The results are in, and I’m happy to announce that Andrew Strain is the winner of Round 2 of the DC House Grooves / Flash free ticket giveaway for New Year’s Eve at Flash with Archie Hamilton, Chez Damier, Eddie C, M.A.N.D.Y. [Philipp Jung & Patrick Bodmer], Matthew Dear, punisher and many more. Please check your Facebook messages for details on how to collect your prize. If you’re reading this and you’ve missed out in Round 1 and Round 2, you’ve got one more chance to win a pair of free tickets worth $120. For round 3, I’m going back to the tried and tested prize draw approach from Round 1. Just click the link below, fill out your full name and email address, and we’ll pick a winner at random on Wednesday, December 27 at 7pm. Please make sure you use the name on your ID and a real email address, as the winner will be notified by email.
If you’re planning on going to Flash on New Year’s Eve and don’t have your tickets already, I recommend you grab yours now rather than leave it to chance. $50 tickets are still available which is a great deal for 26 hours of serious vibes from some of the best in the business.
Lots of great parties being announced as we approach New Year’s Eve. I’ll be posting everything up on the DC House Grooves Facebook Page as I hear about them, and I’ll be including them all in a very special New Year’s Eve edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks next week. Always a good move to get your tickets well in advance for New Year’s Eve, as many events will sell out.
Still waiting on a few Meet the Locals podcasts that have been promised to me, so you’ll just have to make do with the recording from last Friday’s all vinyl WTF?! Show with me, Kochi & Katrina Mir. Five hours of quality grooves served up fresh from the wax.
Fairly quiet out there this weekend, what with people leaving town for the holidays and all, but there’s still some good stuff going down. If you’re into music production, I recommend heading to Headroom at Flash on Thursday to hear what local producers have been up to, then head upstairs to catch the Transit crew taking over Preview Happy Hour up in the Green Room. Later on Thursday, the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge is the place to be for Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez.
Another amazing Friday night line up at Flash, with Halo Varga, Nu Zau & Sepp & Jubilee in the main room, Alan Nieves, Wade Hammes, Zamkov & O. Martinez in the Green Room and Hugo Zapata, Samantha Francesca & HOT COFFEE in the Flash Bar. Well worth your time. Before heading to Flash, make sure you stop by El Techo across the street for a drink and a bite to eat while Markinthedark and Sarah Myers keep things warm and toasty behind the decks.
Saturday night, we’ll be at it again on a very special festive edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio, with me, Ramirez & Katrina Mir. Not exactly sure what’ll be so festive about it. Maybe I’ll wear a Santa hat or something. I can guarantee quality, deep, underground vibes to either get your Saturday night off to a great start or close out your Saturday night if you’re staying in. Out on the town in DC, the Beautiful Swimmers‘ holiday party at Ten Tigers Parlour looks like your best bet, with our hometown heroes at the musical controls open to close.
For those who know, word has it there’s some quality afters action to be found, but it’s all hush hush and off the record. The really big news on Saturday, however, is Deep Sugar‘s Dance for Peace Holiday Party at Baltimore Sound Stage with all your Deep Sugar favorites Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, The Elders & a very special guest appearance by Kenny Bobien. If you’ve been missing your Deep Sugar fix, this is your chance to get down with the crew at what promises to be a memorable Christmas shindig. Don’t plan on going late, DC style; the party starts at 6pm and goes until 2am. You’ve got to be fashionably early for this one!
With Eighteenth Street Lounge taking Sunday off due to Christmas Eve, all roads lead to Public Bar for Christmas Eve shenanigans at Sintimate Rooftop Sessions with Joeski B2B Saeed Younan and opening sets from Sabeel Chohan & Fred Mas.
Wherever you end up this weekend, have a very Merry Christmas, and I’ll see you back here next week for our New Year’s Eve special. See you on the dance floor!
Thursday December 21
Headroom 02.03 at Flash
Preview Happy Hour Transit Takeover at Flash
Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge
House Music Happy Hour with Tim Eure at Bravo Bravo
Friday December 22
Halo Varga, Nu Zau & Sepp, Jubilee at Flash, with Alan Nieves, Wade Hammes, Zamkov & O. Martinez in the Green Room and Hugo Zapata, Samantha Francesca & HOT COFFEE in the Flash Bar
Techo Tekno with Markinthedark & Sarah Myers at El Techo
Longest & Darkest Friday with Mikhail Pruidze, Steve Kirn, Jandro & Ba Gha at Studio Ga Ga
Tim Cook and Will Johnston at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club
ESL Friday with Empresarios Sound System, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Jerome Baker at Eighteenth Street Lounge
Saturday December 23
DC House Grooves Show #15 with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir on Underground Quality Radio
Beautiful Swimmers All Night Long at Ten Tigers Parlour
Behrouz with Ragab at Flash, with Brad Piff & Umarov in the Green Room and Dean Samars, Tim Cook & JP Jed in the Flash Bar
Deep Sugar “Dance For Peace” Christmas Party with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, The Elders & Kenny Bobien at Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore
ESL Saturday with Thomas Blondet, Stylus Chris & Mr Bonkers at Eighteenth Street Lounge
ArtLure at Mellow Mushroom (Winter Solstice Edition) with Derreuq, Joel Blumenthal, Blinkhorn, Symmetrical, Ydentiti Crisis at Mellow Mushroom
Heavy Rotation: Holiday Edition with Adrian Collazo, Steven Swann & Kenny M at The Black Cat
Obsidian presents: Housework at Factory 17, Baltimore
Sunday December 24 Christmas Eve
Younan Music Presents Sintimate Rooftop Sessions with Joeski B2B Saeed Younan, Sabeel Chohan & Fred Mas at Public Bar
Jingles & Dreidels Holiday Dance Party at Sticky Rice DC