DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC February 19 – February 22

Here we are again with your favorite Thursday morning read, the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up! We hope all you lovers had an amazing Valentine’s weekend, despite the frigid temperatures, snow and strong winds. Ours started off well with a great night at our Body Werk party in the Flash Bar, with Andy Grant and R&B going back to back to back all night long. So much fun, in fact, that we never made it upstairs to catch any of Brawther‘s set. We heard it was a good one, but I guess we’ll just have to catch him next time. Not complaining, though, because it was an amazing night of music down in the bar, all of which was recorded! We’ll be posting it soon up on the DC House Grooves SoundCloud page, so make sure you follow us and check it in the next week or so. Saturday night was a bit of a bust for us due to the weather. We were all set to hit the road for Deep Sugar to catch Andy Grant‘s set in The Chamber, but unfortunately the powers that be made the decision to reschedule Andy’s set for another time and close The Chamber for the evening due to the weather conditions. It was definitely the right decision, but kudos to the brave souls who braved the weather to make it out to The Paradox on Saturday night! Back here in DC, we heard the Soul Clap at Flash was one of the best nights of music there in a long while, with Soul Clap taking the crowd on a journey to remember. Wish we could have been there!

Before we move on to this week’s picks and listings, here’s episode #10 of the DC House Grooves Meet The Locals Podcast, featuring The Elders, recorded live at Body Werk at DC9 Nightclub on February 7. Over four hours of solid grooves to bounce to as your check out this week’s post!

 

Ok, so let’s get on with this week’s picks. So many quality events to choose from, so pay attention! Once you’ve read through our picks, make sure you browse through the full listings. If you like the look of something, make sure you click through to the event page and click Join, and don’t forget to invite your friends!

Thursday Picks

Dj Earic Patten’s Elektrik Metro House Vibes Mix Sessions w/ Special Guest Corduroy Mavericks

We kick of Thursday with DJ Earic Patten‘s Elektrik Metro House Vibes radio show. This week Earic’s guest on the show is Corduroy Mavericks, so well worth checking out as you head home from work. The show kicks off at 5pm and runs until 7pm. Tune in at http://tunein.com/radio/Elektrik-Metro-Radio-s214890/.

https://www.facebook.com/events/834713869919910/

Lost on Thursdays: February Sanctuary presents Baum in DC feat. Hernan Cayetano (Baum, Bgta) & Bogdan Gabucci at Lost Society

Our top pick for Thursday is Lost on Thursdays at Lost Society, which this week brings a taste of Bogota to the Lost rooftop with special guest Hernan Cayetano (Baum | Bogota), with local support from Bogdan Gabucci (Nomad). Even in these frigid depths of winter, Lost on Thursdays manages to bring the heat to the Lost rooftop, and you can expect the usual friendly crowd and quality vibes all round. Best of all, there’s no cover. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/409597709200791/

North East Disco Communications with Trev-ski, Philco, Tommy Cornelis & DJ Provoke at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Our next pick for Thursday is Trev-ski‘s North East Disco Communications party at The Rock and Roll Hotel on H Street. For this edition, Trev-ski has assembled a great local lineup including himself PhilcoTommy Cornelis and DJ Provoke to bring you quality house, nu disco, techno and other tasty tuneage all night long. A quality option for your Thursday night! No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1440019829591897/

Gryphon After Dark: Lamont Bagfeel at The Gryphon

For a change of pace on Thursday night, head over to Gryphon After Dark at The Gryphon for quality live neo-soul and R&B from Lamont Bagfeel and Hippie Control, with DJ support from the legenary Sam ‘The Man’ Burns. A great option for a belated Valentine’s date at what looks to be a great night of live music. No cover, no dress code, all love. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1078468758845667/

Friday Picks

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

Our pick to get you warmed up for Friday night out on the town is DJ Kochi‘s WTF?! radio show on Sugar Shack Recordings. This Friday, Kochi’s special guest on the show is our very own Andy Grant (DC House Grooves / Body Werk). The show kicks off at 5pm ET and runs until 7pm ET, so perfect listening during your Friday commute home. Tune in at http://www.sugarshackrecordings.com.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1545723339035268/

The Lovers Ball Vol. III: “Eddie Does DC” w/ Eddie C at Tropicalia

Our top pick for Friday night is without doubt Forward / 88 / Bump’n’Grind present The Lover’s Ball Vol. III with Eddie C (Red Motorbike, Endless Flight, Berlin/Ontario) at the controls open to close. It’s always a special event when Eddie comes to town, and this time, it’s nothing but Eddie all night long! To complement the music, the talented Yana Ovchinnikova and Ryan Gallagher will be creating love inspired works of art live. Amazingly, this event is free all night. Yeah, you heard that right, no cover for Eddie C! That doesn’t happen often, so make sure you don’t miss this great opportunity to hear Canada’s finest work his magic behind the turntables on Tropicalia’s great sound system. You won’t regret it! 21+

https://www.facebook.com/events/1570760876495085/

Trust Composite Featuring Pentamon and Satori at Zeba Bar

Our Friday night pick for those of you looking for quality techno is the monthly Trust Composite party, who this month feature a special techno set from local act Pentamon, along with support from Satori and Measax. In the downstairs bar, John HolmesBoss Ross and Sinestro will be bringing the heat. Quality techno on the best neighborhood dance floor in town? Yes please. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1553144094938331/

Doc Martin & DJ Three, Marko Peli B2B Meegs at Flash Caleb L’Etoile & Philco in the Flash Bar

Back down on the U Street Corridor, Flash is well worth a look on Friday night, with Doc Martin going back to back with DJ Three on the main floor, with local support from Marko Peli back to back with Meegs. That’s two back to back sets from two big names and two top locals. Who knows where this journey will take you, but it’s sure to get you grooving. Meanwhile, down in the Flash BarCaleb L’Etoile and Philco will be holding things down open to close. Advanced tickets are $10 from Ticketfly, more on the door. We recommend you get there early for a drink in the Flash Bar, then head upstairs at 10pm to catch Marko and Meegs go back to back before the main floor gets too packed. 21+/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1582823621949980/

Foot Therapy (IV) & Resonance with Internet Spy Machine (Live), DJ Zach, Rosemary Arp, Doktor D and Jandro at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Our final pick for Friday night is Foot Therapy (IV) Resonance at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar in Adams Morgan. Due to a scheduling error or a happy accident, both the Foot Therapy and Resonance crews will be in effect at Dr. Clock’s this Friday, with Internet Spy Machine performing live along with DJ sets from DJ ZachRosemary Arp, Doktor D and Jandro. That’s a whole lot of quality music from some passionate cats for the low, low price of free. Records & machines all night! 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1547376902201520/

Saturday Picks

ROAM VII at Secret Location, DC

Top pick for Saturday night is the ROAM VII after hours, at a secret location somewhere in DC. It’s been a while since the last ROAM party, but it will be worth the wait, as the ROAM crew have assembled a great lineup of local talent, featuring many of our favorite DJs: Lisa FrankChris NittiSami YNavboxProtect-U‘s Mike PetilloJackson Ryland and Jus Nowhere. Throw in visuals from [capsaicin], and a quality sound system from Jackson Pro Audio, and you’ve got a recipe for a great party. Advanced tickets are available for $15 + booking fee from Resident Advisor. The party kicks off at midnight and officially runs until 7pm, but who knows when it will wrap? It’s a cash bar, so make sure you bring a few bucks to buy some drinks, and don’t forget to bring your ID. Location will be announced with ticket purchase. 21+.

http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?677968 

Malmaison presents Locals Take Over the Waterfront III at Malmaison

Our companion top pick for ROAM VII is Locals Take Over the Waterfront III at Malmaison in Georgetown. Kicking off at 6pm and running until midnight, this is the perfect place to get yourself warmed up for ROAM, with a great local DJ lineup including Jandro, Yaco, Edo and  DC House GroovesAndy Grant, with visuals by Hisham Abdelhamid. That’s right, between Locals Take Over The Waterfront III and ROAM VII, you can groove to a lineup of some of the best locals in town for over 12 hours straight! Join the crew from 6pm at Malmaison, and get yourself warmed up for a great night of music from DC’s local talent. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/704524079660214/

Voice of Voice NYC’s 10th Anniversary Northeast Tour at Zeba Bar

For quality soulful house and classics on Saturday night, head up to Zeba Bar for Voice of Voice NYC’s 10th Anniversary Tour, with Ali Coleman (NYC) headlining with support from local Andrew Hogans and Steven Lucky Benson (LUV N SOL). We predict a great night of solid grooves and serious moves as Ali Coleman brings a taste of New York City to Zeba Bar. If you don’t believe us, check out the promo video below. Doors open at 10pm,  no cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/506419386165538/

Resident Nights: Charles Martin, Chris Nitti, Navbox & Raffi at Flash, with Frederik Gamble & Conscious Contact in the Flash Bar

Next up for Saturday night is Residents Night at Flash, with Charles MartinChris Nitti, Navbox Raffi lighting up the main floor. San Proper was supposed to be headlining, but since he couldn’t make it, it’s all locals, all night at Flash. Down in the Flash Bar, Frederik Gamble will be performing a live set with support from Conscious Contact. This is a great chance to hear an all local lineup on the main floor at Flash, on a Saturday night, no less. We’ve included Charles Martin‘s recent contribution to the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast below to give you a taste of what to expect. Advanced tickets are $8 from Ticketfly, more on the door, but if you show up early, it’s free before 11pm. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1572814326338389/

 

Kowli Presents: Andrew Grant, Kevin Yost, & Safarii at The Red Maple & Secret Location, Baltimore

Up in Baltimore, the Kowli crew have an amazing lineup of music laid on for Saturday night, with Kevin YostSafarii, and Novak at the Red Maple from 9pm to 2pm, followed by Andrew Grant (Circo Loco) with support from Feroun and Aphreaq at a secret after hours location from 2am onwards. We’re loving the parties Kowli have been putting together, and this one looks like it could be the best yet. For details of the after hours, head to the Red Maple to get your ticket. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1553689538251485/

Safehouse with Pacific Fur Company at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Our final pick for Saturday night is Safehouse with Pacific Fur Company at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar. We’ve be impressed by Pacific Fur Company‘s selections recently; these are true heads who know the score when it comes to quality house, techno, disco and everything in between. Billed as “minimal lighting, questionable company, and the weirdest in house, techno, disco, and other”, this is a great choice for quality grooves in Adams Morgan this Saturday. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/618653351568605/

Sunday Picks

Church presents Sensory Take Over (Kevin Yost, Sideburn, Jay Hill, Ragab, IllegalLizard, Pepe Rivera) at Public Bar

And so on to Sunday, where our top pick is Church present a Sensory Take Over at Public Bar, with a stellar lineup including Kevin Yost, Sideburn, Jay Hill, Ragab, IllegalLizard & Pepe Rivera. Expect quality deep house, tech house and techno all night long. The party kicks off at 4pm and runs until 2am, and its free before 8pm, $5 from 8pm to 9pm, then $10 after. No dress code, no drama, just quality tunes all the way. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1578073022410819/

RISE – Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub

Our other pick for Sunday night is RISE – Rhythm and Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub with DJs Dem OMG Boyz and The First Responders of House. This new weekly party promises “to give the DMV a new permanent venue for soulful and deep house music (with a little touch of classics; rhythm and blues and old school hip hop)”. The tunes kick off at 6pm and run until 12am, and while there’s no cover, you’ll need to purchase a mandatory $5 bar ticket. Look like a great new option for quality soulful and deep house on a Sunday night, and we’re hoping the RISE crew can make this a big success.

https://www.facebook.com/events/414928108656941/

So those are our picks for the coming weekend, but there’s plenty more to choose from. Check below for the full list of all the underground house and electronic music events in Washington DC from Thursday through Sunday and make your own decision. Remember to click through to the Facebook event pages for more details, and don’t forget to click Join and invite your friends if you plan on attending.

Thursday February 19

Dj Earic Patten’s Elektrik Metro House Vibes Mix Sessions w/ Special Guest Corduroy Mavericks

Dj Earic Patten's Elektrik Metro House Vibes Mix Sessions w/ Special Guest Corduroy MavericksMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/834713869919910/

Lost on Thursdays: February Sanctuary presents Baum in DC feat. Hernan Cayetano (Baum, Bgta) & Bogdan Gabucci at Lost Society

Lost on Thursdays: Baum in DC feat. Hernan Cayetano (Baum, Bgta) & Bogdan Gabucci at Lost SocietyMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/409597709200791/

North East Disco Communications with Trev-ski, Philco, Tommy Cornelis & DJ Provoke at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

North East Disco Communications with Trev-ski, Philco, Tommy Cornelis & DJ Provoke at Rock'n'Roll HotelMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1440019829591897/

Chocolate Puma with Seba Yuri, Brad Piff at U Street Music Hall

Chocolate Puma with Seba Yuri, Brad Piff at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/931428736867865/

Gryphon After Dark: Lamont Bagfeel at The Gryphon

Gryphon After Dark: Lamont Bagfeel at The GryphonMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1078468758845667/

Friday February 20

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

WTF?! with Kochi on Sugar Shack RecordingsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1545723339035268/

The Lovers Ball Vol. III: “Eddie Does DC” w/ Eddie C at Tropicalia

The Lovers Ball Vol. III: "Eddie Does DC" w/ Eddie C at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1570760876495085/

Doc Martin & DJ Three, Marko Peli B2B Meegs at Flash Caleb L’Etoile & Philco in the Flash Bar

Doc Martin & DJ Three, Marko Peli B2B Meegs at Flash Caleb L'Etoile & Philco in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582823621949980/

ESL Friday with Kon, Mr Bonkerz, The Metaphysical, DJ Nav, Gabe Flores, James Dellastatious & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Treasure Fingers with Martin Roth, Ozker at U Street Music Hall

Treasure Fingers with Martin Roth, Ozker at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/977372025630874/

Trust Composite Featuring Pentamon and Satori at Zeba Bar

Trust Composite Featuring Pentamon and Satori at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1553144094938331/

Foot Therapy (IV) & Resonance with Internet Spy Machine (Live), DJ Zach, Rosemary Arp, Doktor D and Jandro at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Foot Therapy (IV) & Resonance with Internet Spy Machine (Live), DJ Zach, Rosemary Arp, Doktor D and Jandro at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547376902201520/

Eden #TECHNO Underground with DeepCutta & RNS at Eden

Eden #TECHNO Underground with DeepCutta & RNS at EdenMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/346097435579188/

BT & tyDi at Phonic (CANCELED)

BT & tyDi at PhonicMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/415625431925682/

LAXX at Empire Nightclub

LAXX at Empire NightclubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1561662490739946/

4 Hours of Funk with Life on Planets at The Windup Space, Baltimore

4 Hours of Funk with Life on Planets at The Windup Space, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/816842635073520/

Saturday February 21

Malmaison presents Locals Takeover the Waterfront III at Malmaison

Malmaison presents Locals Takeover the Waterfront III at Malmaison

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/704524079660214/

ROAM VII at Secret Location, DC

ROAM VII at Secret Location, DC

More details: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?677968 

Resident Nights: Charles Martin, Chris Nitti, Navbox & Raffi at Flash, with Frederik Gamble & Conscious Contact in the Flash Bar

Resident Nights: Charles Martin, Chris Nitti, Navbox & Raffi at Flash, with Frederik Gamble & Conscious Contact in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1572814326338389/

Kowli Presents: Andrew Grant, Kevin Yost,& Safarii at The Red Maple & Secret Location, Baltimore

