Seems like every week I write that I’ve no time to write a decent post, but this week I really mean it! Just back from Romania, heading to Berlin tonight, so I’m gonna have to make this quick. Wish I had more time to give all the cool stuff the coverage it deserves, but this week you’ll just have to make so with my Top Picks list. Having said that, please make an effort to head to Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday to wish the Playlist crew a very happy second anniversary. Two years of quality deep vibes on the patio at ESL from my brothers Jubilee & Ramirez. This Thursday, Kochi and Neko Narko will be joining them to celebrate, and I strongly recommend you do too!
Friday night, you’re spoiled for choice, with Derrick Carter at Flash and Eddie C at Eighteenth Street Lounge, but the really big news on Friday is ROAM XIV, with the ROAM crew celebrating their 4 year anniversary with Detroit legend Robert Hood (Underground Resistance / Floorplan) and local legend Buster, with support from residents DJ Lisa Frank & Sami. You heard that right: Robert Hood, after hours, warehouse. It has been amazing watching ROAM grow in just four years from a small house party to Washington DC’s premier warehouse event, and I can’t wait to see what the future brings. This could well be the best ROAM yet, possibly the party of the year here in DC. All the smart kids have grabbed their tix already, but third release are still up for grabs for $25. Space will be limited, so if you want to celebrate 4 years of ROAM on Friday night, plan ahead and grab your tickets now!
If you’ve still got something left in the tank on Saturday, the welcome news is Prescription are back at it after a long hiatus, and this time around they’re doing it right with a quality all-local line up, including Yola (Grand Ancestor), Ron Jackson (Sequence), Solomon Sanchez (Flash), Jubilee (Playlist), and of course the mighty Juan Z (Prescription), all in a new location. The party kicks off at 10pm and carries on until sunrise and perhaps beyond. DC House Grooves readers can get a 15% discount using this link, and if you move fast, $15 early bird tickets are still available. It’s gonna be a good one! As I’m always saying here on DC House Grooves, locals do it better!
Advanced Tix (15% discount): https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1030409?p=BeeDay
Sunday, close out your weekend at Eighteenth Street Lounge with Sam “The Man” Burns, Keenan Orr and Sundays Rooftop with Benoit and special guest, all the way from Paris, Varoslav (Rue De Plaisance). The perfect way to wrap another amazing weekend on the dance floor here in the District.
Here’s my full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks for the weekend. Sadly I won’t be here to enjoy it all with you, but I’m sure I’ll make do in Berlin 😉 Remember, it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon, and if you can’t be good, be careful. See you back here next week, same time, same place, for full details on all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday.
Thursday November 2
Playlist 2nd Anniversary with Solomon Sanchez, Neko Narko, Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge
Preview Happy Hour with Alex Bulgs & Areya at Flash
Bassline Business with Hatcha, Kursk, Choppy Oppy & Sketchy Pete at Flash
Sleaze: Thanks, Miss Thing with Baronhawk, Keenan Orr & Lemz at Wonderland Ballroom
House Music Happy Hour with DJ Licka Shot at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge
Friday November 3
ROAM XIV with Robert Hood, Buster, DJ Lisa Frank & Sami at Warehouse Location
ESL Friday with Eddie C, Chris Brooks, DJ Raw & Anoosh and Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge
Derrick Carter with Hot Coffee & Samantha Francesca at Flash, with Monolink & Ben Seagren in the Green Room and Zacheser & Rawle Night Long in the Flash Bar
Saturday November 4
Prescription with Yola, Ron Jackson, Solomon Sanchez, Jubilee & Juan Zapata at Warehouse Location
John Acquaviva with Simon & Spiggy at Flash, with Edo, Benoit & Special Guest in the Green Room & Transplants with Steve Kirn, Mike Harvey & Doctor D in the Flash Bar
Club Cuttlefish with Twin Jude, Nina + Cole, Sleepy G & DJ Freez at Ten Tigers Parlour
Deep Donna featuring Juana & Strikestone at Black Cat DC
ESL Saturday with Mr Bonkerz, Double A, John Jazz & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge
Stillmove at Studio Gaga with Samantha Francesca, DJ Stif & James CC at Studio Gaga
Vague Saturday with Graham Hatke & BWO at The Crown, Baltimore
Sunday November 5
ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns. Keenan Orr and Sundays Rooftop with Varoslav & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge