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 30 to April 2

Before I get into things for this weekend, a quick reminder that DC House Grooves has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner for Grand Ancestor x Bassline Business Present VIVEK (UK) & Malleus at the DC Eagle on Thursday April 6. Click through using the link below and enter your information for a change to win!

I want to win free tickets to Grand Ancestor & Bassline Business Presents VIVEK

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/404892569891135/

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We’ve also got an exclusive 20% discount off tickets to The Sam Burns Boat Party featuring Andy Grant on Saturday April 8, which also applies to the combo ticket to the after party at DC9 Nightclub, featuring an incredible line up of local favorites including Sound Proof GenieJoelDrommeBenoit BenoitSam BurnsVanniety Kills and Tony Smooth. Just over a week to go, and tickets are selling fast!

I want 20% off The Sam Burns Boat Party feat. Andy Grant

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/598558177002100/

sam burns boat party

The big news this week is the debut of Public Bar‘s new rooftop party season. Public Bar‘s spring and summer season will feature a wider variety of genres beyond the techno and tech house usually associated with it, with straight up house music events featuring the likes of Oscar P and JJ Flores, and a monthly drum and bass showcase curated by Elm Imprint. For those of us who are always chasing the next party, Chasing Sundays promises to deliver an exciting series of events over the coming months!  The season kicks off this Sunday at Public Bar with an all local affair featuring Fred Mas & Alex Haje, RNS and Oliver Caine. Definitely worth checking out!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1832304913761665/

Chasing Sundays with Fred Mas & Alex Have, RNS and Oliver Caine at Public Bar

Another solid line up of events in the District Thursday through Sunday. As with last week, myDC House Grooves Top Pick top picks are highlighted with the DC House Grooves Top Pick logo, which you’ll also see posted in the Facebook event page. That’s the DC House Grooves seal of approval telling you the party is a great bet for proper underground sounds and a solid vibe all round. My top highlights this weekend are Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Kaylasoul at Eighteenth Street Lounge and Regrets Only Vol. 16 with Taiga, Samantha Francesca and Jandro at Ten Tigers Parlour on Thursday and Carl Craig with Throe at Flash, with Janina, Navbox and Mazi in the Green Room and Jett Chandon and Djoser in the Flash Bar on Friday. Then on Saturday, it’s a toss up between Flash and U Street Music Hall for the house heads, with Flash hosting three floors of mayhem featuring M.A.N.D.Y.  [Philipp Jung], Cristoph and Mina, Sarah Myers & Friends featuring Halloran, Sarah Myers DC House Grooves‘ very own Katrina Mir and Natural Resources featuring Pacific Fur Company and Graham Hatke, and U Street Music Hall hosting the ten year anniversary of Everybody Loves Music (ELM) featuring local titans Juan ZapataHugo Zapata and Joe L. Both quality choices, vibes guaranteed! Drum and bass heads should look no further than Ten Tigers Parlour, which hosts the Cadence crew’s local showcase, featuring Bill & Ed, Nature Rage and Mama Ranks. Which brings us to Sunday, where you’re spoiled for choice! I’ve already mentioned the first edition of Chasing Sundays at Public Bar, but other great options for Sunday daytime grooves include Daytime Discothèque featuring Uluru (a last minute replacement for Mall Grab, who sadly couldn’t get his work visa), Philip Goyette, Team Zapata and Samantha Francesca at the usual intimate location, and the third edition of Flash‘s Sunday daytime party Sunday Love featuring Fumiya Tanaka, Losoul, Navbox and Taiga. If you’re thinking of going to Daytime Discothèque, make sure you pick up advanced tickets, as there won’t be any at the door. Final release tix are $25 each, but believe me, it’ll be worth it. If you’re thinking of going to Sunday Love, it’s FREE before 5pm, so it pays to get there early. Alternatively, you can pick up advanced tickets for only $8. Sunday night, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for an all star edition of ESL Sunday featuring  Sam The Man Burns, Smudge and Hold Tight with Black Loops (Toy Tonics), Martín Miguel, Chris Kennedy & M. Vaughan. Quality vibes flowing through all three rooms.

Oh… and looking forward to next week, make sure you stop by Ten Tigers Parlour on Wednesday for Tiger Bomb with Andy Grant and Katrina Mir. We can’t wait to make our Ten Tigers debut!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/148594608994228/

Tiger Bomb with Andy Grant & Katrina Mir

Here’s this week’s full listings Thursday through Sunday. Come back next week for all the best info on what’s good on DC’s underground scene.