Kowli Presents: Andrew Grant, Kevin Yost,& Safarii at The Red Maple & Secret Location, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1553689538251485/

Voice of Voice NYC’s 10th Anniversary Northeast Tour at Zeba Bar

Voice of Voice NYC’s 10th Anniversary Northeast Tour at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/506419386165538/

ESL Saturdays with Tim Sweeney, Philip Goyette, Mr Bonkerz, Exexex, Chris Brooks & Graham Hatke at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturdays at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Safehouse with Pacific Fur Company at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Safehouse with Pacific Fur Company at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/618653351568605/

Alvin Risk with Brian Billion, Buster & The Lothario vs Jackson Kachor at U Street Music Hall

Alvin Risk with Brian Billion, Buster & The Lothario vs Jackson Kachor at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/453150031503507/

The Boogie Connection with DJ Remote Ctrl & Martín Miguel at Chaplins

The Boogie Connection with DJ Remote Ctrl & Martín Migual at ChaplinsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/795991307157829/

The SubDistrick!! with Joel Transit, Sven, Agent 137 & Julez at Backbar

SubDistrick!! at BackbarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/624927370985969/

The Soul of Baltimore (TSOB) – The Movement Continues at The Clubhouse, Baltimore

The Soul of Baltimore (TSOB) - The Movement Continues at The Clubhouse, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547218205563093/

We R Sound 4th Installment (BTU 6th Anniversary) at St. Mary’s Restaurant & Lounge, Baltimore

We R Sound 4th Installment (BTU 6th Anniversary) at St. Mary's Restaurant & Lounge, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/790174731031230/

Sunday February 22

Church presents Sensory take over (Kevin Yost, Sideburn, Jay Hill, Ragab, IllegalLizard, Pepe Rivera) at Public Bar

Church presents Sensory take over (Kevin Yost, Sideburn, Jay Hill, Ragab, IllegalLizard, Pepe Rivera) at Public BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1578073022410819/

RISE – Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub

RISE - Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv NightclubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/414928108656941/

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

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns' Underground Soul Solution at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

TNX: The Long Goodbye – A Celebration of Mess at The Velvet Lounge

TNX: The Long Goodbye - A Celebration of Mess at The Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1578308565715139/

Spanked with Graham Hatke & John Johnson at Bambou, Baltimore

Spanked with Graham Hatke & John Johnson at Bambou, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/436319993187170/

And so ends another edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Thanks for reading, and remember to check back next week for full information about all the best house music events in DC. Whether you’re looking for deep house, tech house, soulful house, techno, drum and bass or disco, DC House Grooves has you covered. If you want your event considered for inclusion, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page. Also, we’d welcome your constructive feedback on the DC House Grooves Round Up. If you’ve got an comments or suggestions, please send us a message through the DC House Grooves Facebook Page.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up Valentine’s Edition: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC February 12 – February 15

Welcome to a very special Valentine’s edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Thanks to everyone who came out to our Body Werk party at DC9 Nightclub last Saturday, and a huge thanks to our DJs The Elders for making the trip down from Baltimore to play for us in the main room, and Tim Jackson, who kept things grooving up on the rooftop all night long. We look forward to doing it all again in March. Watch this space for details!

Deep Sugar Valentine’s Day Love Ball at the Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar’s The Love Ball at The Paradox on Saturday Feb 14, with Lisa Moody, DJ Biskit, Wayne Davis, The Elders, Mookie Brock & Andy Grant

Before we get into our picks for the coming weekend, we’ve got a special treat for you all: not one, but two new editions of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast. Yeah, I know. Our podcasts are like buses: you’re waiting around for ages, then two come along at once. Podcast #8 is from relative newcomer to the DC scene Doktor D, and #9 is from long time DC regular Charles Martin. Two solid mixes to get you grooving in anticipation of your weekend on the dance floor. If you like what you hear, see the SoundCloud descriptions for more information about Charles & Doktor D.

DC House Grooves Meet The Locals Podcast #8: Doktor D

 

DC House Grooves Meet The Locals Podcast #9: Charles Martin:

 

Now you’ve got the Weekend Round Up soundtrack playing, what’s on deck for the coming weekend? Yet again, there’s a great variety of amazing events going on in and around Washington DC for all you lovers out there. DC’s doin’ it right this Valentine’s weekend! Check out our picks for Thursday to Sunday below, then browse through the full listings. If you like the look of something, make sure you click through to the event page and click Join, and don’t forget to invite your friends!

Thursday Picks

Lost on Thursdays: Lost in Love IV feat. Evgeniya Jay Medvedeva (So: Serious / London) at Lost Society

Top pick for Thursday is Lost on Thursdays at Lost Society, where the Lost crew bring you their fourth annual Lost in Love party, with special guest Evgeniya Jay Medvedeva (So: Serious / London) playing open to close. It may be freezing outside, but it will be warm and toasty on the covered Lost rooftop as the crowd gets down to the quality deep house vibes. The party kicks off at 10pm and runs until 2am. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1571716923065355

The Business End with Caleb L’Etoile & Philco at Velvet Lounge

Further down U Street at Velvet LoungeThe Business End with Blisspop resident Caleb L’Etoile and One Love Massive member Philco, is a great bet for house, deep house, nu disco and everything in between in the intimate setting of Velvet Lounge.  We’ve not checked out this monthly party yet, but it promises to be a great night of music. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/940261216006226/

The WarmUp featuring Rodd Sim & Christauff at Marx Cafe

For a great night of music in the neighborhood, head over to Marx Cafe in Mount Pleasant for The Warmup with Auricle Recordings label boss Rodd Simm and Christauff. This weekly event has been on hiatus for a while, but it’s back for another run. No real dance floor to speak of at Marx Cafe, but this is a great bet if you’re wanting a few beers with a quality tech house and techno sound track. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/350231551844426/

Friday Picks

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

We kick off Friday with Kochi‘s regular WTF?! radio show on Sugar Shack Recordings. Tune in at your desk or on the drive home at http://www.sugarshackrecordings.com for quality grooves to get you in the mood for the weekend.

https://www.facebook.com/events/825783224159979/

Flash & Resolute present Go French! with Brawther, Varoslav, Jus Nowhere at Flash, Body Werk with Andy Grant and R&B in the Flash Bar

Our top pick for Friday night is a HUGE event: Flash & Resolute present Go French! with Brawther (Balance / My Love is Underground), Varoslav (Rue de Plaisance) & Jus Nowhere (Silence in Metropolis) at Flash, with Body Werk in the Flash Bar, with our very own Andy Grant (DC House Grooves) and R&B (Deep Secrets / Midnight Project) at the controls. Kudos to Flash for booking Brawther to play in DC: as you can tell, we’re really excited about this one. Our friends at Sublimate in Brooklyn had Brawther headlining for them last week, and they tell us that we’re in for a real treat. Even better, if you need a break from the packed main floor, Andy Grant and R&B will be going back to back to back playing fine house music all night long in the Flash Bar. We recommend you get there early and let the Body Werk crew get your warmed up in the bar, before heading upstairs to catch local producer Jus Nowhere‘s set. Advanced tickets are $8 from Ticketfly, $15 on the door. If you don’t feel like heading upstairs, there’s no cover all night long for Body Werk in the Flash Bar.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1529507550666986/

James Zabiela with DJ Lisa Frank, Sumner at U Street Music Hall

Our next pick for Friday is James Zabiela with DJ Lisa Frank at U Street Music Hall. James Zabiela is always worth checking out, and this is a great chance to hear him on one of the best sound systems in town. However, for us the real draw here is the chance to hear top local DJ Lisa Frank playing a peak time set at U Hall. Even better, its free before 11pm for 21+, which is a great deal given the caliber of the line up. $15 on the door after 11pm, so you’ve got all the incentive you need to get there early!

