed putting it through it’s paces, and all the DJs on the line up really made it sing. The turnout to celebrate Mazi‘s birthday was amazing, making for a truly memorable Saturday night on the dance floor. Huge thanks to Jandro for putting it all together and inviting me to play. I can see myself being back at Jimmy Valentine’s in the very near future. As soon as this Saturday, in fact, as Kochi‘s new party Balance takes over, featuring another serious all local lineup: KochiRamirezMeegs and live vocals from the incredibly talented Candice Mills. As soon as we’re done with Saturday night’s DC House Grooves Show with Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir on Underground Quality Radio, we’ll be hitting the road and heading to Jimmy’s! I highly recommend you do the same…after listening to the DC House Grooves Show, or course 🙂

Balance details: https://www.facebook.com/events/461848680828391/

Balance with Kochi, Meegs, Ramirez & Candice Mills at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

So what else is going on this weekend? Quite a bit, as it happens!  As always, you’ll find full listings below of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC, including all the DC House Grooves Top Picks. When you see the Top Pick badge, you know it’s a good one! You can catch me behind the decks with Taiga at Regrets Only Vol. 28 at Ten Tigers Parlour Thursday night. I’m excited and honored to be invited to play  Regrets Only, and I can’t wait to give the Ten Tigers sound system a good work out. As always, I’m bursting with amazing underground sounds to share with you, so join me and Taiga at Ten Tigers on Thursday night, and let’s make some bad decisions together on a school night! I’ll also have plenty of DC House Grooves Top Pick stickers with me, so make sure you ask me for some.

Regrets Only Vol. 28 details: https/www.facebook.com/events/142892692939320

Regrets Only with Andy Grant and Taiga at Ten Tigers Parlour

As mentioned previously, on Saturday night I’ll be joining Ramirez and Katrina Mir at 10pm for episode #3 of the DC House Grooves Show on Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio, then heading up to Balance with KochiRamirezMeegs and Candice Mills. Then on Sunday I’ll be heading up to Sunday Love at Flash for OG Tony Humphries, with support from an all-star local line up featuring Sam ‘The Man’ Burns, Chris Burns & Sleepy G. I’ve been a huge fan on Tony Humphries since I first heard him at his residency at Ministry of Sound in London back in the early 90s, and his Ministry of Sound Sessions Volume One mix had a huge influence on me. Just the thought of hearing him in the Green Room on the Flash rooftop on a sunny Sunday afternoon surrounded by friends gives me goosebumps. My tickets are bought, and I’m ready to go! While it is no cover before 4pm, I strongly recommend picking up advanced tickets to guarantee entry if you plan on arriving later. Sunday Love parties have been proving really popular, and I’m confident with this line up it will sell out. Why risk it? First release tickets are only $8, available from Ticketfly.

Advanced Tickets to Sunday Love with Tony Humphries

More details: ://www.facebook.com/events/443905825970709/

Sunday Love: Tony Humphries, Sam 'The Man' Burns, Chris Burns & Sleepy G at Flash

A couple of mixes for you before I get into this week’s listings. First up is the latest DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast featuring the welcome return of Symmetrical. You can catch Symmetrical this Saturday in Baltimore at Sentient Lighting’s Summer Jam 2017 with DJ Dan, Nigel Richards, Wayne Davis, Tzeech, Malphunktion, Hogan & Obscure & Symmetrical.

 

Another great mix is the inaugural edition of The Buddy System Podcast from the Good Buddies team featuring DC stalwart Ozker. A solid hour of quality grooves from one of DC’s finest. Make sure you follow Good Buddies on SoundCloud to make sure you catch all the future The Buddy System mixes.

 

Time for this week’s listings! Here are all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC Thursday through Sunday. Look out for the DC House Grooves Top Pick logo. Your sign of a good time! I’ll be back same time, same place next week for the three year anniversary edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up! See you on the dance floor.

Thursday June 22

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only with Andy Grant and Taiga at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only with Andy Grant and Taiga at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/142892692939320

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Thursday with the Caseo Collection, Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez & Harry Hotter at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Thursday

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/728648633986440/

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