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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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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DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC May 4 to May 7

OK, people. Big weekend coming up! This Friday and Saturday I’ll be out celebrating my birthday, and I couldn’t have picked a better weekend for it. On Friday night, I’ll be opening up the main room at Flash for Navbox and Sonja Moonear, and I heartily encourage you to join us. Sonja’s set at Resolute in Detroit last year really inspired me, and I can’t wait to hear what she’s got in store for us this Friday. I’m looking forward to setting the vibe just right; all I need is a few early dance floor soldiers to help me get things going. To make it easy for you, Flash are offering free entry before midnight with RSVP. Just head over to the Flash Life group and click the link, fill out the form, then arrive at Flash before midnight on Friday. I recommend getting there even earlier to catch me getting weird warming up the Funktion Ones. Friday night at Flash also features local favorites Jackson Ryland and Jus Nowhere housing it up open to close in the Green Room, while down in the bar, Select DC features Soren RoiDylan Cameron and Video Blue. Serious quality across all three floors. Make sure you RSVP over at Flash Life for free entry before midnight!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/622322141296803

Sonja Moonear with Navbox and Andy Grant at Flash with Jackson Ryland and Jus Nowhere in the Green Room and Select DC featuring Soren Roi, Dylan Cameron & Video Blue in the Flash Bar

On Saturday night, my birthday celebrations continue at Be What You Feel with YouandewanFred Everything, Reggie Dokes, Team Zapata & Hot Coffee, and word has it a few more scene regulars will also be celebrating their birthdays. A dark warehouse, the Prescription sound system, and not one, not two, but three headliners with support from scene stalwarts  Team Zapata and Hot Coffee, this one is not to be missed! DC House Grooves is running a free ticket giveaway, so for a chance to win a pair of FREE tickets, just fill out this form for a chance to win. Please make sure you enter your real name and a valid email address. We’ll need your email to let you know you’ve won, and you’ll need to show your ID to claim your prize. We’ll pick the lucky winner at 5pm on the day of the event.

I want to win a pair of tickets to Be What You Feel with Youandewan, Fred Everything & Reggie Dokes

Advanced tickets are highly recommended. As of writing, first release tickets are still available for $20. Tickets on the door will be $30.

Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?956382

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/662388430625635/

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I plan on winding down my birthday celebrations on Sunday back at Flash for Sunday Love: with Alex & Digby, Navbox, Mazi R & Throe. I couldn’t think of a better place to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon than on the rooftop. Looking at the weather, we might need a light jacket, but I get the feeling there’s going to be some serious heat on that rooftop!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1105687186244800/

Sunday Love: Alex & Digby (Hello?Repeat), Navbox & Throe at Flash

Before I get into this week’s full listings, news about a few upcoming parties right here in the District. Next weekend, on Friday May 12, Flash debut’s their new warehouse experience Flash Off, featuring MagdaMike Servito and Onur Özer. That much you already know. Well this week Flash announced the local support, and it’s a smoking hot list of local techno talent featuring 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! First release advanced tickets are still available for $25. Move fast before the price goes up! Sadly, I won’t be able to make it next weekend, but would love it if someone could review it for DC House Grooves. If you’re interested, please let me know!

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

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

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Also coming up in a couple of weeks on Sunday May 21 is the next edition of everyone’s favorite Sunday afternoon jam Daytime Discotèque featuring none other than the godfather of wonky house himself, Fritz Wentink, with Jus NowhereZamkov and Hot Coffee on supporting duties. Early birds for this one sold out in under four hours, and I’ve got a feeling this one will sell out in record time, so if you know what’s good for you, grab your $15 advanced tickets before the price goes up.

Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?963531

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

Daytime Discothèque featuring Frits Wentink, Jus Nowhere, Zamkov & Hot Coffee

One last thing before we get back into the rest of the good stuff for this weekend: it’s Meet the Locals Podcast time! Episode 49 of the Meet the Locals Podcast is a quality mix of deep groovers from a regular on the underground party circuit here in Washington DC, Sticky Fingers Collective’s Samantha Francesca. In her own words: “This mix features some of my favorite tracks, new and old, from artists including Alex Seidel, DJ Rasoul, Folamour, Nacey, Archie Hamilton, Liam Geddes, Jus Nowhere and more”. You can catch Samantha Francesca next at Sunday Love with Omar S at Flash on May 14, then at Good Buddies featuring the Sticky Fingers Collective at Halcyon NYC on May 30.

