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

Kicking off this week’s post with a new Meet the Locals Podcast from yours truly, Andy Grant, recorded live at a recent event in Washington DC:

 

So what about this weekend? Well, first of all, here are the links to this week’s Top Picks. You know the drill, clicking the link takes you to a Facebook search results page listing all my Top Picks for each day. Make sure you come back though! All my highlights listed below.

Top Picks Thursday March 15

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Top Picks Friday March 16

Top Picks Saturday March 17

Top Picks Sunday March 18

For DC House Grooves action this weekend, tune in to the DC House Grooves show on  Underground Quality Radio this Saturday from 10pm ET for quality underground grooves from me, Andy GrantKatrina Mir and DJ Ramirez. Whether you’re going out or staying in, we’ve got the right vibe for your Saturday night.

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Then on Sunday night, in partnership with the good people at Public Bar, we’re kicking off a new event series, the DC House Grooves Local DJ Showcase. The inaugural event features three top local DJs, Katrina MirJubilee and DJ Kochi, spinning the finest underground house, tech house and minimal grooves on the covered rooftop at Public Bar, and best of all, there’s no cover! Please come support us at our first event at Public Bar. If we can make this a success, there’ll be more events showcasing the great local DJ talent DC has to offer.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/154440348702215/

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Almost out of time here, but a quick shout out to a couple of  other essential events this weekend. On Friday night, all roads lead to Flash for Back 2 Basics with house legend Lil’ Louis with support form Benoit, with OGs Joe L and LoveGrove in the Green Room  and  Jacq JillPhilco in the bar. One serious line up, top to bottom. Lil’ Louis has a real special place in house music history for me; I remember as if it were yesterday hearing Lil’ Louis‘ classic French Kiss for the first time in a club in St Tropez, France in the summer of 1989. It was like nothing I’d ever heard before, and it completely blew me away. Fast forward many years to Detroit in 2013, and DJ Tennis dropped it in his set at TV Lounge, and it had the very same effect. Simply incredible. DC is in for a treat this Friday when Lil Louis graces the decks at Flash, and no mistake. Dress to sweat! Kudos to Flash for the ridiculous quality of the house bookings lately. Keep them coming! Advanced tickets highly recommended.

Advanced tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2Eu5qk
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/204262293649335/

back 2 basics lil louis

Saturday night, head to Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club to get down for a great cause, as JandroSteve KirnDJ Ramirez bring the heat at Reflections to raise money for  the Puerto Rico Disaster Fund. It’s gonna be an incredible night at Jimmy’s with these guys at the controls! You never know, there may even be an afters, too, so you can really make a night of it.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1593178287463473/

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Also on Saturday night, if you are in Baltimore or are prepared to make the trip, Deep Sugar is back at Baltimore Soundstage celebrating Ultra Naté‘s birthday at Return to the Emerald City, featuring Black Stereo Faith live and sets from Ultra NatéLisa MoodyQuentin HarrisDJ Spen and Mookie Brock. It’s a costume ball, so get decked out in your finest emerald green outfit and get ready to dance! Deep Sugar crowds are always the best, and everyone is welcome. Good vibes guaranteed!

Advanced Tickets: https://www.baltimoresoundstage.com/event/1623776
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/332856273860476/

deep sugar emerald city

That’s all I’ve got time for this week. Have another amazing weekend on the dance floor, and come back next week for info on all the best parties in and around Washington DC.

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

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

Top Picks Thursday February 1DC House Grooves Top Pick

Top Picks Friday February 2

Top Picks Saturday February 3

Top Picks Sunday February 4

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

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

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

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

hold tight super tuff

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

 

DC House Grooves Top Picks New Year’s Eve Weekend December 28 to January 1

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and are ready to get back out there on the dance floor! Gonna dive in to this very special New Year’s Eve Weekend edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks with the results of Round 3 of the DC House Grooves Flash NYE 2018 Free Ticket Giveaway. The lucky winner of Round 3 is Kyle Bolum. Congratulations Kyle! Check your email for details of how to claim your prize. Congratulations also to our Round 1 and 2 winners JT Christensen Andrew Strain. Huge thanks to everyone who took part, and if you didn’t win, you can still grab advanced tickets here.

Advanced Tickets to Flash NYE 2018 

The big news this week is the reveal of the full line up for Flash‘s 26 hour New Year marathon, with an incredible line up of all your favorite locals (well, except me and Katrina Mir, who failed to make the cut. Maybe next year? 😉 ). Check out the flyer below for the full line up…save me typing them all out! You can be sure of an amazing New Year with this talent at the controls.

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Another great option for New Year’s Day is the new annual tradition, Everybody Loves Music’s Disco Brunch. Kicking off at 7am with a stellar line up of local talent (see flyer below), this one’s sure to be a very special family affair. Wherever you plan on going New Year’s Eve, make sure you head over to the Disco Brunch on New Year’s Day and get down with the family. DC House Grooves has secured a very special 15% discount off tickets to Disco Brunch. Just click the link below to apply the discount.

15% Discount off Advanced Tickets to Disco Brunch
RSVP & Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/756571551194452/

Disco Brunch with Graham & Fleg, Yola, Team Zapata, Samantha Francesca, Buster, Joe L, Hot Coffee & Markinthedark at Warehouse Location

So many other great options over New Year’s Weekend, which you’ll find listed below. Sasha‘s debut at Flash on Thursday deserves a special mention, as does Deep Sugar DC at U Street Music Hall on Saturday. You know you’re guaranteed a good time when the Deep Sugar family comes to DC!

Sasha with Jandro & Dexx at Flash

Deep Sugar DC New Year's Weekend with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody & Special Guest Vanniety Kills at U Street Music Hall

Too many amazing events to mention on New Year’s Eve, but if you’re looking for something a bit more intimate, check out Jimmy Valentine’s NYE 2018 (general admission and open bar tickets available) and Studio Ga-Ga Presents: Hi-Resolution: An Unpretentious NYE. Both quality events with solid all local line ups where you can see in the New Year with like minded heads.

Jimmy Valentine's NYE 2018 with Team Zapata, Joe L, V:Shal, Charles Martin, Raha Wala & Jandro at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

Studio Ga-Ga Presents: Hi-Resolution: An Unpretentious NYE with Arthur Kimskii, Jet Chandon, Mike Harvey & Associate at Studio Ga Ga

Ok, I’m out of time. You’ll find my full list of Top Picks for the weekend below. Every one a winner! No Meet the Locals Podcast this week, but here’s the embed of the last DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with me and Katrina Mir. 2 hours of quality deep grooves. Next show is on Saturday January 6.

I’m planning on taking a break from this weekly post in the New Year, but I’ll be posting the good stuff on the DC House Grooves Facebook Page. Make sure you Like us and subscribe to notifications to learn about all the events you need to know about. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday December 28

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Rooftop Happy Hour Closing Party with Jon MFD & Christauff at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour Closing Party with Jon MFD & Christauff at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/296379844195739/

DC House Grooves Top PickSasha with Jandro & Dexx at Flash

Sasha with Jandro & Dexx at Flash

Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1600619
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2002053120035880/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Thursday with Keenan Orr & Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez and special guest Tummetot at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Thursday with Keenan Orr & Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/202829713608282/

Friday December 29

DC House Grooves Top PickChus & Ceballos [Open-to-Close] at Flash with Tony Smooth in the Green Room and Enamour, Philip Goyette, Wade Hammes & Jubilee in the Flash Bar

Chus & Ceballos [Open-to-Close] at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/839268919578979/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Friday with Mr Bonkerz, DJ M Dot & DJ Big Vic at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Chus & Ceballos [Open-to-Close] at Flash

Info: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

DC House Grooves Top Picksomewhere else_ with LoveGrove, Tyler Schmith, Guillermo Giraldo, Nerftoss & Phork at Secret Location, Baltimore

somewhere else_ with LoveGrove, Tyler Schmith, Guillermo Giraldo, Nerftoss & Phork at Secret Location, Baltimore

Info: deepsidebaltimore@gmail.com

Saturday December 30

DC House Grooves Top PickDeep Sugar DC New Year’s Weekend with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody & Special Guest Vanniety Kills at U Street Music Hall

Deep Sugar DC New Year's Weekend with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody & Special Guest Vanniety Kills at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/184572758781008/

DC House Grooves Top PickMarques Wyatt at Flash, with Dansman, Throe & Taiga in the Green Room and DJ Soul, Kaylasoul & Dromme in the Flash Bar

Marques Wyatt at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/153832538673651/

DC House Grooves Top PickNew Year’s Eve-Eve with Buster, Baronhawk & Jett Chandon at Ten Tigers Parlour

New Year's Eve-Eve with Buster, Baronhawk & Jett Chandon at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/178355139574257/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Saturday with DJ Jahsonic, Double A, John Eamon & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with DJ Jahsonic, Double A, John Eamon & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

DC House Grooves Top PickEnd of the Year Soirée with Sam “The Man” Burns, Chosen, DJ V Coch & DJ Paul Howard at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

End of the year Soirée with Sam "The Man" Burns, Chosen, DJ V Coch & DJ Paul Howard at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/545690245767148/

DC House Grooves Top PickSpiritual Journey DC Returns with DJ Oji & DJ A.Plane at Red Lounge Bar & Grill

Spiritual Journey DC Returns with DJ Oji & DJ A.Plane at Red Lounge Bar & Grill

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/246184975917871/

DC House Grooves Top PickFuture Sessions with Haz, Kenny M & Nocturnal Wax at Studio Ga Ga

Future Sessions with Haz, Kenny M & Nocturnal Wax at Studio Ga Ga

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2066571316906566/

DC House Grooves Top PickPre NYE Party with Teddy Douglas & DJ Pope at The Windup Space, Baltimore

Pre NYE Party with Teddy Douglas & DJ Pope at The Windup Space, Baltimore

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1970714763184738/

New Year’s Eve Sunday December 31

DC House Grooves Top PickFlash NYE 2018 with Archie Hamilton, Chez Damier, Eddie C, M.A.N.D.Y. [Philipp Jung & Patrick Bodmer], Matthew Dear, punisher and more at Flash

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Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1600626
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/430771167325459/

DC House Grooves Top PickJimmy Valentine’s NYE 2018 with Team Zapata, Joe L, V:Shal, Charles Martin, Raha Wala & Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Jimmy Valentine's NYE 2018 with Team Zapata, Joe L, V:Shal, Charles Martin, Raha Wala & Jandro at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

Tickets: https://jvlhcllc.ticketspice.com/jimmy-valentines-new-years-eve-2018
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/153387665284508/

DC House Grooves Top PickStudio Ga-Ga Presents: Hi-Resolution: An Unpretentious NYE with Arthur Kimskii, Jet Chandon, Mike Harvey & Associate at Studio Ga Ga

Studio Ga-Ga Presents: Hi-Resolution: An Unpretentious NYE with Arthur Kimskii, Jet Chandon, Mike Harvey & Associate at Studio Ga Ga

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/884806798345385/

DC House Grooves Top PickNew Year’s Eve: Nadastrom with Sami%SuYung, Ken Lazee, Ayes Cold & David Hamilton at U Street Music Hall

New Year's Eve: Nadastrom with Sami%SuYung, Ken Lazee, Ayes Cold & David Hamilton at U Street Music Hall

Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1587604
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1794855884146695/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL NYE 2018 with Sam the Man Burns, Thomas Blondet, Farid & Stylus Chris, Smudge & Mr Bonkerz & I+I Vibration at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL NYE 2018 with Sam the Man Burns, Thomas Blondet, Farid & Stylus Chris, Smudge & Mr Bonkerz & I+I Vibration at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1142463999217840/

DC House Grooves Top Pick*** CANCELLED*** Old Engine 12 2018 NYE Party with DJ Erica, Fred Maslaki, Marcello Dellaccio, Mr Wright, PerShan, Tim Cook, Will Johnston & YunGeeZay at Old Engine 12 *** CANCELLED***

Old Engine 12 2018 NYE Party with DJ Erica, Fred Maslaki, Marcello Dellaccio, Mr Wright, PerShan, Tim Cook, Will Johnston & YunGeeZay at Old Engine 12

INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/157839411643036/

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