DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC Memorial Day Weekend May 25 to May 28

Kicking off this week with news about DC House Grooves‘ new venture, the DC House Grooves radio show on DJ Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio. I’ve been a fan of Jus-Ed since the early days of Underground Quality, so it’s a huge honor for DC House Grooves to be added to the Underground Quality Radio line up. We will be broadcasting every two weeks on Saturday night / Sunday morning, from 10am ET / 4am CET. The show will feature me, Andy GrantKatrina Mir and DJ Ramirez bringing you the deepest, freshest underground cuts. Anyone who has heard the three of us jamming together knows to expect the unexpected. Three talented DJs with very different styles, taking turns, each time raising the bar and challenging the next DJ to do better: it’s a recipe for an amazing musical journey. The three of us have been jamming on the regular in private for some time, but now it’s time to take it public! Whether you’re in the US pre-gaming before going out, or in Europe and just back from the club, tune in to the DC House Grooves Radio with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir on Underground Quality Radio every two weeks on a Saturday night for a musical journey you won’t forget. Make sure you join us in the chat room when you tune in!

Tune in to the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1596062953771505/

DC House Grooves Radio Show #01 with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir on Underground Quality Radio

Before I get into this weekend’s shenanigans, news of a couple of things coming up next weekend. On Saturday June 3, there’s another chance to get down with Sam Burns as you cruise down the Potomac, with support from Cadence‘s Vanniety Kills. That’s right! It’s another edition of The Sam Burns Boat Party with Sam “The Man” himself and  Vanniety Kills. I played at the last Sam Burns Boat Party, and it was an amazing celebration of house music with a more than enthusiastic crowd! DC House Grooves has secured a 30% discount off advanced tickets for our readers, but don’t hesitate! This discount won’t be around next week. Take advantage of this amazing deal and grab your tickets now!

I want 30% off The Sam Burns Boat Party with Vanniety Kills

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/160002894529726/

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Something else you need to know about next week is Flash‘s 4-Year anniversary (can you believe it has been 4 years?), and to celebrate, they’ve put together a stellar line up from Wednesday through Sunday, featuring Paco OsunaJeremy OlanderNico Stojan SleeparchiveBenjamin DamageHopsKate Simko & the London Electronic Orchestra and Varhat, plus of course many of your favorite locals. See the flyer below, and come back to DC House Grooves next week for full details.

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New podcast alert! The DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast has reached it’s half century: Episode #50 features an amazing celebration of pure disco joy from Eighteenth Street Lounge resident Adrian Collazo. This one has been on repeat since Adrian sent it over, and it’s the perfect mix to celebrate our half century! You can catch Adrian Collazo this Thursday making his debut in the main room at Eighteenth Street Lounge. Not to be missed!

 

OK then, let’s dig in to this week’s festivities. As usual, you’ll find full listings below from Thursday through Sunday, with all my DC House Grooves Top Picks highlighted with the Top Pick logo. Before we get into that, though, I want to call out a few very special anniversaries taking place this weekend. On Saturday, House-N-U celebrates it’s first anniversary at Ten Tigers Parlour with Shelter legend Timmy Regisford, fresh from his appearance at the DMV House Music Fest in Malcolm X Park, and with support from residents Andrew Hogans and Derrick D-Train ColemanTimmy Regisford in the intimate surroundings on Ten Tigers Parlour is sure to be very special night. Gonna need to bring extra baby powder! I can imagine this one filling up to capacity, so I’d recommend picking up advanced tickets if you don’t want to miss out!

Advanced Tickets for House-N-U with Timmy Regisford
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/194543221046955/

House-n-U with Timmy Regisford, Andrew Hogans and Derrick D-Train Coleman at The Tigers Parlour

On Sunday night, there’s not one, not two, but three very special anniversaries! At Eighteenth Street LoungeSam “The Man” Burns is celebrating 10 years of his residency in the Gold Room with special guests Mikki Afflick and DJ Stingray. Also at ESL on Sunday, The Metaphysical and Keenan Orr hold things down in the main room, while Farid Stylus Chris bring the heat out on the patio, while up in the Jazz Room,  Alvaro CalmetPhilco Benoit complete the line up at another edition of Sundays Workshop.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/472067673128593

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Mikki Afflick, DJ Stingray, Farid, Stylus Chris, The Metaphysical, Keenan Orr & Sunday's Workshop with Alvaro Calmet(Peru) & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

