DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington January 18 to January 21

Just about recovered from an epic weekend last week. Saturday night, in particular, was nuts,  bouncing between Flash and U Street Music Hall, catching up with so many people I haven’t seen in forever, and getting to hear quality grooves from DJ KochiThroeDJ NavJus NowhereJackson RylandDimitri MaxJoe L and Markinthedark. Yeah, it was that kinda night. Sadly didn’t make it over to the warehouse for Horse Meat DiscoTNX, but by all accounts that was off the charts! It’s nights like that that remind me what an amazing underground electronic musc community we have here in Washington DC.

DC House Grooves Top PickSo about this weekend… like last week, I’ve gone down the lazy route and just posted everything to the DC House Grooves Facebook Page. Just click these links to see my full list of picks for each day, Thursday through Sunday.

Top Picks Thursday January 18

Top Picks Friday January 19

Top Picks Saturday January 20

Top Picks Sunday January 21

A few things that deserve a special mention this week. First up, DC’s premiere drum and bass crew Cadence were kind enough to invite me and Katrina Mir to drop science in the Green Room at Flash on Thursday with local legends Simon Sinestro, while Dub Phizix & Strategy bring the drums and the bass on the club level with support from  Refugee Encryption. Advanced tickets are just $12… grab yours now!

Advanced Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1621681
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/308919969599446/

cadence Dub Phizix & Strategy

Friday night, Uncle BennyThe Sticky Fingers Collective are on board for another epic journey on the After Hours Express, this time with Scissor & Thread‘s Francis Harris, Hot Coffee & Benoit.  Always a good time with Uncle Benny! Advanced tickets & info over on Resident Advisor.

Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1053326

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Saturday night, we’re at it again with the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio. Tune in from 10pm ET for quality underground grooves from me, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. Whether you’re going out or staying in, we’ve got the right vibe for your Saturday night.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: Underground Quality Radio Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/459085311155953/

If you’re not sure what we’re about, here’s the video feed from our last show as it happened:

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Later on Saturday night, early Sunday, the Sticky Fingers CollectiveBetter Listen RecordsGood Buddies and Kowli Records are joining forces for an epic afters at a secret location in Baltimore. I’ve already said too much; let’s just say you’ll want to be there.

somewhere else_ info: deepsidebaltimore@gmail.com

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That’s it for this week! Stay grooving, and I hope to see you out there on the dance floor!

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washinton DC MLK Holiday Weekend January 11 to January 14

Happy 2018! Took a week off last week, but couldn’t stay away too long. Back again with a new format that will hopefully provide the same useful guide to what’s good on the dance floors of DC, but take far less time to compile. I’ve been stuck in a bit of a rut with DC House Grooves for a while now, spending up to 12 hours each week compiling the post, getting frustrated at not having any time for other creative pursuits, but at the same time getting positive feedback from readers who I don’t want to let down. So for 2018, I’ve decided to switch things up a bit. I’ll be posting all the best events in DC’s thriving underground dance music community up on the DC House Grooves Facebook Page, so make sure you Like the page, Follow it, and subscribe to notifications so you don’t miss out on any updates. Then, every week at the usual time, I’ll post right here links to Facebook listing all the events for each day. Same useful listings, different format, far easier for me to compile! For example, here are this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks:

Top Picks Thursday January 11

Top Picks Friday January 12

Top Picks Saturday January 13

Top Picks MLK Sunday January 14 

DC House Grooves Top Pick

See how easy that was? Just click the link for my full list of picks, then click through to the events you’re interested in for full info. Same useful guide, but takes me a quarter of the time. Hope you find it just as useful. Please let me know what you think!

The big news in DC this weekend is Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend, and as in previous years, our queer correspondent Tommy Cornelis of The NeedleXchange has done an amazing job compiling an unofficial guide to the MAL underground. You can check out Tommy‘s #MALLORY2018‘s guide  right here on DC House Grooves. Huge thanks to Tommy for all his efforts putting this together.

Last, but by no means least, here’s Episode #64 of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast, a quality deep, funky house excursion from Heavy Rotation‘s Kenny M.

 

We’re always looking for submissions from local DJs for the Meet the Locals podcast, so if you’ve got time to put together a mix for DC House Grooves, send it over! The only thing we ask is that the mix be exclusive to DC House Grooves, and not published anywhere else.

That’s it for this week. I hope the new format works for you, and I’ll see you out there on the dancefloor!

Andy Grant

 

 

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/

DC House Grooves Top Pick