https://www.facebook.com/events/843120769044497

Amalgamation w/ Last Japan, Kian Asamoah, Kozee at Zeba Bar

For something a little bit different on Friday, head up to Zeba Bar for Amalgamation, DC’s premier multi-genre night, where anything goes, be it hip-hop, house, techno, drum & bass, juke, grime etc. This edition of Amalgamation sees a great lineup including headliner Last JapanKian Asamoah and Kozee, all hosted by local Refugee. Looks to be a great and varied night of music at Zeba Bar, and with no cover, the price is right. There’s sure to be a few heads on the dance floor!

https://www.facebook.com/events/830389230336880/

Saturday Picks

Deep Sugar Valentine’s Day Love Ball at the Paradox, Baltimore

As so on to Valentine’s day, where our top pick is without a doubt the Deep Sugar Valentine’s Day Love Ball at The Paradox in Baltimore. This very special lover’s edition of Deep Sugar has Girl Squad resident Lisa Moody back to back with DJ Biskit bringing the heat in the main room, with a closing set from Baltimore’s Godfather of House Wayne Davis, while over in The Chamber, residents The Elders and Mookie Wizzo are joined by DC House Grooves‘ very own Andy Grant, making his Deep Sugar debut with an all vinyl set. Yes, you heard that right: DC House Grooves is coming to Deep Sugar! If you’ve made the trip to Deep Sugar, now’s your chance to experience it for yourself at the best after hours venue in the region. You’ll not find such a great crowd and amazing vibe anywhere else. The party starts at 11pm and runs to 6am, so regardless of where you start your evening, all roads lead to The Paradox in the early hours of Sunday morning. $15 general admission, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1555910341345110/

Love & Disco: Soul Clap [All Night Long] at Flash, Synesthesia with Basscamp & Lothario in the Flash Bar

Our next pick for Saturday night is Love & Disco: Soul Clap [All Night Long] at Flash, with Synesthesia in the Flash Bar. Boston natives Soul Clap always deliver, and this is a great opportunity to catch them playing an extended set on Flash’s amazing sound system. You can be sure they’ll take you to places you’ve never been before, as they dedicate the first half of the night to lots of groovy, romantic tunes.  Down in the bar, Basscamp Lothario will be bringing the vibes open to close. Advanced tickets are $15 from Ticketfly, $20 on the door. If you just want to hang out in the Flash Bar all night long, there’s no cover. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/645371928918233

Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club Lonely Valentine’s with Jus Nowhere, Jackson Ryland & Team Zapata

Our next pick for Saturday night is Lonely Valentine’s at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Heats Club in North East, with a great lineup including recent Body Werk guests Team Zapata, and local producers Jus Nowhere and Jackson Ryland. Jimmy Valentine’s is always a great bet when you get the right crowd, as you’re almost guaranteed no randoms or walk ins from the street who have no place being there. Just heads who are there for good music and good vibes. If you find yourself lonely on Saturday night, then this is the place to drown your sorrows with a well curated soundtrack of ballads dosed in love and heart ache. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/957119667631543/

Dubathonic Live at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Next up for Saturday is another edition of Dubathonic Live at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar, with live house, techno and other flavors of dance grooves. Everything you’ll hear is original music, all performed on hardware instruments. A great choice if you’re looking for something a bit different in Adams Morgan. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1566225883649165

Deep & Sexy Valentine’s Night with DJ LoveGrove at the Red Maple, Baltimore

Our final pick for Sunday is Deep & Sexy Valentine’s Night with DJ LoveGrove playing a five hour set of deep and sexy grooves with live percussion from Zak at the Red Maple in Baltimore. LoveGrove is a true master of his craft, and with the beats kicking off at 9.30pm, this is a great bet for your Deep Sugar pre-game. That’s certainly the DC House Grooves game plan! $5 cover before 11.30pm, strictly 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/771475179575009

Sunday Picks

MOdERN CLASS *Presidents Day edition* w/ guest Dj Fleg at Showtime Bar

If you’re lucky enough to have Monday off, you can close out your weekend in style at our top pick, a very special President’s Day edition of Modern Class at Showtime Bar. This week’s edition sees DJ Fleg of Hours of Funk fame bringing the heat to this weekly all vinyl celebration of soul, boogie and cheese wave, ably supported by residents Trev-ski and DJ Provoke. The party runs from 10pm to 3am. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1542028272735762/

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution, Farid, The Metaphysical and Mr. Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

For quality soulful house to close out your weekend, Sam Burns‘ Underground Soul Solution at Eighteenth Street Lounge should be #1 on your list. This weekend is a special President’s Day edition with extended hours until 4am, with special guest Farid joining Sam in the Gold Room, and The Metaphysical and Mr Bonkerz laying down the fine grooves in the Main Room. $10 cover after 10.30pm, $5 drinks specials from 9pm to 11pm. 21+.

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

That wraps it up for this week’s picks, but don’t trust us! There’s plenty more to choose from, and we just don’t have time to write them all up. Check the full list of all the underground house and electronic music events in Washington DC from Thursday through Sunday and make your own decision. Remember to click through to the Facebook event pages for more details, and don’t forget to click Join and invite your friends if you plan on attending.

Thursday February 12

Lost on Thursdays: Lost in Love IV feat. Evgeniya Jay Medvedeva (So: Serious / London) at Lost Society

Lost on Thursdays: Lost in Love IV feat. Evgeniya Jay Medvedeva (So: Serious / London) at Lost SocietyMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571716923065355

The WarmUp featuring Rodd Sim & Christauff at Marx Cafe

The WarmUp featuring Rodd Sim & Christauff at Marx Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/350231551844426/

Happy “Pal-in-tines” Day [DC Creators Valentine’s celebration] at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Happy "Pal-in-tines" Day [DC Creators Valentine's celebration] at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/335306450007213

The Business End with Caleb L’Etoile & Philco at Velvet Lounge

The Business End with Caleb L'Etoile & Philco at Velvet LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/940261216006226/

MUSX presents You & Me ft. Lindsay Lowend, Hunt for the Breeze, Keylow, Lean Quatifah at Flash

MUSX presents You & Me ft. Lindsay Lowend, Hunt for the Breeze, Keylow, Lean Quatifah at Flash More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/520757231399965

The UKG Social presents: Kozee, Joe Nice, HashTag, Jett Chandon & Brother Pinch at The Depot, Baltimore

The UKG Social presents: Kozee, Joe Nice, HashTag, Jett Chandon & Brother Pinch at The Depot, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1581792828724257/

Friday February 13

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

WTF?! with Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/825783224159979/

Flash & Resolute present Brawther, Varoslav, Jus Nowhere at Flash, Body Werk with Andy Grant and R&B in the Flash Bar

Flash & Resolute present Brawther, Varoslav, Jus Nowhere at Flash, Body Werk with Andy Grant and R&B in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1529507550666986/

James Zabiela with DJ Lisa Frank, Sumner at U Street Music Hall

James Zabiela with DJ Lisa Frank, Sumner at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/843120769044497

ESL Fridays with John Jazz, DJ Soul, Juan Zapata, DJ Provoke, The Metaphysical and Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday Feb 13More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Vague Output After Party W/ Auroro Hala + Ital, Baltimore

Vague Output After Party W/ Auroro Hala + Ital, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/702980689820126/

Amalgamation w/ Last Japan, Kian Asamoah, Kozee at Zeba Bar

Amalgamation w/ Last Japan, Kian Asamoah, Kozee at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/830389230336880/

Club Lonely – Your Anti-Valentine’s Jam at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Club Lonely - Your Anti-Valentine's Jam at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/537504206392892/

Pre Valentine’s Day Funk at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Pre Valentine's Day Funk at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts ClubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1591083934456558/

Bizarre Love Encounters w/ Skytale & Bonk at Backbar

Bizarre Love Encounters w/ Skytale & Bonk at BackbarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/722809977835448/

Contact V2 Feat. Sugar pill, D-Fect, Nysis & Lush at the 8×10, Baltimore

Contact V2 Feat. Sugar pill, D-Fect, Nysis & Lush at the 8x10, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/744721288949422

Saturday February 14

Deep Sugar Valentine’s Day Love Ball at the Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar Valentine’s Day Love Ball at the Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar Valentine’s Day Love Ball at the Paradox, Baltimore Deep Sugar Valentine’s Day Love Ball at the Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1555910341345110/

Love & Disco: Soul Clap [All Night Long] at Flash, Synesthesia with Basscamp & Lothario in the Flash Bar

Love & Disco: Soul Clap [All Night Long] at Flash, Synesthesia with Basscamp & Lothario in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/645371928918233

Thomas Jack with Sam Feldt and Tommy Cornelis at U Street Music Hall

Thomas Jack with Sam Feldt and Tommy Cornelis at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/592883807504651/

ESL Saturdays with Justin Strauss, Mr Bonkerz, Caleb L’Etoile, Joe L and Bil Todd at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday Feb 14More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Dubathonic Live at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Dubathonic Live at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1566225883649165

Meso Creso Presents: Imbibe, Personify and Delight in the Meso Creso 1001 Beats Bi-monthly: 7 Deadly Sins at Zeba Bar

Meso Creso Presents: Imbibe, Personify and Delight in the Meso Creso 1001 Beats Bi-monthly: 7 Deadly Sins at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1620349738189051/

Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club Lonely Valentine’s with Jus Nowhere, Jackson Ryland & Team Zapata

Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club Lonely Valentine'sMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/957119667631543/

The First Annual Valentines Day Twerk Off w/ Rusty B & Qdup at Tropicalia

The First Annual Valentines Day Twerk Off w/ Rusty B & Qdup at TropicaliaMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/759822094073670

Get Laid 4 (DC warehouse rave), Warehouse Venue, NE

Get Laid 4 (DC warehouse rave)

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1522778914611633

Deep & Sexy Valentine’s Night with DJ LoveGrove at the Red Maple, Baltimore

Deep & Sexy Valentine's Night with DJ LoveGrove at the Red Maple, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/771475179575009

Sunday February 15

MOdERN CLASS *Presidents Day edition* w/ guest Dj Fleg at Showtime Bar

MOdERN CLASS *Presidents Day edition* w/ guest Dj Fleg at Showtime Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1542028272735762/

The NeedlExchange – Presidents Day Weekend – Extra Extra Edition at The Velvet Lounge

 The NeedlExchange - Presidents Day Weekend - Extra Extra Edition at The Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1578308565715139/

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution, Farid, The Metaphysical and Mr. Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday Feb 15More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

President’s Day Throw Down with Philco & Caleb L’Etoile at Little Miss Whiskys

President's Day Throw Down with Philco & Caleb L'Etoile at Little Miss Whiskys

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1626684027560657/

✝✝✝ ₡ħʊ̈℞₡ħ ✝✝✝ at the Depot, Baltimore

✝✝✝ ₡ħʊ̈℞₡ħ ✝✝✝ at the Depot, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/763201697088700/

That wraps it up for this week’s edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Remember to check back next week for full information about all the best house music events in DC. Whether you’re looking for deep house, tech house, soulful house, techno, drum and bass or disco, DC House Grooves has you covered. If you want your event considered for inclusion, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page. Also, we’d welcome your constructive feedback on the DC House Grooves Round Up. If you’ve got an comments or suggestions, please send us a message through the DC House Grooves Facebook Page.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC February 5 – February 8

We’re back from last weekend’s whirlwind trip to Berlin, and back with another edition of your favorite weekly round up of all things good and groovy in the District. We could tell you all about our Berlin adventures, but it would take far too long, and you’d likely get bored, so we’ll just leave it at we had an amazing time, and would recommend it to anyone; in particular Berghain / Panoramabar. If you’re a lover of house and / or techno, then you should put it on your bucket list. One of the best clubbing experiences we’ve encountered.

Before we move on to this week’s picks, we just want to give a mention to a new project from our friends at 1432R Records called Extended Family. This new mix series is intended to provide a “chronicle of the vibe” in DC right now, showcasing the talents of local electronic musicians and DJs. The first mix is from Mike Petillo, one half of local act Protect-U. You can stream and download Mike’s mix here:

Extended Family Mix of the Month One: Frog in the Coffee Pot – Mike Petillo

The site promises a new mix from a local artist every month, so make sure you bookmark it and check back regularly. Given our mission of promoting quality underground house and electronic music from Washington, DC, we support the Extended Family project 100%, and we’re looking forward to more mixes in the coming months.

So let’s move on and take a look at the DC House Grooves picks for this weekend. Looks like another great weekend, with plenty of quality events to choose from, whatever your musical taste. If you like the look of something, make sure you click through to the event page and click Join, and don’t forget to invite your friends!

Thursday Picks

Lost on Thursdays: February Sanctuary feat. Edo (TFHS / DC) & Bobi Stevkovski (Project B. / Atlanta) at Lost Society

Our top pick for Thursday night is our regular Thursday pick Lost on Thursdays at Lost Society. The theme for February is February Sanctuary, and to kick things off for February the lineup includes local Edo (TFHS) and Bobi Stevkovski (Project B. / Atlanta). Expect quality deep house vibes and the usual friends and family vibe on the Lost Rooftop, and as always there’s a free glass of champagne for the ladies before midnight and all the usual drinks specials. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/659824677473163/

Transmission 4/4 w/ Pacific Fur Company (DC) and Philip Goyette (ESL | DC) at Velvet Lounge

Our next pick for Thursday is Philip Goyette‘s monthly party Transmission 4/4 at Velvet Lounge. Philip’s guest this month is up and coming local artist Pacific Fur Company. When Philip books a guest, you know they are worth paying attention to, so for quality vibes away from the crowds, look no further than Transmission 4/4 on Thursday night. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/583370231808057/

Henry Saiz, Christauff, DJ Octane at Flash

Next pick for Thursday is Henry Saiz at Flash, with local support from Christauff and DJ Octane. Henry Saiz’s sets are billed as an exciting blend of electrofunk, house, disco and everything in between, which sounds like a great mix for a Thursday night at Flash. Advanced tickets are available for $7 from Ticketfly, and you’ve got a great incentive to get there early, as there’s an open bar from 11pm to 12am with paid entry. It doesn’t get much better than that! As always, we recommend getting there early to catch the opening sets before the club fills up.

https://www.facebook.com/events/411413625703111/

Gryphon After Dark: Feel the Love, Live Dupont Edition

Our final pick for Thursday is Gryphon After Dark, which this week sees a takeover by the Feel the Love open mic night, taking a break from its regular Wednesday night slot at Flash and bringing the vibes to Dupont. The live band with open mic kicks off at 11pm, with DJ support from Philco from 10pm. Show up early if you want a shot at the open mic! A great choice if you want something a change of pace from the usual electronic beats. No cover, no dress code, all love.

https://www.facebook.com/events/404014649761209/

Friday Picks

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

We kick off Friday with DJ Kochi‘s WTF?! Radio Show on Sugar Shack Recordings. Always a great bet to get you primed for a night out on the down as you’re heading home from work. The show kicks off at 5pm and runs to 7pm. Tune in at http://www.sugarshackrecordings.com.

https://www.facebook.com/events/641091372661591/

Mark Farina with Karina, Benoit Benoit at U Street Music Hall

We’re struggling to choose a top pick for Friday, so we’ll just have to have two top picks! First up is Mark Farina at U Street Music Hall, with support from Karina (Zoo Project | Berlin) and Benoit Benoit. Mark Farina is always worth catching, particularly on such a great sound system, and Karina and Farina on the same bill is definitely worth your time. Throw in an opening set from talented local Benoit Benoit, and you’ve got a line up to die for. If only Benoit’s name rhymed, then it would be the perfect line up 😉 Advanced tickets are available for $15 from Ticketfly (required for 18 to 20), and its $15 all night on the door. This one will likely sell out, so we recommend you get there early and carch Benoit Benoit’s set.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1500311036897332/

Timo Maas & Wahi at Flash, with Slope Traxx in the Flash Bar

Our other top pick for Friday is Timo Maas at Flash supported by Wahi, with Slope Traxx in the Flash Bar. A regular visitor to DC, its great to see Timo Maas back to rock the main floor at Flash. However, the real highlight for those in the know is local label Slope Traxx, otherwise known as Jubilee Ramirez, who will be rocking the Flash Bar open to close. Take it from us, these guys get it, and they will be bringing the freshest, deepest underground sounds to the bar all night long. $10 advanced tickets are still available from Ticketfly, more on the door, and there’s a complimentary drink with entry before 11pm, so get there early! Pro-tip: there’s no cover for the Flash Bar, so you can enjoy the Slope Traxx vibes for free.

https://www.facebook.com/events/769770019766354/

Saturday Picks

BODY WERK with The Elders and Tim Jackson at DC9 Nightclub

Moving on to Saturday, and again we’ve got a couple of top picks for you. First up is the February edition of our very own Body Werk party at DC9 Nightclub. This month, we are excited to welcome Baltimore’s The Elders (Deep Sugar) to the main room at DC9. Deep Sugar residents Danny & Katie Elder need no introduction to the true heads, and we can’t wait to hear them rock the Void Acoustics sound system open to close. Up on the rooftop, Tim Jackson (Jackson Pro Audio) will be werkin’ the rooftop, laying down the finest house grooves all night long. Expect the finest underground house sounds and a friends and family vibe on one of the best sound systems in town. $2 before midnight, $5 after. No cover.

https://www.facebook.com/events/792076300841753/

Mr.V w/ djmeegs & Philco at Zeba Bar

Our other top pick for Saturday night is Milk Chocolate City Presents Mr.V at Zeba Bar, with support from djmeegs and Philco. With many solid productions under his belt, Sole Channel Music‘s Mr. V promises to deliver a great night of quality house music to our favorite neighborhood dance floor. Throw in support from two of DC’s finest djmeegs and Philco, and you’ve got a recipe for a great night out. If you’re not familiar with Mr. V, check out DC House Grooves’ exclusive interview from a couple of week’s back, and get yourself educated. The party kicks off at 10pm and runs to 3am. Advanced tickets are available for $10 from Eventbrite.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1531984860418630/

Sascha Dive, Navbox & Parker at Flash, with Wizdom Entertainment presents Dino, Heather Femia, Alonzo W. & Marco Geatti in the Flash Bar

Our next pick for Saturday night is Sascha Dive at Flash, with local support from Navbox Parker. Down in the Flash BarWizdom Entertainment presents a great local line up, including DinoHeather FemiaAlonzo W. and Marco Geatti. Advanced tickets are available for $8 from Ticketfly. The Flash Bar opens at 8pm, and the main room runs to 4am, so plenty of bang for your buck. We recommend you get there early to enjoy Parker‘s set before the main room gets too crowded.

https://www.facebook.com/events/772916942777929/

Deep Sessions – Whighzeguy, Encryption, Refugee, Instagib & MC Twisty at Backbar

For quality bass music on Saturday night, we suggest you check out Deep Sessions at Backbar, with a solid local lineup including WhighzeguyEncryptionRefugee and MC Twisty. The Deep Sessions crew always know how to throw down, and you can guarantee they’ll be working the far too big for the room sound system at Backbar to the max. $5, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1557809931128882/

Sunday Picks

Cadence Presents LTJ Bukem, Drone & Ken Lazee at Flash, with Illegal Lizard, Pepe Rivera and Oliver Caine in the Flash Bar

Our top pick for Sunday is a very special event for the DC drum and bass scene. Not quite a year since his last visit to DC, Cadence have secured DnB legend LTJ Bukem for a return visit to the main room at Flash. LTJ Bukem needs absolutely no introduction to any drum and bass fan, and with local support from Drone and Ken Lazee, you know its going to be a special night on the main room dance floor at Flash. Down in the Flash Bar, there’s another great local line up, with Illegal Lizard, Pepe Rivera and Oliver Caine bringing you the finest deep house, tech house and techno to keep you grooving into Monday. Rumor has it that a very special, internationally recognized, guest might be joining the line up in the Flash Bar. Take it from us… you won’t want to miss this. All the early release tickets are sold out, but you can still get final release tickets for $15 from Ticketfly. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1551055128471437/

Church presents Black Asteroid at Public Bar

Our other pick for Sunday is Church presents Black Asteroid at Public Bar. We’re not familiar with Black Asteroid, but if the Church crew are booking him, then you can expect quality, real techno to keep you on the dance floor all night long. Local support comes from resident Steve Kirn and DJ Octane. Doors open at 8pm, no cover from 8pm to 10pm, $10 after.

https://www.facebook.com/events/792315930850097

So those are our picks for this weekend. Below you’ll find full listings of all the best underground deep house and electronic music events in Washington DC from Thursday through Sunday. Remember to click through to the Facebook event pages for more details, and don’t forget to click Join and invite your friends if you plan on attending.

Thursday February 5

Lost on Thursdays: February Sanctuary feat. Edo (TFHS / DC) & Bobi Stevkovski (Project B. / Atlanta) at Lost Society

https://www.facebook.com/events/659824677473163/

Transmission 4/4 w/ Pacific Fur Company (DC) and Philip Goyette (ESL | DC) at Velvet Lounge

Transmission 4/4 w/ Pacific Fur Company (DC) and Philip Goyette (ESL | DC)https://www.facebook.com/events/583370231808057/

Henry Saiz, Christauff, DJ Octane at Flash

Henry Saiz, Christauff, DJ Octane at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/411413625703111/

Wizdom Entertainment Presents: Looking Deeper at Look Supper Club

Wizdom Entertainment Presents: Looking Deeper at Look Supper ClubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/364955493684195

Gryphon After Dark: Feel the Love, Live Dupont Edition

Gryphon After Dark: Feel the Love, Live Dupont EditionMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/404014649761209/

Friday February 6

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

WTF?! with Kochi on Sugar Shack RecordingsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/641091372661591/

Mark Farina with Karina, Benoit Benoit at U Street Music Hall

Mark Farina with Karina, Benoit Benoit at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1500311036897332/

Timo Maas & Wahi at Flash, with Slope Traxx in the Flash Bar

Timo Maas & Wahi at Flash, with Slope Traxx in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/769770019766354/

ESL Fridays with Fort Knox Five, Trev-ski, Chris Seeger, The Metaphysical and Bil Todd at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Friday Night Jumpoff w/ DeeJay Life, Lady Ryan & DJ Drop at The Lodge at Redrocks

Friday Night Jumpoff w/ DeeJay Life, Lady Ryan & DJ Drop at The Lodge at RedrocksMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/840019196065729/

Saturday February 7

BODY WERK with The Elders and Tim Jackson at DC9 Nightclub

BODY WERK with The Elders and Tim Jackson at DC9 NightclubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/792076300841753/

Mr.V w/ djmeegs & Philco at Zeba Bar

Mr.V w/ djmeegs & Philco at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1531984860418630/

Sascha Dive, Navbox & Parker at Flash, with Wizdom Entertainment presents Dino, Heather Femia, Alonzo W. & Marco Geatti in the Flash Bar

Sascha Dive, Navbox & Parker at Flash, with Wizdom Entertainment presents Dino, Heather Femia, Alonzo W. & Marco Geatti in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/772916942777929/

Autograf & Zimmer with Eau Claire at U Street Music Hall

Autograf & Zimmer with Eau Claire at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/424101877738774

