DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC February 26 – March 1

Almost time for the weekend again, and that means it’s time for another Weekend Round Up from DC House Grooves. Despite the terrible weather last weekend, there was still some great partying to be had. In particular, we’re thinking of our favorite locals party ROAM, for which a sturdy band of revelers braved the elements and danced until dawn. We were snowed in at DC House Grooves HQ, unable to escape the neighborhood, but we saw the pics and updates from the party, and wished we could have been there. We can’t wait till the next ROAM party, and we’ll make sure to have some DC House Grooves representation on the dance floor.

Before we move on to his week’s picks, we’ve got another installment of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast for you. Episode #11 of our podcast series showcasing DJs from DC and the surrounding area is an exclusive mix from Auricle Recordings label boss Rodd Simm, recorded live at Fusion Factory in Denver on February 7, 2015. Over two hours of tech house and techno grooves to get you in the mood for the weekend.

 

Make sure you follow us on SoundCloud to get instant updates when we add new mixes, and have a listen to our past mixes. Over 51 mixes  and counting from Andy Grant and other local DJs.

Right, with the shameless promotion out of the way, let’s get on with this week’s picks. Looks like another great weekend in DC! 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

FOCUS: Chris Liebing & Schubert at Flash, with Composite in the Flash Bar

It’s a big night for proper techno in the District on Thursday night, where our top pick for Thursday night is Focus present Chris Liebing & Schubert at FlashCLR label boss Chris Liebing needs no introduction to true techno fans, and with this being his DC debut, you can expect a solid crew on the dancefloor. Indeed, all the early release advanced tickets are sold out, so if you plan on going, make sure you grab advanced tickets while you still can. There are still some available for $20 from Ticketfly, so grab ’em while you can! Down in the Flash Bar, the Composite crew will be serving up the techno beats open to close, with Tzeech and Baggadonuts at the controls. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/387867621388059/

Lost on Thursdays: February Sanctuary feat. Eskuche & Nu Sky (Hot Creations) at Lost Society

Our deep house pick for Thursday night is our regular favorite Lost on Thursdays at Lost Society, who continue their February Sanctuary series with guest EskucheNu Sky (Hot Creations). There’s always a good time to be had at Lost on a Thursday night, so wrap up warm, head on over to 14th and U, and get ready to groove until the lights come on. No cover, 21+, and all the usual drinks specials.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1627310107488574/

Friday Picks

Sharam with Sarah Myers & Rosenberg at U Street Music Hall

Our top pick for Friday night is Sharam, with local support from Sarah Myers and Rosenberg, making his U Street Music Hall debut. One half of legendary duo Deep Dish, and a respected producer and DJ in his own right, Sharam is a name well known to any dance music enthusiast. Hailing from DC, you could almost argue that Friday night is locals night at U Street Music Hall! We have’t been keeping up with with Sharam’s recent musical output, but with solid support from Sarah Myers and Rosenberg, we’re certain you’ll be taken on a musical journey to remember. Advanced tickets are available for $12 from Ticketfly, but there’s no cover if you get there before 11pm. Our recommendation: get there early, get in free, and catch Rosenberg’s set. 18-20 admitted with advanced ticket only.

https://www.facebook.com/events/702488676524857/

Carl Craig & Edo at Flash with #Bodyfeel vs Car Crash Set in the Flash Bar

Heading down U Street, our next pick for Friday night is Detroit icon Carl Craig with local support from Edo at Flash. Down in the Flash Bar, #Body Feel is back, with Throe and Cosby going back to back open to close. Advanced tickets are $15 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/682254465222313/

Blueprint – Round 2 with Jandro, Idle Faith, Doktor D & Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentines Lonely Hearts Club

For quality sounds away from the crowds, head over to Jimmy Valentines for the second edition of Blueprint, with local DJs Jandro, Idle FaithDoktor D Ron Jackson bringing the tech house and techno heat all night long. When you get a good crowd at Jimmy’s, there’s always a good time to be had, and with this lineup, you know the tunes will be good. No cover, no dress code, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/274248386094807/

Saturday Picks

The Uptown House Experience with DJ Nav, Kochi, Aaron Sparks & Meegs

Top pick for Saturday night is a new locals night from local producer DJ NavThe Uptown House Experience at Jimmy Valentines, with a killer lineup of DC’s finest. You’ve got DJ Nav himself, you’ve got our main man Kochi, you’ve got the dashing Aaron Sparks, and you’ve got the super talented Meegs. Strictly positive house vibes all night long from some of the best DJs DC has to offer. Best of all, there’s no cover, so just show up and dance! DC House Grooves will be in the house, getting our groove on before hitting the road for Deep Sugar.

https://www.facebook.com/events/754121081350604/

Bump’n’Grind: Staff Throwdown Part Deux with at Zeba Bar

Over at Zeba Bar, the Bump’n’Grind staff are taking over again! Yes, that’s right, the staff of Bump’n’Grind coffee shop in Silver Spring will be taking control of the decks at Zeba and throwing down the vinyl jams all night long, Saturday’s lineup includes Jus NowhereJacob KnibbRefugee and Rosemary Arp. Quality vibes, baby powder, candles, a disco ball and a red light. All the ingredients for a great night out. We’ll certainly be stopping by to throw some shapes at some point, No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/758854637533534/

Flash & Verboten present Robert Dietz, Ashwin Khosa & Jubilee at Flash, with Dusk in the Flash Bar, with DJ Soul, Ramirez and Aphrosoul Lukumi

Over at FlashRobert Dietz (Saved, Desolat, Truth Be Told) is in the house all the way from Germany, with support from Ashwin Khosa and talented local producer and DJ Jubilee (Slope Traxx). Meanwhile, down in the Flash Bar, its another edition of DUSK, with DJ Soul, our main man Ramirez and Aphrosoul Lukumi, hosted by Nichelle Johnson. Two floors of quality music under one roof! We recommend you get there early to catch Jubilee‘s set, then head down to the bar to groove to the finest soulful house and classics with the DUSK crew. Advanced tickets are $8 from Ticketfly, more on the door, but there’s no cover for the Flash Bar if you don’t plan on heading upstairs.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1598248567060860/

BaltoTroit vol3 with Boss Ross & Steve Kirn at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Next pick for Saturday is the third edition of Baltotroit at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar, with Detroit native, now DC resident Boss Ross and Baltimore’s Steve Kirn selecting nothing but the finest techno, minimal, deep, house, tech and everything in between all night long. A great choice for quality vibes away from the crowds, and its free all night long. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1549690001982593/

Deep Sugar After Hours with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Mark Moultri, The Elders and Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

And we’ve saved the best for last, because Saturday night brings another edition of our favorite party in the region, Deep Sugar. This Saturday night, it’s the Love Ball 2.0, with the Girl Squad Ultra Naté and Lisa Moody laying down the real deep house in the main room, with support from Mark Moultrie, and the stop the press news is that the godfather of Baltimore house music Wayne Davis will be closing out the night. Meanwhile, in The Chamber, it’s tech house and classics all night long with The Elders and Mookie Wizzo at the controls. Hopefully the weather will behave on Saturday night, because we need our Deep Sugar fix! Don’t sleep on Deep Sugar, people. Baltimore ain’t that far away, and you’ve really got to experience it for yourself. $15 on the door, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1528042130795129/

Sunday Picks

U Street Music Hall & The UKG Social pres. MJ Cole with Brother Pinch, Jett Chandon, Omnibud, Tarik Evolve & MC Twisty at U Street Music Hall

Regardless of what you do on Saturday night, make sure you’ve got something left in the tank for Sunday, because our top pick for Sunday night is a huge event for DC. U Street Music Hall and The UKG Social present drum and bass pioneer and two-step innovator MJ Cole at U Street Music Hall, with support from Brother PinchJett ChandonOmnibudTarik Evolve and MC Twisty. We hope U Hall have got their Martin Audio system finely tuned for this, because MJ Cole’s sounds deserve nothing less. We predict a solid crowd on the U Hall dance floor Sunday night, and we’ll be doing our best to represent. Doors open at 9pm, so get there early for the full experience. Advanced tickets are $10 from Ticketfly. 18+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/888706497860300

Church the Finale feat. Deepak Sharma, Oliver Caine & Patrick Barry at Public Bar

For quality techno to close out your weekend, our pick for you is Church Finale at Public Bar, featuring Hidden Recordings label boss Deepak SharmaOliver Caine and Patrick Barry. Not only is this the finale of this season of Church, but they’ll also be celebrating Church co-creator Shimul‘s birthday, so positive vibes on the dance floor are all but guaranteed. Free before 10pm, $10 after. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1549788271943619

That wraps it up for our picks for the coming weekend, but if those aren’t enough for you, there’s whole lot more going on. 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 26

FOCUS: Chris Liebing & Schubert at Flash, with Composite in the Flash Bar

FOCUS: Chris Liebing & Schubert at Flash, with Composite in the Flash Barhttps://www.facebook.com/events/387867621388059/

Lost on Thursdays: February Sanctuary feat. Eskuche & Nu Sky (Hot Creations) at Lost Society

Lost on Thursdays: February Sanctuary feat. Eskuche & Nu Sky (Hot Creations) at Lost SocietyMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1627310107488574/

FSOB DC : Tricknology Feat Krafty Kuts (uk) at U Street Music Hall

FSOB DC : Tricknology Feat Krafty Kuts (uk) at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/361123140715649

Friday February 27

WTF!?! with Corduroy Mavericks & Kochi with Special Guest Lil Cory

WTF?! with Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/414835918695191

Sharam with Sarah Myers & Rosenberg at U Street Music Hall

Sharam with Sarah Myers & Rosenberg at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/702488676524857/

Carl Craig & Edo at Flash with #Bodyfeel vs Car Crash Set in the Flash Bar

Carl Craig & Edo at Flash with #Bodyfeel vs Car Crash Set in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/682254465222313/

Blueprint – Round 2 with Jandro, Idle Faith, Doktor D & Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentines Lonely Hearts Club

Blueprint - Round 2 with Jandro, Idle Faith, Doktor D & Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentines Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/274248386094807/

Four Under the Floor with Philco, Ypset and DJ Remote Ctrl at Backbar

Four Under the Floor with Philco, Ypset and Remote Ctrl at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/343366162526392/

ESL Fridays with QDup, Martín Miguel, The Metaphysical & Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Fridays

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

Juiced at Little Miss Whiskeys

Juiced at Little Miss Whiskeys

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1605514386347666/

Saturday February 28

The Uptown House Experience with DJ Nav, Kochi, Aaron Sparks & Meegs

The Uptown House Experience with DJ Nav, Kochi, Aaron Sparks & Meegs

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/754121081350604/

Bump n Grind: Staff Throwdown Part Deux with at Zeba Bar

Bump n Grind: Staff Throwdown Part Deux with at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/758854637533534/

Deep Sugar After Hours with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, Mark Moultrie, The Elders and Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar After Hours with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Mark Moultri, The Elders and Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1528042130795129/

Flash & Verboten presnt Robert Dietz, Ashwin Khosa & Jubilee at Flash, with Dusk in the Flash Bar, with DJ Soul, Ramirez and Aphrosoul Lukumi

Flash & Verboten presnt Robert Dietz, Ashwin Khosa & Jubilee at Flash, with Dusk in the Flash Bar, with DJ Soul, Ramirez and Aphrosoul Lukumi

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1598248567060860/

BaltoTroit vol3 with Boss Ross & Steve Kirn at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

BaltoTroit vol3 with Boss Ross & Steve Kirn at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1549690001982593/

BLISS: Will Eastman, Eau Claire, Philco at U Street Music Hall

BLISS: Will Eastman, Eau Claire, Philco at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1607899146098685/

ESL Saturdays with Paul Goodyear, Mr Bonkerz, Meistro, Joe L, & Bil Todd at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday February 28

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

Aldo Vannucci w/Spark Arrester & DJ Atticus at Johnny Pistolas

Aldo Vannucci w/Spark Arrester & DJ Atticus at Johnny Pistolas

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/774121382657084/

LWB Productions Presents Funhouse at Bambou, Baltimore

LWB Productions Presents Funhouse at Bambou, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1394706227498883/

Sunday March 1

U Street Music Hall & The UKG Social pres. MJ Cole with Brother Pinch, Jett Chandon, Omnibud, Tarik Evolve & MC Twisty at U Street Music Hall

U Street Music Hall & The UKG Social pres. MJ Cole with Brother Pinch, Jett Chandon, Omnibud, Tarik Evolve & MC Twisty at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/888706497860300

Church the Finale feat. Deepak Sharma, Oliver Caine & Patrick Barry at Public Bar

Shimul's Birthday Celebration: Church, with Deepak Sharma, Oliver Caine & Patrick Barry at Public BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1549788271943619

Select DC 2-Year Anniversary featuring Terekke (L.I.E.S.), Max D, Protect-U at Flash

Select DC 2-Year Anniversary featuring Terekke (L.I.E.S.), Max D, Protect-U at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/387358111425408

RISE – Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub

RISE - Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv NightclubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1553533301589608

Spanked (the reboot) at Bambou Venue

Spanked with Graham Hatke & John Johnson at Bambou, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/869591786437054

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

ESL Sunday Mar 1

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

MOdERN CLASS with Trev-Ski & DJ Provoke at Showtime Bar

MOdERN CLASS with Trev-ski & DJ Provoke at Showtime Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/344763899064248

That’s it for this week’s edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Thanks for reading, and check back next week for our picks and listings of all the best underground house, techno, drum and bass and electronic music events in and around Washington DC and Baltimore. If you want your event considered for inclusion, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page and tell us about it. 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

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