 

So, what about this weekend? Worthy of a big mention on Saturday is The Funk Parade 2017, which takes over the U Street corridor Saturday afternoon with live bands and DJs across a whole bunch of stages. I’m the first to admit that I don’t know enough about the Funk Parade or the many acts performing to do it justice, so I encourage you to take a look at the full line up below, and head over to the Funk Parade Facebook Page to learn more.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1839320213022954/

As I mentioned last week, this weekend brings the first Soundwaves Boat Party of the season, with Jubilee & Taiga at the controls as you cruise down the Potomac with a likeminded crowd of heads. If you’re thinking of going, grab your tickets ASAP. Some $25 second release tickets still remain, but these will be gone soon, and it will be a sell out long before the boat sets sail on Sunday afternoon.

Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?963449

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/645215019003864/

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Here are the full listings for this weekend, including my top picks for the best underground house and electronic music Thursday through Sunday, plus everything else on my radar. Come back next week for your weekly guide to what’s good on the dance floors of Washington DC and beyond.

Thursday April 5

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only with TNX at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only with TNX at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/295647507539042

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

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/630868050440120/

DC House Grooves Top PickNightFlight with Heather Femia & Meegs at Gate 54 at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight with Heather Femia & Meegs at Gate 54 at Cafe Saint Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1921804971384013

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Rooftop Happy Hour featuring Alex Eljaiek at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour featuring Alex Eljaiek at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/232288880588957

DC House Grooves Top Pick3D Presents: Friction & Metric at Flash

3D Presents: Friction & Metric at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1359540077440421

DC House Grooves Top PickSleaze with Michael Magnan, Keenan & Lemz at Wonderland

Sleaze with Michael Magnan, Keenan & Lemz at Wonderland Ballrooom

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/693919680808499/

Rave of Thrones with Kristian Nairn and The Golden Pony at A.i.

Rave of Thrones with Kristian Nairn and The Golden Pony at A.i.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/763899980433454/

A Cuurious Night with DJ Cuurious at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

A Cuurious Night with DJ Cuurious at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/201434690336639

Paul Oakenfold at Soundcheck

Paul Oakenfold at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1520049581338378

Friday May 5

DC House Grooves Top PickSonja Moonear with Navbox and Andy Grant at Flash with Jackson Ryland and Jus Nowhere in the Green Room and Select DC featuring Soren Roi, Dylan Cameron & Video Blue in the Flash Bar

Sonja Moonear with Navbox and Andy Grant at Flash with Jackson Ryland and Jus Nowhere in the Green Room and Select DC featuring Soren Roi, Dylan Cameron & Video Blue in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/622322141296803/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Friday with Jesse Saunders, Meistro, Chris Brooks & DJ Dust Cover at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Jesse Saunders, Meistro, Chris Brooks & DJ Dust Cover at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

 

DC House Grooves Top PickHideout: Martín Miguel & Hot Coffee (all night) at Ten Tigers Parlour

Hideout: Martín Miguel & Hot Coffee (all night) at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1909228109357415

DC House Grooves Top PickEli & Fur with Shawn Q, Blinkhorn at U Street Music Hall

Eli & Fur with Shawn Q, Blinkhorn at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/432090187131954

DC House Grooves Top PickOtter Crossing: Adrian Collazo & DJ Say What? with StrikeStone! at The Green Lantern

Otter Crossing: Adrian Collazo & DJ Say What? with StrikeStone! at The Green Lantern

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/208522389650663/

DC House Grooves Top PickSao Funky Friday Edition Funk Parade Pre Party Fort Knox Five & Qdup at Tropicalia

Sao Funky Friday Edition Funk Parade Pre Party Fort Knox Five & Qdup at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/429539347406490/

Cinco de Rooftop with Caseo Nofm at Flash

Cinco de Rooftop with Caseo Nofm at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1492499007427668/

In The Deep 002 with Blinkhorn & Once at Rock and Roll Hotel

In The Deep 002 with Blinkhorn & Once at Rock and Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1896918513856963/

Cinco de Mania featuring Pat Premier & Dave Russell at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Cinco de Mania featuring Pat Premier & Dave Russell at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1898819103732540

 

Vibrance – Dva Prijatelja at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Vibrance - Dva Prijatelja at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/167704220393121/

La Riots at Soundcheck

la riots at soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/784815908345688

Elevation The House Music Series with DJ Biskit at The Cellar at Maiden Choice, Baltimore

Elevation The House Music Series with DJ Biskit at The Cellar at Maiden Choice, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1266725216698771

Saturday May 6

DC House Grooves Top PickFunk Parade 2017

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1839320213022954/

DC House Grooves Top PickBe What You Feel with Youandewan, Fred Everything, Reggie Dokes, Team Zapata & Hot Coffee at Warehouse Location

be what you feel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/662388430625635/

DC House Grooves Top PickFunky For U: Volume 3 with Keenan Orr, Trevski, Meistro, Ozker, Martín Miguel, Kenny M, DJ Nitekrawler, Steven Swann & DJ Inkognito, Avervge DJ & Adrian Collazo at Velvet Lounge

Funky For U: Volume 3 with Keenan Orr, Trevski, Meistro, Ozker, Martín Miguel, Kenny M, DJ Nitekrawler, Steven Swann & DJ Inkognito, Avervge DJ & Adrian Collazo at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1516959961656031

DC House Grooves Top PickHeavy Rotation Funk Parade Edition with DJ Flag, Graham Hatke, Martin Miguel & Kenny M at Black Car Backstage

Heavy Rotation Funk Parade Edition with DJ Flag, Graham Hatke, Martin Miguel & Kenny M at Black Car Backstage

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1318369711611141/

DC House Grooves Top PickGeorge FitzGerald with Philip Goyette & Alex Eljaiek at Flash, with USB featuring Nick Flynn and DJ Swink in the Flash Bar

George FitzGerald with Philip Goyette & Alex Eljaiek at Flash, with USB featuring Nick Flynn and DJ Swink in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/387382551649116

 

DC House Grooves Top PickOur DC featuring Dave Nada, Ayes Cold, Jahsonic & Native Sun at U Street Music Hall * All Door Proceeds Donated to the ACLU *

Our DC featuring Dave Nada, Ayes Cold, Jahsonic & Native Sun at U Street Music Hall * All Door Proceeds Donated to the ACLU *

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1407665699289947/

DC House Grooves Top PickNightFlight Presents: Red Eye with Heather Femia, Zamkov, Wade Hammes & Oamr at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

 NightFlight Presents: Red Eye with Heather Femia, Zamkov, Wade Hammes & Oamr at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/271199313304760

DC House Grooves Top PickStrictly for the Dance Floor with DJ Ernest Fountain at Zeba Bar

Strictly for the Dance Floor with DJ Ernest Fountain at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1934247306812036/

ESL Saturday with Dj Day, Qdup, Mr Bonkerz and Deeznotes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Dj Day, Qdup, Mr Bonkerz and Deeznotes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Timeout with Danjamamatai, Jeremy & Joe DJ’in at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Timeout with Danjamamatai, Jeremy & Joe DJ'in at Dr Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1907816132833243/

Party on the Potomac 16: Riza & Pat Premier

Party on the Potomac 16: Riza & Pat Premier

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/191135301391189

Night Swim Radio presents: Lean Quatifah, Rewak, Rasiir at Backbar

Night Swim Radio presents: Lean Quatifah, Rewak, Rasiir at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1238125496304657/

Funk Parade Showcase with Fort Knox Five B2B Qdup, Empresarios & Black Masala at U Street Music Hall

Funk Parade Showcase with Fort Knox Five B2B Qdup, Empresarios & Black Masala at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1846465222286110/

Sün Down Day Party with Aire Atlantica at Flash

sundown with figgy

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1930634720549742

Butch Queen with Kris Sutton & Dean Sullivan at DC9 Nightclub

Butch Queen with Kris Sutton & Dean Sullivan at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1300900433326277

