Not much time this week, so let’s dive in! Thursday night, I strongly urge you start your evening at Preview at Flash, where the uber talented Symmetrical will not only be DJing, but exhibiting his works of art. We have a Symmetrical original hanging in our basement, and I absolutely love his distinctive and unique works. This is a great opportunity for you to get familiar with a local talent with such raw energy, enthusiasm and positivity that I have no doubt he will go far. Trust me… you’ll be able to say you knew him before he was famous! Later on at Flash, the amazing DJ Tennis graces the decks in the main room with support from the equally amazing Solomon Sanchez, so it may just be worth you sticking around.
Friday night, Katrina Mir and I will be joined behind the decks in the Flash Bar by Deep Secrets’ Benoit. I’m still buzzing from Katrina Mir‘s amazing set at Daytime Discothèque opening for Detroit’s Reggie Dokes last Sunday, and it’s been a minute since I’ve gone a few rounds on the ones and twos with Uncle Benny, so this one’s going to be emotional! Join us ifrom 9pm for serious grooves, laughter, and perhaps even a few tears. Upstairs in Flash‘s main room, British techno duo Dense & Pika bring the heat with local support from Schubert, while in the Green Room, there’s a MoDERN CLASS reunion, with Trev-ski and Fulano reuniting with DJ Provoke for another night of disco, soul, funk and boogie.
Another strong recommendation for Friday night is The Uptown House Experience with house legend Doug Smith of production duo 95 North, with support from DJ Nav B2B Joe L at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club. Proper house music for the heads.
Saturday brings another edition of the Sam Burns Boat Party featuring Sam The Man himself and Sammy Rock. DC House Grooves has an exclusive $10 discount off tickets to the next Sam Burns Boat Party, #HOTWMD & Mont.age present the “Tale of Two Sam’s” Boat Ride with Sam Burns & Sammy Rock. Always a good time when Sam Burns is captaining the boat, so don’t hesitate to take advantage of this tasty offer and secure your place on the dance floor now!
Another great option for Saturday afternoon grooves is The Cookout with Sticky Fingers Collective & Good Buddies at The Embassy Row Hotel. Serious vibes in the sunshine as HOT COFFEE, Jandro Rod, Jacq Jill, PHILCO & Samantha Francesca throw down by the rooftop pool.
For your Saturday night pre-game, tune in to episode #06 of the DC House Grooves Show on Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio with me, Katrina Mir and Ramirez from 10pm, then take your pick from my Top Picks below for your Saturday night dance floor moves. Jay Tripwire, Franck Roger and Team Zapata at Flash looks seriously tasty, as does LENG Presents Batu (UK) with Max D, Jett Chandon, Djoser & Panch at Ten Tigers Parlour. Don’t sleep on Full Service Party presents MikeQ and Vjuan Allure with Uptown Nikko, Jack Inslee, Wreck Tech & Ayes Cold at U Street Music Hall, either. Tough decisions all round on Saturday night! A sure sign of a really healthy underground scene here in DC.
Sunday afternoon, take your pick between Sunday Love with Brian Cid & Life on Planets at Flash or Chasing Sundays Secret Disco Edition with Misha & Anton at Public Bar, but whatever you do, don’t miss Sundays Rooftop with Darand Land, Feroun and Benoit. You may think you know deep house, but Darand Land is the man to take you to school and really show you what deep house can be. Serious deep grooves for those who know.
That’s it for this week. Just time to bring you another edition of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast featuring quality soulful grooves from Richmond’s Omar Faison. Catch Omar at his residency at Flow, 2nd Saturdays at Emilio’s in Richmond.
Here’s this week’s Top Picks, Thursday through Sunday. See you next week, same time, same place, for all the best info on what’s good on the dance floor in Washington DC.
Thursday August 3
Preview Rooftop Happy Hour ft. Symmetrical at Flash
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/106668373335853
DJ Tennis with Solomon Sanchez at Flash
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1889118374681020
Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/249753378876198/
Summer Sleaze wth Michael Romano, Keenan Orr & Lemz at Wonderland Ballroom
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/555146827942488/
Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette at Velvet Lounge
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/108145526538699
Friday August 4
Dense & Pika with Schubert at Flash, with MoDERN CLASS featuring Trev-ski, DJ Provoke & Fulano in the Green Room and Body Work with Andy Grant, Katrina Mir & Benoit in the Flash Bar
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/191295304735020/
The Uptown House Experience with Doug Smith (95 North) and DJ Nav B2B Joe L at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1475183562562539/
Comisques with Steve Kirn & Baronhawk at Porrón by ANXO
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1863647703955451
In The Deep 009 with Blinkhorn & Ameer Dyson At Rock’n’Roll Hotel
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/288723394936139/
Subdistrick & Amalgamation presents Fixate with Rude Operator, Nature Rage, Refugee & Kinetiks MC at Ten Tigers Parlour
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/103112760273768
Mat.Joe with Philco and David Hamilton at U Street Music Hall
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/267192293686609
Otter Crossing with Tommy Cornelis & Devon Trotter at Green Lantern
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/683911041798764
Saturday August 5
DC House Grooves Show #06 with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/336171680128363
The Sam Burns Boat Party & friends feat. Soul Oasis (Cyberjamz)
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/862020560616381/
The Cookout with Sticky Fingers Collective & Good Buddies at The Embassy Row Hotel
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/772963672884160/
Jay Tripwire, Franck Roger & Team Zapata at Flash, with Surprise Guests in the Green Room and Natural Resources with Pacific Fur Company & Samantha Francesca in the Flash Bar
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/640816679463002
LENG Presents Batu (UK) with Max D, Jett Chandon, Djoser & Panch at Ten Tigers Parlour
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1980491245520965/
Full Service Party Presents: MikeQ and Vjuan Allure with Uptown Nikko, Jack Inslee, Wreck Tech & Ayes Cold at U Street Music Hall
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/121538551794566/
Phunked UP with Adrian Collazo, DJ Say What!?, and StrikeStone! At Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/114941912469690/
Transplants with Doktor D, Associate and Steve Kirn at Safari DC Restaurant & Lounge
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/113380372629065/
Sunday August 6
ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Harry Hotter & Sunday’s Rooftop with Darand Land, Feroun & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/327291231064579
Sunday Love with Brian Cid and Life on Planets at Flash
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1378467338856411/
Chasing Sundays Secret Disco Edition with Misha & Anton, DJ Octane & James Ruffin at Public Bar
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1410856405673418/