DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC May 18 to May 21

So looks like we’re heading into the summer busy season! Compiling this week’s post took way longer than usual; just so many great events happening in the District, week in, week out. Lots to cover this week, so let’s dive in. First up, I’m excited to bring you the best DC House Grooves free ticket giveaway to date, worth around $400! DC House Grooves has partnered with ROAM and Movement to give away two tickets to ROAM XI with Matrixxman, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, Sami, Rush Plus & Outputmessage this Saturday, PLUS two general admission passes for Movement Electronic Music Festival 2017 in Detroit from May 27 to May 29 to one lucky winner. You heard that right! This week’s give away is for two tickets to ROAM XI AND two passes for Movement 2017, all going to one lucky winner.  For a chance to win, please complete and submit this form. The winner will be selected at random at 12pm on Saturday May 20, and the winner will be contacted at the email address provided. I can’t emphasize this enough: please make sure you enter your real full name and a valid email address! You will need to show your ID to receive your prize.

I want to win free tickets to ROAM XI AND Movement 2017!

If you don’t feel like rolling the dice, you can still buy first release tickets for ROAM XI for just $15 from Resident Advisor. ROAM parties keep getting better and better, and you won’t want to miss this one. You might as well buy your tickets AND enter the free ticket giveaway. Those 2 Movement passes alone are worth $350!

ROAM XI Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?955958
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/709891339183221/

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The other amazing news in the District this weekend is the tenth annual FORWARD Electronic Music FestivalFORWARD Everlasting, featuring a wide range of events at venues across town featuring a diverse range of artists from across the electronic music spectrum such as Shawn O’SullivanDorsi PlanterRude BoyzMr MitchFrits Wentink supported by the finest talent DC has to offer. FORWARD Festival events are always family affairs where the vibe is always thick and the music is on point.

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You’ll find the full list of FORWARD Everlasting events Thursday through Sunday below. Just look out for the awesome FORWARD Everlasting flyers by Graham Jackson. Every event is a winner, but my pick of the bunch is the closing party, where FORWARD are partnering with Sticky Fingers Collective for a very special edition of Daytime Discothèque with Frits WentinkJus NowhereZamkov and HOT COFFEE at the usual Daytime Discothèque spot. Seriously excited for this one! Daytime DiscoFORWARD vibes = victory! Entry is by advanced ticket only, so make sure you pick up a ticket before Sunday. First release tickets are still available for $15. Also, this event is BYOB, so feel free to bring your own booze and meat to throw on the grill. Proper Sunday afternoon family vibes!

Advanced tickets to  FORWARD Closing Party Daytime Discothéque with Frits Wentink

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/364169987317713/

 Daytime Discothèque featuring Frits Wentink, Jus Nowhere, Zamkov & HOT COFFEE at Secret Location

This week’s mix is the archive of the brand new DC House Grooves Radio Show  with Andy GrantRamirez and Katrina Mir on Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio. We soft launched the new show last Saturday night, and you can check out the recording here:

DC House Grooves Radio Show Episode #000 on Underground Quality Radio

You can also check out the archive video of the show here:

The DC House Grooves Radio Show on Underground Quality Radio returns on Saturday May 27 at 10pm ET, and we’ll be broadcasting live every two weeks at the same time on Saturday night. Mark it in your calendar and make the DC House Grooves Radio Show on Underground Quality Radio your Saturday pre-game routine!

That’s all I’ve got time for this week. I wish I could do justice to all the amazing events this weekend that deserve a solid write up, but I’ll have to make do with giving them DC House Grooves Top Pick in the listings below. Unfortunately, I’m not playing out anywhere this weekend, but I’ll be out and about. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday May 18

DC House Grooves Top PickForward and L.A.G present: A Night of Techno Exploration at Zeba Bar

Forward and L.A.G present: A Night of Techno Exploration at Zeba Bar

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

DC House Grooves Top PickHeadroom Listening Sessions at Flash

Headroom Listening Sessions at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1266841460095576/

DC House Grooves Top PickCadence presents LTJ Buken, Vanniety Kills, Tim Jackson, MadScience, Lisa Moody & Ian Bortolotti at Flash

Cadence presents LTJ Buken, Vanniety Kills, Tim Jackson, MadScience, Lisa Moody & Ian Bortolotti at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/306098663137743/

