DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC May 11 to May 14

Fun times last weekend! Huge thanks to everyone who came out to Flash on Friday to hear me open for Navbox and Sonja Moonear, and to Flash for putting their trust in me to set the vibe for the night just right. I was expecting the usual slow pick up, but to my surprise the dance floor filled up quicker than I’ve ever seen before! I’d like to take the credit, but it was really down to people being out early to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Certainly one one of my favorite sets behind the decks at Flash, and when I was done, Navbox and Sonja Moonear really took things to the next level! On Saturday night, I headed over to Be What You Feel with Fred EverythingYouandewanReggie Dokes, with support from Hot Coffee and Team Zapata, Sadly Reggie Dokes couldn’t make it due to a family emergency, but DJ Aakmael stepped in as a worthy replacement. Vibes were thick all night, and the Prescription sound system was sounding super sweet. Another great event from the Prescription and Sticky Fingers crews! Next up for the Sticky Fingers Collective is Daytime Discotèque with Frits Wentink on May 21. $15 advanced tickets still available if you move fast!

The big news announced over the past week is the tenth anniversary of the FORWARD Festival. FORWARD Everlasting takes place between May 17 and May 21, and features a full range of diverse events celebrating electronic music and culture. You can find full information aboutFORWARD Everlasting over at the FORWARD DC Website and the FORWARD DC Facebook Page, but for easy reference I have included the full list of events below. I strongly encourage all DC House Grooves readers to make an effort to attend some (or all!) FORWARD Everlasting events. Here’s to another ten years celebrating electronic music and culture here in Washington DC!

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FORWARD Everlasting Wednesday May 17:

Forward Presents: Heidi Sabertooth, Motiv-A, Swan Meat, Juana at Bump’n’Grind

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/257613594702387/

FORWARD Everlasting Thursday May 18:

Forward and L.A.G present: A Night of Techno Exploration with Shawn O’Sullivan (Live), Arthur Kimskii, Cory James, Soramimi (Live) & Rush Plus at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/296850777410720/

FORWARD Everlasting Friday May 19:

LENG & Forward present Mr. Mitch with Malleus, College Hill, Omnibud & Twisty & Kouhai at The DC Eagle

LENG & Forward present Mr. Mitch with Malleus, College Hill, Omnibud & Twisty & Kouhai at The DC Eagle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/775106129309716/

FORWARD Everlasting Saturday May 20:

Forward and Better Listen Records Present: BLR 004 – Everlast at Bump’n’Grind

Forward and Better Listen Records Present: BLR 004 - Everlast at Bump'n'Grind

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/279259549200077/

Forward, LENG, & Grand Ancestor present Gqom with RudeBoyz, Native Sun, Panch, Yola & Benbo at The DC Eagle

Forward, LENG, & Grand Ancestor present Gqom with RudeBoyz, Native Sun, Panch, Yola & Benbo at The DC Eagle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/449864558689024/

Another amazing event in DC next weekend is the next one from the ROAM crew, ROAM XI: Matrixxman, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, Sami, Rush Plus & Outputmessage at a warehouse location in DC. An official Movement pre-party, this one’s sure to be a proper techno workout.  At the time of writing, first release advanced tickets are still available for $15 from RA .

ROAM XI Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?955958

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/709891339183221/

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Another incredible line up of parties in my Top Picks Thursday through Sunday this week. I’ll be slinging wax in Petworth  with Trev-ski and Katrina Mir at Petworth Funk if you’re looking for something low key on Friday, but if you’re up for some serious warehouse action, make sure you check out Flash‘s new warehouse experience Flash Off, featuring MagdaMike Servito and Onur Özer  with local support, from Flash‘s very own NavboxJubileeOliver CaineRush Plus and Juana. Throw in an immersive four point Funktion One sound system and visuals by Oktaform, and you’ve got all the ingredients for an amazing sensory experience! Advanced tickets are now $35, more on the door.

Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?955900

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/692180584287240/

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Saturday night sees DC House Grooves favorite Eddie C make a triumphant return to Eighteenth Street Lounge, just two weeks after his recent appearance in Baltimore. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to witness a masterful DJ working some serious magic. i can guarantee the patio at ESL will be jumping on Saturday night!

ESL Saturday with Eddie C, Farid, Stylus Chris and James Dell at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Also worth checking out on Saturday is Fathom Experiment #3: Find the 11th Dimension with Ashwin Khosa, Mayssam, Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez, Dap the Contract  and Nebo, along with a solid list of artists exhibiting their work, including DC House Grooves favorite Symmetrical. Fathom Experiment #3 is at L2 Lounge in Georgetown, and advanced tickets are available for $35 from Eventbrite.

Fathom Experiment #3: Find the 11th Dimension with Dap the Contract, Ashwin Khosa, Mayssam, Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez and Nebo at L2 Lounge

On Sunday, my recommendation for a proper dance floor work out is Sunday Love at Flash, featuring Detroit favorite Omar S with local support from Benoit, Samantha Francesca & Tommy CornelisOmar S always brings the heat when he comes to DC, and with that line up supporting him, you can’t go wrong.

Here’s this week’s full listings from Thursday through Sunday, including all my Top Picks. Hope I run into some of you out and about this weekend!

Thursday May 11

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Rooftop Happy Hour ft. Rosenberg & Lena Kovac at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour ft. Rosenberg & Lena Kovac at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1458132997541365/

DC House Grooves Top PickDyed Soundorom with Edo in the Green Room at Flash

Dyed Soundorom with Edo in the Green Room at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/248999732232032

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only Vol. 22 with Juan Zapata and Taiga at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only Vol. 22 with Juan Zapata and Taiga at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/835262269971257

DC House Grooves Top PickPlaylist with Jubilee & Ramirez & Taiga at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez & Taiga at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/156557461546075/

Nightflight with Zamkov and Alec Ross at Cafe Saint Ex

Nightflight with Zamkov and Alec Ross at Cafe Saint Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1423551217718397/

Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette at Velvet Lounge

Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/509472979443711

House Music Happy Hour at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/117410712164139

Schadenfreude Neubauten at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Schadenfreude Neubauten at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1641368272559095

Bassline Business with Compa, Korin Complex & Inyoka, Omnibud, Jay Zero, Nine Eyes & MC Twisty at Flash

Bassline Business with Compa, Korin Complex & Inyoka, Omnibud, Jay Zero, Nine Eyes & MC Twisty at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/343915162671398

Shock Therapy with Kenny M at Marx Cafe

Shock Therapy with Kenny M at Marx Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/220139591805168/

Kaskade Redux at Soundcheck

Kaskade Redux at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1477850858956833/

Vibe Happy Hour with DJ Ray Funk and DJ Jerry Haley at Cookers Music Bistro, Baltimore

Vibe Happy Hour with DJ Ray Funk and DJ Jerry Haley at Cookers Music Bistro, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1279345298828767

Friday May 12

DC House Grooves Top PickFlash Off: Magdam, Mike Servito, Onur Özer, Navbox, Jubilee, Oliver Caine, Rush Plus & Juana at Warehouse Location

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/692180584287240/

DC House Grooves Top PickPetworth Funk with Andy Grant, Katrina Mir & Trev-ski at The Looking Glass Lounge

Petworth Funk with Andy Grant, Katrina Mir & Trev-ski at The Looking Glass Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/456531598012605/

DC House Grooves Top PickWTF?! Radio Show with Kochi and DJ Ramirez on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Kochi

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1461704580566556

Classical Trax x Guestlist: Team Edition with L’Enfant, Benbo, Panch & The Borrowers at Backbar

Classical Trax x Guestlist: Team Edition with L’Enfant, Benbo, Panch & The Borrowers at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1299653723450382

DC House Grooves Top PickMeso Creso presents: A Prelude to Spring Forward with Anandroid, Beatrix, V:Shal Kanwar & Raha Wala at Ten Tigers Parlour

Meso Creso presents: A Prelude to Spring Forward with Anandroid, Beatrix, V:Shal Kanwar & Raha Wala at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/897661943707483

ESL Friday with Mr Bonkerz, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Double A at Eigtheenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Mr Bonkerz, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Double A at Eigtheenth Street Lounge

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

Recess with DJ Foxxy at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Recess with DJ Foxxy at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/419152505120960/

Billy Kenny Open to Close at Flash

Billy Kenny Open to Close at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/314821842254359

 

Louis Futon with Armani White at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1461704580566556 Louis Futon with Armani White at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1887558751524331/

Louisahhh at Soundcheck

Louisahhh at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/312269389193763

Giorgio Moroder with Enamour at 9:30 Club

Giorgio Moroder with Enamour at 9:30 Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1931701260177538

 

Saturday May 13

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Saturday with Eddie C, Farid, Stylus Chris and James Dell at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Eddie C, Farid, Stylus Chris and James Dell at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickFathom Experiment #3: Find the 11th Dimension with Dap the Contract, Ashwin Khosa, Mayssam, Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez and Nebo at L2 Lounge

Fathom Experiment #3: Find the 11th Dimension with Dap the Contract, Ashwin Khosa, Mayssam, Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez and Nebo at L2 Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/160572091135607

DC House Grooves Top PickResident Nights: Throe, Meegs & Marko Peli at Flash, with Philip Goyette in the Green Room and Edo in the Flash Bar

Resident Nights: Throe, Meegs & Marko Peli at Flash, with Philip Goyette in the Green Room and Edo in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/759549190887219/

DC House Grooves Top PickDeep Tech IX: HouseThumpers, Clear Note, EZ Grüv, Kym Belle, Mr Wright, Pershan & Mark at Old Engine 12

Deep Tech IX: HouseThumpers, Clear Note, EZ Grüv, Kym Belle, Mr Wright, Pershan & Mark at Old Engine 12

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/147203759143851

DC House Grooves Top PickLive House with Dubathonic at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Live House with Dubathonic at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1300217753380196/

DC House Grooves Top PickKowli presents Evan Baggs & Youandewan at Secret Location, Baltimore

Kowli presents Evan Baggs & Youandewan at Secret Location, Baltimore

More details: deepsidebaltimore@gmail.com

DC House Grooves Top PickDirtybird BBQ 2017: DC with Claude Von Stroke, Justin Martin, Kill Frenzy, Walker & Royce at Weiss at DC Brau Brewing Company

Dirtybird BBQ 2017: DC with Claude Von Stroke, Justin Martin, Kill Frenzy, Walker & Royce at Weiss at DC Brau Brewing Company

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/879725408836309

 

Sunday May 14

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love: Omar S, Benoit, Samantha Francesca & Tommy Cornelis at Flash

Sunday Love: Omar S, Benoit, Samantha Francesca & Tommy Cornelis at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/623173454548149

DC House Grooves Top PickChasing Sundays with Sandra Collins and Heather Femia at Public Bar

Chasing Sundays with Sandra Collins and Heather Femia at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1879255245642748

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Harry Hotter & Good Buddies with Philco, Jandro & Yomimbi at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Harry Hotter & Good Buddies with Philco, Jandro & Yomimbi at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1173970486058911/

 

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