Recovered from last weekend yet? Hope so, because there’s another amazing line up of events right here in DC to keep you grooving Thursday through Sunday. The high point of last weekend for me was catching Andrey Pushkarev with support from Jubilee, Tom & Taiga at Nomad‘s warehouse joint. Always a treat to hear the Grand Ancestor Sound System in full effect! Serious vibes all round. If you haven’t heard the Grand Ancestor Sound System, and you’re curious as to what it’s all about, I highly recommend you check out Grand Ancestor presents Zion Train [UK] and Dutty Bookman [JA] with King Selassie I Sound, MC Hutchy & Grand Ancestor at the same warehouse spot this Friday. Irie vibes on a homegrown sound system.
Sadly I couldn’t make it to the other highlights of last weekend, ROAM XIII or Joe Classell on the Soundwaves boat and at Sundays Rooftop, but from what I hear, it was good times all round. If, like me, you missed ROAM too, then make sure you’re free next Saturday October 7 for ROAM vs TNX, with the ridiculous line up of Palms Trax & Honey Sound System with local support from ROAM and TNX residents Sami, Lisa Frank, Tommy Cornelis, Bil Todd & Baronhawk, making sweet music on Team Zapata‘s most excellent Martin Audio sound system in another amazing warehouse location.
Before I get into this weekend’s festivities, news of a couple of other parties next weekend. On Friday, there’s Church of Secrets with Detroit legend Alton Miller supported by me, Andy Grant, Benoit & HOT COFFEE at a super secret location. I can guarantee you we’ll be singing hallelujah many times before the night is out! This one’s on the down low, so if you’ve not received an invite yet, seek and you will find.
To close out next weekend, Deep Secrets & The Stars in association with Lil Soso Productions present Let Me Show U Love with New York disco veteran Danny Krivit and local heroes Adrian Loving & Tommy Cornelis at U Street Music Hall on Sunday night, October 8. Early bird tickets are just $10, and all profits will be donated to benefit the victims of hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey. Doesn’t get much better than that; a legendary music line up working one of DC’s best sound systems, and all for a great cause.
OK, enough about next weekend, already! What about this weekend? Looks like another incredible weekend on the dance floor in DC. I’m not sure we’re worth of all this goodness! You can catch me getting back in the saddle behind the decks on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge Thursday night with my brothers Jubilee & Ramirez. Looking forward to throwing down with the Slope Traxx crew, and I hope to see you on the dance floor!
On Friday night, the ladies are at it again at another edition of Ladies of the Underground at Ten Tigers Parlour featuring Fabiana, Sarah Myers and Vanniety Kills. It’s going to be another amazing night of music at Ten Tigers, and it’s all for a good cause, as proceeds will be donated to the ACLU & Planned Parenthood in memory of Cassidy Karakorn. Also on Friday, over at Flash, it’s Kerri Chandler‘s birthday, with the man himself playing open to close in the main room. Last time Kerri was at Flash was one of my favorite nights ever in the main room, and I’m sure on Friday night he’ll take things to the next level. Completing the line up at Flash on Friday, Philip Goyette & Juana hold things down in the green room open to close, and Zamkov, Alex Noize & Billy Manor bring the vibe in the bar.
Saturday night, get yourself warmed up for a night on the town by tuning in to Episode #10 of the DC House Grooves Show on Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio with me, Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir. We’ll be live from 10pm ET, bringing you the finest underground sounds. Whether you’re staying in or going out, we’ve got the right vibe for your Saturday night.
Out on the town on Saturday night, take your pick between Antal & Ron Trent at Flash celebrating 20 years of Rush Hour Records, or check out acid / wild pitch legend DJ Pierre‘s afro acid showcase at U Street Music Hall, then close out your weekend at Sunday Love at Flash, featuring Vancouver‘s The Mole, supported by A-list locals Navbox, Jubilee, Taiga & Throe. Doesn’t get much better than that!
Here’s my full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Plenty to keep you grooving all weekend! Check back here next Thursday, same time, same place for details on all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC. See you on the dance floor!
Thursday Sept 28
Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Andy Grant at Eighteenth Street Lounge
Uneasy Hiding Places with Ron Jackson at Studio Gaga
House Music Happy Hour with Tavis Keats at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge
Friday Sept 29
Kerri Chandler’s Birthday Celebration at Flash with Philip Goyette & Juana in the Green Room and Zamkov, Alex Noize & Billy Manor in the Flash Bar
Ladies of the Underground featuring Fabiana, Sarah Myers & Vanniety Kills at Ten Tigers Parlour
Grand Ancestor Presents Zion Train [UK] and Dutty Bookman [JA] with King Selassie I Sound, MC Hutchy & Grand Ancestor at Warehouse Location
ESL Friday with Nickodemus, John Jazz, Mr Bonkerz & Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge
Oliver with Bit Funk and Ozker at U Street Music Hall
Sao Funky Friday Edition with Fort Knox Five at Tropicalia DC
Saturday Sept 30
DC House Grooves Show #10 with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir on Underground Quality Radio
20 Years of Rush Hour: Antal, Ron Trent at Flash with Sassmouth, Navbox & Adrian Loving in the Green Room and DJ Oso Fresh and DJ Soul in the Flash Bar
DJ Pierre with Beyun (Afro Acid Showcase) at U Street Music Hall
Heavy Rotation with Martín Miguel and Sean Peoples at Black Cat DC
ESL Saturday with Natasha Diggs, Jerome Baker, Meistro & DJ Budman at Eighteenth Street Lounge
On Wax: Benbo & DJ Eli Cash at Colony Club
DMV House Music Day Party with DJ Paul Howard, DJ Jay Jay, Sam “The Man” Burns & DJ Oji at Local 16
Subdistrick with Rude Operator & Friends – “Witchdoctor” Release Party at Backbar
Sunday October 1
Sunday Love: The Mole with Navbox, Jubilee, Taiga & Throe at Flash
ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Keenan Orr & Good Buddies featuring Pacific Fur Company, Philip Goyette with Philco at Eighteenth Street Lounge