DC House Grooves Top PickFeel The Love Live at Flash

Feel The Love Live at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/460432554289838/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Thursday with The Metaphysical & Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1256963631072263/

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only Vol. 23 with Mazi and Taiga at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only Vol. 23 with Mazi and Taiga at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/425229957841033/

DC House Grooves Top PickLeft To Right featuring Juan Zapata with Philco at Velvet Lounge

Left To Right featuring Juan Zapata with Philco at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1656256251054737/

DC House Grooves Top PickNightFlight with Jon Weller & Wade Hammes at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight with Jon Weller & Wade Hammes at Cafe Saint Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/159696797872241/

Unlike Pluto with Seba Yuri and Abhi at U Street Music Hall

Unlike Pluto with Seba Yuri and Abhi at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1855663518039282/

Thursday Night Soirée with No Dev, Sid Waters, Hawa & Chetaiya at Provision DC

Thursday Night Soirée with No Dev, Sid Waters, Hawa & Chetaiya at Provision DC

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/312192252534765/

Parallel Alliance with RODD & Mark Pieman at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Parallel Alliance with RODD & Mark Pieman at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1811258365803475/

Ferry Corsten Blueprint Tour at Soundcheck

Ferry Corsten Blueprint Tour at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1751044931891389/

Friday May 19

DC House Grooves Top PickLENG & Forward present Mr. Mitch, Malleus, College Hill, DJ Omnibud & MC Twisty, Kouhai with Visuals by [capsaicin] at The DC Eagle

LENG & Forward present Mr. Mitch, Malleus, College Hill, DJ Omnibud & MC Twisty, Kouhai with Visuals by [capsaicin] at The DC Eagle

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

DC House Grooves Top PickFocus: Avalon Emerson & Ben Jenkins at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions featuring Dorsi Planter, Martín Miguel & Heights in the Green Room and Forecast with Jett Chandon in the Bar

Focus: Avalon Emerson & Ben Jenkins at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions featuring Dorsi Planter, Martín Miguel & Heights in the Green Room and Forecast with Jett Chandon in the Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/174629589710999/

DC House Grooves Top Pick4 Hours of Funk with DJ A-L, DJ Fleg & Graham Hatke at The Windup Space

4 Hours of Funk with DJ A-L, DJ Fleg & Graham Hatke at The Windup Space

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/752576161588180/

DC House Grooves Top PickWTF?! Radio Show with Kochi, Tim Jackson and Ian Bortolotti

WTF?! with Kochi

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1870762226521963/

DC House Grooves Top PickArt Department, Nathan Barato & DJ Lisa Frank at Soundcheck

Art Department, Nathan Barato & DJ Lisa Frank at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/650179795176848/

ESL Friday with Case Bloom, DJ Raw & Anoosh, John Jazz & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Case Bloom, DJ Raw & Anoosh, John Jazz & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

In The Deep 003 with Blinkhorn & Standing on Stardust at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

In The Deep 003 with Blinkhorn & Standing on Stardust at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1985630155024002/

Com Truise & Clark at U Street Music Hall

Com Truise & Clark at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1877683402445497/

Thomas Gold with Sumner & Tony Smooth at U Street Music Hall

Thomas Gold with Sumner & Tony Smooth at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/209975259481347/

Animal House Rules with godBrother, The Barber Streisand & Raptorstein at Ten Tigers Parlour

Animal House Rules with godBrother, The Barber Streisand & Raptorstein at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/204625463386139/

 

Ozo at Backbar

Ozo at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/259957044471066/

Point Of House: CheakyWillie, Kasper Burnstein & Bside at The Point in Fells, Baltimore

Point Of House: CheakyWillie, Kasper Burnstein & Bside at The Point in Fells, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1833277626921898/

Saturday May 20

DC House Grooves Top PickForward and Better Listen Records Present: BLR 004 – Everlast with Dorsi Planer & Martín Miguel at Bump’n’Grind

Forward and Better Listen Records Present: BLR 004 - Everlast with Dorsi Planer & Martín Miguel at Bump’n’Grind

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

DC House Grooves Top PickForward, LENG, & GA present Gqom with RudeBoyz, Native Sun, Panch, Yolo & Benbo at The DC Eagle

Forward, LENG, & GA present Gqom with RudeBoyz, Native Sun, Panch, Yolo & Benbo at The DC Eagle

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

DC House Grooves Top PickROAM XI: Matrixxman, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, Sami, Rush Plus & Outputmessage at DC Warehouse

ROAM XI: Matrixxman, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, Sami, Rush Plus & Outputmessage at DC Warehouse

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

DC House Grooves Top PickD’Julz with Philco at Flash, with Vibe featuring Kevin Yost & Kochi in the Green Room and Assembly with Chris Kennedy & M. Vaughan in the Flash Bar

D'Julz with Philco at Flash, with Vibe featuring Kevin Yost & Kochi in the Green Room and Assembly with Chris Kennedy & M. Vaughan in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/229417664129548/

DC House Grooves Top PickDeep Sugar DC: Ultra Naté & Lisa Moody at U Street Music Hall

Deep Sugar DC: Ultra Naté & Lisa Moody at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1052492101562087/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Saturday Mr Bonkerz, Conscious Contact, Chris Brooks & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday Mr Bonkerz, Conscious Contact, Chris Brooks & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickMoCo Boogie with Kenny M at Denizens Brewing Company, Silver Spring

MoCo Boogie with Kenny M at Denizens Brewing Company, Silver Spring

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/639033729621590/

Back in the Daze with DJ Rags, HOT COFEE & Zamkov at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Back in the Daze with DJ Rags, HOT COFEE & Zamkov at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/196187324233785/

GLAS Mix Project’s DMV Sessions with DJ Daryl Northrop, Micfreak, Dre, Adrian Fury & Rick Next Door at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

GLAS Mix Project's DMV Sessions with DJ Daryl Northrop, Micfreak, Dre, Adrian Fury & Rick Next Door at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1833113246961248/

Meso Creso presents: Spring Forward at Malcolm X Park

Meso Creso presents: Spring Forward at Malcolm X Park

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/982200001911301/

Blisspop Presents: #Trackwerk 001 with Blinkhorn, Once & Rawle Night Long at Ten Tigers Parlour

Blisspop Presents: #Trackwerk 001 with Blinkhorn, Once & Rawle Night Long at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/439385606415805/

Sün Down with Kids Want Techno at Flash

Sün Down with Kids Want Techno at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/286533345133455/

Neon Indian [DJ Set] with Will Eastman and James P at A.i.

Neon Indian [DJ Set] with Will Eastman and James P at A.i.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/287287081726524/

Sunday May 21

DC House Grooves Top PickDaytime Discothèque featuring Frits Wentink, Jus Nowhere, Zamkov & HOT COFFEE at Secret Location

 Daytime Discothèque featuring Frits Wentink, Jus Nowhere, Zamkov & HOT COFFEE at Secret Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/364169987317713/

DC House Grooves Top PickDiscothèque After-Hours with Camdaze, Team Zapata & Samantha Francesca at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Discothèque After-Hours with Camdaze, Team Zapata & Samantha Francesca at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/209182769598514/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge and Sunday’s Rooftop with Tony aka Anthony Collins & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Discothèque After-Hours with Camdaze, Team Zapata & Samantha Francesca at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge and Sunday's Rooftop with Tony aka Anthony Collins & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/957588007715558/

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love: Matthew Dekay with Mazi, Taiga & Wade at Flash

Sunday Love: Matthew Dekay with Mazi, Taiga & Wade Hammes at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1116950398436244/

OverEasy Tea Dance with DJ Wolf Blister, DJ Pancakes & Alex DB at Dodge City

OverEasy Tea Dance with DJ Wolf Blister, DJ Pancakes & Alex DB at Dodge City

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/118324638731887/

Day Party with Pomo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Day Party with Pomo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1892349421048283/

Set It Off Sunday(Outdoor / Indoor Summer BBQ Party with DJ Mike Malapit at Safari Restaurant & Lounge, Petworth

Set It Off Sunday(Outdoor / Indoor Summer BBQ Party with DJ Mike Malapit at Safari Restaurant & Lounge, Petworth

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/143893442816295/

Plica Presents Oscar G. (Made In Miami) with Bella & J-Tek at Toro Toro DC

Plica Presents Oscar G. (Made In Miami) with Bella & J-Tek at Toro Toro DC

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/183795768796282/

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