Thursday March 30

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

ESL THursday Playlist

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/675464745958503/

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only Vol. 16 with Taiga, Samantha Francesca and Jandro at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only Vol. 16 with Taiga, Samantha Francesca and Jandro at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/401065273598506/

DC House Grooves Top PickNightflight with Keenan Orr & Bryan Smith at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/268065283629696/

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview with Lael Bellotti at Flash

Preview with Lael Bellotti at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1297843623663781/

DC House Grooves Top PickPig&Dan with Schubert at Flash

Pig&Dan with Schubert at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/782349655248431/

District House Rules with Kym Belle, Aurean, Wade Hammes at Homestead Food & Beverage

District House Rules with Kym Belle, Aurean, Wade Hammes at Homestead Food & Beverage

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1825290211059200/

Seiho at Velvet Lounge

Seiho at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1626377870712914/

The Further with Johnny Panic & Warring at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

The Further with Johnny Panic & Warring at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/181971922296243/

Synthesis presents: Thrillseekers (open to close) at U Street Music Hall

Synthesis presents: Thrillseekers (open to close) at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1642460565780569/

Friday March 31

DC House Grooves Top PickCarl Craig with Throe at Flash, with Janina, Navbox and Mazi in the Green Room and Jett Chandon and Djoser in the Flash Bar

Carl Craig with Throe at Flash, with Janina, Navbox and Mazi in the Green Room and Jett Chandon and Djoser in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/201465970322001/

DC House Grooves Top PickA Funk Affair (and Kenny’s Birthday) with Kenny M and Adrian Collazo at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

A Funk Affair (and Kenny's Birthday) with Kenny M and Adrian Collazo at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/137037856817981/

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

WTF?! with Kochi

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/823118587852979/

DC House Grooves Top Pick2017 DMC Washington DC DJ Battle feat DJ Precision: X-ecutioners at Flash

2017 DMC Washington DC DJ Battle feat DJ Precision: X-ecutioners at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/267249410381414/

ESL Friday with DJ Evil Dee, DJ Raw & Anoosh, John Jazz and DJ Dust Cover at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with DJ Evil Dee, DJ Raw & Anoosh, John Jazz and DJ Dust Cover at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

In The Deep: EP Release Party with Blinkhorn at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

In The Deep: EP Release Party with Blinkhorn at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/604555166409411/

Gabriel & Dresden at Soundcheck

Gabriel & Dresden at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/915170378623984/

The Abyss with Marc Luvhouse Henry and DJ Pope at the Motor House, Baltimore

The Abyss with Marc Luvhouse Henry and DJ Pope at the Motor House, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1267597043329162/

Saturday April 1

DC House Grooves Top PickM.A.N.D.Y.  [Philipp Jung], Cristoph and Mina at Flash, with Sarah Myers & Friends featuring Halloran, Sarah Myers & Katrina Mir in the Green Room and Natural Resources featuring Pacific Fur Company and Graham Hatke in the Flash Bar

M.A.N.D.Y. [Philipp Jung], Cristoph and Mina at Flash, with Sarah Myers & Friends featuring Halloran, Sarah Myers & Katrina Mir in the Green Room and Natural Resources featuring Pacific Fur Company and Graham Hatke in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/389681794724749

DC House Grooves Top PickELM : 10 Year Anniversary with Joe L, Hugo Zapata and Juan Zapata at U Street Music Hall

ELM : 10 Year Anniversary with Joe L, Hugo Zapata and Juan Zapata at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/177390499439540/

DC House Grooves Top PickCadence featuring Bill & Ed, Nature Rage and Mama Ranks at Ten Tigers Parlour

Cadence featuring Bill & Ed, Nature Rage and Mama Ranks at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1819812314947846/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Saturday with Eli Escobar, Mr Bonkerz, Stylus Chris and Deeznotes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Eli Escobar, Mr Bonkerz, Stylus Chris and Deeznotes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickStrictly 4 the Dance Floor with Ernest Fountain at Zeba Bar

Strictly 4 the Dance Floor with Ernest Fountain at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1160741590705900/

Wade Hammes, Padrino, Dial8 at Backbar

Wade Hammes, Padrino, Dial8 at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1935420796690049/

April Foolz with Keenan Orr and The Barber Streisand at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

April Foolz with Keenan Orr and The Barber Streisand at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1267992543250023/

The Him at A.i.

The Him at A.i.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/785098148314137/

Night Gruuvs with Sheree Hicks, John Johnson, Ron Tinsley & DJ KTure at The Crown, Baltimore

Night Gruuvs with Sheree Hicks, John Johnson, Ron Tinsley & DJ KTure at 1901 N Charles St, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1175378035893966/

Sunday April 2

DC House Grooves Top PickDaytime Discothèque featuring Uluru, Philip Goyette, Team Zapata and Samantha Francesca at Secret Location

Daytime Discothèque featuring Uluru, Philip Goyette, TeamZ and SamF at Secret Location

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

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam The Man Burns, Smudge and Hold Tight with Black Loops, Martín Miguel, Chris Kennedy & M. Vaughan at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam The Man Burns, Smudge and Hold Tight with Black Loops, Martín Miguel, Chris Kennedy & M. Vaughan at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/976958919106758/

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love: Fumiya Tanaka, Losoul, Navbox and Taiga at Flash

Sunday Love: Fumiya Tanaka, Losoul, Navbox and Taiga at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/662935993888599/

DC House Grooves Top PickChasing Sundays with Fred Mas & Alex Haje, RNS and Oliver Caine at Public Bar

Chasing Sundays with Fred Mas & Alex Have, RNS and Oliver Caine at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1832304913761665/

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DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 23 to March 26

So much to cover this week, I don’t know where to start! I guess I’ll start off with the free ticket giveaway and discount goodness, then we can get into everything else. First up, DC House Grooves has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner for Grand Ancestor x Bassline Business Present VIVEK (UK) & Malleus at the DC Eagle on Thursday April 6. Anyone who’s been to a Grand Ancestor event knows the drill. Proper bass heavy vibes delivered through our region’s only custom built Jamaican style sound system, which the Grand Ancestor crew have been tuning all winter. Regular advanced tickets are $10, but if you’re feeling lucky, we’ve got two tickets up for grabs for one lucky winner. Just click the link below, fill out and submit the form, then on April 5 we’ll pick the lucky winner at random. What are you waiting for? Fill out the form and enter now!

I want to win free tickets to Grand Ancestor & Bassline Business Presents VIVEK

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/404892569891135/

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Next up, I’m happy to announce I’ll be joining DC legend Sam Burns behind the decks at The Sam Burns Boat Party featuring Andy Grant on Saturday April 8, and to celebrate, DC House Grooves has an exclusive 20% discount off tickets! If cruising down the Potomac on a sunny Saturday afternoon accompanied by the finest house sounds served up by Sam Burns and yours truly sounds like a good time, then click the link below to grab your tickets now! The 20% discount will automatically be applied. You can buy tickets for just the boat party, or you can get a combo ticket for both the boat party and the after party at DC9 Nightclub, featuring an incredible line up of local favorites including Sound Proof GenieJoelDrommeBenoit BenoitSam BurnsVanniety Kills and Tony Smooth. Best of all, the 20% discount applies to the boat party / after party combo ticket!

I want 20% off The Sam Burns Boat Party feat. Andy Grant

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/598558177002100/

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In other news, the team at new Wednesday night party Tiger Bomb have announced their April line up at Ten Tigers Parlour, which includes some serious heavy hitters, with the likes of SmudgeThe NightFlight DJsTim Jackson, The Barber StreisandMeegs & Jacq Jill, and I’m happy to announce DC House Grooves‘ very own Katrina Mir and myself will be headlining Tiger Bomb on Wednesday April 5. We couldn’t be more excited to be making our Tiger Bomb and Ten Tigers Parlour debut! Head over and like the Tiger Bomb Facebook page, and mark it in your calendar each and every Wednesday. Solid midweek vibes from DC’s finest talent!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/TigerBombDC/

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Damn… I’m running out of time, and I’ve still got so much to cover! I’m gutted I couldn’t make it out last weekend, missing ROAM Hosts Resolute. I predicted this one would be something really special, and from what I hear, it lived up to my expectations! I’d hoped to persuade someone to write a review of the night for me to include in this week’s post, but nothing was forthcoming. Let’s just say that I saw the party described by highly trusted heads as “legendary”, “best one yet”, “perfect night”, “Fking great time”… I could go on. ROAM‘s parties go from strength to strength, and I can’t wait to see what they’ve got in store for us in 2017. Watch this space for details!

So what’s on deck for this weekend? Before getting into that, this week I’m introducing the new DC House Grooves Top Pick logo, designed by none other than Graham Jackson, the design genius behind many of the best flyers and logos you’ll see in these pages each week.

DC House Grooves Top Pick

If you see the DC House Grooves Top Pick logo next to an event, or posted in an event page on Facebook, it tells you that event is worth your time. How are picks selected? We use a complex algorithm, developed over many years by top behavioral scientists at MIT, which evaluates multiple facets of each event to determine the level of satisfaction a true connoisseur of the underground is likely to derive, on aggregate. Actually, that’s bullshit. I assign the DC House Grooves Top Pick badge to events that I think look cool, that represent the DC scene well, that support local underground DJs, that are thrown by passionate heads who’s hearts are in the right place, events that will attract the right crowd, and where you’ll hear quality underground grooves, get down and dirty and dance all night with your bass face on. So, if you see the DC House Grooves Top Pick logo next to an event, check it out! Please don’t be offended if you don’t see the Top Pick logo next to your event, or an event you know is really cool. I may just not be familiar with the promoter, the DJs or the venue, or it may be a style of music that doesn’t really fall within the remit of DC House Grooves. If you think an event deserves the Top Pick designation, reach out to me through the DC House Grooves Facebook page and make your case!

Plenty of top picks to choose from this week, too. I’m happy to announce that my six week DJ gig drought is finally over; you can catch me behind the decks on Thursday night at Pitch Control at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar, alongside my favorite DJ Katrina Mir and Tim Humphrey. We’ll be serving up underground sounds fresh from the vinyl open till close, while Dr Clock himself serves up the spacey cocktails.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/274143996352440/

Pitch Control with Captain Andy Grant, Science Office Katrina Mir & Space Cadet Tim Humphrey at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Then on Friday night, I’ll be joining Katrina Mir again open to close in the Green Room at Flash for another edition of Body Werk, while Andhim and Philip Goyette bring the heat in the main room, and DJ Meegs joins Protean in the bar for another edition of Cider House Mules. Serious business across three floors!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1790387957954248/

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Here’s my full list of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC, Thursday through Sunday. Look out for the DC House Grooves Top Pick badge as you plan your weekend dance floor strategy, and I hope to see some of you on the dance floor at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar on Thursday or in the Green Room at Flash on Friday.

Thursday March 23

DC House Grooves Top PickPitch Control with Captain Andy Grant, Science Office Katrina Mir & Space Cadet Tim Humphrey at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Pitch Control with Captain Andy Grant, Science Office Katrina Mir & Space Cadet Tim Humphrey at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/274143996352440/

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

Playlist with Jubilee Ramirez & Mazi at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/272424346516388/

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only Vol. 15 with Sami, DJ Lisa Frank & Chris Nitti at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only Vol. 15 with Sami, DJ Lisa Frank & Chris Nitti at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/244988089242359/

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Rooftop Happy Hour with DJ Stylo at FlashPreview Rooftop Happy Hour with DJ Stylo at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/909208932552444/

Downlink, Arius, Ruckly & Rizla at U Street Music Hall

Downlink, Arius, Ruckly & Rizla at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/168287016995276/

VICES DC at Flash

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2037806693113172/

Sigala at Soundcheck

Sigala at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/186345241842423/

Friday March 24

DC House Grooves Top PickAndhim with Philip Goyette at Flash, with Andy Grant & Katrina Mir in the Green Room and Cider House Mules featuring DJ Meegs and Protean in the Flash Bar

Andhim with Philip Goyette at Flash, with Andy Grant & Katrina Mir in the Green Room and Cider House Mules featuring DJ Meegs and Protean in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1790387957954248/

DC House Grooves Top PickAmalgamation with Loefah + Special Guest, Wheez-ie, Malleus, Refugee and visuals by [Capsaicin] at The DC Eagle

Amalgamation with Loefah + Special Guest, Wheez-ie, Malleus, Refugee and visuals by [Capsaicin] at The DC Eagle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/351572771895440/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Friday with Meistro, The Metaphysical, Stylus Chris & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Meistro, The Metaphysical, Stylus Chris & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickReflections with Chadwick & Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

reflections with chadwick and jandro

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1572543799439967/

DC House Grooves Top PickNatural Resources with Throe, Ron Jackson & Pacific Fur Company at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Natural Resources with Throe, Ron Jackson & Pacific Fur Company at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/581175745416416/
DC House Grooves Top PickBLR Wax Affair with Martín Miguel at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

better listen wax affair

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/766728510175444

DC House Grooves Top PickWTF?! radio show with Corduroy Mavericks & Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Kochi

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1379323778793738

DC House Grooves Top Pick