Sunday May 7

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love: Alex & Digby (Hello?Repeat), Navbox & Throe at Flash

Sunday Love: Alex & Digby (Hello?Repeat), Navbox & Throe at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1105687186244800/

DC House Grooves Top PickArt Lure Presents An Art, Music, and Brunch Affair with Kevin Yost with Jaimé Amaya, Jandro, Persian, Pepe Rivera, Sarah Myers, Steve Kirn & Timothy Glusko at Old Engine 12

Art Lure Presents An Art, Music, and Brunch Affair with Kevin Yost with Jaimé Amaya, Jandro, Persian, Pepe Rivera, Sarah Myers, Steve Kirn & Timothy Glusko at Old Engine 12

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/163001900884752/

DC House Grooves Top PickSoundwaves Boat Party Opening with Jubilee & Taiga

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/645215019003864/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Dave Nada, Thomas Blondet, Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge & Hold Tight with Hugo Zapata, Martín Miguel & Heights at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with La Dicha with Dave Nada, Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge & Hold Tight with Hugo Zapata, Martín Miguel & Heights at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1512968768744690

 

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DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 16 to March 19

OK… if you’re here for the ROAM Hosts ReSolute free ticket giveaway, let’s get right down to business! The big news in DC this weekend is the latest event from the team at ROAM, and this time around NYC meets DC as the ROAM crew hosts the ReSolute crew for an all nighter in an epic warehouse space with a Martin Audio sound system, art installations, live visuals and a full bar until 3am. The full line up includes  Lauren Ritter, Connie & Maksim from ReSolute alongside ROAM residents DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti & Sami. This one’s shaping up to be the best ROAM yet, and advanced tickets are highly recommended. If you haven’t bought yours yet, you can pick up $20 pre-sales from Resident Advisor, or you can buy them on the night from the on-site box office. If you’d rather roll the dice on a pair of free tickets, DC House Grooves has a free ticket give away! For a chance to win two tickets to ROAM Hosts ReSolute on Saturday, click through and fill out our free ticket give away form.

I want to win two free tickets to ROAM Hosts ReSolute

The lucky winner will be drawn at random on Saturday at 5pm. Please make sure you enter a valid email address so we can let you know that you’ve won!

ROAM Hosts Resolute details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1411622448889481/

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So how about last weekend, then? We had a blast bouncing between the inaugural Sunday Love at Flash and Daytime Discothèque with Folamour, catching great sets from Sarah MyersSolomon SanchezMartín Miguel and Folamour. Strap yourself in, because this year’s Sunday season is getting off to a serious start! The next edition of Sunday Love is this Sunday, and features Igor Vicente (Hot Creations) supported by locals Edo, Wade Hammes & Jon Weller in the Green Room at Flash.

Sunday Love details: https://www.facebook.com/events/270696476705592/

Sunday Love: Igor Vicente, Edo, Wade Hammes, Jon Weller at Flash

The next Daytime Discothèque is on April 2, and features Mall Grab with support from Philip GoyetteTeam Zapata and Samantha Francesca at the usual spot. Vibes are always thick at the Daytime Disco, so don’t sleep on grabbing your advanced tix. Early birds are already gone, but $15 first release tickets are still available. Move fast, though! They won’t last long.

Advanced tickets to Daytime Discothèque with Mall Grab

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/102640366938937/

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Another amazing list of events in and around Washington DC this weekend from Thursday through Sunday. Sadly, for the fifth week running I’m not involved in any of them, but I’m hoping to change that soon! For those of you who don’t remember, this blogging thing is just a sideline for me; my main thing is spinning tunes, but things have been on the quiet side on the bookings front lately. To all you promoters out there, if you value the support I give you each and every week, please show your appreciation by booking me every once in a while. To all you dancers out there, when you’re out and about, please let promoters and club owners know that you’d like to hear me play. I’ve got a few things in the pipeline, but a few more bookings over the coming months wouldn’t go amiss.