On the other side of town, everyone’s favorite dive bar Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club celebrates it’s 10 Year Anniversary, with an incredible line up of locals who have graced the decks at Jimmy’s over the years:  Team Zapata, Joe L, Jeff Hancock, Jandro, Mettabbana, Beatrix & Dive & Lie Wrecked. Such a special occasion that DC Brau has brewed a special pale weizenbock named Total Victory to celebrate! The party kicks off at 9pm and goes late! No work on Monday, so no excuses 🙂

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/439744569720390

Jimmy Valentine's 10 Year Anniversary with Team Zapata, Joe L, Jeff Hancock, Jandro, Mettabbana, Beatric & Dive & Lie Wrecked at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

The third anniversary party on Sunday is the 11th anniversary of Daylight at 201 Bar, featuring DJ Divine, DJ Miss H.E.R.,DJ Stylus & DJ Ernest Fountain throwing down the finest R&B Dance classics, old school house, Soulful house & Golden era Hip Hop. Vibes guaranteed!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/242832809526528

Daylight Anniversary 11 with DJ Divine, DJ Miss H.E.R., DY Stylus & DJ Ernest Fountain at 201 Bar

Here’s this week’s full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC Thursday through Sunday. Don’t forget to tune in to the DC House Grooves Radio Show on Underground Quality Radio at 10pm on Saturday night, and I’ll see you back here, same time, same place next week for everything you need to know about where to find the best dance floor action in Washington DC.

Thursday May 25

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Thursday with Adrian Collazo & Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Navbox at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Thursday with Adrian Collazo & Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Navbox at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/415895138790865

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only Vol. 24 Sirene’s Going Away Party with Meegs & DJ Lisa Frank at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only Vol. 24 Sirene's Going Away Party with Meegs & DJ Lisa Frank at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1964322390456398

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse Music Happy Hour with DJ Kevy Kev at Mythology Restaurant and Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with DJ Kevy Kev at Mythology Restaurant and Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1380054182082213/

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Rooftop Happy Hour with Tim Cook at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Tim Cook at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2256986464525646/

DC House Grooves Top PickClaptone with Bella & J-Tek at Flash, with Heather Femia in the Green Room

Claptone with Bella & J-Tek at Flash, with Heather Femia in the Green Room

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1513834978640453

DC House Grooves Top PickNightFlight Transit Takeover with Shaft XXL, Crispanic, Ramiro & DJ AL at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight Transit Takeover with Shaft XXL, Crispanic, Ramiro & DJ AL at Cafe Saint Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1386042284780646

DJ Diaspora at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

DJ Diaspora at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/887766524697136

A-Trak at Soundcheck

A-Trak at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/407442266291162

Friday May 26

DC House Grooves Top PickLee Burridge with Meegs b2b Marko Peli at Flash, with Uptown House Experience with DJ Nav, Charles Martin & Lexus King in the Green Room and Cider House Mules with Jake Clemens & Randy Masiello in the Flash Bar

Lee Burridge with Meegs b2b Marko Peli at Flash, with Uptown House Experience with DJ Nav, Charles Martin & Lexus King in the Green Room and Cider House Mules with Jake Clemens & Randy Masiello in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1650427108600157

DC House Grooves Top PickSilicon Based Lifeform with Eli PFC, Darius Twin & Doktor D at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Silicon Based Lifeform with Eli PFC, Darius Twin & Doktor D at Dr Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/827429494072991/

DC House Grooves Top PickChoice Sounds with Trev-ski & special guest Joe L. at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Choice Sounds with Trev-ski & special guest Joe L. at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/262300707571813/

DC House Grooves Top PickLENG & Forecast Present Parris with Jett Chandon, Joser & Panch at Backbar

LENG & Forecast Present Parris with Jett Chandon, Joser & Panch at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/259767871156678

DC House Grooves Top PickMarket SW Summer Night Market Kick Off with Yola & David at Market SW

 Market SW Summer Night Market Kick Off with Yola & David at Market SW

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1672807162746825/

DC House Grooves Top PickWade Hammes, Zamkov & Oamr at Ten Ten Tigers Parlour

Wade Hammes, Zamkov & Oamr at Ten Ten Tigers Parlour

ESL Friday with Empresarios Sound System, Philip Goyette & Gudo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Empresarios Sound System, Philip Goyette & Gudo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Joseph Capriati with Mina at Soundcheck

Joseph Capriati with Mina at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/860683554096471

Jimmy Valentine’s 10 Year Anniversary: Pray for Dance with Steeple and DJ Anthopower