ESL Saturdays with Lloydski, Juan Zapata, Mr Bonkerz, Ozker, Chris Brooks and DJ Remote Ctrl at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturdays at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Deep Sessions – Whighzeguy, Encryption, Refugee, Instagib & MC Twisty at Backbar

Deep Sessions - Whighzeguy, Encryption, Refugee, Instagib & MC Twisty at BackbarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1557809931128882/

Deep Vision present: City Sounds w/ Tony Smooth, Hakob, Colin Jeske, and Osman at Jimmy Valentines

Deep Vision present: City Sounds w/ Tony Smooth, Hakob, Colin Jeske, and Osman at Jimmy ValentinesMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/584285778369710

Union Jacked 2 at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Union Jacked 2 at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1523096781303113/

Robert Fairbairn and Noah at Phonic

Robert Fairbairn and Noah at Phonic

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/555482851255466/

Rich Medina w/ JahSonic at The Lodge at Red Rocks

Rich Medina w/JahSonic at The Lodge at Red RocksMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/440324919448908/

Basscamp at Sticky Rice

Basscamp at Sticky RiceMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/368899286622353

DJ Bis (Delaware) at Impala

DJ Bis (Delaware) at ImpalaMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1580184448894268

Houseology: Get Up and Dance at St. Mary’s Restaurant & Lounge, Baltimore

Houseology: Get Up and Dance at St. Mary’s Restaurant & Lounge, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/992468067448057

Enlighten XVII “Bel Amour“ at The Paradox, Baltimore

Enlighten XVII “Bel Amour“ at The Paradox, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/582026675261849/

Sunday February 8

Cadence Presents LTJ Bukem, Drone & Ken Lazee at Flash, with Illegal Lizard, Pepe Rivera and Oliver Caine in the Flash Bar

Cadence Presents LTJ Bukem, Drone & Ken Lazee at Flash, with Illegal Lizard, Pepe Rivera and Oliver Caine in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1551055128471437/

Church presents Black Asteroid at Public Bar

Church presents Black Asteroid at Public BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/792315930850097

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution and Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns' Underground Soul Solution at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

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

The NeedlExchange with Baronhawk, Bil Todd & Tommy Cornelis at Velvet LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1379602309014976/

Thanks for reading this week’s edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Remember to check back next week for full information about all the best house music events in DC. Whether you’re looking for deep house, tech house, soulful house, techno, drum and bass or disco, DC House Grooves has you covered. If you want your event considered for inclusion, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page. Also, we’d welcome your constructive feedback on the DC House Grooves Round Up. If you’ve got an comments or suggestions, please send us a message through the DC House Grooves Facebook Page.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC January 29 – February 1

Welcome back to another edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Here at DC House Grooves towers, we’re busy packing for a whirlwind weekender to Berlin, where we plan on heading to Berghain / Panorama Bar to find out what all the fuss is about. Despite all that, the show must go on when it comes to the Weekend Round Up. Before we dig into the picks, we’ve got a new podcast for you. The latest edition of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast features local legends Team Zapata, recorded live at Body Werk at DC9 Nightclub on January 3, 2015. Over 3 hours of the Zapatas doing what they do best, werking the finest deep house, classic house and disco to get the dance floor jumping.

 

Now you’ve got your soundtrack sorted, what’s DC got in store for us all this weekend? Let’s take a look at the DC House Grooves picks. If you plan on attending something, please click through to the Facebook event page and click Join to let your friends know you’re going.

Thursday Picks

Lost on Thursdays: January House Culinary with Feroun & Navbox at Lost Society

Our top pick for Thursday night is Lost on Thursdays, which continues its January House Culinary with locals Feroun of Kowli Records and Navbox of Stranger Than Paradise / Flash fame. We can guarantee a night of the freshest deep house and techno from two of the Washington / Baltimore area’s finest. There’s always a great vibe on the Lost rooftop on Thursdays, and with all the usual drinks specials and a free glass of champagne for the ladies before midnight, you can’t go wrong. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/352251684975197/

Cadence Presents Odi + J Smooth at Flash with Ray Casil and Lexus King in the Flash Bar

For your drum and bass fix on Thursday night, our pick for you is the monthly Cadence party at Flash, their first drum and bass showcase of 2015. To kick things off this year, they have booked a great lineup for the main floor, with ODI (Digital Konfusion, Konkrete Jungle | NC) and J Smooth (GFS Productions | Philly) rocking the Funktion Ones, with local support from ODJ (Dirtbox Radio | DC). Down in the Flash Bar, they’ll be taking it old school with long serving locals Ray Casil (BITD | DC) and Lexus King (Soundsright, 3D | DC) working the decks open to close. $8 advanced tickets are still available from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/796103747132752/

Friday Picks

DJ Tennis (Extended Set) with Chris Nitti at U Street Music Hall

Hard to choose our top pick for Friday night, so we’re going with two top picks this week. First up is DJ Tennis , who is flying in from Berlin to play an extended set at U Street Music Hall, with support from local favorite Chris Nitti. Excitement is high for this one, and it’s sure to be a busy night on the dance floor at U Hall. Advanced tickets are available for $10 from Ticketfly, but it’s free before 12am for 21+. I can’t think of a better incentive to get there early to catch Chris Nitti‘s full set. We recommend you get there between 10pm and 11pm to avoid getting stuck in line and missing out on free entry.

https://www.facebook.com/events/308348849356410

Resident Nights: Chadwick, Solomon Sanchez, Kochi at Flash, with Foot Therapy III in the Flash Bar

Our other top pick for Friday night is the next edition of  Flash‘s Resident Nights, which we think are the best nights at the club. This time around, Flash resident Chadwick will be headlining the main room, with support from Kochi, making his debut on the main floor, and Solomon Sanchez. That’s a great local lineup, and it’s worth you getting there early for the full experience. Down in the Flash Bar, it’s Foot Therapy III, with Ben Jenkins, Rosemary Arp (DJ Set), Ben Mason & Zach Free. That’s two quality local lineups under one roof, and with advanced tickets available for $7 from Ticketfly, the price is right. Even better, if you get there before 11pm, it’s free, so don’t drag your feet.. get your ass down there early to avoid paying cover! 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/613181378816170/

ESL Fridays with Graham & Fleg, Gabe Flores with James Dellastatious, The Metaphysical & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Next up for Friday is ESL Fridays at Eighteenth Street Lounge, with plenty of DJs including Gabe Flores, James Dellastatious, The Metaphysical and Martín Miguel across  ESL’s four rooms, but we’re picking this for Four Hours of Funk‘s Graham & Fleg bringing Fun with a K to the patio, in what will be a bi-monthly event. Expect funk, disco and all that good stuff from two of Baltimore’s finest. Great music in every room, so if you don’t like what you’re hearing, just head to the next dance floor. 21+.