Below you’ll find all my top picks from Thursday through Sunday, along with full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events this weekend. Too many highlights to mention, so this week I’ll leave it up to you to decide. Roam Hosts Resolute is one not to miss, although house heads should also consider Ultra Naté‘s birthday celebration at Deep Sugar at The Paradox on Saturday, featuring soulful house legends Quentin Harris and DJ Spen, alongside residents Ultra NatéLisa MoodyWayne DavisThe Elders and Mookie Wizzo. This will be one of the last events at The Paradox  (Yeah, I know we’ve all heard that before, but for reals this time!), so if you want to experience some of that Deep Sugar magic before The Paradox is no more, Saturday brings another last chance 🙂 Happy Birthday Ultra!

Deep Sugar Ultra Naté’s Birthday Bash with Quentin Harris, DJ Spen, Wayne Davis, Lisa Moody, The Elders & Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

Oh, and how could I forget to mention U Street Music Hall‘s seventh anniversary celebrations? I can’t believe it has been 7 years already since one of the finest small clubs in town opened on U Street. So many good times grooving to that amazing sound system! Highlights for the 7 year anniversary celebrations include Black Coffee with DJ Lisa Frank on Friday night and The Magician with The NeedleXchange on Saturday. See below for full details. Here’s to many more fun filled years at U Hall!

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Here are all my top picks and full listings Thursday through Sunday. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday March 16

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Regrets Only Vol. 14 with Rush Plus at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only Vol. 14 with Rush Plus at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/399071143809697/

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Symmetrical All Vinyl All Night at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Symmetrical All Vinyl All Night at Dr Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1007842916016218

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Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/709926562544274/

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Headroom at Flash

Headroom at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/267309407042070/

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Hernan Cattaneo with Ragab at Flash, with Preview Late Night featuring Thursday People, John_MFD & Christauff in the Green Room and Hypello, Paul Geddes, DJ Meegs & DJ Synz in the Flash Bar

Hernan Cattaneo with Ragab at Flash, with Preview Late Night featuring Thursday People, John_MFD & Christauff in the Green Room and Hypello, Paul Geddes, DJ Meegs & DJ Synz in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/634081413467746/

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NightFlight with Tommy Cornelis & Wade Hammes at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/806081389554277/

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Left To Right featuring Pacific Fur Company and Philco at Velvet Lounge

Left To Right featuring Pacific Fur Company and Philco at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/257107064739124/

Minnesota, Champagne Drip, Ayes Cold & Massacat at U Street Music Hall

Minnesota, Champagne Drip, Ayes Cold & Massacat at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/724776881019552/

Funk Parade Kickoff Jam at Tropicalia

Funk Parade Kickoff Jam at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1851353301807136/

Friday March 17

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7 Year Anniversary: Black Coffee with DJ Lisa Frank at U Street Music Hall

7 Year Anniversary: Black Coffee with DJ Lisa Frank at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1807941416123485/

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Hot Flash: Flash meets Hot Mass in DC with Paul Fleetwood, Aaron Clark, Navbox, Tony Fairchild, Naeem Martinez, Throe, George D’Adhemar, Jarrett Tebbets and Solomon Sanchez at Flash

Hot Flash: Flash meets Hot Mass in DC with Paul Fleetwood, Aaron Clark, Navbox, Tony Fairchild, Naeem Martinez, Throe, George D’Adhemar, Jarrett Tebbets and Solomon Sanchez at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2219131834979481/

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Her Story Her House: DJs Donna DJ Baby & Dee Clark at Zeba Bar

Her Story Her House: DJs Donna DJ Baby & Dee Clark at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1861080754137597/

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4 Hours of Funk Funky Drummer Tribute with DJ Fleg & Graham Hatke at The Windup Space

4 Hours of Funk Funky Drummer Tribute with DJ Fleg & Graham Hatke at The Windup Space

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1866830926896830/

ESL Friday featuring Funk Train with Michael the Lion & Andy Pry, John Jazz, Harry Hotter & Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday featuring Funk Train with Michael the Lion & Andy Pry, John Jazz, Harry Hotter & Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

FKJ, Cézaire, Dabeull with Bete Noire at A.i. 

FKJ, Cézaire, Dabeull w/ Bete Noire at A.i.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1849397442016185/

St. Paddy’s Day at Meridian Pint with Saint Mark & Ayes Cold

St. Paddy's Day at Meridian Pint with Saint Mark & Ayes Cold

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/276622209439561/

DJ Al, DJ GiGi & DJ Octane at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

DJ Al, DJ GiGi & DJ Octane at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1813864282270281/

Oblivion with Ruffhouse, Overlook at Ten Tigers Parlour

Oblivion with Ruffhouse, Overlook at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374437702587068/

Des McMahon, Basscamp, Rawle Night Long, Lucho & Franz at Backbar

Des McMahon, Basscamp, Rawle Night Long, Lucho & Franz at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/261016994355692/

Sander Kleinenberg at Soundcheck

Sander Kleinenberg at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/737873036386386/

Saturday March 18

 

*** TOP PICK***
ROAM hosts ReSolute with Lauren Ritter, Connie, Maksim, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti & Sami at Secret Location

ROAM hosts ReSolute with Lauren Ritter, Connie, Maksim, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti & Sami at Secret Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1411622448889481/

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Deep Sugar Ultra Naté’s Birthday Bash with Quentin Harris, DJ Spen, Wayne Davis,
 Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, The Elders & Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar Ultra Naté’s Birthday Bash with Quentin Harris, DJ Spen, Wayne Davis, Lisa Moody, The Elders & Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1843255675931182/

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ESL Saturday with DJ Spinna, Jahsonic, Mr Bonkerz, Chris Brooks & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with DJ Spinner, Mr Bonkerz, Chris Brooks & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

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U Street Music Hall 7 Year Anniversary: The Magician with The NeedlExchange at U Street Music Hall ***SOLD OUT***

U Street Music Hall 7 Year Anniversary: The Magician with The NeedlExchange at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/261696897597400/

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VPR Episode 010 with r4ns0m & Deinfamous on Vinyl Purist Radio (Live Stream)

vinyl purist radio 010

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/235560886907531/

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LENG TV 002 – Electric Boogaloo (Live Stream)

LENG TV 002 - Electric Boogaloo (Live Stream)

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1162611653865719/

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Pan-Pot, Juana at Flash, with Jus Nowhere & Chadwick in the Green Room and Assembly with Chris Kennedy & Throe in the Flash Bar

Pan-Pot, Juana at Flash, with Jus Nowhere & Chadwick in the Green Room and Assembly with Chris Kennedy & Throe in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1860283670919498/

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SubDistrick! Special Event: 7 Years of U Street Music Hall at Backbar

SubDistrick! Special Event: 7 Years of U Street Music Hall at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1879725382246571/

Sao Funky Saturdays with Fort Knox Five & Qdup at Tropicalia

Sao Funky Saturdays with Fort Knox Five & Qdup at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1169343149849228/

Blisspop Presents: #Trackwerk 000 with Blinkhorn, Enamour & Jacq Jill at Ten Tigers Parlour

Blisspop Presents: #Trackwerk 000 with Blinkhorn, Enamour & Jacq Jill at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1742261679398105/

GLAS Mix Project – MDP Takeover at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

GLAS Mix Project - MDP Takeover at Dr Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1787791804881939/

The World of Drum & Bass at The Dance Loft on 14

The World of Drum & Bass at The Dance Loft on 14

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1368210159866885/

Spiritual Journey with DJ Oji at St. Mary’s Restaurant & Bar, Baltimore

Spiritual Journey with DJ Oji at St. Mary’s Restaurant & Bar, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1431712347128063/

Sunday March 19

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ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge and Hold Tight featuring thatmanmonkz & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Symmetrical All Vinyl All Night at Dr Clock's Nowhere Bar

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge and Hold Tight featuring thatmanmonkz & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1705537473071226/

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Sunday Love: Igor Vicente, Edo, Wade Hammes, Jon Weller at Flash

Sunday Love: Igor Vicente, Edo, Wade Hammes, Jon Weller at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/270696476705592/

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Deep Tech Brunch VII: Das Bruno at Old Engine 12

Deep Tech Brunch VII: Das Bruno at Old Engine 12

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/314311875633922/

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