DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: First Birthday / Holiday Edition July 2 to July 5

We officially did it! This is the first birthday edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up! Looking back at our first edition of the round up, a lot has changed over the past year. The first thing that jumps out at us is how damn long this thing has become each week. The format has changed a bit too, but we hope it still gives you all the great information you need to plan your weekend on the dance floors of DC. A huge thanks to Graham Jackson for designing our special birthday banner. A wonderful surprise! Thank you so much Graham for your love, support and amazing design work over the past year. We couldn’t do it without you!

dchg first birthday

We need to get through this special first birthday / holiday edition quickly, as we’ve got to prepare for a couple of super cool events this weekend. Let’s just say that last week’s VINE party at The Dance Loft was really special. Those who were there will know. Heard some incredible sets from mad-talented local DJs. Special mentions go to Jubilee Ramirez, Martín Miguel, Remote CtrlTeam ZapataSarah MyersKowli, Joe LMeegs Philco and, of course, Lisa Frank, who wowed the crowd with her latest productions. An amazing event all round, and we can’t wait until the next one. Miss it at your own risk!

Before we dive in to the picks, we’ve got a great soundtrack to this week’s post. Here’s Andy Grant‘s all vinyl set from the Flash Rooftop for Nü Androids presents Stefano Noferini last week. Near three and a half hours of quality grooves, old and new, taking you on a journey through some slow house and nu disco jams, through chill breaks, then finishing up with deep tracks for the dance floor.

 

Right, let’s dig in to this week’s picks. Lots to do this weekend, so choose wisely, grasshopper. Don’t forget to click through to the event page and click Join for any events you plan on attending, and don’t forget to check the full listings below.

Thursday Picks

Milk Chocolate City Rooftop Happy Hour House Vibez Pt. 2

Our first pick for Thursday night is the Milk Chocolate City Rooftop Happy Hour at Dunya. Quality house music from the MCC crew on a great rooftop! A great way to start your Thurdsay.

https://www.facebook.com/events/469496623215099/

Transmission 4/4 with Philip Goyette (ESL, Flash) and Dansman (#BODYFEEL) at Velvet Lounge

Top pick for Thursday is Transmission 4/4 at Velvet Lounge, where you’ll find great deep house, garage and techno from two of our favorite locals, Philip Goyette and Dansman. Great music, great vibe, no cover.

https://www.facebook.com/events/388814934641960/

Hernan Cattaneo, Seba Yuri, Christauff; Yomimbi, DJ Tirzah at Flash

For progressive house on Thursday, look no further than Flash with headliner Hernan Cattaneo supported by Seba Yuri and ChristauffDJ Tirzah makes her debut on the Flash rooftop at 9pm, with Yomimbi performing afterwards. Get there early to catch Tirzah and Christauff‘s sets, and stay late, because the bar will be open until 4am!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1444276805872878/

Friday Picks

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

Andy Grant and Kochi on the WTF?! Radio Show! Tune in at http://www.sugarshackrecordings.com from 5pm to 7pm to get your weekend started off right. Rumor has it, Andy has a fresh vinyl delivery arriving before the show, so tune in to hear the new shit!

https://www.facebook.com/events/959796484083377/

LoveCamp: Ft Sam Burns & DJ Double 07 at Embassy Row Hotel

Wow…. Sam “The Man” Burns and DJ Double 07 spinning together by the pool on the rooftop of the Embassy Row Hotel! A great way to kick off your weekend, with a soundtrack by two of the best.

https://www.facebook.com/events/478863882262339/

Al Fresco with Deep Secrets (Day into Tonight at Dunya Restaurant 

A great option for evening vibes into night time is Al Fresco with Deep Secrets at Dunya. Let JubileeChris Burns and R&B entertain you with the finest underground house vibes on the covered rooftop. A great place to be on a warm summer evening. No cover!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1671774696384692/

Back 2 Basics with Chez Damier, Kai Alce and Andy Grant at Flash with Dansman & Throe on the Flash Rooftop, and Foot Therapy with Ben Jenkins, Rosemary Arp, Zach Freed & Ben Mason in the Flash Bar

Our top pick for Friday night is Back 2 Basics at Flash, with house legend Chez Damier and Kai Alce headlining, with support from our very own Andy Grant. Up on the rooftop, Dansman and Throe take the controls, while down in the Flash Bar, the Foot Therapy Crew take over, with Ben JenkinsRosemary ArpZach Freed Ben Mason taking turns to throw down. Anyone who was at Flash for Chez Damier and Kai Alce‘s last appearance will know this is one you really don’t want to miss. You won’t hear better house music anywhere in town on Friday night! Make sure you get there early to catch Andy Grant‘s opening set in the main room. Andy’s gonna be warming that dance floor up just right.

https://www.facebook.com/events/815383555198233/

Sticky Fingers Presents: J Paul Getto with Proper Vibes Showcase at Zeba Bar

Up at Zeba Bar, the Sticky Fingers crew take over, the special guest J Paul Getto, with support from MeegsRemote Ctrl and Hot Coffee, while the Proper Vibes crew do some damage down in the bar. Worth a look if you’re down for some great music away from the U Street crowds.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1654159351486168/

