DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC February 22 to February 25

Lots to cover this week, so let’s dive right in. As always, you’ll find links to my Top Picks for each day, Thursday through Sunday, towards the end of the post, but before I get to them, I’ll give you my highlights for the weekend. Thursday night, head to Eighteenth Street Loungfor Playlist with Jubilee Ramirez. Always your best bet for deep underground grooves and family vibes on a Thursday night.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/156474181644888/

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Flash is the place for techno on Thursday, where Focus features Ø [Phase] with support from Sequence residents Damon Bradley Ron Jackson.

Advanced Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2nuBbhg
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/147903965917471/

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Friday evening, I’ll be joining KochiKatrina MirRamirez for the WTF?! Show on Sugar Shack Recordings. We always have a blast on the WTF?! Show, and we’ve got some great tunes to share with you. Pre-game with us from 5pm ET at www.sugarshackrecordings.com.

Tune in to the WTF?! Show on Sugar Shack Recordings
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1989307754619700/

WTF?! with Kochi

Friday night brings the second edition of Ken Lazee and Nick Garcia‘s party Werk Ethic at U Street Music Hall, celebrating the very best of house and techno from the 80s and 90s. As a taster of what to expect, here’s Nick‘s recent contribution to the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast:

 

It’s free before 12pm, and just $5 after, so if you’re in the mood for some classic house and techno, look no further than U Street Music Hall!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2017428288495532/

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Another great option for the heads on Friday is the second edition of Jett Chandon‘s  Forecast party at Ten Tigers Parlour. Billed as “for the locals, by the locals”, this one is really talking our language. Forecast 002 features new ROAM resident Jett ChandonTNX‘s Baronhawk and Arthur Kimskii, exploring “a range of sounds that stretch and break the foundation of music within our DC community”. Sounds tasty to me, and with no cover all night, the price is right.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/159863134653521/

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On Saturday night, Flash is where the party’s at for fans of quality house music, with an epic line up on the club level featuring Osunlade, South Africa’s Culoe de Song and local support from Sticky Fingers Collective‘s Samantha Francesca. In the bar, DJ Soul and Chosen join forces for another edition of DUSK, and in the Green Room, it’s Navbox & Friends featuring special guests Mazi R and yours truly, Andy Grant. I’m honored to be part of this epic line up, and I can’t wait to throw down with my brother from another mother, Mazi R! Cancel all Sunday plans; it’s gonna get real! This one’s gonna be busy, so advanced tickets are highly recommended.

Advanced Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2B62nI6
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1235267443271371/

osunlade culoe de song flash

Those looking for the best techno beats either have to make a tough choice, or get ready to bounce a round a bit.  One amazing option is Sequence.209 featuring Henning BaerFaso, Theta FluxJuana  Ron Jackson and the other star of the show, the Grand Ancestor sound system. Tickets have been flying off the shelf for this one, but if you move fast, $16 second release tickets are still up for grabs.

Sequence.209 Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1061693
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2082669058633254/

sequence 209

The other quality choice for serious techno this Saturday is the welcome return of ROAM, kicking off their 2018 season with ROAM XV featuring heavy hitters Anthony Parasole, Ariel ZetinaDJ Lisa Frank and new ROAM residents Rush PlusJett Chandon at an undisclosed warehouse location. Tickets have been flying off the shelf for this one, too, but you can still grab $20 second release tix over on Resident Advisor.

ROAM XV Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1064386
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1530634853687216/

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Oh, and did I mention that the next ROAM event of the season, ROX Sweet Sixteen, is right around the corner next weekend on March 3? ROAM Sweet Sixteen features  MakamDJ Lisa FrankSamiTaigaThroe. As always, an advanced ticket is the cheapest & best way to guarantee your spot on the dance floor, and you can still snag first release tix for just $15.

ROAM Sweet Sixteen Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1068348
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1771499943155649/

roam sweet sixteen

Back to this weekend, and my recommendation for Sunday grooves is to head to  Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam “The Man” Burns’ weekly residency, the man, the legend Smudge in the main room, and Good Buddies featuring The NeedleXchangePhilco on the patio. Three rooms of quality grooves to bring your weekend on the dance floor to a perfect close.

ESL Sunday

Those are my highlights for the week, but as always there’s plenty more to choose from. Here are the links to this week’s Top Picks. You know the drill; just click the link to see the list for each day.