Jimmy Valentine’s 10 Year Anniversary: Pray for Dance with Steeple and DJ Anthopower

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1384275521662951

Saturday May 27

DC House Grooves Top PickDMV House Music Fest Pt. 1 with DJ Kevy Kev, Ozzie Mandias, Jay Jay Tate, Sam “The Man” Burns at Timmy Regisford at Malcolm X Park

DMV House Music Fest Pt. 1 with DJ Kevy Kev, Ozzie Mandias, Jay Jay Tate, Sam “The Man” Burns at Timmy Regisford at Malcolm X Park

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1750815918505206

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse-N-U with Timmy Regisford, Andrew Hogans and Derrick D-Train Coleman at The Tigers Parlour

House-n-U with Timmy Regisford, Andrew Hogans and Derrick D-Train Coleman at The Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/194543221046955/

DC House Grooves Top PickDC House Grooves Radio Show #01 with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir on Underground Quality Radio

DC House Grooves Radio Show #01 with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir on Underground Quality Radio

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1596062953771505/

DC House Grooves Top PickAdam Port with Jus Nowhere B2B Throe at Flash, wth Voigtmann & Benoit in the Green Room and Natural Resources with Pacific Fur Company, HOT COFFEE and Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

Adam Port with Jus Nowhere B2B Throe at Flash, wth Voigtmann & Benoit in the Green Room and Natural Resources with Pacific Fur Company, HOT COFFEE and Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/449793718690973/

DC House Grooves Top PickSubDistrick! May 2017 with Dave Owen, Tradecraft, Abyss, Lyceum & Julez at Backbar

SubDistrick! May 2017 with Dave Owen, Tradecraft, Abyss, Lyceum & Julez at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/291275334645691/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Saturday with DJ Oso Fresh, Mr Bonkerz & Jerome Baker at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with DJ Oso Fresh, Mr Bonkerz & Jerome Baker at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Obsidian presents: Housework with The Elders, Obscure, FAQ, Nathan Gorey, Ciara B & M Dixon B2B Mo Esq at Club 1722, Baltimore

Obsidian presents: Housework with The Elders, Obscure, FAQ, Nathan Gorey, Ciara B & M Dixon B2B Mo Esq at Club 1722, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1127225820755933/

Tropic of Bass in DC with Ayes Cold, Illexxandra, Mettabbana, Beatrix & Teknacolor Ninja at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Tropic of Bass in DC with Ayes Cold, Illexxandra, Mettabbana, Beatrix & Teknacolor Ninja at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1234203576678105/

Night Gruuvs with John Johnson and Ron Tinsley at The Crown, Baltimore

Night Gruuvs with John Johnson and Ron Tinsley at The Crown, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/379344259132499/

Sunday May 28

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Mikki Afflick, DJ Stingray, Farid, Stylus Chris, The Metaphysical, Keenan Orr & Sunday’s Workshop with Alvaro Calmet(Peru) & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Mikki Afflick, DJ Stingray, Farid, Stylus Chris, The Metaphysical, Keenan Orr & Sunday's Workshop with Alvaro Calmet(Peru) & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/472067673128593

DC House Grooves Top PickJimmy Valentine’s 10 Year Anniversary with Team Zapata, Joe L, Jeff Hancock, Jandro, Mettabbana, Beatrix & Dive & Lie Wrecked at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Jimmy Valentine's 10 Year Anniversary with Team Zapata, Joe L, Jeff Hancock, Jandro, Mettabbana, Beatric & Dive & Lie Wrecked at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/439744569720390

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love: Concret at Flash

Sunday Love: Concret at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/223396291480987/

DC House Grooves Top PickDaylight Anniversary 11 with DJ Divine, DJ Miss H.E.R., DJ Stylus & DJ Ernest Fountain at 201 Bar

Daylight Anniversary 11 with DJ Divine, DJ Miss H.E.R., DY Stylus & DJ Ernest Fountain at 201 Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/242832809526528

DC House Grooves Top PickRinse (Sunday Sessions) with Stunna, Special ED, M.Pyre & TRVS at Public Bar

Rinse (Sunday Sessions) with Stunna, Special ED, M.Pyre & TRVS at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/468650056859712

DC House Grooves Top PickDromme & friends all night at Velvet Lounge

Dromme & friends all night at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1054408318003483

Flashy Sundays Memorial Day Weekend with DJ TWiN and DJ Sean Morris at Flash

Flashy Sundays Memorial Day Weekend with DJ TWiN and DJ Sean Morris at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1678837765752647/

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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 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 &a