Saturday Picks

DMV House Music Fest in Malcolm X Park

House music in the park on Saturday afternoon, noon till dusk? Sounds like fun to us! Join DJ’s Kevvy KevDee J BladerunnerDee J Rodney and DJ Tyronne Sinclaire for the 1st annual DMV House Music Fest in Malcolm X Park. Bring a picnic basket and a blanket!

https://www.facebook.com/events/823724044388039/

Guti LiVE, Schubert, Philco at Flash, with  DJ Lisa Frank’s Bday Bash on the Flash Rooftop and Wizdom Entertainment in the Flash Bar

Top pick for Independence Day is again Flash, with another amazing lineup. The celebrations kick off at 4pm in the rooftop bar with DJ Lisa Frank‘s birthday party, with a solid local lineup including Chris BurnsSami YNavboxChris Nitti and, of course the birthday girl herself, Lisa Frank. In the main room from 10pm, it’s Guti Live, with support from Schubert and Philco, while Wizdom Entertainment take over the Flash Bar, with RagabAdam E (Live) and Nick Flynn at the controls. We reckon the Flash rooftop might just be a great vantage point for catching the fireworks, so once you’re done with your grilling, get yourself over to Flash for Lisa‘s birthday!

https://www.facebook.com/events/896364457090002/

Petworth Funk Presents Vague Output DJs with Ben Jenkins and Boss Ross at Zeba Bar

Up at Zeba Bar on Saturday night, there’s a great lineup for the heads at Petworth Funk, with the Vague Output DJsAlex GardelBWO Ben Jenkins joined by Composite‘s Boss Ross for a night of uncompromising techno. These guys don’t fuck around… this is truly one for the heads.  No cover!

https://www.facebook.com/events/395647377293175/

ESL 4th of July with The Metaphysical, Gabe Flores, Farid, Mr Bonkerz, Martín Miguel & Remote Ctrl at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Our last pick for Saturday is ESL, with an amazing all local line up across the three rooms. After hearing Martín Miguel Remote Ctrl do same dance floor damage at Vine: SummerChill last Saturday, we reckon their Main Room set will be interesting.

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

Sunday Picks

Sunglass Sundays with Behrouz [ All Day I Dream ] at Public Bar

Lots to choose from this Sunday! First up is Sunglass Sundays, which is sure to be a complete roadblock, as Behrouz (All Day I Dream) headlines with a 4 hour sunset set, flanked by a quality local line including Sam KoshBrad Piff and Rosenberg. A great recipe for a fun afternoon, evening and night time on the Public Bar rooftop. Pro tip: don’t miss Rosenberg‘s set!

https://www.facebook.com/events/503863293096085/

Sundays Rooftop with D’Julz, Patrick Fonseca, Hakob Avjyan & R&B on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Over on the patio at ESL from 5pm, Sundays Rooftop has a great line up headlined by D’Julz, with local support from Patrick FonsecaHakob Avjyan and R&B. A great choice for underground house this Sunday.

https://www.facebook.com/events/849050408483046/

The Return of Mr. V Presented by Milk Chocolate City at Tropicalia

For a dose of real deep house on Sunday night, our top pick is The Return of Mr. V presented by Milk Chocolate City at Tropicalia. It wasn’t long ago that the Milk Chocolate City crew brought Mr. V to town to play at Zeba Bar. Well he’s back for another session at Tropicalia on Sunday, this time with a back to back, all vinyl, set from Andy Grant and DJ Nav to warm up the dance floor. Not to be missed!

https://www.facebook.com/events/957753407569218/

Calibre, Seba, and MC DRS at Flash

Last, but not least, for Sunday night, we have it on good authority that Flash is the place to be for the drum and bass heads, as Calibre, Seba and MC DRS throw down with local support from SlantLady ShahBrothers Brau and Chalat Sessions, while the District Ignition Room features Rodd SimmCiconteMike HoganDainbramageDave Cortex and John Deke. A huge line up for a Sunday night! Tickets are selling fast… grab yours now from Ticketfly.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1572727386325649/

Right… that’s it for our picks. Don’t forget to check the full listings below, and we’ll see you out there on the dance floor! Here’s to another year of quality house grooves in the District!

Thursday July 2

Milk Chocolate City Rooftop Happy Hour House Vibez Pt. 2

dunya thursday milk chocolate city

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/469496623215099/

Hernan Cattaneo, Seba Yuri, Christauff; Yomimbi, DJ Tirzah at Flash

hernan cattaneo at flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1444276805872878/

Transmission 4/4 with Philip Goyette (ESL, Flash) and Dansman (#BODYFEEL) at Velvet Lounge

transmission 44

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/388814934641960/

Harry “Choo Choo” Romero At Toro Toro DC

house rituals

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/437947426378177/

3D presents Metrik at Café Asia

3D presents Metrik at Café Asia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/845315918882257/

Fun & Bass at 5127 Restaurant & Lounge, Centreville

Fun & Bass at 5127 Restaurant & Lounge, Centreville

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/977380262292932/

Friday July 3

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

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/959796484083377/

LoveCamp: Ft Sam Burns & DJ Double 07 at Embassy Row Hotel

LoveCamp: Ft Sam Burns & DJ Double 07 at Embassy Row Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/478863882262339/

Al Fresco with Deep Secrets (Day into Tonight at Dunya Restaurant 

al fresco

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1671774696384692/

Back 2 Basics with Chez Damier, Kai Alce and Andy Grant at Flash with Dansman & Throe on the Flash Rooftop, and Foot Therapy with Ben Jenkins, Rosemary Arp, Zach Freed & Ben Mason in the Flash Bar

Back 2 Basics with Chez Damier, Kai Alce and Andy Grant at Flash with Dansman & Throe on the Flash Rooftop, and Foot Therapy with Ben Jenkins, Rosemary Arp, Zach Freed & Ben Mason in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/815383555198233/

The Big Boom with DJ Dan, Fort Knox Five, diva Danielle at U Street Music Hall

The Big Boom with DJ Dan, Fort Knox Five, diva Danielle at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/841105042646794/

ESL Fridays with Stylus Chris, Caleb L’Etoile, Graham Hatke, Fleg, Chris Brooks & Bil Todd at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday

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

Sticky Fingers Presents: J Paul Getto with Proper Vibes Showcase at Zeba Bar

Sticky Fingers Presents: J Paul Getto at Zeba Bar

proper vibes

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1654159351486168/

Tech Support: Electric Eliminators at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Tech Support: Electric Eliminators at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1457022254598502/

Party on the Potomac 9: The Independence Day EDM Bash 

party on the potomac

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/856473057733289/

Free.Bass till Dawn at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Free.Bass till Dawn at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/879726402102684/

Resonance w/ J Sands, Plaeground, Megadrives, Micfreak, Nine Eyes & More at the Red Maple, Baltimore

Resonance w/ J Sands, Plaeground, Megadrives, Micfreak, Nine Eyes & More at the Red Maple, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/903852512985474/

Saturday July 4

Guti LiVE, Schubert, Philco at Flash, with  DJ Lisa Frank’s Bday Bash on the Flash Rooftop and Wizdom Entertainment in the Flash Bar

Guti LiVE, Schubert, Philco at Flash, with  DJ Lisa Frank's Bday Bash on the Flash Rooftop and Wizdom Entertainment in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/896364457090002/

Cut Copy DJs with Knightlife and Steven Faith at U Street Music Hall

Cut Copy DJs with Knightlife and Steven Faith at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1112135802146849/

Petworth Funk Presents Vague Output DJs with Ben Jenkins and Boss Ross at Zeba Bar

Petworth Funk Presents Vague Output DJs with Ben Jenkins and Boss Ross at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/395647377293175/

ESL 4th of July with The Metaphysical, Gabe Flores, Farid, Mr Bonkerz, Martín Miguel, & Remote Ctrl at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday

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

Pop Off: Independence Day Edition with Micah Vellian and Erik Anderson at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Pop Off: Independence Day Edition with Micah Vellian and Erik Anderson at Rock'n'Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/105344893141965/

DMV House Music Fest in Malcolm X Park

DMV House Music Fest

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/823724044388039/

Daylight 4th of July Stars & Stripes Fireworks Edition at 14K Restaurant & Lounge

Daylight 4th of July Stars & Stripes Fireworks Edition at 14K Restaurant & Loun

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/735722576537497/

Rooftop Remedy July 4th Edition w/ RNS, Leonardo Lee, Bogo at Midtown Rooftop

Rooftop Remedy July 4th Edition w/ RNS, Leonardo Lee, Bogo at Midtown Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/916430291729052/

4th of July from the rooftop with Ozker, Sharkey & DJ Drop at the Lodge at Red Rocks

4th of July from the rooftop with Ozker, Sharkey & DJ Drop at the Lodge at Red Rocks

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1451511381836810/

Sunday July 5

Sunglass Sundays with Behrouz [ All Day I Dream ] at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays with Behrouz [ All Day I Dream ] at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/503863293096085/

The Return of Mr. V Presented by Milk Chocolate City at Tropicalia

The Return of Mr. V Presented by Milk Chocolate City at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/957753407569218/

Sundays Rooftop with D’Julz, Patrick Fonseca, Hakob Avjyan & R&B on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sundays Rooftop with D'Julz, Patrick Fonseca, Hakob Avjyan & R&B on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/849050408483046/

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution, Special Guest DJ Wilmington and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday

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

TNX w/ Aaron Clark (HONCHO) at Little Miss Whiskeys

TNX w/ Aaron Clark (HONCHO) at Little Miss Whiskeys

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1763127667247650/

Sunday Funday: a #HouseArrest party with Zacheser and Dean Douglas Sullivan on the Rock’n’Roll Hotel Rooftop

Sunday Funday: a #HouseArrest party with Zacheser and Dean Douglas Sullivan on the Rock'n'Roll Hotel Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1660230670879737/

Calibre, Seba, and MC DRS at Flash

Calibre, Seba, and MC DRS at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1572727386325649/

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/

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