Top Picks Thursday February 22DC House Grooves Top Pick

Top Picks Friday February 23

Top Picks Saturday February 24

Top Picks Sunday February 25

That’s it for this week. See you back here, same time, same place, for all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. See you on the dance floor!

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC February 15 to February 18

Before getting into it this week, I want to give a big shout out to the students in Professor Molk’s The Art of DJing course at Georgetown University, who I had the privilege of delivering a lecture to this past Monday. While I had hoped to give a demonstration of the art of DJing with vinyl, equipment issues got in the way, so, despite my lost voice, I ended up talking for the full allotted time, hopefully imparting some of the wisdom I’ve gained on the art of DJing along the way. I had some well thought out questions thrown my way during the Q & A, and on the whole it was a very rewarding experience. I hope to see you guys out and about soon! Huge thanks to Professor Molk for inviting me.

OK, heads up: next Saturday, February 24, a couple of DC’s finest warehouse party crews are back, so make sure you choose wisely and grab your advanced tickets now.  First up, Sequence returns with Sequence.209 featuring Henning BaerFaso, Theta FluxJuana Ron Jackson and the other star of the show, the Grand Ancestor sound system. Tickets have been flying off the shelf for this one, but if you move fast, $16 second release tickets are still up for grabs.

Sequence.209 Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1061693
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2082669058633254/

sequence 209

Next Saturday also sees the welcome return of ROAM, kicking off their 2018 season with ROAM XV featuring heavy hitters Anthony Parasole, Ariel ZetinaDJ Lisa Frank and new ROAM residents Rush PlusJett Chandon at an undisclosed warehouse location. Tickets have been flying off the shelf for this one, too, but you can still grab $20 second release tix over on Resident Advisor.

ROAM XV Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1064386
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1530634853687216/

roam xv

Don’t even ask me to make a recommendation as to which one to go to. Both offer spectacular line ups, both are legit party crews with track records of throwing quality events, sound and crowd will be on point, you really can’t go wrong. It’s a testament to the healthy scene we’ve got going on here in this city that we have two events of this caliber happening the same night. Long may it continue!

Enough about next weekend… DC’s got some great events lined up for us today through Sunday. Highlights this weekend include Uncle Benny’s After Hours Express on Friday, featuring none other than Sistrum Recordings‘ Patrice Scott and support from  Samantha FrancescaBenoit, and using the link below, you can get 20% off your advanced tickets. Make sure you grab ’em quick… the only way to guarantee entry. Info and tix using the link below.

20% off advanced tickets to Uncle Benny’s with Patrice Scott

uncle bennys afterhours express

Saturday night, we’ll be kicking off the night with another edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio. Tune in to start your night off with the right vibe! Then, out on the town, I highly recommend The NeedlExchange with Sticky Fingers Collective at Zeba Bar, followed by another edition of Late Night Mischief, Early Morning Love with local legend DJ Nav, birthday girl DJ Meegs and Team Zapata all werkin’ that amazing Grand Ancestor sound system from the best booth in town. $10 door tax until 2am, $20 after.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/144825036210512/

late night mischief early morning love

Sunday evening, Katrina Mir and I will be opening up proceedings at Public Bar for  Sounds of the UK featuring Denney B2B Second City. We’ll be kicking off the night from 8pm, followed by a set from Oliver Caine, then Denney and Second City will close out the night. No work on Monday, so you can have a guilt free Sunday night on the dance floor! Hope to see some familiar faces on the dance floor as we kick things off for the night. It’s free before 9pm, so no excuses! After that it’s $10, then $15 later on in the night.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/172913863328053/

sounds of the UK

One last thing before the full list of Top Picks for this week, episode #66 of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast from a fixture on the Washington DC scene for many years, Rhythm & Culture label boss Thomas Blondet. This one’s a beautiful soulful house joint, so get ready for the feels.

 

You can catch Thomas Blondet next at his residency on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Saturday February 24.

Without further ado, here’s the links to this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks, Thursday through Sunday. You know the drill by now: each link takes you to a search results page over on Facebook listing my Top Picks for each day. Then just click through and mark yourself Going to any events you’re interested in. Nice and easy.

Top Picks Thursday February 15DC House Grooves Top Pick

Top Picks Friday February 16

Top Picks Saturday February 17

Top Picks Sunday February 18

Right.. that’s it for this week. I need to get busy ripping tracks from the vinyl for Sunday’s gig. See you back here next week, same time, same place. If I don’t see you out there on the dance floor first, that is!

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC February 8 to February 11

OK, back in the saddle after last week’s run in with the flu. That shit was no joke; took me out of action completely for a whole week, and I’m still not quite 100%. In last week’s abbreviated post, I neglected to mention a seriously cool party from the previous weekend, LENGINN(er)NET‘s shindig with DJ Lag on January 26. Great vibe, great crowd, plenty of raw energy in that room, with the Grand Ancestor system being worked to the max. Kudos to everyone involved for a great party. The LENG crew are at it again this weekend with some off the grid house party vibes featuring Dis Fig, all the way from from Berlin. RSVP here for location & info.

Katrina Mir and I will be holding down the bar at Flash on Friday night as party of an epic lineup including Paranoid LondonDerek PlaslaikoSteve Kirn, Detroit’s Alton Miller  Benoit. That’s one serious Friday night line up! Hope you can join us in the bar for at least some of the evening 🙂 Advanced tickets highly recommended.

Advanced Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1607190
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/130630487715938

paranoid london

Saturday night, we’ll be making up for our cancelled DC House Grooves Show  on  Underground Quality Radio with a make up show. Tune in from 10pm ET on the  Underground Quality website, or catch the video feed on the Underground Quality Radio facebook page.

Info & Tune in: https://www.facebook.com/events/145902402769949/

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If you’re heading out on the town Saturday night, I highly recommend Grand Ancestor meets Moonshine Records with Radikal GuruBukkhaBlind Prophet Grand Ancestor. Hear the Grand Ancestor Sound System as it’s meant to be heard, awesome warehouse location, proper vibes all round. $10 door pressure all night, so the price is right. Experience a taste of proper sound system culture right here the nation’s capital.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/291612111363957

Grand Ancestor meets Moonshine Records with Radikal Guru, Bukkha, Blind Prophet & Grand Ancestor

Before I get to this week’s Top Picks, here’s a new DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast from Werk Ethic resident Nick GarciaWerk Ethic is a new party celebrating the very best in 90s house and techno, and Nick’s mix offers a blissful journey through big, classic house tunes from the 90s, including tracks from the likes of Masters at Work, Frankie Knuckles, Eddie Amador & more.

 

After kicking off Werk Ethic with an inaugural event at Ten Tigers Parlour last year, the next edition is at U Street Music Hall on February 23, with Nick Garcia Ken Lazee at the controls, throwing down classics released before December 31, 1999. Promises to be an amazing night a U Hall!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2017428288495532/

werk ethic

Here’s the link’s to this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks, Thursday through Sunday. Click through to see the full list of picks for each day.

Top Picks Thursday February 8DC House Grooves Top Pick

Top Picks Friday February 9

Top Picks Saturday February 10

Top Picks Sunday February 11

I’ll be back next week, so I’ll see you back here, same time, same place. Hope you can make it out to Flash on Friday. Make sure you stop by the booth in the bar and say hi!

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC February 1 to February 4

Keeping things short and sweet this week. Katrina Mir and I had an amazing time playing on the incredible Grand Ancestor sound system last weekend, but I’ve been wiped out with the flu since then, so don’t have the energy for a lengthy post. Here are the links to this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks. As always, some amazing events to choose from Thursday through Sunday.

Top Picks Thursday February 1DC House Grooves Top Pick

Top Picks Friday February 2

Top Picks Saturday February 3

Top Picks Sunday February 4

You can catch me, Katrina Mir and Ramirez back at it again on the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio this Saturday night from 10pm ET. Tune in at Underground Quality or watch the video feed on the Underground Quality Facebook page.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/326183194556117/

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I’ll no doubt still be recovering from this flu, but I highly recommend you head to Eighteenth Street Lounge this Sunday for Hold Tight: Super Tuff 003 Launch Party with Martín MiguelM. Vaughan and Hot Coffee. We’re huge fans of Super Tuff here at  DC House Grooves, and their third release continues their unbroken streak of quality releases. All killer, no filler. Expect nothing but quality grooves on the patio at ESL this Sunday.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/344916092655633/

hold tight super tuff

Right.. that’s all I can manage this week. Back to drinking lots of fluids and sleeping. Hopefully I’ll be back firing on all cylinders next weekend.