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

Trust Composite with David Rosenberg, DJ Nav and the Composite Residents at Zeba Bar

Last, but not least, for Friday, we recommend checking out the monthly Trust Composite party at Zeba Bar. The Composite crew have been doing a great job recently with these parties, booking up and coming locals not usually associated with techno to join the Composite residents. This time around, David Rosenburg (Flash) will be spinning a special techno set in the main room, with support from Sinestro and Simon, while DJ Nav will be bringing his smooth garage sounds to the downstairs bar, with additional mellowness laid on by DJ Baggadonuts and Boss Ross. Best of all, there’s no cover for all this quality, so this is a great pick if you want a night of quality music away from the U Street crowds on the best neighborhood dance floor in town.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1546720322253400/

Saturday Picks

Bump ‘n Grind Staff Takeover at Zeba Bar

Our top pick for Saturday night is the Bump’n’Grind Staff Takeover at Zeba Bar, where you’ll find the talented staff of Silver Spring based coffee shop / record store Bump’n’Grind taking over the Zeba dance floor for a Trainspotting themed all-vinyl musical celebration covering all genres from house, dub, drum and bass, dubstep, two-step, garage and everything in between. On the line up are Julez (Begbie), Jett Chandon (Diane), David (Sickboy), Joe L (Spud) and Refugee (Renton). That’s a great line up for the low, low price of free! That’s right, there’s no cover for great night of music just for the heads on our favorite neighborhood dance floor.

https://www.facebook.com/events/329104837281497/

Flash & Verboten present Martin Buttrich & Ashwin Khosa with Dusk in the Flash Bar

Down at Flash, Martin Buttrich (Planet E Communications, Cocoon Recordings, Desolat Music Group | Barcelona) headlines the main floor, with support from Ashwin Khosa (Traum MBF | BKLYN), while down in the Flash Bar, its the monthly Dusk party with DJ Soul and Louis P, and your host Nichelle Johnson. Expect great music across both floors on what is sure to be a great Saturday night at Flash. All the first release advanced tickets are sold out, but you can still grab second release tickets for $12 from Ticketfly. Of course, if you just want to groove with the Dusk crew, there’s no cover for the Flash Bar. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/813241058719612/

DC Brau hosts Brandon Skall’s Birthday at Jimmy Valentines

Our next pick for Saturday night is DC Brau founder and local DJ Brandon Skall‘s birthday party at Jimmy Valentines, with a great local line up including Bros Brau, Tim Jackson and Bump’n’Grind‘s Joe L. Expect great music, great beer, and a friends and family vibe with no randoms walking in from the street. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/692886574157498

ESL Saturdays with Victor Simonelli, Philip Goyette, Farid & Bonkerz, Chris Brooks & Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Over at Eighteenth Street Lounge, house and disco legend Victor Simonelli will headlining the Gold Room with local support from Philip Goyette, while Farid and Mr. Bonkerz will be taking you on a disco odyssey out on the patio. Chris Brooks will be bringing the vibes in the Main Room, with Honest Lee and the The Devonte McCoy Quintet hold down the Jazz Room. As always at ESL, there’s something for everyone, all under one roof.

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

Silicon Based Lifeform at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Our final pick for Saturday is Silicon Based Lifeform at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar in Adams Morgan, with Doktor D serving up the freshest underground house and techno open to close. No cover, lots of drinks specials, so just come as you are and enjoy the vibes in the intimate setting of Dr. Clock’s. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1528223097456898/

Sunday Picks

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

Top pick for the house heads on Sunday night is Sam Burns’ weekly Underground Soul Solution at Eighteenth Street Lounge, where all the soulful house heads in town gather to close out the weekend as Sam takes them on a musical journey featuring the finest soulful house and house classics. If that’s not enough for you, then you’ve always got The Metaphysical in the Main Room. $5 drinks specials from 9pm to 11pm. 21+.

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

Konkrete Jungle DC feat: Logistics LP Tour at U Street Music Hall

If drum and bass is more your thing, head over to U Street Music Hall for Konkrete Jungle DC feat: Logistics (Hospital Records) LP Tour, with support from Render OneBass Avengers and Lady Shah. Expect a packed house of D’n’B heads for this one. The early birds have already caught the worm, but you can still grab advanced general admission tix for $15 from Ticketfly. 18+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1541326209447370/

That wraps it up for this week’s picks, so lets take a look at the full listings. Below you’ll find all the best underground deep house and electronic music events in Washington DC from Thursday through Sunday. Remember to click through to the Facebook event pages for more details, and don’t forget to click Join and invite your friends if you plan on attending.

Thursday January 29

Lost on Thursdays: January House Culinary with Feroun & Navbox at Lost Society

Lost on Thursdays: January House Culinary with Feroun & Navbox at Lost SocietyMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/352251684975197/

Cadence Presents Odi + J Smooth at Flash with Ray Casil and Lexus King in the Flash Bar

Cadence Presents Odi + J Smooth at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/796103747132752/

Gas~Mileage w/ undrside & dsd at Velvet Lounge

Gas~Mileage w/ undrside & dsd at Velvet LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1567856153458796/

Friday January 30

DJ Tennis (Extended Set) with Chris Nitti at U Street Music Hall

DJ Tennis (Extended Set) with Chris Nitti at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/308348849356410

Resident Nights: Chadwick, Solomon Sanchez, Kochi at Flash, with Foot Therapy III in the Flash Bar

Resident Nights: Chadwick, Solomon Sanchez, Kochi at Flash, with Foot Therapy III in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/613181378816170/

Trust Composite with David Rosenberg, DJ Nav and the Composite Residents at Zeba Bar

Trust Composite with David Rosenberg and Dj Nav at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1546720322253400/

ESL Fridays with Graham & Fleg, Gabe Flores with James Dellastatious, The Metaphysical & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday 1-30More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

House Nite @ Johnny’s at Johnny Pistolas

House Nite @ Johnny's at Johnny PistolasMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/383024545212283/

Eden Underground with DeepCutta & DJ Bella at Eden

Eden Underground with DeepCutta & DJ Bella at EdenMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/616233645149145/

House Music Fridays @ Presents The Handzon Radio Party at Club 347, Baltimore

House Music Fridays @ Presents The Handzon Radio Party at Club 347, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/819582188071133/

Wave Theory w/ Devin Byrnes, Dim Neon Sum, German Chris, Lomez at The Red Maple, Baltimore

Wave Theory w/ Devin Byrnes, Dim Neon Sum, German Chris, LomezMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/841588699220548/

Saturday January 31

Flash & Verboten present Martin Buttrich & Ashwin Khosa with Dusk in the Flash Bar

Flash & Verboten present Martin Buttrich & Ashwin Khosa with Dusk in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/813241058719612/

Bump ‘n Grind Staff Takeover at Zeba Bar

Bump 'n Grind Staff Takeover at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/329104837281497/

DC Brau hosts Brandon Skall’s Birthday at Jimmy Valentines

DC Brau hosts Brandon Skall's Birthday at Jimmy ValentinesMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/692886574157498

ESL Saturdays with Victor Simonelli, Philip Goyette, Farid & Bonkerz, Chris Brooks & Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday 1-31More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Gigamesh with Slaptop, Lightwaves at U Street Music Hall

Gigamesh with Slaptop, Lightwaves at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1514289212157476/

Silicon Based Lifeform at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Silicon Based Lifeform at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1528223097456898/

Krunk Pony (NYC) at The Lodge at Redrocks

Krunk Pony (NYC) at The Lodge at RedrocksMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/644037399051898/

Meistro & DJ Stylus of Sol Power All-Stars at Impala

Meistro & DJ Stylus of Sol Power All-Stars at Impala

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/712512702181181/

Shawn Q’s Dirtybird debut release party with opening set from Dennis P. at the Red Maple

Shawn Q's Dirtybird debut release party with opening set from Dennis P. at the Red MapleMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1534010070194733/

Techno Party:  Xerome, Drippy Inputs, Aphreaq, Snack Master at Holy Underground, Baltimore

Techno Party:  Xerome, Drippy Inputs, Aphreaq, Snack Master at Holy Underground, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1544623305786219

Sunday February 1

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

ESL Sunday 2-1More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Modern Class w/ guest Dj Sean Lovelace (Body Talk) at Showtime Bar

Modern Class w/ guest Dj Sean Lovelace (Body Talk) at Showtime BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1537344516546316/

Konkrete Jungle DC feat: Logistics LP Tour at U Street Music Hall

Konkrete Jungle DC feat: LOGISTICS LP Tour at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1541326209447370/

That’s it for another edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Thanks for reading, and remember to check back next week for full information about all the best house music events in DC. Whether you’re looking for deep house, tech house, soulful house, techno, drum and bass or disco, DC House Grooves has you covered. If you want your event considered for inclusion, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page. Also, we’d welcome your constructive feedback on the DC House Grooves Round Up. If you’ve got an comments or suggestions, please send us a message through the DC House Grooves Facebook Page.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant