Pride Underground 2015

Tommy Cornelis is a member of the DJ collective and party The NeedlExchange, and DC House Grooves has invited him to give you an unofficial and underground guide to DC Pride 2015!

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It’s easy to assume everyone in our underground community knows that we owe a great deal to our “dancestors”, particularly LGBTQIA people of color, when we step on the dance floor. But then you hear Ten Walls (aka Mario Basanov) spew some truly vile shit that would make Rick Santorum blush, and you’re left scratching your head.

And while it’s great to see gay rights progress incredible fast, it’s sad to see gay audiences completely unaware of our roots. I meet gay people all the time who have never heard the names of Larry Levan or Frankie Knuckles, but know every word to [insert name of generic, straight pop star].

Far too often lines are drawn on both sides, albeit unintentional, where gay people might be really into a DJ, but the harsh reality is that they may not attend the event because they don’t want to be the only gay person there, coupled with the concern “is this truly a safe space?”. Conversely, some straight people won’t go to a queer event out of fear of invading their space, or maybe they too feel like the “odd one(s) out”.

As we embark on our annual DC Pride celebration, active discussions on diversity in dance culture and the commercialization of Pride are taking place. While these (and many other) conversations are crucial to our identities, and should be evolving beyond the scope of one week in June, I say we stop taking sides and strive to create inviting spaces that would make our dance forefathers and mothers proud. We are a resilient, diverse community, bound by our love for the dance floor and expression of self.

If you want to take me up on that challenge, here are some pride events from DC’s emerging, queer underground for you to sweat to this week!

Wednesday Picks

Market Crash – Pride 2015 Special Edition at The Big Board
Market Crash - Pride 2015 Special Edition at The Big Board
It’s really cool seeing gays throwing weekday parties AND branching out of NW, and Market Crash just celebrated one year of doing just that with their monthly party on H Street at The Big Board. For Pride they’re bringing in guest DJ Tommy Cornelis and drag queen Heidi Glüm. Heidi hosts a drag night at Black Cat called Gay Bash, where you’re more likely to see a Marilyn Manson performance than Britney Spears.

Black Coffee with Vanniety Kills, meegs at U Street Music Hall
Black Coffee with Vanniety Kills and meegs at U Street Music HallWhile not technically a gay or pride event, everyone’s favorite person who just happens to be a lesbian, DJ Vanniety Kills, is making an unfortunately rare DJ appearance with meegs in support of Black Coffee. Annie has been supporting a loved one in a fight against cancer, and this weekend “The DC Three” (ESL, Uhall, and Flash) are hosting 3 Love Triangle events to raise funds: including secretsundaze DC with Giles Smith, James Priestley, Brian Monaco; Body Werk at Flash on Friday, PARADISE MIRAGE – PRIDE 2015 feat. Kim Ann Foxman on Saturday, and Sam Burns and friends on Sunday at ESL.

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Best Above Ground:
SCANDAL DC presents Capital Pride Jello Wrestling at Penn Social w/ Scandal DC
DC Bike Party’s 2nd Annual Pride Ride at Dupont Circle w/ DJ Shea Van Horn

Thursday Picks

Schadenfreude Neubauten w/ DJ Laura Palmer at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar
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DJs Wolfblister (Kwasi) and Dianamatic were DJing a party called Kitty Twister together at Dodge City when they started Schadenfreudu Neubauten as an outlet to play coldwave, post punk, minimal synth, goth and near goth stuff. And they do this all at Dr. Clock’s, which has served as an incubator of sorts for off-the-wall ideas. Find out who killed guest DJ Laura Palmer this Thursday.

Shirtless at Green Lantern
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No one goes here for the music, but “Shirtless” at “The Latrine” is a proud DC tradition. The deal is you drink for free from 10-11PM if you take your shirt off. It creates a dance floor full of shirtless, sweaty dudes, which sometimes hits the spot.. especially during Pride. Shirtless is also a stop on the Leather Barcrawl, which has a free bus to the not-so-convenient new location of the DC Eagle, so it’s a good opportunity to drink cheap, check out the Eagle, and get your leather on!

Pornstache at Satellite Room
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Satellite Room is hosting several pride-related events this year, including this party from the team behind Market Crash.DJ Kevo and DJ Melo will be playing electro music all night, and there will be performances by drag queens Heidi Glüm and Salvadora Dali.

Best Above Ground:
9th Annual DC Latino Pride: La Fiesta Dance Party at Town

Friday Picks

Booty Rex at Black Cat
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Top pick for Friday night is definitely the now annual and quite legendary Booty Rex party, combining the Anthology of Booty collective and the (now defunct) She.Rex party. There aren’t a ton of lesbian parties in DC, but when there are- people show up in full force ready to get down. There’s something to be said about this model in a city where we so often have to pick and choose from several great events each night. Booty Rex takes over both floors of The Cat w/ DJs Natty Boom, Alex DB, DJ RAt, and Junebullet, to name a few.

Otter Crossing feat. CTRL at Green Lantern
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Otter Crossing is one of the few gay parties in DC that has achieved a cult-like following that doesn’t compromise on music selection. For Pride, Otter Crossing is hosting the boys of CTRL, who promise to transport us to a 70s bathhouse and play some disco!

Bear Happy Hour at Rock ‘n Roll Hotel
Bear Nonsense Bear Happy Hour - PRIDE June 12 feat. Alex DB, Jim Gade, Tommy Cornelis at Rock & Roll HotelBears in DC have always strived to be a fun, welcoming community, but the music has sometimes been an afterthought. Luckily this summer, Tommy Cornelis has teamed up with the Bear Nonsense Happy Hour at RnR to curate a rotating cast of DJs that has or will include Bil Todd, Keenan Orr, Ed the Metaphysical, Baronhawk, Dean Sullivan, Natty Boom, and George D’adhemar. It’s breathed some new life into the expansive, political, and often competing bear happy hour scene, and has united the younger, bear-ish queers with a great DC tradition. For the Pride edition, Alex DB and Jim Gade will be on the decks with support from Tommy Cornelis!

LoveCamp: Pride Edition ft Metaphysical & Dean Sullivan at Embassy Row Hotel
LoveCamp: Pride Edition ft Metaphysical & Dean Sullivan at The Embassy Row Hotel
One Love Massive is also hosting a rooftop happy hour, so you got options on getting your night started. This one features a reunion of the party Church with DJs Ed the Metaphysical (ESL) and Dean Sullivan (Gay Bash, BearZerk, DILF).

Best Above Ground:
BYT & Cap Pride Present: Flashback Opening Party at The Arena Stage

Saturday Picks

Paradise Mirage feat. Kim Ann Foxman at U Street Music Hall
Paradise mirageI’m obviously biased but top pick for the entire weekend is Paradise Mirage, where U Street Music Hall and TNX (Bil Todd, Baronhawk & Tommy Cornelis) aim to resurrect Larry Levan’s Paradise Garage through Keith Haring-inspired artwork, Paradise Garage-inspired visuals, and music from the Butch Queen DJs, TNX, DJ Lisa Frank, and Kim Ann Foxman. The theme for Pride this year is Flashback, so it’s great to see a party connecting with the origins of the queer and modern dance floor, and that uhall is again supporting this vision with an amazing booking. Kim rose to notoriety through Hercules and Love Affair, but has been holding it down as a DJ and producer and at the helm of Firehouse Recordings. This event is also part of The DC Three present: LOVE TRIANGLE Fundraiser and a portion of proceeds will go towards helping one of our own to say #FCancer!

Here are some preview mixes from Lisa Frank and TNX to put you in the spirit.

 

Babe Rainbow at Black Cat
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For the 2nd year, the Black Cat is giving over both floors to local DJs who represent a diverse collection of underground nights in DC. Keenan Orr, Dean Sullivan, Alex DB, Abichula, Tom from Prague, Bryan Smith, and Candice Jones will give you a great mix of sounds, and a portion of proceeds go towards The DC Center. Definitely include this as a stop while you’re party hopping and expect amazing artwork from the hands of Linas Garsys. Black Cat is at the forefront of supporting queer weirdos and their out-of-the-mainstream parties, something, sadly, not many gay bars in this city are willing to do. They’re really stepping up by giving over both floors to pride events on Friday and Saturday.

Here’s a preview mix from Dean

 

Supergay Saturday! at Embassy Row Hotel
Supergay Saturday! with Outputmessage, Tommy Cornelis & Illexxandra at Embassy Row HotelIf you’re looking for a destination before, after or even during the parade, One Love Massive is hosting a pool party at the Embassy Row Hotel with DJs Outputmessage, Tommy Cornelis & Illexxandra from 12-7pm. If you haven’t yet, check out Outputmessage’s entirely original and seriously good productions. Bernard is a great DJ too, so expect perfect poolside vibes from these 3 in a beautiful setting that’s waving distance from the parade. It’s supposed to be a hot one on Saturday, so a no cover event with free access to a pool is greatly appreciated.

Best Above Ground:
Pride Parade Presented by Marriott®™ ®
FUSE | Official Capital Pride Women’s Party w/ DJ Jacq Jill and DJ Rosie
MIXTAPE Pride Party w/ Shea Van Horn and Matt Bailer
CRUISING: Leather and Kink Pride Event at Satellite Room
#UndergroundThrowdown at Dance Loft

(Saturday into) Sunday Picks

Pride Afterhours: Honey Soundsystem at Flash

Pride Afterhours: Honey Soundsystem at Flash
A proper, queer afterhours party in DC is finally happening.. and it features San Francisco’s Honey Soundsystem no less! Following Flash’s party with Vicenzo, Honey is sending over Jackie House and Jason Kendig, and they’re letting you scramble on that windowless dance floor from 4am til noon. Honey Soundsystem absolutely destroyed TNX’s pride party at uhall last year alongside Honey Dijon and Nancy Whang, so it’s going to be really nice to see them play an extended set for pride this year. We’re really hoping DC can hang with them for this one. Pro-tip: tickets from Vicenzo are honored for this event, and stamps from Paradise Mirage and Babe Rainbow earn you a $5 discount.

Double Feature at Satellite Room
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Satellite Room has been showing two movies on Sundays, and for Pride they are showing Hairspray and Paris is Burning!

Best Above Ground:
Pride Festival presented by Live! Casino®™ ®
Pride Concert presented by Hot 99.5®™ w/ En Vogue and Amber
Fanny Pack- Ladies Tea/Pride Closing Party w/ DJ Deedub, DC Kings and DJ LiLo
Cobalt Presents: DC Pride Official Closing Party – Power of Pride w/ DJ MadScience and DJ Power Infiniti

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC April 30 – May 3

Well Sunday Funday was amazing, wasn’t it? A great way to kick off rooftop party season, with three great parties just a few shorts steps away from each other. Sunglass Sundays at Public Bar kicked off the season with a bang, with a great lineup and an enthusiastic crowd! It was great to catch up with people we haven’t seen since last summer, and we can’t wait to see what this season brings. Over at ESLSundays Rooftop got their season off to an incredible start, with a superstar lineup the likes of which we don’t often see. Over the street on the Dirty Bar rooftop, Coconut Milk Sundays kicked off the first in their season of parties, and based on what we saw its worth checking out. They’re putting together solid lineups including all our favorite locals this season, so definitely worth a look. With all three parties spitting distance from each other, you can easily bounce between around and enjoy the best of them all.

Before we get on with this week’s picks, huge news! The lineup for FORWARD Festival 2015 has been announced, and its incredible. We have included the full festival flyer below. There’s so much on there that you’ll need to enlarge it to read it all, and even then, you’ll need a magnifying glass! We’re happy to see a couple of our favorite house DJ’s, Aybee and the legendary Gene Hunt playing a big role in this year’s festival, and we’re excited to be partnering with FORWARD for the Saturday night party Forever Endless. Go check out the official FORWARD Festival 2015: Infinity event page for full festival details, and if you haven’t done so already, pick up your FORWARD Pass, which gets you access to all FORWARD Preview and Festival events. When you see the full lineup, you’ll realize what a great deal the FORWARD pass is!

FORWARD Festival 2015: InfinityThere’s a lot to cover this week, so you’ll need a sound track. This week, we’ve got a slow jams / nu disco / laid back house mix from Andy Grant, the opening hour or so of Andy’s 6+ hour set at Body Werk in the Flash Bar on April 10. Nice, easy, sometime cheesy grooves to help you plan your weekend attack on the dance floors of DC. Unfortunately SoundCloud’s copyright filters bumped this one due to a track from a major label, so we’ve had to make do with MixCloud.

Right, I think we’re ready to dive into this week’s picks. As always, we’ve had to make some tough choices, so don’t be mad if your event isn’t included. We try and spread the love around as much as possible, but if you feel we’ve not been giving something the attention it deserves, why not reach out to us and let us know? As always, if you plan on attending an event, please click through to the event page and click Join.

Thursday Picks

Culoe De Song, Sam “the Man” Burns & Vanniety Kills at Flash, with DJ Soul & DJ Oso Fresh in the Flash Bar

Our top pick for Thursday is South Africa’s Culoe De Song at Flash. It’ll be quality house music with african flavor all night, with local support from Cadence‘s Vanniety Kills and local legend Sam “The Man” Burns. Down in the Flash BarDJ Soul is joined by another of DC’s longest serving DJs Oso Fresh for an evening of fresh and classic beats. Advanced tickets are $10 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+

https://www.facebook.com/events/1564565097119370/

Madya: Murlo & EshOne at Tropicalia ***Official Forward Preview Party***

Our pick for fans of dance floor ready bass music on Thursday is Madya: Murlo & EshOne with local support from Tsurigi and Panch B2B Ey3witness at Tropicalia. When the Forward crew get busy with the bass, you know the heads will be out in force, and you can be sure of a good time. Pre-sale tickets are $7 from Brown Paper Tickets, $10 on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1374756389519772/

Friday Picks

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

Start your Friday evening off right with the WTF?! show with Corduroy MavericksKochi and Ramirez on Sugar Shack Recordings. We suggest this every week, but have you tuned in yet? Maybe its time you started. Quality house music from Kochi and local guests each and every week from 5pm to 7pm on Friday.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1580291555593486/

The Juan Maclean (Live) with The Black Madonna and Tommy Cornelis at U Street Music Hall

Wow! Now there’s a lineup. Our top pick for Friday night is The Juan Maclean (Live) with The Black Madonna and local support from Tommy Cornelis. An amazing lineup of great artists for a Friday night, and you’ll want to be on that dance floor when New York, Chicago and DC meet to deliver a fine blend of house, nu disco, techno and everything in between. Advanced tickets are $10 from Ticketfly, and it’ll be $10 on the door. 18+, 18 to 20 by advanced ticket only. Get there early to catch local Tommy Cornelis‘ opening set. This is one you’ll want to be at from beginning to end.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1374311906226147/

Petworth Funk with DJ Nav, Joe L & Boss Ross at Zeba BAr

Meanwhile, up in Columbia Heights at Zeba Bar, its Trev-ski‘s Petworth Funk party with a killer lineup of local selectors including DJ NavJoe L and Boss Ross. Take it from us, these guys know their shit. Real music form real heads. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/665090460291620/

Uneasy Hiding Places with Ron Jackson at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

For quality house and techno in Adams Morgan, check out Uneasy Hiding Spaces at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar, where Ron Jackson will be at the controls of the ones and twos for an open to close set. Always nice to hear a DJ take you on a long journey, so well worth checking out if you’re in the neighborhood. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1429651087345671/

Saturday Picks

The Funk Parade 2015

Not only does Saturday bring our founder Andy Grant‘s 34th birthday, it’s also The Funk Parade 2015! From 12pm through into the night there’s a day fair, a parade, and all manner of musical events around the U Street corridor. We simply don’t have time to cover them all here, so check out the Facebook event page, then check our listings for all the individual events (at least the ones we know about!). The Tapwagon Sound System and TNX are a couple on our list to check out, but just show up on U Street on Saturday and you’ll figure things out.

https://www.facebook.com/events/527604504045287/

Ovum: Josh Wink, Pete Moss, Chadwick at Flash, with Feel the Funk Parade with Champion Sound & Philco in the Flash Bar

Our top pick for Saturday is the Ovum Records takeover of Flash, with Josh Wink and Pete Moss from Ovum headlining the main room with local support from Flash resident Chadwick. We’ve been buying Ovum records since the 90s, and we’re excited to see such a great lineup at Flash, and local support from Chadwick is just the icing on the cake. Down in the Flash Bar its Feel the Funk Parade, DC as Funk Edition with Champion Sound Philco. Advanced tickets are $15 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1064271120254435/

ESL Saturdays with Kenny Summit, Kochi, Thomas Blondet, DJ Remote Ctrl, James Dellastatious & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Looks like a great night at Eighteenth Street Lounge, with Kenny Summit in the Gold Room with support from Kochi, DJ Remote Ctrl James Dellastatious in the Main Room, Thomas Blondet open to close on the patio and Trev-ski upstairs.  We suggest catching Kochi‘s set, maybe head upstairs for a bit of Trev-ski, then see out the night on the patio with Thomas Blondet. 21+.

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

A Musical Obsession pt 5: Fight to Dance with DJ Earnest Fountain & Unifyingvibes at Zeba Bar

For quality soulful and classic house vibes on Saturday, head up to Zeba Bar for A Musical Obsession pt 5: Fight to Dance with DJ Earnest Fountain & special guest Unifyingvibes. Real house music delivered with feeling from DJs that know. 21+

https://www.facebook.com/events/471826949633956/

VINE: Dance Loft Grand Opening Party at The Dance Loft

Last but not least for Saturday night is VINE: Dance Loft Grand Opening Party at The Dance Loft, which offers a huge line up of local DJs across four rooms of music and arts. The lineup includes All Good Funk AllianceSam “The Man” BurnsJuan ZapataMeegsSynzPhilco and a whole lot more. We’d list them all, but we’d be here all night. This one will go until dawn, so wherever you start your night, plan on ending up here for afters. Advanced tickets are still available for $15, more on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1135276856499311/

Sunday Picks

Sunglass Sundays Official Soft Opening with Team Zapata, Steve Kirn, Leonardo Lee, Rosenberg & DJ Lisa Frank at Public Bar

Top pick for Sunday is part 2 of Sunglass Sundays season opening ceremonies on the Public Bar rooftop, with a killer local lineup of all our favorites, centered around a 4 hour set from Body Werk alumni and Team Zapata. Joining Juan and Hugo behind the decks are Steve KirnLeonardo LeeRosenberg and DJ Lisa Frank, for what’s sure to be an epic Sunday on the dance floor. After bearing witness to last week’s mayhem, we’re sure this one will make for one crazy Sunday! Free before 4pm, $10 after. No dress code, no drama. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/445141018993199/

The Brown Elvis Presents’s Blond:ish with Yaco, DJ Kryogen & Heather Femia on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Next up for Sunday is The Brown Elvis Presents Blond:ish playing a four hour set on the Eighteenth Street Lounge Patio, with local support from YacoDJ Kryogen and Heather Femia. Looks like a great line up for sun drenched rooftop vibes, and the covered ESL patio offers the perfect venue to dance as the sun goes down. Advanced tickets are $10 from Wantickets, $15 on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/664203027041387/

Coconut Milk Sundays with Sarah Myers, Playin’Fields & Brad Piff at Dirty Bar

Another pick for Sunday is Coconut Milk Sundays at Dirty Bar with and all local line up featuring Sarah MyersPlayin’Fields & Brad Piff. We love the Dirty Bar rooftop, with good memories of last year’s Sunday’s Rooftop and The House that U Built parties last year, and we’re happy to see another regular party there this year. We stopped by Coconut Milk Sundays last Sunday, and we think it has potential, offering a great alternative to the parties across the street. This Sunday, we recommend getting there early to catch Sarah Myers‘ set. You might just find yourself sticking around. Best of all, there’s no cover, and a whole list of drinks specials all night. Check it out.. with no cover, you’ve got nothing to lose!

https://www.facebook.com/events/639359009499456/

DAY TRIPPIN’ — Love in the House at The Red Maple, Baltimore

If you’re up in Baltimore during the day on Sunday, our top pick for Sunday is Day Trippin’ at The Red Maple. The curfew in effect right for the past week has been hurting the owners and staff of the Red Maple, and this day party is a chance for the underground community to help the owners and staff recoup their financial losses. LoveGrove has assembled a stellar lineup of Baltimore based DJs, including Shawn QLoveGrove himself, Lisa MoodyChris BrooksLexus King Guillermo Giraldo for a curfew-proof day party. With no cover and a whole range of food and drinks specials, this is a great chance to party and do your bit to help out a venue that has supported the underground so well for over 10 years. The event is family friendly, so bring the kids!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1599519236958915/

That’s it for this week’s picks; our work here is done for another week . We’re taking a break from the dance floor this weekend, so you won’t see us out and about, but I’m sure we’ll catch up with you all the following weekend. Don’t forget to check out the full listings below, and get a dance in for us this weekend. As always, we’ll be back next week with full coverage of all the best underground house and electronic music events in our fine city.

Thursday April 30

Culoe De Song, Sam “the Man” Burns & Vanniety Kills at Flash, with DJ Soul & DJ Oso Fresh in the Flash Bar

Culoe De Song, Sam "the Man" Burns & Vanniety Kills at Flash, with DJ Soul & DJ Oso Fresh in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1564565097119370/

Madya: Murlo & EshOne at Tropicalia ***Official Forward Preview Party***

Madya: Murlo & EshOne at Tropicalia ***Official Forward Preview Party***More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374756389519772/

Bag Raiders (DJ Set) with BCKWTR at U Street Music Hall

Bag Raiders (DJ Set) with BCKWTR at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374756389519772/

Friday May 1

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

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks and Kochi on Sugar Shack RecordingsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1580291555593486/

The Juan Maclean (Live) with The Black Madonna and Tommy Cornelis at U Street Music Hall

The Juan Maclean (Live) with The Black Madonna and Tommy Cornelis at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374311906226147/

Petworth Funk with DJ Nav, Joe L & Boss Ross at Zeba Bar

Petworth Funk with DJ Nav, Joe L & Boss Ross at The Looking Glass LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/665090460291620/

ESL Fridays with Nappy G., John Jaxx, JMack, Stylus Chris & Graham Hatke at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL FridayMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Desert Hearts Presents… City Hearts DC at Flash w/ Special Guest: Butane at Flash

Desert Hearts DCMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1558497057745951/

Uneasy Hiding Places with Ron Jackson at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Uneasy Hiding Places with Ron Jackson at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1429651087345671/

Phonic presents Tech Yes w/ Damon Bradley and Robert Fairbairn at Phonic

Phonic presents Tech Yes w/ Damon Bradley and Robert Fairbairn at PhonicMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/403458769837809/

The Movement ****** Round 2 at Mahalo Cove, Sterling

The Movement ****** Round 2 at Mahalo Cove, SterlingMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/934775593220254/

Saturday May 2 – THE FUNK PARADE 2015

The Funk Parade 2015

The Funk ParadeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/527604504045287/

Tapwagon Sound System Biergaden presented by Solly’s, DC Brau and Atlas Brew Works

Tapwagon Sound System Biergaden presented by Solly's, DC Brau and Atlas Brew WorksMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1625649100986729/

TNX at The U Street Funk Parade at Velvet Lounge

TNX at The U Street Funk Parade at Velvet LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/457429461082860/

“Funk Yeah, we’re having a block party…” at 15&U

"Funk Yeah, we're having a block party..." at 15&UMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1588292591410925/

Funky For U: A Funk Parade Day Party at The Brixton

Funky For U: A Funk Parade Day Party at The BrixtonMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1562760697319866/

All Vinyl DJ Set For the  2nd Annual Funk Parade at Den of Thieves

All Vinyl DJ Set For the  2nd Annual Funk Parade at Den of ThievesMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1631934973686229/

Feel the Funk : DC AS FUNK Parade Edition at Flash

Feel the Funk : DC AS FUNK Parade Edition at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/356151164595211/

Funk Parade w/ See-I and Black Alley at U Street Music Hall

Funk Parade w/ See-I and Black Alley at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1629437603959933/

Saturday May 2 – Everything Else

Party on the Potomac: ShipFam Takeover! – ***SOLD OUT***

party on the potomacMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1406454779669604/

Ovum: Josh Wink, Pete Moss, Chadwick at Flash, with Feel the Funk Parade with Champion Sound & Philco in the Flash Bar

Ovum: Josh Wink, Pete Moss, Chadwick at Flash, with Feel the Funk Parade with Champion Sound & Philco in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1064271120254435/

ESL Saturdays with Kenny Summit, Kochi, Thomas Blondet, DJ Remote Ctrl, James Dellastatious & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL SaturdayMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

A Musical Obsession pt 5: Fight to Dance with DJ Earnest Fountain & Unifyingvibes at Zeba Bar

A Musical Obsession pt 5: Fight to Dance with DJ Earnest Fountain & Unifyingvibes at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/471826949633956/

Bit Funk with jackLNDN, Citizen Select at U Street Music Hall

Bit Funk with jackLNDN, Citizen Select at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/610216395745726/

VINE: Dance Loft Grand Opening Party at The Dance Loft

VINE: Dance Loft Grand Opening Party at The Dance LoftMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1135276856499311/

“Peeps Fluff” party with DJ Daryl Climat Northrop, Chris Lewis & Wizdom at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

"Peeps Fluff" party with DJ Daryl Climat Northrop, Chris Lewis & Wizdom at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1621498318087195/

Sunday May 3

DAY TRIPPIN’ — Love in the House at The Red Maple, Baltimore

DAY TRIPPIN' -- Love in the House at The Red Maple, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1599519236958915/

Sunglass Sundays Official Soft Opening with Team Zapata, Steve Kirn, Leonardo Lee, Rosenberg & DJ Lisa Frank at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays Official Soft Opening with Team Zapata, Steve Kirn, Leonardo Lee, Rosenberg & DJ Lisa Frank at Public BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/445141018993199/

The Brown Elvis Presents’s post in Blond:ish with Yaco, DJ Kryogen & Heather Femia on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge

The Brown Elvis Presents's post in Blond:ish with Yaco, DJ Kryogen & Heather Femia on the patio at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/664203027041387/

Coconut Milk Sundays with Sarah Myers, Playin’Fields & Brad Piff at Dirty Bar

Coconut Milk Sundays with Sarah Myers, Playin'Fields & Brad Piff at Dirty BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/639359009499456/

ESL Sundays with Sam “The Man” Burns, Sabine Blaizin’ & Mr. Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL SundayMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Out on the Deck with Keenan & Smudge at Marvin

Out on the Deck with Keenan & Smudge at MarvinMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/565539103589276/

MOdERN CLASS w/ guest Dj Graham Hatke (4 Hours of Funk, Baltimore) at Showtime Bar

MOdERN CLASS w/ guest Dj Graham Hatke (4 Hours of Funk, Baltimore) at Showtime BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/963050273734585/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC April 16 – April 19

Spring is finally here, and things are really starting to heat up on the DC electronic music scene. So much going on this weekend that we’re just going to get right into into. We do, however, have a couple of great mixes for you. First up is the latest mix in the FORWARD Festival 2015 Infinity Mix Series, a wonderfully atmospheric mix from Lush:

 

If you haven’t picked up your FORWARD Festival 2015 pass yet, the good news is that there are still some tier one passes available. FORWARD passes get you access to all FORWARD Festival 2015 preview and festival events, along with the much sought after FORWARD swag bag. Grab yours now before the price goes up!

Next up is a great new mix from local rising star Sarah Myers, the latest edition in the Cyclic Agency podcast series. Some nice deep grooves right here:

 

Now you’ve picked your soundtrack, let’s get on with our picks for this week. I know we always say this, but this coming weekend there are so many great events going on that it was really hard to choose our picks. After you’ve read through the picks, make sure you look through the full listings, as there’s so much more going on than we have time to cover. As always, if you plan on attending an event, please click through to the event page and click Join, and please share this post with your friends so everyone know’s what’s what.

Thursday Picks

Final Lost on Thursdays with the Lost Residents at Lost Society

So we’ve got two top picks for Thursday night. For the first, we’re sad to say that its the final Lost on Thursdays event at Lost Society. For nearly four years, Lost on Thursdays has been the go to party for quality deep house grooves on a Thursday night, but this Thursday will be the last event on the Lost Society rooftop. We’ve had some amazing times and made some great friends at Lost, and it’s a real shame that this will be the last one at the venue. Never fear, though, as this will be a send off to remember, with all the Lost residents coming back to give the party the send off it deserves, and believe us when we say it’s a serious line up of local heavy hitters: Jubilee & RamirezR&BCharles Martin & Marko PeliSarah Myers & Lisa FrankChris Nitti & Andy Grant. You’ll not be seeing a local lineup like that again any time soon, so make sure you stop by and say goodbye with one last dance at Lost on Thursdays on the Lost Society rooftop. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1642081156015825/

Flash & Cadence present DJ EZ  with Vanniety Kills & Brother Pinch at Flash

Our other top pick for Thursday night is Flash & Cadence presents DJ EZ with Vanniety Kills & Brother Pinch, while down in the Flash BarJuan Zapata, Aaron Sparks All Good Funk Alliance will be throwing down open to close. Word has it the DJ EZ absolutely killed it last time he played at Cadence… so much so that they brought him back again! Described by some as the best garage DJ to grace a set of decks, this offers an amazing opportunity to hear him do is thing on one of the best sound systems in town. With solid support from Vanniety Kills and Brother Pinch, it’s going to be a great night at Flash, and if you need a break from the mayhem, head down to the bar and get down with Juan, Sparks and AGFA. First release tickets are still available for $7 from Ticketfly, grab yours now while they are still cheap! 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/457996307691078/

One Love Massive presents Disco Made Me Do It with Will Eastman, Caleb L’Etoile & Baronhawk Poitier at The Wonderland Ballroom

Also worth a look on Thursday is Disco Made Me Do It at The Wonderland Ballroom, which this week sees a Blisspop collective takeover, with Will EastmanCaleb L’Etoile Baronhawk Poitier at the controls all night, ably supported by resident Philco. Quality grooves all night long, and with no cover, the price is right. 21+, $6 beer & whiskey combo all night.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1419424898363197/

Friday Picks

Trust at Zeba Presents DJ Lisa Frank, Deepcutta & Boss Ross at Zeba Bar

Top pick for Friday night is the latest edition of Trust Composite at Zeba Bar, with everyone’s favorite DJ Lisa Frank, along with Deepcutta and resident Boss Ross. Quality techno all night long. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/808673869187276/

Audio Werner  & Voigtmann, Navbox, Parker at Flash, with  Caleb L’Etoile and Philco in the Flash Bar 

Killer lineup at Flash on Friday, with Audio Werner & Voigtmann topping the bill with local support from Navbox Parker, with Caleb L’Etoile Philco open to close in the Flash Bar. We’ve long been fans of Audio Werner, and we’ve been loving the latest Voigtmann release on Toi Toi… deep and underground as fuck, just how we like it. Advanced tickets are $8 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/788757407867890/

Select DC Presents Gavin Guthrie aka TX Connect, Ben Jenkins, SB&C, Rosemary Arp at The Safari Lounge, Petworth

For eclectic underground acid and electronics of all descriptions, we recommend hitting up Select DC at The Safari Lounge in Petworth. It’s a great little venue, and with Gavin Guthrie aka TX ConnectBen JenkinsSB&C and Rosemary Arp on the lineup, you know you’ll be heading to some interesting places. Advanced tickets are $9 from Ticketfly, $10 on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1398202460482444/

Vague Output After Party Brooklyn Takeover Edition at Secret Location, Baltimore

If you’ve got a taste for a proper underground after hours this Friday, then look no further than the Vague Output After Party in Baltimore. These guys know what’s up. We’ve already said too much.. details over on the event page.

https://www.facebook.com/events/790644554350590/

Saturday Picks

Franck Roger, Wbeeza (LiVE) & Edo at Flash, with DJ Octane, Danchik, Janella Abidar & Rodd Simm in the Flash Bar

Like Thursday, we can’t decide our top pick, so we’re picking two. Hey, we make the rules here, so we can break ’em when we want to. First up is Franck RogerWbeeza (Live)Edo at Flash. We’ve been buying Franck Roger‘s records for years, and consider ourselves long time fans, and Wbeeza‘s recent output has been damn near perfect as far as proper underground house is concerned. With solid local support from Edo, it’s a superb line up, and well worth making the effort for. Down in the Flash Bar, it’s DJ Octane & Friends all night long. Advanced tickets are $8 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/918450618185567/

Official Movement Pre-Party: Matthew Dear with Andrew Grant, Jeremy Synz at U Street Music Hall

Our other top pick for Friday is Matthew Dear at U Street Music Hall, with Andrew Grant (Circo Loco, My Favorite Robot, EDEC) and Jeremy Synz. This is an official pre-party for the Movement Festival, and with such a killer line up, it is sure to be a great night out. To avoid any confusion, Andrew Grant is not local Andy Grant, founder of this very blog; they just happen to share the same name and are both skilled turntable manipulators. Maybe one day we’ll see them both on the same line up and put any confusion to rest? Now that would be interesting. Advanced tickets are $10 from Ticketfly, but it is free before 12am for 21+. Entry by advanced ticket only for ages 18 to 20.

https://www.facebook.com/events/845471375508301/

Composite / Degenerate: Void Archive with Boss Ross, Measax & Ron Jackson at Secret Location

For deep, raw, uncompromising techno on Saturday night, look no further than a new collaboration between the Composite and Degenerate crews: Void Archive. Held at a secret location in NW DC, you’ll need to head over to the event page for details, and make sure you RSVP to get the address. These guys are passionate heads who deliver the goods, and you can be sure that there won’t be any randoms who shouldn’t be there.

https://www.facebook.com/events/402719999889267/

Sunday Picks

CODE13 Rooftop feat. Binh (Perlon), Maksim (Resolute) & Jubilee (Slope Traxx) at Eighteenth Street Lounge (Patio)

The great news for you all this Sunday is that Sunday rooftop party season is BACK! Not good news for us, since we’ll be needing to write up the events every week, but hey, we’ll take it. Kicking off the season is CODE13 Rooftop on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge, featuring a killer line up of Binh (Perlon)Maksim (Resolute) and local legend Jubilee (Slope Traxx). Start the season off right and celebrate Denis’s birthday with a special brunch at 5pm. Also at ESL on Sunday, it’s Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution in the Gold Room, with special guest Carlos Mena, while Mr Bonkerz brings the disco vibes in the Main Room. Advanced tickets are $10 from Ticketfly… we recommend you grab your tix now, as this will be one you don’t want to miss.

https://www.facebook.com/events/659458347493673/

Those are our picks for the coming weekend. We had to make some really tough choices with the picks this weekend, so don’t be disappointed if we didn’t give your event a mention. Don’t forget, you can always reach out to us and tell us why you think your event should be covered in our weekly picks.  Anyway, here are the listings for the coming weekend. Take a look, and make sure you click through to any events you plan on attending and click Join. We’ll be back next week with another edition of both the Midweek Round Up and the Weekend Round Up, so don’t forget to check back next week when you’re planning your dance floor activities. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday April 16

Final Lost on Thursdays with the Lost Residents at Lost Society

Final Lost on Thursdays with the Lost Residents at Lost Society

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1642081156015825/

Flash & Cadence present DJ EZ  with Vanniety Kills & Brother Pinch at Flash

Flash & Cadence present DJ EZ  with Vanniety Kills & Brother Pinch at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/457996307691078/

Disco Made Me Do It with Will Eastman, Caleb L’Etoile & Baronhawk Poitier at The Wonderland Ballroom

Disco Made Me Do It with Will Eastman, Caleb L'Etoile & Baronhawk Poitier at The Wonderland Ballroom

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1419424898363197/

Matoma with Solidisco, DJ Provoke at U Street Music Hall

Matoma with Solidisco, DJ Provoke at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/446758598825475/

Friday April 17

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

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/444709292360360/

Trust at Zeba Presents DJ Lisa Frank, Deepcutta & Boss Ross at Zeba Bar

Trust at Zeba Presents DJ Lisa Frank, Deepcutta & Boss Ross at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/808673869187276/

Audio Werner  & Voigtmann, Navbox, Parker at Flash, with  Caleb L’Etoile and Philco in the Flash Bar

Audio Werner  & Voigtmann, Navbox, Parker at Flash, with  Caleb L'Etoile and Philco in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/788757407867890/

Select DC Presents Gavin Guthrie aka TX Connect, Ben Jenkins, SB&C, Rosemary Arp at The Safari Lounge, Petworth

Select DC Presents Gavin Guthrie aka TX Connect, Ben Jenkins, SB&C, Rosemary Arp at The Safari Lounge, Petworth

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1398202460482444/

ESL Fridays with DRM, John Jazz, DJ Remote Ctrl, The Metaphysical & DJ Provoke at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with DRM & John Jazz

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

Silicon Based Lifeform with Doktor D at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Silicon Based Lifeform with Doktor D at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571863459757676/

4 Hours of Funk Spring’s Sprung Edition Feat. Donny Burlin and Graham & Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

4 Hours of Funk Spring's Sprung Edition Feat. Donny Burlin and Graham & Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/877417675649097/

Squarewave XIII and Vague Output Pre-Party at The Crown, Baltimore

Squarewave XIII and Vague Output Pre-Party at The Crown, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/459995340817582/

Vague Output After Party Brooklyn Takeover Edition at Secret Location, Baltimore

Vague Output After Party Brooklyn Takeover Edition at Secret Location, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/790644554350590/

Saturday April 18

Record Store Day 2015  With The DC Vinyl Headz at Joe’s Record Paradise, Silver Spring

Record Store Day 2015  With The DC Vinyl Headz at Joe's Record Paradise

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/686355698153680/

Sol Power Sunset Sessions at The Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Sol Power Sunset Sessions at The Rock'n'Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/880329795364665/

Franck Roger, Wbeeza (LiVE) & Edo at Flash, with DJ Octane, Danchik, Janella Abidar & Rodd Simm in the Flash Bar

Franck Roger, Wbeeza (LiVE) & Edo at Flash, with DJ Octane, Danchik, Janella Abidar & Rodd Simm in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/918450618185567/

Official Movement Pre-Party: Matthew Dear with Andrew Grant, Jeremy Synz at U Street Music Hall

Official Movement Pre-Party: Matthew Dear with Andrew Grant, Jeremy Synz at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/845471375508301/

ESL Saturday with DJ Diz, Meegs, Mr Bonkerz, Ex Ex Ex, Caleb L’Etoile & Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with DJ Diz

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

Composite / Degenerate: Void Archive with Boss Ross, Measax & Ron Jackson at Secret Location

Composite / Degenerate: Void Archive at Secret Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/402719999889267/

SubDistrick!! Chalet Sessions Takeover with Rhino, Rude Operator, Opcode, Joel Isuzu & Nick Ap at Backbar

SubDistrick!! Chalet Sessions Takeover with Rhino, Rude Operator, Opcode, Joel Isuzu & Nick Ap at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1387963414858874/

Deep Vision presents: The Gathering w/ Juan Zapata, Tony Smooth, Yaco,Osman at Zeba Bar

Deep Vision presents: The Gathering w/ Juan Zapata, Tony Smooth, Yaco,Osman at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/968320886512193/

The Boogie Connection with Martín Migual & DJ Remote Ctrl at Chaplin’s

The Boogie Connection with Martín Migual & DJ Remote Ctrl at Chaplin's

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1567639980164542/

The Birds and the Bass: Meso Creso Presents the Right to Spring at Secret Location

The Birds and the Bass: Meso Creso Presents the Right to Spring at Secret Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1574336062843412/

B.A.D.A.S.S. Raves presents Temple of Boom DC

B.A.D.A.S.S. Raves presents Temple of Boom DC

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1400066896975074/

Organic Groove Saturdays with Ty Schmith & Serf at The Red Maple

Organic Groove Saturdays with Ty Schmith & Serf at The Red Maple

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1053443588019027/

Sunday April 19

CODE13 Rooftop feat. Binh (Perlon), Maksim (Resolute) & Jubilee (Slope Traxx) at Eighteenth Street Lounge (Patio)

CODE13 Rooftop feat. Binh (Perlon), Maksim (Resolute) & Jubilee (Slope Traxx) at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/659458347493673/

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution, Carlos Mena & Mr. Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam Burns & Carlos Mena

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

MOdERN CLASS with Fulano & DJ Provoke at Showtime Bar

MOdERN CLASS with Fulano & DJ Provoke at Showtime Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/803796613031229/

Blood, Sweat & Bass with Dieselboy & Downlink with support from Rekoil & Julez at U Street Music Hall

Blood, Sweat & Bass with Dieselboy & Downlink with support from Rekoil & Julez at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/925430434168337/

TNX w/ Alex DB (Bodywork) at Velvet Lounge

TNX w/ Alex DB (Bodywork) at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1470379423203492/

Out on the Deck with Keenan & Smudge at Marvin

Out on the Deck with Keenan & Smudge at Marvin

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/565539103589276/

Flashy Sundays Cherry – Super Nova with DJ Sean Morris and DJ Benny K at Flash

Flashy Sundays Cherry - Super Nova with DJ Sean Morris and DJ Benny K at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/375450335990370/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC April 9 – April 12

We’ve just about made it through another week, and once again its time to document the events for the coming weekend in our fair city. We had a great time last weekend at Body Werk at DC9 Nightclub, with Gamble & Puff (Chadwick & Meegs) delivering an amazing set in the main room, while Vanniety Kills & Seany Ranks laid down some fine house vibes on the rooftop. We hear that one young lady was particularly impressed with Seany’s skills, but that’s a whole other story. We’ll be back at DC9 next month with another edition of Body Werk, but if you can’t wait until then, we’ll be werkin’ the Flash Bar this coming Friday, with Andy Grant performing a marathon solo set from 9pm until they kick him off the decks, taking you on a 6+ hour journey. Stop by and show your support!

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Every week, we like to bring you some mixes to listen to while you’re planning out your weekend, and this week we’ve got two incredible mixes for you from two of DC’s finest. First up, we’ve got the latest edition of the Extended Family podcast, which chronicles the vibe of the underground scene here in DC. Each edition drops on the 4th day of each month, and this month’s edition is from none other that DC’s very own underground “it” girl, DJ Lisa Frank. We’re really loving this mix, which has a lovely, deep underground vibe that perfectly captures Lisa’s unique style. Make sure you follow Extended Family on Soundcloud so you don’t miss any of their future updates.

 

Our other mix this week is the latest edition in the FORWARD Festival 2015 Infinity Mix Series, where Chadwick literally takes things to the next level, blending multiple tracks and loops to provide a seamless trip to places you’ve never been before.

 

FORWARD 2015 is fast approaching, and the Tier One passes are nearly gone. Make sure you grab yours before the prices go up! Believe me, you won’t regret it.

One last thing before we get into the picks for the coming weekend. Long serving DC DJ and producer Thomas Blondet has a track coming out next week on Large Music with an Inner Rebels remix. We’re really loving the original mix, a fantastic tension builder guaranteed to get things going on the dance floor, and we can see the remix doing some damage too. We just wish Large still put out vinyl!

 

Right, that’s enough chat. Let’s get on with this week’s picks. As always, if you plan on attending an event, please click through to the even page and click Join to help spread the word, and don’t be mad if we haven’t picked out your event.  There’s so much going on in our city that we just don’t have time to cover them all!

Thursday Picks

Cadence presents Marcus Intalex, Brothers Brau, Patrick Currier & D’Solja at Flash, with Bump’n’Grind in the Flash Bar
**Official 2015 Forward Festival Preview Party**

Top pick for Friday night is Cadence presents Marcus Intalex at Flash, with support from Brothers BrauPatrick CurrierD’Solja. The Cadence crew have been trying to bring Marcus Intalex to DC for some time now, and this Thursday they finally succeed! With solid local support, including everyone’s favorite brewery owning DJ duo Brothers Brau, its sure to be a night to remember at Flash. Down in the Flash Bar, the team from Bump’n’Grind taken over, with sets from DavidJulez DC and Jett Chandon. Advanced tickets are $12 from Ticketfly, but since this is an official 2015 Forward Festival Preview Party, FORWARD Festival 2015 pass holders get in free. Better grab that pass now before the prices go up!

https://www.facebook.com/events/970945959596183/

Lost on Thursdays Lost Romaniacs feat. Nu Zau (UVAR / Bucharest) at Lost Society

Our pick for quality deep house vibes on Thursday is Lost on Thursdays Lost Romaniacs feat. Nu Zau (UVAR / Bucharest) at Lost Society. Rumor has it that this might be the last edition of Lost on Thursdays, so if you haven’t been for a while, this might be your last chance to say goodbye to one of the best week night parties in DC over the last few years. We certainly hope it isn’t true, but do you want to risk missing the last Lost? No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1574106479498561/

Friday Picks

WTF?! w/ Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and Ramirez on sugarshackrecordings.com

DJ Ramirez guesting on Kochi‘s WTF?! Radio Show? Hell yeah! Tune in from 5pm to 7pm for quality tunes to help you decompress from your working week. Tune in at http://www.sugarshackrecordings.com.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1582212962034894/

Bondage Music: Mihai Popoviciu, Pornbugs, Sarah Myers, Charles Martin at Flash, with Body Werk present Andy Grant Open to Close in the Flash Bar

Top pick for Friday night is the Bondage Music showcase at Flash, with Romanian DJ / Producer Mihai Popoviciu and Pornbugs headlining the main room, with local support from Sarah Myers and Charles Martin. It’s an amazing lineup, which should make for an awesome night at Flash. Throw in a marathon open to close set from Andy Grant down in the Flash Bar, and you’ve got something for everyone! Advanced tickets are $8 from Ticketfly, more on the door, but remember there’s no cover for the Flash Bar. 21+

https://www.facebook.com/events/659982394128716/

Amalgamation w/ OBJEKT (Extended Set) at Zeba Bar
**Official 2015 Forward Festival Preview Party**

Our next pick for Friday is Washington DC’s premier multi-genre night Amalgamation at Zeba Bar, with an extended set from Objekt, and local support from Refugee B2B Tsurugi and Ey3witness. Anything goes at Almalgamation, and you can be sure of a solid crew of heads on the dance floor. $10 cover all night, but since this is and official FORWARD 2015 preview event, pass holders get in free! 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1551582205093725/

Sensations Fix, Protect-U & Future Times DJs at Tropicalia

Huge night of music at Tropicalia on Friday, with performances from Sensations Fix and Protect-U from 7.30pm, then a dance party with the Future Times DJs from 11pm to 3am. Advanced tickets at $10 from Brown Paper Tickets, $13 on the door. Seven and a half hours of quality music for $10. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1075060485844748/

Kowli Presents: Kai Alce, Thommy Davis, & R&B at The Dark Room, Baltimore

Our recommendation for quality underground after hours action on Friday night is Kowli Presents: Kai AlceThommy Davis & R&B at The Dark Room in Baltimore. We’ve heard great things about The Dark Room, but haven’t yet been able to make it up there. This looks like an amazing line up, so make the effort if you can. You won’t regret it! Advanced tickets are $10. Head over to the event page for details on how to purchase.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1043557715659242/

Saturday Picks

N.E.D.C. ROOFTOP PARTY!  Trev-ski’s B-day House Jam with DJ Soul, Philco & Philip Goyette at The Rock’n’Roll Hotel Rooftop

Kick off Saturday with Trev-ski‘s birthday on the Rock’nRoll Hotel rooftop from 5pm to 8pm, with an exclusive all Philip line up, including DJ SoulPhilco and Philip Goyette. The perfect way to start your Saturday night! No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/872350606137455/

DJ Lisa Frank, Refugee, Bil Todd and Posers (Panch b2b Djoser) at U Street Music Hall

Our top pick for Saturday night is an impromptu locals night at U Street Music Hall. We were all set to pick out Boddika at U Hall as our pick for Saturday, but unfortunately Boddika canceled due to Visa complications, so instead we get a killer all-local lineup headlined by DJ Lisa Frank, with support from RefugeeBil Todd and Posers (Panch b2b Djoser). That’s an all star local lineup right there, boding well for a mad night at U Hall! Advanced tickets are $10 from Ticketfly, but it’s free before 12am for 21+, so you’ve got every incentive to get there early. 18+, entry with advanced ticket only for those aged 18 to 20.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1584036821872499/

Prescription: UK Takeover with Andy Grant & Doktor D at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

For quality underground sounds away from the U Street crowds on Saturday night, head over to Jimmy Valentine‘s for the Prescription UK Takeover, as DC House Grooves founder Andy Grant and Doktor D take you on a journey through sound, but nothing but the finest underground house and techno, old and new. There’s always a great vibe at Jimmy V‘s, and with no cover and a huge selection of beers, everything is in place for a great night out. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/845645155481303/

Deep Sugar After Hours with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, DJ Biskit, The Elders, Mookie Wizzo & Shawn Q at The Paradox, Baltimore

Best after hours option for Saturday night is our favorite party, Deep Sugar at The Paradox in Baltimore. Shamefully, we haven’t made it up to the ‘Dox for a while, and we’re needing our fix! Saturday night, the Girl Squad Ultra Naté and Lisa Moody bring the heat to the main floor with DJ Biskit, while in the Chamber Shawn Q joins The Elders and Mookie Wizzo to keep you grooving until the sun rises. If you haven’t experienced it yet for yourself, get your ass to Baltimore in the early hours of Sunday and find out what all the fuss is about. $15 on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/461898240626555/

Sunday Picks

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Top pick for Sunday is Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution at Eighteenth Street Lounge, where Sam takes the regular crowd of devoted house heads on a spiritual journey of quality house and classics in the gold room, while The Metaphysical throws down in main room. A perfect way to end your weekend.

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

 TNX with Bil Todd, Tommy Cornelis & Baronhawk at The Velvet Lounge

Another great choice for quality underground sounds on Sunday night is TNX at Velvet Lounge, with the TNX residents Bil ToddTommy Cornelis & Baronhawk. No cover, great vibe, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1470379423203492/

Damn.. this thing takes longer to write every week, and it’ll only take longer as we move into the summer! Sucks for us, but great news for you all, with so many great events to choose from to keep you dancing. That’s it for our picks for this week, but make sure you look through the full listings below. Plenty of amazing options that we haven’t covered above. Make sure you click through to any events you plan on attending and click Join. Hope to see you all out on the dance floors of DC this weekend, and don’t forget to check back next week for another edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up.

Thursday April 9

Cadence presents Marcus Intalex, Brothers Brau, Patrick Currier & D’Solja at Flash, with Bump’n’Grind in the Flash Bar
**Official 2015 Forward Festival Preview Party**

Cadence presents MARCUS INTALEX at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/970945959596183/

Lost on Thursdays Lost Romaniacs feat. Nu Zau (UVAR / Bucharest) at Lost Society

Lost on Thursdays Lost Romaniacs feat. Nu Zau (UVAR / Bucharest) at Lost Society

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1574106479498561/

Select DC Presents Jeff Zagers, Yohimbe & The Shouts From The Sea at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Select DC Presents Jeff Zagers, Yohimbe & The Shouts From The Sea at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1417023845266620/

The WarmUp with Al Harris & Christauff at Marx Cafe

The WarmUp with Al Harris & Christauff at Marx Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/882995755075823/

The Business End w/ Philco & Caleb L’Etoile, Featuring Special Guests Flying Fortress & Yomimbi of Drk Arts at The Velvet Lounge

The Business End w/ Philco & Caleb L'Etoile, Featuring Special Guests Flying Fortress & Yomimbi of Drk Arts at The Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1416803675301078/

Tchami at Ultrabar 

Tchami at Ultrabar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1409194826058756/

Friday April 10

WTF?! w/ Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and Ramirez on sugarshackrecordings.com

WTF?! Radio Show w/ Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and Andy Grant on sugarshackrecordings.com

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582212962034894/

Bondage Music: Mihai Popoviciu, Pornbugs, Sarah Myers, Charles Martin at Flash, with Body Werk present Andy Grant Open to Close in the Flash Bar

Bondage Music: Mihai Popoviciu, Pornbugs, Sarah Myers, Charles Martin at Flash, with Body Werk present Andy Grant Open to Close in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/659982394128716/

Amalgamation w/ OBJEKT (Extended Set) at Zeba Bar
**Official 2015 Forward Festival Preview Party**

Amalgamation w/ OBJEKT (Extended Set) at Zeba Bar *Official Forward Preview Party*

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1551582205093725/

Sensations Fix, Protect-U & Future Times DJs at Tropicalia

Sensations Fix, Protect-U & Future Times DJs at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1075060485844748/

Kowli Presents: Kai Alce, Thommy Davis, & R&B at The Dark Room, Baltimore

Kowli Presents: Kai Alce' ,Thommy Davis,& R&B at The Dark Room, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1043557715659242/

ESL Friday with DJ Center, Ray Casil, Qdup & Bil Todd at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Ozker & Remote Ctrl at the Rock&Roll Hotel Rooftop

Ozker & Remote Ctrl at the Rock&Roll Hotel Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1440442939581938/

Dave Russell / Flipside at Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar 

Dave Russell / Flipside at Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1622661571286685/

Crookers with Racecarbed and Basscamp at U Street Music Hall

Crookers with Racecarbed and Basscamp at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/806482446111146/

Element presents Chemistry w/ 2Rip, Elemental, Dave Cortex & Alias at Malmaison

Element presents Chemistry w/ 2Rip at Malmaison

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1782861651939487/

Saturday April 11

N.E.D.C. ROOFTOP PARTY!  Trev-ski’s B-day House Jam with DJ Soul, Philco & Philip Goyette at The Rock’n’Roll Hotel Rooftop

N.E.D.C. ROOFTOP PARTY!  Trev-ski's B-day House Jam with DJ Soul, Philco & Philip Goyette at The Rock'n'Roll Hotel Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/872350606137455/

DJ Lisa Frank, Refugee, Bil Todd and Posers (Panch b2b Djoser) at U Street Music Hall

DJ Lisa Frank, Refugee, Bil Todd and Posers (Panch b2b Djoser) at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1584036821872499/

Prescription: UK Takeover with Andy Grant & Doktor D at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Prescription UK Takeover

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/845645155481303/

Deep Sugar After Hours with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, DJ Biskit, The Elders, Mookie Wizzo & Shawn Q at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar After Hours with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, DJ Biskit, The Elders, Mookie Wizzo & Shawn Q at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/461898240626555/

Sao Funky Saturday with Will Eastman & Caleb L’Etoile at Tropicalia

Sao Funky Saturday with Will Eastman & Caleb L'Etoile at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/810531969031745/

David Waxman, Seba Yuri & Synesthesia at Flash, with Synesthesia in the Flash Bar

David Waxman, Seba Yuri & Synesthesia at Flash, with Synesthesia in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/779776752107725/

ESL Saturday with Tim Zawada, DJ Provoke, Philip Goyette, Philco, Chris Brooks & Graham Hatke at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday

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

 

Second Saturdays w/ dubathonic at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Second Saturdays w/ dubathonic at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1131607233532025/

Fort Fairmont @ Backbar II – Welcome to Soul City! at Backbar

Fort Fairmont @ Backbar II - Welcome to Soul City! at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1608843615995443/

Prohibition Brunch Volume II with Yaco, Alex Noize, Alejandra SStudd & Danny House at Malmaison

Prohibition Brunch Volume II with Yaco, Alex Noize, Alejandra SStudd & Danny House at Malmaison

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/373438982842474/

1st Responders of House Presents: “I Remember House” – Online Listening Party

1st Responders of House Presents: "I Remember House" - Online Listening Party

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/697527737025361/

Sunday April 12

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns' Underground Soul Solution and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

 TNX with Bil Todd, Tommy Cornelis & Baronhawk at The Velvet Lounge

 TNX with Bil Todd, Tommy Cornelis & Baronhawk at The Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1470379423203492/

Sunday Sessions with Dave Owen, Jason Magin, DJ Seven, C4S & Abyss at The Wonderland Ballroom

Sunday Sessions with Dave Owen, Jason Magin, DJ Seven, C4S & Abyss at The Wonderland Ballroom

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/536105629861754/

Out on the Deck with Keenan & Smudge at Marvin

Out on the Deck with Keenan & Smudge at Marvin

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/565539103589276/